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iPhone® For Dummies®, 4th Edition

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The full-color guide to getting the most out of your iPhone

Completely updated and revised throughout, this full-color guide covers Apple's new iPhone and iOS 4. Bestselling veteran authors Baig and LeVitus introduce you to the capabilities of the iPhone whether you're making phone calls, browsing the Internet, sending and receiving e-mails, working with the calendar, watching videos, taking great photos, or much more. You'll discover how to set up iTunes, buy music and videos from the iTunes store, protect your information, troubleshoot, multitask, and download the hundreds of thousands of apps available from the App Store.

  • Gets you started with your iPhone, and puts you on your way to mastering the multitouch interface, synchronizing your data, making phone and video calls, texting, working with the calendar, and more

  • Explains setting up iTunes, watching videos, taking photos, and buying music

  • Walks you through connecting to the Internet, sending and receiving e-mails, getting directions from GPS maps, protecting your information, and troubleshooting

  • Addresses browsing and downloading any of the hundreds of thousands of applications from the App Store

  • Includes coverage of iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and the new iPhone 4

Presented in the straightforward-but-fun style that defines the Dummies series, iPhone For Dummies, 4th Edition is the only book you'll need to get comfortably acquainted with your new iPhone.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Authors
  3. Authors' Acknowledgments
  4. Publisher's Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Conventions Used in This Book
    3. How This Book Is Organized
      1. Part I: Getting to Know Your iPhone
      2. Part II: The Mobile iPhone
      3. Part III: The Multimedia iPhone
      4. Part IV: The Internet iPhone
      5. Part V: The Undiscovered iPhone
      6. Part VI: The Part of Tens
    4. Icons Used in This Book
    5. Where to go from Here
  6. I. Getting to Know Your iPhone
    1. 1. Unveiling the iPhone
      1. 1.1. The Big Picture
        1. 1.1.1. The iPhone as a phone and digital camera/camcorder
        2. 1.1.2. The iPhone as an iPod
        3. 1.1.3. The iPhone as an Internet communications device
        4. 1.1.4. Technical specifications
      2. 1.2. A Quick Tour Outside
        1. 1.2.1. On the top
        2. 1.2.2. On the bottom
        3. 1.2.3. On the sides and front
        4. 1.2.4. On the back
        5. 1.2.5. Status bar
      3. 1.3. Home Sweet Home Screen
    2. 2. iPhone Basic Training
      1. 2.1. Activating the iPhone
      2. 2.2. Turning the iPhone On and Off
      3. 2.3. Locking the iPhone
      4. 2.4. Mastering the Multitouch Interface
        1. 2.4.1. Discovering the special-use keys
        2. 2.4.2. The incredible, intelligent, and virtual iPhone keyboard
        3. 2.4.3. Navigating beyond the Home screen
        4. 2.4.4. Finger-typing on the virtual keyboards
        5. 2.4.5. Editing mistakes
        6. 2.4.6. Cutting, copying, pasting, and replacing
        7. 2.4.7. Voice dialing
      5. 2.5. Multitasking
      6. 2.6. Organizing Icons into Folders
      7. 2.7. Searching
    3. 3. Synchronicity: Getting Stuff to and from Your iPhone
      1. 3.1. Starting to Sync
      2. 3.2. Disconnecting the iPhone
      3. 3.3. Synchronizing Your Data
        1. 3.3.1. Sync Address Book Contacts
        2. 3.3.2. Sync iCal Calendars
        3. 3.3.3. Sync Mail Accounts
        4. 3.3.4. Other
        5. 3.3.5. Advanced
      4. 3.4. Synchronizing Your Media
        1. 3.4.1. Ringtones, music, movies, and TV shows
