My iPhone

My iPhone

by Brad Miser

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Overview

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPhone images that show you exactly what to do.

Help when you run into iPhone problems or limitations.

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPhone.


Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPhone working just the way you want. The tasks include how to:

  • Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, and other iPhones, and iPads; take advantage of AirDrop to instantly share with other iOS and Mac users around you
  • Use Siri to get information, write texts and emails, set reminders/appointments, and more just by speaking to your iPhone; use Siri shortcuts to do even more while speaking less
  • Customize your iPhone with folders, wallpaper, ringtones, multi-step shortcuts, and much more; use Screen Time to make sure you don’t have too much of a good thing
  • Use iCloud, Exchange, Google, and other cloud services to keep consistent calendar, contact, and other information on all your devices
  • Communicate via phone, FaceTime, conference calls, text, email, and more
  • Make your text messages come alive by adding Digital Touches and effects and sharing photos and video
  • Get the most out of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all of your email from one Inbox
  • Listen to music, use the Wallet to manage boarding passes and loyalty cards; pay for purchases safely and securely with Apple Pay; and use other great iPhone apps
  • Capture and edit photos and video; use great camera features such as telephoto zoom, portrait mode, burst, timed and time-lapse video, slow-motion video, and Live Photos
  • View your photos in Memories and use them for wallpaper and for your contacts or share them via email, AirDrop, or texts; use iCloud to automatically save and share your photos
  • Find, download, install, and use awesome iPhone apps



Chapters 15 and 16 can be downloaded from the Downloads tab located at www.informit.com/myiphone12 .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789760395
Publisher: Que
Publication date: 12/14/2018
Series: My... Series
Pages: 720
Sales rank: 527,747
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Brad Miser has written extensively about technology, with his favorite topics being the amazing “i” devices, especially the iPhone, that make it possible to take our lives with us while we are on the move. In addition to My iPhone, Twelfth Edition, Brad has written many other books, including My iPhone for Seniors, Fifth Edition. He has also been an author, development editor, or technical editor for more than 50 other titles.

