There are pros and cons to owning the iPhone. There is such a large amount of information to learn when it comes to properly using the device. To know all the different functions and features of the iPhone, and to speed up the learning curve, continue below for some helpful tips.
To help take crisp photos use your headphones. With the headphones plugged in and your camera app on, simply click the button located on the headphone cord. This can help to avoid any movement of the phone and decrease the chances for a blurry picture.
Link your personal and business email accounts to the phone in order to maintain consistent access. This is crucial since you get instantly notified when you receive a message and you can view it right away. You are not limited to a single email account with this feature.
Most iPhone owners use their phones as cameras. However, after you’re done take so many photos it can get pretty crazy trying to sort through them all on your phone. The iPhone has a built-in album to help organize your pictures. This cuts down on a lot of time when searching for a particular picture you would like to see.
When you are trying to send an email or write a note and you have no interest in using words that are suggested by the iPhone, you do not need to hit the “X” to dismiss the suggestion box. Instead, tap the screen anywhere you would like and the suggestion box will go away.
Have you lost a photo opportunity because the camera app was too slow to bring up? Here is a simple shortcut that will solve that problem. With your screen in the locked position, double tap your Home button. Then you’ll see a camera icon at the bottom right. Choose this button to take high-quality pictures on your iPhone.
Try not to talk to your Siri function as often as you do if you are a very private type of person. Almost all voice prompts directed at Siri are recorded by Apple, and stored by them on internal servers. This is done to improve their speech recognition software. They do try to keep all files secure, though sometimes this is impossible.
For a time-saving tip for email and texting, make AutoText shortcuts for words and phrases you type often on the iPhone. This function is great when dealing with long email addresses or for common phrases. Access this feature under the keyboard settings on the iPhone.
When using Safari on your phone, you do not need to type in “.com” to reach a website. You don’t need to type in the .com part when using your iPhone’s browser.
You probably already know that you can set reminders based on time of day. Did you know that it’s possible to set reminders based on location? For example, you might tell your phone to “Remind me to call Mom when I leave work.” Many reminders types are available with an iPhone.
The iPhone offers hundreds of apps. Regardless, it is easy to spend a great deal of time just looking through them instead of using them. Use what you’ve learned here to make sure you’re getting the most out of your phone.