i can't access anything but the phone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by scubadoc, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. scubadoc macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    I can't navigate on the phone, it only moves between the phone/contacts. If I press the button at the top, the screen goes dark, and when I hit the bottom button there is an arrow under the time with a reverse/fast-forward type button on it. I can't even get the phone to turn off to try to reboot.

    sorry - relative iphone novice here
  2. shevi macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2008
    Your phone automatically locks after a set time (the default is one minute). Use your finger to slide that bar to the far right, which should unlock the phone. Then you should be able to start playing around.

    You may want to read the user's manual for the phone to get started!
  3. tyr2 macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2006
    Leeds, UK
  4. scubadoc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    thanks - it wasn't that i needed to unlock it, i needed to reset it. It had frozen and wouldn't move from the phone to any other application. I figured out how to reset and all is well.;)
  5. abijnk macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I would just like to suggest that you read up on the ways to "unstick" the iPhone. You will need them... :eek:

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