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Iphone info for dummies/beginners
I know many of these questions have been asked somewhere but I was hoping to have sort of a clearinghouse for anyone who might be clueless about all this. Thursday (hopefully) I will be getting my first iphone. That's the goal at least and I will wait in line to do it. The phone I have is about 10 years old so I don't have the faintest clue about smartphones. Do people typically buy an extra battery or is that even possible? What are the must-have accessories that you can't live without. Any tips for an iphone would be much appreciated. Do I need the Apple Protection Plan? Thanks!
- 06-20-2010, 05:25 PM #2
- 06-20-2010, 05:35 PM #3
I don't have any opinions on protection plans because I didn't buy one with my iPhone 3G. However if I were to write a Dummies Guide to iOS and the iPhone, it would be about one page and read something like this:
1. Open box.
2. Turn on phone.
It really is a simple device. And this is coming from a person who jumped from a Motorola Razr to an iPhone 3G.
- 06-20-2010, 05:47 PM #4
It doesn't only cover software, I've gotten FIVE replacements, all of which have been for hardware issues. They must've determined (possibly inaccurately) that your drive failure was caused by impact of some sort.
I've gotten it replaced for:
Sleep/wake button slightly pressed in more on the left side from day one, only visually irritating but caused no functional problems.
"Stretchmarks" on my white iPhone 3G, again only visual irritation.
Somewhat unresponsive center of screen occasionally on my iPhone 3G.
Audio port not working on my 3GS.
SIM slot for replacement iPhone 3GS wouldn't take my card.
- 06-20-2010, 06:27 PM #5
- 06-20-2010, 06:30 PM #6
- 06-20-2010, 07:14 PM #7
You can NOT replace the battery on the iPhone so that is one thing that you will not have to buy.
As for accessories I would recommend a case of some kind, and a Bluetooth headset. Thats really about it.
- 06-20-2010, 07:27 PM #8
Welcome young padawan. Don't be afraid to get lost in the phone. To shut off the phone, hold the lock button for 6 seconds. To quit a frozen app, hold the lock button for 6 seconds until you get the swipe to turn off screen. Then hold the home button for a few seconds and it will quit the app.
As for accessories, just get the dock. 30 bucks. Such a ripoff.