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Lavender444's picture
Joined: 03/27/03
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Iphones

Anyone have one and want to give me some tips? I just got a 4S yesterday. :woohoo:
I did get an Otter cover, because I'm, soo clumsy. I dropped my old phone a million times. Thankfully it always survived, even when pieced back together, but I hear the Iphones are not so forgiving. but if they are tougher than I've been lead to believe, I'd like a cute cover for it too.

What apps are must haves for you?
What are must haves apps for your kids?
Do you let your kids play with it?
What kind of cover do you have?

Anything else I need to know about them? I feel like there should be a class. My last phones have always been the free phones so I want to be able to use this to its full capabilites. TIA! Smile

3inpink's picture
Joined: 01/11/07
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I love my 4S, it's my second one, I just upgraded from the 3G.

I have an otter cover also, I drop my phone all the time.

I have to have my Weight Watcher apps, I use those a 100 times a day.
I have Words with Friends Free is awesome, we can all play, it's scrabble and it's connected through facebook.
My Shoprite App
Real Scrabble
My Kindle app is awesome, don't need an actual kindle but can still read books and I get them all from the library.

The Weather Channel
Google
Wikipedia
Key Ring (keeps all of your key cards for all the stores in one place)

I don't have any apps for the kids cause they all have their own Ipod Touches so I am able to take all their stuff off of my phone, but they did all play with my 3G before Santa brought them Ipods.

I am trying to get better about using the calendar.

hotdiggit's picture
Joined: 10/17/07
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Dh and I are both on our 2nd iphones. We both broke ours when we had them out of the case. It was just a freak thing both times, and the cases really do save them. We both dropped ours and when they hit on the side of the screen, it just shatters Sad I just got my new one last week, and need to order an otter case for it. I have a silicone case on it in the mean time

What apps are must haves for you? Cosi, it's a family calendar. Dh and I can add to the shopping list and calendar and it links them together from each of our phones. Facebook app and a weather app that an alarm goes off in severe weather (a must for tornado season in Kansas)
What are must haves apps for your kids? I'm trying to avoid letting them play with my phone. I've gotten way to lenient and even Cora has figured out how to unlock it in seconds. I want to get "monkey preschool lunchbox." My sister has it on her kindle and Lyla has mastered it, and always asks her for it.
Do you let your kids play with it? When we are in a pinch to keep them quiet when we are eating out, but we try to avoid it. If I sit it down they always seem to snag it.
What kind of cover do you have?Planning on ordering an otter case, just haven't sat down to do it. This reminded me to. Right now I just have a silicone one that pops on.

SID081108's picture
Joined: 06/03/09
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Well my software crashed recently so right now all I have on it is the basics plus Facebook and Pinterest (can't live without those!)

I have a few cartoons downloaded for Sophia, which she watches on Sunday mornings so I can sleep a little longer Wink She also likes Monkey Preschool Lunchbox, Tozzle (a puzzle game which is one of her favorites), a Finding Nemo storybook/puzzle game, and then of course Angry Birds Biggrin Oh and Talking Tom and all his friends, but I'm going to avoid downloading all of that crap this time. I had way too much stuff on my phone for her before, I'm going to try to keep it to a minimum as I reload stuff.

SoCaliLover's picture
Joined: 12/07/06
Posts: 1591

LOVE LOVE LOVE my iPhone!

What apps are must haves for you?
Facebook, twitter, find my iPhone (I have it on DH's phone to find mine! ) Around Me though you wouldn't need that with the 4s -- its similar to siri for the older phones) Traffic apps iBaby for baby monitor on the go (even DSD has that as a must have now) myLite (Flashlight) Amazon, shazam, Foursquare, p tracker, groupon, Yelp, opentable (Love both for finding new places to eat) I put on Ziplist but haven't really used yet.

