If you’re not plugged into all the details about your iPhone, you may not be aware of one very cool feature. Thanks to the good nerds of TikTok, many are discovering there's a tool hidden in plain sight: the Apple logo on the back of the phone. Yep, it can double as a tool/sensor/button.
This ’tok, from Brit Brown, was posted back in October of 2020 and shows users how to program their apple to perform functions like taking a screenshot, opening a particular app, or locking your screen. And it's not just the Apple logo. Per How to Geek, these shortcuts can be launched by tapping anywhere on the back of your iPhone. Learn more here. I recommend tapping on the apple, though; it feels more like a secret button that way!
How did we not notice this before? We’re on our phones quite literally all the live long day. Watch the TikTok in full, below. Did y’all already know about this?
Remember, it’s a double tap, so if your tech-averse parent is having trouble making this hack work, that might be why. Per How to Geek, this works on iPhone 8s or higher.
Back when Apple launched the iPhone 7, we revealed nine hidden features in the device, so hopefully, everyone can learn something new today. And if you have the latest iOS, why not personalize your home screen? (Remember when everyone was doing that a few months ago? Time doesn't exist in pandemic times.)
Unfortunately, none of the hacks on here or on TikTok address a potential issue with adding a function to the back of an iPhone: Most people keep their phones in a case. And some of those cases might affect this feature's functionality. Now, if the company could make a product that didn’t shatter into a million pieces when dropped, that would truly be a feature we could use.
Originally Appeared on Glamour