Posts for Category: iPhone Tips


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Tip: How to Discover the Specific App Using the iPhone’s GPS (ie, Location Services)

Tip: How to Discover the Specific App Using the iPhone's GPS (ie, Location Services)

We’ve all experienced that mysterious arrow icon appearing at the top of the iPhone screen that shows an app is accessing your location. But which app is it?! If you’re paranoid like me, you’ll want to know. Here’s how: 1. […]

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Tip: List of Siri Voice-Dictation Commands

Tip: List of Siri Voice-Dictation Commands

Developer Crush Apps has posted a useful list of commands for Siri’s voice-dictation capabilities that should help users solve tricky punctuation problems like how to add ellipses “…” (you can saying “dot dot dot” or “ellipsis”) and how to combine […]

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Download the iPhone User Guide & iPad User Guide as PDF or as an iBook

Download the iPhone User Guide & iPad User Guide as PDF or as an iBook

Apple has made available for download their user guides for the iPhone and iPad as iBooks and in the traditional PDF format (links below). They are free downloads. They may take a while to download as they are each around […]

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iPhone Tip: Slide a Notification to Unlock the iPhone and Launch the Corresponding App

iPhone Tip: Slide a Notification to Unlock the iPhone and Launch the Corresponding App

Here’s a cool little trick introduced in iOS 5. If you have alerts waiting for you on the iPhone’s lock screen, you can slide your finger across any of those alerts to unlock the iPhone and immediately be taken to […]

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Automatic Wi-Fi Syncing for iPhone or iPad Not Working? Here’s an Alternative Solution to Fix It

Automatic Wi-Fi Syncing for iPhone or iPad Not Working? Here's an Alternative Solution to Fix It

Having problems getting the new automatic Wi-Fi syncing to work, even after following instructions on how to activate it and going through Apple’s own official troubleshooting guide? I did too, but here’s how I fixed it. The problem lies with […]

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Basics: How to Set Up Wireless Wi-Fi Syncing for iPhone and iPad

Basics: How to Set Up Wireless Wi-Fi Syncing for iPhone and iPad

Ready to never plug your iPhone into your computer again to sync? Here’s how. You’ll need an iPhone/iPad running iOS 5 or newer and iTunes 10.5 or newer. 1. For one last time, plug your iPhone into iTunes: 2. Click […]

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How to Prevent Text Messages and Notifications From Appearing on the iPhone’s Lock Screen

How to Prevent Text Messages and Notifications From Appearing on the iPhone's Lock Screen

Text messages and other notifications appearing on the iPhone’s lock screen could cause privacy problems for some. Such alerts automatically wake up the iPhone’s screen and display the messages for anyone walking by to see. However, there is a way […]

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iPhone 4S: How to Check If You Qualify for Subsidized Pricing

iPhone 4S: How to Check If You Qualify for Subsidized Pricing

Want to check if you qualify for subsidized pricing for the iPhone 4S? Apple offers an easy online tool here on their website. Both Verizon and AT&T customers can use that link. My subsidized pricing doesn’t kick in until November […]

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iPhone Video Tip: The Best Way to Organize Apps Into Folders

The more apps you collect on your iPhone, the more cluttered your home screen becomes. Using folders can help, but the process of moving apps into those folders can be tedious. Below is a video tip showing how to speed up that process.

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Basics: How to Turn On Find My iPhone

Basics: How to Turn On Find My iPhone

Find My iPhone is now a free feature for anyone with an iPhone 4 or newer, and it’s something you’ll want to have turned on, as it can come in extremely handy—not only does Find My iPhone show the location of your iPhone should it be lost or stolen, it can remotely lock the iPhone, […]

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