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.
If the iPhone is wet, dry it with rice. It is common to drop the phone in a water puddle, the toilet or something wet. Put your device into a bag with rice to help soak up the moisture. Then dry it out overnight, or at the bare minimum for several hours.
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.
Volume Buttons for Operating The Camera
You can use the phone’s volume buttons for operating the camera, as well as the headphone cord. Steady your hands when snapping the picture, and then touch the cord’s button. This will help you ensure you don’t shake your phone and create a blurry picture.
If your phone has frozen and the Sleep/Wake button isn’t working for you, don’t panic! Instead, hold down your phone’s Home button as well as its Sleep/Wake button at the same time. This will allow you to perform a hard reboot of the phone. Most of the time this will be enough to unfreeze your phone.
Most iPhone users spend a good deal of time browsing Mail or Safari, but they might not know how easy it is to save images from them. All you have to do is touch the image you’d like to save, and hold on for a few seconds. You will see a pop-up box that offers you the choice to save that image.
iPhone Battery Runs Down Quickly
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.
You can program words and shortcuts with your iPhone. If you speak into your device, it recognizes what you are trying to say. You can program the iPhone for a variety of different shortcuts and phrases. Auto-correction of mistyped words is another handy feature.
You should use the bookmark feature to save the websites you visit the most often. You can rank these websites; place the ones you visit often toward the top of your list. You will be able to access these sites quickly by opening the bookmark tab of your web browser.
It may not be a good idea to use Siri. What is spoken to Siri is recorded by Apple and stored on their internally hosted servers. This is done to improve their speech recognition software. They do try to keep all files secure, though sometimes this is impossible.
You can use the settings to make the iPhone visually indicate when you have an incoming call or message. For silent but prominent notifications, you can make your iPhone’s LED camera flash blink whenever a message or call comes in. Just access the settings menu, then to “General” and next to “Accessibility“. Then simply activate the LED Flash button to receive alerts in this way.
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. Want to save a picture on the Internet? No problem – just tap on the picture and hold your finger down. One of the options on the menu that appear when you do this is to send the picture straight to the Camera Roll on your iPhone. You can even place it in a message.
If you use a car charger with your iPhone, make sure you do not have your phone plugged in when turning the ignition on or off. Electrical spikes can occur when you are starting or turning off a car, and this can fry the main board of your iPhone. If you insist on using a car charger, buy only a brand-name charger because they typically have a higher quality fuse to protect your device.
Use rice to dry out your iPhone. If you ever get it wet, then put it in a bowl or zipper bag filled with white rice. The rice will absorb the moisture overnight and possibly return your iPhone back to a pristine and usable state like nothing ever happened in the first place.
Check your bank and see if there is an application you can use through your phone. Your bank should have a free application you can use to monitor all of the transactions you make on a daily basis. This is a good way to make sure that there is nothing fishy with bank accounts.
If you’re sending messages to friends who don’t use iPhones themselves, remember that longer messages will get broken into 160-character texts. You can keep an eye on your messages’ length by adding a character counter to Message. Just open the Settings menu and go to “Character Count” under “Messages“. With the counter enabled, you’ll never have to worry about a message getting broken at an unfortunate point again!
Customize more than the ringtones for each number and the person in your contact list. Newer iPhones can have specific vibration patterns for particular people calling in. Hearing and vision-impaired users can even have brightly flashing alerts for specific incoming calls from those they do not want to miss out talking to.
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.