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iPhone Tips and Tricks

iPhone Tips and Tricks

iPhone Overview

This guide describes iOS 8.4:
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4S

iPhone Tips and Tricks

Your iPhone features and apps may be different depending on the model of the iPhone you have
Your location, language, and carrier To find out what features are supported in your area see



The following items are included with the iPhone:

Apple Headset Use Apple EarPods with Remote and Mike or Apple Listen to earphones and music videos and make phone calls with Remote and Mike.

iPhone Tips and Tricks

Connecting Cable Use a USB cable 30-pin for a USB cable to sync and charge the iPhone to your iPhone.

iPhone Tips and Tricks

Apple USB Power Adapter Use lightning-to-USB cable or 30-pin-to-USB cable Charge the iPhone battery.

iPhone Tips and Tricks

SIM Eject Tool Use to disassemble the SIM card tray. (Not included in all areas.)

iPhone Tips and Tricks

Multi-Touch Screen

Some simple gestures - Tap, Drag, Swipe, and Pinch - all you need to use the iPhone and its apps.

iPhone Tips and Tricks

Most of the buttons you use with the iPhone are virtual on touchscreens. Some physical Buttons control basic functions, such as turning on the iPhone or adjusting the volume. Sleep or wake button

When you are not using an iPhone, press the sleep or wake button to lock the iPhone. Locking puts iPhone

Displaying for sleep saves battery, and prevents you from doing anything if you touch Screen. You can still get phone calls, face-time calls, text messages, alarms, and notifications. you Music can also listen and adjust volume.
In iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the Sleep / Wake button is on the right:

iPhone Tips and Tricks

On the previous iPhone model, the Sleep or Wake button is at the top edge:

iPhone Tips and Tricks

If you do not touch the screen for a minute or so, the iPhone automatically closes. To adjust the time,
Go to Settings> General> Auto-Lock

Turn on iPhone. Hold the Sleep / Wake button until the apple logo is visible. Unlock the iPhone. Press the Sleep / Wake or Home button, then drag the slider.

Close the iPhone. Press and hold the sleep/wake button until the slider appears, then drag

For added security, you may need a passcode to unlock the iPhone. Go to Settings> Touch ID
And passcode (iPhone model with Touch ID) or Settings> Passcode (Other Models).

Home Button

The Home button takes you to the Home screen and offers other convenient shortcuts. On Home screen, tap on any app to open it.

iPhone Tips and Tricks

See apps you opened. Double-click the Home button when the iPhone is unlocked.

Use Siri or Voice Control. Press and hold the Home button.

On the iPhone model with Touch ID, you can use the sensor in your Home button to read
Fingerprint instead of using your passcode or Apple ID password to unlock or create iPhone
Shopping in the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBook Store.

if you have iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, you can also use Touch ID sensor for authentication when using

Apple payments are made to shop in one store or from within the app.

Control the Volume

When you're on a phone or listening to songs, movies, or other media, the button Adjust the audio volume of the iPhone. Otherwise, buttons control the volume for the ringer, Alerts, and other sound effects.

iPhone Tips and Tricks

Lock the ringer and alert volume. Go to Settings> Sound, then close the change with the button.
To limit the volume for music and video, go to Settings> Music> Volume Limits.

Use the Control Center to adjust the volume. When the iPhone is locked or when you are using another.

Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to open the application, Control Center.

You can either use the volume button to take a picture or record a video.

Ring/silent switch

Flip the ring / silent switch to insert the iPhone into ring mode or silent mode.

iPhone Tips and Tricks

In-ring mode, the iPhone plays all the sounds. In silent mode, the iPhone does not ring or alerts and others play Sound effects (but the iPhone can still vibrate).

Use do not disturb. You can also silence calls, alerts, and notifications using Do Not Disturb.
Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to open the Control Center,

Sim Card

If you have been given a SIM card to install, install it before installing the iPhone.

iPhone Tips and Tricks

How to Set Up iPhone

You can set up an iPhone on a Wi-Fi network or on your career cellular network (not available in all areas). Or connect your iPhone to your computer and use iTunes to set up the iPhone
Set up iPhone: Turn on iPhone, then follow the setup helper.

