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Featured Tips

Featured Tips
  • You can add a photo to a contact by opening Contacts, tap on the desired contact, press the "Edit" button in the upper right corner, and tap on the square labeled "add photo" to the left of the contact's name. Next, tap on the "Choose...
  • Spotlight Search is one the best new features in OS 3.0. Given that you can now have up to 11 pages of apps, swiping constantly to find them can be a bit irritating. Spotlight Search is the fastest way to find an app, contact, e-mail,...
  • When you're entering text into a note or e-mail message, you can end a sentence by going to the Symbol or Numeric keyboard and hitting the period. A faster way is to double tap on the spacebar. It will enter a period followed by a space....
  • 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 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 you press down and hold your finger on a link in Safari, a bubble will appear that displays the title of the linked page as well as the full Web address underneath.
  • To erase all the content on your iPhone or iPod touch, including e-mail, Contacts, media content, and Settings, go to: Settings General Reset Erase All Content and Setttings After you confirm the erase with two taps, your device will...
  • 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...
  • I have some news that should resolve the overheating issue that has been plaguing a percentage of iPhone 3GS owners since its release. I have not experienced this issue myself, but have a very reliable source who has and who claims to...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  •  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...
  • 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.
  •  Safari’s default search engine is Google. To search the Web, tap the search field (on the right side of the title bar), type in a word or phrase that describes what you’re looking for, then tap the Google button in the...
  • One of the keys to learning a language is to immerse your self in it. Ideally, you’d like to live where the language is spoken, but that’s not always possible. More practical ways to immerse yourself in the language include watching...
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