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iPhone™ 3GS Portable Genius: Also covers iPhone 3G

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The Genius is in.

You don't have to be a genius to use the iPhone 3G or the new iPhone 3G S. But if you want to get the very most out of them, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work. Want to download the hottest new apps from the App Store? Record videos and voice memos? Send photos, videos, maps, and more via MMS? Control calls and tunes by voice? You'll find cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of shortcuts and tools that will save you loads of time and let you enjoy your iPhone to the max.

Paul McFedries is a Mac expert and full-time technical writer. Paul has been authoring computer books since 1991 and he has more than 60 books to his credit. These books include Macs Portable Genius, Switching to a Mac Portable Genius, and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs. Paul encourages all readers to drop by his Web site at www.mcfedries.com.

Portable GENIUS

Fun, hip, and straightforward, the new Portable Genius series gives forward-thinking Apple users useful information in handy, compact books that are easy to navigate and don't skimp on the essentials. Collect the whole series and make the most of your Apple digital lifestyle.

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. Moving unused icons off the main Home screen
      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. Protecting iPhone with a Passcode
    3. 1.3. Configuring When iPhone Goes to Sleep
    4. 1.4. Turning Sounds On and Off
    5. 1.5. Adjusting the Brightness of the Screen
    6. 1.6. Setting the iPhone Wallpaper
      1. 1.6.1. Using a predefined wallpaper
      2. 1.6.2. Using an existing photo as the wallpaper
      3. 1.6.3. Taking a wallpaper photo with the iPhone camera
    7. 1.7. More Useful iPhone Configuration Techniques
      1. 1.7.1. Customizing the Home button
      2. 1.7.2. Customizing the keyboard
      3. 1.7.3. Configuring parental controls
      4. 1.7.4. Resetting the iPhone
    8. 1.8. Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Data
      1. 1.8.1. Cutting, copying, and pasting text
        1. 1.8.1.1. Selecting and copying noneditable text
        2. 1.8.1.2. Selecting and then cutting or copying editable text
        3. 1.8.1.3. Pasting text
      2. 1.8.2. Copying and pasting a photo
      3. 1.8.3. Undoing a paste
    9. 1.9. Searching Your iPhone
      1. 1.9.1. Searching within an app
      2. 1.9.2. Searching across apps with Spotlight
  7. 2. How Can I Get More Out of My iPhone's Phone Feature?
    1. 2.1. Working with Outgoing Calls
      1. 2.1.1. Making calls quickly
      2. 2.1.2. Voice dialing a call
      3. 2.1.3. Configuring your iPhone to not show your caller ID
    2. 2.2. Handling Incoming Calls
      1. 2.2.1. Silencing an incoming call
      2. 2.2.2. Sending an incoming call directly to voicemail
      3. 2.2.3. Turning off the iPhone Call Waiting feature
      4. 2.2.4. Forwarding iPhone calls to another number
    3. 2.3. Juggling Multiple Calls and Conference Calls
    4. 2.4. Using Other iPhone Features While On a Call
    5. 2.5. Managing Your Favorites List
    6. 2.6. Working with Contacts from the Phone App
      1. 2.6.1. Converting a phone number into a contact
      2. 2.6.2. Assigning a ringtone to a contact
    7. 2.7. Working with Voicemail
      1. 2.7.1. Entering an extension or navigating a voicemail system
      2. 2.7.2. Working with your voicemail
        1. 2.7.2.1. Setting up voicemail
        2. 2.7.2.2. Accessing your messages
    8. 2.8. Switching Your iPhone to Airplane Mode
    9. 2.9. Connecting Your iPhone with a Bluetooth Headset
      1. 2.9.1. Making your iPhone discoverable
      2. 2.9.2. Pairing your iPhone with a Bluetooth headset
      3. 2.9.3. Selecting a paired headset as the audio output device
      4. 2.9.4. Unpairing your iPhone from a Bluetooth headset
    10. 2.10. Turning Off Data Roaming
  8. 3. How Can I Make the Most of Web Surfing with My iPhone?
