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iPhone Modes: Sleep, Wake, Lock, and Unlocked

You may not want your iPhone turned on all the time. You can certainly turn the phone off, but you can also put it to sleep and keep it locked or unlocked. Here are a few terms regarding your iPhone's [more…]

How to Charge Your iPhone Battery

Like all battery-powered gadgets, your iPhone is useless with an uncharged battery. The good news is that iPhone recharges in less than an hour, and you can charge the battery in several ways. [more…]

Basics of iPhone Status Bar Icons

The status bar runs across the very top of your iPhone in either portrait or landscape view, in apps that support landscape view. Its icons give you information about your cellular and/or wireless network [more…]

How to Tether Your iPhone or Make a Personal Hotspot

When another device uses your iPhone’s Internet connection to connect to the Internet, that's called tethering. Tethering essentially turns your iPhone into a miniature Wi-Fi router that broadcasts a signal [more…]

How to Use AirDrop on Your iPhone

AirDrop creates a connection between your iPhone and one or more iOS devices such as iPhones (5 or later), iPads (fourth generation or Mini), or iPod touches [more…]

What to Do if Your iPhone Is Lost or Stolen

Your worst iPhone nightmare: Your beloved iPhone is lost or stolen. Don't panic — even though your iPhone may be gone for good (er, bad), all may not be totally lost. If you back up regularly or better [more…]

How to Avoid Common iPhone Problems

With iCloud syncing, your version of iOS and the apps on your iPhone should always be current. If you’re having problems, however, tap Settings→General→Software Update just to be sure your iOS is current [more…]

Basic Notifications on Your iPhone

When iPhone wants to get your attention and tell you something, it communicates via badges and messages. These are different from alerts, alarms, and reminders that you set on your iPhone in that they [more…]

9 Finger Movements to Use on an iPhone Touchscreen

Your iPhone's touchscreen is similar to other touchscreens you may have used, such as an ATM or the custom sandwich selector at your local minimarket. You need just a few good moves to make iPhone do all [more…]

How to Use Keyboard Settings on Your iPhone

The default keyboard on your iPhone has the classic QWERTY format that you may have learned in high school typing class. If you write in a language other than English, however, you'll want to add a keyboard [more…]

How to Activate Your iPhone

Even though your iPhone has lots of other applications besides calling, many of them don't work until you activate your iPhone: You must connect the phone to a cellular network through your cellular service [more…]

How to Print from Your iPhone

The utopian idea of a paperless society may be near, but it hasn't arrived yet. AirPrint enables your iPhone to print directly to an AirPrint-enabled printer. [more…]

How to Edit Text on Your iPhone

The longer you have your iPhone, chances are the more you'll find yourself using it for written communications that you used to create on a computer: e-mail, notes, to do lists, appointments, status updates [more…]

How to Use Spotlight Searches on Your iPhone

Spotlight is iPhone’s search feature for finding things stored on your iPhone or on the web. To access Spotlight from any Home screen, flick down from the middle of the screen. Spotlight Search opens on [more…]

How to Access Wi-Fi on Your iPhone

You may want to say that cellular is wireless, and you'd be right. But Wi-Fi is wireless, only better. Connecting to the Internet using iPhone's Wi-Fi feature is one of the fastest — and cheapest — ways [more…]

How to Use Bluetooth on Your iPhone

Your iPhone uses the Bluetooth 4.0 protocol. Bluetooth is a short-range (up to 300 feet) wireless protocol used to attach, or pair, devices to your iPhone. Unlike Wi-Fi, which broadcasts its availability [more…]

How to Use Push and Fetch for E-Mail on iPhone

Going to the Mail, Contacts, Calendars screen on your iPhone, you see a button called Fetch New Data. Think of the Mail app as the dog and your incoming e-mail messages as the ball. The mail server throws [more…]

How to Add Photos to Your iPhone Contacts

The first thing you see on the New Contact screen is a field in the upper left corner called Add Photo. This lets you add a photo of the contact and when a call comes in from any of the phone numbers of [more…]

How to Organize Apps on Your iPhone

Your iPhone comes with the included apps displayed on the first two Home screens. You may want to rearrange the apps so that the ones you use most frequently are at the top of the Home screen, you may [more…]

How to Use Siri on Your iPhone

Siri on your iPhone is a close second to her human counterpart, the executive assistant. After you establish a rapport with Siri, you may wonder what you ever did without her. Following is a partial list [more…]

How to Use Auto-Lock and Passcode Lock on an iPhone

Auto-Lock and Passcode Lock are iPhone security options that enable you to protect your privacy and personal data. To access the options that follow, tap Settings, and then tap General. [more…]

How to Unify Contacts on Your iPhone

When you import or access contacts from different sources on your iPhone, the result could be multiple information records for one contact. Unify a contact by linking multiple records that have the same [more…]

How to Add and Sync Microsoft Exchange Contacts for Your iPhone

You probably want all of your contacts in your new iPhone, but don't want to have to go through the process of creating new contacts in your phone. Don't worry – you can import them! Particularly in a [more…]

Import Google, Yahoo!, AOL, and Outlook Contacts to an iPhone

Apple has made importing your contacts from the most frequently used e-mail service providers simple. By configuring your iPhone to recognize your account from one or more of these providers, you can access [more…]

How to Configure LDAP or CardDAV Contacts Accounts for Your iPhone

With an iPhone, you can import contacts from many sources, including shared information from business and other organization settings. iPhone has a way for you to easily access LDAP and CardDAV accounts [more…]

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