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Apple iPhone 5 interface walkthrough

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Apple iPhone 5 interface walkthrough
The iPhone 5 is the first iPhone with a screen larger than 3.5 inches. Because of this, both Apple and developers have had to tweak their software so that it takes advantage of the bigger display. But while it'll certainly take some time for developers to update all their apps, Apple has of course made sure to optimize its software. What changes has the new screen size caused? Well, it'd be a bit of an overstatement if we say that there's anything groundbreaking, but the phone has certainly become even more functional and easy to use because of this.

If you need a refresher on how iOS looks and what it does, as well as what makes it better when used on the iPhone 5's 4" display, just go ahead and cycle through the gallery below. You'll find everything there, in our detailed iPhone 5 UI walkthrough!




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posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:36 26

1. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


You need a walkthrough for this OS ?

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:51 12

4. Aeires (unregistered)


UI looks really dated.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:53 15

14. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


If you need a walktrough because your iPhone screen got 0.5 inches taller, i have bad news for you...

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 13:03 1

53. loli5 (Posts: 76; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


iFans aren't exactly known for being tech savy, that's why they buy apple's novelties.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 07:11

71. ddeath (Posts: 163; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)


You need it for those people who mistakenly buy a Samsung Galaxy S phone thinking it was a iPhone. And I did not say that. It was the Apple lawyers. :P

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:38 4

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


Best walkthrough ever Ray...
Especially picture #9 where facebook and Twitter integration is a huge advantage for me to pick an iPhone :D

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:57 14

15. rgxVOiD (Posts: 435; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Yup, as I've never seen that feature before in any other phone...

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 07:53 2

21. wendygarett (unregistered)


Actually you can find it in Windows phone and RIM phones, several android phone also have that...

Nice try for sarcastic... But you can't change my mind to choose iPhone :)

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:54 3

43. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


nobody is trying to change your mind because no one cares what you have or choose mr wendy

but stop the constant trolling

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 08:05

26. jed27 (Posts: 65; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


I like walkthrough #7. "Work out?" LOL.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:47 13

3. frydaexiii (Posts: 1239; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


I didn't think people needed an Idiot's guide to an idiot's phone...

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:54 6

5. doejon (Posts: 360; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


lol are u serious haha the oldest gui and still need a walkthrough haha

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 05:58 21

6. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Wait wait wait.

Dozens if not hundreds of Android devices come all the time with different user interfaces and different screen sizes. NOT A SINGLE ARTICLE on phonearena ever dealt with a walk-through on ANY of them. Despite the fact that the difference in user experience between one Android device and another is like night and day.

Yet the one single time Apple makes a new phone with THE SAME User interface, and just a slightly taller screen - phonearena immediately makes a walk-through article about it.

Where is the goddamn logic and common sense? This is just absurd! Why give in to this bias? Why not treat the iPhone in the same way like every other phone out there? What makes it so special? The fruit logo on it's back?

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:04 1

7. doejon (Posts: 360; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


realy nice comment

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 07:32 8

16. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Android users are more intelligent and they don't need a guide at all and any amount of walkthroughs on IP will never make them switch :)

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 08:14 1

29. ilia1986 (unregistered)


lol well that kinda explains it :D

Still - there is wayyy too much bias towards Apple on this site.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 08:18 4

30. darkkjedii (Posts: 12374; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No where n his short article did he mention one thing about android users switching. Also before u run off at the mouth know this, a sex offender got caught cuz he used the GPS on his android phone that he had newly purchased, and used his camera to photo and video himself with his victims. So if that's what some android users r using their extra intelligence for, then I want to remain less intelligent.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:54 2

42. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


LOL!!! So now you are associating Android users with sex offenders? There couldnt possibly be an iPhone sex offender in the world could there??? You are trying way too hard.. This article is not required nor is your comment in any way useful in an argument the only part of your comment that holds any water is the part where you say "I want to remain less intelligent" Im not one to toss comments like this but seriously lol pointless for you to associate sex offenders with people who use Android.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 11:51 1

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 12374; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You totally and 100% completely missed my point please go back and reread my article reread it 1000 times because you missed my point a 1000 times

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 12:18 1

47. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


"No where n his short article did he mention one thing about android users switching"

That was your key point.. so why didn't you just keep it to the point rather than go into the sex offender bs? Its off topic.. and moot to bring up.

"before u run off at the mouth know this, a sex offender got caught cuz he used the GPS on his android phone that he had newly purchased, and used his camera to photo and video himself with his victims."

Read this a few times and tell me its relevant. If it was someone who happened to note it was an iPhone do you think it would be somewhat offensive to people who own iPhones such as yourself and would you find it necessary for someone to throw iPhone users under the bus and make baseless claims if the tables were turned??

