The iPhone Book: Covers iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, and iPhone 3GS, Fifth Edition

Book description

If you’re looking for a book that focuses on just the most important, most useful, and most fun stuff about your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, or iPhone 3GS–you’ve found it.

There are basically two types of iPhone books out there: (1) The “tell-me-all-about-it” kind, which includes in-depth discussions on everything from wireless network protocols to advanced compression codes. (2) Then there’s this book, which instead is a “show-me-how-to-do-it” book that skips all the confusing techno-jargon and just tells you, in plain, simple English, exactly how to use the iPhone features you want to use most.

The iPhone Book is from Scott Kelby, the award-winning author of the smash bestseller, The iPod Book. Scott takes that same highly acclaimed, casual, straight-to-the-point concept and layout and brings it to learning Apple’s amazing iPhone. Scott teams up once again with gadget guru and leading iPhone authority Terry White to put together a book that is an awful lot like the iPhone itself–simple to use and fun to learn. The book’s layout is brilliant, with each page covering just one single topic, so finding the information you need is quick and easy, with a large full-color photo on each page so you can see exactly how it works.

The first edition of this book was named Best Computer Book of 2007 and, since then, Scott and Terry have added even more tips and tricks, and made it even easier by focusing on just the most useful and most requested iPhone 4S, 4, and 3GS features (without all the techno-babble), so you can start really using your iPhone today!

