View Poll Results: How much do you use all the functions?

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  • To its fullest and then some!

    24 43.64%
  • Pretty close if not all the functions, give or take one or two

    23 41.82%
  • Not everyday, but I definitely use nearly all the functions

    7 12.73%
  • I use just enough to justify using a smartphone vs. a dumbphone

    1 1.82%
  • Barely, but I find smartphones easier to do those functions I use it for

    0 0%
  • Other

    0 0%
  1. Duvi's Avatar
    I was thinking about this the other day as I was asked this
    question.

    This means... aside from the 3rd party apps you download,
    do you use all aspects of the phone on a consistent basis;
    at least once a day?

    Phone?
    Messaging?
    Email?
    Maps?
    Web Browser?
    Calendar? (Scheduling)
    Calculator?
    Camera/Gallery?
    Clock? (Alarms and others)
    Contacts?
    App Store?
    iPod?
    Weather App?
    YouTube?


    If you use replacements, that's good also.
    Example: Using Dolphin HD browser over the stock browser.
    05-16-2010 12:44 PM
  2. ghostface147's Avatar
    It's like the human brain. We use 100% of the brain, just not all at the same time. In other words, I use 100% of my phone's capability, just not all at one time. I use some features less than others, but I still use it all.
    05-16-2010 01:27 PM
  3. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I find that I do indeed use every feature of my iPhone .. Even the compass :-)
    05-16-2010 01:48 PM
  4. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Phone? Yes
    Messaging? Yes
    Email? Hell yes
    Maps? Yes
    Web Browser? Yes
    Calendar? (Scheduling) Too cumbersome
    Calculator? Yes
    Camera/Gallery? Yes
    Clock? (Alarms and others) Yes
    Contacts? Yes
    App Store? Yes
    iPod? Yes
    Weather App? Yes
    YouTube? Yes

    I'd have to say though that I very very very rarely ever open the Stocks, Compass, or Voice Memo apps. They're completely useless for me although I keep them on the front page because it's reserved for defaults.
    05-16-2010 02:30 PM
  5. iquinn's Avatar
    Phone:Use it all the time
    Messaging:I text way more then I talk and I use YIM every day
    Email:My only wish is for a mark all as read option on my email
    Maps:Not every day but I really do love to map and location features
    Web Browser:Once maybe twice a day when I am out and about. I work from home so I always am in my home office with my mac
    Calendar:I use this all the time to keep track of meetings and other important thing that I don't want to forget
    Calculator:Again not all the time, but I love it for when I am at the grocery store.
    Camera/Gallery:I use my camera all the time to take and send pics to friends and fam. Also to upload to FB and Twitter
    Clock:I have 3 different alarms set for different days of the week.
    Contacts:I have most of the numbers that I call on my favs but I do go into contacts from time to time.
    App Store:Every day, I am kind of an app *****.
    iPod:One of the things that I love most. When I am out running errands it's nice to have some music bumpin through my headset
    Weather App:I don't use it every day for my home city, but I use it at least once a week to see if NASCAR is going to be rained out.
    YouTube?
    05-16-2010 05:44 PM
  6. Duvi's Avatar
    Forgot to add the voice memo app.

    Stocks... if that's added to the list, I'm sure 95% don't use it.

    I didn't add the compass as it is used when using the Maps app. I find that w/ the compass, it actually gives you the directions for the way your phone is facing.
    05-16-2010 07:47 PM
  7. Idelgado782's Avatar
    Phone? Yes
    Messaging? Absolutely
    Email? Double Yes
    Maps? Two or three times a month.
    Web Browser? I can't get by my day at work without it.
    Calendar? (Scheduling) wouldn't be anywhere as near as organized without it.
    Calculator? All the time.
    Camera/Gallery? Of course!
    Clock? (Alarms and others) three alarms to wake me up and of course snooze!
    Contacts? Yup
    App Store? Yes
    iPod? Yes
    Weather App? Yes tracking my future vacatio place temp so I can fantasize.
    YouTube? Yes

