The iPhone offers a great way to combine many of your devices into one neat little package, and enables you unlimited creative ability in the process. Novices may find the iPhone to be confusing. Even for pros, it’s a good idea to be aware of the latest tricks and tips. Keep reading to find great iPhone tips for both the new and experienced user, to help you get the most out of your iPhone.
If the iPhone is wet, dry it with rice. Nearly everyone has dropped a phone in a puddle, sink or even a toilet. A hair dryer can actually damage your phone further so to avoid this, fill a ziploc bag with dry rice and put your phone into it. You will find that the phone is dry within hours, or perhaps by the next day.
Did you just drop your brand-new iPhone in the sink or a pond? Don’t worry! Make sure you don’t turn the phone on. Instead, lightly towel dry it as much as you can. Don’t use a blow dryer. Then, put the phone in a small bag filled with white rice and leave it sit overnight. The rice will absorb any water left in it.
To make your favorite website a little faster and a whole lot easier, set it as your homepage. Although you can’t do this as smoothly as you can in Safari on the Mac, you can access your preferred page easily with just one extra tap. Add the page to your bookmark’s list, and then make sure it is at the top of the list. That way, you are only a couple of taps away from your favorite page.
If your phone has frozen and the Sleep/Wake button isn’t working for you, don’t panic! Instead, hold down your phone’s Home button as well as its Sleep/Wake button at the same time. This will allow you to perform a hard reboot of the phone. Most of the time this will be enough to unfreeze your phone.
With the iPhone you can quickly take pictures on your phone. Once you slide to unlock the phone, hit the camera app on the lock screen and open it up to use the camera. This feature makes it easy to quickly take pictures and never miss out on a memory.
If your iPhone uses the iOS4 platform, you may find that running more than one app will drastically slow down the phone’s performance. Double-tap the Home button to bring up a list of all currently running and suspended apps. Tap, then hold each one until each icon wiggles. You can then use the delete button to close any unneeded apps.
Are you regretting something you just typed on iMessage? Is Auto Correct incorrect? Giving your iPhone a swift rattle is a really simple way to fix this. Any recent typing is instantly erased. Because this feature is optional, you will have to enable it under “Settings”.
To get the most from Siri, use this tip to assign nicknames and relationships for each of your contacts. For example, you can tell Siri, “Jane Johnson is my mother.” Siri will then request confirmation to link this information to Jane’s contact number. Now, you can tell Siri to “Call Mom,” and she will automatically bring up your mother’s phone number.
If you do not want to worry about capitalization when you are typing a text message to a friend, you can turn on the auto-capitalization feature. This feature is found under Settings->General->Keyboard and is the first option when you open up this section. This will help you save a lot of time and improve your grammar through texts.
If you are considering selling your iPhone, make sure you erase all of its settings and content prior to doing so to protect your privacy. There is a simple way to do this. Click on your iPhone’s settings button and enter the General section. At the bottom of this screen is a Reset area where there is a button that allows you to erase everything from your phone, including the settings.
There is a reason why the iPhone is so popular. Having one gives you access to a number of social and business opportunities. This article just provided you with some of the things you can do to get the most out of your iPhone. Use these tips to get the most from your iPhone.