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  • Copyright 2015
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 704
  • Edition: 8th
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5354-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5354-0

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPhone images that show you exactly what to do.

Help when you run into iPhone problems or limitations.

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPhone.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPhone working just the way you want. The tasks include how to:

  • Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, and other iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads; take advantage of AirDrop to instantly share with other iOS and Mac users around you
  • Use Siri to get information, write texts and emails, set reminders/appointments, and more just by speaking to your iPhone
  • Customize your iPhone with folders, wallpaper, ringtones, and much more
  • Configure and sync your information, and efficiently manage contacts, reminders, and calendars
  • Communicate via FaceTime videoconferences, conference calls, text, email, and more
  • Make the most of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all of your email from one Inbox
  • Listen to music, subscribe to podcasts, and use the Health app to help keep yourself in top form
  • Capture and edit photos and video; use the great camera features such as burst, timed and time-lapse photos, and slow-motion video
  • Use your photos in slideshows, for wallpaper, and for your contacts or share them via email, AirDrop, and texts; use iCloud to automatically save and share your photos
  • Find, download, install, and use awesome iPhone apps
  • Take advantage of iCloud to keep your content and information in sync on all your devices

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started with Your iPhone 3

    Getting to Know Your iPhone’s External Features ........3

    Getting to Know Your iPhone’s Software ..........5

        Using Your Fingers to Control Your iPhone ...........6

        Going Home ...............6

        Touching the iPhone’s Screen ............7

        Working with iPhone Apps ...................9

        Using the Home Screens ............................. 12

        Using the iPhone 6 Plus’ Split-Screen ............. 14

        Searching on Your iPhone ........................ 15

        Working with the Control Center ................. 16

        Working with Notifications and the Notification Center ......... 18

        Using the Do Not Disturb Mode ................. 22

        Working with Text .................. 22

        Dictating Text .................... 31

        Meeting Siri ............................ 32

        Understanding iPhone Status Icons .............. 35

        Turning Your iPhone On or Off ................ 36

        Sleeping/Locking and Waking/Unlocking Your iPhone .......... 36

        Signing Into Your Apple ID .............. 39

        Setting the Volume .................... 40

        Using Airplane Mode ................... 40

        Using the Settings App ................... 41

        Printing from Your iPhone.................... 42

Chapter 2 Connecting Your iPhone to the Internet, Bluetooth Devices, and iPhones/iPods/iPads 45

    Using Wi-Fi Networks to Connect to the Internet ............ 46

        Connecting to Open Wi-Fi Networks ............. 46

        Connecting to Public Wi-Fi Networks ............... 49

        Disabling Automatic Prompting ........................... 51

        Forgetting Wi-Fi Networks .......................... 52

    Using Cellular Data Networks to Connect to the Internet ............. 53

    Using Bluetooth to Connect to Other Devices .................... 59

        Connecting to Bluetooth Devices ................................ 59

    Connecting Your iPhone to Other iPhones, iPod Touches, or iPads .............. 62

        Using AirDrop to Share Content with Macs, Other iPhones, iPod Touches, or iPads  ................ 63

