How to Watch Videos on Your iPhone

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One of the coolest things about the iPhone, among many, is the ability to watch streaming video.  You can catch up on your favorite shows, watch full length films or just browse YouTube for the latest and greatest videos.  The iPhone allows you to watch pretty much anything you want, you can watch from home,…

Instructions

Difficulty Rating
  • easy
Things you'll need
  • iPhone
  1. From your iPhone tap the iTunes icon.
  2. Tap the Video icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select the movie or show you want to purchase.
  4. Tap the Buy button and enter your Apple ID and Password to purchase. how to watch video iphone - step 4
  5. Once your video has been downloaded (this can take several minutes depending on the size and data connection) you can tap the Purchased link to access your video.
  6. From the Purchased screen tap the video you want to watch. how to watch video iphone - step 6

How to use Home Sharing on your iPhone

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With the release of iOS 4.3, Apple’s home sharing for iPhone has been expanded.  Prior to this release, home sharing could only be used with PCs but now using your wi-fi network you are able to share your iTunes library with up to five devices, this includes your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch as well…

Instructions

Difficulty Rating
  • medium
Things you'll need
  • iPhone (running iOS 4.3 or later)
  • iTunes (10.2 or later)
  • Wi-Fi Network
Tips & Warnings
  • Note: you must have iTunes 10.2 or later to set up Home Sharing.
  1. Open iTunes and click on the Advanced tab.
  2. Click on Turn on Home Sharing.
  3. Enter Apple ID and Password then click the Create Home Share button. how to set up home sharing iphone - step 3
  4. Locate the device that you want to add Home Sharing to.
  5. On the device tap the Settings icon.
  6. On the Settings menu tap the iPod option.
  7. Enter your Apple ID and Password in the Home Sharing field. how to set up home sharing iphone - step 7
  8. To access your iTunes library from your iPhone tap the iPod icon.
  9. From the iTunes menu tap More.
  10. From the More menu tap Shared. how to set up home sharing iphone - step 10
  11. Tap the name of the iTunes library you want to access. how to set up home sharing iphone - step 11

References

CNET

How to Text from your iPhone

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You finally upgraded to the iPhone, congrats!  Now you just need to know how to use it, that’s where we can help.  Are you wondering how to text message your friends or family for the first time? Using your new iPhone to text is easy, just follow the simple steps below and you will be…

Instructions

Difficulty Rating
  • easy
Things you'll need
  • iPhone
  • Text messaging plan
Tips & Warnings
  • Be sure to have a text messaging plan or else you may be charged high rates for sending text messages. Refer to your carrier for rates.
  1. Tap the Messages icon.
  2. Enter the name or number (if the person is not yet in your contact list) of the person you want to text in the To: field.  You can also tap the + to see your contact list. how to text iphone - step 2
  3. Tap the Message field and use the keypad to enter text. how to text iphone - step 3
  4. Once you have completed your message tap the Send button.
  5. You're done. Your text message has been sent to the recipient.

How to Setup Email on your iPhone

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Are you setting up your email accounts on your iPhone for the first time? You can manage multiple email accounts right from your iPhone, giving you access to all of your accounts on the go. Just follow the simple steps below to get started.

Instructions

Difficulty Rating
  • easy
Things you'll need
  • iPhone
  • Compatible email account
  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap the Mail, Contacts, Calendars option. how to setup email iphone - step 2
  3. Tap the mail program you use from the list of options.  If you do not see your email provider on the list, not to worry, just tap Other. how to setup email iphone - step 3
  4. Tap Add Mail Account under the Mail field. Note: if you select Other from the email program list, you will need to click Add Mail Account on the the Other screen. how to setup email iphone - step 4
  5. Tap the Name field and enter your name as you would like it to appear on your messages.
  6. Tap the Address field and enter the email address you would like to add.
  7. Tap the Password field and enter the password for the email account you are adding.
  8. Tap the Description field to enter a description for the email address you are adding (for example: Office).
  9. Tap the Next button when complete.  Note: The account will be verified and added to your list of email accounts.  how to setup email iphone - step 9

How to Print from your iPhone

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Printing from your iPhone can sometimes be a daunting task, Apple is now making it easier to print directly from your iPhone with AirPrint.  AirPrint will allow you to print web pages, photos, emails and even documents without installing any software or drivers.  There is one catch, in order to print you must have access…

Instructions

Difficulty Rating
  • medium
Things you'll need
  • iPhone (running iOS 4.2 or later)
  • Compatible printer (see list in reference link below)
  1. Open the item you want to print (if you are printing a web page you must open the page in Safari before you will be able to print).
  2. Tap the Send icon on the bottom of the page.
  3. Tap Print button from the send menu. how to print from iphone - step 3
  4. Tap Select Printer. If you have a compatible wireless printer, you will see that it auto populates as an option when you tap Select Printer.  Simply tap the printer name to select. how to print from iphone - step 4
  5. Tap the -/+ sign to increase or decrease the number of copies you wish to print.
  6. Slide the on/off bar for Double Sided copies.  The default will be on.
  7. Tap Print. how to print from iphone - step 7

