Thursday, November 15, 2012

IPhone General Usage Tips

This article aims to give you a set of tips for your iPhone, that you can put to good use every day.

How to: Fix a Stuck or Hung Program

If you need to force a program to shut down because it’s unresponsive, you can hold down the Home button for six seconds. This should stop the program and force your phone back to the Home screen. If this doesn’t work, hold down the On/Off and Home buttons together until the phone turns off and the Apple logo shows up again. Let go, and when the phone finishes booting, you should be back to normal.

How to: Sync with Multiple Computers
If you regularly use more than one computer, you may have your music on one machine and your contacts on another; or you may have work contacts on your work computer and personal contacts on your personal computer. The solution to keeping all these things on your iPhone is simple. All you have to do is dock your iPhone with each computer, then check the sections (music, contacts) that you want to sync. You can choose music on one machine and contacts on another. Or, if you choose contacts on two or more machines, they will all be mixed together on your iPhone.

How to: Use Email with Your Computer and Your iPhone Simultaneously

If you’re checking email on both your iPhone and your desktop mail client, sometimes a message may show up only on your iPhone and not your desktop, or vice versa. To avoid this problem, you want to make sure your iPhone always leaves a copy of the email on the server when it’s accessed. Here’s what you do in the screen shown on Figure 14-2:

1. Open up the Settings application from the Home screen.
2. Tap Email.
3. Choose an email account.
4. Scroll down to the bottom and tap Advanced.
5. Tap the Delete from server option at the bottom and make sure it says Never.

By doing this, you can make sure that reading your email on the iPhone won’t affect your desktop email. You have to do the same thing on your desktop as well. Find your account information on your email client there and then set the option to either never delete messages from the server or delete messages when they’re moved from your Inbox. The second way ensures that you can still have two clients (your desktop and your iPhone) receive messages, but won’t have to redownload old messages when you’ve already removed them from the desktop.

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