My iPhone® (Covers iOS 8 on iPhone 6/6 Plus, 5S/5C/5, and 4S), Eighth Edition

Book description

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPhone images that show you exactly what to do.

Help when you run into iPhone problems or limitations.

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPhone.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPhone working just the way you want. The tasks include how to:

  • Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, and other iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads; take advantage of AirDrop to instantly share with other iOS and Mac users around you

  • Use Siri to get information, write texts and emails, set reminders/appointments, and more just by speaking to your iPhone

  • Customize your iPhone with folders, wallpaper, ringtones, and much more

  • Configure and sync your information, and efficiently manage contacts, reminders, and calendars

  • Communicate via FaceTime videoconferences, conference calls, text, email, and more

  • Make the most of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all of your email from one Inbox

  • Listen to music, subscribe to podcasts, and use the Health app to help keep yourself in top form

  • Capture and edit photos and video; use the great camera features such as burst, timed and time-lapse photos, and slow-motion video

  • Use your photos in slideshows, for wallpaper, and for your contacts or share them via email, AirDrop, and texts; use iCloud to automatically save and share your photos

  • Find, download, install, and use awesome iPhone apps

  • Take advantage of iCloud to keep your content and information in sync on all your devices

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    Table of contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Table of Contents
    6. About the Author
    7. Dedication
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. We Want to Hear from You!
    10. Reader Services
    11. Using This Book
    12. 1. Getting Started with Your iPhone
      1. Getting to Know Your iPhone’s External Features
      2. Getting to Know Your iPhone’s Software
        1. Using Your Fingers to Control Your iPhone
        2. Going Home
        3. Touching the iPhone’s Screen
        4. Working with iPhone Apps
        5. Using the Home Screens
        6. Using the iPhone 6 Plus’ Split-Screen
        7. Searching on Your iPhone
        8. Working with the Control Center
        9. Working with Notifications and the Notification Center
        10. Using the Do Not Disturb Mode
        11. Working with Text
        12. Dictating Text
        13. Meeting Siri
        14. Understanding iPhone Status Icons
        15. Turning Your iPhone On or Off
        16. Sleeping/Locking and Waking/Unlocking Your iPhone
        17. Signing Into Your Apple ID
        18. Setting the Volume
        19. Using Airplane Mode
        20. Using the Settings App
        21. Printing from Your iPhone
    13. 2. Connecting Your iPhone to the Internet, Bluetooth Devices, and iPhones/iPods/iPads
      1. Using Wi-Fi Networks to Connect to the Internet
        1. Connecting to Open Wi-Fi Networks
        2. Connecting to Public Wi-Fi Networks
        3. Disabling Automatic Prompting
        4. Forgetting Wi-Fi Networks
      2. Using Cellular Data Networks to Connect to the Internet
      3. Using Bluetooth to Connect to Other Devices
        1. Connecting to Bluetooth Devices
      4. Connecting Your iPhone to Other iPhones, iPod Touches, or iPads
        1. Using AirDrop to Share Content with Macs, Other iPhones, iPod Touches, or iPads
        2. Enabling AirDrop
        3. Using AirDrop to Share Your Content
        4. Using AirDrop to Work with Content Shared with You
    14. 3. Setting Up and Using iCloud and Other Online Accounts
      1. Configuring and Using iCloud
        1. Obtaining an iCloud Account
        2. Signing Into Your iCloud Account
        3. Enabling iCloud to Store Your Information on the Cloud
        4. Configuring iCloud Drive
        5. Configuring iCloud to Store Photos
        6. Configuring Your iCloud Backup
        7. Configuring Your iCloud Keychain
        8. Configuring Find My iPhone
        9. Performing Advanced Configuration of Your iCloud Account
      2. Setting Up Other Types of Online Accounts on Your iPhone
        1. Configuring an Exchange Account
        2. Performing Advanced Configuration of an Exchange Account
        3. Configuring a Google Account
      3. Configuring Other Types of Online Accounts
        1. Setting Up an Account Manually
        2. Configuring a Twitter Account
        3. Configuring a Facebook Account
      4. Setting How and When Your Accounts Are Updated
        1. Configuring How New Data is Retrieved for Your Accounts
    15. 4. Configuring an iPhone to Suit Your Preferences
      1. Customizing Your Home Screens
