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My iPhone (Covers iOS 8 on iPhone 6/6 Plus, 5S/5C/5, and 4S) By Brad Miser

My iPhone (Covers iOS 8 on iPhone 6/6 Plus, 5S/5C/5, and 4S) by Brad Miser

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Provides information, tips, tricks, and troubleshooting for iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, and 6 Plus using the iOS8 operating system. --Publisher's description.

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My iPhone (Covers iOS 8 on iPhone 6/6 Plus, 5S/5C/5, and 4S) Summary

My iPhone (Covers iOS 8 on iPhone 6/6 Plus, 5S/5C/5, and 4S) by Brad Miser

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

BONUS MATERIAL: Register this book at quepublishing.com/register to access an online chapter, additional tasks, and other helpful information

About Brad Miser

Brad Miser has written extensively about technology, with his favorite topics being the amazing "i" devices, especially the iPhone, that make it possible to take our lives with us while we are on the move. In addition to My iPhone, Eighth Edition, Brad has written many other books, including My iPhone for Seniors; iTunes and iCloud for iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch Absolute Beginner's Guide; and Sams Teach Yourself iCloud in 10 Minutes, Second Edition. He has also been an author, development editor, or technical editor for more than 50 other titles.

Brad is or has been a sales support specialist, the director of product and customer services, and the manager of education and support services for several software development companies. Previously, he was the lead proposal specialist for an aircraft engine manufacturer, a development editor for a computer book publisher, and a civilian aviation test officer/engineer for the U.S. Army. Brad holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and has received advanced education in maintainability engineering, business, and other topics.

Brad would love to hear about your experiences with this book (the good, the bad, and the ugly). You can write to him at bradmiser@icloud.com.

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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CIN000121066
9780789753540
0789753545
My iPhone (Covers iOS 8 on iPhone 6/6 Plus, 5S/5C/5, and 4S) by Brad Miser
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education (US)
2014-10-29
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