iPhone: The Missing Manual

Errata for iPhone: The Missing Manual

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page ix
top

There are two different entries for Appendix C and none for Appendix B.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Oct 2012.

Michael Anderson  Nov 14, 2012  Dec 10, 2012
Printed
Page 9
The Lock Screen - Note

On the other hand, you can adjust how quickly the phone locks itself, or make it stop locking itself altogether; see page 460. The page number is wrong: See page 462.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Oct 2012.

Johann POLEWCZYK  Nov 18, 2012  Dec 10, 2012
Printed
Page 16
1st paragraph

You can add the following bullet point: . When a call comes in, they silence the ringing or vibrating. If you add it, the second sentence becomes : The volume controls work in five different ways:

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Dec 2012.

Johann POLEWCZYK  Nov 29, 2012  Dec 10, 2012
Safari Books Online
17
2nd line

It's written: "the iPhone 5, with its extra half-inch of screen, manages 1136 x 960 pixels." It should be: "the iPhone 5, with its extra half-inch of screen, manages 1136 x 640 pixels."

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Oct 2012.

Johann POLEWCZYK  Nov 06, 2012  Dec 10, 2012
Safari Books Online
17
2nd line

It's written "the iPhone 5, with its extra half-inch of screen, manages 1136 x 960 pixels." It should be "the iPhone 5, with its extra half-inch of screen, manages 1136 x 640 pixels."

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Oct 2012.

Johann POLEWCZYK  Nov 06, 2012  Dec 10, 2012
Printed
Page 19
halfway down

The section "tethering" references detail on Page 330, but it should be 338.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Oct 2012.

Phillip Rinehart  Nov 25, 2012  Dec 10, 2012
Safari Books Online
23
Headphone Jack - 1st paragraph

"On the top edge of the iPhone 4 and 4S, or the bottom edge of the iPhone 5, you can see the miniplug where you plug in the white earbuds that came with it—or any other earbuds or headphones." I suggest "On the top edge of the iPhone 3GS, 4 and 4S, or the bottom edge of the iPhone 5, you can see the miniplug where you plug in the white earbuds that came with it—or any other earbuds or headphones.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Oct 2012.

Johann POLEWCZYK  Nov 07, 2012  Dec 10, 2012
Printed
Page 50
Last paragraph

The text and the graphic on page 51 don't seem to correspond. There is no + button on the Keyboard page, there is an "Add New Shortcut" menu item. And there is no "Optional" in the Shortcut box, although there may have been one before "ttm" was entered.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Oct 2012.

Michael Anderson  Nov 14, 2012  Dec 10, 2012
Printed
Page 67
Last paragraph

The tiny icon in the text is different from the one in the graphic.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 3rd printing, 6/28/13

Michael Anderson  Nov 14, 2012  Jun 28, 2013
Printed
Page 69
first paragraph after "Contacts"

"The Phone app may offers four ways to dial" I don't know what this is supposed to mean, but it isn't English.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Oct 2012.

Michael Anderson  Nov 14, 2012  Dec 10, 2012
Printed
Page 89
Paragraph titled "Receive an incoming call"

The text lists "Decline" as one of the available options. The graphic shows "Ignore" as the option.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Oct 2012.

Michael Anderson  Nov 14, 2012  Dec 10, 2012
Printed
Page 95
Paragraph 2

'resisting this most obvious solution to be "on-screen keyboards are awful" problem' "to be" makes no sense here. Perhaps "to the" is intended?

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Oct 2012.

Michael Anderson  Nov 14, 2012  Dec 10, 2012
Printed
Page 102
2nd and 3rd paragraph

Each paragraph contains a reference to Siri. This section is about Speak to Type. The next section is about Siri.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Oct 2012.

Michael Anderson  Nov 14, 2012  Dec 10, 2012
Printed
Page 117
"Post to Twitter or Facebook" paragraph

What is a "three-leaded dog" ?

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Oct 2012.

Michael Anderson  Nov 14, 2012  Dec 10, 2012
Printed
Page 135
Last paragraph

"its Unlock screen (below left)" It's not below left, it's on the next page.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Oct 2012.

Michael Anderson  Nov 14, 2012  Dec 10, 2012
Printed
Page 139
First paragraph

"to anyone lives in your iPhone" ? Perhaps "to anyone who lives in your iPhone".

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Oct 2012.

Michael Anderson  Nov 14, 2012  Dec 10, 2012
Printed
Page 159
"Invert Colors" paragraph

1) "that some people find is easier on the eyes (below, right)" It's (above, right)" 2) "The colors other reverse, too" "The other colors reverse, too" if you call black and white colors, otherwise "The colors reverse too"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Oct 2012.

Michael Anderson  Nov 14, 2012  Dec 10, 2012
Printed
Page 163
Paragraph 2

"(below, left)" should be "(above, left)"

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Oct 2012.

Michael Anderson  Nov 14, 2012  Dec 10, 2012
Printed
Page 164
Paragraph 1

"(below, right)" should refer to the graphic on the right on the previous page.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Oct 2012.

Michael Anderson  Nov 14, 2012  Dec 10, 2012
Other Digital Version
1625
Before figure

Kindle version on the iPad, loc 1625 of 11205 has "like Birthday or Department as described on shAdding to the Contacts List" where "Adding to the Contacts List" is a link.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the second printing, Oct 2012.

John S  Nov 27, 2012  Dec 10, 2012