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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…]

How to Add Calendar Entries on Your iPhone 5

As part of the Facebook integration that came as part of iOS 6 on your iPhone 5, any calendar entries on the popular social network can automatically show up in the Calendar app. You will have to visit [more…]

The iPhone Calculator App

Your handy iPhone calculator does just fine for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. Numbers and symbols (such as C for clear, and M+ for memory) are large and easy to see. [more…]

The Time Functions on Your iPhone

Every cell phone does have a clock. But not every phone has a world clock like your iPhone's Clock app, which lets you display the time in multiple cities on multiple continents. And not every cell phone [more…]

How to Use Voice Memos on Your iPhone

Apple includes a built-in digital voice recorder in the iPhone. Why would you need a recorder? Consider all the times you’d find it useful to have a voice recorder in your pocket — perhaps when you’re [more…]

The Reminders App on Your iPhone

With the iPhone 4S, however, Apple finally came to the realization that having a Reminders app of its own is a good thing. They had failed to provide a reminders or to-do app in its early iPhones, but [more…]

The iPhone 5 Passbook Feature

The Passbook feature that arrived on the iPhone 5 with iOS 6 is an attempt to turn your modern smartphone into a version of a digital wallet.

Some people already use the iPhone to scan boarding passes at [more…]

How to Summon Siri on Your iPhone

When you first set up the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, you have the option of turning on Siri. If you did so, you’re good to go. If you didn’t, tap Settings→General→Siri and flip the switch so that On is showing [more…]

What Kinds of Questions Can You Ask Siri?

The beauty of Siri on your iPhone is that you don't have to follow a designated protocol when talking to her. Asking, “Will I need an umbrella tomorrow?” [more…]

Settings to Make Siri Smarter

From Settings in the Siri app on your iPhone, you can make Siri smarter, customize her to your own preferences. For example, tell Siri in which language you want to converse. Out of the gate, Siri was [more…]

How to Voice Dial without Siri on Your iPhone

With a feature called Voice Control, you can take advantage of voice calling (and some other functions too) with an older iPhone that doesn’t have Siri. If you have an iPhone that predates the 4S, you [more…]

Edit, Cut, Copy, Paste, and Suggest on Your iPhone

Although your iPhone has a self-correcting keyboard that will fix many errors as you type, you will need to manually correct those errors that slip through. Being able to copy and paste text [more…]

Your iPhone Photo App's Tap to Focus Feature

When composing your shots, you can take advantage of the Tap to Focus feature on your iPhone. Normally, the camera focuses on a subject in the center of the display, which you’re reminded of when you momentarily [more…]

How to Capture Panoramic Shots on Your iPhone's Camera

In some situations, you need the panorama feature in iOS 6 (iPhone 4S and 5 only). This feature lets you shoot up to 240 degrees and stitch together a high-resolution image of up to 28 megapixels. [more…]

Where to Find Pictures on Your iPhone

So where exactly do your pictures hang out on the iPhone? The ones you snapped on the iPhone itself end up in a photo album appropriately dubbed the camera roll [more…]

How to Share Photo Streams on Your iPhone 5

An impressive and aptly named solution for sharing photo streams called Shared Photo Streams arrived on the iPhone with iOS 6 (and a bit earlier on Macs running OS X Mountain Lion). The feature lets you [more…]

Picture Controls on Your iPhone

You can take advantage of the photos on the iPhone in several ways. In each case, you tap the picture and make sure the picture controls are displayed. Then tap the action [more…]

How to Play Video on Your iPhone

The iPhone is not going to replace a wall-sized high-definition television as the centerpiece of your home theater, even on the larger 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5. But on that glorious widescreen display [more…]

How to Shoot and Edit Video on Your iPhone

The 3GS was the first iPhone to let you shoot video. Then the iPhone 4 joined the video party. More recently, the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5 took the device to new heights. [more…]

How to Open Web Pages from Safari on Your iPhone

The iPhone has two ways to determine websites to suggest when you tap certain letters. One method is the websites you already bookmarked from the Safari or Internet Explorer browser on your computer. The [more…]

How to Zoom In on Web Pages on Your iPhone

If you know how to open a web page on your iPhone, it is radically simple for you to zoom in on the pages so that you can read what you want to read and see what you want to see, without enlisting a magnifying [more…]

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