iPhone Tips – Configuring the Phone App

Given its full hardware features and capabilities for mobile entertainment and enhanced mobile browsing, many tend to forget that at its core, the iPhone is a phone.

Often used for engaging gaming sessions, Facebook updates/comments posting or simply used to check email inbox statuses, most iPhone users spend time in properly setting up the built-in and third party app settings for an iPhone’s entertainment and media utilities, leaving one app left on default settings – the iPhone’s Phone App.

The iPhone Phone App, which remains to be a crucial app in the iPhone’s overall existence is often left at default settings, with most iPhone users unaware that they can actually personalize and enhance the Phone App to better suit needs.

Here’s a quick look over the steps you can undertake, in enhancing the performance of your iPhone’s Phone App.

Fixing Your Contacts – though not exactly something which you do with the Phone App, managing your Contacts List helps the customized and streamlined performance of the Phone App, doing away with double entries or deleting extraneous information such as the numbers which a particular contact no longer uses.

Accessible via the iPhone’s Utilities folder, you can access your Contacts List from the home screen or via the Phone App, and tapping on the + icon on the upper-right corner of a contact listing on display allows you to add/remove contact details, properly filing in contact entries.

You can even go as far as assign a particular ringtone for a contact, as well as add a contact photo which you can get from your iPhone’s Photo Roll.

Managing Call/Phone Features – Most iPhone users are prone to leave a number of the mobile’s Phone App Settings on default, without realizing that there are actually functional aspects which can be set to suit needs.

Heading down Settings then Phone will reveal a number of customizable options, pertaining to how calls are handled by the mobile. Call Forwarding would be one often overlooked feature, a feature that comes in handy when an iPhone user is in an area where reception is weak. Call Waiting is another feature, which is turned on by default, and can be turned off if an iPhone user wishes to do so. Managing Voicemail accounts can also be done in this area of the iPhone, along with enabling/disabling International Assist, which is designed to note the country code number when taking in or making international calls.

The area also highlights service provider details (typically labeled as the name of your mobile subscription provider), and special functions such as bill information, voice connect, or access to directory assistance can be accomplished, though these services are dependent on mobile service provider’s available features.

It may not sound much, but looking into the iPhone’s Phone App should be something every iPhone user must do, in maximizing its utility as a mobile phone.

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