Former Apple employee reveals 3 secret iPhone tricks

Just when you think you already know your way around the iPhone, new insights come around the corner. A former employee has now revealed three tricks that the Apple smartphone still has up its sleeve.

On the TikTok platform, former Apple employee (Genius Bar) Sabrina Badin shares her iPhone tricks in short videos. These are mainly about functions in Apple’s iOS operating system. If you think these are already known, you could be mistaken. Our three examples are likely to astonish many iPhone users. And not only that. They are also quite useful and facilitate the operation of the smartphone.

Trick 1: Record videos with music

The first trick from the list particularly surprised us. If you don’t feel like putting songs over videos after the fact, you finally have a solution to your problem. Normally, music playback, for example via Spotify, stops as soon as you swipe to “Video” in the iPhone camera app. However, there is a very simple way to keep it running.

To do this, open the iPhone’s camera app while the desired song is playing. But instead of swiping left to “Video”, simply hold down the shutter button in the “Photo” tab. The icon then changes and looks like the video recording. The same is already running and can be detected with a small swipe to the side. Otherwise, the recording ends as soon as you stop holding it down.

Trick 2: Move files between apps

The next trick is an innovation in iOS 15 that many may have overlooked. However, especially users of Apple’s “Files” app might have been waiting for it for a long time. It is possible to drag and drop files from one app to another. In the short example video you can see how this works. Simply hold down the file, for example a photo. Then you can move the file freely. While holding down you can switch to another app by swiping up with your other hand, or you can do this from the homescreen as well. The file remains stuck to your finger and can be dragged directly into a new email, for example.

Trick 3: Recognize songs quickly

Most people probably know the app “Shazam” for recognizing music. But if you want to do it really fast, it might take a few seconds too long to first select the app on the homescreen and then open it. Did you know that the Shazam music recognition app can be added to the iPhone settings under “Control Center”? This way, it can be launched at any time via DeepL access.


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