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Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone 4S

ISBN: 978-0-470-94219-2
320 pages
November 2011
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Step-by-step guidance on all the new iPhone features

No matter what version of iPhone you need guidance on, this visual guide is an ideal resource for anyone accustomed to an OS driven by visual cues, as it offers more than 500 full-color screen shots to get you acquainted with the plethora of iOS features. You'll learn how to access and download books, apps, music, and video content as well as send photos and e-mails, edit movies, sync with Apple devices and services, and effectively use the current OS.

  • Guides you through all the new features and capabilities of the cutting-edge iPhone
  • Shows you how to access and download books, apps, music, and video
  • Walks you through sending photos and e-mails, editing movies, and syncing with other Apple devices and services
  • Features 500 full-color screen shots to reinforce your visual learning of this exciting new mobile device

Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone is the ultimate visual guide to familiarizing yourself with the iPhone.

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Chapter 1 Getting Started with Your iPhone

Unbox the iPhone and Charge It 4

Turn On the iPhone and Meet the Hardware Controls 6

Download, Install, and Set Up iTunes 8

Authorize and Set Up Your iPhone Using iTunes 10

Choose Which Items to Sync 12

Sync Your iPhone with iTunes via Wi-Fi 16

Authorize and Set Up Your iPhone Using iCloud 18

Explore the iPhone's User Interface and Launch Apps 22

Chapter 2 Choosing Which Data to Sync

Sync Contacts with Your iPhone 26

Choose Which Calendars to Sync 28

Sync Mail Accounts with Your iPhone 30

Sync Bookmarks and Notes with Your iPhone 32

Put Photos on Your iPhone 34

Put Books, Audiobooks, and PDF Files on Your iPhone 36

Put Files on MobileMe iDisk from Your Computer 38

Transfer Files to the iPhone Using iTunes File Sharing 40

Chapter 3 Personalizing Your iPhone

Find the Settings You Need 44

Choose Which Apps Can Give Notifications 46

Choose Sounds Settings 48

Set Screen Brightness and Wallpaper Backgrounds 50

Choose Which Apps Can Learn Your GPS Location 52

Configure Spotlight Search to Find What You Need 54

Choose Locking and Sleep Settings 56

Secure Your iPhone with a Passcode Lock 58

Configure Restrictions and Parental Controls 60

Choose Date, Time, and International Settings 62

Chapter 4 Setting Up Mail, Contacts, and Calendar

Set Up Your Mail Accounts 66

Control How the iPhone Displays Your Email 68

Organize Your Email Messages by Thread 70

Create an Email Signature 72

Set Your Default Email Account 74

Choose How the iPhone Displays Your Contacts 76

Import Contacts from a SIM Card 78

Choose Alerts Options for Calendar Events 80

Choose Your Default Calendar and Time Zone 82

Set Your Default Account for Notes 84

Chapter 5 Using Your iPhone to Make Calls

Make Phone Calls 88

Use the Headset to Make and Take Calls 90

Use a Wireless Headset or Car Kit 92

Mute a Call or Put a Call on Hold 93

Make a Conference Call 94

Save Time with Call Favorites and Recents 96

Set Up and Use Visual Voicemail 98

Send SMS and MMS Messages 100

Chat Face to Face Using FaceTime 102

Share Contacts via Email and MMS 104

Chapter 6 Networking with Cellular and Wi-Fi

Turn Cellular and Wi-Fi Access On and Off 108

Monitor Your Cellular Network Usage 109

Connect Your iPhone to a Different Carrier 110

Turn Data Roaming On or Off 111

Connect Bluetooth Devices to Your iPhone 112

Share Your iPhone's Internet Access Using Personal Hotspot 114

Connect to Wi-Fi Networks 118

Log into Wi-Fi Hotspots 120

Chapter 7 Working with Apps

Customize the Home Screen 124

Organize Apps with Folders 126

Keep Multiple Apps Running with Multitasking 128

Find the Apps You Need on the App Store 130

Update and Remove Apps 132

Install an App Provided by an Administrator 134

Chapter 8 Browsing the Web and Sending Email

Browse the Web with Safari 138

Access Websites Quickly with Your Bookmarks 140

Create Bookmarks and Share Web Pages 142

Configure Your Default Search Engine 144

Fill in Forms Quickly with AutoFill 146

Tighten Up Safari's Security 148

Read Your Email Messages 150

Reply To or Forward an Email Message 152

Organize Your Messages in Mailbox Folders 154

Write and Send Email Messages 156

View Files Attached to Incoming Email Messages 158

Search for Email Messages 160

Chapter 9 Working with Contacts and Calendars

Browse or Search for Contacts 164

Create a New Contact  166

Share Contacts via Email and MMS 168

Browse Existing Events in Your Calendars 170

Create New Events in Your Calendars 172

Work with Calendar Invitations 174

Search for Calendar Events 176

Chapter 10 Playing Music and Videos

Play Back Music Using the Music App 180

Play Back Videos Using the Videos App 182

Create a Playlist with the Music App 184

Customize the Music App's Interface 186

Use Podcasts and iTunes U 188

View Videos on Websites 190

Shop for Music and Video at the iTunes Store 192

Play YouTube Videos 194

Chapter 11 Working with Photos and Books

Browse Your Photos Using Events, Faces, and Places 198

Share Photos via Email and Messaging 202

Play Slideshows of Your Photos 204

Play Photos from the iPhone on a TV 206

Read Digital Books with iBooks 208

Browse and Buy Digital Books with iBooks 210

Add PDF Files to iBooks and Read Them 212

Chapter 12 Using the Bundled Apps

Find Your Location with Maps' GPS and Compass 216

Find Directions with the Maps App 218

Explore with Street View 220

Use Maps’ Bookmarks and Contacts 222

Share a Location via Email and Instant Messaging 224

Track Stock Prices with the Stocks App 226

Use the Calculator App 228

Set Up the Clock App with Multiple Time Zones 230

Set Alarms 232

Use the Stopwatch and Timer 234

Record Voice Memos 236

Look Up Forecasts in Weather 238

Work Out with Nike + iPod 240

Chapter 13 Taking Photos and Videos

Take Photos with the Camera App 246

Take HDR Photos and Use the Grid 248

Capture Video 250

Edit with the Trim Feature 252

Share Your Photos and Videos 254

Create Movies Using Apple's iMovie App 256

Chapter 14 Using Advanced Features

Control Your iPhone with Your Voice 262

Install Configuration Profiles on the iPhone 264

Connect to a Work Network via VPN 266

Connect Your iPhone to Exchange Server 268

Use VoiceOver to Identify Items On-Screen 270

Use Other Accessibility Features 272

Opt Out of iAd Location Services 274

Chapter 15 Troubleshooting Your iPhone

Update Your iPhone's Software 278

Extend Your iPhone's Runtime on the Battery 280

Back Up and Restore Your iPhone's Data and Settings with Your Computer 282

Back Up and Restore Your iPhone's Data and Settings with iCloud 284

Reset Your Network, Dictionary, and Home Screen Settings 286

Restore Your iPhone to Factory Settings 288

Troubleshoot Wi-Fi Connections 290

Troubleshoot iTunes Sync Problems 292

Locate Your iPhone with Find My iPhone 294

Index 298

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Guy Hart-Davis (Barnard Castle, UK)  is the author of more than 40 computing books, including Mac OS X Leopard QuickStepsHow to Do Everything with Your iPod & iTunes, and iMacs Portable Genius. He also writes about PCs, Windows, Linux, and VBA.
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