Here is my top 10 list of iPhone user tips, I guarantee there is at least 1 tip in here that you didn’t know before reading! This guide is specifically for the iPhone however there is no reason why these tips should not work on any other iOS devices such as the iPad or iPod Touch. Running an IT support company in Bristol I often get asked the following questions… Especially from new iPhone users!
View link addresses in Safari on the iPhone
You can view the link address of links in Safari by pressing and holding the link text. No more blindly clicking links on the iPhone again
Auto Scroll back to the top of the page
When viewing sites or other media on your iPhone you can automatically scroll to the top by single tapping the top bar, this is the bar that has the clock in. This will automatically return you to the top of the page.
Stop iPhone from Auto completing words as you type
When typing a text message, email etc and your iPhone pops up with the annoying bubble with the suggested word in that it thinks you are about to type you don’t have to click the cross in the bubble you can simply tap anywhere else on the screen.
.com button the iPhone does other domains as well
When completing URL’s the .com button is handy but did you know it works for other domain suffix’s as well not just .com
To select other domains press and hold the .com button and you will be able to select other domain suffix’s.
No need to type www. or .com on the iPhone
No need to waste time typing full domains on the iPhone, simple just type the domain name of the site without www. or the .com and your iPhone will do the rest. Test it out now by typing in iphonehowto in the address bar, nice time saver.
How to take a screenshot on the iPhone
Ever wished you could take a screenshot or could show your IT Support department exactly what is happening on your iPhone? You can simply press the Home Button (main button) and the Lock button (top right) at the same time and the screen will flash like a photo has been taken, your screenshot will be in your Photos.
Reject an incoming call
Ever had someone keep calling you and no way of rejecting their call? Double tap the Lock button (top right) and it will reject the call. (thanks to my ex girlfriend I worked this one out).
Mute an incoming call
Same situation as above except you don’t want them to know you have cut them off, press the Lock button once and it will mute the ring tone sound. Bliss…
Save Images from Safari
To save images from Safari on your iPhone simply press and hold over the image and the menu (displayed below) will appear, you can then tap “Save Image”.
Automatically insert a Full Stop / Period
Double tapping the space bar will automatically add a full stop (or if your american a “period”). I didn’t know this, but it is saving me a STACK of time already!
Call number direct from Safari
If you see a number on a website, no need to copy and paste it or write it down, simply just click it and your iPhone will dial it directly from Safari !
Two Finger Scrolling on the iPhone
If the website your on has a scroll box and when you attempt to scroll it moves the page up or down in Safari, simply use two fingers this should then select the internal scroll box not the whole page.
Increase iPhone battery life
Follow our guide here on how to increase the battery life on your iPhone.
This guide will show you step by step how to turn off the iPod equalizer (EQ) on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or any iOS device. When you play music on iPhone / iPod and you have an Equalizer effect enabled it will use more CPU as you are increasing the work load and this will reduce battery life. This guide will show you how to turn off the equalizer on your iOS device, the instructions are specifically for the iPhone however I suspect they will work on a iPod Touch / iPad.
This guide will show you step by step how to reduce the screen brightness on your iPhone, or any iOS device. If you are adjusting your screen brightness to help increase battery I would recommend our guide on how to increase iPhone battery life.
Every time you connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac iTunes will automatically backup your iPhone, this is also referred to as a sync.
However if you want to create a manual backup of your iPhone (this is a good idea to do before Jail Breaking the iPhone) then follow the instructions below:
How to backup the iPhone using iTunes
- Connect your iPhone to your Mac or PC using the USB cable
- Launch iTunes (if it does not automatically launch)
- On the left under devices you should see your iPhone listed
- Right click on your iPhone and select “Back Up”
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