10 Top iPhone Tips & Tricks That You Might Not Know

  • Author: Niall
  • Niall Harbison,

This is a post by our in house uber geek and all round mobile expert @niall_fagan

So, you just got your brand new iPhone, now what? Here are some tips & tricks for first time users (and some seasoned pros) to get the most out of your phone and impress your friends! I love shortcuts and things in general that will make my life a little easier, of course, that's why I have an iPhone ;-)

1: Calculator

When you launch the app, simply turn your phone sideways to reveal a scientific calculator.

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2.AutoFill

It can be a nuisance having to type your email address and password into forms on your safari browser - Go to Settings > Safari > Autofill > Slide to On (from here you will select your own profile from the address book).

3.Emailing Multiple Images

Go to Photos > Select the album you want to use > Tap the icon on the bottom left > Select up to 5 photos by tapping them (you will see a small badge displayed to show that they have been selected) > Finally, you can email (share), copy or delete.

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4.Scroll To Top

Reading through a long post can sometimes take a while, if you need to get back to the status/URL bar simply tap the top of the browser and it will jump back to the start.

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Screenshot

Take a snapshot of your screen by simultaneously holding the Sleep/Wake and home buttons for a second > you can then see the snapshots in your Camera Roll.

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6.Missed SMS

So you get a text but you have left your iPhone in another room, it would be nice to get a reminder > Go to Settings > Messages > Repeat Alert.

7.Google Streetview

(this is just a cool thing to do) > Search for a city like New York, USA > After you travel there you will see a little orange badge > Tap on it to get Google Streetview and wow your friends.

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8.Battery life indicator (3Gs only

Go to settings > Usage > Battery Percentage (now you can get a better idea of your battery life).

9.Battery Life Tips

> Its no secret that the iPhone's best battery life isn't great (especially for power users) but there are a couple of things you can do to make it last that little bit longer!

9a: Go to Settings > Brightness > Dim the screen to 60% approx.

9b: Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data > Turn off Push or at least select Manually.

9c: If you don't need 3G, Go to Settings > Network > Enable 3G and slide to OFF.

9d: Turn off Bluetooth, Go to Settings > General > Bluetooth > slide to OFF.

10.Best Free App

Here is a link to what I personally think is one of the best free apps.

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We hope that you will find some of these useful. Please share your top tips and best apps, free and paid with comments below.

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