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  • Copyright 2016
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 464
  • Edition: 5th
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5535-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5535-3

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

March 21, 2016 Update: A new iPhone SE and a new iPad Pro 9.7" were announced today by Apple. The content of this book is applicable to these new devices. 

Discover hundreds of tips and tricks you can use right away with your iPad, iPad mini, or iPhone to maximize its functionality. Learn how to use iOS 9 and utilize your Apple mobile device as a powerful communication, organization, and productivity tool, as well as a feature-packed entertainment device.

Using an easy-to-understand, nontechnical approach, this book is ideal for beginners and more experienced users who want to discover how to use the iOS operating system with iCloud, and the latest versions of popular apps. This book covers all the latest iPhone and iPad models, including the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus, as well as the latest iPad Air and iPad mini models and iPad Pro.

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

   •     Discover how to use the new News, Wallet, iCloud Drive, and updated Music apps that come preinstalled with iOS 9.

   •     Discover how to take visually impressive photos, and then edit and share them using the redesigned Photos app.

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

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

   •     Learn how to interact with your tablet or phone using Siri or the new “Hey Siri” feature.

   •     Stay in touch with your friends and family using social networking apps, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

   •     Discover the latest calling features built in to the iPhone, such as Wi-Fi Calling.

   •     Learn about cutting-edge features, such as Apple Pay and Family Sharing, as well as device-specific features like Split-Screen, Slide Over, and Picture-in-Picture (newer iPad models), as well as Peek and Pop (iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus).

   •     Create and maintain a reliable backup of your iPhone or iPad using iCloud Backup.


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Table of Contents


How to Upgrade from iOS 8 to iOS 9

Interacting with Your iPhone or iPad

    Touchscreen Techniques You’ll Need to Master

    How to Make the Best Use of the Virtual Keyboard

    Take Advantage of the iPad’s New Display Options

    Sometimes an Optional External Keyboard or Stylus Works Better

How to Turn the iPhone or iPad on or Off, Versus Placing It Into Sleep Mode

Discover What’s New In iOS 9

    Apple Pay Offers a New Way to Pay for Things

    Securing Your iOS Mobile Device with a Passcode

    Find Your Lost or Stolen Device Using the Find My iPhone/iPad Feature

    Maintain a Backup of Your Device

What This Book Offers

Attention, Please…

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

Discover What’s Possible from the Lock Screen

Manage Your Customized Notification Center Screen

Chapter 2 Using Siri, Dictation, and Carplay to Interact with Your Mobile Device

What You Should Know Before Using Siri

Customizing Siri

Ways to Activate Siri

Discover How Siri Can Help You

    Find, Display, or Use Information Related to Your Contacts

    Initiate a Call

    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, Movies, Entertainment, and Restaurants, 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 Carplay Feature

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

App Store Basics

    How New Apps Install themselves

    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

Manage Your Kids’ App Acquisitions

Chapter 4 Sync, Share, and Print Files Using Airdrop, Airplay, Airprint, and Handoff

Print Files Wirelessly Using an AirPrint-Compatible Printer

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

Continue a Task on One Device Exactly Where You Left Off on Another Using Handoff

Chapter 5 Use iCloud and the iCloud Drive App from Your iPhone or iPad

Content Saved to iCloud Is Available Anywhere

    Access Your Purchased Itunes Store Content from Any Device

    Use iCloud to Sync Your App-Specific Data, Documents, and Files

    Customizing iCloud to Work with Your Apps

Access Your App-Specific Data Online from iCloud.com

Automatically Transfer Documents Using iCloud

Create a Photo Library Using iCloud

Using a Unique Apple ID for iCloud

Backing Up with iCloud

Family Sharing Allows for the Sharing of Purchased Content

Using the New iCloud Drive App on Your Mobile Device

iCloud: Many Uses, One Storage Space

Chapter 6 Navigating with the Maps App

Get the Most from Using the Maps App’s Features

Overview of the Maps App’s Screen

    View a Map from Multiple Perspectives

    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

Navigate a City’s Public Transportation System

Chapter 7 Make the Most of Online Social Networking Apps

Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Vimeo Integration Is Built In to iOS 9

Manage Your Facebook Account Using the Official Facebook App

    Participate In Chats Using the Facebook Messenger 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 Instagram App

