Hidden iPhone Tips and Tricks to Make You an iOS Pro

Apple’s iOS is a very user-friendly mobile operating system, but there’s plenty of hidden power under the hood. These expert tips will help you unlock your iPhone’s full potential.

Apple iPhones arrived in 2007 running an unnamed operating system. A year later, it received this boring sobriquet: iPhone OS 1. By 2010, marketing got its act together and came up with “iOS,” just in time for the debut of version 4.

We’re now up to iOS 16, and in the previous decade and a half, iOS has undergone a slew of changes—from embracing dedicated apps (in version 2) and dropping skeuomorphism (Opens in a new window)for flat images (iOS 7) to finally embracing widgets.

Apple’s iOS is so full of features that no single review or story can cover it all. So we compiled our favorite tips, tricks, and secrets for iOS and the iPhone. They’ll make your day—and your life—more productive and put you on the path to becoming an iPhone expert.