Using your iOS keyboard as a mouse!

Here is an extremely quick tip for iPhone users to up the productivity of their iOS keyboard usage. It’s a neat little trick that may help some folks hang out their long emails or text messages a little faster than they did before.

Did you know that you can use your 3D Touch enabled iPhone keyboard as a mouse? Say if you need to move your cursor back up to the top of a text that you might be typing. It’s simple. If you have your keyboard up, press down hard on the keyboard, and it will switch over to the mouse. Kind of helpful when you need to fix something in the middle of typing out that long message to the homies, I think.

Ive provided a screen capture of what happens when you press down on a 3D Touch enabled device below.

What do you guys think? Will this little tip help you get a little faster at typing? Or will this be forgettable tip? Feel free to let me know!

TH Quick Tips – iPhone Raise to Wake

The Tech Homie Quick tips series helps you find the little quirks, shortcuts, and avenues to mastering your smartphone.  You can find different tips and tricks for your phone, tablet, computer, or other personal electronic device that you may have.  Looking for more? Check back here every Thursday for another quick tip to make your life a little easier!

I was told by a member of the Tech Homie Squad. That the only way that they can see the clock on their iPhone is by either pressing the power button, or home button on their iPhone. While this is one way to check your clock, I’ve got another way to make it a little easier for you.

You can use the “Raise to Wake” feature on your iPhone to skip having to press any buttons to check the time, or anything else for that matter. All you have to do is just pick up your phone to wake up the screen. Here’s how to do it:

1: Press the settings icon on your iPhone. (looks like a gear)
2: Look for “Display and Brightness”.
3: Press the switch by “Raise to Wake” to turn the feature on.
4: Enjoy using your fingers just a little less than you had to before!

Here’s a video for a little guidance:

 

For more tips and tricks to make your tech life easier, stay tuned to the Quick Tips section on thetechhomie.com.   If you missed the previous quick tips installment, check it out over here.

Tech Homie Quick Tips – Vibrate while Ring / Vibrate on Silent for Apple phones

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A good part of learning about your phone deals with mastering quick tips.

You can’t become a power user without getting the tips and tricks down!

Here’s a way to toggle your Vibrate function in iOS to either help you with getting notifications without being noisy, or without random vibrations getting on your nerves:

First, the video!​​

Here’s some quick steps on how to toggle your Vibrate function:

1. Click ‘settings’

2. Click ‘sounds’

3. Toggle your Vibrate functions in this section.

Alright! This is all you need to do to toggle your functions!

Feel free to have a look at the video, or comment below if you have any questions or concerns!

Tech Homie Quick Tip: Changing your iOS default email

For those that have multiple emails synced to their iPhone (or iPad), it can be slightly confusing to change your default emails.  By default email, I mean the email that your mail app will automatically default to when you send someone an email.  Anyway,  its always nice to have a shortcut that can help you manage your email.  So, naturally, here’s a step by step on how to change your default email:

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