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Taking Your iPhone to the Max, iOS 5 Edition

Book Description

Unleash the power of your new iPhone 4S or other iOS 5-driven iPhone and take it to the limit using powerful tips and techniques from the Apple experts at TUAW, Erica Sadun, Steve Sande, and Michael Grothaus. Fast and fun to read, Taking Your iPhone 4S to the Max shows you how to get the most out of your iPhone using Apple's new iOS 5.

Whether you're using the new iPhone 4S or earlier iPhone that runs the new iOS 5, you'll find all the best undocumented tricks, as well as the most efficient and enjoyable introduction to the iPhone available. Starting with an introduction to iPhone basics, you'll quickly discover the iPhone's hidden potential, like how to connect to a TV, use Voice Control using Siri, have video chats with FaceTime, and call friends overseas with low-cost VoIP.

From the unified e-mail inbox and surfing the Web with Mobile Safari, exploring the world of social networking, using the multitasking capabilities of iOS 5, taking and editing photos, shopping for apps, media, and books, or just managing phone calls—you'll find it all in this book. You'll even learn tips on where to get the best iPhone accessories. Get ready to take your iPhone 4S and earlier running the new iOS 5 to the max!

What you'll learn

  • Master the powerful multitasking capabilities of the new iPhone 4S and earlier iOS 5-enabled iPhones

  • Communicate with the world through FaceTime video chats, voice calls, SMS and MMS messaging, email, and social networking

  • Entertain yourself and friends with music, games, books, and videos—all in the palm of your hand

  • Customize your iPhone with your choice of hundreds of thousands of useful and fun apps

Who this book is for

Whether you use your iPhone for video chats with friends and relatives, playing games, keeping up with work, or capturing special moments in photos or video, we wrote this book with you in mind.

