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From: iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

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As you know, your iPhone or iPod Now You may have reached the point where you're carrying half So the idea behind Passbook is to let you store these items on Now this process is going to vary from app to app, but here And with this particular app, you can even enter your Again it's telling me how to add favorites.

Passbook

As you know, your iPhone or iPod Touch comes with a number of pre-loaded applications. And whether you want them or not, you're stuck with them because they can't be removed. So you might as well get to know them. We've already looked at many of the pre-loaded apps in earlier movies, and in this chapter we're going to take a look a couple of apps that didn't really fit in anywhere else. This isn't to say that these apps are worthless. Far from it. But they're so individual in their purposes and uses, that it made sense to just put them together into one chapter. Now I also have to mention that the apps in this chapter only appear on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

For some reason, Apple has chosen not to include these particular apps on the iPad. The first one I'd like to look at is called Passbook. These days, so many aspects of our lives include barcodes. From airplane tickets, to movie passes, to coffee shops cards, to drugstore membership cards and more. You may have reached the point where you're carrying half a dozen or so plastic cards on your keychain or wallet. So the idea behind Passbook is to let you store these items on your phone, which you can then easily access and scan when you need them. The only requirement is that you have an iCloud account and that it's turned on on your phone. So, for example, I'll open up Passbook, and here's a boarding pass I recently used on a flight.

This and my ID was all I needed to get on to my flight. I didn't have to print out a paper ticket at home or even stop at the ticket counter when I got to the airport. I just scan my iPhone at the security check point and at the gate and that was it. Notice the past includes information which gate my flight was departing from, the flight number, my seat and so on. It even includes the boarding time, which I found to be pretty accurate. And this information is regularly updated, so I always have the current info. So, how do you get a pass in a Passbook? There are two main ways. As long as a company is supporting Passbook Passes, and more and more are all the time, you can either visit the company's website on your phone, or through their app if they have one.

For example, I have a plastic Starbucks card I use when I get coffee, but I've also installed the free Starbucks app on my iPhone. Now this process is going to vary from app to app, but here I'll tap Manage, and one of the options here is Add Card to Passbook. And with this particular app, you can even enter your favorite or most frequently used Starbucks locations and a shortcut to your pass will show up on your phone's lock screen when you phone detects when you're near one of those locations. I'll just skip that for now. Again it's telling me how to add favorites. I'll just say OK, I got it. So that's what my pass is going to look like in Passbook.

I'll tap Add in the upper right hand corner. And now, I've just freed myself of another piece of plastic in my wallet. When I go to Starbucks, I can just open up Passbook and scan my phone to pay. You can see my Starbucks card down there. I'll just tap it. And there it is. Let me show you a few other things. Each pass is a little Info button in the lower right-hand corner you can tap. What you see will vary depending on the pass you're working with. In the case of a Starbucks pass, I can launch the Starbucks app from here by tapping Open, and I can turn automatic updates on or off. I'm going to leave that on so the balance on my card remains up to date. On the back of my boarding pass, I can also launch the United app, I can turn updates on and off.

And I also have the option of showing the pass on the lock screen. With that option turned on, on the day I'm travelling, I'll see a notification on my lock screen, I can use to quickly access the pass just by sliding across the alert. Rather than having to unlock my phone, open pass book, and bring up the right pass. It makes it very convenient to get to my boarding pass this way. You can also drag down on a new pass here to update it manually. I do this to make sure there haven't been any time or gate changes to my flights. Now, I don't really need this boarding pass any more, so I can remove it from my passbook by tapping Delete. And once I confirm that, the pass is deleted.

Now you may be wondering how to find out what apps support Passbook. The easiest way to find them is from this Passbook card right here. Down at the bottom, you can tap Apps for Passbook. That takes you to the App Store app, and here you can scroll through and browse the ever-growing list of apps that support Passbook. Just like any other app in the store, you can tap it for more information. And you can tap the Free button, and I think all the Passbook apps are currently free, to download and install the app. Also your favorite store or service might support Passbook through their website if they haven't released an app. For example, I can go out to my browser and go to coupons.com.

