Tips On How To Maximize Your Iphone

Just about anyone of any age can benefit from an iphone. Kids and senior citizens alike will discover applications that thrill and entertain. Read the following article to learn of all the benefits you can reap from the iphone.

TIP! If you own an iPhone, getting lost is a thing of the past. The maps application comes preloaded, and it helps you determine where you are.

If you would like your iphone battery to last longer, dial down the brightness factor of your phone’s display. All you need to do is go into your phone’s settings and scale back its brightness. This will help save your battery power, which is important to having a full charge on your phone.

TIP! Whenever a new update is available for your iPhone, take the time to install it. These updates may contain bug fixes, feature upgrades and other important options for your iPhone.

A screen protector is a wise investment for your iphone. Without a screen protector, your phone will be more vulnerable to scratches, scrapes and nicks. Your fingers can transfer dirt to the screen which in turn can leave hairline scratches. Make sure to keep a protective screen on the phone.

TIP! An iPhone can act as your GPS. Use the map as GPS when you want definite directions, or when trying to find gas stations or grocery stores en route.

Do you get too many notifications on your iphone? You can easily turn them off. After you open the main “Settings” menu, touch the bar called “Notifications.” Remove items that aren’t useful from your “Notification Center”. This will also improve the life of your battery.

TIP! Hitting the “X” button when the AutoCorrect suggestion box comes up is not necessary. Just tap the screen anywhere instead.

Any website can be turned into an iphone app listed on your home screen. Simply go to the website. When you get there, tap the “Go” button. One of the options you’ll be presented with is adding the website to your iPhone’s home screen. Also, you have the ability now to rename it as a unique application.

TIP! With the iPhone, you can make up your own dictionary and shortcuts. This allows you to personalize each and every one of your sayings.

You may spend a great deal of time reading email or browning Safari on your iphone, but you may not know how simple it is to hang onto an image from these locations. Find the image you want, touch and hold. After a few seconds, a pop-up box will give you the option of saving the image to your phone.

TIP! Have you ever found yourself doubting your most recent entry into iMessage? Has your meaning been messed up by Auto Correct again? You can quickly undo these problems by shaking your iPhone. This is a quick way to undo typing.

It is not necessary to close out an autocorrect suggestion by pushing the “X.” Simple tap away on your screen to eliminate this alteration. This method gets rid of the suggestion box while saving you much needed time.

TIP! When you are trying to send an email or write a note and you have no interest in using words that are suggested by the iPhone, you do not need to hit the “X” to dismiss the suggestion box. Just tap anyplace at all, and the word will go away.

It is possible to create your own dictionary, complete with shortcuts, using your iphone. When you use diction, the device will understand how you speak. You can enter many phrases and shortcuts. This will allow the iphone to autocorrect phrases as you type.

TIP! Via the default setting, the iPhone shows previews of messages when the lock screen is on. You may find this handy or annoying.

Search for an app that lets you utilize your phone for storage. It is possible to upload text, photos, videos and music files. Then, you can easily transfer them to any computer via the phone, or just access them directly from the phone itself.

TIP! If you have an iPhone that uses Siri, but are concerned with privacy, you may want to avoid communicating with her too much. Almost all voice prompts directed at Siri are recorded by Apple, and stored by them on internal servers.

If you are writing anything on the iphone and do not want to use the predictive text feature, the suggestion box can be dismissed without touching the “X.” Instead, tap your screen anywhere, and instantly, the box will vanish.

TIP! To get the most out of your iPhone, remember to program the device to give you a visual indicator when receiving incoming messages and calls. You can make the flash from the camera blink when you are getting a call.

AutoText shortcuts save a great deal of time when texting and emailing. Create shortcuts for the phrases that you use most frequently. Using this feature will save you a great deal of time when texting common phrases or inserting email addresses. To access this feature, simply look under keyboard settings.

TIP! Keep firmware updated. The functionality of the device will be increased, along with its battery life.

You can customize your ringtones with the iphone. The standard ringtones blend in with other Iphone users and makes you just one of the crowd. You can upload a favorite sound clip or a song that you love; the possibilities are endless. That will make your iphone show your personality every time you get a call.

TIP! You probably know that you can set reminders for certain times to tell you to do things. However, are you aware that you can also set location-based reminders as well? An example would be to remind you of ballet practice for your daughter right after work.

If you’ve just dropped you phone in water, make sure you don’t turn it on. Instead, do you best to dry the outside of the phone, and then allow the phone dry out overnight in a bowl of uncooked white rice. If your phone is wet and you turn it on, you can cause a short circuit and ruin the phone.

TIP! Your iPhone’s calendar is a great tool to help you keep organized. You can make it more efficient by directly adding your events rather than using the + button.

Setting alerts and reminders is very easy; use this feature for your appointments and other obligations. But did you also know you can set location specific reminders too? For instance, you could say, “Remind me to stop by the grocery store when I leave the office.” All types of reminders can be utilized with iPhones.

TIP! Word shortcuts can be set on your iPhone. Go to the Settings menu, look under General, then Keyboard, and finally Add New Shortcut.

Your iPhone’s calendar is a great tool for staying organized. Add appointments and events quickly by inserting them directly and avoid the + button altogether. While you are viewing your calendar via the day, tap any hour and hold down. This will create a new entry on the time you chose. Faster scheduling frees up your time!

TIP! Tap cancel to save an email message. Mail will ask whether you want to cancel the message, save it, or discard it.

Sleep/wake Button

TIP! One of the best features included on your iPhone is its thorough and robust dictionary, which comes as a standard part of the operating system. You can use this tool in pretty much any app.

If your iphone freezes up, do not be alarmed. To begin with, press the sleep/wake button. The second solution is to press the home button and the sleep/wake button at the same time. That will reset your phone, but then it will power up again in just moments.

TIP! If you are prone to dropping things, protect your iPhone and purchase a case. A lot of people drop their iphones and crack their screens.

You can save emails that you’re working on and finish them at a later time by tapping on the cancel button. The phone will then inquire whether or not you’d like to save the email. When you choose yes, you will then be able to bring up your unfinished email at a later time.

TIP! Do not allow your iPhone to be exposed to the sun for a long time. If you iPhone is under the sun directly for a long time, the heat can cause permanent damage.

If you want to save an email or a text without sending it, tap on cancel. Mail will appear asking if you wish to Cancel, Save, or Don’t Save. When it is saved, it is stored in Drafts. If there is no Drafts folder set up, it will automatically be created when you click Save.

TIP! When you aren’t using your iPhone, keep the screen off or very dim. A bright screen can quickly drain your battery.

There are many tricks to the iphone such as eliminating the emails that are superfluous. Simply highlight the message by dragging your finger across the message and hitting the delete button that comes up.

TIP! Has your iPhone become frozen or unresponsive? If pressing the Sleep or Home buttons does not do anything, hold Home for at least six seconds. This will close any apps that are locked.

You want to use the utmost care when dealing with the connector cord in your iphone because they can easily get damaged. If you want to unplug the cord, you should do it very gently and store the cord in a protective box. If you are taking good care of the cord, it should last you around a year.

TIP! Disable or turn off any of the wireless radio functions that you do not use. These features can drain your battery, even if your phone is in sleep mode.

If you give these tips a try, you’ll be well on your way to becoming an expert at customizing your iphone and getting the most out of it. You should now be ready to become a master of the iphone and be fully capable of enjoying it for all it is worth.

TIP! Store all of your iPhone’s documentation (its warranty information especially!) somewhere safe. It’s a good idea to spend the money on insurance for your iPhone, too.