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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Color Key: Serious Technical Mistake Minor Technical Mistake Language or formatting error Typo Question Note Update



Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page xi
first line

illustartor should be illustrator

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed! thanks for the heads-up!

Paul Pennington  Nov 06, 2013  Nov 08, 2013
Printed
Page iv, 4
Part 2

In the table of contents, Part 2 is titled "The iPhone as iPod," but that is the title of Chapter 6. Page 4 gives the correct title for Part 2 as "Pix, Flix and Apps." Page 4 and/or the Contents could have also mentioned the color coding on the page edges: Part 1, green; Part 2, blue; Part 3, yellow; Part 4, red; Part 5, gray.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the 3rd printing, Jan 2014.

Pete Cook  Nov 13, 2013  Jan 10, 2014
Printed
Page Page 86
Last paragraph

The Vibration List is not "below, left" but on the facing page.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the 3rd printing, Jan 2014.

Gail Jackson  Dec 31, 2013  Jan 10, 2014
Printed
Page 64
3rd paragraph

To get to Bluetooth, should be: Settings->Bluetooth instead of: Settings->General->Bluetooth

Mavis Brauer  Jan 05, 2014  Jan 10, 2014
Printed
Page 66
First TIP

"Delete key" should be "Backspace key". I fussed and fussed with this thinking that "Delete" would be one of the "Cut,Copy,etc" options. I tried to look up "Delete key" in the index. I finally thought to tap the Backspace key (which IS in the index), and it worked. I would have known what key was meant immediately if it had said "Backspace key".

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the 3rd printing, Jan 2014.

Gail Jackson  Dec 28, 2013  Jan 10, 2014
Printed
Page 75
In the TIP at the bottom of the page

The star to show something is already in Favorites is gray, not blue (I submitted this erroneously under page 66).

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the 3rd printing, Jan 2014.

Gail Jackson  Dec 31, 2013  Jan 10, 2014
ePub
Page 156
near the bottom

In the section listing which keys can produce alternative characters when you hold down your finger, it says that capital O can produce the Degrees symbol. It should be the number 0.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the 3rd printing, Jan 2014.

Anna Dresner  Nov 17, 2013  Jan 10, 2014
Printed
Page 158
Last sentence

"Notifications" should be "Notification Center".

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the 3rd printing, Jan 2014.

Gail Jackson  Dec 31, 2013  Jan 10, 2014
Printed
Page 159
Second-to-last paragraph, first line

The word "captures" should be "capture".

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the 3rd printing, Jan 2014.

Gail Jackson  Dec 31, 2013  Jan 10, 2014
Printed
Page 239
Under "Photo Controls"

These controls stay on indefinitely -- they are on the white background that toggles with the black background.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the 3rd printing, Jan 2014.

Gail Jackson  Dec 31, 2013  Jan 10, 2014
Printed
Page 241
"Photos from the Albums tab" paragraph

"Share" should be "Select". Then, to get the Share Sheet, you need to tap the Share icon (Box with up arrow).

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the 3rd printing, Jan 2014.

Gail Jackson  Dec 31, 2013  Jan 10, 2014
Printed
Page 264
First paragraph

"General" should be "Privacy".

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the 3rd printing, Jan 2014.

Gail Jackson  Dec 31, 2013  Jan 10, 2014
Printed
Page 320
Second paragraph

"...you get the little message shown below (left)." Rather than show "below", the illustration is on the preceding page. Also, the message is hardly "little". I'd suggest replacing "little" with "Calibrate". Another thing, my iPhone display matched the illustration in the book -- i.e. it didn't display the geographic coordinates at the bottom as the text says, so it wasn't there to tap to jump to Maps. The problem was not having the compass app CPS turned on under Settings-Privacy-Location Services. I also think it may be worthwhile to mention that tapping the center of the compass sets that direction as a desired heading. Then, whenever you change direction, a red arc shows how far off the desired direction you are heading. Tapping the center again removes the desired heading mark.

Gail Jackson  Jan 03, 2014  Jan 10, 2014
Printed
Page 324
iBooks

iBooks didn't come on my iPhone (all the other apps described in the book did). I did download it to see what it was like, and iOS7 has changed the look from the illustrations in the book (p325) -- there are no longer any "handsome wooden shelves", just a plain white background.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the 3rd printing, Jan 2014.

Gail Jackson  Jan 04, 2014  Jan 10, 2014
Printed
Page 338
bottom

In Searching the Maps, you can also enter the Latitude and Longitude coordinates for results, and it will go there and even display the address (if applicable).

Tim Martin  Jan 07, 2014  Jan 10, 2014
Printed
Page 344
Last paragraph

"Overview" is not one of the buttons at the bottom as the lead-in says. It is in the upper-right corner as the first paragraph on the next page (345) says.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the 3rd printing, Jan 2014.

Gail Jackson  Jan 04, 2014  Jan 10, 2014
Printed
Page 346
Maps app description, Traffic

The 1st paragraph says "traffic jams appear as dotted black lines." In the photos on pages 339 and 340, and on my iPhone 5s, POOR conditions appear to be indicated by DASHED RED lines, and FAIR conditions by DOTTED YELLOW lines. When neither are present, conditions are good. (These are comparable to the red, yellow, and green lines of Google Maps.)

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the 3rd printing, Jan 2014.

Pete Cook  Nov 22, 2013  Jan 10, 2014
Printed
Page 347
Maps app description, Flyover

The 3rd paragraph says "you'll see the 3D icon appear next to the 3D button." On my iPhone 5s, the Flyover icon (picture of buildings) REPLACES the "3D" button.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Fixed in the 3rd printing, Jan 2014.

Pete Cook  Nov 22, 2013  Jan 10, 2014
Printed
Page 351
3rd paragraph

The arrow icon should be the share icon (box with up arrow).

Gail Jackson  Jan 07, 2014  Jan 10, 2014
Printed
Page 392
Second paragraph under Bookmarks

"acing page" should be "facing page".

Gail Jackson  Jan 07, 2014  Jan 10, 2014
Printed
Page 501
Second paragraph, last line

Pressing the Home button takes you back to the Home screen, not to the main Settings screen.

Gail Jackson  Jan 07, 2014  Jan 10, 2014
Printed
Page 523
Table

The sort order/display order table is misplaced -- it should be under Contacts.

Gail Jackson  Jan 07, 2014 
Printed
Page 524
Fourth paragraph

There is no "default account" under Contacts on my phone.

Gail Jackson  Jan 07, 2014  Jan 10, 2014