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Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone 6s: Covers iOS9 and all models of iPhone 6s, 6, and iPhone 5

Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone 6s: Covers iOS9 and all models of iPhone 6s, 6, and iPhone 5

Guy Hart-Davis

ISBN: 978-1-119-17371-7

Oct 2015

320 pages


A visual guide to the iPhone—now fully updated

If you are a visual learner, Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone, 3rd Edition is the book for you with 500 full-color screenshots that clearly illustrate all the features your iPhone has to offer. Get the most from your iPhone, whether you're a beginner or an iPhone enthusiast who's learning the latest features, this easily accessible guide provides visually rich tutorials and step-by-step instructions that will help you unlock all your device has to offer.

  • Learn the latest features of iOS
  • Master the basic functions of your iPhone and customize your settings
  • Ensure you're getting optimal performance from your iPhone
  • Find the best apps and services to fit your personal and business needs

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Chapter 1 Getting Started with Your iPhone

Take a Look at the iPhone Models 4

Meet Your iPhone’s Hardware Controls 8

Download, Install, and Set Up iTunes 10

Begin Setup and Activate Your iPhone 12

Set Up Your iPhone as New Using iCloud 14

Set Up Your iPhone from an iCloud Backup 18

Set Up Your iPhone from iTunes 20

Choose Which Items to Sync from Your Computer 22

Sync Your iPhone with iTunes via Wi‐Fi 26

Explore the Interface and Launch Apps 28

Using Notification Center 30

Using Control Center 32

Using the Reachability Feature 34

Chapter 2 Personalizing Your iPhone

Find the Settings You Need 38

Choose Which iCloud Items to Sync 40

Choose Which Apps Can Give Notifications 42

Choose Sounds Settings 44

Set Display Brightness and Wallpapers 46

Choose Privacy and Location Settings 48

Configure and Use Spotlight Search 50

Choose Locking and Control Center Settings 52

Set Up and Use Do Not Disturb Mode 54

Secure Your iPhone with Touch ID or a Passcode 56

Configure Restrictions and Parental Controls 58

Set Up Family Sharing 60

Add Family Members to Family Sharing 62

Choose Date, Time, and International Settings 64

Chapter 3 Using Voice, Accessibility, and Continuity

Give Commands with Siri 68

Dictate Text Using Siri 70

Gather and Share Information with Siri 72

Configure Siri to Work Your Way 74

Set Up VoiceOver to Identify Items On‐Screen 76

Configure Other Accessibility Features 78

Using Your iPhone with Your Mac 82

Using Your iPhone with Your Apple Watch 84

Chapter 4 Setting Up Communications

Set Up Your Mail Accounts 88

Control How Your E‐Mail Appears 90

Organize Your E‐Mail Messages by Threads 92

Set Your Default E‐Mail Account 94

Control How Your Contacts Appear 95

Import Contacts from a SIM Card 96

Choose Default Alert Options for Calendar Events 97

Choose Your Default Calendar and Time Zone 98

Set Up and Use Wallet and Apple Pay 100

Chapter 5 Making Calls and Messaging

Make Phone Calls 104

Using a Wireless Headset or Car Kit 106

Mute a Call or Put a Call on Hold 107

Make a Conference Call 108

Save Time with Call Favorites and Recents 110

Send Text and Multimedia Messages 112

Manage Your Instant Messages 114

Chat Face‐to‐Face Using FaceTime 116

Chapter 6 Networking and Social Networking

Using Airplane Mode 120

Monitor Your Cellular Network Usage 121

Control Cellular Data and Background Refresh 122

Connect Your iPhone to a Different Carrier 124

Turn Data Roaming On or Off 125

Connect Bluetooth Devices to Your iPhone 126

Share Items via AirDrop 128

Share Internet Access via Personal Hotspot 130

Connect to Wi‐Fi Networks and Hotspots 132

Set Up Your Social Network Accounts 134

Share Your Updates Using Twitter 136

Post Updates on Facebook 138

Sign In to Game Center 140

Add and Play Games with Game Center 142

Add Friends and Play Games with Them 144

Chapter 7 Working with Apps

Customize the Home Screen 148

Organize Apps with Folders 150

Switch Quickly from One App to Another 152

Find Apps on the App Store 154

Update and Remove Apps 156

Cut, Copy, and Paste Text 158

Bold, Italicize, Underline, and Replace Text 160

Take Notes 162

Chapter 8 Browsing the Web and E‐Mailing

Browse the Web with Safari 166

Access Websites Quickly with Bookmarks 168

Create Bookmarks 170

Keep a Reading List of Web Pages 172

Share Web Pages with Others 174

Navigate Among Open Web Pages Using Tabs 176

Tighten Up Safari’s Security 178

Read E‐Mail 180

Reply To or Forward an E‐Mail Message 182

Organize Your Messages in Mailbox Folders 184

Write and Send E‐Mail Messages 186

Chapter 9 Keeping Your Life Organized

Browse or Search for Contacts 190

Create a New Contact 192

Browse Existing Events in Your Calendars 194

Create New Events in Your Calendars 196

Work with Calendar Invitations 198

Track Your Commitments with Reminders 200

Keep Cards and Tickets at Hand with Wallet 204

Get Your Bearings with Compass 206

Find Your Location with Maps 208

Find Directions with Maps 210

Explore with 3D Flyover 212

Using Maps’ Favorites and Contacts 214

Track Stock Prices with the Stocks App 216

Using the Clock App 218

Look Up Weather Forecasts 220

Using the Health App 222

Chapter 10 Enjoying Music, Videos, and Books

Navigate the Music App and Set Preferences 226

Play Music Using the Music App 228

Play Videos Using the Videos App 230

Play Music and Videos Using AirPlay 232

Create a Music Playlist 234

Listen to iTunes Radio 236

Watch Podcasts and iTunes U Lectures 238

Read Digital Books with iBooks 240

Chapter 11 Working with Photos and Video

Take Photos with the Camera App 244

Take Timed, Square, and Panorama Photos 246

Apply Filters to Your Photos 248

Edit Your Photos 250

Capture Video 254

Edit Video with the Trim Feature 256

Share Your Photos and Videos 258

Browse Photos Using Years, Collections, and Moments 260

Browse Photos Using iCloud Photo Sharing 262

Browse Photos Using Albums 264

Upload Your Photos to iCloud 266

Share Photos with Other People via iCloud 268

Share Photos via E‐Mail and Instant Messaging 270

Play Slide Shows of Photos 272

Chapter 12 Advanced Features and Troubleshooting

Connect to a Network via VPN 276

Connect Your iPhone to Exchange Server 278

Update Your iPhone’s Software 280

Extend Your iPhone’s Runtime on the Battery 282

Back Up and Restore Using Your Computer 284

Back Up and Restore Using iCloud 286

Reset Your iPhone’s Settings 288

Troubleshoot Wi‐Fi Connections 290

Locate Your iPhone with Find My iPhone 292

Index 296