        Enabling AirDrop .................. 64

        Using AirDrop to Share Your Content ......................... 65

        Using AirDrop to Work with Content Shared with You......... 67

Chapter 3 Setting Up and Using iCloud and Other Online Accounts 69

    Configuring and Using iCloud .......................... 70

        Obtaining an iCloud Account ............................ 71

        Signing Into Your iCloud Account ........................... 73

        Enabling iCloud to Store Your Information on the Cloud ............. 75

        Configuring iCloud Drive ......................... 77

        Configuring iCloud to Store Photos ............... 78

        Configuring Your iCloud Backup .................. 80

        Configuring Your iCloud Keychain .................. 81

        Configuring Find My iPhone ....................... 83

        Performing Advanced Configuration of Your iCloud Account ................ 84

    Setting Up Other Types of Online Accounts on Your iPhone .................. 89

        Configuring an Exchange Account .................................. 89

        Performing Advanced Configuration of an Exchange Account ........... 91

        Configuring a Google Account ................................... 94

    Configuring Other Types of Online Accounts ............... 95

        Setting Up an Account Manually .................... 96

        Configuring a Twitter Account ......................... 98

        Configuring a Facebook Account .................................100

    Setting How and When Your Accounts Are Updated ....................101

        Configuring How New Data is Retrieved for Your Accounts ............102

Chapter 4 Configuring an iPhone to Suit Your Preferences 107

    Customizing Your Home Screens .................................108

        Moving Icons Around Your Home Screens ..............108

        Creating Folders to Organize Apps on Your Home Screens ............111

        Placing Icons in Existing Folders ..........................112

        Configuring the Home Screen Toolbar..............114

        Deleting Icons .................................115

    Working with the Settings App ...................117

        Using the Settings App on Any iPhone .....................117

        Using the Settings App on an iPhone 6 Plus .........................118

    Setting the Screens Brightness, View, Text Size, and Wallpaper ..........120

        Setting the Screen Brightness, View, and Text Size ...................121

        Setting the Wallpaper on the Home and Lock Screens ..............124

    Setting Keyboard, Language, and Format Options ..................129

        Setting Keyboard Preferences ..................129

        Creating and Working with Text Shortcuts ...............133

        Setting Language and Region Preferences .....................134

    Choosing the Sounds Your iPhone Makes .......................137

    Setting Up Notifications and the Notification Center .......................141

        Understanding Notifications and the Notification Center ............142

        Setting Global Notification Preferences ........................144

        Configuring Notifications for Specific Apps ..............146

    Configuring the Control Center ...........................150

    Setting Do Not Disturb Preferences ......................151

    Setting Privacy and Location Services Preferences ...............153

    Setting Passcode, Touch ID, and Auto-Lock Preferences .............159

        Securing Your iPhone with Auto-Lock ........................160

        Configuring Your Passcode and Fingerprints (iPhone 5s and later) .........161

    Setting Restrictions for Content and Apps .......................167

Chapter 5 Working with iTunes on Your Computer 173

    Converting Music on Audio CDs for Your iPhone ....................174

        Setting Up iTunes to Import Audio CDs ....................175

        Importing Audio CDs to the iTunes Library ...........................177

    Using iTunes to Download Movies, Music, Books, and More from the iTunes Store ........178

        Obtaining an iTunes Store Account (Apple ID) ..........179

        Signing Into the iTunes Store .....................181

        Shopping in the iTunes Store...........................182

    Synchronizing Content on Your Computer with Your iPhone ...........187

        Understanding the Sync Process ........................188

        Configuring Summary Sync Settings ....................190

        Syncing Content onto Your iPhone .................192

    Keeping Your iPhone in Sync ............195

    Working with iTunes Match ..................198

        Subscribing to iTunes Match ...............................199

        Configuring iTunes Match on Your Computer .................200

        Configuring iTunes Match on Your iPhone ...............................201

Chapter 6 Downloading Apps, Music, Movies, TV Shows, and More onto Your iPhone 205

    Configuring Store Settings ................. 206

        Configuring Automatic Store Downloads ....................206

    Using the App Store App to Find and Install iPhone Apps .............208

        Searching for Apps ..............210

        Browsing for Apps ...................212

        Evaluating Apps .............................214

        Downloading Apps ..................216

        Adding Apps to the Wish List.......................217

        Using Your Wish List ................................217

    Using the iTunes Store App to Download Music, Ringtones, Movies, and TV Shows ...............219

        Searching for iTunes Store Content ..................220

        Browsing for iTunes Store Content ..........................223

        Previewing iTunes Store Content ..............................225

        Downloading iTunes Store Content ............................227

        Using Your iTunes Store History List .........................229

    Downloading Apps or iTunes Store Content You’ve Purchased Previously .........232

    Using Family Sharing to Share Your Store Downloads with Others ............................235

