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Chances are you're reading this because you were in the market for a fast, efficient, and aesthetically appealing mobile device and looked no further than the iPhone 4. You're also reading this because you have no idea how to use it and want to get it right the first time.
You'll be happy to hear the iPhone can accommodate all of your needs to boot. There are countless reasons why others like you chose it amidst other impressive smart phone contenders of today. Some bought theirs for FaceTime, which has bridged the gap in face-to-face contact when our loved ones are far away. Others were tired of juggling their work, personal and junk email boxed and looked to the universal inbox feature. If you're constantly on the go maybe you bought it for its unrivaled battery life. If you're able to listen to music and read the news at the same time, perhaps you were attracted to the multitasking option. No matter what persuaded you to buy the iPhone 4, there is certainly a learning curve for taking full advantage of these features. I hope to give you the push you need to get on your merry way with your new trusty sidekick.
- Buy a protective case: Before you ever turn on your iPhone 4, it is highly recommended to buy a protective case. Though the inside of the phone is quite sturdy, the same does not go for the outside. Speaking from experience, don't worry if the case is expensive as it will save you considerable money in the long run by avoiding any steep repair or replacement costs.
- Setting up your iPhone: Unlike the older versions of the iPhone, the iPhone 4 can be set up straight from the phone itself
1. Turn on the iPhone
Accept the Terms and Conditions to proceed further
Sign in or create a new Apple ID/iTunes Account
2. Once you are logged in, you may complete your profile–name, email address and home address
3. The registration process is now complete
Before transferring your contacts, calendars, music, and videos from your computer to your iPhone through iTunes, ensure that you have the latest version of iTunes installed. If required, you may download it from here: http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
- Set a password and secure your iPhone: Just like the protective case, this is an insurance policy in case you accidentally leave your phone behind and it is taken into the wrong hands
1. Touch the application labeled Settings
Scroll until you find the General section
2. Select Passcode Lock
Enter a 4 digit password that nobody could guess but you (make it something different from your birthday, anniversary, or street address)
3. Re-enter the password
4. Select whether you'd like the password required immediately or after a designated amount of time
- Setting up your email accounts: Let's set up all your email accounts on your phone for easy access on the go. If email is crucial to getting you through your day, you can customized your preferences to make your phone buzz, sound, or pop-up Push Notifications every time you receive a new message.
1. Return to the application labeled Settings
2. Slide your finger up the screen continuously until you find the tab labeled Sounds
3. Scroll down to find New Mail and set it ON
Set up your email; scroll down the main page of the Settings app and find the Mail, Contacts, Calendars tab
4. Tap it, then tap the Add Account… tab
5. Once you put in your address and credentials you'll be well on your way to receiving new messages
6. If you have multiple Accounts but you like to view them separately, scroll down on the Mail, Contacts, Calendars page of the Settings app and touch OFF (leave it ON if you'd like to view all of your mail in one box)
- Now for some fun stuff. Let's organize some of your apps.
1. Click the Home button, indicated by the little gray square below your screen. Touch and hold down your finger on any random app. Once all the apps on your home screen begin to wiggle, you'll know they are ready to be categorized and arranged to your preference.
2. If you want an app in a different place, drag it along the screen until you find a place you'd like it to remain. Once you're satisfied with your arrangements, you can hit the Home button.
3. If you'd like to put your apps in categories, touch and drag the app of your preference on top of another app to bundle them together. You'll notice the software automatically names the category based on the app-types. Change the name if you'd like. When you're finished, hit the Home button again.
4. From here, the apps with remain stagnant until you choose to rearrange them in the future. Repeat this process until the apps are categorized and arranged however you'd like them
- Let's get into multitasking:
1. When you open any given app, it continues running even after you return to the Home screen.
2. To see which apps are currently open, double-tap the Home button. You can scroll through these apps by sliding your finger sideways left and right. Since all of these apps are running at the time, you can quickly swap to a new app by again double tapping the Home button and selecting the app from the bar.
3. The newly selected app will overtake the previous app but it will continue running in the background. To close out of apps (and subsequently reduce power-consumption) double tap the Home button, tap and hold down an app you'd like to close and then tap the little red circle with a minus symbol that appears in the top left. This will close the app.
4. If you scroll down to the far left of the multitask bar, you will find a music control section. You can swap songs, pause, play and see which app is currently running (the default being iPod). This app will continue to run even when you are looking at other apps. If you'd like to quickly stop the music, just remember to double tap the Home button, scroll to the far left, and toggle the sound off by pressing pause.
- One of the best features of the iPhone 4 is the 5 mega pixel camera and 3 fps HD video recorder. I'll run you through how to use both!
1. First tap the Home button. Find the app that is titled Camera, and tap it. You'll see several selectable options. On the top left you'll see the flash on/off option.
2. Click and choose a flash setting. On the top right you'll see a camera flip option, by tapping you can designated whether the camera on the front or back of the phone is active.
On the button right there is a Camera and Video camera option.
3. Simply press the bar to indicate whether you're capturing a video or a picture. The phone will attempt to focus on what it believes you are trying to capture (in picture mode). This can be inaccurate. If this is the case, designate where you would like the camera to focus by pressing the screen in that exact location. You will see a box appear and the picture will thus become much clearer in that location.
4. Now that you have your email set up, try testing your skills by sending the photo or video you just took to friends and family. Find your video/photo in the Camera Roll of the Photos app, then touch the button on the bottom left (it looks like an arrow leaving a box) and then select email photo. It's that easy.
- Finally, let me explain how to place phone calls, text message, and make FaceTime calls
1. Go to the Home screen and select the Contacts app
2. If you don't have contacts imported via iTunes-sync from your computer, add a few now
3. Press the Plus button at the top right of the Contacts app main screen and enter all of the information you have on whoever you'd like to contact
4. Once you have the fields filled out, press Done in the upper right of the screen.
5. The contact will now be in your list. Select their name and choose whether you'd like to contact them via phone call, text or FaceTime. You'll see these options on the screen. Once you contact them via phone call, the call information will be tracked in the Phone app. All texts will be saved to memory and reviewable in the Messages app.
If you've made it this far through the tutorial, congratulate yourself! Our 30 minutes are up. I hope you've found that the iPhone 4 is just as easy to use as they say. Good luck expanding on what you've learned today!