O'Reilly logo

Take Control of Your iPhone by Ted Landau

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter . Avoid Trouble from the Start

Out of the box, you can’t use your iPhone to make phone calls or even to access non-phone features. First, you must activate the phone with AT&T. (The sidebar Two iPhone Activation Hacks, a few pages ahead, discusses minor hacks that can circumvent this, but they are certainly not supported by Apple.)

After activating your iPhone, the next step is to sync data, such as Address Book contacts or iTunes music, between your computer and your iPhone, using Apple’s iTunes software as a conduit. In this section, I focus on solving any problems that might come up with activation and syncing.

Get iTunes to Recognize Your iPhone

When you connect your iPhone to your computer (via the included USB-Dock Connector cable) ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required