Now iPhone users no longer have to scour Apple forums, rumor mills and technology articles to discover what all their devices are capable of, as Apple has launched a Tips and Tricks collection for each of its current phone models on its site.
Reported Oct. 4 by MacRumors, guides are available for the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. For those with an iPhone 5, use the 5C guide. The devices have the same functionality from a Tips and Tricks perspective except where noted in the highlights for each section:
- Photography – Take bigger and better pictures, share more of them at one time and snap 10 photos per second (5S only).
- Swipe Gestures – Delete a message in Mail, go back in mail, view timestamps of your texts, see all of your Weather locations on one screen or Spotlight Search to quickly find a message or topic, all by swiping your finger across the screen.
- FaceTime – Make audio-only FaceTime calls.
- Maps – Get directions to a pin drop on a map instantly with Quick Route, zoom in to a location with Flyover, tilt and rotate your view and share a pin via text, mail, Airdrop and social media accounts.
- Siri – Explain relationships of your contacts to Siri, set your locations and change the way Siri pronounces a name.
- Calendar – Select one of several views, including a five-day landscape view, learn swipe gestures for your Calendar and search for specific events.
- Music – Create playlists and radio stations, buy songs from iTunes Radio and view your musical landscape, which is a mosaic of all your album covers.
- Mail – Insert a photo or video from a message, clean up your inbox and get back to a draft quickly.
- Safari – Utilize single sign-in to update social media from multiple apps and Safari, manage open Safari pages and create web clips to access them from your Home screen.
- AirPlay and Wireless – Broadcast live (with WiFi connection) from AirPlay and print wirelessly from your phone.
- Settings – Enable emoji characters, get keyboard tips, activate Do Not Disturb and find your phone through the Find My iPhone feature.
- Compass – Make your phone a level or an inclinometer.