[Share]20 iPhone Tricks

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  1. BlazinDonuts

    BlazinDonuts United States Retired Super Moderator

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    Here are 20 iPhone Tricks leeched from iSmashPhone. ~ ALL CREDITS GO TO iSmashPhone.


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    Update: When you're done reading this, check out .

    Whether you're an iPhone rookie or a weathered pro, take a look at these quick-and-easy iPhone tips and tricks which not only save you time, but ease your overall iPhone experience.
    (These items are listed in no particular order.)


    1. Scroll to Top of Page -
    In any application, Safari included, you can automatically scroll to the top of the page by tapping on the "top bar", which has the time, service bars, and battery. In Safari, this not only brings you to the top of the page, but also brings up the URL bar.


    Continue reading for the next 11 useful iPhone tips and tricks.

    2. Domain Resolution -
    When typing a URL in Safari, you don't have to type the "www" or the ".com".For instance, for just type "cnn" in the URL box. Note: Your search engine must be set to Google, not Yahoo.
    3. Domain Suffix - [On firmware 2.0 only]
    Hold down the ".com" key for ".net, .edu, .org" keys. Note: Slide your finger from .com to .net/.edu/.org, rather than lifting and pressing.

    4. Press & Hold For Alternate Characters -
    Hold a letter for a popup of various versions of the character (i.e. to type España with the "ñ" simply hold "n" and simply slide/release to the appropriate character).
    5. Click & Hold URL's -
    In Safari, hold a to see the URL and site name.

    6. Soft Reset -
    Press and hold the Home button and the Sleep button to restart your iPhone. A white will , the screen will shut off and then turn back on. Keep holding until the screen turns back on.

    7. Take a Screenshot -
    To take a screenshot, hold the home button and click the sleep button. The screen will flash white and the screenshot will be stored in your roll.

    8. Set -
    You can enable certain restrictions or parental controls on your iPhone. You can block explicit lyrics, Safari, YouTube, iTunes, or the App Store. Just go to Settings, General, Restrictions.

    9. Save Any Image from Safari -
    To save any image from the web to your camera roll, simply press and hold the image. A menu will appear asking "Save Image" or "Cancel". Once the image is in your camera roll, you can set it as your wallpaper.

    10. Fast Forward/Rewind Music & Video -
    Press and hold the skip forward/back arrows to fast forward or rewind rather than skip tracks. Also, press on the album art to manually FF/rewind.


    11. Delete Emails -
    You can do both "bulk deletes" and "individual deletes" when browsing email. To do a bulk delete, simply click Edit, check off the desired emails, and then choose delete or move. To delete a single email, simply "cross it out" by swiping your finger across the email, then press delete.


    12. Double -
    Double tapping the home button has several useful functions, which are described .

    Although some of these tricks seem elementary to some iPhone users, I'm willing to bet there's atleast one item on this list you weren't aware of. And if that's not the case, then congratulations iPhone Pro - you have graduated from iPhone 101.
    Enjoy the more productive and enhanced iPhone experience these tricks will provide you!
     
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  2. BlazinDonuts

    BlazinDonuts United States Retired Super Moderator

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    2nd part

    All credits go to iSmashPhone.

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    We recently showed you " ", and we're back to give you more. Due to all the great feedback our readers gave us, and some further iPhone experimentation (a.k.a. iPerimentation) on our part, we've found some other tips and tricks that can enhance your iPhone experience.

    While you might find some of these iPhone tips and tricks elementary, I'm sure there's atleast something on this list that you didn't know of. And if you did, congrats iPhoner - now see how you stand up against the .

    1. Double for a period -
    When typing on your iPhone, double tapping the space bar at the end of a sentence automatically enters a period followed by a space. No need to press "123" to get to the numbers and page where the period typically resides. I use this trick daily and it heavily increases my typing speed (especially when texting).


    2. Tap the bottom corner to navigate screens
    When on your home screen, try tapping the bottom right/left corner to switch between pages instead of swiping your finger accross the screen.

    3. Take out your during backup and sync -
    We've all experienced it. You're backing up and syncing your iPhone, and the hour long back up is nearly complete. Then all of a sudden you get a phone call, and the whole back up/sync is null and void.
    To avoid this happening, simply start the backup/sync, then pull out your SIM card. Do not worry, this does not damage your phone at all. Put it back in once everything is complete. This way, your backup won't get interrupted.
    This tip is also useful if you need to make a phone call while your iPhone is backing up/syncing. Since unlocking your phone cancels the process, just take out your SIM card, pop it in your old , and call away.
    4. Move "dock" icons
    You'd be surprised how often this tip is overlooked. The 4 icons located on the grey bar at the bottom of your iPhone - Phone, Mail, iPod, Safari - are movable, just like the rest of the icons. Just press and hold the icons, then drag them while they are shaking. Press the home button when you're done. You can put any 4 icons on your dock.
    In the screenshots, note the difference between pic 1 and 2.


