iPhone 5 Tips and Tricks & Info.

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    How to shoot and share slo-mo video on your iPhone 5s



    If you haven’t yet played around with Apple’s slo-mo feature on the iPhone 5s, now’s a perfect time to start. This week’s video tip has Macworld associate editor Serenity Caldwell demonstrating how to shoot slo-mo video, preview it on your own device and share it with others.

    Transcript. One of the great features of the iPhone 5s is its slow motion video mode. To use this mode, just swipe over while in the Camera app to the Slo-Mo setting.

    To begin shooting a slow-motion video, make sure you’ve got your target focused, then press the record button. Your video will begin recording in what looks like real time, but don’t be fooled: there’s some slow-motion magic yet to come.

    If you just want to view your masterpiece yourself, you can open up the Camera Roll. There, two new blue edit handles will drop down, allowing you to phase in and out of slow motion. But if you’d actually like to send those videos to anyone, you have to move over to iMovie, Apple’s free software for editing and sharing home movies.

    iMovie automatically lists all the videos from your Camera Roll that you’ve taken. To create a project from one of them, just select the clip in question, then press the Share button, followed by Create Movie. From there, you’ll enter the Edit screen.

    Unlike the Camera Roll, you can’t automatically phase in and phase out slow motion. We actually have to make some cuts first to do that. Scroll through your clip and decide where you’d like the slow motion to start.

    Tap the clip, and then swipe down on it to create a cut. Once you’ve made your cut, double-tap on the clip to the right and select the Speed option. This allows you to slow down that new clip to 1/4 its original speed.

    Now you’ve slowed down the middle of your future video, but you still need to create an end clip to take you out of the slow motion. When you’ve decided where your ending spot should be, select the clip and swipe downward to make a second cut. The clip to the right keeps the same speed as the clip it’s been separated from; as such, we still have a slowed clip where we’ve made our cut, and we need to speed it back up again before we can finish our movie.

    To preview your movie, scroll back to the beginning of the timeline and press the play button.

    Once you’re happy with how your slow-motion video has come together, tap the arrow in the upper left corner of the screen. That brings you back to the Projects area, where you can tap the Share button and then tap Save Video to send your masterpiece back to the Camera Roll.

    When your slow motion movie finishes exporting, you can send it to friends via Messages, email, Instagram, Facebook and more.





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    Hang Up a Phone Call on the iPhone by Tapping the Power Button



    Many of us use our iPhones for so many tasks that it’s easy to overlook some of the simpler functionality of the device, like making and ending phone calls. With that in mind, we’ve got a nice trick to hang up an active call faster, without having to touch the devices screen at all. It’s incredibly simple:

    Hang up a call instantly by tapping the Sleep / Power button

    Yes, the sleep/lock/power button at the top of the iPhone can also be used to hang up a call, without having to rely on touching the iPhone screen.

    No Touch Screen Usage = Works with Cracked Screens

    This is valuable for several reasons: it’s faster than tapping “End Call”, it can be done with a simple finger tap without looking at the screen, and it works even if the iPhone touchscreen is not working due to a hardware failure or a completely cracked screen that has the lower portion of the display unresponsive to touch.





    You’ll also be able to make phone calls in cold weather easier, or if you’re wearing gloves that aren’t touchscreen friendly. Just use Siri to make the initial phone call, then use the top button to end the call, all while keeping your toasty gloves on the entire time.

    Additionally, it works to hang up a call even if tapping on the “End Call” screen button doesn’t work, which seems to be an odd Phone app bug that happens at random for some users.





    The simple power button also has a few tricks up it’s sleeve for incoming calls too, with a single-tap silencing the ringer, and with a double-tap sending the call directly to voicemail.





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    Motorola Migrate Makes It Easier To Ditch Your iPhone For Android



    If you’ve been thinking about ditching your iPhone for an Android-powered smartphone, but you’ve been put off by the time and effort it takes to transfer all of your data, you no longer have an excuse not to make the move. Motorola just updated its Migrate transfer tool to support iPhone users who want to make the switch.

    Using Migrate, users can transfer all of their contacts and calendar entries from their old iPhone to a new Motorola handset in just a few simple steps. It all happens without wires, and it’s completely free.

    Motorola first launched Migrate back in December to help existing Android users transfer all of their data from an old Android-powered device to their new Motorola smartphone, but thanks to a new update, the app now supports those switching from iPhone, too.

