“I use my phone for everything now – the internet, listening to music, storing photos and even as a sat nav.  It’s hard to believe that phones used to be just for making calls.”

The word "smartphone" is now bandied about so freely that it can feel too late to ask the basic questions. What is a smartphone, what can it do and how do you work one? Our guides provide clear, intelligible answers, along with step-by-step guides to choosing the right smartphone for you and getting the most out of it.

A guide to the key benefits and features of this operating system for smartphones.

Mobile phones with extra functions like cameras, email and web browsers.

If you have an Android tablet or smartphone, find out how to download apps for it.

FaceTime is an Apple service that allows you to make video and audio calls over your wi-fi or mobile phone for free. You can’t call from iPhone to Android phone– it needs to b

The low-down on Apple’s ever-popular mobile handset.

Synching your Android smartphone to your computer will make it easier to move files like photos between them, find out how to do this.

Help choosing between iPhones, BlackBerrys and Android handsets.

An easy step-by-step guide to making a call on the Apple iPhone.

Smartphones can have internet banking apps, personal emails and private addresses - so it's worth thinking about how to keep all that information safe.

The important things to bear in mind when you are choosing a smartphone for an older user.

Thanks to great screen definition and faster mobile internet, you can now watch television content on your Android smartphone. Our guide shows you how.

iMessage is Apple’s app that operates like a cross between traditional text messages and more modern instant messaging software like Google Chat.

So you’ve bought a brand new iPhone and want to connect your email account?

Find out more about this handy digital wallet service from Apple.

Get your iPhone connected to the internet via wifi in just a few simple steps

Get online via your Android phone in just a few simple steps

You may have heard about people running up big bills by buying credits or paying for items within a smartphone game. Here is everything you need to know about in-app purchases and how to avoid the pitfalls.

When it comes to choosing a smartphone the most popular options are Android handsets and Apple’s iPhone range. We compare them side by side.

You've taken a great pic on your iPhone except, what's that? A finger in the corner? Learn how to make simple edits to your images.

Setting up email on your Windows phone is just a few clicks away

Using your Windows phone to get online via Wi-Fi is just a few clicks away

A quick overview on how to download apps on a Windows 10 phone

Read on to learn how to:

Having email on your phone makes it very easy to stay connected when you’re on the go.

With your Android phone it's easy to take and edit high-quality pictures — here's how

Mae’r canllaw hwn ar gyfer yr "iPhone 4S" neu’r "iPhone 4", ond mae’r un egwyddor yn berthnasol i ddefnyddwyr yr "iPhone 5" newydd hefyd.

A smartphone is only as useful as the apps on it, find out how to download apps for your Apple iPhone.

Argh! What to do if you've broken your precious iPhone screen!

Having email on your iPhone and iPad is very convenient if you want to be able to check your email at any time.

Accessing your emails quickly via your Android phone is just a few clicks away