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iPhone® 4 Portable Genius

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A handy, quick-access guide to getting the most out of the iPhone 4

If you love all the great stuff that makes up the Apple digital lifestyle, you no doubt consider your iPhone 4 to be indispensable. The newest edition of iPhone Portable Genius is packed with the information you need to make this wonderful device even better. You'll find great iPhone tips at your fingertips—things like the latest hot app from the App Store, novel ways to control calls, and more—and they're all designed to make your life easier, save you time, and help you avoid hassle. Best of all, this book features full-color screenshots, so it's easy to navigate, and it doesn't skip any of the essentials.

  • Includes savvy advice and plenty of no-nonsense content in a hip way that is easy to access

  • Covers key tools, topics, and shortcuts

  • Features Genius icons throughout the book—smart or innovative ways to handle tasks and save yourself time

  • Get better acquainted with your iPhone 4 in a fun way—as if your friends were showing you what to do—with iPhone 4 Portable Genius.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. Credits
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
  6. 1. How Do I Configure My iPhone?
    1. 1.1. Customizing the Home Screen to Suit Your Style
      1. 1.1.1. Creating an app folder
      2. 1.1.2. Adding a Safari Web Clip to the Home screen
      3. 1.1.3. Resetting the default Home screen layout
    2. 1.2. Setting the iPhone Wallpaper
      1. 1.2.1. Using a predefined wallpaper
      2. 1.2.2. Using an existing photo as the wallpaper
      3. 1.2.3. Taking a wallpaper photo with the iPhone camera
    3. 1.3. More Useful iPhone Configuration Techniques
      1. 1.3.1. Turning sounds on and off
      2. 1.3.2. Adjusting the brightness of the screen
      3. 1.3.3. Customizing the keyboard
      4. 1.3.4. Configuring parental controls
      5. 1.3.5. Customizing app notifications
      6. 1.3.6. Resetting the iPhone
    4. 1.4. Protecting Your iPhone
      1. 1.4.1. Protecting your iPhone with a passcode
      2. 1.4.2. Configuring your iPhone to sleep automatically
      3. 1.4.3. Backing up your iPhone
      4. 1.4.4. Using MobileMe to Find and Protect a Lost iPhone
        1. 1.4.4.1. Configuring Find My iPhone
        2. 1.4.4.2. Locating your iPhone on a map
        3. 1.4.4.3. Sending a message to your iPhone
        4. 1.4.4.4. Remotely locking the data on your iPhone
        5. 1.4.4.5. Remotely deleting the data on your iPhone
        6. 1.4.4.6. Using the Find My iPhone app
    5. 1.5. Enhancing Your iPhone with the App Store
      1. 1.5.1. Accessing the App Store on your computer
      2. 1.5.2. Syncing apps
      3. 1.5.3. Accessing the App Store on Your iPhone
      4. 1.5.4. Viewing and updating your apps
    6. 1.6. Connecting Your iPhone with Bluetooth Devices
      1. 1.6.1. Making your iPhone discoverable
      2. 1.6.2. Pairing your iPhone with a Bluetooth keyboard
      3. 1.6.3. Pairing your iPhone with a Bluetooth headset
      4. 1.6.4. Selecting a paired headset as the audio output device
      5. 1.6.5. Unpairing your iPhone from a Bluetooth device
  7. 2. How Do I Connect My iphone to a Network?
    1. 2.1. Understanding Internet Access Networks
    2. 2.2. Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network
      1. 2.2.1. Making your first connection
      2. 2.2.2. Connecting to known networks
      3. 2.2.3. Stopping the incessant Wi-Fi network prompts
      4. 2.2.4. Connecting to a hidden Wi-Fi network
      5. 2.2.5. Turning off the Wi-Fi antenna to save power
    3. 2.3. Tethering a Computer to Your iPhone's Internet Connection
    4. 2.4. Keeping an Eye on Your Data Usage
    5. 2.5. Controlling Network Data
      1. 2.5.1. Turning off 3G
      2. 2.5.2. Turning off cellular data
      3. 2.5.3. Turning off data roaming
      4. 2.5.4. Switching your iPhone to airplane mode
    6. 2.6. Creating a VPN Network Connection
  8. 3. How Can I Get More Out of the Phone App?
