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It’s Time To Revolutionize How You Use Your Iphone

Many people consider owning an iPhone to be a blessing, yet some people find it can be a curse. It is not merely a phone, but with all of the apps available, it can be basically anything. Keep reading to find out how to more efficiently use the amazing iPhone functions and options available to you.

If you lose track of your phone, try the Find My iPhone application to help you locate it. You are required to register with the service but the process is quick, easy and well worth your time. You can set it to display a message or make a noise to help you find the phone. If you think the phone was stolen, you can delete or lock data.

One of the benefits of the iPhone is the ability to send pictures. Two options are available to achieve this. After saving the picture, add it onto an email, or upload it to your Facebook profile.

A great way to maximize the utility of your iPhone is to take advantage of its 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.

Don’t store a lot of movies on your phone. A video can use up to one gigabyte of space. Sometimes if you have too many in the phones storage, you could crash out of some websites. Therefore, reduce the amount of movies that you have stored for optimal functionality.

One of the best things about the iPhone is its versatility. For example, you can use your iPhone as a universal remote for all your home entertainment equipment by downloading the BlinqTV application. Then, you can use your phone to control amplifiers, receivers, TVs, and DVD players. You can also use it to remind you when specific TV shows are on.

Press the sleep button if your iPhone encounters an issue and press harder to reboot your phone if it is not responsive. Hold down the Sleep/Wake button and the Home key at the same time. This shuts the phone down and restarts it so your phone won’t be frozen anymore.

You can navigate the Internet on your iPhone the same as you would on a laptop. You can save pictures on the Internet to your phone by tapping down for several seconds. The context menu that pops up will let you save the picture directly to your phone’s Camera Roll. You can even place it in a message.

If your iPhone freezes, hold the home button and wait five seconds. A reboot should occur. If not, hold Power and Home together for about twelve to fifteen seconds. This should be used only in the event that the first doesn’t work.

While the iPhone tries to make web browsing simple and painless, it can be a chore to try to navigate to the beginning of a page, especially if it is long. There’s no need to! You can quickly go right back to the top by tapping on the top bar of your screen that has the clock in it. You can do this with iTune lists and other long screens as well as webpages.

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. All you need to do is simply tap on the screen anywhere and the box goes away.

Access your social media networks with your iPhone to always stay in touch. You can update your profiles from any location with an iPhone on Facebook, Twitter and other sites. You’ll have all the latest information at your fingertips.

You can take even better photos by taking them with volume buttons on your headphone rather than the button on the phone itself. Set the iPhone and use the microphone button so the camera lens doesn’t shake. You can also use the cord of your headset to take a photo of yourself from different directions.

Use your iPhone to help you navigate from place to place. If you find yourself in need of directions, you can always use the map feature as a GPS. This makes it easier to locate businesses like gas stations or restaurants. The map function can be bookmarked for easy access at any time.

Always ensure that you are keeping your iPhone’s OS up to date. Because of the fact that iPhones are now almost equivalent to a laptop there are many things that can go wrong that need to be fixed. This updating is crucial if personal information is accessed online with your phone.

Have you ever needed to back up the contacts on your iPhone? The iDrive Lite app lets you do so very easily, as well as letting you share or restore your contacts. Not only that, it is free if you switch your software to 2.0 before starting.

If you have an iPhone that uses Siri, but are concerned with privacy, you may want to avoid communicating with her too much. Apple uses an internal server to hold and store the things you say to Siri. Apple’s primary purpose in recording Siri prompts is to maintain and improve speech recognition functioning on your iPhone.

When you are using the Safari browser on your iPhone, there is no need for you to type in the .com extension in order to reach a site. For example, to visit Amazon.com you can type “Amazon” in the URL box and you will be taken directly to the site.

Many people do not know that they can make their iPhone visually show their incoming messages and calls. You can set your iPhone to show a silent blink from the camera flash as each call or message comes into your phone. To access this feature go into the “accessibility” tab under the settings menu. Activate LED Flash Alerts.

If you currently use an iPhone, you know a lot of the features and possibilities. But, if you have become overwhelmed by the options, you may fail to get the most use out of your device. Use what you’ve learned here to make sure you’re getting the most out of your phone.

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