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Featured Tips

Featured Tips
  • Even though there is no Resend button on the iPhone, there is a workaround. Open the Sent folder in Mail and select the message you want to resend. Then tap the folder button on the bottom taskbar (second from the left) and then the...
  •  If you’ve browsed the Web, you know how annoying pop-ups can be. Fortunately, modern Web browsers, including Safari, allow you to block pop-ups. From the Home screen go to Settings >Safari and turn on the button next to...
  • You can set a passcode on your iPhone or iPod touch to keep your data secure. To do this: Go to Settings >General >Passcode Lock and enter a four-number passcode. (Please make it a little more challenging than “1234.”) If...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  •   When you buy a new iPhone, you probably want to transfer the phonebook listings from your old phone to the new one. Fortunately, phones that use a GSM-based network like AT&T, T-Mobile, and most of the rest of the world, use SIM...
  • If you take a lot of photos with your iPhone and want to be able to launch the Camera app quickly, attach it to the Home button by going to Settings >General >Home and selecting Camera. This configures the iPhone so that pressing the...
  • 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...
  • When you first add music to your iPhone or iPod touch in iTunes, it will automatically add a playlist called On-The-Go. You can add music to this playlist at any time, even when you are not connected to iTunes. Here’s how: Open...
  • 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....
  • Hyperlinks to other Web pages appear in Safari, Mail, and other applications—tap on them to go to the linked Web page. The hyperlink may appear as a highlighted word that doesn’t tell you much about the site it links to. You...
  • AT&T has published tips on how their iPhone customers can minimize international data charges when traveling overseas: Be sure to download and install the latest version of iPhone software from iTunes. Make sure Data Roaming is...
  • Double-tapping the Home button on the iPhone (from within any application) will open the Phone application. On the iPod touch, it will open a pop-up control for music playback. When the iPhone and iPod touch are locked, double-tapping...
  • Apple added a scientific calculator to the iPhone 2.0 software. Tap on the Calculator icon to open the standard calculator. Rotate the iPhone or iPod touch to horizontal and the scientific calculator is displayed.      ...
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