iPhone: The Missing Manual

Errata for iPhone: The Missing Manual

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The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page 15
2nd line

On page 15, cross-reference to page 372 should be to page 373.

Anonymous  Oct 02, 2010  Nov 01, 2010
PDF
Page 27
9th paragraph

Turn off GPS. Text should read..... In Settings, tap "Location Services" (not "General") and turn off Location Services.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing (8/11).

Colin Gordon  Jul 29, 2011  Aug 11, 2011
Other Digital Version
45
Top paragraph

Text states: "Just TAPE the Delete key!" It should read "Just TAP the Delete key!"

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 2/11 reprint

Doreen Roberts  Feb 21, 2011  Feb 01, 2011
Printed
Page 73
line 10

"Ignore button" should be "Decline button"

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing (8/11).

None  Jun 01, 2011  Aug 11, 2011
Printed
Page 75
line 18

"Ignore button" should be "Decline button"

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing (8/11).

None  Jun 01, 2011  Aug 11, 2011
Printed
Page 97
Solution #2

Sean Kovacs's Google Voice app GV Mobile was approved by Apple. The first official Google Voice app for iPhone.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 2/11 reprint

admiralu  Oct 23, 2010  Feb 01, 2011
Printed
Page 99
Call Forwarding Section, 3rd bulleted paragraph

GrandCentral.com mentioned as voicemail service that sends voicemails as email attachments. GrandCentral was bought by Google, late last year. It is now the Google Voice service.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 2/11 reprint

admiralu  Oct 16, 2010  Feb 01, 2011
Printed
Page 99
par. 4

In the new Verizon iPhone 4 there is no way to turn off call waiting.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 2/11 reprint

Anonymous  Feb 08, 2011  Feb 01, 2011
Printed
Page 103
iTunes Ringtones section

iTunes no longer allows creation of ringtones in iTunes library. No ringtone column for newbies. I purchased two ringtones and learned from Customer service that iTunes does not allow this any longer.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 2/11 reprint

admiralu  Oct 16, 2010  Feb 01, 2011
Printed
Page 103
1st paragraph

Last sentence in 1st paragraph refers to "two official ways". It should say "one official way". Then the rest of the page and 1/2 of page 104 should be deleted as the new version of iTunes no longer supports this method of creating ringtones.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 2/11 reprint

Kay Fisher  Oct 09, 2010  Feb 01, 2011
PDF
Page 128
Tip

The usual standard Bluetooth pairing password is 0000 (four zeroes) instead of the incorrectly stated 000 (probably a typo).

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 2/11 reprint

Bogdan Mares  Aug 20, 2010  Feb 01, 2011
PDF
Page 136
First Tip

The new limit for downloading songs, videos and apps over-the-air is 20Mb, not 10.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 2/11 reprint

Bogdan Mares  Aug 20, 2010  Feb 01, 2011
Printed
Page 200
not there

the word tethering is no where to be found on pg 200,199 or 201, as per index pg 434.. tethering ,200, ......

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 2/11 reprint

Andy Kawecki  Oct 25, 2010  Feb 01, 2011
Printed
Page 211
Fifth paragraph from the top

I believe that "the tiny metal ring around the camera lens as part of the GPS antenna" is not applicable to the iPhone 4.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 2/11 reprint

Anonymous  Sep 17, 2010  Feb 01, 2011
Printed
Page 227
6th paragraph 2nd to last sentence.

says ..."program like Outlook or Gmail"... Should say "program like Outlook or Apple Mail".

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 2/11 reprint

Kay Fisher  Oct 09, 2010  Feb 01, 2011
Printed
Page 233
Second line from the bottom

I think that "tile sensor" is supposed to read "tilt sensor"

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 2/11 reprint

Anonymous  Sep 17, 2010  Feb 01, 2011
Printed
Page 233
top line

You refer to the mr/mc button, but there are 2 different buttons, a mr and a separate mc button.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 2/11 reprint

Mickey11030  Sep 09, 2010  Feb 01, 2011
Printed
Page 254
2nd to last paragraph

Sentence ends with "starting from the upper left". Should end with "starting from the upper right".

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 2/11 reprint

Kay Fisher  Oct 09, 2010  Feb 01, 2011
Printed
Page 267
Last line of text

"Use the technique described on page 215". This page reference is incorrect, I believe

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 2/11 reprint

Anonymous  Sep 19, 2010  Feb 01, 2011
Printed
Page 331
4th paragraph (counting tip also)

Sentence says ... "if you're syncing from iPhone or Aperature"... Should say "if you're syncing from iPhoto or Aperature".

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 2/11 reprint

Kay Fisher  Oct 09, 2010  Feb 01, 2011
Printed
Page 370
2nd paragraph

An extra unwanted word fell into the sentence. It says ... "you can tap an app's name one to see three"... It should say "you can tap an app's name to see three".

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 2/11 reprint

Kay Fisher  Oct 09, 2010  Feb 01, 2011
Printed
Page 391
Between the last and next-to-last paragraphs

The book discusses Repeat Alert and Group Messaging, but the phone has an entry called MMS Messaging, which is not discussed.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 2/11 reprint

Mickey11030  Dec 21, 2010  Feb 01, 2011
Printed
Page 411
First Rule: 2nd paragraph

"and things the programmers didn't have time to finish they way they would have liked" The first instance of "they" should be 'the".

Note from the Author or Editor:
Should be: "and things the programmers didn't have time to finish the way they would have liked"

Anonymous  Oct 07, 2010  Nov 01, 2010
Printed
Page 423
Near bottom of right column

Index entry duplicated. BTW Where is the PDF? I can't find it on the web site.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 2/11 reprint

Richard C. Rohrdanz  Dec 20, 2010  Feb 01, 2011
Printed
Page 426
email

deleting batches p236 s/b p289 deleting individually p235 s/b p288 I could not follow Dave's "The Spam Problem" page 299, 300

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 2/11 reprint

Dave Elwood  Sep 22, 2010  Feb 01, 2011
Printed
Page 431
Index item "Push Notification"

March 2011 Printing: "Push Notification, 264" - Page number is wrong - There's nothing about push notifications on page 264 (that page covers bookmarks and webclips)

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing (8/11).

Anonymous  Jul 30, 2011  Aug 11, 2011
Printed
Page 433
Skype

Page 433 in Index for listing of Skype refers you to page 263. I could find nothing on that page related to Skype, but Skype does appear on page 188 in the 4th paragraph.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 2/11 reprint

Anonymous  Nov 13, 2010  Feb 01, 2011
Printed
Page 433
Under heading "SIM Cards"

The index under SIM Cards references pages 8 and 9 several times. However, there is no mention of SIM cards on either page 8 or 9. These refernces should be changed to pages 10 and 11.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 4th printing (8/11).

Nancy Bryant  Apr 20, 2011  Aug 11, 2011