Here Are 5 Funky Things You Probably Didn't Know Your iPhone Can Do

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  • Apple’s iPhones come loaded with features, with many of them tucked away.
  • Here are five funky things you didn’t know you can do with your iPhone.

iPhones have gotten a lot more powerful and smarter over the years. Apple Inc. has included some features that help iPhones stand out even though phones from Samsung tend to be a lot more feature-rich in comparison. Perhaps it's a case of quality over quantity, but that is a different argument for another day.

That does not mean iPhones don't have enough features. Several iPhone features are funky, allowing you to have fun when you're bored or simply add a dash of change to your daily life.

Here are five funky things you didn't know you can do with your iPhone:

1. Tap On The Back For Quick Actions

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Apple added the Back Tap feature on iPhones back in 2017, but not many people know about it even now. The best part is that Apple has made this feature more functional with new iOS updates.

Whether you have an iPhone 8 or the latest iPhone 15, you can do things like taking a screenshot, opening the camera, or turning on the flashlight, or even launching the magnifier.

2. Erase Text By Shaking The iPhone

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You can erase text by hitting the backspace button, or selecting the entire text and then tapping backspace, but that's a boring way to do it.

But what if you could shake your iPhone to erase text? Sounds cool, right?

As the name suggests, simply shake your iPhone immediately after typing something – your phone will ask if you want to "Undo Typing." Tap it and poof, your text has been erased.

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3. Siri Can Arrange Apps On Your Home Screen

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Siri can be a helpful personal assistant when it works, but did you know it can do something really smart based on how you use your iPhone? It can arrange your apps for you!

Think of Siri as an app butler. All you have to do is add the Siri App Suggestions widget on your home screen – say, three on each page.

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Siri will take some time to understand how you use your phone and which apps you open, and it will arrange them accordingly on your iPhone.

The best part? Siri is smart enough to not repeat apps once it settles down.

4. Secure Your Personal Voice

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Just like your or your loved one's voice and want to treasure it forever? You can now do that with your iPhone. File this in the funky-but-helpful folder.

This feature replaces Siri's voice with the personal voice that you set up. Once it's done, your iPhone will read sentences to you in this personal voice, instead of Siri's slightly-robotic one.

5. Toss A Coin

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Not to go all Harvey Dent, but coin tosses are perhaps one of the fairest ways to decide between two things. Unable to decide between a pizza and a crunchy taco? You can now let your iPhone decide for you.

Just fire up Siri and say "Flip a coin" or "Toss a coin" and you'll have your answer in a few seconds.

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