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My iPhone: Covers all iPhones running iOS, 11th 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
  • Use iCloud, Exchange, Google, and other cloud services to keep consistent calendar, contact, and other information on all your devices
  • Communicate via phone, FaceTime, conference calls, text, email, and more
  • Make your text messages come alive by adding Digital Touches and effects and sharing photos and video
  • Get the most out of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all of your email from one Inbox
  • Listen to music, use the Wallet to manage boarding passes and loyalty cards; pay for purchases safely and securely with Apple Pay; and use other great iPhone apps
  • Capture and edit photos and video; use great camera features such as burst, timed and time-lapse video, slow-motion video, and Live Photos
  • View your photos in memories and use them for wallpaper and for your contacts or share them via email, AirDrop, or texts; use iCloud to automatically save and share your photos
  • Find, download, install, and use awesome iPhone apps

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Table of Contents
  6. About the Author
  7. Dedication Page
  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 Plus’ Split-Screen
      7. Working with the Control Center
      8. Working with the Notification Center
      9. Using Siri Suggestions
      10. Using the Do Not Disturb Mode
      11. Using Airplane Mode
      12. Meeting Siri
      13. Understanding iPhone Status Icons
      14. Turning Your iPhone Off or On
      15. Sleeping/Locking and Waking/Unlocking Your iPhone
      16. Working with Touch ID or Face ID
      17. Setting Volume
  13. 2 Using Your iPhone’s Core Features
    1. Working with the Settings App
      1. Using the Settings App on Any iPhone
      2. Searching for Settings
      3. Using the Settings App on an iPhone Plus
    2. Connecting to the Internet Using Wi-Fi Networks
      1. Connecting to Open Wi-Fi Networks
      2. Connecting to Public Wi-Fi Networks
      3. Disabling Automatic Prompting
      4. Forgetting Wi-Fi Networks
    3. Connecting to the Internet Using Cellular Data Networks
      1. Configuring Cellular Data Use
    4. Working with Text
      1. Working with Predictive Text
      2. Working with Keyboards
      3. Using Emojis
      4. Correcting Spelling as You Type
      5. Editing Text
      6. Selecting, Copying, Cutting, or Pasting Text
      7. Correcting Spelling After You’ve Typed
      8. Dictating Text
      9. Drawing in Text
    5. Using Widgets
    6. Searching on Your iPhone
    7. Working with Siri Suggestions
    8. Working with Notifications
      1. Working with Visual Notifications
      2. Working with Other Types of Notifications
    9. Printing from Your iPhone
  14. 3 Setting Up and Using an Apple ID, iCloud, and Other Online Accounts
    1. Configuring an Apple ID
      1. Obtaining an Apple ID
      2. Signing In to Your Apple ID
      3. Changing the Personal Information Associated with Your Apple ID
      4. Changing Your Apple ID’s Password and Security Settings
      5. Changing Your Apple ID’s Payment and Shipping Information
      6. Changing the Devices Using Your Apple ID
    2. Configuring and Using iCloud
      1. Configuring iCloud to Store Photos
      2. Enabling iCloud to Store Information on the Cloud
      3. Configuring Your iCloud Keychain
      4. Configuring Your iCloud Backup
      5. Configuring iCloud Drive
      6. Managing Your iCloud Storage
    3. Setting Up Other Types of Online Accounts on Your iPhone
      1. Configuring an Exchange Account
      2. Configuring a Google Account
    4. Configuring Other Types of Online Accounts
      1. Setting Up an Online Account that Isn’t Built In
    5. Setting How and When Your Accounts Are Updated
      1. Configuring How New Data Is Retrieved for Your Accounts
  15. 4 Customizing How Your iPhone Works
    1. Configuring Notifications
    2. Scheduling Do Not Disturb
    3. Configuring the Control Center
    4. Configuring the Widget Center
    5. Setting Keyboard, Language, and Format Options
      1. Setting Keyboard Preferences
      2. Creating and Working with Text Replacements
      3. Setting Language and Region Preferences
    6. Setting Privacy and Location Services Preferences
    7. Configuring Passcode, Touch ID, and Content Restrictions
      1. Configuring Your Passcode and Touch ID
      2. Setting Restrictions for Content and Apps
    8. Customizing How Your iPhone Works with Apps
      1. Configuring Your iPhone to Download and Maintain Apps
      2. Using the App Store App to Find and Install iPhone Apps
      3. Searching for Apps
      4. Browsing for Apps
      5. Downloading Apps
  16. 5 Customizing How Your iPhone Looks and Sounds
    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 Dock
      5. Deleting Icons
    2. Setting the Screen’s Brightness, Lock/Wake, Text, View, and Wallpaper Options
      1. Setting the Screen Brightness and Night Shift Using the Settings App
      2. Setting the Screen Brightness and Night Shift Using the Control Center
      3. Setting Auto-Lock and Raise to Wake
      4. Setting Text Size and Bold
      5. Setting Text Size Using the Control Center
      6. Choosing a View
      7. Setting the Wallpaper on the Home and Lock Screens
    3. Choosing the Sounds and Vibratory Feedback Your iPhone Uses
  17. 6 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
  18. 7 Communicating with the Phone and FaceTime Apps
    1. 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 FAVORITES Widget
    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 iPhone’s Headset for Calls
    6. Using Visual Voicemail
      1. Recording a New Greeting
      2. Listening to, Reading, 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
  19. 8 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 Plus
      3. Using 3D Touch for Email
      4. Sending Email
      5. Using Mail’s Suggested Recipients
      6. Replying to Email
      7. Forwarding Emails
    4. Managing Email
      1. Checking for New Email
