5 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

Publish date:

For the amount of time you spend gazing at your iPhone, you might be surprised to know that it still has a few secret functions you might not know of. Here are 5 things the iPhone has up its sleeve that you might not have heard about before.

Don't miss out on UltraLinx-related content straight to your emails. Subscribe here.

1. Send self-destructing messages.

When sending audio or video messages in the Messages app you can choose for them to self-destruct or expire after a certain amount of time. Just go to Settings > Messages and pick your preference.


2. Check which apps are using the most battery.

Go to Settings, then scroll down to Battery to see which of your apps are using up the most battery life.


3. Use your iPhone as a level function.

Just go to the Compass and swipe left.


4. Look at everywhere you've ever been with your iPhone.

To see a slightly creepy list of everywhere you've traveled in the past few months, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services. There is also an extremely specific map function.


5. Mute annoying group messages.

Getting constant notifications and vibrations from various group messages can be a huge pain. You can mute a specific one by heading to the thread's "Details" section, then put the convo on "Do Not Disturb."