The smartest smartphone has come a long way. Apple has molded their product into a gadget with cutting edge design and features. Look at these hot ones:

  • A one-of-a-kind chip that has a 64-bit architecture.
  • A camera that works better and faster.
  • Equipped with an identity sensor that can decipher your fingerprints.
  • Comes with an operating system that’s built and designed solely for 64 bit.

To say all of those features make the iPhone 5 a smartphone that’s ahead of its time is an understatement. There’s absolutely no doubt, it leads the smartphone game. Not only that, it’s more savvy than it appears, and so much more. This is your day. I’m unleashing tips and tricks to raise up your iphone 5 experience to the next level.

Time for tips ahoy…

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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Share multiple photos

Tip #1 Tap multiple images to share them all at once with iCloud Photo Sharing.

Panorama

Tip #2 You can easily shoot panorama photos from left to right or right to left. Just tap the arrow to switch the direction.

Burst Mode

Tip #3 Capture multiple shots of the action — for as long as you hold down the button — by snapping 10 photos per second. And real-time analysis suggests the best photos of the bunch.

FACETIME

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Tip #4 View timestamps of your messages by touching and dragging message bubbles to the left.

Weather

Tip #5 View all your locations by pinching to see a collapsed view. To reorder locations, simply drag them where you want. Swipe from right to left on a location to delete it.

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FaceTime audio

Tip #6 Now you can make audio-only FaceTime calls. On your contact’s card, tap the phone icon in the FaceTime section.

SWIPE GESTURES

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Tip #7 Simply swipe from right to left on messages in your inbox to quickly delete them.

Go back in Mail

Tip #8 To go back, swipe left to right from the edge of your screen.

Spotlight search

Tip #9 To open Spotlight search, swipe down from anywhere on the Home screen — such as the middle. Then type in what you’re looking for to quickly find it on your device.

SIRI

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Tell Siri who’s who

Tip #10 Tell Siri about your relationships, such as “Erin is my wife” or “Rick is my dad.” Then you can say “Text my wife” or “Call Dad” and Siri knows who you mean.

Set your locations

Tip #11 Enter your home and work addresses in Contacts. That way, Siri can remind you to do things when you leave or arrive at either place.

Change the way Siri pronounces a name

Tip #12 If Siri mispronounces a name, simply say “that’s not how you pronounce that.” Siri will ask you for the correct pronunciation, then say the name back to you three different ways so you can choose the one you like.

CALENDAR

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Tip # 13 View your calendar by list, day, or month. Switch to landscape view to see a full five days.

Swipe gestures

Tip #14 Tap the month name in the left corner to change to month or year views. In Day view, you can swipe the week bar at the top to jump to days in the next or previous week.

Search for specific events

Tip #15 Tap the search icon for a list view of every event in your calendar.

MUSIC

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Create playlists

Tip #16 In the Music app, tap Playlists, then tap Add Playlist and give it a name. Now tap any song or video to add it to the playlist. You can add individual songs, entire albums, or all songs by an artist.

Create radio stations

Tip #17 To create a station in iTunes Radio, tap the + icon under My Stations and search for an artist, genre, or song. Or choose from over 250 genre-focused or DJ-curated stations.

Edit radio stations

Tip #18 Remove or add new stations to your My Stations list by clicking Edit and the minus symbol to delete stations or the plus symbol to add them.

Buy songs from iTunes Radio

Tip #19 Tap Buy on a song that’s currently playing or one in your History or Wish List, and it downloads instantly from iTunes to your library.

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Tip # 20 While browsing your music collection, switching to landscape view displays a mosaic of your album covers. Swipe to scroll, pinch to zoom in and out, and tap to play.

MAIL

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Insert a photo or video

Tip #21 When you’re composing an email, touch and hold in the message to see the “Select, Select All” menu. Tap the arrow and select “Insert Photo or Video.” Now you can choose a photo or video to attach from your Camera Roll, albums, or shared streams.

Keep your inbox clean

Tip #22 You can delete or move messages in batches. From your inbox, tap Edit, select the messages you want to organize, then tap Trash or Move.

Get back to your draft

Tip #23 Touch and hold the Compose button to switch to your list of saved message drafts.

SAFARI

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Single sign in

Tip #24 Sign in once under Settings, and you can tweet or update your Facebook status directly from Safari, Photos, Camera, and Maps. Or ask Siri to do it for you.

Manage open Safari pages

Tip #25 Drag and drop to rearrange your tabs. To close tabs, tap the X or just swipe them off the screen.

Create web clips

Tip #26 Quickly visit your favorite websites by creating web clips for them on your Home screen. Visit the site and tap the Share button. Then select “Add to Home Screen.”

You want more tips? Navigate to Apple.com. Apple supplied all the tips featured in this post.

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