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    Default Did You Know...? (iOS Tips & Tricks)

    ...that holding down the Forward or Back button in Safari brings up a History page of recently visited sites?
    ...that you can slide up the Incoming Call screen to reply with a preset text message?
    ...that you can upload photos from the Camera Roll directly to websites that accept image uploads?

    What are some of your favorite iOS 6 tips?
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    Default Did You Know...? (iOS Tips & Tricks)

    Tapping the clock to auto scroll to top of page ..



    Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk !
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    My favourite is placing phone in landscape mode in safari and it goes full screen


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    Default Re: Did You Know...? (iOS Tips & Tricks)

    If u hit the top part of the side button, music seems to get louder.


    pretty sweet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rube8514 View Post
    If u hit the top part of the side button, music seems to get louder.


    pretty sweet
    And if you hit the bottom part of the same button, music seems to get harder to hear.

    Awesome!

    Sent from somewhere
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    ...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?
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    Default Did You Know...? (iOS Tips & Tricks)

    Swiping left or right on the weather widget gives you a weather forecast for quick reference.
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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?
    Same goes if you grad banner notification pull down a little then swipe it up to get rid of it
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    ...you can ask Siri if you have any messages, and she will read them to you?
    ...you can hold and drag email addresses in the Mail app to move them between fields?
    ...that you can now use songs as your alarms?
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    Default Did You Know...? (iOS Tips & Tricks)

    Just found this one out today.. On the lock screen you can swipe right on a notification to open it. (I always unlocked the screen then went to the notification)
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    Yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by jobosumm View Post
    Just found this one out today.. On the lock screen you can swipe right on a notification to open it. (I always unlocked the screen then went to the notification)
    I remember the first time I found that out!!! It was a good day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Massie View Post
    ...you can hold and drag email addresses in the Mail app to move them between fields?
    Good one. Tks Massie,
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    That you can set volume for Turn-by-Turn navigation separately from your regular volume settings?

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    That you can set iMessage to only show messages from your Contacts, so you can avoid spam messages?

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    Default Did You Know...? (iOS Tips & Tricks)

    that you can switch between screens without swiping just tapping on the lower left or right of the screen
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    Quote Originally Posted by iNotes4You View Post
    that you can switch between screens without swiping just tapping on the lower left or right of the screen
    Another good tip.
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    Default Re: Did You Know...? (iOS Tips & Tricks)

    A good one for new users:

    To quickly enter numbers and punctuation:
    Tap 123 but don't let go.
    When the number keyboard comes up, slide to the number you want.
    Lift your finger off the screen. The number will be entered and you'll automatically return to the letter keyboard.

    Another timesaver: in Settings/General/Keyboard, if you have the "." Shortcut set to ON, you can automatically enter a period followed by a space by simply tapping the spacebar twice.

    On that same screen, you can set up Keyboard Shortcuts for frequently used text: have iOS enter your email address, a short message, or more just by typing a few letters!
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    I'm shocked to know how many people have no idea that the keyboard shortcut functionality exists. Under General->Keyboard->Shortcuts

    You can define word expansion shortcuts; for instance make a shortcut so when you type "pls" it will expand it to "please"... or "bc" expand to "because".

    Besides that, you don't have to make a shortcut, you can just define custom dictionary words, say that it keeps correcting some word to "duck"... you can define the correct word, and it won't keep saying it's wrong... or maybe you always refer to your friend, typing "brian" and it keeps changing it to "brain". Just add an entry, and I'd put "brian" as the shortcut, then have it correct to "Brian"-- that fixes the auto-correct irritation, and makes sure it capitalizes his name, even if you don't type it that way. So in that, you can also use it to fix capitalization... for instance, normally (for me) "google" won't auto-capitalize. Not a big deal, but I can set the shortcut to be "google" and anytime I type "google" it will autocorrect to "Google".

    Yet another smart use for this is if you regularly make a certain typo... make that typo a shortcut, then the expansion the correct one. Example? I have a shortcut to expand "ppl" to "people". For some reason I always freakin' type "opl". So I set up a shortcut to make "opl" also expand to "people". Problem solved! Now I can screw up all I want!

    Finally use the expansion feature to its full capacity! I suggest "eml" to expand to your primary email... "addr1" to your home address, I have several domains for email, so I set up shortcuts for like @gm will become @gmail.com -- blah blah...

