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iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks: (covers iOS7 for iPad Air, iPad 3rd/4th generation, iPad 2, and iPad mini, iPhone 5S, 5/5C & 4/4S)


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  • Copyright 2014
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5237-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5237-6

iPad® and iPhone® Tips and Tricks

Covers iPad Air, iPad 3rd/4th generation, iPad 2, iPad mini, iPhone 5S, 5/5C and 4/4S running iOS 7

Easily Unlock the Power of Your iPad, iPad mini, or iPhone

Discover hundreds of tips and tricks you can use right away with your iPad, iPad mini, or iPhone
to maximize its functionality. Learn to use your iOS 7 mobile device as a powerful communication, organization, and productivity tool, as well as a feature-packed entertainment device.

In addition to learning all about the apps that come preinstalled on your iPad or iPhone, you will learn about some of the best third-party apps currently available, plus discover useful strategies for how to
best utilize them in your personal and professional life.

Using an easy-to-understand, nontechnical approach, this book is ideal for beginners and more experienced iPad, iPad mini, or iPhone users who want to discover how to use the iOS 7 operating
system with iCloud, and the latest versions of popular apps. If you’re using an iPad running iOS 7, this book is an indispensable tool!

Here’s just a sampling of what the tips, tricks, and strategies offered in this book will help you accomplish:

  •    Discover how to take full advantage of powerful iOS 7 features, such as Control Center and AirDrop.

  •    Create and maintain a reliable backup of your iOS 7 device.

  •    Learn secrets for using preinstalled apps, such as Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Maps, Notes, Safari, Mail, and Music.

  •    Find, download, and install the most powerful and versatile apps and content for your iPad, iPad mini, or iPhone.

  •    Synchronize files, documents, data, photos, and content with iCloud, your computer, or other iOS mobile devices.

  •    Learn how to interact with your tablet or phone using your voice with Siri and the Dictation feature.

  •    Discover how to take visually impressive photos using the cameras built in to your iPad, iPad mini, or iPhone, and then share them using iCloud Shared Photo Streams, Facebook, Twitter, email, or other methods.

  •    Use your iOS mobile device as an eBook reader, portable gaming machine, and feature-packed music and video player.


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Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Tips and Tricks for Customizing Settings

Using the Settings App

    Main Options Available from the Settings App

Control Center Gives You Quick Access to Popular Features and Functions

Organize Apps on Your Home Screen with Folders

    Moving App Icons Around on the Home Screen

Add Frequently Used Web Page Icons to Your Home Screen

Discover What’s Now Possible from the Lock Screen

Manage Your Customized Notification Center Screen

Chapter 2 Using Siri, Dictation, and iOS In Your Car to Interact with Your Mobile Device

What You Should know Before Using Siri

Ways to Activate Siri

Setting Up Siri to Work on Your iPhone or iPad

Check Out How Siri Can Help You

    Find, Display, or Use Information Related to Your Contacts

    Initiate a Call

    Find Your Friends

    Set Up Reminders and To-Do Items

    Read or Send Text Messages

    Check the Weather or Your Investments

    Find Information on the Web or Get Answers to Questions

    Schedule and Manage Meetings and Events

    Send Email and Access New (Incoming) Email

    Set an Alarm or Timer

    Get Directions Using the Maps App

    Control the Music App

    Forget Sticky Notes–Dictate Notes to Yourself

    Siri Knows All About Sports and Movies Too

Practice (with Siri) Makes Perfect

Use Dictation Mode Instead of the Virtual Keyboard

Connect or Link Your iPhone To Your Car to Use The iOS In The Car Feature

Chapter 3 Strategies for Finding, Buying, and Using Third-Party Apps

App Store Basics

    How New Apps Install Themselves

    Free or Purchased?

    Restoring or Reinstalling Apps You’ve Already Downloaded

Where to Find Apps, Music, and More

Everything You Need to Know About Apps

    Compatibility: Does the App Run on Multiple Devices?

