iPhone Life magazine

Featured Tips

Featured Tips
  • You can add more than app icons to the Home screen (Fig. 11). If you find a Web site that you really like, you can not only Bookmark it in Safari, you can add an icon for the site to your Home page. The procedure is simple. Open Safari and...
  • The best way to avoid this is to write down your passcode and keep it somewhere safe. If you don’t do this and forget your passcode, you’ll have to connect your iPhone to your computer and use iTunes to restore the iPhone...
  • Apple added a scientific calculator to the iPhone 2.0 software. Tap on the Calculator icon to open the standard calculator. Rotate the iPhone or iPod touch to horizontal and the scientific calculator is displayed.      ...
  • According to tests by Apple, an iPhone with a fully charged battery will provide up to 8 hours of talk time, 250 hours of standby time, 6 hours of Internet use, 7 hours of video playback, and 24 hours of audio playback. An iPod touch...
  • In previous versions of the OS, you had to open a note and tap on the trashcan icon to delete it. You can now swipe across an item in your Notes list (from left to right, or right to left) to display a Delete button.
  • OS 3.0 lets you quickly and easily e-mail contact info to another person. (When AT&T makes MMS available, you’ll be able to share contact info via instant messaging as well.).Select the desired contact and display it in full-screen...
  • If your iPhone locks up or stops working for any reason other than a low battery, you’ll need to reboot it. This is analogous to turning your desktop or laptop computer off and on again, and it clears up a lot of problems. Press...
  • Safari’s built-in Google search bar (tap the Address bar in Safari to bring it up) has the ability to give you specific information instead of Web page matches. For example, you could type in a movie name followed by your zip code...
  •  In the last issue, we published a news item about airlines introducing in-flight Wi-Fi. The iPhone 2.0 software and later versions allow you to use Wi-Fi while in Airplane Mode. To do this, enable Airplane Mode first and then switch...
  • If you work at a secure facility that prohibits the use of cameras, you can get the camera removed from your iPhone. A service called iResQ (iresq.com) will send you a preaddressed shipping box and will return your iPhone with the camera...
  • The “lifespan” of the battery refers to the number of times in can be recharged before it must be replaced. The batteries on the iPhone and iPod touch slowly lose the ability to hold a charge after numerous recharge cycles....
  • If you need a map showing you the location of a person in your Contacts manager, go to the desired contact and tap on his or her address—Maps opens and shows you the location. Locate your friends in Maps by selecting their address from...
  • Perhaps the coolest feature of Safari is its zooming ability. When you open a normal Web page, it will display the entire page on your iPhone screen, just as it appears on a desktop computer. The problem with this is that often times...
  • Here are three tips that should make Web browsing in Safari easier: No matter where you are on a Web page, you can tap the top edge of the screen to bring up the Address bar (this will bring you to the top of the screen as well). Tap...
  • The recently-released iPhone 2.0 OS allows 
iPhone users to capture screen images and save them in the Photo application. Say, for example, that you want to capture a screen image of a new game you just downloaded from the App Store. Do...
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