Many users find the iPhone a bit daunting to understand. If you are among the confused and frustrated people who feel like they are missing part of the experience, read on. There are many simple tricks that will make using your phone a much more enjoyable and understandable experience for you.
If Autocorrect wants you to choose a certain word and you don’t want to choose that word, you don’t actually have to click the little X. You can tap anywhere else one the screen and the little suggestion will go away! This can be a lot quicker than trying to click the X.
Make sure that you delete conversations that you are not using the message’s screen. This is very important because as time goes on, your conversation history will become longer and longer, reducing the amount of space on your phone. You can do this by going to your message’s section and deleting full conversations or part of them with the edit function.
The iPhone uses dictation. 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 reply or send the video to a friend.
The iPhone battery runs down quickly. Particularly, if you use your phone a lot, you may find yourself feeling helpless if the device dies right when you need it. Get in the habit of keeping it plugged into an electrical outlet whenever you can; this will help make sure the battery is charged up during the day.
If you are sick of the ringtones provided to you with your phone and want new ones, you do not need to spend money buying new ones. Instead, make your own ringtones! There is an app called “Ringtone App” and it is free. You can take clips of songs you like and turn them into a ringtone!!
You are able to take a steady photo easily enough on your iPhone. You can do this with your headphones by pushing the volume button. Start by choosing a subject you want to photograph and try to hold your hand still. When it is time to snap a photo, just press down on the buttons on the cord.
Sometimes you might be using an iPhone app only to find out that if has completely frozen on you. All you have to do is make the application force quit. In order to do this, press the home button and hold it for approximately six seconds. This will make the app force close, and you can resume business.
Taking a photo with the iPhone is so simple, you can do it with just one hand. You use the volume-up button to quickly snap a photo. This will allow you to take the picture with one hand while steadying the phone with the other hand.
If you see a word in any email or note that you are unfamiliar with, just press and hold on it. Your iPhone should bring it up in the newer dictionary feature so that you can know what the word means. This function works in iBooks as well as generally online.
Reduce your energy usage to extend the life of your phone battery. Eliminate apps you don’t use. Turn off wireless signals you aren’t using. Reduce screen brightness, unless it is necessary. Always remember to lock it before you put it away. You will need to charge your battery far less.
Think about buying an app to help you with your device’s battery. Any one of these apps (there are plenty to choose from) will be able to analyze your power usage and help you get more time out of your battery charge. They also let you know when you need to calibrate, which keeps your battery working at an optimal level.
Use rice to help your wet iPhone. If you have found that your phone has gotten water all over it, the best solution is to set it in a bag full of rice. Rice will draw out the water and absorb it, hopefully allowing water to leave your phone in a way that you can still use it.
There are applications on the iPhone that let you track where your friends are at all times. These applications require both, you and your friend to accept each other on the application, but can be worth the download. This is because if your friend or their phone ever becomes lost, it or they will be easy to find.
Reread your favorite comic books with the applications the various comic companies have. You can now view digital versions of your favorite comics by reading them through the iPhone. If you want to have nostalgic feelings run down your spine while you have downtime at work or school then this application is a must download for you.
If you are trying to save your iPhone’s battery, turn location services and notifications off in your settings area. These services keep constant tabs on you and your location, so they are constantly creating battery-burning processes. Turning them off can add up to 10% – 20% back to your battery life depending on a number of services you had on in the first place.
Now that you have learned some of the tips to getting the most from your phone, you should feel less confused and frustrated than you previously had. Try these suggestions and take the time to learn your phone. You are certain to be pleased as you learn to use your device effectively.