You’d be surprised to know how many people don’t know how to turn their phone completely off.
I’m not talking about “locking” the phone where you simply press the Sleep/Wake button on the top of your phone.
You’ll hear a camera shutter sound, your screen will flash white, then the screenshot will appear in the “Saved Photos” library of the Photos app.
If your battery’s almost dead and you’re nowhere near some way of charging it your best bet is to turn it off if you’re going to need it to make a call or check something on the ‘net (assuming you can forego and incoming calls/SMSs).
And if your phone’s been acting flaky, where apps are starting to get really slow or behave unexpectedly, turning your phone off then back on usually gets things back to normal.
A very underused, yet convenient feature is that you’re able to set the function for double-clicking the Home button.
By default, this just brings you to the Home screen, meaning no different function than clicking the Home button once.
The i Phone, like the Mac, is extremely simple and intuitive to use.
Odds are that you’ve never even cracked open the user manual since the way just about everything works is pretty obvious. there are many small “convenience features” that are often hidden away.For a while, I was under the false impression that locking the phone was equivalent to putting your Mac to sleep.But when your phone is locked, the screen turns off but the app that’s running at the time continues to run.If Apple exposed them in a more obvious way, it’d take away from the elegance of the device. I’m sure that many of you are “power users” and probably know most of these tips and tricks.But I suspect that a lot of you are more casual i Phone users and will find this list useful.Even our team members that I showed the draft of this post to (people I consider i Phone experts), all picked up at least a tip or two that they weren’t already aware of. Tapping the status bar (the bar at the top with the clock) will make scrollable content scroll to the top.