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Get the most out of your new iPhone or iPad. In this course, Garrick Chow provides in-depth instruction on all aspects of the Apple iPhone and iPad: making and receiving calls, emailing, browsing the web, managing your time, getting around town, taking notes, shooting photos, and listening to music. Plus, learn how to install any one of the thousands of apps from the App Store and extend the functionality of your device. Garrick devotes time to the new features in iOS 7, including iCloud Keychain, Control Center, AirDrop, and new Photos organization. The course also includes hands-on demonstrations of how to accurately type and efficiently use finger gestures, and includes tips for setting up the iPhone and iPad so they behave as expected. We also include an extensive section on troubleshooting help when the occasional glitches happen.
Like many mobile phones these days, the iPhone supports the ability to assign specific ringtones to your contacts. This offers the advantage of letting you know who's calling as soon as the phone starts ringing, without even having to look at your phone. Just select the contact you want to customize the ringtone for, and then tap Edit. Then tap the ringtone field, mine currently says Default. And from here you can select any of the ringtones that come with the iPhone. As well as any custom ringtones you've created or purchased. I'll go with Hillside. I'll tap Done. And then Done again.
And that's all there is to it. From this point on, whenever that person calls me, I'll know it's them by the custom ringtone that plays. And I'll just Decline that call for now. Similarly, you can also add a custom vibration pattern to a contact. Which can make it easy to know who's calling you, without even having to take the phone out of your pocket. If you remember which vibration patterns you've assigned to which contacts. I'll tap Edit again. And this time I'll tap Default next to vibration. And it can pick any of the patterns available here. For example, You can also create a new vibration by going under Custom, and tapping Create New vibration.
And from here you can just tap out a pattern or rhythm of your choosing. And then tap Stop when you're done. Tap Play to preview your new custom vibration. If you're happy with it, tap Save, and give it a name. Tap Done. Then Done again. And your contact now has your custom vibration associated with it. And you'll be able to instantly know they're calling you when you feel this vibration pattern. Now another way you can customize your contacts is by adding photos to them. So when someone in your contacts call you, not only will you hear a custom ringtone, but you'll also see their picture appear on your screen.
Now there are a couple of ways to assign a photo to your contacts. In both cases, you can either use an existing photo of the person, or shoot a new photo. I'll tap the Edit button again, and I'll tap add photo. This gives you the options of Take Photo, which will turn on your camera. Or Choose existing Photo, which will bring up your phone's photo library so you can select a photo of the person. Now, if you're going to use an existing photo, just tap Choose existing Photo, and we'll see that in action in a moment. But, if you're planning on taking a new photo, I suggest not doing it from here, because the photo will then only exist in this contact. And it won't be available from your iPhone's photo library.
It's not a huge deal, but if you think you might want to use the photo you're about to take for something else other than just on this contact, you'll want to cancel from out of here. Then open up your camera app, take your photo of your contact. And that photo will then be stored in your photo library. I'm not going to shoot a photo right now, but you get the idea. Let's go back to the contact. I'll tap add photo again, and tap Choose Photo. I'll go into my Camera Roll, find the photo of my contact. And now before I select Choose, notice it says, Move and Scale at the top of my screen. And that let's me know I can drag the photo around, and zoom in and out within this circle.
The circle represents the thumbnail that you'll see on the contact page. Once you have it looking the way you like, tap Choose. You can see the thumbnail there now. I'll tap Done. And that's it. Now when my friend calls me, I hear his custom ringtone. His custom vibration pattern. And I see the photo I assigned to him.
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