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iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks (Covers iOS 6 on iPad, iPad mini, and iPhone), 2nd Edition

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  • Copyright 2013
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 512
  • Edition: 2nd
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-314350-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-314350-8

Easily Unlock the Power of Your iPad, iPad mini, or iPhone

Discover hundreds of tips and tricks you can use right away with your iPad, iPad mini, or iPhone to maximize its functionality. Learn to use your iOS 6 mobile device as a powerful communication, organization, and productivity tool, as well as a feature-packed entertainment device.

In addition to learning all about the apps that come preinstalled on your iPad or iPhone, you will learn about some of the best third-party apps currently available, plus discover useful strategies for how to best utilize them in your personal and professional life.

Using an easy-to-understand, nontechnical approach, this book is ideal for beginners and more experienced iPad, iPad mini, or iPhone users who want to discover how to use the iOS 6 operating system with iCloud, and the latest versions of popular apps. If you’re an iPad 2, iPad 3rd or 4th generation, iPad mini, iPhone 4S, or iPhone 5 user, this book is an indispensible tool.

Here’s just a sampling of what the tips, tricks, and strategies offered in this book will help you accomplish:

  • Discover how to take full advantage of powerful iOS 6 features, like Notification Center.
  • Learn secrets for using preinstalled apps, such as Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Maps, Notes, Safari, Mail, and Music.
  • Find, download, and install the most powerful and versatile apps and content for your iPad, iPad mini, or iPhone.
  • Synchronize files, documents, data, photos, and content with iCloud, your computer, or other iOS mobile devices.
  • Learn how to interact with your tablet or phone using your voice in conjunction with Siri and the Dictation feature.
  • Create and maintain a reliable backup of your iOS 6 device.
  • Discover how to take visually impressive photos using the cameras built into your iPad, iPad mini, or iPhone, and then share them using iCloud Shared Photo Streams, Facebook, Twitter, email, or other methods.
  • Use your iOS mobile device as an eBook reader, portable gaming machine, and feature-packed music and video player.