    1. 3.1. Working with Outgoing Calls
      1. 3.1.1. Making calls quickly
      2. 3.1.2. Voice dialing a call
      3. 3.1.3. Configuring your iPhone to not show your caller ID
    2. 3.2. Handling Incoming Calls
      1. 3.2.1. Silencing an incoming call
      2. 3.2.2. Sending an incoming call directly to voicemail
      3. 3.2.3. Turning off the iPhone Call Waiting feature
      4. 3.2.4. Forwarding iPhone calls to another number
    3. 3.3. Juggling Multiple Calls and Conference Calls
    4. 3.4. Using Other iPhone Features While On a Call
    5. 3.5. Managing Your Favorites List
    6. 3.6. Working with Contacts from the Phone App
      1. 3.6.1. Converting a phone number into a contact
      2. 3.6.2. Assigning a ringtone to a contact
    7. 3.7. Video Calling with FaceTime
  9. 4. How Can I Make the Most of Web Surfing with My iPhone?
    1. 4.1. Touchscreen Tips for Web Sites
    2. 4.2. Filling in Online Forms
      1. 4.2.1. Turning on AutoFill for faster forms
      2. 4.2.2. Saving Web site login passwords
    3. 4.3. Using Bookmarks for Faster Surfing
      1. 4.3.1. Adding bookmarks by hand
      2. 4.3.2. Getting Firefox bookmarks into your iPhone
    4. 4.4. Managing your bookmarks
    5. 4.5. Retracing your steps with the handy History list
      1. 4.5.1. Maintaining your privacy by deleting the History list
    6. 4.6. Getting Even More Out of Safari on Your iPhone
      1. 4.6.1. Opening and managing multiple browser pages
      2. 4.6.2. Changing the default search engine
      3. 4.6.3. Viewing an RSS feed
      4. 4.6.4. Dialing a phone number from a Web page
      5. 4.6.5. Setting the Web browser security options
  10. 5. How Do I Maximize E-mail On My Iphone?
    1. 5.1. Managing Your iPhone E-mail Accounts
      1. 5.1.1. Adding an account by hand
      2. 5.1.2. Specifying the default account
      3. 5.1.3. Switching to another account
      4. 5.1.4. Temporarily disabling an account
      5. 5.1.5. Deleting an account
    2. 5.2. Configuring E-mail Accounts
      1. 5.2.1. Managing multiple devices by leaving messages on the server
      2. 5.2.2. Fixing outgoing e-mail problems by using a different server port
      3. 5.2.3. Configuring authentication for outgoing mail
    3. 5.3. Configuring E-mail Messages
      1. 5.3.1. Configuring iPhone to automatically check for new messages
      2. 5.3.2. Displaying more messages in your Inbox message list
      3. 5.3.3. Processing e-mail faster by identifying messages sent to you
      4. 5.3.4. Placing a phone call from an e-mail message
      5. 5.3.5. E-mailing a link to a Web page
      6. 5.3.6. Setting a minimum message font size
      7. 5.3.7. Creating a custom iPhone signature
      8. 5.3.8. Disabling remote images in messages
      9. 5.3.9. Preventing Mail from organizing messages by thread
      10. 5.3.10. Deleting Gmail messages instead of archiving them
      11. 5.3.11. Configuring your Exchange ActiveSync settings
  11. 6. How Can I Take Control of Syncing My iPhone?
    1. 6.1. Syncing Your iPhone Automatically
      1. 6.1.1. By passing the automatic sync
      2. 6.1.2. Troubleshooting automatic syncing
    2. 6.2. Syncing Your iPhone Manually
    3. 6.3. Syncing Information with Your iPhone
      1. 6.3.1. Syncing your contacts
      2. 6.3.2. Syncing your calendar
      3. 6.3.3. Syncing your e-mail account
      4. 6.3.4. Syncing your bookmarks
      5. 6.3.5. Syncing your notes
      6. 6.3.6. Merging data from two or more computers
      7. 6.3.7. Handling sync conflicts
      8. 6.3.8. Handling large iPhone-to-computer sync changes
      9. 6.3.9. Replacing your iPhone's data with fresh info
    4. 6.4. Syncing Media with Your iPhone
      1. 6.4.1. Syncing music and music videos
      2. 6.4.2. Syncing podcasts
      3. 6.4.3. Syncing audiobooks
      4. 6.4.4. Syncing movies
      5. 6.4.5. Syncing TV show episodes
      6. 6.4.6. Syncing eBooks
      7. 6.4.7. Syncing computer photos to your iPhone
      8. 6.4.8. Syncing iPhone photos to your computer
      9. 6.4.9. Preventing your iPhone from sending photos to your computer
      10. 6.4.10. Syncing media with two or more computers
  12. 7. How Can I Get More Out of My iPhone's Audio Features?