The Setup Assistant passes through this process, which includes:
  • Connecting to Wi-Fi networks
  • Signing in with a free apple id or making (Required for many features including Icloud, FaceTime, iTunes Store, App Store, and more)
  • Enter passcode
  • Establishment of Icloud and Icloud Keychain
  • Turn on Recommended Features like Location Services
  • Adding a credit or debit card to the passbook for use with Apple Pay (iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus)
  • Activating the iPhone with your career 

How to Connect to Wi-Fi on iPhone

It appears at the top of the screen, then you are connected to a Wi-Fi network. Whenever you return to the same place, the iPhone then reunites

Configure Wi-Fi: Go to Settings> Wi-Fi, then turn Wi-Fi on or off. (You can also turn off Wi-Fi or off in the Control Center.)
  • Select a network: Tap one of the listed networks, then enter the password if asked.
  • Ask to join the network: On the Wi-Fi network when available, turn on Ask to Join Network. Otherwise, you should be manually involved in a network if the network you are already using is not available.
  • Join a closed Wi-Fi network: Tap another, then enter the name of the closed network. You need to know the network name, security type, and password.
  • Adjust settings for Wi-Fi networks: Tap next to the network. You can set up an HTTP proxy, define the static network settings, turn on the bootup, or renew the settings provided by the DHCP server.
  • Forget a network: Tap next to the network you've already added, then forget this network.
Set up your own Wi-Fi network: If you have an unconfined AirPort base station running and within range, you can use the iPhone to set it up. Go to Settings> Wi-Fi and see Set up Airport Base Station. Tap on your base station and the Setup Assistant will do the rest.

Manage an AirPort network: If the iPhone airport is connected to the base station, go to Settings> Wi-Fi, tap on the network name, then tap Manage this network. If you have not yet downloaded the AirPort Utility, then tap OK to open the App Store, then download it.

Connect to the Internet on iPhone

iPhone is connected to the Internet whenever it is necessary, using Wi-Fi connection (if available) or your carrier's cellular network. For information about connecting to Wi-Fi networks,

When an app needs to use the Internet, then the iPhone does the following
  • Uses the most recently available Wi-Fi network
  • Shows a list of Wi-Fi networks in range, and adds by using the one you've chosen
  • Adds cellular data to the network if available
How to Make Apple id

Your Apple ID is the account that you use for everything you do with Apple, which includes storing your content in iCloud, downloading the app from the app store, and buying music, movies and TV shows from iTunes Store.

If you already have an Apple ID, then use it when you set up an iPhone for the first time, and whenever you need to sign in to use the Apple service. If you do not have an Apple ID already, you can create one whenever you ask to sign in. You only need an Apple ID for whatever you have to do with Apple.

For more information, see http://appleid.apple.com/

What is iCloud in iPhone

iCloud offers free mail, contacts, calendars, and other features, which you can set up only by signing in to iCloud with your Apple ID, then make sure the features you want to use are turned on.

Set up ICloud. Go to Settings> iCloud. If necessary, create an Apple ID or use your existing one.

iCloud stores your photos and videos, documents, music, calendars, contacts and more. The contents stored in iCloud are pushed wirelessly in the iCloud signed on your other iOS devices and computers with the same Apple ID.

iCloud is available on PC with iOS 5 or later on OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later on Mac computers and with Windows 4.0 (iCloud for Windows 7 or Windows 8). You can sign in to iCloud.com from any Mac or PC to access your iCloud information and features like Photos, Find My iPhone, Mail, Calendar, Contacts, iWork for iCloud, and more.

