Jerrold Felix

It doesn't take you very long with an iPhone to figure out that it can do a lot more than an ordinary phone, but fully exploring its features requires a little bit of time and learning. To learn about the many possibilities and to get the most out of your iPhone, read the tips and tricks given in this article.

If you would like your iPhone battery to last longer, dial down the brightness factor of your phone's display. Do that by adjusting brightness in Settings to a reduced level. Your battery will last longer using this method, which may make quite the difference in long-term use.

You can find your way anywhere with your iPhone. You can use the map and GPS to receive directions to a particular location, and you can locate places like stores or fueling stations along your route, too. Bookmarking the map allows it to be easily accessed.

The jailbreak iOS 7 has the option, as do other smartphones, to alert you visually to calls and messages you are receiving on your phone. For a more stealthy notification, you can set the LED to blink, flash, and sometimes even go different colors. Access this feature by utilizing the settings menu, and then tapping on "general" then "accessibility". Switch Flash for Alerts to the "ON" position.

Do you hate all of the notifications that come into your iPhone? You can easily turn them off. Press the Settings button, then press the Notifications bar. Examine which apps are listed in the heading and delete things that you don't need. Better still, removing these unwanted notifications can also extend the battery life of your device.

You can use your iPhone to create a comprehensive dictionary and catalog of shortcuts. If you speak into your device, it recognizes what you are trying to say. Your phone can also be programmed to insert extra shortcuts and phrases. The keyboard automatically tries to correct you as you type.

Here's a tip to help you type a message more quickly. Sometimes, you will be provided an alternative word, as you can tap out of this to delete the suggestion. Although the suggestion box has an "x" button for closing the window, you don't have to use it.