    1. 7.1. Using Audio Accessories with Your iPhone
    2. 7.2. Getting More Out of Your iPhone's iPod App
      1. 7.2.1. Creating a custom iPod menu bar
      2. 7.2.2. Rating a song
      3. 7.2.3. Browsing music with Cover Flow
      4. 7.2.4. Controlling music with voice commands
      5. 7.2.5. Turning off the Shake to Shuffle feature
      6. 7.2.6. Answering an incoming call while listening to music on the headset
    3. 7.3. Getting More Out of Your iPhone's iTunes App
      1. 7.3.1. Creating a custom iTunes menu bar
      2. 7.3.2. Redeeming an iTunes gift card
    4. 7.4. Creating a Custom Ringtone for Your iPhone
    5. 7.5. Working with Playlists
      1. 7.5.1. Creating a favorite tunes playlist for your iPhone
      2. 7.5.2. Creating a playlist on your iPhone
      3. 7.5.3. Creating a Genius playlist on your iPhone
    6. 7.6. Customizing Your iPhone's Audio Settings
  13. 8. How Do I Max Out My iPhone's Photo and Video Features?
    1. 8.1. Getting More Out of Your iPhone's Photos
      1. 8.1.1. Taking advantage of the new iPhone 4 camera features
      2. 8.1.2. Scrolling, rotating, zooming, and panning photos
      3. 8.1.3. Adding an existing photo to a contact
      4. 8.1.4. Taking a contact's photo with the iPhone camera
      5. 8.1.5. Sending a photo via e-mail
      6. 8.1.6. Sending a photo using MMS
      7. 8.1.7. Sending a photo to your Flickr account
      8. 8.1.8. Saving a photo from an MMS message
      9. 8.1.9. Starting a photo slide show
      10. 8.1.10. Creating a custom photo slide show
      11. 8.1.11. Playing a slide show with background music
      12. 8.1.12. Deleting a photo
    2. 8.2. Getting More Out of Your iPhone's Video Features
      1. 8.2.1. Playing videos, movies, and TV shows
      2. 8.2.2. Playing just the audio portion of a music video
      3. 8.2.3. Playing iPhone videos on your TV
      4. 8.2.4. Converting a video file to iPhone format
      5. 8.2.5. Recording video with the iPhone camera
      6. 8.2.6. Editing recorded video
      7. 8.2.7. Sending a video via e-mail
      8. 8.2.8. Sending a video via MMS
      9. 8.2.9. Uploading recorded video to YouTube
      10. 8.2.10. Customizing your iPhone's video settings
    3. 8.3. Editing Video with iMovie for iPhone
      1. 8.3.1. Creating a new iMovie project
      2. 8.3.2. Opening a project for editing
      3. 8.3.3. Importing media into your project
        1. 8.3.3.1. Importing a video from the camera
        2. 8.3.3.2. Importing existing video
        3. 8.3.3.3. Importing a photo from the camera
        4. 8.3.3.4. Importing an existing photo
      4. 8.3.4. Working with video clips
        1. 8.3.4.1. Moving a clip
        2. 8.3.4.2. Trimming a clip
        3. 8.3.4.3. Changing the transition between two clips
        4. 8.3.4.4. Adjusting a photo's Ken Burns effect
        5. 8.3.4.5. Adding a title to a clip
        6. 8.3.4.6. Removing a clip
      5. 8.3.5. Working with your project
        1. 8.3.5.1. Adding a music track
        2. 8.3.5.2. Changing the project theme
        3. 8.3.5.3. Exporting your project
  14. 9. Can I Use My iPhone to Manage Contacts And Appointments?
    1. 9.1. Managing Your Contacts
      1. 9.1.1. Creating a new contact
      2. 9.1.2. Editing an existing contact
      3. 9.1.3. Assigning phone numbers to a contact
      4. 9.1.4. Assigning e-mail addresses to a contact
      5. 9.1.5. Assigning Web addresses to a contact
      6. 9.1.6. Assigning physical addresses to a contact
      7. 9.1.7. Creating a custom label
      8. 9.1.8. Adding extra fields to a contact
      9. 9.1.9. Keeping track of birthdays and anniversaries
      10. 9.1.10. Add notes to a contact
      11. 9.1.11. Creating a new contact from an electronic business card
      12. 9.1.12. Delete a contact field
      13. 9.1.13. Delete a contact
    2. 9.2. Tracking Your Appointments
      1. 9.2.1. Adding an appointment to your calendar
      2. 9.2.2. Editing an existing appointment
      3. 9.2.3. Setting up a repeating event
      4. 9.2.4. Converting an event to an all-day event
      5. 9.2.5. Adding an alert to an event
      6. 9.2.6. Setting a birthday or anniversary reminder
      7. 9.2.7. Displaying a list of your upcoming events
      8. 9.2.8. Handling Microsoft Exchange meeting requests
      9. 9.2.9. Subscribing to a calendar
  15. 10. How Do I Use My iPhone to Navigate My World?
