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iPhone: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition

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If you have a new iPhone 3GS, or just updated your 3G with iPhone 3.0, iPhone: The Missing Manual, will bring you up to speed quickly. New York Times tech columnist David Pogue gives you a guided tour of every feature, with lots of tips, tricks, and surprises. You'll learn how to make calls and play songs by voice control, take great photos, keep track of your schedule, and more. This entertaining book offers complete step-by-step instructions for doing everything from setting up and accessorizing your iPhone to troubleshooting. If you want to learn how iPhone 3.0 lets you search your phone, cut, copy, and paste, and lots more, this full-color book is the best, most objective resource available.

  • Use it as a phone -- save time with things like Visual Voicemail, contact searching, and more

  • Treat it as an iPod -- listen to music, upload and view photos, and fill the iPhone with TV shows and movies

  • Take the iPhone online -- get online, browse the Web, read and compose email in landscape, send photos, contacts, audio files, and more

  • Go beyond the iPhone -- use iPhone with iTunes, sync it with your calendar, and learn about the App Store, where you can select from thousands of iPhone apps

Unlock the full potential of your iPhone with the book that should have been in the box.

Table of Contents

  1. Special Upgrade Offer
  2. A Note Regarding Supplemental Files
  3. The Missing Credits
    1. Acknowledgments
    2. The Missing Manual Series
  4. Introduction
    1. About the iPhone
    2. About This Book
      1. About the Outline
      2. About→These→Arrows
      3. About MissingManuals.com
  5. I. The Phone as Phone
    1. 1. The Guided Tour
      1. Sleep Switch (On/Off)
        1. Locked Mode
      2. SIM Card Slot
      3. Headphone Jack
      4. The Screen
      5. Screen Icons
      6. Home Button
        1. One Quick Press: Wake Up
        2. Two Quick Presses: Search, Favorites, Camera, or iPod
        3. One Long Press: Voice Control
      7. Silencer Switch, Volume Keys
      8. The Bottom and the Back
      9. In the Box
      10. Seven Basic Finger Techniques
        1. Tap
        2. Drag
        3. Slide
        4. Flick
        5. Pinch and Spread
        6. Double-Tap
        7. Two-Finger Tap
      11. Charging the iPhone
      12. Battery Life Tips
      13. The Home Screen
        1. Rearranging the Home Screen
        2. Deleting an App
        3. Restoring the Home Screen
    2. 2. Typing, Editing, & Searching
      1. The Keyboard
        1. The Widescreen Keyboard
        2. Making the Keyboard Work
        3. Auto-Suggestions
        4. Accented Characters
        5. How to Type Punctuation with One Touch
        6. How the Dictionary Works
        7. International Typing
      2. Cut, Copy, Paste
        1. Step 1: Select the Text
        2. Step 2: Cut or Copy
        3. Step 3: Paste
        4. (Possible Step 4: Undo)
      3. Spotlight: Global Search
        1. How to Open Spotlight
        2. How to Search
        3. How to Tweak Spotlight
    3. 3. Phone Calls
      1. Dialing from the Phone App
      2. The Favorites List
        1. Reordering Favorites
        2. Deleting from Favorites
      3. The Recents List
      4. The Contacts List
        1. Editing the Contacts List
        2. Adding a Contact on the Fly
        3. Editing Someone
        4. Deleting Someone
        5. Sharing a Contact
      5. The Keypad
      6. Voice Dialing (iPhone 3GS)
      7. Answering Calls
        1. Multitasking
        2. Silencing the Ring
        3. Not Answering Calls
      8. Fun with Phone Calls
        1. Mute
        2. Keypad
        3. Speaker
        4. Add Call (Conference Calling)
        5. Hold
        6. Contacts
      9. Overseas Calling
    4. 4. Voicemail, Texting, & Other Phone Tricks
      1. Visual Voicemail
        1. Setup
        2. Using Visual Voicemail
        3. Dialing in for Messages
      2. Text Messages (SMS)
        1. Receiving a Text Message
        2. The Text List
        3. Sending a New Message
