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iPhone For Dummies, 8th Edition

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The perennial bestseller on having fun with your iPhone - updated for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus!

Finding it hard to put your iPhone down, but still haven't figured out how to make the most of its capabilities? Packed with fun instructions, tips, and advice, iPhone For Dummies makes it easy to navigate your way around your new device and unlock all of its state-of-the-art features. The book walks you through surfing the web, staying connected with Facebook and FaceTime, sharing photos and videos, rocking out with music, and much more.

Inside, veteran Dummies authors and Mac gurus Edward C. Baig and Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus share their insights to help you make the most of your iPhone. Beginning with the basics about getting started with your iPhone, this hands-on guide quickly gets you up and running on setting up e-mail, downloading applications from the App Store, getting organized with Reminders, finding your way around with Maps, synching your stuff to iCloud, buying music and movies from the iTunes store—and a whole lot more!

  • Covers Apple's iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and other iPhone models

  • Full-color interior brings the information to life

  • Provides details on connecting to a Wi-Fi network

  • Includes easy-to-follow instructions on troubleshooting your iPhone

  • If you've never used a smartphone or are just making the switch over to Apple, take a bite out of iPhone For Dummies.

    Table of Contents

      1. Introduction
        1. About This Book
        2. Foolish Assumptions
        3. Icons Used in This Book
        4. Beyond the Book
        5. Where to Go From Here
      2. Part I: Getting Started with the iPhone
        1. Chapter 1: Unveiling the iPhone
          1. The Big Picture
            1. The iPhone as a phone and a digital camera or camcorder
            2. The iPhone as an iPod
            3. The iPhone as an Internet communications device
            4. Technical specifications
          2. A Quick Tour Outside
            1. On the top and side
            2. On the bottom
            3. On the front
            4. On the back
            5. Status bar
          3. Home Sweet Home Screen
            1. The first Home screen
            2. The second Home screen
        2. Chapter 2: iPhone Basic Training
          1. Activating the iPhone
          2. Turning the iPhone On and Off
            1. Pointing a finger at Touch ID
            2. Continuing the setup
          3. Locking the iPhone
          4. Mastering the Multitouch Interface
            1. Discovering the special-use keys
            2. The incredible, intelligent, and virtual iPhone keyboard
            3. Anticipating what comes next
            4. Finger-typing on the virtual keyboards
            5. Correcting mistakes
            6. Choosing an alternative keyboard
            7. Cutting, copying, pasting, and suggesting
          5. Multitasking
          6. Navigating beyond the Home Screen
          7. Organizing Icons into Folders
          8. Searching
          9. Notifications
        3. Chapter 3: Synchronicity: Getting Stuff to and from Your iPhone
          1. A Brief iCloud Primer
          2. The Kitchen Sync
            1. First things first: About iPhone backups
            2. Sync prep 101
          3. Syncing Your Data
            1. Syncing contacts
            2. Syncing calendars
            3. Advanced syncing
          4. Synchronizing Your Media
            1. Ringtones, music, movies, and TV shows
            2. Podcasts, iTunes U, and books
            3. Photos
          5. Manual Syncing
        4. Chapter 4: Understanding the Phone-damentals
          1. Making a Call
            1. Contacts
            2. Favorites
            3. Recents
            4. Keypad
            5. Visual voicemail
            6. Recording a greeting
            7. Voice dialing
          2. Receiving a Call
            1. Accepting the call
            2. Rejecting the call
            3. Replying with a text message
            4. Blocking callers
            5. Avoiding disturbances
            6. Choosing ringtones
          3. While on a Call
            1. Juggling calls
            2. Making conference calls
            3. Handing off calls
          4. Seeing Is Believing with FaceTime
      3. Part II: The PDA iPhone
        1. Chapter 5: Taking Control of Your iPhone
          1. Controlling Control Center
          2. Summoning Siri
            1. Figuring out what to ask
            2. Using dictation
            3. Correcting mistakes
            4. Making Siri smarter
          3. Voice Dialing
        2. Chapter 6: Texting 1, 2, 3: Messages and Notes
          1. Getting the iMessage
            1. You send me: Sending text messages
            2. Alert: You’ve got messages
            3. Being a golden receiver: Reading and replying to text messages
            4. MMS: Like SMS with media
            5. Group messaging has never been better
          2. Taking Note of Notes
        3. Chapter 7: Eight Indispensible Utilities
          1. Working with the Calendar
            1. Year view
            2. Month view
            3. Day view
            4. Week view
            5. List view
          2. Adding Calendar Entries
            1. Letting your calendar push you around
            2. Displaying multiple calendars
            3. Responding to meeting invitations
            4. Subscribing to calendars
            5. Sharing a family calendar
          3. Calculate This
          4. Punching the Clock
            1. World clock
            2. Alarm clock
            3. Stopwatch
            4. Timer
          5. Voicing Memos
            1. Making a recording
            2. Listening to recordings
            3. Trimming recordings
            4. Adding a title to a recording
            5. Reminding me
          6. Packing Passbook
          7. Dropping in on AirDrop
          8. Keeping in Good Health
      4. Part III: The Multimedia iPhone
        1. Chapter 8: Get in Tune(s): Audio on Your iPhone
          1. Introducing the iPod inside Your iPhone
            1. iTunes Radio
            2. Playlists
            3. Artistic license
            4. Song selection
            5. Share and share alike
          2. Taking Control of Your Tunes
            1. Going with the (Cover) Flow
            2. Flow’s not here right now
          3. Customizing Your Audio Experience
