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A tour of the device

From: iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

Video: A tour of the device

Let's begin by familiarizing ourselves with the physical If you're a brand new iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, On the back of all three devices, you'll find the camera.

A tour of the device

Let's begin by familiarizing ourselves with the physical layout of the current crop of iOS devices. If you're a brand new iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, or iPod Touch user, you'll definitely want to pay attention here, because much of what I'm going to be showing you here will be referenced throughout this course. The physical layout of the buttons and other features of the iOS devices are nearly identical at this point. I'll start with the iPhone for this walk-through. When looking at your device's screen, you'll find the sleep/wake button in the upper right-hand corner of the device and centered below the screen is the home button.

On the back of all three devices, you'll find the camera. The iPhone and iPod Touch have built-in flashes for the camera, while the iPads currently don't have flashes. On the iPhone, there's a microphone located between the camera and the flash. All iOS devices have a front-facing camera as well, located above the screen. It's used for taking self-portraits, or for using the FaceTime video chatting feature, which we'll look at in a later chapter. On the iPhone, you'll also find the earpiece for hearing your calls. And there's actually another microphone here as well, which helps to eliminate background noises during your calls, so your voice sounds clearer to the people you're talking to.

Another slight difference in hardware layout has to do with the placement of the mute switch and volume buttons. The volume buttons are found on the left side of the iPhone and iPod Touch, and on the right side of the iPad and iPad Mini models. Above the volume buttons on the iPhone and iPad is the mute switch. The iPod Touch doesn't have one. iPhones and cellular capable iPads also have a SIM card slot, which is where your account information with your cellular provider is stored. But for the most part, the iOS devices have the same features and buttons. Now let's look a little more closely at what some of these buttons are for.

The lone button at the top of the device is the sleep/wake button. This is the button that lets you lock the screen when the device is on so you don't accidentally tap or activate any apps or other features. When the phone is on, press the sleep/wake button once to lock the screen. At this point, the phone is still on and can still receive calls, text messages, emails and so on, but it's using very little power with the screen off. In this way, you can't accidentally hit any on-screen buttons because there are no on-screen buttons when the screen if off. Putting the phone to sleep or locking the screen, as it's also referred to, is always just one press of the button.

Unlocking the screen actually happens in two parts. First, press either the sleep/wake button again, or you can also press the home button. The screen comes back on, but to let your device know that you didn't press the button by accident, you have to drag your finger across the screen from left to right. Unlike in previous versions of iOS, you don't have to slide across the specific area that says slide to unlock, anywhere on the screen is fine. And this is really an ingenious system because there's very little chance that both the sleep/wake button and the slide to unlock action will happen unintentionally. So, it's difficult to wake up your device by accident.

Now the sleep.wake button is also the button to turn the phone completely off and back on again. Whereas, you just press the button and release it to lock and unlock the phone, to turn the phone off, hold down the button for about 3 seconds. You'll see this message that says slide to power off. Again, this is to make sure you don't accidentally turn the phone off. Just slide your finger across the display and the device will power down. And, in just a few moments, it will be completely off and unable to receive calls, text messages, emails, or any other communications. Anyone calling your phone while it's off will be sent directly to your voice-mail.

To turn the phone back on again, just hold the sleep/wake button for about three seconds again. Now, all of the actions I've shown you so far, work identically on all iOS devices. But on the iPhone the sleep/wake button is also used to manage incoming calls. For instance, you can use it to send incoming calls directly to your voice-mail. I'll talk more about redirecting and managing incoming calls in an upcoming chapter. Moving down the left side of the iPhone, we next have the mute switch. The sole purpose of this switch is to put your phone into silent mode, making it super easy and quick to silence your phone even while keeping it in your pocket.

On the iPad you can customize this switch to determine whether it acts as a mute switch or as an orientation lock, which prevents the content on your screen from rotating when you turn the iPad sideways. And again, the iPod Touch doesn't have this switch at all. Below the mute switch are the volume control buttons. Depending on what you're doing on the device, the volume buttons can do different things. If you're listening to music or watching a video, the volume control will turn the volume up or down. If you're on a call, it controls the level of the caller's volume. And in all other cases, it adjusts the volume of your ringtones or alarms.

The only other button on the iPhone is on its front at the bottom. This is the home button, and even though it's just one button, it's a very important one, so it has its own movie in the next chapter. Now, let's take a look at the bottom of the device. In the center is the dock connector, where you connect the cable to attach your device to your computer. With the iPhone 5, the fifth generation iPod Touch, the fourth generation iPad and the iPad Mini, Apple introduced a new type of connector called Lightning. All the previous generation iOS devices used the older Y Dock connector. But for this new line, Apple implemented a smaller connector which fits into your device in either direction.

But, I point this out because if you're upgrading from a previous iPhone model, your old cables won't work with the Lightning connector unless you get an adapter or other new cables. On the bottom, you'll find the device's speaker. The iPhone's microphone is also found here, but on the iPod Touch and the iPads, the microphone is located at the top of the device. Also on the bottom of the iPhone and iPod Touch is the headphone/ microphone jack. This jack is located on the top of the iPad and iPad Mini line, but this is where you plug in the earbud headset that came with your phone or any other third party headphone set. Now, this is also a microphone jack.

So, you can use headsets with integrated microphones including the headset that came with your phone, letting you make calls from your headset as well. So that's your basic tour of the outside of the iOS devices. In upcoming movies, we'll look at the essential knowledge needed to use your device and its operating system.

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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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