iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Training
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iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

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Once you've found an app you'd like to have on your iOS device, 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. You can purchase and install either directly from your device, or from iTunes on your computer. Let's take a look at both ways starting with the iPhone. You can open up the App Store. And I'll just use the Near Me category for this, and here I'll tap the Hersheypark app. So again, on the details page, you can read about the app, see some screenshots, and read some reviews.
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  1. 4m 46s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    2. What's new in iOS 7?
      3m 40s
  2. 55m 30s
    1. A tour of the device
      5m 59s
    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 iTunes Radio
      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
    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
    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

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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.

Topics include:
  • What's new in iOS 7?
  • Accessing Control Center
  • Setting up an Apple ID
  • Learning finger gestures
  • Selecting, cutting, copying, and pasting text
  • Syncing music, movies, photos, contacts, and calendars with your computer
  • Making and receiving phone calls
  • Setting up email
  • Surfing the web with Safari
  • Playing music
  • Shooting photos and video
  • Finding directions with Maps
  • Setting up events, reminders, and alarms
  • Using Siri to voice control your device
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Purchasing apps

Once you've found an app you'd like to have on your iOS device, 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. You can purchase and install either directly from your device, or from iTunes on your computer. Let's take a look at both ways starting with the iPhone. You can open up the App Store. And I'll just use the Near Me category for this, and here I'll tap the Hersheypark app. So again, on the details page, you can read about the app, see some screenshots, 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 device. Now, as of September 2013, any apps that are over 100 megabytes in size can't be downloaded without a Wi-Fi connection. This is up from the previous limit of 50 megabytes over a cellular 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 100MB. You’ll get a message saying that it’s not allowed and to connect to a Wi-Fi network, 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 anyway. 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 Touch. If you have doubts contact the developer 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 100 megabytes if you're using an iPhone, scroll back up to the top, and the button here is either going to have a price in it if the app cost money, or it will say free as it does in this case.

Tap the button once, which turns it into an Install button. And that basically acts to confirm that you really meant to tap the button. So, tap Install. Next you'll be prompted to either enter your Apple ID and password, or just your password if you've already entered your Apple ID on your device. I'm just cancel that for a moment. And I'll show you where that setting is. You can go to Settings, iTunes and App Store and here at the top is where you enter your Apple ID. Now regardless of whether it's a free or a paid app, you have to enter your account info. First, this prevents unauthorized installations of apps on your device, and second it lets iTunes keep track of your purchases which, among other things, lets your re download 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.

If you have an iOS device with a fingerprint scanner, like the iPhone 5s, you can just use your fingerprint to make your purchase, instead of having to type in your password. But in this case, I do have to type in my password. And once you verify your info, your app should start downloading. If you leave the App Store, you'll see the icon for your new app appear on your device. And depending on the size of the app, and the speed of your Internet connection, it could take anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes for your download to complete. But once that Progress Dial disappears from the Apps Icon the program has been installed and you can run it immediately by tapping it. So, app purchases made from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch are immediately installed.

Now, let's look at the purchasing and installation process from iTunes on your computer. All right, so here in iTunes, I'm in the App Store. And I found an app I'd like to install on my iPhone. This is an app called Star Chart, which is an app that shows you what constellations, stars, and planets you're looking at when you hold your device up to the night sky. This is also a free app. So here in iTunes, I just click where it says Free. And enter my password, it prompts it to do so. So I can see it's currently downloading. And once the download is complete, I'll find the app in the App section here in my iTunes library. This is where I'll find all the applications I've downloaded in iTunes.

But the Star Chart app hasn't yet been installed on my iPhone. To install it I'm going to select my iPhone which is currently connected to my computer. And then under Apps I'll find it listed here. Notice it's listed under iPhone iPod Touch and iPad Apps. So this is compatible with all three devices. Apps found under iPhone and iPod Touch apps will run on the iPad but they haven't been optimized for it in this case. So, it's here in the App Section where you can browse through all your apps here in this column, and then to the right, I have an exact representation of the current layout of my iPhone apps. To install the Start Chart app, I'll just click Install. Notice this has, Will Install, it hasn't yet installed it yet.

I have to first click Apply. Now, before I click Apply, I do want to point out that you can rearrange icons and screens here on iTunes if you want to. For instance, if I wanted that Start Chart app to appear here on the first page, I can simply double-click here on page two, that pops it out into the open, and I can just drag that over here to page one. Like so. You can also rearrange the order of the pages simply by dragging them side to side. Once you've clicked Install next to all the apps you want to install and you've arranged them as you like, click Apply. During the synch process any apps you installed directly from the App Store on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch will be copied over into iTunes so you'll have them backed up there.

Now, if you ever want to uninstall an app, and you most likely will at some point because you're sure to run into some stinkers eventually, just find the screen the app is on, roll your mouse over the app, and then click its x button. When you next sync your device, that app will be removed, although it will remain in iTunes in case you ever do want to install it again by dragging it back in. The only apps you can't uninstall are the ones that come built into your device. So even if you never use say, the Stocks app, you're stuck with it. What you might want to do is drag all of your least used apps to the last screen of your phone, so they're not taking up space where you can place the apps you actually use.

So, I'll click Apply, it's telling me it's going to be removing that app from my phone, I say that's fine, And it's done. So back here on my iPhone, I can see the Star Chart app is exactly where I placed it here in iTunes. And if I go back to that last screen, you can see that Red Laser app has been deleted. Now you can also rearrange and uninstall apps from your device itself. To rearrange your apps, touch and hold down on any icon until they go into this sort of wiggly mode. This is your cue to just start dragging icons anywhere you like. You could even drag from one screen to the other. Remember that the bottom of the screen is for storing your four most used apps.

These icons stay visible no matter what screen you're on, so if you check your email all the time, for example, you'll want to make sure that mail stays in there. Maybe I use Twitter more than I use the Music app, so I'll just move the Music app, onto this screen, and move Twitter into my Dock. To delete an app, simply tap its x button. Again, I get this message telling me that deleting the app will delete all of its data. I'll tap Delete. And when you're done organizing and deleting your apps, just press the Home button, to leave that mode. Remember you can always re-install the app again from iTunes or through the App Store on your device.

Again, here on the iPhone I can go to the App Store, to the Updates tab, and here tap Purchase. This gives me a list of all the apps I've ever downloaded, and I can also use this just to see the apps that currently aren't installed on my phone. So if I previously deleted an app I can re-download it here. Just bear in mind that when you delete an app you'll most likely lose app specific preference settings. And again you can only delete the apps you downloaded and installed. The apps that come with iOS 7 can't be removed. Okay, so that's how you download and manage apps from the App Store.

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