Apple iPhone 5 - Tutorials & Guides

Getting Started

Understanding iPhone Buttons and Features
An interactive map of the Home screen and buttons on your device. Learn about some of the icons, buttons, and features of your device.

Getting to Know the Back of iPhone
Learn how you can use the back button on your device to return to a previous screen.

Unlocking the Screen
Follow along to unlock the screen on your device. Screen locks secure your device and protect your device from being accessed by other people. Your device may automatically lock after a certain amount of time depending on your screen timeout settings.

Inserting and Removing the Nano SIM Card
Learn how to insert and remove a SIM card from your device. Your cellular service is activated through your SIM card; without it you cannot use cellular features. Note that a SIM card tray removal tool may be needed.

Changing the Language
Discover how to change the language settings on your device. You can have multiple languages on your device or you can change the main language on your device.

Charging iPhone
Learn how to charge your device. Keep your device well charged so you can use it throughout the day.

Special Features

Turning Off Wi-Fi Assist
Learn how to save data by turning off Wi-Fi Assist on your iPhone. Wi-Fi Assist will use your data plan to connect to the internet when your Wi-Fi signal is poor.

Using the Find iPhone App
Learn how to turn on or off Find My iPhone or Find My iPad. This feature can be useful in case you lose your device but will need to be turned off to perform some actions. You should turn it off if you are selling your device.

Connecting a Streaming App to Apple TV
There are some TV channels that you can add to your TV app from the settings. You will be able to play shows from those TV channels or apps from your other devices signed into the same account.

Home Screen

Creating Folders
Learn how to create a folder on the home screen to help organize your applications. You can create folders for categories of apps such as Banking, Travel, Utilities, Social Media and more to customize your device.

Managing Open Apps
Learn how to manage your open applications. This guide will explain how to switch between and close any apps that are running on your device. You can also see all of your currently running apps by accessing the Recents screen.

Adding and Removing Home Screen Pages
You can rearrange or move applications to a new or different home screen. Your device can have multiple home screens to suit your needs.

Changing the Wallpaper
Learn how to change the background of the home screen on your device.

Changing iPhone's Name
You can change the name of your device. This name will show up when you connect your device to a computer or wirelessly connect to another device.

Restarting Your Phone
Learn how to turn your device off and back on again. Restarting your device is often the first step when troubleshooting a device issue.

Adding Widgets
Widgets allow you to do things such as preview upcoming events, see recent emails, and get quick access to your favorite contacts. Learn how to use widgets, also known as modules, to help you keep important information at the tips of your fingers.

Managing Widgets
You can add, remove, or reorder your widgets. Learn how to customize the widgets on your home screen.

Adding a City to Your Weather Feed
Edit the weather widget to show locations you would like to get weather updates for. You might want to see the weather for your home and office locations in the widget.

Using the Control Center
You have quick access to many of your device's features from your control center. Access your control center from the home screen and use it to do things like turn on or off the flashlight, start a time, access the calculator or camera, and more.

Removing Widgets
Removing unused widgets can help free up room on the home screen of your device. Learn how to remove widgets from your home screen.


Accessing Settings
Explore how to access settings on your device to change alert sounds, turn off GPS, adjust network settings, change the time and more. Access your device's Settings application to customize your device.

Managing the Battery
Learn how to manage the battery on your device. Taking care of your battery will extend your battery life.

Resetting Network Settings
If you are having trouble connecting to the Internet you may need to reset your network connections. Resetting your network connections will disconnect any Bluetooth devices connected to your device and disconnect your device from any Wi-Fi networks it is connected to.

Resetting All Settings
Reset your device's apps to their factory defaults if you are having trouble with your device; personal information will not be deleted. This can be a step in troubleshooting.

Managing iPhone's Memory
Clearing your device's memory can help improve your device's speed to make it go faster. Your device may become slow because it is low on memory.

Managing Background App Refresh
You can set battery usage allowances for certain apps on your device. If an app is using too much battery life or is behaving incorrectly, you can force stop the application.

Managing Data Usage
Discover how to manage cellular data usage on your device. You can set up a data limit or a data warning on your device to help you manage your data usage and prevent overages.

Checking for and Installing System Updates
You can check for system updates on your device to make sure you are up to date with your software. Using the newest software can help keep your device healthy.

Configuring Location Settings
Sharing your GPS location with applications such as Maps can be turned on or off. You can change these location settings across your entire device or per app. Learn how to update location settings on your device.

Changing Notification Sounds
You can personalize the sound your device makes when you receive a phone call, email, or text message. Learn how you can change your default ringtone.