        Setting Up Family Sharing ............................................235

        Adding People to Family Sharing .................237

        Managing Family Sharing ................................240

        Accessing Shared Content ...........................242

Chapter 7 Managing Contacts 245

    Setting Your Contacts Preferences ........................246

    Creating Contacts on Your iPhone .........................249

        Creating New Contacts from Email.............249

        Creating Contacts Manually ....................................251

    Working with Contacts on Your iPhone .................258

        Using the Contacts App .................................................258

        Accessing Contacts from Other Apps............................262

    Managing Your Contacts on Your iPhone .......................263

        Updating Contact Information ....................264

        Deleting Contacts .................................266

Chapter 8 Communicating with the Phone and FaceTime Apps 269

    Setting Phone Preferences .....................270

        Setting Phone Sounds and Notifications .....................270

        Configuring Phone Settings .............................270

    Making Voice Calls ..............................274

        Dialing with the Keypad .......................275

        Dialing with Contacts .........................276

        Dialing with Favorites ...............277

        Dialing with Recents ...............................278

        Dialing from the App Switcher .............................279

    Managing In-Process Voice Calls ...............................280

        Entering Numbers During a Call ..........................282

        Making Conference Calls ..................................283

        Using Another App During a Voice Call.........................286

    Receiving Voice Calls ..............................286

        Answering Calls ................................286

        Answering Calls During a Call ..................289

    Managing Voice Calls .....................289

        Clearing Recent Calls ......................290

        Adding Calling Information to Favorites ..........................291

        Using the iPhones Headset for Calls .................................292

    Using Visual Voicemail ......................292

        Recording a Greeting ...............................293

        Listening to and Managing Voicemails ..........................295

        Finding and Listening to Voicemails............................296

        Listening to and Managing Deleted Voicemails ...................297

    Communicating with FaceTime ......................299

        Configuring FaceTime Settings ..........................299

        Making FaceTime Calls ...................302

        Receiving FaceTime Calls .................304

        Managing FaceTime Calls ....................................306

Chapter 9 Sending, Receiving, and Managing Email 309

    Configuring Email Accounts ...................................310

    Setting Mail App Preferences .............310

    Working with Email .........................................316

        Receiving and Reading Email............................................319

        Receiving and Reading Email on an iPhone 6 Plus ..................323

        Sending Email .................................................326

        Replying to Email ..................................................329

        Forwarding Emails .............................................331

    Managing Email ............................................................332

        Checking for New Email .............................................332

        Understanding the Statuses of Email ...........................333

        Managing Email from the Message Screen ............................334

        Managing Email from an Inbox ....................................335

        Managing Multiple Emails at the Same Time .........................337

        Organizing Email from the Message Screen .................338

        Organizing Email from the Inbox ......................................339

        Viewing Messages in a Mailbox .................................340

        Saving Images Attached to Email ....................341

        Searching Your Email .......................................341

        Working with VIPs .....................................................343

        Designating VIPs ................................................................343

        Accessing VIP Email .............................................................343

        Managing Junk Email ..............................................344

Chapter 10 Sending, Receiving, and Managing Texts and iMessages 347

    Preparing Messages for Messaging ....................................................348

        Setting Your Text and iMessage Preferences............................348

        Blocking People from Messaging or Texting You .........................354

        Unblocking People from Messaging or Texting You .......................355

    Sending Messages ...................................357

        Creating and Sending Messages ...........................358

    Receiving, Reading, and Replying to Messages ......................362

        Receiving Messages .........................362

        Reading Messages.....................................................363

        Viewing Images or Video You Receive in Messages .................................365

        Listening to Audio in Messages You Receive in Messages ...............366

        Watching Video in Messages You Receive in Messages .......................367

        Replying to Messages from the Messages App............................369

        Replying to Messages from a Banner Alert .............................370

        Having a Messages Conversation ...................................371

    Working with Messages ............................373

        Managing Messages Conversations.................................373

        Receiving and Reading Messages on an iPhone 6 Plus ........................376

        Adding Images and Video to Conversations .............................377

        Adding Audio Recordings to Conversations ...................380

        Adding Video to Conversations ..............................382

        Adding Locations to Conversations ...............................383

        Browsing Attachments to Conversations .......................384

        Deleting Messages and Conversations ........................385

        Deleting Conversations ....................................................387

Chapter 11 Managing Calendars and Reminders 389

    Setting Calendar, Reminder, and Time Preferences ..............390

        Setting Your Calendar Preferences ..................................390

        Setting Your Time and Date Preferences ....................395

        Setting Your Reminder Preferences .....................397

    Working with Calendars ..............................................399

        Viewing Calendars and Events ......................399

        Navigating Calendars ...........................................403

        Viewing Calendars...................................................404

        Adding Events to a Calendar ........................406

        Searching Calendars .....................................................414

        Working with Invitations ......................................415

        Sharing Calendars...............................................................418

