With new technology comes the opportunity and necessity to learn new skills. An iPhone can make your life much easier and a little more fun, but only if you know how to use it. Below are some tips and advice compiled to help you become the master of your iPhone.
Take photos with your iPhone headphone cord. The volume buttons, both up and down can now be used on many iPhones to snap photos. This way, you can steady your hand and press the cord button to snap the photo. Doing it this way means you do not shake the camera and frame for a crisper picture.
A great tip if you’re thinking about purchasing an iphone is to shop around and do your research before you decide on a plan or even the iphone itself. It might not be the best idea to walk into the apple store and pick one up impulsively because you’ll pay more.
Stream your favorite movies and games through your iphone now. Iphones now hold contracts with the premier streaming companies, so you can watch Netflix and Hulu right on your iphone. This is a great feature to have if you are sitting in the back of a vehicle on a long road trip, or a have a long bus ride ahead of you.
There are a lot of applications on your iphone that allow you to look up movie show times. Instead of heading to the theatre in disappointment, or having to go all the way home to a computer, you can just use your iphone. This will save you a lot of time and can help you prepare for the day.
Although experts in child care do not recommend you use electronic devices to entertain your children, iPhone apps can help keep your child occupied during a long automobile trip. Some of these apps are also educational and will help your child learn at the same time they are being entertained.
Before putting your iPhone to sleep, press the home button. This ensures that all apps are turned off, and it saves you battery life in the process. If you simply put the phone to sleep without pressing home, you may have some apps running in the background and reduce your battery life.
You can quickly erase text without even touching your iPhone screen. Using a quick flick of the wrist, shake the phone one time to your left and back. A window will pop up to request confirmation to delete the recently typed text. Click it and the most-recent text will be immediately erased.
You can use your iphone to store all sorts of files. The only way to do this, however, is to purchase the iphone drive app, but once you do you can store almost anything on your phone. This enables your phone to function almost completely as a mini portable computer.
If you often download your new iOS apps to multiple devices, try turning on automatic downloads in your setting area on these devices. Then, when any new app is purchased, the app will automatically be downloaded to these devices. No need for you to do anything! It will simply be there the next time you log onto the device.
There are many myths about how you are supposed to handle an iPhone falling into water. The largest one is using a hairdryer to dry the phone. Instead of drying out all the water that has gotten on the phone, doing this will only serve to push water further into the phone.
When typing on your iPhone, tip it horizontally. The keyboard should be displayed horizontally and become bigger. When browsing the internet, use the Safari app: this is the only one that will rotate when you move your phone. This should help you avoid typos and type much faster than before.
Sometimes your iPhone gets flummoxed by the position you’re holding it in and switches back and forth from portrait to landscape over and over. You don’t have to shift position to counteract this problem. You can easily lock your iPhone into portrait-only mode. Just open the Home menu and swipe the recent app list from left to right. This gets you to the music controls, but the last icon in the list is the screen orientation lock.
Only use a micro-fiber cloth to clean the screen on your iphone. Anything other than this is likely too abrasive and can actually cause damage, even though a screen protector. Remember to always keep a micro-fiber cloth on hand to ensure that you are not tempted to use anything else to clean your phone.
Use rice to help your wet iPhone. If you have found that your phone has gotten water all over it, the best solution is to set it in a bag full of rice. Rice will draw out the water and absorb it, hopefully allowing water to leave your phone in a way that you can still use it.
Would you like to have a quicker way to get to your search bar on your iPhone? You can do this by first tapping on your home key. Then tap again right away. This will load the Spotlight search bar. That is a universal search bar for your whole iPhone.
Do you need to send a link to a webpage or a picture to a friend? Open the page, touch the address bar, and you should be able to send this link as an email. Send emails to yourself if you want to access a specific link on another device.
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!
As it was stated in the introduction of this article, owning an iPhone can change your daily life for the better once you know how to use it to its fullest possibilities. Use the advice and tips in the article above to get the most out of your iPhone.
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