A Beginners Guide to the iPhone

So you’ve finally got rid of that old brick that you’ve had since the turn of the millennium and you’re entering the big league! Don’t be afraid, the iPhone has been built for ease of use and while it may take a little bit of time to make the adjustment, you will be an Apple pro in no time. Here are a few tips to getting to grips with your iPhone.

Play Around

The touch screen of an iPhone can take some time to get used to, especially if you’re used to the big keypad buttons of your old phone, but it really is pretty simple and the transition won’t take much time at all. The best way to get used to this is to play around with it. Start texting all of your family and friends and use the ‘Notes’ section to get used to the writing. The same goes for all the other features on the phone. Practice makes perfect, and the more you navigate the nooks and crannies of  your new phone, the quicker you’ll become a pro.


Your email accounts can be added to your iPhone really easily. There are step-by-step processes on how to do this as soon as you hit the mail icon on your phones home screen. Don’t be intimidated, you’ll figure it out in no time. Soon enough you’ll view having instant access to your emails as a luxury you can’t believe you ever lived without.


The iPhone App Store is a place of wonderment and genius! There are literally millions to apps to download, with Android – the company that designs apps – announcing at the end of 2011 that over 10 billion apps had been downloaded! There are apps for pretty much any interest, from world and sporting news to games like the ultra-addictive Angry Birds. Whatever your need, there is an app for it, so get searching through the App Store as soon as you can.

Social Media

We all love a bit of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or blogging, and there are apps to download for every social media platform you use. Soon you will be able to manage all of your social media accounts from one location – your fingertips! It may make you a little anti-social, but hey, you’ve got statuses to update!


OK, you’ve downloaded all the cool stuff and you’re having a blast, but there are more important things to consider when you first purchase that iPhone. Security is an extremely important issue, with iPhones a target for thieves and expensive to replace if you don’t have mobile insurance. To cover yourself, ask your store for mobile insurance or check out companies that offer it online. If you don’t have it and your phone is lost, stolen or damaged, it will burn a hole in your wallet that could have been avoided!

About the Author:
Daley works alongside Mobile Insurance and has recently purchased an iPhone for the first time therefore has had to learn how to get the most out of the various functions this smart device has to offer.

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