Your iphone has a seemingly infinite capacity for making things easier for you, but you have to know how to use it. To learn how to get the most out of your iphone and its apps and features, keep reading.
To dry an iphone that’s wet, use rice. If your iphone lands in the toilet or you get it wet, this can help to save your device. Instead of using a hair dryer, wipe your phone with a soft paper towel and then put it into a ziploc bag filled with rice. Leave it like that overnight, and it should be nice and dry in the morning.
Remember to update the phone as updates become available. When you update your phone, you will have the latest bug fixes, patches and options to keep your phone running well. Updates also allow you to save your photos and important files to your computer.
Save your battery by reducing the brightness of your screen. Just click on over to the settings section and select the option to reduce brightness. You can save your battery and you won’t have to charge your phone as much.
There is no need to select the “x” box that follows a word that has been subjected to AutoCorrect. Just push any place on your screen. The suggestion box will go away, enabling you to continue working.
You will need to download an app to allow your iphone to function as a storage drive. Whether you want to carry videos, music, photos or documents, you can easily put them on your phone. All you will need to do is plug your phone into a computer to access the files, or you can open them on your phone.
Are you aware that you can snap a photo from the headphone cord? Start by framing the photo you want. Once you are prepared to take a shot, push down the button on the cord. The picture is taken! Also, the save function is similar to saving any other picture for your convenience.
Here is a simple tip for faster messaging on your iphone. When a dictionary suggestion appears that is not the word you want, make it disappear with a tap to any part of the screen. The little “X” does not have to be hit!
While visiting a webpage, try scrolling by using one finger or two fingers. If the page is separated into boxes, one finger scrolling allows you to go through each box. Use two fingers to scroll though entire pages of continuous text.
When you are typing a message or email and don’t want to use your phone’s suggestions, you don’t have to press X to get rid of the suggestion box. The suggestion will be dismissed if you give a tap on any part of the screen.
Be mindful of your privacy and watch what you say if you have a new iphone that comes with Siri on it. Almost all voice prompts directed at Siri are recorded by Apple, and stored by them on internal servers. This is to improve the program’s speech recognition capabilities, and they keep the files secured. However it’s best to be aware that any time you speak to Siri, you may be recorded.
You don’t have to type .com when using Safari on your iphone. For instance, you should be able to find Amazon.om by simply typing Amazon in the URL bar.
Most people know that you can set a reminder for a specific time using the iphone, such as “Dentist at 4:30.” But did you also know you can set location specific reminders too? As an example, you can set a notification that will remind you to stop at the pharmacy once you leave work. The iphone can help you remember all sorts of events.
There may be times that you are interrupted by a notification when you are doing work on your iphone. If this interrupts you from time to time, this can be a hassle. Notifications can be dealt with quickly. All you have to do is give the notification pop-up a quick swipe with your fingertip and it’ll disappear.
You can quickly reach the top of any page you are viewing without having to scroll. You need not do that! On the top of the screen, tap the status bar; this will instantly bring you back to the beginning of the page. This works for other long screens (like iTunes lists) too.
Do not get panicked if your iphone freezes on you. Your first step should be to press and hold the Home button or the Sleep button. But if that doesn’t work, try holding the sleep and home button simultaneously. This will walk you through restarting your phone.
Buying an app to manage your battery can be a smart iphone investment. There are many different options, and they can tell you what apps and actions use the most power. They will also notify you about calibration, which is an important part of caring for your battery.
If you have witnessed an iphone in use, you probably seen some people curse at it and others give it high praise. Use the tips and tricks from this article to get the most from your iphone.