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Featured Tips

Featured Tips
  • In the Google Maps app, you can zoom in on a map by double tapping anywhere on the map with one finger. To zoom out, double tap anywhere on the map with two fingers.

  • 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,...
  •  My favorite new feature is Sync Applications. I have over 500 apps in my iTunes library that have been rather difficult to manage until now. This feature makes it easy to install and uninstall apps and move icons around Home pages...
  • 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,...
  • To transfer music, video, and other content to your iPhone or iPod touch, you must sync with iTunes. Once you have disconnected from iTunes, you cannot delete the synced content directly from the device. You must reconnect to iTunes,...
  • When you're entering text into a note or e-mail message, you can end a sentence by going to the Symbol or Numeric keyboard and hitting the period. A faster way is to double tap on the spacebar. It will enter a period followed by a space....
  • There’s actually a sixth way to make a phone call on your iPhone. If an e-mail or text message has a phone number in it, you can tap on the number to place the call.
  • You can only pair your iPhone with one Bluetooth accessory at a time. If you’ve paired your iPhone with one accessory and want to pair it with something else, you have to unpair it first. Here's how:From the Home screen, go to Settings...
  • Undo and redo typing quickly: Shake it, baby! The new OS takes advantage of the accelerometer to let you do some quick, basic editing in any app that accepts text. Simply shake the iPhone or iPod touch to undo the text you just entered....
  • You can easily enter alternate versions of a letter by holding down the appropriate key and selecting the alternate from the pop up. For example, hold down on “o” and eight variations of the letter are displayed (Fig. 5). Slide...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • This new app lets you create and save short voice recordings using the iPhone’s built-in microphone, the iPhone headset with mic, or third-party headsets certified to work with the iPhone. Simply open the Voice Memos app, tap on the...
  • 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...
  • 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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