          1. 3.4.1.1. Ringtones
          2. 3.4.1.2. Music, music videos, and voice memos
          3. 3.4.1.3. Movies
          4. 3.4.1.4. TV shows
        2. 3.4.2. Podcasts, iTunes U, and Books
          1. 3.4.2.1. Podcasts
          2. 3.4.2.2. iTunes U
          3. 3.4.2.3. Books
        3. 3.4.3. Photos
  7. II. The Mobile iPhone
    1. 4. Understanding the Phone-damentals
      1. 4.1. Making a Call
        1. 4.1.1. Contacts
        2. 4.1.2. Favorites
        3. 4.1.3. Recents
        4. 4.1.4. Keypad
        5. 4.1.5. Visual voicemail
        6. 4.1.6. Recording a greeting
        7. 4.1.7. Voice dialing
      2. 4.2. Receiving a Call
        1. 4.2.1. Accepting the call
        2. 4.2.2. Rejecting the call
        3. 4.2.3. Choosing ringtones
      3. 4.3. While on a Call
        1. 4.3.1. Juggling calls
        2. 4.3.2. Conference calls
      4. 4.4. Seeing Is Believing with FaceTime
    2. 5. Texting 1, 2, 3: Messages and Notes
      1. 5.1. Messaging
        1. 5.1.1. You send me: Sending SMS text messages
        2. 5.1.2. Being a golden receiver: Receiving SMS text messages
        3. 5.1.3. MMS: Like SMS with media
        4. 5.1.4. Smart messaging tricks
      2. 5.2. Take Note of Notes
    3. 6. Calendars and Calculators and Clocks (Voice, Too) — Oh, My
      1. 6.1. Working with the Calendar
        1. 6.1.1. List view
        2. 6.1.2. Day view
        3. 6.1.3. Month view
      2. 6.2. Adding Calendar Entries
        1. 6.2.1. Letting your calendar push you around
        2. 6.2.2. Responding to meeting invitations
        3. 6.2.3. Subscribing to calendars
        4. 6.2.4. Searching calendars
      3. 6.3. Calculate This
      4. 6.4. Punching the Clock
        1. 6.4.1. World clock
        2. 6.4.2. Alarm clock
        3. 6.4.3. Stopwatch
        4. 6.4.4. Timer
      5. 6.5. Voice Memos
        1. 6.5.1. Making a recording
        2. 6.5.2. Listening to recordings
        3. 6.5.3. Trimming recordings
        4. 6.5.4. Adding a label to a recording
        5. 6.5.5. Sharing memos
  8. III. The Multimedia iPhone
    1. 7. Get in Tune(s): Audio on Your iPhone
      1. 7.1. Introducing the iPod inside Your iPhone
        1. 7.1.1. Playlists
        2. 7.1.2. Artistic license
        3. 7.1.3. Song selection
      2. 7.2. Taking Control of Your Tunes
        1. 7.2.1. Go with the (Cover) Flow
        2. 7.2.2. Flow's not here right now
      3. 7.3. Customizing Your Audio Experience
        1. 7.3.1. Finding even more choices
        2. 7.3.2. Setting preferences
          1. 7.3.2.1. Play all songs at the same volume level
          2. 7.3.2.2. Choose an equalizer setting
          3. 7.3.2.3. Set a volume limit for music (and videos)
          4. 7.3.2.4. Enable the Shake to Shuffle option
        3. 7.3.3. Make a playlist on your iPhone
        4. 7.3.4. Set a sleep timer
        5. 7.3.5. Use your voice to control your iPod (iPhone 3GS and 4 only)
        6. 7.3.6. Shopping with the iTunes app
    2. 8. "Smile": Taking Pictures with Your iPhone
      1. 8.1. Taking Your Best Shot
      2. 8.2. Keeping Things in Focus (3GS and 4 Only)
        1. 8.2.1. From the front to the rear — and back
        2. 8.2.2. Firing up the flash
        3. 8.2.3. Using the digital zoom
      3. 8.3. Importing Pictures
      4. 8.4. Where Have All My Pictures Gone?
      5. 8.5. Admiring Pictures
      6. 8.6. Launching Slideshows
        1. 8.6.1. Special slideshow effects
        2. 8.6.2. Adding music to your slideshow
        3. 8.6.3. Deleting pictures
      7. 8.7. More (Not So) Stupid Picture Tricks
      8. 8.8. Places, Faces, and Events
    3. 9. You Oughta Be in Pictures: Video on Your iPhone
      1. 9.1. Finding Stuff to Watch
      2. 9.2. Playing Video