      2. Understanding the Status 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. Filtering Email
      11. Searching Your Email
      12. Working with VIPs
      13. Designating VIPs
      14. Accessing VIP Email
      15. Managing Junk Email
      16. Marking Junk Email
  20. 9 Sending, Receiving, and Managing Texts and iMessages
    1. Preparing the Messages App for Messaging
      1. Setting Your Text and iMessage Preferences
      2. Blocking People from Messaging or Texting You
    2. Sending Messages
      1. Creating a New Message and Conversation
      2. Sending Messages in an Existing Conversation
      3. Applying Effects to Messages You Send
      4. Including Photos or Video You’ve Recently Taken in Messages You Send
      5. Including Photos or Video Stored on Your iPhone in Messages You Send
      6. Taking Photos or Video and Sending Them in Messages
      7. Using Digital Touches in Messages You Send
      8. Adding Apps to Messages
      9. Managing Apps in Messages
      10. Adding Content from Apps to Messages You Send
      11. Including Instant Audio in Messages You Send
      12. Adding Your Location to Messages You Send
      13. Using Quick Actions to Send 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. Replying to Messages from the Messages App
      6. Replying to Messages from a Banner Alert
      7. Having a Messages Conversation
    4. Working with Messages
      1. Managing Messages Conversations
      2. Receiving and Reading Messages on an iPhone Plus
      3. Using 3D Touch for Messages
      4. Browsing Attachments to Conversations
      5. Working with Messages from People You Might Not Know
      6. Responding to a Message with Icons
      7. Deleting Messages and Conversations
      8. Deleting Conversations
  21. 10 Managing Calendars
    1. Setting Calendar, Date, and Time Preferences
    2. Working with Calendars
      1. Viewing Calendars and Events
      2. Navigating Calendars
      3. Viewing Calendars
      4. Using 3D Touch for Events (iPhone 6s/6s Plus and Later)
      5. Adding Events to a Calendar
      6. Using Quick Actions with the Calendar App (iPhone 6s/6s Plus and Later)
      7. Searching Calendars
      8. Working with Invitations
      9. Sharing Calendars
      10. Managing Calendars, Events, and Invitations
  22. 11 Working with Siri
    1. Setting Up Siri
    2. Understanding Siri’s Personality
      1. Telling Siri What to Do
      2. Working with Siri Suggestions
    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
      12. Using Siri to Open Apps
      13. Using Siri to Translate
    4. Using Dictation to Speak Text Instead of Typing
  23. 12 Surfing the Web
    1. Setting Safari Preferences
    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
    7. Using 3D Touch with Safari
    8. Sharing Web Pages
      1. Emailing a Link to a Web Page
      2. Messaging a Web Page
    9. Signing In to Websites Automatically
  24. 13 Taking Photos and Video with Your iPhone
    1. Setting Camera Preferences
    2. Using the Camera App to Take Photos and Video with Your iPhone
      1. Taking Photos
      2. Taking Panoramic Photos
      3. Taking Video
      4. Taking Photos and Video from the Lock Screen
      5. Taking Photos and Video from the Control Center
      6. Taking Photos with Quick Actions (Models with 3D Touch)
      7. Scanning QR Codes
  25. 14 Viewing and Editing Photos and Video with the Photos App
    1. Configuring Photos Settings
    2. 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. Using 3D Touch with Photos
      5. Working with Memories
      6. Watching and Changing a Memory’s Slideshow
      7. Viewing a Memory’s Photos
      8. Viewing a Memory’s Photos by Place
      9. Working with Burst Mode Photos
      10. Editing Photos
      11. Enhancing Photos
      12. Straightening, Rotating, and Cropping Photos
      13. Applying Filters to Photos
      14. Removing Red-Eye from Photos
      15. Making Smart Adjustments to Photos
      16. Marking Up Photos
      17. Working with Photos
      18. Sharing Photos via Email
      19. Organizing Photos in a New Album
      20. Adding Photos to an Existing Album
      21. Deleting Photos
    3. Viewing, Editing, and Working with Video on Your iPhone
      1. Finding and Watching Videos
      2. Editing Video
    4. Using iCloud with Your Photos
      1. Sharing Your Photos
      2. Adding Photos to a Shared Album
      3. Working with Photo Albums Shared with You
  26. 15 Working with Other Useful iPhone Apps and Features
    1. Touring Other Cool iPhone Apps
    2. Listening to Music with the Music App
      1. Finding Music in Your Library
      2. Setting Up and Finding Music with Apple Music
      3. Searching for Music
      4. Playing Music
      5. Playing Music on the Miniplayer
      6. Playing Music on the Now Playing Screen
      7. Playing Music from the Lock Screen
      8. Playing Music from the Control Center
      9. Using 3D Touch with the Music App (iPhone 6s/6s Plus and Later)
    3. Finding Your Way with Maps
    4. Using Bluetooth to Connect to Other Devices
      1. Connecting to Bluetooth Devices
    5. Connecting Your iPhone to Other iPhones, iPod touches, or iPads
      1. Using AirDrop to Share Content with Other iPhones, iPod touches, iPads, or a Mac
      2. Enabling AirDrop
      3. Using AirDrop to Share Your Content
      4. Using AirDrop to Work with Content Shared with You
    6. Working with the Wallet App and Apple Pay
      1. Working with the Wallet App
      2. Adding Passes or Cards to Your Wallet Using an App
      3. Adding Passes or Cards to Your Wallet by Scanning Their Codes
      4. Working with Apple Pay
      5. Adding Credit or Debit Cards to Apple Pay
      6. Managing Apple Pay
    7. Working Seamlessly Across Your Devices
      1. Working with Handoff
      2. Using Handoff
      3. Taking Phone Calls on Macs or iPads
  27. 16 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
    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. Setting Low Power Mode and Getting Information About Battery Use
      2. 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
  28. Index