        4. Picture, Audio, or Video Messages
        5. Capturing Text-Message Goodies
        6. Free Text Messaging
      3. Chat Programs
      4. Call Waiting
      5. Call Forwarding
      6. Caller ID
      7. Bluetooth Earpieces and Car Kits
        1. Pairing with a Bluetooth Earpiece
        2. Car Kits
  6. II. Pix, Flix, & Apps
    1. 5. Music and Video
      1. List Land
        1. Other Lists
        2. Customizing List Land
      2. Cover Flow
      3. The Now Playing Screen (Music)
      4. Controlling Playback (Music)
        1. Special Podcast/Audiobook Controls
        2. Voice Control
      5. Multi(music)tasking
      6. Bluetooth Stereo Headphones
      7. Controlling Playback (Video)
      8. Zoom/Unzoom
      9. Familiar iPod Features
        1. Volume Limiter
        2. Sound Check
        3. Equalization
        4. Lyrics
        5. TV Output
        6. On-the-Go Playlist
        7. The Genius Playlist
      10. The Wireless iTunes Store
    2. 6. Camera, Photos, & Video
      1. Opening Photos
        1. Flicking, Rotating, Zooming, Panning
        2. Deleting Photos
        3. Photo Controls
        4. Slideshows
        5. Copying/Sending/Deleting in Batches
      2. Photo Wallpaper
        1. Use One of Your Photos
        2. Use an Apple Photo
      3. Three Ways to Send Photos or Videos
      4. Headshots for Contacts
      5. Taking Still Photos
        1. iPhone 3GS Goodies
        2. Taking the Shot
      6. Capturing the Screen
      7. Recording Video (iPhone 3GS)
        1. Editing Video
        2. Uploading Your Video to YouTube (or MMS, Email…)
      8. Geotagging
        1. Better Geotagging
    3. 7. Maps and Apps
      1. Calendar
        1. Working with Views
        2. Making an Appointment
        3. Editing, Rescheduling, and Deleting Events
        4. The Calendar (Category) Concept
      2. YouTube
        1. Finding a Video to Play
        2. Playing YouTube Videos
      3. Stocks
        1. Landscape View
        2. Customizing Your Portfolio
      4. Maps
        1. Browsing the Maps
        2. Location, Location, Location
        3. Finding Yourself
        4. Orienting the Map (iPhone 3GS)
        5. Searching the Maps
        6. Finding Friends and Businesses
        7. Bookmarks and Recents
        8. Directions
        9. Traffic
        10. Street View
      5. Weather
      6. Voice Memos
        1. Editing Your Recording
      7. Notes
      8. Clock
        1. World Clock
        2. Alarm
        3. Stopwatch
        4. Timer
      9. Calculator
      10. Compass (iPhone 3GS)
    4. 8. Ringtones, Nike, & Talking Buttons
      1. Ringtones
      2. iTunes Ringtones
      3. GarageBand Ringtones
      4. Nike + iPhone 3GS
      5. Talking Buttons—and Accessibility
        1. VoiceOver
      6. White on Black
      7. Zooming
      8. Mono Audio
      9. Speak Auto-text
  7. III. The iPhone Online
    1. 9. Getting Online
      1. A Tale of Three Networks
      2. Sequence of Connections
        1. Silencing the “Want to Join?” Messages
      3. The List of Hot Spots
      4. Commercial Hot Spots
      5. How to Turn Off 3G
      6. Airplane Mode and Wi-Fi Off Mode
      7. Tethering
    2. 10. The Web
      1. Safari Tour
      2. Zooming and Scrolling
      3. The Address Bar
        1. The Safari Keyboard
      4. Bookmarks
        1. Creating New Bookmarks
        2. Editing Bookmarks and Folders
      5. Web Clips
      6. The History List
        1. Erasing the History List
      7. Tapping Links
      8. Saving Graphics
      9. AutoFill
      10. Searching the Web
      11. Audio and Video on the Web
      12. Manipulating Multiple Pages
      13. RSS: The Missing Manual
      14. Web Security
        1. Pop-up Blocker
        2. Cookies
        3. Parental Controls
      15. Web Applications
    3. 11. Email
      1. Setting Up Your Account
        1. Free Email Accounts
        2. POP3 and IMAP Accounts
      2. The “Two-Mailbox Problem”
      3. Reading Mail
      4. What to Do with a Message
        1. Read It
        2. Reply to It
        3. Forward It
        4. Filing or Deleting One Message
        5. Filing or Deleting Batches of Messages
