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Things You Didn’t Know Your iPhone Software was Capable of Part 2

Scanning Documents
Scanning Documents

Scanning Documents

If you work in an office and have zero qualms about using the facilities to benefit you in your home life then perhaps this tip isn’t as useful for you, but it’s still a cool tip that may come in handy when you’re looking to break out of the cubicle at some point. Scanning documents for me was always a pain, I don’t have a scanner at home, and I don’t particularly want to fork out the money for something I’ll barely get the use out of. Thankfully now my iPhone has it covered and it’s so easy to do. Simply head to your ‘notes’ app, start up a new note and press the plus icon at the bottom of the screen, then press ‘scan’ and take a picture of whatever it is you’re wanting to scan. You’ll be able to choose options like black and white, greyscale or colour in order to create the detail you desire for your document.

Do not Disturb Whilst Driving

Using your phone whilst driving is an absolute no-no. Taking calls through a hands-free kit is about the only time you should be using it whilst getting from A to B. Despite that you’ll constantly see people who aren’t focusing on their driving, especially when texting (everyone can tell you’re doing it despite your efforts to look casual). It’s dangerous for sure, but I do understand the allure of a quick text when it’s from someone we’re close to. If you really just can’t trust yourself not to use it why not take the extra measure and set up do not disturb whilst driving from your custom controls’ menu in the control centre. Your phone will automatically go into do not disturb mode whenever it detects you’re driving. It’ll mute your texts, calls and any pings and can even automatically message anyone that’s contacting you telling them that you’re driving.

Do not Disturb Whilst Driving
Do not Disturb Whilst Driving

Automatically Answer Calls

Say you’re plugged into your earbuds, or cooking, or building an Ikea flatpack table, your hands are full or you can’t get to your phone but you really don’t want to miss a call. Maybe you’re expecting a call from a possible job or the doctors or even your mum (again), well now you don’t need to worry about getting to the phone just in time to hear that callous dead tone taunting you, now you can set your phone to automatically answer your calls. Head to your settings and go into the accessibility menu, from here press “Call Audio Routing” and from here you should be able to find the “Auto-Answer Calls” setting. Don’t worry you can choose how long it takes to do this too so you don’t have to concern yourself with looking too eager, or better yet it will give you that much needed time to hang up on any unwanted cold callers.