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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.
The controls for playing videos on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch are similar to the ones for playing music and audio files. But there are some differences and some things unique to video playback that you should be familiar with. So, in this movie, we'll look at playing videos. Your videos are accessed by tapping the Videos app. Videos are categorized into movies, TV shows, and music videos. Generally, any movie you copy into iTunes to play on your device is considered a movie unless you go in and change the info for the movie to TV show or music video. Or if you purchased a TV show or music video from the iTunes store, they'll have the correct classification when you download them. Having your videos properly classified isn't a huge deal, but it does make browsing through TV shows a lot easier, especially if you have several episodes of the same show. You can tap a show title to view the all episodes on a separate screen, instead of having them all on your main videos page to scroll through. And to play a video, just tap it. Videos only play in landscape mode, but you can rotate your device to either side. While the video is playing, single tap the screen to hide and show the controls. The controls will also disappear after a few seconds if you don't touch them.
But it's faster to tap the screen if you know you're not going to use the controls. We have the standard Play and Pause buttons with the Back and Forward buttons on either side. Holding down on either button, skips forwards and backwards at increasing speeds the longer you hold them down. Or tap the Back button to jump back to the beginning of the video. Volume can be controlled either by dragging the Volume slider left and right, or by using the Volume buttons on the side of your device. At the top of the screen is the progress bar with the elapsed time to the left of the slider and the remaining time to the right. Drag in the progress bar area to go to a specific part of the video. To be more precise about which part of the movie you're dragging to, place your finger on the dot in the progress bar and drag down away from the bar. The further away from the bar, the slower the dot will move when you drag your finger left and right. This allows you to be very precise about scrubbing through the video. Some other buttons you might see depend on how the video you're watching was formatted. If the video includes subtitles or chapter markers, you'll see buttons by the playback controls to use those options. Now unlike with playing music, you obviously can't keep a video playing while you're doing something else on the phone because the video takes up the entire screen. So pressing the Home button or putting the screen to sleep stops the video until you return to the video and start playing it again. And when you're done watching the video, tap the Done button to return to your library.
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