📷 1) If you want to see how to use Siri, press and hold the Home button, Siri will ask, “What can I help you with?” Tap the “i” button to see a detailed list of the ways Siri can help you get things done.
📷 2) Tell Siri who’s who.
Tell Siri about your relationships, such as “Elizabeth is my wife” or “Daniel is my dad.” Then you can say “Call my wife” or “Text dad” and Siri knows who you mean.
📷 3) Set your locations.
When you enter your home and work addresses in your Contacts. Siri can now remind you to do things when you leave or arrive at either place.
📷 4) Siri now writes email.
You can dictate a quick response to an email. Just tell Siri to “Reply,” then tell Siri your message.
iPhones with iOS 4.X and up can turn into wireless routers in a matter of minutes, allowing you to connect your computer, iPod, or other Internet-compatible devices to the phone’s wireless connection. Under General Settings, look for Network, then tap Set Up Personal Hotspot.
Take Photos with Headphone
When in the camera app, simply press the center of the headphones and the photo is taken.
Boost Photos HDR
HDR stands for High-dynamic range photos. What this technology essentially does is take two photos, match both of their best qualities together, and offer up a stunning photo in about 3-5 seconds. The iPhone allows you to take these type of photos by going into the camera app, clicking “Options” at the top center, and switching on “HDR”. It’s important to remember that HDR automatically turns off when you adjust flash settings, and HDR automatically adjusts lighting, so put this into consideration as well.
Define Terms Dictionary
If you are like me, you try to have the least amount of applications as possible, especially if the iPhone—from a native app—does something just as well. This is the case with word definitions on iPhone. Simply press and hold on a word to highlight, using the blue circles to narrow down to a single word, then clicking “Define”. From there, the pronunciation, part of speech, and definition along with an example appears. It’s simple, but sweet.
More Access with AssistiveTouch
Apple has successfully made iPhone more accessible for people with disabilities. Through the Assistance feature in settings, seeing- and hearing-impaired people can use features that help them navigate. Luckily, you don’t have to be differently-abled to take use of these features.
When in the accessibility section (General > Accessibility), you’ll find the “AssistiveTouch” feature. This allows you to have a button available to easily access Siri, favorites and the home screen. In “device options”, you can do everything from taking a screenshot to rotating your device without doing anything more than clicking a button.
Get Notified with LED Alerts
Blackberry and other devices make it easy to know when you have a notification with the use of the red notification light at the top left, and you may be surprised to learn that the iPhone has a notification option as well. In Accessibility, you can have your iPhone’s camera flash go off when you have a notification. Simply go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Activate “LED Flash for Alerts”.
Scroll to Top – Faster
When reading text or scrolling through a web page, the hardest part is having to get to the top. It’s time consuming and involves a lot of thumb movement. Why go through the trouble when you can quickly scroll to the top with one tap? First, find the top tab bar, this is where you’ll find signal strength, time, and battery life. Then, all you have to do is click that area.
Quick Access When Locked
A locked iPhone shouldn’t have to stop you from quickly being able to do common iPhone tasks. Two options you have when your iPhone is locked are Siri access, and photo taking. You can activate Siri as normal by pressing the home button twice, and to take a photo, just find the camera icon at the bottom right, then press and flick all the way up.
Hide Native Apps
The App Store offers so many ways to make your iPhone work for you. You can find apps that make tasks simpler to do or more advanced, and as a result, native apps that come with the iPhone can become unnecessary. Leaving them out in the open can become an eyesore and takes up space.
What can be your saving grace? You may be be surprised to learn that Parental Controls can help. When iPhone restrictions are enabled, that prevents access by essentially hiding the app. You can do the same by going to Settings > General > Restrictions > Enable Restrictions > Enter Your Password > Switch toggles off to enable restrictions.
