The sheer volume of hidden iPhone 13 mini tips and tricks lurking beneath the surface is truly astounding. We’ve covered quite a few of them before, and today we’re back with a few more hidden iPhone 13 mini tips and tricks that you probably didn’t even know existed. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m still not sure why Apple doesn’t create an easily accessible repository for hidden iPhone 13 mini tips and tricks. So until that happens, we’ll continue to bring these hidden iPhone 13 mini tips and tricks to light.
Apple’s iPhone 13 mini is some serious piece of kit. It’s most definitely one of the greatest iPhones that Apple has made to date.
And although the design hasn’t changed much, there’s a lot of new features for you to play with. However, most people never fully understand just how powerful their iPhone can be.
Luckily for you, we’ve researched and found awesome iPhone 13 mini tips and tricks you can use to make your experience better than you ever believed.
You know… those tricks the Apple experts never make obvious.
So get ready to harness the true power of your iPhone 13 mini.
Without further ado, here are the best iPhone 13 mini tips and tricks in 2022.
Take a screenshot by tapping your iPhone
The Back Tap feature is one of my favorite lesser-known iPhone 13 mini tricks. In short, the feature allows users to take a screenshot simply by tapping the back of their device. It’s very cool.
To take advantage of this feature, go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > Physical and Motor. From there, scroll down a bit until you see “Back Tap.” Once you hit that, you can designate whether you want to activate Back Tap with either a Double or Triple tap.
Following that, you can specify the action you’d like to trigger upon tapping on the back of your iPhone. Taking a screenshot is probably the most useful option, but other options include activating Siri, muting your iPhone, and even adjusting your iPhone volume.
Check your iPhone warranty
This is a pretty useful iPhone 13 mini trick. Instead of wasting time calling Apple support, you can check the status of your iPhone warranty directly from your device. To do so, go to Settings > General > About > Warranty. Here you’ll be able to see if your warranty is expired or not.
Use Siri to find a misplaced iPhone
An A iPhone 13 mini Trick – Record video with background music
Any seasoned iPhone user knows that recording video will automatically turn off background music from Spotify or Apple. This is often convenient. However, there are times when you want a specified song playing as you record your video. Say, for example, you want to use some dramatic film music to record your child stomping around the house.
Thankfully, doing this is quite easy. Once you have a song playing on Apple Music or Spotify, open up the Camera app. Next, resist the urge to switch over to video mode. Instead, tap the white shutter button and drag it to the right. Once you do that, the video will start recording and background music will remain active.
Use your Apple Watch as a viewfinder
This is a great example of why the Apple ecosystem as a whole amplifies the user experience. This iPhone 13 mini trick lets you use your Apple Watch as a viewfinder for your iPhone.
To take advantage of this, open up the Camera app on your iPhone. Next, open the Camera Remote app on your Apple Watch. Now, you can use your Apple Watch to switch the camera orientation, set a timer, and more.
The iPhone has a built-in level
While we wouldn’t recommend using the iPhone on a serious construction project, the built-in Level app is quite handy. It can work on both horizontal and vertical surfaces. If you want to casually check if that painting is hanging correctly or if your table is wobbly, this app is quite useful.
You can access it by going to the Measure app and selecting Level in the bottom right-hand corner.
Get push notifications for rain and snow
This is a brand new feature Apple introduced with iOS 15. This iPhone 13 mini trick is especially helpful if you happen to live in an area prone to spontaneous rain showers.
If you want to receive push notifications about impending rain or snowstorms, the first thing you need to do is tweak your privacy settings. To do this, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Weather and allow the Weather app to access your location.
Next, fire up the Weather app and tap on the hamburger menu on the bottom right-hand side.
A Stay Dry card should appear. Now, select, “Turn On Notifications” and you should be good to go.
Use your iPhone keyboard as a trackpad
This is another favorite of mine. It’s also an iPhone 13 mini trick that often makes people’s jaws drop when you show it to them.
To use your iPhone keyboard as a trackpad, press down and hold the spacebar. Upon doing so, all the keyboard keys will grey out and you can now slide your finger around the keyboard area as if it were a trackpad. This is a helpful iPhone tip in instances where you want to move the cursor around precisely.
Adjust text size with one-touch
Instead of going to settings to adjust the size of your applications or text, enabling this shortcut will help you conveniently adjust the size of either only the home screen or all applications.
To enable this shortcut:
- Go to settings
- Click on Control Centre and add ‘Text Size’ by tapping on the ‘+’ sign.
Enable Emergency Bypass mode
Even if your device is on silent or DND mode, this iPhone 13 mini trick allows you to enable sound and vibration for selected contacts.
Follow the steps below to turn on this feature:
- Open the contact for which you want to enable this feature.
- Click on the ‘Edit’ option from the top right corner.
- Click on the ‘Ringtones’ option and enable the ‘Emergency Bypass’ option.
Use the in-built translation option
This iPhone 13 mini trick lets you translate the text from images and in applications without the use of any third-party applications. Simply select the text you want to translate and tap on the ‘Translate’ option.
You can also change the language of translation and copy the translated version.
Copy and paste the images
This iPhone 13 mini trick allows you to copy and paste the image with finger gestures.
How to use this trick-
Use three fingers to pinch-close on the screen to copy an image and use three fingers to pinch-open on the screen where you want to paste.
Delete a single digit in the calculator
With no option of erasing a single digit while using the calculator, this iPhone 13 mini trick lets you remove one or multiple digits – you just have to swipe left or right on the calculator display.
Copy text from a photo
This iPhone 13 mini trick allows you to select and copy text from the images. If you are unable to understand someone’s handwriting, clicking the image and using this feature can help you read it.
You can share and paste the copied text anywhere you want.
Now that you know the best iPhone 13 mini tips and tricks, consider checking out 8 of The best iPhone 13 hidden features you didn’t know. You might also find our guide on 20 iPhone 13 settings you need to change right now helpful, as well as 8 handy iPhone 13 gestures you may not know.