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iPad® and iPhone® Tips and Tricks (covers iPhones and iPads running iOS 8), Fourth Edition

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iPad® and iPhone® Tips and Tricks

iOS 8 for all models of iPad Air and iPad mini, iPad 3rd/4th generation, iPad 2, and iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, 5s, 5c, 5 and 4s

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 how to use iOS 8 and utilize your Apple mobile device as a powerful communication, organization, and productivity tool, as well as a feature-packed entertainment device.

Using an easy-to-understand, nontechnical approach, this book is ideal for beginners and more experienced iPad, iPad mini, and/or iPhone users who want to discover how to use the iOS 8 operating system with iCloud, and the latest versions of popular apps. This book covers all the latest iPhone and iPad models, including the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus as well as the latest iPad Air and iPad mini models.

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

-- Discover how to use iOS 8’s new Handoff feature, which enables you to do things like answer incoming calls to your iPhone using your iPad or Mac.

-- Discover how to take visually impressive photos, and then edit and share them using the redesigned Photos app.

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

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

-- Learn how to interact with your tablet or phone using your voice with Siri.

-- Stay in touch with your friends and family using social networking apps, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and SnapChat.

-- Discover the latest calling features built in to the iPhone, such as Wi-Fi Calling.

-- Learn about cutting-edge new features, such as Apple Pay, Family Sharing, and iCloud Drive, plus get a preview of how Apple Watch will work with an iPhone or iPad.

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

-- Create and maintain a reliable backup of your iPhone or iPad using iCloud Backup.