The second best way individuals find ways to express emotions from afar is through the use of emoticons., but the text emoticons don’t cut it nowadays. iPhone allows you to have emoticons on board, without having to download an app. Simply go to the keyboard settings of iPhone (Settings > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard… > Emoji). When you are ready to use it, simply bring up the keyboard, then press and hold the globe at the lower left until you see Emoji. Click on that.
Know When iMessages are Read
Whenever you are annoyed about not hearing back from someone you’ve messaged, iMessage offers a great solution: through the use of Read Receipts, you can view when a message has been read and at what time/date. To activate, go to Settings > Messages > and toggle on Send Read Receipts. This not only allows you to know, but also allows the recipient to know you’ve read their message.
iCloud Reading List
The last lesser-known feature of iPhone is the iCloud Reading List. When you are visiting a webpage on your Mac, you may want to finish enjoying the page or news article on your iPhone. If both devices are connected to the same iCloud account, this is possible. Once iCloud is set up on your Mac and iPhone, just go to Safari > Bookmarks icon > then iCloud Tabs. Separated by device, you will see a list of the active tabs on that device that you can view on your iPhone.
Switching Keyboard Quickly
When you want to type a number, it is inconvenient to switch to numbers, type one number and then switch back to normal keyboard. If you press and hold the number key and then slide to the number and lift your finger off, it will type the number and automatically switch back to previous keyboard.
credit goes to Emmanuel Banks http://www.lifehack.org/articles/author/emmanuelbanks for this article
Posted by peter Jideonwo
So you purchased an unlocked iPhone 5 before T-Mobile released their new version of the iPhone 5 that supports 1700mhz. This could be the AT&T model or the officially unlocked version sold by Apple. Please understand that if you have a Verizon iPhone 5 you will not be able to connect to T-Mobile’s LTE network. It does not have the correct LTE band. Currently T-Mobile only has a few cities listed that have support for LTE and they are upgrading towers all year long.
Now that you have an unlocked AT&T model A1428 or an officially unlocked model A1428 you can proceed to follow the instructions below to load a custom carrier file onto your iPhone and enable LTE. This will only work on A1428 model iPhone 5′s.
This is the guide to enabling LTE on your iPhone 5 model A1428 for T-Mobile.
1. Open Cydia
2. Tap “Manage” and then tap “Sources”
3. Tap “Edit” then tap “Add” and put the following URL into the text box: http://v.backspace.jp/repo
4. Once the URL is entered in tap “Add Source” and allow for it to download all of the repo’s info and packages.
5. After your iPhone has refreshed, tap the v.backspace.jp/repo field or go to the search bar and find the package CommCenter* patch…
6. Once you have found it, install it and then reboot your iPhone once completed.
7. After the iPhone has restarted, open Cydia once again.
8. Search for iFile. The free version includes basic features. You will want to purchase it to take advantage of all of the features.
9. Once you have found it, install it. No reboot is required, though you can do it just to be on the safe side.
10. Once iFile has been installed, close Cydia and click on this file from your iPhone and click “Open in iFile”
11. Once you’re in iFile tap “Unarchiver” and 3 files will show up above T-Mobile LTE.zip
12. At the top, tap “edit”and tap the dots with a check mark next to carrier.plist, carrier.pri, overrides_N41_N42.plist, and overrides_N41_N42.pri
13. Tap the clipboard icon at the bottom and tap “cut”
14. Now tap “done” at the top and tap the house icon at the bottom then tap Library, then tap Carrier Bundle.bundle (the one in blue), and then tap edit at the top again and tap the clipboard icon. Tap “paste” and it will auto inject the carrier files into the carrier folder overwriting the other files. (you may want to make a backup of these files in case anything goes wrong or we have a backup below.)
