It’s time for anther QuickTip! Sometimes, I feel weird even writing about these because they are so familiar to me and I figure everybody already knows them! But, this is actually a tip that Doug showed a man one time while we were waiting to get into a restaurant. So, I know some of you may not know about it!
QuickTip – There is a way to quickly put your iPhone or iPod Touch into “lock” mode without waiting for it to auto-lock on it’s own. To do so, just quickly press the power button (that is the button on the top of your device) one time. Do not hold the power button down (this would turn your device off) instead just give it a quick tap and voilà your iPhone or iPod Touch will lock.
In conjunction with that, you can also use your power button to bring your iPhone or iPod Touch out of sleep/lock mode. Just give it another quick tap and it will wake-up. It is basically the same as pressing your Home Button while your iPhone is in sleep/lock mode.
Doug actually always uses this method to lock his iPhone…he turns off his auto-lock and just does it manually (as described above). I use this method a lot too but, I have to leave the auto-lock feature on because sometime I set down my iPhone and forget to lock it and my battery would totally be dead!
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