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The full-color guide to getting the most out of your iPhone
Completely updated and revised to include iOS 5, iCloud, and the latest iPhone features, this full-color book is your guide to all things iPhone. Bestselling veteran authors Edward Baig and Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus introduce you to the capabilities of the iPhone for making phone calls, browsing the Internet, sending and receiving e-mails, working with the calendar, watching and recording HD videos, taking and editing great photos, and much more. You'll discover how to set up iTunes, buy music and videos, protect your information, troubleshoot, multitask, and download the hundreds of thousands of apps available from the App Store.
- Gets you started with your iPhone, and gets you on your way to mastering the multitouch interface, synching with iCloud, making phone and video calls, texting, working with the calendar, and more
- Explains setting up iTunes, watching videos, taking photos, making FaceTime video calls, and listening to your favorite music
- Walks you through connecting to the Internet, sending and receiving e-mails, getting directions from GPS maps, working with Siri - your voice-activated virtual assistant, protecting your information, and troubleshooting
- Addresses the latest updates, iCloud, and new iOS 5 features that make your iPhone even more powerful and easy to use
- Includes coverage of iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and the iPhone 4 models from all major carriers
Presented in the straightforward-but-fun style that defines the Dummies series, iPhone For Dummies, 5th Edition is the just the book you need to get acquainted with your brand new iPhone.
- What the book covers: Getting started with your iPhone, mastering the multitouch interface, synchronizing your data, making and receiving phone calls, making video calls with FaceTime, texting, working with the calendar, setting up iTunes and your iPhone, finding and watching videos, taking great pictures with your iPhone, browsing the Internet, sending and receiving E-mail, finding a person, place or thing with GPS maps, recording and editing HD video, organizing and managing your photos, buying music and videos from the iTunes store, browsing and downloading applications from the App Store, organizing apps in folders, multitasking on the iPhone, protecting your information, troubleshooting, and more.
- Updated coverage: This new edition will have approximately 20-30% new content, this includes coverage of Apple’s new iPhone hardware and iOS software.
- Series features: Information presented in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the Dummies series for more than nineteen years.
Be entertained, connect with your friends, download your favorite apps, and even make a phone call!
People don't just like their iPhones. They love them. Love shouldn't be blind, though, which is why this friendly guide is filled with advice to make your iPhone experience all the more pleasurable. You'll explore its multitouch interface, get apps, sync your data, send messages, browse the web, set up iTunes, watch movies, share photos, and find your location. You'll never want to part!
Keep it together — manage media, contacts, calendars, e-mail accounts, and more, and sync it all with iCloud
Do you multitask? — while on a call, check your appointments, surf the web, and switch effortlessly between applications
Not just talk — wave to your kids, confer with a client, or see what's happening with FaceTime video calling
Shake, rattle, and roll — create playlists, scroll through your music library, and customize your listening experience
Satisfy your app-etite — find and download the best apps for every interest and keep your apps up to date
Open the book and find:
Steps for getting started with your iPhone
Ways to communicate with your voice-activated virtual assistant, Siri
Easy ways to organize your to-do lists with Reminders
How to stay on top of the latest news with Notification Center
Instructions for turning your iPhone into an e-book reader
Tips for staying connected with Twitter and Facebook
How iCloud can help locate your iPhone if it has been lost
Advice on troubleshooting your iPhone
About the Author
Edward C. Baig
is the Personal Technology columnist for USA TODAY
and the author of Macs For Dummies
, 11th Edition.
Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus pens the popular "Dr. Mac" column for the Houston Chronicle and is the author of Incredible iPhone Apps For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting to Know Your iPhone 5
Chapter 1: Unveiling the iPhone 7
Chapter 2: iPhone Basic Training 23
Chapter 3: Synchronicity: Getting Stuff to and from Your iPhone 47
Chapter 4: Understanding the Phone-damentals 71
Part II: The Mobile iPhone 91
Chapter 5: Texting 1, 2, 3: Messages and Notes 93
Chapter 6: Five Indispensible Utilities 105
Chapter 7: Taking the iPhone Siri-ously 125
Part III: The Multimedia iPhone 133
Chapter 8: Get in Tune(s): Audio on Your iPhone 135
Chapter 9: “Smile”: Taking Pictures with Your iPhone 153
Chapter 10: You Oughta Be in Pictures: Video on Your iPhone 173
Part IV: The Internet iPhone 187
Chapter 11: Going On a Mobile Safari 189
Chapter 12: The E-Mail Must Get Through 205
Chapter 13: Tracking with Maps, Compass, Stocks, and Weather 229
Part V: The Undiscovered iPhone 249
Chapter 14: Setting You Straight on Settings 251
Chapter 15: Apps-O-Lutely! 275
Chapter 16: When Good iPhones Go Bad 295
Part VI: The Part of Tens 309
Chapter 17: Ten Appetizing Apps 311
Chapter 18: Ten Apps Worth Paying For 327
Chapter 19: Ten Helpful Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts 341