iPhone Life magazine

Featured Tips

Featured Tips
  • You have the option of locking your SIM card so that it can’t be used by other phones. To do this, go to Settings >Phone >SIM PIN, tap the On button, enter a passcode, and tap Done. Note that if you set a passcode, you must...
  • 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...
  • There are two ways to set a custom image as the wallpaper of your opening “unlock” screen: Go to Photos, display the desired image, tap on the lower-left options button, and select “Use as Wallpaper” from the...
  • Undo and redo typing quickly: Shake it, baby! The new OS takes advantage of the accelerometer to let you do some quick, basic editing in any app that accepts text. Simply shake the iPhone or iPod touch to undo the text you just entered....
  • The full user manuals in PDF format can be downloaded from Apple’s Web site (apple.com/support). Apple also has online help sites for both devices, formatted for the smaller screens. You can access them by pointing Safari at the...
  • You can restrict the content that can be accessed from your iPhone using the Restrictions screen in the Settings app. This allows you to block content with explicit lyrics from being accessed using Safari, YouTube, iTunes, or App Store. To...
  • Many Web sites have “Web forms” you need to fill out. For example, you may need to enter your name and address when you purchase something online, or you may have to enter a username and password to log onto a Web site. The new OS comes...
  •   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.

  •  In the last issue, we published a news item about airlines introducing in-flight Wi-Fi. The iPhone 2.0 software and later versions allow you to use Wi-Fi while in Airplane Mode. To do this, enable Airplane Mode first and then switch...
  • 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...
  •  Some business phone systems require that you pause between numbers. For example, there may need to be a pause between the main number and the extension to give the phone system time to “pick up.” To insert a pause while...
  • With OS 3.0, you can restrict the use of certain content and apps on an iPhone or iPod touch. For example, you can disallow the downloading of explicit audio/video content purchased via iTunes; disable Safari, YouTube, the iTunes Music...
  • Pressing the Home button takes you back to the Home screen from any other iPhone or iPod touch screen, and if the device is in sleep mode it takes you to the “Slide to Unlock” screen. However, the Home button does other things...
  • You can use any 
picture you load onto your iPhone or iPod touch as your wallpaper (the image you see when you awaken your device from Sleep mode). Open Photos, tap on the desired picture, and then tap the options button in the lower left...
  • Phone numbers, e-mail and Web addresses, and street addresses that appear in the body of an e-mail or text message are linked to the appropriate application on the iPhone. This allows you to… Tap on a phone number to place a call...
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