        Managing Calendars, Events, and Invitations ...............................420

    Working with Reminders ..........................................422

        Creating Reminders .....................................................424

        Organizing Reminders with Lists ........................................428

        Managing Reminders ........................................................429

Chapter 12 Working with Siri 433

    Setting Up Siri................................................................434

    Understanding Siri’s Personality ......................................436

    Learning How to Use Siri by Example ............................442

        Using Siri to Make Voice Calls ............................442

        Composing New Email with Siri ..............................443

        Replying to Emails with Siri ................................................444

        Having Messages Read to You .......................446

        Replying to Messages with Siri .......................................447

        Sending New Messages with Siri ...........................447

        Using Siri to Create Events ...................................................448

        Using Siri to Create Reminders ..........................450

        Using Siri to Get Information ........................................452

        Using Siri to Play Music ............................................................453

        Using Siri to Get Directions ....................................................................454

    Using Dictation to Speak Text Instead of Typing .........................455

Chapter 13 Surfing the Web 457

    Setting Safari Preferences ...............................................457

        Configuring Safari’s Search Settings .....................................458

        Configuring Safari’s General Settings .....................................................459

        Configuring Safari’s Privacy & Security Settings ........................463

    Visiting Websites ....................................................466

        Using Bookmarks to Move to Websites ...............................466

        Using Your Favorites to Move to Websites ..............................469

        Typing URLs to Move to Websites..............................................470

        Using Your Browsing History to Move to Websites ..........................472

    Viewing Websites .............................................473

    Working with Multiple Websites at the Same Time ......................475

        Opening New Pages in the Background ....................476

        Opening New Pages in a New Tab ...........................................476

        Using Tab View to Manage Open Web Pages ........................................477

        Opening Web Pages That Are Open on Other Devices ............478

    Searching the Web ......................................479

    Saving and Organizing Bookmarks .................481

        Creating Bookmarks .................................481

        Organizing Bookmarks.............................................483

        Deleting Bookmarks or Folders of Bookmarks ....................487

        Creating Bookmarks on the Home Screen .............................487

    Sharing Web Pages .........................................488

        Emailing a Link to a Web Page ....................................489

        Messaging a Web Page ......................................490

    Completing Forms on the Web ...............................491

        Manually Completing Forms ..........................................491

        Using AutoFill to Complete Forms ..................................493

    Signing In to Websites Automatically ...........................494

    Using Safari’s Reading List ........................................495

        Adding Pages to Your Reading List .............................495

        Using Your Reading List ........................................496

Chapter 14 Finding and Listening to Music 499

    Stocking Your iPhone with Music ...................................499

    Configuring Music Settings ............................................................500

    Using the Cover Browser to Find and Listen to Music .........................502

    Finding Music................................................506

        Finding Music by Playlist ..........................506

        Finding Music by Artist .............................................508

        Finding Music in Other Ways .................................511

        Finding Music by Searching ....................................................513

    Playing Music ............................514

        Playing Music on the Now Playing Screen ....................514

        Playing Music from the Control Center ...........................519

        Playing Music from the Lock Screen .......................519

        Shuffling Music ..................................................................................520

    Creating and Using Genius Playlists .........................................521

    Using AirPlay to Listen to Your iPhone’s Music on Other Devices ....................524

    Listening to Music with iTunes Match ...................................525

    Listening to iTunes Radio .......................................528

        Listening to a Featured Station ........................529

        Creating Your Own iTunes Radio Stations Based on an Artist, a Genre, or a Song ...............530

