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My iPod touch (covers iPod touch 4th and 5th generation running iOS 6), 4th Edition

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My iPod touch (covers iPod touch 4th and 5th generation running iOS 6), 4th Edition

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  • Copyright 2013
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 672
  • Edition: 4th
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-336713-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-336713-3

Covers iPod touch 4th and 5th Generation running iOS 6

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPod touch photos so that you can see exactly what to do
Help when you run into iPod touch problems or limitations
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPod touch

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPod touch working just the way you want. Learn how to:
• Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, and other iPod touches, iPhones, and iPads
• Use Siri to get information, write texts and emails, set reminders/appointments, and more just by speaking to your iPod touch 5th Generation
• Customize your iPod touch with folders, wallpaper, sounds, and much more
• Configure and sync your information, and efficiently manage contacts, reminders, and calendars
• Communicate via FaceTime videoconferences, text messages, and email
• Make the most of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all your email from one inbox
• Listen to music, subscribe and listen to podcasts, and watch video—including movies and TV shows
• Capture and edit photos and video
• Use your photos in slideshows, for wallpaper, and your contacts, or share them via email, iCloud, and texts; use PhotoStream to automatically save and share your photos
• Find, download, install, and use awesome iPod touch 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 iPod touch     3
Touring Your iPod touch     3
   Getting to Know the iPod touch’s External Features     4
   Knowing Why It’s Called a Multi-Touch Interface     5
Using Siri (iPod touch 5th Generation)     27
Preparing iTunes     34
   Downloading and Installing iTunes on a Windows PC     35
   Updating iTunes on a Windows PC or a Mac     36
   Obtaining and Signing In to an iTunes Store Account     36
Preparing iCloud     38
   Obtaining an iCloud Account     39
   Configuring iCloud on a Windows PC     39
   Configuring iCloud on a Mac     41
Chapter 2  Connecting to the Internet, Bluetooth Devices, and iPods/iPhones/iPads     43
Connecting an iPod touch to the Internet     44
   Connecting to an Open Wi-Fi Network     44
   Connecting to a Commercial Wi-Fi Network     49
   Connecting to a Closed Wi-Fi Network     50
   Changing Wi-Fi Networks     52
   Forgetting Wi-Fi Networks     53
Connecting to Other Devices Using Bluetooth     55
Connecting to Other iPod touches, iPhones, and iPads     57
Chapter 3  Moving Audio, Video, Books, and Photos onto Your iPod touch     61
Using iTunes to Add Audio, Video, and Books onto an iPod touch     63
   Importing Audio CDs to the iTunes Library     63
   Purchasing Content from the iTunes Store     66
   Renting Movies from the iTunes Store     71
   Subscribing to Podcasts in the iTunes Store     73
   Building Music Playlists     75
   Building Smart Playlists     78
   Moving Audio and Video from the iTunes Library onto an iPod touch     81
Using iTunes to Add Books to Your iPod touch     95
   Adding Books to Your iTunes Library     95
   Moving Books onto an iPod touch     97
Using iTunes to Add Photos to Your iPod touch     98
   Moving Photos from a Windows PC onto an iPod touch     98
   Moving Photos from a Mac to an iPod touch     100
Using the iTunes App to Add Audio and Video to an iPod touch     102
Using the iBooks App to Add Books to an iPod touch     109
Using iCloud to Add Content to Your iPod touch     115
   Setting Store Preferences on Your iPod touch     115
   Downloading Content You Purchased Previously     117
   Using iTunes Match to Add Content to Your iPod touch     119
   Configuring iTunes Match on Your iPod touch     120
Chapter 4  Configuring and Synchronizing Information on an iPod touch     123
Syncing Information with iTunes     124
   Using iTunes to Sync Information on Macs     125
   Using iTunes to Sync Information on Windows PCs     130
