Hatch Hacks – iPhone Hacks

by | Aug 5, 2020

Cell phones have been a normality in our society for years now and we are always looking for new tricks to make our lives a little easier to be as efficient as possible. Discover these hidden iPhone tricks to hopefully make your life a little less stressful.

Are you sick and tired of receiving spam calls and having to answer to robots? You can now direct unknown callers directly to your voicemail with the newest iOS updates. If the phone number that is calling isn’t saved in your contacts, you won’t have to deal with it until you are willing. For numbers that are calling you that you may want to answer such as business or appointment calls, any numbers that your phone recognizes from emails or recent outgoing calls will still allow you to answer them before sending them to voicemail. To activate this setting, simply go to your phones Settings > Phone > Switch on “Silence Unknown Callers”.

The amount of screen time we encounter on a daily average can put heavy amounts of strain on your eyes. With this update, you can now set “Dark Mode” to specific hours of the day to reduce the stress on your eyes. To activate this hack, go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Turn on “Automatic” > Tap “Options”, which should appear as a list right below. There, you can create a custom schedule for dark mode.

Another additional insight hack to the newest update is the ability to pair two sets of AirPods to one singular iPhone. This feature is compatible and supports the following the wireless headsets:

  • AirPods Pro
  • AirPods (1st Generation) or later
  • Solo Pro
  • Powerbeats Pro
  • Powerbeats 3
  • Beats Solo 3 Wireless
  • Beats Studio 3 Wireless
  • Beats X

To activate this feature, connect your AirPods to your iPhone > tap the AirPlay icon in the Control Center > Share Audio > hold your friend’s AirPods or Beats headphones near your device (keeping the AirPods in their case, but with the lid open, put all others into pairing mode) > when your friend’s headphones appear on-screen, tap Share Audio. Another slick feature that goes along with this is the ability to play any radio station from Siri’s voice activation. Simply say “Hey Siri”, and follow with “play [name of radio station] radio station.

We understand that these tips and tricks may not benefit those who do not own an Apple product, but the internet is a great source for discovering hidden features that your may phone may have to offer.