Looking Over the Home Screen
Get ready to . . .
⇒ See What You Need to Use iPhone
⇒ Turn On iPhone
⇒ Register PC-Free Using iCloud
⇒ Meet the Multi-Touch Screen
⇒ Say Goodbye to Endless Phone Menus, Say Hello to Tap and Swipe
⇒ Display and Use the Onscreen Keyboard
⇒ Flick to Search
⇒ Update the Operating System to iOS 7
⇒ Learn Multitasking Basics
⇒ Examine the iPhone Cameras
⇒ Lock Screen Rotation
⇒ Explore the Status Bar
⇒ Take Inventory of Preinstalled Apps
⇒ Discover Control Center
⇒ Lock iPhone, Turn It Off, or Unlock It
I won’t kid you: You have a slight learning curve ahead of you if you’re coming from a more basic cell phone (although, if you own another smartphone, you’ve got a head start). For example, your previous phone might not have had a Multi-Touch screen and onscreen keyboard.
The good news is that getting anything done on the iPhone is simple, once you know the ropes. In fact, using your fingers instead of tiny plastic buttons to do things is a very intuitive way to communicate with your computing device, which is just what iPhone is.
In this chapter, you turn on your iPhone and register it and then take your first look at the Home screen. You also practice using the onscreen keyboard, see how to interact with the touchscreen in various ways, get pointers on working with cameras, and get an overview of built-in applications.
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