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Tapping and Holding Buttons and Icons on Your iPhone

On your iPhone, 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 world [more…]

Useful Websites for iPhone Owners

After the iPhone All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition, your first stop for information about your iPhone should be the Apple website. If you’re looking for new applications, open the App Store app on your [more…]

Tips on Using Siri in iPhone 4s, 5, 5c, and 5s

Siri can do some pretty surprising things, and she (it?) is constantly acquiring new skills. You can phrase the command for the same task in several ways; for example, you can ask [more…]

Identifying Apps on the iPhone Home Screen

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

iPhone All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Your iPhone with iOS 7 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 [more…]

Bonus Chapters for iPhone All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Click here to download the bonus chapters for iPhoneAll-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition. These bonus chapters focus on just a few of the many great apps you can download to your iPhone. [more…]

How to Adjust iPhone Settings

Let’s explore the non-app customize-your-iPhone button: Settings. Here you adjust iPhone's numerous settings to suit your style, including date and time, screen brightness, default ringtone, and background [more…]

How to Create an Apple ID for Your iPhone

Your Apple ID is your entry ticket to just about everything iPhone. You need it to sign in and make purchases at the iTunes Store, the App Store, the iBook Store, and the online Apple Store, as well as [more…]

How to Use iCloud with Your iPhone

iCloud is Apple's over-the-air syncing, sharing, and storage service you have access to with your iPhone. Your data is stored in a remote Apple location, somewhere in North Carolina [more…]

How to Keep iPhone Documents in iCloud

Documents in the Cloud lets you save documents directly in iCloud and then access them from all your devices, like your iPhone, that have the same app installed, and from your computer either in the app [more…]

How to Sync Your iPhone with Multiple Devices

Technology is constantly changing. The relationship between iPhones and computers is no different. Used to be that you had one computer every two and a half households and the only music you heard through [more…]

How to Sync Your iPhone and iTunes

Now, you're ready to connect your iPhone to your computer and iTunes. You can set up a daily wireless sync, which is called iTunes Wi-Fi Sync, or you can physically connect your iPhone to your computer [more…]

How to Load Your iPhone’s Backup

Sooner or later the backup you created using iCloud or iTunes might come in handy. You may have to erase and reset your iPhone because it's gone haywire or maybe you had to send your iPhone in for repairs [more…]

How to Review Apps with Your iPhone

When you look at new apps for your iPhone you may want to look at reviews. Purchase decisions today are often based more on what someone else has to say about a product than on what the company says about [more…]

How to Reinstall Apps on Your iPhone

Mistakes happen. Computers crash. iPhones fall out of windows of moving cars. The result may be that you accidentally lose an app, could be a favorite game that you purchased or your online banking app [more…]

How to Use iPhone to Check in with Passbook

In the ongoing effort to eliminate paper, you iPhone’s Passbook steps in to provide electronic versions of boarding passes, movie tickets, coupons, and store cards. [more…]

How to Check Your iPhone's Storage Capacity

When you're ready to sync, make sure you have enough room on your iPhone before actually hitting the Sync button. Your iPhone's storage capacity depends on which version of iPhone you have. [more…]

How to Make Calls with Siri on Your iPhone

Both iPhone's Voice Control and Siri (iPhone 4s or later) features are all ears when it comes to using your voice to make your iPhone do things for you — including making phone calls. [more…]

How to Make Dual and Conference Calls on Your iPhone

While you're engaged in an active call on your iPhone, you can make a second call, or you can answer an incoming call. If you have a GSM (Global System for Mobile)-model iPhone, you can also initiate a [more…]

Basics of iPhone Voicemail

For the times when you can't respond to a call on your iPhone, voicemail is a great way for your caller to let you know what she wants so you can respond when it's convenient for you. This article helps [more…]

Talking on Your iPhone: How to Use FaceTime

With iOS 7, FaceTime got its own app button on the Home screen of the iPhone along with the capability to make audio-only calls as well as video calls. [more…]

How to Change Message Settings on Your iPhone

By now, you're probably familiar with the Settings app on your iPhone. It's where you turn the features for the other iPhone apps on or off. The settings for Messages let you personalize the way iPhone [more…]

Basics of Multimedia Messages on Your iPhone

You can take stunning photos and video with your iPhone, but what fun is it to keep them to yourself? MMS is a quick way to share your artistic expression and memories with the folks you know. [more…]

How to Revisit Web History on Your iPhone

Sometimes you want to go back in time to a web page you viewed on your iPhone a few hours ago or even a few days or weeks ago. Thanks to Safari's History feature, you can do just that. [more…]

How to Use AutoFill on Your iPhone

For information about you such as name and address that remains constant, you iPhone’s Safari app’s AutoFill feature automatically fills in common fields with your personal information with a single tap [more…]

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