If you are educated about your iPhone, you can use it to make some things in life easier with the help of the many apps that are available. The following tips will help you learn how to get the most from your iPhone.
Take great pictures by using your headphone cord! The volume buttons can be used to take pictures now, so you can hold the cord in your other hand to keep your shots steady and clear. This method can even be used if you are resting your phone on a stand.
If you’ve gotten your iphone wet, refrain from turning it on. Use a towel to dry it, and then put it in a sealed plastic bag of dry, white rice. Let it sit overnight. If it’s dry the next morning, turn it on, and you just may find it working again.
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.
Download and sign up with the Find My iPhone app. This invaluable application can help you locate your iPhone in the event that it is lost or stolen. This app not only allows you to display a message on the screen or cause the phone to ring extra-loud, but it allows you to wipe data or lock your phone from a remote location.
Apple has made it super easy to get definitions for words. Whenever you see a word, you want to get a definition for, whether it’s in an email, a text message, or on the internet, you can press on the word for a second or two, and a little pop-up will come up where you can select define.
When you have an incoming call on your iPhone, you can silence your ring with a single button. By pressing the Sleep/Wake button one time, the ring will go to silent mode. If you wish to send the caller straight to your voice mail, you can press that button two times.
The iPhone gives you the ability to construct a dictionary and create shortcuts for words. You can use the diction feature and have your phone transcribe what you say out loud. Word shortcuts and phrases can be added to the phone as well. The keyboard can also auto-correct your typing when you type various phrases and words.
If you don’t have unlimited texting on your phone plan, you need to be careful how many messages you send. Go to Settings and the Message and enable the character count. After about 160 characters in a text message, the message becomes split into two texts. This can help you avoid sending multiple texts by accident.
Choose a carrier before choosing an iphone. You might have your eye on a particular iphone. Before you rush out and get it, make sure that it is compatible with the carrier of your choosing. Shop around for a cell phone plan you can live with rather than making the decision over which iphone you like best.
Ever miss a great picture because you could not access your phone’s camera quickly enough? Luckily, there is a shortcut that will help to speed things up. While you have the screen locked, quickly touch Home button two times. The camera icon is located at the bottom right hand of your screen. You tap the icon to quickly enable your camera functions.
If you don’t have an unlimited messaging plan, ensure that the character count setting is enabled on your iPhone. Messages over 160 characters will be split, using two messages instead of one. To turn on this feature, go to “Settings,'” then “Messages,” and turn Character Count on. The counter will appear just above the “Send” button.
In the event that your iPhone freezes and it is not revived when you press the Sleep/Wake button, you can do a hard reset to get things back in order. Press down and hold the Sleep/Wake button while simultaneously holding and pressing on Home. The iPhone will initiate a shutdown and restart, solving the problem.
Lock your screen, if you need to. If your iphone seems to have trouble determining whether it’s up or down, try locking your screen. The constant shift between portrait and landscape can get rather frustrating. By going into your settings or, sometimes, by just checking the bottom of your screen, you can lock your phone’s screen to one or the other.
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 water, wait before trying to turn it on. Dry the outside of the phone. Then wait a day so that any moisture inside the phone can dry. Turning on a wet phone is likely to short-circuit it, ruining it permanently.
Having trouble finding a specific app over the pages and pages of your iPhone? Try using the “Search iPhone” feature. Simply click your home button once (or twice if you are off of your first screen) to get to the search feature. Then start typing the name of the app you are looking for. This also works for finding a contact, a scheduled meeting and even specific emails.
If you have witnessed an iPhone in use, you probably seen some people curse at it and others give it high praise. In order for you to understand all the possibilities an iPhone can represent, implement all the tricks, techniques and tips learned here.