All phones have their pros and cons, but when you get a look at the Apple iPhone, you know that you have found something special. And when you start using the iPhone, you won’t want to use anything else. But there is so much you can do with it–where do you start? Keep reading for some tips.
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.
Would you like an easy way to take a picture of your phone’s current screen? Try this! Press the home and sleep buttons at the same time, and wait for the sound of a camera clicking. Then, head over to your saved photos. You should see an image of your screen in the folder.
Get a protective screen. Phones that don’t have these protectors are more likely to get scratches and nicks. Tiny bits of dirt from fingers can be responsible for scratches. Be certain to always keep a protector on the screen of your iPhone.
If you happen to get the iphone wet, the last thing you want to do is turn it on. By turning it on you run the risk of short circuiting the product. Instead, you should towel dry it and then put it into a Ziploc bag. After that place it in a bowl of uncooked rice and let it sit there until the moisture dries up.
If your iPhone uses the iOS4 platform, you may find that running more than one app will drastically slow down the phone’s performance. Double-tap the Home button to bring up a list of all currently running and suspended apps. Tap, then hold each one until each icon wiggles. You can then use the delete button to close any unneeded apps.
Have you ever wanted to quickly navigate to the top of a page? Instead of trying to scroll back up, click on the status bar that’s at the top of the screen. In most of the iPhone apps (including Safari, mail, and your contacts) this will quickly bring you back to the top of whatever page you’re on.
Now that you have some tricks to try on your new iPhone, try them out. You are going to find that the iPhone does more than you thought it could. If you take the time to really learn how to use this phone, you are going to be very, very pleased.