    Quick Guide to App Pricing

    How to Shop with the App Store App

Quick Tips for Finding Apps Relevant to You

Keep Your Apps Up to Date with the Latest Versions

Chapter 4 Sync, Share, and Print Files Using iCloud, AirDrop, AirPlay, and AirPrint

Content Saved to iCloud Is Available Anywhere

    Access Your Purchased iTunes Store Content from Any Device

    Use iCloud to Sync Your Apps, Data, Documents, and Files

    Customizing iCloud to Work with Your Apps

Access Your App-Specific Data Online at iCloud.com

Automatically Transfer Documents Using iCloud

Create a Photo Stream Using iCloud

Using a Unique Apple ID for iCloud

Backing Up with iCloud

    iTunes Sync Is Also a Viable Backup Option

iCloud: Many Uses, One Storage Space

Share Data with Other Nearby iPhone and iPad Users via AirDrop

Stream Content from Your iPhone or iPad to Other Compatible Devices Using AirPlay

Print Files Wirelessly Using an Airprint-Compatible Printer

Chapter 5 Organize Your Life with Reminders and Notes

Use Reminders to Manage Your To-Do Lists

    Keep Up to Date with Reminders

    How to Delete an Entire To-Do List

Perform Basic Text Editing and Note Taking with the Notes App

Chapter 6 Navigating with the Maps App

Get the Most from Using the Maps App’s Features

Overview of the Maps App’s Screen

    The Maps App’s Info Screen

Obtain Turn-By-Turn Directions Between Two Locations

Look Up Contact Entries, Businesses, Restaurants, Landmarks, and Points of Interest

    Use the Interactive Location Screens to Find More Information

The Maps App’s Flyover View

Chapter 7 Make the Most of Online Social Networking Apps

Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Vimeo Integration Is Built in to iOS 7

Manage Your Facebook Account Using the Official Facebook App

    Participate in Chats Using the Facebook App

    Read Your News Feed Using the Facebook App

Manage Your Twitter Account(s) Using the Official Twitter App

Discover the Official Apps for Other Popular Online Social Networking Services

    The YouTube App

    The Vine App

    The Instagram App

    The LinkedIn App

Become a Blogger and Start Blogging From Your iPhone or iPad

Chapter 8 Shoot, Edit, and Share Photos and Videos

Methods for Loading Digital Images into Your iPhone or iPad

The Redesigned Camera App

    How to Snap a Photo

    How to Shoot a Panoramic Photo (iPhone Only)

    How to Shoot Video

Tips for Shooting Eye-Catching Photos

    How to Use the Rule of Thirds when Shooting

Using the Photos App to View, Edit, Enhance, Print, and Share Photos and Videos

    View an Image in Full-Screen Mode

    Editing Photos and Videos

    Printing Photos

    Sharing Photos and Videos

    Deleting Photos Stored on Your iOS Device

Edit Your Photos with Third-Party Photography Apps

Create and Manage a Photo Stream via iCloud

Create and Manage a Shared Photo Stream via iCloud

Chapter 9 Make and Receive Calls with an iPhone

Answering an Incoming Call

    Managing the Do Not Disturb Feature

    Manage Calls in Progress from the Call In Progress Screen

    Respond to a Call Waiting Signal while on the Phone

Making Calls from Your iPhone

    Manual Dialing

    Dialing from a Contacts Entry in the Phone App

    Use Siri to Initiate Calls

    Initiating a Conference Call

Managing Your Voicemail

    Record Your Outgoing Message

    How to Play and Delete Voicemail Messages

Create and Use a Favorites List

Accessing Your Recents Call Log

Do You Talk too Much? Keeping Track of Usage

Customizing Ringtones

    Custom Ringtones for Specific Contacts

A Few Thoughts About Wireless Headsets

Chapter 10 Video Phone Call Strategies Using FaceTime

How to Use FaceTime for Video Phone Calls

Launch FaceTime on Your iPhone

Launch FaceTime on your iPad

Create a FaceTime Favorites List

Use FaceTime’s Automatic Recents List

Choose a Contact from Your Contacts Database

How to Initiate a FaceTime Call

Participating in a FaceTime Call

Answering an Incoming FaceTime Call

FaceTime Quick Tips

Use Skype to Make and Receive Voice and/or Video Calls via the Internet

Chapter 11 Send and Receive Emails, Text, and Instant Messages with the Mail and Messages Apps