Brad is or has been a sales support specialist, the director of product and customer services, and the manager of education and support services for several software development companies. Previously, he was the lead proposal specialist for an aircraft engine manufacturer, a development editor for a computer book publisher, and a civilian aviation test officer/engineer for the U.S. Army. Brad holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and has received advanced education in maintainability engineering, business, and other topics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Your iPhone 3
Getting to Know Your iPhone’s External Features......3
Getting to Know Your iPhone’s Software................8
Using Your Fingers to Control Your iPhone..9
Going Home.....................9
Touching the iPhone’s Screen...... 10
Working with iPhone Apps............ 16
Using the Home Screens.................. 24
Using the iPhone Plus’s Split-Screen.............. 26
Working with the Control Center...................... 27
Working with the Notification Center........... 30
Using Siri Suggestions........................ 34
Using the Do Not Disturb Mode........................ 36
Using Airplane Mode.. 38
Meeting Siri................... 39
Using Shortcuts......... 40
Understanding iPhone Status Icons............... 42
Turning Your iPhone Off or On... 43
Sleeping/Locking and Waking/Unlocking Your iPhone........................ 45
Working with Face ID or Touch ID..................... 48
Setting Volume........... 50
Chapter 2: Using Your iPhone’s Core Features 53
Working with the Settings App.......... 54
Using the Settings App on Any iPhone....... 54
Searching for Settings........................ 55
Using the Settings App on an iPhone Plus..... 56
Connecting to the Internet Using Wi-Fi Networks.................... 57
Connecting to Open Wi-Fi Networks............. 58
Connecting to Public Wi-Fi Networks............ 61
Disabling Automatic Prompting........................ 64
Forgetting Wi-Fi Networks.............. 65
Connecting to the Internet Using Cellular Data Networks........................ 66
Configuring Cellular Data Use..... 69
Working with Text............ 74
Working with Predictive Text....... 75
Working with Keyboards.................. 75
Using Emojis................. 78
Correcting Spelling as You Type 79
Editing Text.................... 81
Selecting, Copying, Cutting, or Pasting Text. 82
Correcting Spelling After You’ve Typed....... 84
Dictating Text............... 85
Drawing in Text.......... 87
Using Widgets..................... 89
Searching on Your iPhone....................... 92
Working with Siri Suggestions............ 94
Working with Notifications.................... 96
Working with Visual Notifications..................... 97
Working with Other Types of Notifications.100
Printing from Your iPhone....................101
Chapter 3: Setting Up and Using an Apple ID, iCloud, and Other Online Accounts 105
Configuring an Apple ID........................106
Obtaining an Apple ID....................107
Signing In to Your Apple ID........108
Changing the Personal Information Associated with Your Apple ID.......111
Changing Your Apple ID’s Password and Security Settings............115
Changing Your Apple ID’s Payment and Shipping Information.116
Changing the Devices Using Your Apple ID........................118
Configuring and Using iCloud..........119
Configuring iCloud to Store Photos.............121
Enabling iCloud to Store Information on the Cloud....124
Configuring Your iCloud Keychain................125
Configuring Your iCloud Backup.....................126
Configuring iCloud Drive..............127
Managing Your iCloud Storage........................128
Setting Up Other Types of Online Accounts on Your iPhone................130
Configuring an Exchange Account...............131
Configuring a Google Account135
Configuring Other Types of Online Accounts...137
Setting Up an Online Account that Isn’t Built In..............138
Setting How and When Your Accounts Are Updated..........140
Configuring How New Data Is Retrieved for Your Accounts..........141
Chapter 4: Customizing How Your iPhone Works 145
Configuring Notifications.....................146
Using the Settings App to Configure Notifications......146
Configuring Notifications from Notifications.....................154
Configuring Do Not Disturb...............155
Configuring Screen Time.......................159
Configuring Downtime, App Limits, a Screen Time Passcode, and Screen Time Sharing.....160
Setting Content & Privacy Restrictions.....165
Using Screen Time173
Configuring the Control Center......175
Configuring the Widget Center.......178
Setting Keyboard, Language, and Format Options...............180
Setting Keyboard Preferences..180
Creating and Working with Text Replacements...............184
Setting Language and Region Preferences.185
Setting a Passcode and Face ID or Touch ID.188
Configuring a Passcode and Face ID (X Models).............189
Configuring a Passcode and Touch ID (non-X Models)......................197
Customizing How Your iPhone Works with Apps...................204
Configuring Your iPhone to Download and Maintain Apps..........205
Using the App Store App to Find and Install iPhone Apps.............207
Searching for Apps....208
Browsing for Apps210
Downloading Apps...213
Customizing How Your iPhone Works with Shortcuts........215
Working with the Shortcuts App....................217
Remind Me at Home218
Heading to Work....225
Chapter 5: Customizing How Your iPhone Looks and Sounds 231
Customizing Your Home Screens...231
Moving Icons Around Your Home Screens..232
Creating Folders to Organize Apps on Your Home Screens...........234
Placing Icons in Existing Folders.....................236
Configuring the Home Screen Dock...........238
Deleting Icons..........240
Setting the Screen’s Brightness, Lock/Wake, Text, View, and Wallpaper Options.....241
Setting Screen Brightness, True Tone, and Night Shift Using the Settings App..243
Setting the Screen Brightness and Night Shift Using the Control Center..244
Setting Auto-Lock and Raise to Wake........247
Setting Text Size and Bold...........248
Setting Text Size Using the Control Center.249
Choosing a View.....250
Setting the Wallpaper on the Home and Lock Screens.....................252
Choosing the Sounds and Vibratory Feedback Your iPhone Uses...257
Chapter 6: Managing Contacts 263
Setting Your Contacts Preferences........................264
Creating Contacts on Your iPhone265
Creating New Contacts from Email..............266
Creating Contacts Manually.......268
Working with Contacts on Your iPhone............275
Using the Contacts App.................276
Accessing Contacts from Other Apps........279
Managing Your Contacts on Your iPhone.......281
Updating Contact Information282
Deleting Contacts.284
Chapter 7: Communicating with the Phone and FaceTime Apps 287
Configuring Phone Settings...............287
Making Voice Calls........290
Dialing with the Keypad................292
Dialing with Contacts.......................292
Dialing with Favorites......................294
Dialing with Recents295
Dialing from the FAVORITES Widget............296
Managing In-Process Voice Calls....297
Entering Numbers During a Call.....................299
Making Conference Calls...............300
Using Another App During a Voice Call...304
Receiving Voice Calls..305
Answering Calls......306
Answering Calls During a Call..309
Managing Voice Calls.309
Clearing Recent Calls........................310
Adding Calling Information to Favorites.311
Using the iPhone’s Headset for Calls...........312
Using Visual Voicemail....313
Recording a New Greeting..........313
Listening to, Reading, and Managing Voicemails...........316
Finding and Listening to Voicemails...........317
Listening to and Managing Deleted Voicemails..............319
Communicating with FaceTime......321
Configuring FaceTime Settings........................322
Making FaceTime Calls....................324
Receiving FaceTime Calls..............327
Managing FaceTime Calls.............328
