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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
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.
If you own an Apple iPhone, the phone's camera has a built in GPS where every photo you capture will show the exact location, address - in addition to the date and time the photo was taken. This information sticks with the photo forever, unless you turn off the location services on your phone.
The problem with integrated features - is your safety and privacy. If you share your photos with anyone who has an Apple iPhone device, say via Text Message, once the photo is saved on their phone, they will be able to view the photo's address and detailed information. This is very dangerous, especially if you are sending the information to a stranger.
For example, below is a photo taken from when I was in Temecula (with my location services on). You can see the date, time, location and when you click on details, you get a more accurate address and pinpoint the location on the map. If I send this photo to anyone, they will see all the details as well.
How to turn off location services?
Go to Setting > Privacy > Location Services > Camera > Select NEVER
I highly recommend you to Turn Off Location Services On Your Phone Camera. This also applies to iPad also.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes settings on your phone can cause you to use more cellular data than necessary. Try disabling wi-fi assist to save money on your cellular phone bill.
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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
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!
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.
By SusanLee from Waynesville, GA
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.
By Lewis from Port Orchard, WA