        6. Add the Sender to Contacts
        7. Open an Attachment
        8. Snagging a Graphic—Two Ways
        9. View the Details
        10. Move On
        11. Searching
      5. Writing Messages
        1. Signatures
      6. Surviving Email Overload
        1. The Spam Problem
        2. How Many Messages
        3. Condensing the Message List
        4. Spotting Worthwhile Messages
        5. Managing Accounts
    4. 12. The App Store
      1. Welcome to App Heaven
      2. Two Ways to the App Store
        1. Shopping from the Phone
        2. The App Details Screen
        3. Two Welcome Notes about Backups
      3. Shopping in iTunes
      4. Organizing Apps
        1. Deleting Apps: the iPhone-iTunes Relationship
      5. App Preferences
      6. App Updates
      7. Troubleshooting Apps
      8. How to Find Good Apps
      9. The Crazy Future of Apps
  8. IV. Connections
    1. 13. iTunes for iPhoners
      1. The iTunes Window: What’s Where
      2. Five Ways to Get Music
        1. Let iTunes Find Your Existing Songs
        2. The iTunes Store
        3. Import Music from a CD
        4. Podcasts
        5. Audiobooks
      3. Playlists
        1. Editing and Deleting Playlists
      4. Authorizing Computers
      5. TV, Movies, and Movie Rentals
    2. 14. Syncing the iPhone
      1. Automatic Syncing
      2. Manual Syncing
      3. Eight Tabs to Glory
      4. Info Tab (Contacts, Calendars, Settings)
        1. Syncing Notes
        2. Syncing Contacts
        3. Syncing Bookmarks
        4. Syncing Your Calendar
        5. Syncing Email Settings
      5. The Ringtones Tab
      6. The Music Tab
        1. Making It All Fit
      7. The Photos Tab (Computer→iPhone)
        1. Syncing Photos and Videos (iPhone→Computer)
        2. Shutting Down the Importing Process
      8. The Podcasts Tab
      9. The Video Tab
      10. The Applications Tab
      11. One iPhone, Multiple Computers
      12. One Computer, Multiple iPhones
      13. Conflicts
      14. One-Way Emergency Sync
      15. Backing Up the iPhone
        1. Using That Backup
        2. Deleting a Backup File
    3. 15. MobileMe
      1. The Setup
        1. How It Works
      2. MobileMe on the iPhone
      3. MobileMe Photos and Videos
        1. Viewing Your Galleries
        2. Uploading Straight from the iPhone
      4. Find My iPhone
        1. The Setup
        2. The Action
    4. 16. The Corporate iPhone
      1. The Perks
      2. Setup
        1. Life on the Corporate Network
      3. Exchange + Your Stuff
        1. Invitations
      4. A Word on Troubleshooting
      5. Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
        1. VPN on Demand
    5. 17. Settings
      1. Airplane Mode
      2. Wi-Fi
      3. Carrier
      4. Sounds
      5. Brightness
      6. Wallpaper
      7. General
      8. Mail, Contacts, Calendars
        1. Accounts
        2. Fetch New Data
        3. Mail
        4. Contacts
        5. Calendar
      9. Phone
      10. Safari
      11. Messages
      12. iPod
      13. Photos
      14. Store
      15. App Preferences
  9. V. Appendixes
    1. A. Setup and Signup
      1. Activation
      2. AT&T Fringe Cases
      3. Upgrading an Older iPhone
    2. B. Accessories
      1. Proper Shopping for the iPhone
      2. Protecting Your iPhone
        1. Cases
        2. Screen Protectors
      3. Making the iPhone Heard
      4. Power to the iPhone
      5. The Pico Projector Era
      6. Double-Dipping: iPod Accessories
        1. External Speakers
        2. FM Transmitters
        3. Earphones
    3. C. Troubleshooting and Maintenance
      1. First Rule: Install the Updates
      2. Reset: Six Degrees of Desperation
        1. What Else to Try
      3. iPhone Doesn’t Turn On
      4. Doesn’t Show Up in iTunes
      5. Phone and Internet Problems
      6. Email Problems
        1. Messages Are Disappearing
        2. Can’t Send Email
      7. Problems That Aren’t Really Problems
      8. iPod Problems
      9. Warranty and Repair
        1. Out-of-Warranty Repairs
        2. The Battery Replacement Program
      10. Where to Go From Here
  10. Index
  11. About the Author
  12. Special Upgrade Offer
  13. Copyright