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iPhone™ for Dummies® by Bob LeVitus, Edward C. Baig

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Chapter 18. Ten Helpful Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts

In This Chapter

  • Typing faster with the slide

  • Typing faster with autocorrection

  • Viewing the iPhone's capacity

  • Altering the speed of scrubbing in iTunes

  • Exploiting links

  • Sharing Web pages

  • Choosing a Safari home page

  • Storing stuff

  • Creating free ringtones with GarageBand

  • Capturing a screen grab

After spending a lot of quality time with our iPhones, it's only natural that we've discovered more than a few helpful hints, tips, and shortcuts. In this chapter, we share some of our faves.

Do the Slide for Accuracy and Punctuation

Our first tip can help you type faster in two ways. One, it helps you type more accurately; two, it lets you type punctuation and numerals faster than ever before.

Do the Slide for Accuracy and Punctuation

Over the course of this book, you find out how to tap, how to double-tap, and even how to double-tap with two fingers. Now we want to introduce you to a new gesture we like to call the slide.

To do the slide, you start by performing the first half of a tap. That is, you touch your finger to the screen but don't lift it up. Now, without lifting your finger, slide it onto the key you want to type. You'll know you're on the right key because it pop ups — enlarges.

First, try the slide during normal typing. Stab at a key and if you miss, rather than lifting your finger, backspacing, and trying again, do the slide onto the proper key. Once you get the hang of it, you'll see ...

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