Apple iPhone 4/4S setup guide and learning series
Learn how to setup and use an Apple iPhone 4, or 4S, with our iPhone setup guide and learning series. From adding your email to downloading applications from the Apple App Store we've got it covered.
Congratulations on your new iPhone! You've taken the first step towards a richer mobile life by getting your very own smartphone. Now it's time to take the plunge and unbox that beautiful new device.
When you turn on your iPhone 4/4S for the first time, you will be guided through the initial setup. This includes connecting to Wi-Fi and setting up your iTunes account. Not to worry, we'll talk you through it.
You need to connect your Apple iPhone 4/4S to the internet before you can start using a lot of the features, like email and the App Store. Here's how to connect your iPhone to a secure Wi-Fi network and to your mobile network for 3G internet access.
Find out how to add your contacts to your iPhone 4/4S by transferring your contacts from your old iPhone, Android or BlackBerry smartphone.
Find out how to setup email and on the iPhone 4 and 4S including how often you receive mail and how to add multiple inboxes.
With Twitter built right into iOS 5 and above, networking on an iPhone 4/4S is fun and easy. You'll need to download the apps for your favourite services, but once you're set up you can receive automatic updates from the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Google +.
With the latest version of iOS on your iPhone, you may never need to plug your device into your PC or use iTunes at all. If you do want to use iTunes though, take a look at our quick guide of what it can do. We'll also give you some information of alternative ways of using your iPhone without iTunes.
Want to download apps to your iPhone 4/4S? With so many to choose from it's hard to know where to start! Here's how to get those tasty morsels of program goodness from the Apple App Store to your iPhone.
Simply by organising your apps a little, you can make your iPhone 4/4S' homescreen a much tidier, neater place. Plus, it'll be a lot easier for you to find Angry Birds. I mean, that productivity app which makes you super speedy at doing important stuff.
Modern minimalism is nice and all, but wouldn't you rather have a picture of your significant other, or maybe your next door neighbour's cat, as your homescreen and lockscreen background? Here's how to change the wallpaper on your iPhone 4/4S and make it more you.
Lights, camera, action! With Facetime for video calls and full HD video recording, the Apple iPhone is a nice little digital camera to carry around for quick snapshots and mini home movies. Here's how to use the iPhone 4/4S photography features.
Did you know that your iPhone 4/4S has a nifty notifications panel that drops down when you drag your thumb over the top of the screen? It shows you any missed messages and app notifications.
Your iPhone 4S has a voice control and digital assistant feature that can talk back. Tell it to do something, it'll respond. Here is our guide to getting the most from Siri on your iPhone 4S.
Is your iPhone lasting less than a day and dying between charges? You might need to manage power consumption better. Running lots of apps, listening to music and connecting to Wi-Fi will make your iPhone lose power faster, but there are things you can do to keep it running longer.
Depending on the model of iPhone you have, you should have between 8GB and 64GB of storage space. Although this may seem like a lot, your music, videos, pictures and apps can use this up quite quickly. Try some of the following tips to free up some space.
If you have iOS 5 or above installed on your iPhone 4/4S, you can now backup your data in two ways - either wirelessly via iCloud or by connecting the phone to your PC.
With iOS 5, there are now 2 ways of updating your iPhone; either through your PC or directly on the iPhone itself. Make sure you follow the instructions to back up your phone before doing the update in case anything goes wrong.
How to reset and recover your iPhone 4/4S if there is a serious software fault on the phone or an update has failed.