iPhone tips – beyond the basics

This article covers some cool features “that a surprisingly large percentage of users seem to be completely unaware of.”

• MacWorld > “10 little-known iPhone features that will blow your mind” by Jason Cross, Senior Editor (April 24, 2022)


  • Silence unknown callers
  • Freely move the text cursor
  • Set up Back Tap shortcuts – requires iPhone 8 or later and iOS 14 ff (see also this “Get to know Back Tap” article)
  • Play Background Sounds
  • Select text in Photos or Camera
  • Search everywhere for anything
  • Scan documents
  • Send effects with your Messages
  • Put a call on Hold
  • Download the missing manual