It is difficult to recall a personal electronic device that has had more of a game-changing impact than that of the iPhone. If you wish to squeeze every ounce of productivity from this tremendous tool, it is important to learn as much as you can about the things it can accomplish in your everyday life. Continue reading to get thoroughly up to speed on its capabilities.
Your iphone can do almost anything you want it to. The phrase “there’s an app for that” is partly tongue in cheek and partly real. Check out the app store for lots of great ideas and things that you can start using your phone to do, keep track of or remind you of.
If you are searching the internet on your iPhone, click the forward arrow on the middle bottom to forward the link to the page that you are on to your email address. This can be very useful if you are searching your iPhone for important articles and do not have enough space to store them all.
There is a way you can take pictures faster instead of going through your apps. Double-tap on the Home button, and the camera icon will be available for you to tap. This even works if have your iPhone locked. Once you do this, use the volume up button to take the picture.
Hold your home button for six or more seconds to exit any app. Apps sometimes have a tendency to freeze. Don’t lose your patience and start dismantling the phone in some frustrated attempt to shut the entire thing off. Just hold down your home button. This will force your iphone to exit the app.
For quick access to you email messages, tag your accounts. This can be very useful in that it permits you to receive notifications with every incoming message, allowing you to read them instantly. You can pick various email accounts or even just one tagged on your phone.
When you open your email inbox on your iPhone, you’ll usually see the first couple of lines of each message displayed in the list. Depending on your personal style, you may feel more comfortable with more or less preview information. Fortunately, you have lots of control over this feature. Just go to the Mail, Contacts, and Calenders section of your Settings and tap Preview. You can set the preview for anything from five lines down to zero.
Don’t go crazy with installing every app you see. There are a lot of great apps for the iPhone, some free, and some that cost money to use. With that said, there is reason to be cautious, as some are willing to try to rip you off or steal your personal information.
If you use your iPhone to store huge numbers of contacts, songs, email and websites, you may find it time-consuming to scroll from the end of the list to the beginning. Save time by double-tapping the clock icon at the top of the screen. This will immediately take you to the very top of the list.
You can mark emails as unread; however, the option is not visible on the main, mail screen. Open ‘Details’ and click on ‘unread’. This will mark the message as unread the next time you open your Mail app.
Do not waste time by trying to delete any of your unwanted mails individually. the best thing to do is to go to your Inbox, press the Edit button and select all of the messages you want to rid if. Once you do that, press Delete and they will all be eliminated at the same time.
Are you constantly running out of space on iCloud due to the size of your backup? You can fix this by controlling exactly what it is that you are backing up. Go into iCloud in the settings of your iPhone and click on Manage Storage and then again on the device backup of the device. There you’ll see backup options that you can toggle on and off, all of which can save you space.
If you wish to stop composing a message with intentions of finishing it later, simply tap ‘Cancel’. Options will be displayed to either save, don’t save or cancel. The message will be moved tot he Drafts folder when it is saved. If you do not have one, selecting this causes one to be created.
Do you use the Map app on your iPhone to get directions? Make sure you save your home address to your bookmark. You will not have to type this address again: access your bookmarks and you will get directions to go home within a few seconds. Save the places you visit often in your bookmarks so you do not have to remember addresses.
There are little tricks to using your iPhone efficiently, and one is knowing how to remove unwanted emails by swiping your finger. Move your fingtertip across an email message to bring up the option to delete it.
Do not waste time deleting email messages individually; that can take all day. When in your inbox, just click on the edit button and then highlight all the messages you no longer want. Choose delete and watch the whole batch go away all at once together and forever away from your phone.
If you are using Safari on your iPhone, it is rather easy to make your keyboard larger. Prior to tapping on the address bar, just turn your iPhone horizontally. This automatically makes Safari go into horizontal mode, which is what makes the keyboard so much larger. To revert back to a normal keyboard, turn the phone back to normal.
There is little room for debate about the impressive capacity of the iPhone to streamline the lives of its users. However, in order to maximize the experience of being an iPhone owner, a bit of education is critical. By closely reading the piece above, you have taken the first step to becoming a wise iPhone aficionado.