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1 update available for iPhone

1 update available for iPhone

The free iOS 7.1 update available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is being released today, according to a March 10 report in Computer World.

This free iOS update is the first major update to iOS 7.0, Apple’s new operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. This update is a hefty 200 MB and includes lots of improvements and bug squashing.

One of the improvements iOS 7.1 brings, is to “Siri”, the voice activated virtual assistant. Now you press the home button on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to speak to “Siri” and release it for the virtual assistant to reply. Before users had to tap the virtual microphone to talk to “Siri” and wait for “Siri” to detect that the user had stopped speaking. Besides making “Siri” respond much faster to a user’s commands, this iOS 7.1 update provides “Siri” with more natural sounding female and male voices.

With this free iOS 7.1 update it’s also easier to create stations in “iTunes Radio”. To create a new customized station, just use the search field atop “Featured Stations”. Also in this update, when you subscribe to “iTunes Match”, you can listen to “iTunes Radio” ad free.

In this iOS 7.1 update you’ll find enhancements to “Calendar” too. Now specific holidays are automatically added to your calendar and you can view events by the month.

If you have an iPhone 4, this new iOS 7.1 update will make iOS work smoother on your device.

If you have an iPhone 5s, this iOS 7.1 update will automatically set your camera to HDR. This update will also improve TouchID (the fingerprint scanner).

Besides these improvements and necessary bug fixes , this iOS 7.1 update includes the CarPlay feature. CarPlay is Apple’s new hands free way to interact with your iPhone and your car’s dashboard while you are driving. Just connect your iOS 7.1 updated iPhone to any CarPlay enabled automobile and you’ll be able to control everything from the maps on your phone to the knobs and buttons in your car hands free.

On your iPhone or iPad you can download the iOS 7.1 update for free by tapping “Settings” > “General” > “Software Update” > “Download and Install” > “Agree” to begin the download process. Be sure that you iPhone or iPad is connected to Wi Fi to save data charges. Also, be sure that your iPhone or iPad is plugged in to a power outlet.

While downloading iOS 7.1 is easiest this way, you can also download iOS 7.1 from iTunes.

Either way, this iOS 7.1 update is compatible with iPhone 4+, iPad 2+, iPad mini+ and iPod Touch (5G).

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How To Make Your iPhone Battery Last

How To Make Your iPhone Battery Last

Does Your iPhone Battery Last The Entire Day?If you are a smart phone owner, chances are that whilst you love it’s functionality you are probably wishing that the battery would last a little longer. This is especially true for iPhones and in particular the latest release of iPhone 5’s.

Fortunately, there are ways to extend your battery life and make it last longer with a few tweaks. Bear in mind, that some of these tweaks may be contradicting why you bought your smartphone, so pick and choose which tips will work for how you use your phone.

Disable Siri’s Raise to SpeakSiri is activated when you raise your phone to your ear. Disable the ‘Raise to Speak’ function and activate Siri by holding down the Home button. This way you will ensure that Siri is only being activated when you want it to be and you save some more battery power.

Settings > General >Siri > Raise to Speak

Turn Off Data RoamingRoaming can also cause your iPhone to chew up more battery, not to mention to add roaming charges to your monthly phone bill. Disable it to save battery life.

Settings > General > Cellular > Data Roaming > Off

Disable LTEEnabling LTE will make your iPhone access data faster but it comes at a cost, you guessed it, it means that your iPhone’s battery will drain faster.

Settings > General> Cellular > Enable LTE > Off

Disable Wi FiIf your phone does not constantly require Wi Fi, having it enabled at all times, means that your iPhone is constantly searching for a hotspot. Disabling this feature will conserve your battery power.

Disable or Fetch Less FrequentlyDo you really need to check your email every 15 minutes? If so, your battery is probably draining a lot quicker than it should be. Fetching your email less frequently will save you considerable battery life.

On your iPhone’s settings you can choose to have your mail fetched every 15 minutes, every 30 minutes, hourly or manually.

Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > Fetch New Data > Off

Turn on Auto BrightnessIf you have your phone set to auto brighntess, your phone will be constantly checking the current light setting of your environment and as a result, will be consuming more battery.

Settings > Brightness Wallpaper > Auto Brightness> On

Turn Off Location Services

Having location services enabled can be notorious for consuming battery life. Consider either disabling it completely, or limiting which iPhone apps have access to it.

Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Off

Disable Personal HotpotPersonal Hotpot is great for sharing your iPhone’s internet with other devices such as your iPad, however make sure that it is only enabled when you are actually using it.

