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Using This Book ......................xvi Getting Started ...................xviii Chapter 1: Getting Started with Your iPhone 3 Getting to Know Your iPhone's External Features ................3 Getting to Know Your iPhone's Software ..............6 Using Your Fingers to Control Your iPhone .......................6 Going Home ........................7 Touching the iPhone's Screen 8 Working with iPhone Apps ....13 Using the Home Screens ...........18 Using the iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus' Split-Screen ............19 Searching on Your iPhone .......21 Working with Siri Suggestions .23 Working with the Control Center ....................24 Working with Notifications and the Notification Center .......26 Using the Do Not Disturb Mode .......................29 Working with Text ...30 Dictating Text .................39 Meeting Siri ......................41 Understanding iPhone Status Icons ............44 Turning Your iPhone On or Off 45 Sleeping/Locking and Waking/Unlocking Your iPhone ..........46 Signing Into Your Apple ID .....48 Setting the Volume 49 Using Airplane Mode ......................50 Using the Settings App................51 Printing from Your iPhone .......52 Chapter 2: Connecting Your iPhone to the Internet, Bluetooth Devices, and iPhones/iPods/iPads 57 Getting Started ........................58 Securing Your iPhone .....59 Using Wi-Fi Networks to Connect to the Internet ............63 Connecting to Open Wi-Fi Networks ..........64 Connecting to Public Wi-Fi Networks ........68 Using Cellular Data Networks to Connect to the Internet ...............71 Using Bluetooth to Connect to Other Devices .....................77 Connecting to Bluetooth Devices ...................78 Connecting Your iPhone to Other iPhones, iPod touches, or iPads ...............80 Using AirDrop to Share Content with Other iPhones, iPod touches, iPads, or a Mac .....81 Enabling AirDrop ......82 Using AirDrop to Share Your Content ........84 Using AirDrop to Work with Content Shared with You ............87 Chapter 3: Setting Up and Using iCloud and Other Online Accounts 89 Getting Started ........................90 Configuring and Using iCloud .......91 Obtaining an iCloud Account....92 Signing Into Your iCloud Account ...................95 Enabling iCloud to Store Your Information on the Cloud ....97 Configuring iCloud Drive ..........99 Configuring iCloud to Store Photos .........101 Configuring Your iCloud Backup...................104 Configuring Your iCloud Keychain .............105 Setting Up Other Types of Built-In Online Accounts on Your iPhone ......108 Configuring a Google Account .......................109 Configuring Other Types of Online Accounts ....................111 Setting Up an Online Account Manually ......................112 Configuring a Facebook Account ................114 Setting How and When Your Accounts Are Updated ..........................116 Configuring How New Data is Retrieved for Your Accounts .....................117 Chapter 4: Configuring an iPhone to Suit Your Preferences 123 Getting Started ....................123 Using the Settings App on Any iPhone ..........................124 Searching for Settings ...............125 Using the Settings App on an iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus.......126 Setting Passcode, Touch ID, and Auto-Lock Preferences ................128 Securing Your iPhone with Auto-Lock ..129 Configuring Your Passcode and Fingerprints (iPhone 5s and later) ..........................130 Setting Keyboard, Language, and Format Options ...136 Setting Keyboard Preferences ..........................137 Creating and Working with Text Replacements .142 Setting Language and Region Preferences ...............143 Setting Do Not Disturb Preferences .....................147 Setting Accessibility Options .......150 Setting Restrictions for Content and Apps.155 Chapter 5: Customizing How Your iPhone Looks and Sounds 163 Getting Started ....................163 Customizing Your Home Screens .165 Moving Icons Around Your Home Screens ................165 Creating Folders to Organize Apps on Your Home Screens ......................168 Placing Icons in Existing Folders ...................170 Configuring the Home Screen Dock .......172 Deleting Icons ...........174 Setting the Screen's Brightness, View, Text Size, and Wallpaper .....................175 Setting the Screen Brightness, View, and Text Size ....................176 Setting the Wallpaper on the Home and Lock Screens .......180 Choosing the Sounds Your iPhone Makes ..186 Setting Up Notifications and the Notification Center ........................190 Understanding Notifications and the Notification Center ..........................190 Setting Global Notification Preferences .........................194 Configuring Notifications for Specific Apps .............196 Chapter 6: Downloading Apps, Music, Movies, TV Shows, and More onto Your iPhone 201 Getting Started ....................201 Configuring Store Settings .............202 Configuring Automatic Store Downloads ...................202 Using the App Store App to Find and Install iPhone Apps .........205 Searching for Apps ........................206 Downloading Apps .......................210 Using the iTunes Store App to Download Music, Ringtones, Movies, and TV Shows ..212 Searching for iTunes Store Content ..........213 Browsing for iTunes Store Content ............216 Previewing iTunes Store Content ................219 Downloading iTunes Store Content.........221 Using Your iTunes Store History List ........224 Downloading Apps or iTunes Store Content You've Purchased Previously ................226 Downloading Previously Purchased App Store Apps ............226 Downloading Previously Purchased iTunes Content ..............228 Using Family Sharing to Share Your Store Downloads with Others ...........232 Setting Up Family Sharing ..232 Adding People to Family Sharing ................234 Managing Family Sharing ....237 Accessing Shared Content ..240 Chapter 7: Managing Contacts 243 Getting Started ....................243 Setting Your Contacts Preferences .........................244 Creating Contacts on Your iPhone..........................247 Creating New Contacts from Email ...........247 Creating Contacts Manually ....249 Working with Contacts on Your iPhone ..........257 Using the Contacts App..........257 Accessing Contacts from Other Apps....261 Managing Your Contacts on Your iPhone .....263 Updating Contact Information ........................263 Deleting Contacts 265 Chapter 8: Communicating with the Phone and FaceTime Apps 267 Getting Started ....................268 Configuring Phone Settings .........268 Making Voice Calls ..........273 Dialing with the Keypad ........275 Dialing with Contacts .................276 Dialing with Favorites ................277 Dialing with Recents ....................278 Dialing from the SIRI SUGGESTIONS Screen ............280 Managing In-Process Voice Calls ...281 Entering Numbers During a Call ...................283 Making Conference Calls.......284 Using Another App During a Voice Call .........................288 Receiving Voice Calls ...289 Answering Calls ......289 Answering Calls During a Call ...........................292 Managing Voice Calls ..292 Clearing Recent Calls ..................293 Adding Calling Information to Favorites .......................294 Using the iPhone's EarPods for Calls........296 Using Visual Voicemail ...........................296 Recording a New Greeting .297 Listening to and Managing Voicemails ...........................299 Finding and Listening to Voicemails .......300 Listening to and Managing Deleted Voicemails 302 Communicating with FaceTime ......304 Configuring FaceTime Settings .......................305 Making FaceTime Calls .............307 Receiving FaceTime Calls ......310 Managing FaceTime Calls .....312 Chapter 9: Sending, Receiving, and Managing Email 317 Getting Started ....................317 Setting Mail App Preferences......318 Working with Email .......324 Receiving and Reading Email 326 Receiving and Reading Email on an iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus ................331 Using 3D Touch for Email (iPhone 6s and 6s Plus) ......................334 Sending Email ...........337 Using Mail's Suggested Recipients ............341 Replying to Email .342 Forwarding Email .344 Managing Email ..................346 Checking for New Email .........347 Understanding the Status of Email ...........347 Managing Email from the Message Screen ...............348 Managing Email from an Inbox ......................349 Managing Multiple Emails at the Same Time .........352 Organizing Email from the Message Screen ............354 Organizing Email from the Inbox.................356 Viewing Messages in a Mailbox .....................358 Saving Images Attached to Email ...............359 Searching Your Email ..................360 Working with VIPs362 Designating VIPs ....363 Accessing VIP Email .......................363 Managing Junk Email .................365 Chapter 10: Sending, Receiving, and Managing Texts and iMessages 367 Getting Started ....................367 Preparing Messages for Messaging ......................368 Setting Your Text and iMessage