iPhone Tips

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- If you find that your phone is running out of battery quickly there are a few things you can do to reduce the power usage.

  • Turn down the screen brightness/use auto-brightness: go to Settings > Brightness, from here you can manually set the screen brightness or turn on auto-brightness which sets the backlight based on a light sensor.
  • Turn off Wi-Fi: this will save battery when you aren’t using the internet over Wi-Fi. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi. You should do this with Bluetooth as well, go to Settings > General > Bluetooth.
  • Limit GPS use
  • Bring your charger to work and buy an iPhone charger for the car
  • Turn off Push email: push email informs you as soon as an email arrives in your inbox, this function uses up more power than the Fetch email option whereby your phone checks for new emails at regular intervals. To turn off Push email go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars, go to Fetch New Data and toggle Push to Off. You can then tell Mail to fetch every 15 minutes, 30 minutes or hourly, alternatively you can choose to manually update email when you open the Mail app.

- If your phone crashes you can kill the app that’s open by holding down the home button (below the screen) for 6 seconds. You can also use this if you want to restart an app.

- Take a screenshot by pressing the sleep/power button at the top of your phone while holding the home button

- Adding a webpage as an icon on your home screen:

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                 Tap the ‘Share’ button                                         Tap ‘Add to Home Screen’

Troubleshooting Problems

You can solve most common issues using the Apple iPhone troubleshooting guide at www.apple.com/support/iphone/troubleshooting/. If your phone is unresponsive you may need to perform a hard reset (force the phone to turn off and on again), you can do this by holding the Home button and the sleep/power simultaneously until the phone shuts down.


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