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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.
Now let's look at two features that can make reading web pages in Safari easier and more convenient. When you come across text heavy pages, sometimes it's difficult to read the text without having to pinch in to zoom in. And often when you get text to a legible size, you then have to drag the page back and forth to be able to read everything. But Safari is able to detect large chunks of text on most web pages, and when it does, you'll see this button appear on the left side of the address bar. Tapping it brings up a version of the web page with just the text and images. Ignoring the layout of the page itself, and any other distractions such as ads and interface elements.
So as you can see here, I can now see the title of the page, and if I scroll down I can now read the text of the page much more easily. Reader also recognizes when articles span multiple web pages, and automatically loads the text from the subsequent pages here. So you don't have to click links to read the entire article. So whenever you see the reader button appear, you can tap it to have a much more legible version of the web page you're reading. Tap it again to return to the original page. Another useful reading related feature of Safari is called reading list, which lets you save web pages to read later. To use it, just load the page you want to save to your reading list.
Tap the Share button at the bottom of the scree., and then tap Add to Reading List. Or another way to add a page to your reading list, is to hold down on a link to a page which will give you the option to Add to Reading List. You can access pages you've added to your reading list by tapping the bookmarks button. And then clicking the eyeglasses tab, to view your reading list. Your list can be filtered to show all the reading list items, or you can tap Show Unread, to just show the articles you haven't read yet. And not just that, but your reading list also syncs with your iCloud account if you have one. So web pages you save to your reading list on your device, will automatically appear in Safari on your computer, so you can continue reading them there.
But what I think is the best feature of the reading list, is that it saves the web pages so you can read them offline. Meaning you can come back and view the pages you've added to your reading list without an Internet connection. So, for example, if you're about to hop on a plane and you'll be without Internet access for several hours, you can visit a webpage, add it to your reading list and then read the page during your flight. Of course any links on the page will be unusable without an internet connection, but you'll be able to read any of the pages you've saved to your reading list in their entirety. So, there you have the Reader and Reading List features of Safari, here in iOS 7.
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