All phones have their pros and cons, but when you get a look at the Apple iphone, you know that you have found something special. And when you start using the iphone, you won't want to use anything else. But there is so much you can do with it--where do you start? Keep reading for some tips.
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.
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!
There is a real nifty trick for using your iphone headphone to handle your calls easily. The mouthpiece actually doubles as another button. If you are using your headphones and receive a call, just pinch the button. This lets you answer the call. If you click the button, you can send the caller to your voice mail.
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.
If you are sick of the ringtones provided to you with your phone and want new ones, you do not need to spend money buying new ones. Instead, make your own ringtones! There is an app called "Ringtone App" and it is free. You can take clips of songs you like and turn them into a ringtone!!
If you are not happy with the current settings of your iphone, you can reset everything to the default settings that your phone came with in the first place. This can be found under the general section under settings, and will help you to start fresh if you did something that you did not want.
If you are using certain apps that allow you to select a word, you can get definitions for any word that you do not recognize. All you need to do is press and hold the word and a box will come up that will ask if you would like to define it.
If you don't have an unlimited messaging plan, ensure that the character count setting is enabled on your iphone. Messages over 160 characters will be split, using two messages instead of one. To turn on this feature, go to "Settings,'" then "Messages," and turn Character Count on. The counter will appear just above the "Send" button.
A terrific way to get even greater use out of your iphone is to take advantage of its photographic shooting and editing capabilities. By customizing the camera interface and utilizing one or or more of the professional-quality editing applications available, you may find that you no longer need to carry a conventional digital camera.
The ability to buy Kindle books right from your iPhone's Kindle app was a casualty in a recent Apple-Amazon battle. Don't worry, you can still use your iphone to purchase books without resorting to a computer. Just use Safari to navigate to Amazon and purchase your next read the same way you would on your home computer. Remember to select your iphone in the "send to" menu!
There is a quick way to take a picture with your iphone gets hot even if the screen is locked. Tap the home button twice, and a camera icon appears beside the unlock bar. Tap the camera, and you can take a picture immediately without the need to take the time to unlock the screen first.
If your iphone is submersed in water, do not instantly try to turn it on. Dry off the exterior, then allow the moisture to dry overnight. If the phone is turned on while wet, it could short circuit.
Many times suggested words can cause you to waste time when composing an email. When typing, if endless word corrections start to bother you, just tap the screen to eliminate the boxes. This will keep you from having to click on the little "x" every time you want to dismiss a word.
You can get extend the battery life of your iphone if you make a few changes. Remove are apps that you do not use, turn off any of the wireless services on your phone you have no use for and reduce the amount of brightness on your screen. This will assure your battery will last a bit longer.
Reduce your energy usage to extend the life of your iphone battery. Eliminate apps you don't use. Turn off wireless signals you aren't using. Reduce screen brightness, unless it is necessary. Always remember to lock it before you put it away. You will need to charge your battery far less.
One of the things that you can do when you are typing a message on your iphone is to double tap the space bar, which will automatically add in a period for you. This is much more functional and practical than going to three different screens to find the period on your phone.
Professionals who bill multiple clients based on an hourly rate or fractional hourly rate often find it difficult to keep track of work performed while on the go. By taking advantage of available time keeping and billing applications, it is possible for the iphone to serve as the ultimate solution to the problem of maintaining accurate work records for the purpose of generating revenue.
Now that you have some tricks to try on your new iphone, try them out. You are going to find that the iphone does more than you thought it could. If you take the time to really learn how to use this phone, you are going to be very, very pleased.