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Set your iPhone to stun! Apple keeps packing more punch into the iPhone, and iPhone For Dummies has been the go-to guide for aficionados from the start! Just like those that came before it, this new edition leaves no stone unturned, giving you thorough and easy-to-follow guidance on everything you need to unlock all your iPhone has to offer. From using FaceTime to connect with friends to setting up your iPhone to stay organized and on time, this is the essential iPhone companion guide no user should be without. Think about the iPhone. It's a device capable of communicating with anyone across the globe, connecting to the world's knowledge, fetching music and video, and assisting with day-to-day chores. In short, it's science fiction come to life. iPhone For Dummies provides the insight and know-how you need to squeeze all these wonders out of your iPhone while having a whole lot of fun in the process. * Get to know the latest iPhone models, including the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus * Grasp the newest features of iOS 10 * Stock your iPhone with apps for watching video, reading books, and more * Shoot photos and instantly share them Don't waste a minute!
Swipe, tap, and type your way to all the fun and functionality your iPhone has to offer!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 187 x 232 x 19mm | 682g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 11th Edition
  • 1119283132
  • 9781119283133
  • 79,848

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Includes coverage of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Help with all the newest features and updates in iOS 10 Info on the iPhone apps that you should have

You've got the world in your pocket!

Think about it: Your iPhone plays music and movies at your command, gives you driving directions, monitors your health, and so much more. It's a pocket-sized personal assistant! And this book shows you how to take advantage of all the helpful tools packed into this fabulous little device. Fully updated to cover the features of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as well as iOS 10, this edition answers your iPhone questions whether you have the latest, greatest model or a reliable older version.

Inside... iPhone basic training Secrets of synchronizing Adjusting the controls Utilities that simplify life Internet and email tips Making sense of settings Troubleshooting common issues Apps you can't live without
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Table of contents

