So you’ve just bought your first iPhone and joined the technological world. That means you’re an iPhone newbie. Okay, you may have had a smartphone before, just not an iPhone. So you’re not completely in the dark ages when it comes to technology. However, at first, you may still struggle to use and understand your new iPhone. Unlike Android phones, iPhones run and need to be used in a completely different way. That being said, there are also some similarities between these two types of device.
Of course, if you’re going to get on with your new smartphone, you’re going to need to adapt. The good news is that iPhones are the easiest phone to use, once you know how that is. That’s where we come in, to help you adjust, we’ve put together this handy guide.
At first, you may struggle, but with these useful tips, you’ll soon be an iPhone pro.
The great thing about iPhones is that they allow you to keep your apps organized. By holding down an app until it starts to quiver, then dragging it on top of another app, you can create a folder. Each folder can have a title – your iPhone will create a title, such as ‘Social’ for social media apps, but you can change this to whatever you want. It’s also worth knowing that app updates are noted in the app store, under the updates tab – obviously.
You’ll find that your iPhone will get full quickly, regardless of how large it is. The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to delete anything, as there are plenty of space saving hacks. You can upgrade your iCloud storage for a small charge each month – this gives you access to a larger amount of storage. Or, you could save high-resolution photos to iCloud and keep smaller versions on your iPhone. To make use of this handy hack, go to settings, then photos and camera, and then optimize phone storage. This hack is life changing!
Your iPhone’s battery doesn’t have to be rubbish. Simply by setting your phone to use power saving mode when your battery gets low, you can extend your battery life. You could even leave your phone on low power mode all the time if you want to enhance your battery life even more. Another handy hack is to turn on background app refresh, as this will prevent apps from running in the background and draining your battery.
All iPhones come with iTunes Radio, a free version of Spotify. You most probably know you can download music onto your iPhone, like an iPod, but did you know you get a free music streaming services? What other phones offer you that?
The great thing about having an iPhone is that there is a lot of help available. So if something goes wrong with your phone, you don’t need to panic about fixing it yourself. Unlike any other smartphone company, Apple have dedicated stores around the country that have Genius Bars. These bars offer free iPhone care and checkups. Then there’s also an Apple customer service phone number, that you can use should you not have time to get to your local Apple Store. There’s also a live webchat that you can use to get help and advice.
Last but not least, it’s important to know where to find updates. Three to four times a year, Apple release updates for each device. These updates fix bug problems and software issues, and little things like that. If you don’t keep up to date with them, your iPhone can end up not working as it should.
So there you have it, all the essentials that you need to know as an iPhone newbie.
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