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iPhone 101: 10 Tips to Help Get You Started With Your New iPhone

Did you finally receive that new iPhone for the holidays that you’ve always wanted? Or have you recently switched from an Android device to a new iPhone? Here are our top 10 tips and tricks to help get you started.

1. Download Apps From the App Store

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There are now over one million apps found in the iOS App Store, and searching through the App Store can get very overwhelming for new iPhone owners. We believe that iOS has the best app ecosystem in the market, and it’s no coincidence that most well-known developers launch their apps on iOS first.

We’ve put together some great lists to help you find essential apps that will make your new iPhone more helpful, fun and effective:

Top 10 Best iPhone Apps of 2013

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Top 10 Best Calendar Apps for iPhone

If the stock calendar app on iOS isn't cutting it for you, here are our top 10 calendar apps for iPhone.

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Top 10 Best Alarm Clock Apps for iPhone

If the stock clock app on iOS isn't doing the best job to wake you up in the morning, here are 10 alarm clock apps for iPhone that are more effective.

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2. Sync Your Email, Contact List & Calendar

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With iOS7, adding different email accounts, contact lists, and calendars are easier than ever. Simply follow these steps:

          1. Open your Settings app

          2. Scroll down and tap “Mail, Contacts, and Calendars”

          3. Tap “Add Account”

          4. Select an email provider

          5. Enter your name, email address, password, and a description to help you remember which account you created

          6. Select what you’d like to sync with your iPhone. You can sync your email, contacts, calendars, reminders, and notes…depending on what your email provider offers.

You can add as many email providers as you want. When you open your inbox from your Mail app, you can see all of your email from one consolidated inbox, or you can select different inboxes from each of your email providers.

Tip: If you want to delete a single email from your inbox, simply swipe the email item to your left and select “Trash” or “Archive.”

You also might want to check out other email and calendar apps to use on your iPhone.

3. Add Music

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To purchase music, simply browse the iTunes store. If you’ve previously purchased music on iTunes, you can easily download and music that music straight from your Music app. Make sure your iPhone is displaying all of your previously purchased music by following these steps:

          1. Open your Settings App

          2. Scroll down and tap “Music”

          3. Turn on “Show All Music”

You can also add music from your PC or Mac simply by downloading iTunes and following these instructions on how to sync your music.

Apple also offers a service called iTunes Match that scans and uploads your entire music library on your PC or Mac so that you can stream or download any song you have right on your iPhone from your Music app. iTunes Match will cost you $25 per year, but is an incredible value if you have a large music collection and lets you access your music anywhere at any time.

If downloading music isn’t your thing, your music app also provides a free radio service called iTunes Radio. By simply searching and selecting genres or artists, iTunes Radio will stream related artists and songs to your iPhone.

You don’t need to be limited by what Apple offers, however. You can also try premium music services and apps such as Spotify, Rdio, and Pandora.

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