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12 Cool Things To Do with iPhone iOS 4

The are lots of great new features in iOS 4, hundreds Apple claims. Here are 12 cool things you can do with iPhone iOS 4.

Read iBooks on your iPhone
The iBooks app is now available for iPhone. Purchase ebooks from the iBooks Store and read them anywhere you go. iBooks even syncs bookmarks and the last page read. So, if you read books on an iPad and iPod touch, too, you can open an ebook and continue reading right from where you had left off.

View and Save PDFs in iBooks
You can view PDFs in iBooks, too. And keep them nicely organized in their own library shelves in iBooks. Here's how to get a PDF into iBooks. Email yourself a PDF file. Open the email and then press and hold your finger down on the attachment icon. A menu will pop-up. Tap "Open in iBooks."

Keep apps running - multitasking!
Multitasking in iOS 4 makes it possible to run more than one app at a time and switch between them fast. Lookup movie times while you compose an email. Keep the Camera app open while you take notes in Evernote. Leave a book open in iBooks while you search the web with Safari. Keep Twitter open, so you can tweet something fast, no matter what you're doing on your iPhone. You'll find lots of ways to take advantage of multitasking.

Double-click the home button. The screen will side up to reval icons of apps that are open. If there are more than four open, swipe left over the bottom of the screen to see them. Tap an app's icon to switch to it quickly.  (Sorry, this feature is not available on iPhone 3G and earlier models.)

Listen to music with Pandora
The nice thing about the iPod app on the iPhone is that it continues to play music, even as you use another app. With iOS 4, the Pandora app can now do the same. So, enjoy discovering new music as use do other things on you phone. 

Create playlists
Music playlist creating is now mobile. On your iPhone, launch the iPod app. Tap the Playlists icon (at the lower left of the screen). Then, tap "Add Playlist..." Enter the name for your new playlist. Tap songs to add them to the playlist. Tap the More button to find songs by genre, albums, etc. Playlists created this way are copied to your Mac the next time you sync. You can even edit playlists you created on your Mac or PC. 

Organize you apps into Folders
Tidy-up your home screens by putting apps into folders. A folder for games. A folder for news app. A folder for web bookmarks. A folder for radio apps. The more apps you put into folders, the fewer home screens you'll have. Fewer home screens means less swiping to find an app. Organize apps in a way that makes sense to you, that let's you find apps easily.

Hold your finger down on an app icon in a home screen. The icons will begin to wiggle. Drag the icon onto another app icon. When you let go, the apps are placed into a folder. You can add more apps to a folder by dragging their icons onto the folder icon. Click the Home button to save.

View all your email in one Unified Inbox
iPhone makes it easy to read email from Google, MobileMe, and other email services. Now, in iOS 4, you can view all your email in one unified inbox that displays email from the inboxes of all your email accounts.

Type with a full-sized keyboard
Sure, iPhone does a lot to let you type well on it's little keyboard. Still, typing on a full-sized keyboard is so much better. iOS 4 let's you use a Bluetooth keyboard with your iPhone. (Sorry, this feature is not available on iPhone 3Gand earlier models.)

Organize and view photos by Albums, Places, Events and Faces
If you use iPhoto '09, you know that photos can be organized by albums and automatically by events, faces and places. Now, in iOS 4, the Photos app has this feature.

Choose a Lockscreen Wallpaper and a Home Screen Wallpaper
Now, you can use a different image for the Lock Screen (the screen with the "slide to unlock" bar) and Home Screens (the screens that display app icons). Open the Settings app and then tap Wallpaper. Tap the screen thumbnail images to select the wallpapers you want to use. (Sorry, this feature is not available on iPhone 3G and earlier models.)

Zoom-in for a photo.
5x Digital Zoom means you can get in closer to the action when you snap a photo with your iPhone. Slide the zoom control to frame your photo just right. Sure, it's not as good as optical zoom, but it works surprisingly well.

Search your phone, the web and Wikipedia, too.
No matter what you're doing on your iPhone, Spotlight search is never more than three quick clicks of the Home button away. And now, Spotlight let's you search the web and Wikipedia, too. When you're in an app, click the Home button to return to a Home screen. Click the Home button again to jump to the left-most Home screen. One more click takes you to Spotlight. Type what you're looking for into the search field. At the end of the search results, you'll see the option to use Google to search the web or search Wikipedia.

Rotation lock
The iPad has a switch that locks the orientation, so that no matter how you hold it, the screen won't rotate. iOS 4 has a similar feature, but it's a little hidden. Double- tap the Home button. (The screen will slide up and you'll see the apps that are "multitasking.") Now, swipe right across the bottom of the screen. You'll see iPod controls and, to the very left, the Portrait Orientation Lock button. Tap to lock the screen in portrait orientation.

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Reader Comments (24)

It's so cool. I love it. I also would suggest to get more gadgets and accessories for it will be even better :)

July 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergadgets

i have to say, i love my macbook pro so im not an apple hater by any means. hell its a $2500 laptop. but the iphone is still such a rip off. i bought an HTC Legend from the factory unlocked and it has 2-3X the amount of features not counting the fact that almost all apps are free and you can create your own apps as well. oh also has a solid aluminum case so very tough. iphone 4 is just as much of a gyp as all the others were... a huge one

October 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhonest

this website is such a help finally i can lock my screen yesssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfctjff,

its me again honest i just wanted to say i actually do love iphone basically everything mac cuz like the other phone i was talking about is wack so yeah i take back that thought

November 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhonest

hmm thought bout this long n hard.everything above I could do on my jailbroken iPhone 3GS, still now I own an iPhone 4 a can take centered picks of myself! big deal oh n u might hav mentioned the fact u can use the led flash as a torch not bad I thought

December 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdaniel

SUCH a great investment!

