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You finally did it-you bought the gizmo that everyone's talking about. Maybe you've already figured out how to play music or make phone calls, but then what?

How does the voicemail work? And that keyboard? What about all of those cool apps-which ones do you need, and how do you get them? You need a book like My New iPhone to make everything easy.

This simple, project-oriented book will have you using the best features of your iPhone or iPod Touch in no time. Rather than drag you through some boring manual, My New iPhone focuses on individual, fun projects, like configuring multiple email accounts, transferring your music, and syncing your computer with your iPhone.

Wallace Wang, author of the best-selling My New Mac, will show you, step-by-step, how to:

  • View weather predictions, traffic patterns, flight information, and stocks

  • Take notes, text message your friends, and browse the web

  • Customize your iPhone by rearranging icons and changing its wallpaper and sound effects

  • Find and install the best new applications and games

  • Browse iTunes, listen to music, and watch YouTube videos

  • Use Skype to call your family for free

  • Create your own ringtones and get free podcasts and audiobooks

Sure, your iPhone makes calls, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Find out what lies below the surface with My New iPhone.

Table of Contents

  1. My New iPhone
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Introduction
    1. How This Book Is Organized
  4. I. Getting Started
    1. 1. Turning Your iPhone On and Off
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Turning On Your iPhone
      3. Turning Off Your iPhone
      4. Putting Your iPhone to Sleep
      5. Putting Your iPhone to Sleep Automatically
      6. Waking Up Your iPhone from Sleep
      7. Turning On Airplane Mode
      8. Additional Ideas for Turning Your iPhone On and Off
    2. 2. Charging and Conserving Battery Power
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Recharging Your iPhone
      3. Turning Off Bluetooth
      4. Turning Off Wi-Fi and 3G
      5. Turning Off Push Accounts
      6. Turning Off Location Services
      7. Additional Ideas for Conserving Power
    3. 3. Controlling the User Interface
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Viewing the Home Screen
      3. Modifying the Home Button
      4. Turning the Ringer On and Off
      5. Adjusting the Volume
      6. Using the Multi-Touch Screen
        1. Using the Select Command
        2. Using the Scroll Command
        3. Using the Zoom Command
      7. Additional Ideas for Controlling Your iPhone
    4. 4. Typing on the Virtual Keyboard
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Switching Between Keyboards
      3. Using the Virtual Keyboard
        1. Moving the Cursor
        2. Editing Text
        3. Using Cut, Copy, and Paste
        4. Typing Uppercase Letters
        5. Typing Words Automatically
      4. Customizing the Virtual Keyboard
        1. Resetting the Keyboard Dictionary
      5. Using Safari's Keyboard
        1. Rotating the Keyboard
      6. Additional Ideas for Typing on Your iPhone
    5. 5. Searching Your iPhone
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Using the Search Feature
      3. Additional Ideas for Searching Your iPhone
  5. II. Modifying Your iPhone
    1. 6. Rearranging Icons on the Home Screen
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Rearranging Icons
      3. Resetting Your Home Screen
      4. Additional Ideas for Customizing Your Home Screen
    2. 7. Customizing Your iPhone
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Turning Vibrate Mode On and Off
      3. Changing Sounds
        1. Changing Ringtones
        2. Changing Text Message Sounds
        3. Turning Audio Feedback On and Off
      4. Changing the Screen Brightness
      5. Changing the Wallpaper
      6. Customizing the Regional Settings
      7. Additional Ideas for Customizing Your iPhone
    3. 8. Updating Your iPhone
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Downloading iTunes
      3. Getting Updates
      4. Additional Ideas for Updating Your iPhone
    4. 9. Changing Your iphone's Language
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Choosing a Default Language
      3. Using International Keyboards
        1. Defining a Foreign Language Keyboard
        2. Switching to a Foreign Language Keyboard
      4. Additional Ideas for Changing Your iPhone's Language
    5. 10. Resetting and Troubleshooting
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Shutting Down a Frozen Program
      3. Restarting Your iPhone
      4. Resetting Your iPhone
      5. Restoring Your iPhone
      6. Additional Ideas for Troubleshooting Your iPhone
    6. 11. Installing and Uninstalling Applications
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Finding Software for Your iPhone
      3. Reading and Writing Software Reviews
      4. Installing a Program
      5. Updating Programs
      6. Deleting a Program
      7. Installing and Deleting Software with iTunes
        1. Installing Software in iTunes
        2. Deleting Software in iTunes
      8. Additional Ideas for Installing and Uninstalling Applications
    7. 12. Synchronizing Data Between Your Computer and Your iPhone
