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From: iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

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Now it's going to Settings > General, and lets take a look at the usage area. So that's how to manage the space on Next we have the iCloud settings.

Usage

Now it's going to Settings > General, and lets take a look at the usage area. This section contains info on things like how much space your apps are taking up, and how much iCloud storage you are using if you are an iCloud user. Now, when you first open Usage, your device might take a few moments to think. What it's doing is scanning itself, and figuring out how much space each of your apps is taking up. It then lists the apps in order of what uses the most space on your device. For example, I can see here that the game Infinity Blade, is currently taking up 947 megabytes of space on my iPhone.

My photos and camera app, are taking up 197 megabytes. There's an app I have installed called PhotoSync, taking up 32 megabytes and so on. Tapping an app will give you more details. For example, I can tap music, and here I can see that all of the music on my device currently takes up 669 megabytes of space, and the one audio book I have takes up 215 megabytes of space. The last thing here, is that you can delete the items right from here, so if I'm done listening to this audio book and I just want to free up the space, I can slide my finger across it to the left. To reveal the Delete button, and just delete it.

So that's how to manage the space on your device that's used by apps and their documents. Next we have the iCloud settings. Here you can see how much total storage space you have, and how much free space is available. Tap Manage Storage. And here you can see what specific items are taking up the space. In this case I see that the backup of my iPhone is taking up 50.9 megabytes, and my mail is taking up 69.7 megabytes. And this is also where you can purchase more storage space on iCloud if the free five gigabytes of space isn't enough for you, or if you want to downgrade your plan, if you've previously purchased more space.

Just tap Change Storage Plan. And you can chose and purchase the storage plan that you want to use. Now tap back a couple of times. Now the next area here is Battery Usage. And the only item that we have here is Battery Percentage. As you are probably aware, your device has a little icon of battery life up in the upper right hand corner, and the bar inside it gives you an approximation of about how much power is left. If you want a more precise measure you can turn on the battery percentage indicator, which will give you a slightly better idea of how much battery power you have left. The next section is Time Since Last Full Charged, and lets you know how long your iPhone screen has been unlocked and in use since the last full charge.

The standby field lets you know how much time your iPhone has been locked but turned on since the last full charge. If you've plugged in your iPhone but it hasn't reached a full charge, there'll be an an indicator here that says, iPhone has been plugged in since the last full charge. When you do fully recharge your battery, the numbers here are going to be reset. This can be useful if you're trying to get a good idea of your iPhone's battery life, or if you're a parent trying to keep track of your child's iPhone or iPod touch usage. Now, if you've used an iPhone prior to iOS 7. You might remember that there used to be another section under Usage for cellular usage.

In iOS 7 that's been moved to its own section, on the main settings screen. So here we'll find Cellular. Now obviously if you have an iPod Touch or an iPad without cellular capability, you won't have these settings. But the information that used to be found under Usage can be found if you scroll down a bit here. Under call time, you have got the amount of time you have spent on phone calls for the current period and the lifetime of your phone. If you have never reset the statistics on your phone, these numbers will be identical. Below that, you will find Cellular Data Usage, which tells the how much data you have transmitted over your mobile carriers data connection. Now this doesn't include data transferred over WiFi, so this is actually a good way to keep track of the data you use, if you don't have an unlimited data plan.

You can reset the data statistics any time you want, so if you want to keep track of your data, just reset it after every billing cycle. To reset all the statistics scroll down and you can tap Reset Statistics. I'm just going to cancel that. And below that you can see an indicator of the last time you reset your statistics. Lastly, new to iOS 7 we have this Used Cellular Data For Section. If you're concerned about using up too much of your monthly data plan, you can use these switches to prevent these apps from updating themselves over your cellular connection. Below each apps name, you can see how much data you've transferred over your cell network for these apps.

Switching off an app here, means it will only grab data online when you're connected to a Wi-Fi network and not when you're on cellular data. Alright, so those are the options and info you'll find under the Usage and Cellular areas in system settings.

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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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