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.
A great benefit of having an iPhone is that you do not need to purchase a GPS system. The iPhone contains an accurate GPS system. Since the iPhone’s GPS system already knows current location, simply put in your desired destination, and you will receive concise directions, just as you would with a regular GPS system.
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.
Are there websites you visit a lot from your phone? Do you ever wish you had a little icon for them on the home screen? Well, if you have, open the webpage in Safari and click on the Go To icon at the top of the screen. You can then select to add it to your home screen.
If you happen to drip your iPhone in water, avoid turning it on; this could short circuit your phone. You can dry it out by gently towel drying it or putting it inside a Ziploc bag filled with dry, white rice overnight. Avoid using a hair dryer on it as well, as this can cause water to seep deeper into the phone.
To get personal with your iPhone and Siri, try teaching Siri your family’s names. For instance, you can teach Siri your spouse’s name. Then instead of speaking out your spouse’s full name when you want to call him or her, you can say instead “Call my husband” or “Call my wife.” It’s much more personable!
Sometimes the AutoCorrect suggestion feature can become a nuisance. When you’re writing and it keeps popping up, don’t hit “X” to get rid of it. Just tap the screen anywhere and the suggestion box will go away.
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.
The iPhone has the option, as do other smartphones, to alert you visually to calls and messages you are receiving on your phone. You can even set the phone to flash the camera’s flash to alert you silently when a call is incoming. To access this feature go into the “accessibility” tab under the settings menu. Activate LED Flash Alerts.
Many people want to know how to save images using Safari and their mail. All you have to do is touch the image in Safari or mail and then hold it. An action sheet will show itself that enables you to be able to save the image. The image will be available in the library of your photos app.
Use rice to dry out your iPhone. If you ever get it wet, then put it in a bowl or zipper bag filled with white rice. The rice will absorb the moisture overnight and possibly return your iPhone back to a pristine and usable state like nothing ever happened in the first place.
Personalize your iPhone with the ringtone of your choice. Stand apart from the crowd with a ringtone that is personal and shies away from the standard! Upload one of your favorite songs or maybe a sound byte that you really like. This is sure to get your’s and other’s attention.
If you are using multiple email addresses through your iphone be sure that you give them very different names. It has been found that the phone can glitch and apply the same settings to both accounts, even if you want them to be different. Just be sure they are distinct to avoid this problem.
Notifications can be annoying when they interrupt you while you are trying to work on your iPhone. Perhaps you wish to complete your initial task before addressing the notification. It is simple to close the notification and get back to your original task. Once you see the notification bar, just make it disappear with a swipe.
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.