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSavvy

Hahaha, the person named "honest" posting the 2nd time isn't the same guy. idiot iphone fanboy

I have an iphone4, love it :)

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersigh

I love my iphone4! Seriously can't stop using it. It was a gift from my boyfriend for christmas!

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSoulsurfer

ilove this shit. best phone ive ever owned

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhappy

My iPhone 4 id RAD!

January 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJez

have never been a apple fan. i remember the old hard to use colored computers, but after my htc tilt2 broke. i got a i4 at a great price taking the chance. I LOVE IT, ad apple. will be buying a mac for my next laptop/desktop

January 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMSTcustosm

Newly #TEAMIPHONE4 i must say this PHONE IS EVERY BIT OF AMAZING!!!!!!

February 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCMBK

One way to truly describe the iphone 4 "A genuine satisfying phone of its time". Fits all of my needs. No need for jail breaking. Your not getting ripped off if you got the money to spend. A pure great investment indeed.

March 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPogey916

I like to be a little more informed than the average consumer. I used to be all Microsoft and everything apple did was overrated and overpriced. Having had everything Microsoft. 6 years ago when I was in 8th grade, I bought an iPod nano. It was nice to have but wasn't a selling point. The apple iPhone interested me before it came out. It was too expensive for me to afford. So I waited for a price drop. 6 months after the iPhone 3G came out, I got it. It sold me in no time. I like how open Microsoft is but I like that my iPhone WORKS without problems???!!! What?! But I currently own my iPhone 4. Got my GF to buy iPhones and everyone I know lol.
But I have a bad track record with phones and my 3G still works. It feel 40 ft off a ride, got rained on at a charity event, fell off my car at 60mph(bad day), and most of all; it took a nice 5 minute bath in coca cola. Still works, the screen Didnt even break( never really used a case either
So A+ apple. I'll be buying a Mac when I can afford to switch from PC

March 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSean

i jus got an iphone an the phone is dope, i can litterally do any and everything on it, i wouldnt still ever get a mac, if i was to get a laptop it would still have to be windows, ive tried using macs and f*** its like trying to be super easy to use but becuase of that the whole thing flyies over my head and it becomes too difficult to do anything, start button all the way

April 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersizzle

I've recently discovered that there are soo mamy better phones than the iphone 4. HTC sensation, desire HD, the galaxy s11!

July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterUmz

Best phone ever!!!! I have the white one and it is so amazing i can't even believe it

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShona

I had went thru so many phones from Nokia to HTC and even try out the Samsung Galaxy's. Now, I owed the iPhone 4 and I must say, That I can't wait to get rid of this piece of crap. iPhone 4 are as bad as any other phone. It shut down on it owned, freeze, apps keep on closing, take forever to start up. Inconclusion, iPhone's does the same craps like any other phone and I would have never choosen this phone if it wasn't for the high resolution.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterken

I love the iphone 4!!! I had a stupid LG ENV touch before and it was a piece of crap. It froze constantly and i just hated it. So a week ago i bought the white iphone 4 from verizon and i love it!! I love facetime, i love the multi tasking, and rotation lock, etcc.. i just love everything. Before the iphone 4 i had the ipod touch 3rd generation and right when i got the iphone i dont think ive picked up my ipod more than 2 times. I used to be addicted to my ipod now im addicted to my iphone.

July 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

Prior to my iPhone 4 I had a the original Motorola Droid 1. I've been a dev for Apple since the iPod Touch 1G, and when I got my Droid I made apps for it as well. I had my Droid for about a year and a half but I couldn't keep it because I needed a reliable phone. Simply put, when Android was released it was unfinished and very unpolished. I disabled the OTA updates from Verizon because I just got worse for me, then built my own ROM from source so that I could deal with the phone for a while longer. About 4 months ago I couldn't take it anymore so I went to Verizon and bought a new iPhone 4 outright. That's how desperate I was... Since then I have had no problems that I couldn't patch up myself after jailbreaking. I am by no means an Apple fanboy, but I am an avid iPhone user. I hate Apple, but love the potential of the iPhone and won't sit back an let them control the device that I bought for an un-Godly amount of money. As far as I'm concerned Apple can kiss my ass. Android since I got my iPhone has taken off and I foresee it being a greater device than the iPhone, only because of Apple's restrictive bullshit when it comes to considering the iPhone a computer. (Apples whole basis for being so critical of jailbreakers is that while you can buy a computer and modify it all you want, you can't buy an iPhone and modify it, because THEY don't consider it a computer. Quite frankly I don't give a shit what Apple thinks, it is a computer. Not a desktop or laptop for sure but definitely a computer.) But my whole post has digressed... to finish up all the devices that are made by the multitude of companies trying to beat the others, have uses. Some may not meet the specifications of the user and some may meet them to the t, thus the birth of the fanboy. But in the end what they fuck does it matter because we all know that in 6-8 months there will be some new technology that emerges from somewhere and will grab everyone for another couple of years... I'm done...

August 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOne who sees all sides

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