Millions of iPhone owners can unlock three secret apps – they’re already on your phone

HIDDEN in your iPhone are three apps you may have overlooked.

They have some clever perks as soon as you uncover them.

Don't just rely on your iPhone's signal bars


Don’t just rely on your iPhone’s signal barsCredit: apple

signal test

There’s a handy field test trick to help you find the best cellular signal.

You can reveal the hidden menu by opening the iPhone calling option.

Choose from there *3001#12345#* and press the call button.

Press the call button and a special dashboard should appear with a bunch of technical information.

But the one you want to look at is called LTE RSRP, which stands for Reference Signal Received Power.

This shows your exact signal strength.

The closer the number is to zero, the better.

This is actually the data used to determine your signal bar.

So it’s much easier to find where to stand to make that important call.

code scanner

Hidden in your iPhone is a secret app that can only be found by searching for it.

It doesn’t appear on your home screen, nor is it in your app library.

This is very strange as the Apple App Library is designed to house all your apps.

The app is called Code Scanner and it’s really well hidden.

To do this, swipe down from the top of the screen.

This will unlock the search function on your iPhone.

Then type “code scanner” or just “code” or “scanner”.

Under the Apps tab, you’ll see an icon that says Code Scanner.

Its icon is a gray square with rounded corners, with a QR code and a scan icon in the middle.

The main function of the app is scanning QR codes – which you will see in the real world when you are out and about.

Restaurants might use them for menus, or a hospital might use them to give you some quick information.

Simply hold the code scanner’s viewfinder to a QR code and start scanning.

For iPhone power users, it is possible to add the code scanner to your control center via settings as well.

That means you don’t have to look for it every time.

Note that this only works if you’re using iOS 14 or later.

Most likely you are, but to check: Go to Settings > General > Software Update.

The app is probably a bit superfluous.

That’s because the default iPhone camera app has a QR code scanner built right in.

However, there are some minor differences.

The code scanner codes are displayed in a specific app browser and not in your regular Safari app.

This also means that once you close the app, you will lose access to the page.

But it’s an easy way to scan QR codes without clogging up your Safari history.

magnifying glass

Your iPhone has a hidden camera app that you may have never used.

The app is very handy – and you can find it in a number of ways.

It’s called Magnifying Glass and it offers a substantial zoom, allowing you to read small text.

You can also examine tiny objects with this clever iPhone hack.

And it even has special color filters to make certain things more visible.

One way to find it is to just search for it.

Swipe down from the top of the Start screen, and then type magnifying glass.

It may be worth putting the app in an obvious spot on your home screen for future use.

You can also open the magnifying glass with the side key.

Go to Settings and then type Accessibility and look for Accessibility Shortcuts.

Then turn on the magnifying glass for the “Triple Click The Side Button” setting.

Now when you triple click the side button, the Magnifier app will open.

But possibly even better is using the Back Tap feature.

To enable the feature, make sure you have updated to iOS 14 or later. To do this, go to Settings > General > Software update.

Then go to your settings.

Scroll down and tap Accessibility, then tap Touch.

Then scroll down to “Back Tap”.

You have the choice to enable “Double Tap” or “Triple Tap”.

Regardless of what you choose, you have the same options.

Click here to see what features you can now control with a double or triple tap on the back of your iPhone.

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These include taking screenshots, increasing or decreasing the volume, zooming in, scrolling, and more.

Choose Magnifier for any of them, and then you can launch the app by tapping the back of your iPhone. Millions of iPhone owners can unlock three secret apps – they’re already on your phone


DevanCole is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DevanCole joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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