7 useful tricks on iOS 10 you should not skip

7 useful tricks on iOS 10 you should not skip

After introducing iOS 10 for developers at WWDC 2016 conference, Apple has continuously released iOS Beta versions for users to experience. Almost of the latest versions were released to fix bugs from the previous betas, or design changes based on user feedback. However, Apple also brings many great new features.


  1. Emergency Bypass

We all know the feeling when we cannot contact with someone as they activates the ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode, especially in emergency. Although Apple creates this feature to protect user’s privacy, sometimes it is not useful.

Luckily, on iOS 10, you can fix this issue through Emergency Bypass  to set up emergency contact numbers and thus, the iPhone will ring for calls even in ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode.


To enable Emergency Bypass for a particular contact, do the following steps:

  • Go to the Contacts app, and choose the contact that you want to enable Emergency Bypass. Tap on “Edit” on the top right.



  • Go to “Ringtone” options.


  • Activate “Emergency Bypass”.


  1. Annotate Videos and Photos in iMessages

On iOS 10, iMessage is added some cool features, making it more attractive than popular chat apps such as WhatsApp and Snapchat….


One of the new changes of iMessage is the ability to annotate videos and photos; a feature Snapchat has boasted for a long time.

To annotate photos in iMessage, follow the instructions:


  • Open “Messages
  • Access the conversation you want to send an annotated Video/Photo
  • Tap on the gray arrow on the left of the chat box.


  • Choose the Digital Touch Message button (shaped like a heart).


  • Then it will display a small dialog box, tap on the “disclosure” arrow on the bottom right.


  • Click on the camera icon


  • Choose the image you want to annotate.


  • Select any of the colors in the palette to annotate.


  • Tap on the blue arrow to send the annotated image.


Annotating videos in iMessages is also similar, except that you have to do it while recording a video. Follow the steps below to know how this works:

(Six first steps are the same with Annotated photo)


  • Tap on the record button to record a video.


  • You can annotate during video recording.


  1. Add Stickers in sent/received messages

Another interesting change on iMessage that many people do not realize is that you can overlay stickers to messages (text, images) that has been sent or received.


Do the steps below to try this feature:

  • Open iMessages conversation you want to add stickers.
  • Tap on the gray arrow.
  • Choose the “App Store” icon.
  • Drag and drop the sticker you want to overlay on the message.

You can add as many stickers as you like, until the free space on the message bubble runs out.


  1. Edit numbers before dialing

One of the most irritating things on iPhone is that while dialing a call, if you press the wrong numbers, you will have to delete and hit all over again.


However, iOS 10 allows you to adjust the wrong number in the dialer, just tap and hold on the number, then slide your finger left or right to adjust the cursor to edit the number.

  1. Color Filters in Accessibility

To check the color filters, go to Settings> General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations > Color Filters


  1. Close all Tabs in Safari

Instead of spending time to close each tab in Safari as before, iOS users can now close all open tabs with just two taps.

  • Tap and hold on the “tab switcher” button.


  • Press (+)> Select “Close All Tabs”


  1. Export Safari Pages to PDFs

Safari is also added a new feature on iOS 10 that allows you to quickly export webpages to PDF files for sharing or storing arbitrary.


To do this, follow the steps below:


  • Open pages in Safari > Tap on Share


  • Select “Print”.


  • In the “Printer Options” page, it will appear a preview of the webpage > tap on “Share” on the bottom left.


  • Now you can share PDF files directly through available options, or save files to iCloud Drive.


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