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.
Wouldn’t a larger keyboard make it easier to enter messages and surf the Internet on your iPhone? You do not have to purchase a larger keyboard for this to happen. The iPhone has a feature that allows you to rotate the phone, open Safari and have instant access to a more user friendly keyboard. You will now have a keyboard that is bigger and much easier-to-use.
Save your battery by reducing the brightness of your screen. All you need to do is go into your phone’s settings and scale back its brightness. It will help extend the battery life for the days you need to have your iPhone on for long hours.
One of the best buys you can make for your iPhone is a protective screen. Those who do not use screen protectors run the risk of incurring scratches on the screen. Even a tiny bit of dirt on the fingertip or keys in your pocket will scratch the screen. Make sure to always protect the screen of your phone.
Did you know that unlike many cell phones, you can assign a ringtone for each feature on your phone? Well, it is the truth! All you have to do is go to the settings, tap on the sounds feature and assign the tone. For contacts, tap on a contact and assign a ringtone to this specific entry!
Save the battery life on your Iphone by turning off Notifications and Location Services until you need to use them. Your Iphone will automatically reach out and update these functions regularly and use battery power in the process. Be aware of the power your Iphone is using, and you will have it when you need it.
When typing a URL in your iPhone’s Safari browser, you can hold down the “.com” button at the bottom of the keyboard to bring up a list that contains other domain suffixes. To choose one, just glide your finger over them and release when the appropriate suffix is highlighted.
If you are considering selling your iPhone, make sure you erase all of its settings and content prior to doing so to protect your privacy. There is a simple way to do this. Click on your iPhone’s settings button and enter the General section. At the bottom of this screen is a Reset area where there is a button that allows you to erase everything from your phone, including the settings.
Has the perfect shot ever escaped you because you were not able to open up your camera app quickly enough? This shortcut will help you to save a lot of time and get all the pictures you desire. With the screen locked, rapidly press the Home button a couple times. A little picture of a camera will pop up at the bottom of your device. Tapping this button will automatically load your camera.
You can capture a screenshot while using your iPhone. Once you find the screen you want to save, hold the “home” button down while simultaneously clicking the “sleep” button. You have successfully saved the screenshot to your iPhone once you see your screen turn white.
To help limit mistakes while typing, turn on the keyboard clicks under the sound settings of your phone. This helps you avoid mistakes typing.
If you use your iPhone to store huge numbers of contacts, songs, email and websites, you may find it time-consuming to scroll from the end of the list to the beginning. Save time by double-tapping the clock icon at the top of the screen. This will immediately take you to the very top of the list.
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.
One of the things that you can do when you are typing a message on your iPhone is to double tap the space bar, which will automatically add in a period for you. This is much more functional and practical than going to three different screens to find the period on your phone.
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.
Your iPhone can take a screenshot any time you want to. Touch and hold down the home and power buttons at the same time to acheive this. Don’t hold them down for too long, as that can have ill-effects. Your screenshot will be taken almost instantly.
The iPhone comes with many features, one of them being a very advanced dictionary. This can be used as a point of reference in pretty much any app you use. Just tap onto any word and hold it. Once you do this, tap “Define” on the options that pop up.
Are you afraid of losing your precious iPhone? After setting up iCloud, you can adjust its settings to enable ‘Find My Phone’; another option is to download the ‘Find My Phone’ app. If your phone goes missing, you can use the app to remotely lock the phone, sound an alarm or even to wipe its memory clean.
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.