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					The iPhone 4's operating system represents a significant improvement on earlier versions of
Apple's smartphone operating system. It's also got a new name - iOS - signifying the
importance of the iPad alongside the iPhone.

And what's more, iOS 4 is available to users of the iPhone 3GS, third-gen iPod touch and 3G
too (albeit with limited features with the latter). iOS 4 will be available for the iPad later in
the year.

We've delved right under the hood of the new iPhone to bring you 20 tips for all those iPhone
4s out there.

1. Lock the screen orientation

If you're lying in bed reading an iBook or a page in Safari it can be annoying when the
iPhone's orientation keeps flicking between portrait and landscape. You can solve this by
activating the new Portrait Lock. Double tap the Home button to reveal all the running apps,
then swipe your finger to the right to reveal iPod controls and the Portrait Lock.




2. Tap to focus/zoom in Camera

The iPhone 4's new 5 megapixel camera has a fantastic digital zoom. But to activate it you
first need to focus on an object – like a face, for example, in your view. Do this by simply
tapping anywhere on the screen. A white square will appear showing you the object that the
iPhone is focused on. A zoom bar will also appear, which you can use to zoom into the object
you've picked.
3. Multitasking: update your apps

Multitasking is one of the big new features of iOS4, but while all Apple's apps (like
Calculator and iPod) are compatible, all third party apps will need to be upgraded to properly
multitask. So, you'll need to head to the App Store app on your phone, then visit the Updates
section to download a update for each app. This can take a while, but don't forget, the App
Store app also multitasks (as it always has), so double tap the Home button to get back to it to
save time after selecting each udate. There's also a handy "Update all" button to tap.




4. Switch to UK English

If you're getting annoyed that your iPhone thinks colour should be spelt without a 'u' it's
because you've got English (US) selected. You can easily switch back to English (UK) for
spell checking by tapping the globe button next to the space bar in any app that brings up the
soft keyboard (like Mail or Notes). This toggles your iPhone between English (UK) and
English (US).




5. Multitasking: kill a running app

After you've been using your iPhone for a while double-tap the Home button to see how
many apps you have running - it will be more than you think! Normally you just let the
iPhone decide how many it can keep running at once, but you can take matters into your own
hands by killing running apps here. Just tap and hold on a running app and a "-" button
appears against all of them. Tap this to kill the app.
6. Add an accent on the e and a key

It's possible to quickly add a variety of accents to the letters "e" and "a" when typing on the
iPhone's keyboard. Just tap and hold on either key to reveal more options, like "é", for
example.




7. Turn caps lock on
If you want to change your typing to capital letters all the time, rather than just for the next
letter, then double-tap on the Shift key on the iPhone's keyboard. It will now turn blue,
indicating caps lock is on. Just tap it again to turn it off.




8. Camera: take a picture of yourself

The iPhone 4 has a front and rear-facing camera. The rear-facing camera is the high quality 5
megapixel one, and the front facing camera (used mainly for FaceTime video chat) is lower
VGA resolution. This means it's now easy to take a picture of yourself (something that was
pretty difficult on the previous iPhone models). In the Camera app just tap the Switch button
at the top right to change cameras from rear to front.
9. Camera: email a video of yourself talking

You can also use the forward facing camera for recording video, and the iPhone 4's second
microphone means it works well capturing anything you say too. In the Camera app tap the
switch icon (as in tip 8) then change to video mode using the slider and record a video of
yourself talking. Now select it in the Camera roll then tap the Forward icon and select Email
Video - job done!
10. Make and rename folders

Organising your apps is so much easier on iPhones running iOS4. Just tap and drag apps on
top of each other and you create intelligently named folders. You can rename the folder
names Apple chooses though - just tap and hold on an app to make them wiggle, then tap on
the folder name and start typing.

				
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