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Synchronizing Data
        1. Defining Synchronization Options
        2. Syncing Contacts, Appointments, Email, and Bookmarks
        3. Syncing Ringtones and Music
        4. Syncing Photographs
        5. Syncing Podcasts
        6. Syncing Videos
        7. Syncing Applications
      3. Additional Ideas for Synchronizing Data
  6. III. Making Phone Calls
    1. 13. Making Calls
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Dialing a Phone Number
        1. Dialing a Number with the Keypad
        2. Using the Keypad to Store a Number in the Contacts Program
        3. Dialing a Number from the Contacts Program
        4. Dialing a Number from the Recents List
        5. Storing a Number from the Recents List
        6. Storing a Number in the Favorites List
        7. Dialing a Number from the Favorites List
      3. Hiding Your Caller ID
      4. Additional Ideas for Making Calls from Your iPhone
    2. 14. Answering Calls
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Answering and Ending a Call
      3. Using Ringtones
      4. Using Voicemail
        1. Setting Up Voicemail
        2. Listening to Voicemail
      5. Setting Up Call Forwarding and Call Waiting
      6. Additional Ideas for Answering Calls
    3. 15. Making Conference Calls and Other Stuff to Do While Talking on Your iPhone
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Displaying Options
      3. Muting the Speaker
      4. Using Keys on the Keypad
      5. Turning on the Speakerphone
      6. Using Conference Calls
        1. Initiating a Conference Call
        2. Dropping a Caller and Chatting Privately on a Conference Call
      7. Putting a Caller on Hold
      8. Taking Another Call While Talking to Someone Else
      9. Viewing Your Contacts
      10. Additional Ideas for Talking on Your iPhone
    4. 16. Sending and Receiving Text Messages
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Sending Text Messages
        1. Replying to a Text Message
        2. Sending a Text Message from the Contacts Program
      3. Sending a Picture
      4. Sending an Audio File
      5. Viewing Text Messages
        1. Calling Someone from a Text Message
        2. Saving a Name and Number from a Text Message
        3. Viewing Contact Information
      6. Clearing and Deleting Text Messages
        1. Clearing Text Messages
        2. Deleting a Text Message List
      7. Additional Ideas for Using Text Messages
    5. 17. Reviewing Your Bill and Other Information
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Finding Your Phone Number
      3. Viewing Your Account Information
      4. Checking Your iPhone's Usage
      5. Viewing the Technical Details of Your iPhone
      6. Additional Ideas for Reviewing Your iPhone Information
    6. 18. Creating Ringtones
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Creating Ringtones in iTunes
      3. Creating Ringtones in GarageBand '09
      4. Additional Ideas for Using Ringtones
  7. IV. Enjoying Music, Pictures, and Movies
    1. 19. Listening to Music
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Playing Your Songs
        1. Playing Songs in Alphabetical Order
        2. Playing Songs in Random Order
        3. Choosing the First Song to Start Playing in Random Order
      3. Controlling Your Music
        1. Adjusting the Volume and Pausing
        2. Skipping Songs
        3. Playing the Previous Song
        4. Choosing Which Part of a Song to Play
        5. Repeating Songs
      4. Navigating Between Screens While Playing Music
        1. Running Another App
        2. Viewing Another Part of the iPod Screen
      5. Additional Ideas for Listening to Music
    2. 20. Listening to Groups of Songs
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Creating a Playlist
        1. Creating an On-the-Go Playlist
        2. Deleting an On-the-Go Playlist
        3. Editing an On-the-Go Playlist
        4. Creating a Genius Playlist
        5. Editing a Genius Playlist
        6. Creating a Playlist with iTunes
        7. Playing Songs in a Playlist
      3. Listening to Songs by Album
        1. Searching by Album Name
        2. Browsing for Albums by Recording Artist
        3. Listening to Other Songs from the Album of the Currently Playing Song
      4. Additional Ideas for Listening to Playlists
    3. 21. Customizing Your iPod Settings
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Modifying Audio Output
      3. Modifying the iPod Icons
      4. Additional Ideas for Customizing Your iPod Settings
    4. 22. Turning Your iPhone into a Radio
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Finding Radio Applications in the App Store
      3. Listening to AOL Radio
      4. Listening to Pandora Radio
      5. Listening to Stitcher Radio
      6. Additional Ideas for Listening to the Radio on Your iPhone
    5. 23. Watching YouTube Videos
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Browsing YouTube's Video Library
      3. Searching for a YouTube Video
      4. Watching a YouTube Video
      5. Viewing Bookmarked YouTube Videos
        1. Playing a Bookmarked YouTube Video
        2. Deleting a Bookmarked YouTube Video
      6. Additional Ideas for Watching YouTube Videos
    6. 24. Watching TV Shows and Movies
