The iPhone is undoubtedly one of the best smart phones available. It has held its position at the top for many years and is the leader in many ways. There’s so much that you can do with it, in fact the majority of people probably don’t even use a fraction of its capabilities, nor even optimise it properly. This article will give you some neat tips and tricks that you didn’t even know you could or should do with your phone.
Tip 1 – Battery Saving
Let’s face it, the iPhone battery isn’t perhaps as good as it could be in comparison to some Android phones on the market. But there’s many ways you can preserve your battery to keep it going for as long as possible. The first thing you can do is to turn off the sounds it makes when you press an icon or type something. Also, go to settings and turn off wi fi if you are out and about, and also ensure Bluetooth isn’t enabled too. If inside, you can even turn 3G off if you are using wi fi inside.
Tip 2 – Stop the Music
Many people enjoy drifting off to sleep with their iPhone, but did you know, you can set a sleep timer on it, so your music turns off say 90 minutes after starting. This again saves battery and stops your music playing all night long. Click on Clock, then Timer, then When Timer Ends, and scroll down to Stop Playing. Enter the amount of minutes you want your iPhone to turn the music off.
Tip 3 – Avoid Carpel Tunnel
Written an SMS and want to delete it? Instead of hitting delete a million times to clear it, simply shake your iPhone, and a little window will come up asking if you want to undo typing. Hit this button and your message will clear. Shake it again, and you’ll get the question to redo typing, hit that, and your message will be restored.
Tip 4 – Viewing SMS’s on Your Computer
Sometimes, you want a back up of all your SMS’s for whatever reason. It’s quite simple to do this. First you need to synch with iTunes. Next, search for the following folder: 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28. Inside this folder, you’ll find several files. Select the most recent file and copy it to your desktop for easy access. Head over to http://www.iphone-sms.com/ where you’ll be able to export the file into a variety of readable formats. Bingo, you have a backup record of your texts.
The iPhone is a revolutionary device. Do you have any tips or tricks that you might like to share? Feel free to add them in the comments section below.