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  • iPhone OS 3.0 Walk Through


    Many of you have been playing with firmware 3.0 beta versions for a very long time, and many features have been detailed here at ModMyi over the past couple months. Now that firmware 3.0 is officially out it's time to for the complete list and review of all the new 3.0 features here in one place!

    Maybe there is something you haven't noticed yet! Without further adieu and in what ever order I run across things while writing this:

    Copy & Paste & Cut & Undo

    One of my personal favorite new features, copy & paste is a long overdue feature which is finally implemented. It takes a bit of getting used to, but after the first few times it becomes second nature (well almost).

    To use hold your finger in one place over an area of text. The magnifying glass will pop up and you'll have the options for "Select" "Select all" and "Paste" (Paste only pops up if you have something copied already and are in an editable txt area). If you choose "Select" you get some little doo-dads (technical term) that you can move around to select what you want to copy. "Select all" chooses the entire txt region. In some areas you just hold the magnifying glass for awhile and let go, the phone will auto select an area and give you the option to copy. To paste go to somewhere where you can edit test, hold, select "Paste." Cut works like "Select" except it cuts test from an editable area for paste somewhere else. To share safari links just hold on the link, wait for the pop up, and select copy.



    For Undo just shake your iPhone and it asks if you'd like to undo!



    Tethering

    After you get tethering working (if it isn't working for you check out this thread) go to Settings->General->Network->Tethering->On. Now you can tether over USB cable or via Bluetooth. Over USB just plug in with iTunes running and it magically happens. For bluetooth pair and setup you computer to your iPhone like you normally would while connecting a new device. Be sure to choose to setup a mobile phone and enable share internet gateway while you're at it. Afterwards simply connect the computer and iPhone via bluetooth.



    Movie Downloads

    You can now download Movies, TV, Music Videos, etc via iTunes on your iPhone. No longer is there any need to scramble to a computer if you just Need something to watch while on the go. Head into iTunes app, choose something, download, and then play via the iPod app.



    Send & Receive MMS, Resend TXT

    For most everyone besides us AT&T users, MMS is functioning with iPhone firmware 3.0. It is integrated into the normal SMS app. Choose the camera icon to the left of the text entry bit while in SMS to take a photo or choose one from your library to send. Pretty simple right? When you receive MMS a miniature image will pop up mid-conversation which you can select to see the full size.

    Sadly I'm on AT&T and my MMS isn't functioning right now. Will update with images later . . . or if someone king would like to PM me some screenies

    If you send a txt message and it fails (because you lost network strength or something) you can simply re-send it without re-typing.

    Listen to Stereo Bluetooth

    If you have stereo bluetooth headphones or similar devices simply pair them to your iPhone. Done. Nice little image while you're playing tunes too!



    Landscape Mode Everywhere

    Emails, whatever, landscape is practically everywhere where it would be useful. Enjoy typing with two hands!



    Search Added for Everything

    Spotlight Search is a quick way to search your entire phone from the main menu. just slide the scree right, enter in what you are looking for, and the iPhone pulls up results from your mail, your contact book, and your music.



    Mail search allows you to search for "To" "From" Subject" and "All" in any individual mail account. Makes it simple to easily pull up that one email from a month ago you're looking for. Even searches on the server if need be!



    Easily find just one song, artist, album, movie, whatever via search in the iPod app. If you know what you're looking for then there is no need to browse through all the menus to get there.



    Improved Notes and Calendar Syncing

    CalDAV protocol has been added to Calendar syncing allowing you to sync in both directions with GCal or any other calendar service that supports CalDAV.

    Notes.app now syncs so you wont lose all your notes if you drop your phone in a river or have to restore. Just enable it in the Info section of iTunes.

    Parental Controls

    You can limit what kind of content the iPhone is allowed to download. Apps, music, whatever. Good for those parents that let their kids play around with their iPhones, or even those parents that spoil their young children with iPhones

    Settings->General->Restrictions



    Safari

    Is said to be faster. I haven't really noticed, but that's what is said.

    Voice Memos

    Yeah there is a Voice Memos app by default now. If you couldn't find one of the many apps that do the same thing (and many of them do it better) in the App Store by now then this less than impressive feature might be of interest.



    Settings

    You can stick in details for your iTunes Store account in Settings->Store and browse/edit account info etc via the iphone

    Safari configuration has the option to turn Autofill for forms on, making online ordering etc via iPhone easier.



    iPod Scrubbing

    Jumping to specific points in your music is easier now. Grab the track location marker, slide you finger downward slightly, and scrubbing is enabled at a slower speed allowing more precision when trying to find a specific bit of the track. Further you slide downward the more precise it gets from high speed->half speed->quarter speed->fine scrubbing.



    YouTube

    This crappy app has been updated to include all sorts of new features. Rating, commenting, account management, etc are all controllable easily by iPhone now. Not so crappy anymore now is it?

    Find My Phone

    MobileMe users can locate their iPhone, send messages to it, and remote-erase all personal data via any computer. For more information click here.