    5. Automatically capitalize and add apostrophes
    The iPhone automatically capitalizes certain words ("I" when you type "i"). It also automatically adds apostrophes ("I'm" when you type "Im").


    6. Double tap a column on Safari to fit-to-page
    When browsing the Internet on your iPhone's Safari browser, double tap any column, word, or picture to fit it's width to your iPhone's screen. This is extremely useful for reading blogs.
    The first screenshot is the when it firsts load. The second screenshot is the page once the main text was double tapped.


    7. Manually select the icon image for a bookmarked webpage
    This one's a little more confusing. When you are browsing a website on your iPhone's Safari browser and want to add its icon to your home screen, press the plus sign and select "Add to Home Screen".
    The image in the icon, however, is a screenshot of the page you were on. So if you want the icon to look a specific way, zoom in on a particular item on the page. Whether you want the website's logo, or some picture on the page, simply zoom in on that part of the page before you press "Add to Home Screen".
    Note: This doesn't work with all websites. Popular sites like Google have special icons for the iPhone's home screen.

    Go to your website of choice.

    Zoom in on your favorite part.

    Press the + sign and choose Add to Home Screen.

    Name the bookmark appropriately (Digg - Apple).

    Now that exact part of the webpage is displayed in your icon.
    8. Your iPhone's headphones have a multi-function button!
    You'd be surprised how many people don't know that the iPhone's native headphones have a button on the microphone.
    Just squeeze the microphone together, and the button gets pressed.
    The buttons functions:
    In call...
      • Press once to answer a call
      • Press twice to send the call to voicemail
      • Press once to hang up a call
    In call while second call coming in... [thank you silver0fox]
      • click once to hold current call and switch to new call
      • hold for 2 secs and release to ignore new call
    Out of call...

    • Press once to activate iPod and play song
    • Press once to pause song
    • Press twice to skip to next song

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    Using these 8 tips will not only increase your iPhone IQ, but improve your overall iPhone experience. For more iPhone tips and tricks, check out our older article " ".
    Be sure to share your new found knowledge (or atleast inform people that their iPhone's headphones have a button).​
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2009
  3. pkpyro

    pkpyro Informed Hacker

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    Also, press mic 3 times to play previous track.
     
  4. jkescobedo

    jkescobedo Informed Hacker

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    pssh thts not 20.
    xD
     
  5. jamesrulez

    jamesrulez Informed Hacker

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    wow big compilation exept all leeched am i right?
     
  6. Neurotoxous

    Neurotoxous Godly Hacker

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    Dude... Look at the top line...
    OF COURSE HE FUCKING DID!

    Also, does it even really matter as long as he credited the original author and contributed something to the community?
     
  7. vwturbo

    vwturbo Veteran Hacker

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    i knew all those tricks already, lamee
     
  8. DVKR

    DVKR The New Guy

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    Thanks for sharing. I found that I didn't know some. Good find and thanks for sharing it.
     
  9. BrazilGiGi

    BrazilGiGi Elite Hacker

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    You knew them, but other people may not know them, so it's good that he shared.

    Thanks for sharing by the way.:money:
     
  10. dillon29

    dillon29 Canada Veteran Hacker

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    thats for sharing dude xD

    -Dillon
     
  11. Cyrogenical

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    Also, Press and hold the bottom button on your iphone for 5 seconds and Voice Control will come up. You can say stuff like "Call Mom Home" or "Play songs by Coldplay". Pretty useful!
     
  12. TurtleWhat

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    Voice control only works on the 3GS though not the 3G or 2G.
    But I didnt know you could take a screenie.
     
  13. Fireman

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    Sweet dude! I will try alot of these things! I already added 2 Internet apps, one for this website too lol!
     
  14. Alcohol

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    You can also just kind of move your iphone up and down quickly and it will change song
     
  15. michaeltran3

    michaeltran3 United States Veteran Hacker

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    I never knew about the Double tap space bar for a period
     
  16. f4xf0x

    f4xf0x Informed Hacker

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    Haha cool but someone has a lot of time on their hands.
     
  17. Laveer

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    nice i didnt know bout some of these like soft reset and alternate characters
     
  18. Bella46

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    Good to know ;) Thanks for sharing!
     
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    nice, thanks for the info
     

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