Table of contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedications Page
  4. Scott’s Acknowledgments
  5. Terry’s Acknowledgments
  6. About the Authors
  7. Contents
  8. Seven Things You’ll Wish You Had Known Before Reading This Book!
  9. Chapter One. The Bare Essentials: 10 Things Brand New iPhone Users Need to Know
    1. Turning Your iPhone On, Off, and Putting It to Sleep
    2. Using Your iPhone’s Touchscreen
    3. Getting Back to the Home Screen
    4. Making Phone Calls
    5. Using Your iPhone’s Built-In Speaker
    6. How to Send Text Messages
    7. Using the Built-In Keyboard
    8. Downloading Songs/Videos Right to Your iPhone
    9. Flipping Your View
    10. Charging Your iPhone
  10. Chapter Two. Phoneheads: How to Use the Phone
    1. Importing Contacts from Your Computer
    2. Importing Contacts from Your Old Phone
    3. Making a Call by Dialing
    4. Saving a Dialed Number as a Contact
    5. Turn a Recent Caller into a Contact
    6. Dialing Someone in Your Contacts List
    7. Putting a Call on Hold to Call Someone Else
    8. Making Instant Conference Calls
    9. Pausing the Music to Take a Call
    10. Check Your Email While You’re On the Phone
    11. How to Know If You Missed Any Calls
    12. Returning Missed Calls
    13. Seeing If You Have Voicemail Messages
    14. Listening To and Deleting Voicemail Messages
    15. Replay Just Part of a Voicemail Message
    16. Recording Your Outgoing Voicemail Message
    17. Setting Up Call Forwarding
    18. Your iPhone’s Version of Speed Dial
    19. Removing and Reordering Your Favorites
    20. Seeing the Contact Info for a Favorite
    21. Adding a Pause
    22. Adding New Contacts from Scratch
    23. The Advantage of Contact Groups
    24. Seeing a Contact’s Photo When They Call
    25. Shooting a Photo and Adding It to a Contact
    26. Control the Size of Your Caller ID Photos
    27. Search for a Contact
    28. Turning the Ringer Off
    29. Choosing Your Ringtone
    30. Assigning Ringtones to Specific Callers
    31. Stop People You Call from Seeing Your Number
    32. Headsets or Bluetooth in Your Car
    33. Set Up to Make FaceTime Video Calls
    34. Making a FaceTime Video Call
    35. During Your FaceTime Call
    36. Use FaceTime and Not Cellular Minutes
  11. Chapter Three. Message in a Bottle: Sending Text Messages
    1. Sending Text Messages
    2. Sending Messages to Multiple People
    3. Seeing If You Have Text Messages
    4. iMessage: Send Unlimited Free Texts! Really!
    5. How to Know If You’re Sending an iMessage
    6. Deleting Individual Messages
    7. Forwarding Individual Messages
    8. If Your Text Doesn’t Go Through
    9. Sending Photos or Videos in a Text Message
    10. Video Quality and Text (MMS) Messaging
    11. Sending Voice Memos in a Text Message
    12. Use Siri to Do Your Texting for You
    13. Other Ways to Text Your Contacts
    14. Turning Off the “You Got a Text Message” Sound
    15. Seeing How Many Characters You’ve Typed
    16. Create Your Own Keyboard Shortcuts for Texting
  12. Chapter Four. App Anthem: Using Apps & the App Store
    1. Getting Apps from the iTunes App Store
    2. Getting Apps from Your iPhone’s App Store
    3. Updating Your Apps in iTunes
    4. Updating Your Apps on Your iPhone
    5. Deleting Downloaded Apps from iTunes
    6. Deleting Downloaded Apps from Your iPhone
    7. Organizing Your Apps in iTunes
    8. Moving Apps and Creating Folders on Your Home Screen
    9. Creating an App Folder in Your Dock
    10. Where to Find the Very Coolest Apps
    11. Quickly Switching to Another App
    12. Accessing Your Audio Controls While in Another App
  13. Chapter Five. Please Mr. Postman: Getting (and Sending) Email
    1. Setting Up Your Email
    2. Setting Up an “Other” Email Account
    3. Add an iCloud Email Account
    4. Add a Corporate Microsoft Exchange Email Account
    5. Checking Your Email
    6. The Unified Inbox
    7. Reading Your Email
    8. Threaded Email Discussions
    9. Viewing and Playing Email Attachments
    10. Saving an Emailed Photo to Your iPhone
    11. Dialing a Phone Number from an Email
    12. Going to a Website from an Email
    13. Replying to an Email
    14. Filing an Email in a Folder
    15. Deleting, Moving, or Marking Emails
    16. Searching and Handling the Results
    17. Forwarding an Email
    18. Writing a New Email
    19. Editing Your Email
    20. Emailing a Photo
    21. Printing an Email
    22. Sharing a Contact
  14. Chapter Six. Surfin’ Safari: Using Safari, Your iPhone’s Web Browser
    1. Visiting Webpages on Your iPhone
    2. Getting Around a Webpage
