Do you own an iphone but, feel like you are not getting the full use of your device? Do you see other people interacting with their iphones more effectively? If this sounds like you, you can learn about your iphone and different ways to maximize your usage of it, starting today.
In order to take advantage of the iPhone’s ability to make your life easier, be sure to investigate applications that utilize GPS technology to provide you with the locations of nearby gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants. Doing so will help you save time on all of your errands no matter where you happen to be.
If you get your iPhone wet, simply use rice in order to dry it out. It is common for people to drop their phones in a puddle, toilet, or other wet location. After wiping down the phone, place it into a bag that has been rice filled. Let it sit overnight to dry out completely.
Don’t load an excessive number of apps onto your Iphone. There are many well thought out apps that can make your life more pleasant and help you get things done. There are also many apps that are a waste of virtual space and will only need to be deleted later.
It is now possible for Siri to let your program a location-based reminder. You do not have to say “At five I have to call work, Siri.” You can tell Siri to remind you to do something when you get home. Siri will provide you the reminder when you arrive home. That way, if you have no idea when you will reach home, you are still going to have a reminder.
It’s easy to place a call while using Safari to browse the Internet. You may be looking for a dry cleaner that is nearby. Upon finding the phone number on the website, you don’t need to open your phone app to call. All you have to do to place a call is to tap the number displayed in the browser window.
If you are searching the internet on your iPhone, click the forward arrow on the middle bottom to forward the link to the page that you are on to your email address. This can be very useful if you are searching your iPhone for important articles and do not have enough space to store them all.
Make your own ringtone. If the ringtones on your iphone do nothing for you, try creating your own. You can send a file from your computer to your iphone. To do this, make sure the file is a compatible mp3. Send it from your computer to your phone using either wifi or a usb cable.
Are you sick of the annoying “suggest words” when trying to type a text or email on your iPhone? This problem can be easily taken care of. If there is a suggest words that you do not want to accept, just tap the small “X” found at the end of the word.
To increase your storage space on your iPhone, take advantage of iCloud. This will only take you a few minutes to set up, and it can triple or quadruple the amount of space that is made available. This is especially useful if you store a lot of photographs or a big music library on your phone.
If you accidentally drop your iPhone into some water, do not turn it on right away or you can permanently damage it. Dry the phone with a towel and sit it in a bowl of rice overnight. This will help draw out all of the water that may have gotten into hidden areas.
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 do not like Siri’s voice, it can be changed. Locate the Siri app in the General Settings menu. You can program the language to French, English or German. You can even change her voice, if you wish, to reflect a British or Australian accent. Actually, the British Siri is a male!
There’s an easy way to cut down on the time it takes to get to your favorites and the music controls of your phone. These features can be mapped to the “Home” button by tinkering with the appropriate settings (found in “Settings” > “General” > “Home Button”). Once here, you can double click the options you are wanting to make more unique. That is an easy thing to do when you go through the steps.
These suggestions are just the beginning to using your iphone. Try them out, and use those that work best for you. An iphone is an expensive investment, you should get as much use from it as possible. Try these tips and you will begin to grow your knowledge base and enjoy your iphone.