Lesser-Known iPhone Tricks

iPhones do a lot more than make calls! We can easily stream movies and TV shows, update our social sites, and listen to music. They can even give us direction to places we wish to go. It appears as though the only thing they can’t do is the dishes. There is a lot you know your iPhone can do, but we wanted to share some timesaving tricks you may have been unaware of.

Saving Time

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. If you tap the address bar now, your on-screen keyboard will also appear in horizontal mode. It will be larger, making it simpler for people 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

Apple itself offers several tips for getting more out of your iPhone. If you are typing with the on-screen keyboard, try tapping the space bar twice at the end of a sentence. Your iPhone will instantly include a period and then capitalize the next word you type. If you wish to spice up your message with special characters, just touch and hold a letter for a couple of seconds. As you do this, an array of special characters will show up. You can then easily insert these symbols into your message.

Quick Printing, Personalized Entertainment

If you own an AirPrint-enabled printer, you can print documents, emails, as well as Web pages from your iPhone. To print an email message, tap the Reply icon and then select “Print” and your phone will send the message to your printer. For a Web page, touch the “Action” icon and select “Print.”

For you music lovers out there, you may create a music playlist on the go. Access the iPod app, tap the “Playlists” icon select the “Add Playlist” icon. Relabel your playlist and add any video or song on your phone by merely touching it.


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