4 Tips & Tricks for iPhone
Do you find that some days the battery life doesn’t seem nearly as good as the day before? You may have left an application running in the background. To make sure an application is not running after you are done with it, press the Home button and then lock your iPhone. All active apps will stop running.
Ever find yourself wanting to use a ‘real’ computer but you don’t have an internet connection? With Internet Tethering, you can use your iPhone as your modem. You will have to call AT&T or visit their website to enable Internet Tethering on your account so it’s best to set this up sooner rather than later. Be sure to check how many gigabytes of data are included in your broadband package—you might find yourself with an overage charge sooner than you would expect!
You may find on occasion that an application will stop responding or the entire iPhone will freeze. When that happens, you can reboot your iPhone by holding down the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button. After a few seconds, you will see the Apple logo again. In fact, it’s a good idea to restart your iPhone once every week or two. An iPhone that has been running for weeks and weeks without a break may start to act a little sluggish. A reboot will quickly return you to peak performance.
Now that you’ve learned all these tricks to get the most out of your iPhone, it would be a shame if you lost it, wouldn’t it? Fortunately, Apple provides a service called ‘Find my iPhone’. If your phone is lost or stolen, you can locate your iPhone on a map, send a message to the screen, set a passcode to unlock the phone or even wipe all of the iPhone’s data remotely. Register by visiting http://www.apple.com/iphone/find–my–iphone–setup/.
From iPhone expert William Bonin, who thought he knew all there was to know about his favorite device until he researched this article. Get more of his tips & tricks for navigation, typing, camera, voice control, and more in our next issue of Guide to Phone Apps. In newsstands April 15th.