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How to Adjust Basic Internet Settings on Your iPhone

Most people will use their iPhone to access the internet. The app used for that is Safari, which comes with many different features. Here is a complete rundown of Safari's settings and feature options. [more…]

How to Compose E-Mail Messages on the iPhone

iPhone makes e-mailing much more convenient, keeping it at your fingertips even when you’re on the go. To create and send an e-mail message, just follow these steps: [more…]

How to Add VIP Status to an iPhone E-Mail Contact

If you send and receive a lot of e-mail on your iPhone, there may be communications with Very Important Persons that you don't want to get lost in the electronic slush pile. Mail lets you identify people [more…]

Basic E-Mail Actions to Use on Your iPhone

iPhone has several ways of letting you know you've received a message. If Badge App Icon is turned on in Settings→Notifications→Mail, the Mail icon on the Home screen wears a badge showing the number of [more…]

How to Manage Multiple E-Mails on Your iPhone

When you are on your iPhone, you may want to delete multiple messages, move several from the inbox to another folder, or flag a selection of messages or mark them as unread, all at once. Here's the way [more…]

Basics of E-Mail on Your iPhone

Your iPhone’s Mail app works like most e-mail programs. Terms we're familiar with for printed material delivered to our homes and offices — mail, inbox, carbon copy — are used to describe electronic material [more…]

How to Set Up E-Mail Accounts on an iPhone

You configure your e-mail account directly on your iPhone with a series of taps. Apple has been kind enough to insert the technical stuff needed to access some of the most used e-mail services. For the [more…]

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…]

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