iPhone Life magazine

Featured Tips

Featured Tips
  • 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...
  • Some phones limit received SMS messages to 160 characters. If you send a longer message to another iPhone, it may only receive the first 160 characters or the message may be split into two or more messages. Send longer messages via e-...
  • The mute button on the iPhone is located on the left edge of the device above the volume up/down rocker switch. On the iPad, the button above the volume switch performs a different function—locking screen rotation. You can mute the iPad by...
  • 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...
  •  You can have more than one keyboard layout active on your device at any time. So, for example, an international executive who did business in the U.K. and Russia could keep an English and Russian (Cyrillic) keyboard active and switch...
  • 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....
  • 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.      ...
  • When you receive an incoming SMS message on your iPhone, a preview of the message is displayed on your screen. For security reasons, you may not want even a small portion of the message displayed. To disable SMS Preview, go to the Settings...
  • One way to transfer documents (Word, PDF, etc.) created on your desktop computer to your iPhone is to e-mail them to the iPhone as an attachment. You can also use the Yahoo IMAP e-mail service to create a new mail folder which would then...
  • If you need a map showing you the location of a person in your Contacts manager, go to the desired contact and tap on his or her address—Maps opens and shows you the location. Locate your friends in Maps by selecting their address from...
  • Folders are a great way to organize your e-mail, especially if your job requires you to wear many hats. You can’t create separate mail folders on the iPhone or iPod touch. However, if your mail service is hosted on an IMAP server, you can...
  • You can’t save a specific trip in the Maps application, but you can bookmark starting and ending points, and select them to recreate the trip. Tap on the Maps search button and enter the starting or ending address. A push pin will...
  • This tip is based on an excellent article at Macworld.com. You can check the balance on your AT&T bill or the remaining number of voice minutes you have directly from your iPhone. From the Home screen, go to Settings >Phone >AT...
  • 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.
  • If the need arises, you can dial your iPhone and listen to your voicemail from another phone. Dial your iPhone and wait for voicemail to come on. While the greeting plays, dial * , your voicemail password (you can change it in Settings...
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