Even if you know most of these, worth making your way through the list for that hidden gem you didn’t know about.
A few comments:
Open Settings > Home Screen and select App Library Only in the top section. You can easily find recently downloaded apps in the App Library’s Recently Added category, which should be the top-right folder when you view it.
I’m wrestling with this one. Do I want new apps on my curated home screen? Or do I want them in my App Library, where I can find the app in Recently Added?
My problem with App Library is that it’s at the back of the book, behind the last page of apps. There’s a quick gesture to jump to my first page, but no gesture to get to my last page, or to the App Library (please ping me if such a gesture exists). So if I leave new apps in the App Library, I’ve got to scroll, scroll, scroll to get to it, then wiggle mode drag, drag, drag to get it to my home page if I do want it there.
UPDATE: Courtesy of @nibsuk, a faster way to get to the App Library from the Home page is to scrub through the page dots at the bottom of the page, left to right. When you get to the last page, drag right to left to bring the App Library page into view.
Faster, but a drag down from Home page brings up the search mechanism. No one is using the drag up gesture. Maybe tie that to App Library functionality, add a button to jump to App Library? Maybe add in App Library search?
I do like the premise of the App Library. I just think we need a bit more infrastructure to make it easier to use.
A new accessibility feature called Back Tap makes it possible to trigger system features, like multitasking or Control Center, or launch a Shortcut just by tapping on the back of your iPhone two or three times.
Find the feature in Settings > Accessibility > Touch > Back Tap. Pick the number of taps you want to use, and then you’ll see a list of actions you can initiate.
This is my favorite hidden gem. I currently have back tap set to bring up Control Center, purely as an experiment. But there are a lot of options here, and this feels like a “tip of the iceberg” feature, that has massive potential.
One thing I’d love to see is a back tap option to move the text cursor. Imagine if you could double-tap to move the cursor back one space. I find myself off having to micro-adjust the text cursor all the time. Fat finger dragging the cursor can be very frustrating. A double tap to go back or forward a single space would be wonderful.
Shortcuts folks, is there a way to add a backspace character (^h) to a text shortcut so I can shortcut this problem? Just a thought.