Mastering the Apple Stocks App on Your iPhone: A Guide

While the Stocks app on iOS might seem mundane at first glance, Apple has incorporated several hidden features that enhance its utility significantly.

Here’s a typical view when you open the Stocks app:

The display initially shows basic data such as Apple’s current share price at US$456, and next to it, a green indicator showing a daily increase of $3.98.

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By tapping the green rectangle, the app reveals Apple’s current market cap.

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A further tap switches the view to show the daily gain or loss as a percentage.

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These quick taps allow users to cycle through essential financial metrics about Apple.

Exploring further, the default Stocks view includes three dots at the bottom of the screen.

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Swiping left from the bottom half of the screen brings up a six-month performance chart for Apple, with options to view different time frames.

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In landscape mode, the chart expands, allowing users to scrutinize specific closing prices by dragging a finger across the chart.

Getting more out of Apple's Stocks app on iOS

Switching back to portrait mode and swiping left again displays Apple-related news stories, with an option to swipe up for more articles.

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To add more stocks to your watchlist, tap the info button at the bottom-right corner of the screen.

Getting more out of Apple's Stocks app on iOS

Here, you can simply tap the “+” sign to add stocks of interest.

Getting more out of Apple's Stocks app on iOS

Although it may be overlooked by those not regularly tracking the markets, the Stocks app offers more depth and functionality than it initially appears.

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Laurie

Barbara is a dedicated writer for TUAW, bringing readers the latest insights and updates on all things Apple. With a keen eye for detail and a love for technology, Barbara covers everything from the newest iPhone releases to the latest macOS updates. Her articles are known for their clarity and depth, making complex topics accessible to all. When she’s not writing, Barbara enjoys exploring new features on her Apple Watch and testing out the latest iPad apps.