Iphone 4 Tips
With all the cool features and minute details of the device, learning a few less-well-known iPhone 4 tips is well worth the effort. The newest handset from universally acclaimed tech company Apple, the iPhone 4 is the “latest and greatest” in the world of smartphones. Its sleek design, superior functionality, and powerful capabilities have attracted millions of customers thus far, and its sales continue to grow. So whether you’re new to the iPhone 4 or just haven’t gotten around to fully learning the device yet, follow these tips to use it more effectively.
- Fast forward through songs and videos with precision. The slide bar that appears at the top of the iPhone 4’s screen allows you to move through the song or video you’re currently playing to the point you want. Just about everyone who has an iPhone knows this. What they might not know, however, is that moving your finger down as you either fast forward or rewind the media you’re playing will adjust the rate at which you move through it. The lower you go, the finer the “scrub rate”, as it’s called, will become. With a little practice, you’ll be able to move through the media you’re watching or listening to with precision down to a couple of seconds.
- Add as many apps as you want to the dock. The “dock” is the area on the lower part of your home screen where your most important apps are parked. On older iPhone operating systems, the number of apps you could have down there was capped at four. But the iPhone 4’s OS gives you the ability to create folders, which you can then move down to that lower dock. Simply tap, hold, and drag your best apps on top of each other to create the folder, then tap, hold, and drag that folder down to the dock. This iPhone 4 tip is great for keeping all your favorite apps, whether they be games, productivity applications, or news readers, just a tap or two away.
- Lock landscape or portrait mode. One of the few annoyances that new iPhone 4 users often experience is the unintentional shifting of the screen’s viewing mode. But with this tip, you’ll be able to lock that mode in either portrait or landscape mode, no matter what direction the device is turned. Simply double tap the home button (located at the bottom of the device), and drag your finger across the screen from left to right. A little button will then appear that allows you to lock your screen orientation. And to turn it off, all you have to do is tap that button again. With those simple gestures, you’ll never be irritated by shifting text again.
- Optimize your camera. One of the biggest areas of improvement for the latest incarnation of Apple’s device is the camera. With this iPhone 4 tip, you can maximize the new, more powerful camera’s performance on each picture. In camera mode, simply tap the part of the image on-screen that you want the picture to focus on. The iPhone will automatically adjust the camera’s settings to optimize that picture around your specified focus, saving you from bad exposures and the headache of having to take multiple photos to get it right.