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 7 Hidden features in iOS 26 You Have to Know-

7 Hidden features in iOS 26 You Have to Know-

Hidden features in iOS 26. The latest iPhone operating system, iOS 15, has a slew of new features. A lot has been packed into iOS 15, from SharePlay, which lets you view movies and listen to music over FaceTime, to the biggest revamp of Safari, the operating system’s primary web browser, in years. However, some of iOS’s best features are buried away.

Hidden features in iOS 26


In the Photos app on iOS, you may add annotations to your photos. If you want to modify screenshots, sign PDFs, or draw on a picture, you don’t need a third-party programme because the Markup capability is built in. You may utilise the Markup editor in the Photos app on the iPhone (it also works on the iPad) by following these instructions:

  • Open a photo, touch Edit, and then the Markup button to draw on it. A pen, a highlighter, a pencil, and an eraser are all included in the simple-to-use editing tool.
  • A circle with a colour picker appears (the option is towards the right of the Plus button).
  • Using your photo, begin scribbling away.
  • Choose the drawing tool that best suits your needs. With the paintbrush, you are able to choose the thickness and opacity of the paint.
  • Add a Description, Text, Signature, or Magnifier by pressing the Plus button.
  • To sign a PDF, open the document, hit Edit, then the Markup button, and enter your signature.
  • Text or a signature can be added by clicking the Add button.
  • Double-click “Done” to finish the action.

Hidden features in iOS 26

Focus on the road by adjusting its settings

In addition to Focus, Apple’s Do Not Disturb function has received a substantial overhaul in iOS 15. As a result, you now have the ability to turn off notifications when you’re in the middle of a work session or taking a short nap. Driving is also affected by this trait. Focus mode can be customised for driving purposes by following these steps:

  • Select Focus in Settings.
  • Tap the Plus button in the Focus area.
  • Activate the driving mode by swiping the Driving switch to on. In order to avoid distractions, the phone can be manually silenced while driving. Please note that you have the option of allowing alerts from only certain persons. Simply tap on the People option and add any contacts you need.

The default video player’s playback speed

YouTube has had variable speed playback for quite some time now, but the default player on the iPhone is missing this feature. Video playback speed can now be adjusted using Apple’s default player on iOS 15 for the first time. All you need to press the ellipsis button in the bottom right-hand corner of the default video player to change the playback speed of videos.

Hidden features in iOS 26

OTP Authenticator

iOS 15 includes a built-in OTP authenticator as one of its many new features. App-based authenticators like Google Authenticator have been pretty popular among users, but Apple has baked the same functionality into iOS. Verification codes may be set up in the Settings app under Passwords, and once they are, they will automatically fill in when you check in to a site.

Shake to Undo

If you happen to make a mistake while typing a text, all you need to shake your iPhone to undo it. In fact, this feature already exists. ‘Shake to Undo’ is turned on automatically, so you don’t have to dig deep in the settings and turn it on. This feature works perfectly while typing in a text in the Messages app, typing in the Notes app, or writing an email using the Gmail app. Unfortunately, WhatsApp does not support it.

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Hidden features in iOS 26


Q1: In iOS, how can you discover items that are hidden?

Open up the Settings app on your iPhone to see a list of your hidden app purchases. Then select your Apple ID from the drop-down menu and select Media & Purchases from the menu that appears. Scroll down and tap Hidden Purchases that will appear on the next screen.

Q2: What does *# 21 do to your phone?

We rate the claim that dialing *#21# on an iPhone or Android device reveals if a phone has been tapped FALSE because it is not supported by our research

Q3: Is there a secret text app for iPhone?

CoverMe. CoverMe is a secret messaging app for your iPhone that comes with private call and texting capability, covered by military-grade encryption algorithms, self-destructing messages, and private file sharing.

Q4: Can you hide iPhone messages?

You can hide messages on your iPhone by using message filtering. You can also Hidden features in iOS 26 a specific message chain by hiding alerts in the Messages app. Another way to hide messages is by disabling notifications on your iPhone.

Q5: Does iOS 15 scan your photos?

To make it work, all iOS 15-running devices does scan for problematic content on every user’s device and notify the authority if necessary. So, technically, yes, iOS 15 does scan your photos under certain circumstances.

Jennie Marquez

Jennie Marquez

Jennie is a Staff writer, contributor and has been writing about tech for over a decade. Jennie’s work at trendblog is to specialize in phones and tablets, but she also takes on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness, mobile gaming and more. She is based in London, UK.
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