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iPhone Photography & Video For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you own an iPhone, then you're never without a camera to snap a photo that catches your eye. And if you have an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4, you can record digital video to document a spontaneous event. [more…]

How to Play Slideshows on Your iPhone

If you store a lot of photographs on your iPhone, you can run slideshows of those images. Not only does iPhone let you run slideshows, it gives you a variety of controls to run a slideshow just the way [more…]

How to Focus Your iPhone Camera

If you have an iPhone 3GS or 4, you can take advantage of the Tap to Focus camera feature. By using this feature, changing the default focus area is as easy as tapping. [more…]

How to Find a Song on Your iPhone by Title

By using your iPhone, with its iPod app, you can find a song by its title and play that song. Tap the Songs icon at the bottom of the iPhone's iPod screen, and a list of songs appears. [more…]

How to Take Pictures with Your iPhone

You can use the Camera app to take pictures with your iPhone. The iPhone Camera app icon appears on the Home screen, and unless you moved things around, it's positioned on the upper row of icons, all the [more…]

How to Use iPod Playlists on Your iPhone

The iPhone has an iPod app that allows you to play music, including any playlists you've created. If you've used playlists on an iPod or iTunes, you know the basic iPhone playlist procedure. [more…]

How to Browse YouTube Videos from Your iPhone

Apple has afforded YouTube its own cherished icon on the iPhone Home screen. Many millions of videos are available on the iPhone — nearly the complete YouTube catalog. So where exactly do YouTubers find [more…]

How to Find a Song on Your iPhone by Artist

In your iPhone's iPod app, you can find and play a song ordered by artist name. The iPhone allows you to search for an artist or browse to their listings by first letter of the artist's or band's name. [more…]

How to Shoot and Edit Video on Your iPhone

The iPhone 3GS was the first iPhone to let you shoot video, and then the iPhone 4 joined the video party. When you shoot video on a 3GS or 4 iPhone, you can capture it in portrait or landscape mode: [more…]

How to Share (Or Block) YouTube Videos on Your iPhone

You can put your iPhone's color screen to good use by watching YouTube videos on it and, even better, sharing those YouTube videos while you're watching them. Your iPhone makes it easy. While you're watching [more…]

View and Share Photos and Video with Your iPhone 5

The iPhone 5's Camera Roll is the place to visit if you want to review and share what you've taken. You can get to the Camera Roll from the Camera screen: Tap the thumbnail at the lower left. Anytime you’re [more…]

How to Play Music and Movies on Your iPhone 5

If you bought movies or music from the iTunes Store, you can watch or play them on your iPhone 5. Your iPhone can sync with the music you've added to your iTunes music library on your Mac or PC. Your iPhone [more…]

Your iPhone Photo App's Tap to Focus Feature

When composing your shots, you can take advantage of the Tap to Focus feature on your iPhone. Normally, the camera focuses on a subject in the center of the display, which you’re reminded of when you momentarily [more…]

How to Capture Panoramic Shots on Your iPhone's Camera

In some situations, you need the panorama feature in iOS 6 (iPhone 4S and 5 only). This feature lets you shoot up to 240 degrees and stitch together a high-resolution image of up to 28 megapixels. [more…]

Where to Find Pictures on Your iPhone

So where exactly do your pictures hang out on the iPhone? The ones you snapped on the iPhone itself end up in a photo album appropriately dubbed the camera roll [more…]

How to Share Photo Streams on Your iPhone 5

An impressive and aptly named solution for sharing photo streams called Shared Photo Streams arrived on the iPhone with iOS 6 (and a bit earlier on Macs running OS X Mountain Lion). The feature lets you [more…]

Picture Controls on Your iPhone

You can take advantage of the photos on the iPhone in several ways. In each case, you tap the picture and make sure the picture controls are displayed. Then tap the action [more…]

How to Play Video on Your iPhone

The iPhone is not going to replace a wall-sized high-definition television as the centerpiece of your home theater, even on the larger 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5. But on that glorious widescreen display [more…]

How to Shoot and Edit Video on Your iPhone 5

The 3GS was the first iPhone to let you shoot video. Then the iPhone 4 joined the video party. More recently, the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5 took the device to new heights. [more…]

How to Find Songs by Artist on Your iPhone

You can find and play a song ordered by artist name rather than by playlist on your iPhone. Tap the Artists icon at the bottom of the screen and an alphabetical list of artists appears. [more…]

The iPhone Music App's Cover Flow Feature

Finding tracks on your iPhone by playlist, artist, or song is cool, but finding them with Cover Flow is even cooler. Cover Flow lets you browse your music collection by its album artwork. To use Cover [more…]

Music App Controls on Your iPhone

When you’re listening to music on your iPhone, the controls you see are different depending on which way you hold your iPhone. When you hold your iPhone vertically, you see controls that don’t appear when [more…]

Customize Your iPhone as an iPod

You can change a few preference settings on your iPhone to customize your iPhone-as-an-iPod experience. You can play all songs at the same volume level, equalize the sound, or even set a volume limit. [more…]

How to Create a Playlist on Your iPhone

Of course you can make playlists in iTunes and sync them with your iPhone, but you can also create playlists on your iPhone when you’re out and about. Here’s how: [more…]

How to Set a Sleep Timer on Your iPhone

If you like to fall asleep with music playing but don’t want to leave your iPhone playing music all night long, you can turn on its sleep timer.

Here’s how: [more…]


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