Connect your Mac to internet with your iPhone
As you have probably already heard, the new iPhone OS 3.0 has tethering capabilities. Almost everywhere besides the US this option is already available, but here, the motherland of the iPhone, AT&T simply fell short, not being ready to deploy this feature to the public.
Luckily somebody managed to find the right settings in order to activate this function for everybody.
Just browse this page with Safari in your iPhone and click this link.
AutoFill to quickly fill up forms
By default this feature is turned off, but if go into Settings > Safari > AutoFill you can turn on the AutoFill feature and also choose what contact informations you want to use.
Copy a link or open it in a new page
This isn’t completely a new feature, but I’m sure a lot of people didn’t know that holding down (can you hold down a touch screen???) your finger on a link in Safari you can decide to open it in a new page or copy it for later uses.
Force-quit a frozen application
I’m pretty sure this trick was possible even with earlier iPhone OS but I just found it out so here you go:
- Hold down the power and home button until “Slide to Turn Off” appears
- Let go of both buttons
- Press and hold ONLY the home button for 5-6 seconds
Call your mom
Yes, finally I can say “Call my mom” and my iPhone will call my mother.
When you create (or edit) a contact you can click on “add field” and select nickname. And while before it was kinda useless for me now I can use it to create shortcuts to call people. So if I put “my mom” as nickname for my mother’s contact, using the voice control I can literally tell my phone to call my mom.