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iPad® and iPhone® Tips and Tricks (Covers iOS 6 on iPad, iPad mini, and iPhone), Second Edition

Book Description

Easily Unlock the Power of Your iPad, iPad mini, or iPhone

Discover hundreds of tips and tricks you can use right away with your iPad, iPad mini, or iPhone to maximize its functionality. Learn to use your iOS 6 mobile device as a powerful communication, organization, and productivity tool, as well as a feature-packed entertainment device.

In addition to learning all about the apps that come preinstalled on your iPad or iPhone, you will learn about some of the best third-party apps currently available, plus discover useful strategies for how to best utilize them in your personal and professional life.

Using an easy-to-understand, nontechnical approach, this book is ideal for beginners and more experienced iPad, iPad mini, or iPhone users who want to discover how to use the iOS 6 operating system with iCloud, and the latest versions of popular apps. If you’re an iPad 2, iPad 3rd or 4th generation, iPad mini, iPhone 4S, or iPhone 5 user, this book is an indispensible tool.

Here’s just a sampling of what the tips, tricks, and strategies offered in this book will help you accomplish:

  • Discover how to take full advantage of powerful iOS 6 features, like Notification Center.

  • Learn secrets for using preinstalled apps, such as Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Maps, Notes, Safari, Mail, and Music.

  • Find, download, and install the most powerful and versatile apps and content for your iPad, iPad mini, or iPhone.

  • Synchronize files, documents, data, photos, and content with iCloud, your computer, or other iOS mobile devices.

  • Learn how to interact with your tablet or phone using your voice in conjunction with Siri and the Dictation feature.

  • Create and maintain a reliable backup of your iOS 6 device.

  • Discover how to take visually impressive photos using the cameras built into your iPad, iPad mini, or iPhone, and then share them using iCloud Shared Photo Streams, Facebook, Twitter, email, or other methods.

  • Use your iOS mobile device as an eBook reader, portable gaming machine, and feature-packed music and video player.