        1. Moving Icons Around Your Home Screens
        2. Creating Folders to Organize Apps on Your Home Screens
        3. Placing Icons in Existing Folders
        4. Configuring the Home Screen Toolbar
        5. Deleting Icons
      2. Working with the Settings App
        1. Using the Settings App on Any iPhone
        2. Using the Settings App on an iPhone 6 Plus
      3. Setting the Screens Brightness, View, Text Size, and Wallpaper
        1. Setting the Screen Brightness, View, and Text Size
        2. Setting the Wallpaper on the Home and Lock Screens
      4. Setting Keyboard, Language, and Format Options
        1. Setting Keyboard Preferences
        2. Creating and Working with Text Shortcuts
        3. Setting Language and Region Preferences
      5. Choosing the Sounds Your iPhone Makes
      6. Setting Up Notifications and the Notification Center
        1. Understanding Notifications and the Notification Center
        2. Setting Global Notification Preferences
        3. Configuring Notifications for Specific Apps
      7. Configuring the Control Center
      8. Setting Do Not Disturb Preferences
      9. Setting Privacy and Location Services Preferences
      10. Setting Passcode, Touch ID, and Auto-Lock Preferences
        1. Securing Your iPhone with Auto-Lock
        2. Configuring Your Passcode and Fingerprints (iPhone 5s and later)
      11. Setting Restrictions for Content and Apps
    16. 5. Working with iTunes on Your Computer
      1. Converting Music on Audio CDs for Your iPhone
        1. Setting Up iTunes to Import Audio CDs
        2. Importing Audio CDs to the iTunes Library
      2. Using iTunes to Download Movies, Music, Books, and More from the iTunes Store
        1. Obtaining an iTunes Store Account (Apple ID)
        2. Signing Into the iTunes Store
        3. Shopping in the iTunes Store
      3. Synchronizing Content on Your Computer with Your iPhone
        1. Understanding the Sync Process
        2. Configuring Summary Sync Settings
        3. Syncing Content onto Your iPhone
      4. Keeping Your iPhone in Sync
      5. Working with iTunes Match
        1. Subscribing to iTunes Match
        2. Configuring iTunes Match on Your Computer
        3. Configuring iTunes Match on Your iPhone
    17. 6. Downloading Apps, Music, Movies, TV Shows, and More onto Your iPhone
      1. Configuring Store Settings
        1. Configuring Automatic Store Downloads
      2. Using the App Store App to Find and Install iPhone Apps
        1. Searching for Apps
        2. Browsing for Apps
        3. Evaluating Apps
        4. Downloading Apps
        5. Adding Apps to the Wish List
        6. Using Your Wish List
      3. Using the iTunes Store App to Download Music, Ringtones, Movies, and TV Shows
        1. Searching for iTunes Store Content
        2. Browsing for iTunes Store Content
        3. Previewing iTunes Store Content
        4. Downloading iTunes Store Content
        5. Using Your iTunes Store History List
      4. Downloading Apps or iTunes Store Content You’ve Purchased Previously
        1. Downloading Previously Purchased App Store Apps
        2. Downloading Previously Purchased iTunes Content
      5. Using Family Sharing to Share Your Store Downloads with Others
        1. Setting Up Family Sharing
        2. Adding People to Family Sharing
        3. Managing Family Sharing
        4. Accessing Shared Content
    18. 7. Managing Contacts
      1. Setting Your Contacts Preferences
      2. Creating Contacts on Your iPhone
        1. Creating New Contacts from Email
        2. Creating Contacts Manually
      3. Working with Contacts on Your iPhone
        1. Using the Contacts App
        2. Accessing Contacts from Other Apps
      4. Managing Your Contacts on Your iPhone
        1. Updating Contact Information
        2. Deleting Contacts
    19. 8. Communicating with the Phone and FaceTime Apps
      1. Setting Phone Preferences
        1. Setting Phone Sounds and Notifications
        2. Configuring Phone Settings
      2. Making Voice Calls
        1. Dialing with the Keypad
        2. Dialing with Contacts
        3. Dialing with Favorites
        4. Dialing with Recents
        5. Dialing from the App Switcher
      3. Managing In-Process Voice Calls
        1. Entering Numbers During a Call
        2. Making Conference Calls
        3. Using Another App During a Voice Call
      4. Receiving Voice Calls
        1. Answering Calls
        2. Answering Calls During a Call
      5. Managing Voice Calls
        1. Clearing Recent Calls
        2. Adding Calling Information to Favorites
        3. Using the iPhones Headset for Calls
      6. Using Visual Voicemail
        1. Recording a Greeting
        2. Listening to and Managing Voicemails
        3. Finding and Listening to Voicemails
        4. Listening to and Managing Deleted Voicemails
      7. Communicating with FaceTime
