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Featured Tips

Featured Tips
  • 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....
  • 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.
  • Using your phone keypad, you can type in different codes to get a variety of information about your iPhone. Go to Phone >Keypad, enter the code, and tap Call to access it. Here is a list of codes and what type of information they are...
  • 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...
  • The iPhone OS 3.0 software adds the ability to save short voice memos on your iPhone. In addition to saving them, you can rename them and trim them down (like you can with videos taken with the 3GS). To rename a voice memo, go to the app's...
  • If Internet connectivity isn’t available or is too slow on your iPhone, you can send SMS text messages to Google to quickly get information like sports scores, weather, word definitions, driving directions, and more. To do this,...
  •   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...
  • The cache is used to store images and html documents for Web pages you have recently visited. It speeds up the loading of Web pages if you go back to a page you've already visited. The problem is that the amount of memory allocated for the...
  • The headphones that came with your iPhone also let you control music playback from the button on the microphone. Press button once to pause a song and press it again to resume playing the song. (If you do this when a call is coming in...
  • The recently-released iPhone 2.0 OS allows 
iPhone users to capture screen images and save them in the Photo application. Say, for example, that you want to capture a screen image of a new game you just downloaded from the App Store. Do...
  • You can only pair your iPhone with one Bluetooth accessory at a time. If you’ve paired your iPhone with one accessory and want to pair it with something else, you have to unpair it first. Here's how:From the Home screen, go to Settings...
  • You can add more than app icons to the Home screen (Fig. 11). If you find a Web site that you really like, you can not only Bookmark it in Safari, you can add an icon for the site to your Home page. The procedure is simple. Open Safari and...
  • 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...
  • With OS 3.0, you can now attach up to 5 photos to an e-mail message, up from one in the previous version of the OS. Follow these steps:Launch the Photos app and open the desired photo albumTap on the arrow icon in the lower left corner...
  • 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...
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