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My iPhone, Twelfth Edition

Book Description

Easy, clear, readable, and focused on what you want to do.

Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most.

Large, full-color, close-up photos with callouts to iPhone photos that show you exactly what to do.

Common-sense 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 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; use Siri shortcuts to do even more while speaking less
  • Customize your iPhone with folders, wallpaper, ringtones, and much more
  • Use iCloud, Google, and other cloud services to have consistent calendar, contact, and other information on all your devices
  • Communicate via phone calls, FaceTime videoconferences, 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 your email from one Inbox
  • Listen to music, use the Wallet app 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 telephoto zoom, portrait mode, burst photos, time-lapse and 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 iPhone apps to help you travel, get information, keep in touch, have fun, and more

Bonus Content: Access two additional chapters and the Glossary at informit.com/myiphoneseniors5e

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
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. We Want to Hear from You!
  10. Reader Services
  11. Credits
  12. Using This Book
  13. 1 Getting Started with Your iPhone
    1. Getting to Know Your iPhone’s External Features
    2. Getting to Know Your iPhone’s Software
  14. 2 Using Your iPhone’s Core Features
    1. Working with the Settings App
    2. Connecting to the Internet Using Wi-Fi Networks
    3. Connecting to the Internet Using Cellular Data Networks
    4. Working with Text
    5. Using Widgets
    6. Searching on Your iPhone
    7. Working with Siri Suggestions
    8. Working with Notifications
    9. Printing from Your iPhone
  15. 3 Setting Up and Using an Apple ID, iCloud, and Other Online Accounts
    1. Configuring an Apple ID
    2. Configuring and Using iCloud
    3. Setting Up Other Types of Online Accounts on Your iPhone
    4. Configuring Other Types of Online Accounts
    5. Setting How and When Your Accounts Are Updated
  16. 4 Customizing How Your iPhone Works
    1. Configuring Notifications
    2. Configuring Do Not Disturb
    3. Configuring Screen Time
    4. Configuring the Control Center
    5. Configuring the Widget Center
    6. Setting Keyboard, Language, and Format Options
    7. Setting a Passcode and Face ID or Touch ID
    8. Customizing How Your iPhone Works with Apps
    9. Customizing How Your iPhone Works with Shortcuts
  17. 5 Customizing How Your iPhone Looks and Sounds
    1. Customizing Your Home Screens
    2. Setting the Screen’s Brightness, Lock/Wake, Text, View, and Wallpaper Options
    3. Choosing the Sounds and Vibratory Feedback Your iPhone Uses
  18. 6 Managing Contacts
    1. Setting Your Contacts Preferences
    2. Creating Contacts on Your iPhone
    3. Working with Contacts on Your iPhone
    4. Managing Your Contacts on Your iPhone
  19. 7 Communicating with the Phone and FaceTime Apps
    1. Configuring Phone Settings
    2. Making Voice Calls
    3. Managing In-Process Voice Calls
    4. Receiving Voice Calls
    5. Managing Voice Calls
    6. Using Visual Voicemail
    7. Communicating with FaceTime
  20. 8 Sending, Receiving, and Managing Email
    1. Configuring Email Accounts
    2. Setting Mail App Preferences
    3. Working with Email
    4. Managing Email
  21. 9 Sending, Receiving, and Managing Texts and iMessages
    1. Preparing the Messages App for Messaging
    2. Sending Messages
    3. Receiving, Reading, and Replying to Messages
    4. Working with Messages
  22. 10 Managing Calendars
    1. Setting Calendar, Date, and Time Preferences
    2. Working with Calendars
  23. 11 Working with Siri
    1. Setting Up Siri
    2. Understanding Siri’s Personality
    3. Learning How to Use Siri by Example
    4. Using Siri with Shortcuts
    5. Using Dictation to Speak Text Instead of Typing
  24. 12 Surfing the Web
    1. Setting Safari Preferences
    2. Visiting Websites
    3. Viewing Websites
    4. Working with Multiple Websites at the Same Time
    5. Searching the Web
    6. Saving and Organizing Bookmarks
    7. Using 3D Touch with Safari
    8. Sharing Web Pages
    9. Signing In to Websites Automatically
  25. 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
  26. 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
    3. Viewing, Editing, and Working with Video on Your iPhone
    4. Using iCloud with Your Photos
  27. Index
  28. 15 Working with Other Useful iPhone Apps and Features
    1. Touring Other Cool iPhone Apps
    2. Listening to Music with the Music App
    3. Finding Your Way with Maps
    4. Using Bluetooth to Connect to Other Devices
    5. Connecting Your iPhone to Other iPhones, iPod touches, or iPads
    6. Working with the Wallet App and Apple Pay
    7. Working Seamlessly Across Your Devices
  29. 16 Maintaining and Protecting Your iPhone and Solving Problems
    1. Maintaining an iPhone’s Software
    2. Maintaining iPhone Apps
    3. Backing Up Your iPhone
    4. Finding and Securing Your iPhone with Find My iPhone
    5. Maintaining an iPhone’s Power
    6. Solving iPhone Problems
    7. Getting Help with iPhone Problems