            1. Finding even more choices
            2. Setting preferences
            3. Setting a sleep timer
            4. Using your voice to control your music
            5. Shopping with the iTunes Store app
        2. Chapter 9: “Smile”: Taking Pictures with Your iPhone
          1. Taking Your Best Shot
          2. Keeping Things in Focus
            1. From the front to the rear — and back
            2. Firing up the flash
            3. Using digital zoom
            4. Applying filters
            5. Binging on burst shooting
            6. Using the self-timer
          3. Tracking Down Your Pictures
            1. Choosing albums
            2. Categorizing your pics
            3. Organizing your places, faces, and events
            4. Searching for pictures
            5. Sharing your photos
          4. Admiring Your Pictures
            1. Maneuvering and manipulating photos
            2. Launching slideshows
            3. Storing pictures in the (i)Cloud
          5. Editing and Deleting Photos
          6. More (Not So) Stupid Picture Tricks
        3. Chapter 10: You Oughta Be in Pictures: Video on Your iPhone
          1. Finding Stuff to Watch
          2. Playing Video
          3. Shooting Video
            1. Going slow
            2. Going fast
            3. Editing what you shot
            4. Sharing video
            5. Watching video on TV
            6. Restricting video and other usage
      5. Part IV: The Internet iPhone
        1. Chapter 11: Going On a Mobile Safari
          1. Surfin’ Dude
            1. Exploring the browser
            2. Blasting off into cyberspace
          2. I Can See Clearly Now
            1. Opening multiple web pages at a time
            2. Looking at lovable links
            3. Book(mark) ’em, Dano
            4. Altering bookmarks
            5. Viewing open pages on other devices
            6. Letting history repeat itself
            7. Launching a mobile search mission
            8. Saving web pictures
            9. Reading clutter-free web pages
          3. Private Browsing
          4. Smart Safari Settings
        2. Chapter 12: The Email Must Get Through
          1. Prep Work: Setting Up Your Accounts
            1. Setting up your account the easy way
            2. Setting up your account the less easy way
            3. Setting up corporate email
          2. See Me, Read Me, File Me, Delete Me: Working with Messages
            1. Reading messages
            2. Managing messages
            3. Threading messages
            4. Searching emails
          3. Darling, You Send Me (Email)
            1. Makin’ messages
            2. Settings for sending email
            3. Setting your message and account settings
        3. Chapter 13: Tracking with Maps, Compass, Stocks, and Weather
          1. Maps Are Where It’s At
            1. Finding your current location with Maps
            2. Finding a person, place, or thing
            3. Views, zooms, and pans
            4. Timesaving map tools: Favorites, Recents, and Contacts
            5. Smart map tricks
          2. Contemplating the Compass
          3. Taking Stock with Stocks
            1. Adding and deleting stocks, funds, and indexes
            2. Details, details, details
            3. Charting a course
          4. Weather Watching
      6. Part V: The Undiscovered iPhone
        1. Chapter 14: Setting You Straight on Settings
          1. Sky-High Settings
            1. Airplane mode
            2. Wi-Fi
            3. Bluetooth
            4. Cellular
          2. Report, Sound, and Appearance Settings
            1. Notifications
            2. Control Center
            3. Do Not Disturb
            4. Privacy
            5. Sounds
            6. Brightening up your day
            7. Wallpaper
          3. In General
            1. About About
            2. Software update
            3. Usage
            4. Background App Refresh
            5. Siri
            6. Handoff and Suggested Apps
            7. VPN
            8. iTunes Wi-Fi sync
            9. Spotlight search
            10. Auto-lock
            11. Touch ID & Passcode
            12. Restrictions
            13. Date & Time
            14. Keyboard
            15. Language & Region
            16. Accessibility
            17. Reset
          4. Phoning In More Settings
            1. iCloud
            2. Promoting harmony through Family Sharing
            3. Twitter
            4. Facebook
            5. Sorting and displaying contacts
            6. Nothing phone-y about these settings
            7. Find My iPhone
        2. Chapter 15: Apps-O-Lutely!
          1. Using Your Computer to Find Apps
            1. Looking for apps from your computer
            2. Getting more information about an app
            3. Downloading an app to your computer
            4. Updating an app from your computer
          2. Using Your iPhone to Find Apps
            1. Looking for apps from your iPhone
            2. Finding more information about an app
            3. Downloading an app to your iPhone
            4. Updating an app from your iPhone
          3. Deleting and Organizing Your Apps
            1. Deleting an app
            2. Organizing your apps
          4. Books, Newspapers, and Magazines
            1. iBooks for your iPhone
            2. Newspapers and magazines
        3. Chapter 16: When Good iPhones Go Bad
          1. iPhone Issues
            1. But first . . .
            2. Recharge your iPhone
            3. Restart your iPhone
            4. Reset your iPhone
            5. Remove your content
            6. Reset your settings and content
            7. Restore your iPhone
            8. Renew your iPhone with Recovery mode
          2. Problems with Calling or Networks
          3. Sync, Computer, or iTunes Issues
          4. More Help on the Apple Website
          5. If Nothing We Suggest Helps
          6. Dude, Where’s My Stuff?
      7. Part VI: The Part of Tens
        1. Chapter 17: Ten Appetizing Apps
          1. Shazam
          2. SoundCloud
          3. TripCase
          4. Evernote
          5. Bill Atkinson PhotoCard
          6. IMDb
          7. Spotify
          8. iTunes U
          9. Waze
          10. WebMD
        2. Chapter 18: Ten Apps Worth Paying For
          1. Akinator the Genie
          2. Comics
          3. OldBooth
          4. Action Movie FX
          5. WordsWorth Pro
          6. iTeleport
          7. Baseball Statistics
          8. Dark Sky
          9. Wallet
          10. TurboScan
      8. About the Authors
      9. Cheat Sheet
      10. More Dummies Products