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Featured Tips

Featured Tips
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • If you are entering a Web address into Safari (e.g. iPhoneLife.com), you don’t have to enter the “http://www.” prefix or the “.com” suffix. Safari assumes those and will take you to the site without them (e.g...
  • Note that your wireless carrier must support this feature. If it does, you can make conference calls with up to five different persons. Here's how you do it: Place the first call. When that person picks up, tell them you will be placing...
  •  Safari’s default search engine is Google. To search the Web, tap the search field (on the right side of the title bar), type in a word or phrase that describes what you’re looking for, then tap the Google button in the...
  • 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...
  •  Note that the iPod touch 2G has built-in speakers, but the first generation Touch does not. You must use the earphones that came with the device. If you can’t hear any sound coming from your device, check out the obvious things...
  • OS 3.0 adds Cut, Copy, & Paste capability to the iPhone and iPod touch. This system-wide feature works with any app that accepts text entry. Before you can cut or copy text, you first have to select it. To do this you have to do the...
  • 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...
  • Even though there is no Resend button on the iPhone, there is a workaround. Open the Sent folder in Mail and select the message you want to resend. Then tap the folder button on the bottom taskbar (second from the left) and then the...
  • You should always use the latest version of iPhone software on your device. You do this through iTunes and have two options: to update the device or to restore it.   Update: The software is updated but your settings and any songs...
  • IMAP e-mail accounts (such as Gmail and Hotmail) keep all of your e-mail on online servers, which means that you can't delete messages or read them unless you are online. Fortunately, you can set up your iPhone/iPod touch to copy your...
  • The headphones that came with your iPhone let you answer, end, and switch between calls without having to pull the iPhone out of your pocket. A button located on the microphone capsule controls these functions:
 When a call comes in,...
  • If you want to get to a particular date quickly in Calendar, simply tap and hold on the forward and backward buttons next to the day or month in the Day or Month views—the dates will fly by in no time. To get back to the current...
  • If the need arises, you can dial your iPhone and listen to your voicemail from another phone. Dial your iPhone and wait for voicemail to come on. While the greeting plays, dial * , your voicemail password (you can change it in Settings...
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