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I will be showing you how to do stuff with your iPhone or iPod you didn't know or knew you could do. Most of these secrets work for iPads too. Camera stuff only works with iPod 4, iPhone 4 or 4S, and all iPhone- iPod 5s, Enjoy!
 
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Step 1: Screen Shots

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A lot of people know how to do screen shots, but for those who don't you press down the lock screen button down the same time you press the home button down, then quickly release. You will have token a picture of what was on your screen!

Step 2: Volume Button

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Go to the camera and when your ready to take a picture, don't press the camera button press the volume button. It will take a picture of anything you aim the camera at!

Step 3: Refresh & Shut Down

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If you hold down the lock screen button and the home button at the same time for about 10 seconds, your device will refresh. Refreshing helps when your device is being slow. If you hold down just the lock screen button for 10 seconds, at the top of the screen it will say "slide to power off" slide to power off your device.

Step 4: Undo Typing

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If your texting or emailing someone, shake you device and a banner will come up saying "Undo Typing" and if you press that, everything you typed will be deleted.

Step 5: Clear History

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This will not delete your apps! Double click the home button twice, and at the bottom of your device the apps you used will be there. Hold one down and delete all the apps from the bottom. This make your device work better. Look at the pictures if your stuck.

Step 6: Broken Home Button Or Lock Button?

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If your home button or lock screen button stopped working, this will really help you! Go to settings and press on "general" after that scroll down to the bottom and press "Accessibility." Scroll to the bottom in the Physical & Motor and press "Assistivetouch" then turn that on. Then there will be a little button that works as a lock screen/home button.
boocat3 months ago

Well, I liked your tutorial because I never read the booklets that come with anything. :P

sschlomer4 months ago
These aren't really secrets since it states all of these in the getting started booklet that comes with the device

Great information

For invert colors you can toggle triple click home to do it like me. I did learn some things so thanks!
BMR_111001 year ago
cool also when ure taking a pic push the volume up button and it takes a pic
zacker1 year ago
Hi.. great tips. thanks!
This is a great guide! I didn't know about the inverted colors! I turned it on and went to camera, and it acts as night vision! This could come in handy for a Nerf war! ;) Good job!
SydRules123 (author) 1 year ago
I found most of these out by looking thought settings.
SydRules123 (author) 1 year ago
Thank you brianadkison! I thought people would like to know the secrets!
just the screenshot secret was worth the whole instructable! I never knew that and had to try it instantly... works awesome! Thanks again.
SydRules123 (author) 1 year ago
Thanks aqua 12!
aqua 121 year ago
Cool and very helpful