1. Hidden level – iOS’s built in leveling tool uses the phone’s gyroscope to help you find out if an object is perfectly vertical or horizontal! To access it, launch the compass, then swipe right to reveal the level.
2. Quickly go back – In Messages, Mail and Safari, simply swipe right from the edge of the screen to go to the previous window. This even works in some third party apps like Instagram.
3. Earbuds – You can snap a photo, ignore calls and more. Here they are:
If you’re listening to music, toggle pause or play by tapping the center button once.
To fast-forward a song, tap the center button twice and long-press on the second tap.
To rewind a song, tap three times and long-press on the third tap.
To skip a song, double tap.
To go to the previous song, triple tap.
If you have an incoming call, tap the center button once to answer. Tap again to hang up.
To ignore an incoming call, long-press the center button. You’ll hear two beeps to confirm that the caller was sent to voice mail.
If you’re on the phone and you get a new call, tap the center button once to switch calls. To end that new call, hold the center button down for 2 seconds.
You can achieve supersteady shots by using your headphones as a shutter release. Tap the volume-up button to capture a photo.
For iPhone 4S owners: prompt Siri by long-pressing the center button.
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What to do when Wi-Fi doesn’t work
The first thing you need to do is find out if the problem is with your computer, or the router. I’ll try to outline some steps to take:
Try another laptop or device – notebook, phone, etc…
If you’ve determined the other works, check your computer and make sure the wifi is turned on. Sometimes there is an actual switch, on others it might be a keyboard shortcut that can be toggled on or off.
If that doesn’t work, after rebooting, look at the list of available wifi networks. If the problem is with your computer, there probably won’t be a list. If there is one, try to hit connect on the preferable network and add the password again. The password will be case sensitive!
Look at the bars next to the network’s name to make sure you have a strong signal from the router. If you don’t, try moving to a room near the router.
Use Windows’ diagnostics (if you are on a pc, not a Mac). Right-click the network icon in notification area and select Troubleshoot problems. Then go through the wizard.
Turn off your firewall—temporarily, of course—and try again. If it works, figure out what’s wrong with your firewall settings.
If the problem is with the network, unplug the modem and the router, wait a minute. Plug the modem into the power first and wait for the lights to be steady.
Then plug the power into the router.
Last thing to try is to use an Ethernet cable and plug in directly to the router.