iCloud Features Include:
  • Automatically purchase iTunes on all your devices installed with iCloud, or download the purchase of past iTunes music and TV shows for free: music, movies, TV shows, apps, and books. With the membership of iTunes Match, all your music, in which you are imported from CD or purchased somewhere other than iTunes Store, can also be stored in iCloud and played on demand. Download Previous App Store And iBooks Store for shopping free, anytime for iPhone
  • Photo: Use iCloud Photo Library to store all your photos and videos in iCloud, and use them from any iOS 8.1 or later devices, Mac OS X Yosemite v10.10.3 or later and using the same Apple ID Access iCloud.com Use iCloud photo sharing to share photos and videos with just those people, and let them add photos, videos, and comments.
  • Family sharing: Six family members can share their shopping with iTunes Store, App Store, and iBooks Store. Pay for a family purchase with a single credit card and consider the expenses of children from parents' devices right. Plus, share photos, a family calendar and more.
  • iCloud Drive: Securely store your presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs, images and other documents in iCloud, and access them on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac or PC. iCloud Drive is available on any iOS 8 or later device and OS X Yosemite v10.10.0 or later on any Mac. if
  • You are using the old version of iOS
  • Mail, Contacts, Calendar: Keep your mail, contacts, calendar, notes and reminders on all your devices.
  • Safari Tabs: View tabs you've opened on your other iOS devices and OS X computers. Browse the Web on page 64.
  • Backup: When connecting to power and Wi-Fi, the iPhone automatically backs up from Icloud. The iCloud data and backups sent over the Internet are encrypted. 
  • Find my iPhone: Find your iPhone on a map, display a message, play a sound, lock the screen, temporarily suspend or remove your credit or debit card in the passbook used for Apple Pay or give your iPhone data to Remotely erase. Find My iPhone includes an activation lock, which
  • Your Apple ID and password are required to close Find My iPhone or erase your device.
  • Your Apple ID and Password are also required before you can reactivate your iPhone.
  • Find My Friends: Share your location with those who are important to you. Download the free app from the App Store.
  • iCloud Keychain: Keep your password and credit card information on all your named devices. You must have an iCloud account and sign in to iCloud to use Apple Pay.
With ICloud, you get a free email account and 5 GB of storage for your mail, documents, photos, and backups. Your purchased music, apps, TV shows, and books, as well as your photostream, are not counted against your available space.

How to Connect iPhone to Computer

By connecting your iPhone to your computer, you can sync content from your computer using iTunes

To use the iPhone with your computer, you need:
  • An Internet connection to your computer (Broadband is recommended)
  • A Mac or a PC with a USB 2.0 or 3.0 port, and one of the following operating systems:
  • OS X version 10.6.8 or later
  •  Service Pack 3 or later Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP Home or Professional
Connect the iPhone to your computer: Use a USB cable or 30-pin USB cable from included lightning.

Sync with iTunes

Syncing with iTunes copies the information from your computer to the iPhone and vice versa. You can sync by connecting the iPhone to your computer, or you can set iTunes to sync wirelessly with Wi-Fi. You can set iTunes to sync music, video, apps, photos, and more. To help synchronize the iPhone, open iTunes on your computer, choose Help> iTunes Help, then Sync your iPod, iPhone or iPad. iTunes is available at www.itunes.com/download/.

Set up Wireless Syncing: Connect the iPhone to your computer. On iTunes on your computer, select your iPhone, click Summary, then select Sync with this iPhone on Wi-Fi.

If Wi-Fi sync is on, then when the iPhone is connected to a power source, both the iPhone and your computer are connected and connected to the same wireless network, and iTunes is open on your computer.