Adding Animojis and Filters to FaceTime Calls.................330
Adding an Animoji to a FaceTime Call.......331
Applying a Filter to a FaceTime Call.............334
Working with Group FaceTime (Future iOS12 release).......................336
Chapter 8: Sending, Receiving, and Managing Email 339
Configuring Email Accounts...............340
Setting Mail App Preferences............340
Working with Email.....345
Receiving and Reading Email...348
Receiving and Reading Email on an iPhone Plus............354
Using 3D Touch for Email..............356
Sending Email..........358
Using Mail’s Suggested Recipients................362
Replying to Email..363
Forwarding Emails365
Managing Email..............366
Checking for New Email.................367
Understanding the Status of Email...............368
Managing Email from the Message Screen.368
Managing Email from an Inbox........................369
Managing Multiple Emails at the Same Time.....................372
Organizing Email from the Message Screen.......................374
Organizing Email from the Inbox...................375
Viewing Messages in a Mailbox.......................377
Saving Images Attached to Email..................379
Filtering Email..........380
Searching Your Email........................382
Working with VIPs.384
Designating VIPs....384
Accessing VIP Email...385
Managing Junk Email.......................386
Marking Junk Email...386
Chapter 9: Sending, Receiving, and Managing Texts and iMessages 389
Preparing the Messages App for Messaging390
Setting Your Text and iMessage Preferences......................390
Blocking People from Messaging or Texting You............396
Sending Messages........398
Creating a New Message and Conversation........................399
Sending Messages in an Existing Conversation...............403
Applying Effects to Messages You Send..405
Including Photos or Video You’ve Recently Taken in
Messages You Send....................407
Including Photos or Video Stored in the Photos App in Messages You Send....................409
Taking Photos or Video and Sending Them in Messages.................410
Using Digital Touches in Messages You Send....................413
Using Other Apps within Messages.............417
Managing Apps in Messages....418
Adding Content from Apps to Messages You Send.....420
Adding Stickers to Messages.....421
Adding Animojis to Messages..423
Including Instant Audio in Messages You Send...............425
Adding Your Location to Messages You Send....................426
Using Quick Actions to Send Messages...427
Receiving, Reading, and Replying to Messages.......................428
Receiving Messages..428
Reading Messages.....430
Viewing Images or Video You Receive in Messages.....432
Viewing Animojis You Receive in Messages........................435
Listening to Audio You Receive in Messages......................436
Replying to Messages from the Messages App...............437
Replying to Messages from a Banner Alert.439
Having a Messages Conversation..................440
Working with Messages441
Managing Messages Conversations............442
Receiving and Reading Messages on an iPhone Plus.445
Using 3D Touch for Messages...447
Browsing Attachments to Conversations448
Working with Messages from People You Might Not Know..........449
Responding to a Message with Icons.........452
Deleting Messages and Conversations.....453
Deleting Conversations..................455
Chapter 10: Managing Calendars 459
Setting Calendar, Date, and Time Preferences..459
Working with Calendars462
Viewing Calendars and Events.462
Navigating Calendars.......................466
Viewing Calendars.....466
Using 3D Touch for Events (iPhone 6s/6s Plus and Later)................471
Adding Events to a Calendar.....473
Using Quick Actions with the Calendar App (iPhone 6s/6s Plus and Later)..481
Searching Calendars.482
Working with Invitations...............483
Sharing Calendars487
Managing Calendars, Events, and Invitations....................489
Chapter 11: Working with Siri 493
Setting Up Siri..................494
Understanding Siri’s Personality.....496
Telling Siri What to Do.....................497
Working with Siri Suggestions.502
Learning How to Use Siri by Example.................502
Using Siri to Make Voice Calls...503
Composing New Email with Siri......................504
Replying to Emails with Siri........506
Having Messages Read to You.508
Replying to Messages with Siri509
Sending New Messages with Siri....................511
Using Siri to Create Events...........512
Using Siri to Create Reminders513
Using Siri to Get Information....515
Using Siri to Play Music...................517
Using Siri to Get Directions.........518
Using Siri to Open Apps.................519
Using Siri to Translate.......................520
Using Siri with Shortcuts.......................521
Activating Siri Shortcuts................521
Reviewing and Changing Your Shortcuts.....524
Using Shortcuts......525
Using Dictation to Speak Text Instead of Typing.....................525
Chapter 12: Surfing the Web 529
Setting Safari Preferences.....................529
Visiting Websites............534
Using Bookmarks to Move to Websites....534
Using Your Favorites to Move to Websites...537
Typing URLs to Move to Websites.................538
Using Your Browsing History to Move to Websites.......540
Viewing Websites..........541
Working with Multiple Websites at the Same Time..............543
Opening New Pages in the Background..544
Opening New Pages in a New Tab................544
Using Tab View to Manage Open Web Pages.....................545
Opening Web Pages That Are Open on Other Devices......................547
Searching the Web.......548
Saving and Organizing Bookmarks.......................549
Creating Bookmarks.550
Organizing Bookmarks...................552
Deleting Bookmarks or Folders of Bookmarks..................556
Using 3D Touch with Safari.................556
Sharing Web Pages......558
Emailing a Link to a Web Page.559
Messaging a Web Page...................560
Signing In to Websites Automatically.................561
Chapter 13: Taking Photos and Video with Your iPhone 565
Setting Camera Preferences...............567
Using the Camera App to Take Photos and Video with Your iPhone................569
Taking Photos with Standard Zoom............575
Taking Photos with Telephoto Zoom..........578
Taking Portrait Photos.....................580
Taking Panoramic Photos.............581
Taking Video..............583
Taking Photos and Video from the Lock Screen..............584
Taking Photos and Video from the Control Center.......585
Taking Photos with Quick Actions (Models with 3D Touch)..........585
Scanning QR Codes...586
Chapter 14: Viewing and Editing Photos and Video with the Photos App 591
Configuring Photos Settings..............591
Viewing, Editing, and Working with Photos on Your iPhone.................593
Finding Photos to Work With by Browsing..594
Finding Photos to Work With by Searching600
Viewing Photos Individually......603
Using 3D Touch with Photos.....606
Working with Memories................607
Watching and Changing a Memory’s Slideshow............610
Viewing a Memory’s Photos.......612
Viewing a Memory’s Photos by Place.........613
Working with Burst Mode Photos..................617
Editing Photos..........619
Enhancing Photos619
Straightening, Rotating, and Cropping Photos................621
Applying Filters to Photos............623
Removing Red-Eye from Photos.....................625
Making Smart Adjustments to Photos......626
Marking Up Photos...629
Working with Photos........................634
Sharing Photos via Email...............635
Organizing Photos in a New Album............638
Adding Photos to an Existing Album.........640
Deleting Photos......642
Viewing, Editing, and Working with Video on Your iPhone....................643
Finding and Watching Videos...643
Editing Video.............645
Using iCloud with Your Photos........646
Sharing Your Photos.646
Adding Photos to a Shared Album...............648
Working with Photo Albums Shared with You..................650