Sample Content

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION     1
WHY YOU NEED iOS 6 ON YOUR DEVICE     2
  NEW AND MODIFIED APPS AND FEATURES     3
  WHICH DEVICES USE iOS 6?     4
  NEW AND IMPROVED INTERACTIVITY     4
WHAT THIS BOOK OFFERS     10
  ATTENTION, PLEASE     13
1  UPGRADING TO iOS 6     15
HOW TO UPGRADE FROM iOS 4.3.4 (OR EARLIER) TO iOS 6     16
  HOW TO FIND OUT WHICH VERSION OF iOS YOUR DEVICE USES     16
  AVOIDING iTUNES CONFUSION     18
  HOW TO UPGRADE WITH iTUNES     18
WIRELESS UPGRADE FROM iOS 5 TO iOS 6 (OR LATER)     19
HOW TO CONFIGURE iOS 6 ON YOUR NEW iPHONE OR iPAD     20
  HOW TO SET UP A NEW iPHONE OR iPAD     23
  HOW TO RESTORE FROM iTUNES     26
WHERE’S MY DEVICE? HOW TO USE THE FIND MY iPHONE OR FIND MY iPAD FEATURE     27
INTEGRATE YOUR DATA, APPS, AND MORE WITH APPLE’S iCLOUD     28
  SYNCHRONIZE YOUR DIGITAL PHOTOS     30
  TRANSFER FILES AND DOCUMENTS     31
  SYNC YOUR APPS, EBOOKS, BOOKMARKS, AND OTHER CONTENT     32
  SYNC YOUR APP-SPECIFIC DATA WITH iCLOUD     33
  MAINTAIN A RELIABLE REMOTE BACKUP OF YOUR iPHONE OR iPAD     33
  SHARE iTUNES PURCHASES WITH ALL YOUR DEVICES     34
  UPGRADE TO THE PREMIUM iTUNES MATCH SERVICE     35
HOW TO UPDATE YOUR APPS WIRELESSLY     35
KEEP iOS UP TO DATE WIRELESSLY     37
2  TIPS AND TRICKS FOR CUSTOMIZING SETTINGS     39
USING THE SETTINGS APP     41
  MAIN OPTIONS AVAILABLE FROM THE SETTINGS APP     43
KEEP YOUR DEVICE AND DATA PRIVATE: HOW TO ACTIVATE AND USE THE PASSCODE LOCK FEATURE     64
ORGANIZE APPS ON YOUR HOME SCREEN WITH FOLDERS     66
ADD FREQUENTLY USED WEB PAGE ICONS TO YOUR HOME SCREEN     68
ACCESSING THE MULTITASKING BAR     69
3 STRATEGIES FOR FINDING, BUYING, AND USING THIRD-PARTY APPS     73
APP STORE BASICS     74
  FREE OR PURCHASED?     74
  HOW NEW APPS INSTALL THEMSELVES     75
  RESTORING OR REINSTALLING APPS YOU’VE ALREADY DOWNLOADED     75
WHERE TO FIND APPS, MUSIC, AND MORE     76
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT APPS     77
  COMPATIBILITY: DOES THE APP RUN ON MULTIPLE DEVICES?     77
  QUICK GUIDE TO APP PRICING     81
  HOW TO SHOP WITH THE APP STORE APP     86
  HOW TO SHOP FROM iTUNES ON YOUR COMPUTER     96
QUICK TIPS FOR FINDING APPS RELEVANT TO YOU     99
KEEP YOUR APPS UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST VERSIONS     100
4 MAKE THE MOST OF NOTIFICATION CENTER     103
NOTIFICATION CENTER’S MAIN WINDOW     106
QUICK STRATEGIES FOR PERSONALIZING NOTIFICATION CENTER     109
  STEP BY STEP: CUSTOMIZE HOW NOTIFICATION CENTER MONITORS APPS      111
  WHAT TO DO WHEN ALERTS, NOTIFICATIONS, AND ALARMS GET ANNOYING     113
  STAY INFORMED OF YOUR APPOINTMENTS, DEADLINES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES     114
  HOW TO LIMIT THE CONTENT IN THE NOTIFICATION CENTER WINDOW     114
INFORMATIVE NOTIFICATION CENTER WIDGETS YOU CAN ADD TO YOUR iPHONE     116
5  USING SIRI AND DICTATION TO INTERACT WITH YOUR
iOS DEVICE     119
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE USING SIRI     120
WAYS TO ACTIVATE SIRI     121
SETTING UP SIRI TO WORK ON YOUR iPHONE OR iPAD     123
CHECK OUT HOW SIRI CAN HELP YOU!     126
  FIND, DISPLAY, OR USE INFORMATION RELATED TO YOUR CONTACTS     126
  INITIATE A CALL     128
  FIND YOUR FRIENDS     129
  SET UP REMINDERS AND TO-DO ITEMS     130
  READ OR SEND TEXT MESSAGES     131
  CHECK THE WEATHER OR YOUR INVESTMENTS     132
  FIND INFORMATION ON THE WEB OR GET ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS     134
  SCHEDULE AND MANAGE MEETINGS AND EVENTS     134
