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Create a new Home screen.
While arranging apps, drag an app to the right edge of the last Home screen. The dots above the Dock show how many Home screens you have, and which one you’re viewing. You can also customize the Home screen using iTunes, when iPhone is connected to your computer. In iTunes, select iPhone, then click Apps.
Start over. Go to Settings > General > Reset, then tap Reset Home Screen Layout to return the Home screen and apps to their original layout. Folders are removed and the original wallpaper is restored.
Organize with folders
Create a folder. While arranging apps, drag one app onto another. Tap the name of the folder to rename it. Drag apps to add or remove them. Press the Home button when you finish.
You can have multiple pages of apps in a folder.
Delete a folder. Drag out all the apps—the folder is deleted automatically.
Change the wallpaper
Wallpaper settings let you set an image or photo as wallpaper for the Lock screen or Home screen. You can choose from dynamic and still images.
Change the wallpaper. Go to Settings > Wallpaper > Choose a New Wallpaper.
When choosing an image for new wallpaper, the Perspective Zoom button determines whether your selected wallpaper is zoomed. For wallpaper you already set, go to the Wallpaper setting, then tap the image of the Lock screen or Home screen to see the Perspective Zoom button.
Note: The Perspective Zoom button doesn’t appear if Reduce Motion (in Accessibility settings) is turned on.
Adjust the screen brightness
Dim the screen to extend battery life, or use Auto-Brightness.
Adjust the screen brightness. Go to Settings > Display & Brightness, then drag the slider. If Auto-Brightness is on, iPhone adjusts the screen brightness for current light conditions using the built-in ambient light sensor. You can also adjust the brightness in Control Center.
With iPhone SE or iPhone 6 and 6 Plus you can magnify the screen display. Go to Settings > Display & Brightness. Tap View (below Display Zoom), choose Zoomed, then tap Set. For additional zoom features,
The onscreen keyboard lets you enter text when needed.
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Tap a text field to see the onscreen keyboard, then tap letters to type. If you touch the wrong key, you can slide your finger to the correct key. The letter isn’t entered until you release your finger from the key.
Tap Shift to type uppercase, or touch the Shift key and slide to a letter. Double-tap Shift for caps
lock. To enter numbers, punctuation, or symbols, tap the Number key or the Symbol key. If you haven’t added any keyboards, tap to switch to the emoji keyboard. If you have several keyboards, tap to switch to the last one you used. Continue tapping to access other enabled keyboards, or touch and hold , then slide to choose a different keyboard. To quickly end a sentence with a period and a space, just double-tap the space bar. To type an alternate character, touch and hold a key, then slide to choose one of the options.
If you see a word underlined in red, tap it to see suggested corrections. If the word you want doesn’t appear, type the correction.
As you write, the keyboard predicts your next word (not available in all languages). Tap a word to choose it, or accept a highlighted prediction by entering a space or punctuation. When you tap a suggested word, a space appears after the word. If you enter a comma, period, or other punctuation, the space is deleted. Reject a suggestion by tapping your original word (shown as the predictive text option with quotation marks).
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Hide predictive text. Pull down the suggested words. Drag the bar up when you want to see the suggestions again.
Turn off predictive text. Touch and hold or , then slide to Predictive.
If you turn off predictive text, iPhone may still try to suggest corrections for misspelled words. Accept a correction by entering a space or punctuation, or by tapping return. To reject a correction, tap the “x.” If you reject the same suggestion a few times, iPhone stops suggesting it.
Set options for typing or add keyboards. Go to Settings > General > Keyboard.
The onscreen keyboard for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus includes additional keys you may find useful. You can see these keys when you hold iPhone in landscape orientation. You can also use an Apple Wireless Keyboard to enter text.
Revise text. Touch and hold the text to show the magnifying glass, then drag to position the insertion point. Select text. Tap the insertion point to display the selection options. Or double-tap a word
to select it. Drag the grab points to select more or less text. In read-only documents, such as webpages, touch and hold to select a word.
You can cut, copy, or paste over selected text. With some apps, you can also get bold, italic, or underlined text (tap B/I/U); get the definition of a word; or have iPhone suggest an alternative. Tap to see all the options. Undo the last edit. Shake iPhone, then tap Undo.
