Try these iPhone tricks… if your screen isn’t broken

The iPhone is a device with seemingly limitless possibility. It is capable of doing so much, and yet there are plenty of tricks that many people aren't using. These don't involve potentially dangerous tasks like jailbreaking your phone – they are present with no modifications necessary, so make sure to thank Apple CEO Tim Cook next time you see him. 

But none of the cool features discussed here will be possible if you have a broken iPhone 5c screen. If you want to check some of these cool tricks out, you might need to get it repaired.

Here are some of the coolest things you might not have know you could do with your iPhone:

1) Make free phone calls
It has gotten to the point where the only thing that's keeping the smartphone a "phone" is the calling feature – that and the cell plan you probably shelled out for to get the thing in the first place. But for those bound to a strict set of minutes, the iPhone can help you out. Most users know about FaceTime by now, but FaceTime Audio is the sound-only option that can be used to make phone calls over Wi-Fi without using up your plan.

"This type of technology has been around for some time now, going under the name of VoIP (Voice over IP), but FaceTime is a flavor optimized for Apple customers," wrote MacWorld contributor Martyn Casserly. "All you need is for FaceTime to be enabled on your device and connected to the Internet. You don't even need to know someone's phone number, as FaceTime can use an email address instead, so long as the recipient has the feature turned on."

But it should be noted that a broken screen, depending on the level of damage, will most likely prevent users from using this tool. A shattered screen can make navigation almost impossible, and replacement will be essential.

2) Add a new keyboard
This next entry is just for users with iOS 8, but it's still a little-discussed advantage many people are starting to take to. Many iPhone users now have the opportunity to choose their own keyboard. It only used to be possible to do things like add Emojis to the existing interface, but ExpertReviews contributor James Temperton wrote that iOS 8 is capable of so much more.

New keyboards can be download from the App Store. From there, navigate through the Keyboard section of Settings (Settings, General, Keyboard, Keyboards, Add New Keyboard) to get it working.

Of course, a broken screen can prevent you from enjoying a new keyboard – let alone downloading and installing it. It would be wise to get a new one put in before you cut your finger while trying to send a text.

These are just some of the ways the iPhone functionality can be taken to the next level. But like other features, a broken screen is going to impede progress. Injuries and distorted images prevent the iPhone from being truly useful, and users should consider replacement if a break occurs. Contact iResQ today to inquire about an iPhone 5c screen replacement cost.

Marcelina Hardy

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