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iPhone and iPod touch iOS 6 Essential Training

Using the Clock app


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iPhone and iPod touch iOS 6 Essential Training

with Garrick Chow

Video: Using the Clock app

In this movie I want to take a look at the iPhone and iPod touch's Clock app, which is actually four different mini apps all-in-one. Let's open it up. The first function of the Clock app is the World Clock. In here you can add and view the time for cities and time zones all over the world. This is particularly handy if you frequently have dealings with people on the opposite coast, in Europe, or in any other time zone where you need to take time differences into consideration. The default clock here is Cupertino which just happens to be where Apple is headquartered. To add another city just tap the Plus button and type the name of the city.
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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
      44s
    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
      45s
  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
      45s
    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
      32s

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iPhone and iPod touch iOS 6 Essential Training
7h 46m Appropriate for all Dec 21, 2012

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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
Subjects:
Business Productivity Home + Small Office iPhone, iPod, iPad
Software:
iOS iPhone
Author:
Garrick Chow

Using the Clock app

In this movie I want to take a look at the iPhone and iPod touch's Clock app, which is actually four different mini apps all-in-one. Let's open it up. The first function of the Clock app is the World Clock. In here you can add and view the time for cities and time zones all over the world. This is particularly handy if you frequently have dealings with people on the opposite coast, in Europe, or in any other time zone where you need to take time differences into consideration. The default clock here is Cupertino which just happens to be where Apple is headquartered. To add another city just tap the Plus button and type the name of the city.

For the most part, only major cities are tracked here. So if the city you're looking for isn't listed, just type the name of a major city in the same time zone. For example, I'll start typing Wellington and you can see Wellington, New Zealand pops up as a suggestion. I'll tap it to select it and now I have a clock for Wellington in World Clocks. Conveniently, in addition to the time I can also see that it's tomorrow over there, which can help me keep my dates straight when I'm sending an email or calling my contacts in New Zealand. And you can add as many additional cities as you like. Let's add London.

Notice that its clock is black, which is an indicator that it's night time over there. You could tap the Edit button to rearrange the order of your clocks or you can tap the Delete button to get rid of a clock. So that's the World Clock. Next, we have Alarm. This is for setting an audible alarm which is especially valuable to have if you're traveling and your hotel room doesn't have an alarm clock or if you just want to set a secondary backup alarm. To set an alarm, tap the Plus button.

Now before you set the time for the alarm you have four options to choose from. Repeat lets you set the alarm to repeat on certain days of the week. For example, if you need to get up at 7 a.m. every weekday, you could tap Monday to Friday here. Then tap Back. Notice the Repeat field now says Weekdays. If you had only chosen say Monday and Wednesday, you would only see those days listed in the repeat field. Next choose the sound you'd like the alarm to play. Your choices are the ringtones installed on your iPhone, including any custom ringtones you might have installed, as well as any songs you have stored on your device in the Music app.

You can access your songs by tapping Pick a song which gives you access to your entire music library. Just pick a sound that you think will wake you up or get your attention. [00:02:2p.74] Alarms don't have to be for waking up. You might set an alarm to remind yourself to pull a cake out of the oven or to go pick up your kid from baseball practice. I'll go back. Next, what would any good alarm clock be without a snooze function? With this option on when the alarm goes off you'll see a Snooze button appear.

You can tap it and the alarm will stop and then go off again nine minutes later. The next field is Label where you can type a custom message here for when the alarm goes off. For example, you might type, Pick up dry cleaning to remind yourself why you set the alarm in the first place. Although for events like that you might want to consider creating an event in the Calendar app with an alert or using the Reminders app instead of creating an alarm. But it's your choice. After that we have the dials for setting the actual time the alarm is supposed to go off. Just spin the dials to the time you want and then tap save.

That adds to your alarm to the alarm list and it's set to On. Notice the tiny clock icon that appeared in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. This serves to remind you that you set an alarm even when you're not in the Clock app. And you can create multiple alarms if necessary. Maybe you're on the road and you have one alarm set to wake you up in the morning and another alarm to remind you to call the home office every afternoon. To add additional alarms just tap the Plus button, but I won't add another one right now. Also, note that your alarm will play even if you have the iPhone set to silent. The next app in clock is Stopwatch which is exactly what its name says it is.

The stopwatch is for timing an event. How long it takes you to walk a lap around the block, how long you've been on hold with tech support, and so on. All you have to do here is tap start to begin timing. When the timer is going you can tap the Lap button to record the time at that particular moment. So if you're walking or running around the track, you can tap Lap. And each time you do that the time immediately appears below. Tapping Lap also resets the smaller counter at the top of the screen which gives you the time for the current lap.

When you're done whatever it is you're timing, tap Stop. This is more of a Pause button because you can then tap start again to start the stopwatch from where you left off. Press the Reset button to clear all the times and start from 0 again. Just so you know the time in the stopwatch stays recorded and moving even if you close the Clock app. So if you've time something and then need to check your times later after you've closed the clock, you can reopen clock, go to Stopwatch, and your times will still be there. But if you type Reset, the times will be gone.

The last app is Timer, which I think of as a reverse stopwatch. This is a countdown timer where you enter a starting time which then counts down to 0. I often use this during Thanksgiving to count down time between turkey basting. Just select the amount of time you want, then pick a sound you want to hear when the timer reaches zero.

Notice the bottom option here is Stop Playing. Instead of playing a sound when the timer ends, it will turn off any music or video you might be playing. You might want to use this option if you like falling asleep to music or while watching a video. But otherwise just pick a sound and tap Set. Then tap Start and the countdown begins. The timer will continue to countdown even if you're not in the Clock app. When it reaches zero, it will play your chosen sound. Like the alarm, the timer will still play your selected sound even if you have the iPhone set to silent. So there you have the Clock app.

Four incredibly useful apps all bundled together.

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