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Purchasing apps


iPhone and iPod touch iOS 6 Essential Training

with Garrick Chow

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Once you've found an app you want to have on your iPhone or iPod, the next step is to purchase it, if it's not a free app, and install it on your device. Whether an app costs money or whether it's free, the process for acquiring the app is the same. [00:00:11 .42] You can purchase and install on either the iPhone or the iPod touch or from iTunes on your computer. Let's look at both ways starting with the iPhone or iPod touch. So I've performed a search for running on the iTunes Store and I found an app I want to check out. I'll tap it to see its details. So again on the Details page, you can read about the app, see some screen shots and read some reviews.
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  1. 1m 21s
    1. Welcome
      1m 21s
  2. 45m 36s
    1. A tour around the iPhone and iPod touch
      6m 33s
    2. The Home screen and Home button
      2m 49s
    3. Organizing apps on the Home screen with folders
      1m 10s
    4. Running apps and multitasking
      3m 59s
    5. Choosing and controlling your sounds
      4m 36s
    6. Learning finger gestures
      3m 36s
    7. Connecting to wi-fi networks
      3m 12s
    8. Using the Notification Center
      3m 48s
    9. Using Twitter and Facebook
      4m 37s
    10. Charging the iPhone or iPod touch
      3m 31s
    11. Setting up an Apple ID account on an iPhone or iPod touch
      3m 18s
    12. Printing from an iPhone using AirPrint
      2m 11s
    13. Displaying the iPhone screen on a TV
      2m 16s
  3. 19m 19s
    1. Understanding the keyless keyboard
      3m 10s
    2. Fixing typos and trusting autocorrection
      6m 59s
    3. Exploring Select, Cut, Copy, and Paste
      2m 12s
    4. Hidden shortcuts
      1m 28s
    5. Syncing a Bluetooth keyboard
      2m 9s
    6. Adding international and emoji keyboards
      3m 21s
  4. 37m 35s
    1. Getting the latest version of iTunes
      1m 49s
    2. Connecting your iPhone to your Mac or PC
      4m 27s
    3. Syncing music, movies, and ringtones
      7m 5s
    4. Syncing photos from a Mac
      5m 2s
    5. Syncing photos from a PC
      2m 59s
    6. Syncing contacts and calendars from a Mac
      3m 7s
    7. Syncing contacts and calendars from a PC
      3m 9s
    8. Backup options
      3m 25s
    9. Wireless syncing
      2m 33s
    10. Using iTunes Match
      3m 59s
  5. 1h 2m
    1. Basic phone activities
      2m 56s
    2. Adding and managing favorites
      3m 0s
    3. Accessing voicemail
      3m 59s
    4. Receiving calls
      5m 31s
    5. Using the iPhone during a call
      5m 21s
    6. Using FaceTime
      4m 49s
    7. Making conference calls
      2m 52s
    8. Adding recent calls to your contacts
      1m 46s
    9. Sharing contacts
      2m 46s
    10. Assigning specific photos and ringtones to your contacts
      3m 20s
    11. Using the included headset
      2m 42s
    12. Using a Bluetooth headset
      3m 33s
    13. Forwarding calls
      1m 47s
    14. Turning Call Waiting on and off
      1m 13s
    15. Turning Caller ID on and off
      1m 19s
    16. Creating custom ringtones with iTunes
      5m 53s
    17. Texting and using iMessages
      9m 52s
  6. 36m 25s
    1. Importing email accounts from your computer
      2m 0s
    2. Setting up Exchange, iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail, or AOL email accounts
      3m 36s
    3. Setting up other types of email accounts
      2m 10s
    4. Keeping your iPhone or iPod touch email synced with your computer
      5m 4s
    5. Composing email
      4m 6s
    6. Receiving and reading email
      7m 4s
    7. Assigning VIPs
      2m 41s
    8. Searching your mailboxes
      2m 56s
    9. Setting mail options
      6m 48s
  7. 31m 42s
    1. Web browsing with Safari
      7m 28s
    2. Saving bookmarks and viewing the History list
      5m 15s
    3. Saving images
      2m 41s
    4. Filling out forms and using AutoFill
      4m 4s
    5. Creating web clips
      2m 30s
    6. Using Reader and the Reading List
      2m 37s
    7. Creating a personal hotspot
      3m 59s
    8. Using iCloud tabs
      3m 8s
  8. 28m 3s
    1. Browsing your library
      2m 43s
    2. Playing and controlling music
      6m 20s
    3. Playing and controlling video
      3m 34s
    4. Using the included earbud controls
      3m 36s
    5. Adjusting your iPod settings
      5m 0s
    6. Browsing and buying with the iTunes app
      3m 37s
    7. Using AirPlay to stream content wirelessly from an iPhone to an Apple TV or AirPort Express
      3m 13s
  9. 50m 59s
    1. Shooting still photos with your iPhone
      8m 0s
    2. Improving your photos using HDR and gridlines
      3m 19s
    3. Shooting panoramas
      2m 54s
    4. Viewing and editing still images
      7m 29s
    5. Customizing your wallpaper
      2m 44s
    6. Shooting video
      3m 5s
    7. Viewing and editing video
      2m 52s
    8. Taking screenshots
      1m 19s
    9. Sharing photos and video
      5m 50s
    10. Geotagging your photos
      4m 45s
    11. Creating albums
      2m 16s
    12. Creating a Shared Photo Stream
      6m 26s
  10. 22m 39s
    1. Getting your location with Maps
      4m 20s
    2. Finding addresses and nearby businesses
      3m 11s
    3. Bookmarking locations
      3m 3s
    4. Getting directions
      4m 35s
    5. Showing traffic and alternate maps
      2m 46s
    6. Using 3D and Flyover views
      2m 31s
    7. Using the Compass app
      2m 13s
  11. 19m 26s
    1. Adding events to your calendar
      5m 35s
    2. Subscribing to calendars
      2m 3s
    3. Setting Time Zone Support
      2m 23s
    4. Using the Clock app
      6m 7s
    5. Setting reminders
      3m 18s
  12. 8m 42s
    1. Using the Notes app
      4m 12s
    2. Using the Voice Memos app
      4m 30s
  13. 12m 29s
    1. Passbook
      6m 35s
    2. Stocks
      3m 6s
    3. Calculator
    4. Weather
      2m 4s
  14. 17m 8s
    1. Browsing the App Store through iTunes
      4m 50s
    2. Browsing the App Store on the iPhone or iPod touch
      5m 9s
    3. Purchasing apps
      6m 24s
    4. Finding app settings
  15. 22m 41s
    1. Airplane mode
      1m 42s
    2. Wi-Fi
      3m 1s
    3. Do Not Disturb
      3m 16s
    4. About
      2m 32s
    5. Usage
      3m 52s
    6. Date & Time settings
      1m 30s
    7. Restrictions
      3m 25s
    8. Privacy
      3m 23s
  16. 12m 9s
    1. Using Auto-Lock
      1m 15s
    2. Exploring Passcode Lock
      5m 16s
    3. Using Find My iPhone
      5m 38s
  17. 20m 38s
    1. Introducing Siri
      7m 25s
    2. Listening and responding to messages
      2m 37s
    3. Setting reminders
      2m 48s
    4. Dictating in apps
      1m 40s
    5. Voice control for non-Siri-capable iPhones
      6m 8s
  18. 16m 41s
    1. Begin by restarting
      1m 29s
    2. Force-quitting apps
      1m 16s
    3. Rebooting
    4. Resetting
      1m 47s
    5. Erasing and restoring
      5m 12s
    6. Checking for updates
      1m 27s
    7. Extending battery life
      4m 45s
  19. 32s
    1. Goodbye

