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Multitasking Features of Your iPhone 4S

The software in your iPhone 4S offers a bevy of important features, with the long-overdue multitasking feature arguably the most significant. So, you can play music from a third-party app such as Slacker [more…]

Organizing Your iPhone 4S Apps with Folders

Finding the single app you want to use on your iPhone 4S among apps spread out over 11 screens is a daunting task. But Apple felt your pain, and with iOS 4, the company introduced a handy organization [more…]

Getting Notifications on Your iPhone 4S

When you stop to think about it, a smartphone is smart because of all the things it can communicate. Your iPhone 4S has a Notification Center that gives you an at-a-glance, timely view of everything you [more…]

How to Set Up Your New iPhone 4S

Your iPhone 4S runs iOS 5, which doesn’t requireyou to connect your iPhone to a computer — PC or Mac — running iTunes. However, certain tasks — such as rearranging icons on your Home screens and managing [more…]

How to Accept and Reject Calls on Your iPhone 4S

When someone calls you on your iPhone 4S, you can choose to take the call or choose not to take it and send the caller directly to voicemail.

You have three options for accepting a call: [more…]

How to Make a Call with Your iPhone 4S

With everything else you can do with your iPhone 4S, you may forget that you can actually make calls. To call someone, start by tapping the Phone icon on the Home screen. Choose your method by tapping [more…]

Using the iPhone 4S Visual Voicemail Feature

Hate waiting through voicemail after voicemail before getting to the message you really want to hear? Well, the iPhone 4S’s clever visual voicemail presents a list of your voicemail messages in the order [more…]

How to Use FaceTime with Your iPhone 4S

The promise of video calling has been around since LBJ occupied the White House, and with the introduction of FaceTime on the iPhone 4S, the reality of seeing and being seen as you talk on the phone is [more…]

FaceTime Features on Your iPhone 4S

FaceTime, Apple’s video calling feature, puts your iPhone 4S in a whole different class when it comes to making phone calls. Plus, FaceTime comes with at least two major benefits, [more…]

iCloud Basics for Your iPhone 4S

Apple’s iCloud service, which comes free with your iPhone 4S, is more than just a wireless hard drive in the sky. Rather, iCloud is a complete wireless storage and data synchronization solution. In a nutshell [more…]

How to Sync Your iPhone 4S with Your Computer

To sync your iPhone 4S with your computer, you use either the included dock connector–to–USB cable or connect wirelessly over Wi-Fi. However, if you want to sync wirelessly, you’ll still have to connect [more…]

How to Sync Address Book Contacts with Your iPhone 4S

The Sync Address Book Contacts section of the Info pane of your iPhone 4S determines how synchronization is handled for your contacts. One method is to synchronize all your contacts, as shown in the following [more…]

How to Sync E-mail Accounts with Your iPhone 4S

You can sync account settings for your e-mail accounts in the Sync Mail Accounts section of the Info pane of your iPhone 4S. You can synchronize all your e-mail accounts [more…]

How to Sync Music, Movies, TV Shows, and Ringtones with Your iPhone 4S

Your iPhone 4S has a variety of panes you use to specify the media that you want to copy from your computer to your iPhone. To view any of these panes, make sure that your iPhone is still selected in the [more…]

How to Sync Podcasts, E-books, and iTunes U Content with Your iPhone 4S

With your iPhone 4S, you can sync podcasts, educational content from iTunes U, and two types of books — e-books for reading and audiobooks for listening: [more…]

How to Sync Photos with Your iPhone 4S

Syncing photos to your iPhone 4S is a little different from syncing other media because your iPhone has a built-in camera — two cameras, actually — and you may want to copy pictures or videos you take [more…]

Cellular Carriers for Your iPhone 4S

AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and most recently C Spire have started selling versions of the iPhone 4S. Sprint and C Spire offer unlimited data plans starting at around [more…]

How to Use the iPhone 4S Voice Recorder

With your new iPhone 4S, Apple includes a built-in digital voice recorder, which is handy for recording lectures, notes to yourself, your spouse snoring — whatever audio you find interesting. [more…]

How to Use the iPhone 4S Reminder App

The Reminders app on the iOS 5 software on your iPhone 4S isn’t just any ordinary to-do list: Reminders on the iPhone can be tagged to your location, and it also works nicely with iCal, Outlook, and iCloud [more…]

How to Activate Siri on Your iPhone 4S

When you first set up the iPhone 4S, you have the option of turning on Siri. If you did so, you’re good to go. If you didn’t, tap Setting→General→Siri and flip the switch so that On is showing. [more…]

The iPhone 4S: What Siri Can Do

The beauty of using Siri on your iPhone 4S is that there’s no designated protocol you must follow when talking to her. Asking, “Will I need an umbrella tomorrow?” [more…]

Dictating to Siri on Your iPhone 4S

In many instances where you’d otherwise use the iPhone 4S touchscreen keyboard, you can now use Siri instead. Instead of typing, tap the microphone icon on the keyboard and speak. Tap Done when you’re [more…]

How to Correct Siri’s Mistakes on Your iPhone 4S

As good as Siri is, she doesn’t get everything right the first time. Fortunately, your iPhone 4S makes it easy to correct her mistakes. The simplest way is to tap the microphone icon and try your query [more…]

How to Make Siri Smarter with Your iPhone 4S

From settings on your iPhone 4S, you can tell Siri which language you want to converse in. Out of the gate, Siri was available in English (United States, United Kingdom, or Australian), French, and German [more…]

How to Search the Web with Your iPhone 4S

Searching the web with your iPhone 4S usually involves accessing a search engine, the most commonly used being Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft Bing. Although you can certainly use the virtual keyboard to [more…]

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