Posts for Category: iPhone Tips


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Basics: The iPhone’s Separate Volume Controls for Ringtones and General Audio

Basics: The iPhone's Separate Volume Controls for Ringtones and General Audio

A little-known and somewhat confusing fact about the iPhone is that it has two different volume levels: one for ringtones/alerts, and one for general audio. And the confusing part is that both can be controlled with the iPhone’s volume buttons. […]

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Basics: What Does the iPhone Ringer Switch Mute (And Not Mute)?

Basics: What Does the iPhone Ringer Switch Mute (And Not Mute)?

The iPhone’s ringer switch seems like it should be a simple thing. You move the iPhone’s ringer switch to the “mute” position, and all sound is muted, right? Wrong. Just ask the gentleman who infamously brought the New York Philharmonic […]

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iPhone Tip: Too Many Apps to Update in iTunes? Update Only the Apps on Your iPhone Instead

iPhone Tip: Too Many Apps to Update in iTunes? Update Only the Apps on Your iPhone Instead

After you’ve owned an iPhone for a while, you’ll collect a lot of apps…likely hundreds of apps if you’re anything like me. Many of these apps you’ll use once and delete off your iPhone. The problem is, these apps can […]

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iPhone & iPad Tip: Use iOS 5’s Reader Feature to Automatically Load the Next Page of an Article

iPhone & iPad Tip: Use iOS 5's Reader Feature to Automatically Load the Next Page of an Article

Multipage articles on the web can be annoying, especially when you have to click to the next page every few hundred words. It’s a dirty trick websites use to inflate pageviews for advertisers, all at the expense of user experience. […]

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iPhone Tip: Full Song Title Not Visible? Hold Your Finger On It

iPhone Tip: Full Song Title Not Visible? Hold Your Finger On It

One major annoyance for me on the iPhone is when long song titles, podcasts, videos, etc, don’t fit on the screen and are cut off. Thankfully, Apple offers a simple solution to see the full title, just hold your finger […]

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How to Sort Your Photos Into Albums on the iPhone

How to Sort Your Photos Into Albums on the iPhone

Photo albums are a new feature introduced in iOS 5. Sorting your photos into albums is not only a way to give order to the chaos that is the Photos app, but it also makes it easier to show off […]

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Tips for Child Proofing Your iPhone and iPad

Tips for Child Proofing Your iPhone and iPad

1. Binder Clip A common binder clip is a simple solution for preventing kids from pressing the home button and quitting out of apps—a huge source of frustration for parents and kids alike. Best of all, you may already have […]

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How to Easily Share an iPhone Contact’s Details Via Text Message or Email

How to Easily Share an iPhone Contact's Details Via Text Message or Email

You can easily share any of your iPhone contact’s details with just a few taps. The iPhone is compatible with the vCard format, which is essentially a digital version of a business card. iPhone vCards can be exchanged via text […]

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How to Launch a Website From Spotlight Search (iPhone & iPad Tip)

How to Launch a Website From Spotlight Search (iPhone & iPad Tip)

You may know the iPhone’s Spotlight Search feature can be used to quickly find and launch apps, but it can also be used to launch your favorite websites. This can save you a lot of typing and frustration. Web clips, […]

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Tip: Quickly Insert Emoji Using iPhone Text Shortcuts

Tip: Quickly Insert Emoji Using iPhone Text Shortcuts

Everyone loves emoji, the cute little icons most commonly used in text messages. But inserting them can be a lumbering, multistep process. Here’s a much quicker way to insert emoji using the new text shortcuts feature on the iPhone. Just […]

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