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Downloading TV Shows and Movies
      3. Viewing a Video
      4. Customizing Video Playback
      5. Putting Home Movies on Your iPhone
      6. Additional Ideas for Watching TV Shows and Movies
    7. 25. Listening to Audiobooks and Podcasts
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Downloading Audiobooks and Podcasts
        1. Downloading in iTunes
        2. Downloading Podcasts to Your iPhone
      3. Listening to Audiobooks
      4. Listening to Podcasts
      5. Additional Ideas for Listening to Audiobooks and Podcasts
    8. 26. Browsing the iTunes Store
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Browsing Through iTunes
        1. Viewing the Featured Category
        2. Viewing the Top Tens Category
        3. Searching for a Song or Artist
      3. Additional Ideas for Browsing the iTunes Store
  8. V. Browsing the Internet
    1. 27. Viewing Web Pages
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Connecting to the Internet
      3. Viewing a Website
        1. Entering a Website Address
        2. Using a Search Engine
      4. Changing How Your iPhone Displays Web Pages
      5. Opening and Switching Between Multiple Websites
      6. Additional Ideas for Browsing the Internet on Your iPhone
    2. 28. Bookmarking Your Favorite Websites
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Viewing a Bookmarked Website
      3. Saving a Bookmark
        1. Adding a Bookmark to the Bookmark List
        2. Adding a Bookmark to the Home Screen
        3. Emailing a Website Link
      4. Organizing Bookmarks
        1. Deleting Bookmarks
        2. Creating Bookmark Folders
        3. Rearranging Bookmarks and Moving Bookmarks to Another Folder
      5. Revisiting Previously Viewed Websites
      6. Additional Ideas for Saving Bookmarks
    3. 29. Personalizing the Safari Browser
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Switching Search Engines
      3. Turning AutoFill On and Off
      4. Securing Safari
      5. Clearing Your Tracks
      6. Additional Ideas for Modifying Safari
    4. 30. Copying and Pasting Text from a Web Page
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Copying Text from a Web Page
      3. Pasting Text
      4. Additional Ideas for Copying Text From a Web Page
    5. 31. Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Configuring an iPhone to Work with a Private Wi-Fi Connection
      3. Choosing Between Multiple Wi-Fi Networks
      4. Forgetting a Wi-Fi Network
      5. Deleting Wi-Fi Network Information
      6. Additional Ideas for Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network
  9. VI. Using Email
    1. 32. Setting Up an Email Account
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Configuring Your iPhone for Your Email Account
      3. Deleting an Email Account from Your iPhone
      4. Additional Ideas for Setting Up Email Accounts
    2. 33. Reading Email
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Reading a Message
        1. Choosing an Email Account
        2. Choosing a Folder and a Message
        3. Viewing File Attachments
      3. Viewing Other Email Messages
      4. Deleting a Message
        1. Sending a Message to the Trash Folder
        2. Emptying the Trash
      5. Moving a Message
      6. Customizing the Appearance of the Mail Application
      7. Defining How Often Messages Are Retrieved
      8. Additional Ideas for Reading Your Email
    3. 34. Writing and Sending Email
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Configuring Settings for the Mail Application
      3. Writing a New Message
        1. Writing a Message from the Mail Application
        2. Writing a Message from the Contacts Application
      4. Replying to a Message
      5. Working with Drafts
        1. Storing a Message in the Drafts Folder
        2. Sending a Message from the Drafts Folder
        3. Deleting a Message from the Drafts Folder
      6. Sending a Photo
      7. Additional Ideas for Writing and Sending Email
  10. VII. Business Stuff
    1. 35. Taking Notes
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Typing a Note
      3. Viewing and Editing a Note
      4. Deleting a Note
      5. Emailing a Note
      6. Using Phone Numbers and Email Addresses in a Note
      7. Additional Ideas for Using Notes
    2. 36. Recording Voice Memos
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Recording a Memo
      3. Listening to a Memo
      4. Sharing a Memo
      5. Editing a Memo
      6. Deleting a Memo
      7. Additional Ideas for Recording Voice Memos
    3. 37. Storing Contact Information
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Importing Contact Data from Other Programs
      3. Storing Names and Other Information
      4. Finding a Contact
        1. Searching Alphabetically
        2. Searching by Text
      5. Editing Contacts
      6. Sharing Contacts
      7. Deleting Contacts
      8. Customizing the Contacts Application
      9. Additional Ideas for Storing Contacts on Your iPhone
    4. 38. Keeping Track of Appointments
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Importing Appointment Data from Other Programs
      3. Setting an Appointment
      4. Viewing a Calendar
      5. Editing an Appointment
      6. Creating a Recurring Appointment
      7. Setting a Reminder for an Appointment
