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Apple iPhone 5 will be available in retail stores on Friday, September 21, 2012. iPhone die-hards will have the chance now get a hand on the latest Apple device powered by iOS 6.

iPhone 5 is considered by Apple as the world’s thinnest and lightest smartphone. With the latest tweak in the design, Apple fanatics may wonder where to find the buttons and other features found in the older generation of the device.

If you are one of the early birds in acquiring iPhone 5, below are some of the information that you may find helpful in using your new smartphone.

iPhone at a Glance

iPhone 5 overview

Apple iPhone 5 parts

Note: iPhone apps and features may vary based on your location, language, carrier, and model of iPhone. Apps that send or receive data over a cellular network may incur additional fees. Contact your carrier for information about your iPhone service plan and fees.


The following accessories are included with iPhone 5:

Apple iPhone 5 headset

Apple headset: Use the Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic (iPhone 5, shown above) or the Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic (iPhone 4S or earlier) to listen to music and videos, and make phone calls.

Apple iPhone 5 Lightning to USB cable

Connecting cable: Use the Lightning to USB Cable (iPhone 5, shown above) or the Dock Connector to USB Cable (iPhone 4S or earlier) to connect iPhone to your computer to sync and charge. The cable can also be used with the iPhone Dock (sold separately).

Apple iPhone 5 USB power adapter

Apple USB power adapter: Use with the Lightning to USB Cable or Dock Connector to USB Cable to charge the iPhone battery.

Apple iPhone 5 SIM eject tool

SIM eject tool: Use to eject the SIM card tray. (Not included in all areas.)


Sleep/Wake button

When you’re not using iPhone, you can lock it to turn off the display and save the battery. Lock iPhone: Press the Sleep/Wake button.

When iPhone is locked, nothing happens if you touch the screen. iPhone can still receive calls, text messages, and other updates. You can also:

• Listen to music
• Adjust the volume
• Use the center button on your headset to take calls or listen to music

Apple iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake button

Unlock iPhone: Press the Sleep/Wake button or the Home button , then drag the slider. Turn iPhone off: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the red slider appears, then drag the slider.
Turn iPhone on: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

Open Camera when iPhone is locked: Press the Sleep/Wake button or the Home button , then drag up.

Access the audio controls when iPhone is locked: Double-click the Home button .
iPhone locks if you don’t touch the screen for a minute or so. You can adjust the auto-lock time (or turn it off), and require a passcode to unlock iPhone.

Home button

The Home button takes you to the Home screen, no matter what you’re doing. It also provides other convenient shortcuts.

Go to the Home screen: Press the Home button .
On the Home screen, tap an app to open it.

Display recently used apps: With iPhone unlocked, double-click the Home button . The multitasking bar appears at the bottom of the screen, showing the most recently used apps. Swipe the bar to the left to see more apps.

Display audio playback controls:

  • When iPhone is locked: Double-click the Home button . See Playing music on page 58.
  • When you’re using another app: Double-click the Home button , then swipe the multitaskingbar from left to right.

Use Siri (iPhone 4S or later) or Voice Control: Press and hold the Home button .

  • Volume controlsWhile you’re on the phone or listening to songs, movies, or other media, the buttons on the side of iPhone adjust the audio volume. Otherwise, the buttons control the volume for the ringer, alerts, and other sound effects.

    Apple iPhone 5 volume controls
    Lock the ringer and alerts volume: Go to Settings > Sounds and turn off “Change with Buttons.” Limit the volume for music and videos: Go to Settings > Music > Volume Limit.

    Note: In some countries, iPhone may indicate when you’re setting the volume above the European Union hearing safety guidelines. To increase the volume beyond this level, you may need to briefly release the volume control.

    You can also use either volume button to take a picture or record a video.

Ring/Silent switch

Flip the Ring/Silent switch to put iPhone in ring mode or silent mode .

Apple iPhone 5 Ring/Silent switch

In ring mode, iPhone plays all sounds. In silent mode, iPhone doesn’t ring or play alerts and other sound effects.

Important: Clock alarms, audio apps such as Music, and many games still play sounds through the built-in speaker when iPhone is in silent mode. In some areas, the sound effects for Camera and Voice Memos are played even if the Ring/Silent switch is set to silent.

You can also use the Do Not Disturb setting to silence calls, alerts, and notifications.

Set iPhone to Do Not Disturb ( ): Go to Settings and turn on Do Not Disturb. Do Not Disturb keeps calls, alerts, and notifications from making any sounds or lighting up the screen when the screen is locked. Alarms still sound, however, and if the screen is unlocked, Do Not Disturb has no effect.

To schedule quiet hours, allow certain people to call, or enable repeated calls to ring through, go to Settings > Notifications > Do Not Disturb.

* Accessories and wireless performance: The use of certain accessories with iPhone may affect wireless performance. Not all iPod accessories are fully compatible with iPhone. Turning on airplane mode on iPhone may eliminate audio interference between iPhone and an accessory. While airplane mode is on, you cannot make or receive calls or use features that require wireless communication. Reorienting or relocating iPhone and the connected accessory may improve wireless performance.

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