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iOS 10 explained

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Essentials

Contents Get to know all the useful features that the iPhone 7 and iOS 10 can offer, and learn how to do more with them

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Core apps

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Get to know your iPhone 7

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Shoot photos and videos

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Learn iOS 10’s Lock screen

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Camera app in depth

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Using Touch ID

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Get to know the Photos app

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Find your way around iOS

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Editing your photos

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Get started with an Apple ID

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Make more of Messages

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The basics of iCloud

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Read and send email

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Work with Control Center

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Find emails more easily

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Master iOS notifications

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Video calls with Facetime

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Tailor your iPhone’s settings

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Surf the internet with Safari

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Using the iPhone keyboard

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The Contacts app

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QuickType word suggestions

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Using the Calendar app

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Improve Autocorrect

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Using Reminders

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Using your iPhone as a phone

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Find your way with Maps

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Take control using Siri

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Master iOS 10’s Music app

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Search with Spotlight

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Enjoy video on your iPhone

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Declutter your Home Screen

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Create useful notes

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Get more at the App Store

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Using iCloud Drive in iOS


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Connect your headphones

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Maximize battery life

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Locate a lost iPhone

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Find your friends

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Free up storage space

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Call and message forwarding

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Troubleshooting your iPhone

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Essentials Get started with your iPhone 7 and iOS 10

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Get to know your iPhone 7

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Using the iPhone keyboard

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Learn iOS 10’s Lock screen

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QuickType word suggestions

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Using Touch ID

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Improve Autocorrect

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Find your way around iOS

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Using your iPhone as a phone

14

Get started with an Apple ID

30

Take control using Siri

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The basics of iCloud

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Search with Spotlight

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Work with Control Center

34

Declutter your Home screen

20

Master iOS notifications

36

Get more at the App Store

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Tailor your iPhone’s settings

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Essential guides for your iPhone 7

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>>> Essentials

Introducing the iPhone 7

Get to know your iPhone 7 Your at-a-glance guide to the iPhone 7 design Home button to take you back to the Home screen at any time. With the iPhone 7, Apple has done away with the old mechanical button and replaced it with a touch-sensitive one, backed with a new Taptic Engine. The Home button is pressure sensitive, customizable and gives you tactile feedback when you press it. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus also include a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, making it quick and easy to unlock your iPhone, pay for apps and other contents from iTunes, and authorize Apple Pay purchases.

Ambient light sensor This enables your iPhone 7 to dim or brighten the screen to match lighting conditions. This sensor is present in all models, but has moved position since the iPhone 5s.

FaceTime camera All iPhone models have both front- and rear-facing cameras. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus now feature a 7-megapixel FaceTime HD camera with auto image stabilization, perfect for shooting selfies, 1080p HD videos, and for making video calls using the FaceTime app.

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Stereo speakers Apple has added a second speaker to the iPhone for the first time, enabling you to enjoy your favorite music, movies and TV shows in stereo when in landscape mode.

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Wi-Fi/3G/4G/ Bluetooth The iPhone 7 includes fast, reliable 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2; iPhones also have 3G mobile connectivity, or 4G where available (though your phone service provider might more options by pressing hard, charge extra for 4G). using their 3D Touch feature.

3D Touch screen You have always been able to control iOS devices by touching the display with one or more fingers. However the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus enable you to access

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To open this, push a paperclip or the small metal prod supplied into the hole on the side of the phone. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus use the tiny nano-SIM found in the previous iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models.

Sleep/Wake button Press and hold this button to start up your iPhone. Press briefly to send it to sleep, saving battery life and preventing accidental screen touches when

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playing music, or to wake it again. If you want to completely switch your iPhone 7 off, press and hold this button, then swipe the on-screen slider that appears from left to right to power it down.

