Take Control of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Book description

Learn how to make the most of Apple’s mobile operating systems!
Version 1.2, updated 6/25/2020

Whether you use an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, you'll find lots to explore in Take Control of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 by TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers. Learn about what's new in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13—and how to customize them to fit your needs.

The latest annual update to iOS features the usual selection of new features, improved user interface, and security enhancements. It also marks the split of Apple's mobile operating system into iOS (for iPhone and iPod touch) and iPadOS (for iPad only). This is more than just a name change; with iPadOS 13, the iPad gets huge improvements that bring it much closer to the computing power and flexibility we expect from conventional computers. TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers is back to guide you through all the major capabilities of both operating systems in this new book.

Take Control of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 goes far beyond the new features, providing an extensive guide to getting the most out of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. Among other things, you'll learn how to:

  • New! Discover all the major changes in iOS and iPadOS
  • New! Use activity views (which replace Share sheets and are for more than just sharing)
  • New! Enable Dark Mode on your mobile device
  • Updated! Use the new Find My app
  • New! Make the most of improved text editing tools
  • Updated! Use Siri and Shortcuts to do even more than before, thanks to significantly expanded capabilities
  • New! Use accessibility improvements, including voice control and mouse support
  • Updated! Discover the new (and existing) capabilities of Apple's upgraded apps—including Files, Mail, Maps, Messages, Notes, and Reminders
  • Updated! Use Screen Time to make better choices about when and how you use your device
  • New! Work with the updated iPad Home screen, Dock, and onscreen keyboard
  • New! Learn about the new iPad multitasking capabilities, including more ways to split the screen, use multiple windows, and drag & drop between apps
  • New! Browse the web with ease using the desktop-class Safari for iPadOS
  • New! Use the significantly updated Camera and Photos apps to take photos and videos, apply camera effects, and organize your media
  • Make sense of the Lock screen, Home screen, and Control Center—and customize them to meet your needs
  • Search with Spotlight
  • Switch between apps and use Handoff to transfer your work
  • Navigate the App Store
  • Understand the ins and outs of Family Sharing
  • Manage your data—both locally on your device and in the cloud
  • Make calls and use FaceTime and Voicemail
  • Organize your Wallet and use Apple Pay
  • Protect your privacy
  • Improve your battery life
  • …and much more!

Anyone with a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch will benefit from Josh's in-depth explanations.

Table of contents

  1. Read Me First
    1. Updates and More
    2. Basics
    3. Touch and Hold vs. Press
    4. Related Titles
    5. What’s New in Version 1.2
    6. What Was New in Version 1.1.1
    7. What Was New in Version 1.1
  2. Introduction
  3. What’s New in iOS and iPadOS
    1. Unsupported Devices
    2. iPad
    3. Accessibility
    4. Camera and Photos
    5. iPhone 11 and 11 Pro
    6. Dark Mode
    7. HomeKit
    8. Files
    9. Mail
    10. Maps
    11. Messages
    12. Notes
    13. Reminders
    14. Safari
    15. Sharing
    16. Siri and Shortcuts
    17. Text Editing
    18. Other
  4. Explore the Lock Screen
    1. Lock and Unlock Your Device
    2. Manage Notifications
    3. Do Other Stuff on the Lock Screen
  5. Take Control of Control Center
    1. Use and Customize Control Center
    2. Discover Control Center Functions
  6. Hone the Home Screen
    1. Learn Home Screen Basics
    2. Manage the Home Screen
    3. Manage Home Screen Notifications
    4. Use Reachability
  7. Switch and Hand Off Apps
    1. Switch Between Apps
    2. Learn About Handoff
  8. Search with Spotlight
    1. Access Spotlight Search
    2. Customize Spotlight
  9. Speak to Siri
    1. Summon Siri
    2. Set Up Siri
    3. Learn Some Useful Siri Commands
  10. Command Keyboards
    1. Learn Text-Editing Basics
    2. Save Time Typing
    3. Dictate Text
    4. Type Other Languages and Emojis
    5. Type One-Handed
    6. Autofill Passwords
    7. Install Third-Party Keyboards
  11. Use Activity Views
    1. Share with Activity Views
    2. Edit Activity Views
    3. Markup
  12. Special iPad Features
    1. Pin Today View on the Home Screen
    2. Manage the Dock
    3. Multitask on the iPad
    4. Keyboarding on the iPad
    5. Use a Mouse or Trackpad
    6. Work with Instant Notes
  13. There’s an App (Store) for That
    1. Obtain Apps
    2. Update Apps
    3. Redownload Apps
  14. All in the Family Sharing
    1. Organize Your Family
    2. What’s Shared and Not Shared
  15. Take Advantage of Screen Time
    1. Set Up Screen Time for Children
    2. Check Your App Usage
    3. Set Time Limits for Apps
    4. Set Downtime for Yourself
    5. Control Your Contacts
  16. Manage Your Data
    1. Control Device Storage
    2. Manage iCloud Storage
    3. Use the Files App
    4. Handle Bandwidth Usage
  17. Capture Camera Basics
    1. Pick a Camera Mode
    2. Snap a Photo
    3. Take a Video
    4. Take a Slo-mo Video
    5. Take a Time-Lapse Video
    6. Apply Camera Effects
  18. Get to Know Photos
    1. View Your Photos
    2. Organize with Albums
    3. Delete Photos and Videos
    4. Walk Down Memory Lane
    5. iCloud Photo Sharing
    6. Sharing with Sharing Suggestions
  19. Master Messages
    1. Understand Core Messages Concepts
    2. Send a Message
    3. Discover Messages Apps
    4. Manage Message Details
  20. Make Calls
    1. Make a Phone Call
    2. Deal with Incoming Calls
    3. Use FaceTime
    4. Check Voicemail
  21. Go on Safari
    1. Search in Safari
    2. Wrangle Tabs
    3. Discover and Store Links
  22. Find Yourself, Your Stuff, and Your Friends
    1. Use Maps
    2. Enable Do Not Disturb While Driving
    3. Use Find My
  23. Organize Your Wallet
    1. Manage Wallet Passes
    2. Try Apple Pay
    3. Use Apple Pay in a Store
  24. Take a Shortcut
    1. Install Shortcuts
    2. Delete Shortcuts
    3. Use Shortcuts
    4. Use Personal Automations
  25. Guard Your Privacy
    1. Set a Passcode
    2. Set Up Touch ID
    3. Set Up Face ID
    4. Set Up Find My iPhone
    5. Understand Privacy Settings
    6. Learn About Two-Factor Authentication
    7. Improve Your Passwords
  26. iOS Accessibility
    1. Enter Dark Mode
    2. Work the Night Shift
    3. Control Your Device By Voice
    4. Accessibility for Everyone
    5. iOS for the Visually Impaired
    6. iOS for the Hard of Hearing and Deaf
    7. Other Accessibility Options
  27. Improve Battery Life
    1. Tame Battery Usage
    2. Turn Down the Brightness
    3. Shut Off Radios
    4. Use Low Power Mode
    5. Know When to Replace an iPhone Battery
    6. Busting Battery Usage Myths
  28. About This Book
    1. Ebook Extras
    2. About the Author
    3. About the Publisher
    4. Credits
  29. Copyright and Fine Print

Product information

  • Title: Take Control of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13
  • Author(s): Josh Centers
  • Release date: June 2020
  • Publisher(s): Take Control Books
  • ISBN: None