iPhone Life magazine

Featured Tips

Featured Tips
  • Eventually, as the battery gets older, you’ll begin to notice that your iPhone or iPod touch has to be recharged more frequently. When you’re no longer comfortable with this, it’s time to replace your battery. The...
  • You can use Contacts to store more than names and phone numbers. You can store information about your credit cards, calling cards, bank accounts, online log-in and passwords, travel clubs, insurance policies, and more. Let’s say...
  • To search for missing artwork, open iTunes on your PC or Mac, select Advanced >Get Album Artwork. As long as you have an iTunes account and an active connection to the Internet, iTunes will attempt to retrieve artwork for any albums and...
  • Make the accessory “discoverable” or set it up to “search” for other Bluetooth devices. (Consult the instructions to do this.)Go to your iPhone’s Home screen and select Settings >General >Bluetooth and turn Bluetooth on. Your iPhone...
  • 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.
  •  If you’ve browsed the Web, you know how annoying pop-ups can be. Fortunately, modern Web browsers, including Safari, allow you to block pop-ups. From the Home screen go to Settings >Safari and turn on the button next to...
  • It’s easy to lose track of how many third-party apps you’ve installed on your iPhone. With OS 3.0, you can find out quickly. Go to Settings >General >About and look at the list. It will tell you the network you are connected to...
  • The new Spotlight search feature can be accessed directly from other apps. From Mail: Open your Inbox or other folders and tap on the Search field at the top of the list. (You may have to scroll up to get there.) Select whether you...
  • The first time you connect your device and launch iTunes, you will be prompted to "Set Up Your iPhone" by giving it a name (e.g. "JohnsIPhone") and deciding whether you want to check the box labeled "Automatically sync contacts,...
  • Folders are a great way to organize your e-mail, especially if your job requires you to wear many hats. You can’t create separate mail folders on the iPhone or iPod touch. However, if your mail service is hosted on an IMAP server, you can...
  • With OS 3.0 you can now sync your Notes with your Mac or PC desktop/laptop computer. You set this up in iTunes by connecting your iPhone or iPod touch to your computer, opening the device screen, clicking on the Info tab, and browsing...
  • The keyboard has a number of features built in that are designed to speed up the typing process. Typing punctuation and numbers can seem like a chore, because it appears that you have to tap the “.?123” button, then the...
  • If you store important information on your iPhone, you’ll want to prevent anyone from accessing it in the event it is lost or stolen. To do this, you’ll need to set a passcode. Once activated, you’ll have to enter the...
  • Some phones limit received SMS messages to 160 characters. If you send a longer message to another iPhone, it may only receive the first 160 characters or the message may be split into two or more messages. Send longer messages via e-...
  • The iPhone’s “Favorites” (speed dial) feature lists your most important or frequently called phone numbers. To add a number to Favorites, follow these steps: From Contacts: Open the individual contact and tap on the...
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