Table of Contents

  1. About This eBook
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Table of Contents
  6. About the Author
  7. Dedication
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. We Want to Hear from You!
  10. Reader Services
  11. Introduction
    1. How to Upgrade from iOS 7 to iOS 8
    2. Interacting with Your iPhone or iPad
      1. Touchscreen Techniques You’ll Need to Master
        1. Home Button Quick Tips
      2. How to Make the Best Use of the Virtual Keyboard
        1. Virtual Keyboard Quick Tips
      3. Sometimes an Optional External Keyboard or Stylus Works Better
    3. How to Turn the iPhone or iPad On or Off, Versus Placing It into Sleep Mode
    4. Discover What’s New in iOS 8
      1. Apple Pay Offers a New Way to Pay for Things
      2. Securing Your iOS Mobile Device with a Passcode
      3. Find Your Lost or Stolen Device Using the Find My iPhone/iPad Feature
      4. Maintain a Backup of Your Device
        1. iTunes Sync Is Also a Viable Backup Option
    5. What This Book Offers
    6. Attention, Please…
  12. 1. Tips and Tricks for Customizing Settings
    1. Using the Settings App
      1. Main Options Available from the Settings App
        1. Airplane Mode (iPhone/iPad Cellular + Wi-Fi Models)
        2. Wi-Fi (iPhone/iPad)
        3. Benefits of Connecting to a Wi-Fi Hotspot to Access the Web
        4. Bluetooth (iPhone/iPad)
        5. Cellular (iPhone) or Cellular Data (iPad with Cellular + Wi-Fi)
        6. Notifications (iPhone/iPad)
        7. Notification Center Quick Tips
        8. Control Center (iPhone/iPad)
        9. Do Not Disturb (iPhone/iPad)
        10. General (iPhone/iPad)
        11. Display & Brightness (iPhone/iPad)
        12. Wallpaper (iPhone/iPad)
        13. Sounds (iPhone/iPad)
        14. Touch ID & Passcode (NEWER iPHONES and iPADS)
        15. Privacy (iPhone/iPad)
        16. iCloud (iPhone/iPad)
        17. iTunes & App Store (iPhone/iPad)
        18. Mail, Contacts, Calendars (iPhone/iPad)
        19. More App-Specific Options Within Settings
        20. User-Installed Apps
    2. Control Center Gives You Quick Access to Popular Features and Functions
    3. Organize Apps on Your Home Screen with Folders
      1. Moving App Icons Around on the Home Screen
    4. Add Frequently Used Web Page Icons to Your Home Screen
    5. Discover What’s Now Possible from the Lock Screen
    6. Manage Your Customized Notification Center Screen
  13. 2. Using Siri, Dictation, and CarPlay to Interact with Your Mobile Device
    1. What You Should Know Before Using Siri
    2. Customizing Siri
    3. Ways to Activate Siri
    4. Discover How Siri Can Help You
      1. Siri Quick Tips
        1. Find, Display, or Use Information Related to Your Contacts
        2. Initiate a Call
        3. Find Your Friends
        4. Set Up Reminders and To-Do Items
        5. Read or Send Text Messages
        6. Check the Weather or Your Investments
        7. Find Information on the Web or Get Answers to Questions
        8. Schedule and Manage Meetings and Events
        9. Send Email and Access New (Incoming) Email
        10. Set an Alarm or Timer
        11. Get Directions Using the Maps App
        12. Control the Music App
        13. Forget Sticky Notes—Dictate Notes to Yourself
        14. Siri Knows All About Sports, Movies, and Restaurants, Too
      2. More Siri Quick Tips
    5. Practice (with Siri) Makes Perfect
    6. Use Dictation Mode Instead of the Virtual Keyboard
    7. Connect or Link Your iPhone to Your Car to Use the CarPlay Feature
  14. 3. Strategies for Finding, Buying, and Using Third-Party Apps
    1. App Store Basics
      1. How New Apps Install Themselves
      2. Free or Purchased?
      3. Restoring or Reinstalling Apps You’ve Already Downloaded
    2. Where to Find Apps, Music, and More
    3. Everything You Need to Know About Apps
      1. Compatibility: Does the App Run on Multiple Devices?
      2. Quick Guide to App Pricing
        1. Free Apps
        2. Paid Apps
        3. Subscription-Based Apps
        4. In-App Purchases
      3. How to Shop with the App Store App
        1. The Featured Icon
        2. The Top Charts Icon
        3. Features of an App Listing
        4. Learn Before You Buy: Accessing the App’s Description Page
        5. What’s Offered When You Tap the Details Tab
        6. What’s Offered When You Tap the Reviews Tab
        7. What’s Offered When You Tap the Related Tab
        8. Keep Your Apps Current with the Updates Command Icon
    4. Quick Tips for Finding Apps Relevant to You
    5. Keep Your Apps Up to Date with the Latest Versions
    6. Manage Your Kids’ App Acquisitions
  15. 4. Sync, Share, and Print Files Using AirDrop, AirPlay, AirPrint, and Handoff
    1. Stream Content from Your iPhone or iPad to Other Compatible Devices Using AirPlay
    2. Print Files Wirelessly Using an AirPrint-Compatible Printer
    3. Continue a Task on One Device Exactly Where You Left Off on Another Using Handoff
  16. 5. Ways to Use iCloud’s Latest Features with Your iPhone and/or iPad
    1. Content Saved to iCloud Is Available Anywhere
      1. Access Your Purchased iTunes Store Content from Any Device
      2. Use iCloud to Sync Your App-Specific Data, Documents, and Files
      3. Customizing iCloud to Work with Your Apps
