iPhone: The Missing Manual, 12th Edition

Book Description

The iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR aren’t just faster and more powerful than ever—they’re also better at all of the things you use an iPhone for. With the latest edition of this bestselling guide, you get a funny, gorgeously illustrated guide to the tips, shortcuts, and workarounds that will turn you into an iPhone master. This easy-to-use book will also get you up to speed on all iOS 12 features, including new Siri shortcuts, Group FaceTime, and improved parental controls.

Missing Manual series creator and former New York Times columnist David Pogue helps you accomplish everything from web browsing to watching videos. You’ll get up to speed on features such as Dual SIM Support that lets you use two lines on one phone and True Tone technology that adjusts the display to your environment. Pick up this beautiful full-color book and learn how to get the most out of your iPhone.

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Table of Contents

  1. The Missing Credits
    1. Acknowledgments
    2. Also by David Pogue
  2. Introduction
    1. About the iPhone
    2. About This Book
      1. About the Outline
      2. About → These → Arrows
      3. About MissingManuals.com
    3. iPhone XR, XS, XS Max: What’s New
    4. What’s New in iOS 12 (and 12.1)
      1. Group FaceTime
      2. Speed
      3. Digital Health
      4. Improved Notifications
      5. Augmented Reality
      6. More Animated Emoji Fun
      7. Annoyance Deaths
      8. Photos App
      9. Siri and Shortcuts
      10. The Speed Round
      11. What It All Means
  3. I. The iPhone as Phone
  4. 1. The Guided Tour
    1. Sleep and Wake
      1. Waking the Phone
    2. The Lock Screen
      1. Unlock the Phone
    3. The Home Screen
    4. Turning the Phone On and Off
    5. Silencer Switch, Volume Keys
    6. Screen
      1. X-Class Phones: The Notch
      2. Home-Button Phones: The Status Bar
    7. Cameras and Flash
    8. Sensors
    9. SIM Card Slot
    10. Headphone Jack
      1. iPhone 7, 8, X-Class: No Headphone Jack
    11. Microphone, Speakerphone
    12. Lightning Connector
    13. Antenna Band
    14. In the Box
    15. Finger Techniques
      1. Tap
      2. Double-Tap
      3. Swipe
      4. Drag
      5. Pinch and Spread
      6. Flick
      7. Edge Swipes
    16. 3D Touch
      1. Quick Actions
      2. Peek and Pop
    17. Charging the iPhone
      1. Charging with the Cable
      2. Charging on a Pad (iPhone 8 and X-Class)
    18. Battery Life Tips
    19. Control Center
      1. The Starter Set
      2. Customizing the Control Center
      3. Closing the Control Center
    20. Passcode Protection
      1. Setting Up a Passcode
    21. Fingerprint Security (Touch ID)
      1. Fingerprints for Apps, Websites, and Apple Pay
    22. Face ID (X-Class iPhones)
      1. TrueDepth
      2. Training Face ID
      3. Using Face ID
  5. 2. The Lock Screen & Notifications
    1. Lock Screen Swipes
    2. Notifications
      1. While You’re Working
      2. On the Lock Screen
      3. The Notification Center
      4. Customizing Notifications
    3. Do Not Disturb
      1. Turning on Do Not Disturb
      2. Do Not Disturb Auto-Off
      3. Scheduled Do Not Disturb
      4. Bedtime
      5. Locked or Unlocked
      6. Allowing Special Callers Through
      7. One More Safety Measure
    4. Do Not Disturb While Driving
      1. How to Turn on DND While Driving
      2. Auto-Reply Settings
      3. Making DNDWD Mandatory
    5. The Today Screen (Widgets)
      1. Widgets on the Home Screen
    6. In Case of Emergency
      1. Medical ID on the Shutdown Screen
      2. The “Forcible Unlock” Situation
  6. 3. Typing, Editing & Searching
    1. The Keyboard
      1. Making the Keyboard Work
      2. Autocorrect: Your Typing Assistant from Hell
      3. QuickType
      4. The Spelling Dictionary
      5. The Spelling Checker
      6. Punctuation with One Touch
      7. Accented Characters
      8. Text Replacement (Abbreviation Expanders)
      9. The One-Handed Keyboard
      10. SwiftKey, Gboard, and Other Keyboards
      11. International Typing
      12. The Emoji Keyboard
      13. Connecting a Real Keyboard
    2. The Secret Trackpad
    3. Dictation
      1. Punctuation
    4. Cut, Copy, Paste
      1. Step 1: Select the Text
      2. Step 2: Cut or Copy
      3. Step 3: Paste
      4. (Possible Step 4: Undo)
