iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks: For iOS 5 on iPad 2 and iPhone 4/4s

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For iOS 5 on iPad 2 and iPhone 4/4s

Discover hundreds of tips and tricks you can use with your iPad or iPhone to maximize its functionality as you use your iOS 5 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 iPhone or iPad, you learn about some of the best third-party apps currently available and discover useful strategies for how to best utilize them.

Using an easy-to-understand, nontechnical approach, this book is ideal for absolute beginners, as well as more experienced iPad or iPhone users who want to discover how to use the iOS 5 operating system with iCloud and the latest versions of popular apps.

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

• Update your iPad or iPhone with the iOS 5 operating system.

• Discover how to use the preinstalled apps on your iOS 5 device, including Notification Center and Reminders.

• Take advantage of built-in apps such as Contacts, Calendars, Safari, Mail, and Music.

• Learn how to best use Siri on the iPhone 4S.

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

• Synchronize files, documents, data, and content with iCloud, your computer, or other iOS 5 devices.

• Create and maintain a reliable backup of your iOS 5 device.

• Use your iPad or iPhone as an eBook reader, portable gaming machine, and feature-packed music and video player.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789749123
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 1/12/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jason R. Rich (www.JasonRich.com) is the bestselling author of more than 49 books, as well as a frequent contributor to a handful of major daily newspapers, national magazines, and popular websites. He’s also an accomplished photogra­pher and an avid Apple iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, and Mac user.

Jason R. Rich is also the author of the books Your iPad 2 at Work and Using iPhone iOS 5 Edition, as well as the iPad 2 Essentials video course, all published by Que Publishing.

More than 50 feature-length how-to articles by Jason R. Rich, covering the Apple iPhone and iPad, can be read free online at the Que Publishing website. Visit www.iOSArticles.com and tap on the Articles tab. You can also follow Jason R. Rich on Twitter (@JasonRich7).

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

WHY YOU NEED iOS 5 ON YOUR APPLE MOBILE DEVICE

NEW AND MODIFIED APPS AND FEATURES

WHICH DEVICES USE iOS 5?

NEW AND IMPROVED INTERACTIVITY

WHAT THIS BOOK OFFERS

ATTENTION, PLEASE….

Chapter 1 UPGRADING TO iOS 5

HOW TO UPGRADE FROM IOS 4.3.4 (OR EARLIER) TO iOS 5

FIND OUT WHICH VERSION OF iOS YOUR DEVICE USES

AVOIDING iTUNES CONFUSION

HOW TO UPGRADE TO iOS 5 USING iTUNES

HOW TO CONFIGURE iOS 5 ON YOUR iPHONE OR iPAD

HOW TO SET UP A NEW iPHONE OR iPAD

HOW TO RESTORE FROM iTUNES

WHERE’S MY DEVICE? HOW TO USE THE FIND MY iPHONE OR FIND MY iPAD FEATURE

INTEGRATE YOUR DATA, APPS, AND MORE WITH APPLE’S iCLOUD

SYNCHRONIZE YOUR DIGITAL PHOTOS

TRANSFER FILES AND DOCUMENTS

SYNC YOUR APPS, EBOOKS, BOOKMARKS, AND OTHER CONTENT

SYNC YOUR CONTACTS AND SCHEDULING DATA

MAINTAIN A RELIABLE REMOTE BACKUP OF YOUR iPHONE OR iPAD

SHARE iTUNES PURCHASES WITH ALL YOUR DEVICES

UPGRADE TO THE PREMIUM iTUNES MATCH SERVICE

HOW TO UPDATE YOUR APPS WIRELESSLY

Chapter 2 TIPS AND TRICKS FOR CUSTOMIZING SETTINGS

USING THE SETTINGS APP

MAIN OPTIONS AVAILABLE FROM THE SETTINGS APP

KEEP YOUR DEVICE AND DATA PRIVATE: HOW TO ACTIVATE AND USE THE PASSCODE LOCK FEATURE

ORGANIZE APPS ON YOUR HOME SCREEN WITH FOLDERS

ADD FREQUENTLY USED WEB PAGE ICONS TO YOUR HOME SCREEN

HOW TO WORK IN MULTITASKING MODE

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

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 MAKE THE MOST OF NOTIFICATION CENTER

