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How to Add iPhone Contacts from Phone Calls and Messages

If you receive or initiate a phone call, text message, or e-mail from a number or address that isn'you’re your iPhone Contacts, you may want to add that information to an existing contact or create a new [more…]

How to Edit and Delete iPhone Contacts

People move, change jobs, phone numbers, and names, and you want to keep your iPhone Contacts current with the state of affairs. The point of departure for editing and deleting contacts is the same: [more…]

How to Add a Calendar to Your iPhone

You probably have your iPhone with you almost all the time, so it makes sense to use Calendar as your time management system. You can create one calendar that has everything or create a separate calendar [more…]

How to Add Non-iPhone Calendars to Your iPhone

You may have discovered the ease of Google Calendar to share appointments with colleagues, or your company might use MS-Exchange. Your iPhone can access the data from all these remote sources and display [more…]

How to Configure CalDAV Calendar Accounts to Your iPhone

CalDAV is an Internet standard that allows access to data in the iCalendar format on a remote server. Multiple users can access the same information so it is often used in business and organization settings [more…]

How to Add Facebook Events to Your iPhone Calendar

Whether you're a Facebook addict or just an occasional user, linking Facebook to iPhone’s Calendar can be an easy way to keep track of friends’ birthdays and other events posted on Facebook such as class [more…]

How Subscribe to iCalendar (.ics) Calendars on Your iPhone

One of the strong points of iPhone’s Calendar is the ability to access calendars created by other people and see those events on your iPhone. You may learn about these events through electronic invitations [more…]

How to View and Hide Calendars on Your iPhone

You now have one or multiple calendars on your iPhone. Calendar neatly presents the data in four formats: in portrait (vertical) view, Calendar displays a year-at-a-glance, a month-at-a-glance, a day-at-a-glance [more…]

Basic Calendar Views for the iPhone

When you open Calendar from the Home screen on your iPhone, you see one of the screens. The buttons on the screen, from top to bottom, work as follows: [more…]

How to Track Investments with iPhone’s Stocks

Whether you have a single mutual fund or a sizeable portfolio managed by a financial advisor, iPhone's Stocks app allows you to keep an eye on your investments easily. Stocks is a simple yet powerful tool [more…]

How to Set up a Repeating Event on the iPhone Calendar

The default repetition setting for a new event on the iPhone calendar is Never. If your event is one-time only, skip this. For yearly events like an anniversary, or weekly events, such as a tennis lesson [more…]

How to Add Alerts to iPhone Calendar Events

If you have a lot on your plate — and who doesn’t? — alerts can be a big help. Your iPhone beeps (or vibrates if the Ring/Silent switch is set to Silent) and sends a notification message at the interval [more…]

How to Add Notes to iPhone Calendar Events

Adding a URL and a note to an event on your iPhone Calendar is a great way to remember things associated with that event without having to store the information somewhere else. [more…]

How to Invite People to an Event with iPhone Calendar

If you use an over-the-air calendar on your iPhone, like iCloud or Microsoft Exchange, or use Mail on a Mac, you can invite people to your event directly from Calendar. Make sure you accurately complete [more…]

How to Share Calendars with an iPhone

Just as you can subscribe to other's calendars on servers like iCalshare.com, you can share calendars you create through your iPhone on iCloud with other people. Private calendars can only be seen by people [more…]

How to Create Reminders on the iPhone

The Reminders feature is an iPhone catch-all for your To Do lists, neatly divided into categories you establish. Create lists of tasks and then have Reminders send you an alert based on a time or location [more…]

How to Create New Reminders Tasks on the iPhone

It’s certainly easier to ask Siri to add new tasks to our iPhone Reminders lists, but if you don't have an Internet connection or your connection is slow, you can create them by yourself. Here's how to [more…]

How to Add World Clocks to an iPhone

When you tap the Home button to wake your iPhone, you see the time on the screen. You set that time on the World Clock function of your iPhone's Clock app. You can also set up clocks from other time zones [more…]

How to Set Alarms on an iPhone

Some of the best things about the Alarm function are that you can have multiple alarms, choose the days an alarm should repeat, select the sound you want it to have, and add a snooze function. If you want [more…]

How to Use the iPhone Timer

You can set the time on your iPhone timer from one minute up to 23 hours and 59 minutes, after which, you're better off setting an alarm. After you set the timer, you can go on to do things with other [more…]

How to Adjust iPhone's Location Settings and Services

Location Services is auxiliary to a lot of apps on the iPhone — Camera uses it to geotag photos, that is to add information about where the photo was taken in addition to putting a time and date stamp [more…]

How to Find New or Recently-Used Locations on iPhone’s Maps

Instead of flipping through a large unwieldy piece of thin, easily ripped paper, otherwise known as a map, iPhone’s Maps lets you type in the address you seek. As fast as your Internet connection allows [more…]

How to Find a Business or Service with iPhone Maps

You can blunder around the city looking for a place to eat until you stumble upon an appealing restaurant, or you can rely on iPhone Maps, which uses Yelp! to make suggestions for eateries and the like [more…]

How to Share Points of Interest with iPhone Maps

When you find a great restaurant or want to share the address for a party, you can share it in several ways directly from iPhone Maps. Here's how to share locations: [more…]

How to Get Directions with iPhone Maps

Rather than asking a stranger at a gas station where the intersection of First and Pine is, you can ask iPhone Maps to show you the way. With iOS 6 or later and an iPhone 4S or later, Maps provides voice-guided [more…]

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