How to Use Your iPhone to Its Full Potential
By Nicole Jahns
Updated May 11, 2016
Let's be honest, FOMO is especially real every time Apple makes an announcement that it's coming out with a faster, sleeker, prettier iPhone. But what if the phone you have in your own two hands is enough? Use these hacks and discover how your iPhone can perform magic that may even rival some of your friends' flashy new purchases. You'll feel like you know the inside scoop, and you'll also stretch your hard-earned dollars a little further than you imagined. So even if you don't have the the latest iPhone in your back pocket, you surely won't be missing out.
See Through the Screen
Your screen can be the difference between watching a video like you're in the picture, and watching video like you're in 1999. Use these screen tips to figure out how to do everything from removing scratches to changing out the font.
Don't Let the Juice Go Dry
Next up: tackling the phone's all-too-important battery life. Use this simple trick to keep your battery percentage within view, and you won't have to wonder if you have enough power to watch yet another YouTube video.
Keep a Tight Leash on Your Prized Possession
Another scary situation? Losing your phone. Though it may serve as a good excuse to go out and toss money at a new phone, try tracking your phone using an IMEI number instead. This will definitely save time and moola if your phone is found.
Have a Good Sense of Direction
Still at a loss as to where your phone may be? Try one of these location-finding tricks to track it down. While it may be under your bed (or not), it's always a good idea to do a thorough search.
Always be Ready for Your Close-Up
The iPhone's camera lens essentially rivals that of a compact digital camera. And with photography playing such a major role in social media these days, it's best you learn how to take better photos ASAP.
Of course, the iPhone and the #selfie basically go hand-in-hand. Which is why it's time to turn that camera on yourself like a vlogging expert once you've nailed all of the necessary photo skills. Cheese!
Protect Your Gallery with a Back-Up Plan
Once you've filled your library with a collection of Instagram-worthy shots, move those photos to a PC with ease. Then, you can delete some of those pics and take some more!
Get the Word Out
Want to tell all of your friends and family how awesome you're doing at hacking your iPhone? Then send all the contacts on your phone a message about it!
Play Tunes Everywhere You Go
Whether you have a PC or a Mac, follow these tips on setting up Apple Music the right way. Once you have the service streaming on your device, you can listen to your favorite music — and some exclusive albums — whenever you please.
Know Who is Saying Hello
Want to hear your boo's favorite song every time she calls? Try this hack to get free ringtones, and set her hellos to a familiar track.
Nicole Jahns is a Chicago-based copywriter and social media maven who spends her non-writing hours curating inspirational tidbits for her blog, painting, boxing or trying to DIY something in her home.