References

Apple

How to Find the Version of your iPhone

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Are you unsure if your iPhone has the latest OS version? If you are not running the latest operating system on your iPhone, you mean not be getting all the features and functionalities of the newest OS. It’s simple to find out what you’re running. Just follow the steps below to know if you need…

Instructions

Difficulty Rating
  • easy
Things you'll need
  • iPhone
Tips & Warnings
  • Note: To know if you have the latest operating system version for your iPhone, you can also sync your device to iTunes.
  1. Tap the Settings app.
  2. Tap General. how to find version iphone - step 2
  3. Tap About. how to find version iphone - step 3
  4. Scroll down to the Version field. This field lists the iOS operating system version that your iPhone is running. how to find version iphone - step 4

How to Email Photos from your iPhone

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Did you just capture a great photo on your iPhone that you can’t wait to share with everyone in your contact list?  Now you can easily email photos from your camera roll to everyone you know! Just follow the simple instructions below.

Instructions

Difficulty Rating
  • easy
Things you'll need
  • iPhone
  • Email account
Tips & Warnings
  • Note: You must have an active email account setup on your iPhone to be able to email photos.
  1. Tap the Photos icon.
  2. Tap your Camera Roll or select the album name the photo you want to send is stored in.
  3. Tap the photo you want to email.
  4. Tap the Send option at the bottom of the photo.
  5. Tap Email Photo. how to email photos iphone - step 5
  6. Enter the name of the recipient in the To: field. To select a contact from your contacts list tap the To: field, then tap the + symbol on the right side of the screen.
  7. Enter the title of the email in the Subject: field.
  8. Tap the space below the subject field to enter text into the body of your email.  Text will display above the photo.
  9. To send the email tap Send in the upper right hand corner of your message. how to email photos iphone - step 9
  10. Tap the size photo you would like to send. how to email photos iphone - step 10
  11. Your photo has been sent!

How to Backup Contacts on your iPhone

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The words “master reset” can strike fear in the hearts of many an iPhone owner.  There is nothing worse than the laborious process of having to recreate all of your contact information.  But worry not; by following a few simple steps you can be spared the embarrassment of posting a plea on Facebook explaining why…

Instructions

Difficulty Rating
  • easy
Things you'll need
  • iPhone
  • iTunes
  • Backup Program
Tips & Warnings
  • Note: You can choose to back your contacts up to Outlook, Google Contacts, Windows Contacts or Yahoo! address book.
  1. Open iTunes on your computer.
  2. Connect your iPhone to your computer.
  3. Click on your phone under Devices.
  4. Select the Info tab.
  5. Click the box in front of Sync Contacts and select the program you want to back your contacts up to. Step 5
  6. Click the Apply button.  Your phone will then sync the contacts with the program you selected.

References

Tech Salsa

How to Delete Apps from your iPhone

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Is your iPhone getting crowded by all those apps that seemed cool when you added them, but now are just taking up space? It turns out, it’s super easy to delete iPhone apps. The following steps will help you do a little iPhone spring-cleaning.

Instructions

Difficulty Rating
  • easy
Things you'll need
  • iPhone
  • Nimble fingers
Tips & Warnings
  • Note:  You must restart your iPhone to re-add a deleted application.
  1. Ensure you are on the home screen that displays all of your app icons.
  2. Tap and hold an app (it does not matter which one at this point) until you see an X in the corner of all your apps and they will all start to quiver. iPhone Delete App - Step 1
  3. Tap the X in the corner of the app(s) that you want to delete.
  4. Tap Delete from the confirmation window. If you change your mind and decide you need the app after all just tap Cancel. iPhone Delete App - Step 4
  5. Press the Home button when you are done deleting apps and the X’s will go away and the app icons will stop quivering.

How to Bookmark Web Pages on your iPhone

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You can bookmark and save web pages that you frequently visit on your iPhone by using the bookmark feature built into Safari. This feature makes it easy for you to return to the websites that you regularly visit.

Instructions

Difficulty Rating
  • easy
Things you'll need
  • iPhone
  • Safari Mobile
  1. Open the web page you want to bookmark using Safari.
  2. Tap the Send icon at the bottom of the page.
  3. Tap Add Bookmark from the menu. step 3
  4. To use the default name for the bookmark tap the Save button.  To select a new name for the bookmark:a.
    1. Tap the X at the end of the default name.
    2. Enter the name you want to assign to the bookmark.
    3. Tap the Save button
    step 4
  5. To select the location for your bookmark tap the Bookmark button then tap the location you want to use. step 5
  6. Tap the Done button to save your bookmark.

References

Dummies.com

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