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Using Your iPhone's Core Features

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Learn to use some of the iPhone’s “core” features, meaning those that apply across multiple apps and functions of your iPhone. For example, notifications affect all of the apps on your phone, so it’s important to understand how they work, and you can configure them as you move ahead with specific apps.

This chapter is from the book

In Chapter 1, “Getting Started with Your iPhone,” you learned how to interact with your iPhone including using apps, locking and unlocking it, swiping to open and close things, and zooming in or out. In this chapter, you learn to use some of the iPhone’s “core” features, meaning those that apply across multiple apps and functions of your iPhone. For example, notifications affect all of the apps on your phone, so it’s important to understand how they work, and you can configure them as you move ahead with specific apps. As another example, you’ll be typing or speaking text in many different situations from emails to messages to searches, so it’s fundamental to know how to use text on your iPhone. Fortunately, learning to use these core features is a snap.

Introducing the Settings App

In Chapter 1, you learned about the apps that your iPhone can run to perform a mind-boggling variety of tasks. The iPhone’s Settings app is where you do almost all of your phone’s configuration, and you use it frequently throughout this book. To use the Settings app, tap Settings on the Home screen. The app opens. Swipe up and down the screen to browse the various settings tools. Tap an item to configure its settings. For example, to configure your notifications, tap Notifications. The settings that you use to configure notifications appear and you can make changes to the notifications your iPhone uses to communicate with you.

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