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Simple Tips and Tricks on I-Phone

IPhone Keyboard Tips:

1. Shift Key: Apple with its vast iMac experience has featured the shift key press option on the iPhone multi-touch screen. This is especially relevant if you want to capitalize few letters without pressing the CAPSLOCK option.

2. Double Tap: In the iPhone the double tap primarily serves three functions. The double tap zooms in on anything you tap in Google Maps, Safari browser and in Photos. You can also zoom out by double tapping again. While watching videos just double tap to remove or restore the letterbox bars at the side. Quickly double tapping the space bar also adds a period and space.

3. Type non-visible characters: If you want to type letters or symbols that are not visible on the keyboard just hold down the related letter or symbol and slide to pick the variation.

iPhone Battery Tips and Secrets:
1. Avoiding the Extremes: If you want to enhance your iPhone battery lifespan remember to avoid temperature extremes. Avoid using your iPhone at temperatures higher than 95° F (or 35° C) and in very cold environments. Using the iPhone in very hot conditions can inflict permanent battery damage whereas cold temp usage causes temporary battery performance degradation.

2. Regular Updates: Keep your iPhone software constantly updated to ensure your phone has the latest battery performance maximisation technology.

3. Optimise the Settings: Some apps are battery draining like viewing videos, gaming, email and so on. Just remember the following battery tips to maximise its life.
Minimize use of Location Services by using it only when needed or disabling the location services option.
Set your Fetch New Data options to hourly or fetch data manually. Frequent use of mail client only drains the battery faster.
Disable your Push Mail client when not needed to avoid receiving mail as they arrive.

4. Limit Third-party Application Usage: 3 rd party apps like games prevent auto power saving options like screen dimming or switching off hence the battery is constantly at peak performance.

5. Turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G: When not in use switch off these apps to conserve battery. Also note using Wi-Fi to access the net instead of the cellular network service requires less power.

6. Use your iPhone regularly: It may sound weird but its true that not using the iPhone for long time at a stretch decreases the battery life. Use it regularly and charge the battery at least once every six months even if you don't use your iPhone regularly.
iPhone Sensor Tips and Tweaks:
If you want to increase the screen brightness without navigating to the controls, simply cover the light sensor located behind the black glass when you unlock your iPhone. The sensor will brighten the screen automatically thinking it to be in a dark environment.

Custom iPhone Buttons Tips n Tricks:
Need more media options like Playlists, Artists, Songs, and Videos on your iPod module or want to add your own custom iPhone button list? Well just tap the more button and then edit and in the Configure option drag and drop any of the four icons downwards into the icon already existing to replace it.

Resetting and Quickly Quitting Programs:
If your stable and robust iPhone locks inadvertently, don't panic, just press and hold the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons simultaneously for 8 seconds and your iPhone automatically resets.
If you want to quit any unresponsive program just press and hold the Home button for 6 seconds.

iPhone Image Tips and Tricks:

1. Screenshots: If you want to take a quick screenshot of the present screen simultaneously press the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons and you will hear a clicking sound. The photo is saved in the Saved Photos library.

2. Browser Images: Just press the image for two seconds in the Safari browser that you want to save and an action sheet will appear with save image option.
Other Cool iPhone Tips, Tricks and Tweaks:

Swipe Delete: In apps that use lists like the Mail just swipe your fingers across an entry you wish to delete and the delete confirmation appears.

Bluetooth Stereo Headphones:
Yup, the iPhone comes with an integrated iPod, but you want to enhance the music to heavenly experience and that too without any cumbersome wires getting in the way. Well, luckily, the Bluetooth wireless iPhone headset is here. Now experience pure nirvana with your trendy Bluetooth iPhone headphones.

iPhone Dock:
The smart iPhone dock can let you transfer music, videos and other files to and from your PC. Also charge your iPhone via the USB connector while you listen to your favourite iPhone tunes. Even better, go for a dual iPhone dock that accommodates your iPhone and iPod as well.

Cool iPhone case:
We all know how sensitive touch screen phones can be, so it makes perfect sense to protect your iPhone with a protective case without blunting its sleek looks. Go for a iPhone case with electrostatic friendly design with veiled looks that combines form with substance.

Screen Puffs:
How much we like the iPhone touch screen experience, using our dirt-laden fingers, leaving behind big fingerprints on the screen. Now this problem can be easily rectified using little iPhone Screen Puffs to wipe off your fingerprints, and that too without engaging your shirtsleeve!

Bluetooth Car Kit:
One of the trendiest and eye catching iPhone accessories is the wireless Bluetooth car kit for the iPhone. Access all iPhone features on a wide screen while you drive. And yes, it's a way safer option for mobile conversations.

Car Navigation:
While we are discussing the best iPhone accessories its well worth to note that the iPhone is itself one cool navigation accessory for your car. Just place the iPhone in your Merc or BMW and let your iPhone lead you along.

iPhone Car Charger:
If you want to charge or use your iPhone while driving then this accessory is a must. Make sure you get a 12V charger that can be used both, with your iPhone as well with the iPod without any sparking.

