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Featured Tips

Featured Tips
  • You should always use the latest version of iPhone software on your device. You do this through iTunes and have two options: to update the device or to restore it.   Update: The software is updated but your settings and any songs...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • To conserve power, the iPhone and iPod touch are designed to go into sleep mode automatically if it hasn’t been used for a set period of time. The default setting is 60 seconds; the screen dims 15 seconds before this and then goes blank at...
  • Need to enter two or three capital letters in a row? If you’re using a standard computer keyboard or an old manual or electric typewriter you can do this by engaging the Caps Lock, typing the letters, and disengaging the Caps Lock....
  • In addition to the four icons in the bar at the bottom, the Home screen holds 16 application icons. You can create up to eight additional pages for application icons and each page can hold an addition 16 app icons. So a total of nine Home...
  • The best way to avoid this is to write down your passcode and keep it somewhere safe. If you don’t do this and forget your passcode, you’ll have to connect your iPhone to your computer and use iTunes to restore the iPhone...
  • 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, ....
  • If you want to get a more detailed weather forecast for the days ahead in the Weather application, tap on the Yahoo (Y!) icon in the lower left corner of the screen. A Yahoo Weather page will open in Safari showing you a three-day...
  • A cool feature added to iTunes 9 automatically fills any remaining space on your iPhone or iPod touch with songs.Connect your iPhone or iPod touch to your computer and sync.Select your device in the left sidebar.Click on the “Music” tab....
  • In previous versions of the OS, you had to open a note and tap on the trashcan icon to delete it. You can now swipe across an item in your Notes list (from left to right, or right to left) to display a Delete button.
  • You can further reduce the drain on the battery and reduce e-mail overload by limiting the amount of e-mail you download to your iPhone. Immediately below the Auto-Check setting on the Home >Settings >Mail screen is the Show...
  • If you want to find the nearest Wi-Fi hotspot in your area, visit jiwire.com and type your address or city to locate the closest one. You can also use your Maps application and do a search like “wifi chicago” or “wifi...
  • If you want to get to a particular date quickly in Calendar, simply tap and hold on the forward and backward buttons next to the day or month in the Day or Month views—the dates will fly by in no time. To get back to the current...
  •  Contacts is designed to store individual names, phone numbers, addresses, etc. But it can be used as a simple list database to store other information. For example, if you travel a lot on business, you can keep a list of the things...
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