People are just now realizing that the iPhone has a creepy, hidden “takeover” button to control other iPhones without touching them
YOUR iPhone has a really clever tool with which you can control other devices.
It’s a hidden button hidden in your device – and you’ve almost certainly missed it.
But it gives you the ability to control another Apple device (like an iPhone or iPad) with your own iPhone.
The caveat is that it only works on devices that are on the same iCloud account.
So you can’t just run down the streets and hijack other people’s iPhones.
Despite this, it is an extremely handy tool for many reasons.
For example, you could use your iPad as a TV screen and control it with the iPhone.
Or you could help manage an iPhone for a child or a very elderly person who may not be familiar with using the device.
The feature is called Control Nearby Devices, and it’s built into millions of iPhones by default.
How to control nearby devices on iPhone
First, make sure you have updated your iPhone to iOS 16 under Settings > General > Software Update.
Then go to the Settings app and select Accessibility.
Now select Control nearby devices from the list.
Then tap Control nearby devices again and your iPhone will search for local gadgets in your iCloud account.
Select the device you want to control and you’ll see a menu of commands to control the other device.
The secondary gadget also displays a notification to let you know the connection worked.
There are many different ways to control the device.
You can also use the home button, app switcher, notification center, control center, Siri, and other settings.
The last icon gives you access to media playback tools.
This includes playing and pausing, skipping between tracks and also changing the volume.
This means you can control other Apple gadgets in a spooky way without having to touch them – you’ll feel like a real magician.
You can disable the controls at any time.
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