My iPhone

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My iPhone, Second Edition



Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPhone photos so that you can see exactly what to do.

Help when you run into the few iPhone limitations.

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPhone.





Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPhone working just the way you want. The tasks include:



* How to use all the essential features of iPhone 3G such as the cell phone, visual voice mail, conference calling, and contact information.

* How to add network connections and switch between them; surf the web using full-featured web pages just like on a computer; and receive and manage your email, from all your accounts, including Microsoft Exchange, wherever you are.

* How to configure MobileMe to keep all your contacts, email, and events current on your device wirelessly.

* How to use an iPod and and iTunes 8 to listen to music and podcasts or watch movies, TV shows, and music videos.

* How to take quality photos and view them, email them, or transfer them to a computer.

* How to find, download, install, manage, and use thousands of iPhone applications.

* How use Maps to find any location, plan a route to it, and then track your route with GPS.

* How to customize the way iPhone looks and works with your own wallpaper, Home screen button layouts, ringtones from your favorites songs, and more.



CATEGORY: Apple Digital Media

COVERS: Apple iPhone

USER LEVEL: Beginning-Intermediate



Quote from front cover.



"As easy as the iPhone is to admire and use, Miser unlocks all of its secrets and offers frank, useful advice for getting the most out of the most amazing product of this century (so far!)."

-Mark A. Kellner,
Technology Columnist,
The Washington Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 657.71g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0789738236
  • 9780789738233

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My iPhone, Second Edition Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPhone photos so that you can see exactly what to do. Help when you run into the few iPhone limitations. Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPhone. Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPhone working just the way you want. The tasks include: - How to use all the essential features of iPhone 3G such as the cell phone, visual voice mail, conference calling, and contact information. - How to add network connections and switch between them; surf the web using full-featured web pages just like on a computer; and receive and manage your email, from all your accounts, including Microsoft Exchange, wherever you are. - How to configure MobileMe to keep all your contacts, email, and events current on your device wirelessly. - How to use an iPod and and iTunes 8 to listen to music and podcasts or watch movies, TV shows, and music videos. - How to take quality photos and view them, email them, or transfer them to a computer. - How to find, download, install, manage, and use thousands of iPhone applications. - How use Maps to find any location, plan a route to it, and then track your route with GPS. - How to customize the way iPhone looks and works with your own wallpaper, Home screen button layouts, ringtones from your favorites songs, and more. CATEGORY: Apple Digital Media COVERS: Apple iPhone USER LEVEL: Beginning-Intermediate Quote from front cover. "As easy as the iPhone is to admire and use, Miser unlocks all of its secrets and offers frank, useful advice for getting the most out of the most amazing product of this century (so far!)." -Mark A. Kellner,
Technology Columnist,
The Washington Times
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Table of contents

P Getting Started with iPhone................................. 3

Touring iPhone...................................... 4

Getting to Know iPhone's External Features......... 4

Knowing Why It's Called a Multi-Touch Interface... 5

Preparing iTunes................................. 13

Using MobileMe with iPhone............. 17

Using this Book................................... 23

1 Making, Receiving, and Managing Calls.......... 27

Configuring Phone Settings............... 28

Creating Your Own Ringtones... 28

Setting Phone Sounds................ 31

Configuring Phone Settings....... 33

Other Phone Settings................. 36

Making Calls........................................ 36

Dialing with the Keypad.............. 37

Dialing with Contacts.................. 38

Dialing with Favorites................. 39

Dialing with Recents................... 40

Managing In-Process Calls........ 41

Receiving Calls................................... 46

Answering Calls.......................... 46

Answering Calls When You're Already on a Call. 48

Managing Calls................................... 49

Working with Missed and Recent Calls................ 49

Adding Caller Information to Favorites................. 51

Using iPhone's Headset for Calls 52

Using Visual Voicemail...................... 52

Recording a Greeting................. 53

Listening to and Managing Voicemails................ 55

Getting Information About Your Cell Account............... 61

2 Managing Contacts............................................. 65

Configuring How Contacts Are Displayed................... 65

Getting Contact Information onto iPhone...................... 67

Moving Contacts from MobileMe or Exchange Accounts to iPhone........... 67

Moving Contacts from a Windows PC to iPhone 69

Moving Contacts from a Mac to iPhone............... 70

Creating New Contacts While Using iPhone....... 71

Creating Contacts on iPhone Manually................ 78

Using Contacts on iPhone................. 87

Changing or Deleting Contacts......... 89

Changing Contacts via Syncs.... 90

Adding or Removing Information for an Existing Contact Manually.................. 91

