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The iPhone Pocket Guide

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Here is your essential companion to Apple’s iPhone. This handy, low-priced book is packed with quick results so you can jump in and master the iPhone right away.  Snappy writing, eye-catching graphics, and a fresh design  walks you through the most common iPhone tasks.


The iPhone Pocket Guide shows you how to:

  • Set up and quickly start using your phone/iPod/Internet device.

  • Make and receive calls and send text messages with your phone.

  • Sync calendar and contacts between the iPhone and your Mac or Windows PC.

  • Send email using AT&T’s wireless network or a Wi-Fi connection.

  • Listen to songs and watch movies and TV shows (and YouTube!).

  • Surf the Web using the built-in Safari browser.

  • View photos and take pictures with the built-in camera.

  • Get instant info using the built-in Stocks, Maps, Weather, and Clock applications.

  • Run the numbers with Calculator and jot quick reminders with Notes.

  • Fix common problems and learn what to do if you can’t fi x them yourself.

  • Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
      1. Dedication
    2. About the author
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. Getting Started
    5. 1. Meet the iPhone
      1. Boxed In
        1. iPhone
        2. Stereo headset
        3. USB power adapter
        4. Dock connector-to-USB cable
        5. Dock
        6. Cleaning cloth
      2. On the Face of It
        1. Up front
        2. On top
        3. Down below
        4. To the left
        5. The back
      3. Applications
        1. The Big Four
          1. Phone
          2. Mail
          3. Safari
          4. iPod
        2. The Littler 11 (plus 1)
          1. Text
          2. Calendar
          3. Photos
          4. Camera
          5. YouTube
          6. Stocks
          7. Maps
          8. Weather
          9. Clock
          10. Calculator
          11. Notes
          12. Settings
      4. Full Gestures
        1. Tap
        2. Double-tap
        3. Flick
        4. Drag
        5. Stretch/pinch
        6. Touch and drag
      5. Entering and Editing Text
        1. Touch typing
        2. Editing text
    6. 2. Setup, Sync, and Settings
      1. Activation
        1. Get iTunes
        2. Plug in the iPhone
        3. Use iTunes to activate AT&T account
          1. Who are you?
          2. Choose your plan
          3. Get (or verify) an Apple ID
          4. Accept, or else
          5. Review your information, and activate
      2. Setting up the iPhone
        1. Automatically sync personal information
        2. Tab-tastic
          1. Summary
          2. Info
          3. Music
          4. Photos
          5. Podcasts
          6. Video
      3. Settings
        1. Airplane Mode
        2. Wi-Fi
        3. Usage
        4. Sounds
        5. Brightness
        6. Wallpaper
        7. General
          1. About
          2. Date & Time
          3. Auto-Lock
          4. Passcode Lock
          5. Network
          6. Bluetooth
          7. Keyboard
          8. Reset
        8. And more
    7. 3. Phone and SMS
      1. Calling All Callers
        1. In-call options
          1. Mute
          2. Keypad
          3. Speaker
          4. Add Call
          5. Hold
          6. Contacts
          7. Other buttons
      2. Calling Plan
        1. Keypad
        2. Visual Voicemail
        3. Recents
        4. Favorites
      3. Contacts
        1. The people you know
        2. Organizing contacts in groups
        3. Making contacts
          1. Anatomy of the New Contact screen
          2. Working with existing contacts
      4. Text
        1. Sending messages
        2. Receiving messages
    8. 4. Mail and Calendar
      1. Using Mail
        1. Account creation
        2. Further configuration
        3. Mail behavior
      2. Sending and Receiving Mail
        1. Receiving email
        2. Navigating the Message screen
          1. Before the body
          2. Body talk
          3. The tools below
        3. Creating and sending email
      3. Using Calendar
        1. Viewing events
          1. Month
          2. Day
          3. List
        2. Creating events
        3. Syncing events
        4. Deleting events
    9. 5. Safari
      1. Importing Bookmarks
      2. Surfin’ Safari
        1. Browsing the Web
          1. Getting addressed
          2. Search
          3. Links
          4. Back and forward
          5. Saved pages
          6. Navigating with bookmarks
        2. More on bookmarks
          1. Creating bookmarks
          2. Organizing and editing bookmarks
        3. Browser as application host
        4. Safari and RSS
        5. Safari’s limits
          1. No Flash or Java support
          2. No autofill
          3. No opening links in new pages
          4. No copy, paste, or downloading features
          5. No Find
          6. No Voice over IP
      3. Making Safari Settings
    10. 6. iPhone as iPod
      1. Getting the Goods
        1. Rip a CD
        2. Move music into iTunes
      2. Creating and Configuring a Playlist
        1. Standard playlists
        2. Playlist from selection
        3. Smart Playlists
        4. Size matters
      3. Using the iPod on iPhone
        1. Cover Flow view
        2. Play screen
          1. Standard play
          2. Track list
          3. Additional controls
        3. iPod content views
        4. Videos
          1. Working with supported video formats
            1. MPEG-4
            2. H.264
          2. Choosing and playing videos
        5. iPod settings
          1. Sound Check
          2. Audiobook Speed
          3. EQ
          4. Volume Limit
    11. 7. Photo, Camera, and YouTube
      1. You Ought to Be in Pictures
        1. The face of Photos
        2. Picture viewing
          1. Orienteering
          2. The picture screen
          3. Moving pictures
          4. The Options icon
      2. Snapping Pictures
        1. Taking a photo
        2. Syncing camera photos to your computer
      3. YouTube
        1. Featured
        2. Most Viewed
        3. Bookmarks
        4. Search
        5. More
        6. Playing YouTube videos
    12. 8. Stocks, Map, Weather, Clock, Calculator, & Notes
      1. Stocks
      2. Maps
        1. Search and explore
          1. Directions To Here
          2. Directions From Here
          3. Add to Bookmarks
          4. Create New Contact
          5. Add to Existing Contact
        2. Bookmarks screen
          1. Bookmarks
          2. Recents
          3. Contacts
        3. Which way do I go?
      3. Weather
      4. Clock
        1. World Clock
        2. Alarm
        3. Stopwatch
        4. Timer
      5. Calculator
      6. Notes
    13. 9. Tips and Troubleshooting
      1. Getting Tipsy
        1. The word on text
          1. Keep going
          2. Adjust your aim
          3. Move to the correct letter
          4. Adjust the dictionary
          5. Avoid unnecessary capitalizations and contractions
          6. Use Pogue’s punctuation tip
        2. Power management
          1. Treat it right
          2. Lock it
          3. Turn off Sound Check and EQ
          4. Turn on airplane mode
          5. Turn off Wi-Fi
          6. Plug it in
          7. Use the Dock
          8. Take it outside
          9. Don’t fret
        3. Sync different
          1. Sync to multiple computers
          2. The agnostic iPhone
          3. Sync from your old phone
        4. The Frankenphone
      2. Troubleshooting
        1. The basics
          1. No iPhone startup
          2. No iPhone in iTunes
          3. Unresponsive (and uncooperative) applications
        2. Sunk by sync
          1. iPhone runs out of free space
          2. Photos won’t sync
          3. Yahoo Address Book won’t sync
        3. Mail issues
          1. Can’t read attachments
          2. Can’t send mail
          3. Can’t cope with spam overload