iPhone Tips and Tricks – An Extensive List

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  1. Tapping “123” then tapping the character you want then finally clicking back to the main keyboard can be a hassle. Instead hold down “123”, slide thumb to character you want to use then let go. The character will be inputted and your keyboard will be back to normal.
  2. Tapping the clock/top bar on a page will take you quickly to the top.
  3. Tap chunk of text w/ 2 fingers to highlight the whole thing. Works only when commenting/editing etc.
  4. Double click the upper case arrow to set caps lock
  5. Force close a single app by holding the power button until the slide to power off slider appears, then press and hold the home screen button. It will close any app that you are in and also remove it from the RAM, forcing it to completely reload upon re-opening. Fixes many problems.
  6. Zoom in and out in the default Camera app by using two fingers to pinch and spread.
  7. You can use more than a 4 digit PIN number. By turning off “Simple Password” and choosing only numbers instead and NO letters. You will get a number keypad to unlock the phone instead of a full keyboard. And you can use as many numbers as you would like and you you have to press OK to enter it. This makes your PIN number much much harder to guess. Since you would need to not only guess the number but also how many digits the pin contains to break in.
  8. Swipe away banner notifications that inhibit you pressing a button on the top of the screen by swiping from RIGHT TO LEFT (will not work L to R).
  9. In Mail, holding the “New Email” button will display all your recent drafts.
  10. Tapping the screen with two fingers while in Maps will zoom out.
  11. Add a shortcut for your email address (example @@). It makes filling in online forms much, much easier. Settings > general > keyboard > shortcuts
  12. Put a tracking number for UPS or some other mail services in a text field (notes, e-mail, text) and it becomes a link to the tracking website.
  13. To continue listening to a video or music video from safari after exiting safari, just double click the home button, go to music controls, and press play. Also works on the lock screen, useful for music videos, etc.
  14. A lot of people didn’t notice the Emoji inclusion in iOS6. Under General->International->Keyboards->Add new keyboard. Then when you’re sending a text, there is a new button that appears that let’s you switch between keyboard layouts, so pop into the Emoji keyboard to add those silly things, and hit the keyboard button to switch back to a regular keyboard.
  15. Sleep Timer – While playing music in the Music App , toggle to the clock app click timer, click “when timer ends”, scroll to bottom, click stop playing. Start Timer.
  16. Pressing the volume buttons when alarm clock goes off for the snooze. I’ve caught myself accidentally turning it off instead of pressing the snooze button and find this method much safer and easier.
  17. If you turn on accessibility settings you can tap out a custom vibration pattern or make the bright camera LED flash when you get a call or text. Then go into contacts, hit Edit and you can select the vibration below the ring tone. On IOS6, the custom vibration settings have moved to Settings > Sounds. You click on each individual alert type and you have to option to set a custom vibration.
  18. If you’re getting a call you can just press the lock button to mute it instead of pressing decline. Pretty useful for when your phone starts blasting in your pocket during a class or meeting! Works also with the volume keys.
  19. Holding the keyboard globe icon gives you a list of keyboards that are on.
  20. Swipe from leftmost of screen to right in camera to access the camera roll instead of clicking it from the bottom.
  21. In camera app, use the volume buttons as a shutter button.
  22. Press the home button and lock button to take a screenshot.
  23. To reset the new message counter. Lets say you have a bunch of unread emails and you don’t want to click through all of them. Click edit, select the first message, hold down the Mark button and click the same message to unselect it. Voila! All the messages are selected! Click Mark as unread.
  24. When websites have embedded content that scrolls (like an extra area with scrollbars), you can use 2 fingers to navigate through it. This works with text areas for example.
  25. When your is screen off or the phone is locked while listening to music or just audio in general: Double Tap home button to bring up iPod controls to Pause/Stop or skip. Also works to resume last playing audio track whether native or 3 party.
  26. You don’t have to swipe the homescreen to go to the next, you can simply tap the left corner/right corner right above the first and forth icons on the dashboard.
  27. Here’s for the lazy ones: end a phone conversation by pressing the lock button. This way, you can terminate the call and locking the screen in one press.
  28. If you want to search for a word on a page with Safari, enter it in the web search box on the top right and scroll all the way down, past the suggestions until it says ‘on this page’.
  29. You can use rich text styling in the mail app. Select some text and bring up the context menu, then press the arrow right. You can use bold, italics, underline, and indenting.
  30. *#06# displays your iPhone’s IMEI. Good to take down if you don’t have the original box around you. You’ll need the IMEI if your phone gets stolen or dislocated, in order to file a report with the police and/or a claim with the insurance company.
  31. Hitting the call button on an empty dial keypad makes your last phone call number pop up. Essentially a redial feature.

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