    3. Saving Webpages to Read Later
    4. Getting a New Page and Closing a Page
    5. Moving Between Pages
    6. Using Your Bookmarks
    7. Adding a Bookmark
    8. Editing or Deleting a Bookmark
    9. Adding or Removing a Direct Web Link Icon
    10. Using Google Search
    11. Mobile Versions of Your Favorite Sites
    12. Reading Webpages Made Much Easier
    13. Dialing a Phone Number on a Webpage
    14. Viewing RSS Feeds
    15. Filling in an Online Form
    16. Save or Copy an Image from a Webpage
  15. Chapter Seven. Tool Time: iPhone’s Tools for Organizing Your Life
    1. Using the Notification Center
    2. Using Reminders
    3. Using Newsstand
    4. Using the Game Center
    5. Setting Up Clocks for Different Time Zones
    6. Using the Stopwatch
    7. Setting Up a Countdown Clock
    8. Using Your iPhone as an Alarm
    9. Using the Calculator
    10. Finding Videos on YouTube
    11. Playing YouTube Videos on Your iPhone
    12. Saving YouTube Videos as Favorites
    13. Customizing the YouTube Buttons
    14. Using Maps to Find Just About Anything
    15. Locate Yourself on the Map
    16. Getting Driving Directions
    17. Drop a Pin on the Map
    18. Display More Information on the Map
    19. Finding Your Contacts on the Map
    20. Build Up Your Contacts from the Maps App
    21. Use Map Bookmarks
    22. Seeing Your Local Weather
    23. Adding Weather for Other Cities
    24. Making Quick Notes
    25. Getting Stock Quotes
    26. Getting More Info on Your Stocks
    27. Using Stocks as a Currency Converter
    28. Syncing Your Calendar
    29. Adding Appointments to Your Calendar
    30. Subscribing to Calendars on Your iPhone
    31. Turn on the Birthday Calendar
    32. Using the Built-In Voice Memos App
    33. Using the Compass
    34. Nike + iPod
    35. Find My iPhone
    36. Secure Your iPhone with a Passcode
  16. Chapter Eight. Let’s Get Siri-us: How to Use Siri: Your Built-In Personal Assistant
    1. Turning Siri On
    2. How to Bring Siri Up
    3. 15 Useful Things to Ask Siri
    4. 15 Fun Things to Ask Siri
    5. Using Siri Over Bluetooth or with Your Headset
    6. Tips for Better Results with Siri
    7. Post to Twitter with Siri
    8. Add to Your Grocery List with Siri
  17. Chapter Nine. McCloud: Keep Everything in Sync Using iCloud
    1. iCloud Settings
    2. Your Data in the iCloud
    3. Your Music in the iCloud
    4. Your Photos in the iCloud
    5. Your Documents in the iCloud
    6. Backing Up to iCloud
  18. Chapter Ten. The Song Remains the Same: Using iTunes and the iTunes Store
    1. Buying Songs on Your Computer
    2. Importing Songs from CDs
    3. Using Parental Controls to Protect Your Kids
    4. Creating Music Playlists
    5. Creating Smart Playlists
    6. Creating Genius Playlists in iTunes
    7. Downloading Podcasts in iTunes
    8. Buying or Renting Videos in iTunes
    9. Choosing What Goes into Your iPhone
    10. Turn On Automatic Downloads
  19. Chapter Eleven. I Got the Music in Me: Using Your iPhone’s Built-In iPod That’s Not Called an iPod
    1. Setting Up Your iTunes Library to Sync with Your iPhone
    2. Don’t Plug In—Now You Can Sync Wirelessly
    3. Playing Music on Your iPhone
    4. Buying Songs on Your iPhone
    5. Using iTunes Match to Back Up Your Other Songs to iCloud
    6. Stream Music Wirelessly to Your Stereo Using AirPlay
    7. Seeing Your List of Songs
    8. Searching for Songs
    9. Play/Pause, Skipping Songs, Rewind & Volume
    10. Your Options When Playing a Song
    11. Shuffle Your Songs
    12. Scrubbing Through a Song
    13. Repeating a Song or Playlist
    14. Using Cover Flow
    15. Rating Your Songs on the iPhone
    16. Sing Along with the Lyrics
    17. Using Your Playlists
    18. Creating New Playlists
    19. Creating Genius Playlists on Your iPhone
    20. Sharing Your Favorite Podcasts
    21. Listening to Audiobooks
    22. Taking a Call While You’re Listening to Music
    23. Using the Audio Playback Control Widget
    24. Using External Speakers or Headsets
    25. Setting a Sleep Timer
    26. Rearranging Your Music Buttons
  20. Chapter Twelve. Video Killed the Radio Star: Using the Videos App
    1. Launching the Videos App
    2. Watching Videos on Your iPhone
    3. Watching Videos Not Yet on Your iPhone
    4. Getting Movies, Music Videos, and TV Shows from iTunes
    5. Movie DVDs That Contain a Digital Copy
    6. TiVo To Go
    7. Connect Your iPhone to Your TV
    8. Using AirPlay to Stream Video to Your Apple TV
  21. Chapter Thirteen. One Hour Photo: Using Your Camera and Working with Photos and Videos
    1. Using the Built-In Camera
