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iPhone X For Dummies By Edward C. Baig

iPhone X For Dummies by Edward C. Baig

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iPhone X For Dummies Summary

iPhone X For Dummies by Edward C. Baig

Get the most out of your iPhone X

Apple's iPhone X represents such a radical departure from all previous models of the globally known iPhone that it needs its own book to help users navigate the new features. Luckily, iPhone X For Dummies is here to provide the guidance you need to figure out the features of your new iPhone and the software that powers it.

Written by the experts who've created all previous editions of iPhone For Dummies, this book takes a deep dive into this fabulous new phone and its unique controls. It then delves into iOS 11 and how it works on the iPhone X. It leaves no stone unturned and offers all the in-depth coverage you need to make your iPhone X work for you--right out of the box!

  • Control your iPhone X with iOS 11 gestures
  • Explore advanced camera tools that produce stunning photos
  • Set up face recognition to access your phone with a smile
  • Charge your iPhone wirelessly

If you've invested in this awesome new device, you deserve to get the very most out of it. And this book shows you how!

About Edward C. Baig

Edward C. Baig is a veteran Mac authority and the technology columnist for USA Today. Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus is the technology columnist for the Houston Chronicle and has written the "Dr. Mac" column for many years. Together, these two experts have co-written all editions of iPhone For Dummies and 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 4 Part 1: Meet Your iPhone 5 Chapter 1: Unveiling the iPhone 7 The Big Picture 7 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 and back 14 Status bar 15 Home Sweet Home Screen 17 The first Home screen 18 The second Home screen 19 The dock (all Home screens) 21 Chapter 2: iPhone Basic Training 23 Activating the iPhone 24 Turning the iPhone On and Off 25 Facing up to Face ID 27 Continuing the setup 28 Locking the iPhone 29 Understanding Pressure-Sensitive Touch 31 Mastering the Multitouch Interface 32 Discovering the special-use keys 33 One-handed keyboard 34 The incredible, intelligent, and virtual iPhone keyboard 35 Anticipating what comes next 35 Finger-typing on the virtual keyboards 36 Correcting mistakes 39 Choosing an alternative keyboard 40 Cutting, copying, pasting, and replacing 41 Multitasking 42 Navigating beyond the Home Screen 44 Organizing Icons into Folders 45 Proactive Searching 46 Notifications and the Today View 47 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 60 Syncing contacts 60 Syncing calendars 61 Advanced syncing 62 Synchronizing Your Media 62 Music, movies, TV shows, and podcasts 63 Photos 66 Manual Syncing 67 Chapter 4: Understanding the Phone-damentals 69 Making a Call 70 Contacts 70 Favorites 72 Recents 74 Keypad 75 Visual voicemail 75 Recording a greeting 78 Voice dialing 78 Receiving a Call 79 Accepting the call 79 Announcing the caller 79 Rejecting the call 80 Replying with a text message 80 Blocking callers 81 Avoiding disturbances 81 Choosing ringtones 82 While on a Call 84 Juggling calls 85 Making conference calls 85 Handing off calls 86 Seeing Is Believing with FaceTime 87 Part 2: The PDA iPhone 91 Chapter 5: Taking Control of Your iPhone 93 Controlling Control Center 94 Summoning Siri 96 Figuring out what to ask 97 Using dictation 98 Correcting mistakes 99 Making Siri smarter 99 Type to Siri 100 Chapter 6: Texting 1, 2, 3: Messages and Notes 101 Getting the iMessage 101 You send me: Sending text messages 103 Alert: You've got messages 104 Being a golden receiver: Reading and replying to text messages 106 MMS: Like SMS with media 109 Massive multimedia effects 109 Group messaging has never been better 113 Taking Note of Notes 114 Chapter 7: Nine Indispensable Utilities 117 Working with the Calendar 117 Year view 118 Month view 119 Day view 119 Week view 119 List view 120 Adding Calendar Entries 120 Letting your calendar push you around 124 Displaying multiple calendars 125 Responding to meeting invitations 125 Subscribing to calendars 126 Sharing a family calendar 126 Calculate This 127 Punching the Clock 127 World clock 128 Alarm clock 129 Stopwatch 130 Timer 130 Bedtime 131 Voicing Memos 131 Making a recording 131 Listening to recordings 132 Trimming recordings 132 Adding a title to a recording 133 Reminding me 134 It's a Wallet 136 Dropping in on AirDrop 137 Controlling Lights, Locks, and More 138 Using the iPhone in the Car 139 Keeping in Good Health 140 Part 3: The Multimedia iPhone 141 Chapter 8: Get in Tune(s): Audio on Your iPhone 143 Introducing Your iPhone's Music Player 144 It's music, just not your music 145 My Music Is Your Music 148 A library without library cards 148 Play it again, list 150 Share and share alike 152 Taking Control of Your Tunes 154 Customizing Your Audio Experience 156 Setting preferences 156 Setting a sleep timer 158 Using your voice to control your music 158 Shopping with the iTunes Store App 160 Chapter 9: "Smile": Taking Pictures with Your iPhone 161 Taking Your Best