Posts for Category: iPhone Tips


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Cool Tip: How to Add Icon Shortcuts to iPhone Settings Without Jailbreaking

Cool Tip: How to Add Icon Shortcuts to iPhone Settings Without Jailbreaking

*Update 3/9/2012* This tip no longer works if you update your iPhone to iOS 5.1. Here’s an awesome tip. One of my major annoyances with iOS is having to navigate deep into the settings every time I want to turn […]

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How to Add Text Shortcuts on the iPhone and iPad

How to Add Text Shortcuts on the iPhone and iPad

A text shortcut is a new time-saving feature on the iPhone that allows you to type just a few characters and turn them into much larger words and phrases. By default, Apple has provided one default shortcut: omw, which expands […]

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How to Force the iPhone to Shut Down and Restart

How to Force the iPhone to Shut Down and Restart

There may be times when the iPhone suddenly freezes or its screen goes dark with the power still on. Don’t panic or run to the Apple Store quite yet, simply force a shutdown and restart it. To do this, hold […]

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Tip: How to Force an App to Quit on the iPhone/iPad

Tip: How to Force an App to Quit on the iPhone/iPad

If an iPhone/iPad app freezes or becomes stuck, you can force that app to quit with two steps: 1. Press and hold down the iPhone sleep button until Slide to Power Off appears: 2. Press and hold the home button […]

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Tip: How to Rename Your iPhone or iPad

Tip: How to Rename Your iPhone or iPad

Your iPhone has a name. You’ll see it in iTunes in the left sidebar when the iPhone/iPad is connected. You may not remember, but you gave it that name when you originally set up your iPhone/iPad. You’re not stuck with […]

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How to Add a Pause to Telephone Numbers on the iPhone

How to Add a Pause to Telephone Numbers on the iPhone

You can easily add pauses to phone numbers on the iPhone for those times when you need to dial into automated phone systems or use calling cards. It’s pretty simple, just hold your finger on the * key until you […]

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How to Quickly Add All U.S. Holidays to the iPhone or iPad’s Calendar

How to Quickly Add All U.S. Holidays to the iPhone or iPad's Calendar

There’s no need to enter holidays into the iPhone’s calendar one by one. There’s a much easier way. In fact, if you’re reading this on an iPhone or iPad, simply tap this link to add all US Holidays to your […]

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Basics: How to Delete Individual or Multiple Text Messages on the iPhone

Basics: How to Delete Individual or Multiple Text Messages on the iPhone

It’s now possible to delete individual text messages on the iPhone (previously to iOS 5, you had to delete whole conversations). Below are step-by-step instructions on how to delete individual or multiple text messages at the same time on the […]

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Tip: How To Activate Emoji on the iPhone

Tip: How To Activate Emoji on the iPhone

iPhone users no longer have to resort to tricks to activate emoji (the colorful icons most popularly used in text messages). They can now be turned on easily enough with a simple swipe of the finger. Here’s how: 1. Open […]

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Tip: Make the iPhone’s LED Light Blink When You Receive a Call, Text Message, or Notification

Tip: Make the iPhone's LED Light Blink When You Receive a Call, Text Message, or Notification

The iPhone’s LED light can be used for more than just flashlight apps. You can have it blink whenever you receive a call, text message, or notifications from apps. Below are step-by-step instructions for setting it up. 1. Open Settings: […]

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