NOTIFICATION CENTER’S MAIN WINDOW

QUICK STRATEGIES FOR PERSONALIZING NOTIFICATION CENTER

STEP BY STEP: CUSTOMIZE HOW NOTIFICATION CENTER MONITORS APPS

WHAT TO DO WHEN ALERTS, NOTIFICATIONS, AND ALARMS GET ANNOYING

STAY INFORMED OF YOUR APPOINTMENTS, DEADLINES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES

HOW TO LIMIT THE CONTENT IN THE NOTIFICATION CENTER WINDOW

INFORMATIVE NOTIFICATION CENTER WIDGETS YOU CAN ADD TO YOUR iPHONE

Chapter 5 COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY WITH iMESSAGE

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 TEXT MESSAGE

RELAUNCH OR REVIEW PAST CONVERSATIONS

CUSTOMIZE THE MESSAGES APP

Chapter 6 STAY CURRENT USING NEWSSTAND

WHY BUY DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS?

SEARCH FOR YOUR FAVORITE PUBLICATIONS

USE THE NEWSSTAND APP’S LATEST FEATURES

HOW TO CANCEL AUTOMATIC SUBSCRIPTION RENEWAL

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DIGITAL PUBLICATION READING EXPERIENCE

Chapter 7 CUSTOMIZE YOUR READING EXPERIENCE WITH iBOOKS

DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL iBOOKS ON YOUR iOS DEVICE

THE iBOOKS MAIN LIBRARY SCREEN

MANAGING YOUR EBOOK COLLECTION FROM THE LIBRARY SCREEN

BROWSE AND SHOP FOR EBOOKS VIA iBOOKSTORE

iBOOKSTORE COMMANDS ON THE iPHONE AND iPOD TOUCH

iBOOKSTORE COMMAND ICONS: iPAD

HOW TO FIND A SPECIFIC EBOOK–FAST!

LEARN ABOUT AN EBOOK FROM ITS LISTING AND DESCRIPTION

USING iCLOUD WITH iBOOKS

HOW TO RELOAD A PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED EBOOK

CUSTOMIZE YOUR EBOOK READING EXPERIENCE USING iBOOKS

READ PDF FILES WITH iBOOKS, TOO

Chapter 8 MAKE THE MOST OF SOCIAL NETWORKING APPS

TIPS FOR USING THE OFFICIAL TWITTER APP

SETTING UP YOUR TWITTER ACCOUNT

CUSTOMIZING THE OFFICIAL TWITTER APP

USING THE OFFICIAL TWITTER APP

COMPOSE AN OUTGOING TWEET

REPLYING TO TWEETS AND OTHER TWITTER FEATURES

HOW TO RE-TWEET MESSAGES

HOW TWITTER INTEGRATES WITH POPULAR iOS 5 APPS

TWEETING FROM SAFARI

TWEETING FROM THE PHOTOS AND CAMERA APPS

TWEETING FROM THE YOUTUBE APP

MANAGE YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT WITH THE OFFICIAL FACEBOOK APP

Chapter 9 SHOOT, EDIT, AND SHARE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