      8. Additional Ideas for Storing Appointments on Your iPhone
    5. 39. Viewing Maps
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Viewing a Map
        1. Viewing Different Types of Maps
      3. Checking Traffic
      4. Additional Ideas for Viewing Maps
    6. 40. Finding a Location and Getting Directions
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Getting Directions
      3. Finding Businesses on a Map
      4. Marking a Location on a Map
        1. Dropping a Pin on a Map
        2. Naming a Pin Location
      5. Finding a Pin Location
      6. Viewing Google Street View
      7. Deleting a Pin
      8. Finding a Recent Search
      9. Additional Ideas for Getting Directions
  11. VIII. Fun Stuff
    1. 41. Taking Pictures
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Taking and Viewing Pictures
        1. Taking Pictures
        2. Viewing Pictures on the Camera Screen
        3. Viewing Pictures on the Photo Albums Screen
      3. Capturing Screenshots
      4. Additional Ideas for Taking Pictures with Your iPhone
    2. 42. Viewing Stored Pictures
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Viewing Pictures as a Slideshow
        1. Defining Your Slideshow
        2. Viewing a Slideshow
      3. Viewing Pictures Manually
      4. Sharing Pictures
      5. Additional Ideas for Viewing Pictures on Your iPhone
    3. 43. Checking the Weather Forecast
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Defining a City for a Forecast
        1. Adding a City
        2. Deleting a City
      3. Viewing a Forecast
      4. Additional Ideas for Checking the Weather Forecast
    4. 44. Watching the Stock Market
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Defining Stocks to Watch
        1. Deleting a Stock
        2. Adding a Stock
      3. Viewing Your Stock Listings
      4. Additional Ideas for Viewing Stock Quotes
    5. 45. Using Your iPhone as a Clock, Alarm Clock, Stopwatch, and Timer
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Viewing the Time
      3. Adding Time Zones to the World Clock
        1. Deleting Time Zones from the World Clock
      4. Setting an Alarm
        1. Adding an Alarm
        2. Responding to an Alarm
        3. Editing an Alarm
        4. Deleting an Alarm
      5. Using the Stopwatch
      6. Setting a Timer
      7. Setting the Time
      8. Additional Ideas for Using the Clock Application
  12. IX. Safety and Privacy
    1. 46. Protecting Your iPhone with a Passcode
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Setting a Passcode
      3. Modifying Your Passcode
        1. Changing Your Passcode
        2. Changing Your Passcode Time Limit
        3. Disabling Passcode Protection
      4. Additional Ideas for Protecting Your iPhone
    2. 47. Making an iPhone Kid Friendly
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Blocking iPhone Features
      3. Restricting Content
      4. Disabling Restrictions
      5. Additional Ideas for Using Restrictions on Your iPhone
  13. X. Cool Things You Can Do with Apps
    1. 48. Keeping Up with the News
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Getting News Apps
        1. Finding Apps in iTunes
        2. Finding Apps in the App Store
      3. Using the NYTimes App
      4. Using the BBCReader App
      5. Using the Variety App
      6. Using the SCI FI Wire App
      7. Additional Ideas for Keeping Up with the News on Your iPhone
    2. 49. Storing Reference Material
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Getting Reference Apps
        1. Finding Apps in iTunes
        2. Finding Apps in the App Store
      3. Using the Bible App
      4. Using the AllCountries App
      5. Using the Dictionaire App
      6. Using the iThesaurus App
      7. Additional Ideas for Storing Reference Materials on Your iPhone
    3. 50. Traveling with Your iPhone
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Getting Travel Information Apps
        1. Finding Apps in iTunes
        2. Finding Apps in the App Store
      3. Using the Trapster App
      4. Using the Taxi Magic App
      5. Using the Flight Sites App
      6. Additional Ideas for Using Your iPhone While Traveling
    4. 51. Playing Games
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Getting Game Apps
        1. Finding Apps in iTunes
        2. Finding Apps in the App Store
      3. Using the iChess App
      4. Using the Checkers Free App
      5. Using the Sudoku App
      6. Using the WordSearch Unlimited Lite App
      7. Additional Ideas for Playing Games on Your iPhone
    5. 52. Communicating for Free
      1. What You'll Be Using
      2. Getting Free Communication Apps
        1. Finding Apps in iTunes
        2. Finding Apps in the App Store
      3. Using Skype
        1. Customizing Your Profile
        2. Making a Call to Another Skype User
      4. Using AIM
        1. Sending a Message by Typing a Screen Name or Phone Number
        2. Adding a Contact to Your Buddy List
        3. Sending a Message Using the Buddy List or Favorites
        4. Sending a Message from Your Contacts List
      5. Using TwitterFon and Twitter Trend
        1. Reading and Sending Tweets Through TwitterFon
        2. Monitoring the Most Popular Words on Twitter
      6. Additional Ideas for Communicating for Free
    6. A. The Next Step
  14. About the Author
  15. Updates