Home button Every iOS device has a

Sensors

All iPhone models have a three-axis gyroscope and an accelerometer to detect movement (great for gaming, as well as rotating the display when you turn the device on its side) – plus a proximity sensor, so it knows when it’s being held up against your ear and turns off the screen. The iPhone 7 also has a motion co-processor chip (called the M10) for handling motion data more efficiently. The M10 co-processor measures data from the iPhone 7’s accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, and barometer. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus also have capacitive sensors built into the backlight behind the Retina HD


Introducing the iPhone 7 >>> Essentials

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On the iPhone, this is a simple mute switch to silence the ringer and alert sounds. It does not silence clock alarms, audio apps such as Music, or games. (On an iPad, it can also be used to lock the orientation of the screen, so it doesn’t rotate when you tilt the device. On an iPhone there’s an orientation lock icon in Control Center only – see page 18.)

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Introducing the iPhone 7

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your iPhone. Controversially, Apple has now removed the oldThe iPhone 7 has a fourth fashioned headphone jack for 12 The iPhone’s volume microphone to improve audio the iPhone 7 (partly to make buttons mirror the current quality when making calls, with room for the new Home button generation of iPads. Pressing extra noise-cancelling and Taptic Engine). The result is these physical controls on the technology to reduce that you will now need to team iPhone’s side when on the Home background noise. your iPhone with a pair of Screen changes the ringer wireless headphones such as the volume. When you’re in a game, new AirPods (see page 90), use 15 playing music or making The iPhone 5s headphones with a Lightning a call, using them alters the introduced a True Tone flash, connector (such as the Apple speakers’ or headphones’ with an amber LED in addition to EarPods in your iPhone’s box) or volume level. In the Camera app, a white one, which adjusts the use the included Lightning to press either to take a photo or color of the flash according to 3.5mm analog audio adapter start recording a video. the lighting conditions in order with old-style headphones. to capture more accurate colors. The iPhone 7’s True Tone flash 13 17 The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus now includes four LEDs, which camera features a new are 50 percent brighter than The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus 12-megapixel image sensor, a those included in the iPhone 6s have two microphones as well six-element lens and an f/1.8 and 6s Plus. as a second stereo speaker aperture for sharper, brighter mounted on the bottom shots, even in low light. The of each device. 16 iPhone 7 Plus model adds a Both the iPhone 7 and 7 second lens, which contains a 2x Plus feature the Lightning optical zoom. Apple has also connector, which has been ramped up the camera’s image standard since the iPhone 5. processing capabilities: the The Lightning connector can iPhone 7 includes a new Applebe plugged in either way designed Image Signal up and is smaller display. These enable the iPhone Processor, which combines 100 than the 30-pin to register presses as well as billion operations with machine connector in taps and swipes, giving you a learning to produce better, older models 17 new way to use it with brighter, sharper and more such as the 3D Touch. colorful pictures and video than 4S. Plug it into 16 before. The camera is also power using the capable of shooting 4K Ultra HD supplied cable 10 video as well as shooting 8MP and adapter for charging, 17 The iPhone 7 is now water and stills and 4K video – even at the or connect to a computer’s USB dust resistant to IP67 standards. same time. port for syncing and charging

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>>> Essentials

Settings

Tailor your iPhone’s settings Configure your apps and customize your iPhone’s behaviors

REQUIRES > iPhone, iOS 10 LEVEL > Anyone can do it IT WILL TAKE > 20 minutes

Apple keeps a firm grip on what apps are made available and what settings can be altered on iPhones. If you’re used to the way things are done in the world of Android devices, you may miss the variety of widgets you can choose to install and the freedom to customize your Home screen layout. If you’re switching from Windows Phone, you might miss the option to move and resize your Live Tiles; by comparison, the iPhone’s Notification Center is pretty inflexible. However, there is a respectable range of things you can do to customize your iPhone. For a start, you can change how it looks by personalizing the wallpaper that appears on the Home and Lock screens. These can be set independently of each other. You can change how your phone sounds when certain events occur. If you want, you can even assign a unique ringtone to each of your contacts, so you know at once who’s calling you. You can create multiple Home screens and rearrange the icons on any of them: hold a finger on any icon till they all start “jiggling,” then drag