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Discover how to get the most out of your iPhone or iPod touch, from making calls, browsing the web, managing your time, and getting around town to taking notes, shooting photos, and listening to music. In this course, author Garrick Chow shows how to perform all of these tasks and more, and introduces the enhancements built into iOS 6, including enhanced language support and commands for Siri, shared photo streams, and the new Reply with Message feature for handling incoming calls. The course also includes hands-on demonstrations on how to accurately type and efficiently use finger gestures, and offers tips for personalizing the setup of the iPhone and iPod touch. An extensive section on troubleshooting helps when the occasional glitch happen.

Topics include:
  • Organizing and purchasing apps
  • Controlling sounds
  • Using Twitter and Facebook
  • Selecting, cutting, copying, and pasting text
  • Syncing music, movies, photos, contacts, and calendars with your computer
  • Making video calls with FaceTime
  • Forwarding calls
  • Setting up email accounts from Gmail, iCloud, and other services
  • Browsing the web
  • Playing music
  • Shooting photos and video
  • Setting up events, reminders, and alarms
  • Protecting your iPhone or iPod
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Garrick Chow

Purchasing apps

Once you've found an app you want to have on your iPhone or iPod, the next step is to purchase it, if it's not a free app, and install it on your device. Whether an app costs money or whether it's free, the process for acquiring the app is the same. [00:00:11 .42] You can purchase and install on either the iPhone or the iPod touch or from iTunes on your computer. Let's look at both ways starting with the iPhone or iPod touch. So I've performed a search for running on the iTunes Store and I found an app I want to check out. I'll tap it to see its details. So again on the Details page, you can read about the app, see some screen shots and read some reviews.

Also, note at the bottom of the Details page you can see how large the app is, which is handy for seeing how much space it will take up on your iPhone or iPod touch. In this case, I can see this app is 21.3 megabytes. Now as I'm recording this movie, any apps that are over 50 megabytes in size, can't be downloaded without a Wi-Fi connection. So if you're on an iPhone and your only current connection to the Internet is your cellular network, and you try to download an app over 50 megabytes, you will get a message saying it's not allowed and to connect to a Wi-Fi network v or to download the app through iTunes. iPod touch users won't see this message because Wi-Fi is the only way to get the iPod touch online.

