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Featured Tips

Featured Tips
  • You can dial a phone number from your Contacts, Recents, or Favorites lists, or use the built-in keypad to place the call. If you're using the keypad, you can save the number to your Contacts list by following these steps: Enter the phone...
  •  The Contacts list lets you access phone numbers and other important info quickly, but it can get very long, very fast. When that happens, it becomes hard to use. Here are some suggestions: Don’t enter info on every person...
  • 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...
  • A quick and fun way to delete e-mail messages (in the list view of a folder) is to simply swipe your finger across it (in either direction). A red Delete button will appear to the right of the message to confirm the deletion. If you...
  • After you connect your device to your computer, iTunes should pop up on your computer automatically. If it doesn’t, you should launch it. Once opened, it should display your iPhone in the Devices list in the left-hand panel. If it...
  •  If you use your iPhone for business, you may have to respond to the same question or request over and over again. In that case, you will want to keep a copy or template of each response so you don’t have to keep writing it out...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Go the Home page that has the app icon you want to move. Press and hold down on the icon until the icons begin to shake. Slide it to the position you want it to occupy on the current Home page. You can also use this technique to move...
  • 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...
  • When you need to get back to the top of a long list, e-mail, Web page, etc., simply tap the title bar at the top of the screen and you’ll be back at the very top instantly. This works for most apps.
  • In the Google Maps app, you can zoom in on a map by double tapping anywhere on the map with one finger. To zoom out, double tap anywhere on the map with two fingers.

  •   You can easily play a group of photos in a slide show on your iPhone or iPod touch. Go to Photos and tap on an album, then tap the Play button on the bottom of the screen. You can stop the slide show at any time by tapping...
  •  Until the release of iTunes 9, the computer you used to purchase music from the iTunes Store was the computer the music lived on. It was possible to play it on another computer, but you had to jump through some hoops to do so. iTunes...
  • Need to enter two or three capital letters in a row? If you’re using a standard computer keyboard or an old manual or electric typewriter you can do this by engaging the Caps Lock, typing the letters, and disengaging the Caps Lock....
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