Calling, Texting & E-mailing with an iPhone

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How to Change the E-Mail Settings on Your iPhone

You can customize the e-mail you send and receive in lots of different ways. There are four e-mail settings that you can change; you start by tapping Settings on the Home screen. [more…]

How to Record a Voicemail Greeting for Your iPhone

You can record your own voicemail greeting for your iPhone. Your phone number comes with a default, generic recorded greeting (by now, we've all heard that pleasant-but-robotic voice telling us that, [more…]

How to Write with Notes on Your iPhone

The Notes application on your iPhone lets you write text notes that you can save for yourself or send through e-mail. To create a note on your iPhone, first tap the Notes icon on the Home screen, and then [more…]

The iPhone Keyboard

The keyboard is the heart of your iPhone. Knowing what makes this keyboard smart will help you make it even smarter when you use it. [more…]

How to Find Contacts on Your iPhone

Your contacts list is like your phone book; it's the associates, friends, and family who you have entered and saved into your iPhone. You can find a contact in your iPhone by following a few easy steps [more…]

How to Use Your Favorites List on Your iPhone

In iPhone lingo, your favorites are the people you call most often. The iPhone lets you customize your own Favorites list. Then, you can simply tap the person’s name in Favorites and your iPhone calls [more…]

How to Receive a Call on Your iPhone

Receiving a call on your iPhone is just about like answering any other phone you're familiar with. When your iPhone rings, you have the choice of accepting the call or rejecting the call. [more…]

How to Make a Conference Call on Your iPhone

The iPhone lets you merge up to five calls at a time to turn them into a conference call. Making a conference call on your iPhone may be easier than getting those same five people in a room at the same [more…]

Using the iPhone's Call Forwarding and Call Waiting Features

The iPhone has both call forwarding and call waiting features. Call forwarding is useful if you expect to lose cell phone coverage. Call waiting is useful if you are taking an important call and don’t [more…]

How to Use TTY on Your iPhone

You can use the TTY, or teletype, feature on your iPhone. The TTY feature helps hearing-impaired people hold phone conversations. You can use the iPhone with standard TTY devices by plugging a cable from [more…]

How to Send Text Messages on Your iPhone

You can use your iPhone to send text messages. Text messaging, for those who haven't used it, is a good way to send a quick message when you don't have time for a phone call. [more…]

How to Receive Text Messages on Your iPhone

When you get an SMS text message on your iPhone, you can read and reply to them. The way you do this depends on whether your iPhone is asleep or awake. [more…]

How to Use Maps Contacts on Your iPhone

Your iPhone's Maps feature has a trick called, Maps Contacts. In a nutshell, this puts the friends and family in your Contacts list on a map. To use the Contacts feature in Maps, tap the bookmarks icon [more…]

How to Manage E-Mail Messages on Your iPhone

The e-mail program on your iPhone works like most other e-mail systems you have probably used. When an e-mail message is on your iPhone screen, you can choose to do several things with it: [more…]

How to Send E-Mail on Your iPhone

Your iPhone makes it easy to send e-mail messages. To start a new e-mail, you simply tap Mail on the iPhone’s Home screen. [more…]

How to Reply To and Forward E-Mail Messages on Your iPhone

Responding to e-mail and forwarding messages on your iPhone works a lot like most other e-mail programs you've used. When you receive a message on your iPhone and want to reply to it, open the message [more…]

How to Read E-Mail Attachments on Your iPhone

You can read e-mail attachments in a wide variety of file formats on your iPhone. Your iPhone can read several types of attachments, including the following file formats: [more…]

Sifting through Voicemail on Your iPhone

The iPhone's clever visual voicemail presents a list of your voicemail messages in the order in which calls were received. But you need not listen to those messages in order. So iPhone's visual voicemail [more…]

Using Your iPhone 4 Internationally

You can use iPhone 4's 3G phone network to make calls (and do more) while traveling abroad. iPhone 4 gives you the freedom to call internationally — to anywhere from anywhere: [more…]

How to Make a Video Call with FaceTime on Your iPhone 4

Using FaceTime on your iPhone 4 is as easy as making a regular call on that iPhone. Plus, FaceTime comes with at least two major benefits, besides the video: [more…]

How to Thread E-Mail Messages with Your iPhone 4

As part of the iOS 4 upgrade, Apple lets you threade-mail messages on your iPhone 4, meaning Mail automatically groups related missives. When you organize e-mail messages by a thread, the related messages [more…]

How to Send and Receive MMS Messages on Your iPhone

Your iPhone's Messages app lets you exchange MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service protocol) messages, so you can use your iPhone to exchange pictures, contacts, videos, ringtones, other audio recordings, [more…]

How to Read E-Mail Messages on Your iPhone

After you set up an e-mail account on your iPhone, you can tell when you have unread mail by looking at the Mail icon at the bottom of the iPhone's Home screen. The cumulative number of unread messages [more…]

How to Make a Conference Call with Your iPhone

On an iPhone, you can make conference calls in which you and the people you're speaking to can all hear and be heard. Setting up a conference call might seem like a daunting task, but the iPhone makes [more…]

Speed-Dialing Your Favorites with Your iPhone

On your iPhone, you can keep a list of the people and numbers you dial most often in Favorites. Consider Favorites the iPhone equivalent of speed-dialing. Merely tap the person's name in Favorites, and [more…]

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