    2. Access Your App-Specific Data Online from iCloud.com
    3. Automatically Transfer Documents Using iCloud
    4. Create a Photo Library Using iCloud
    5. Using a Unique Apple ID for iCloud
    6. Backing Up with iCloud
    7. Family Sharing Allows for the Sharing of Purchased Content
    8. iCloud: Many Uses, One Storage Space
  17. 6. Navigating with the Maps App
    1. Get the Most from Using the Maps App’s Features
    2. Overview of the Maps App’s Screen
      1. View a Map from Multiple Perspectives
      2. The Updated Maps App’s Info Screen
        1. The Drop a Pin Option
        2. The Show/Hide Traffic Option
        3. The Standard, Hybrid, and Satellite Tabs
    3. Obtain Turn-by-Turn Directions Between Two Locations
    4. Look Up Contact Entries, Businesses, Restaurants, Landmarks, and Points of Interest
      1. Use the Interactive Location Screens to Find More Information
    5. The Maps App’s Flyover View
      1. Maps Quick Tips
  18. 7. Make the Most of Online Social Networking Apps
    1. Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Vimeo Integration Is Built In to iOS 8
    2. Manage Your Facebook Account Using the Official Facebook App
      1. Participate in Chats Using the Facebook Messenger App
      2. Read Your News Feed Using the Facebook App
    3. Manage Your Twitter Account(s) Using the Official Twitter App
    4. Discover the Official Apps for Other Popular Online Social Networking Services
      1. The YouTube App
      2. The Vine App
      3. The Instagram App
      4. Discover the SnapChat Alternative
      5. The LinkedIn App
    5. Become a Blogger and Start Blogging from Your iPhone or iPad
  19. 8. Shoot, Edit, and Share Photos and Videos
    1. Some Camera App Features Are Available on Only Certain iPhone and iPad Models
    2. The Camera and Photos Apps Are Chock Full of New Features
    3. Methods for Loading Digital Images into Your iPhone or iPad
    4. The Redesigned Camera App
      1. Ways to Launch the Camera App
      2. How to Shoot Photos or Video with the Camera App
      3. Take Advantage of the New Autofocus and Exposure Control Options
      4. How to Snap a Photo
      5. How to Shoot a Panoramic Photo
      6. How to Shoot 1080p HD Video
    5. Tips for Shooting Eye-Catching Photos
      1. How to Use the Rule of Thirds When Shooting
    6. Using the Photos App to View, Edit, Enhance, Print, and Share Photos and Videos
      1. View an Image in Full-Screen Mode
      2. Editing Videos
    7. Commands for Editing Photos
      1. Enhance
      2. Crop
      3. Filters
      4. Adjust
        1. The Light Tools
        2. The Color Tools
        3. The B&W Tools
      5. Red-Eye Removal
      6. Printing Photos
    8. Third-Party Apps for Ordering Prints from Your Images
      1. Sharing Photos and Videos
        1. Send Images Wirelessly Via AirDrop
        2. Send Images Via Text/Instant Message
        3. Email Up to Five Images At a Time
        4. Tweet a Photo to Your Twitter Followers
        5. Publish Photos On Facebook
        6. Upload Images to Flickr
        7. Copy an Image to Another App
        8. Create a Slideshow
        9. Show Image on a Television via AirPlay
        10. Save the Image to Your Camera Roll Folder
        11. Assign Image to Contact
        12. Use as Wallpaper
      2. Deleting Photos Stored on Your iOS Device
    9. iCloud Integration with the Photos App
      1. The Photos App Supports iCloud’s Family Sharing
  20. 9. Make and Receive Calls with an iPhone
    1. Answering an Incoming Call
      1. Use iOS 8’s New Handoff Feature to Answer Incoming iPhone Calls on Your iPad or Mac
      2. Managing the Do Not Disturb Feature
      3. Manage Calls in Progress from the Call In Progress Screen
      4. Respond to a Call Waiting Signal While on the Phone
    2. Making Calls from Your iPhone
      1. Manual Dialing
      2. Dialing from a Contacts Entry in the Phone App
      3. Use Siri to Initiate Calls
      4. Reestablish Contact from the App Switcher’s Recents Listing
      5. Use iOS 8’s New Call Over Wi-Fi Calling Feature
    3. Managing Your Voicemail
      1. Record Your Outgoing Message
      2. How to Play and Delete Voicemail Messages
        1. Listen to Voicemail from Your iPhone
        2. Listen to Your iPhone’s Voicemail from Another Phone
    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
      1. Custom Ringtones for Specific Contacts
    8. More Information About Bluetooth Wireless Headsets
  21. 10. Improve Your Health and Automate Your Home Using Your iOS Mobile Device
    1. Discover the New iPhone-Specific Health App
      1. Start Using the Health App Right Away
      2. Every iPhone User Should Utilize the Health App’s Medical ID Feature
    2. Fitness Trackers Can Also Communicate with the Health App
    3. Home Automation Is Easy Using Your iPhone/iPad
  22. 11. Send and Receive Emails, Texts, and Instant Messages with the Mail and Messages Apps
    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
      1. Insert a Photo or Video into Your Outgoing Email
      2. Using Select, Select All, Cut, Copy, and Paste
      3. How to Save an Unsent Draft of an Email Message
    5. Tips for Reading Email
      1. The Mail App’s Inbox
        1. The Edit Button
        2. How to Delete Individual Incoming Messages
        3. How to View Your Emails