And here I see a pass book option, and I can tap Get Coupons. That shows me the currently available coupons for various stores. If I see any that I might want to use, I just tap Add to Passbook. Then I tap Add. And just like that, I have my Coupon in Passbook. In addition to that, Passbook also supports the ability to scan QR codes and add passes that way. Lets bring up this Passbook card again. Now for this example, I just did a Google search on my laptop for QR code Passbook. And I found a code to scan, so I'll tap Scan Code. And this is me just scanning on my laptop. There's a QR code right there, Passbook recognizes it right away, and now it says downloading.

And just like that, I now have a coupon for Subway in my passbook. Now this Scanner option will only work with QR codes that have been designed for Passbook. Notic,e for example, if I try to scan another random code I just found on Google. I get this message showing me you can only scan passes into Passbook. Just cancel out of there. So scanning into Passbook only works for codes created specifically for Passbook. In any case, as time goes on, more and more places are continuing to support Passbook. So, if you're tired of carrying around a bunch of cards, be sure to browse around the App Store to see if you can move them to your iPhone or your iPod Touch.

Oh, and by the way, if you have multiple devices, like both an iPhone and an iPod Touch, as long as you're using the same iCloud account on each device. You can go to Settings > iCloud, and here make sure that passbook is turned on. That way all of your passes will be synced between your devices. So, that's passbook for iOS 7 on the iPhone and iPod touch.

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iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

