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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 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 Turn Your iPhone On and Off

The Sleep/Wake button is what turns your iPhone on and off. Apple has taken the time to partially charge your iPhone at the factory, so when you buy it, you’ll get some measure of instant gratification [more…]

How to Lock and Unlock Your iPhone

You can lock your iPhone so its touch screen doesn't work. This prevents the iPhone from dialing phone numbers, playing music, or doing anything else when it's in your pocket, rubbing against your pants [more…]

Training Your Fingers to Use Your iPhone

It takes your fingers a bit of practice to get used to some of the iPhone's more unique movements. But after a few hours of performing the taps, flicks, pinches, and spreads, you’ll look like you've been [more…]

How to Synchronize Your iPhone with Your Computer

Synchronizing your iPhone with your computer is a lot like syncing an iPod with your computer. If you’re an iPod user, the process will be a piece of cake. But it’s not too difficult even for those who’ve [more…]

How to Sort the Contacts on Your iPhone

You can sort the contacts you have stored on your iPhone alphabetically — either by their last names or their first names. Choosing which method to sort your contacts allows you to find people quicker, [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…]

Using the Controls on the Top of Your iPhone

You'll find several important controls along the top of your iPhone. They include the headset jack, the SIM card tray, and the Sleep/Wake button. [more…]

Using the Controls on the Bottom of Your iPhone

You’ll find several important controls along the bottom of your iPhone. These iPhone controls include the speaker, the dock connector, and the microphone. [more…]

Using the Controls on the Front of Your iPhone

You’ll find several important controls on the front of your iPhone. These controls include your iPhone's Ring/Silent switch, the volume buttons, and the receiver, among others. [more…]

iPhone Accessories

When you open your iPhone’s box, you’ll find several accessories that come with your new iPhone. These accessories include the iPhone's stereo headset, dock, and USB power adapter, among other things. [more…]

Usage on Your iPhone

The Usage feature is one of the places to go on your iPhone for statistics on how you actually employ the device. Your iPhone's Usage feature allows you to track several parameters. [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…]

Choosing a Brightness Level for Your iPhone Screen

You can manually or automatically set the brightness on your iPhone to match the ambient light conditions. Who doesn’t want a bright, vibrant iPhone screen? [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 the Date and Time on Your iPhone

You can set the date and time on your iPhone. The time on your iPhone can be reported in a 12- or 24-hour format.

In most cases, the time is reported as 11:32 p.m. But if you prefer military time, it can [more…]

How to Change the Auto-Lock on Your iPhone

The Auto-lock feature on your iPhone allows you to set the amount of time that elapses before the iPhone automatically locks or turns off the display. Or, you can set Auto-lock so that the iPhone never [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…]

Keyboard Settings on Your iPhone

You can do two main things under your iPhone's Keyboard settings: you can turn your iPhone's Auto-capitalization on or off and turn Enable Caps Lock on or off. [more…]

How to Recharge Your iPhone

You must recharge your iPhone from time to time. If your iPhone acts up in any way, the first thing you should try is to give its battery a full recharge. [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 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 Download an App to Your iPhone

You can download an app directly to your iPhone from the iTunes App Store. Once you have located an app that you want, you simply tap the app to display its detail screen. You then tap the price button [more…]

How to Find Your Current Location with an iPhone 3G

If you have an iPhone 3G, you can use the built-in GPS feature to find your current location. Simply tap the Maps icon in the Applications screen, and then tap the little compass in the lower-left corner [more…]

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