Chapter 8 Shoot, Edit, and Share Photos and Videos

Some Camera App Features Are Available Only on Certain iPhone and iPad Models

The Camera and Photos Apps Are Chock Full of Features

Methods for Loading Digital Images into Your iPhone or iPad

Use the Camera App to Take Photos or Shoot Video

    Ways to Launch the Camera App

    How to Shoot Photos or Video with the Camera App

    Take Advantage of the Autofocus and Exposure Control Options

How to Snap a Photo

How to Shoot a Panoramic Photo

How to Shoot HD Video

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

View an Image in Full-Screen Mode

Editing Videos

Tools for Editing Photos





Printing Photos

Third-Party Apps for Ordering Prints from Your Images

Sharing Photos and Videos

    Deleting Photos Stored on Your iOS Device

Take Advantage of iCloud Photo Library

    The Photos App Supports iCloud’s Family Sharing

Move Images Between Albums

Chapter 9 Make and Receive Calls with an iPhone

Answering an Incoming Call

Use the Handoff Feature to Answer Incoming iPhone Calls on Your iPad or Mac

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

Reestablish Contact from the Spotlight Search Screen’s Recents Listing

Use the Call Over Wi-Fi Calling Feature

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

More Information about Bluetooth Wireless Headsets

Chapter 10 Improve Your Health and Manage Your Wealth Using Your iPhone

Discover the iPhone-Specific Health App

    Start Using the Health App Right Away

    Every iPhone User Should Utilize the Health App’s Medical ID Feature

Manage Apple Pay and More Using the Wallet App

    Set Up and Use Apple Pay from Your iPhone

    Adding Debit/Credit Card Details to the Wallet App

    Use the Wallet App to Manage Reward Cards, Membership Cards, and More

Chapter 11 Send and Receive Emails, Texts, 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

    Insert an Attachment within an 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 the Messages App

Get Started Using the Messages App with Apple’s iMessage Service

    Set Up a Free iMessage Account

    Some Benefits to Using iMessage

Tips and Tricks for Using the Messages App

    Create and Send a Text Message

    Record and Send an Audio Message

    Record and Send a Video Message

    Participating in a Text-Message Conversation

    Responding to an Incoming Message

    Relaunch or Review Past Conversations

    Participating in a Group Conversation

    Share More Information from the Details Screen During a Conversation Via the Messages App

    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

Remove Screen Clutter with Safari’s Reader Option

Create and Manage Reading Lists

Working with Bookmarks

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 Tips for Using Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, and Notes

Sync App-Specific Data with Online-Based Apps

Sync App-Specific Data with iCloud

Get Acquainted with the Calendar App

    Controlling the Calendar View

    How to Enter a New Event into the Calendar App

    Use Siri to Enter New Events into the Calendar App

    Viewing Individual Appointment Details

    How to Delete an Event from the Calendar App

    Quickly Find Appointment or Event Details

    Customizing the Calendar App

Use the Contacts App to Keep Track of People You Know

    You Determine What Information You Add to Each Contact Entry

    The Contacts App Works Seamlessly with Other Apps

    How to View Your Contacts

    How to Create a New Contacts Entry

    How to Add a Photo to a Contacts Entry

    Editing or Deleting a Contact

    Sharing Contact Entries

Create and Manage Lists with the Reminders App

    Stay Up to Date with Reminders

    How to Delete an Entire To-Do List

Take Notes or Gather Information Using the Newly Redesigned Notes App

    Create and Manage Notes App Folders

    How to Create Individual Notes

    Moving Notes Between Folders

    Create Interactive Checklists within Notes

    Using the Drawing Tools in the Notes App

Sharing Notes

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

Get Started Using the Music App

    Discover the New Apple Music Service

    Using the Music App: A Quick Tutorial

    Managing Your Music Via the Music App

    How to Create Custom Playlists Using the Music App

    Control the Music App from Control Center

Streaming Music Via the Internet

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

Stream Video Content Instead of Purchasing and Downloading It

Chapter 15 Customize Your Reading Experience with iBooks and the News App

Customize Your eBook Reading Experience

Customize iBooks Settings

Organize Your Personal eBook Library

Navigating Around the iBooks App

Learn More About Specific eBooks While Visiting iBook Store

    How to Find a Specific eBook–Fast

    Learn About an eBook from Its Description

    Purchasing an eBook

Customize Your eBook Reading Experience Using iBooks

    Tools You Can Use While Reading

Alternative Methods for Reading Your eBooks

Discover the New News App

    Get Started By Customizing the News App

    Navigating Around the News App

    Read Articles that Cater to Your Interests

    How to Expand Your Personalized Collection of Sources and Content Providers

Some Final Thoughts


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