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iPhone X For Dummies

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iPhone X For Dummies

Edward C. Baig, Bob LeVitus

ISBN: 978-1-119-48159-1 December 2017 384 Pages

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Get the most out of your iPhone X 

Apple's iPhone X represents such a radical departure from all previous models of the globally known iPhone that it needs its own book to help users navigate the new features. Luckily, iPhone X For Dummies is here to provide the guidance you need to figure out the features of your new iPhone and the software that powers it.

Written by the experts who've created all previous editions of iPhone For Dummies, this book takes a deep dive into this fabulous new phone and its unique controls. It then delves into iOS 11 and how it works on the iPhone X. It leaves no stone unturned and offers all the in-depth coverage you need to make your iPhone X work for you—right out of the box!

  • Control your iPhone X with iOS 11 gestures
  • Explore advanced camera tools that produce stunning photos
  • Set up face recognition to access your phone with a smile
  • Charge your iPhone wirelessly

If you’ve invested in this awesome new device, you deserve to get the very most out of it. And this book shows you how!

Introduction 1

About This Book 1

Foolish Assumptions 2

Icons Used in This Book 2

Beyond the Book 3

Where to Go from Here 4

Part 1: Meet Your iPhone 5

Chapter 1: Unveiling the iPhone 7

The Big Picture 7

The iPhone as a phone and a digital camera or camcorder 9

The iPhone as an iPod 10

The iPhone as an Internet communications device 10

Technical specifications 11

A Quick Tour Outside 12

On the top and sides 12

On the bottom 13

On the front and back 14

Status bar 15

Home Sweet Home Screen 17

The first Home screen 18

The second Home screen 19

The dock (all Home screens) 21

Chapter 2: iPhone Basic Training 23

Activating the iPhone 24

Turning the iPhone On and Off 25

Facing up to Face ID 27

Continuing the setup 28

Locking the iPhone 29

Understanding Pressure-Sensitive Touch 31

Mastering the Multitouch Interface 32

Discovering the special-use keys 33

One-handed keyboard 34

The incredible, intelligent, and virtual iPhone keyboard 35

Anticipating what comes next 35

Finger-typing on the virtual keyboards 36

Correcting mistakes 39

Choosing an alternative keyboard 40

Cutting, copying, pasting, and replacing 41

Multitasking 42

Navigating beyond the Home Screen 44

Organizing Icons into Folders 45

Proactive Searching 46

Notifications and the Today View 47

Chapter 3: Synchronicity: Getting Stuff to and from Your iPhone 51

A Brief iCloud Primer 52

The Kitchen Sync 54

First things first: About iPhone backups 54

Sync prep 101 56

Syncing Your Data with iTunes 60

Syncing contacts 60

Syncing calendars 61

Advanced syncing 62

Synchronizing Your Media 62

Music, movies, TV shows, and podcasts 63

Photos 66

Manual Syncing 67

Chapter 4: Understanding the Phone-damentals 69

Making a Call 70

Contacts 70

Favorites 72

Recents 74

Keypad 75

Visual voicemail 75

Recording a greeting 78

Voice dialing 78

Receiving a Call 79

Accepting the call 79

Announcing the caller 79

Rejecting the call 80

Replying with a text message 80

Blocking callers 81

Avoiding disturbances 81

Choosing ringtones 82

While on a Call 84

Juggling calls 85

Making conference calls 85

Handing off calls 86

Seeing Is Believing with FaceTime 87

Part 2: The PDA iPhone 91

Chapter 5: Taking Control of Your iPhone 93

Controlling Control Center 94

Summoning Siri 96

Figuring out what to ask 97

Using dictation 98

Correcting mistakes 99

Making Siri smarter 99

Type to Siri 100

Chapter 6: Texting 1, 2, 3: Messages and Notes 101

Getting the iMessage 101

You send me: Sending text messages 103

Alert: You’ve got messages 104

Being a golden receiver: Reading and replying to text messages 106

MMS: Like SMS with media 109

Massive multimedia effects 109

Group messaging has never been better 113

Taking Note of Notes 114

Chapter 7: Nine Indispensable Utilities 117

Working with the Calendar 117

Year view 118

Month view 119

Day view 119

Week view 119

List view 120

Adding Calendar Entries 120

Letting your calendar push you around 124

Displaying multiple calendars 125

Responding to meeting invitations 125

Subscribing to calendars 126

Sharing a family calendar 126

Calculate This 127

Punching the Clock 127

World clock 128

Alarm clock 129

Stopwatch 130

Timer 130

Bedtime 131

Voicing Memos 131

Making a recording 131

Listening to recordings 132

Trimming recordings 132

Adding a title to a recording 133

Reminding me 134

It’s a Wallet 136

Dropping in on AirDrop 137

Controlling Lights, Locks, and More 138

Using the iPhone in the Car 139

Keeping in Good Health 140

Part 3: The Multimedia iPhone 141

Chapter 8: Get in Tune(s): Audio on Your iPhone 143

Introducing Your iPhone’s Music Player 144

It’s music, just not your music 145

My Music Is Your Music 148

A library without library cards 148

Play it again, list 150

Share and share alike 152

Taking Control of Your Tunes 154

Customizing Your Audio Experience 156

Setting preferences 156

Setting a sleep timer 158

Using your voice to control your music 158

Shopping with the iTunes Store App 160

