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10 Hidden iPhone Tips, Tricks

From flashing LED alerts to scrolling shortcuts, your iPhone has capabilities you may not have found. We shine the light on some great tips.
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With the "Reply With Message" function, you can respond to a caller with a text message when you're unable to answer the phone.

When you receive a call, you should see a phone icon next to the green Answer button. Swipe up on that icon and select "Reply With Message." You'll see a list of three messages, one of which you can choose to instantly send to the caller. There's also an option for you to create a custom message at the time of the call. While you send the text message, the caller is directed to voice mail.

To personalize a pre-written message, go to Settings > Phone > Reply With Message. You can replace any of the listed messages with one of your own, as in the image on the left.

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iminmessaging
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iminmessaging,
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9/5/2013 | 3:21:05 PM
re: 10 Hidden iPhone Tips, Tricks
Oh, I was totally unaware of these fact and tips. It is nice that you shared all these with us. Thanks
Kelly22
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Kelly22,
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8/5/2013 | 8:22:46 PM
re: 10 Hidden iPhone Tips, Tricks
I completely agree! That one took me by surprise when I tried it out
Becca L
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Becca L,
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8/2/2013 | 6:54:44 PM
re: 10 Hidden iPhone Tips, Tricks
Great List! While I haven't seen any studies on the topic, I would be surprised if #5, flash message alerts, hasn't yet induced a seizure. It's like a surprise camera flash!
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chdinten,
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7/30/2013 | 12:02:10 PM
re: 10 Hidden iPhone Tips, Tricks
The company EaseUS has a recover application, MobiSaver, for photos, videos and reminders/Notes. http://www.easeus.com/mobisave..., basic version is free.

That might help ;-)
Pachelbel
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Pachelbel,
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7/29/2013 | 10:05:57 AM
re: 10 Hidden iPhone Tips, Tricks
Enable "Child Mode" on iPhones with "Guided Access"
http://osxdaily.com/2012/09/25...
dsarka498
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dsarka498,
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7/27/2013 | 6:18:26 AM
re: 10 Hidden iPhone Tips, Tricks
Set up a Gmail account and a Yahoo mail account and mail the photos from
Gmail to your Yahoo address. Then, if you ever loose them on your
phone, you can retrieve them in TWO locations, either your Yahoo inbox, or the Gmail "sent mail" folder.
Of course, this won't work once the photos are deleted ... only as a preventative measure. But it's a cheap alternative to a payment based cloud backup service ... both Gmail and Yahoo mail are free to setup and use. :-)
Kelly22
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Kelly22,
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7/26/2013 | 8:13:23 PM
re: 10 Hidden iPhone Tips, Tricks
Hi Lorna,
I've done some research on the topic, as I have mistakenly deleted pictures myself. Unfortunately, I don't think there is a way to recover them once they're gone - if there is, I still hope to find it! I recommend regularly backing up photos onto iTunes or iCloud. It's comforting to know that if my phone breaks or I happen to erase photos, there are copies of them stored elsewhere.
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majenkins,
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7/25/2013 | 8:32:12 PM
re: 10 Hidden iPhone Tips, Tricks
Some very good tricks, thanks.
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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7/25/2013 | 5:49:07 PM
re: 10 Hidden iPhone Tips, Tricks
Kelly, A complaint I often hear from iOS users with kids is that photos get deleted accidentally. Is there a clever data recovery hack that you can share?
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