them wherever you want them. Drag one to the edge of the screen to move to the next Home screen, and press the Home button when you’re finished. You can also organize them in folders, and add shortcuts to websites. Most importantly, you can use the Settings app to set things up the way you want them and configure many of your apps – for example, you can change what happens when you tap the left-hand margin in iBooks, which calendar to add new events to by default, and your preferred default transport type for directions in Maps.. One useful feature that’s easy to miss is the inclusion of a search bar in the Settings app to help you find things. As iOS gains new features, it can be harder to find the thing you need, so this feature helps you out immeasurably. Can’t remember where to check when your most recent iCloud backup was made? Simply swipe downwards at the app’s top level to reveal the search bar and type “backup” in text field to see that setting’s location, which you can tap to go straight to the relevant page.

How to Personalize your iPhone

Change wallpaper

Set sound effects

In Settings > Wallpaper, tap “Choose a New Wallpaper.” You can choose images from Apple, or use any of your own – scroll down, tap an album, then an image; pinch to zoom in and drag to move it. Tap Set and choose whether to use it on the Lock screen, Home screen, or both.

As well as ringing when a call comes in, an iPhone can play sounds when certain events happen. To set what triggers a sound and what sound plays, go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics. Tap an event in the list and set a ringtone or alert tone for it, and/or a vibration pattern.

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Set email signatures Want a new email signature? Go to Settings > Mail > Signature. If you’ve got more than one email account set up for the Mail app, you can choose to set a different signature for each by tapping Per Account, or use the same signature for all your accounts by tapping All Accounts.


Settings >>> Essentials

How to See what’s what in the Settings app Connectivity info and options The first group of controls at the top level of Settings relate to your iPhone’s various network connections. Here you can switch to Airplane Mode, which disables all the phone’s radio and network activity, or turn Bluetooth on or off; you can also do both these things in Control Center (see p18). Tap Wi-Fi if you want to connect to a new wireless network – you’ll need to tap its name and enter its password, but only the first time you connect to it; your iPhone then remembers it and joins it automatically in the future. Tap Cellular Data to set various options relating to using phone networks for data, view your usage statistics, and enable 4G (assuming your contract enables this).

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Notifications and controls

In the next group of options you can configure Notification Center to decide which apps send you alerts and how they do so (see p20 for details). You can set whether Control Center can be accessed on your Lock screen and within apps (see p10 for details).

3 General settings Tap General to access a miscellaneous collection of options for everything from what kinds of information appear in Spotlight searches (see p32), to the formats you prefer for the date, time, and even keyboard settings. We’ll look at many of the options in due course. You can also tap Reset to revert various settings to their factory defaults should you need to do so (but this can’t be undone, so be sure you want to do it). Also in this group are settings for major features such as Siri, Apple’s voice-controlled personal assistant (see p30), as well as Touch ID, and Privacy, where you can control apps’ access your personal data; this also work in tandem with Settings > General > Restrictions, where you can find more options.

Set your preferences for your apps in Settings. Tap a switch to toggle its status on or off; tap a row with an arrow at its righthand side to see more options.

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Apple apps and services

The next three groups enable you to configure iOS’s built-in apps and services. There are too many options that are specific to each app to go into here, so we’ll look at many of them when we explore the individual apps. It’s worth taking the time to work your way through them all and set everything to your liking. You can change anything again at any time. The iCloud item is particularly important as it shares your data among all your personal Apple devices, and makes it accessible through a PC’s web browser, too.

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Social networks

The next group covers popular social networks that have built-in support in iOS. Tap each to sign in or create an account; if you haven’t yet installed each network’s own app, you can simply tap the

Go to Settings > General > Accessibility for a wide range of options designed to make iPhones easier to use, such as larger text or increased contrast.

useful Install button on its page. Once you’ve signed in, you’re able to tweet web page links, post pictures to Facebook and much more from the many iOS apps, built-in or from the App Store, that feature a Share button.

