This tip will save your battery life and your privacy. Far, far into iOS's privacy settings is a setting that, when enabled, sends Apple your location data.
Some people don't care. If you do -- and you want a battery boost while you're at it -- disable the feature. Go to Settings > Privacy > System Services to toggle the option.
Faster Touch ID recognition
Touch ID seems to have a beef with certain fingers, consistently requiring multiple scans before unlocking the device.
If this sounds familiar, try this: Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode. Here, enroll the same finger two to three times by choosing Add a fingerprint.
Doing so will give Touch ID more information about your finger patterns, resulting in a faster scan.
More diverse emoji
With iOS 8.3, Apple released a redesigned emoji keyboard complete with a more
racially diverse set of characters. In other words, instead of only
finding one color of emoji faces and hands within the keyboard, you now
have a more realistic sample of colors to represent the various races in
Here's a quick how-to from CNET's Jason Cipriani for how to get a more diverse set of emojis.
Put a stop to iMessage spam
If you've been getting iMessages that say you've won a cruise or a Best Buy gift card, you're probably a victim of iMessage Spam.
You know the drill: everyone gathers around for photos, and then everyone in the photos says, "Hey, can you send me those?"
Now comes the hassle of sending a bunch of text messages and/or emails -- provided you have all the necessary phone numbers and email addresses, of course. That's how most of us learned to share photos, but surely there must be a better way?