An iphone is a wonderful device, but there is a lot to learn about it. The sheer number of apps and possibilities can be overwhelming. For more exciting and interesting ways to use your iphone, check out the tips below.
You can use your headphone cord to make picture-taking a snap. Steady your hands when snapping the picture, and then touch the cord’s button. You will get a clear shot and won’t shake the phone by doing this.
While in the Safari browser, you can simply make a phone call with one tap. For instance, imagine you are looking for a dry cleaner online. When you locate the number, you do not have to type it in to call the business. Simply tap the number, and you’re immediately connected to the desired business.
An iphone can act as your GPS. If you find yourself in need of directions, you can always use the map feature as a GPS. This makes it easier to locate businesses like gas stations or restaurants. You can bookmark the map feature for easy access on your phone.
If you are going to email someone or send them a note, there are suggested words that make this process easy. If you do not want to use this feature, it is simple to close it. Just tap the screen anywhere to cancel the suggestion box.
If your iphone is equipped with the Siri app, you may want to rethink using Siri often if you want to protect your privacy. Almost all voice prompts directed at Siri are recorded by Apple, and stored by them on internal servers. This is done because it helps the speech recognition program work better, but remember that it also records everything that you say when using the Siri app.
You can use the settings to make the iphone visually indicate when you have an incoming call or message. There are plenty of options you can select here to give you an indicator. For example, your iPhone’s flash can go off if the message is important. All you have to do is navigate to Settings, then General, then Accessibility. Choose the feature “LED flash” for alerts.
If an iphone freezes up, you can easily perform a rest to get everything back in working order. Press and hold the “Sleep/Wake” button again while simultaneously holding down the “Home” key. This will restart your phone, which will bring up the Apple logo in white.
Many times suggested words can cause you to waste time when composing an email. If you need to type a note or email and you’re tired of suggestions, tap anywhere on the screen to make the suggestion box vanish. You do not have to tap the x on every word.
Your iPhone’s calendar is a great tool for staying organized. You can add events faster and easier directly rather than using the + button. While viewing the “Day” screen, tap and hold on a given hour to automatically insert an event at that time. You have more time with Fast Scheduling.
You should stay calm if your iphone freezes up. First, give the sleep/wake control a try. If that does not work, then press the Sleep/Wake button with the Home button together. If that still doesn’t work try resetting your phone by holding the home button for 5 seconds.
Love Siri but loathe her voice? If so, this tip should be of interest to you. Siri can be found in General Settings. Here you can reset Siri to use a different language, such as German or French. You change the accent to British or Australian. In fact, British Siris are male.
Don’t close your email app if you have to leave in the middle of writing an email. Instead, hit “cancel.” Your phone will ask whether you would like to save it as a draft. When you choose yes, you will then be able to bring up your unfinished email at a later time.
If you have started a message but want to finish it later on your iphone, you can just tap the Cancel key. The mail option will appear and will ask if you want to Save or Don’t Save, or if you want to cancel. When you select the save option, your message will be placed into the Drafts folder which will allow you to continue writing your message later. If your iphone does not already have a folder designated for Drafts, going this route will set one up for you.
There are so many wonderful features to the iphone, one of which is a pretty big dictionary that is built right into the phone. You can take advantage of this reference tool in virtually any app. Just tap onto any word and hold it. Once you do this, tap “Define” on the options that pop up.
You can easily send photos to family and friends using your iphone. There are a couple ways to accomplish this. The image can be either saved and added as an email attachment, or uploaded through the Facebook application.
If the screen locks up on your iphone, hold the Home button down for at least 5 seconds. The phone will then reboot. If this doesn’t work, try holding both the Home and Power buttons simultaneously for at least 12 seconds. Only use the second tactic is the initial one produces no results.
It is vital to use a protective case to store your iphone, especially if you have a tendency to drop things. You can actually shatter the glass on the iPhone’s front if you drop it without proper protection. Although no case can guarantee to protect your phone, it is an extra line of defense in case you happen to drop your phone.
If you already have an iphone, you’re probably aware of all the things it can provide to you. However, it becomes complicated when trying to sort through the maze of functions that are available to you. Apply the information learned to utilize your iphone to its fullest.