    Not all Motorola handsets are supported, but Migrate does work with the Moto X, Moto G, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini. It’s also worth noting that at this point, Migrate will only transfer your contacts and calendars from iCloud — you’ll have to move your pictures, videos, and other data manually.

    To use Migrate, follow the source link below to download the app for free. Then load it up, sign into iCloud, and let it do its thing.





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    Make Hand-Free Instagram Videos With iPhone Accessibility Features



    I love the press-to-shoot feature of Instagram’s video mode: it stops you from making one long boring take to fill up that eight seconds or however long it is that you get. But maybe you want to make a boring one-shot clip, or you’re planning on making the world’s shortest remake of Hitchcock’s Rope. Whatever, this neat trick from Photojojo is for you.

    The trick makes use of Assistive Touch, a little-known part of iOS that lets you assign gestures to specific functions. The idea is that folks who can’t press buttons or make pinching motions or otherwise have trouble controlling their iPhones can come up with new gestures that they can do. And that function can be used to make custom controls.

    In this case, the custom control is “pressing on the same spot for eight seconds.” Following Photojojo’s how-to, you can make an eight-second button-push gesture and then drag the virtual button over the top of the actual Instagram (or Vine) button. Tap once and you’re done.





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    Do not restore with iTunes again. After that, you may check your iTunes backup first. If there is more than one backup available, you can select a previous backup. If you can find the right backup, you can recover lost data from iPhone backup.

    Right click your iPhone in your iTunes' sidebar, then select "Restore Lost Data from iPhone Backup". iTunes should ask you now what backup you want to restore from, just select the latest one (should be preselected) and it should start restoring all you data with iPhone Data Recovery.
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    If you have the iTunes backup, then recover deleted photos from iPhone will be easily:
    Here are the steps:
    Click the "File" menu and select "Devices" > "Restore from Back up".
    Or
    Open the iOS device's "Summary" tab. There are two ways to access this:
    Click the device button in the upper right corner. (If viewing the iTunes Store, click the Library button in the upper right corner. The device button will then be visible.)
    From any view in iTunes, click the "View" menu and select "Show Sidebar". Select your iOS device in iTunes under "Devices:.
    Click the "Restore Backup" button.

    I know the deleted iPhone data still store in NAND flash driver, so if you have no backup, you can use some iPhone data recovery app for help to get data back if they are not overwritten by other data.
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    15 tips for squeezing as much battery life as possible out of your iPhone



    After all these years, battery life is still one of the biggest pain points when it comes to smartphones. Battery technology is always improving, of course, but not nearly fast enough to offset the various new tech that drains the juice from our smartphones. Especially where the iPhone is concerned, the phone’s design is also constantly getting slimmer so there is less space to fit a battery with each new generation.

    Apple’s iPhone 5s lasts longer on a charge than any iPhone model that has come before it, but when it comes to battery life more is always better. This is why features like Samsung’s new ultra power-saving mode on the Galaxy S5 are so exciting.

    While there’s no way for active smartphone users to avoid having to charge their iPhones once a day, being smart can stretch the life of your iPhone’s battery by 15%, 30% or even more depending on how far you’re willing to go to extend it.

    The following is a list of 15 things you can do to squeeze as much life as possible out of each iPhone charge. Follow them all for the biggest impact, or just do as many as you can if there are some features you can’t bear to be without.

    Also feel free to keep this post on hand as an emergency survival guide — if you’re running around and won’t be near a charger for an extended period of time, go through this check list in order to ensure that your phone won’t die.


    Lower your display brightness as much as possible and disable “Auto-Brightness” (Settings > Wallpapers & Brightness)

    Kill Siri’s “Raise to Speak” option (Settings > General > Siri, then disable the Raise to Speak)

    Disable automatic music downloads, automatic app downloads and automatic app updates (Settings > iTunes & App Store)

    Enable “Reduce Motion” (iOS 7′s parallax effect doesn’t just make people sick, it also kills their iPhone batteries — disable it in Settings > General > Accessibility)

    Turn off all vibration (Settings > Sounds)

    Disallow frequent location learning (Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services, then switch off the Frequent Locations option)

    Turn off 4G/LTE (Settings > Cellular)

    Enable Wi-Fi any time you’re near Wi-Fi (Apple’s iPhones are great with Wi-Fi power management, so Wi-Fi uses much less battery than cellular data)