    Another standard I use is I set up text shortcuts to become symbols that aren't in the keyboard, like arrows, symbols, etc. To make sure I don't accidentally make these appear, I use the naming convention where I start all symbols with an "s" in the shortcut. So for the TM (trademark symbol) I set the shortcut to "stm" and the copyright to "scopy"... I also have it when I type a double dash -- to change that to an m-dash (the character that appears when you hold down the normal dash key) and I have it set to change when I type "..." to replace it with the single ellipsis (hold down the period button). Seems useless until you start using Twitter, for instance... and an ellipsis goes from 3 characters to 1, and a long dash goes from 2 characters to 1. Then you start seeing the utility of these "smart" types of shortcuts.

    Use your imagination and try to minimize what you've gotta type in your emails and texts! I type so much a day my fingers get freakin' sore... so I use these shortcuts and have this feature do the work for me... here's a list of several of them to get you started thinking:

    "bc, nvm, ppl, w/e, w/, dl, ul, tmrw, srsly, smth, hh (haha), pls, ty, gn, prly, wu?, wyd?, bf, gf, esp" --- you figure out the rest, haha...

    If anyone thinks of some more innovative ways to use this feature, please share... it's insanely useful for so many things.

    ... and it looks like Massie beat me to that tip, but I just expanded... on it.... (didn't intend that pun, LOL)
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    How does one add from photo to web like was mentioned?
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    You have to have an app to send it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Yester View Post
    You have to have an app to send it too.
    Meaning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Yester View Post
    You have to have an app to send it too.
    Not true, the beauty of it is that it works right from Safari, just like uploading from a laptop. See here for details: With iOS 6, you can upload photos in Safari | How To - CNET
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    Ahhhh I thought you meant Natively from the camera roll and sending that way. But yes the browser does work this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Massie View Post
    Not true, the beauty of it is that it works right from Safari, just like uploading from a laptop.
    Agreed, this was one of the improvements in Mobile Safari in iOS 6. To stray just slightly from things for a brief moment-- I wanted to point out another improvement/fix that I noticed in iOS 6's Safari... thankfully, since it was extremely irritating.

    The way that Safari handles forms or proprietary input boxes, etc was fixed. I have never delved past the surface to see what web tech the issue affected in particular-- but a shining example of a before (disastrous) and after (functional) thing is Disqus's input/comment boxes. To move the cursor, you'd have to hit Done, precisely place your cursor in the exact spot so that you could backspace to fix something, hit Done again, scroll back down to the bottom of the input box and reposition your cursor at the exact end. Half the time, this would fail, and you would end up with a cursor frozen in place, where typing would not produce characters, and backspacing would not remove any.

    This wasn't a behavior unique to Disqus by any means, but to me, this was the most obvious and painful example of this rendering/handling of things gone terribly awry, since it is so widely integrated into so many websites as a comment platform.

    I suspect it has to do with similar unhandled or mishandled web programming techs... These days there's so many of them out there from AJAX, stateless transactional models, to the now "old school" CSS, DHTML(?), JavaScript-- I'll be honest, I used to be pretty well-educated and up on all the current web technologies-- and in just a few short years of inattention, I can humbly admit that I now don't have a clue what the current fad techs are or which of the ones that used to be fundamental to web programming are even still in use today! Keeping up with technology is a real PITA if you're not constantly on top of every aspect! Blink your eyes and you aren't in Kansas anymore-- and that's said with minimal hyperbole...

    So. Point is-- I noticed that they fixed a lot of these kinds of functional deficits or buggy implementations going from iOS 5 to iOS 6 and I am very happy about that! Now only if Passbook would become more than a pretty multi-colored icon on my home screen, lol. One can wish... (and why do we have Compass as a stock app? Are people regularly losing their way in the wilderness?

    If you're packing an iPhone, I think the last thing you'd turn to would be the compass for good ole survivalist navigation. Before I came to that point I would likely have drained my battery playing some stupid game or something-- then die. Except I remember that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. And by default, it's not a concern, because if there's no cell signal there, there's no ME there. Lol. Yes, it's a sad state of affairs.
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    That you can use assistive touch to your advantage.
    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 .
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