The iPhone is a pretty neat device. It can do many functions, such as making phone calls, accessing the internet, and even function as GPS. Even though the iPhone is great, it suffers from a problem that many other devices of its caliber suffer, it’s usage. Many people will only use the device at it’s the lowest level when there’s so much more it can do. You can get more out of your iPhone through the advice in the following article.
To get the most out of your iPhone, use it as a storage device. You can use your iPhone to store all sorts of files with the help of readily available software. Aside from the obvious music files, you can store pictures, documents and more. The best advantage to this is the fact that you always have access to those files wherever you go.
Find your phone fast with the brand new, free app called Find My iPhone. It lets you remotely access your phone to provide you with coordinates on a map, turn the volume up so the phone can be heard from under thick cushions, or lock the phone and wipe all data in case of theft.
If you have Siri on your latest generation iPhone, remember that you need to speak simply, clearly and slowly. If you speak too fast, in a deep accent or mumble your words, she won’t be able to understand you, and you’ll end up being frustrated. Try to learn the words that she recognizes easily so that you have an easier time using her.
If you happen to lose your iPhone, finding it is very simple. Once you realize the phone is missing, use the “Find my iPhone” feature to find it on a map and to secure the data you have stored. You can even have a message pop up on the phone’s screen!
One of the great benefits of an iPhone is the ability to use Facetime, which you should fully take advantage of. This function allows you to see your friend or family member in a video on the other side of the phone. This helps to personalize your conversations so that they are more profound and fun.
You don’t need to hit the Shift button following the end of a sentence on an iPhone. The phone automatically uses a capital letter for the next word following space after an ending punctuation mark. You can override this feature by going to Settings, looking under General, and going to Keyboard. Locate Auto-Capitalization and turn it off.
If you’re a business person, it can be extremely beneficial for you to have an iPhone for work. Not only will you be able to call and text your colleagues from anywhere, but you can also send emails, visit work sites, and access important data from anywhere at any time.
As you browse web pages, scrolling with a single finger or two fingers is an option. If the page is separated into boxes, one finger scrolling allows you to go through each box. Two finger scrolling lets you scroll the whole page itself.
You can check where links will take you to by slightly pressing on them instead of tapping. This is the equivalent of hovering your mouse over an element displayed by your computer; you will see more information about the links you touched. Always check links you receive in your emails, especially if you do not know the sender.
If you are someone that places a high value on privacy, think twice before using Siri. Apple stores all Siri’s voice prompts on their internal servers. This is to further develop the program’s speech recognition capability, and while the files are supposedly secure, your discussions with Siri may be saved.
Call from Safari
Don’t scribble that phone number you searched for onto a scrap of paper. If you locate a number in Safari that you would like to call, there is no need to use the regular dialer. Just tap on the phone number, instead, and the phone will call it automatically.
You can get extend the battery life of your iPhone if you make a few changes. Remove are apps that you do not use, turn off any of the wireless services on your phone you have no use for and reduce the amount of brightness on your screen. This will assure your battery will last a bit longer.
To mark any emails on an iPhone as unread, locate that command. Simply hit “details” and find the “unread” feature which will cause your email to appear as unread when you next return to it.
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.
If you do not have enough time to finish writing your email, tap on cancel instead of closing your email app. This will prompt your iPhone to ask if you would like to save this e-mail as a draft. If you select yes, you will have access to the email in your drafts folder at a later time.
You can actually deposit your checks with certain banks through the phone. This saves you a lot of time and gas on having to go down to the bank yourself. Check with your bank and see if there is a feature like this, it can help you save a lot of time.
Portrait & Landscape
Sometimes your iPhone gets flummoxed by the position you’re holding it in and switches back and forth from portrait to landscape over and over. You don’t have to shift position to counteract this problem. You can easily lock your iPhone into the portrait-only mode. Just open the Home menu and swipe the recent app list from left to right. This gets you to the music controls, but the last icon in the list is the screen orientation lock.
At its base level, the iPhone is great, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t do more. You don’t have to get only the bare minimum from your iPhone. Take the advice that you’ve seen in this article and use it to take your iPhone to the next level of power.