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Although easy to use, to get the most out of your iPhone it helps to learn all about its many features. This is a guide about iPhone tips and tricks.
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January 13, 20116 found this helpful

Reuse a previous generation iPhone that no longer has cell phone service as an iPod touch. Do not throw it away! It is still able to connect to WiFi, download apps, play music, take pictures, and do just about everything that an iPod touch can do.
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For about $10 per month you could even download the app Line2 (http://www.line2.com/) which would enable you to place and receive calls and texts anywhere that has a WiFi connection. For most people that is everywhere! This may even be a cheaper cell phone or iPod touch option for a student.

By Grace from Seattle, WA

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February 16, 2014

If you own an iPhone and are cool enough to have a tape deck in your car, then you may find this tip useful. :) An iPhone fits perfectly into the opening of your tape deck, making it a great place to put it while driving.

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July 12, 2017

This is for the worse case scenario if you lose your phone, hopefully someone honest will return it. In order for someone to return your phone, you will need to set your iPhone "Lock Screen" with a photo of your contact information. Do not put your cell phone number as it would be the missing device, but a different form of contact, perhaps your home phone, email or Facebook.

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  1. Use a free editor program to add text to an image. I used the app called "Fotor". You can use a blank photo, your own photo or a free wall paper photo.

  2. Add your contact information and save it.

  3. Find the photo on your camera roll and set lock screen, every time your phone is on lock screen mode I'll have your contact information displayed.

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October 3, 2014

My husband and I were both regularly missing important calls on our iPhone. The phone would not ring or buzz but would go straight to voicemail. Today, after I realized I missed two calls from my son's school yesterday afternoon, I decided to do a little research for a fix. Otherwise, I was going to drive to the Apple store for a service call!

After reading through all the different reports and obvious suggestions (such as making sure the volume is not muted), I found several reports of people having success with turning off Do Not Disturb. It sounds like one of the updates changed it to on (Green). I had never turned on Do Not Disturb so I hadn't thought to check there. I went into Settings/Do Not Disturb and, sure enough, it was set to Green. If the phone is locked, which I do as a habit, calls will go straight to voicemail. There are other options, such as allowing calls from people on your Favorites list, or putting through a second call from the same number. This made diagnosing the exact problem difficult.

So, if your iPhone is sending calls straight to voicemail, turn off Do Not Disturb. You can tell it is on by the little moon icon next to the time, which you probably never noticed. If this doesn't work, the next step would be a Network Reset or a service call to Apple.

Hope this helps someone. We all need to be able to count on hearing a ring when someone calls.

Do Not Disturb is turned on, so calls go to voicemail
(Moon icon in upper right)

Do Not Disturb is turned off so calls ring as normal
(No moon icon in upper right)

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June 17, 2010

According to a tip I read on the iPhone tip-application, you should not be in the habit of charging your iPhone in the car using a car charger. If you do, make sure you only plug the phone in after the vehicle has been cranked, and remove the phone from the charger before the vehicle has been turned off. Apparently, when a vehicle is cranked and turned off, a surge of energy could possibly damage your expensive electronic equipment. Great tip to remember, a new iPhone without a 2-year contract costs $500. OUCH!

By one.of.a.kind from AL

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By 3 found this helpful
January 22, 2014

Just drag similar apps over each other and they will automatically create a folder and name itself. From here, you can add to them very easily.

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May 20, 2015

The iPhone has a secret mode which locks the user into a single application. You can use it whenever you hand your phone to one of your kids to ensure that they stay in the game or video that you are letting them see without allowing them to get into other apps.

iPhone Kids Mode

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July 21, 2010

My son recently got an iPhone and now he doesn't even get on the computer anymore, he just uses his phone. He's trying to talk me into getting one too and then we can disconnect the internet. It would save us about $50 a month. Can I everything on an iPhone that I can do on the PC?

By Sis from AL

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July 27, 20100 found this helpful
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Hi! I have both Internet & iPhone but have considered ditching home Internet. With 4 kids and 2 businesses, I need a handy user friendly all-in-one tool. You can do most everything with the iPhone. It does not work with flash player - I believe. So some websites don't fully work. Games are where I notice the incompatible notice. It really would depend on how you use your computer. I haven't figured out how to print from my phone either but don't doubt there is probably a way. All in all, I've had my iPhone for 2.5 years and LOVE it (otter box case is a must for protecting it). Hope this helps. Now that I've had it, I would not change back to a regular phone for almost anything!

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July 27, 20100 found this helpful
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It really depends on what you use your home computer for. If you do a lot of typing you might want to look at a bluetooth keyboard as the one on the iPhone is tiny. Also you must remember that the screen is really small. I would suggest an iPad if you were thinking of getting rid of your Inet services. The rate plan would only be 15.00 a month (for the lesser bundle) compared to the phone you have to pay around 30.00 (including your line). If you need to know more let me know I am a user of both and love them. However I do go to my MacBook for serious wriring.

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October 5, 2011

I downloaded a lot of old songs from iTunes to my iPhone. A few of them I don't care for. I can't figure out how to delete them. I don't expect any money to be refunded. I just want them off my phone. My phone is the g3 iPhone if that makes any difference.

By SusanLee from Waynesville, GA

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October 6, 20110 found this helpful
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There are two simple options. Either you will need to remove the songs from your iTunes library, then they won't show up on your phone next time you sync.

The other option is to manually manage your music. In which case you will just need to not sync the songs you don't' want. When you connect to iTunes, select your phone on the left and then look for the "Manually Manage" check box.

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May 8, 2011

Do you have any tips for saving money on an iPhone and data plan (other than not having one). Please share your ideas.

By Lewis from Port Orchard, WA

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