  SEND EMAIL AND ACCESS NEW (INCOMING) EMAIL     135
  SET AN ALARM OR TIMER     135
  GET DIRECTIONS USING THE MAPS APP     135
  CONTROL THE MUSIC APP     136
  FORGET STICKY NOTES—DICTATE NOTES TO YOURSELF     137
  SIRI KNOWS ALL ABOUT SPORTS AND MOVIES TOO     137
PRACTICE (WITH SIRI) MAKES PERFECT     138
USE DICTATION MODE INSTEAD OF THE VIRTUAL KEYBOARD     139
6  SYNC AND SHARE FILES USING iCLOUD     141
CONTENT SAVED TO iCLOUD IS AVAILABLE ANYWHERE     143
  ACCESS YOUR PURCHASED iTUNES CONTENT FROM ANY DEVICE     144
  USE iCLOUD TO SYNC YOUR APPS, DATA, DOCUMENTS, AND FILES     147
  CUSTOMIZING iCLOUD TO WORK WITH YOUR APPS     149
ACCESS YOUR APP-SPECIFIC DATA ONLINE AT iCLOUD.COM     150
CREATE A PHOTO STREAM USING iCLOUD     151
AUTOMATICALLY TRANSFER DOCUMENTS USING iCLOUD     153
USING A UNIQUE APPLE ID FOR iCLOUD     155
BACKING UP WITH iCLOUD     156
  iOS 6 STILL OFFERS WIRELESS iTUNES SYNC     156
  iCLOUD BACKUP: NO CABLE NEEDED     159
iCLOUD: MANY USES, ONE STORAGE SPACE     161
7  COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY WITH iMESSAGE     163
BENEFITS OF COMMUNICATING VIA TEXT MESSAGE OR INSTANT MESSAGE     166
QUICK START: APPLE’S iMESSAGE SERVICE     167
  SET UP A FREE iMESSAGE ACCOUNT     167
  PROS AND CONS OF USING iMESSAGE     170
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR USING THE MESSAGES APP     171
  CREATE AND SEND A TEXT MESSAGE     172
  PARTICIPATING IN A TEXT-MESSAGE CONVERSATION     174
  RESPONDING TO AN INCOMING TEXT MESSAGE     175
  RELAUNCH OR REVIEW PAST CONVERSATIONS     176
  CUSTOMIZE THE MESSAGES APP     177
LEARN TO UNDERSTAND TEXT-MESSAGING ABBREVIATIONS     178
8  ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE WITH REMINDERS AND NOTES     181
USE REMINDERS TO MANAGE YOUR TO-DO LISTS     182
  KEEP UP TO DATE WITH REMINDERS     184
  MANAGE MULTIPLE TO-DO LISTS SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH REMINDERS     188
  HOW TO DELETE AN ENTIRE TO-DO LIST     189
  HOW TO VIEW YOUR INDIVIDUAL LISTS     189
  REMINDERS ALSO WORKS WITH iCLOUD     191
PERFORM BASIC TEXT EDITING AND NOTE TAKING WITH THE NOTES APP     192
9  NAVIGATING WITH THE NEWLY REVAMPED MAPS APP     199
GET THE MOST FROM USING NEW MAPS APP FEATURES     200
OVERVIEW OF THE MAPS APP’S SCREEN     202
  THE MAPS APP’S MENU SCREEN     205
OBTAIN TURN-BY-TURN DIRECTIONS BETWEEN TWO LOCATIONS     209
LOOK UP CONTACT ENTRIES, BUSINESSES, RESTAURANTS, LANDMARKS, AND POINTS-OF-INTEREST     213
  USE THE INTERACTIVE LOCATION SCREENS TO FIND MORE INFORMATION      214
THE MAPS APP’S FLYOVER VIEW     217
CUSTOMIZE MAP-RELATED SETTINGS     218
10  MAKE THE MOST OF SOCIAL NETWORKING APPS     219
TIPS FOR USING THE OFFICIAL TWITTER APP     221
  CUSTOMIZING THE OFFICIAL TWITTER APP     222
  USING THE OFFICIAL TWITTER APP     225
  COMPOSE AN OUTGOING TWEET     227
  SENDING TWEETS FROM OTHER APPS     228
  REPLYING TO TWEETS AND OTHER TWITTER FEATURES     229
  HOW TO RE-TWEET MESSAGES     231
IF YOU’RE CONCERNED ABOUT PRIVACY, DON’T SHARE YOUR LOCATION     232
MANAGE YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT WITH THE OFFICIAL FACEBOOK APP     233
  UPDATE YOUR STATUS, CHECK-IN, OR UPLOAD PHOTOS     237
  UPDATE YOUR FACEBOOK STATUS FROM OTHER APPS     237
OTHER SPECIALIZED APPS FOR ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKING     239
  SEESMIC PING     240
  TWITTERIFIC FOR TWITTER     240
  INSTAGRAM     240
  YOUTUBE242
11  SHOOT, EDIT, AND SHARE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS     243
METHODS FOR LOADING DIGITAL IMAGES INTO YOUR iPHONE OR iPAD     245
