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Take Control of Your iPhone, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Taking the Murphy's Law approach that if something can go wrong, it probably will, Ted explains how your iPhone figures out where in the world it is, how it connects to Internet and cellular data networks, and how it communicates with your Mac. You'll learn key details of syncing with iTunes and via MobileMe, how to manage your apps, and ways you can share files with your Mac. The ebook helps you get the most life from your iPhone battery and connect a Bluetooth headset, and it provides tricks for typing more quickly and accurately. Ted also provides a cornucopia of helpful advice for making the most of the main built-in iPhone apps, including iPod, Phone, Mail, Maps, and Safari. But that's not all-extensive problem-solving sections help you solve network problems, resolve sync conflicts, avoid crashes, and, if necessary, restore an ailing iPhone from backup.

Table of Contents

  1. Take Control of Your iPhone, Second Edition
    1. Read Me First
      1. Updates
      2. Basics
    2. Introduction
    3. 1. iPhone Quick Start
    4. 2. 8 Quick Troubleshooting Steps
    5. 3. Sync Your iPhone
      1. Understand Sync Options
        1. Music and Podcasts
        2. Video
        3. Rented Movies
        4. Photos
        5. Info Items
          1. Contacts
          2. Calendars
          3. Mail Accounts
          4. Web Browser
          5. Advanced
      2. Choose Manual Over Automatic Syncing
        1. Stop Automatic Syncing
        2. Sync Manually
      3. Manage Syncing with Multiple Computers
        1. Media
        2. Info Data
      4. Understand the iPhone Backup
        1. View Backup Items
        2. Delete a Backup
      5. Solve Sync Failures and Errors
        1. The iPhone Doesn't Appear in iTunes
        2. "Unknown error" When Syncing
        3. "Not enough free space" Error
        4. Incorrect Format or "can't play" Errors
        5. Info Items Fail to Sync
      6. Resolve Sync Conflicts
      7. Create and Sync Custom Ringtones
        1. Create Ringtones from iTunes Store Songs
        2. Create Ringtones in GarageBand
        3. Create Ringtones in Third-Party Software
        4. Select Ringtones on Your iPhone
        5. Solve Ringtone Problems
          1. Resync "Lost" Ringtones
          2. "Not copied" Error Message
    6. 4. Use MobileMe
      1. Understand Syncing Via Mobileme vs. iTunes
      2. Use Push, Fetch, or Manual?
      3. Get Data from MobileMe
        1. Get Ready
        2. Configure Your iPhone for MobileMe
        3. Understand the Limits of MobileMe Syncing
        4. Test Your Settings
      4. The MobileMe FAQ
    7. 5. Manage App Store Apps
      1. Install Apps
        1. Which Apps Should You Get?
        2. Decide on an Installation Method
        3. Install from an iPhone
        4. Install from iTunes
        5. Install from Another iPhone User
      2. Delete Apps
        1. Delete an App from the iPhone Only
        2. Delete an App from the iPhone and iTunes
      3. Re-Install Deleted Apps
      4. Update Apps
        1. Update from an iPhone
        2. Update from iTunes
      5. The App FAQ
    8. 6. Master the Virtual Keyboard
      1. Avoid Typing Errors
        1. Use Landscape If You Can
        2. Learn Your Tapping Bias
        3. Hold Down for a Key Preview
        4. Use the Alphabet-To-Numbers Keyboard Trick
        5. Use the Space Bar Double-Tap
        6. Customize Your Capping
        7. Use the Keyboard Dictionary
        8. Reset the Keyboard Dictionary
        9. Use the Magnifying Glass
      2. Use "hidden" Keyboard Options
      3. Understand Keyboard Contexts
        1. Application-Specific Options
        2. International Keyboards
    9. 7. Troubleshooting 101
      1. Understand Freezes and Crashes
        1. Freezes
        2. Crashes
        3. Handling Freezes and Crashes
      2. Prevent Freezes and Crashes
        1. Update the iPhone
        2. Update Third-Party Apps
        3. Update iTunes
        4. Re-install iTunes
        5. Don't Overload the iPhone
      3. Restart Your iPhone
        1. Restart
        2. Force Restart