        1. Configuring FaceTime Settings
        2. Making FaceTime Calls
        3. Receiving FaceTime Calls
        4. Managing FaceTime Calls
    20. 9. Sending, Receiving, and Managing Email
      1. Configuring Email Accounts
      2. Setting Mail App Preferences
      3. Working with Email
        1. Receiving and Reading Email
        2. Receiving and Reading Email on an iPhone 6 Plus
        3. Sending Email
        4. Replying to Email
        5. Forwarding Emails
      4. Managing Email
        1. Checking for New Email
        2. Understanding the Statuses of Email
        3. Managing Email from the Message Screen
        4. Managing Email from an Inbox
        5. Managing Multiple Emails at the Same Time
        6. Organizing Email from the Message Screen
        7. Organizing Email from the Inbox
        8. Viewing Messages in a Mailbox
        9. Saving Images Attached to Email
        10. Searching Your Email
        11. Working with VIPs
        12. Designating VIPs
        13. Accessing VIP Email
        14. Managing Junk Email
    21. 10. Sending, Receiving, and Managing Texts and iMessages
      1. Preparing Messages for Messaging
        1. Setting Your Text and iMessage Preferences
        2. Blocking People from Messaging or Texting You
        3. Unblocking People from Messaging or Texting You
      2. Sending Messages
        1. Creating and Sending Messages
      3. Receiving, Reading, and Replying to Messages
        1. Receiving Messages
        2. Reading Messages
        3. Viewing Images or Video You Receive in Messages
        4. Listening to Audio in Messages You Receive in Messages
        5. Watching Video in Messages You Receive in Messages
        6. Replying to Messages from the Messages App
        7. Replying to Messages from a Banner Alert
        8. Having a Messages Conversation
      4. Working with Messages
        1. Managing Messages Conversations
        2. Receiving and Reading Messages on an iPhone 6 Plus
        3. Adding Images and Video to Conversations
        4. Adding Audio Recordings to Conversations
        5. Adding Video to Conversations
        6. Adding Locations to Conversations
        7. Browsing Attachments to Conversations
        8. Deleting Messages and Conversations
        9. Deleting Conversations
    22. 11. Managing Calendars and Reminders
      1. Setting Calendar, Reminder, and Time Preferences
        1. Setting Your Calendar Preferences
        2. Setting Your Time and Date Preferences
        3. Setting Your Reminder Preferences
      2. Working with Calendars
        1. Viewing Calendars and Events
        2. Navigating Calendars
        3. Viewing Calendars
        4. Adding Events to a Calendar
        5. Searching Calendars
        6. Working with Invitations
        7. Sharing Calendars
        8. Managing Calendars, Events, and Invitations
      3. Working with Reminders
        1. Creating Reminders
        2. Organizing Reminders with Lists
        3. Managing Reminders
    23. 12. Working with Siri
      1. Setting Up Siri
      2. Understanding Siri’s Personality
      3. Learning How to Use Siri by Example
        1. Using Siri to Make Voice Calls
        2. Composing New Email with Siri
        3. Replying to Emails with Siri
        4. Having Messages Read to You
        5. Replying to Messages with Siri
        6. Sending New Messages with Siri
        7. Using Siri to Create Events
        8. Using Siri to Create Reminders
        9. Using Siri to Get Information
        10. Using Siri to Play Music
        11. Using Siri to Get Directions
      4. Using Dictation to Speak Text Instead of Typing
    24. 13. Surfing the Web
      1. Setting Safari Preferences
        1. Configuring Safari’s Search Settings
        2. Configuring Safari’s General Settings
        3. Configuring Safari’s Privacy & Security Settings
      2. Visiting Websites
        1. Using Bookmarks to Move to Websites
        2. Using Your Favorites to Move to Websites
        3. Typing URLs to Move to Websites
        4. Using Your Browsing History to Move to Websites
      3. Viewing Websites
      4. Working with Multiple Websites at the Same Time
        1. Opening New Pages in the Background
        2. Opening New Pages in a New Tab
        3. Using Tab View to Manage Open Web Pages
        4. Opening Web Pages That Are Open on Other Devices
      5. Searching the Web
      6. Saving and Organizing Bookmarks
        1. Creating Bookmarks
        2. Organizing Bookmarks
        3. Deleting Bookmarks or Folders of Bookmarks
        4. Creating Bookmarks on the Home Screen
      7. Sharing Web Pages
        1. Emailing a Link to a Web Page
        2. Messaging a Web Page
      8. Completing Forms on the Web
        1. Manually Completing Forms
        2. Using AutoFill to Complete Forms
      9. Signing In to Websites Automatically
