Good info to know…Sharing! Thanks
Was aware of some, learned a few new ones, not sure I understood a couple.
My comments exactly
Oh goody,now we can getor on2 our phones and nevr hav 2 talk 2 a reall person or live in the real wrld.I agree our smart phones hav helpd us,but they hav also made us non comutale.
Apparently, in your case, they have also dumbed you down so that you can’t properly spell, or utilize English grammar.
That was mean but funny
Funny, but true & oh, so well stated. Egads! Reading comments in the internet can drive me bananas!
You are a retard.
What is it that makes you think making fun of people with intellectual disabilities like my daughter is ok. In fact, you come across worse than the person you were referencing. You are better than that, so please watch this
And then visit http://www.r-word.org and take the pledge as I did a long time ago!
Hey, Lou – I just shared your link on Facebook. Good stuff
you should make an exception and go to school for English/spelling
I have five quid that says that was viewed and typed whilst on the phone.
This maybe somewhat true but alas smart phones have not enabled you to spell correctly.
I. LoVe it when someone criticizes another’s grammar or spelling and have something incorrect in their text, ie.
Maybe should be May be
Says the guy commenting at 3am
Haha nailed it! What a hypocrite!
3am your time. Have you heard of time zones?
The guy also can’t spell worth a darn, maybe he needs to read a book instead of trolling the internet.
Why would I bother typing an extra letter to “outsmart” autocorrect for contractions? iOS almost always gets it correct based on context anyway.
If that were true, damnyouautocorrect.com wouldn’t exist…
Its where there are two possible words, one with the apostrophe and one without that it becomes useful. The example “were” and “we’re” is a good one. “Its” and “it’s” is not so useful, because its usually the second that you want. I have left my phone autoselecting the second form and correting the spelling myself when it’s actually “its” that I need.
Because of the “almost”, Poo. Look at the examples and notice that every one is a word that is valid without an apostrophe. Those are the ones auto-correct misses. This tip is meant for those.
Double tap the start button and it will pop up all open apps then just flick them up and they close this will save your battery
The “start” button you refer to is the “Home” button. This method you write about to save battery is actually a myth.
The apps that appear when you double click on the home button are the “fast-app switching” multi-tasking mode that iOS implements, but those apps aren’t actually running concurrently. iOS freezes apps that aren’t currently in the foreground. They do have services that can be called, such as notifications and such, but those would also work even if these apps weren’t in the fast app switching user interface.
Want to test it? Launch the facebook app. Have someone write on your wall, you will get a notification on iOS. Now, double click the home button and swipe up on the app screen that is facebook (iOS 7) to clear it from this view. Now have someone write on your facebook wall again…you still receive a notification, even though the app “isn’t running.”
I’m not the best at all the tricks & shortcuts, while I did know quite a few of these. Your response makes me wonder. It’s true that Facebook messages pop up whether the app is active or not, but it is set up in my settings to do that. I also have a tracker app that keeps track of how many steps I walk each day, it only works if the app is running, when I swipe it up & remove it, the tracker immediately sends a message that it has been turned off & will have to be turned back on before it will track again. All that said, I don’t think its really a myth.
What is the name of the tracker app? Had one on my old Samsung and I miss it.
You’ve missed every point Ridley was making. First, in iOS an app is only running when it’s in the foreground, meaning it’s the app that’s taking up the screen. Next, apps that are loaded but in the background (not taking up your screen) are not running–their code is loaded into memory but not active, thus not using battery. So apps in the background don’t use battery, and unloading them from the background doesn’t save battery life.
I disagree, whenever I leave Instagram or FB open in the “background” I don’t hear my alarm in the morning due to my phone shutting off in the middle of the night from a drained battery. It has happened to me three times already. I now constantly close all apps throughout the day, and especially before I go to bed.
It isn’t a myth. The iPhone itself warns that apps with notifications may drain battery life in the menu where you can choose to turn on or off notifications. If an app is on enough to receive notifications, it is on enough to be using battery. And new information is not available through memory. I’d upload a screenshot, but this format won’t let me.
