5 quick iPhone 4S secrets you might not know about
Just when you think you’ve learned all there is to know about that little rectangular device in your pocket…
The iPhone 4S with the iOS5 operating system has quite a few little time and battery-saving tricks up its sleeve that I was rather happy to learn about. Observe:
REALLY kill your apps. Turns out I wasn’t really “killing” my apps when I exited them, so I’ve basically had all of my apps running simultaneously for weeks. To kill apps, double-click the home button, then press and hold within the gray bar that appears. A minus sign will appear in the corner of each app you can kill. Tap the minus sign, and presto! The app goes to bed. This will do wonders for your battery life!
Take screenshots on your phone. Whether it’s a website, an autocorrect text message fail, or your latest argument with Siri, you can take a screenshot to sear it into your memory forever. Just press the home and sleep buttons simultaneously. You’ll hear a camera shutter noise — and that’s when you know the screenshot image has automatically been saved to your camera roll.
You have a scientific calculator on your phone! Yeah, I didn’t know either! Just tip your phone horizontally when you’re in the calculator app, and it will expand to reveal scientific calculator buttons. Cool to the 10th power.
Do a quick rewind. When you’re browsing a page or scrolling through emails, just tap the status bar at the top to automatically scroll back up to the top of your screen.
Define your own keyboard shortcuts. Someday, the folks at Apple will finally figure out how to keep the autocorrect feature from making serious gaffes (or, they’ll buy out a little tech company that’s already cracked the code). Until then, you can define your own keyboard shortcuts by going to your Settings menu, then General>Keyboard. At the bottom, tap the prompt to add a new shortcut. Type in a word or phrase, and define your own shortcut for it. This might not prevent all autocorrect gaffes, but every little bit helps.
Check out even more cool tricks and shortcuts from appstorm.net.