Syncing Information with iCloud     133
Syncing Information with Exchange     141
Chapter 5  Listening to Music, Podcasts, and Other Audio     149
Finding and Listening to Music     149
   Using the Cover Flow Browser to Find and Play Music     150
   Using Playlists to Find Music     153
   Using Artists to Find Music     155
   Using the More Menu to Find Music     160
   Searching for Music     161
   Using Shared Sources to Find Music     163
   Letting the Genius Find Music for You     165
   Finding Music by Shuffling     169
   Finding Music with Siri (iPod touch 5th Generation)     170
   Playing Music     172
Streaming Music with AirPlay     174
Controlling Audio Content Quickly     176
   Controlling Audio When the iPod touch Is Locked     177
   Controlling Audio When You Do Something Else     178
Listening to Podcasts     179
Customizing Your iPod touch for Audio     183
   Configuring the Music Toolbar     184
   Configuring Your iPod touch’s Music Settings     185
Listening to Music with iTunes Match     188
Chapter 6  Watching Movies, TV Shows, and Other Video     193
Finding and Watching Video     193
   Finding Video     194
   Watching Video     196
   Watching Rented Video     199
   Watching Video Podcasts     201
   Shared Video     202
   Deleting Video     204
Configuring iPod touch’s Video Settings     205
Chapter 7  Surfing the Web     209
Configuring Safari Settings     210
Browsing the Web on an iPod touch     216
   Moving to Websites via Bookmarks     216
   Moving to Websites by Typing a URL     218
   Viewing Websites     221
   Searching the Web      224
   Returning to Previous Websites     226
   Saving and Organizing Bookmarks     228
   Creating a Bookmark on the Home Screen     236
   Emailing a Link to a Web Page     238
   Tweeting a Web Page     239
Completing Web Forms     241
   Signing In Automatically     243
   Opening and Managing Multiple Web Pages at the Same Time     244
   Using Safari’s Reading List     248
Chapter 8  Managing Contacts     251
Configuring How Contacts Display on an iPod touch     252
Creating New Contacts While Using an iPod touch     255
   Creating a Contact from an Email     256
   Creating a Contact from a Map     258
   Creating Contacts on an iPod touch Manually     260
Using Contacts on an iPod touch     271
   Using the Contacts App     271
   Using Contact Information in Other Applications     275
Changing or Deleting Contacts     276
   Changing, Adding, or Removing Information for an Existing Contact Manually     277
   Deleting Contacts Manually     279
Chapter 9  Emailing     283
Configuring Email Accounts on an iPod touch     283
   Configuring Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, AOL, or Hotmail Email Accounts on an iPod touch Manually     285
   Configuring Other Email Accounts on an iPod touch Manually     287
   Performing Advanced Configuration of Email Accounts on an iPod touch     289
Configuring General Email Settings     295
   Configuring How Email Is Retrieved     295
   Configuring Global Email Settings     298
Managing Email Accounts     305
   Changing Email Account Configurations     305
   Deleting Email Accounts     307
Working with Email     308
   Receiving and Reading Email     309
   Sending Email     318
   Replying to Email     322
   Forwarding Email     324
Managing Email     327
   Working with VIPs     337
Emailing with Siri (iPod touch 5th Generation)     338
   Composing New Email Messages with Siri     339
   Replying to Emails with Siri     341
   Dictating into Messages You Are Writing     342
Chapter 10  Messaging     347
Configuring Messages     348
   Configuring the Text Tone     348
   Configuring Messages Settings     349
Sending Text Messages     353
Receiving and Replying to Text Messages     357
   Working with Messages Notifications     358
   Responding to Messages     360
Working with Text Messages     362
   Conversing in Text     362
   Including Images and Video in Text Conversations     365
   Using Photos or Videos You Receive     368
   Deleting Messages     368
   Deleting a Conversation     370
Texting with Siri (iPod touch 5th Generation)     370
   Having Text Messages Read to You     371
   Replying to Text Messages with Siri     372
   Sending New Text Messages with Siri     373
Chapter 11  Managing Calendars and Time     377