Adding Information to an Existing Contact While Using iPhone............................. 93

Deleting Contacts Manually....... 95

3 Listening to Audio and Watching Video........... 97

Using iTunes to Add Audio and Video Content to iPhone.................................................. 98

Importing Audio CDs to the iTunes Library.......... 98

Purchasing Audio and Video from the iTunes Store 100

Renting Movies from the iTunes Store............... 103

Subscribing to Podcasts in the iTunes Store.... 104

Building Audio and Video Playlists..................... 106

Building Audio and Video Smart Playlists......... 107

Moving Content from the iTunes Library onto iPhone........................................ 111

Using the iTunes Store Application to Add Audio and Video to iPhone.................................... 115

Downloading Audio Content from iPhone's iTunes Store Application.............................. 116

Listening to Music............................. 119

Using the Cover Flow Browser to Find and Play Music.......................................... 119

Using Playlists to Find Music... 122

Using Artists to Find Music...... 124

Using Genres to Find Music.... 126

Using the More Menu to Find Music................... 128

Playing Music............................ 129

Viewing Albums........................ 131

Controlling Audio Content with the iPod Control Bar 132

Configure the iPod Control Bar 132

Use the iPod Control Bar......... 133

Finding and Listening to Podcasts. 134

Finding and Watching Video........... 136

Finding Video............................ 136

Watching Video........................ 137

Deleting Video.......................... 138

Customizing iPhone for iPod........... 139

Building and Editing an On-The-Go Playlist....... 139

Using the iPhone Genius......... 142

Configuring iPhone's iPod Toolbar.................... 145

Configuring iPhone's iPod Settings 146

4 Connecting to the Internet, Bluetooth Devices, and VPNs................................................................... 153

Connecting to the Internet................ 154

Connecting to the Internet via Wi-Fi Networks... 154

Connecting to the Internet via 3G 165

Connecting to the Internet via EDGE.................. 167

Connecting to Bluetooth Devices.... 167

Connecting to VPNs......................... 170

5 Emailing............................................................. 175

Configuring Email Accounts on iPhone 176

Using MobileMe to Configure Email Accounts on iPhone........................................... 177

Syncing Email Accounts with a Windows PC.... 179

Syncing Email Accounts with a Mac................... 180

Configuring Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, or AOL Email Accounts on iPhone Manually.................. 181

Configuring Other Email Accounts on iPhone Manually................................ 183

Performing Advanced Configuration of Email Accounts on iPhone.......................... 187

Configuring Exchange Email Accounts on iPhone Manually................................ 191

Configuring General Email Settings 194

Configuring How Email is Retrieved................... 194

Configuring Global Email Settings 196

Managing Email Accounts............... 200

Changing Email Account Configurations........... 200

Disabling Email Accounts........ 201

Deleting Email Accounts.......... 202

Working with Email........................... 203

Receiving and Reading Email. 203

Sending Email........................... 207

Replying to Email...................... 211

Forwarding Email..................... 212

Viewing Messages in a Folder 218

6 Surfing the Web................................................ 221

Configuring Safari Settings............. 222

Moving Favorites or Bookmarks from a Windows PC to iPhone......................................... 225

Moving Favorites or Bookmarks from a Windows PC onto iPhone via Sync................. 226

Moving Favorites or Bookmarks from a Windows PC onto iPhone Using MobileMe.... 227

Moving Bookmarks from a Mac to iPhone................. 228

Moving Favorites from a Mac onto iPhone via Sync........... 229

Moving Bookmarks from a Mac to iPhone Using MobileMe........................................... 230

Browsing the Web on iPhone.......... 232

Moving to Websites via Bookmarks................... 232

Moving to Websites by Typing a URL................ 234

Viewing Websites..................... 236

Searching the Web................... 238

Returning to Previous Websites 239

Saving and Organizing Bookmarks.................... 240

Creating a Bookmark on the Home Screen...... 247

Emailing a Link to a Webpage 248

Completing Web Forms........... 250

Opening and Managing Multiple Webpages at the Same Time.................................. 251

