Entries in Messages (2)

Wednesday
Sep292010

iPhone Text Message Alerts: One Time or Three Times?

When you receive a text message on your iPhone your phone will vibrate, a preview of the message will display and you'll hear an alert chime (if sound is turned on). If you choose to ignore the alert, your iPhone will remind you of the message two more times - again, with vibration, preview and alert chime.

While three notifications certainly helps make sure you're aware of incoming text messages, one alert might be enough for you. You can limit text message notifications to just a single alert in Settings.

Launch Settings. Scroll down and tap Messages. On the next screen, you'll see (amongst other things) a "Repeat Alert" setting. By default this is turned on. Tap the switch to set it to the OFF position.

Now, when you get a text, you'll only be notified once.

Tuesday
Aug102010

How to Make Text Larger in iPhone 4 Apps: Contacts, Mail, Messages and Notes

The iPhone 4 Retina display is remarkably crisp and sharp. Still, if you read lots of email or send a lot of text messages on your iPhone, the small text can be quite taxing on your eyes.

iOS 4 let's you increase the size of text displayed in iPhone's Mail, Messages, Contacts and Notes apps.

Open Settings and then tap General. Tap Accessibility. You'll see a number of settings. Tap Large Text and choose a text size that's easier for you to read.

Now, when you read or compose email, send a text message, look up contacts or take notes in the iOS 4 apps the larger text size will be used.