    2. The Second Camera in Your iPhone
    3. Taking HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photos
    4. Editing Your Photos Right on Your iPhone
    5. Arranging Your Photos in Albums
    6. Your Camera Can Get Really, Really Close
    7. How to Choose Where to Focus
    8. Using the Built-In Zoom Feature
    9. Using the Built-In Flash
    10. Shooting Video with Your iPhone
    11. Shooting Video with Your iPhone Widescreen
    12. Editing Video on Your iPhone
    13. Video Straight from Your iPhone to YouTube
    14. Your iPhone Treats Videos Like Photos
    15. Want to See Where You Took That Photo?
    16. Add Your iPhone’s Geotag Info to Other Photos Using iPhoto
    17. If You Shoot Video, Get iMovie for iPhone
    18. Getting Photos into Your iPhone (Mac)
    19. Getting Photos Without iPhoto (Mac)
    20. Getting Photos into Your iPhone (PC)
    21. Getting Photos Without Album or Elements (PC)
    22. iPhone Tips for Photographers
    23. Viewing Your Imported Photos
    24. Viewing a Slide Show
    25. Adding Background Music to Your Slide Show
    26. Viewing and Saving Photos/Video Sent in a Text Message
    27. Making a Photo Your iPhone’s Wallpaper
    28. How to Email a Photo
    29. Access Your Photos from Anywhere Using iCloud
    30. Downloading Photos from Your iPhone
  22. Chapter Fourteen. Cereal Killer: Killer Tips and Tricks
    1. Mirror What’s on Your iPhone 4S to Your Apple TV
    2. Set Up a Custom Vibration Pattern
    3. Assign a Contact a Vibration Pattern of None
    4. Use Your iPhone 4S to Dictate into Other Apps
    5. Cut, Copy, Paste, Suggest, and the Landscape Keyboard
    6. Master the Virtual Keyboard
    7. Access Those Special Accent Characters
    8. Switch to a Foreign Language Keyboard
    9. Enable the Emoji Keyboard
    10. Sync Notes Wirelessly
    11. Tips for the International Traveler
    12. Create Your Own Ringtones or Text Tones with GarageBand
    13. Create Your Own Ringtones or Text Tones with iTunes
    14. Get a More Accurate Battery Status
    15. The iPhone at Work: Enterprise Support
    16. Use Contact and Calendar Notes
    17. What to Do with Your Old iPhone
    18. Restore Your Home Screen Default Layout
    19. Send Mail from a Backup Server
    20. Create a Custom Wallpaper Image
    21. Use Custom Home Screen Wallpaper
    22. Take a Screenshot
    23. Shake to Undo and Shake to Shuffle
    24. Find Out How Much Data You’re Using
    25. Protect Your iPhone
    26. Reading ePubs and PDFs in the iBooks App
    27. Why You Should Encrypt Your iPhone’s Backup
    28. Track Your Package
  23. Chapter Fifteen. Setting Me Off: The Ins and Outs of Your iPhone’s Settings
    1. Using Your iPhone on an Airplane
    2. Connecting to Wi-Fi
    3. Using iTunes Wi-Fi Sync
    4. Twitter Settings
    5. FaceTime Settings
    6. Checking Your iPhone Usage
    7. Choosing and Managing Sounds
    8. Manage Location Services Individually
    9. Adjusting the Brightness
    10. Changing Your Wallpaper
    11. Your iPhone’s General Settings
    12. Updating Your Software Over the Air
    13. Manage Your Push Notifications
    14. Control Your Spotlight Searches
    15. Don’t Forget to Set Your Time Zone
    16. Your Mail, Contacts, Calendars Settings
    17. Your Phone App Settings
    18. Safari Web Browser Settings
    19. Your Messages App Settings
    20. Your Music App Settings
    21. Your Videos App Settings
    22. Your Photos App Settings
    23. Your Notes App Settings
    24. iTunes Store Settings
    25. Downloaded App Settings
    26. Using Your iPhone to Connect Your Laptop or Other Wi-Fi Device to the Internet
  24. Chapter Sixteen. The Trouble with Boys: Troubleshooting Your iPhone
    1. Dropped Calls and Bad Reception
    2. The Quick Fix for Most Problems
    3. Your iPhone Doesn’t Come On or Respond
    4. No Sound
    5. You’re on Wi-Fi, but Your iPhone Uses 3G
    6. Renew Your DHCP Lease Manually
    7. Get a Fresh Start with Your Information
    8. Wiping Your iPhone Completely
    9. Can’t Make Calls
    10. When I Sync, My New Apps Get Deleted
    11. Did Your App Crash?
    12. Quit an App Manually
    13. Do a Backup and Restore
    14. Missing Album Art
    15. Battery Saving Tips
    16. More Battery Saving Tips
    17. iPhone Not Seen by iTunes
    18. SIM Card Not Detected by Your iPhone
    19. Software Updates Are Important
  25. Index

Product information

  • Title: The iPhone Book: Covers iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, and iPhone 3GS, Fifth Edition
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: February 2012
  • Publisher(s): Peachpit Press
  • ISBN: 9780133016529