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iPhone Time and time again, the iPhone has redefined the idea of what a phone can be. Apple’s most iconic device has come a long way since the debut of its original model in 2007, but that hasn’t stopped the company from seeking to push the boundaries of mobile technology with every new release. With the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, as well as the introduction of iOS 11, Apple has once again set the standard for smartphones in quality, versatility and accessibility. One of the only downsides to having such a feature-packed phone is that it can be difficult to know where to start. Thankfully, this new edition of iPhone for Beginners covers everything you need to know. From setting up your new iPhone to getting the most from the pre-installed apps, editing your photos to getting directions, Apple Music to Apple Pay – it’s all here. Get to grips with all the best features via our step-by-step tutorials and see how your device can transform your user experience. Enjoy the book!
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ssential guide E to iPhone Get to know your iPhone and see how it can enrich your life both at home and at work
Essential guide 8 Essential guide to the iPhone
Setting up 20 24 26 27 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 43 44 46 48 50
“You can do even more with apps from the App Store”
Activate and register a new iPhone Get to grips with Settings Set up a Wi-Fi connection Connect to 4G Set up your iCloud account Sync your apps with iCloud Use iCloud to back up your iPhone Create a Passcode Lock Customise Touch ID settings Understand 3D Touch Control your privacy settings Sync your music collection Sync movies to your iPhone Use Lock screen widgets Customise the Notification Centre Change your wallpaper Set up Find My iPhone
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Getting started 54 56 57 58 60 62 64 66 68 70 72 74 76 78 80 82
Add a contact Call a person from your contacts Make a call using the keypad Reject incoming calls with a message or reminder Understand the Do Not Disturb setting Chat with FaceTime Manage your messages Understand the latest iMessage functions Access your emails Manage personal and business accounts in Mail Get more from Safari Find your way with Maps Discover Maps’ handiest features Use the Camera Understand the Camera modes Shoot video on your iPhone
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Explore the Photos app Multitask with the Control Centre Tell the time with the Clock app Add an event in your Calendar Set location-based Reminders K eep track of current affairs with News 96 Navigate your iPhone using Siri 98 Use Facebook integration 100 Get to grips with Twitter integration 102 Track your fitness with the Health app 104 Set up and start using Apple Pay
The next step What to do now you’ve mastered the basics
“Master the basics and then move on to the next level – there will be no stopping you!”
Essential iPhone apps
Get the top apps on your iPhone
The next step 108 Jot down your thoughts with the Notes app 110 Use the App Store 112 Get the most from iTunes 114 Use iTunes to download music
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Buy and view TV shows Explore Apple Music Create a playlist in Apple Music Enhance your audio entertainment with Podcasts Use iPhone Videos Purchase an ebook Find your way around iBooks Create a movie in iMovie Make music in GarageBand Create documents in the Pages app Make spreadsheets in the Numbers app Captivate an audience with a presentation in Keynote Browse the Files app Set up your Apple Watch
Essential apps 144 Essential iPhone apps
Discover which apps will help you get more from your iPhone
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The essential iPhone guide Everything you need to know to navigate and use your phone like a pro
ow that you have finally got your hands on your new iPhone, you’ll no doubt be keen to master it. In truth, it couldn’t be easier. The operating system (currently iOS 11) is intuitive and simple to use, and all of the key apps come preinstalled, visible on your Home screen. Before you get to experience these though you will need to go through an initial setup process when firing up your device for the first time. This takes the form of several steps that explain the features that need to be set up and guide you through the process of activating them. The first step is creating an Apple ID (or signing in if you already have one). This is linked to all aspects of your iPhone, from buying apps and items from the iTunes Store to utilising Apple’s excellent iCloud service – all that is required is a valid email address and a secure password. A lot of the services and features that are set up during this process are optional and can be tweaked later if preferred. For this the Settings app is your best friend; all of the different facets of your iPhone are presented in a simple list, so just tap on a category and begin exploring the many options associated with it.
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Once you are set up, take time to explore the many core apps that come pre-installed on your device, such as Safari (for web browsing), Mail (for checking your emails), Calendar (your personal organiser) and News (for up-to-the-minute reports). Before too long you’ll be chomping at the bit to download new apps and games from the App Store. An array of options are available, some of which require payment, while others are totally free – such as Facebook and Twitter. Both of these services are integrated in iOS, so you will be able to update your status or tweet much more easily. Many of these features are the product of years of development and a major new iOS is released every year (and regularly updated) to introduce new features that make using your iPhone to manage your life much easier.
Fig: To get started, connect to a Wi-Fi network and start shopping for new apps and content
“Once you are set up, take time to explore the many core apps that come pre-installed on your device, such as Safari, Calendar and News. Before too long you’ll be chomping at the bit to download new apps and games from the App Store”
Explore the iPhone’s hardware Learn how to find your way around your device Navigate your iPhone
Your iPhone is a wondrous device packed into a compact little shell. Here we explain what all of the external buttons do
This icon shows the current battery level of your device. Go to Settings>General> Usage to view it as a percentage figure
The volume buttons on the side of your device are used to control sound output. You can also assign functionality to the Camera app
This button on the side of your device can be tapped to put your device to sleep or a longpress will power the phone down completely
Your phone carrier will be displayed here, when you’re connected to its network. The row of dots represents the strength of the signal you receive
Your iPhone comes with frontand rear-facing cameras. Look here and say ‘cheese’ for your perfect selfie!