      3. 9.3. Shooting Video
        1. 9.3.1. Editing what you shot
        2. 9.3.2. Sharing video
      4. 9.4. Hey You, It's YouTube
        1. 9.4.1. Hunting for YouTube gems
        2. 9.4.2. Sharing YouTube videos
        3. 9.4.3. Restricting YouTube (and other) usage
  9. IV. The Internet iPhone
    1. 10. Going On a Mobile Safari
      1. 10.1. Surfin' Dude
        1. 10.1.1. Exploring the browser
        2. 10.1.2. Blasting off into cyberspace
      2. 10.2. I Can See Clearly Now
        1. 10.2.1. Opening multiple Web pages at a time
        2. 10.2.2. Looking at lovable links
        3. 10.2.3. Book(mark) 'em, Dano
        4. 10.2.4. Altering bookmarks
        5. 10.2.5. Letting History repeat itself
        6. 10.2.6. Launching a mobile search mission
        7. 10.2.7. Saving Web pictures
      3. 10.3. Smart Safari Settings
    2. 11. The E-Mail Must Get Through
      1. 11.1. Prep Work: Setting Up Your Accounts
        1. 11.1.1. Set up your account the easy way
        2. 11.1.2. Set up your account the less easy way
          1. 11.1.2.1. Setting up an e-mail account with MobileMe, Google, Yahoo!, or AOL
          2. 11.1.2.2. Setting up an account with another provider
        3. 11.1.3. Set up corporate e-mail
      2. 11.2. See Me, Read Me, File Me, Delete Me: Working with Messages
        1. 11.2.1. Reading messages
        2. 11.2.2. Managing messages
        3. 11.2.3. Threading messages
        4. 11.2.4. Searching e-mails
          1. 11.2.4.1. Don't grow too attached to attachments
          2. 11.2.4.2. More things you can do with messages
      3. 11.3. Darling, You Send Me (E-Mail)
        1. 11.3.1. Makin' messages
          1. 11.3.1.1. Sending an all-text message
          2. 11.3.1.2. Sending a photo with a text message
          3. 11.3.1.3. Saving an e-mail message so that you can send it later
          4. 11.3.1.4. Replying to or forwarding an e-mail message
        2. 11.3.2. Settings for sending e-mail
        3. 11.3.3. Setting your message and account settings
          1. 11.3.3.1. Checking and viewing e-mail settings
          2. 11.3.3.2. Altering account settings
    3. 12. Tracking with Maps, Compass, Stocks, and Weather
      1. 12.1. Maps Are Where It's At
        1. 12.1.1. Finding your current location with Maps
        2. 12.1.2. Finding a person, place, or thing
        3. 12.1.3. Views, zooms, and pans
        4. 12.1.4. Maps and contacts
        5. 12.1.5. Timesaving map tools: Bookmarks, Recents, and Contacts
          1. 12.1.5.1. Bookmarks
          2. 12.1.5.2. Recents
          3. 12.1.5.3. Contacts
        6. 12.1.6. Smart map tricks
          1. 12.1.6.1. Get route maps and driving directions
          2. 12.1.6.2. Get public transportation information and walking directions
          3. 12.1.6.3. Get traffic info in real time
          4. 12.1.6.4. More about the Info screen
      2. 12.2. Contemplating the Compass
      3. 12.3. Taking Stock with Stocks
        1. 12.3.1. Adding and deleting stocks, funds, and indexes
        2. 12.3.2. Details, details, details
        3. 12.3.3. Charting a course
      4. 12.4. Weather Watching
  10. V. The Undiscovered iPhone
    1. 13. Setting You Straight on Settings
      1. 13.1. Sky-High Settings
        1. 13.1.1. Airplane mode
        2. 13.1.2. Wi-Fi
      2. 13.2. Settings for Your Senses
        1. 13.2.1. Notifications
        2. 13.2.2. Sounds
        3. 13.2.3. Brightening up your day
        4. 13.2.4. Wallpaper
      3. 13.3. In General
        1. 13.3.1. About About
        2. 13.3.2. Using Usage
        3. 13.3.3. Network
          1. 13.3.3.1. Enable 3G
          2. 13.3.3.2. Cellular Data
          3. 13.3.3.3. Data Roaming
          4. 13.3.3.4. Set Up Internet Tethering
          5. 13.3.3.5. VPN
