If you’re like most people, you have had a cellphone now for about 10 years or so. But here’s some news: the iPhone is not like any cellphone you have had before. It truly is a revolutionary item, and if you are using it like other phones, you are missing out. Keep reading for tips to help you see what you can really do with the iPhone.
The iPhone is exceptionally helpful when it comes to location, yours and those places you’d like to get to. The maps app is in the phone when you buy it and can let you see the location when you have service. This can help you get home or anywhere else you were planning to be.
Switching your phone to airplane mode when you are traveling, or in an area where you can’t receive calls or texts will help to save your battery life. Having to find and remain in contact with the nearest towers uses up a ton of battery. Switch to airplane mode in the setting’s section of your phone and keep your batter for when you actually need it.
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.
Did you know that iPhones can take screenshots just like a computer can? In order for you to take a screenshot from your iPhone, hold down your phone’s home button and afterwards press the Sleep button. You’ll then hear a camera click, see a flash, and then a screenshot of your iPhone will be saved in your Camera Roll.
If you need to write an email or document in all caps on the iPhone, simply tap the shift key twice to lock it. This is similar to how you would set the caps lock on any standard keyboard. You can then write your document in all caps easily without having to continuously tap the shift key over and over again.
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.
A new feature the iPhone has that many people do not know about is its built-in dictionary. This can even be used as you are writing an email or text message. If there is a word that you are unsure about, just tap on it and you will see “define” pop up–tap on it!
Control your iPhone music without going to your music app by simply sliding your app bar once to the right. There you’ll be treated to a mini music control system that includes play and pause, next and previous buttons. You can even get quick access to whatever app is currently playing music in the same area.
Capture those fleeting on-screen moments by using the screenshot function. To take a screenshot with your iPhone, simply hold down the “Home” button while simultaneously depressing the “Sleep” button one time. You should see a flash of white on the screen, and the image should be archived in your camera roll right away.
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.
Chefs and epicureans alike will find no end of benefits to using an iPhone due to the incredible array of available tools catering to foodies of every description. By researching and downloading applications devoted to recipe sharing, restaurant reviews and ingredient sourcing, it is possible for the iPhone to streamline the life of anyone who loves the art of fine cuisine.
If you lose your connection while writing an email or if you encounter another issue with your iPhone, check the outgoing folder of your mail box. You will be able to finish writing your email. Use this folder to make sure all your messages have been sent, especially if you encountered a connection problem while sending your email.
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.
Do you need to create folders to organize your emails? iPhones do not support this feature, but you can use your IMAP email account to create folders. Access your IMAP server and create different folders. Save your emails in the different folders you created: this should help you keep track of your important messages.
If you want to make the most of your iPhone’s battery, then you may want to buy an app that will manage it. There are a few available that can inform you of when you use too much power and how you can reduce it to save battery life. Calibration comes often, but with due reminders; which will help you save quite a bit on your battery’s life.
Always ensure that you are keeping your iPhone’s OS up to date. Due to the complexity of the iPhone, Apple will release patches to fix various problems or security lapses. This is even more important if your phone contains any personal information.
Aren’t you impressed with everything the iPhone can do? Having an iPhone is something that can be a lot of fun and really help you live your life more easily. There are so many things you can do that it is really an indispensable machine. Use the tips in this article to help you master this great tool.