Ten Other Uses for Your iPhone

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My Son Watching a Video on my iPhone

The iPhone has become one of the most popular gadgets of all time, but are you using yours to its full potential? Many people who own these devices only use them for the basic functions like making calls, sending and receiving texts and emails and maybe playing the odd game. Here’s ten ways to get more from your iPhone and all of them are free.

1. Listen to Music
This may seem like a given, but you’d probably be surprised at just how many people own iPhones but never make the connection that their new phone still retains the original iPod capability – I’ve met several over the summer alone. Even the smallest memory iPhones have the ability to store hundreds of songs. If you’re still carrying around an iPod as well as your iPhone, maybe now is the time to stop.

2. Alarm Clock
Time was that all regular travellers kept a portable alarm clock in their suitcase, now these once ubiquitous gadgets are almost entirely defunct. The benefit of using your iPhone as an alarm clock is the ability to use any of your ring-tones as your wake up call; therefore a little time spent trawling your mp3 collection can reap benefits as your choice of sound is the one to rouse you unwillingly from your slumber.

3. Torch
There are countless torch apps on the App Store and many of them are free. My personal choice is iTorch4 with it’s simple one button interface. The benefit of keeping a torch app on your phone is that in the event of a power cut, most of us will have our iPhones nearby allowing us instant access to light, rather than having to negotiate our houses to find a rarely used torch (and probably a new set of batteries too.)

Read the rest of Sophie Brown’s list over at GeekMom.

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