- Say CheeseTake Better Quality Photos with Your iPhone 4
- New Features and Functions that Are Ideal for Business Users
- Get Ready to Multitask
- Organize Apps on Your Home Screen with Folders
- Add Frequently Used Web Pages to Your Home Screen
- Better Manage Email on Your iPhone
- The iOS 4.1 Offers All this and MoreBut that's Just the Beginning
Add Frequently Used Web Pages to Your Home Screen
Many people constantly return to their favorite websites for updates throughout the day or week. Now, instead of first accessing the Safari browser on your iPhone and then accessing your favorite sites from your Bookmarks list, you can create individual icons for your favorite web pages and display them on your Home screen. This allows you to access that page with a single tap of the finger.
To create a Web Page icon on your Home page (as shown in Figure 2), access Safari and visit your favorite webpage.
Next, press the plus ('+') icon at the bottom of the Safari screen (shown in Figure 3), and tap the "Add to Home Screen" icon. When you return to your Home screen, the icon for that webpage will now be displayed. To access that webpage in the future, simply tap the icon on the Home screen.
Speaking of the Home screen, you can also customize the look of the screen itself, not just the order in which the app icons and Folders are displayed. To customize the Home and/or Lock screen on your iPhone, click on the Settings icon, and select the Wallpaper option. A thumbnail of your Lock screen and Home screen will be displayed. Click on either thumbnail. The iPhone's screen will now display thumbnails of the photos currently stored on your phone, along with a selection of preloaded wallpaper graphics.
Choose which photo or wallpaper graphic you want displayed as your phone's new wallpaper (in the background, behind the icons). Once you've tapped on your selected photo, you can move or scale the image. To finalize your choice, tap the Set icon. When you return to the Home or Lock screen (shown in Figure 4), you'll discover it has a new customized look.
The iPhone's Lock screen appears every time you turn on the device. It's the screen that requires you to slide your finger across the onscreen "Slide to unlock" slider, in order to unlock the phone before each use.