Basic iPhone Utilities

Every iPhone comes with pre-installed basic iPhone utilities apps,

such as a calculator, a compass, a map app, a measurement tool, and a voice memo app.

These are handy tools to have, and you will find some of them tucked into a handy folder on your new iPhone.

Most people choose to download other basic utility apps which will give them even more handy tools to use when needed.

There are thousands of choices for utility apps in the Apple Store,

so even those who think they have all the necessary apps should take a look.

You’d be surprised at how many apps might catch your attention as good things to have in case you ever need them.

Basic iPhone Utilities for General Use:

For a couple of dollars, you can buy a toolkit app that has a dozen different tools that can make your life easier. 

This type of app usually has a flashlight, a magnifier, a unit converter, a stopwatch, a tip calculator,

and several other great tools that would make life easier every day.

You could choose to download each of these tools separately but having them all in one handy app means

that you can access them quickly and easily and that they all operate in basically the same way.

There are utility apps that can keep track of your phone’s battery life, or automatically block spam calls.

Others can test your internet speed or read QR codes and bar codes,

or even allow your phone’s camera to act like a pair of binoculars.

Specialized Utility Apps:

If you have a swimming pool, you can get an app that can scan a test strip

and let you know what you need to add to your pool water.

If you are a carpenter or handyman, you can download an app that has a level, a plumb bob, and a ruler.

For those who are travelling and are concerned about hidden cameras, there’s an app that detects hidden cameras.

Take a look at the options that are out there – I am sure you’ll find something you didn’t even know you needed!