    Even still, be sure to disable Wi-Fi when you know you’ll be out of range for an extended period of time

    Reduce “Auto-Lock” time so your display turns off after just 1 minute (Settings > General)

    Turn off Bluetooth when you’re not using it (Swipe up from any screen to bring up the Control Center, then tap the Bluetooth icon)

    Disable AirDrop when you’re not using it (Swipe up from any screen to bring up the Control Center, then tap AirDrop and select Off)

    Disallow background data refreshing for apps that don’t need it (Settings > General > Background App Refresh)

    Set email accounts to “fetch” instead of “push” (Settings > Mail, Contacts & Calendars > Fetch New Data, then disable Push and set each email account to Fetch)

    There are more extreme measures you can take when things really get dicey, such as enabling airplane mode or disabling mobile data, but the tips above will conserve as much power as possible while still leaving your iPhone functional.





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    Want to upgrade your iPhone 5s camera to 2k video? All you need is this app …



    If you like to use your iPhone to shoot video and Apple offered to upgrade your iPhone 5s from 1080p HD to 2k video for just $7, the decision wouldn’t require much thought. That’s exactly the trick Ultrakam has pulled off with its new iPhone app.

    If you’re wondering how a mere app can convert your camera to a higher resolution, it doesn’t: it simply allows the software to use more of the hardware capabilities of your camera. Apple may say that your iPhone 5s has a 1080p HD videocamera, but that’s not quite true: the camera hardware itself is capable of anything up to 3264×2448, it’s just that the software can’t process that many pixels at a sensible frame-rate …

    With the built-in camera app able to capture HD video at up to 120fps, Ultrakam takes the opposite route, limiting the frame-rate to 30fps and using a more efficient codec to in order to capture 2k video: 2240×1672. The app also allows you to shoot at 24fps for a more film-like look.

    Don’t expect to be shooting any blockbuster movies on your iPhone, however: 2k video consumes 3GB of storage per minute, so you’ll get less than 20 minutes’ footage even on a 64GB model with almost nothing else stored on it. The app is also limited to 20fps when run on the older iPhone 5.

    But if you want to shoot high-quality short videos, the Ultrakam Professional Camera App is available for $6.99 from the iTunes store. If you have a second iPhone available to act as a remote, there’s also a separate remote-control app for $2.99.





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    How to Undo & Redo Typing on iPhone with a Shake



    All iPhone models have a rather interesting way to “Undo” or “Redo” typing in iOS and in every single app… get ready for it because it’s probably not going to be what you expect: you shake the iPhone to undo and redo typing.

    Yes, seriously, physically shaking the iPhone initiates an “Undo” or a “Redo” making the action buttons for each task visible. These can undo/redo anything, whether it’s typed text, copying, pasting, deleting text, basically whatever the last action was it will figure out.

    A friend of mine thought I was joking when I showed this to them, so it’s important to emphasize this is actually how you undo/redo on the iPhone. There are no Undo / Redo buttons like there is on the iPad keyboard until the physical jostling action has been triggered. Yes, the shake motion does work on the iPad as well, but waving around a 1lbs piece of glass and aluminum is probably not the best of ideas.

    When the shake motion has been recognized, you’ll finally see the “Undo Typing” and “Redo Typing” buttons appear on the iPhone screen, then just tap on them to perform the action you’re looking for:





    Sometimes you have to be fairly abrupt with the shake to get the feature to trigger, and usually one or two quick jolts isn’t enough, so what I like to recommend is giving it a good shake as if you were making percussions sounds with a maraca or a rattle.

    Shake-to-undo and Shake-to-redo works in any place where you have inputted text, and it’s basically the iPhone equivalent to the oh-so-popular Command-Z and Command-Shift-Z keystrokes to undo/redo in Mac OS X. Admittedly this is a bit goofy at first, but once you get the hang of it it’s actually quite cool and very intuitive. Just give it a few tries, you’ll pick it up quickly.

    This trick does require a functioning accelerometer, which is a hardware element in almost every iPhone that detects physical motion of the device. For nearly every single iPhone it works as intended, but if your iPhone has suffered some sort of damage the accelerometer may not work at all.

    As of now, there is actually no alternative method to perform the Undo function or Redo function on an iPhone or iPod touch, but as mentioned before, there are undo and redo buttons on the iPad keyboard. So it appears the rather unusual shaking method for the iPhone and iPod touch is here for the long haul. Be sure to check out more iPhone tips here.





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