Tell me what I don't know about my new iPhone.
September 22, 2012 6:31 PM Subscribe
I've just upgraded from a phone that could barely handle email to an iPhone 5. I'm psyched about this quantum leap, and I'm familiar with most of what the iPhone can do, but this feels a little bit like getting a new limb: I know it'll be great, but I probably don't yet know how great and in what ways. What do I need to know to get the best possible iPhone experience?
posted by AthenaPolias to Technology (9 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I'm Apple-conversant (though an avowed Windows user for my regular computing) and have used an iPad for work for about three years, so I'm not a total neophyte to iOS and apps, and I have the basics for iPhone operations installed. I've spent most of today and yesterday combing the app store and Gizmodo, etc for app recs, and I am especially excited about the opportunities for upping my productivity - specifically getting little tasks done that I always forget (asking Siri to remind me of things has already been amazing), and targeting some trouble areas in my life: fitness (Fitocracy), nutrition (MyFitnessPal), budgeting (Mint + my bank's app), and sleep (Sleep Time). So I think I have these areas covered, but I may be missing some other great opportunities. I'm also open to suggestions in any other areas - in what way has your iPhone improved your quality of life? What do you wish you'd realized it could do from day one?
Tl;dr: tell me the best things your iPhone does for you, esp. those a new user may not know about.