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The best iPhone shortcuts you should be using

The best iPhone shortcuts you should be using
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Whether you have a new iPhone 7 or have just updated the operating system on your older iPhone, iOS 10 has some brand new features that can make your life much easier.

1. Get a quick look at notifications (or not)

Finding all of your alerts is much easier with iOS 10. Whenever your phone falls into sleep mode, to wake it up, you'll just have to pick it up or tilt it.

In iOS 10, Apple uses your iPhone or iPad’s screen to show notifications and widgets. If you want to bypass this and get to your home screen quickly, enable Rest Finger to Open.

Open Settings. Navigate to the General and then, the Accessibility menu. Select Home Button. Find Rest Finger to Open and move the toggle so it is enabled. Now, just place your finger on the Touch ID sensor to unlock your phone.

2. Make your app icons look larger

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A quick way to make apps easier to find on your phone is to make the icons bigger. You can do this by going into your Settings menu and tapping on Display & Brightness. Under Display Zoom, tap the option that says Zoom, and then tap Zoomed to display larger icons.

It makes a world of difference. The only downside is that you can't fit as many apps on each screen. With the Standard setting, you can fit up to six rows of apps. With the Zoomed setting you can fit only five.

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