    1. 10.1. Finding Your Way with Maps and GPS
      1. 10.1.1. Viewing your destination
      2. 10.1.2. Displaying your current location
      3. 10.1.3. Displaying a map of a contact's location
      4. 10.1.4. Saving a location as a bookmark for easier access
      5. 10.1.5. Specifying a location when you don't know the exact address
      6. 10.1.6. Getting directions to a location
      7. 10.1.7. Getting live traffic information
      8. 10.1.8. Controlling app access to GPS
    2. 10.2. Sharing Map Data
      1. 10.2.1. E-mailing a map location
      2. 10.2.2. Sending a map location using MMS
      3. 10.2.3. Getting your bearings with the Compass
  16. 11. How Do I Manage My Ebook Library On My iphone?
    1. 11.1. Installing the iBooks App
    2. 11.2. Getting Your Head around eBook Formats
    3. 11.3. Managing Your iBooks Library
      1. 11.3.1. Browsing books in the iBookstore
      2. 11.3.2. Downloading a free eBook
      3. 11.3.3. Sampling an eBook
      4. 11.3.4. Purchasing an eBook
      5. 11.3.5. Adding other EPUB eBooks to your library
      6. 11.3.6. Editing the iBooks Library
    4. 11.4. Syncing Your iBooks Library
      1. 11.4.1. Running the Sync
      2. 11.4.2. Creating a custom eBook cover
    5. 11.5. Reading eBooks with the iBooks App
      1. 11.5.1. Controlling eBooks on the reading screen
      2. 11.5.2. Formatting eBook text
      3. 11.5.3. Saving your spot with a bookmark
      4. 11.5.4. Looking up a word in the dictionary
      5. 11.5.5. Highlighting text
      6. 11.5.6. Adding a note to an eBook
    6. 11.6. Reading Other eBooks on Your iPhone
  17. 12. How Do I Keep My Life In Sync with MobileMe?
    1. 12.1. Understanding MobileMe
    2. 12.2. Understanding MobileMe Device Support
    3. 12.3. Configuring MobileMe on Your iPhone
      1. 12.3.1. Setting up your MobileMe account on your iPhone
      2. 12.3.2. Setting up MobileMe synchronization on your iPhone
    4. 12.4. Configuring MobileMe on Your Mac
      1. 12.4.1. Setting up your MobileMe account on your Mac
      2. 12.4.2. Setting up MobileMe synchronization on your Mac
    5. 12.5. Configuring MobileMe on Your Windows PC
    6. 12.6. Using Your iPhone to Work with MobileMe Photos and Videos
      1. 12.6.1. Using your iPhone to send photos to the MobileMe gallery
        1. 12.6.1.1. Configuring an album to allow e-mail uploads
        2. 12.6.1.2. Sending a photo to your own MobileMe Gallery
        3. 12.6.1.3. Sending a photo to someone else's MobileMe Gallery
        4. 12.6.1.4. Sending a video to your MobileMe Gallery
      2. 12.6.2. Viewing your MobileMe Gallery in your iPhone
  18. 13. How Do I Fix My iPhone?
    1. 13.1. General Techniques for Troubleshooting Your iPhone
      1. 13.1.1. Troubleshooting connected devices
      2. 13.1.2. Updating the iPhone software
      3. 13.1.3. Restoring the iPhone's data and settings
      4. 13.1.4. Putting your iPhone in Device Firmware Upgrade mode
    2. 13.2. Taking Care of the iPhone Battery
      1. 13.2.1. Tracking battery use
      2. 13.2.2. Tips for extending your battery life
    3. 13.3. Solving Specific Problems
      1. 13.3.1. Your battery won't charge
      2. 13.3.2. You have trouble accessing a Wi-Fi network
      3. 13.3.3. iTunes doesn't see your iPhone
      4. 13.3.4. iTunes doesn't sync your iPhone
      5. 13.3.5. You have trouble syncing music or videos
      6. 13.3.6. Your iPhone doesn't recognize your SIM card
      7. 13.3.7. You can't get your iPhone's serial number
  19. Glossary