When you look around your community, you no doubt notice that iPhones are everywhere. People use them for listening to music, mobile internet surfing, the plethora of apps available and even just as a status symbol. If you want to use yours for more than just showing off you have it, read on.
Cut down the brightness of your display to save the battery. You can do this by changing the brightness in the settings area of your phone to a lower level. Lowering your phone’s brightness will help conserve battery life.
Use your phone horizontally when you are inputting data. It is easy to forget, but the keys are much larger when the phone is horizontal, so it is so much easier to accurately input text. If you do not already have that capability on your phone, you can get the application from Safari.
When in your iPhone mail, it is simple to save a copy of a picture that you might want to view later. Just touch the image for a few seconds and it will be saved to your stored pictures. You can then access it at any time if you want to view it again, post it on the web or forward it to a friend.
As an iPhone owner, be sure to utilize all of the phone’s multimedia capabilities. You can download or stream videos, films, television shows and more from hundreds of different websites. Your iPhone can be an extremely powerful portable media station.
There is a real nifty trick for using your iPhone headphone to handle your calls easily. The mouthpiece actually doubles as another button. If you are using your headphones and receive a call, just pinch the button. This lets you answer the call. If you click the button, you can send the caller to your voice mail.
If you are working in one app and want to return to an app you were previously using, take advantage of app switcher. App switcher is accessed when you tap twice on the home button. You will see all of your recently opened apps, and can easily switch from one to the other.
If you are using certain apps that allow you to select a word, you can get definitions for any word that you do not recognize. All you need to do is press and hold the word and a box will come up that will ask if you would like to define it.
You can check where links will take you to by slightly pressing on them instead of tapping. This is the equivalent of hovering your mouse over an element displayed by your computer; you will see more information about the links you touched. Always check links you receive in your emails, especially if you do not know the sender.
As was mentioned at the beginning of this article, many iPhone owners simply have them as a status symbol. There is nothing wrong that. However, if you want to get out of that crowd and get the most out of your iPhone, apply the ideas and advice that you read here today.