      4. Reset, Restore, or Recover
        1. Reset
          1. Reset All Settings
          2. Erase All Content and Settings
        2. Restore
          1. Backup-Only Restore
          2. Full Restore
        3. Recover
        4. Resolve Restore Errors
      5. Decide if Your iPhone Needs Repair
      6. The SIM Card
        1. Decide If You Should Remove Your SIM Card
        2. Remove or Replace a SIM Card
      7. Manage the Battery
        1. Conserve Battery Life
        2. Conserve Battery Lifespan
        3. Charging Tips
        4. Replace the Battery
    10. 8. Go Under the Hood
      1. Access Mac Files on Your iPhone
      2. Access iPhone Files from Your Mac
        1. PhoneView
        2. DiskAid
      3. Access iPhone Software
        1. On a Mac
          1. Update Files
          2. Backup Files
          3. App Files
        2. On an iPhone
      4. Jailbreaking: What, Why, and How
        1. Read Me First!
        2. Why Jailbreak?
        3. How to JailBreak
          1. Do the Jailbreak
          2. Install Third-Party Programs
    11. 9. Tame Safari
      1. Browser Basics
        1. Use the Address Bar
          1. Shift Search Engines
          2. Return to the Address Bar
        2. View the Page
        3. Use the Toolbar
          1. Use Bookmarks
          2. Find History
          3. Use Web Clips
      2. Add Missing Features
        1. Add a Find Function
        2. Open Links as Separate Windows
        3. Save Web Pages
      3. Solve Safari Problems
        1. Use the Clear Options
        2. Use the Security Settings
        3. Debug Safari
        4. Solve Other Safari Problems
          1. Web Pages Won't Load, or Load but Don't Fully Work
          2. Safari Crashes
    12. 10. Use Maps & Location Services
      1. Understand Location Services
        1. Location Warnings
        2. Disable/Enable Location Services
      2. Maps Basics
      3. Make the Most of Maps
        1. Use Search More Effectively
        2. Get Directions
          1. Map or Text
          2. Drive, Transit, or Walk
        3. Use Pins
          1. Street View
          2. More Info
          3. Dropped Pins
        4. Get Traffic Data
    13. 11. Navigate Wi-Fi, EDGE, 3G & Bluetooth
      1. Select a Network Type
      2. Join a Wi-Fi Network
      3. Access More Info for a Wi-Fi Network
      4. Solve Wi-Fi Network Problems
        1. Toggle Airplane Mode
        2. Toggle Wi-Fi
        3. Turn Wi-Fi Off Altogether
        4. Move to a Different Location
        5. Switch Wi-Fi Networks
        6. Renew the DHCP Lease
        7. Forget a Network
        8. Forget and Rejoin a Network
        9. Check for Password Problems
        10. Check for Login Requirements
        11. Check the Network's IP Settings
        12. Check the MAC Address
        13. Check Your Router and Modem
      5. Solve Data Network Problems
        1. Move to a Different Location
        2. Disable 3G or Wi-Fi
        3. Restart Your iPhone
      6. Travel Abroad with Your iPhone
        1. Cost-Saving Packages and Tips
        2. Monitor Your Data Usage
      7. Use a Bluetooth Headset or Car Kit
        1. Understand Bluetooth's Limits
        2. Pairing
        3. Receiving and Placing Calls
        4. Unpairing
    14. 12. Keep Your iPhone Secure
      1. Lock Your iPhone
        1. Use Passcode Lock
          1. Set a Passcode
          2. Enter a Passcode
          3. If You Forget Your Passcode…
        2. Use a SIM PIN
          1. Set a SIM PIN
          2. Enter a SIM PIN
          3. If You Forget Your SIM PIN…
      2. Handle Other Passwords
        1. Voicemail Password
        2. Restrictions Password
        3. Network and Mail Passwords
        4. Web Passwords
      3. Use a VPN
        1. Use a Public VPN Service
        2. Enable VPN
    15. A. The iPhone in an Enterprise Environment
      1. Set Up an Enterprise iPhone
      2. Use an Enterprise iPhone
    16. B. More Tips & Fixes
      1. The Phone FAQ
      2. The Mail FAQ
      3. The iPod FAQ
      4. The iTunes Store FAQ
      5. More Faqs
    17. C. About This Book
      1. About the Author
      2. Author's Acknowledgments
      3. Shameless Plug
      4. About the Publisher
      5. Production Credits