An iPhone is a great device, but it can also be frustrating at times. Considering the astounding array of basic functions and the thousands of appealing apps, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. To get the most from your phone without losing money and time, keep reading.
If your iPhone has been exposed to water, place it in a bowl of uncooked rice. No matter how much care you take, your phone may slip into water, or even get rained on. Towel dry your phone and put it in a baggie filled with rice. After several hours, the rice will have absorbed all of the water.
An iPhone can act as your GPS. Use the map as GPS when you want definite directions, or when trying to find gas stations or grocery stores en route. You should bookmark the map feature so you can access it quickly when you need it.
Your iPhone can also be used as a mobile storage device by downloading an easy to install app. It is possible to upload text, photos, videos and music files. You can access files by connecting your phone directly to your computer, or you can view/listen to them on your phone.
Here is a trick to enhance your messaging. Sometimes, you will be provided an alternative word, as you can tap out of this to delete the suggestion. You do not even have to tap the small “x” that is found at the word’s end.
Alternate between scrolling with two fingers and one finger on webpages. For instance, webpages divided into boxes are easier to scroll with one finger. If you want to quickly scan the entire page, use two fingers.
Have you missed an opportunity to get a great picture because your camera application was too slow to ramp up? Give this tip a try. With your screen in the locked position, double tap your Home button. A little camera icon should be seen close to the bottom on the screen. Slide up on this button to have your camera app automatically open.
You can use the included calculator to do quick mathematical calculations on your iPhone. It’s available in standard form if it’s held vertically, but can become a scientific calculator if it’s held horizontally.
The iPhone has the option, as do other smartphones, to alert you visually to calls and messages you are receiving on your phone. You can make the flash from the camera blink when you are getting a call. Just access the settings menu, then to “general” and next to “accessibility.” Choose the feature “LED flash” for alerts.
If you use the Safari browser, you don’t need to type in “.com” when you wish to access a webpage. To go directly to a website simply type the websites name into the URL box.
If you have an iPhone, you should have a basic idea of all the things it has to offer. But, if you are confused about the features, how can you take full advantage of them? Put the advice you have read here to good use in optimizing all that your iPhone can do for you.