    I don't look at stocks or voice memos too much and I've hidden the compass, but I think I definately make use of every feature of this phone! I love it!!!!
    05-16-2010 07:47 PM
  8. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I find that w/ the compass, it actually gives you the directions for the way your phone is facing.
    Well that's what it's supposed to do. But I have to say it always fails me when I need it most. Like when I'm downtown and not sure which way I'm going, it can never point me in the right direction. It's quite faulty.
    05-16-2010 07:58 PM
  9. bigjayLLC's Avatar
    Phone? YES
    Messaging? YES
    Email? YES
    Maps? YES
    Web Browser? YES
    Calendar? (Scheduling) YES
    Calculator? YES
    Camera/Gallery? YES
    Clock? (Alarms and others) YES
    Contacts? YES
    App Store? YES
    iPod? YES
    Weather App? YES
    YouTube? YES
    Voice Memo? YES
    05-16-2010 08:29 PM
  10. chops1sc's Avatar
    Given that I JUST got mine last week I still have a lot to learn about my iPhone. I am looking forward to using it to its full potential though!

    Phone? YES
    Messaging? YES
    Email? NOT YET
    Maps? YES
    Web Browser? YES
    Calendar? (Scheduling) YES
    Calculator? YES
    Camera/Gallery? YES
    Clock? (Alarms and others) YES
    Contacts? YES
    App Store? YES
    iPod? YES
    Weather App? NO
    YouTube? YES
    Voice Memo? NO
    05-16-2010 09:51 PM
  11. JohnH59's Avatar
    Phone? YES
    Messaging? YES
    Email? Very Often
    Maps? YES
    Web Browser? YES
    Calendar? (Scheduling) YES
    Calculator? YES
    Camera/Gallery? YES
    Clock? (Alarms and others) YES
    Contacts? YES
    App Store? YES
    iPod? YES
    Weather App? YES
    YouTube? YES
    Voice Memo? YES

    Additional:
    LogMeIn:Yes, 4 to 5 times per day for servers and desktops
    SplashMoney: Yes
    MyWi:Yes
    Navigon: Yes
    eWallet: Yes, daily
    Docs to Go: Yes, daily
    DropBox: All the time

    Numerous apps when I travel.
    05-16-2010 10:30 PM
  12. suitebliss's Avatar
    Phone:Use it all the time
    Messaging:I text way more then I talk and I use YIM every day
    Email:Everyday
    Maps:Only when needed
    Web Browser:Everyday
    Calendar:I use this all the time to keep track of appts, meetings and other important dates.
    Calculator:Only when needed
    Camera/Gallery:All day and even more now that I have this lockdown app.
    Clock:Yes, my iphone is my main alarm clock
    Contacts:I have most of the numbers that I call on my favs but I do go into contacts from time to time.
    App Store:Every day, I am kind of an app *****.
    iPod:Love using it when the radio sucks, which is most of the time.
    Weather App:I don't use it every day, but its nice to have handy.
    YouTube? Not really, but nice to have handy.
    05-16-2010 10:47 PM
  13. iVenom's Avatar
    Phone yes
    Messaging yes with pics
    Email yes
    Maps yes when i go to a new place
    Web Browser yes
    Calendar (Scheduling) yes lots
    Calculator yes at work
    Camera/Gallery yes got a newborn
    Clock (Alarms and others) yes got 3 set now and time my lunch
    Contacts yes
    App Store yes for updates 189 apps
    iPod yes 60+ podcast 1900 songs
    Weather App yes more when it was snow season for snowboarding
    YouTube yes mxtube
    Voice Memos yes for ideas that come to me or to voice in to podcast

    im on this thing all the time
    05-17-2010 03:31 AM
  14. rekamds's Avatar
    I pretty much use everything apart from the calculator (because frankly, I can do the maths..or 'math' for you on the otherside of the pond). Oh and I've replaced the weather app with the UK Official Met Office app which is much better. I even use the Stocks app. The one thing I only use occaisionally but should get into the swing of usin more is Notes. I'll use it to make note of addresses and postcodes for Maps but I still generally default to good old pen and post-it notes.

    I run my own sole-trader scientific consultancy business and I use my iPhone heavily when I'm away from my office, even if just for a few minutes mostly for email communication with clients. I have found Dropbox a life saver for syncing all my work files to the cloud..much better than MobileMe (which I do have because I rely on it for remotely synching my calendar and contacts).