How to Add Email Accounts to the Mail App

How to Customize Mail Options from Settings

Tips for Viewing Your Incoming Email

Composing an Email Message

    Insert a Photo or Video into Your Outgoing Email

    Using Select, Select All, Cut, Copy, and Paste

    How to Save an Unsent Draft of an Email Message

Tips for Reading Email

    The Mail App’s Inbox

Communicate Effectively with Apple’s iMessage Service

Quick Start: Apple’s iMessage Service

    Set Up a Free iMessage Account

Pros and Cons of Using iMessage

Tips and Tricks for Using the Messages App

    Create and Send a Text Message

    Participating in a Text-Message Conversation

    Responding to an Incoming Message

    Relaunch or Review Past Conversations

    Customize the Messages App

Chapter 12 Surf the Web More Efficiently Using Safari

Customize Your Web Surfing Experience

How to Use Tabbed Browsing with Safari

    Switching Between Web Pages on an iPhone

    Tabbed Browsing on the iPad

    Take Advantage of the iCloud Tabs Feature of Safari

Remove Screen Clutter with Safari Reader

Create and Manage Reading Lists

New Options for Sharing Web Content in Safari

Create, Manage, and Sync Safari Bookmarks

    Sync Usernames and Passwords Using iCloud Keychain

Launch Your Favorite Websites Quickly with Home Screen Icons

Chapter 13 Calendar and Contact Management Strategies

Get Acquainted with the Calendar App

    Sync App-Specific Data with Online-Based Apps

    Controlling the View

    How to Enter a New Event

    Use Siri to Enter New Events into the Calendar App

    Viewing Individual Appointment Details

    Quickly Find Appointment or Event Details

    Viewing One or More Color-Coded Calendars

Customizing the Calendar App

    Adjusting Time Zone Support

Use Contacts to Keep in Touch with People You Know

    The Contacts App Is Highly Customizable

The Contacts App Works Seamlessly with Other Apps

    Who Do You Know? How to View Your Contacts

    Meet someone new? Create a New Contacts Entry

    How to Add a Photo to a Contacts Entry

    Editing or Deleting an Entry

    How to Link Contact Entries Together

    Sharing Contact Entries

Chapter 14 Get Acquainted with the Music, Videos, and iTunes Store Apps

Tips for Using the Music App

    Music App Controls On The iPhone

Create a Music App Playlist

Find Your Way Around the Now Playing Screen

    Music App Controls on iPad

More Music App Features

    Stream Music to Your iPhone or iPad Using iTunes Radio

Use the Videos App to Watch TV Shows, Movies, and More

Use the iTunes Store App to Acquire New Music, TV Shows, Movies, and More

    Quickly Find TV Episodes You Want to Purchase on iTunes

Streaming Video on Your iOS Mobile Device

    Watch ABC

    HBO Go

    Hulu Plus

    Xfinity TV

    Max Go



Chapter 15 Customize Your Reading Experience with iBooks and Newsstand

Customize iBooks settings

The iBooks Main Library Screen

    Managing Your eBook Collection from the Library Screen

Browse and Shop for eBooks via iBookstore

    Using the iBookstore Options

    How to Find a Specific eBook–Fast

    Learn About an eBook From Its Description

    Purchasing an eBook

Using iCloud with iBooks

    How to Reload a Previously Purchased eBook

    iBookstore Quick Tips

Customize Your eBook Reading Experience Using iBooks

    Read PDF Files with iBooks

Create Your Own eBooks Using Apple’s iBooks Author Software

Alternative Methods for Reading Your eBooks

Acquire Digital Editions of Newspapers and Magazines with the Newsstand App

    Working with the Newsstand App

    Reading Digital Publications

    Managing Your Newspaper and Magazine Subscriptions

Appendix A Set Up Your New iPhone or iPad

Appendix B Take Advantage of the Passbook App and Discover Other Awesome Things Your iOS Device Can Do

9780789752376   TOC   10/28/2013


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