INTRODUCTION 1 About This Book 1 Foolish Assumptions 2 Icons Used in This Book 2 Beyond the Book 3 Where to Go From Here 3 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 side 12 On the bottom 14 On the front 15 On the back 15 Status bar 16 Home Sweet Home Screen 19 The first Home screen 19 The second Home screen 21 The dock (all Home screens) 22 CHAPTER 2: iPhone Basic Training 23 Activating the iPhone 24 Turning the iPhone On and Off 26 Pointing a finger at Touch ID 27 Continuing the setup 29 Locking the iPhone 29 Understanding Pressure-Sensitive Touch 31 Mastering the Multitouch Interface 32 Discovering the special-use keys 33 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 40 Multitasking 43 Navigating beyond the Home Screen 45 Organizing Icons into Folders 46 Proactive Searching 47 Notifications and the Today View 48 CHAPTER 3: Synchronicity: Getting Stuff to and from Your iPhone 53 A Brief iCloud Primer 54 The Kitchen Sync 56 First things first: About iPhone backups 57 Sync prep 101 58 Syncing Your Data 62 Syncing contacts 62 Syncing calendars 63 Advanced syncing 64 Synchronizing Your Media 64 Ringtones, music, movies, and TV shows 65 Podcasts, iTunes U, and books 68 Photos 69 Manual Syncing 70 CHAPTER 4: Understanding the Phone-damentals 73 Making a Call 74 Contacts 74 Favorites 76 Recents 78 Keypad 79 Visual voicemail 79 Recording a greeting 81 Voice dialing 83 Receiving a Call 83 Accepting the call 83 Announcing the caller 83 Rejecting the call 84 Replying with a text message 84 Blocking callers 85 Avoiding disturbances 85 Choosing ringtones 86 While on a Call 88 Juggling calls 89 Making conference calls 90 Handing off calls 91 Seeing Is Believing with FaceTime 91 PART 2: THE PDA iPHONE 95 CHAPTER 5: Taking Control of Your iPhone 97 Controlling Control Center 98 Summoning Siri 100 Figuring out what to ask 101 Using dictation 103 Correcting mistakes 103 Making Siri smarter 104 Voice Dialing 105 CHAPTER 6: Texting 1, 2, 3: Messages and Notes 107 Getting the iMessage 107 You send me: Sending text messages 109 Alert: You ve got messages 110 Being a golden receiver: Reading and replying to text messages 112 MMS: Like SMS with media 115 Massive multimedia effects overhaul 116 Group messaging has never been better 118 Taking Note of Notes 119 CHAPTER 7: Ten Indispensable Utilities 121 Working with the Calendar 121 Year view 122 Month view 123 Day view 123 Week view 123 List view 124 Adding Calendar Entries 125 Letting your calendar push you around 129 Displaying multiple calendars 130 Responding to meeting invitations 130 Subscribing to calendars 131 Sharing a family calendar 131 Calculate This 132 Punching the Clock 133 World clock 133 Alarm clock 134 Stopwatch 135 Timer 136 Bedtime 136 Voicing Memos 137 Making a recording 137 Listening to recordings 138 Trimming recordings 138 Adding a title to a recording 139 Reminding me 139 It s a Wallet 142 Dropping in on AirDrop 143 Controlling Lights, Locks, and More 144 Using the iPhone in the Car 145 Keeping in Good Health 146 PART 3: THE MULTIMEDIA iPHONE 147 CHAPTER 8: Get in Tune(s): Audio on Your iPhone 149 Introducing Your iPhone s Music Player 150 It s music, just not your music 151 My Music Is Your Music 154 A library without library cards 154 Play it again, list 156 Share and share alike 158 Taking Control of Your Tunes 160 Customizing Your Audio Experience 162 Setting preferences 162 Setting a sleep timer 164 Using your voice to control your music 165 Shopping with the iTunes Store app 166 CHAPTER 9: Smile : Taking Pictures with Your iPhone 167 Taking Your Best Shot 168 Making Photos Come to Life 170 Keeping Things in Focus 170 From the front to the rear and back 172 Firing up the flash 172 Using digital zoom 173 iPhone 7 Plus only two rear cameras are better than one 174 Applying filters 175 Binging on burst shooting 176 Using the self-timer 178 Tracking Down Your Pictures 179 Choosing albums 180 Making memories 181 Categorizing your pics 183 Searching for pictures 184 Sharing your photos 185 Admiring Your Pictures 187 Maneuvering and manipulating photos 187 Launching slideshows 188 Storing pictures in the (i)Cloud 190 Editing and Deleting Photos 191 More (Not So) Stupid Picture Tricks 194 CHAPTER 10: Starring in a Blockbuster: Video on Your iPhone 199 Finding Stuff to Watch 200 Playing Video 201 Shooting Video 205 Going slow 208 Going fast 209 Editing what you shot 209 Sharing video 211 Watching video on TV 211 Restricting video and other usage 212 PART 4: THE INTERNET iPHONE 213 CHAPTER 11: Going On a Mobile Safari 215 Surfin Dude 215 Exploring the browser 216 Blasting off into cyberspace 216 I Can See Clearly Now 219 Opening multiple web pages at a time 219 Looking at lovable links 221 Book(mark) em, Dano 