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iPhone and iPod touch Tips and Tricks


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David created this fantastic screencast to give all of you some tips and tricks for your iPhone and iPod touch that you may not have known about.

  • Double Tap for Music – When in the lock screen and listening to music, double tap your home button. It will bring up a small menu of things to do.
  • Experience Music Differently – When in your iPod, you can do a number of things, such as shake the device to shuffle the play list.
  • Monitor Data Usage – Go into Settings and check your data usage under general and see the stats on what you’ve done on your phone. You’ll find out how much data you have used, how many texts you have sent and etc.
  • Spotlight Search – When on the home screen, slide your finger to the right and the search screen will show up. It’s simple to find a song, file or contact in an instant.
  • How to Take a Screen Shot – To take a screen shot, hold the Lock button and the Home button at the same time. The screen shot will appear in your Photos folder.
  • Accessibility Options – This tip is for people who may need to have larger text on the screen.
  • White on Black (Invert Colors) – Inverting the colors looks great, and is easier on the eyes for some people.
  • Delete and Move Apps – To move an app, hold your finger down on the app until it starts to shake. Move it out of the folder it’s in. Click the Home button to finish. To delete an app, hold your finger down on the app and then click the little red x in the corner.
  • How to Caps Lock – Double click your shift button. Once it turns blue, you are in Caps Lock mode.
  • How to Clear History – Go into your Settings and scroll down to Safari. At the bottom of the screen, clear your History, Cookies and Cache.
  • Turn of Notifications – Go into Settings and click Notifications. This will bring up a list of the apps on your device. Slide the notification to “off” if you don’t want to receive these updates.

There you have it – eleven excellent tips and tricks for anyone who uses an iDevice – from beginners to power users.

Thanks, David, for the excellent tutorial.

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