HOUSTON, Miss. (WCBI) – iPhones come with dozens of features, but no manual to learn them all.
That’s why there’s a class that’s dedicated to iPhones at the Houston Win Job Center.
Monday kicked off the first day of February’s Intermediate iPhone class offered by Itawamba Community College.
The program has been around for several years.
Just like there are different generations of iPhones, there are also different generations of iPhone users.
“Everything, you name it and I learned it. I may not be able to use it all, but I know about how about to getting it,” said student Curtis Tennyson.
“Everybody has a phone and like someone said, they are expensive. They’re very expensive and you think well, that’s a whole lot of money just for something to talk on, yes, but it’s much much more than that,” said instructor Becky Dallas.
“They’ve got the phone and they call and they take some pictures and this and that, but they don’t realize just what all they can do,” said student Brenda Payne.
That and other questions helped spark the idea for this class.
“People get a phone, but there’s no manual that comes with it and you have to get online to do that and then some don’t have a computer and they don’t have time and the manual is quite challenging too.”
Becky Dallas studied the manual and researched information about the iPhone’s features, as well as all of the tricks that can help users get the most out of their devices.
“Some people will kind of laugh and say, ‘Oh, an iPhone class, you know, what’s to talking and texting and taking a picture? I mean anybody can do that.’ But, like Brenda said, there are so many more things that you can do with the phone and it’s basically a computer.”
Photos were the topic for Monday’s class.
Students are learning everything from adding cool effects to pictures, to organizing and sharing them.
“Every day we learn some little something. In fact, people will say iPhone class? And, I’ll say yes, and you would not believe how much you don’t know and then I will tell them some of the things and they’re like, ‘Hmm, I didn’t know that.”
The class is 18 hours long and meets twice a week for three hours.
It costs five dollars for the entire course.
This course ends on February 26.