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Use AirDrop to share and receive photos, documents and more with other Apple devices that are nearby.


Apples streaming technology for displaying video, playing audio, and mirroring your screen on a TV or external speaker. AirPlay receivers include devices like the Apple TV and HomePod, or third party apps like AirServer on a computer. Flick up to show Control Center, then 3D Touch or long-press the Music panel and choose an output.


Is an animated 3D emoji that reflects your exact facial expressions and voice messages. These life-like emojis can be sent to your contacts via iMessage and used on FaceTime.

Apple Pay

A proprietary payment system that uses card credentials stored in the iOS Wallet app. Simply open the app, tap Add Credit or Debit Card, and follow the instructions to add your card. This allows you to pay for items at point of sale terminals using your phone, but you can also use it to pay …

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You can integrate your iPhone into the dashboard of your car. Setup instructions are slightly different depending on what you drive, and can function via USB or Bluetooth. Once CarPlay has been configured, you can use Apple Maps for navigation, talk to Siri, take calls, play music, and more.

Control Center

A quickl way of adjusting settings, media playback, and other handy features by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. Customizing Control Center is a very useful iPhone shortcuts you should learn especially to record your screen

Do Not Disturb

A feature that mutes incoming calls and notifications between hours of your choosing, with exceptions for favorite contacts or repeat callers. Stops your iPhone lighting up on the nightstand without turning it off completely, while still ensuring you’re contactable in an emergency. Set it up under Settings > Do Not Disturb.


FaceTime is Apple’s that lets you make video and audio calls from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.


Allows you to “hand off” iOS apps to their macOS counterparts in real time. Examples include drafting an email on your iPhone then finishing it on your Mac, quickly sharing tabs between devices, and automatically resuming a Pages document in the same place. This feature works both ways; double tap the Home button to show …

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HealthKit is more than a container for storing and sharing health data. For the user, it is a convenient way to aggregate data related to health and fitness. For developers, HealthKit is a platform that makes collecting and managing health data easy, convenient, and powerful.