    1. 3.1. Understanding Internet Access Networks
    2. 3.2. Tethering a Computer to Your iPhone's Internet Connection
    3. 3.3. Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network
      1. 3.3.1. Making your first connection
      2. 3.3.2. Connecting to known networks
      3. 3.3.3. Stopping the incessant Wi-Fi network prompts
      4. 3.3.4. Connecting to a hidden Wi-Fi network
      5. 3.3.5. Turning off the Wi-Fi antenna to save power
    4. 3.4. Touchscreen Tips for Web Sites
    5. 3.5. Filling in Online Forms
      1. 3.5.1. Turning on AutoFill for faster forms
    6. 3.6. Using Bookmarks for Faster Surfing
      1. 3.6.1. Adding bookmarks by hand
      2. 3.6.2. Getting Firefox bookmarks into your iPhone
      3. 3.6.3. Managing your bookmarks
      4. 3.6.4. Retracing your steps with the handy History list
      5. 3.6.5. Maintaining your privacy by deleting the History list
    7. 3.7. Getting Even More Out of Safari on Your iPhone
      1. 3.7.1. Opening and managing multiple browser pages
      2. 3.7.2. Changing the default search engine
      3. 3.7.3. Viewing an RSS feed
      4. 3.7.4. Dialing a phone number from a Web page
      5. 3.7.5. Setting the Web browser security options
  9. 4. How Do I Maximize E-mail on My iPhone?
    1. 4.1. Managing Your iPhone E-mail Accounts
      1. 4.1.1. Adding an account by hand
      2. 4.1.2. Specifying the default account
      3. 4.1.3. Switching to another account
      4. 4.1.4. Temporarily disabling an account
      5. 4.1.5. Deleting an account
    2. 4.2. Configuring E-mail Accounts
      1. 4.2.1. Managing multiple devices by leaving messages on the server
      2. 4.2.2. Fixing outgoing e-mail problems by using a different server port
      3. 4.2.3. Configuring authentication for outgoing mail
    3. 4.3. Configuring E-mail Messages
      1. 4.3.1. Configuring iPhone to automatically check for new messages
      2. 4.3.2. Displaying more messages in your Inbox message list
      3. 4.3.3. Processing e-mail faster by identifying messages sent to you
      4. 4.3.4. Placing a phone call from an e-mail message
      5. 4.3.5. E-mailing a link to a Web page
      6. 4.3.6. Setting a minimum message font size
      7. 4.3.7. Creating a custom iPhone signature
      8. 4.3.8. Disabling remote images in messages
      9. 4.3.9. Configuring your Exchange ActiveSync settings
  10. 5. How Can I Take Control of Syncing My iPhone?
    1. 5.1. Connecting Your iPhone to Your Computer
    2. 5.2. Syncing Your iPhone Automatically
      1. 5.2.1. Bypassing the automatic sync
      2. 5.2.2. Troubleshooting automatic syncing
    3. 5.3. Syncing Your iPhone Manually
    4. 5.4. Syncing Information with Your iPhone
      1. 5.4.1. Syncing your contacts
      2. 5.4.2. Syncing your calendar
      3. 5.4.3. Syncing your e-mail account
      4. 5.4.4. Syncing your bookmarks
      5. 5.4.5. Syncing your notes
      6. 5.4.6. Merging data from two or more computers
      7. 5.4.7. Handling sync conflicts
      8. 5.4.8. Handling large iPhone-to-computer sync changes
      9. 5.4.9. Replacing your iPhone's data with fresh info
    5. 5.5. Syncing Media with Your iPhone
      1. 5.5.1. Syncing music and music videos
      2. 5.5.2. Syncing podcasts
      3. 5.5.3. Syncing audiobooks
      4. 5.5.4. Syncing movies
      5. 5.5.5. Syncing TV show episodes
      6. 5.5.6. Syncing computer photos to your iPhone
      7. 5.5.7. Syncing iPhone photos to your computer
      8. 5.5.8. Preventing your iPhone from sending photos to your computer
      9. 5.5.9. Syncing media with two or more computers
  11. 6. How Can I Get More Out of My iPhone's Media Features?
