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Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPod touch

ISBN: 978-1-118-51044-5
288 pages
January 2013
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Clear, practical visual instructions for getting the most out of your iPod touch

The iPod touch is a popular gaming and multimedia device that does not require a contract, giving it enormous appeal. This indispensible tutorial provides you with clear, step-by-step visual instructions for using the iPod touch so you can download books, apps, music, movies, and TV shows, as well as send photos, sync with your other Apple devices, and much more.

  • Explains how to best take advantage of the iPod touch s full access to the Apple app store
  • Walks you through using the Retina Display, the built-in camera, and features such as Airplay support
  • Shows you how to capture and edit movies and photos

Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPod touch is essential reading in order to enjoy your iPod touch to the max.

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Chapter 1 Getting Started with Your iPod touch

Unbox the iPod touch and Charge It 4

Turn On the iPod touch and Meet the Hardware Controls 6

Download, Install, and Set Up iTunes 8

Set Up Your iPod touch Using iTunes 10

Choose Which Items to Sync 12

Sync Your iPod touch with iTunes via Wi-Fi 16

Set Up Your iPod touch Using iCloud 18

Explore the iPod touch’s User Interface and Launch Apps 22

Use Notification Center 24

Chapter 2 Choosing Which Data to Sync

Sync Contacts with Your iPod touch 28

Choose Which Calendars to Sync 30

Sync Mail Accounts with Your iPod touch 32

Sync Bookmarks and Notes with Your iPod touch 34

Put Photos on Your iPod touch 36

Put Books, Audiobooks, and PDF Files on Your iPod touch 38

Transfer Files to Your iPod touch Using iTunes File Sharing 40

Chapter 3 Personalizing Your iPod touch

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 Privacy and Location Settings 52

Configure Spotlight Search to Find What You Need 54

Choose Locking and Sleep Settings 56

Set Up and Use Do Not Disturb Mode 58

Secure Your iPod touch with a Passcode Lock 60

Configure Restrictions and Parental Controls 62

Choose Date, Time, and International Settings 64

Set Up Your Facebook and Twitter Accounts 66

Chapter 4 Working with Siri and Dictation

Give Commands with Siri 70

Dictate Text Using Siri 72

Gather and Share Information with Siri 74

Configure Siri to Work Your Way 76

Chapter 5 Setting Up Mail and Calendar

Set Up Your Mail Accounts 80

Control How the iPod touch Displays Your E-Mail 82

Organize Your E-Mail Messages by Thread 84

Set Your Default E-Mail Account 86

Choose Alert Options for Calendar Events 87

Choose Your Default Calendar and Time Zone 88

Set Your Default Account for Notes 90

Send Instant Messages 92

Chat Face to Face Using FaceTime 94

Chapter 6 Connecting with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Turn Wi-Fi On and Off 98

Turn Bluetooth On and Off 99

Connect Bluetooth Devices to Your iPod touch 100

Connect to Wi-Fi Networks 102

Log In to Wi-Fi Hotspots 104

Chapter 7 Working with Apps

Customize the Home Screen 108

Organize Apps with Folders 110

Switch Quickly from One App to Another 112

Find the Apps You Need on the App Store 114

Update and Remove Apps 116

Chapter 8 Browsing the Web and Sending E-Mail

Browse the Web with Safari 120

Access Websites Quickly with Your Bookmarks 122

Create Bookmarks and Share Web Pages 124

Configure Your Default Search Engine 126

Fill in Forms Quickly with AutoFill 128

Tighten Up Safari’s Security 130

Read Your E-Mail Messages 132

Reply To or Forward an E-Mail Message 134

Organize Your Messages in Mailbox Folders 136

Write and Send E-Mail Messages 138

View Files Attached to Incoming E-Mail Messages 140

Search for E-Mail Messages 142

Chapter 9 Working with Contacts and Calendars

Browse or Search for Contacts 146

Create a New Contact 148

Share Contacts via E-Mail and Text Messages 150

Browse Existing Events in Your Calendars 152

Create New Events in Your Calendars 154

Work with Calendar Invitations 156

Keep Track of Your Commitments with Reminders 158

Keep Essential Documents at Hand with Passbook 162

Chapter 10 Playing Music and Videos

Play Back Music Using the Music App 166

Play Back Videos Using the Videos App 168

Create a Playlist with the Music App 170

Customize the Music App’s Interface 172

Use Podcasts and iTunes U 174

Shop for Music and Video at the iTunes Store 176

Chapter 11 Working with Photos and Books

Browse Your Photos Using Events, Faces, and Places 180

Share Your Photos with Your Computers and iOS Devices Using

Photo Stream 184

Share Photo Streams with Other People 186

Share Photos via E-Mail and Messaging 188

Play Slide Shows of Your Photos 190

Play Photos from Your iPod touch on a TV 192

Read Digital Books with iBooks 194

Browse and Buy Digital Books with iBooks 196

Add PDF Files to iBooks and Read Them 198

Chapter 12 Using Apps, Facebook, and Twitter

Find Your Location with the Maps App 202

Find Directions with the Maps App 204

Explore with 3D Flyovers 206

Use Maps’ Bookmarks and Contacts 208

Share a Location via E-Mail and Instant Messaging 210

Track Stock Prices with the Stocks App 212

Use Calculator, Voice Memos, Stopwatch, Timer, and Newsstand 214

Set Up the Clock App with Multiple Time Zones 216

Set Alarms 218

Look Up Forecasts in Weather 220

Share Your Updates Using Twitter 222

Post Updates on Facebook 224

Chapter 13 Taking Photos and Videos

Take Photos with the Camera App 228

Take HDR Photos and Panorama Photos and Use the Grid 230

Capture Video 232

Edit Video with the Trim Feature 234

Share Your Photos and Videos 236

Chapter 14 Advanced Features and Troubleshooting

Connect to a Network via VPN 240

Connect Your iPod touch to Exchange Server 242

Use VoiceOver to Identify Items On-Screen 244

Use Other Accessibility Features 246

Update Your iPod touch’s Software 248

Extend Your iPod touch’s Runtime on the Battery 250

Back Up and Restore Your iPod touch’s Data and Settings with Your Computer 252

Back Up and Restore Your iPod touch’s Data and Settings with iCloud 254

Reset Your Network, Dictionary, and Home Screen Settings 256

Restore Your iPod touch to Factory Settings 258

Troubleshoot Wi-Fi Connections 260

Troubleshoot iTunes Sync Problems 262

Locate Your iPod touch with Find My iPod 264

Index 268

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