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? Keep reading for some tips.
Always make sure that you set a password. This is very important for your iPhone so that no one can break into your personal information and you can be as safe as possible. You are allowed to use four digits to create your password and always make sure to use something that you will remember.
Use the headphone cord to help you take pictures. It can be difficult to take a picture that is in focus if you are pushing a button that is on the actual phone. Instead, push the cord’s button; the slight movement will not affect your iPhone at all, allowing you to take a crisp, clear photograph.
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.
If you need to get back up to the top of a page, there is no need to use the scroll bar to slowly make your way up a long web page or email. Simply tap the bar at the top with the clock and you will be right back where you started. This is a simple shortcut that can save you time.
Have you ever wanted to create a playlist when you’re not at your computer? Well, now you can Open the music app and click the “Add Playlist” button. You can then give it a name. After that, you’ll be able to click on individual songs, albums, or artists to add them to your new playlist.
If you have a low data limit, consider using wifi whenever possible to save yourself from overage charges. Setting up wifi at home is simple, and a lot of public places like restaurants, hotels, and cafes all have free wifi set up now. Even grocery stores are starting to offer free wifi.
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!!
Many people have complained about iPhone ringer volume issues. The reason for this is they are trying to use standard issue ringtones that are already available on their phone. While these are sufficient, if you want a better ringtone and better volume, you can handle this by purchasing ringtones from a store.
If you are using certain apps that allow you to select a word, you can get definitions for any word that you do not recognize. All you need to do is press and hold the word and a box will come up that will ask if you would like to define it.
You can use your Safari browser use you iPhone just like a computer, even for saving images of the Internet. If you would like to save a picture, tap and hold on it. The popup menu allows you to put the picture in your Camera Roll. From this menu, you can also send the picture in a text or iMessage!
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.
Learn how to scroll fast to the top of your big music libraries. If you’ve got a ton of music on your iPhone, getting from the bottom to the top of it can be a lot of thumb swipes. Or you can simply click the clock at the top of your iPhone. This automatically brings you back to the top of your music.
Should your iPhone fall in the water, wait before trying to turn it on. Dry off the exterior of the phone and leave it out overnight before trying to turn it back on. If you try and turn it on while it’s wet, you risk short circuiting the phone and ruining it.
If you’re any kind of iPhone photographer, you already know that the volume up button on the side of your phone can be used to take snapshots. Were you aware that ANY volume up button can operate your camera, including the one on your headset cord? Increase your photographic flexibility by using the cord volume controls to take pictures from a distance.
You can use your iPhone to store files instead of buying a thumb drive separately. The best way to do this is to buy an inexpensive program called iPhoneDrive. Using this program, you can save files to your phone and then transfer the to your Mac at a later time.
Do not allow your iPhone to be exposed to the sun for a long time. Direct sunlight for extended periods puts your phone at risk. The heat, especially during the summer, can seriously damage your iPhone.
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.