|Written by Susan|
There are some included iphone applications. These applications are on your phone from the factory and can not be deleted. Many of them have features that help enhance the use of your iphone and can be very beneficial. Below I have listed some of the included Iphone applications and a brief explanation of their features.
Things you will need:
Phone application: this is referenced by the green button with a white phone image on it. When pressed this iphone application will give you access to view your favorite contacts, search through recent calls either by missed or all, view your complete contact list, access a keyboard to dial a number, or listen to your voicemail messages with visual voice mail.
Your contact list shows up in your contacts application: This application icon looks like a brown address book with a personâ€™s silhouette on it. Within this application you can add, change and delete your contacts. This application also allows you to synch the contact list to your computer.
Set the time with the clock application: Just as it sounds this application image is a picture of a clock. If you travel or have family in different time zones you can easily see what time they are in by looking at the clock for that city. This application is also the place you will be able to set multiple alarms and access the stopwatch and countdown timer features.
Email Application: Your email application icon has an image of an envelope displayed on it. With the email application you will have access to Microsoft Exchange, mobileme, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, and AOL.
There are also options to add in other types of email accounts. With the email application you are able to view, reply, create and even view attachments.
The calculator application: To access this application look for an image with calculator symbols. Use this application any time you need to add, subtract, multiply, or divide. If you hold the phone on its side some scientific functions will be available.
See where youâ€™re going with the Map application: This icon is a simple picture of a map. With this application you can see street, satellite, and hybrid views of locations all over the world. You can also use the zoom feature to search for landmarks. With the map application you can also get directions, see highway traffic conditions, and locate local business contact information.
Send and receive SMS messages: Pressing the voice bubble application image will give you access to all the features of the iphone messaging application. The iphone message service is set up similar to the chat windows on a computer so you can easily see the messages for earlier conversations without a lot of clicking. Easily edit the messages to delete old conversations. Easily send pictures, contact information, and voice memos to Iphone 3G or later. With the Iphone 3GS you can send video clips!
The app store application: This is a blue icon with an â€śAâ€ť in the center of it. This application allows you to add new and exciting applications to your iphone home page. There are many to choose from and each are in catagories to make it easier to find what you are looking for. There are some applications that are free for you to try out and others that will cost you that usually have added features, better graphics and more levels if itâ€™s a game, or more options.
The compass application: Shown by an image of a compass will actually show you the direction you are heading then you hold the iphone level to the ground. It will also display your coordinates at the current location. The compass will allow you to choose the true north setting or the magnetic north setting to display your location. The compass application only works on the iphone 3Gs.
The weather application: The weather icon will show a picture of the sun with your current weather (once your location is set up). By pressing the application icon you will have access to your current weather conditions and an extended six day forecast. You are able to add multiple cities for easy weather reports from anywhere at anytime.
Search the web with Safari: The compass icon with the blue back ground on your Iphone will give you access to the many features of Safari, your web browser. With your iphone you can connect to the internet using a Wi-Fi connection or over the cellular data network. Your webpages will be easy to view with the many features like widescreen viewing when the phone is on its side, and tap to zoom. You can open up to eight web pages at a time and even save pages to your favorites.
Notes application: This looks like a yellow note pad. This applications allows you to create several notes that are saved to your iphone. These notes can be emailed to others using your mail application.
Keep up to date with the calendar application: This application icon is ever changing, you will be able to locate this by looking for an application icon showing the current dates number in black and the day of the week labeled across the top in a red banner. With the calendar application you can set reminders, enter appointments, and create deadlines. These can all be synched to most calendars on your computer for easier time management.
Listen to music with your build in Ipod: This application button looks just like an ipod with an orange back ground. With the ipod feature you can listen to songs randomly or create your own playlist. You can also watch podcast and even listen to audiobooks.
If you want to add new music, or podcast to your iphone the Itunes application is the place to do it. This application icon is purple with a white music note directly in the center. After launching this application you will be able to search, preview, purchase, and download items from itunes. Look for music, audiobooks, videos, movies, and even audio books.
Record voice memos: This application icon shows a picture of a microphone. Use this feature to record voice memoâ€™s on your iphone. You can choose to play them back on your iphone or transfer them to your computer through itunes. You can also share voice memoâ€™s through email or MMS messages with Iphone 3G or newer.
View Photos: This application icon has a picture of a big yellow sunflower on it. With this application you can view photos you have saved on your iphone in either portrait or landscape, it also allows you to zoom the image. These images can also be stored on your mobileMe galleries, sent through MMS message (Iphone 3G and newer), save the image to a contact from your contact list, or as wallpaper on your iphone. With Iphone 3Gs and newer phones you will also be able to view videos taken with your iphone through the photo application.
The camera application: Easily located by the camera lens image, this application will allow you to take pictures that are automatically saves in your photo application. With the iphone 3GS or newer you will also use this application to record videos.
The Settings icon: This application icon shows an image of three gears on a gray background. This application is your convenient location to adjust all your iphone settings. From network settings to phone, mail, ringtone, and screen brightness. Here you are also able to set your volume limits for your phones features and your hearing comfort. Add security codes and restrict adult content through the settings application also.
YouTube application: This application icon looks like a picture of a T.V. screen. With this application you will have access to the vast online collection of youTube videos. Not only will you be able to sort and view some of the best videos on the web, you will also be able to log into your YouTube account to rate videos, view subscriptions, and upload videos taken from your iphone 3Gs or newer phone.
Stock application: This application icon has an blue button with a white pulse line through it. With this application you can track nearly every detail of the stock market. View opening and average pricing and price range between two points along with detailed charts.
At any time you can simply press the home button and your Iphone will take you directly to the home page where your application icons will be listed. The applications listed when you purchase the phone can not be deleted however you can rearrange them to better suit your iphone use.