    5. The “Look Up” Dictionary
    6. Speak!
    7. Searching Your iPhone
      1. How to Use Search
      2. Controlling What Shows Up
  7. 4. Phone Calls & FaceTime
    1. Dialing from the Phone App
    2. The Favorites List
      1. Reordering Favorites
      2. Deleting from Favorites
    3. The Recents List
    4. Contacts
      1. Groups
      2. Adding to the Contacts List
      3. Adding a Contact on the Fly
      4. Editing Someone
      5. Deleting Someone
      6. Sharing a Contact
    5. The Keypad
    6. Visual Voicemail
      1. Setup
      2. Using Visual Voicemail
      3. Dialing in for Messages
    7. Answering Calls
      1. Online and on the Phone, Together
    8. Not Answering Calls
      1. Silencing the Ring
      2. Ignore It—or Dump It to Voicemail
      3. Respond with a Text Message
      4. Remind Me Later
    9. Fun with Phone Calls
      1. Mute
      2. Keypad
      3. Speaker (Audio)
      4. Add Call (Conference Calling)
      5. FaceTime
      6. Hold
      7. Contacts
    10. Call Waiting
    11. Call Forwarding
    12. Caller ID
    13. Custom Ringtones
      1. Get Your Ringtones Back
    14. FaceTime Video Calls
    15. Group FaceTime
      1. Begin the Call
      2. During the Call
      3. The Roster
      4. Coming and Going
      5. Effects
    16. FaceTime Audio Calls
    17. Bluetooth Accessories
      1. Pairing with a Bluetooth Earpiece or Speaker
      2. Bluetooth Car Systems
      3. Pairing with a Smartwatch or Fitness Band
  8. 5. Siri Voice Command
    1. Voice Command
    2. How to Use Siri
    3. How to Use “Hey Siri”
    4. What to Say to Siri
      1. Non-Apple Apps
      2. When Things Go Wrong
      3. Siri’s Personality
    5. Typing to Siri
    6. Siri Shortcuts
      1. Built-In Shortcuts
      2. Siri-Suggested Shortcuts
      3. Make Your Own Shortcuts
      4. Record Your Command
    7. Advanced Siri
      1. Teach Siri About Your Relationships
      2. Fix Siri’s Name Comprehension
      3. Siri Settings
  9. 6. Texting & Messages
    1. Text Messages and iMessages
      1. Standard Texting (SMS)
      2. iMessages
    2. Receiving Texts
      1. The List of Conversations
      2. Mark All as Read
      3. The Details Screen
      4. Capturing Messages and Files
      5. Tapbacks (iMessages Only)
    3. Messages in the Cloud
    4. Sending Messages
      1. Audio Texting (iMessages Only)
      2. Help with Emoji and Info-Bits
      3. The Finger-Sketch Pad
      4. Sending with Animated Fun
    5. Photos and Videos
      1. Taking a Photo
      2. Sending Existing Photos
      3. Effects
    6. The Apps Drawer
      1. Photos
      2. The App Store
      3. Apple Pay
      4. Activity
      5. Music
      6. Animoji (X-Class Phones)
      7. Memoji (X-Class Phones)
      8. #Images
      9. Digital Touch
    7. Messages Prefs
      1. Settings for Texts and iMessages
  10. 7. Large Type, Kid Mode & Accessibility
    1. VoiceOver
    2. Zooming
    3. Magnifier
    4. Display Accommodations
    5. Speech
    6. How to De-Sparsify iOS’s Design
      1. Larger Text
      2. Bold Text
      3. Button Shapes
      4. Reduce Transparency
      5. Increase Contrast
      6. Reduce Motion
      7. On/Off Labels
      8. Face ID & Attention
      9. Reachability
    7. Switch Control
    8. AssistiveTouch
    9. Touch Accommodations
    10. Side Button (or Home Button)
