3. Unlock your iPhone without Having to Press the Home Button
With iOS 10, Apple have changed the way you can unlock your screen - it's no longer possible to swipe to unlock it. Now, to unlock, you have to push the Home button and then type in a password. However, there is a way to bypass this, and it involves Touch ID. To set up Touch ID, go to Settings > Touch ID and Passcode. Then, to change the way you unlock your phone, go back to Settings > General > Accessibility > Home Button and toggle Rest Finger to Open to On.
Now you can unlock your phone by simply placing your finger on the Home button.
5. How to Quickly Open Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Battery Settings
Instead of having to search through your settings to check Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connections, you can rely on 3D Touch. Simply long-press on the Settings app to bring up the options for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Battery. Tapping any of these will bring you to their relevant settings page.
6. Prioritize Downloads
If you have multiple apps downloading/updating at the same time, you can decide which ones to prioritize by pressing down on the app and tapping on Prioritize Download. Here, you can also pause and cancel downloads.
7. How to Know if a Call is Spam or Scam
Download the Hiya app and turn it on in Settings > Phone > Call Blocking and Identification. Once enabled, alerts will pop up if the number is connected to spam or is a scan. What a great way to get rid of annoying calls!
9. Change Your Flashlight's Brightness
Your iPhone needs 3D Touch capabilities in order to make use of this function. To do this, start by opening the control panel, then long-press the flashlight icon to bring up Bright, Medium and Low brightness settings.
10. Filter Unread Emails
You can filter your emails in Mail so that you can only see your unread messages. To do this, tap the circular icon in the bottom left of the screen - it will turn blue and you'll see a message that reads "Filtered by: Unread". To turn it off, simply tap the icon again.
12. Go Multilingual on the Fly
Previously, it was only possible to use one language on an iOS keyboard. Now, with iOS 10, you can go into Settings > General > Dictionary and select multiple languages; then go into Keyboards > Add New Keyboard to add it. From then on, the autocorrect and text prediction will take all selected languages into account as you type. You can switch to the other language by pressing the Globe icon.