Getting Started with Your iPhone
In this chapter, you get acquainted with the basic features of the major types of iPhone. Topics include the following:
Getting started with iPhones without a Touch ID/Home button
Getting Started with iPhones with a Touch ID/Home button
Using the split-screen on iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro Max, XS Max, or Plus Models
To get going with your iPhone, you need to understand how to use some of the foundational features of the type of iPhone you use.
In Chapter 1, “Getting to Know Your iPhone,” you learned the major ways you interact with an iPhone to do things such as opening apps, moving among Home screens, and working with the Settings app. Almost all of these tasks are performed in the same way on all models of iPhone. In this chapter, you learn details about differences in tasks based on various models of iPhones.
In this book, iPhone models are grouped into the following major types, which have corresponding sections in this chapter (you only need to read the sections that cover the model you have):
iPhones without a Touch ID/Home button—This group includes the newest generation of iPhone models, which are the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max along with the older X, XR, XS, and XS Max. If you have one of these models, read the section “Getting Started with iPhones without a Touch ID/Home Button.”
iPhones with a Touch ID/Home button—These prior generations of iPhones have the Touch ID/Home button as their major distinguishing external feature. Models in this group are the SE (first and second generations), 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, and 8 Plus. If you have one of these models, read the section “Getting Started with iPhones with a Touch ID/Home Button.”
Max and Plus Models—These are larger than the other models and include models without and with a Touch ID/Home button. Because of their large size, these models have the ability to use a split-screen, which can make them easier and faster to use. The models in this group are iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 12 Pro Max, 11 Pro Max, XS Max, 8 Plus, 7 Plus, and 6s Plus. If you have one of these models, read “Using the Split-Screen on iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro Max, XS Max, or Plus Models” to learn how to take advantage of its split-screen capability.