    11. Siri
    12. 3D Touch
    13. Tap to Wake (Face ID phones)
    14. Keyboard
    15. Shake to Undo
    16. Vibration
    17. Call Audio Routing
    18. Hearing
      1. MFi Hearing Aids
      2. TTY
      3. LED Flash for Alerts
      4. Mono Audio
      5. Phone Noise Cancellation
      6. Balance Slider
      7. Hearing Aid Compatibility
    19. Live Listen
    20. Media (Subtitle Options)
    21. Guided Access (Kiosk Mode)
    22. Accessibility Shortcut
    23. The Instant Screen-Dimming Trick
  11. II. Pix, Flix & Apps
  12. 8. Music & Videos
    1. Apple Music
    2. The Library Tab
    3. Playback Controls
      1. The Mini-Player
      2. The Now Playing Screen
      3. The Options Panel
      4. Control Center
      5. Playback While Locked
      6. Voice Control
    4. Playlists
      1. Creating Playlists
      2. Using Playlists
      3. Up Next
      4. View, Edit, or Clear the Up Next List
    5. For You Tab
    6. Browse Tab
    7. Radio
      1. Free Stations
      2. Subscriber Stations
      3. Custom Stations
      4. Returning to a Custom Station
      5. Siri and Radio
    8. Speakers and Headphones
      1. Bluetooth Wireless Speakers
      2. Switching Among Speakers
      3. AirPods
      4. AirPlay
    9. Music Settings
      1. EQ (Equalization)
      2. Volume Limit
      3. Sound Check
      4. Playing Music from Your Computer
    10. The iTunes Store
      1. Purchased Items
      2. More in “More”
    11. The TV App
      1. Five Tabs
      2. How to Play a Video
      3. Zoom/Unzoom
      4. TV Output
      5. AirPlay
      6. How to Project or Record the iPhone’s Screen
  13. 9. The Camera
    1. The Camera App
      1. Firing Up the Camera
      2. Camera Modes
    2. Photo Mode
      1. Tap to Focus
      2. Adjust Exposure
      3. Focus Lock/Exposure Lock
      4. The LED Flash
      5. The Screen Flash
      6. Zooming In
      7. True Optical Zoom
      8. The “Rule of Thirds” Grid
      9. High Dynamic Range (HDR)
      10. Taking the Shot
      11. Burst Mode
      12. Self-Portraits (the Front Camera)
      13. The Self-Timer
      14. Filters
    3. Live Photos
      1. Reviewing Live Photos
      2. Editing Live Photos
      3. Sharing Live Photos
    4. Portrait Mode
      1. Adjusting the Blur
      2. Studio Lighting
    5. Square Mode
    6. Pano Mode
    7. Video Mode
      1. A Note About Resolution—and 4K Video
      2. Things to Do While You’re Rolling
      3. The Front Camera
      4. The Video Light
    8. Slo-Mo Mode
    9. Time-Lapse Mode
    10. Trimming a Video
      1. iMovie for iPhone
    11. Viewing Your Photos
      1. The Photos Tab
      2. Flicking, Rotating, Zooming, Panning
      3. Hide a Photo
      4. Deleting Photos
      5. Photo Controls
      6. The New, Improved Search
      7. Memories
      8. Featured Photos
      9. Effects Suggestions
      10. The Albums Tab
      11. Creating and Deleting Albums
    12. Editing Photos
      1. Auto-Enhance ()
      2. Adjust Color ()
      3. Filters ()
      4. Remove Red Eye ()
      5. Crop/Straighten ()
      6. Marking Up Your Photos
      7. Editing Live Photos
      8. Handing Off to Other Editing Apps
      9. Saving Your Changes
    13. 753 Ways to Share Photos and Videos
      1. Step 1: Choose the Photos
      2. Step 2: Preparing to Send
      3. AirDrop
      4. Message
      5. Mail
      6. Shared Albums