If you are connected to a Wi-Fi network then the signal strength will be displayed by this icon
The main home screen displays most of the pre-installed apps in a grid system. Tap on an app to launch it
The port on the bottom of your iPhone is used by the lightning cable to connect your device to a power source or computer
Pressing this button can wake your device up and close apps to return to the main Home screen
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Take the time to learn the basics of your iPhone, which we highlight here
How to power-up your device or shut it down completely using the power button
01 To turn on your iPhone, hold down the power button at the right until the logo is displayed
Conserve your iPhone’s battery power when the device is not in use
01 Go to Settings>Display & Brightness and then tap Auto-Lock to set how soon your iPhone will automatically lock and go to sleep when idle
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02 If your iPhone is in sleep mode,
press the power button once to wake it up or press the Home button
Determine how your iPhone is unlocked ready for use
01 Go to Touch ID & Passcode and turn Passcode on. When setting a code, if you tap ‘Passcode Options’ you can set a more complex code
03 To turn your iPhone off, hold
the power button until the screen dims and move the slider right
All you need to know about powering-up your iPhone
01 To charge your iPhone, use the lightning cable to connect to a plug socket or computer and it will be indicated by the icon next to the battery
Discover how to adjust the sound output of your iPhone for all kinds of purposes
01 On your home screen, use the volume buttons
on the side of the iPhone to adjust the ringer volume. Do the same in an app to adjust the volume.
to lock it in and then swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access your Control Centre.
Learn how to adjust the brightness of your iPhone screen to suit any conditions
01 Adjusting screen brightness can be done by
going to the Settings app and tapping on Display & Brightness or swiping up to access Control Centre.
Learn how to cut all sound on your device instantly
You can also swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access the Control Centre and then swipe left to see the volume controls
Learn how to lock your iPhoneâ€™s screen orientation to keep it in landscape or portrait mode
01 Position your device in the orientation you wish
01 To mute the ringer instantly, flick the switch above the volume buttons on your iPhone. Repeat to unmute.
iCloud ensures all of your info and files stay up to date
Now tap the top-left icon (with the padlock on) to lock the current orientation. Repeat the process to unlock it again.
How to organise your apps neatly on your Home screen
01 Apps can be moved by pressing and holding
on the icons until they all shake and then dragging them into new positions.
01 Sign in using your Apple ID and then move the sliders to enable the service for various apps.
Folders are a great way to help keep apps organised
01 Press and hold on an app icon until they all shake and
then drag an icon on top of another icon to create a folder.
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Essential guide Safari
Safari is your iPhone’s default web browsing app and it comes packed with features to make web trawling easier. The URL field at the top of the app doubles up as a search field (just type in keywords to perform searches) and the list icon to the left of the field initiates Reader mode, which presents web pages in a stripped-down, easier-to-read format. The icons at the bottom of the interface allow you to view your open tabs and share web content via social media or into your Notes. The book icon provides access to your bookmarks, items added to your Reading List for offline reading and links that have been shared on Twitter. Using the tabs icon you can also view and close open tabs, open a private tab and scroll down to see web pages open on other iOS and macOS devices that you can access. In the Settings app you can changed the default search engine in Safari.
01 Tapping the share icon while on a web page throws up numerous options to share content across multiple platforms. You can also add pages to your Reading List.
For all of your emailing needs, the Mail app is your iPhone’s default email app and is feature-rich for all of your email management needs. When launching the Mail app for the first time you will need to go through an initial set-up process – but this involves little more than entering a valid email address and password. Once done, you can start sending emails almost instantly by tapping on the pen and paper icon in the lower-right corner of the interface. Simply enter the recipient(s), add a subject and then enter your body text. If you wish to send media attachments then you can do this by tapping the share icon while in other apps (such as Photos) and then choosing the email option. All of your emails can be organised into neat little folders to make viewing and managing them easier and you can also mark people as VIPs so that their mails go into a special priority inbox. While in your mailbox, swipe left on an email to see options to Flag, Archive and more.
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The book icon lets you access your bookmarks, Reading List (which lets you read saved pages offline) and also view your internet history.
The App Store is your first port of call for purchasing and downloading new iPhone apps. When you launch the app for the first time you will be deposited on the Today page, which flags up collections of the most exciting content as well as providing an app and game of the day. There are often also ‘Meet the Developer’ features, which are interviews with the people behind some of the store’s most popular apps. Read them to get an insight into their work, and then you can follow the link to their app or game at the bottom of the screen. To start exploring in more detail, there are icons at the bottom of the interface for Apps, Games, Search and Updates. Both Games and Apps have a top seller list in each of their pages so you can find the most popular downloads. The Updates section lists all possible updates for the apps that you own (that you can download for free) and you can also view apps you have purchased in the past and re-download them to your current device.
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