    Shake to Shuffle

    Want to listen to a different track while in the iPod app? Shake your iPhone to shuffle your music and bring up a new track. Anyone try this while jogging yet? Could be annoying if it is constantly shuffling (just kidding, shake to shuffle doesn't work if the phone is locked)

    AT&T HotSpot Auto-Authentication

    Accessing WiFi at an AT&T HotSpot via iPhone is simple now. Just select the HotSpot from you iPhone WiFi settings and it automatically logs you in.



    Push + More Application Features

    Yup 3.0 has push. Expect brand new apps with brand new functionality (Tom Tom) along with updates from your favorites to include some push (BeeJive, etc.). There is discussion going on right in here about what apps already have push functioning.

    More

    There are something like 100 new features in firmware 3.0. All in all this new firmware adds all sorts of basic features that the iPhone has been missing these past two years. If you switched phones because of the iPhone's missing features then it's time to switch back.

    There are undoubtedly things I'm not thinking about right now or things that I haven't noticed yet. Did i miss anything cool? Post up your discoveries!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone OS 3.0 Walk Through started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 112 Comments
    1. jaguyll's Avatar
      jaguyll -
      I found that I can use the original mail app to check my hotmail account. Not 100% that is new news, but it makes me happy.
    1. streetthrowback's Avatar
      streetthrowback -
      any info on MMS?? how come mms does work on 3g os 3.0
    1. clive.weller's Avatar
      clive.weller -
      After all that and still no contacts transfer via bluetooth. Are Apple completely stupid?
    1. streetthrowback's Avatar
      streetthrowback -
      Quote Originally Posted by clive.weller View Post
      After all that and still no contacts transfer via bluetooth. Are Apple completely stupid?
      you cant even send contacts throu mms , whats going on??

      i'm going to call att and see what they say
    1. new0rder's Avatar
      new0rder -
      what about multiple photo attachment in email?
    1. streetthrowback's Avatar
      streetthrowback -
      Quote Originally Posted by new0rder View Post
      what about multiple photo attachment in email?
      it works tried it???
    1. bgorney's Avatar
      bgorney -
      I downloaded the wrong 3.0 software to Prawn, from the direct from apple link and can not get back to the link to download it for a 2g.
    1. remz08's Avatar
      remz08 -
      I just got the iPhone 3GS, and while I was messing around with it on the way home, I found something pretty interesting. Under settings>general>accessibility, there's an option for Black and White, and when you slide it on, its changes the layout for the phone as if it were a theme out of Cydia!
    1. streetthrowback's Avatar
      streetthrowback -
      Quote Originally Posted by remz08 View Post
      I just got the iPhone 3GS, and while I was messing around with it on the way home, I found something pretty interesting. Under settings>general>accessibility, there's an option for Black and White, and when you slide it on, its changes the layout for the phone as if it were a theme out of Cydia!
      nice!!! can you show us some pics?
    1. BornLuckee13's Avatar
      BornLuckee13 -
      Ok, the % battery life is a bossprefs or Sbsettings feture. Jailbreak your phone, install Sbsettings and done! Yay!
    1. finnegan19's Avatar
      finnegan19 -
      I have a 2g iPhone that i just updated to 3.0.
      MMS doesnt work on it. Is there any other things that wont work on a 2g running 3.0?
      I was really looking forward to stereo bluetooth as i have a pair of Jaybird's.
    1. remz08's Avatar
      remz08 -
      Quote Originally Posted by streetthrowback View Post
      nice!!! can you show us some pics?
      i guess i would have, but it already got posted in news, here
    1. rianbattle's Avatar
      rianbattle -
      you know what's really awesome? according to the 3.0 specs that you see when choosing to download through iTunes, the original iPhone can't do MMS at all. there's an asterisk, and following that down it says only on 3G and 3G S. i really hope that isn't true lol
    1. zachmademeodd's Avatar
      zachmademeodd -
      Alright I really need some help right now. I had my iphone 3g jailbroken and it was great, had it said up just the way I wanted and I was using the third party app that allows you to make folders on your home screen. So I had a tools folder and a games folder on it at the time that I decided to update my phone to this 3.0. I had heard it wouldn't have an effect on my jailbroken apps.

      Well, I was clearly dead wrong since my iphone was wiped clean of all of my jailbroken apps and what not, along with the apps I downloaded from the app store. It also took with it my native calculator and stocks apps since they were in folders.

      So far i've restored twice and tried the back up but those apps are not coming back and also, since all of my app store applications were in my itunes i figured just by syncing again they would show up. It says the sync works and at the bottom bar in itunes it shows that those apps are being loaded and are taking up space on my iphone but they do not show up at all on my phone. But the apps that I didn't have in folders are showing up fine. Please, I just want my iphone to have all it's native apps back and for the apps I already had to show up again.
    1. Doran's Avatar
      Doran -
      OK look....... If you are still holding on to the first iPhone (iPhone 2G)
      WTF are you waiting for!!!!!!! At least go get that 8GIG 3G for $99. If you're not on AT&T then you just gotta shell out the cash....... But please, stop asking why the MMS and Stereo Bluetooth isn't working on the 2G..... The answer is, THAT PHONE IS OUTDATED!!!!!!
    1. brett k's Avatar
      brett k -
      Quote Originally Posted by zachmademeodd View Post
      Alright I really need some help right now. I had my iphone 3g jailbroken and it was great, had it said up just the way I wanted and I was using the third party app that allows you to make folders on your home screen. So I had a tools folder and a games folder on it at the time that I decided to update my phone to this 3.0. I had heard it wouldn't have an effect on my jailbroken apps.

