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iOS 10 features that make life easier

iOS 10 features that make life easier
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We love a good life hack, especially when it makes everyday tasks easier! And, if you're like most, you're on your phone and tablet all day long.

iOS 10 was launched back in September, and it has had its fair share of problems, but there are some amazing new features that are included in this update as well.

Here are five tricks in iOS 10 that make your iPhone and iPad work better, faster and do more than before.

1. Voicemail transcriptions


Sometimes you're not in a position where you can listen to a voicemail. But, now you don't have to. If you have an iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, then iOS 10 will transcribe each of your voicemails for you. Just open your Phone app, tap on Voicemail in the bottom right-hand corner, tap the voicemail you'd like to view and the text will be displayed above the Play icon.

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2. Save your voicemails in other apps


Have a voicemail you'd like to keep forever, but don't want it taking up space on your phone? With iOS 10 you can easily save voicemails to other apps such as DropBox, AirDrop and iCloud. Just tap the Share icon in the upper right-hand corner, then choose the app you'd like to save the file in.

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3. Use your camera as a magnifying glass


You don't need a special app if you'd like help reading the fine print on things. In your phone or tablet's General Settings menu, just tap Accessibility. Once there, tap Magnifier then tap the toggle to switch it to the On position. To activate the magnifier, simply press the Home button quickly three times.

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4. Take a selfie using Siri


People are always looking for easier ways to take selfies. But you don't need a selfie stick to get a great shot. Just activate Siri and say, "take a selfie," and Siri will automatically activate the front-facing camera.

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5. Respond to messages with Tapback


Just like the "reactions" on Facebook, iOS 10 now includes a feature called Tapback that lets you quickly react to the messages you receive from family and friends. Push down on the message and a menu bar will pop up with a heart, thumbs up, thumbs down, ha ha, two exclamation points and a question mark.

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Source: Forbes.com
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