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  1. 4m 46s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    2. What's new in iOS 7?
      3m 40s
  2. 55m 0s
    1. A tour of the device
      5m 29s
    2. The Lock and Home screens
      2m 39s
    3. Accessing and using Control Center
      4m 37s
    4. Choosing and controlling your sounds
      5m 24s
    5. Learning finger gestures
      4m 1s
    6. Connecting to Wi-Fi networks
      3m 31s
    7. Using the Notification Center
      5m 41s
    8. Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo integration
      4m 59s
    9. Setting up an Apple ID with your iOS device
      4m 21s
    10. Customizing your wallpaper
      4m 40s
    11. Multitasking
      2m 48s
    12. Sharing files with AirDrop
      2m 53s
    13. Enabling and using Touch ID
      3m 57s
  3. 20m 58s
    1. Understanding the keyless keyboard
      4m 24s
    2. Fixing typos and using autocorrection
      6m 39s
    3. Exploring Select, Cut, Copy, and Paste
      3m 3s
    4. Accessing hidden shortcuts
      1m 40s
    5. Syncing a Bluetooth keyboard
      1m 53s
    6. Adding international and emoji keyboards
      3m 19s
  4. 39m 52s
    1. Connecting your device to your Mac or PC
      5m 37s
    2. Syncing music, movies, and ringtones
      7m 30s
    3. Syncing photos from a Mac
      6m 5s
    4. Syncing photos from a PC
      3m 25s
    5. Syncing contacts and calendars from a Mac
      3m 54s
    6. Syncing contacts and calendars from a PC
      3m 13s
    7. Understanding your backup options
      3m 50s
    8. Using wireless syncing
      2m 24s
    9. Using iTunes Match
      3m 54s
  5. 56m 16s
    1. Basic phone activities
      3m 9s
    2. Adding and managing favorites
      3m 11s
    3. Accessing voicemail
      3m 12s
    4. Receiving calls
      5m 44s
    5. Blocking numbers
      2m 45s
    6. Using the iPhone during a call
      5m 10s
    7. Using FaceTime
      5m 50s
    8. Making conference calls
      3m 1s
    9. Adding recent calls to your contacts
      1m 35s
    10. Sharing contacts
      2m 51s
    11. Assigning photos and ringtones to specific contacts
      3m 34s
    12. Using the included headset
      2m 47s
    13. Using a Bluetooth headset
      3m 34s
    14. Texting and using iMessages
      9m 53s
  6. 39m 0s
    1. Importing email accounts from your computer
      1m 50s
    2. Setting up Exchange, iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo!, or AOL email accounts
      4m 20s
    3. Setting up other types of email accounts
      2m 30s
    4. Keeping your iOS device email synced with your computer
      4m 32s
    5. Composing email
      4m 47s
    6. Receiving and reading email
      9m 22s
    7. Assigning VIPs
      2m 44s
    8. Searching your mailboxes
      1m 51s
    9. Setting mail options
      7m 4s
  7. 33m 34s
    1. Web browsing with Safari
      8m 11s
    2. Saving bookmarks and viewing the History list
      6m 29s
    3. Saving images
      2m 28s
    4. Completing forms and using AutoFill
      4m 34s
    5. Using Reader and the Reading List
      2m 11s
    6. Getting some privacy
      1m 54s
    7. Using iCloud tabs
      3m 43s
    8. Using iCloud Keychain
      4m 4s
  8. 35m 41s
    1. Browsing your library
      3m 6s
    2. Playing and controlling music
      7m 17s
    3. Playing and controlling video
      2m 37s
    4. Using the included earbud controls
      3m 0s
    5. Playing and controlling video
      6m 7s
    6. Adjusting your Music settings
      6m 26s
    7. Browsing and buying with the iTunes app
      4m 8s
    8. Using AirPlay to stream content from your device to an Apple TV
      3m 0s
  9. 51m 12s
    1. Shooting still photos with your device
      6m 48s
    2. Shooting in HDR
      2m 7s
    3. Shooting panoramas
      2m 34s
    4. Viewing, organizing, and editing photos
      9m 45s
    5. Shooting video
      2m 47s
    6. Shooting slow motion (iPhone 5s)
      3m 23s
    7. Shooting in burst mode (iPhone 5s)
      1m 38s
    8. Viewing and editing video
      2m 33s
    9. Taking screenshots
      1m 23s
    10. Sharing photos and video
      6m 27s
    11. Creating albums
      2m 57s
    12. Syncing your photos with a photo stream
      4m 9s
    13. Creating a shared photo stream
      4m 41s
  10. 22m 39s
    1. Getting your location with Maps
      3m 57s
    2. Finding addresses and nearby businesses
      3m 37s
    3. Bookmarking locations
      3m 12s
    4. Getting directions
      4m 15s
    5. Showing traffic and alternative maps
      2m 48s
    6. Using 3D and Flyover views
      2m 34s
    7. Using the Compass app
      2m 16s
  11. 28m 17s
    1. Adding events to your calendar
      10m 55s
    2. Subscribing to calendars
      2m 34s
    3. Setting Time Zone Support
      2m 21s
    4. Using the Clock app
      7m 4s
    5. Setting reminders
      5m 23s
  12. 6m 11s
    1. Using the Notes app
      3m 4s
    2. Using the Voice Memos app
      3m 7s
  13. 11m 48s
    1. Passbook
      6m 6s
    2. Stocks
      2m 32s
    3. Calculator
      50s
    4. Weather
      2m 20s
  14. 20m 51s
    1. Browsing the App Store through iTunes
      6m 3s
    2. Browsing the App Store on your iOS device
      6m 15s
    3. Purchasing apps
      7m 24s
    4. Finding app settings
      1m 9s
  15. 25m 38s
    1. Airplane mode
      2m 25s
    2. Wi-Fi
      3m 2s
    3. Do Not Disturb
      4m 7s
    4. The About section
      2m 27s
    5. Usage
      4m 10s
    6. Date & Time settings
      1m 25s
    7. Restrictions
      3m 21s
    8. Privacy
      4m 41s
  16. 14m 28s
    1. Using Auto-Lock
      1m 22s
    2. Using Passcode Lock
      6m 1s
    3. Using Find My iPhone and Activation Lock
      7m 5s
  17. 17m 52s
    1. Introducing Siri
      9m 26s
    2. Listening and responding to messages
      4m 1s
    3. Setting reminders
      2m 51s
    4. Dictating in apps
      1m 34s
  18. 16m 33s
    1. Begin by restarting
      1m 6s
    2. Force-quitting apps
      1m 3s
    3. Rebooting
      43s
    4. Resetting
      1m 47s
    5. Erasing and restoring
      4m 32s
    6. Checking for updates
      1m 41s
    7. Optimizing battery life
      5m 41s
  19. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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