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iOS 10: A Take Control Crash Course

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Come up to speed on iOS 10's new features!

Learn all about the new capabilities of iOS 10, along with key features you may have missed from previous iOS updates. Whether you use an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, you'll find the real-world advice you need to take advantage of iOS 10's refinements quickly.

TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers teaches you about a wide range of updated system features like the Lock screen, Widgets screen, Control Center, and notifications. He also loops you in on revised essential apps like Photos, Messages, Mail, Maps, and Safari. Josh even gives you an introduction to home automation by way of the new Home app and Apple's HomeKit specification for third-party devices. Additional special topics cover Family Sharing, accessibility, privacy, managing data usage, improving battery life, and more.

Josh helps you get the most from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch with advice on:

  • What to check after installing iOS 10
  • Learning to use the massively revised Lock screen
  • How to work with widgets now that they're free of Notification Center
  • Using the new Magnifier to turn your iPhone into a magnifying glass
  • Having Siri announce the name of the caller for incoming calls
  • Getting started with home automation using the new Home app
  • Dealing with the new multi-panel Control Center
  • Using the iPad's Slide Over, Split Screen, and Picture in Picture features
  • Deleting unused Apple apps
  • Viewing, dismissing, and acting on notifications directly
  • What types of apps will be able to integrate with Siri
  • Improved suggestions when you're typing
  • How Photos creates Memories, and what you can do with them
  • Using the new People and Places albums in Photos
  • How you can use Siri to search for people, places, and things in Photos
  • Playing with fun new features of Messages, like handwriting and screen effects
  • Replying quickly to messages with a tapback response
  • Avoiding highways and toll roads in Maps directions
  • Using the new "Find My Car" feature of Maps
  • Controlling home automation devices via Siri
  • Letting important people through an iPhone's Do Not Disturb cone of silence
  • Setting up Apple Pay in the Wallet app -- and using it in Safari
  • Adding emergency medical information -- and finding it on the Lock screen
  • Making Siri talk like a guy (or gal)
  • Telling Siri who you mean when you say "Call Mom"
  • Tracking down which apps are hogging your battery
  • Putting outlines around text "buttons" so they look like buttons

