Chapter 2. Setup, Sync, and Settings

It would be great if your iPhone were ready to make calls, play music, and surf the Web right out of the box. Then again, it would be just as great if the groceries you purchased from the local Piggly Wiggly cooked themselves. But like those groceries, your iPhone needs a measure of preparation before it can do you any good.

This chapter is devoted to just that kind of preparation. It offers insight into how iTunes and the iPhone interact, and it covers the details of the iPhone’s settings and preferences, starting at the point just after you’ve pulled the iPhone from the box.

Activation

If you’ve purchased a mobile phone in the past, you’re likely accustomed to trotting down to a carrier’s store; filling out ...

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