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Other apps

The final group contains other apps you’ve installed, including Apple’s GarageBand, iMovie, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. The options available vary by app; Netflix, for instance, just displays an option to see its version number, a switch to reset the app, and some settings regarding permissions it has to access certain iOS features – in this case, Background App Refresh, Cellular Data, and Notifications. All of these have their own separate section in the Settings app, where you can change the settings for Netflix along with all your other apps that use the same features.

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Camera

Shoot photos and videos

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Get to know all the features of the built-in Camera app A Switch cameras

Your iPhone features two cameras: a 12-megapixel iSight one on the back for shooting landscapes and the like, and a 7-megapixel FaceTime HD one on the front for taking selfies. To switch between them, just tap this camera-switching icon. The rear camera will give better results, and features such as the flash, HDR mode and Panorama can be used only with the rear camera. Both cameras feature face detection, though, to make sure that people are properly focused and exposed in your shots.

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Tap this button to bring up options for a countdown after the shutter button is pressed, after which a photo is taken. The timer is fairly limited in options (just three- and 10-second durations), but it should give you the extra time you need in a pinch.

Shooting shortcuts There are a couple of handy shortcuts. First, when you want to start shooting in a hurry, you can jump to the Camera app from the Lock screen by swiping left. Next, instead of using the on-screen shutter button to take a photo, you can press either of the volume buttons on the side of your iPhone. If using headphones with an inline remote control, take a shot by pressing a volume button; this can reduce camera shake, especially in low light.

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C Live Photo

This kind of photo cleverly combines a still image with a total of three seconds of video and sound captured before and after you press the shutter button. Live Photos come to life when you apply 3D Touch to them, can be shared as iMessages and posted to Facebook for other iOS users to see in the official app, and even set as your Lock screen wallpaper and played there, too.

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To activate High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode, tap this button. (There’s more about HDR mode on the next page.) When it’s off or set to auto, the text is white; when it’s

active, it’s yellow. When you take an HDR shot, the camera is a bit slower and needs extra time to process the image, so turn it off when taking shots quickly is important.

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Flash

Tap here to bring up the different options for the flash on your device. You can choose to have it on Auto mode, where it will fire only if your device detects that the scene is dark enough to warrant it; you can force the flash on, so that it fires every time you take a photo, which can help fill deeply-shadowed areas; or you can turn it off.

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The app devotes most of the screen to showing what you’re about to photograph. Tap on the view to set a point for the focus and exposure. If you’re snapping people, you can let face detection and autofocus handle things; any faces identified will be marked with yellow boxes. To zoom in, spread apart two fingers or swipe from this icon; it’s a digital zoom that reduces image quality – except on iPhone 7 Plus, where the telephoto lens enables a limited optical zoom.

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Swipe across the camera modes to switch between them: Photo and Square shoot normal or square-shaped pics; Pano lets you take super-wide panoramic shots; Video lets you shoot 720p, 1080p or 4K Ultra HD video; Slo-Mo takes video at very high speed (you can choose 120fps or 240fps in Settings > Photos & Camera); and Time Lapse takes a series of photos over time and turns them into a video.

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controls

Once the focus is set, you can drag your finger up and down on the screen to manually adjust the exposure level to be brighter or darker as needed; if you locked focus and exposure earlier, that just means the app won’t alter it automatically. This can be a little fiddly to get right at first – ensure you swipe pretty much as soon as your finger is on the screen, so you don’t cause a refocus.

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Camera

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finger on the the button to take a burst photo (see to the right). In Video, Slo-Mo or Time Lapse mode, the button is red to indicate you’re about to record video rather than snap a still image. While recording in Video or Slo-Mo mode, a white shutter button appears to one side, so you can also take a photo.

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Filters

Tap here to bring up the filter options – you’ll be given a screen of filter thumbnails, with a live view from the camera in each. Tap one that you like to view the effect applied live to

the viewfinder, so you’ll know exactly how the photo will look with the filter applied. For a look at filters, see page 45.

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Tap here to review shots in the Camera Roll, where you can edit them, delete or mark shots as favorites, and even share them by email, other messaging services or on social networks. If you accessed the camera from the Lock screen, only photos taken recently are shown; tap All Photos and unlock your device to see older ones as well.