Preferences ...........369 Blocking People from Messaging or Texting You .........................377 Sending Messages ..........378 Creating and Sending Messages ..................379 Receiving, Reading, and Replying to Messages ..............384 Receiving Messages .....................384 Reading Messages ..........................386 Viewing Images or Video You Receive in Messages ..................388 Listening to Audio in Messages You Receive in Messages ..........................390 Watching Video in Messages You Receive in Messages ......392 Replying to Messages from the Messages App ..394 Replying to Messages from a Banner Alert ...............395 Using Quick Actions to Send Messages (iPhone 6s and 6s Plus) .......396 Working with Messages ......................397 Receiving and Reading Messages on an iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus ...398 Using 3D Touch for Messages (iPhone 6s and 6s Plus) .........400 Adding Images and Video to Conversations ...........401 Adding Audio Recordings to Conversations ...........407 Adding Video and Photos to Conversations ............409 Adding Locations to Conversations .........410 Browsing Attachments to Conversations .....................412 Deleting Messages and Conversations ...........................414 Deleting Conversations ...........416 Chapter 11: Managing Calendars, Reminders, and Clocks 419 Getting Started ....................419 Setting Calendar, Reminder, Date, and Time Preferences .............420 Working with Calendars .....................424 Viewing Calendars and Events .........................424 Configuring Calendars ..............425 Navigating Calendars .................430 Viewing Calendars ..........................430 Using 3D Touch for Events (iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Only) ..434 Adding Events to a Calendar ..436 Using Quick Actions with the Calendar App (iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Only) ....449 Searching Calendars ....................449 Managing Calendars and Events ..................451 Working with Reminders ...................453 Creating Reminders ......................456 Organizing Reminders with Lists .................461 Managing Reminders .................463 Working with the Clock .......................465 Setting and Using Alarms ....466 Managing Alarms .470 Using the Stopwatch...................472 Using the Timer .......474 Chapter 12: Working with Siri 479 Getting Started ....................479 Setting Up Siri ........................481 Understanding Siri's Personality ....484 Learning How to Use Siri by Example ................490 Using Siri to Make Voice Calls 490 Composing New Email with Siri ....................491 Replying to Emails with Siri ......492 Having Messages Read to You .........................494 Replying to Messages with Siri .......................495 Sending New Messages with Siri .................496 Using Siri to Create Events ..497 Using Siri to Create Reminders ........................499 Using Siri to Get Information .501 Using Siri to Play Music ...........502 Using Siri to Get Directions ......503 Using Dictation to Speak Text Instead of Typing ..........................505 Using Siri to Open Apps .........507 Getting Suggestions from Siri ....507 Chapter 13: Surfing the Web 513 Getting Started ....................513 Setting Safari Preferences ................515 Visiting Websites ................520 Using Bookmarks to Move to Websites ..........................521 Using Your Favorites to Move to Websites ..................524 Typing URLs to Move to Websites...............526 Using Your Browsing History to Move to Websites ....................528 Viewing Websites ..............530 Working with Multiple Websites at the Same Time ...534 Opening New Pages in the Background .......................534 Opening New Pages in a New Tab .............535 Using Tab View to Manage Open Web Pages .........536 Searching the Web .........................539 Saving and Organizing Bookmarks .......................541 Creating Bookmarks .....................541 Organizing Bookmarks.............544 Deleting Bookmarks or Folders of Bookmarks .....549 Creating Bookmarks on the Home Screen .................550 Using 3D Touch with Safari (iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Only) ................552 Completing Forms on the Web 554 Manually Completing Forms ..555 Using AutoFill to Complete Forms .............557 Signing In to Websites Automatically ................558 Chapter 14: Working with Photos and Video You Take with Your iPhone 561 Getting Started ....................561 Setting Your Photos & Camera Preferences ...........................562 Taking Photos and Video with Your iPhone ..........................567 Taking Photos ............573 Taking Panoramic Photos .....577 Taking Video ................579 Taking Photos and Video from the Lock Screen .581 Taking Photos and Video from the Control Center ....................582 Taking Photos with Quick Actions (iPhone 6s, 6s Plus Only) ...................583 Viewing, Editing, and Working with Photos on Your iPhone....585 Finding Photos to Work With by Browsing ................585 Finding Photos to Work With by Searching ..............593 Using 3D Touch with Photos (iPhone 6s, 6s Plus Only) ........594 Viewing Photos in Slideshows .........................595 Working with Burst Mode Photos ...............601 Editing Photos ..........603 Enhancing Photos ...........................604 Straightening, Rotating, and Cropping Photos ...606 Applying Filters to Photos ...609 Removing Red-Eye from Photos ...................611 Making Smart Adjustments to Photos .613 Working with Photos ..................616 Sharing Photos via Email.......617 Organizing Photos in a New Album ........620 Adding Photos to an Existing Album .....622 Deleting Photos......624 Viewing, Editing, and Working with Video on Your iPhone ........625 Finding and Watching Videos ...........................625 Editing Video ..............627 Using AirPlay to View Photos and Videos on a TV .......629 Using iCloud with Your Photos .633 Sharing Your Photos .....................633 Adding Photos to a Shared Album ............635 Working with Photo Albums Shared with You .....638 Chapter 15: Using Other Cool iPhone Apps and Features 643 Getting Started ....................643 Touring Other Cool iPhone Apps .644 Touring Other Cool iPhone Apps Already Installed on Your iPhone ........................644 Touring Other Cool iPhone Apps You Can Download onto Your iPhone ..........647 Listening to Podcasts with the Podcasts App ....................649 Setting Your Podcast Preferences ................649 Using the Podcasts App to Subscribe to Podcasts .....................652 Choosing a Podcast to Listen To ...................655 Listening to Podcasts .................658 Managing Podcasts and Episodes of Podcasts ....662 Finding Your Way with Maps ........665 Working with the Wallet App and Apple Pay .....................672 Working with the Wallet App 672 Adding Passes or Cards to Your Wallet Using an App ............677 Adding Passes or Cards to Your Wallet by Scanning Their Codes .....678 Working with Apple Pay.........680 Adding Credit or Debit Cards to Apple Pay ..............682 Managing Apple Pay ...................684 Managing Your Health with the Health App........................686 Using the Health App to Create a Medical ID ........686 Accessing Your Medical ID ..688 Using the Health App for Health and Fitness Information .........................689 Configuring Apps to Report to the Health App .690 Using the Health App to View Health Information ....................692 Managing Sources in the Health App ...695 Working Seamlessly Across Your Devices.....696 Working with Handoff ..............696 Using Handoff on iOS Devices .........................697 Taking Phone Calls on Macs or iPads .....699 Chapter 16: Maintaining and Protecting Your iPhone and Solving Problems ONLINE Bonus Content: Finding and Listening to Music ONLINE 9780789755483

About the Author

Brad Miser has written extensively about technology, with his favorite topics being the amazing "i" devices, especially the iPhone, that make it possible to take our lives with us while we are on the move. In addition to My iPhone, Ninth Edition, Brad has written many other books, including My iPhone for Seniors, Second Edition; and My Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. He has also been an author, development editor, or technical editor for more than 50 other titles. Brad is or has been a sales support specialist, the director of product and customer services, and the manager of education and support services for several software development companies. Previously, he was the lead proposal specialist for an aircraft engine manufacturer, a development editor for a computer book publisher, and a civilian aviation test officer/engineer for the U.S. Army. Brad holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and has received advanced education in maintainability engineering, business, and other topics. Brad would love to hear about your experiences with this book (the good, the bad, and the ugly). You can write to him at bradmiser@icloud.com.

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