    1. 6.1. Creating a Custom Menu Bar for the iPhone's iPod
    2. 6.2. Getting More Out of Your iPhone's Audio Features
      1. 6.2.1. Using audio accessories with your iPhone
      2. 6.2.2. Creating a favorite tunes playlist for your iPhone
      3. 6.2.3. Rating a song on your iPhone
      4. 6.2.4. Browsing iPhone music with Cover Flow
      5. 6.2.5. Controlling music with voice commands
      6. 6.2.6. Turning off the Shake to Shuffle feature
      7. 6.2.7. Answering an incoming call while listening to music on the headset
      8. 6.2.8. Creating a custom ringtone for your iPhone
      9. 6.2.9. Creating a playlist on your iPhone
      10. 6.2.10. Creating a Genius playlist on your iPhone
      11. 6.2.11. Customizing your iPhone's audio settings
    3. 6.3. Getting More Out of Your iPhone's Video Features
      1. 6.3.1. Playing videos, movies, and TV shows
      2. 6.3.2. Playing just the audio portion of a music video
      3. 6.3.3. Playing iPhone videos on your TV
      4. 6.3.4. Converting a video file to iPhone format
      5. 6.3.5. Recording video with the iPhone camera
      6. 6.3.6. Editing recorded video
      7. 6.3.7. Sending a video via e-mail
      8. 6.3.8. Uploading recorded video to YouTube
      9. 6.3.9. Customizing your iPhone's Video settings
    4. 6.4. Getting More Out of Your iPhone's Photos
      1. 6.4.1. Taking advantage of the new iPhone 3GS camera features
      2. 6.4.2. Scrolling, rotating, zooming, and panning photos
      3. 6.4.3. Adding an existing photo to a contact
      4. 6.4.4. Taking a contact's photo with the iPhone camera
      5. 6.4.5. Sending a photo via e-mail
      6. 6.4.6. Sending a photo to your Flickr account
      7. 6.4.7. Starting a photo slide show
      8. 6.4.8. Creating a custom photo slide show
      9. 6.4.9. Playing a slide show with background music
      10. 6.4.10. Deleting a photo
    5. 6.5. Watching YouTube Videos
      1. 6.5.1. Finding a YouTube video
      2. 6.5.2. Saving a video as a favorite
      3. 6.5.3. Sending a link to a video via e-mail
      4. 6.5.4. Customizing the YouTube menu bar
    6. 6.6. Taking Advantage of MMS
      1. 6.6.1. Sending a photo using MMS
      2. 6.6.2. Saving a photo from an MMS message
      3. 6.6.3. Sending a video via MMS
      4. 6.6.4. Sending a map location using MMS
      5. 6.6.5. Sending a voice memo via MMS
      6. 6.6.6. Sending media without MMS
  12. 7. Can I Use My iPhone to Manage Contacts and Appointments?
    1. 7.1. Managing Your Contacts
      1. 7.1.1. Creating a new contact
      2. 7.1.2. Editing an existing contact
      3. 7.1.3. Assigning phone numbers to a contact
      4. 7.1.4. Assigning e-mail addresses to a contact
      5. 7.1.5. Assigning Web addresses to a contact
      6. 7.1.6. Assigning physical addresses to a contact
      7. 7.1.7. Creating a custom label
      8. 7.1.8. Adding extra fields to a contact
      9. 7.1.9. Keeping track of birthdays and anniversaries
      10. 7.1.10. Add notes to a contact
      11. 7.1.11. Creating a new contact from an electronic business card
      12. 7.1.12. Delete a contact field
      13. 7.1.13. Delete a contact
    2. 7.2. Tracking Your Appointments
      1. 7.2.1. Adding an appointment to your calendar
      2. 7.2.2. Editing an existing appointment
      3. 7.2.3. Setting up a repeating event
      4. 7.2.4. Converting an event to an all-day event
      5. 7.2.5. Adding an alert to an event
      6. 7.2.6. Setting a birthday or anniversary reminder
      7. 7.2.7. Displaying a list of your upcoming events
      8. 7.2.8. Handling Microsoft Exchange meeting requests
      9. 7.2.9. Subscribing to a calendar
  13. 8. How Can I Use My iPhone to Help Organize My Life?
