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iPhone For Dummies By Edward C. Baig

iPhone For Dummies by Edward C. Baig

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iPhone For Dummies: Updated for iPhone 12 models and iOS 14 by Edward C. Baig

The latest edition - updated to cover iOS 14 and iPhone 12 Nothing seems to change faster than an iPhone. Just when you think you know your way around the device, a new update arrives and you have to learn everything all over again. This fully revised edition of iPhone For Dummies arrives just in time to keep you up to date on iOS 14, the version of the iOS operating system released in late 2020, as well as all the updated features of iPhone 12. But don't worry if you're sticking with your current iPhone or buying an older model. This book offers help on using any iPhone that runs iOS 14, all the way back to iPhone 6. Written by two longtime Apple fans and experts, this revised guide covers the essentials you'll need to know about the industry-leading device and its slick iOS operating system, kicking off with set-up-navigating settings, hooking up to wifi, sharing audio and video-and then gearing you up to warp speed with the many incredible ways this smartphone's tools and apps can bring a joyful extra dimension to your life. Explore the basics of iOS 14 Enhance your interests with apps Get artsy with photos, video, and more Troubleshoot common problems Learn what makes the iPhone 12 different than the 11, X, SE, or older models Whether you're just getting started with a new phone or want to get even more from your current version, iPhone For Dummies puts the power right at your fingertips!

