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iPhone For Dummies By Edward C. Baig

iPhone For Dummies by Edward C. Baig

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Presents insight from two longtime Apple experts on how to master iPhone basics then move on to the coolest and most useful apps--and everything in between.

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iPhone For Dummies by Edward C. Baig

Looking for iPhone essentials? Look no further!

When you carry an iPhone, you carry the power to get things done. Your pocket-sized device can keep you in touch with your friends, connect you to the world, maintain your schedule, access movies and music, and record your life in pictures and video. And that's just scratching the surface of what an iPhone can do!

iPhone For Dummies offers the insight of two longtime Apple experts on how to master iPhone basics then move on to the coolest and most useful apps--and everything in between.

  • Get coverage of the latest version of iPhone and iPhone Plus
  • Get the lowdown on iOS X's tools and applications
  • Load up your iPhone with fun and useful apps
  • Fix common problems with ease

If you're new to the iPhone and want to take an approachable beginner's boot camp, you've come to the right place!

About Edward C. Baig

Edward C. Baig is the personal technology columnist for USA Today. Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus is the tech columnist for the Houston Chronicle. The two have paired on all previous editions of this book as well as iPad For Dummies.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1 About This Book 1 Foolish Assumptions 2 Icons Used in This Book 2 Beyond the Book 3 Where to Go from Here 3 Part 1: Meet Your iPhone 5 Chapter 1: Unveiling the iPhone 7 The Big Picture 8 The iPhone as a phone and a digital camera or camcorder 9 The iPhone as an iPod 10 The iPhone as an Internet communications device 10 Technical specifications 11 A Quick Tour Outside 12 On the top and sides 12 On the bottom 13 On the front 15 On the back 15 Status bar 16 Home Sweet Home Screen 18 The first Home screen 19 The second Home screen 20 The dock (all Home screens) 22 Chapter 2: iPhone Basic Training 23 Activating the iPhone 24 Turning the iPhone On and Off 26 Pointing a finger at Touch ID 27 Facing up to Face ID 29 Continuing the setup 30 Locking the iPhone 31 Understanding Pressure-Sensitive Touch 32 Mastering the Multitouch Interface 33 Discovering the special-use keys 35 One-handed keyboard 36 The incredible, intelligent, and virtual iPhone keyboard 36 Anticipating what comes next 37 Finger-typing on the virtual keyboards 37 Correcting mistakes 41 Choosing an alternative keyboard 42 Cutting, copying, pasting, and replacing 42 Multitasking 44 Navigating beyond the Home Screen 45 Organizing Icons into Folders 46 Proactive Searching 47 Notifications and the Today View 49 Chapter 3: Synchronicity: Getting Stuff to and from Your iPhone 53 A Brief iCloud Primer 54 The Kitchen Sync 56 First things first: About iPhone backups 56 Sync prep 101 58 Syncing Your Data with iTunes 62 Syncing contacts 63 Syncing calendars 64 Advanced syncing 64 Synchronizing Your Media 65 Music, movies, TV shows, and podcasts 66 Photos 68 Manual Syncing 70 Chapter 4: Understanding the Phone-damentals 73 Making a Call 74 Contacts 74 Favorites 76 Recents 78 Keypad 79 Visual voicemail 79 Recording a greeting 82 Voice dialing 82 Receiving a Call 83 Accepting the call 83 Announcing the caller 83 Rejecting the call 84 Replying with a text message 84 Blocking callers 85 Avoiding disturbances 85 Choosing ringtones 86 While on a Call 88 Juggling calls 90 Making conference calls 90 Handing off calls 91 Seeing Is Believing with FaceTime 92 Group FaceTime 95 Part 2: The PDA iPhone 97 Chapter 5: Taking Control of Your iPhone 99 Controlling Control Center 100 Summoning Siri 102 Figuring out what to ask 104 Siri shortcuts 105 Using dictation 106 Correcting mistakes 106 Making Siri smarter 106 Type to Siri 107 Chapter 6: Texting 1, 2, 3: Messages and Notes 109 Getting the iMessage 109 You send me: Sending text messages 111 Alert: You've got messages 112 Being a golden receiver: Reading and replying to text messages 112 MMS: Like SMS with media 115 Massive multimedia effects 116 Group messaging has never been better 120 Taking Note of Notes 120 Chapter 7: Ten Indispensable Utilities 123 Working with the Calendar 123 Year view 124 Month view 125 Day view 125 Week view 125 List view 126 Adding Calendar Entries 126 Letting your calendar push you around 130 Displaying multiple calendars 131 Responding to meeting invitations 131 Subscribing to calendars 132 Sharing a family calendar 132 Calculate This 133 Punching the Clock 134 World clock 134 Alarm clock 135 Stopwatch 136 Timer 137 Bedtime 137 Voicing Memos 137 Making a recording 138 Listening to recordings 138 Trimming recordings 139 Adding a title to a recording 140 Reminding me 141 It's a Wallet 143 Dropping in on AirDrop 145 Controlling Lights, Locks, and More 146 Using the iPhone in the Car 147 Measuring Things 148 Keeping in Good Health 148 Part 3: The Multimedia iPhone 151 Chapter 8: Get in Tune(s): Audio on Your iPhone 153 Introducing Your iPhone's Music Player 154 It's music, just not your music 154 My Music Is Your Music 158 A library without library cards 158 Play it again, list 159 