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Using the Controls on the Bottom of Your iPhone

You’ll find several important controls along the bottom of your iPhone. These iPhone controls include the speaker, the dock connector, and the microphone. [more…]

Using the Controls on the Front of Your iPhone

You’ll find several important controls on the front of your iPhone. These controls include your iPhone's Ring/Silent switch, the volume buttons, and the receiver, among others. [more…]

iPhone Accessories

When you open your iPhone’s box, you’ll find several accessories that come with your new iPhone. These accessories include the iPhone's stereo headset, dock, and USB power adapter, among other things. [more…]

How to Use Your iPhone’s Airplane Mode

Use your iPhone’s Airplane mode when you fly. The iPhone’s Airplane mode lets you take advantage of the iPhone’s built-in iPod (among other capabilities) while temporarily turning off its phone, e-mail [more…]

How to Use Wi-Fi on Your iPhone

Your iPhone is Wi-Fi enabled. Wi-Fi is typically the fastest wireless network you can use to surf the Web, send e-mail, and perform other Internet tricks on the iPhone. [more…]

Usage on Your iPhone

The Usage feature is one of the places to go on your iPhone for statistics on how you actually employ the device. Your iPhone's Usage feature allows you to track several parameters. [more…]

How to Set Sounds on Your iPhone

The Sounds feature serves as your iPhone’s sound stage. This feature provides several sound options on your iPhone. It’s where you can turn on or off audio alerts for a variety of functions: new voicemails [more…]

Choosing a Brightness Level for Your iPhone Screen

You can manually or automatically set the brightness on your iPhone to match the ambient light conditions. Who doesn’t want a bright, vibrant iPhone screen? [more…]

How to Set the Date and Time on Your iPhone

You can set the date and time on your iPhone. The time on your iPhone can be reported in a 12- or 24-hour format.

In most cases, the time is reported as 11:32 p.m. But if you prefer military time, it can [more…]

How to Change the Auto-Lock on Your iPhone

The Auto-lock feature on your iPhone allows you to set the amount of time that elapses before the iPhone automatically locks or turns off the display. Or, you can set Auto-lock so that the iPhone never [more…]

How to Set Up a Passcode on Your iPhone

You can choose a passcode to prevent other people from unlocking your iPhone. Tap Passcode Lock. Then use the virtual keypad to enter a 4-digit code. Setting up a passcode, of course, keeps your messages [more…]

How to Access a VPN on Your iPhone

You can access a virtual private network (VPN) on your iPhone. This enables you to securely access your company’s network behind a firewall — using an encrypted Internet connection that acts as a secure [more…]

Keyboard Settings on Your iPhone

You can do two main things under your iPhone's Keyboard settings: you can turn your iPhone's Auto-capitalization on or off and turn Enable Caps Lock on or off. [more…]

How to Use the Calculator on Your iPhone

Your iPhone’s calculator works just like a pocket calculator. You can find the iPhone’s calculator feature on your Home screen, by clicking the calculator icon. [more…]

How to Use the World Clock on Your iPhone

Your iPhone's World Clock lets you display the time in numerous cities around the globe. Tap World Clock (inside the Clock application) to activate it. [more…]

How to Use the Alarm Clock on Your iPhone

Your iPhone can serve as an alarm clock. You can even choose the ringtone that you want to wake to. As with most things on your iPhone, setting the alarm clock is simple. [more…]

How to Use Your iPhone's Stopwatch and Timer

Your iPhone can serve as a stopwatch and timer. These features, which are both available through the Clock application, work like a conventional stopwatch and timer. [more…]

How to Recharge Your iPhone

You must recharge your iPhone from time to time. If your iPhone acts up in any way, the first thing you should try is to give its battery a full recharge. [more…]

How to Use MobileMe on Your iPhone

MobileMe is a great service from Apple that allows you to stay organized. For $99 a year, MobileMe will keep your iPhone, iPod touch, Macs, and PCs synchronized. It is the latest iteration of what Apple [more…]

How to Find Information about an iPhone App in iTunes

Using iTunes on your computer, you can find information about iPhone apps on any of the iTunes App Store screens. Simply click the icon or link for the app, and a detail screen appears. [more…]

How to Download an iPhone App to Your Computer

When you find an app on the iTunes Store that you’d like to try, just click its Get App button. At that point, you have to log in to your iTunes Store account, even if the app is free. [more…]

How to Report an iPhone App Problem from Your Computer

If an iPhone app doesn’t work properly, crashes, freezes, or otherwise messes up your iPhone, you should definitely report the problem so that Apple and the developer know of it and [more…]

How to Search the iTunes App Store from Your iPhone

You can search the iTunes App Store directly from your iPhone. The first three icons at the bottom of your iPhone screen — Featured, Categories, and Top 25 — offer three ways to browse the virtual shelves [more…]

How to Find Information about an App Using Your iPhone

Once you find an iPhone app that interests you in the iTunes App Store, you can find out more details about that particular app, as well as read reviews on it. [more…]

How to Download an App to Your iPhone

You can download an app directly to your iPhone from the iTunes App Store. Once you have located an app that you want, you simply tap the app to display its detail screen. You then tap the price button [more…]


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