Chapter 2. How Can I Get More Out of My iPhone's Phone Feature?

How Can I Get More Out of My iPhone's Phone Feature?

The iPhone is chock full of great apps that enable you to surf the Web, send and receive e-mail messages, listen to music, take photos, organize your contacts, schedule appointments, and much, much more. These features put the "smart" into the iPhone's status as a smartphone, but let's not forget the "phone" part! So while you're probably familiar with the basic steps required to make and answer calls, the iPhone's powerful phone component is loaded with amazing features that can make the cell phone portion of your life easier, more convenient, and more efficient. This chapter takes you through these features.

Working with Outgoing Calls 30

Handling Incoming Calls 32

Juggling Multiple Calls and Conference Calls 35

Using Other iPhone Features While On a Call 38

Managing Your Favorites List 39

Working with Contacts from the Phone App 40

Working with Voicemail 42

Switching Your iPhone to Airplane Mode 47

Connecting Your iPhone with a Bluetooth Headset 48

Turning Off Data Roaming 52

Working with Outgoing Calls

You can do much more with your iPhone than just make a call the old-fashioned way — by dialing the phone number. There are speedy shortcuts you can take, and even settings to alter the way your outgoing calls look on the receiver's phone.

Making calls quickly

The iPhone has a seemingly endless number of methods you can use to make ...

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