Do you own an iPhone but, feel like you are not getting the full use of your device? Do you see other people interacting with their phones more effectively? If this sounds like you, you can learn about your iPhone and different ways to maximize your usage of it, starting today.
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 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
Avoid putting too many apps on your phone. While it can be tempting to load up your device, remember that most users wind up deleting the majority of the apps they add. It can be a costly addiction and it may also slow down your device, particularly when the apps start updating.
Find My iPhone
If you’re worried about losing your iPhone, sign up for the free Find My iPhone service. This will allow you to use the phone’s GPS to locate where the phone is. You can then either make it ring (so that you can find it if it’s near you), or you can lock and wipe the phone’s data if it’s been stolen.
Do you have a message that you want to shout out to someone? Here’s how you can turn on Caps Lock on your iPhone. All you have to do is tap the shift key twice. When you’re ready to go back to lowercase letters, double tap the shift key again, and everything will return to normal.
On your iPhone, it is possible to look at PDF files in your iBooks. When you are on a website with a PDF, you want to view or a mail message, all you need to do is tap and then hold either the PDF link or icon. Then, simply select “open in iBooks”.
Are you trying to set content restrictions on your phone? You can do this for certain applications, such as explicit music or turning off YouTube access. You do this by going to General and then tapping restrictions. Enter your passcode, and the content you choose will now be restricted. This is a great thing to do when trying to protect your children regarding phone usage.
Wolfram Alpha Search Engine
Aviation enthusiasts will love this iPhone trick. First, you must make sure that Location Services are enabled in the phone’s Settings app. Next, instruct Siri to ask Wolfram which flights are overhead. Siri will then use data from the Wolfram Alpha search engine to provide you with detailed information about any nearby flight.
Have you lost a great picture because your camera app did not come up quickly? Try this easy and quick shortcut. With the screen locked, rapidly press the Home button a couple times. The camera icon is located at the bottom right hand of your screen. Tapping this button will automatically load your camera.
If you are always missing the best photos due to too many iPhone button pushes to get to the camera, get used to accessing the camera via the iPhone’s lock screen. Simply slide your finger up on the camera icon and your photo application will immediately open. No more five button pushes and wasted seconds!
It is easy to save an image from Safari on your iPhone. When you are on the image you want, tap and hold down on the image. A message will come up, asking you if you want to “Cancel” or “Save Image”. Obviously, you will want to pick the “Save Image” option.
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.
Set the keyboard clicks option to ON inside the setting options to give your typing an audible sound as you type. This could help reduce the number of errors you make since you can hear when the phone has registered the letters you have touched.
Go to your camera quickly when your phone is locked. A good photo opportunity can come and go in the breadth of a heartbeat. To avoid missing out on such an opportunity, just give your iPhone’s home button two quick taps. This should immediately bring up your camera or the icon for it.
You’re going to need to switch between punctuation keys and the alphabet keys, and you would like to know how to do this much more quickly. Press the ?123 key, but then don’t let up your finger as the actual punctuation layout shows up. Slide your finger over to the comma key, release, and you will see the ABC layout appear automatically.
If you are looking to zoom in on an internet page on your iPhone, you can do this by putting both fingers on the screen and moving them in separate directions. This will help a lot when you are on a page that has a font that is too small, and you want to see it more clearly.
If you find that your screen is frozen on your iPhone, hold the “home” button for at least five seconds. Doing so will automatically cause the phone to reboot. In the event that this does not do the trick, simultaneously depress the Home and power buttons for 12 seconds. Use this second method only when the first one doesn’t work.
These suggestions are just the beginning to using your phone. Try them out, and use those that work best for you. An iPhone is an expensive investment, you should get as much use from it as possible. Try these tips and you will begin to grow your knowledge base and enjoy your iPhone.