Okay, so those are programs with notifications, what about ones without? You can test it for yourself. Make sure your camera is not running. Open it and notice how long it takes to load. Now, hit the home button, maybe go to another program, and return to the camera. See how the wait time is shorter? It was still running. Also not a memory thing, as memory would still take a second to load.
I wonder how this might be true as I surf the internet and listen to Pandora at the same time.
According to ATT the apps are still running. I just got notified (text) I was exceeding their limit for me. When I called them they told me I had a large number of apps running in background.
So here is the deal guys, ALL applications that have not required some permission from apple for chat, or GPS or call reasons such as whatsapp, Yelp, google maps or facebook. WILL shut down after 10 mins of sitting in the background. If you double tap the home button and shut down those applications manually. 9/10 times these applications won’t upload or download any data. If these apps are facebook or instagram or twitter, you have to manually turn off their cellular data usage to make sure they don’t drain your battery or your monthly GB per month allowance. Neither apple nor either of these apps makes it easy… but if you invest a bit of your time you’ll get it right. Cheers!
Can anyone accomplish number 1? I have no “dock and merge button in the bottom right corner.
It’s the keyboard icon key, hold it down and you will get a menu option.
Just use two fingers and separate the keyboard. No need to find this extra button.
You have to go into Setting, Keyboard and then turn on “Split Keyboard”. This was left out of the instructions above. I just spent time trying to find it also
We have an updated post with a TON of info like that! You can see it here: 60 AMAZING IPad tips and tricks you never knew you could do! I seriously learned SO many cool tricks writing this up! (Like splitting the keyboard to use your thumbs to type!) http://wp.me/p3xGi1-4U0
Put two index fingers in center of keyboard and slide out in opposite directions.
Thank You Susan! THIS works for me.
#1 doesn’t work on my iphone 5 (with iOS 7.0.4). I have tried everything suggested here. Works on my iPad though..
It is only a trick for the iPad as you can already type with your thumbs on the iPhone.
Susan’s comment on the keyboard for thumbs was much clearer than the article.
Can’t make it work on an ipad 5th generation. Also can’t find a dock & merge button
The keyboard only does this on the iPad, not the iPhone or iPod touch.
It doesn’t work for me when I get a text and swipe right to left to get rid of the text right away!!!! Am I doing something wrong?
On the latest ios, you swipe up to get rid of a banner notification.
I have the iPhone 5. I like the idea of the leveler within the built in compass app, but I can’t get it to work, can anyone else? Thanks in advance!
I just started typing the exact same question! I hope someone can help us out!!
Hi to zero the compass or any downloadable compass you may have to stand away from large steel objects hold the device out at arms length and make a couple of figure 8’s . You can also look up your device in the apple store and check for instructions there.
The compass has 2 pages… see the dot at the bottom of the app. if you slide to the left, it makes the level page appear….
There are a couple of free level apps if you don’t want to mess with the compass.
Anybody who tries a BB10 device would laugh at these features. Especially the ones associated with the typing. BB10 is sooo much better!
Yep, thats why Blackberry are on the verge of bankruptcy. Sooooo much better…
No accounting for taste. The most popular stuff isn’t necessarily the best, except for the S4.
My husband lost or had stolen his IPAD yesterday. Is there a way to remotely do something to lock it? He got the 64mb version. Just sick about it.
Yes. Tell your husband to log on to his “find my iPhone app” it will locate all devices that are attached to the same iTunes account. You can lock the iPad, send a message and get a gps location of the device. My iPhone was stolen a while back and I logged onto my app and I actually found my phone and who had it.
