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The New Maps App for iPhone 5

Unlike the old Maps apps for your iPhone, the Maps app in iOS 6 doesn’t offer information about traveling via public transportation, though it seems likely this feature will be added sometime in the future [more…]

Features of the iPhone Maps App

The iPhone Maps app offers some really cool features and capabilities. With the Maps app, you can find your current location; find a person, place, or thing; check out places from four different views; [more…]

Timesaving iPhone Map Tools: Bookmarks, Recents, and Contacts

The Maps app on your iPhone offers three tools that can save you from having to type the same locations over and over. All three are in the Bookmarks screen, which appears when you tap the little gray [more…]

Smart Tricks of the iPhone Maps App

The Maps app on your iPhone has lots of tricks up its sleeve, including a few nifty features you may find useful. With Maps, you can get more than directions to your destination. [more…]

The iPhone Compass App

The Compass app on your iPhone works like a magnetic needle compass. Launch the Compass app by tapping its icon in the Utilities folder on the second Home screen. You see the direction you’re facing. [more…]

Take Stock with the iPhone Stocks App

Stocks is another Internet-enabled app on your iPhone. It’s kind of a one-trick pony, but if you need its trick — information about specific stocks — it’s a winner. [more…]

The iPhone Weather App

Weather is a simple app on your iPhone that provides you with the current weather forecast for the city or cities of your choice. By default, you see a five-day forecast at the bottom of the screen with [more…]

Your iPhone's Settings Menu Options

When you first open Settings on your iPhone, you see the scrollable list. In all but airplane mode (at the top of the list), a greater-than symbol (>) appears to the right of each listing. This symbol [more…]

Settings for What iPhone Looks Like, Sounds Like, and Reports

Check out the iPhone settings described here, which control what the iPhone reports back to you, what the iPhone sounds like, and even what your iPhone looks like. [more…]

How to Change the Date & Time Setting on Your iPhone

With the Date & Time setting on your iPhone, you can have the iPhone set the time automatically, using the time reported by the cellular network (and adjusted for your time zone). [more…]

The iPhone Accessibility Tools for Those with Disabilities

The ever-comprehensive Accessibility tools on your iPhone are targeted at people with certain disabilities. Following is a list of the tools that are available to make using the iPhone a little easier [more…]

How to Find Your Lost or Misplaced iPhone

Hopefully, you'll never have to use the Find My iPhone feature on your iPhone — though it’s pretty darn cool. If you inadvertently leave your iPhone in a taxi or restaurant, Find My iPhone may just help [more…]

How to Use Your Computer to Find iPhone Apps

To switch on Automatic Downloads on your iPhone, tap Settings→iTunes & App Store. After you do so, all apps you buy with iTunes on your computer or buy on other iOS devices will automatically appear on [more…]

Download Content Other Than Apps on Your iPhone

You may have noticed that the App Store app on your iPhone offers nothing but apps. iTunes on your computer, on the other hand, includes sections for Music, Movies, TV Shows, Books, Podcasts, and iTunes [more…]

iPhone Troubleshooting Help on the Apple Website

Check out some or all of the resources here before you throw in the towel and smash your iPhone into tiny little pieces (or ship it back to Apple for repairs). [more…]

Ten Free Killer iPhone Apps

You could make the argument that the most compelling killer app on the iPhone is the App Store itself. This online emporium has an abundance of splendid programs — many of which are free. These apps cover [more…]

Do the Slide for Accuracy and Punctuation on Your iPhone

Using a new gesture called the slide can help you learn to type faster in two ways: by helping you type more accurately and by enabling you to type punctuation and numerals faster than ever before. [more…]

The Way-Cool Semi-Hidden iPhone Audio Scrub Speed Tip

You’re listening to a podcast or an audiobook and trying to find the beginning of a specific segment by moving the iPhone's scrubber (that little round dot on the scrubber bar) left and right. The only [more…]

How to Choose a Home Page for Safari on Your iPhone

You may have noticed that the iPhone version of Safari does not have an option to specify a home page, though the popular option exists on Mac and PC versions of the Safari [more…]

Create iPhone Ringtones for Free in GarageBand

The capability to create free iPhone ringtones with Apple’s GarageBand application (which is bundled with every Mac) is relatively easy. Start by launching GarageBand on your Mac and creating a new iPhone [more…]

How to Get Apps Out of the iPhone 5 Multitasking Tray

iOS 6’s multitasking is great, but sometimes you don’t want to see an app’s icon in the iPhone's multitasking tray. Don’t worry — it’s easy to remove any app that’s cluttering up your tray. To get rid [more…]

How to Delete an App from Your iPhone

You can delete an app from your iPhone in two ways: in iTunes on your computer or directly from your iPhone. To delete an app in iTunes, click Apps in the source list and then click the app’s icon to select [more…]

How to Organize Your iPhone Apps

You can have up to 11 Home screens (or pages) of apps on your iPhone. And if you’re like many iPhone users, you’ll soon have a substantial collection of apps in your iTunes library and on your iPhone. [more…]

Seven Things You Can Do to Troubleshoot iPhone Issues

If your iPhone is frozen or otherwise acting up, perform these troubleshooting techniques, the seven Rs, in sequence. You should recharge your iPhone, restart your iPhone, reset your iPhone, remove content [more…]

How to Troubleshoot iPhone Problems with Calling or Networks

If you’re having problems making or receiving calls on your iPhone, problems sending or receiving SMS text messages, or problems with Wi-Fi or your wireless carrier’s data network, the techniques here [more…]

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