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Take Control of iOS 11

Book Description

Discover what's new in iOS 11!

Take a spin through the newest features of iOS 11 with Take Control of iOS 11 by TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers. Whether you use an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, you'll find lots to explore in this book, from major changes to Control Center, to new Instant Markup features, to the Files app, which offers access to files stored in iCloud and on your device. Learn how iOS 11 is a game-changer for the iPad, with new multi-tasking capabilities that take it one step closer to being a peer to the Mac.

Other aspects of iOS that have seen changes in this new version are: the Lock Screen, Control Center, the Home Screen, Files, Siri, Keyboard, HomeKit, the App Store, the Camera, Maps, Messages, Photos, Notes, and Settings. As you dive into the details, Josh also shows you how to customize iOS 11 to fit your needs, helping you decide which settings and apps would be most useful to you.

If you need a refresher on everything that iOS can do, you'll also find that in this book. Josh provides extensive guidance about the ins and outs of using iOS, including how to:

  • Manage the Lock Screen, Home Screen, and Control Center
  • Search with Spotlight
  • Switch between apps and use Handoff to transfer your work
  • Use Siri effectively
  • Master Keyboard tasks (typing, dictation, emojis, autofill)
  • Use Share Sheets
  • Make use of iCloud services
  • Optimize the App Store
  • Turn on Family Sharing
  • Make the most of special iPad features like drag and drop
  • Take photos and organize them
  • Manage Messages
  • Make calls and use FaceTime and Voicemail
  • Search in Safari
  • Use Maps, Find My iPhone, and Find My Friends
  • Organize your Wallet and use Apple Pay
  • Control your home with HomeKit and Siri
  • Learn about privacy settings
  • Manage data usage and battery life

Table of Contents

  1. Read Me First
    1. Stop! Attention! Achtung!
    2. Updates and More
    3. Basics
    4. Touch and Hold vs. Press
    5. What’s New in Version 1.1
  2. Introduction
  3. What’s New in iOS 11
    1. General
    2. iPad
    3. Lock Screen
    4. Control Center
    5. Home Screen
    6. Files
    7. Siri
    8. Keyboard
    9. HomeKit
    10. App Store
    11. Camera
    12. Maps
    13. Messages
    14. Photos
    15. Notes
    16. Settings
    17. Other Apple Apps
    18. Under the Hood
    19. iPhone X
  4. Explore the Lock Screen
    1. Dissect the Lock Screen
    2. Check Time and Date
    3. Lock Screen Media Controls
    4. Lock and Unlock Your Device
    5. Manage Lock Screen Notifications
    6. Access Control Center
    7. Open Camera from the Lock Screen
    8. Wrangle Widgets
    9. Talk to Siri
    10. Make Payments from the Lock Screen
    11. Secure 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
    5. 3D Touch Tricks
  7. Search with Spotlight
    1. Access Spotlight Search
    2. Learn Spotlight Features
    3. Customize Spotlight
  8. Switch Apps on the iPhone
    1. Switch Between Apps
    2. Learn About Handoff
  9. Speak to Siri
    1. Summon Siri
    2. Set Up Siri
    3. Learn Some Useful Siri Commands
    4. Use Third-party Apps with Siri
  10. Command Keyboards
    1. Look at Special Keyboard Parts
    2. Save Time Typing
    3. Dictate Text
    4. Master Emojis
    5. Type One-Handed
    6. Autofill Passwords
    7. Install Third-party Keyboards
    8. Use 3D Touch to Select Text
  11. Use Share Sheets
    1. Share with Share Sheets
    2. Edit Share Sheets
  12. An Introduction to iCloud
    1. Sign in to iCloud and Manage Storage
    2. iCloud Services
    3. Say Hello to the Files App
  13. There’s an App (Store) for That
    1. Tour the New App Store
    2. Obtain Apps
  14. All in the Family Sharing
    1. Organize Your Family
    2. What’s Shared and Not Shared
  15. Special iPad Features
    1. Work with Instant Notes
    2. Manage the Dock
    3. Multitask on the iPad
    4. Drag and Drop
    5. Keyboarding on the iPad
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Master Messages
    1. Understand Core Messages Concepts
    2. Send a Message
    3. Discover Messages Apps
    4. Manage Message Details
  19. Make Calls
    1. Make a Phone Call
    2. Deal with Incoming Calls
    3. Use FaceTime
    4. Check Voicemail
  20. Go on Safari
    1. Search in Safari
    2. Wrangle Tabs
    3. Discover and Store Links
  21. Find Yourself, Your Stuff, and Your Friends
    1. Use Maps
    2. Enable Do Not Disturb While Driving
    3. Use Find My iPhone
    4. Use Find My Friends
  22. Organize Your Wallet
    1. Manage Wallet Passes
    2. Try Apple Pay
  23. Control Your Home
    1. Establish HomeKit Hubs
    2. Set Up Your Home
    3. Control Your Home with Siri
    4. Automate Your Home
  24. Additional Apple Apps
  25. Guard Your Privacy
    1. Set a Passcode
    2. Set up Touch ID
    3. Understand Privacy Settings
    4. Learn About Two-Factor Authentication
  26. iOS Accessibility
    1. Night Shift
    2. Accessibility for Everyone
    3. iOS for the Visually Impaired
    4. iOS for the Hard of Hearing and Deaf
    5. Other Accessibility Options
  27. Manage Data Usage
    1. Monitor and Disable Cellular Data Usage
    2. Stop Automatic Downloads
    3. Restrict Background App Refresh
    4. Limit iCloud Data Usage
    5. Turn Down the Music
    6. Control Device Storage
  28. Improve Battery Life
    1. Tame Battery Usage
    2. Turn Down the Brightness
    3. Shut Off Radios
    4. Use Low Power Mode
    5. Busting Battery Usage Myths
  29. About This Book
    1. Ebook Extras
    2. About the Author
    3. About the Publisher
  30. Copyright and Fine Print