How To Use Your Iphone To Its Full Potential

There are good and bad points about owning an iphone. There is so much an iphone can do. There are so many features built in and you can get even more from apps. To get a handle on the specific tools and functions you want to make the most of without losing precious time and money, read on.

TIP! To dry an iPhone that’s wet, use rice. Even the most careful person can drop their phone into the toilet or a water puddle.

While using your phone to browse the Internet, you may find it easier to do with a larger keypad. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to purchase one. From the Safari browser, rotate your phone sideways and tap on the address bar. The larger keyboard allows you to have more speed and efficiency when typing.

TIP! You should be sure to update your iPhone each time a new update is available. Doing this ensures that your phone has all the latest options and software fixes.

Once you know how to take a photo using the volume buttons, try doing it by using your headphone cord. Steady your hand while focusing on your subject, and press the button on the cord when you are ready. By doing this, you do not shake the iphone, which will ensure your shot is clear.

TIP! The Safari browser and mail are very popular, but not everyone knows how to save photos and images to the phone from them. This is simple.

When searching the web with your iphone, you do not have to type in the “.com” part of an address. All you need to do is include the main part, like Google, and miraculously the iphone browser transports you to that site. The small amount of time you save can add up over thousands of searches.

TIP! There is no need to press X every time AutoCorrect attempts to correct a word. All you need to do is press the screen, anywhere.

When using Safari on your iphone, one simple tap can make a phone call. You may be looking for a dry cleaner that is nearby. This instantly transfers you to your your phone section, where the call will be made. Just tapping the number will connect you to the business that you want to call.

TIP! It is easy to create your own shortcuts and dictionary on an iPhone. After you set it up, the iPhone will know what you are about to type before you type it.

You don’t need to press X every time AutoCorrect attempt to make a correction. Just tap the screen anywhere instead. This method closes the suggestion box quickly and easily.

TIP! It is possible to take a picture from your headphone cord. To begin, frame the picture that you are going to take.

The iphone gives you the flexibility of being able to capture a picture directly from the cord your headphones. Simply line up your subject within the frame. When you are ready to snap the shot, depress the button your cord. This is how you snap the photo. Save the picture as you normally would.

TIP! Does your message require an accent or an umlaut over a letter? Here’s how. Touch and hold the letter that requires accenting.

Are there umlauted or accented letters you wish to include in your messages? Here is how to find them. Touch and hold the particular letter you want additional options for and keep your finger on it for a couple of seconds. When you hold down a letter key on your iphone, you should see an options box that will include several additional ways you can type a specific letter. You can type fancy letters to your heart’s content!

TIP! To get your messages, tag email accounts on the iPhone. That is critical, so you can receive notifications instantly when you get messages, and can view them right on your phone.

Don’t forget that your iphone is capable of displaying various types of media. You can use the iphone to view your favorite movie or television show.

TIP! Did you just type something into iMessage that you probably shouldn’t have? Has the notorious Auto Correct messed with you again? There’s a very simple way to take back your words; quickly shake your iPhone. This is akin to the undo button on a computer.

As a default setting, incoming messages are previewed on your iPhone’s lock screen. This is something that some find convenient, but others do not like so much. If you do not like this feature, you can simply turn it off. Just open the Settings menu and go to “notifications,” then “messages.” Show Preview is the option you want to turn off.

TIP! Working with and taking photos on the iPhone is a great feature and something most people use to their advantage. After a while, the number of photos can really add up.

If your iphone freezes up and cannot be revived by pressing Sleep/Wake button, try doing a hard reset so you can get back in working order. Press on the sleep button and the home button at the same time. The phone should shutdown and reboot signaling that everything is working fine once again.

TIP! Have you ever lost out on snapping a great photo because the camera app takes too much time to pop up? Use this easy shortcut. Just give the Home button two quick taps when you have your screen locked.

AutoText shortcuts save a great deal of time when texting and emailing. Create shortcuts for the phrases that you use most frequently. This feature is easy for email addresses and common phrases. You’ll find the necessary settings lurking in the iphone settings’ “Keyboard” section.

TIP! You can use the settings to make the iPhone visually indicate when you have an incoming call or message. For silent but prominent notifications, you can make your iPhone’s LED camera flash blink whenever a message or call comes in.

When you are using the Safari browser on your iphone, there is no need for you to type in the .com extension in order to reach a site. If you wanted to visit the Target’s website for example, you need only type Target in the address bar and you should be directed to the site.

TIP! Your iPhone Safari browser will do most anything a computer browser can do. If you find an image you want to preserve on your phone, simply tap it and hold it.

Consider using an app to manage your battery life. There are several available, and these apps can tell you where you are using the most battery power and what you can change to extend your battery life. They can also alert you when it is time to calibrate, and this allows you to maintain a strong battery.

TIP! When using Safari on your iPhone, you don’t have to key in the “.com” extension when you want to visit a site.

You can customize shortcuts on your phone that will allow for faster typing. In “Settings”, go to “General”, “Keyboard”, then “Add New Shortcut”. You can create shortcuts for common phrases or words you type often by adding abbreviations or acronyms. Using these shortcuts while you type will insert the proper phrases or letter combinations automatically.

TIP! Using only one hand, the iPhone can take a photo. Simply frame your picture and press the volume button +.

Try to save some time when using your iphone to type. Go to settings, then keyboard, then to add shortcut. In doing this, you can preprogram long word combinations or phrases you type a lot or often. In the future, this can help you avoid typing them every time.

TIP! You can scroll through your contacts on your iPhone using three different techniques. Using your finger to locate contacts on your iPhone you can go through your contact list, locate a contact with a specific initial letter by tapping that letter or holding your finger on your contact list.

The iphone allows you to get a screenshot whenever you want. Simply press your power button and your home button all at one time. This will allow you to take a screenshot of your phone’s current display and save it to your iphone.

TIP! Be careful to avoid exposing the iPhone to extremely hot or cold temperatures. For instance, if you need to go into frozen lockers or refrigerated areas frequently, do not take your phone.

To save a message that you are working on for later on an iphone, just tap Cancel. Mail will appear asking if you wish to Cancel, Save, or Don’t Save. When you choose Save, the message goes to Drafts. Should this folder not exist, it will be created.

TIP! Delete videos that you no longer want to view. Once the video has ended, you will be given the option to remove it from the phone.

You can access your favorites and the iPod controls instantly. These features can be mapped to the “Home” button by tinkering with the appropriate settings (found in “Settings” > “General” > “Home Button”). Then you can customize by clicking twice, then select the options you prefer to customize. If done correctly, the process is relatively easy.

TIP! IPhone charging cords can be easily damaged and should be handled with care. Always try to disconnect this cord as gently as possible from the iPhone and power outlet.

You can’t own an iphone without realizing that it offers a great deal of features. But, if you have become overwhelmed by the options, you may fail to get the most use out of your device. With everything you’ve just read, however, you should be feeling more confident in your ability to get the most from your iphone.

TIP! Take pictures that are clear and vibrant with your iPhone’s camera. The built-in camera on your iPhone enables you to take many pictures.

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