7 Text Messaging................................................. 255

Configuring the New Text Message Sound............... 257

Sending Text Messages.................. 258

Receiving and Replying to Text Messages................ 261

Working with Text Messages.......... 262

Conversing in Text.................... 263

Clearing a Conversation.......... 265

Deleting a Conversation.......... 266

8 Working with Date & Time and the Calendar 269

Configuring iPhone's Date, Time, and Calendar Settings 270

Using iPhone as a Clock................. 275

Telling Time with iPhone.......... 275

Using the Clock Application.... 276

Setting and Using Alarms........ 279

Changing Alarms...................... 282

Managing Alarms...................... 284

Using iPhone as a Stopwatch. 284

Working with Calendars................... 287

Syncing a Calendar with MobileMe on a Windows PC...................................... 288

Syncing a Calendar with MobileMe on a Mac... 289

Syncing iPhone's Calendar with a MobileMe or Exchange Account............................ 290

Configuring iPhone Push Calendar Syncing..... 291

Syncing iPhone's Calendar with Outlook on Windows PCs.................................... 293

Syncing iPhone's Calendar with iCal on Macs.. 294

Using iPhone's Calendar......... 295

Adding Events to the Calendar by Accepting Invitations........................................... 304

9 Taking, Storing, and Viewing Photos............. 309

Taking Photos with iPhone.............. 309

Moving Photos from a Computer onto iPhone.......... 312

Moving Photos from a Windows PC onto iPhone 313

Moving Photos from Email onto iPhone 316

Viewing and Working with Photos on iPhone............ 318

Viewing Photos Individually..... 318

Viewing Photos as a Slideshow 321

Deleting Photos from iPhone.. 325

Using a Photo as Wallpaper.... 326

Emailing a Photo...................... 327

Assigning a Photo to a Contact 328

Sending a Photo to MobileMe. 331

Moving Photos from iPhone to a Computer............... 332

10 Working with iPhone Applications.................... 337

Using iTunes to Find and Install iPhone Applications 338

Downloading Applications from the iTunes Store 338

Moving Applications from Your Library onto iPhone 340

Using the App Store to Find and Install iPhone Applications........................................... 341

Using iPhone Applications You Install 346

Maintaining iPhone Applications.... 347

Removing Applications from iPhone 351

Finding Your Way with Maps....... 353

Finding a Location by Searching 353

Finding a Location with Bookmarks................... 356

Finding Your Current Location. 359

Working with Maps................... 361

Getting Directions..................... 364

11 Customizing iPhone.................... 369

Customizing the Home Screen....... 370

Accessing iPhone Settings............. 373

Using Airplane Mode........................ 373

Configuring General Sound Settings 374

Setting Screen Brightness............... 376

Setting Wallpaper............................. 377

Configuring General Settings.......... 378

12 Maintaining iPhone and Solving iPhone Problems.............. 391

Maintaining iPhone........................... 391

Maintaining iTunes.................... 392

Maintaining iPhone's Software 394

Maintaining iPhone's Power.... 396

Cleaning iPhone's Screen....... 400

Solving iPhone Problems................ 400

Restarting iPhone..................... 401

Restarting the Computer and iTunes.................. 401

Resetting iPhone...................... 402

Restoring iPhone...................... 404

Reinstalling iTunes.................... 406

Getting Help with iPhone Problems.................... 407

TOC, 0789738236, 9/23/08
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About Brad Miser

Brad Miser has written extensively about technology, with his favorite topics being the amazing "i" gadgets, iPhone and iPod, that make it possible to take our lives with us while we are on the move. In addition to My iPhone, Brad has written many other books, including Absolute Beginner's Guide to iPod and iTunes; Sleeping with the Enemy: Running Windows on a Mac (digital Shortcut); Special Edition Using Mac OS X Leopard; Absolute Beginner's Guide to Homeschooling; Teach Yourself Visually MacBook Air; and MacBook Pro Portable Genius.He has also been an author, development editor, or technical editor on more than 50 other titles.He has written numerous articles and has been a featured speaker on various topics at Macworld Expo, at user group meetings, and in other venues.



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.



In addition to his passion for silicon-based technology, Brad likes to ride his steel-based technology, also known as a motorcycle, whenever and wherever possible.



Originally from California, Brad now lives in Brownsburg, Indiana, with his wife Amy; their three daughters, Jill, Emily, and Grace; and a rabbit named Bun-Bun. Brad would love to hear about your experiences with this book (the good, the bad, and the ugly).You can write to him at bradmacosx@mac.com.
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