Speaking of the iPod touch, be aware that some apps, especially those that take advantage of the iPhone's GPS capabilities, might not work with or be designed for the iPod touch. Be sure to read the details of apps carefully to make sure they'll work with the iPod touch. If you have doubts, you can try contacting the developer or checking out their website before spending money on an app you might not be able to use. But if you know the app will work and it's under 50 megabytes if you're using an iPhone, you can scroll back up to the top and the button here is either going to have a price in it if the app costs money or it will say Free as this one does. Tap the button once.

It turns into an Install App button, which basically acts to confirm that you really meant to tap the button. Go ahead and tap Install App. You'll see it changes to Installing. Now you may be prompted to enter your Apple ID nd password if you haven't done so recently. This prevents unauthorized installations of apps on your device and it also lets iTunes keep track of your purchases, which among other things, lets you redownload and install them later in case you delete them or if you lose your device and need to reinstall your apps on a new one. After you enter your info, your app should start downloading. If you leave the Apps Store, you'll see the icon for your new app appear on your device.

You can see that the app I just installed has its new banner attached to it. Once I open it, that banner will go away. So, app purchases, made from your iPhone or iPod touch, are immediately installed onto your device. Now let's look at the purchasing and installation process from iTunes on your computer. Here in iTunes I am in the Apps Store and I found an app I'd like to install on my iPhone. This is Google Earth, a very cool mobile version of the Google Earth program, which lets you see sites all over the world. This is also a free app so here in iTunes, I just click where it says Free App and then I enter my Apple ID and Password when prompted to do so.

I can see, under the downloads area, that the app is currently downloading. And here, I can keep an eye on the progress of the download, and it's done. Once the download is complete, you'll find the app in the Apps section of your iTunes Library. If you don't see apps listed, go to iTunes>Preferences. If you're on Windows go to Edit>Preferences and here under General, make sure Apps is selected. Now I see Apps and there is Google Earth. Now at this point, I've downloaded the app to iTunes, but it hasn't yet been installed on my iPhone.

To install that, I select my iPhone, which is currently connected to my computer then I can go to Apps and then I'll have to check Sync Apps. Now I'm free to browse through all of the apps I've installed here in iTunes in this column. And to the right, I have an exact representation of the current layout of my iPhone Apps. One of the ways I can install Google Earth right now is to just drag it right to where I want it to appear on my phone. You can also drag the App icon over one of any of the other screens to place the icon on that screen.

While you're in here, you can also rearrange your other app icons by dragging them around on the screen. Once you've dragged in all the apps you want to install and arranged them as you like, you can click Apply or Sync. During the sync process, any apps you install directly from the Apps Store on your iPhone or iPod touch, will be copied over into iTunes so you'll havethem backed up here. Now you'll notice this message asking me if I want to turn on Automatic Downloads for this computer. If I turn on this feature, any apps that I purchase on my other devices using my same Apple ID, will automatically be downloaded to this computer. I'm just going to say Not Now at this point, but it is a convenient feature to have if you want to make sure you have copies of all your apps on your computer.

Now while this is syncing, I will also mention that if you ever want to uninstall any apps, and you mostly likely will at some point because you should have run some apps you don't like, just hover your mouse over the app you want to remove, click the X button and the next time you hit Apply or Sync that will remove it from your iPhone. The app will stay here in iTunes though in case you ever want to reinstall it again. The only apps that you can't uninstall are the ones that come built into your device. So if you never want to use, say the Stocks app, you're still stuck with it. What you might want do is drag all your least used apps to the last screen on your phone so they're not taking up space where ou could place apps you actually use.

Now you can also rearrange and uninstall apps from your iPhone or iPod touch itself. To rearrange your apps, touch and hold down on any icon until they all go into this wiggly mode. This is your cue to start dragging icons around anywhere you like just like you can do in iTunes. You can drag icons from screen to screen just by dragging them to the edge of the screen and then dropping them. So, you can see there's that last screen where I placed Stocks and that's also where I'm going to place Game Center in this case. Remember that the area at the bottom of the screen is for storing your foremost used apps.

These icons stay visible no matter which screen you're on. So, if you do check your email all the time, you'll probably want to keep your email icon there as well, but maybe I watch more videos than I play music so I'll take music out and place videos there. To delete an app, simply tap its X button. You'll be asked to confirm that you do want to delete the app. I'll tap Delete and it's gone. Remember, you can always reinstall the app again from iTunes or through the Apps Store on your device.

Press the Home button to stop the apps from wiggling around when you're done rearranging them. Bear in mind though that when you delete an app, you'll most likely loose specific preferences for that app. Again, you can only delete the apps that you've downloaded and installed, the apps that come with the iPhone can't be removed. Okay. So that's how you download and manage apps from the Apps Store.

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