    1. 8.1. Tracking Time with Clocks and Alarms
      1. 8.1.1. Seeing the time in another city
      2. 8.1.2. Turning the iPhone into an alarm clock
      3. 8.1.3. Timing an event with the Stopwatch
      4. 8.1.4. Setting a countdown timer
    2. 8.2. Finding Your Way with Maps and GPS
      1. 8.2.1. Displaying your current location
      2. 8.2.2. Displaying a map of a contact's location
      3. 8.2.3. Saving a location as a bookmark for easier access
      4. 8.2.4. Specifying a location when you don't know the exact address
      5. 8.2.5. Getting directions to a location
      6. 8.2.6. Getting live traffic information
      7. 8.2.7. E-mailing a map location
      8. 8.2.8. Getting your bearings with the Compass
    3. 8.3. Viewing the Weather Forecast for Another City
    4. 8.4. Writing and E-mailing a Note
    5. 8.5. Creating Voice Memos
      1. 8.5.1. Recording a voice memo
      2. 8.5.2. Sending a voice memo via e-mail
    6. 8.6. Getting a Stock Quote
  14. 9. How Do I Keep My Life In Sync with MobileMe?
    1. 9.1. Understanding MobileMe
    2. 9.2. Understanding MobileMe Device Support
    3. 9.3. Configuring MobileMe on Your iPhone
      1. 9.3.1. Setting up your MobileMe account on your iPhone
      2. 9.3.2. Setting up MobileMe synchronization on your iPhone
    4. 9.4. Configuring MobileMe on Your Mac
      1. 9.4.1. Setting up your MobileMe account on your Mac
      2. 9.4.2. Setting up MobileMe synchronization on your Mac
    5. 9.5. Configuring Your MobileMe Account on Your Windows PC
      1. 9.5.1. Manually adding your MobileMe e-mail account to Outlook
        1. 9.5.1.1. Setting up your MobileMe account in Outlook 2003
        2. 9.5.1.2. Setting up your MobileMe account in Outlook 2007
    6. 9.6. Using Your iPhone to Work with MobileMe Photos and Videos
      1. 9.6.1. Using your iPhone to send photos to the MobileMe gallery
        1. 9.6.1.1. Configuring an album to allow e-mail uploads
        2. 9.6.1.2. Sending a photo to your own MobileMe Gallery
        3. 9.6.1.3. Sending a photo to someone else's MobileMe Gallery
        4. 9.6.1.4. Sending a video to your MobileMe Gallery
      2. 9.6.2. Viewing your MobileMe Gallery in your iPhone
      3. 9.6.3. Using MobileMe to Find a Lost iPhone
        1. 9.6.3.1. Configuring Find My iPhone
        2. 9.6.3.2. Locating your iPhone on a map
        3. 9.6.3.3. Sending a message to your iPhone
        4. 9.6.3.4. Remotely deleting the data on your iPhone
  15. 10. How Do I Enhance My iPhone with App Store?
    1. 10.1. Accessing the App Store on Your Computer
      1. 10.1.1. Downloading free apps
      2. 10.1.2. Purchasing apps
      3. 10.1.3. Subscribing to apps
      4. 10.1.4. Viewing and updating your apps
    2. 10.2. Moving Apps to Your iPhone
    3. 10.3. Accessing the App Store on Your iPhone
      1. 10.3.1. Downloading free apps
      2. 10.3.2. Purchasing apps
      3. 10.3.3. Subscribing to apps
      4. 10.3.4. Updating your apps
  16. 11. How Do I Fix My iPhone?
    1. 11.1. General Techniques for Troubleshooting Your iPhone
      1. 11.1.1. Troubleshooting connected devices
      2. 11.1.2. Updating the iPhone software
      3. 11.1.3. Backing up and restoring the iPhone's data and settings
    2. 11.2. Taking Care of the iPhone Battery
      1. 11.2.1. Tracking battery use
      2. 11.2.2. Tips for extending your battery life
    3. 11.3. Solving Specific Problems
      1. 11.3.1. Your battery won't charge
      2. 11.3.2. You have trouble accessing a Wi-Fi network
      3. 11.3.3. iTunes doesn't see your iPhone
      4. 11.3.4. iTunes doesn't sync your iPhone
      5. 11.3.5. You have trouble syncing music or videos
      6. 11.3.6. Your iPhone doesn't recognize your SIM card
  17. Glossary