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will not boot to safe mode imac g4


Starting up in Safe Mode Follow these steps to start up into Safe Mode.
  1. Be sure your Mac is shut down.
  2. Press the power button.
  3. Immediately after you hear the startup sound, press and hold the Shift key. The Shift key should be pressed as soon as possible after startup, but not before the startup sound.
  4. Release the Shift key when you see the Apple logo appear on the screen.
After the Apple logo appears, it may take longer than usual to reach the login screen. This is because your computer is performing a directory check as part of Safe Mode.
To leave Safe Mode, restart your computer without pressing any keys during startup.

Sep 25, 2014 | Apple Computers & Internet

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when i start up my imac screen goes white with apple logo ang loading wheel then after that a blue screen,then just stays on blue screen


Thanks for asking your question with Fixya Support. I will be glad to assist you.

What I would recommend is that you try to acquire a USB keyboard, for this issue, because it will open the way for many troubleshooting options for such an issue like this.

If you can get temporary use of a USB keyboard, you can try any of these options:

Option 1:

Here are some steps you can try to resolve the issue:

• First, hold in your power button for approximately 10 seconds to do a hard shutdown, if it is not already shutdown (turned off)

•You will need to perform what is called a PRAM reset (Parameter RAM)

• Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously .

• Turn on the computer.
• Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.

• Now, hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the start-up sound for the second time.

• Release the keys and allow your iMac to start up.

If that does not work and you still reach a blue screen when you reboot, try this option:

Option II

Here is a simple procedure that I recommend you try:

-SMC RESET-
The System Management Controller is an integrated circuit (computer chip) that is usually on the logic board of your Mac computer.

It is responsible for power management of the computer. It controls backlighting, hard disk spin down, sleep and wake, some charging aspects, and some input/output as it relates to the computer sleeping.

• Shut down the computer.
• Unplug the computer's power cord.
• Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds.
• Release the power button.
• Attach the computers power cable.
• Press the power button to turn on the computer

If you still reach a blue screen, now you will need to go to this alternative process:

Option III


Try taking your Mac into Safe Mode in order to remove a possible folder(s) which may be affecting your Mac's start up function.

Try these steps:


-SAFE BOOT MODE-
• Reboot your Mac
• Upon restarting your Mac, press the Shift key.
• Hold the Shift key until you see a White Screen with Gray Apple icon and eventually a spinning gear.
• When you see the Spinning gear, release the Shift key.
• Allow the Mac to continue booting up. Also this may take a little while
(NOTE: this may take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes to load to the Safe mode screen depending on the performance of your Mac, but if it exceeds this time, shutdown your Mac and try just once more. It may have just frozen up the first time around for you.)
• You are going to enter the Safe Mode (which looks like your main desktop enviroment the only difference is certain startup items are disabled.)

• Once within the Desktop in Safe Mode
• From the Finder Menu, click Go> Go to Folder
• Type in this line: /System/Library/StartupItems
• This path, is going to take you to the System Library folder which has all of your Mac OS X Startupitems.
• Remove all of those folders to the Trash.

*Reboot your iMac normally and see if you can access your normal User desktop environment.

One of these three options should help return you back to your main desktop.

If it does not, please let me know.

Thanks!


-The MacTechTrainer

Sep 10, 2012 | Apple 24" iMac Desktop

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HOW DO I CONNECT MY APPLE IPHONE TO PLUSNET WIRELESS


To type capital letters, press the shift key which is the up arrow in the bottom left corner of the screen, and then press the key for your desired letter. If you would like caps lock, double-tap the shift key. Note that the caps lock will be deactivated if you change to the number keyboard or symbol keyboard.

Jun 23, 2012 | Apple iPhone (16 GB) Smartphone

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which is an function key in keyboard


(FuNction key) A keyboard key that works like a shift key to activate a second function on a dual-purpose key. Commonly found on laptop keyboards, the Fn key is often used to control hardware functions such as screen brightness and speaker volume. The Fn key may also be found on extra small keyboards for desktop computers, typically for Page Up and Page Down, which are combined with Up Arrow and Down Arrow. See function key.

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Feb 24, 2011 | Samsung Pleomax PKB-700B Keyboard

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When turn on MacBook air the screen is blue.I can't get into any icons.


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1. If computer is on, turn it off by choosing Shut Down from the Apple menu.


2. Connect power adapter to computer and to a working power source.


3. On built-in keyboard, press (left-side) Shift-Control-Option along with power button just once. Important: Use Shift-Control-Option keys on left side of keyboard.

Note: When the LED on the MagSafe connector is orange/amber, resetting the SMC will change it to green for a few seconds, indicating that SMC was correctly reset.


4. Wait 5 seconds and press power button to start computer.


If it starts without beeping errors reset the PRAM (Parameter RAM)


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1. If computer is on, turn it off by choosing Shut Down from Apple menu.


2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in Step


4. Note: If keyboard does not have an Option key, use Alt key instead.


3. Press power button.


4. Immediately press and hold Command-Option-P-R keys.

Important: You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.


5. Hold down keys until computer restarts, and you hear startup chime a second time.


6. Release keys.



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Dec 31, 2010 | Apple MacBook Air

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