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Table of Contents

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

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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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