With the release of the iPhone 5, comes a new OS. This device has been well received among Apple fans and critics. Listed below are in no order of importance a few tips and tricks that you might not be aware of. If you have got your hands on the iPhone 5, you can try them.
Working with apps has only gotten better
A majority of users use apps a lot of times on their iPhone. Opening and closing apps has become hassle-free with this phone. Tap the app and it opens up. To shut it, simply go to your home screen; double click on the Home Button. This will show up all the apps that you recently worked on. Press and continue to hold the app that you wish to close. Once it starts wiggling, press the app’s red badge and the app is no longer active.
Working with Siri
To activate Siri, the digital voice assistant, you must press and for a few seconds hold the home button. This will bring up the microphone on your screen. If you are new to Siri, all you need to do is press ‘i’ when the microphone shows up on your screen.
Quick way of locating emails, apps and contacts
Searching and locating contacts, emails and apps is more than just an easy task on the iPhone 5. Go to the home page screen of your iPhone 5. From there, simply swipe towards the left direction. This will bring up the search bar where you can type and search what you are looking for.
Full screen Safari web browser
Web browser Safari on iPhone 5 lets you go full screen. Unlock your screen orientation mode and turn your phone to the landscape mode. On the lower right-hand side of the phone the expansion arrows will show up. Tap the arrows and you will be viewing Safari in the full screen mode. To exit this mode, tap the arrows again.
Save images from the Web
If you wish to save an image from the Internet, all you need to do is tap and hold the respective image. This will bring up the ‘Save Image’ option. Click on this option. The image will be directly saved in the Photos app.
Get creative; add emoticons to your texts
You can add emoticons to your texts to symbolically convey that you’re happy, smiling, sad, laughing or crying. With the iPhone 5 you can go a step ahead and add a smiling cat or a few beer cans. Go to Settings, select the Keyboard option. Then select Add new Keyboard and click on the Emojo option. When you go to the messaging option, this keyboard opens up. Once you hit the little globe that sits next to the space bar all these creative emoticons will pop up.
Manage notifications to save battery life
Just below the notification section you will come across the ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature. You can use this feature the smart way and save the battery life of your iPhone 5. You can manage the kind of notifications you wish to receive so that your phone’s screen is not turned on all the time. You can turn off the ‘View Lock Screen’ feature for notifications that you do not wish to receive from certain apps.
Apart from these, there are other tricks you can experiment with your iPhone 5.