> Burst mode If you hold down the shutter button instead of just tapping it once, the camera will keep taking photos at a very fast speed, with a little counter in the viewfinder telling you how many it’s taken so far. Your iPhone will analyze the whole batch and select the best for you; when viewing the burst photo in the Camera Roll that’s the one you’ll see, but you can tap Select to review the others: tap any shots you like (they’ll be marked with a tick in a blue circle), then tap Done and confirm that you want to delete the photos you didn’t tap, or you can choose to keep everything.

Burst mode can help you catch fleeting action, but ensure you take time to review which shots in a batch can be deleted to free up storage space.

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Mail

Find emails more easily Discover how Mail in iOS 10 helps to hide irrelevant messages in an instant

REQUIRES > iPhone, iOS 10 LEVEL > Anyone can do it IT WILL TAKE > 10 minutes

in ios 10, Apple has made searching withing Mail a little more convenient with one-tap shortcuts that address common scenarios. And, if you only want to see matches from the mailbox you’re looking at, iOS 10’s version of Mail contains a new feature to achieve that. A filter differs from a search in that it’s applied only to the mailbox you’re viewing. You tap an icon to turn on filtering, and an additional tap on the filter’s description opens a panel where you can set which of a short list of criteria. Several of these criteria are the same ones provided as one-tap shortcuts when using the search bar. Unlike searching, though, filters allows you to combine these predefined conditions. You can’t look for messages that contain a certain word or phrase, or sent by a specific person; locating messages that precisely continues to be fulfilled by the search bar.

Mail now remembers the settings you’ve chosen for individual mailboxes. So, if you regularly want to see only items in your inbox that you’ve flagged, for example, once you’ve set up the necessary filter you’re only a tap away from viewing those messages, and another tap away from turning off the filter and returning to the full contents of that particular mailbox. Filters in Sierra Coincidentally, Mailbox filters are also now available in Mail in macOS Sierra, so you can put what you learn here on your iPhone into practice on your Mac as well. On the Mac, the icon that toggles the filter on or off is located at the top right of the messages list, and the filter, if one is active, is described immediately to the left. Just like on iOS 10, clicking that description opens a panel that contains the short list of filter settings.

How to Set up and apply a filter to a mailbox

Use a mailbox’s filter First, go to the mailbox in the Mail app that you want to filter; Mail remembers the filter settings you choose for each individual mailbox (unfortunately they aren’t synced between devices, though – maybe that will come in iOS 11! Tap the icon at the bottom left of the messages list to turn on the filter. You will notice the displayed contents of the mailbox change.

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Multi-account mailboxes If you have mailboxes that contain messages from more than one account, such as All Inboxes, you are able to filter these too. To the right is a description of the active filter’s settings; tap it to edit them. Now you can use items in the top group to limit the messages you see to just some of them. Handy.

Other filter settings Filters in Mail also enable you to choose whether messages must be unread, flagged, sent directly or copied to you, have attachments, or be from one of your designated VIPs. You can set the visibility of each row’s check mark or position of its switch to suit what it is that you want to do, then tap Done for those filter settings to be applied.


Facetime

>>> Core apps

Video calls with FaceTime Who needs phone calls? FaceTime video calls are much more fun

REQUIRES > iPhone, iOS 10 LEVEL > Anyone can do it IT WILL TAKE > 5 minutes

Getting started with FaceTime is easy. Open the Contacts app, tap on a contact’s name, then tap FaceTime. If your contact has a compatible device, it will ring. Alternatively, tap the FaceTime button on the in-call options screen to switch to FaceTime. FaceTime gets contact info from the Contacts app on your iPhone. If you already have a Mail account set up on your iPhone then the Contacts app will have imported the contact details from your email account. If you want to add someone, tap + next to All Contacts. To create a list of those people you stay in touch with frequently, tap on Favorites at the foot of

your contact list, then tap the + button. You can switch FaceTime on and off by going to Settings > FaceTime. You can change the number or email address that people use to contact you over FaceTime, or add another address. As well as Wi-Fi, FaceTime can also work over a Cellular/Mobile connection, but watch your data allowance! You can switch this off in Settings > Mobile Data if you prefer – scroll down to Use Mobile Data For and switch FaceTime off. Second, the person you want to contact over FaceTime must also have an iOS device with a camera or a Mac.