    I have to say the the combined use of Dropbox, MobileMe and HereFileFile has really revoluntionized the way I work.
    05-17-2010 05:45 AM
  15. j7469's Avatar
    Phone? Yes
    Messaging? Yes
    Email? Yes
    Maps? Yes
    Web Browser? Yes
    Calendar? (Scheduling) Yes but only really worth it if you're using MobileMe
    Calculator? Yes
    Camera/Gallery? Yes
    Clock? (Alarms and others) Yes
    Contacts? Yes with MobileMe
    App Store? Yes
    iPod? Yes
    Weather App? No I use Weather Bug
    YouTube? Yes

    Stocks rarely, Voice Memo only at concerts, and Notes No I would if it synced with iPad

    Also my favorite part of the Iphone is streaming audio (which I know is 3rd party app) but it's such a cool feature I had to add it.
    05-17-2010 01:25 PM
  16. JNGold's Avatar
    Phone? Yes
    Messaging? Yes
    Email? Yes
    Maps? Yes
    Web Browser? Yes - Heh! Multiple Browsers
    Calendar? (Scheduling) Absolutely (Exchange)
    Calculator? Yes
    Camera/Gallery? Yes
    Clock? (Alarms and others) Yes - Use Parking timer apps ALOT!
    Contacts? Yes
    App Store? Yes - much to the chagrin of my wallet!
    iPod? Yes - everyday on my commute - Podcast junkie!
    Weather App? Yes- Push weather badge using Pocket Weather
    YouTube? Yes

    I rarely use my iPhone for GPS (turn by turn) because I have a dedicated builtin GPS in one car and a dedicated (external) Garmin in our second car. However, once in a blue moon, I have had to use the iPhone and Waze to navigate me to a destination that my built-in GPS couldn't find.
    05-17-2010 01:29 PM
  17. Bcloutier's Avatar
    I use my iPhone to most of its potential. My usage is usually between 5-8 hours a day on the Usage tab, plus standby time.

    Phone? More and more now, yes. It's the only phone I use; I haven't used our home phone in forever now.
    Messaging? I send 4000+ texts a month, so lots.
    Email? Keeping up to date with everything that's going on, and those around the world.
    Maps? I'm a new driver so I'm not fully confident finding a new place the first try, so having "GPS" is the best thing possible. Also finding out roughly how long it takes me to get somewhere so I'm not late.
    Web Browser? Quite a bit. If I'm not at home on my Mac I'm browsing something through Safari.
    Calendar? (Scheduling) All of the time. I'm a very organized person so I use my calendar religiously.
    Calculator? In class when I don't have a real one on me, it's a good enough substitute.
    Camera/Gallery? Taking quick pictures of whatever is going on with the family, or when I'm out with friends and posting to Facebook.
    Clock? (Alarms and others) I have numerous alarms for waking up at different times during the week for different classes.
    Contacts? My Contact list is pretty long, because I keep just about every number I use in there. Plus my iPhone is the only phone I use.
    App Store? Often enough. I don't download as many Apps as I used to, but I keep an eye out for new ones still.
    iPod? All of the time. Walking to and from school, or when I'm in my truck I plug it in so I don't have to listen to the radio.
    Weather App? Keeping an eye on what the weather is for the week, if it will be a good day for boating or not.
    YouTube? Rarely. I don't have a huge data plan, so Youtubing isn't the best thing if I want to save data.

    People say I use my iPhone too much. After doing this post, I agree with them. :P

    ~Bcloutier~
    05-17-2010 02:25 PM
  18. whmurray's Avatar
    I was thinking about this the other day as I was asked this
    question.

    This means... aside from the 3rd party apps you download,
    do you use all aspects of the phone on a consistent basis;
    at least once a day?

    Phone?
    Messaging?
    Email?
    Maps?
    Web Browser?
    Calendar? (Scheduling)
    Calculator?
    Camera/Gallery?
    Clock? (Alarms and others)
    Contacts?
    App Store?
    iPod?
    Weather App?
    YouTube?