        4. 13.3.4. Bluetooth
        5. 13.3.5. Location services
        6. 13.3.6. Auto-lock
        7. 13.3.7. Passcode
        8. 13.3.8. Restrictions
        9. 13.3.9. Home button (3G only)
        10. 13.3.10. Date and time
        11. 13.3.11. Keyboard
        12. 13.3.12. International
        13. 13.3.13. Accessibility
        14. 13.3.14. Reset
      4. 13.4. Phoning In More Settings
        1. 13.4.1. Sorting and displaying contacts
        2. 13.4.2. Nothing phone-y about these settings
          1. 13.4.2.1. Call forwarding
          2. 13.4.2.2. Call waiting
          3. 13.4.2.3. Caller ID
          4. 13.4.2.4. TTY
          5. 13.4.2.5. SIM locking
        3. 13.4.3. AT&T Services
        4. 13.4.4. Nike + iPod
        5. 13.4.5. Find My iPhone
    2. 14. Apps-O-Lutely!
      1. 14.1. Using Your Computer to Find Apps
        1. 14.1.1. Looking for apps from your computer
          1. 14.1.1.1. Browsing the iPhone App Store screen
          2. 14.1.1.2. Using the Search field
        2. 14.1.2. Getting more information about an app
          1. 14.1.2.1. Checking out the detail screen from your computer
          2. 14.1.2.2. Reading reviews from your computer
        3. 14.1.3. Downloading an app
        4. 14.1.4. Updating an app
      2. 14.2. Using Your iPhone to Find Apps
        1. 14.2.1. Looking for apps from your iPhone
          1. 14.2.1.1. Browsing the iPhone App Store
          2. 14.2.1.2. Using the Search icon
        2. 14.2.2. Finding more information about an app
          1. 14.2.2.1. Checking out the detail screen from your iPhone
          2. 14.2.2.2. Reading reviews from your iPhone
        3. 14.2.3. Downloading an app
        4. 14.2.4. Updating an app
      3. 14.3. Working with Apps
        1. 14.3.1. Deleting an app
        2. 14.3.2. Organizing your apps
          1. 14.3.2.1. On your computer (in iTunes)
          2. 14.3.2.2. On your iPhone
    3. 15. When Good iPhones Go Bad
      1. 15.1. iPhone Issues
        1. 15.1.1. Recharge
        2. 15.1.2. Restart
        3. 15.1.3. Reset your iPhone
        4. 15.1.4. Remove content
        5. 15.1.5. Reset settings and content
        6. 15.1.6. Restore
      2. 15.2. Problems with Calling or Networks
      3. 15.3. Sync, Computer, or iTunes Issues
      4. 15.4. More Help on the Apple Web Site
      5. 15.5. If Nothing We Suggest Helps
  11. VI. The Part of Tens
    1. 16. Ten Appetizing Apps
      1. 16.1. Shazam
      2. 16.2. Wolfgang's Concert Vault
      3. 16.3. Instapaper
      4. 16.4. reQall
      5. 16.5. IMDb
      6. 16.6. Pandora Radio
      7. 16.7. Apple iBooks
      8. 16.8. Amazon Kindle
      9. 16.9. WhitePages Mobile
      10. 16.10. Skype
    2. 17. Ten Apps Worth Paying For
      1. 17.1. Tiger Woods PGA Tour ($4.99)
      2. 17.2. Zosh ($2.99)
      3. 17.3. OldBooth Premium ($1.99)
      4. 17.4. GottaGo ($1.99)
      5. 17.5. WordsWorth ($1.99)
      6. 17.6. iTeleport ($24.99)
      7. 17.7. Baseball Statistics 2010 Edition ($2.99)
      8. 17.8. Ocarina ($0.99)
      9. 17.9. Air Video ($2.99)
      10. 17.10. Zagat to Go ($9.99)
    3. 18. Ten Helpful Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts
      1. 18.1. Do the Slide for Accuracy and Punctuation
      2. 18.2. Autocorrect Is Your Friend
        1. 18.2.1. Auto apostrophes are good for you
          1. 18.2.1.1. Make rejection work for you
      3. 18.3. The Way-Cool Hidden iTunes Scrub Speed Tip
      4. 18.4. Tricks with Links and Phone Numbers
      5. 18.5. Share the Love
      6. 18.6. Choosing a Home Page for Safari
      7. 18.7. Storing Files
      8. 18.8. Create Ringtones for Free in GarageBand
      9. 18.9. Taking a Snapshot of the Screen
      10. 18.10. Getting Apps Out of the Multitasking Tray