If you have watched TV, surfed the Internet, or read a magazine in recent years, you have undoubtedly seen an ad for Apple’s iPhone. If you have been thinking about buying one of these phones, you may want to know more about what it can do for you first. Keep reading to learn more about these amazing phones.
Consider buying a screen protector for your iPhone’s screen. Without such a protective device, the phone is sure to get scratched and dinged. The hypersensitive screen can easily be damaged by dirt or even your fingers! Be certain to always keep a protector on the screen of your iPhone.
Even if you do not plan to use your iPhone for a while, you should store it with a dead battery. Allow your phone to fully charge each time it is put on the charger instead of letting it run down. Otherwise, you run the risk of adversely affecting the chemical composition of the battery, possibly damaging the phone.
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.
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 are timers when your iPhone may have an issue with an application like any computer would. This can easily be solved by force quitting it. To do this on your phone, press and hold your Home button for about six seconds. This will cause it to quit the problematic application quickly.
If you have your iPhone in hand and happen upon that once in a lifetime pictures, you can take it without unlocking your phone. Simply tap the home button twice while your phone is still locked. You will see a few icons, and one of them will be your camera icon. Take your picture and it will instantly be saved to your phone.
When you’d like to write an email or type up a note, and aren’t interested in using the words your iPhone is suggesting, you don’t need to press X to get rid of the suggestion box. Just tap anyplace at all, and the word will go away.
If you are someone that places a high value on privacy, think twice before using Siri. Apple records virtually all voice prompts to Siri and stores them on an internal server. This is to further develop the program’s speech recognition capability, and while the files are supposedly secure, your discussions with Siri may be saved.
If you find an app that you like and want for your iPhone, look at the cost. Chances are that there is a free or cheaper equivalent that does the same thing. This way, you can get the same desired functionality, but save yourself, all or some of your money.
When you open your email inbox on your iPhone, you’ll usually see the first couple of lines of each message displayed in the list. Depending on your personal style, you may feel more comfortable with more or less preview information. Fortunately, you have lots of control over this feature. Just go to the Mail, Contacts, and Calenders section of your Settings and tap Preview. You can set the preview for anything from five lines down to zero.
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!
A smartphone can make your life easier in many different ways, and an iPhone is one of the most popular models around. After reading this article, you should have a better idea about the many different things you can do with an iPhone. With these tips, you can get the most out of your new phone.