All phones have their pros and cons, but when you get a look at the Apple iPhone, you know that you have found something special. And when you start using the iPhone, you won’t want to use anything else. But there is so much you can do with it–where do you start?
Switching your phone to airplane mode when you are traveling, or in an area where you can’t receive calls or texts will help to save your battery life. Having to find and remain in contact with the nearest towers uses up a ton of battery. Switch to airplane mode in the setting’s section of your phone and keep your batter for when you actually need it.
If you accidently get your iPhone wet, there is hope! First, do not push the power button; this may cause additional damage. Dry off the phone as much as possible and then put it in a bowl with uncooked rice. Allow it to sit for at least 12 hours. This should help the phone dry out and allow you to use it again.
If your iPhone freezes up, and you can’t seem to get it to work, try mashing both the home and the sleep buttons simultaneously. After that, follow the instructions on the screen. This will bring your device back to life, although it will take a few minutes as the iPhone closes down and then comes back on.
The iPhone uses diction. This helps because you don’t have to type. You can enable this by tapping the microphone button on your phone and talking into it. When you are done, hit the stop button and it automatically types what you say. You can also use this feature to update your status on social-networking sites.
Take full advantage of the video function in the camera section of the iPhone. This allows you to take high-quality videos of up to a minute long into your phone. When you are completed with your video, you can go to the photographs section and replay or send the video to a friend.
It is possible to create an application from any of your favorite websites. First, navigate to the web page. Once you are there, tap on “Go”. You can then add the site on your home screen. Like any other app you create, you can easily rename this link once you have it stored safely on the home screen.
Always make sure that you check your usage from time to time on the iPhone. Your usage meter is located under settings in the general section under usage as you will be able to see the amount of space that you have left. Furthermore, you can click the battery percentage on, so that you can see the exact amount of battery, you have left.
Are you wondering about what you have put in iMessage? Has Auto Correct made you say something silly? Giving your iPhone a swift rattle is a really simple way to fix this. Any recent typing is undone by this. Go to the Settings menu to make sure this function is enabled.
Tired of your screen switching from landscape to portrait orientation at the slightest movement? Start by double-tapping the Home button to bring up a selection of recently used apps. Press the far-left button, which is a gray icon with an arrow. You will then receive a message confirming that the phone is locked in portrait orientation.
Did you know that you can actually take a screenshot using your iPhone? Simply press the “sleep” button while holding in the “home” button. The screen goes white, and that’s how you know you have a screenshot.
The Safari browser on the iPhone allows you to do virtually everything you can do on a large computer, and that includes bringing images down from websites. If you see a photo you want to keep on your phone, just press and hold it on the screen. A menu will pop with the option to save the photo to your iPhone’s Camera Roll. It can even be used in a message.
Many people want to know how to save images using Safari and their mail. All you have to do is touch the image in Safari or mail and then hold it. An action sheet will show itself that enables you to be able to save the image. The image will be available in the library of your photos app.
You may well feel that your iPhone’s word suggestions cost you more time than they save. If you’re texting or using email on your phone, simply tap any part of the screen to get rid of the suggestion box. This will prevent you from tapping the “x” all the time.
Now that you have some tricks to try on your new iPhone, try them out. You are going to find that the iPhone does more than you thought it could. If you take the time to really learn how to use this phone, you are going to be very, very pleased.