How to Delete a Voicemail Recording You’re Not Happy With

Erase and replace voicemail recording on iPhone

Have you ever called someone, left them a voicemail and then regretted the way you said something, or just wished you could delete or redo the recording for whatever reason?

If it’s a good friend it’s no big deal if you stumble over your words, but with certain people you might care more about leaving a good impression.

I had one of those moments today but then remembered a little trick I learned on how to erase — or rerecord — a voicemail that you’re not satisfied with.

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iPhone Speed Dial: How to Add Speed Dial Icons to Home Screen

Apple now offers a native way to add speed dial to your iPhone home screen in 2 easy steps:

  • 1) Create a Call shortcut using Apple’s native Shortcuts app.
  • 2) Use “Add to Home Screen” to add the icon among your apps.

Read on for the more detailed, step-by-step instructions.

Using this method, you can place icons on your home screen displaying the faces of your top friends and family among your other apps, or in a designated folder. Tapping a particular icon will lead to triggering a phone call to that person, similar to the speed dial functionality on your old landline phone.

This iPhone speed dial trick is a good alternative to the Favorites section within the Phone app.

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6 Trusty Tricks for New iPhone Owners

iPhone tips

If you recently got an iPhone, here are six useful features on your new device that might not be instantly obvious to you:

  1. To instantly scroll to the top of the page in almost any app, just tap the status bar at the top (with the clock on it).
  2. To email multiple photos, go to your Camera Roll in the Photos app, tap the icon on the bottom left, then individually select each image you want to email. Finally, touch Share at the bottom, then Email. Update: If you select more than five photos, the Share button becomes disabled for some reason. If you want to email more than five photos, you can copy and paste them into the body of the email. Thanks to Leon for pointing this out.
  3. To reorganize your app icons, touch an icon on the home screen until they all start to jiggle. That is your cue to grab icons and move them around. For example, because I use my Camera more than my iPod, I moved the Camera icon to the dashboard at the bottom to make it more accessible. I also move apps I don’t use (Stocks, Contacts) to a separate page by dragging the icons off-screen to the left or right.
  4. To add a shortcut to your favorite website on your home screen, visit the site in Safari, press “+” and then “Add to Home Screen.” An icon will appear on your home screen for easier access to your bookmark.
  5. To pinpoint your location in Maps, tap the icon on the bottom left of a map. Your location is represented by a flashing blue dot. If you have a 3GS, tap the lower left icon again to reveal your cardinal direction (a headlight on the blue dot points north, south, east or west).
  6. To copy text, press and let go of the text and touch Select or Select All to choose the words you wish to copy. To paste text, hold and let go of the area where you are pasting to and touch Paste.
  7. Bonus iPhone tips

  8. To send a video or photo to someone via text message, go to your Camera Roll (in the Photos app) and tap the icon on the bottom left. Tap MMS.
  9. To sync your Google Calendar and your iPhone calendar, follow these directions.
  10. To make your iPhone ring longer, follow these steps.

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How to Crop Your iPhone Photos in 5 Seconds or Less

Crop photos on iPhone

Cropping photos on the iPhone is easier than you think. You can crop photos on your iPhone in a matter of seconds without having to download any apps.

Here’s how:

  1. Go to the photo you want to crop in the Photos app.
  2. Pinch to zoom into the photo as much as you’d like.
  3. Finally, perform a screen capture by simultaneously pressing the on/off button and the Home button.

Your cropped photo will now appear in your photo album.