Verizon iPhone: New to the iPhone? We’ll Help You Get Started

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You finally picked up your first iPhone thanks to Verizon. Chances are, if you're one of those pre-orders, you've been waiting for a long time. The good news is that it's finally here. Still, this may be your first iPhone. Maybe you were a Verizon customer and weren't a fan of AT&T, or you just didn't see the point in switching carriers just to get a different phone.

Being that it's your first iPhone, this may actually be your first time at iSmashPhone. If that's the case, thanks for coming and we hope we can offer some help. We're just an iPhone blog and we do this because we love technology. That said, it's time to get started with some basic tips for using your new iPhone. Hit the jump for tips tricks and links to help you get acquainted with your new handset.


First, here are some questions and answers about the Verizon iPhone (taken from a post we did when the device was first announced):

What Version of iOS does the Verizon iPhone come with?

It's loaded with iOS 4.2.6

Will we be able to be on the phone and browse the internet like on AT&T?

Nope. No voice call and internet at the same time on the Verizon iPhone. That's part of being on the CDMA network.

Any additional cool features?

The Verizon iPhone can be used as a mobile hotspot for up to five devices. It's available on an App that's pre-loaded onto the phone. Some sites ask whether this functionality will make it to current iPhone models in a future firmware update (as mentioned above, the Verizon iPhones that were demoed ran iOS 4.2.5.

iPhone Jailbreak: Those wondering about jailbreaks can see that information down at the bottom of the page.


iPhone Tips and Tricks: 

iPhone Home Button Tricks:

    iPhone Home Button Tricks

    More iPhone Home Button Tricks

iPhone Battery Life Tips:

    iPhone Powered Case

    Prolonging Your iPhone's Battery Life

 iPhone Basic Tips and tricks:

    8 More iPhone Tricks You May Not Have Known

   12 iPhone Tips & Tricks 

   Free Up iPhone Memory

   Disable "Sent From My…" in Email Messages

   Take a screenshot on iPhone

   Faster Website Navigation and Keyboard Tricks

How To Use FaceTime:

    How to Use FaceTime on iPhone 4


Verizon iPhone Jailbreak

In case you are wondering about jailbreaking, we have plenty of guides for you. If you are new to the concept of jailbreaking a device, the most basic definition is that it's a way of removing limitations in the iOS software by installing a custom firmware on your device. This allows you to do other things such as install Apps not typically permitted by Apple.

We have a guide here, for anyone interested in jailbreaking their Verizon iPhone.


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