Tips and Tricks to Using Your iPhone to its Fullest
We already know how much the iPhone changed the communication stream. However, a lot of iPhone users are still clueless on how to get more out of their smartphone investment. If you’re one of them sit back for a few minutes and run through the list of iPhone tips and tricks below.
Dry a wet iPhone in an easy way. Do not turn on the phone immediately after dropping it in a toilet, sink, pool, or other wet surfaces to avoid damaging your device by short-circuiting it. Similarly, using a hairdryer on your smartphone is a big no-no. Instead, lightly towel dry your iPhone. Submerge it in a bowl or Ziploc bag of uncooked white rice and leave it overnight.
Close all open iPhone apps to save battery life. It’s pointless to keep an app open when you’re not using it, plus it only drains your battery quickly. Double-tap the Home button to see the recently used apps running in the background. Press and hold an icon and they’ll all jiggle. Tap the X to close unused open apps at the bottom of your iPhone.
Swipe to delete messages. Though pretty simple, many iPhone users delete messages the longer way. Save your time by deleting unwanted emails in bulk rather than doing it one after another. Whether you’re dealing with unwanted emails, text message or voicemail, you just swipe across the message (without opening them) from right to left when you see it in list view and tap the red Delete button.Simple and totally hassle-free.
Delete memory-hogging apps. Guilty of keeping apps you don’t often use? Now is the best time to remove them and you’d be surprised just how much space you have for more important apps. Beginning with the iOS 5 update, you can see how much space your apps are taking up on your iPhone and delete them from your device. Tap Settings, followed by General, then tap Usage. From there, you will see the list of all your apps and their file size.
The truth is, there are dozens of awesome smartphone tops and tricks, only that not everyone is able to figure them all out, but you don’t have to be one of them. At least, you might consider knowing as much and become a true expert of your own gadget.