        Creating an iTunes Radio Station Based on Music in Your iTunes Library .....532

        Listening to Your iTunes Radio Stations ........533

        Playing iTunes Radio Music...................................533

Chapter 15 Working with Photos and Video You Take with Your iPhone 537

    Setting Your Photos & Camera Preferences ...........................538

    Taking Photos and Video with Your iPhone ..............542

        Taking Photos .....................................................542

        Applying Filters to Your Photos .............................547

        Taking Panoramic Photos ..............................................548

        Taking Photos in Burst Mode ..................................551

        Taking Photos Using the Timer .............................552

        Taking Video .....................................................................553

        Taking Time-Lapse Video ....................................................554

        Taking Photos and Video from the Lock Screen ...............................556

        Taking Photos and Video from the Control Center ...........................557

    Viewing, Editing, and Working with Photos on Your iPhone ...................557

        Finding Photos to Work With by Browsing ........................557

        Finding Photos to Work With by Searching .....................564

        Viewing Photos Individually ..............................565

        Viewing Photos in Slideshows ....................................567

        Working with Burst Mode Photos .................................570

        Editing Photos ................................572

        Enhancing Photos ....................................572

        Straightening, Rotating, and Cropping Photos ..................573

        Applying Filters to Photos ..........................................577

        Removing Red-Eye from Photos ...................................578

        Making Smart Adjustments to Photos .......................579

        Working with Photos ................................................581

        Sharing Photos via Email ........................................582

        Organizing Photos in a New Album ...............................583

        Adding Photos to an Existing Album..................585

        Deleting Photos ..............................................586

    Viewing, Editing, and Working with Video on Your iPhone ................587

        Finding and Watching Videos ..........................587

        Watching Slow-Motion Video .......................588

        Editing Video ......................................589

    Using AirPlay to View Photos and Videos on a TV ......................591

    Using iCloud with Your Photos .......................................593

        Sharing Your Photos ..............................594

        Adding Photos to a Shared Album .............................596

        Adding Comments to a Shared Album ..............................597

        Inviting People to a Shared Photo Album .....................................599

        Working with Photo Albums Shared with You ...............600

Chapter 16 Using Other Cool iPhone Apps and Features 605

    Listening to Podcasts with the Podcasts App ..................606

        Setting Your Podcast Preferences ...........................................606

        Using the Podcasts App to Subscribe to Podcasts ..................610

        Choosing a Podcast to Listen To..........................614

        Listening to Podcasts.................................................616

        Managing Podcasts and Episodes of Podcasts ..................619

    Finding Your Way with Maps ..........................................623

    Enjoying Books with iBooks..............................................627

    Managing Your Health with the Health App ...............................631

    Working Seamlessly Across Your Devices ..........................634

        Working with Handoff .....................................634

        Taking Phone Calls on Macs or iPads ...................636

    Looking into the Future .......................637

        Apple Pay...........637

        Apple Watch.......637

Chapter 17 Maintaining and Protecting Your iPhone and Solving Problems 639

    Maintaining an iPhone’s Software ..........................639

        Maintaining the iOS Software with the Settings App .................640

    Maintaining iPhone Apps .........................641

    Backing Up Your iPhone ..........................................643

        Manually Backing Up Your iPhone to iCloud .................643

        Manually Backing Up Your iPhone to Your Computer .........................644

    Finding and Securing Your iPhone with Find My iPhone ............645

        Using Find My iPhone to Locate Your iPhone ..............................646

        Using Find My iPhone to Play a Sound on Your iPhone ...............648

        Using Find My iPhone to Put Your iPhone in Lost Mode ...................648

        Using Find My iPhone to Erase Your iPhone ....................650

    Maintaining an iPhone’s Power ..........................................652

    Making the Battery Last Longer ...........................653

        Solving iPhone Problems ................................655

        Restarting an App ...........................655

        Restarting Your iPhone ...........................656

        Resetting Your iPhone .................................656

        Restoring Your iPhone ................................................658

        Finding a Missing App ......................................661

        Making an iPhone’s Screen Rotate Again..............................663

        Blocking Unwanted Calls, Messages, or FaceTime Requests .......................664

        Solving the Quiet iPhone Problem ...........................665

    Getting Help with iPhone Problems ...............................667

TOC, 9780789753540, 10/10/2014

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