Shot 162 Making Photos Come to Life 164 Keeping Things in Focus 165 From the front to the rear - and back 166 Firing up the flash 166 Using digital zoom 166 Two rear cameras are better than one 167 Applying filters 168 Bingeing on burst shooting 169 Using the self-timer 171 Tracking Down Your Pictures 171 Choosing albums 172 Making memories 173 Categorizing your pics 175 Searching for pictures 176 Sharing your photos 177 Admiring Your Pictures 179 Maneuvering and manipulating photos 179 Launching slideshows 180 Storing pictures in the (i)Cloud 182 Editing and Deleting Photos 183 Livening Up Live Photos 185 More (Not So) Stupid Picture Tricks 187 Chapter 10: Starring in a Blockbuster: Video on Your iPhone 191 Finding Stuff to Watch 192 Playing Video 193 Shooting Video 197 Going slow 200 Going fast 200 Editing what you shot 201 Sharing video 202 Watching video on TV 202 Augmented reality 203 Restricting video and other usage 203 Part 4: The Internet iPhone 205 Chapter 11: Going on a Mobile Safari 207 Surfin' Dude 207 Exploring the browser 208 Blasting off into cyberspace 208 I Can See Clearly Now 211 Opening multiple web pages at a time 212 Looking at lovable links 213 Book(mark) 'em, Dano 214 Altering bookmarks 217 Viewing open pages on other devices 218 Letting history repeat itself 219 Launching a mobile search mission 219 Saving web pictures 220 Reading clutter-free web pages 220 Private Browsing 221 3D Touch and Safari 222 Smart Safari Settings 223 Chapter 12: The Email Must Get Through 225 Prep Work: Setting Up Your Accounts 226 Setting up your account the easy way 226 Setting up your account the less easy way 226 See Me, Read Me, File Me, Delete Me: Working with Messages 231 Reading messages 231 Filter mail 232 Managing messages 233 Threading messages 236 Searching emails 237 Darling, You Send Me (Email) 241 Makin' messages 241 Settings for sending email 249 Setting your message and account settings 250 Special 3D Touch Mail options 253 Chapter 13: Tracking with Maps, Compass, Stocks, Weather, and Files 255 Maps Are Where It's At 255 Finding your current location with Maps 256 Finding a person, place, or thing 257 Views, zooms, and pans 258 Timesaving map tools: Contacts, Recents, and Favorites 260 Smart map tricks 262 Contemplating the Compass 267 Taking Stock with Stocks 268 Adding and deleting stocks, funds, and indexes 268 Details, details, details 269 Charting a course 270 Weather Watching 271 Keeping Track of Documents with Files 272 Part 5: The Undiscovered iPhone 273 Chapter 14: Setting You Straight on Settings 275 Sky-High Settings 276 All about you 276 Airplane mode 277 Wi-Fi 278 Bluetooth 279 Cellular 281 Emergency SOS 282 Report, Sound, and Appearance Settings 282 Notifications 282 Control Center 283 Do Not Disturb 283 Privacy 284 Sounds 285 Happy haptics 286 Brightening up your day 287 Auto-lock 287 Wallpaper 288 In General 288 About About 289 Software Update setting 289 iPhone Storage setting 289 Background App Refresh setting 290 Siri & Search setting 290 Handoff setting 290 CarPlay setting 291 VPN setting 291 iTunes Wi-Fi Sync setting 291 Battery setting 291 Face ID & Passcode setting 292 iTunes & App Store setting 294 Wallet & Apple Pay setting 294 Restrictions setting 294 Date & Time setting 295 Keyboard setting 296 Language & Region setting 297 Dictionary setting 297 Accessibility setting 298 Reset setting 301 Phoning In More Settings 301 Promoting harmony through Family Sharing 301 Sorting and displaying contacts 302 Nothing phone-y about these settings 302 Find My iPhone 304 Chapter 15: Apps-O-Lutely! 305 Finding Apps 306 Browsing for apps 306 Finding more information about an app 307 Downloading an app 307 Updating an app 308 Deleting and Organizing Your Apps 309 Deleting an app 309 Organizing your apps 310 Books, Newspapers, and Magazines 311 iBooks for your iPhone 312 Newspapers and magazines 313 Chapter 16: When Good iPhones Go Bad 315 iPhone Issues 316 But first 316 Recharge your iPhone 317 Restart your iPhone 318 Reset your iPhone 318 Remove your content 319 Reset your settings and content 319 Restore your iPhone 320 Renew your iPhone with Recovery mode 321 Problems with Calling or Networks 322 Sync, Computer, or iTunes Issues 323 More Help on the Apple Website 325 If Nothing We Suggest Helps 325 Dude, Where's My Stuff? 327 Part 6: The Part of Tens 329 Chapter 17: Ten Free Apps 331 OverDrive 331 TurboScan 332 TripCase 333 Evernote 334 Bill Atkinson PhotoCard 336 IMDb 337 Tunity 338 iTunes U 338 Waze 339 WebMD 340 Chapter 18: Ten Helpful Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts 343 Do the Slide for Accuracy and Punctuation 343 Autocorrect Is Your Friend 344 Auto apostrophes are good for you 345 Make rejection work for you 345 Assault on Batteries 345 Tricks with Links and Phone Numbers 347 Share the Love . . . and the Links 348 Choose a Home Page for Safari 348 Like a Time Machine for iPhone Backups 349 Create Ringtones for Free in GarageBand 350 Getting Apps out of the Multitasking Screen 353 Taking a Snapshot of the Screen 354 Index 357

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iPhone X For Dummies by Edward C. Baig
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