When I misplaced my ipad the “find my device” app also set the ipad beeping and my nephew heard it under a wheelbarrow full of sticks about to go on the fire. THAT was embarrassing.
my sister left her iPhone in a cab, called cabbie and he said he did not have it. She put in find my phone and guess where it was? At the Cabbie’s apartment! Stupid Cabbie
My friend lost hers last year in an airport. We locked it but also put a message if found to call and it worked. We had to pay the airline to ship it fedex but who cares. Cheaper than a new iPad.
We have an updated post with a TON of info like that! You can see it here: 60 AMAZING IPad tips and tricks you never knew you could do! I seriously learned SO many cool tricks writing this up! http://wp.me/p3xGi1-4U0
These are hardly “mind blowing”. And if you are like the majority of the population, then these things would have been used from the first iteration of the OS. These are all old things. Show me something worth the “mind blowing” title.
For a Jan 2014 post you get a big massive BOOOOOOOOO. Could have posted this in 2012/13.
That is not very nice of you. For those of us who are just getting 1 of these kinds of phones 4 the 1st time, we need 2 know this stuff.
Here’s something else you need to know even more. Spell out your words like a grown up. Use the microphone if you don’t feel like typing them. Then people are more likely 2 take U seriously.
Whether new or old, some of these (maybe all) are just from reading the instructions. “Expert”? OK. “Clever”? Maybe. “Mind-blowing”? The author’s mind is apparently easily blown.
#4 remove the extra zero and what do you get?
I have the first I-pod out I can’t get the thumb typing to work by swiping the key board. Can mine do that?
I cannot get the split keyboard to work at ALL on my iPad. Tried everything that’s been suggested. What’s up? I have the 2nd iPad.
Try Settings – General – Keyboard and turn on the Split keyboard.
Also, at least for iPhone 4, when you are in a text message conversation and swipe to the left it shows you the time of each individual text message sent and received. Just something I stumbled upon and thought I would share.
Ooh! I like this one. I figured there HAD to be a way to know but couldn’t ever figure it out. Thanks!
How do I get to Siri on my phone?
hold down the home key – the round indentation on the bottom.
Read the instructions that came with the phone.
The iPhone 4s does not come with instructions of that nature. I hears the printout is almost 1,000 pp. I use the Tips & Tricks app.
How do you kill running apps on iPhone 5? I can’t get the flick thing to work and someone here said it doesn’t work anyway.
Get the flick thing to work. Try a lighter touch. And yes, it works.
Download “Advanced Task Killer”. Whoops, wrong phone.
Some great ideas. I also appreciated many of the comments, especially how to undo #1!
Tip # 20…. switch to android
Troll elsewhere nerd douche.
Do you enjoy being rude and obnoxious? I know five year olds that have better manners than you.
Better to be a nerd douche than a lemming scammed into buying an overpriced fashion accessory.
Some of these tips were good, some should be obvious (especially the button for switching between the alphabetical and numeric keyboard). But next time, I urge the author to check a diary for the term ‘mind-blowing.’
I urge you urge her to use a DICTIONARY. Her diary is probably reserved for more intimate um…tips.
That tip was actually a good one. The author was not telling us how to switch between the numeric and alpha keyboards, but was teaching us a faster way to type passwords with mixed alpha and numeric. I thought that was one of the better tips.
i shut auto correct off because of chaos and the confusion it causes. Then I go to Settings>General>Keyboard>Shortcuts. This is where you tell it to write the word or phrase you always want with a “code” word or abbreviation. i now just correctly spell all contractions and the shortcut feature puts in the apostrophe for me. i love it for my email address too.
i set it up where i type an uncommon combination of letters (like xyz)and it puts my very long email address in the spot and all i do to use it is tap the space bar
I have an iPad, how do u get the photo that you’ve take, there’s no port to connect to a computer device
If you have the ICloud service you could send it through that. I personally don’t have that set up so a lot of times I either email it to myself or send it to Fb then copy it. Hope that helps!
Your charging cord is a USB so you can sync your iPad to a computer, including photos.
Dang C! Read the friggin’ instructions! Don’t be a leech and ask others to do it for you!