    If you use replacements, that's good also.
    Example: Using Dolphin HD browser over the stock browser.
    I forget all about one on your list until it rings.
    05-17-2010 02:37 PM
  19. Naughty_Ottsel's Avatar
    Phone? Yep
    Messaging? Yep
    Email? All Pushed etc so yep
    Maps? Sometimes
    Web Browser? Depending on the Situation
    Calendar? (Scheduling) Google Calendar synced new appointments every so often
    Calculator? Comes in handy in Maths Lessons
    Camera/Gallery? I document my "son's" life with it.
    Clock? (Alarms and others) Depends on the situation
    Contacts? Google Synced
    App Store? Yep
    iPod? Wakes me up in the morning
    Weather App? Nice to see what the weather may be like
    YouTube? When I have to show that new meme
    05-17-2010 03:17 PM
  20. applejosh's Avatar
    Phone? - Rarely
    Messaging? - Quite frequently
    Email? - All the time
    Maps? - Maybe a few times a week
    Web Browser? - All the time
    Calendar? (Scheduling) - Two different things. I do use the calendar at least once a day, but scheduling and its lack of attendees (MobileMe or any non-Exchange account) makes it less useful than it should be
    Calculator? - Once in a blue moon
    Camera/Gallery? - All the time
    Clock? (Alarms and others) - All the time
    Contacts? - All the time
    App Store? - All the time; SJobs must love me
    iPod? - Couple times a week on average
    Weather App? - No. WeatherChannelMax or Weatherbug.
    YouTube? - Maybe couple of times a week
    05-17-2010 03:57 PM
  21. big9erfan's Avatar
    Phone/contacts, texting, emailing, maps, web, calendar, calculator ( from time to time ), clock, camera, app store, iPod ( from time to time ), weather ( daily ), YouTube from time to time.

    If that's all there is to the phone, then sure I use it all. I had to jailbreak to use more of it
    05-17-2010 04:34 PM
  22. lonbeehold's Avatar
    Phone Yes
    Messaging Yes
    Email Yes
    Maps Yes
    Web Browser Yes
    Calendar Yes
    Calculator Yes
    Camera/Gallery Yes
    Clock Yes
    Contacts Yes
    App Store Yes
    iPod Yes
    Weather App Yes
    YouTube Yes
    Voice Memo Yes

    I use my iPhone all of the time for all of the above (which is why I had to search for electrical outlets at both airports I was in this weekend!) When I first got an iPhone, I didn't want it (gift). AT&T told me to try it for 30 days and if I still hated the iPhone as much as I was sure I was going to, we could replace it with a BB Bold. I did decide that to be fair, I'd have to really use the iPhone to its fullest potential, utilizing it's many features and truly exploring all it had to offer. So I did and I never looked back.


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    05-18-2010 12:01 AM
  23. iPaladin27's Avatar
    Phone? Yes
    Messaging? More than anything
    Email? Yeah, unfortunately everyone can always reach me on this thing.
    Maps? Sometimes
    Web Browser? Yes
    Calendar? (Scheduling) Sometimes
    Calculator? Sometimes
    Camera/Gallery? Oh yes
    Clock? (Alarms and others) It's how I wake up in the morning, so yes.
    Contacts? Yeah...it's kind of necessary for the first two
    App Store? My favorite thing to do is add new apps to my phone
    iPod? I rock it on my way to work.
    Weather App? Yes, lets me know whether or not I'm wearing a coat.
    YouTube? Oh yes.
    Voice Memo? Not really. I feel pretentious if I start talking to my phone like it's a tape recorder.
    05-18-2010 07:30 AM
  24. iPaladin27's Avatar
    YouTube? Rarely. I don't have a huge data plan, so Youtubing isn't the best thing if I want to save data.

    People say I use my iPhone too much. After doing this post, I agree with them. :P

    ~Bcloutier~
    I didn't know you could have a limited data plan. With AT&T it's only unlimited that's available.
    05-18-2010 07:47 AM
  25. Brickman's Avatar
    Yes to all of the above PLUS...reading eBooks, my Bible, Dictionary, Posting to my Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Navigation (GPS), daily Notes, keeping of important passwords and information, PayPal, ebay, Units conversions for work (meters to inches,etc.), checking Weather (I live in a Tornado area), checking local Traffic jams, and locating new Restaurants to eat in.

    That's about it....
    05-18-2010 07:52 AM
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