About Edward C. Baig

Edward C. Baig is a long-time technology columnist and author whose work has appeared in USA Today and aarp.org, among other outlets. He is also author of the latest edition of Macs For Dummies. Bob LeVitus writes the "Dr. Mac" column for the Houston Chronicle and has more than 85 technology books to his credit. The two have teamed up to write all previous editions of iPhone For Dummies as well as all editions of 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 11 Technical specifications 11 A Quick Tour Outside 12 On the sides 12 On the bottom 13 On the front 14 On the back 16 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 25 Pointing a finger at Touch ID 26 Facing up to Face ID 28 Continuing the setup 29 Locking the iPhone 30 Mastering the Multitouch Interface 31 Discovering the special-use keys 33 One-handed keyboard 34 The incredible, intelligent, and virtual iPhone keyboard 34 Anticipating what comes next 34 Correcting mistakes 37 Choosing an alternative keyboard 38 Cutting, copying, pasting, and replacing 38 Multitasking 40 Navigating beyond the Home Screen 41 Organizing Icons into Folders 42 Visiting the App Library 43 Watching Widgets 44 Proactive Searching 45 Notifications and Today view 46 Chapter 3: Synchronicity: Getting Stuff to and from Your iPhone 51 A Brief iCloud Primer 52 The Kitchen Sync 54 First things first: About iPhone backups 54 Sync prep 101 56 Syncing Your Data with iTunes or Finder 61 Syncing contacts 62 Syncing calendars 63 Advanced syncing 63 Synchronizing Your Media 64 Music, movies, TV shows, and podcasts 64 Photos 67 Manual Syncing 68 Chapter 4: Understanding the Phone-damentals 71 Making a Call 72 Adding contacts 72 Setting up favorites 74 Viewing the Recents list 76 Dialing with the keypad 77 Accessing voicemail visually 77 Recording a greeting 80 Voice dialing 81 Receiving a Call 81 Accepting the call 81 Announcing the caller 81 Rejecting the call 82 Replying with a text message 82 Blocking callers 83 Silencing unknown callers 83 Avoiding disturbances 84 Choosing a ringtone 85 While on a Call 86 Juggling calls 87 Making conference calls 88 Handing off calls 89 Seeing is Believing with FaceTime 90 Part 2: The PDA iPhone 95 Chapter 5: Taking Control of Your iPhone 97 Controlling Control Center 98 Summoning Siri 101 Figuring out what to ask 103 Siri shortcuts 104 Using dictation 104 Correcting mistakes 105 Making Siri smarter 105 Typing to Siri 106 Chapter 6: Texting 1, 2, 3: Messages and Notes 107 Getting the iMessage 107 You send me: Sending text messages 109 Alert: You've got messages 110 Being a golden receiver: Reading and replying to text messages 110 MMS: Like SMS with media 113 Massive multimedia effects 114 Group messaging has never been better 118 Taking Note of Notes 119 Chapter 7: Twelve Indispensable Apps and Utilities 121 Working with the Calendar 121 Year view 122 Month view 122 Day view 122 Week view 124 List view 124 Adding Calendar Entries 125 Displaying multiple calendars 128 Responding to meeting invitations 129 Subscribing to calendars 129 Sharing a family calendar 129 Calculate This 130 Punching the Clock 130 World clock 131 Alarm clock 132 Stopwatch 133 Timer 133 Voicing Memos 134 Making a recording 134 Listening to recordings 135 Trimming recordings 135 Adding a title to a recording 136 Reminding me 138 It's a Wallet 141 Dropping in on AirDrop 142 Controlling Lights, Locks, and More 144 Using the iPhone in the Car 144 Unlocking the Car 145 Measuring Things 145 Translating Text or Speech 146 Keeping in Good Health 147 Part 3: The Multimedia iPhone 149 Chapter 8: Music to Your Ears: Audio on Your iPhone 151 Introducing Your iPhone's Music Player 152 It's music, just not your music 152 My Music is Your Music 156 A library without library cards 156 Play it again, list 158 Share and share alike 160 Taking Control of Your Tunes 162 Customizing Your Audio Experience 164 Setting preferences 164 Setting a sleep timer 165 Using your voice to control your music 166 Listening to Podcasts with the Podcasts App 167 Shopping with the iTunes Store App 168 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 Night mode 177 Using zoom 178 Two (or three) rear cameras are better than one 179 Applying filters 180 Binging on burst shooting 181 Using the self-timer 183 Tracking Down Your Pictures 183 Choosing albums 185 Viewing all your photos 186 Making memories 187 Categorizing your pics 189 Adding captions 191 Searching for pictures 191 Sharing your photos 192 Admiring Your Pictures 194 Maneuvering and manipulating photos 194 Launching slideshows 195 Storing pictures in the (i)Cloud 197 Editing and Deleting Photos 198 Livening Up Live Photos 201 More (Not So) Stupid Picture Tricks 203 Chapter 10: Starring in a Blockbuster: Video on Your iPhone 207 Finding Stuff to Watch 208 Playing Video 209 Shooting Video 213 Going slow 217 Going fast 218 Capturing stereo 219 Editing what you shot 219 Sharing video 220 Watching video on TV 221 Augmented reality 221 Restricting video and other usage 222 Part 4: The Internet iPhone 223 Chapter 11: Going on a Mobile Safari 225 Surfin' Dude 225 Exploring the browser 226 Blasting off into cyberspace 226 I Can See Clearly Now 228 Opening multiple web pages at a time 230 Looking at lovable links 231 Book(mark) 'em, Danno 232 Altering bookmarks 234 Viewing open pages on other devices 235 Letting history repeat itself 236 Launching a mobile search mission 236 Saving web pictures 237 Reading clutter-free web pages 237 Translate web pages 238 Private Browsing 239 Sign in with Apple 239 Smart Safari Settings 240 Chapter 12: The Email Must Get Through 243 Prep Work: Setting Up Your Accounts 244 Setting up your account the easy way 244 Setting up your account the less easy way 244 See Me, Read Me, File Me, Delete Me: Working with Messages 248 Reading messages 248 Filter mail 250 Managing messages 251 Threading messages 253 Searching emails 255 Darling, You Send Me (Email) 258 Makin' messages 258 Settings for sending email 267 Setting your message and account settings 269 Special Mail options on 3D Touch and Haptic Touch models 272 Chapter 13: Tracking with Maps, Compass, Stocks, Weather, and Files 273 Maps Are Where It's At 273 Finding your current location with Maps 274 Finding a person, place, or thing 275 Views, zooms, and pans 276 Timesaving map tools: Contacts, Recents, Guides, and Favorites 278 Smart map tricks 281 Contemplating the Compass 285 Taking Stock with Stocks 285 Adding and deleting stocks, funds, and indexes 286 Details, details, details 287 Charting a course 287 Weather Watching 288 Keeping Track of Documents with Files 289 Part 5: The Undiscovered iPhone 291 Chapter 14: Setting You Straight on Settings 293 Sky-High Settings 294 All about you 294 Airplane mode 295 Wi-Fi 296 Bluetooth 297 Cellular 299 Emergency SOS 300 Report, Sound, and Appearance Settings 301 Notifications 301 Control Center 302 Do Not Disturb 302 Privacy 302 Sounds 304 Happy Home button (iPhone 7, 8, and SE models) 305 Brightening up your day 305 Auto-lock 306 Home Screen 307 Wallpaper 307 In General 308 About About 308 Software update 308 Storage 308 Background App Refresh 309 Siri & Search 309 AirPlay & Handoff 309 CarPlay 310 VPN 310 Battery 310 Touch ID/Face ID & Passcode 311 App Store 313 Wallet & Apple Pay 313 Screen Time 313 Date & Time 315 Keyboard 316 Language & Region 317 Fonts 317 Dictionary 317 Accessibility 318 Reset 321 Phoning in More Settings 321 Promoting harmony through Family Sharing 321 Sorting and displaying contacts 322 Nothing phone-y about these settings 322 Find My 324 Chapter 15: Apps-O-Lutely! 327 Finding Apps 328 Browsing for apps 328 Finding more information about an app 329 Downloading an app 330 App Library 330 Updating an app 332 Deleting and Organizing Your Apps 332 Deleting an app 332 Organizing your apps 333 App Clips 335 Apple's Arcade 335 Books, Newspapers, and Magazines 336 Books app 337 Newspapers and magazines 338 Chapter 16: When Good iPhones Go Bad 341 iPhone Issues 342 But first 342 Recharge your iPhone 343 Restart your iPhone 344 Reset (force restart) your iPhone 344 Remove your content 345 Reset your settings and content 345 Restore your iPhone 346 Renew your iPhone with Recovery mode 347 Problems with Calling or Networks 348 Sync, Computer, or iTunes Issues 350 More Help on the Apple Website 351 If Nothing We Suggest Helps 352 Dude, Where's My Stuff? 353 Part 6: The Part of Tens 355 Chapter 17: Ten Appetizing Apps 357 Shazam 357 Action Movie FX 359 Halide 360 Evernote 360 Words with Friends 2 361 IMDb 362 Libby 363 Waze 364 BeCasso 365 Dark Sky 365 Chapter 18: Ten Helpful Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts 367 Use QuickPath for Speed and Accuracy 367 Autocorrect is Your Friend 368 Assault on Batteries 369 Tricks with Links and Phone Numbers 371 Share the Love and the Links 372 Choose a Home Page for Safari 372 Like a Time Machine for iPhone Backups 373 Create Ringtones for Free in GarageBand 374 Getting Apps Out of the Multitasking Screen 376 Taking a Snapshot of the Screen 377 Index 379

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iPhone For Dummies: Updated for iPhone 12 models and iOS 14 by Edward C. Baig
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John Wiley & Sons Inc
2021-02-18
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