Configuring an iPod touch’s Calendar, Date, and Time Settings     377
   Setting Time and Date Settings     378
   Configuring Calendar Settings     382
   Configuring Reminders     388
Working with Calendars     390
   Viewing Calendars     391
   Adding Events to a Calendar Manually     397
   Adding Events to the Calendar by Accepting Invitations     408
   Working with Event Alarms     412
Working with Reminders     412
   Creating Reminders     413
   Managing Reminders     419
Using the Clock App     422
Using Siri to Manage Calendars and Time (iPod touch 5th Generation)     429
   Using Siri to Create Events     429
   Using Siri to Create Reminders     432
Chapter 12  Working with Photos and Video     437
Taking Photos with Your iPod touch     438
   Taking Photos with the Camera App     438
   Taking Photos Quickly     442
   Taking Panoramic Photos      443
   Taking Video with an iPod touch     445
Viewing, Editing, and Working with Photos on an iPod touch     446
   Configuring Photo Settings     447
   Viewing Photos Individually     449
   Viewing Photos as a Slideshow     455
   Editing Photos     458
   Deleting Photos or Video from an iPod touch     463
Working with Photos      464
   Emailing Multiple Photos     465
   Assigning a Photo to a Contact     468
   Using Photos as Wallpaper     469
Viewing, Editing, and Working with Video     471
   Watching Video     471
   Editing Video     472
   Sharing Video     473
Moving Photos from Your iPod touch to a Computer     476
   Moving Photos from an iPod touch to a Windows PC     476
   Moving Photos from an iPod touch to a Mac     477
Working with Photo Stream     478
   Working with Your Photo Stream Photos on Your iPod touch     478
   Saving Photo Stream Photos on Your iPod touch     479
   Sharing Your Photo Streams     481
   Working with Photo Streams Shared with You     484
Chapter 13  Using Cool iPod touch Apps     489
Making and Receiving FaceTime Calls     489
   Setting Up FaceTime     490
   Making a FaceTime Call     494
   Accepting a FaceTime Call     498
Reading Books with iBooks     499
   Finding Books to Read     500
   Reading Books     502
Tweeting     512
   Setting Up Twitter     513
   Twittering     515
Using Facebook     518
   Setting Up Facebook     519
   Facebooking     520
Touring Other Cool iPod touch Apps     524
Chapter 14  Installing and Maintaining iPod touch Apps     527
Using iTunes to Find and Install iPod touch Apps     528
   Downloading Apps from the iTunes Store     528
   Moving Apps from an iTunes Library onto Your iPod touch     531
Using the App Store App to Find and Install iPod touch Apps     533
Maintaining iPod touch Apps     541
Chapter 15  Customizing Your iPod touch     547
Customizing Your Home Screens     548
   Using the iPod touch to Customize Your Home Screens     548
   Using iTunes to Customize Your Home Screens     554
Accessing iPod touch Settings     558
Using Airplane Mode     559
Configuring and Working with Notifications     560
   Configuring Notifications     562
   Configuring General Notification Settings     565
   Configuring an App’s Notification Settings     567
   Configuring General Sound Settings     571
   Setting Screen Brightness     572
   Setting Wallpaper     573
Configuring Other General Settings     575
   Getting Information about an iPod touch     575
Configuring Location Services     578
   Securing Your iPod touch     581
   Configuring Search Options     598
   Configuring the Keyboard     600
Configuring Siri (iPod touch 5th Generation)     602
Chapter 16  Maintaining an iPod touch and Solving Problems     607
Maintaining an iPod touch     607
   Maintaining iTunes     608
   Maintaining an iPod touch’s Software with the Settings App     611
   Maintaining an iPod touch’s Software with iTunes     612
   Maintaining an iPod touch’s Power     613
Solving iPod touch Problems     614
   Restarting Your iPod touch     614
   Restarting the Computer and iTunes     615
   Resetting Your iPod touch     615
   Restoring an iPod touch      618
   Finding a Missing App     621
   Making the iPod touch Rotate Again     623
   Reinstalling iTunes     624
   Making the Battery Last Longer     624
   Dealing with a Failed Home Button     626
   Getting Help with iPod touch Problems     628
Index     629


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