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Featured Tips

Featured Tips
  • You can use any 
picture you load onto your iPhone or iPod touch as your wallpaper (the image you see when you awaken your device from Sleep mode). Open Photos, tap on the desired picture, and then tap the options button in the lower left...
  • If you like to download and install third-party apps, you quickly wind up with multiple Home screens. A flick of the finger will take you from one Home screen to another. A quick way to get back to the main Home screen from other Home...
  • In addition to the four icons in the bar at the bottom, the Home screen holds 16 application icons. You can create up to eight additional pages for application icons and each page can hold an addition 16 app icons. So a total of nine Home...
  • Periodically, developers will “update” their software to fix minor problems and add features. If you’ve already purchased an application, updates for it are free. Developers will also release software “upgrades,...
  • 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...
  • When you tap on the Web address bar in Safari, a keyboard pops up to allow you to enter the Web address. You don’t have to enter the prefix (“http://” or “www.”) or the suffix (“.com”) on a Web...
  • When you enter a short contraction (I'm, I'd, etc.) or a longer one where there is no ambiguity (don't, aren't, etc.), don't bother entering the apostrophe. The autocorrect feature will "know" that you're trying to enter a contraction and...
  • This tip is particularly useful for music videos, allowing you to listen to the music without watching the video. Instead of selecting the item from the Video list, tap on the Songs or Artists icon and tap on it in those lists.
  • If you want to find the nearest Wi-Fi hotspot in your area, visit jiwire.com and type your address or city to locate the closest one. You can also use your Maps application and do a search like “wifi chicago” or “wifi...
  • You can add a photo to a contact by opening Contacts, tap on the desired contact, press the "Edit" button in the upper right corner, and tap on the square labeled "add photo" to the left of the contact's name. Next, tap on the "Choose...
  • You can change the way names are sorted and displayed in your Contacts list. Tap on the Settings icon in the Home screen and then tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars. The Sort Order and Display Order options are in the Contacts section. (You...
  • This new app lets you create and save short voice recordings using the iPhone’s built-in microphone, the iPhone headset with mic, or third-party headsets certified to work with the iPhone. Simply open the Voice Memos app, tap on the...
  • You can delete individual e-mail messages in the Inbox view by swiping your finger across the message left to right and hitting the "Delete" button. If the message is open in full-screen view, you can tap on the garbage can icon at the...
  • You have a number of options in configuring the sound of your music, which can greatly enhance your listening enjoyment. Go to Settings >Music and tap on one of these three options: Sound Check: This feature works as a kind of volume...
  • iTunes won’t let you sync the same content with more than one computer. However, you can sync different content with different computers. For example, you could set up your computer at home to only sync your music and videos in...
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