A shortcut lets you enter a word or phrase by typing just a few characters. For example, type “omw” to enter “On my way!” That one’s already set up for you, but you can also add your own.
Create a shortcut. Go to Settings > General > Keyboard, then tap Shortcuts.
Have a word or phrase you use and don’t want it corrected? Create a shortcut, but leave the Shortcut field blank.
Use iCloud to keep your personal dictionary up to date on your other devices. Go to Settings > iCloud, then turn on iCloud Drive or Documents & Data.
Use an Apple Wireless Keyboard
You can use an Apple Wireless Keyboard (available separately) to enter text on iPhone. The keyboard connects via Bluetooth, so you must first pair it with iPhone.
Note: The Apple Wireless Keyboard may not support keyboard features that are on your device. For example, it does not anticipate your next word or automatically correct misspelled words.
Pair an Apple Wireless Keyboard with iPhone. Turn on the keyboard, go to Settings > Bluetooth and turn on Bluetooth, then tap the keyboard when it appears in the Devices list. Once it’s paired, the keyboard reconnects to iPhone whenever it’s in range—up to about 33 feet (10 meters). When it’s connected, the onscreen keyboard doesn’t appear.
Save your batteries.
Turn off Bluetooth and the wireless keyboard when not in use. You can turn off Bluetooth in Control Center. To turn off the keyboard, hold down the On/off switch until the green light goes off.
Unpair a wireless keyboard. Go to Settings > Bluetooth, tap next to the keyboard name, then tap Forget this Device.
Add or change keyboards
You can turn typing features, such as spell checking, on or off; add keyboards for writing in different languages; and change the layout of your onscreen keyboard or Apple Wireless Keyboard.
Set typing features.
Go to Settings > General > Keyboard.
Add a keyboard for another language. Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard.
If you haven’t added any keyboards, tap to switch to the emoji keyboard. If you have several keyboards, tap to switch to the last one you used. Continue tapping to access other enabled keyboards, or touch and hold , then slide to choose a different keyboard.
For information about international keyboards.
Change the keyboard layout. Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards, select a keyboard, then choose a layout.
If you like, you can dictate instead of typing. Make sure Enable Dictation is turned on (in Settings > General > Keyboard) and iPhone is connected to the Internet.
Note: Dictation may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary. Cellular data charges may apply.
Dictate text. Tap on the onscreen keyboard, then speak. Tap Done when you finish. Tap to begin dictation.
Add text. Tap again and continue dictating. To insert text, tap to place the insertion point first.
You can also replace selected text by dictating.
Add punctuation or format text. Say the punctuation or format. For example, “Dear Mary
comma the check is in the mail exclamation mark” becomes “Dear Mary, the check is in the mail!”
Punctuation and formatting commands include:
•• quote … end quote
•• new paragraph
•• new line
•• cap—to capitalize the next word
•• caps on … caps off—to capitalize the first character of each word
•• all caps—to make the next word all uppercase
•• all caps on … all caps off—to make the enclosed words all uppercase
•• no caps on … no caps off—to make the enclosed words all lowercase
•• no space on … no space off—to run a series of words together
•• smiley—to insert :-)
•• frowny—to insert :-(
•• winky—to insert ;-)
Voice Control lets you make phone calls and FaceTime calls, and control music playback,
if you have Siri turned off.
Note: Voice Control and Voice Control settings aren’t available when Siri is turned on.
until the Voice Control screen appears and you hear a beep, or press and hold the center button
on your headset.
For best results:
•• Speak clearly and naturally.
•• Say only Voice Control commands, names, and numbers. Pause slightly between commands.
•• Use full names.
Change the language for Voice Control. By default, Voice Control expects you to speak voice commands in the language that’s set for iPhone (in Settings > General > International >Language).
To use Voice Control in another language or dialect, go to Settings > General >International > Voice Control.
Voice Control for the Music app is always on, but you can keep Voice Control from dialing
when iPhone is locked. Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode (iPhone models with Touch ID) or
Settings > Passcode (other models), then turn off Voice Dial.
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