        4. Take Advantage of the Mail App’s VIP List Feature
        5. How to Deal with Incoming Email Message Attachments
        6. Organize Email Messages in Folders
        7. Forwarding, Printing, and Replying to Messages
        8. Mail App Quick Tips
    6. Communicate Effectively with the Messages App
    7. Get Started Using the Messages App with Apple’s iMessage Service
      1. Set Up a Free iMessage Account
      2. Pros and Cons of Using iMessage
    8. Tips and Tricks for Using the Messages App
      1. Create and Send a Text Message
      2. Record and Send an Audio Message
      3. Record and Send a Video Message
      4. Participating in a Text-Message Conversation
      5. Responding to an Incoming Message
      6. Relaunch or Review Past Conversations
      7. Participating in a Group Conversation
      8. Share More Information from the Details Screen During a Conversation via the Messages App
      9. Customize the Messages App
        1. Messages App Quick Tips
  23. 12. Surf the Web More Efficiently Using Safari
    1. Customize Your Web Surfing Experience
    2. How to Use Tabbed Browsing with Safari
      1. Switching Between Web Pages on an iPhone
      2. Tabbed Browsing on the iPad
    3. Remove Screen Clutter with Safari’s Reader Option
    4. Create and Manage Reading Lists
      1. Working with Bookmarks
    5. Options for Sharing Web Content in Safari
    6. Create, Manage, and Sync Safari Bookmarks
      1. Sync Usernames and Passwords Using iCloud Keychain
    7. Launch Your Favorite Websites Quickly with Home Screen Icons
    8. Additional New Features Added To Safari
      1. Switch Between Mobile and Desktop Versions of Websites
      2. Scan Credit and Debit Card Information Using Your iPhone or iPad’s Camera
      3. How To View YouTube Videos
  24. 13. Tips for Using Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, and Notes
    1. Sync App-Specific Data with Online-Based Apps
    2. Sync App-Specific Data with iCloud
    3. Get Acquainted with the Calendar App
      1. Controlling the Calendar View
        1. The Calendar App’s Day View
        2. The Calendar App’s Week View
        3. The Calendar App’s Month View
        4. The Calendar App’s Year View
      2. How to Enter a New Event into the Calendar App
      3. Use Siri to Enter New Events into the Calendar App
      4. Viewing Individual Appointment Details
      5. How to Delete an Event from the Calendar App
      6. Quickly Find Appointment or Event Details
      7. Customizing the Calendar App
      8. Use the Contacts App to Keep Track of People You Know
      9. You Determine What Information You Add to Each Content Entry
      10. The Contacts App Works Seamlessly with Other Apps
      11. Who Do You Know? How to View Your Contacts
      12. Meet Someone New? Create a New Contacts Entry
      13. How to Add a Photo to a Contacts Entry
      14. Editing or Deleting an Entry
      15. Sharing Contact Entries
        1. Contacts App Quick Tips
    4. Organize Your Life with the Notes and Reminders Apps
      1. Use Reminders to Manage Your To-Do Lists
        1. Keep Up to Date with Reminders
      2. How to Delete an Entire To-Do List
      3. Perform Basic Text Editing and Note Taking with the Notes App
        1. Quick Tips For Notes
  25. 14. Get Acquainted with the Music, Videos, and iTunes Store Apps
    1. Tips for Using the Music App
      1. Music App Controls on the iPhone
    2. Create a Music App Playlist
    3. Find Your Way Around the Now Playing Screen
      1. Music App Controls on iPad
    4. More Music App Features
      1. Stream Music to Your iPhone or iPad Using iTunes Radio
    5. Use the Videos App to Watch TV Shows, Movies, and More
    6. Use the iTunes Store App to Acquire New Music, TV Shows, Movies, and More
      1. Quickly Find TV Episodes You Want to Purchase on iTunes
    7. Streaming Video on Your iOS Mobile Device
      1. HuluPlus
      2. Xfinity TV and TWC TV
      3. Netflix
      4. YouTube
  26. 15. Customize Your Reading Experience with iBooks and Newsstand
    1. Customize iBooks Settings
    2. Organize Your Personal eBook Library
    3. The iBooks Main Library Screen
      1. Find eBooks Using the Command Icons Displayed When Using an iPhone
      2. Find eBooks Using the Command Icons Displayed When Using an iPad
    4. Learn More About Specific eBooks While Visiting iBookstore
      1. How to Find a Specific eBook—Fast
      2. Learn About an eBook from Its Description
      3. Purchasing an eBook
    5. Customize Your eBook Reading Experience Using iBooks
      1. Read PDF and ePub Files with iBooks
    6. Create Your Own eBooks Using Apple’s iBooks Author Software
    7. Alternative Methods for Reading Your eBooks
    8. Acquire Digital Editions of Newspapers and Magazines with the Newsstand App
      1. Working with the Newsstand App
      2. Reading Digital Publications
      3. Managing Your Newspaper and Magazine Subscriptions
        1. Newsstand Quick Tips
  27. A. Set Up Your New iPhone or iPad
    1. How to Activate Your New iPhone or iPad
  28. B. Introduction to Apple Watch
    1. Apple Watch Utilizes Apps, Just Like Your iPhone
    2. Apple Watch Offers Multiple Models, with Dozens of Style Configurations
    3. Discover Apple Watch’s Features and Functions
    4. Apple Watch’s Evolution Has Already Begun
  29. Index