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Featured Tips

Featured Tips
  • We've mentioned before that if you hold down on a vowel in the iPhone's pop-up keyboard, you are presented with accented variations of the vowel used in other languages. You can also enter less common punctuation marks and symbols using...
  • 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 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...
  • You can use the Camera app on your iPhone to take photos of your family and friends, but there are other very practical uses for this function:
 If you're in an accident, document the location and damage to your car with photos; take a...
  • Safari’s keyboard has a “.com” button at the bottom, making it quick and easy to enter the tail end of a Web address. Hold the “.com” button down, and a pop-up appears, making it easy to enter .net, .edu, ....
  • Resetting your iPhone takes it back to the way it was when it came out of the box. This can be handy if you’ve installed a bunch of apps and your home screen is a mess, or if you’ve misspelled words and the misspelling have...
  • 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.
  • If you are entering a Web address into Safari (e.g. iPhoneLife.com), you don’t have to enter the “http://www.” prefix or the “.com” suffix. Safari assumes those and will take you to the site without them (e.g...
  • As the number of iPhone and other smartphone users increases, more and more Web sites are offering “mobile” versions of their Web pages. Because these pages have a simpler design and fewer graphics, they require less bandwidth...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • When you have the Camera app open and the desired image displayed on the screen, you can change the focus area of the image before you take the picture. Simply tap on the portion of the image on which you want the camera to focus. The...
  • Apple’s iPhone Bluetooth Headset ($129: apple.com/apple) automatically pairs with your iPhone when you place it and the iPhone in a “Dual Dock” that comes with the headset.
  • You can search on and play YouTube videos on your iPhone or iPod touch, but trying to watch YouTube videos over AT&T’s EDGE network can be agonizingly slow, and may not be doable at all. If possible, limit your YouTube watching...
  • 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...
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