METHODS FOR LOADING DIGITAL IMAGES INTO YOUR iPHONE OR iPAD

THE NEW AND IMPROVED CAMERA APP

HOW TO SNAP A PHOTO

HOW TO SHOOT VIDEO

USE PHOTO BOOTH TO SNAP WHIMSICAL PHOTOS

USING THE PHOTOS APP TO VIEW, EDIT, ENHANCE, PRINT, AND SHARE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

VIEWING 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

CREATE AND MANAGE A PHOTO STREAM VIA iCLOUD

Chapter 10 MAKING AND RECEIVING CALLS WITH AN iPHONE

ANSWERING AN INCOMING CALL

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

VOICE DIALING

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 11 USE NEW SAFARI FEATURES TO SURF MORE EFFICIENTLY

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 READER

CREATE AND MANAGE READING LISTS

NEW OPTIONS FOR SHARING WEB CONTENT IN SAFARI

CREATE, MANAGE, AND SYNC SAFARI BOOKMARKS

LAUNCH YOUR FAVORITE WEBSITES FAST WITH HOME SCREEN ICONS

Chapter 12 SYNC AND SHARE FILES USING iCLOUD

CONTENT SAVED TO iCLOUD IS AVAILABLE ANYWHERE

USE iCLOUD TO SYNC YOUR APPS, DATA, DOCUMENTS, AND FILES

CUSTOMIZING iCLOUD TO WORK WITH YOUR APPS

CREATE A PHOTO STREAM USING iCLOUD

AUTOMATICALLY TRANSFER DOCUMENTS USING iCLOUD

WHO NEEDS iTUNES SYNC? USE iCLOUD BACKUP INSTEAD

iOS 5 OFFERS WIRELESS iTUNES SYNC

iCLOUD BACKUP: NO CABLE NEEDED

Chapter 13 MANAGE YOUR EMAIL EFFECTIVELY

HOW TO ADD EMAIL ACCOUNTS TO THE MAIL APP

HOW TO CUSTOMIZE MAIL OPTIONS FROM SETTINGS

TIPS FOR VIEWING YOUR INCOMING EMAIL

FETCH NEW DATA

COMPOSING AN EMAIL MESSAGE

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

Chapter 14 STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING CALENDARS, CONTACTS, AND REMINDERS

GET ACQUAINTED WITH THE CALENDAR APP

CONTROLLING THE VIEW

HOW TO ENTER A NEW APPOINTMENT

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

INTERACTIVE CONTACTS ENTRIES

HOW TO LINK CONTACT ENTRIES TOGETHER

SHARING CONTACT ENTRIES

ADDITIONAL WAYS TO MAKE CONTACT FROM WITHIN CONTACTS

USE REMINDERS TO MANAGE YOUR TO-DO LISTS

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH REMINDERS

MANAGE MULTIPLE TO-DO LISTS SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH REMINDERS

HOW TO DELETE AN ENTIRE TO-DO LIST

HOW TO VIEW YOUR INDIVIDUAL LISTS

Chapter 15 iOS 5 GAMING

MANY DIFFERENT GAMING EXPERIENCES

TIPS FOR FINDING GAMES YOU’LL LOVE

EXPERIENCE MULTIPLAYER GAMES WITH GAME CENTER

Chapter 16 USE THE MUSIC AND VIDEOS APPS

TIPS FOR USING THE MUSIC APP

MUSIC APP CONTROLS ON iPHONE

MUSIC APP CONTROLS ON iPAD

MORE MUSIC APP FEATURES

USE THE VIDEOS APP TO WATCH TV SHOWS, MOVIES, AND MORE

MUSIC, TV SHOWS, MOVIES, AND MORE: THE COST OF iTUNES CONTENT

STREAMING VIDEO ON YOUR iPHONE OR iPAD

ABC PLAYER

HBO GO

HULU PLUS

INFINITY TV

MAX GO

NETFLIX

TV.COM

YOUTUBE

Chapter 17 VIDEOCONFERENCING AND VOICE OVER IP (VoIP)

HOW TO USE FACETIME FOR VIDEOCONFERENCING

LAUNCH FACETIME ON YOUR iPHONE

LAUNCH FACETIME ON YOUR iPAD

PARTICIPATING IN A FACETIME CALL

TIPS FOR IMPROVING YOUR FACETIME CONNECTIONS

MAKING AND RECEIVING PHONE CALLS VIA THE INTERNET USING SKYPE

Chapter 18 MEET SIRI, YOUR NEW PERSONAL ASSISTANT

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE USING SIRI

WAYS TO ACTIVATE SIRI

SETTING UP SIRI TO WORK ON YOUR iPHONE 4S

CHECK OUT HOW SIRI CAN HELP YOU!

USE SIRI’S DICTATION MODE

FIND, DISPLAY, OR USE INFORMATION RELATED TO YOUR CONTACTS

INITIATE A CALL

FIND YOUR FRIENDS

SET UP REMINDERS

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

PRACTICE (WITH SIRI) MAKES PERFECT

9780789749123 TOC 12/1/2011

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