5 iPhone How-To’s: Tricks You May Not Know

iPhones are popular, but many buy them and then are left confused, unable to figure out how to use the features. Here’s a little help:

1. Selecting Alternate Domain Name Endings.

Have you ever typed a website URL into your iPhone, but can’t figure out how to add the .net or .org? Well, if you hold down the “.com” button, a selection of domain name endings will pop up. Just tap the one you want, and it will be added to the address.

2. Fast-Switch Back to Alphabet Keys from Punctuation.

If you are like me, you absolutely hate the process of switching back to Alphabet keys from punctuation. This irritation can be dealt with using a “flick” of the finger. Press and hold the “.?123”. When the punctuation layout appears, just slide your finger onto the period key and let go. You will find yourself quickly placed back at the ABC layout.

3. Transfer Old Cell Phone Data to iPhone.

So you bought yourself a new iPhone, but all your data is on your old clunker phone and it doesn’t seem to want to give it up. This time, it’s going to call for a third party tool. This puzzle is put together using Fone2Phone from Nova Media, an application designed just for this purpose.

The steps are a breeze. You just connect your old phone to your Mac, use the software to copy selected information, and then use iTunes to sync the data to your iPhone. Not real difficult, and a huge time-saver.

4. Disable Cellular Data Connection.

Keep people off the web on your phone by disabling Internet access when you’re not using it. To do so, press “Settings” then navigate to “General, Network, Cellular Data Network.” In the three fields, just type anything. This will prevent the iPhone from sending the proper values to your service provider.

5. How to Soft-Reset your iPhone.

Need a quick restart? Pressing and holding the Sleep and Home buttons will reset your iPhone. After a light flash, the iPhone will reboot. Make sure you hold the buttons until the phone is finished restarting.

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