  • Table of Contents

    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Contents at a Glance
    4. Table of Contents
    5. About the Author
    6. Dedication
    7. Acknowledgments
    8. We Want to Hear from You!
    9. Reader Services
    10. Introduction
      1. Why You Need iOS 6 on Your Device
      2. What This Book Offers
    11. 1. Upgrading to iOS 6
      1. How to Upgrade from iOS 4.3.4 (or Earlier) to iOS 6
      2. Wireless Upgrade From iOS 5 to iOS 6 (or Later)
      3. How to Configure iOS 6 on Your New iPhone or iPad
      4. Where’s My Device? How to Use the Find My iPhone or Find My iPad Feature
      5. Integrate Your Data, Apps, and More with Apple’s iCloud
      6. How to Update Your Apps Wirelessly
      7. Keep iOS Up to Date Wirelessly
    12. 2. Tips and Tricks for Customizing Settings
      1. Using the Settings App
      2. Keep Your Device and Data Private: How to Activate and Use the Passcode Lock Feature
      3. Organize Apps on Your Home Screen with Folders
      4. Add Frequently Used Web Page Icons to Your Home Screen
      5. Accessing the Multitasking Bar
    13. 3. Strategies for Finding, Buying, and Using Third-Party Apps
      1. App Store Basics
      2. Where to Find Apps, Music, and More
      3. Everything You Need to Know About Apps
      4. Quick Tips for Finding Apps Relevant to You
      5. Keep Your Apps Up to Date with the Latest Versions
    14. 4. Make the Most of Notification Center
      1. Notification Center’s Main Window
      2. Quick Strategies for Personalizing Notification Center
      3. Informative Notification Center Widgets You Can Add to Your iPhone
    15. 5. Using Siri and Dictation to Interact with Your iOS Device
      1. What You Should Know Before Using Siri
      2. Ways To Activate Siri
      3. Setting Up Siri To Work on Your iPhone or iPad
      4. Check Out How Siri Can Help You!
      5. Practice (with Siri) Makes Perfect
      6. Use Dictation mode Instead Of The Virtual Keyboard
    16. 6. Sync and Share Files Using iCloud
      1. Content Saved to iCloud Is Available Anywhere
      2. Access Your App-Specific Data Online at iCloud.com
      3. Create a Photo Stream Using iCloud
      4. Automatically Transfer Documents Using iCloud
      5. Using A Unique Apple ID for iCloud
      6. Backing Up With iCloud
      7. iCloud: Many Uses, One Storage Space
    17. 7. Communicate Effectively with iMessage
      1. Benefits of Communicating Via Text Message or Instant Message
      2. Quick Start: Apple’s iMessage Service
      3. Tips and Tricks for Using the Messages App
      4. Learn to Understand Text-Messaging Abbreviations
    18. 8. Organize Your Life With Reminders and Notes
      1. Use Reminders to Manage Your To-Do Lists
      2. Perform Basic Text Editing and Note Taking With The Notes App
    19. 9. Navigating with the Newly Revamped Maps App
      1. Get The Most From Using New Maps App Features
      2. Overview of the Maps App’s Screen
      3. Obtain Turn-By-Turn Directions Between Two Locations
      4. Look Up Contact Entries, Businesses, Restaurants, Landmarks, and Points-Of-Interest
      5. The Maps App’s Flyover View
      6. Customize Map-Related Settings
    20. 10. Make the Most of Social Networking Apps
      1. Tips for Using the Official Twitter App
      2. If You’re Concerned About Privacy, Don’t Share Your Location
      3. Manage Your Facebook Account with the Official Facebook App
      4. Other Specialized Apps for Online Social Networking
    21. 11. Shoot, Edit, and Share Photos and Videos
      1. Methods for Loading Digital Images into Your iPhone or iPad
      2. The New and Improved Camera App
      3. Tips for Shooting Eye-Catching Photos
      4. Using the Photos App to View, Edit, Enhance, Print, and Share Photos and Videos
      5. Edit Your Photos with Third-Party Photography Apps
      6. Create and Manage a Photo Stream Via iCloud
      7. Create and Manage a Shared Photo Stream Via iCloud
    22. 12. Make and Receive Calls with an iPhone
      1. Answering an Incoming Call
      2. Making Calls from Your iPhone
      3. Managing Your Voicemail
      4. Create and Use a Favorites List
      5. Accessing Your Recents Call Log
      6. Do You Talk Too Much? Keeping Track of Usage
      7. Customizing Ringtones
      8. A Few Thoughts About Wireless Headsets
    23. 13. Use New Safari Features to Surf More Efficiently
      1. Customize Your Web Surfing Experience
      2. How to Use Tabbed Browsing with Safari
      3. Remove Screen Clutter with Safari Reader
      4. Create and Manage Reading Lists
      5. New Options for Sharing Web Content in Safari
      6. Create, Manage, and Sync Safari Bookmarks
      7. Launch Your Favorite Websites Fast with Home Screen Icons
    24. 14. Manage Your Email Efficiently
      1. How to Add Email Accounts to the Mail App
      2. How to Customize Mail Options from Settings
      3. Tips for Viewing Your Incoming Email
      4. Composing an Email Message
      5. Tips for Reading Email
    25. 15. Calendar and Contact Management Strategies
      1. Get Acquainted with the Calendar App
      2. Customizing the Calendar App
      3. Use Contacts to Keep in Touch with People You Know
      4. The Contacts App Works Seamlessly with Other Apps
    26. 16. iOS 6 Gaming
      1. Many Different Gaming Experiences Are At Your Fingertips
      2. Tips for Finding Games You’ll Love
      3. 55 iOS Games Worth Playing
      4. Experience Multiplayer Games with Game Center
      5. Other Entertainment Activities
      6. Educate and Entertain Your Kids
    27. 17. Use the Music and Videos Apps
      1. Tips for Using the Music App
      2. Use the Videos App to Watch TV Shows, Movies, and More
      3. Music, TV Shows, Movies, and More: The Cost of iTunes Content
      4. Streaming Video on Your iPad
    28. 18. Customize Your Reading Experience with iBooks and Newsstand
      1. Customize iBooks Settings
      2. Download and Install iBooks on Your iOS Device
      3. The iBooks Main Library Screen
      4. Browse and Shop for eBooks via iBookstore
      5. Using iCloud with iBooks
      6. Customize Your eBook Reading Experience Using iBooks
      7. Create Your Own eBooks Using Apple’s iBooks Author Software
      8. Alternative Methods for Reading Your eBooks
      9. Read Digital Editions of Newspapers and Magazines With The Newsstand App
    29. 19. Be Productive Using Pages, Numbers, and Keynote
      1. Word Processing With Pages
      2. Number Crunching With The Numbers App
      3. Working With The Keynote App
      4. Using the iWork for iPad Apps with iCloud
    30. Appendix A. Take Advantage of the Passbook App and Discover Other Awesome Things Your iOS Device Can Do
      1. There’s So Much More Your iPhone or iPad Can Do
    31. Index
    32. 20. Videoconferencing and Voice-over-IP (VoIP) Calling
      1. How to Use FaceTime for Video Calls
      2. Use Skype To Make and Receive Voice Calls and/or Video Calls via the Internet
    33. 21. Use AirPlay for Entertainment Connectivity
      1. Introduce Apple TV to Your HDTV and Home-Theater System
      2. Using AirPlay with Apple TV and Your iPhone or iPad
      3. Stream Digital Photos from Your iOS Device to Your Home-Theater System
      4. Stream Music from Your iOS Device to Your Home Theater
      5. Stream iTunes Video Content from Your iOS Device to Your Home Theater
      6. AirPlay Can Also Be Used to Link Your iOS Mobile Device and Wireless Speakers
      7. Connect Your iOS Device to Your Home-Theater System Using an Optional Cable
      8. Using Your iOS Device with a Bluetooth Accessory
    34. Appendix B. Getting Started with iTunes 11
      1. Easily Find and Access Your Content Using iTunes 11
      2. Linking iTunes 11 to Your iOS Mobile Device