Tips for syncing with iTunes on your computer

Connect the iPhone to your computer, select it in iTunes, then set the options in the various pan.
  • If the iPhone is not visible in iTunes, make sure that you are using the latest version of iTunes, check that the included cable is connected correctly, then try restarting your computer.
  • In the summary page, you can set iTunes to automatically sync the iPhone when it is connected to your computer. When you attach the device, hold down Command and Option (Mac) or Shift and Control (PC) until you see the iPhone in the iTunes window, to temporarily stop syncing.
  • In the summary pane, select "Encrypt iPhone Backup" if you want to encrypt the information stored on your computer when iTunes creates backups. Encrypted backups are indicated by a lock icon, and a password is required to restore the backup. If you do not select this option, other passwords (such as for mail accounts) are not included in the backup and if you use the backup to restore the iPhone, you will have to re-enter them.
  • In the music pane, you can sync music using your playlists.
  • In the Photo pane, you can sync photos and videos from a supported app or folder on your computer.
  • If you use iCloud to store your contacts, calendars, and bookmarks, do not even sync them on the iPhone using iTunes.
  • If you turn on the Icloud Photo Library, you can not use iTunes to sync photos and videos in the iPhone.
Set up other mail, contacts, and calendar accounts

The iPhone works with Microsoft Exchange, and many most popular Internet-based emails, contacts and calendar services.

Install an account. Go to Settings> Mail, Contacts, Calendar> Add Account.

If your company or organization supports it, you can add contacts using an LDAP or CardDAV account.

You can add calendars by using the CalDAV Calendar account, and you can subscribe to iCalendar (.ics) calendars or import them by mail.

For information about setting up a Microsoft Exchange account in a corporate environment,
Manage content on your iOS devices

You can transfer information and files between your iOS devices and computers using iCloud or iTunes.

iCloud stores your photos and videos, documents, music, calendars, contacts and more. All these other iOS devices and computers are pushed wirelessly, keeping everything up to date.

iTunes syncs music, videos, photos and more between your computer and iPhone. When you sync, the changes you make on one device are copied to the other. You can also use iTunes to sync files and documents.

Depending on your requirements, you can use iCloud or iTunes or both. For example, you can use iCloud to automatically keep your contacts and calendars on all your devices, and iTunes can be used to sync music to your iPhone from your computer.

You can manually manage content from iTunes in the tool pane of the device. This lets you add songs and videos by selecting a song, video or playlist from your iTunes library and then dragging it into your iPhone in iTunes. This is useful if there is stuff that fits on your device in your iTunes Library.

Date and Time

Normally you have a date and time based on your location - take a look at the lock screen whether they are correct or not.

Determine whether the iPhone automatically updates the date and time. Go to Settings> General> Date and time, then turn the setting on or off automatically. If you set the iPhone to automatically update the time, it receives the right time on the cellular network and updates it for the time zone.
You are inside Some carriers do not support network time, so in some areas, the iPhone may not be able to automatically set local time.

Manually set dates and times. Go to Settings> General> Date and Time, then turn off the set automatically.
Set whether the iPhone shows a 24-hour time or 12-hour time. Go to Settings> General> Date and Time, then turn 24-hour time on or off. (24-hour time may not be available in all areas.)

Apple Watch

Use the Apple Watch app (not available in all areas) to learn more about apple watch, and to pair your Apple watch with an iPhone. Simply tap on the Apple Watch app, and follow the onscreen instructions.

International Settings

Go to Settings> General> Language and region:
  •  Language for iPhone
  •  Preferred language order for apps and websites
  • region format
  • Calendar formats
  • Advanced settings for date, time and numbers
To add a keyboard to another language, go to Settings> General> Keyboard> Keyboard.

Your iPhone Name

The name of your iPhone is used by both iTunes and iCloud. Rename your iPhone. Go to Settings> General> About> Names.

Visit this user guide on iPhone

You can see the User guide in iPhone user guide and iBook app on iPhone in iPhone. User guide sees Safari Tap, then tap the iPhone User Guidebook. (If you do not see any bookmarks, go to help.apple.com/iphone/)
  • Add an icon for the User Guide on Home Screen: Tap, then tap Add to Home Screen.
  • See User Guide in a Different Language: Tap Change Language at the bottom of the home page.
See User Guide in iBooks. Open iBooks, then search for "iPhone users" in the iBooks Store. For more information about iBooks

Tips for using iOS 
  • The Tips app helps you get the most from the iPhone.
  • Get tips. Open the Tips app. New tips are added weekly.
  • Notify when new suggestions arrive. Go to Settings> Notifications> Tips.
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