1. Jeremy's Avatar
    Post all of your tips and tricks regarding the iPhone here!

    *** THIS WAS POSTED BY HERMDOG AND I ACCIDENTLY REMOVED HIS POST. SO CREDIT TO HIM FOR THIS TIP***


    Not sure if ya'll no this or not but check it out. From iPhone 101: Hold your ".com" button for a second - The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

    If you are running the new 2.0 firmware on your iPhone or iPod touch, you might not have noticed a new handy shortcut in Safari.
    When you type in your address, hold down the ".com" button to get a selection of 3 other domain name endings: ".net," ".edu," and ".org." When you tap on any of the endings, it will be automatically inserted in the address bar.
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 04-15-2009 at 09:36 AM.
    07-16-2008 05:08 PM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    Here are some tips for some of you who are new to the iPhone.

    1. If you tap once at the very top of the screen when you are on the internet, it will take you back to the top of the window rather than having to scroll all the way back up. This comes in handy.

    ***This ^^^ can also be done with emails in 2.0. Tap the top by the time and it brings you back to the top of the email list or the begining of a email.

    2. Rather than posting the full address of internet sites in bookmarks, you can post the equivalent RSS address instead into Apple's RSS reader and save that as your bookmark. This way you can quickly see if there's anything interesting on your favorite site rather than downloading the whole homepage.

    3. If you are writing something and the iPhone flags a word as misspelled that you know is not misspelled, cancel the correction 3 times and the word will be put into the dictionary.

    4. The magnifying glass is a nice iPhone tool when you are typing an email or any other text. If you tap once and hold, a magnifying glass will pop up showing you a zoomed in view of your words and cursor. You can now easily place the cursor wherever you want. Easiest way to make edit your text.
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 07-18-2008 at 04:29 PM.
    07-17-2008 02:32 PM
  3. schartzr's Avatar
    Awesome tips and as soon as I get my iPhone I will post more tips.
    07-17-2008 02:49 PM
  4. manho1dup's Avatar
    Here's a tip:

    - In Safari when you are typing a web address. If you press and hold the .com button on the bottom of the keyboard for 2 secs a balloon with pop with .net, .edu, .org. Slide your finger across to select one of them.
    07-17-2008 06:12 PM
  5. Jeremy's Avatar
    Here's a tip:

    - In Safari when you are typing a web address. If you press and hold the .com button on the bottom of the keyboard for 2 secs a balloon with pop with .net, .edu, .org. Slide your finger across to select one of them.
    Read the first post in the thread.

    That's worth repeating I guess.
    07-17-2008 06:15 PM
  6. manho1dup's Avatar
    Ooops, I didn't read the quote. Sorry.
    07-17-2008 08:38 PM
  7. Jeremy's Avatar
    Ooops, I didn't read the quote. Sorry.
    No need, that is a good tip. I never knew that one.
    07-17-2008 08:47 PM
  8. hotrod#AC's Avatar
    I don't know if it applies to the original iphone or not. But if you hit the space bar twice at the end of a sentence and it will place a period and one space. (I found this by accident....and it is very useful.)
    07-25-2008 11:36 AM
  9. BB-fan's Avatar
    I thought there was a tips a tricks thread for the 3G but can't find it anywhere. Anyways I found out something when typing. Instead of hitting the key for the period button instead at the end of a sentence if you hit the space bar twice it inserts a period.
    07-27-2008 05:26 PM
  10. Libuff's Avatar
    while entering a URL into safari... holding the ".COM" button will then display the other endings: .ORG .NET ....
    07-27-2008 06:09 PM
  11. cjvitek's Avatar
    while entering a URL into safari... holding the ".COM" button will then display the other endings: .ORG .NET ....
    Okay, this is now the third time this tip is listed!

    Chris
    07-27-2008 09:52 PM
  12. Jeremy's Avatar
    Good tip here was posted on the blog.

    How To: Disable or Reset Location Services for iPhone 2.0 | The iPhone Blog
    07-28-2008 10:21 AM
  13. tehflakes's Avatar
    good read!
    07-28-2008 10:46 AM
  14. Jeremy's Avatar
    I posted this as a sticky in the mobile me, exchange, sync forum but I thought I'd toss it in this thread as well.

    Speed up iTunes sync of your iPhone or Touch by only selectively sending diagnostic data to Apple | Gear Diary
    07-28-2008 11:20 AM
  15. Libuff's Avatar
    How do you get the previous warning back?
    07-28-2008 12:27 PM
  16. Jeremy's Avatar
    How do you get the previous warning back?
    From the shortcut menu from you device within iTunes click "reset warnings".
    07-28-2008 12:30 PM
  17. BaLLi5t1c's Avatar
    I don't know if this is common knowledge but I found out that if you're listening to your iPod and launch a game (not all games work this way), double-tap the Home button and a mini-control display will come up and it will give you the option to click "Play" to continue playing once the app has loaded. I tested this on Enigmo and Chopper and both worked. The timing is the only variable really. If you press it too soon it won't prompt you or if it's too late I think it automatically gets overwritten by the in-game music. I was bummed that I couldn't get it work on Aurora Feint or Crash Nitro Kart but I'm sure there are plenty others that do support this feature.

