iPhone Life magazine

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How do I conserve battery life?

iPhone, iPod touch and iPad


Although the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad come with a decent battery life, it's possible to run out of power during a normal day's use, especially on the iPhone. Here are some general ways you can conserve battery power:


  1. Dim your screen: The brighter the screen, the more power you're consuming. Open Settings>Brightness to adjust it to the lowest level you are comfortable with.

  2. Turn-off Wi-Fi when you're not using it: Whenever you are not using Wi-Fi, turn it off to conserve power. Open Settings> Wi-Fi and slide the button to the right of Wi-Fi to the OFF position.

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How do I get started with iTunes?

iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

Sooner or later you’re going to have to get familiar with iTunes. Your iOS device depends heavily on it for backing up media, downloading apps and music, organizing folders, and more. To work with iTunes, your Mac should be running OX 10.5.8 or later, and your PC should be running Windows XP (with Service Pack 3), Windows Vista, or Windows 7. Your computer must also carry a USB 2.0 port.


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How do I make full use of the Home button?

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad

VoiceOverThe most important function of the Home button is to take you to the Home screen.


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How do I change my background image?

Phone, iPod touch, iPad

HTsetbackgroundDo you ever get tired looking as the default background of your Home screen and Slide to Unlock screen? Did you know you could change them?


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How do I download an app?

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad


AppStoreYou can download apps through iTunes on your computer or through the App Store app on your device. Apple's App Store has an impressive array of apps ranging from popular games and productivity enhancers, to language guides and barcode scanners. Most apps cost between $0.99 and $10, but there are quite a few free apps and a small number that are quite expensive.


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How do I set up a password for my device?

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad

AppStoreYou can store a great amount of personal information on your iOS device and access it easily wherever you are. However, the portability of the iPhone, the iPod touch, and to a lesser degree the iPad, means that it's relatively easy to lose or accidentally leave one behind. Secure your personal information by passcode protecting your device. Once activated, any time you or anyone else turns on your device and moves the "slide to unlock" button, you're asked to enter a passcode.


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