Visual guide The FaceTime screen Thumbnail live view You’ll see a mini preview of yourself showing what the other person can see. Tap and dra to reposition it.

Mute the microphone Tap the right-most icon at the foot of the screen to mute the microphone. The microphone (pickup) level isn’t adjustable, although you can alter the speaker volume using your iPhone’s volume controls.

As well as Wi-Fi, FaceTime can work over mobile networks. Check your data usage at any time by tapping Settings > Mobile Data, and remove FaceTime from the list if you’re nearing your limit.

Designated contact Tap the End button to end a call. When trying to call a contact, you need to make sure that you have the number or address in your Contact list that they’ve designated as their FaceTime address.

Camera switching Tap the camera-swap icon to switch between the FaceTime camera (front-facing) and the iSight camera (back) while you chat, so you can show the other person what you’re looking at.

Suspend camera If you press your iPhone’s Home button while chatting, you’ll be able to carry on using FaceTime but also access other apps. The camera will be switched off but it will still be possible to chat.

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iCloud Drive

Using iCloud Drive in iOS iCloud Drive enables you to access your files across devices

REQUIRES > iPhone, iOS 10, an iCloud account and apps that can save to iCloud Drive LEVEL > Anyone can do it IT WILL TAKE > 10 minutes

When you sign into an iCloud account on your iPhone, on any other iOS device or Mac, it’s able to sync data such as Safari bookmarks, the keychain that contains website usernames and passwords, calendars, reminders and contacts to the cloud – and from there to your other devices. This works in reverse too, so any changes you make on another Apple device, or by signing in to the iCloud website at icloud.com, are synced to all of your devices. It isn’t just the more minor pieces of data that are kept in sync, though. iCloud is also able to store documents, just as you would on a drive attached to your Mac, enabling you to update files wherever you have access to an app that can open them, and keeping them in sync between devices. iCloud Drive is a folder-based approach to uploading, downloading and syncing documents

that works much like Finder on the Mac. iCloud Drive can store documents from different apps in the same folder, and you can nest folders inside each other. Now, with the arrival of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra things have moved on again and Apple now allows you to sync all the files located in your Desktop and Documents folders on your Mac to the cloud, with local copies deleted to help save drive space. This, of course, has the added benefit that all your precious documents are now available on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch too, but with one caveat: Apple only gives you 5GB of storage for free; if you need more (and you will if you’re using Desktop and Documents syncing) you can add more storage by heading to Settings > iCloud > Storage > Buy More Storage and paying a small monthly fee – 99¢ for 50GB, $2.99 for 200GB, $9.99 for one 1TB or $19.99 for 2TB.

How to Set up iCloud Drive

Enable iCloud Drive In iOS 10, iCloud Drive is switched on by default, unless you had previously hidden it. If it’s hidden when you upgraded to iOS 10, you’ll need to download the iCloud Drive app from the App Store. In truth, you’re not downloading it. Apple has simply changed the way its stock apps appear/disappear.

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Control your storage After iCloud Drive is turned on, the page in Settings shows apps that are able to save to it. Each can be turned off if you don’t want an app to use space. Below the list is a global switch that can be flicked to prevent all apps from using mobile data allowance, restricting them to Wi-Fi only.

Look up iCloud users Above the list of iCloud Drive enabled apps is “Look Me Up By Email.” Apps can provide a means of looking up other iCloud Drive users. Tap the item to be taken to a page that lists apps with this capability, and specify which apps (if any) can find you this way.


iCloud Drive

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Visual guide iCloud Drive’s Document Picker

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Browsing Open the iCloud Drive app and you’ll be presented with iCloud’s file system, known as the Document Picker, which works like Finder. Folders can be nested within other folders, and files from different apps can be stored together by project or by whatever abstraction makes sense. Compatible apps from Apple and third party developers also give you access to the iCloud Drive file system from within the app – Pages’ “Locations” option, for example.