    I didn't bother to search because I was so excited about this finding. If it's old news, please disregard and don't be too harsh. I just wanted to share my excitement!

    Edit: Apparently Enigmo already supported iPod use in the background but I did double-check Chopper and it does not normally let you play the iPod but using the trick I posted above will allow you to override that.
    Last edited by BaLLi5t1c; 07-29-2008 at 08:24 PM.
    07-29-2008 08:20 PM
  18. cjdaniel's Avatar
    this also works in email by holding the period . you get .com .net. .org
    07-29-2008 10:18 PM
  19. supermum's Avatar
    Here is a CNET Article about fluctuating signal and dropped calls:

    iPhone 3G network issues frustrating early adopters | One More Thing - CNET News.com

    There are 100's of complaints on Apple.com Forums of this happening to people. (In fact the first thread Apple - Support - Discussions - iPhone 3G Reception Problems? You're ...got so long that Apple Mods had to lock the first forum and start a new forum Apple - Support - Discussions - iPhone 3G Reception Problems? You're ... as it became so large people were having problems with their browsers timing out. These are not the only two threads on this issue.)

    Apple's official response from their forums????? TURN OFF 3G!!!! I find that absurd as we are paying $15 more a month than those with 2G phones for the same service. Also, when I am on a call I can no longer access data since only 3G can do this. I have found myself needing this occasionally.

    Found out that 2.0.1 does not fix this problem.

    If you are planning on exchanging your phone due to dropped calls follow this advice:

    DO NOT turn off 3G... rack up as many dropped calls as possible... don't change your behavior (like changing routes on your way to work because you drop calls on a certain street).

    Reason: Apple will not exchange your phone if you do not have a significant amount of dropped calls... and they know if you are lying. When you go to the Apple store they plug your iPhone into a Mac and use behavior analysis software which reports your number of dropped calls and give a % of dropped calls to non dropped calls.

    There have been reports on the Apple forum that later made iPhones do not have this problem... they come in a white box and not in original packaging.
    I am going to have to keep 3G on to make my percentage higher as I have been complacently using 2G for nearly all my calls lately and see if a new(er) iPhone will fix my problems.
    08-10-2008 01:17 PM
  20. avt123's Avatar
    There have been reports on the Apple forum that later made iPhones do not have this problem... they come in a white box and not in original packaging.
    I had to get my original iPhone 3g replaced with a new one and it came in a white box, but I believe the white box is just for replacement phones. All new purchase iPhones still come in the original box.
    Last edited by avt; 08-10-2008 at 01:35 PM.
    08-10-2008 01:32 PM
  21. supermum's Avatar
    My phone was replaced with a brand-spankin'-new-iPhone sealed in new packaging. This was about two (?) weeks ago... my store had no white-boxed phones at the time... not sure if they do now.
    08-10-2008 02:19 PM
  22. Jeremy's Avatar
    Here is a great Safari tip from a Blackberry user! Kevin over at crackberry.com posted a great article last night that he noted that turning off javascript on the iPhone or Bold for that matter works wonders in regards to speed. I never even thought to try turning it off. And wow, the speed is greatly improved, though you may have issues with some sites but not many. Head over to your safari settings and turn javascript off.

    And to promote a new forum on TiPb forums check out this link. If you think the iPhone has issues, reading the below link will assure you that you have the right phone.

    http://forum.theiphoneblog.com/other...er-issues.html
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 08-29-2008 at 10:57 AM.
    08-29-2008 10:52 AM
  23. tizocman's Avatar
    if you add the japanese keyboard in the settings app you can add symbols many more symbols such as stars harts diamonds clubs and much more

    if you enable caps lock in settings you can double tap the shift key for caps lock

    if you set bossprefs to double tap and forget your passcode lock
    you can go into emegency call and double tap then tap on power.app you can soft respring and do anything on your phone untill you lock again
    09-02-2008 06:05 PM
  24. new_geek62's Avatar
    Hello everyone. I'm a newbie and have just joined the group. My first question is to have the vets give a top ten list that all iPhone newbies should know. What is your top ten list? I'll check back periodically for responses. Thanks for your time.

    Hank
    04-14-2009 11:20 PM
  25. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    Are you talking about apps? If so, I'd check out this thread

    http://forum.theiphoneblog.com/iphon...op-5-apps.html
    04-15-2009 12:13 AM
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