We all know what an iPhone can do. We are able to use this handy device to connect to the Web and view the latest movies and tv shows. We can use it to update our Facebook pages and send out tweets. We can play music, make phone calls, and find directions to the closest Italian restaurant by using the iPhone. However, you may be amazed at what else your iPhone enables you to do. Fortunately, there are plenty of smartphone experts out there willing to share their top iPhone tricks with you.
Say you need to type a quick email or report and you’d rather not rely on the fairly small on-screen keyboard that makes it very easy to type an “F” when you intended to hit the “D.” The editors at Macworld, in a recent online feature, have a suggestion: If you’re browsing in Safari—before tapping on the address bar, an action that immediately brings up your on-screen keyboard—rotate your iPhone to a horizontal position. When you tap the address bar now, your on-screen keyboard will also appear in horizontal mode. It will be larger, making it simpler for those of us with sluggish fingers to tap out those emails without filling them with typos. The editors at Macworld also offer a timesaving tip for making phone calls. If you’re browsing in Safari and you happen upon the phone number of that hotel at which you need to make a reservation, just tap the onscreen number. Your iPhone will automatically dial it for you.
More Efficient Typing
This tip will help you type faster: When you tap the space bar twice at the end of a sentence, your phone will add a period and automatically capitalize the next word you type. If you’re a individual who uses a great deal of special characters, it’s simple to access the menu by touching and holding a letter on your screen until the special character options pop up. Then simply select the character you need and insert it.
Quick Printing, Personalized Entertainment
You can print messages and documents quickly from your iPhone if you own an AirPrint-enabled printer. To print an email message, simply tap the Reply icon and then select “Print.” This will instantly send your email to your printer. If you want to print a full Web page, tap the “Action” icon and, again, select “Print.”
Your iPhone can play your music, but did you know you can make a individualized music playlist on the run? Open the iPod application, tap the “Playlists” icon and chose the “Add Playlist” option. After renaming your playlist, just navigate to the song you want to add and select it.