The Apple iPhone has been popular for some time. You may not realize why that is until you have an iPhone of your own. The iPhone is a wonderful way for you to communicate with others, but it does so much more. Here are just a few tricks and tips to unlock all of the magic in your new iPhone.
Save time while texting on your iPhone by tapping the space bar twice. This quick shortcut will automatically end your sentence with a period, then start a new sentence. The first letter of the new sentence will be automatically capitalized. This trick it perfect for long texts and anyone on the go.
If you use Safari to browse the Internet on your iPhone, try this trick for typing in a new URL. Instead of actually typing out “.com,” you can hold down the “.com” button. As you hold the button down, it will scroll through the most popular website extensions, including .org, .net, and .edu.
Find My iPhone
Download and sign up with the Find My iPhone app. This invaluable application can help you locate your iPhone in the event that it is lost or stolen. This app not only allows you to display a message on the screen or cause the phone to ring extra-loud, but it allows you to wipe data or lock your phone from a remote location.
You can use the phone’s volume buttons for operating the camera, as well as the headphone cord. Make sure that your body and hands are steady when taking this shot for a better resolution. This way, your phone isn’t shaken, and your shot will be clear.
The Siri app will now allow you to set reminders based on location. It used to be that reminder needed to be worded using a specific time, for example, “Siri, remind me at five to call work.” You can instead tell Siri to do an action when you reach a certain location. So, when the phone realizes your location has changed, the relevant reminder can be issued. Because our schedules often change unexpectedly, this can be a nice way to stay organized.
To make your favorite website a little faster and a whole lot easier, set it as your homepage. Although you can’t do this as smoothly as you can in Safari on the Mac, you can access your preferred page easily with just one extra tap. Add the page to your bookmark’s list, and then make sure it is at the top of the list. That way, you are only a couple of taps away from your favorite page.
Control your iPhone music without going to your music app by simply sliding your app bar once to the right. There you’ll be treated to a mini music control system that includes play and pause, next and previous buttons. You can even get quick access to whatever app is currently playing music in the same area.
Is iPhone screen flipping driving you nuts? Stop the screen from moving by locking the orientation of the screen. You can do this by sliding the iPhone app bar once to the right. There on the left-hand side is a lock button for your screen orientation. One click of that button and your screen will lock in whatever format it is currently in.
As a default setting, incoming messages are previewed on your iPhone’s lock screen. Depending on your personal preference you may find that this feature is helpful or you may not care for it at all. If you are one that does not like that feature, you will be happy to learn that you can stop that feature from continuing. Go to the settings, select notifications, then messages. You then want to disable the Show Preview option.
If you don’t have an unlimited messaging plan, ensure that the character count setting is enabled on your iPhone. Messages over 160 characters will be split, using two messages instead of one. To turn on this feature, go to “Settings,'” then “Messages,” and turn Character Count on. The counter will appear just above the “Send” button.
iPhone Hard Reset
Hard reset your iPhone if it gets frozen. Press and hold the power button while you hold down the Home key simultaneously. The phone will power down, and power up again to show you everything is fine.
When setting up your email accounts, make sure you select two different names. If you use the same name for your two or more email accounts, your iPhone will not be able to save different settings. Besides, you should choose different names for your accounts to avoid confusion; this is a good way to keep your personal life apart from your professional one.
Take photos with your iPhone headphone cord. The volume buttons both up and down can now be used on many iPhones to snap photos. This way, you can steady your hand and press the cord button to snap the photo. Doing it this way means you do not shake the camera and frame for a crisper picture.
iPhone Video Recorder
A good tip if you’re new to using the iPhone is to learn about the built-in video recorder. A lot of people don’t even know that their phone is capable of recording videos, which is pretty sad. A lot of users submitted videos on youtube are straight from someone’s iPhone.
When you open your email inbox on your iPhone, you’ll usually see the first couple of lines of each message displayed in the list. Depending on your personal style, you may feel more comfortable with more or less preview information. Fortunately, you have lots of control over this feature. Just go to the Mail, Contacts, and Calenders section of your Settings and tap Preview. You can set the preview for anything from five lines down to zero.
The iPhone is a great tool for so many different things. You can listen to music, get applications that make your life easier and call your friends and family. The tips in this article are just the tip of the iceberg. Use them to get more familiar with your phone, and then find out what else you can learn.