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How to Choose a Ringtone for Your iPhone

You can choose a distinctive ringtone for your iPhone. Apple has included 25 ringtones in the iPhone, ranging from the sound of crickets to an old car horn. [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…]

How to Add Calendar Entries on Your iPhone

Your iPhone has a calendar that lets you add personal entries. With your busy schedule, keeping your calendar entries up to date can keep you from missing those all-important appointment and to-do items [more…]

How to Adjust the Equalizer on Your iPhone

You can adjust the equalizer settings on your iPhone. Some equalizer settings emphasize the bass notes (low end) in a song; other equalizer settings make the higher frequencies more apparent. Consider [more…]

Using the Maps Feature on Your iPhone

The Maps feature is one of the great things about having an iPhone. With Maps on your iPhone, you can quickly and easily find nearby restaurants and businesses, get turn-by-turn driving directions, and [more…]

How to Use Maps Recents on Your iPhone

Your iPhone's Maps has a feature called Maps Recents. Maps automatically keeps track of every location you’ve searched for in its Recents list. To see this list, tap the bookmarks icon in any search field [more…]

How to Play Slide Shows on Your iPhone

You can play slide shows of your photos on your iPhone. If you store a lot of photos or images on your iPhone, watching a slide show is a fun way to see them all. [more…]

Calendar View Options on Your iPhone

You have several choices as to how you view your iPhone's calendar. Your calendar has a List view, a Day view, and a Month view. [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 Track Stock Prices on Your iPhone

You can track stocks and investments using your iPhone, and you can edit the list (adding new stocks you are tracking and deleting any stocks you've lost interest in) whenever you wish. Every time you [more…]

How to Check the Weather on Your iPhone

You can use your iPhone to track weather forecasts in the places that interest you. Weather is a simple application on your iPhone that provides you with the current weather forecast for the city or cities [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 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…]

Your iPhone’s About Feature

The iPhone’s About feature, well, tells you about the device. The About feature reveals your iPhone's serial number, Wi-Fi address, and firmware, among other things. Here’s what About tells you about: [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 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 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…]

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