15. After the files have been placed, exit iFile and restart iPhone. After the iPhone restarts, allow it to acquire signal and display the T-Mobile logo then go to where you edit the APN settings (Settings –>General–>Cellular) click reset network settings. Once that is done, enable the LTE toggle and you’re good to go. The APN to connect to T-Mobile LTE is fast.t-mobile.com and the apn for Internet Tethering on T-Mobile is pcweb.tmobile.com
Here is a link to the original file in case you run into any issues. Download original files here. replace carrier.plist with the file you just downloaded. You also need to delete any overrides_N41_N42 files and the new carrier.pri included in the Release 2 bundle that were placed in the Unknown.bundle carrier bundle.
If you run into any problems please leave a comment below. A rare issue that happens is that is doesn’t work while the apn settings tab disappears. A simple fix to this is to go into var/mobile/Library/Carrier Bundles/overlay and delete any and all files in that folder and then restarting the phone 2 times. The first reboot you need to let it acquire signal. It will take awhile but will eventually acquire it. After the signal is found it will say T-Mobile 3G and then this will be where the 2nd reboot must be done. After the 2nd reboot it will acquire signal faster this time and display T-Mobile 4G. Once you see the 4G icon that’s when you know it has worked. But this is a rare occurrence but should be a disclaimer and this fix should be available to the people that install it.
[Thanks Joe Brown!] and http://leimobile.com/
posted by peter jideonwo
- A computer running at least Windows XP or above, Mac OS X v10.5 or above, Linux (x86 / x86_64)
- An iOS device running iOS 6.0 through 6.1 (Check the version in Settings / General / About => Version)
- A USB cable to connect the device to the computer
- Backup your device using iTunes (or iCloud) before using evasi0n
- Disable the lock passcode of your iOS device before using evasi0n to avoid unwanted issues
- Avoid all iOS and iTunes related tasks until evasi0n is done with the jailbreak
Let’s get started now.
Step 2: Mac users should double click on the evasi0n app to run it.
Windows user should right click on the vasi0n.exe file and select “Run as administrator.” Click on “Yes” if a User Access Control window appears.
Step 3: If you have set a passcode on your device, disable it. To do this, go to Settings > General > Passcode Lock > and select Turn Passcode Off.
Step 4: Connect the device to your computer via USB cable.
Step 5: If connected properly, evasi0n will show a message that it has detected the device. After the device gets detected, the Jailbreak button will become active.
Step 6: Now, click on the Jailbreak button to start the process.
Step 7: A number of automatic steps will follow, including preparing jailbreak data, injecting jailbreak data, rebooting the device, uploading Cydia, and uploading the Cydia packages list. It will take some time. So wait for evasi0n to complete its task.
Step 8: Once done, a new screen will pop up asking you to unlock your device. After you unlock the device, a new app icon named “Jailbreak” will appear on the Home screen. Tap the icon only once, and the screen will go back and return to the Home screen instantly.
Step 9: Now you will get some messages like injecting jb data, and Root Filesystem successfully remounted on the evasi0n tool. During this stage, your device may reboot multiple times. Sit back and wait.
Step 10: After the jailbreak is finished, a “Done!” message will appear. The device will now reboot. The first boot may take some time. The device might restart several times, so don’t panic.
Step 11: For Mac users, the device will display a large Evasi0n logo on a white background. You will also get some brief messages like “Setting up fstab and AFC2,” “Setting up Cydia,” “Setting up Cydia packages,” “Clearing SpringBoard Cache” and “Rebooting.”
After some blinker, the device will reboot one last time. Once done, you will again get the white evasi0n screen with another set of messages including “Initializing offsets” “Finding offsets,” “Patching kernel,” “Cleaning up” and “Done! Continuing boot.”
After this, you will be on your Lock screen. The jailbreak process is now complete. Swipe over to the second Home screen to find the Cydia icon.
For Windows users, once you are done with Step 10, a large evasi0n logo will show up on the device screen. The logo will blink once or twice and then will stay on for a bit longer.
After that, you will be on the device’s Lock screen. Slide to Unlock the device and the Cydia icon will be there on the device’s second Home screen.
editer by peter jideonwo