      7. Add to Notes
      8. Twitter, Facebook, Flickr
      9. YouTube, Vimeo
      10. Save PDF to Books
      11. More
      12. Copy
      13. Copy iCloud Link
      14. Slideshow
      15. AirPlay
      16. Add to Album
      17. Create Watch Face
      18. Use as Wallpaper
      19. Hide
      20. Save to Files
      21. Duplicate
      22. Assign to Contact
      23. Print
      24. Save Image
      25. More
    14. My Photo Stream
      1. Deleting Photos from the Photo Stream
    15. Shared Albums
      1. Share Some Photos
      2. Shared-Photo Management
      3. Receiving a Photo Album on Your Gadget
      4. Sharing Suggestions
    16. iCloud Photos
    17. Geotagging
    18. Capturing the Screen
      1. Recording Screen Video
  14. 10. All About Apps
    1. Getting New Apps
      1. The App Details Screen
      2. A Welcome Note About App Backups
    2. Organizing Your Apps
      1. Rearranging Apps on the Home Screen
      2. Deleting Apps
      3. Restoring the Home Screen
    3. Folders
    4. App Preferences
    5. App Updates
      1. Manual Updates
      2. Automatic Updates
    6. How to Find Good Apps
      1. Augmented Reality (AR) Apps
      2. The Abandoned Apps
    7. Re-Downloading Apps
    8. The App Switcher
      1. Force-Quitting an App
      2. A Word About Background Apps
      3. Back to App ()
      4. X-Class Phones: Bypass the App Switcher
    9. AirPrint: Printing from the Phone
    10. The Share Sheet
    11. AirDrop
      1. The One AirDrop Setting
    12. Screen Time
      1. Screen Time
      2. Downtime
      3. Always Allowed
      4. App Limits
      5. Content & Privacy Restrictions
      6. Family
      7. Use Screen Time Passcode
      8. Turn Off Screen Time
  15. 11. The Built-In Apps
    1. Books
      1. Book Store, Audiobooks, Search
      2. Library
      3. Reading Now
      4. PDFs and ePub Files
      5. Collections
      6. Reading
      7. Notes, Bookmarks, Highlighting, Dictionary
      8. Books That Read to You
      9. Books Settings
    2. Calculator
    3. Calendar
      1. Day View
      2. Month View
      3. Year View
      4. The Rotated Calendar
      5. Plus and Max Model Views
      6. Subscribing to Your Online Calendars
      7. Making an Appointment (Day or Month View)
      8. Making an Appointment (Day View, Week View)
      9. Editing, Rescheduling, Deleting Events (Long Way)
      10. Editing and Rescheduling Events (Fun Way)
      11. The Calendar (Category) Concept
      12. Search
      13. Invitations
    4. Clock
      1. World Clock
      2. Alarm
      3. Bedtime
      4. Stopwatch
      5. Timer
    5. Compass
    6. Files
      1. Meet iCloud Drive…
      2. …and Its Rivals
      3. Working with Files
      4. Tagging Files
      5. Favorites Folders
    7. Find My Friends
    8. Find My iPhone
    9. Health
      1. The Four Biggies
    10. Home
    11. Maps
      1. Meet Maps
      2. Maps Basics
      3. Finding Yourself
      4. Orienting Maps
      5. Searching Maps
      6. Add a New Place
      7. The Location Card
      8. Directions
      9. Navigation Mode
      10. Directions Between Two Other Points
      11. Night Mode
      12. Where You Parked
      13. Traffic
      14. 3D Mode
      15. Flyover (iPhone 8 and later)
      16. Flyover Tours
      17. Extensions
    12. Measure
      1. The Level
    13. News
    14. Notes
