In Part 1 we highlighted Battery Life, Security, Voice Control, Screen Capture and a Scientific Calculator.
As the old TV commercial says: Wait! There’s More!
Here are a few more items you can easily access with the Tips & Tricks-iPhone Secrets app.
- Phone Ringing: Your phone rings during a meeting? Miss Manners would smack you upside the head for violating such obvious (yes, VERY obvious) etiquette. (She may need to stand in line.) If you’re in a meeting or too busy to take calls, then: (a) Turn off your phone, (b) Turn your phone to silent/vibrating mode, (c) Turn down the Volume to silence it, (d) Press the Sleep/Wake button twice to send it directly to voicemail, or (e) Press the microphone button twice to use the iPhone headset.
- Multi-task: If you want to access multiple apps on your iPhone, just double press the Home button. It displays a multitasking bar with the other apps you’ve been using. To switch, tap one.
- Restart: Can’t find a signal on your iPhone? You could switch it off and on again, but a quicker way is to turn on Airplane Mode (via Settings) then turn it off to restart the mobile network circuitry.
- Scroll to the Top: Too lazy to flick your finger? Tapping the status bar while reading a mail, web page or message quickly scrolls to the top of the page.
- Undo-Redo: Now here’s a tip only a child would think of: While typing, shake your phone to undo the typing or shake again to redo it.
- New Apps: Want to add a website to your Home screen? While browsing in Safari, tap the + button and then tap ‘Add to Home Screen’ option.
- Browser: You can reveal additional shortcuts while typing a web address in Safari (or email ID in Mail). Hold your finger on the .com key then slide your finger to the desired option (e.g., .org or .edu) and release.
- Spell-Check: With messages and notes, misspelled words are underlined. Tap one to see replacement options. Being all thumbs does not means you have to come across like a Neanderthal.
- SMS Preview: Getting love notes your spouse, er, uh, co-workers shouldn’t see? Then turn off immediate display of text messages. Go to Text Preview via Settings, Messaging.
If you are ready to advance your iPhone usage, download the free Lite version of this app or buy the full version.