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 12:28 1

48. darkkjedii (Posts: 12374; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Bro I can't believe u r still missing the point lol. That's crazy dude. Look I didnt mean to offend anyone n the droid camp. Some one that I replied to said android users were more intelligent than iOS users. Well that particular a droid user wasnt. That's my point. I swear I didn't meant to offend droiders. My best friend is a droider and one of the best people I know.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 12:42 2

51. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


There are people in both camps who are intelligent and also ones who are stupid and very fanboy oriented so pay no mind to rustic hes just trolling. I don't bother with the people who pull the smarts card defending their OS.. its just an OS everyone has a preference but don't get offended when they say iOS fans are stupid because for them to even say that is stupid to begin with. Ill say there's far too much hype for said brand because lets get serious.. its cult like lol. I can say I dislike those people but it has nothing to do with their intelligence.. its more so blind love for a company that bothers me. For anyone to say Apple does NOT overcharge for their services and says they are NOT a greedy company needs to get their eyes checked.. and head checked. I have no problem with people who love their iPhones.. just the ones who think its the best thing since sliced bread and are SOOO amazed by "new innovative additions to iOS" when its services already given and have been given by other companies (not solely Google or Samsung) but other companies for quite some time. Normal Joes and Janes using the iPhone because they like it is great by all means enjoy them I personally have owned a 4 and 4s and been in the Android camp since the OG Droid its just that rabid Apple zealot mentality that annoys the hell out of me. Sorry for the rant prolly off on a tangent lol was just taking a breath from work. ;)

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 13:01 2

52. darkkjedii (Posts: 12374; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Good post bro. Had to thumb that up. I agree, I hate the brash bashers from both camps also. It's just an OS for crying out loud.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 13:15

54. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Thumbs right back atcha. Both groups need to just chill a bit.. including the companies in regards to petty lawsuits.. man up and just put out products so your consumers can enjoy them eh lol.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 12:29

49. darkkjedii (Posts: 12374; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


And for the record I own iPhone and android bro

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 13:38

57. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


In case you were in too much of a hurry to strike back, my statement was a reply was to "ilia1986" so you missed the bus :)

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 15:43

65. darkkjedii (Posts: 12374; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ok my bad

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 08:21 1

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 12374; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Good, bad, smart, dumb, criminals, and non criminals use android and iOS and windows and Symbian and BB. Pointless insults r unnecessary when u don't know all, or speak for all people bro. Jus sayin.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:32 1

41. yoyo93 (Posts: 34; Member since: 23 Sep 2012)


It's this kind of attitude that makes me hate the android community. Really?, Android users are more intelligent? My bus driver uses an android phone while my circuits professor uses an iPhone. It's all about preference not intelligence.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:55

44. darkkjedii (Posts: 12374; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's true, but I'm a bus driver with an iPhone too lol. Preference is what it's all about ur rite.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:20 5

8. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Apple following Androids footsteps. And they still call this innovation and Evolution. There unwise consumers.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:44 1

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 12374; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


If I leave a comment, do u promise to thumb it down?

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 09:09 1

34. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Depends on what you say?

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 09:36

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 12374; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


K ill watch it jus for u bro

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:07

39. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Cool bro. +1 from me on comment 30&31

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 10:22

40. darkkjedii (Posts: 12374; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Thanx bro much appreciated.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:26 5

9. AlexYouOC (Posts: 53; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Should've just linked to a walkthrough article made for the iPhone in 07..... same thing

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:26 1

10. xray174 (Posts: 85; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


man this most be boring watching the same damn icons for 5 years.. Or u trying to show us that ios hasnt changer much in 5years .

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:27 7

11. LumiaLover (Posts: 160; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


Boring boring boring...it never changes. Apple are pushing out the same old garbage boring, uncustomisable UI. Not to mention launching such an expensive phone in full knowledge of the faults. Apple don't care about anything or anyone...just their profits. I find it really sad that Apple fans can't see this, and when I see pictures of the first people coming out of stores whooping and cheering like they've just made an incredible achievement, it makes me want to puke.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 06:51 3

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 12374; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nice walkthrough ray. There's some sweet additions in iOS 6. I love the do not disturb feature, didn't think I'd use it. That feature alone has improved my sleep big time. Love the fact that its automatic too. Also the deep Facebook, and twitter integration is sweet too, makes it a lot easier to handle my posting needs and keep doing what I'm doing. Looking forward to iOS 6.1.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 07:55 3

23. nofear (Posts: 151; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Da! put your phone on silence mode. done.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 08:10 1

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 12374; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Duhhh that was my point in mentioning it being automatic dude. I don't want to have to manually put my phone in silent and manually turn the sound back on. I notice in the iPhone gnote2 comparison that Samsung has implemented this future also, so duhhhh

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 08:11

28. darkkjedii (Posts: 12374; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


A U T O M A T I C LMAO!!!

