You And Your Iphone – Tips And Tricks

Have you recently acquired a new iphone? If so, you might find yourself feeling more than a little overwhelmed by everything it has to offer. Don’t become intimidated by it. You can cultivate a deeper understanding of your iPhone’s full potential by checking out the great tips presented below.

TIP! An iPhone makes it virtually impossible to get lost. The iPhone comes with a built-in map application that shows you where you are at all times.

You can also take a picture through using your headphone cord on the iphone. Steady your hand while focusing on your subject, and press the button on the cord when you are ready. This way, your phone isn’t shaken, and your shot will be clear.

TIP! Dry rice can be used to dry an iPhone if it gets wet. You should of course avoid dropping your iPhone in water.

Are you completely overwhelmed by constant notifications received on your iphone? There is a way to easily turn off the notifications. Go to settings, then select notifications. Remove items that aren’t useful from your “Notification Center”. This will also help your battery last longer.

TIP! If you want to browse the web with ease on the iPhone, try a larger keyboard. And it doesn’t have to be an external keyboard.

There are many features available on an iphone including the ability to make up shortcuts and add dictionary entries. You can use the diction feature and have your phone transcribe what you say out loud. You can easily add in other phrases and shortcuts to save yourself time. The autocorrect feature will help you out, too, by speeding up your typing and saving you from doing a lot of editing.

TIP! Reduce the amount of brightness that you have on your iPhone screen to conserve the battery. Simply use the settings on your phone to adjust how bright the screen on your iPhone shines.

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TIP! Save time by omitting the ‘WWW’ and ‘.com’ from the URL while using your iPhone to browse online.

It is possible to take a picture from your headphone cord. Start off by getting the picture you want and put it in the frame. You should push the button located on your headphone cord to take the picture. That takes the photo for you. To save the photo, follow the normal picture saving steps.

TIP! Most iPhone users spend a good deal of time browsing Mail or Safari, but they might not know how easy it is to save images from them. Simply tap the image that you wish to save and hold your finger there for two or three seconds.

As a default setting, incoming messages are previewed on your iPhone’s lock screen. The may seem convenient to you or it may not be what you want at all. In the latter case, you’ll be pleased to know that this is a feature you can easily disable. Under Settings, choose Notifications and then Messages. You’ll want to disable the Show Preview function.

TIP! Don’t forget that your iPhone is capable of displaying various types of media. You can even download television shows, movies, or just about any other type of video, and then view it where ever you are, making your phone a great option for keeping you or your kids entertained.

If you like to protect your privacy and have a newer iphone with Siri, do not chat with her a lot or at all. Apple records pretty much all of these voice prompts you make to Siri and then stores them on internal servers. These files are stored in a secure location and are used for improving speech recognition, but it is good to be aware that your prompts may be recorded.

TIP! Have you lost a photo opportunity because the camera app was too slow to bring up? There’s a faster way to take pictures. With your screen in the locked position, double tap your Home button.

Like many other smartphones, iphone can provide visual information of incoming calls or messages. If you want a notification that’s silent, but easy to notice, you can set it up so that your phone’s LED camera blinks each time a message comes in. In the Settings menu, go to General, then to Accessibility. Then all you do is turn on the setting for LED Flash Alerts.

TIP! Turn the sound of keyboard clicks On in your Sounds Section if you need to hear clicks when you are texting. You’ll be able to hear when your phone is taking keyboard input successfully.

Should a freeze occur with your iphone, and it will not wake with a button push, a hard reset is probably needed. Press on the sleep button and the home button at the same time. The iphone will initiate a shutdown and restart, solving the problem.

TIP! When your iPhone falls in water, as is likely, do not power it up to check whether it works. Do what you can to dry off the outside and then let the moisture inside have overnight to dry out.

Keep the firmware updated. Not only will this keep your phone useable, but it will also increase it’s battery life. You can update your firmware simply by uploading iTunes to your computer and connecting your phone to that computer. You can also connect to an Apple computer with iCloud.

TIP! Using the suggested word feature on the iPhone is a waste of time. You can tap anywhere on the iPhone screen to get rid of the suggestions box.

If you like the added sound effects when you are typing, turn keyboard clicks on in your phone’s sounds menu. This will let you know with a sound each time you press a button on the phone and will help eliminate mistakes as you are typing.

TIP! The calendar section on the iPhone is a wonderful functional tool to help you get organized. You can use it faster and more efficiently by adding events directly instead of resorting to the “+” button.

You don’t have to type .com when using Safari on your iphone. As an example, if you’d like to go to, just type “YouTube” into the address field.

TIP! Do not go overboard with the apps on your iPhone. There are so many wonderful iPhone apps, some of which are free, while others that cost money.

If your iphone freezes, don’t worry. First, test the sleep or wake button. The second solution is to press the home button and the sleep/wake button at the same time. Doing so should bring up the option to reset your iphone by using the Power tab. After a few seconds, the phone should power up again.

TIP! Using only one hand, the iPhone can take a photo. Frame the picture you want to take and push the raise volume button.

You can easily mark an email message as “unread” in your iphone. Navigate to details and tap unread; that’s all there is to it.

TIP! Now that it’s possible to multi-task with your iPhone, you don’t have to drop everything when a fresh notification arrives. You can either ignore the notification until you finish.

You may benefit from an app for battery management. Several different apps are available. They can inform you of what sources are taking up the most amount of battery power, and they can instruct you on what you should change to maximize it. They can also tell you when it is time to calibrate, allowing you to keep your battery healthy.

TIP! Set up word shortcuts on your iPhone to type more efficiently. Go to Settings, then select General, Keyboard, and lastly Add New.

If you’re unable to finish your email and want to save it, press cancel rather than just closing the app. After you click out, you will be prompted to save as a draft. Select “yes” and you return to the draft email later on.

TIP! If there is not sufficient time when composing your email, rather than closing the email app tap on it to cancel. The iPhone will give you the option of saving a draft of your unfinished email.

There is a large dictionary that comes on your iphone. Use this reference tool for almost all your apps. To use simply click any word and select “define.”

TIP! There are a lot of great features that are on your iPhone straight out of the box, like a full dictionary. This can be used with just about any app.

There are several ways that you can scroll down your contact list. It is possible to use a finger to scan the full list, tap on a single letter to reach its category, or lightly placing one finger on your contacts list. The last way lets you browse the entire list quickly.

TIP! If your iPhone freezes, for about 5 seconds, hold down the “home” button. Your phone should reboot during this time.

You don’t need to flick to go though the contacts in your iphone. First, touch the middle of your alphabetical list on the right side. Then, slide your finger up and down. This will give you a more controlled way to search through contacts.

TIP! Don’t store your iPhone anywhere that experiences extreme temperatures. For instance, if you enter refrigerators or freezers at work, leave your phone somewhere with a steadier climate.

If you are klutzy, protect your iphone with a case. If your phone is dropped without a case, shattering the screen is very likely. Having a case will help protect your iphone from harm, and will ensure you get the most out of your purchase.

TIP! When your iPhone isn’t in use, you want to keep its screen at the darkest possible setting. The battery will die much quicker if the screen stays on.

Now you should have a firm understanding of the many possibilities that your iphone affords you. After you get the hang of it, the iphone is likely to change your entire way of living. Simply use all the neat tips and tricks down below to help better your iphone experience.

TIP! When using your iPhone as a music player, it is possible to shuffle the alignment of your screen icons. Use your settings menu and select “add icons”.