Share and share alike 162 Taking Control of Your Tunes 163 Customizing Your Audio Experience 166 Setting preferences 166 Setting a sleep timer 168 Using your voice to control your music 168 Shopping with the iTunes Store App 170 Chapter 9: "Smile": Taking Pictures with Your iPhone 171 Taking Your Best Shot 172 Making Photos Come to Life 174 Keeping Things in Focus 175 From the front to the rear - and back 176 Firing up the flash 177 Using digital zoom 177 Two rear cameras are better than one 178 Applying filters 179 Binging on burst shooting 180 Using the self-timer 182 Tracking Down Your Pictures 182 Choosing albums 183 Making memories 185 Categorizing your pics 187 Searching for pictures 188 Sharing your photos 189 Admiring Your Pictures 191 Maneuvering and manipulating photos 191 Launching slideshows 192 Storing pictures in the (i)Cloud 194 Editing and Deleting Photos 195 Livening Up Live Photos 198 More (Not So) Stupid Picture Tricks 200 Chapter 10: Starring in a Blockbuster: Video on Your iPhone 205 Finding Stuff to Watch 206 Playing Video 207 Shooting Video 211 Going slow 214 Going fast 215 Capturing stereo 215 Editing what you shot 215 Sharing video 216 Watching video on TV 217 Augmented reality 217 Restricting video and other usage 218 Part 4: The Internet iPhone 219 Chapter 11: Going on a Mobile Safari 221 Surfin' Dude 221 Exploring the browser 222 Blasting off into cyberspace 222 I Can See Clearly Now 225 Opening multiple web pages at a time 227 Looking at lovable links 228 Book(mark) 'em, Dano 229 Altering bookmarks 231 Viewing open pages on other devices 232 Letting history repeat itself 233 Launching a mobile search mission 233 Saving web pictures 234 Reading clutter-free web pages 235 Private Browsing 235 3D Touch and Safari 236 Smart Safari Settings 237 Chapter 12: The Email Must Get Through 241 Prep Work: Setting Up Your Accounts 242 Setting up your account the easy way 242 Setting up your account the less easy way 242 See Me, Read Me, File Me, Delete Me: Working with Messages 247 Reading messages 247 Filter mail 248 Managing messages 249 Threading messages 252 Searching emails 253 Darling, You Send Me (Email) 258 Makin' messages 258 Settings for sending email 265 Setting your message and account settings 267 Special Mail options on 3D Touch models 270 Chapter 13: Tracking with Maps, Compass, Stocks, Weather, and Files 271 Maps Are Where It's At 271 Finding your current location with Maps 272 Finding a person, place, or thing 273 Views, zooms, and pans 274 Timesaving map tools: Contacts, Recents, and Favorites 276 Smart map tricks 278 Contemplating the Compass 283 Taking Stock with Stocks 283 Adding and deleting stocks, funds, and indexes 284 Details, details, details 285 Charting a course 285 Weather Watching 286 Keeping Track of Documents with Files 287 Part 5: The Undiscovered iPhone 289 Chapter 14: Setting You Straight on Settings 291 Sky-High Settings 292 All about you 292 Airplane mode 293 Wi-Fi 294 Bluetooth 295 Cellular 297 Emergency SOS 298 Report, Sound, and Appearance Settings 299 Notifications 299 Control Center 299 Do Not Disturb 300 Privacy 301 Sounds 303 Happy Home button (iPhone 7 and 8 models) 303 Brightening up your day 304 Auto-lock 305 Wallpaper 305 In General 306 About About 306 Software update 307 Storage 307 Background App Refresh 307 Siri & Search 307 Handoff 308 CarPlay 308 VPN 308 iTunes Wi-Fi sync 309 Battery 309 Touch ID/Face ID & Passcode 310 iTunes & App Store 312 Wallet & Apple Pay 312 Screen Time 312 Date & Time 314 Keyboard 315 Language & Region 316 Dictionary 317 Accessibility 317 Reset 320 Phoning In More Settings 320 Promoting harmony through Family Sharing 320 Sorting and displaying contacts 321 Nothing phone-y about these settings 321 Find My iPhone 323 Chapter 15: Apps-O-Lutely! 325 Finding Apps 326 Browsing for apps 326 Finding more information about an app 327 Downloading an app 328 Updating an app 328 Deleting and Organizing Your Apps 329 Deleting an app 329 Organizing your apps 331 Books, Newspapers, and Magazines 332 Books (formerly iBooks) app 333 Newspapers and magazines 334 Chapter 16: When Good iPhones Go Bad 337 iPhone Issues 338 But first 338 Recharge your iPhone 339 Restart your iPhone 339 Reset (force restart) your iPhone 340 Remove your content 341 Reset your settings and content 341 Restore your iPhone 342 Renew your iPhone with Recovery mode 343 Problems with Calling or Networks 344 Sync, Computer, or iTunes Issues 346 More Help on the Apple Website 347 If Nothing We Suggest Helps 348 Dude, Where's My Stuff? 350 Part 6: The Part Of Tens 351 Chapter 17: Ten Appetizing Apps 353 Shazam 353 Action Movie FX 355 Halide 356 Evernote 357 Bill Atkinson PhotoCard 358 IMDb 359 Libby 360 Waze 360 BeCasso Photo Editor 361 Dark Sky Weather 362 Chapter 18: Ten Helpful Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts 365 Do the Slide for Accuracy and Punctuation 365 Autocorrect Is Your Friend 367 Auto apostrophes are good for you 367 Make rejection work for you 367 Assault on Batteries 367 Tricks with Links and Phone Numbers 369 Share the Love and the Links 370 Choose a Home Page for Safari 370 Like a Time Machine for iPhone Backups 371 Create Ringtones for Free in GarageBand 372 Getting Apps out of the Multitasking Screen 375 Taking a Snapshot of the Screen 376 Index 379

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