Different views At the top right of the Document Picker is a button made up of three lines. Tap it and the default presentation – files and folders in a grid of icons – switches to a list view, with icons displayed smaller in a left column and folder names to their right. In both, folders display the number of items at the next level down, but folders inside them may contain many more items. As you tap into folders, the Document Picker stays in your selected view.

Search for something When you tap the search bar, the view changes to an empty list and the keyboard slides into view. Start typing something and the list will be filled with matching files found anywhere in your iCloud Drive – not just in the current folder. The same controls for sorting files and folders that are available when browsing are also available here. Note that what you type is looked for in file and folder names, but not file contents.

Giles and folders When at the top of a folder, swipe downwards to pull a group of three buttons into view. These allow the folder’s contents to be sorted by the date they were last modified, newest first; or alphabetically, with A at the top (you can’t tap again to reverse the order, and unfortunately there’s no alphabetical index like the one in the Music app to jump through); or you can sort by tags you might have added when saving the file.

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Folders created by apps

Some folders in iCloud Drive will display an app’s icon because that app has created the folder. Unlike Documents in the Cloud – the predecessor of iCloud Drive featured in iOS 7 – you aren’t restricted to storing everything from a single app in the same folder. If you have documents from Pages, Numbers and Keynote that are related, for example, you can keep them all neatly together in a single project folder.

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Browse folders

Folders on iCloud Drive work just as they do on your Mac or in Windows. Simply tap one to browse its contents. If you like to organise your work by putting folders inside other folders, don’t pay too much attention to the item count next to each one, which indicates how many items are in the next level down, rather than being a cumulative total of everything that’s inside the folder. You’ll have to open the folder for a more complete picture of what’s inside it.

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>>> Go further

iOS 10 104 tips, tricks, and secrets!

The newest version of iOS introduces some of the biggest changes in recent years – but far from being just a flashy redesign, there are many cool and exciting new hidden features to discover. Our in-depth guide explains all… BY ALAN STONEBRIDGE

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iOS 10 tips, tricks, and secrets!

The Lock screen The Lock screen has been revised in iOS 10, and you don’t even need to press a button to show it if you leave Settings > Display & Brightness > Raise to Wake on (this needs an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus). Unlocking your device now requires you to press the Home button, rather than swiping.

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Raise to Wake is complemented by a setting that unlocks a device with Touch ID without even needing to press Home: Settings > General > Accessibility > Home Button > Rest Finger to Open. This is helpful on large iPhones. Note it only works on devices with Touch ID.

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Notification Center and Control Center are still accessed with swipes inwards from the top and bottom screen edges, respectively, but Today view has been moved: swipe right on the Lock or Home screen.

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The camera is accessed more easily at the Lock screen, too. Rather than swiping upwards from the bottom right, swipe left from anywhere.

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control center Swipe up from the screen’s bottom edge to see the new-look Control Center. At first it seems to have fewer controls than in iOS 9, but it’s clearer when features in the top row are active, thanks to stronger use of color. Swipe left to bring a second card of controls into view.

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On 3D Touch devices, deep press the flashlight and app shortcuts in the first card’s bottom row to: choose from one of three flashlight brightnesses; set a 1, 5, 20 or 60-minute timer; copy Calculator’s last result; or jump straight into photo, video, slo-mo, or selfie camera mode.

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Video and audio streaming controls are split between cards in Control Center. To send video to Apple TV, tap AirPlay Mirroring on the first card. To choose an audio output, which might

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Using 3D Touch on a folder uncovers a way to rename that item in fewer interactions than with regular taps.

