iPhone 5 for Dummies (Video Review & Giveaway)


Do you have an iPhone?  What about the new iPhone 5 that was released late last year?  I finally upgraded from my 3gS and was one of the first to get the new iPhone 5 and I am in LOVE with the upgrades (especially since mine was so old).  The one feature I’m most excited about (still) with my iPhone 5 is that I can finally take good photos using my phone.    So good that I don’t even know where my point-and-shoot camera has gone – it’s been missing for months.

I’m a tad bit techie when it comes to new gadgets and love to learn all the tricks so I was excited when I was offered a chance to review the new book iPhone 5 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))
.  I’ve been playing with my phone for months now and thought I knew a good bit about it but I quickly learned so much more about my phone.  Watch this video for my Top 5 Tricks and Tips that I’ve learned through iPhone 5 for Dummies.

Since it’s a little tricky to show some of these tricks in the video here is a bit more information about each one.

Five iPhone 5 Tips & Tricks

AE/AF Lock for taking photos.  If you’re not a photo wiz you may not even know what that stands for (I didn’t).  AE=Auto Exposure and AF=Auto Focus  When taking pictures it will help you focus your images better and adjust the lighting.  I usually use the AE/AF lock when I’m trying to either lighten or darken my picture by focusing on either the foreground or background.  Here is an example:

What is AE AF Lock on my iPhone Camera

Take a still photo while shooting a video.  Your taking a video of your kids school performance but something really cute happens and you want a photo also.  You don’t have to stop filming to take a still photo.  Just push the photo button and you can capture that still.  I wish I had known about this one a long time ago!

iPhone 5 Video Tip

Screen shot.  OK, so this one is pretty basic and you may already know about this but it’s so helpful I have to mention it.  If you push the home button and the sleep/wake (power) button at the same time you can take a screen shot.

Photo stream sharing.  Share multiple photos with another iPhone user without having to text or email.  I use this to share pictures with my mom when she hasn’t seen the kids in a while.

Share with Photo Stream

World Clock.  OK, so this one has nothing to do with photography but I work with clients all over the world and I never know what time it is where they live.  Now I do!

iPhone 5 World Clock

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Disclosure: This review and giveaway is sponsored by Wiley and For Dummies as part of a Global Influences blog campaign. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and in now way influenced by the sponsoring company.

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  1. Jennifer T. says

    I don’t know that I really know what I want to learn to do on my phone. But, I’m going to use that Photo Stream function soon. I have so many apps that I don’t really understand as well. I also don’t know how to manage app folders. And, I have icons that I’d like to remove altogether but seem to be locked.

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