      1. Tables
      2. Text and Paragraph Formatting
      3. Checklists
      4. Scan a Document
      5. Add a Photo to a Note
      6. Add a Sketch
      7. Sharing Notes
      8. Locking Notes
      9. The Notes List
      10. Syncing Notes
      11. Notes Accounts
    15. Podcasts
      1. Subscribing
      2. Settings
      3. Listening
    16. Reminders
      1. The List of Lists
      2. The Scheduled List
      3. Recording a Reminder
      4. The Details Screen
      5. “Remind Me About This”
    17. Stocks
      1. Customizing Your Portfolio
    18. Tips
    19. Voice Memos
      1. Making the Recording
      2. Playback
      3. Editing Your Recording
    20. Wallet
    21. Watch
    22. Weather
      1. The City List
    23. More Standard Apps
  16. III. The iPhone Online
  17. 12. Getting Online
    1. Cellular Networks
      1. A Word About VoLTE
    2. Wi-Fi Hotspots
      1. Sequence of Connections
      2. Silencing the “Want to Join?” Messages
      3. The List of Hotspots
      4. Commercial Hotspots
    3. Airplane Mode and Wi-Fi Off Mode
    4. Personal Hotspot (Tethering)
      1. Turning On the Hotspot
      2. Connecting via Wi-Fi
      3. Connecting via Bluetooth
      4. Connecting via USB Cable
      5. Once You’re Connected
      6. Turning Off Personal Hotspot
      7. Turning Personal Hotspot Back On
    5. Share Your Wi-Fi Password
  18. 13. Safari
    1. Safari Tour
    2. Zooming and Scrolling
    3. Full-Screen Mode
    4. Typing a Web Address
      1. The Favorites Icons
      2. Request Desktop Site
    5. Searching in Safari
      1. Quick Website Search
    6. Bookmarks ()
      1. Creating New Bookmarks
      2. Editing Bookmarks and Folders
    7. The Reading List ()
    8. The History List ()
      1. Erasing the History List
    9. Link-Tapping Tricks
    10. Saving Graphics
    11. Passwords and Credit Cards
      1. Memorized Passwords
      2. The Master Password List
      3. Automatic Text-Code Entry
      4. Name, Address, Credit Card Autofill
    12. Manipulating Multiple Pages
      1. To Open a New Window
      2. To Switch Among Windows (Vertical)
      3. To Switch Among Windows (Horizontal)
      4. iCloud Tabs
    13. Reader View
    14. Web Security
      1. Pop-Up Blocker
      2. Cookies
      3. Private Browsing
      4. Parental Controls
    15. Happy Surprises in the Panel
  19. 14. Email
    1. Setting Up Your Account
      1. POP and IMAP Accounts
    2. Downloading Mail
      1. The Unified Inbox
      2. The Message List—and Threading
      3. Filters
    3. VIPs and Flagged Messages
      1. VIPs
      2. Flag It
    4. What to Do with a Message
      1. List View: Flag, Trash, Mark as Unread
      2. Read It
      3. Reply to It
      4. Forward It
      5. Follow It
      6. File or Delete One Message
      7. File or Delete Batches of Messages
      8. Add the Sender to Contacts
      9. Open an Attachment
      10. Snag (or Send) a Graphic
      11. Snag a Contact or a Date
      12. Unsubscribe
      13. View the To/From Details
      14. Mark as Unread
      15. Move On
      16. Search
    5. Writing Messages
      1. Signatures
      2. Finish with a Phone Call
    6. Four Settings Worth Tweaking
  20. IV. Connections
  21. 15. Syncing with iTunes
    1. Connecting the iPhone
      1. All About Syncing
      2. Manual Syncing
    2. The Nine Tabs of iTunes