3D Touch enables you to manage app downloads. This is especially useful when restoring an iCloud backup.

use AirPlay, Bluetooth or even a cabled connection, tap the bottom row on the second card (or choose one from the right column on iPad). If you’ve set up accessories and scenes in the Home app, swiping left on Control Center a second time reveals shortcuts to Home options you’ve marked as favorites. Tap things like lights to toggle their status, or use 3D Touch for additional control, such as sliding a finger up or down to adjust a light’s brightness. Tap the house icon to open the Home app.

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3D Touch enhancements A firm press on an iPhone’s Home screen folder offers an option to rename it. When you tap that, the folder opens with its current name wholly selected so you can type over it.

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When a folder displays a badge notification, you don’t need to go inside it to find the app. Apply 3D Touch to the folder and its Quick Actions will list apps inside that have notifications.

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You can now 3D Touch an existing entry in the Reminders app to quickly add a time or location for it.

quick tip TODAY VIEW Many of the widgets you can add to the Today view offer interactivity, which may take you to a particular place in the app, much like tapping a notification does. If you only want to open the app, though, just tap its tiny icon at the widget’s top left corner.

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Downloaded a cool app and want to tell someone about it? You don’t need to find it on the App Store in order to share a link to it. Just 3D Touch its Home screen icon, choose the Share command, then pick a method from the Share sheet.

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Concerned about your cellular data usage? Apply 3D Touch to the Settings app’s icon in iOS 10 for a shortcut to the Mobile Data page, where you can monitor and manage it, including any Personal Hotspot set up.

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Some apps show a summary and extra shortcuts when you 3D Touch their Home screen icon. For example, Reminders shows timed items, Calendar shows upcoming events and alarms. Tapping Add Widget (top right) adds this to Today view; but consider how many you want to add, in case Today becomes too crammed, and so less useful.

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When an app is downloading, 3D Touch its icon on the Home screen to pause the download, cancel it or, if multiple apps are downloading, prioritize it by moving it to the top of the queue.

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Save yourself a couple of taps when retrospectively adding a time or location to an item in Reminders by using 3D Touch on the item.

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Notifications and widgets Notifications can offer greater interactivity in iOS 10. When one appears, 3D Touch it (or swipe down from it on devices without 3D Touch) to see actions you can take. For example, Messages displays recent interactions to save you opening the app to refer back to

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iOS 10 tips, tricks, and secrets!

Spotlight When you tap Spotlight’s search bar, below the suggestions of apps you might want to use are some of your previous searches. Tap one to perform it again.

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At the top right of some groups of results are the words “Search in App.” If a group doesn’t include an item you expect to see, tap these words to open the corresponding app and automatically perform the same search inside it.

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When an app is among the results of a Spotlight search, apply 3D Touch to its icon to access its Quick Actions and widget, where applicable, just like on the Home screen. This also works for relevant apps in Spotlight’s Siri Suggestions box but, strangely, not in Today view’s Siri App Suggestions widget.

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Notifications are chronological. Apply 3D Touch to a cross (to the right) for an option to clear all items.

them, and HomeKit-compatible doorbells can show who’s at the door, with options to use the intercom or unlock the door. To quickly dismiss all items in Notification Center, apply 3D Touch to one of the crosses to the right of a heading (such as “Yesterday”), then tap Clear All Notifications. This really does clear everything, not just items under the heading you pressed.

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There’s no longer a sort option in Settings > Notifications, because iOS 10 always presents your notifications in reverse chronological order.

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While using an app, jump straight to Spotlight, with the keyboard ready for input, by slowly dragging downwards from the screen’s top edge until you feel a vibration, then let go. Devices without 3D Touch lack the conformational buzz; let go when the search bar reaches its resting position.

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Spotlight can now search for your files stored in iCloud Drive – their contents as well as filenames, as on the Mac. If you don’t want this for any reason, turn off iCloud Drive’s switch in Settings > General > Spotlight Search.

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Spotlight can show results from Wikipedia, Apple’s stores and other online sources. If you want to limit it to searching your own content, switch off Settings > General > Spotlight Search > Suggestions in Search.

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Notification Center and Today view each have a Spotlight search bar at the top. This is even available when you open Notification Center while in an app, enabling you to look up things without returning to the Home screen.

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