Performing a Factory Reset
A factory reset will erase all data from your device and is irreversible. Learn how to delete all personal information, apps and other information from your device.

Backing Up iPhone from iCloud
Your device can automatically back up your data - including contacts, photos, videos, documents and more - to iCloud. Regularly backing up your device to iCloud will allow you to easily restore your data onto a new device.

Adding an Account
You can set up all of your email accounts on your device. When an email account is set up on your device you will be able to receive notification for incoming emails, check your email, as well as send email from the accounts on your device.

Removing an Account
You able to remove any email accounts that you have set up on your device. Removing an email account from your device does not delete the email account.

Turning Passcode On
Setting up a passcode on your device will help keep your information secure. A screen lock will prevent others from getting into your device unless they have the necessary credentials.

Turning On Data Roaming
When your device is in an area without service from its cellular provider, it can use other networks to provide internet connectivity.

Adjusting your Auto-Lock Preferences
Changing the length of time before the lock screen shows up, known as screen timeout, and brightness of your device can impact your battery life. Decreasing the time of inactivity before your device goes to sleep and lowering the brightness of your device can help extend your device's battery life.


Using Your Phone
Find out how to make a call using your device. You can dial a new phone number or place a call to an existing contact.

Changing Call Settings
Learn how to change the call settings on your device.

Adding a Phone Number as a Contact
You can call a phone number that is associated with a contact without having to use the dial pad in the phone app.

Blocking a Contact
Learn how to block or unblock a contact's phone number. This will prevent that phone number from contacting your device.


Importing and Exporting Contacts
Import your contacts from a vcf file or from your SIM card. A vcf file can be exported from your old device and imported to your new device.

Adding a Contact
Create a new contact to store that person's information in your contacts. In addition to saving their phone number, you can store information like email, address and more unique to each contact.

Assigning a Ringtone to a Contact
Customize your contacts to have unique ring tones to make it easier to tell who a text, email, or phone call is from by sound. You can change the ringtone for individual contacts.

Adding a Picture to a Contact
Set pictures to the contacts on your device to make it easier to tell who a text, email, or phone call is from at a glance.

Adding a Contact to Favorites
Add or remove contacts from your favorites list to keep your favorite contacts easily accessible. Removing contacts from your favorites list does not remove them from your device.


Using Quick Reply
Use 3D Touch to quickly respond do a text message that came in. With quick reply, you can respond to a text message without opening the Messaging app.

Sending a Text with an Attachment
Review how to compose and send a standard SMS message with your device's text messaging app. You can send a text message to an individual or a group.

Changing Message Settings
Change the text messaging settings for your device. You can change your notification settings, change your default SMS app, auto-download MMS text, and more.

Deleting Conversations
Learn how to remove a text from your device. Removing a text message from your device will not remove it from the device of your correspondents.

Turning iMessage On or Off
iMessages can be sent between Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac devices. iMessages may have some additional effects depending on your device such as text effects or Memojis.

Turning Off Group Message Notifications
Learn how you can send a text message or multimedia message to a multiple contacts at once. You can attached a picture, video, or other media file to a text message.

Sending an Image and Saving Data
To save on cellular data usage, you can set your device to send images via text at a lower quality.


Taking a Picture
Learn how you can take a picture with your device's built in camera app.

Editing a Photo
You can do some basic photo editing from your device. Learn how to crop, add a filter, and more from your device.

Capturing a Video
Learn how you can record a video with your device's built in camera app.

Capturing a Time-Lapse Video
Learn how to take a time lapse with your device. A time lapse speeds up a long video to show change over time.

Capturing a Slo-Mo Video
Capturing a video in slow motion allows you to look at a high speed action in extended detail. .

Switching Between Rear and Front Cameras
Learn how you can use the front facing camera of your device to take a selfie picture or video.

Sharing Photos
Share photos and videos with others via Bluetooth, text message, email, Facebook and more.


Adding a Personal Email Account
Learn how to set up your personal email account on your device so that you can access your email messages, send new emails and more.

Adding a Corporate Email Account
Set up a corporate email account on your device so that you can check and send work email on the go.

Removing an Account
You able to remove any email accounts that you have set up on your device. Removing an email account from your device does not delete the email account.

Sending an Email with an Attachment
Learn how you can attach pictures, videos, etc. to emails when sending an email with your device. By attaching files to your email, you can share photos by email to your contacts.

Changing Inbox Views
If you have multiple email addresses set up on your device, you can switch between them in your device's email app. Many people will multiple personal email accounts as well as their work account.

Changing Account Settings
When you set up an email account on your device, it may also sync your contacts or your calendar to your device. You can change those settings to only sync the data from the account that you want on the device.


