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iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks (Covers iPads and iPhones running iOS9), Fifth Edition

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

March 21, 2016 Update: A new iPhone SE and a new iPad Pro 9.7" were announced today by Apple. The content of this book is applicable to these new devices. 

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 9 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 users who want to discover how to use the iOS 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, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus, as well as the latest iPad Air and iPad mini models and iPad Pro.

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

   •     Discover how to use the new News, Wallet, iCloud Drive, and updated Music apps that come preinstalled with iOS 9.

   •     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 Siri or the new “Hey Siri” feature.

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

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

   •     Learn about cutting-edge features, such as Apple Pay and Family Sharing, as well as device-specific features like Split-Screen, Slide Over, and Picture-in-Picture (newer iPad models), as well as Peek and Pop (iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus).

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


Table of Contents

  1. About This E-Book
  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 8 to iOS 9
    2. Interacting with Your iPhone or iPad
      1. Touchscreen Techniques You’ll Need to Master
      2. How to Make the Best Use of the Virtual Keyboard
      3. Take Advantage of the iPad’s New Display Options
      4. 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 9
      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
    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
    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. Discover What’s Possible from the Lock Screen
    5. 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. Find, Display, or Use Information Related to Your Contacts
      2. Initiate a Call
      3. Set Up Reminders and To-Do Items
      4. Read or Send Text Messages
      5. Check the Weather or Your Investments
      6. Find Information on the Web or Get Answers to Questions
      7. Schedule and Manage Meetings and Events
      8. Send Email and Access New (Incoming) Email
      9. Set an Alarm or Timer
      10. Get Directions Using the Maps App
      11. Control the Music App
      12. Forget Sticky Notes—Dictate Notes to Yourself
      13. Siri Knows All About Sports, Movies, Entertainment, and Restaurants, Too
    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. 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
      3. How to Shop with the App Store App
    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. Use iCloud and the iCloud Drive App from Your iPhone 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
    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. Using the New iCloud Drive App on Your Mobile Device
    9. 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 Maps App’s Info Screen
    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
    6. Navigate a City’s Public Transportation System
  18. 7. Make the Most of Online Social Networking Apps
    1. Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Vimeo Integration Is Built In to iOS 9
    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 Instagram App
  19. 8. Shoot, Edit, and Share Photos and Videos
    1. Some Camera App Features Are Available Only on Certain iPhone and iPad Models
    2. The Camera and Photos Apps Are Chock Full of Features
    3. Methods for Loading Digital Images into Your iPhone or iPad
    4. Use the Camera App to Take Photos or Shoot Video
      1. Ways to Launch the Camera App
      2. How to Shoot Photos or Video with the Camera App
      3. Take Advantage of the Autofocus and Exposure Control Options
    5. How to Snap a Photo
    6. How to Shoot a Panoramic Photo
    7. How to Shoot HD Video
    8. Using the Photos App to View, Edit, Enhance, Print, and Share Photos and Videos
    9. View an Image in Full-Screen Mode
    10. Editing Videos
    11. Tools for Editing Photos
      1. Enhance
      2. Crop
      3. Filters
      4. Adjust
    12. Printing Photos
    13. Third-Party Apps for Ordering Prints from Your Images
    14. Sharing Photos and Videos
      1. Deleting Photos Stored on Your iOS Device
    15. Take Advantage of iCloud Photo Library
      1. The Photos App Supports iCloud’s Family Sharing
    16. Move Images Between Albums
  20. 9. Make and Receive Calls with an iPhone
    1. Answering an Incoming Call
    2. Use the Handoff Feature to Answer Incoming iPhone Calls on Your iPad or Mac
    3. Managing the Do Not Disturb Feature
    4. Manage Calls in Progress from the Call in Progress Screen
    5. Respond to a Call Waiting Signal While on the Phone
    6. Making Calls from Your iPhone
      1. Manual Dialing
    7. Dialing from a Contacts Entry in the Phone App
    8. Reestablish Contact from the Spotlight Search Screen’s Recents Listing
    9. Use the Call Over Wi-Fi Calling Feature
    10. Managing Your Voicemail
      1. Record Your Outgoing Message
      2. How to Play and Delete Voicemail Messages
    11. Create and Use a Favorites List
    12. Accessing Your Recents Call Log
    13. Do You Talk Too Much? Keeping Track of Usage
    14. Customizing Ringtones
      1. Custom Ringtones for Specific Contacts
    15. More Information about Bluetooth Wireless Headsets
  21. 10. Improve Your Health and Manage Your Wealth Using Your iPhone
    1. Discover the 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. Manage Apple Pay and More Using the Wallet App
      1. Set Up and Use Apple Pay from Your iPhone
      2. Adding Debit/Credit Card Details to the Wallet App
      3. Use the Wallet App to Manage Reward Cards, Membership Cards, and More
  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. Insert an Attachment within an Email
    5. Using Select, Select All, Cut, Copy, and Paste
    6. How to Save an Unsent Draft of an Email Message
    7. Tips for Reading Email
      1. The Mail App’s Inbox
    8. Communicate Effectively with the Messages App
    9. Get Started Using the Messages App with Apple’s iMessage Service
      1. Set Up a Free iMessage Account
      2. Some Benefits to Using iMessage
    10. 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
  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
  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
      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
    4. Use the Contacts App to Keep Track of People You Know
      1. You Determine What Information You Add to Each Contact Entry
      2. The Contacts App Works Seamlessly with Other Apps
      3. How to View Your Contacts
      4. How to Create a New Contacts Entry
      5. How to Add a Photo to a Contacts Entry
      6. Editing or Deleting a Contact
      7. Sharing Contact Entries
    5. Create and Manage Lists with the Reminders App
      1. Stay Up to Date with Reminders
      2. How to Delete an Entire To-Do List
    6. Take Notes or Gather Information Using the Newly Redesigned Notes App
      1. Create and Manage Notes App Folders
      2. How to Create Individual Notes
      3. Moving Notes Between Folders
      4. Create Interactive Checklists within Notes
      5. Using the Drawing Tools in the Notes App
    7. Sharing Notes
  25. 14. Get Acquainted with the Music, Videos, and iTunes Store Apps
    1. Get Started Using the Music App
      1. Discover the New Apple Music Service
      2. Using the Music App: A Quick Tutorial
      3. Managing Your Music Via the Music App
      4. How to Create Custom Playlists Using the Music App
      5. Control the Music App from Control Center
    2. Streaming Music Via the Internet
    3. Use the Videos App to Watch TV Shows, Movies, and More
    4. 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
    5. Stream Video Content Instead of Purchasing and Downloading It
  26. 15. Customize Your Reading Experience with iBooks and the News App
    1. Customize Your eBook Reading Experience
    2. Customize iBooks Settings
    3. Organize Your Personal eBook Library
    4. Navigating Around the iBooks App
    5. Learn More About Specific eBooks While Visiting iBook Store
      1. How to Find a Specific eBook—Fast
      2. Learn About an eBook from Its Description
      3. Purchasing an eBook
    6. Customize Your eBook Reading Experience Using iBooks
      1. Tools You Can Use While Reading
    7. Alternative Methods for Reading Your eBooks
    8. Discover the New News App
      1. Get Started By Customizing the News App
      2. Navigating Around the News App
      3. Read Articles that Cater to Your Interests
      4. How to Expand Your Personalized Collection of Sources and Content Providers
    9. Some Final Thoughts
  27. Index