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The iPhone PocketGuide, Third Edition by Christopher Breen

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2 Setup, Sync, and Settings

Once upon a time, you could waltz into an Apple Store and be out with a new iPhone within a matter of seconds. (Heck, it took even less time to order one from Apple’s online store.) Now that Apple and AT&T require in-store activation for the iPhone, however, obtaining one takes longer. The upside of this process is that you no longer have to activate the phone yourself. Yet your iPhone, though activated, is still not fully prepared to take on all the tasks it’s capable of.

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 ...

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