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 07:35 4

17. TheDarkKnight (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Guys ios 6 is not bad at all. I can't believe that widgets and few moving LWPs are luring you towards android. Maps is getting better and will awesome In a year, bugs will also be fixed. Ios has the largest music store on the planet and that is iTunes, cool apps and games come first to ios and then they come to android. Ios has an awesome apps store with a huge number of apps. Ios games have better gpu optimization then. Infact ios devices have the best graphics on a mobile device. Ios is fast, super fluid and user friendly. Though I must accept the UI needs a refresh. Ios has deeper fb and twitter integration than the competition.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 07:47 4

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 12374; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well said bro. I don't even know y folks wanna make it a competition, when these OS's obviously cater to two different crowds android for techies, iOS for mainstream and a few like myself like both. The insults, and bashing people for their choice is soooo tired, and unnecessary

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 08:02

25. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Wisely and well said! +1

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 08:23 1

32. Aeires (unregistered)


Except they don't. There's no way on earth you're going to convince people that 60%+ of the population with smart phones are all techies. Techies are a minority.

People buy Android for the openness and freedom of customizing your phone to be the way you want it to be, and for the Google experience, which some prefer much more than iTunes. It's not all just LWP and widgets, it's a lot bigger than that.

I do agree, both phones cater to different crowds. It's just not techies vs. the rest though.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 08:57 1

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 12374; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Your rite, it's not just techies vs the rest that was kinda generalizing it, but u see where I'm coming from though. iOS needs a refresh... I'm the first to admit that, but its designed the way it is for a reason and that reason is simplicity geared towards mainstream usage, where as android is geared towards the more tech based crowed. Even android is starting to simplify its OS though, and attracting more people as a result. In general as things become easier to use, more people catch on and use it. iOS has purposely designed its platform this way, and has phenomenal success as a result. Better than android? No, less than android? No, jus different by design, not incompetence.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 07:37 3

18. Savage (unregistered)


A mobile operating system which has had next to no major UI changes since the past 5 years does not need a walkthrough. Not to mention, its the easiest to use. The real point of writing the article? Trying to desperately glorify an over-hyped device and its relatively smaller amount of new features.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 07:42 3

19. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Ray, it's painfully obvious that you did this only as an excuse to lash out the iPhone praise in a cheer girl manner.. seriously degrading this site.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 07:55 2

22. darkkjedii (Posts: 12374; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It's painfully obvious that, that's your opinion dude. This guy is at work earning a living, this is what he does. I've seen PA praise android, and windows as well As iOS. Why don't you just allow the iPhone and iOS to be part of the tech world and part of the tech sites just like android Windows BlackBerry Symbian and Motorola are. It's obvious painfully obvious that you probably hate iOS and iPhone but like it or not iOS and iPhone are part of the tech world and it deserves it's time and it's exposure just like android just like BlackBerry just like windows and just like all these other platforms and phones do as well. I enjoy reading pieces on iOS I enjoy reading pieces on android I enjoy reading pieces on windows as well as all of tech you need to realize that there are a lot of iPhone and iOS fans that come on this site just like you and they deserve just like you to read about their chosen platform also

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 08:01 3

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 12374; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Also you said that it's seriously degrading this site. This site is built to take on users and users opinions and users comments, don't you think it would seriously degrade the site if they completely shut down any discussion about Apple iPhone iPad iPod and iOS? Don't you think if all of a sudden the millions of Apple and iOS fans that visit this site every day never came to it don't you think that would Seriously degrade the site. This site is a business dude you need to understand that this site is in the business of tech and iOS/iPhone is part of tech you don't want to lose millions of people because a few disgruntled android users don't want to read about iOS. If you don't want to read about iOS then just don't click on the article, But we know you're going to click on the article because you just want to insult Apple users and bash Apple and iOS so we know you're going to click on article

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 09:22

35. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


You couldn't be more wrong about me.
And it is painfully obvious you are pretty clueless and naive.

IOS is one polished, elegant, charming, warm and subtle looking piece of software.
For majority of casual users it is a great, probably the best experience IMHO.

IPhone?
Overall, I say(and I said it on the day of release also ) it is probably the best apple product yet (along with the latest iPod touch and Mac book pro ), really a triumphant piece of technology, design, and construction .
For average person it is hands down the best phone right now..if we take aside the value for money ratio.

How about that, eh?
You have a lot to learn my friend.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 09:40

37. darkkjedii (Posts: 12374; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Wowww bro! I stand corrected, IF those r your true thoughts, and I don't know u to say that they aren't.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 09:40

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 12374; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


But how is it degrading the sight though?

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 11:04 2

45. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Come on, dude,
a) just look at how it is written - wonderful this wonderful that..completely unprofessional, especially in the context of the article
b) making an Iphone 5 OS walkthrough at this point, after more than three weeks ?!?
EVERYTHING has been said and written about that, across hundreds of web pages in short few days after the release

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 12:31

50. darkkjedii (Posts: 12374; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ok I give u unnecessary, but not degrading. Cool?

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 13:31 3

55. TheDarkKnight (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Don't get ur hands dirty arguing with these guys, darkkjedii. They are droid fans, they have been hypnotized by google. They can't be neutral like us.

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 13:37 1

56. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


mate why , your comment is unnecessary and just you trying to stir up something

no ones been hypnotized by google, and darkkjedi and you arent neutral

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 13:49 1

58. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


I am looking at the "dark" side of their neutrality. Incidentaly (or coincidently) both neutral individuals have "dark" in the screen name ... :)

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