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iPhone™ for Dummies®

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A full-color guide to the iPhone, including the new iPhone 3G S

With its new 3G S model, the iPhone is definitely the must-have mobile device. This fully updated guide covers all the cool features of the fastest iPhone ever, including the Spotlight search feature, voice control, and video camera capability.

iPhone For Dummies, 3rd Edition also covers the basics of using the multitouch interface, setting up iTunes, browsing the Internet, sending and receiving e-mail, and more.

  • The iPhone 3G S is the fastest and most powerful iPhone yet, with a host of new features

  • Learn to use landscape mode for e-mail, texting, and shooting widescreen video

  • See how to copy or cut and paste text, video, photos, and Web content from one app to another

  • Find out how to make calls, play music, or create new playlists using voice control

  • Locate anything on your iPhone with Spotlight, whether in your calendar, contacts, e-mail, iPod, apps, or even saved Web clips

  • Discover how to create and send messages that include text, video, voice memos, map locations, and more

Covering all the features of the much-anticipated iPhone 3G S, iPhone For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps you get every bit of functionality your iPhone offers.

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. The iPhone's Nifty Nineteen or Terrific Twenty
    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. The incredible, intelligent, and virtual iPhone keyboard
        2. 2.4.2. Training your digits
        3. 2.4.3. Finger-typing
        4. 2.4.4. Editing mistakes
        5. 2.4.5. Cut, Copy, and Paste
        6. 2.4.6. Voice Control
        7. 2.4.7. Search
    3. 3. The Kitchen Sync: 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. MobileMe
        2. 3.3.2. Contacts
        3. 3.3.3. Calendars
        4. 3.3.4. Web browser
        5. 3.3.5. Notes
        6. 3.3.6. Mail accounts
        7. 3.3.7. Advanced
      4. 3.4. Synchronizing Your Media
        1. 3.4.1. Ringtones, music, podcasts, movies, TV shows, and iTunes U
          1. 3.4.1.1. Ringtones
          2. 3.4.1.2. Music, music videos, and voice memos
          3. 3.4.1.3. Podcasts
          4. 3.4.1.4. Movies, TV Shows, and iTunes U
        2. 3.4.2. Photos
        3. 3.4.3. Applications
        4. 3.4.4. How much space did I use?
  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
    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
      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 3G S only)
        6. 7.3.6. Shopping with the iTunes app
    2. 8. iPhone Video: Seeing Is Believing
      1. 8.1. Finding Stuff to Watch
      2. 8.2. Playing Video
      3. 8.3. Shooting Video
        1. 8.3.1. Editing what you shot
        2. 8.3.2. Sharing video
      4. 8.4. Hey You, It's YouTube
        1. 8.4.1. Hunting for YouTube gems
        2. 8.4.2. Sharing YouTube videos
        3. 8.4.3. Restricting YouTube (and other) usage
    3. 9. You Oughta Be in Pictures
      1. 9.1. Taking Your Best Shot
      2. 9.2. Keeping Things in Focus (3GS Only)
      3. 9.3. Importing Pictures
      4. 9.4. Where Have All My Pictures Gone?
      5. 9.5. Admiring Pictures
      6. 9.6. Launching Slideshows
        1. 9.6.1. Special slideshow effects
        2. 9.6.2. Adding music to your slideshow
        3. 9.6.3. Deleting pictures
      7. 9.7. More (Not So) Stupid Picture Tricks
  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 Yahoo!, Google, AOL, or MobileMe
          2. 11.1.2.2. Setting up an account with another provider
        3. 11.1.3. Set up corporate e-mail
      2. 11.2. Darling, You Send Me (E-Mail)
        1. 11.2.1. Makin' messages
          1. 11.2.1.1. Sending an all-text message
          2. 11.2.1.2. Sending a photo with a text message
          3. 11.2.1.3. Saving an e-mail message so that you can send it later
          4. 11.2.1.4. Replying to or forwarding an e-mail message
        2. 11.2.2. Settings for sending e-mail
      3. 11.3. See Me, Read Me, File Me, Delete Me: Working with Messages
        1. 11.3.1. Reading messages
        2. 11.3.2. Managing messages
        3. 11.3.3. Searching e-mails
          1. 11.3.3.1. Don't grow too attached to attachments
          2. 11.3.3.2. More things you can do with messages
        4. 11.3.4. Setting your message and account settings
          1. 11.3.4.1. Checking and viewing e-mail settings
          2. 11.3.4.2. Altering account settings
    3. 12. Monitoring Maps, Contemplating Compass, Scrutinizing Stocks, and Watching 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. Sounds
        2. 13.2.2. Brightening up your day
        3. 13.2.3. 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. Data roaming
          3. 13.3.3.3. FYI on 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
        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
          6. 13.4.2.6. AT&T Services
        3. 13.4.3. Nike + iPod
        4. 13.4.4. Find My iPhone
    2. 14. Apply Here (to Find Out about iPhone Apps)
      1. 14.1. Using Your Computer to Find Applications
        1. 14.1.1. Looking for apps from your computer
          1. 14.1.1.1. Browsing the 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 a particular application
          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 Applications
        1. 14.3.1. Deleting an app
        2. 14.3.2. Writing an app review
        3. 14.3.3. Reporting a problem
    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 Fantastic Free Apps
      1. 16.1. Shazam
      2. 16.2. Wolfgang's Concert Vault
      3. 16.3. Instapaper
      4. 16.4. reQall
      5. 16.5. Now Playing
      6. 16.6. Pandora Radio
      7. 16.7. Amazon Kindle
      8. 16.8. Remote
      9. 16.9. WhitePages Mobile
      10. 16.10. Skype
    2. 17. Ten Apps Worth Paying For
      1. 17.1. Tiger Woods PGA Tour ($9.99)
      2. 17.2. Grocery IQ ($0.99)
      3. 17.3. OldBooth Premium ($0.99)
      4. 17.4. GottaGo ($1.99)
      5. 17.5. WordsWorth ($1.99)
      6. 17.6. Jaadu VNC ($24.99)
      7. 17.7. Baseball Statistics 2009 Edition ($2.99)
      8. 17.8. Ocarina ($0.99)
      9. 17.9. Simplify Music ($3.99)
      10. 17.10. Zagat to Go '09 ($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
        2. 18.2.2. Make rejection work for you
      3. 18.3. Three Ways to View the iPhone's Capacity
      4. 18.4. The Way-Cool Hidden iTunes Scrub Speed Tip
      5. 18.5. Tricks with Links and Phone Numbers
      6. 18.6. Share the Love
      7. 18.7. Choosing a Home Page for Safari
      8. 18.8. Storing Files
      9. 18.9. Create Ringtones for Free in GarageBand
      10. 18.10. Taking a Snapshot of the Screen