Connecting to Wi-Fi™
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network can decrease your usage of cellular data. Learn how to join a Wi-Fi network. Note that you may need to enter a password to connect to a Wi-Fi network.

Pairing with a Bluetooth® Device
Learn how you can connect to a bluetooth device. Bluetooth devices can be anything from your stereo in your car to a keyboard to type on your mobile device with.

Using Airplane Mode
Airplane mode, also sometimes referred to as flight mode, can be used to quickly disable cellular service, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity while flying. Learn how to turn airplane mode on and off for the device for your next plane trip.

Accessing Mobile Network Settings
When traveling internationally, your device settings may require an update to conserve data and minimize unwanted fees. Learn how to change roaming settings on your device ahead of your next international trip, including how to enable and disable roaming.

Turning on Mobile Hotspot
Learn how to set up your device as a Mobile Hotspot, so you can share your data connection with other devices.

Setting the Password on Mobile Hotspot
Change your hot spot password to be easier to share with others. Make sure you still follow basic password security standards such as including capital letters, numbers, or symbols.


Clearing Browsing Data
Learn how to clear your web browsing history for the browser on your device.

Bookmarking Websites
Customize your web browsing experience by bookmarking websites that you frequently visit for quick access.

Managing Browser Tabs
You can switch between multiple tabs inside your web browsing app. This allows you to keep several websites open at once to quickly switch between. You can clear your open browser tabs by pressing X on the tabs you want to close.

App Store®

Downloading an App
Learn how to download an app or widget onto your device. Once downloaded onto your device, you will be able to use that application or widget.

Redeeming an iTunes® & Apple Music Gift Card
Learn how to redeem gift cards in the store. A gift card can be used as cash for most purchases.

Managing Family Members
Control and customize what your family has access to in the app store by managing family sharing settings.

Setting Up Family Sharing
Learn how you can share app purchases made on your device with your family. Some devices may also be able to share location and music purchases.

Uninstalling an App
Remove applications or widgets that you no longer use to free up space. Once you remove an application or widget you will not be able to use it again unless it is downloaded again.

Changing Settings
Explore the settings of your device's app store. Depending on your device you can change things such as video autoplay, when to use cellular data to download an app, parental controls, and more.


Using Turn-by-Turn Directions
The Maps application can help guide you to your destination. Learn how to use Maps on your device to navigate to any location with turn-by-turn directions.

Adding Map Layers
Turn on the traffic layer to see the current traffic conditions to help you plan your trip.


Using Siri
Once enabled, you can use a device button to launch Siri. Siri can do things like send a text, send an email, or start a phone call for you.

Turning Siri On and Off
Enable pressing a button to access Siri on your device. Siri can do things like send a text, send an email, or start a phone call for you.

Using Siri Handsfree
Enable "Hey Siri" to access Siri hands free on your device. Siri can do things like send a text, send an email, or start a phone call for you.


Creating a Medical ID
Be prepared for an emergency by setting up your Medical ID to give first responders access to life saving information.

Managing Your Medical ID
Keep your Medical ID up to date by editing fields such as weight, height and date of birth.

Viewing Health Data
Keep track of your health and wellness by monitoring highlights in steps, heart rate and more.


Placing a Video Call
Place a FaceTime call to another iPhone. This can be done using a phone number or the registered email address on your contact's icloud account.

Changing FaceTime Settings
Discover how to change your FaceTime settings. You can manage your FaceTime caller ID, blocked contacts, and other FaceTime preferences.

Blocking a Contact in FaceTime
When you add a number or contact to your block list, they will not be able to message, call, or FaceTime you until you unblock them.

Deactivating FaceTime
If you do not wish to receive FaceTime calls you can deactivate FaceTime. By turning off FaceTime you will be ineligable to receive FaceTime calls.


Creating a List
Keep your tasks and reminders neatly organized by creating a list in the Reminders app.

Setting a Reminder
Set reminders to help you remember time sensitive tasks such as picking up groceries on your way home or taking medication.

Deleting a List
If you no longer need a reminder or a reminder list you can delete it to keep your reminders organized.

Deleting a Reminder
If you no longer need a reminder or a reminder list you can delete it to keep your reminders organized.

Adding a Stock
Keep track of the market trends and your portfolio by tracking stocks through the stock app.

Recording a Voice Memo
Record a memo with your voice to listen to later if you are unable to type out your thoughts at the moment.

Managing Your Voice Memos
Learn how to edit or delete your voice memos. Keep your voice memos named well so you can access the one you need quickly.