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Featured Tips

Featured Tips
  • If you are browsing the Web using Safari and find an interesting Web page you’d like to share with a friend or associate, you can e-mail it to the quickly by following these steps: With the desired Web page displayed in Safari,...
  • If Internet connectivity isn’t available or is too slow on your iPhone, you can send SMS text messages to Google to quickly get information like sports scores, weather, word definitions, driving directions, and more. To do this,...
  • 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-...
  • A quick and fun way to delete e-mail messages (in the list view of a folder) is to simply swipe your finger across it (in either direction). A red Delete button will appear to the right of the message to confirm the deletion. If you...
  • 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...
  • A scientific calculator was added to the iPhone and iPod touch with versions 2.0 and later of the OS. Among its functions is a random number generator. Press the “Rand” key at the bottom of the screen and Calc displays a random number with...
  • You can change the way names are sorted and displayed in your Contacts list. Tap on the Settings icon in the Home screen and then tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars. The Sort Order and Display Order options are in the Contacts section. (You...
  • Make the accessory “discoverable” or set it up to “search” for other Bluetooth devices. (Consult the instructions to do this.)Go to your iPhone’s Home screen and select Settings >General >Bluetooth and turn Bluetooth on. Your iPhone...
  • With iTunes, you can sync bookmarks from Internet Explorer (PCs) or Safari (Macs) with your iPhone or iPod touch. Launch iTunes and sync your device to your computer. Then click on your device under Devices in the iTunes Window and...
  •  Note that the iPod touch 2G has built-in speakers, but the first generation Touch does not. You must use the earphones that came with the device. If you can’t hear any sound coming from your device, check out the obvious things...
  • You have the option of having all the calls made to your iPhone routed to a different phone number, which could be useful if you are overseas or are in an area with no coverage for an extended period. To do this: Make sure you are in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • OS 3.0 adds Cut, Copy, & Paste capability to the iPhone and iPod touch. This system-wide feature works with any app that accepts text entry. Before you can cut or copy text, you first have to select it. To do this you have to do the...
  • Some videos on the iPhone or iPod touch have horizontal or vertical black bars bordering the screen. This is because the original composition of the movie or video is too wide or narrow to fill the screen. If you want to have the video...
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