Settings > Personal Hotspot > Off

Turn on AutoLockTurning on Auto Lock is one of the most significant ways to conserve battery power. This means that you can choose to have your phone effectively go into ‘sleep mode’ after a set amount of time where you phone is idle. The set increments are from 1 5 minutes.

Your phone can still receive phone calls, text messages and any other notifications that you have enabled, but in this sleep mode you will definitely notice a difference in conserved battery power.

Settings > General > Auto Lock > Set Desired Time

Turn off Cellular Data Turning off cellular data when not needed, especially overnight, is especially useful if you have many online push notifications enabled on your phone as you dont really need to be notified whilst you sleep of new email or facebook messages.

You don’t need to implement all the above tips to conserve your battery life, what’s the point of buying a smart phone if you did that, but even adopting 1 or 2 of those tips can make a difference.

CarNoobz 15 months ago from USA

I use most of these tips for mine, and it helps a lot. My son does too when he borrows it. He usually turns the screen brightness down as far as it goes. One time, I went to go check my phone and thought it was broken, cuz the screen was blank/black. Turns out my son used it and turned the brightness down so low that I couldn’t see anything (I was outside in the daylight). I used to have my phone’s brightness set really low, but it ended up being near impossible to see anything in daylight! I have finally found just the right setting to accommodate all environments. Thanks for the comment!

How to Use iPhone as Modem

How to Use iPhone as Modem

In today’s fast paced life, waiting to connect to the Internet even for a minute seems like eternity. Many of you must be traveling due to several work reasons and may require Internet connection at any given point. Let’s say you’re at the airport, waiting to catch a plane. You have your laptop with you and it’s vital that you send certain documents right away. The airport doesn’t have proper Wi Fi or wireless Internet access connectivity but your cell phone does; wouldn’t that be the best deal? Wondering how to use iPhone as a modem? Read on to find out.

Use iPhone as Modem for Laptop

Along with other useful iPhone apps, the device can be used as a attached modem for your PC or laptop. Before using iPhone, you need to first enable it via iPhone dock connector to USB cable. If your phone has a 3G connection, you can even make and receive calls on your phone while using it as a dial up modem. The directions aren’t very long or tedious. All it takes is few simple steps and you’ll be good to go.

iPhone to USB cable

Data plan

Step 1 First and foremost, make sure that tethering has been enabled on the phone. What this means is, your other devices will be able to receive the Internet connection made available by an Internet capable cell phone.

Step 2 On your iPhone menu, go to Settings icon. The location of your “Settings” icon will be different as you can change it as per your own requirements. So it could be on the first page of the menu or somewhere else. If you’re new to iPhone, this icon looks gray in color and has a cogs design. Click on Settings icon.

Step 3 Now you need to go to the page where all the other subcategories are. So go to General category which will be towards the bottom of the phone’s screen. The icon has similar markings as the Settings menu. Click on General and then click on Network subcategory.

Step 4 After the Network icon, click on Internet Tethering option. Slide the option from Off to On. The Off icon is gray in color, and once you slide it to On icon, it will turn blue. This is where you have activated your iPhone to work as a modem.

Step 5 Next, connect your cell phone with the laptop with the iPhone to USB cable. Once you connect the cable, a pop up window will appear prompting you for approval. Click on iPhone and then select Apply. Your laptop has been connected to the Internet.

Step 6 You have successfully turned your device into a modem. Now you can launch the web browser for quick Internet access. You can easily check the connectivity on the desktop toolbar, located on the bottom right side of the screen for Windows and top right side of the screen for Mac.

See, was that difficult? All you have to do is follow few necessary steps and you’ll be online in no time. You can also read about how to set up Wi Fi. In order to maintain Internet connection, you need to make sure that the USB cable is intact. If you turn your phone off, the Internet connection will be disconnected. So, make sure it has enough battery life and stays on at all times. The connectivity needs to be strong so that you can work online without any disturbances.

Wow, try doing some research before spewing out such garbage. First of all, it’s called “iPhone 4” because it’s version 4. It is NOT called “iPhone 4G” as you erroneously state, because IT’S NOT A 4G PHONE. Secondly, tethering support has absolutely nothing to do with the iPhone 4 even though you erroneously seem to think it’s a new feature of it. And lastly, it doesn’t require a USB to Dock cable as you erroneously claim. It works perfectly fine over Bluetooth pairing. What a joke of an article!

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