THE NEW AND IMPROVED CAMERA APP     246
  HOW TO SNAP A PHOTO     248
  HOW TO SHOOT A PANORAMIC PHOTO     250
  HOW TO SHOOT VIDEO     252
  USE PHOTO BOOTH TO SNAP WHIMSICAL PHOTOS     253
TIPS FOR SHOOTING EYE-CATCHING PHOTOS     253
  HOW TO USE THE RULE OF THIRDS WHEN SHOOTING     255
USING THE PHOTOS APP TO VIEW, EDIT, ENHANCE, PRINT, AND SHARE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS     257
  VIEWING PHOTOS AND VIDEOS (iPAD)     257
  VIEWING PHOTOS AND VIDEOS (iPHONE)     260
  VIEW AN IMAGE IN FULL-SCREEN MODE     260
  EDITING PHOTOS AND VIDEOS     262
  PRINTING PHOTOS     263
  SHARING PHOTOS AND VIDEOS     264
  DELETING PHOTOS STORED ON YOUR iOS DEVICE     268
EDIT YOUR PHOTOS WITH THIRD-PARTY PHOTOGRAPHY APPS     268
CREATE AND MANAGE A PHOTO STREAM VIA iCLOUD     268
CREATE AND MANAGE A SHARED PHOTO STREAM VIA iCLOUD     269
12   MAKE AND RECEIVE CALLS WITH AN iPHONE     273
ANSWERING AN INCOMING CALL     275
  RESPOND TO A CALL WAITING SIGNAL WHILE ON THE PHONE     282
MAKING CALLS FROM YOUR iPHONE     285
  MANUAL DIALING     285
  DIALING FROM A CONTACTS ENTRY IN THE PHONE APP     287
  USE SIRI TO INITIATE CALLS     287
  INITIATING A CONFERENCE CALL     287
MANAGING YOUR VOICEMAIL     288
  RECORD YOUR OUTGOING MESSAGE     288
  HOW TO PLAY AND DELETE VOICEMAIL MESSAGES     289
CREATE AND USE A FAVORITES LIST     291
ACCESSING YOUR RECENTS CALL LOG     292
DO YOU TALK TOO MUCH? KEEPING TRACK OF USAGE     293
CUSTOMIZING RINGTONES     294
  CUSTOM RINGTONES FOR SPECIFIC CONTACTS      295
A FEW THOUGHTS ABOUT WIRELESS HEADSETS     296
13  USE NEW SAFARI FEATURES TO SURF MORE EFFICIENTLY     297
CUSTOMIZE YOUR WEB SURFING EXPERIENCE     300
HOW TO USE TABBED BROWSING WITH SAFARI     303
  SWITCHING BETWEEN WEB PAGES ON AN iPHONE     304
  TABBED BROWSING ON THE iPAD     305
  DISCOVER THE NEW iCLOUD TABS FEATURE OF SAFARI     306
REMOVE SCREEN CLUTTER WITH SAFARI READER     306
CREATE AND MANAGE READING LISTS     307
NEW OPTIONS FOR SHARING WEB CONTENT IN SAFARI     309
CREATE, MANAGE, AND SYNC SAFARI BOOKMARKS     313
LAUNCH YOUR FAVORITE WEBSITES FAST WITH HOME SCREEN ICONS     314
14  MANAGE YOUR EMAIL EFFICIENTLY     317
HOW TO ADD EMAIL ACCOUNTS TO THE MAIL APP     318
HOW TO CUSTOMIZE MAIL OPTIONS FROM SETTINGS     322
TIPS FOR VIEWING YOUR INCOMING EMAIL     325
  FETCH NEW DATA     327
COMPOSING AN EMAIL MESSAGE     328
  INSERT A PHOTO OR VIDEO INTO YOUR OUTGOING EMAIL     331
  USING SELECT, SELECT ALL, CUT, COPY, AND PASTE     332
  HOW TO SAVE AN UNSENT DRAFT OF AN EMAIL MESSAGE     333
TIPS FOR READING EMAIL     334
  THE MAIL APP’S INBOX     336
15   CALENDAR AND CONTACT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES     345
GET ACQUAINTED WITH THE CALENDAR APP     346
  SYNC APP-SPECIFIC DATA WITH ONLINE-BASED APPS     346
  CONTROLLING THE VIEW     348
  HOW TO ENTER A NEW APPOINTMENT     351
  USE SIRI TO ENTER NEW EVENTS INTO THE CALENDAR APP     353
  VIEWING INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENT DETAILS     354
  QUICKLY FIND APPOINTMENT OR EVENT DETAILS     354
  VIEWING ONE OR MORE COLOR-CODED CALENDARS     355
CUSTOMIZING THE CALENDAR APP     355
  ADJUSTING TIME ZONE SUPPORT     356
USE CONTACTS TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH PEOPLE YOU KNOW     357
  THE CONTACTS APP IS HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE     357
THE CONTACTS APP WORKS SEAMLESSLY WITH OTHER APPS     358
  WHO DO YOU KNOW? HOW TO VIEW YOUR CONTACTS     359
  MEET SOMEONE NEW? CREATE A NEW CONTACTS ENTRY     362
