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    Quote Originally Posted by linsiris View Post
    For example use the home button it provides if yours is damaged.
    You can also set custome gestures that might come handy if your reading a long blog or document, it can scroll up or down or even unlock your iDevice for you .
    linsiris,
    Also prevents home button from getting damages.

    I could never figure out how to customize the gesture feature. Can you explain how to do what you suggested on scrolling or point me to some instructions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTiger View Post
    linsiris,
    Also prevents home button from getting damages.

    I could never figure out how to customize the gesture feature. Can you explain how to do what you suggested on scrolling or point me to some instructions?

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    Sure. I have a couple of custom gestures for example one I named DnUp
    1. Settings --> accessibility --> assistive touch: on
    2. Create new gestures: here it shows a gray screen that says "touch to create custom gesture" for this DnUp gesture slide your finger from the bottom to the top of the gray area, it is as if you were drawing. (you can also do this directly from the assistive touch button--> favorites--> any area with the "+")
    3. Save it. And you're done!

    There a couple of things to take into account.
    - To access your custom gesture: assistive touch button--> favorites
    - Speed: the gesture speed depends on how fast/slow you "draw" it on the screen.
    - Can be accessed from locked screen.
    - You can set as many gestures as you like. For instance I have one that goes from left--> right (it can unlock your iPhone, silly and slow for regular users I know, but might be useful for other people, also for playing Angry Birds .

    I say imagination is the limit with this option!
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    Quote Originally Posted by linsiris View Post
    Sure. I have a couple of custom gestures for example one I named DnUp
    1. Settings --> accessibility --> assistive touch: on
    2. Create new gestures: here it shows a gray screen that says "touch to create custom gesture" for this DnUp gesture slide your finger from the bottom to the top of the gray area, it is as if you were drawing. (you can also do this directly from the assistive touch button--> favorites--> any area with the "+")
    3. Save it. And you're done!

    There a couple of things to take into account.
    - To access your custom gesture: assistive touch button--> favorites
    - Speed: the gesture speed depends on how fast/slow you "draw" it on the screen.
    - Can be accessed from locked screen.
    - You can set as many gestures as you like. For instance I have one that goes from left--> right (it can unlock your iPhone, silly and slow for regular users I know, but might be useful for other people, also for playing Angry Birds .

    I say imagination is the limit with this option!
    Okie Dokie. I'll give it a go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Massie View Post
    ...that swiping left on a banner notification will dismiss it, so you don't have to wait if you're trying to use the status bar area?
    Had no idea this was possible...
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    Set your phone to strobe the camera flash upon alerts. It's under General-> Accessibility. You can also define custom vibration patterns here. Both of these were available in iOS 5 I think but they just came to mind thinking about accessibility.

    A relevant example was last night I had everything on mute; but at 4:30am my bedroom temporarily turned into a rave because of this— but otherwise I would not have ever known someone was trying to get in touch with me.

    One last thing in here is the ability to set the click speed of your home button. My iPhone 4 is getting a bit long in the tooth and it's getting harder to nail that turbo double tap fast enough. I just set my tap speed to slower or slowest and I can double click the home button with a little less fervor. Don't feel like I'm playing NES trying to hit the button a 300 times per second anymore. Which btw, I used to be able to average about 7-9 button presses per second, "in my day". That's mostly true. Somewhat true. Possibly untrue... but possibly not untrue. It may not be totally accurate, but I can't say that it is impossible that it may not be totally inaccurate.

    Ouch. I mindf***ed myself. I was supposed to be the one doing the pumping there. I hate it when that happens. I guess when you end up f***ing yourself.

    Where the hell am I, anyway?!
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    ...that you can specify what Spotlight does and doesn't include in its search results by going to Settings>General>Spotlight Search?
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    That you can set your Home Button triple-click to a few different things, including Invert Colors (handy for night reading)? See Settings>General>Accessibility.
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    (Interesting: a screenshot taken with colors inverted still uploads as regular looking. Here's an example.)
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    Anytime TurboTiger!

    So another one is that you can split your keyboard on your iPad and move it up and down the screen. This makes typing with two thumbs waaay easier on iPad.

    You can do it by:
    - Holding two keys on each side of the keyboard and pull to oposite sides. Or
    - Tap and hold the "keyboard" key, it shows both options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistah_mumford View Post
    Had no idea this was possible...
    I knew that you could do this by quickly tugging the banner down then flinging it back up (like you're opening the blinds really quick), but I didn't know the same worked for horizontal swipes.

