Apple iPhone 5 User Manual


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Quick Start Guide

Welcome to your new iPhone. We’d like to show

you around.

To start, turn on your iPhone by pressing and holding

the On/Off button for a few seconds. Then follow the

onscreen instructions to set up your iPhone.

Button basics

To turn off or restart iPhone, press and hold the

On/Off button for a few seconds, then drag the slider

to confirm. To turn off the screen but still receive calls,

press On/Off once. Press the Home button at any time

to return to the Home screen. To quickly switch

between recently used apps, double-click the Home

button and tap an app icon.


Tap a phone number in Contacts, Favorites, an email,

a text message, or almost anywhere in iPhone to make

a call. Or open the Phone app and tap the Keypad

button to dial manually. Press the On/Off button once

to silence an incoming call or twice to send it directly

to voicemail. Or slide the Phone button up to reply

with a text message or set up a reminder to call back.

To answer a call while using the iPhone headset, press

the center button once. Press it again to end your call.


Select someone from your contacts and tap the

FaceTime button to start a video call with an iPhone,

iPad, iPod touch, or Mac user. Or while you’re on

a voice call, tap FaceTime to begin a video call.

During a video call, tap the Camera button to switch

to the rear camera and share your surroundings.


Tap the Messages icon to send an iMessage to other

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac users, or to send

an SMS or MMS to other mobile phone users. Type

a name or phone number in the To field or select

someone from your contacts. Type your message,

then tap Send. To send photos or video, tap the

Camera button.

Typing and editing

iPhone corrects and suggests words as you type.

So if you tap a wrong letter, just keep typing.

To accept the suggested word, tap the space bar.

Or tap the “x” to ignore the suggestion. To edit text,

double-tap a word and drag the grab points to

expand your selection. Or touch and hold to bring

up the magnifying glass and slide your finger to

move the insertion point. Then tap to cut, copy,

or paste. To dictate, tap the Microphone button.


When you receive a notification, it appears briefly

at the top of the screen without interrupting what

you’re doing. Ignore the notification or tap it to

address it right away. To see a summary of your

recent notifications, swipe down from the top

of any screen. You can access a new notification

from the Lock screen by sliding its icon to the right.




Lightning connector



Requires a FaceTime-enabled device for both caller and recipient.