Top 5 iPhone 4S Tips and TricksThe iPhone has been one of the most popular smartphones since its release back in 2007, and its popularity seems to grow every year. One of the things that make the iPhone so popular is how easy it is to use, I’ve seen toddlers playing games on iPhone / iPad Apps – it’s that simple to use!

Although the iPhone is very easy to use already, there are a number of tips, tricks and shortcuts that I use frequently that a lot of people don’t seem to know about, so I’m going to share my top 5 iPhone tips and tricks with you here.

Before we get started, if you have any of your own tips, tricks or shortcuts that you think are worth a mention, then please feel free to post them in the comments below!

In no particular order, here they are:

Use your iPhone like a Camera
Trying to tap the on-screen clicker button for the camera while trying to keep the iPhone stable as to not blur your photo can be tricky, did you know that you can turn your iPhone sideways and use it like camera; using the + volume button as the camera clicker. You can also use the + volume button on your iPhone headphones to control the clicker – either makes it easier to keep the iPhone stable while you snap your shots.

Tap to Focus / Zoom in Camera
You can focus on certain areas while taking a photograph by tapping that area on your iPhone screen, when you do this you’ll also notice a little white bar appears which you can use to zoom in and out on the area you are photographing.

Add Folders to your home-screen
With so many apps available, if you’re anything like me your iPhone home-screen probably becomes overcrowded rather quickly. Since iOS 5 we have had the ability to create folders to store our apps in. To make a new folder simply drag one app on-top of another, iOS will then add both apps into a folder which you can then name whatever you like. It makes keeping your iPhone organized that little bit easier.

Find your Lost or Stolen iPhone
If you ever lose your iPhone or it’s stolen, all is not lost; if you have signed up with then you can use the ‘Find my iPhone’ feature to locate your iPhone in real-time on a map. That’s not all, you can also lock the device with a custom important message on the screen, have it play an alert, and even remote-wipe all of your data from it!

Mass Delete E-Mails
So many people don’t seem to realise that you can delete emails in mass loads! You don’t need to go through deleting one by one. Simply hit the ‘Edit’ button in the Mail screen, tap all of the emails you want to delete and then hit the ‘Delete’ button – it’s as easy as that!

I hope you picked up at least one shortcut here that you’ll use on your iPhone, and once again, if you have any of your own tips or tricks for the iPhone that I didn’t mention here, feel free to share them with us in the comments section below.

We have the iPhone 5 being released in a few weeks, so I’ll be back with a Top Tips & Tricks for the iPhone 5 soon… stay tuned!

Author Bio: Nathan is an iPhone enthusiast who loves all things iPhone; he even runs his own a Unlock iPhone 5 service from his website Unlock iPhone Worldwide.