    The only reason I never really do this is because notifications are on your screen for like, what... 1-2 seconds max? I can't think of a time when I need the banner to go away *that* urgently that I can't hold 1 second for it to go away on its own.

    Anyone have an example of when they may feel the need to get rid of a banner ASAP like that? Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by getdamned View Post
    I knew that you could do this by quickly tugging the banner down then flinging it back up (like you're opening the blinds really quick), but I didn't know the same worked for horizontal swipes.

    The only reason I never really do this is because notifications are on your screen for like, what... 1-2 seconds max? I can't think of a time when I need the banner to go away *that* urgently that I can't hold 1 second for it to go away on its own.

    Anyone have an example of when they may feel the need to get rid of a banner ASAP like that? Just curious.
    Likely when there are multiple emails coming through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by getdamned View Post
    Anyone have an example of when they may feel the need to get rid of a banner ASAP like that? Just curious.
    A good example would be right now, I'm getting a lot of whatsapp notifications while I'm actually trying to type a website address on the address bar on my browser and the notification banners are annoyingly getting in the way.
    Last edited by linsiris; 03-10-2013 at 02:43 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by getdamned View Post
    The only reason I never really do this is because notifications are on your screen for like, what... 1-2 seconds max? I can't think of a time when I need the banner to go away *that* urgently that I can't hold 1 second for it to go away on its own.

    Anyone have an example of when they may feel the need to get rid of a banner ASAP like that? Just curious.
    I do this ALL THE TIME. I just sent myself a test email and I counted to eight-one-thousand (so approx 8 seconds) before the banner went away. IMO that is a longtime ... which is fine if you need to interact with the banner, but if you just need to glance at the notification and then continue on with what you were doing that is too long. Therefore I swipe them away all the time!
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    So, what's the secret to surviving when your replying to a mail or message and the '.?123 - space - return line is not visible'?

    Frustrated inquiring minds want to know.

    I'd probably really like the iPhone my wife forced me to get as her company provided her with one and I am the 'geek' that was supposed to support her, (ain't that a hoot) if I didn't have to spend so much time getting things to work as I expect them to!

    I probably have a full day of waste coming up this weekend trying to create an empty icon so that I can get rid of all the ap icons that have not value to me yet - ex: Newstand (unless I should put my USA Today ap in there) and Passbook and what's the difference between Calendar and Reminders, and get the icon's back in the order I had them before they all went poof between 6.0.1 and 6.1.

    Don't I recall that as I was hanging out and mastering DOS and Windows 1.0a that it was all you Apple freaks that trampled on my feelings. Well, I happen to be living a little Déjà vu at the moment.

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    Where are you trying to type that the number keyboard is not accessible?
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    happens intermittently every once in awhile - more the loss of the Space Bar that is an issue!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Epitome View Post
    happens intermittently every once in awhile - more the loss of the Space Bar that is an issue!
    The spacebar disappears when you type and address bar in safari for example, but have never seen the .?123 disappear.
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    What application are you typing in when this happens?
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    Another tip in email stock app
    Holding down the compose button shows all your drafts.
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    You can erase one number at a time in the calculator app when needed, instead of hitting the clear (c) button. All you have to do is swipe to the right on the numbers area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linsiris View Post
    You can erase one number at a time in the calculator app when needed, instead of hitting the clear (c) button. All you have to do is swipe to the right on the numbers area.
    Good one Iinsiris,
    Didn't know that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboTiger View Post
    Good one Iinsiris,
    Didn't know that.
    Tks & Good Luck
    Or you can also swipe to the left. I just tried it after reading this tip.
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    When you receive an incoming call and do not wish to take it...Hitting the power button will send the call directly to voicemail. You can do the same with hitting the volume button too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguarr40 View Post
    When you receive an incoming call and do not wish to take it...Hitting the power button will send the call directly to voicemail. You can do the same with hitting the volume button too.
    Technically, hitting it once just silences the ring, I believe. Hitting it twice sends it to voicemail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Massie View Post
    Technically, hitting it once just silences the ring, I believe. Hitting it twice sends it to voicemail.
    Actually Massie Ty for clarifying my post. I thought about it after but had to gout out to the store and forgot about it. You are indeed correct. Ty my friend.
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    Another one not mentioned here and that many (but not) everybody knows, is that we can use the volume buttons to take pictures with any camera app (the stock included) instead of hitting the screen, IMO this gives a more camera-like experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linsiris View Post
    Another one not mentioned here and that many (but not) everybody knows, is that we can use the volume buttons to take pictures with any camera app (the stock included) instead of hitting the screen, IMO this gives a more camera-like experience.
    AND it also works with the volume up button on the headphone cord.
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