iPhone 5 For Dummies, 6th Edition

Book description

The full-color guide to getting the most out of your iPhone

Completely updated and revised to include iOS 6, iCloud, and the latest iPhone 5 features, this full-color book is your guide to all things iPhone. Bestselling veteran authors Edward Baig and Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus introduce you to the capabilities of the iPhone for making phone calls, browsing the Internet, sending and receiving e-mails, working with the calendar, watching and recording HD videos, taking and editing great photos, and much more.

You'll discover how to set up iTunes, buy music and videos, protect your information, troubleshoot, multitask, and download the hundreds of thousands of apps available from the App Store.

  • Includes coverage of iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S as well as the older iPhone 4 model

  • Gets you started with your iPhone, and introduces you to the multitouch interface, synching with iCloud, making phone and video calls, texting, working with the calendar, and more

  • Explains setting up iTunes, watching your favorite movies and TV shows, taking stunning photos, and listening to your favorite music

  • Helps you get organized with the calendar and Reminders features, keep on top of the latest news with Notification Center, and communicate with Siri, your voice-activated virtual assistant

  • Walks you through connecting wirelessly, sending and receiving e-mails, making FaceTime video calls, getting directions from the all new Maps app, protecting your information, and troubleshooting

  • Addresses the latest updates, iCloud, and new iOS 6 features that make your iPhone even more powerful and easy to use

iPhone 5 For Dummies, 6th Edition is presented in the straightforward-but-fun style that defines the series. It's just the book you need to get acquainted with your brand-new iPhone.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Conventions Used in This Book
    3. How This Book Is Organized
    4. Icons Used in This Book
    5. Where to Go from Here
  5. Part I: Getting to Know Your iPhone
    1. Chapter 1: Unveiling the iPhone
      1. The Big Picture
      2. A Quick Tour Outside
      3. Home Sweet Home Screen
    2. Chapter 2: iPhone Basic Training
      1. Activating the iPhone
      2. Turning the iPhone On and Off
      3. Locking the iPhone
      4. Mastering the Multitouch Interface
      5. Multitasking
      6. Organizing Icons into Folders
      7. Searching
      8. Notifications
    3. Chapter 3: Synchronicity: Getting Stuff to and from Your iPhone
      1. Setting Up a New iPhone
      2. A Brief iCloud Primer
      3. The Kitchen Sync
      4. Syncing Your Data
      5. Synchronizing Your Media
    4. Chapter 4: Understanding the Phone-damentals
      1. Making a Call
      2. Receiving a Call
      3. While on a Call
      4. Seeing Is Believing with FaceTime
  6. Part II: The PDA iPhone
    1. Chapter 5: Texting 1, 2, 3: Messages and Notes
      1. Getting the iMessage
      2. Taking Note of Notes
    2. Chapter 6: Six Indispensible Utilities
      1. Working with the Calendar
      2. Adding Calendar Entries
      3. Calculate This
      4. Punching the Clock
      5. Voice Memos
      6. Passbook
    3. Chapter 7: Taking the iPhone Siri-ously
      1. Summoning Siri
      2. Voice Dialing
  7. Part III: The Multimedia iPhone
    1. Chapter 8: Get in Tune(s): Audio on Your iPhone
      1. Introducing the iPod inside Your iPhone
      2. Taking Control of Your Tunes
      3. Customizing Your Audio Experience
    2. Chapter 9: “Smile”: Taking Pictures with Your iPhone
      1. Taking Your Best Shot
      2. Keeping Things in Focus
      3. Importing Pictures
      4. Tracking Down Your Pictures
      5. Swimming in the Photo Stream
      6. Sharing Photo Streams
      7. Admiring Your Pictures
      8. Launching Slideshows
      9. More (Not So) Stupid Picture Tricks
      10. Organizing Your Places, Faces, and Events
    3. Chapter 10: You Oughta Be in Pictures: Video on Your iPhone
      1. Finding Stuff to Watch
      2. Playing Video
      3. Shooting Video
  8. Part IV: The Internet iPhone
    1. Chapter 11: Going On a Mobile Safari
      1. Surfin’ Dude
      2. I Can See Clearly Now
      3. Smart Safari Settings
    2. Chapter 12: The E-Mail Must Get Through
      1. Prep Work: Setting Up Your Accounts
      2. See Me, Read Me, File Me, Delete Me: Working with Messages
      3. Darling, You Send Me (E-Mail)
    3. Chapter 13: Tracking with Maps, Compass, Stocks, and Weather
      1. Maps Are Where It’s At
      2. Contemplating the Compass
      3. Taking Stock with Stocks
      4. Weather Watching
  9. Part V: The Undiscovered iPhone
    1. Chapter 14: Setting You Straight on Settings
      1. Sky-High Settings
      2. Settings for What iPhone Looks Like, Sounds Like, and Reports
      3. In General
      4. Phoning In More Settings
    2. Chapter 15: Apps-O-Lutely!
      1. Using Your Computer to Find Apps
      2. Using Your iPhone to Find Apps
      3. Deleting and Organizing Your Apps
      4. Books, Newspapers, and Magazines
    3. Chapter 16: When Good iPhones Go Bad
      1. iPhone Issues
      2. Problems with Calling or Networks
      3. Sync, Computer, or iTunes Issues
      4. More Help on the Apple Website
      5. If Nothing We Suggest Helps
      6. Dude, Where’s My Stuff?
  10. Part VI: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 17: Ten Appetizing Apps
      1. Shazam
      2. Wolfgang’s Concert Vault
      3. Comics
      4. Bill Atkinson PhotoCard
      5. IMDb
      6. Pandora Radio
      7. Apple iBooks
      8. WebMD
      9. WhitePages Mobile
      10. RedLaser
    2. Chapter 18: Ten Apps Worth Paying For
      1. Instapaper ($3.99)
      2. OldBooth ($1.99)
      3. GottaGo ($1.99)
      4. WordsWorth ($1.99)
      5. iTeleport ($24.99)
      6. Baseball Statistics 2012 Edition ($2.99 for Latest Stats)
      7. Glee (Free but $1.99 to $2.99 for Songs)
      8. Air Video ($2.99)
      9. My Secret Folder (99¢)
      10. TurboScan ($1.99)
    3. Chapter 19: Ten Helpful Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts
      1. Do the Slide for Accuracy and Punctuation
      2. Autocorrect Is Your Friend
      3. The Way-Cool Semi-Hidden Audio Scrub Speed Tip
      4. Tricks with Links and Phone Numbers
      5. Share the Love . . . and the Links
      6. Choosing a Home Page for Safari
      7. Storing Files
      8. Create Ringtones for Free in GarageBand
      9. Getting Apps Out of the Multitasking Tray
      10. Taking a Snapshot of the Screen
  11. Cheat Sheet

Product information

  • Title: iPhone 5 For Dummies, 6th Edition
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: November 2012
  • Publisher(s): For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9781118352014