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 Post subject: iOS Tips and Tricks
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:34 pm 
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Is there a thread similar to the "Useful Tips and Tricks" thread just for the iPhone?
I didn't see one, but it might be hidden.

We just got our first - 6s - and I'm scouring the web for info - like "what to do first" "what to disable" "how to save battery" "backup techniques" etcetc.

Any of you want to share what you wish you did early on in your phone life?
Things you did that you thing are essential to your phone's health and happiness?
Any tips that I'm not going to find among the likely suspects on the interwho?

Thanks!

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 Post Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:23 am 
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"Is there a thread similar to the "Useful Tips and Tricks" thread just for the iPhone?"
No. And there are no hidden threads.

Go to Apple's support site and download the user's manual. That's what I recently did upon getting a phone. In effect, there are tons of "tips and tricks" there.

You can go to http://www.oreilly.com
There are books there that can be browsed - in a limited/restricted way. Or - with subterfuge - without restriction.

And there are a wealth of books on the subject - including the "Dummies" series.


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 Post Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:33 am 
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If you have an iPhone with 3D touch, when you swipe up to use Control Centre, use 3D touch on the icons on the bottom row for extra options.

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 Post Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:36 am 
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In Notification Centre, use 3D Touch on the 'X' and you will get an option appear to clear all notifications.

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When viewing photos in the Photos app, you can use 3D Touch to quickly view a photo without actually opening it.

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Go to Settings ▸ General ▸ Keyboard ▸ Text Replacement to add shortcuts for words or phrases which you commonly use.

You can also do this is OS X - System Preferences ▸ Keyboard ▸ Text.

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 Post Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:58 pm 
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Thank you both!
I already downloaded the manual and have actually been reading the thing!
Yes I do have 3D touch on the 6s. Thanks for those tips.
I'm slowly learning - it'll take time.
If you think of anything else I wouldn't otherwise learn, do please continue to share here.

Thanks again,

PS - Here in the US phone numbers are recycled. I've already received my first message from the health care system of the US gov, directed to the previous owner. I quickly learned how to deal with that!

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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:17 am 
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Ramaprem wrote:
...Or - with subterfuge - without restriction....

I love the missing manual series. (10th ed. is due next month it appears)
Care to share how to use subterfuge? PM is fine if it can't go public.
Thanks.

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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:53 pm 
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The Missing Manual series is certainly numero uno. I, for one, wouldn't purchase a 650-page book for a phone. But, hey...different folks for different strokes.

The user's manual will get you very far.

Any book, for which you see this:
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can be read in small bits/installments.

If you cover your tracks:
clear cookies, history, cache - in short: Web data,
you should be able to re-visit the book more than the publisher intended.


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 Post Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:54 pm 
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Ramaprem wrote:
The Missing Manual series is certainly numero uno. I, for one, wouldn't purchase a 650-page book for a phone. But, hey...different folks for different strokes.

The user's manual will get you very far.

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If you cover your tracks:
clear cookies, history, cache - in short: Web data,
you should be able to re-visit the book more than the publisher intended.


Thank you so much, Ramaprem.

Even though Pogue and I went to the same Uni, I have no trouble freely re-visiting a book "more than the publisher intended." I agree, too big a book for too little a phone ;)

I'll never forget Pogue's article in the NYTimes describing how Find My Phone worked for him with his lost phone. Many readers questioned if the NYPD would work as hard for just any ole guy or if they helped because he was a technology columnist on the Times at the time. Regardless, I was impressed at the time by FMP.

Happy Holidays! and thanks again.

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 Post Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:03 am 
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A dozen iOS 10 feature gems that Apple forgot to mention - by David Pogue.


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 Post Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:52 pm 
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Mrs H, why don't you just rename this thread!

Change it from Is there an iPhone thread with "Useful Tips and Tricks" ?

to

iPhone "Useful Tips and Tricks"

:D :) ;)


To change the title of a thread that you have initiated, edit your first post - change the Subject: new title

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It might even get Sticky status.

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 Post subject: Re: iOS Tips and Tricks
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:41 pm 
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I have changed the the thread title to "iOS Tips and Tricks" rather than iPhone as iOS encompasses both iPhone and iPad.

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 Post subject: Re: iOS Tips and Tricks
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:46 pm 
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Use 3D Touch on an unread email to preview the message content without actually opening it and marking it as 'read'.

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 Post subject: Re: iOS Tips and Tricks
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:32 am 
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Leewave wrote:
Mrs H, why don't you just rename this thread!…It might even get Sticky status.


Jonah wrote:
I have changed the the thread title to "iOS Tips and Tricks" rather than iPhone as iOS encompasses both iPhone and iPad.


Thanks Dave for suggesting it and thanks Jonah for doing it before I got back here.

I am honoured.

OTOH there are lots of threads already here that offer much iOS information so this could be redundant or unnecessary. But, as a newbie to the iPhone, I really was looking for a Tips and Tricks thread and was sorry not to find it all it one neat place (until now!). It's still a good idea to search the old threads for info which is plentiful throughout the site.

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