Slide to unlock: 27 nifty tricks you never knew your iPhone could do

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Politically correct emoji

Situation: In this diverse world of ours, it’s unthinkable that we can’t get every emoji we need. With this update, you get a full range of family and couple-types, so that everyone is represented and more importantly, feels included and equal.

Solution: Tap on any people-type of emoji to bring up a selection of skin shades. You get six different choices, including the default Simpson-yellow. Even gestures like the good old fist bump has been translated into different skin colours. We’d say the only emoji missing is the mixed-race family or couple. But nothing you can’t accurately represent by piecing together different emoji of individual family members.

Email reply notifications

Situation: You’re waiting on a reply for an urgent email you’ve just sent out. You can either keep going into your inbox to see if it has arrived (but ain’t nobody got time for that), or you can let your inbox notify you while you work on other more pressing matters.

Solution: To stay on top of things, go to the email thread in question. Tap on the flag icon in the bottom left corner and then Notify Me… After you confirm, you will receive notifications when anyone CC-ed in the email replies. Tap on the flag icon after the emergency is resolved to Stop Notifying.

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