What are must haves apps for your kids? Zayden has many more apps on DH's phone and his iPad but on mine his favorite is Toddler Teasers shapes and colors. Ballonanimals, DinoSigners, Bus (wheels on the bus) and Roundhouse (Chuggington) DH has several videos downloaded on his phone for Z to watch when we are out.

Do you let your kids play with it? Unfortunately yes. They are lifesavers if we are out and about and eating. Recently though we discovered YouTube has videos of his favorite shows so now he watches those A.LOT and we have been slowed down on our data (we are grandfathered in on the unlimited data plan so if you use to much they slow you down.

What kind of cover do you have? Not sure but its been a lifesaver --do not skimp on the cover. DH and I have the same and it has seriously protected my phone from many drops.

Anything else I need to know about them? They are very addictive!

mommaphoebs's picture
Joined: 07/16/06
Posts: 159

Mine is the 3G (it was free)!
My favorite apps are: BorderTimes (for wait times at the US/Canada border), Gas Price app that informs you when gas is going up, Shazam (will name a song for you when it's playing, if you hear a song you love on the radio!), Behr Color Smart (if you see a color you love, you take a picture with your iPhone and it converts it to a paint color!), and for Canadians, ShopCatch gives you all the deals in your area!
For games: I love Words with Friends and Scramble with Friends, and Tiny Tower (addictive).
Kids games: DreamZoo, Dream PetHouse, Save the Pencil, Fluff Rescue, Puffle Launch, Barbie ICanBe, MyHorse, Rio Angry Birds, Race Penguin, Extreme Waterslide.
I have a JellyBelly case that smells like strawberry cheesecake (Ireland picked it)!

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Joined: 11/06/06
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[QUOTE=mommaphoebs]Mine is the 3G (it was free)!
My favorite apps are: BorderTimes (for wait times at the US/Canada border), Gas Price app that informs you when gas is going up, Shazam (will name a song for you when it's playing, if you hear a song you love on the radio!), Behr Color Smart (if you see a color you love, you take a picture with your iPhone and it converts it to a paint color!), and for Canadians, ShopCatch gives you all the deals in your area!
For games: I love Words with Friends and Scramble with Friends, and Tiny Tower (addictive).
Kids games: DreamZoo, Dream PetHouse, Save the Pencil, Fluff Rescue, Puffle Launch, Barbie ICanBe, MyHorse, Rio Angry Birds, Race Penguin, Extreme Waterslide.
I have a JellyBelly case that smells like strawberry cheesecake (Ireland picked it)![/QUOTE]

I don't have one, but I thought this was hilarious! ROFL

mommaphoebs's picture
Joined: 07/16/06
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Happy to have made your day! It is a little weird when Brenna comes up to me and asks to smell my phone!:)

Lavender444's picture
Joined: 03/27/03
Posts: 1944

Thanks everyone! Smile that was helpful. I'm in LOVE with my Iphone. I don't know how I did without it for so long.

How funny they make Jelly Belly phone cases. I'm not gonna lie, if we ever meet, I'm going to ask to smell your phone too. Wink

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Joined: 11/02/07
Posts: 1306

I guess I haven't replied yet!

What apps are must haves for you? Facebook, Instagram, Weather, not much else, I don't use my iphone as much since we've gotten the ipad.

What are must haves apps for your kids? PBS Kids, Chuggington, Preschool Letters (I'll have to find the real name for this because it's his and my favorite)

Do you let your kids play with it? He has his own ipod, that was an old one of ours, but for some reason it loses battery life quickly. So we let him use the ipad in small doses. I wasn't for it, but now I LOVE it for him. I swear he learned to write all of his letters from it. The letter app is totally geared towards boys and I LOVE it. First you write all of the letters, then they play this song while you get to blow them all up. It's hilarious.

What kind of cover do you have? Some sort of black gel one. It's not the best, but I have dropped it a few times and it's been fine.

Lavender444's picture
Joined: 03/27/03
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Kristen- Def. let me know the name of that app. It sounds fun! Smile