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Managing Contacts on the iPhone 5

You access your address book by tapping the Phone icon on the Home screen of your iPhone. Some of the things you can do with contacts in the Phone application include the following: [more…]

iPhone 5 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Your iPhone can be so much more than a communication tool to talk into. Aside from making calls and creating your contacts, you need to get familiar with the many options available on the iPhone touchscreen [more…]

What You Can Do with iPhone 5 General Settings

Use iPhone’s General settings to set up basic functionality for your everyday use. You access the General settings in the following table by tapping the Settings app icon on the Home screen and then tapping [more…]

iPhone 5 Mail, Contacts, Calendars Settings

For the social and organizational parts of your brain, iPhone makes available Mail, Contacts, and Calendar apps; the settings for these apps are covered in the following table. You access the settings [more…]

Customizing Browser Settings with Your iPhone 5 and Safari

Getting on the Internet with your iPhone is easy using its Wi-Fi or 3G/4G LTE capabilities. Once you’re online, the bundled browser, Safari, is your ticket to a wide world of information, entertainment [more…]

Cool Free (or Almost Free) Apps for Your iPhone 5

You'd be amazed at the apps available for your iPhone. You can download any of these fun, free apps through the App Store to get you going with your iPhone: [more…]

iPhone 5 For Seniors For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The iPhone 5 is cool and perfect for many seniors because it provides a very simple, intuitive interface for making and receiving phone calls and doing things like checking e-mail and playing music. With [more…]

Asking Siri a Question

Siri is ready when you are, so long as you have an Internet connection, be it cellular or Wi-Fi. You can activate Siri in one of three ways: [more…]

Top Uses for Siri

So what can you do with Siri? Siri can help you out and make your life easier in numerous ways. Let us count them (in no particular order): [more…]

Siri Supported Languages and Dialects

Siri works in many countries around the globe and can understand and speak in multiple languages. You can select the language of your choice — even if you live in the United States but want Siri to work [more…]

Siri Punctuation Tips for E-Mail, Text Messages and Notes

Don’t forget to verbal give punctuation commands when dictating to Siri. Here’s a thorough list of what you can say. They're great time savers when you're on the go! [more…]

Siri For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Apple’s groundbreaking Siri lets you use your voice to interact with your iPhone, iPad (including iPad mini), and latest iPod touch. Whether you’re dictating e-mails or text messages, browsing the web [more…]

The Different Uses of the iPhone 5 Home Button

Dorothy clicked her red-sequined heels three times to go home. You need only press the Home button to get to the iPhone 5’s Home screen. Pressing the Home button twice performs a couple functions, depending [more…]

Tapping and Holding Buttons and Icons on Your iPhone 5

On your iPhone 5, if you want to open an app, fill in a text field, or choose a command such as Print or Message, you tap the appropriate icon, field, or button. The tap and hold gesture opens another [more…]

Useful Websites for iPhone 5 Owners

One of your first stops for information about your iPhone 5 should be the Apple website. If you’re looking for new applications, go to the App Store by clicking the Apps tab in the iTunes Store. After [more…]

Tips on Using Siri in iPhone 5

Siri can do some pretty surprising things, and she (it?) acquired two new skills in iOS 6. You can phrase the command for the same task in several ways; for example, you can ask “What time is it?” or “Tell [more…]

Identifying Apps on the iPhone 5 Home Screen

Your iPhone 5's Home screen contains a bevy of useful apps you can tap to launch and use. Plus there are a few free apps that you'll want to download not long after you turn your iPhone on. This table [more…]

iPhone 5 All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Your iPhone 5 is pretty easy to command — a tap here, a swipe there, and you’re on your way. However, you can use less obvious commands on your iPhone to do things faster and easier. These shortcuts, iPhone-related [more…]

Your iPhone's Notification Center

Notification Center on your iPhone gives you an at-a-glance, timely view of everything you want to keep on top of: new e-mails, texts, the current temperature, appointments and reminders, Tweets, and more [more…]

How to Reply with Text Messages from Your iPhone

The handy new iOS 6 reply with a text message feature is for those times when you can't take a call on your iPhone. If you can’t take a call on your iPhone, you can still be polite or give callers a sense [more…]

How to Avoid Disturbances on Your iPhone 5

The Do Not Disturb feature on your iPhone 5 is new to iOS 6. In the middle of the night — or the middle of the day when you’re playing hooky — the last thing you want is to be bothered by a phone call. [more…]

Other Things You Can Do while Taking Calls on Your iPhone

You can do lots of things while talking on an iPhone, such as consulting your calendar, taking notes, or checking the weather. Press the Home button to get to the apps that let you perform these tasks. [more…]

How Your iPhone Alerts You About Messages

Your iPhone can alert you to new messages with an audio alert, an on-screen alert, neither, or both. If you want to hear a sound when a message arrives, go to the Home screen and tap Settings→Sounds→Text [more…]

Nine Smart iPhone Messaging Tricks

The Messages app on your iPhone lets you exchange short text messages with any cell phone that supports the SMS protocol. You can also send and receive MMS messages, which means you can exchange pictures [more…]

The Basics of the iPhone Notes App

The Notes app on your iPhone creates text notes that you can save or send through e-mail. To create a note, first tap the Notes icon on the Home screen, and then tap the + button in the top-right corner [more…]

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