    3. Summary Tab
      1. Serial Number, UDID
    4. Music Tab
      1. Making It All Fit
    5. Movies and TV Shows Tabs
    6. Podcasts Tab
    7. Books Tab
    8. Photos Tab
      1. Syncing Photos and Videos (Computer → iPhone)
      2. Syncing Photos and Videos (iPhone → Computer)
    9. Info Tab
    10. File Sharing Tab
    11. On My Device
    12. Backing Up the iPhone
      1. Using That Backup
      2. Deleting a Backup File
  22. 16. iCloud & Apple Pay
    1. What iCloud Giveth
    2. iCloud Sync
    3. Find My iPhone
      1. Send Last Location
      2. Activation Lock
    4. iCloud Backup
    5. iCloud Drive
    6. Email
    7. Video, Music, Apps: Locker in the Sky
      1. The Price of Free
    8. Apple Pay
      1. The Setup
      2. The Shopping
      3. Apple Pay Online
      4. Apple Pay Cash
    9. Family Sharing
      1. Setting Up Family Sharing
      2. Life in Family Sharing
  23. 17. Continuity: iPhone Meets Mac
    1. Continuity Setup
    2. Mac as Speakerphone
    3. Texting from the Mac
    4. Instant Hotspot
    5. Handoff
    6. AirDrop
      1. From iPhone to Mac
    7. Universal Clipboard
  24. 18. Settings
    1. Three Important Settings Tricks
    2. [Your Name]
    3. Airplane Mode
    4. Wi-Fi
    5. Bluetooth
    6. Cellular
    7. Personal Hotspot
    8. Notifications
    9. Sounds (or Sounds & Haptics)
      1. Meet Haptics
    10. Do Not Disturb
    11. Screen Time
    12. General
    13. Control Center
    14. Display & Brightness
    15. Wallpaper
    16. Siri & Search
    17. Touch ID (Face ID) & Passcode
    18. Emergency SOS
    19. Battery
    20. Privacy
      1. Location Services
      2. Contacts, Calendars, Reminders…
      3. Analytics
      4. Advertising
    21. iTunes & App Store
      1. Automatic Downloads
      2. Video Autoplay
      3. In-App Ratings & Reviews
      4. Offload Unused Apps
    22. Wallet & Apple Pay
    23. Passwords & Accounts
      1. Accounts
    24. Mail
    25. Contacts
    26. Calendar
    27. Notes
    28. Reminders
    29. Voice Memos
    30. Phone
    31. Messages
    32. FaceTime
    33. Maps
    34. Compass
    35. Measure
    36. Safari
      1. Search
      2. General
      3. Privacy & Security
    37. News
    38. Stocks
    39. Music
    40. TV
    41. Photos
    42. Camera
    43. Books
    44. Podcasts
    45. Game Center
    46. TV Provider
    47. App Preferences
  25. V. Appendixes
  26. A. Signup & Setup
    1. Buying a New iPhone
    2. Upgrading to iOS 12
    3. The Setup Assistant
    4. Software Updates to Come
      1. Updating Directly on the Phone
      2. Install Updates from Your Computer
    5. Two-Factor Authentication
  27. B. Troubleshooting & Maintenance
    1. First Rule: Install the Updates
    2. Six Ways to Reset the Phone
    3. iPhone Doesn’t Turn On
    4. Recovery Mode
    5. Battery Life Is Terrible
    6. Out of Space
      1. The iPhone Storage Screen
      2. Offload Unused Apps
      3. Offload Full-Resolution Photos
      4. Offload Music
    7. Warranty and Repair
      1. Out-of-Warranty Repairs
    8. The Battery Replacement Program
    9. What to Do About a Cracked Screen
    10. Where to Go from Here
  28. Index

Product Information

  • Title: iPhone: The Missing Manual, 12th Edition
  • Author(s): David Pogue
  • Release date: November 2018
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781492040415