      10. Using Safari’s Reading List
        1. Adding Pages to Your Reading List
        2. Using Your Reading List
    25. 14. Finding and Listening to Music
      1. Stocking Your iPhone with Music
      2. Configuring Music Settings
      3. Using the Cover Browser to Find and Listen to Music
      4. Finding Music
        1. Finding Music by Playlist
        2. Finding Music by Artist
        3. Finding Music in Other Ways
        4. Finding Music by Searching
      5. Playing Music
        1. Playing Music on the Now Playing Screen
        2. Playing Music from the Control Center
        3. Playing Music from the Lock Screen
        4. Shuffling Music
      6. Creating and Using Genius Playlists
      7. Using AirPlay to Listen to Your iPhone’s Music on Other Devices
      8. Listening to Music with iTunes Match
      9. Listening to iTunes Radio
        1. Listening to a Featured Station
        2. Creating Your Own iTunes Radio Stations Based on an Artist, a Genre, or a Song
        3. Creating an iTunes Radio Station Based on Music in Your iTunes Library
        4. Listening to Your iTunes Radio Stations
        5. Playing iTunes Radio Music
    26. 15. Working with Photos and Video You Take with Your iPhone
      1. Setting Your Photos & Camera Preferences
      2. Taking Photos and Video with Your iPhone
        1. Taking Photos
        2. Applying Filters to Your Photos
        3. Taking Panoramic Photos
        4. Taking Photos in Burst Mode
        5. Taking Photos Using the Timer
        6. Taking Video
        7. Taking Time-Lapse Video
        8. Taking Photos and Video from the Lock Screen
        9. Taking Photos and Video from the Control Center
      3. Viewing, Editing, and Working with Photos on Your iPhone
        1. Finding Photos to Work With by Browsing
        2. Finding Photos to Work With by Searching
        3. Viewing Photos Individually
        4. Viewing Photos in Slideshows
        5. Working with Burst Mode Photos
        6. Editing Photos
        7. Enhancing Photos
        8. Straightening, Rotating, and Cropping Photos
        9. Applying Filters to Photos
        10. Removing Red-Eye from Photos
        11. Making Smart Adjustments to Photos
        12. Working with Photos
        13. Sharing Photos via Email
        14. Organizing Photos in a New Album
        15. Adding Photos to an Existing Album
        16. Deleting Photos
      4. Viewing, Editing, and Working with Video on Your iPhone
        1. Finding and Watching Videos
        2. Watching Slow-Motion Video
        3. Editing Video
      5. Using AirPlay to View Photos and Videos on a TV
      6. Using iCloud with Your Photos
        1. Sharing Your Photos
        2. Adding Photos to a Shared Album
        3. Adding Comments to a Shared Album
        4. Inviting People to a Shared Photo Album
        5. Working with Photo Albums Shared with You
    27. 16. Using Other Cool iPhone Apps and Features
      1. Listening to Podcasts with the Podcasts App
        1. Setting Your Podcast Preferences
        2. Using the Podcasts App to Subscribe to Podcasts
        3. Choosing a Podcast to Listen To
        4. Listening to Podcasts
        5. Managing Podcasts and Episodes of Podcasts
      2. Finding Your Way with Maps
      3. Enjoying Books with iBooks
      4. Managing Your Health with the Health App
      5. Working Seamlessly Across Your Devices
        1. Working with Handoff
        2. Taking Phone Calls on Macs or iPads
      6. Looking into the Future
        1. Apple Pay
        2. Apple Watch
    28. 17. Maintaining and Protecting Your iPhone and Solving Problems
      1. Maintaining an iPhone’s Software
        1. Maintaining the iOS Software with the Settings App
      2. Maintaining iPhone Apps
      3. Backing Up Your iPhone
        1. Manually Backing Up Your iPhone to iCloud
        2. Manually Backing Up Your iPhone to Your Computer
      4. Finding and Securing Your iPhone with Find My iPhone
        1. Using Find My iPhone to Locate Your iPhone
        2. Using Find My iPhone to Play a Sound on Your iPhone
        3. Using Find My iPhone to Put Your iPhone in Lost Mode
        4. Using Find My iPhone to Erase Your iPhone
      5. Maintaining an iPhone’s Power
        1. Making the Battery Last Longer
      6. Solving iPhone Problems
        1. Restarting an App
        2. Restarting Your iPhone
        3. Resetting Your iPhone
        4. Restoring Your iPhone
        5. Finding a Missing App
        6. Making an iPhone’s Screen Rotate Again
        7. Blocking Unwanted Calls, Messages, or FaceTime Requests
        8. Solving the Quiet iPhone Problem
      7. Getting Help with iPhone Problems
    29. Index

    Product information

    • Title: My iPhone® (Covers iOS 8 on iPhone 6/6 Plus, 5S/5C/5, and 4S), Eighth Edition
    • Author(s):
    • Release date: October 2014
    • Publisher(s): Que
    • ISBN: 9780133891652