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Man shares ‘genius’ iPhone trick that will completely change the way you scroll social media at night

Man shares ‘genius’ iPhone trick that will completely change the way you scroll social media at night

This simple hack will make doomscrolling a whole lot more comfortable.

We've all been there - lying in bed and scrolling through TikTok, YouTube Shorts or Instagram Reels, but struggling to find a position that lets you easily swipe through your feed.

It can be a real pain to constantly have to reach out to your screen to move things on, particularly if you're all bundled up.

Well, a Reddit post that's now skyrocketing in popularity - clocking up over 6,000 votes in less than 12 hours - has thrown the spotlight on a little-known setting that could make things a whole lot easier for iPhone users.

Resurfacing an older Instagram post from a user called @bigduke1313, the video walks through an accessibility setting that lets you use your voice to control your phone.

This means you can just say the word 'Next' to your phone, and it will automatically swipe up and bring you the next video in your queue.

In fact, the voice control settings allow you to set up a crazy huge range of different options for voice controls, all triggered by phrases that you set yourself - so this is in fact one of the simpler ways to use it.

It's really easy to set up, too - just follow these steps...

How to set up voice control on your iPhone

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Accessibility.
  3. Tap on Voice Control and tap Set Up Voice Control (or toggle it on if you've already done this in the past).
  4. Tap on Commands, then Create New Command.
  5. Say 'Next' clearly.
  6. Tap on Action, then Run Custom Gesture.
  7. Record a swipe up from the bottom of the screen, then tap Save.
  8. Tap Back, then Save again to finalize the voice command.
bigduke1313/ Instagram

This means you're able to say 'Next' to your phone and it will swipe up across any app - although you can also choose to restrict the command to certain apps when you set it up if you prefer.

This means the command would work on TikTok, for example, but not have any impact if you're in another app, potentially saving you strife if your phone hears you use the command inadvertently.

It's a pretty brilliant option - and once you start to think about it, you'll probably be able to come up with loads of other ideas for voice commands.

And people on Reddit are loving the hack - with one commenting: "The peak of laziness achieved, and I’m all for it," while another joked: "I use my nose like god intended."

Featured Image Credit: bigduke1313/ Instagram