Posts for Category: iPhone Tips


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iPhone Tips: How to Permanently Delete an App, From the iPhone and iTunes

iPhone Tips: How to Permanently Delete an App, From the iPhone and iTunes

When you delete an app on the iPhone, it’s not completely gone from your life. It lives on in your iTunes library. You’ll notice this the next time the developer of the app updates it. iTunes will signal you, often annoyingly, that there is an update available to download. As you collect more and more […]

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Cost to Cancel a 2-Year AT&T Wireless iPhone Contract Early

Cost to Cancel a 2-Year AT&T Wireless iPhone Contract Early

As the iPhone becomes available on more carriers in the US, some may wonder how much it costs to get out of their 2-year AT&T contract early in order to switch. To do this, there is a fee called an Early Termination Fee. Here’s how to calculate that fee: 1. If your contract was signed […]

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How to Search for Text Within a Web Page on the iPhone & iPad

How to Search for Text Within a Web Page on the iPhone & iPad

The ability to search for a specific bit of text within a web page has long been a sorely missing feature on the iPhone and iPad. Thankfully, Apple added the feature in the iOS 4.2 update. Too bad the iOS browser gives no indication on how to use the feature. But we’ve got you covered: […]

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iPhone Basics: How to Turn On Call Forwarding

iPhone Basics: How to Turn On Call Forwarding

The iPhone makes it a snap to activate call forwarding. You simply activate it in the iPhone’s Settings. Just follow these instructions (note that the time you talk on a forwarded call will count against your iPhone’s minutes, even if it’s on another phone): 1. Open Settings: 2. Scroll down and tap Phone: 3. Tap […]

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iPhone Basics: How to Create a Playlist on the iPhone

iPhone Basics: How to Create a Playlist on the iPhone

iOS 4 brought with it a new way to make playlists on the iPhone, replacing the clunky “On the Go” playlists from the previous version of the iPhone software. Now, playlists can be created, named, edited, and synched back to […]

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Basics: How to Change the iPhone’s Default From: Email Address

Basics: How to Change the iPhone's Default From: Email Address

Is the wrong email address showing up in the iPhone’s From: field by default? Here’s how to change it. Note that the default email address only works for new emails created in the “All Inboxes” view and in emails created […]

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How to Convert PDFs to ePub for Apple’s iBooks

How to Convert PDFs to ePub for Apple's iBooks

Apple’s iBooks app can read both PDF and ePub documents, but there are times when you’ll want to convert your PDFs to ePub. Why? Because the ePub format is easier to read on smaller mobile devices, as the text is […]

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iPhone Tip: Label Your Folders With Emoji

iPhone Tip: Label Your Folders With Emoji

Emoji can be used for more than just text messages. The iPhone lets you use them to label folders. Why not use an image of a hamburger to label a folder of your favorite food apps? It’s easy. Here’s how. […]

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Basics: How to Activate FaceTime on the iPhone

Basics: How to Activate FaceTime on the iPhone

If you’re trying to use the FaceTime feature on your new iPhone 4 and find that there are no on-screen buttons to tap or any way to access it, it’s likely not available because you restored your new iPhone 4 […]

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How to Use an iPhone Without a Data Plan (Voice Only)

How to Use an iPhone Without a Data Plan (Voice Only)

You can save a lot of money by not using a data plan with your iPhone. But there’s only one problem: AT&T doesn’t offer a voice-only plan for the iPhone. There is a solution. It requires two things: An unlocked […]

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