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5 Handy iPhone Shortcuts That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

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If you find yourself spending hours upon hours on your phone and want to try and cut down the time,  Chris Costello, Director of technology hub Sync has shared some handy iPhone shortcuts for World Productivity Day.

Apple Shortcut App

The Apple Shortcut app allows users to choose and create your own list of shortcuts for your favourite apps.

Any app that supports Siri Shortcuts will work, and can allow you to get directions home, tweet the song your listening to or bring up the latest news, with just one tap.

Preview messages, secretly

This handy little hack lets you read your messages without letting the sender know, even when your read receipts are switched on.

Using the iPhone 3D touch to press on the new message in the Messages list, keep hold of it and the full conversation will come up in a preview box without you having to go into the conversation.

Email attachments

If you’ve ever wondered how to attach a document to a drafted email on iPhone, all you have to do is double tap in the body to bring up an edit menu. Tap the arrow to the right and you can choose Insert Photo or Video, or Add Attachment. Genius.

Take a photo during a video

If you’re filming a video and notice a particularly nice shot that you’d like as a photo as well, simply hit the white circle, which is an additional capture button on the bottom right of your screen, and snap as many photos while you’re filming as you like!

One-hand use

If you’re super busy but need to reply to that important message as you hold your coffee, climb the stairs to your office or carry your MacBook to your next meeting, iPhone shortcut lets you do it one handed.

The Reachability function allows users to bring the user interface down to the bottom of the screen, bringing everything you need within easy reach.

You need to activate Reachability inside your chosen app so that when you go to open it, the interface will be scaled down and you can reach it with just your thumb, then activated by double tapping the surface of the home button.

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