Chapter 15 Working with Other Useful iPhone Apps and FeaturesONLINE
Chapter 16 Maintaining and Protecting Your iPhone and Solving Problems..................ONLINE
TOC, 9780789760395, 10/30/2018

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My iPhone 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
gilbertteacher More than 1 year ago
This book is not that easy to understand. I thumbed through the David Pogue book later and wish I had purchased it instead.
LoveToReadTD More than 1 year ago
I think this is a great starting book and very informative. This book is great for all who would like to know more about their iPhone and it application or functions etc.... Truly a great book.
jlsf415 More than 1 year ago
this book is easy to follow and very clear
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like having this reference handy, however, when I purchased it, I did not realize the amount of memory space it used up. I now have it sitting in archives.
TechnoGranny More than 1 year ago
I bought my iphone 3G and went right downstairs at the mall and bought this book! I have had no problem using my phone thanks to this book. It even has a section on using itunes for those of us unfamiliar with it. The index is very comprehensive and makes it easy to find what you are looking for. I've only had one instance where I couldn't find what I wanted to do(because I didn't know that at this time you can't send a photo in a text msg. on this ph). There are a lot of pictures to accompany the instructions and a lot of side bars with additional info. Easy to read and understand.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"My iPhone" by Brad Miser is a comprehensive, helpful and informative handbook for any iPhone user, no matter your level of mastery. The photos and illustrations, as well as the step-by-step how-tos, are wonderfully easy. This book increased my usage and enjoyment of my iPhone. I highly recommend it to other users!
Carl Freel More than 1 year ago
A great book to get you started and help you along the way. If you run into a problem the author is available to you and will be very quick to get you the help you need. I know because I had to contact him He responded right away even on the week end. Brad Miser is concerned and willing to help. Love it..
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I had my iPhone 6 months before buying this book. I had not used any other manual before I bought it. Just through searching a little on Apple's web site and my own experimenting I had already knew much of what was in the book.
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chelena More than 1 year ago
I used this book to help me max the use of my beloved iPhone. I still have it in my reference collection and let friends borrow it all the time.
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THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS IPHONE 6