Table of Contents

  1. Title
  2. Dedication
  3. Contents at a Glance
  4. Contents
  5. About the Authors
  6. About the Technical Reviewer
  7. Part I: Setup
    1. Chapter 1: Selecting, Buying, and Activating Your iPhone
      1. Selecting Your iPhone
      2. Considering System Requirements
      3. Buying Your iPhone
      4. Bringing Home Your iPhone
      5. Activation at the Store
      6. Preparing for Activation Through iTunes
      7. Connecting Your iPhone to Your Computer
      8. Activating Your iPhone (Nonstore Version)
      9. Insuring and Repairing Your iPhone
      10. Accessorizing Your iPhone
      11. Summary
    2. Chapter 2: Putting Your Data and Media on the iPhone
      1. Syncing
      2. The iPhone iTunes Device Window
      3. The Tabs
      4. iTunes Device Settings
      5. Syncing via iCloud
      6. Summary
  8. Part II: Meet the Phone
    1. Chapter 3: Interacting with Your New iPhone
      1. Interaction Basics
      2. Changing iPhone Wallpapers
      3. Organizing Apps with Folders
      4. Dictating Text
      5. Using a Bluetooth Keyboard with Your iPhone
      6. Talking to Siri
      7. Summary
    2. Chapter 4: Placing Calls with iPhone
      1. Checking the Cell Network Indicator
      2. iPhone Basics
      3. Using Visual Voicemail
      4. Managing Ringtones and Other iPhone Alerts
      5. Advanced Phone Preferences
      6. iPhone Codes
      7. Summary
  9. Part III: Getting Online
    1. Chapter 5: Browsing with Mobile Safari
      1. Getting Started with Wi-Fi
      2. Getting Started with 3G Data Connections
      3. Getting Started with the Safari Web Browser
      4. Working with Pages
      5. Working with Bookmarks
      6. Eliminating Clutter with Reader
      7. Building Up Your Reading List
      8. Customizing Safari Settings
      9. The iPhone and Flash Videos
      10. Summary
    2. Chapter 6: Staying in Touch with FaceTime and Messages
      1. The Camera Hardware
      2. Getting Started with FaceTime
      3. Navigating Your FaceTime Contacts
      4. Placing and Receiving a FaceTime Call
      5. Other FaceTime Calling Options
      6. FaceTime Settings
      7. Getting Started with Messages
      8. Using Messages with Siri
      9. Summary
    3. Chapter 7: iPhone Mail
      1. Compatibility
      2. Adding Mail Accounts to iPhone
      3. Mail Basic Settings
      4. Getting Started with iPhone Mail
      5. Using Mailboxes
      6. Reading and Navigating Through Mail
      7. Sending Mail
      8. Writing and Sending Mail with Siri
      9. Summary
  10. Part IV: Media and Shopping
    1. Chapter 8: Touching Your Music
      1. The Music Application
      2. Browsing Media
      3. Playing Audio
      4. Going Beyond the Music App
      5. Adjusting Music Settings
      6. Choosing Headphones
      7. Summary
    2. Chapter 9: Shopping at the iTunes Store
      1. Connecting to the iTunes Store
      2. Signing in to Your iTunes Account
      3. Browsing Through the iTunes Store
      4. Purchased
      6. Redeeming Codes
      7. Getting Social with Ping
      8. Summary
    3. Chapter 10: Shopping at the App Store
      1. Connecting to the App Store
      2. Signing in to Your App Store Account
      3. Browsing Through the App Store
      4. Redeeming Gift Certificates and Codes
      5. Transferring Purchased Items to Your Computer
      6. Buying Apps Through iTunes on Your PC
      7. Getting Your Game on in Game Center
      8. Summary
    4. Chapter 11: Reading Books and Newspapers with iBooks and Newsstand
      1. iBooks App
      2. Syncing Books
      3. Navigating Your Bookshelf
      4. Sorting Your Books into Collections
      5. Reading Books
      6. Having a Book Read to You
      7. Syncing PDFs
      8. Navigating the PDF Bookshelf
      9. Navigating and Reading PDFs
      10. Settings
      11. Newsstand
      12. Summary
  11. Part V: Photos, Video and the Camera
    1. Chapter 12: Touching Your Photos and Videos
      1. Working with Photos
      2. Navigating Your Photos in the Photos App
      3. Touching and Viewing Your Albums and Photos
      4. Sharing Your Photos
      5. Editing Your Photos
      6. iPhone Video Applications
      7. Video Playback
      8. YouTube
      9. The Videos App
      10. Watching Videos on the Web with Safari
      11. Streaming Video to Your Apple TV with AirPlay
      12. Video Accessories
      13. Summary
    2. Chapter 13: Photographing and Recording the World Around You
      1. The Camera Hardware
      2. Navigating the Camera App
      3. Accessing Your Camera from the Lock Screen
      4. Viewing Your Camera Roll
      5. Viewing Individual Photos
      6. Viewing Videos
      7. Uploading Images to Your Computer
      8. Summary
  12. Part VI: Accessories
    1. Chapter 14: Staying on Time and Getting There with Clock, Calendar, and Maps
      1. Using the Clock Tools
      2. Working with the Calendar
      3. Exploring with Maps
      4. Navigating Maps
      5. Bookmarking and Viewing Saved Locations
      6. Directions and Traffic
      7. Find a Lost iPhone
      8. Find a Friend
      9. Summary
    2. Chapter 15: Using Your Desk Set: Contacts, Calculator, Notes, Weather, Stocks, Voice Memos, and Reminders
      1. Synchronizing Your Address Book with Your Computer
      2. Working with the Contacts Application
      3. Using the Calculator
      4. Taking Notes
      5. Checking the Weather
      6. Monitoring Stocks
      7. Dictating Voice Memos
      8. Setting Reminders
      9. Summary
  13. Part VII: Preferences
    1. Chapter 16: Customizing Your iPhone
      1. Six Important Settings
      2. Other Good-to-Know Settings
      3. Accessibility
      4. Reset
      5. iCloud
      6. Third-Party App Settings
      7. Summary
  14. Index