222 Altering bookmarks 225 Viewing open pages on other devices 226 Letting history repeat itself 226 Launching a mobile search mission 227 Saving web pictures 228 Reading clutter-free web pages 229 Private Browsing 229 3D Touch and Safari 230 Smart Safari Settings 231 CHAPTER 12: The Email Must Get Through 233 Prep Work: Setting Up Your Accounts 234 Setting up your account the easy way 234 Setting up your account the less easy way 234 See Me, Read Me, File Me, Delete Me: Working with Messages 239 Reading messages 239 Filter mail 241 Managing messages 242 Threading messages 244 Searching emails 245 Darling, You Send Me (Email) 249 Makin messages 249 Settings for sending email 257 Setting your message and account settings 258 Special Mail options on 3D Touch models 261 CHAPTER 13: Tracking with Maps, Compass, Stocks, and Weather 263 Maps Are Where It s At 263 Finding your current location with Maps 264 Finding a person, place, or thing 265 Views, zooms, and pans 266 Timesaving map tools: Contacts, Recents, and Favorites 268 Smart map tricks 270 Contemplating the Compass 274 Taking Stock with Stocks 275 Adding and deleting stocks, funds, and indexes 276 Details, details, details 277 Charting a course 277 Weather Watching 278 PART 5: THE UNDISCOVERED iPHONE 281 CHAPTER 14: Setting You Straight on Settings 283 Sky-High Settings 284 Airplane mode 284 Wi-Fi 285 Bluetooth 286 Cellular 288 Report, Sound, and Appearance Settings 289 Notifications 289 Control Center 290 Do Not Disturb 290 Privacy 290 Sounds 292 Happy haptics (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus) 293 Happy Home button (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus) 293 Brightening up your day 293 Auto-lock 294 Wallpaper 295 In General 295 About About 295 Software update 296 Storage & iCloud Usage 296 Background App Refresh 297 Siri 297 Handoff and Suggested Apps 297 CarPlay 297 VPN 298 iTunes Wi-Fi sync 298 Spotlight search 298 Battery 299 Touch ID & Passcode 299 Restrictions 300 Date & Time 301 Keyboard 302 Language & Region 303 Dictionary 303 Accessibility 303 Reset 306 Phoning In More Settings 307 iCloud 307 Promoting harmony through Family Sharing 307 Twitter 308 Facebook 308 Flickr and Vimeo 309 Sorting and displaying contacts 309 Nothing phone-y about these settings 309 Find My iPhone 311 CHAPTER 15: Apps-O-Lutely! 313 Using Your Computer to Find Apps 314 Looking for apps from your computer 314 Getting more information about an app 318 Downloading an app to your computer 320 Updating an app from your computer 320 Using Your iPhone to Find Apps 321 Looking for apps from your iPhone 321 Finding more information about an app 322 Downloading an app to your iPhone 322 Updating an app from your iPhone 324 Deleting and Organizing Your Apps 324 Deleting an app 324 Organizing your apps 326 Books, Newspapers, and Magazines 329 iBooks for your iPhone 330 Newspapers and magazines 330 CHAPTER 16: When Good iPhones Go Bad 333 iPhone Issues 334 But first 334 Recharge your iPhone 335 Restart your iPhone 336 Reset your iPhone 336 Remove your content 337 Reset your settings and content 337 Restore your iPhone 338 Renew your iPhone with Recovery mode 339 Problems with Calling or Networks 340 Sync, Computer, or iTunes Issues 342 More Help on the Apple Website 343 If Nothing We Suggest Helps 346 Dude, Where s My Stuff? 347 PART 6: THE PART OF TENS 349 CHAPTER 17: Ten Appetizing Apps 351 Shazam 352 TurboScan 353 TripCase 354 Evernote 356 Bill Atkinson PhotoCard 357 IMDb 358 Tunity 359 iTunes U 360 Waze 361 WebMD 362 CHAPTER 18: Ten Apps Worth Paying For 365 Akinator the Genie 365 Comics 366 OldBooth 368 Action Movie FX 369 WordsWorth Pro 370 iTeleport 372 Baseball Statistics 373 Dark Sky 374 Wallet 375 Heads Up! 376 CHAPTER 19: Ten Helpful Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts 379 Do the Slide for Accuracy and Punctuation 379 Autocorrect Is Your Friend 380 Auto apostrophes are good for you 381 Make rejection work for you 381 The Way-Cool Big Red Audio Scrubber Tip 383 Tricks with Links and Phone Numbers 384 Share the Love and the Links 385 Choosing a Home Page for Safari 385 Storing Files 386 Create Ringtones for Free in GarageBand 387 Getting Apps Out of the Multitasking Screen 389 Taking a Snapshot of the Screen 390 INDEX 391
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About Edward C. Baig

Edward C. Baig is a technology columnist forUSA Today and an iPhone aficionado from the start. Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus is the tech columnist for the Houston Chronicle and a regular contributor to Mac Observer. The two authors have written over 50 books covering Apple computers, software, and devices.
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