iPhone Life magazine

Featured Tips

Featured Tips
  • The iPhone and iPod touch supports video formats encoded using the MPEG-4 and H.264 codecs; video files encoded in these formats end with .m4v, .mp4 or .mov file extensions. If you have videos in other formats, you need to convert them to...
  • 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...
  • If your iPhone locks up or stops working for any reason other than a low battery, you’ll need to reboot it. This is analogous to turning your desktop or laptop computer off and on again, and it clears up a lot of problems. Press...
  • The “lifespan” of the battery refers to the number of times in can be recharged before it must be replaced. The batteries on the iPhone and iPod touch slowly lose the ability to hold a charge after numerous recharge cycles....
  • 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 button. If...
  • Both PCs and Macs will recognize your iPhone or iPod touch as a camera when you connect it. This means that you can offload your pictures to your computer without having to use iTunes. Here’s how you do it:   PCs (Windows XP)...
  • With OS 3.0, you can open a link in a new Web page. When you see a link you want to open press and hold the link until the pop-up menu appears. Then tap on the button labeled “Open in New Page.” You can also copy the link’s URL to the...
  •  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...
  • To transfer music, video, and other content to your iPhone or iPod touch, you must sync with iTunes. Once you have disconnected from iTunes, you cannot delete the synced content directly from the device. You must reconnect to iTunes,...
  • 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...
  • You can use iTunes to synchronize the iPhone’s Calendar and Contacts with your Mac or PC. After you have selected iPhone in the iTunes source list and set it up to sync, go to the iTunes Info tab and click on the check boxes...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • You can use the Home button to completely shut down whatever program is running—just hold it down for six seconds. This is useful if a program freezes or if you have multiple programs open at once and want to close one of them.
  • 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...
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