How To Best Utilize And Enjoy Your IPhone

Most people want to have a great user experience with their iPhone. You’ll find a slew of questions that need solid answers. Which carrier should you go with? Which applications are the best? Which phone models are within my budget? To get a handle on some of these points, keep reading for some ideas about iPhone ownership.

Are you looking to back up your contact list on the iPhone? The iDrive Lite app lets you do so very easily, as well as letting you share or restore your contacts. This application is free if your software is at version 2.0.

The Safari browser on your iPhone is capable of almost everything your standard, full-size computer browser is capable of–including saving images you find online. Tap and hold any pictures you run across that you would like to save. A menu will appear, asking if you wish to save the image to your Camera Roll. These photo’s can even be copied and placed inside a message!

For a quick way to add, subtract or multiply, don’t forget that calculator function on your iPhone; it’s located in your phone’s utilities section. You can turn your phone to access the scientific calculator option which is visible when the phone is horizontal.

Notifications can be annoying when they interrupt you while you are trying to work on your iPhone. But perhaps now is not a good time, so before getting to the notice you will want to save it for later. You can easily dismiss notifications. When you see the pop-up bar, use your finger and swipe it right away.

If you want to get back to the top of a long website page, long scrolling is unnecessary. Just tap on the top of the screen, in the grey status bar, and be quickly taken back where you began.

You can use Siri to give you reminders based on your location. Rather than saying “Siri, let me know to call my job at 5pm.” You can say “Siri, remind me to call work when I get home.” When the phone’s GPS realizes you are home, it will give you the reminder. So, if you unsure of your return time, a reminder can still be established.

The iPhone lets you come up with your very own shortcuts and dictionary. If you dictate to the iPhone, it can learn how you speak and predict what you will say next. You can make shortcuts (and custom dictionary entries) for words, phrases, and terms you use repeatedly, too. The keyboard automatically tries to correct you as you type.

Setting alerts and reminders is very easy; use this feature for your appointments and other obligations. But, did you know that you can set reminders that trigger notifications based on your physical location? For example, you might tell your phone to “Remind me to call Mom when I leave work.” The iPhone is truly a useful device and is capable of using many different kinds of reminders.

When sending an email or typing in a note and do not want to use the suggested iPhone words, there is no need to tap the X to get rid of the suggestion box. You can eliminate the box by simply tapping at any spot on the screen.

Take some time to experiment and play around with your new iPhone. You learn the most from hands-on experience, so trying out all of the features is the best way to figure out exactly what the phone can do. You may need to take several hours or several days to get familiar with your iPhone. The more time you devote to experimenting, the better. You’ll soon be very familiar with your phone’s unique features.

You don’t need to flick to go though the contacts in your iPhone. Begin by pressing your finger to the contact list. Now you can simply slide your finger up and down to peruse the list. You will have more control over the list, which is especially helpful if you have a large number of contacts.

Do not let your iPhone become exposed to the sun for too long. If you keep your phone in direct light for a long time, you run the risk of ruining it. The iPhone is not designed to endure temperature and climate extremes. Direct sunlight can qualify as extreme, especially in summer.

Use multimedia to maximize your iPhone’s capabilities. You can enjoy your favorite TV shows, movies or funny clips when you are on the go. You will never be bored again!

If you are making a phone call, but wish to disguise your telephone number, this can be accomplished with the iPhone. Simply get to Settings, then Phone, then tap Show Caller ID. Switch that to OFF. If you forget your own phone number, you can retrieve it in this same section.

Turn keyboard clicks ON to hear noise each time a character is entered during texting. Using different sounds can help you understand when you do type something, and when you don’t.

Update your phone when new updates are out. When you update your phone, you will have the latest bug fixes, patches and options to keep your phone running well. It also forces you to store the pictures and other important information you have acquired on your computer so that if something happens to your phone, you haven’t lost EVERYTHING.

Your iPhone is like a small GPS. The maps application comes preloaded, and it helps you determine where you are. Using the maps feature of your iPhone will simplify your navigation to different places you’re going and can help you avoid becoming lost in unfamiliar locations.

Are you sick of the suggested words feature bothering you when you use your iPhone? You can tap the screen if you don’t want it to suggest anything to you. This way you do not have to tap the “x” after every word you type.

Having read this article, you now know a lot about the iPhone. All of this information will help you appreciate your iPhone.

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