iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks (covers iPhones and iPads running iOS 8)

Jason R. Rich  
Total pages
November 2014


iPad® and iPhone® Tips and Tricks

iOS 8 for all models of iPad Air and iPad mini, iPad 3rd/4th generation, iPad 2, and iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, 5s, 5c, 5 and 4s


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

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 8 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 iPad, iPad mini, and/or iPhone users who want to discover how to use the iOS 8 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, and iPhone 6 Plus as well as the latest iPad Air and iPad mini models.

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

-- Discover how to use iOS 8’s new Handoff feature, which enables you to do things like answer incoming calls to your iPhone using your iPad or Mac.

-- 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 your voice with Siri.

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

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

-- Learn about cutting-edge new features, such as Apple Pay, Family Sharing, and iCloud Drive, plus get a preview of how Apple Watch will work with an iPhone or iPad.

-- Use your iOS mobile device as an eBook reader, portable gaming machine, and feature-packed music and video player.

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

New to this Edition

This info will be added when the iOS/new hardware design is announced in 2014.

Table of Contents

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
Add Frequently Used Web Page Icons to Your Home Screen
Discover What’s Now 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
Find Your Friends
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, 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
Free or Purchased?
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
Stream Content from Your iPhone or iPad to Other Compatible Devices Using AirPlay
Print Files Wirelessly Using an AirPrint-Compatible Printer
Continue a Task on One Device Exactly Where You Left Off on Another Using Handoff
Chapter 5: Ways to Use iCloud’s Latest Features with Your iPhone and/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
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 Updated 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
Chapter 7: Make the Most of Online Social Networking Apps
Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and Vimeo Integration Is Built In to iOS 8
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 Vine App
The Instagram App
Discover the SnapChat Alternative
The LinkedIn App
Become a Blogger and Start Blogging from Your iPhone or iPad
Chapter 8: Shoot, Edit, and Share Photos and Videos
Some Camera App Features Are Available on Only Certain iPhone and iPad Models
The Camera and Photos Apps Are Chock Full of New Features
Methods for Loading Digital Images into Your iPhone or iPad
The Redesigned Camera App
Ways to Launch the Camera App
How to Shoot Photos or Video with the Camera App
Take Advantage of the New Autofocus and Exposure Control Options
How to Snap a Photo
How to Shoot a Panoramic Photo
How to Shoot 1080p HD Video
Tips for Shooting Eye-Catching Photos
How to Use the Rule of Thirds When Shooting
Using the Photos App to View, Edit, Enhance, Print, and Share Photos and Videos
View an Image in Full-Screen Mode
Editing Videos
Commands for Editing Photos
Red-Eye Removal
Printing Photos
Third-Party Apps for Ordering Prints from Your Images
Sharing Photos and Videos
Deleting Photos Stored on Your iOS Device
iCloud Integration with the Photos App
The Photos App Supports iCloud’s Family Sharing
Chapter 9: Make and Receive Calls with an iPhone
Answering an Incoming Call
Use iOS 8’s New 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
Use Siri to Initiate Calls
Reestablish Contact from the App Switcher’s Recents Listing
Use iOS 8’s New 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 Automate Your Home Using Your iOS Mobile Device
Discover the New iPhone-Specific Health App
Start Using the Health App Right Away
Every iPhone User Should Utilize the Health App’s Medical ID Feature
Fitness Trackers Can Also Communicate with the Health App
Home Automation Is Easy Using Your iPhone/iPad
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
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
Pros and Cons of 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
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
Additional New Features Added to Safari
Switch Between Mobile and Desktop Versions of Websites
Scan Credit and Debit Card Information Using Your iPhone or iPad’s Camera
How to View YouTube Videos
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 Content Entry
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
Sharing Contact Entries
Organize Your Life with the Notes and Reminders Apps
Use Reminders to Manage Your To-Do Lists
How to Delete an Entire To-Do List
Perform Basic Text Editing and Note Taking with the Notes App
Chapter 14: Get Acquainted with the Music, Videos, and iTunes Store Apps
Tips for Using the Music App
Music App Controls on the iPhone
Create a Music App Playlist
Find Your Way Around the Now Playing Screen
Music App Controls on iPad
More Music App Features
Stream Music to Your iPhone or iPad Using iTunes Radio
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
Streaming Video on Your iOS Mobile Device
Xfinity TV and TWC TV
Chapter 15: Customize Your Reading Experience with iBooks and Newsstand
Customize iBooks Settings
Organize Your Personal eBook Library
The iBooks Main Library Screen
Find eBooks Using the Command Icons Displayed when Using an iPhone
Find eBooks Using the Command Icons Displayed when Using an iPad
Learn More About Specific eBooks While Visiting iBookstore
How to Find a Specific eBook–Fast
Learn About an eBook from Its Description
Purchasing an eBook
Customize Your eBook Reading Experience Using iBooks
Read PDF and ePUB Files with iBooks
Create Your Own eBooks Using Apple’s iBooks Author Software
Alternative Methods for Reading Your eBooks
Acquire Digital Editions of Newspapers and Magazines with the Newsstand App
Working with the Newsstand App
Reading Digital Publications
Managing Your Newspaper and Magazine Subscriptions
Appendix A: Set Up Your New iPhone or iPad
How to Activate Your New iPhone or iPad
Appendix B: Introduction to Apple Watch
Apple Watch Utilizes Apps, Just Like Your IPhone
Apple Watch Offers Multiple Models, with Dozens of Style Configurations
Discover Apple Watch’s Features and Functions
Apple Watch’s Evolution Has Already Begun

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Jason R. Rich (www.JasonRich.com) is the bestselling author of more than 55 books, as well as a frequent contributor to a handful of major daily newspapers, national magazines, and popular websites. He also is an accomplished photographer and avid Apple iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac user.

Jason R. Rich is the author of the books Your iPad at Work, Fourth Edition, as well as iPad and iPhone Digital Photography Tips and Tricks, both published by Que Publishing. Also for Que, he has produced the Using Your GoPro Hero3+: Learn to Shoot Better Photos and Videos video course.

Some of his other books include How To Do Everything MacBook Air, How To Do Everything iCloud, Second Edition, and How To Do Everything iPhone 5 for McGraw-Hill, Ultimate Guide to YouTube For Business for Entrepreneur Press, and The Crowd Funding Services Handbook for Wiley.

More than 225 feature-length how-to articles by Jason R. Rich, covering the Apple iPhone and iPad, can be read for free online at the Que Publishing website. Visit www.iOSArticles.com and click on the Articles tab. Additionally, more than 40 free how-to videos by Jason R. Rich can be found on Que’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/QuePublishing).

Please follow Jason on Twitter (@JasonRich7), or read his blog, called Jason Rich’s Featured App of the Week, to learn about new and useful iPhone and iPad apps (www.FeaturedAppOfTheWeek.com).