Thursday, 26 July 2012
There are a lot of ways your life can become easier if you have one of the many available apps that exist for the iPhone, but first you must have the knowledge of how to use them correctly. If you're overwhelmed or intimidated by the iPhone's power, read on to learn how to use it effectively.
You have the ability to capture a screenshot with the iPhone whenever you wish. Quickly hold the home button and the power button at the same time. (Do so quickly; if you do it for very long, it may have an unintended consequence.) This method will let you capture your screen, and it will put a copy in the Images app.
If the webpage you are reading is quite long and you would like to quickly get back to the top, there is no need for you to scroll all the way up. Just look at the grey area towards the upper portion of your screen to find the status bar. Tap it, and you are immediately scrolled back up to the address bar and top of the website you are viewing.
You may have multiple mail accounts to check daily using your iPhone. Give different names to each account for ease of organization. It can be quite confusing if all of your accounts bear the same name. Checking mail will be easier once each account is given a unique name that is separate from the rest.
Do you hate all of the notifications that come into your iPhone? Here's how you can turn them off. Begin by selecting the button that says "Settings". Once you're there, press the notifications bar. Take a look at the apps that are under the "In Notification Center" heading, and remove anything that doesn't need to be there. The best part is that this can significantly increase your battery's life each day.
Has a good opportunity to take a picture passed you by because you couldn't get to the camera app quickly enough? Use this simple and fast shortcut. While you have the screen locked, quickly touch Home button two times. A little camera icon will appear on the screen near the bottom. Finally, just tap on the camera and your camera should work immediately for your use.
Avoid leaving an iPhone in the sun for long periods of time. Direct sunlight for extended periods puts your phone at risk. The device's internals are designed for normal weather conditions, not for extreme ones, and direct sunlight may cause damage, especially during hotter months.
If your iPhone is equipped with the Siri app, you may want to rethink using Siri often if you want to protect your privacy. Apple records virtually all voice prompts to Siri and stores them on an internal server. This is done so it helps the program's speech recognition, and even though they try to secure these files, everything you talk to Siri about could be recorded.
Remember to update the phone as updates become available. When you update your device, you'll have all the fixes, updates, and other important things your iPhone needs. It also forces you to store the pictures and other important information you have acquired on your computer so that if something happens to your phone, you haven't lost EVERYTHING.
Current weather conditions are available to iPhone users through the weather app. A lot of people aren't aware that when the local weather forecast is clicked, that an hourly report showing the next 12 hours will appear. You can ask Siri for an hourly breakdown as well.
Did you know that you can actually take a screenshot using your iPhone? Once you are on the screen that you would like to take a screenshot of, hold down the "home" button and click on the "sleep" button at the same time. Once the screen turns white, you will know the screenshot is saved on your phone.
Now that you have read this article you know that there is a lot more that you can do with your iphone than you had already been using it for. Just keep this advice in mind when you are using your iPhone.