      Well, I was clearly dead wrong since my iphone was wiped clean of all of my jailbroken apps and what not, along with the apps I downloaded from the app store. It also took with it my native calculator and stocks apps since they were in folders.

      So far i've restored twice and tried the back up but those apps are not coming back and also, since all of my app store applications were in my itunes i figured just by syncing again they would show up. It says the sync works and at the bottom bar in itunes it shows that those apps are being loaded and are taking up space on my iphone but they do not show up at all on my phone. But the apps that I didn't have in folders are showing up fine. Please, I just want my iphone to have all it's native apps back and for the apps I already had to show up again.
      yeah, i did that too, and I knew better I just forgot, now i cant play any of my games or get onto my bank account does anyone know what to do?
    1. streetthrowback's Avatar
      streetthrowback -
      Quote Originally Posted by doran View Post
      ok look....... If you are still holding on to the first iphone (iphone 2g)
      wtf are you waiting for!!!!!!! At least go get that 8gig 3g for $99. If you're not on at&t then you just gotta shell out the cash....... But please, stop asking why the mms and stereo bluetooth isn't working on the 2g..... The answer is, that phone is outdated!!!!!!
      lol :d
    1. rcfa's Avatar
      rcfa -
      Quote Originally Posted by ddfilms View Post
      MMS and Tethering not available on the 2G iPhone.
      This is one of these ridiculous things APPLE does trying to get all 2G phones to end up on the landfill. So on the one hand, they advertise how green they are, and on they other, they make sure people dump functional hardware to get features they don't want to enable in software.

      We obviously know tethering works with the 2G phone, since we've done it. And there are third party MMS apps for the 2G iPhone, too. Yet Apple pretends these are hardware limitations.

      Same things with Snow Leopard: first the claim was that it would be 64-bit only, now it has a 32-bit mode. Yet, even though the 32-bit-only intel machines are supported, PPC hardware that's 64-bit and faster and more powerful than these Core Solo and Core Duo machines are not supported.
      There goes a G5 with 8GB RAM and 64-bit capability to the dumpster, bought on the 64-bit premise, and when the first fully 64-bit capable version of OS X ships, it's not supported on these computers.

      I wish Greenpeace would pick up on these things more, rather than whether or not there's some PVC around some cables inside the computer...

      Now, where's SSH and Terminal for 3.0?
    1. jaguyll's Avatar
      jaguyll -
      Quote Originally Posted by zachmademeodd View Post
      Alright I really need some help right now. I had my iphone 3g jailbroken and it was great, had it said up just the way I wanted and I was using the third party app that allows you to make folders on your home screen. So I had a tools folder and a games folder on it at the time that I decided to update my phone to this 3.0. I had heard it wouldn't have an effect on my jailbroken apps.

      Well, I was clearly dead wrong since my iphone was wiped clean of all of my jailbroken apps and what not, along with the apps I downloaded from the app store. It also took with it my native calculator and stocks apps since they were in folders.

      So far i've restored twice and tried the back up but those apps are not coming back and also, since all of my app store applications were in my itunes i figured just by syncing again they would show up. It says the sync works and at the bottom bar in itunes it shows that those apps are being loaded and are taking up space on my iphone but they do not show up at all on my phone. But the apps that I didn't have in folders are showing up fine. Please, I just want my iphone to have all it's native apps back and for the apps I already had to show up again.
      Two things that you need to do to solve this problem.

      1. Throw your phone in the trash because you are an idiot who can't read or follow the simple instructions involved with being an iPhone owner or a reader of this website.
      2. Stand in traffic

      Thank you for making everyone who read your post a shade dumber.
    1. remz08's Avatar
      remz08 -
      Quote Originally Posted by zachmademeodd View Post
      Alright I really need some help right now. I had my iphone 3g jailbroken and it was great, had it said up just the way I wanted and I was using the third party app that allows you to make folders on your home screen. So I had a tools folder and a games folder on it at the time that I decided to update my phone to this 3.0. I had heard it wouldn't have an effect on my jailbroken apps.

      Well, I was clearly dead wrong since my iphone was wiped clean of all of my jailbroken apps and what not, along with the apps I downloaded from the app store. It also took with it my native calculator and stocks apps since they were in folders.

      So far i've restored twice and tried the back up but those apps are not coming back and also, since all of my app store applications were in my itunes i figured just by syncing again they would show up. It says the sync works and at the bottom bar in itunes it shows that those apps are being loaded and are taking up space on my iphone but they do not show up at all on my phone. But the apps that I didn't have in folders are showing up fine. Please, I just want my iphone to have all it's native apps back and for the apps I already had to show up again.
      I made this same mistake, leaving my status bar with a custom name rather than remembering to change it back. What I did was, go to Setting>General>Reset>Reset All Settings That took me back to normal. Hopefully it will do the same for you.