Table of Contents

  1. Read Me First
    1. Formats and Updates
    2. Basics
    3. About the Links
  2. Introduction
  3. What’s New in iOS 10
    1. Lock Screen
    2. Control Center
    3. Home Screen
    4. Switching Apps
    5. Notification Center
    6. Siri
    7. Keyboard
    8. iCloud
    9. Home
    10. App Store
    11. Camera
    12. Mail
    13. Maps
    14. Messages
    15. Phone
    16. Photos
    17. Safari
    18. Wallet
    19. Other Apple Apps
    20. Privacy
    21. Accessibility
    22. 3D Touch
  4. What to Check after Installing iOS 10
    1. Accessibility
    2. Night Shift
    3. Widgets
    4. Privacy
    5. Networking
    6. Wi-Fi Calling
    7. Emergency Medical Info
    8. Apple ID
    9. iCloud
    10. Delete Some Junk Apps
    11. Notifications
    12. Sounds
  5. Explore the Lock Screen
    1. Status Bar, Left
    2. Lock Icon
    3. Status Bar, Right
    4. Time and Date
    5. Notifications
    6. Contextual Apps
    7. Control Center
    8. Notification Center
    9. Camera
    10. Widgets
    11. Talking to Siri
    12. Securing the Lock Screen
  6. Take Control of Control Center
    1. Main Panel
    2. Media Panel
    3. Home Panel
  7. Home Screen, Sweet Home Screen
    1. Getting Home
    2. Home Screen Pages
    3. Re-arranging Icons
    4. Deleting Icons
    5. Making a Folder
    6. Deleting a Folder
  8. Switching Apps
    1. App Switcher
    2. Slide Over
    3. Split Screen
    4. Picture in Picture
  9. Pull Down Notification Center
    1. Opening Notification Center
    2. Closing Notification Center
    3. Notification Center Layout
    4. Setting up Notifications
    5. Notification Types
    6. Working in the Notifications Screen
  10. Spotlight on Spotlight
    1. Searching with Spotlight
    2. What Spotlight Can Find
    3. Customizing Spotlight
  11. Speaking to Siri
    1. Summoning Siri
    2. Setting up Siri
    3. Five Useful Siri Commands
    4. Third-party Apps for Siri
  12. Commanding Keyboards
    1. Typing Basics
    2. Typing Timesavers
    3. How to Dictate Text
    4. Emoji
    5. Splitting the iPad Keyboard
    6. Trackpad Mode with 3D Touch
    7. Trackpad Mode on an iPad
  13. Managing Share Sheets
    1. What You Can Share
    2. How to Share
    3. Re-arranging a Share Sheet
    4. Adding and Removing Extensions
  14. An Introduction to iCloud
    1. Signing In
    2. iCloud Services
  15. There’s an App (Store) for That
    1. Signing In
    2. Searching for Apps
    3. Browsing for Apps
    4. Updating Apps Automatically
    5. Updating Apps Manually
    6. Finding Your Purchased List
  16. All in the Family Sharing
    1. The Family Organizer
    2. Setting up Family Sharing
    3. Adding a Family Member
    4. Controlling Sharing
    5. Family Sharing Exceptions
    6. Using Family Sharing
    7. Removing a Family Member
    8. Creating an Apple ID for a Child
  17. Camera Basics
    1. Picking a Camera Mode
    2. Camera Modes
    3. Camera Options
    4. Snapping a Photo
    5. Taking a Video
    6. Taking a Slo-mo Video
    7. Taking a Time-Lapse Video
  18. Get to Know Photos
    1. Viewing Your Photos
    2. Selecting Photos
    3. Organizing with Albums
    4. New! Memories
    5. New! People
    6. New! Places
    7. Sharing Photos and Videos
    8. Deleting Photos and Videos
    9. iCloud Photo Sharing
  19. Setting up and Using Mail
    1. Adding Your Account Info
    2. Navigating in Mail
    3. Retrieving Email
    4. Managing Email
    5. Swipe Gestures
    6. New! Filtering Email
    7. Tips for Composing Email
    8. Marking up Attachments
  20. Messages Basics
    1. Setting up iMessage
    2. Starting a Simple Message
    3. Attaching Photos or Videos
    4. Voice Messages
    5. Mark All Messages Read
    6. It’s All in the Details
    7. Automatically Delete Messages
  21. Fun with Messages
    1. Emojis in Messages
    2. Handwriting
    3. Digital Touch
    4. Bubble and Screen Effects
    5. Tapback
    6. Messages Apps
    7. Stickers
  22. Phoning It In
    1. Making a Phone Call
    2. Talking on the Phone
    3. Dealing with Incoming Calls
    4. Checking Voicemail
    5. About the FaceTime App
    6. Using FaceTime
  23. Going on Safari
    1. Searching in Safari
    2. Finding the Toolbar
    3. Wrangling Tabs
    4. Reader View
    5. Discovering and Storing Links
    6. Other Safari Features
  24. Mapping
    1. Moving around the Map
    2. Map Views
    3. Finding Yourself
    4. Finding a Location
    5. Getting Directions
    6. Using Find My iPhone
    7. Using Find My Friends
  25. What’s in Your Wallet?
    1. Adding Passes
    2. Using and Removing Passes
    3. Setting up Apple Pay
    4. Using Apple Pay in a Store
    5. Using Apple Pay in an iOS App
    6. Using Apple Pay in Safari
  26. An iOS Home Companion
    1. Compatible Home Devices
    2. Getting Started with Home
    3. Managing Rooms
    4. Controlling Accessories
    5. Managing Scenes
    6. Siri Home Control
    7. Controlling Home from Control Center
    8. Automating Home
  27. Additional Apple Apps
    1. AirPort Utility
    2. Apple TV Remote
    3. Apple Store
    4. Clock
    5. GarageBand
    6. Health
    7. iBooks
    8. iMovie
    9. iTunes Movie Trailers
    10. iTunes Remote
    11. iTunes U
    12. iWork
    13. Music
    14. Music Memos
    15. News
    16. Notes
    17. Photo Booth
    18. Podcasts
    19. Videos
    20. Voice Memos
  28. Apps to Try
    1. 1Password
    2. Amazon
    3. Dark Sky
    4. Dropbox
    5. Facebook
    6. Kayak
    7. Netflix
    8. Overcast
    9. Pedometer++
    10. Strava
    11. Twitter
  29. Guarding Your Privacy
    1. Setting a Passcode
    2. Setting up Touch ID
    3. Deleting a Fingerprint
    4. Understanding Privacy Settings
    5. Two-Factor Authentication
    6. Enabling Two-Factor Authentication
  30. 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
  31. Managing Data Usage
    1. Monitor Cellular Data Usage
    2. Disable Cellular Data by App
    3. Beware Wi-Fi Assist
    4. Stop Automatic Downloads
    5. Disable Cellular Data for Automatic Downloads
    6. Stop Background App Refresh
    7. Limit iCloud Data Usage
    8. Turn Down the Music
  32. Improving Battery Life
    1. Battery Usage
    2. Turn Down the Brightness
    3. Shut Off Radios
    4. Silence the Speaker
    5. Disable Background Refresh
    6. Check Location Tracking
    7. Be Aware of GPS Navigation
    8. Busting Battery Usage Myths
  33. About This Book
    1. Ebook Extras
    2. Registering Your Ebook
  34. About the Author
  35. About the Publisher
  36. Copyright and Fine Print