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iPhone and iPod touch iOS 6 Essential Training
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Using the Notification Center


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iPhone and iPod touch iOS 6 Essential Training

with Garrick Chow

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Oftentimes when you're performing one task on your iPhone or iPod touch, maybe checking your email or playing a game or watching a video, other applications will need your attention. Maybe you receive a text message or a voicemail. Let's take a look at how to manage the way alerts and messages pop up on your device. For example, maybe while I'm browsing a web page I receive a text message. I'm alerted to this by a notification area that temporarily appears at the top of my screen. This allows me to glance at and preview my message without leaving my browser and after a few seconds the notification disappears and I can continue reading.
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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 Notification Center

Oftentimes when you're performing one task on your iPhone or iPod touch, maybe checking your email or playing a game or watching a video, other applications will need your attention. Maybe you receive a text message or a voicemail. Let's take a look at how to manage the way alerts and messages pop up on your device. For example, maybe while I'm browsing a web page I receive a text message. I'm alerted to this by a notification area that temporarily appears at the top of my screen. This allows me to glance at and preview my message without leaving my browser and after a few seconds the notification disappears and I can continue reading.

Now I've received another text message. Again, I can read the notification and see who sent it. In this case though, I want to respond to this notification so I'll just tap it and immediately I'm switched over to the Messages app, and here in Messages I could type my reply. So notifications in iOS 6 are fairly unobtrusive. You can ignore them and they'll disappear after a few seconds or you can tap them to go right to the app that sent the notification. Now if the notification disappears before you get a chance to tap it, you can quickly access all your notifications from any screen or application you're in by sliding a finger down from the top of the screen.

This opens the Notification Center. Here you'll find all your recent notifications as well as some widgets that provide useful information like the weather, your calendar, and buttons to quickly compose a Tweet or Facebook status update if you setup your accounts on your device. Tapping any item in here takes you to the related app. You can also specify what apps you want to receive notifications from. Go to Settings and Notifications. Here I can choose if I want the apps sorted manually or by the time they appeared. If I choose by time, the most recent notifications will be at the top of the Notification Center or you can choose manually so you can manually arrange the order of the items down here in the Notification Center area.

We can do that by tapping Edit and dragging the items around in the order you want. Tap Done when you're done editing. So here in the Notification Center area is where you can determine which apps and widgets you want to hear from. For example, maybe I don't really follow the stock market so I don't need the Stock widget taking up space in the Notification Center. So I'll tap it and turn it off. Under Not In Notification Center you'll find all the other apps you have installed that are capable of sending notifications, but aren't currently enabled to do so.

Just tap any one to add it to the list of items that appear in your Notification Center. I'll select Mail and turn it on so I'll receive notifications when I receive new email messages. You can also decide what type of alert pops up when you receive a notification from an app. There are three alert styles here you can choose from. None displays no on-screen message when you receive a notification, but you'll still see the notification in the Notification Center. Banner is the message that appears at the top of the screen that we just saw with my two incoming text messages and Alerts opens a pop-up window you can dismiss.

I'll leave Banner selected. So now when I receive a new email I see this banner and I can ignore it or tap it to go right to my email. Lastly, notifications also continue to work when you have your phone locked. So for example maybe I put my phone down and now I'm receiving a call, but I'm in another room and I don't hear it ringing. Now I have a missed call notification. Now I've received a text message. Again, maybe I wasn't in the same room as my phone.

I'll let my screen go dark again and when I come back to my phone and press the Home or Lock button, I can see my two notifications without unlocking my phone. This lets me quickly glance at what I have missed. Now if I want to jump directly to reply to my text message or to call this person back, I just need to slide the icon for that notification to the right and I'm taken right to that area. So that's how notifications work in iOS 6.

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