Posted on 12 September 2012.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard of the iPhone. This small phone has changed smartphones, phone calls, and the communication industry today. If you are an iPhone user or you’re considering purchasing an iPhone, take a look at the tips here. They will help you use your phone to its full potential.
Are you aware that you can snap a photo from the headphone cord? To begin, frame the picture that you are going to take. When you are ready, hit the cord button. This can help you take a steadier, clearer photo. You can then save the picture like you normally would.
Improve the quality of the photographs you take by pressing your headset’s volume button instead of pressing the button on the iPhone itself. By using this button, you avoid shaking your iPhone. You can also take pictures of yourself with the headset cord.
One of the most beloved features of the iPhone is the ability to take pictures. However, after you’re done take so many photos it can get pretty crazy trying to sort through them all on your phone. If you want to organize your photos so you can find them easily, use your iPhone’s album function that is built-in. This can save you a lot of time when you are looking for a specific picture.
Reduce the brightness of your iPhone screen to conserve battery power. To change brightness levels, simply go to iPhone settings. At a lower brightness, you’ll find your iPhone lasts for a lot longer. This is especially helpful if you know you are going to go a long time between charges.
When it comes to typing text on your phone, efficiency is key, and when you’re familiar with shortcuts, you’ll be able to enter text much faster. You probably already know that double-tapping on a particular word will automatically select it. However, did you know this can be done to an entire paragraph? When you tap four time, the whole paragraph will be selected; doing this makes it quicker to both cut and paste.
Make AutoText shortcuts with phrases you use the most, in order to save yourself some time when you are emailing or texting. This feature comes in handy for cumbersome email addresses or common phrases like “On my way” or “Where are you?” You’ll find the necessary settings lurking in the iPhone settings’ “Keyboard” section.
You should only save videos that you are going to be viewing later on your iPhone. Once you watch the video, and are finished with it, follow the prompts that ask whether you want to remove it. Select this option to free some space.
Keep firmware updated. This make the device more usable and your battery’s life longer. The easiest way to do this is to connect your iPhone to a computer that has iTunes downloaded on it. Or, you can take advantage of iCloud’s ability to the phone to an Apple computer.
It’s important that you always have the most recently updated version of the OS. Due to the iPhone’s complexity, patches and fixes are frequently made available to address security and functionality issues. Updating is crucial especially if personal information is used or accessed if you go online with your phone.
If you get your iPhone wet, try to use rice when drying it out. Dropping your phone in a puddle, the toilet or another wet location is almost inevitable. Do not use a hair dryer, but wipe the phone with a towel and then place it in a ziploc bag that is filled with rice. You will find that the phone is dry within hours, or perhaps by the next day.
Keep the screen as dark as you can when not using the phone. The battery will die much quicker if the screen stays on. The battery life is greatly extended by keeping your back-light off as much as possible.
A phone can be taken on the iPhone without the phone being shaken while you hold it. Do this by using your headphones’ volume controls. You need a steady hand centered onto the image you wish to capture before you do anything else. Press the button on the cord when you are ready to capture the picture.
After reading this article, you undoubtedly have a new appreciation for your iPhone and all its features. Take your time and see how each tip works for you. Learning how to use your iPhone faster and more efficiently will make it a lot more rewarding to use!