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Featured Tips

Featured Tips
  • You can set a passcode on your iPhone or iPod touch to keep your data secure. To do this: Go to Settings >General >Passcode Lock and enter a four-number passcode. (Please make it a little more challenging than “1234.”) If...
  • YouTube Publish videos to YouTube (3GS only) A number of features have been added to the YouTube app, including the ability to sign onto your YouTube account from the iPhone or iPod touch and save favorites, make comments, access...
  •  If you’re working on an e-mail message, but decide you want to finish it at a later time, you can save it as a draft. With the message open, hit Cancel >Save and it will be saved to your Draft folder. When you want to send...
  • If you’re using the headset that came with your iPhone to listen to a video, you can control playback with it. Click on the mic button once to play or pause a video (or song). Click on the mic button twice to go to the next...
  • We've mentioned before that if you hold down on a vowel in the iPhone's pop-up keyboard, you are presented with accented variations of the vowel used in other languages. You can also enter less common punctuation marks and symbols using...
  • 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...
  •   Your iPhone “rings” and you see that it’s a call you don’t want to answer. Press the Wake/Sleep button once and it will stop ringing; press it twice and the call will be immediately forwarded to your voice mail.

  • 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...
  • The iPad's onscreen keyboard approaches the dimensions of a full-size keyboard (in landscape orientation, at least), but the layout of the keys is not completely standard. One of the most maddening things about the default keyboard is that...
  •   If a call comes in that you do not want to answer, there are three ways to send the call directly to your voicemail, depending on the circumstance. If the call comes in while you are using the iPhone, simply tap the Decline...
  • You can secure the backup iTunes makes when you connect to your computer. To do this, connect to your Mac or PC, go the device screen, and click on the box labeled “Encrypt iPod backup.” You will be prompted to enter and confirm a password...
  • 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...
  • The iPhone and iPod touch’s keyboard has a built-in dictionary that predicts what words you are about to type. Using these predictions, the keyboard readjusts the size of the “tap zones” of letters, making the ones that...
  •  It’s easy to fall asleep while listening to music or watching a video late at night. If you find yourself doing this a lot, you can set a sleep timer that will stop playing music or video, and close any other open app after a...
  • You can sync music and videos as well as Contacts and Calendar information with your PC or Mac, but you cannot sync notes. If you want to transfer a note to your computer, tap on the envelope icon at the bottom of a note and e-mail it to...
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