  HOW TO ADD A PHOTO TO A CONTACTS ENTRY     365
  EDITING OR DELETING AN ENTRY     366
  INTERACTIVE CONTACTS ENTRIES     366
  HOW TO LINK CONTACT ENTRIES TOGETHER     367
  SHARING CONTACT ENTRIES     367
  ADDITIONAL WAYS TO MAKE CONTACT FROM WITHIN CONTACTS     368
16  iOS 6 GAMING     369
MANY DIFFERENT GAMING EXPERIENCES ARE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS     370
TIPS FOR FINDING GAMES YOU’LL LOVE     378
55 iOS GAMES WORTH PLAYING     380
EXPERIENCE MULTIPLAYER GAMES WITH GAME CENTER     384
OTHER ENTERTAINMENT ACTIVITIES     387
EDUCATE AND ENTERTAIN YOUR KIDS     388
17   USE THE MUSIC AND VIDEOS APPS     391
TIPS FOR USING THE MUSIC APP     393
  MUSIC APP CONTROLS ON THE iPHONE     397
  MUSIC APP CONTROLS ON iPAD     404
  MORE MUSIC APP FEATURES     408
USE THE VIDEOS APP TO WATCH TV SHOWS, MOVIES, AND MORE     411
MUSIC, TV SHOWS, MOVIES, AND MORE: THE COST OF iTUNES CONTENT     416
STREAMING VIDEO ON YOUR iPAD     418
  ABC PLAYER     419
  HBO GO     419
  HULU PLUS     420
  INFINITY TV     421
  MAX GO     421
  NETFLIX     421
  YOUTUBE     422
18   CUSTOMIZE YOUR READING EXPERIENCE WITH iBOOKS AND NEWSSTAND     423
CUSTOMIZE iBOOKS SETTINGS     425
DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL iBOOKS ON YOUR iOS DEVICE     426
THE iBOOKS MAIN LIBRARY SCREEN     426
  MANAGING YOUR eBOOK COLLECTION FROM THE LIBRARY SCREEN     429
BROWSE AND SHOP FOR eBOOKS VIA iBOOKSTORE     430
  iBOOKSTORE COMMANDS ON THE iPHONE     432
  iBOOKSTORE COMMANDS ON THE iPAD     433
  HOW TO FIND A SPECIFIC eBOOK—FAST     436
  LEARN ABOUT AN eBOOK FROM ITS DESCRIPTION     437
USING iCLOUD WITH iBOOKS     440
  HOW TO RELOAD A PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED eBOOK     441
CUSTOMIZE YOUR eBOOK READING EXPERIENCE USING iBOOKS     442
  READ PDF FILES WITH iBOOKS     446
CREATE YOUR OWN eBOOKS USING APPLE’S iBOOKS AUTHOR SOFTWARE     448
ALTERNATIVE METHODS FOR READING YOUR eBOOKS     448
READ DIGITAL EDITIONS OF NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES WITH THE NEWSSTAND APP     449
  WORKING WITH THE NEWSSTAND APP     449
  READING DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS     451
  MANAGING YOUR NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS     452
19   BE PRODUCTIVE USING PAGES, NUMBERS, AND KEYNOTE     455
WORD PROCESSING WITH PAGES     457
  USING GRAPHICS, CHARTS, AND SHAPES WITHIN PAGES     459
  ACCESSING THE TOOLS MENU WITHIN PAGES     460
  USING THE DOCUMENT NAVIGATOR FEATURE     461
  WORKING IN FULL-SCREEN MODE     462
  INSERT SPECIAL SYMBOLS OR CHARACTERS INTO YOUR DOCUMENTS     463
NUMBER CRUNCHING WITH THE NUMBERS APP     466
  THE FORMATTING ICON WITHIN NUMBERS     467
  ACCESS THE GRAPHICS MENU WITHIN NUMBERS     468
  ACCESS THE TOOLS MENU WITHIN NUMBERS     468
WORKING WITH THE KEYNOTE APP     469
  THE FORMATTING TOOLS WITHIN KEYNOTE     471
  THE GRAPHICS TOOLS WITHIN KEYNOTE     472
  ACCESSING THE TOOLS MENU WITHIN KEYNOTE     472
  THE PLAY ICON WITHIN KEYNOTE     473
USING THE iWORK FOR iPAD APPS WITH iCLOUD     473
A  TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE PASSBOOK APP AND DISCOVER OTHER AWESOME THINGS YOUR iOS DEVICE CAN DO     477
THERE’S SO MUCH MORE YOUR iPHONE OR iPAD CAN DO     479
INDEX     481

ONLINE CONTENT
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20   VIDEOCONFERENCING AND VOICE-OVER-IP (VOIP) CALLING
21   USE AIRPLAY FOR ENTERTAINMENT CONNECTIVITY
B   APPENDIX B: GETTING STARTED WITH ITUNES 11

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