Chapter 9: "Smile": Taking Pictures with Your iPhone 161

Taking Your Best Shot 162

Making Photos Come to Life 164

Keeping Things in Focus 165

From the front to the rear — and back 166

Firing up the flash 166

Using digital zoom 166

Two rear cameras are better than one 167

Applying filters 168

Bingeing on burst shooting 169

Using the self-timer 171

Tracking Down Your Pictures 171

Choosing albums 172

Making memories 173

Categorizing your pics 175

Searching for pictures 176

Sharing your photos 177

Admiring Your Pictures 179

Maneuvering and manipulating photos 179

Launching slideshows 180

Storing pictures in the (i)Cloud 182

Editing and Deleting Photos 183

Livening Up Live Photos 185

More (Not So) Stupid Picture Tricks 187

Chapter 10: Starring in a Blockbuster: Video on Your iPhone 191

Finding Stuff to Watch 192

Playing Video 193

Shooting Video 197

Going slow 200

Going fast 200

Editing what you shot 201

Sharing video 202

Watching video on TV 202

Augmented reality 203

Restricting video and other usage 203

Part 4: The Internet iPhone 205

Chapter 11: Going on a Mobile Safari 207

Surfin’ Dude 207

Exploring the browser 208

Blasting off into cyberspace 208

I Can See Clearly Now 211

Opening multiple web pages at a time 212

Looking at lovable links 213

Book(mark) ’em, Dano 214

Altering bookmarks 217

Viewing open pages on other devices 218

Letting history repeat itself 219

Launching a mobile search mission 219

Saving web pictures 220

Reading clutter-free web pages 220

Private Browsing 221

3D Touch and Safari 222

Smart Safari Settings 223

Chapter 12: The Email Must Get Through 225

Prep Work: Setting Up Your Accounts 226

Setting up your account the easy way 226

Setting up your account the less easy way 226

See Me, Read Me, File Me, Delete Me: Working with Messages 231

Reading messages 231

Filter mail 232

Managing messages 233

Threading messages 236

Searching emails 237

Darling, You Send Me (Email) 241

Makin’ messages 241

Settings for sending email 249

Setting your message and account settings 250

Special 3D Touch Mail options 253

Chapter 13: Tracking with Maps, Compass, Stocks, Weather, and Files 255

Maps Are Where It’s At 255

Finding your current location with Maps 256

Finding a person, place, or thing 257

Views, zooms, and pans 258

Timesaving map tools: Contacts, Recents, and Favorites 260

Smart map tricks 262

Contemplating the Compass 267

Taking Stock with Stocks 268

Adding and deleting stocks, funds, and indexes 268

Details, details, details 269

Charting a course 270

Weather Watching 271

Keeping Track of Documents with Files 272

Part 5: The Undiscovered iPhone 273

Chapter 14: Setting You Straight on Settings 275

Sky-High Settings 276

All about you 276

Airplane mode 277

Wi-Fi 278

Bluetooth 279

Cellular 281

Emergency SOS 282

Report, Sound, and Appearance Settings 282

Notifications 282

Control Center 283

Do Not Disturb 283

Privacy 284

Sounds 285

Happy haptics 286

Brightening up your day 287

Auto-lock 287

Wallpaper 288

In General 288

About About 289

Software Update setting 289

iPhone Storage setting 289

Background App Refresh setting 290

Siri & Search setting 290

Handoff setting 290

CarPlay setting 291

VPN setting 291

iTunes Wi-Fi Sync setting 291

Battery setting 291

Face ID & Passcode setting 292

iTunes & App Store setting 294

Wallet & Apple Pay setting 294

Restrictions setting 294

Date & Time setting 295

Keyboard setting 296

Language & Region setting 297

Dictionary setting 297

Accessibility setting 298

Reset setting 301

Phoning In More Settings 301

Promoting harmony through Family Sharing 301

Sorting and displaying contacts 302

Nothing phone-y about these settings 302

Find My iPhone 304

Chapter 15: Apps-O-Lutely! 305

Finding Apps 306

Browsing for apps 306

Finding more information about an app 307

Downloading an app 307

Updating an app 308

Deleting and Organizing Your Apps 309

Deleting an app 309

Organizing your apps 310

Books, Newspapers, and Magazines 311

iBooks for your iPhone 312

Newspapers and magazines 313

Chapter 16: When Good iPhones Go Bad 315

iPhone Issues 316

But first 316

Recharge your iPhone 317

Restart your iPhone 318

Reset your iPhone 318

Remove your content 319

Reset your settings and content 319

Restore your iPhone 320

Renew your iPhone with Recovery mode 321

Problems with Calling or Networks 322

Sync, Computer, or iTunes Issues 323

More Help on the Apple Website 325

If Nothing We Suggest Helps 325

Dude, Where’s My Stuff? 327

Part 6: The Part of Tens 329

Chapter 17: Ten Free Apps 331

OverDrive 331

TurboScan 332

TripCase 333

Evernote 334

Bill Atkinson PhotoCard 336

IMDb 337

Tunity 338

iTunes U 338

Waze 339

WebMD 340

Chapter 18: Ten Helpful Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts 343

Do the Slide for Accuracy and Punctuation 343

Autocorrect Is Your Friend 344

Auto apostrophes are good for you 345

Make rejection work for you 345

Assault on Batteries 345

Tricks with Links and Phone Numbers 347

Share the Love . . . and the Links 348

Choose a Home Page for Safari 348

Like a Time Machine for iPhone Backups 349

Create Ringtones for Free in GarageBand 350

Getting Apps out of the Multitasking Screen 353

Taking a Snapshot of the Screen 354

Index 357

Bonus Chapter: Ten Apps Worth Paying For
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