You can make specialised commands when you
tilt, move or make a custom finger motion on your phone.
The setting is available in Settings > General > Accessibility >
AssistiveTouch (right down the bottom).
Once enabled, you will see an icon in the bottom right corner which offers
options for 1-4 finger gestures or “device” commands (tilt or move
your phone in a certain way), or even “create custom gesture”.
A custom gesture means drawing it on the screen, hit stop, then save. Saved
gestures are stored in your gesture “Favourites”. Selecting one of
your favourites will demonstrate the gesture onscreen.
You can now hide your browsing activity (and not display the last visited
page), which may be useful when lending your phone to a friend. Before you
give it to them, turn on this mode by going to Settings > Safari >
Private Browsing tab. The option to clear browsing history is there too.
Snap pics with your
iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S users now have a pseudo remote control, using the
volume up button on any headphones with Apple music controls. It’s a
sweet by-product of Apple’s decision to make your iPhone’s volume
up button control the shutter. With a mini tripod, taking high quality photos
and video has become much easier.
Custom vibrations and blinking
Now there is far more discreet way of alerting yourself to a special
contact. In “Contacts” > select someone > Edit >
Vibrations > Create new vibration. Creating a new rhythm is achieved by
tapping your screen.
If you want your camera flash to alert you to a caller, go to General Settings
> Accessibility > LED flash for Alerts. When you have your phone in
silent mode, the flash will blink to alert you of a new notification.
Choosing another map
When getting directions on the pre-installed Maps you now have up to two
other route options that will hover over the map. Tap on the alternate path to