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Browsing your library

From: iPhone and iPod touch iOS 4 Essential Training

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In this chapter, we're going to look at the iPod part of the iPhone and since it's already called an iPod, the music and video apps of the iPod Touch. That's really the only difference in operation between the iPhone and the iPod Touch. You access your music and videos on the iPhone by tapping iPod and on the iPod Touch, Music and Videos are two separate apps. But they both use the exact same way and both allow you to carry around a lot of music and video content to keep yourself entertained while you are out and about. Exactly how much you can carry around depends on the size of your iPhone or iPod Touch and the size of your music and video files, but even the smallest capacity iPod Touch can hold hours of content.

Browsing your library

In this chapter, we're going to look at the iPod part of the iPhone and since it's already called an iPod, the music and video apps of the iPod Touch. That's really the only difference in operation between the iPhone and the iPod Touch. You access your music and videos on the iPhone by tapping iPod and on the iPod Touch, Music and Videos are two separate apps. But they both use the exact same way and both allow you to carry around a lot of music and video content to keep yourself entertained while you are out and about. Exactly how much you can carry around depends on the size of your iPhone or iPod Touch and the size of your music and video files, but even the smallest capacity iPod Touch can hold hours of content.

Now this chapter assumes you've already synced your iPhone or iPod Touch with iTunes and copy the music and videos you want to it. If you don't know how to do this, go back and watch Chapter 3 on syncing your device with your computer. So I'll start by tapping iPod on my iPhone. If you're using an iPod Touch, tap Music. Unless you've already have been playing music, you'll be taken to one of the five categories at the bottom of the screen. On the iPhone, I have Playlists, Artists, Songs, Videos, and More. If you're on an iPod Touch, you have an Albums button instead of Video, and I'll show you how to customize which buttons appear down here in just a moment.

But each of these is a way of browsing through the music stored on your device. Playlists lets you browse through the playlists you've created and synced from iTunes. Artists lets you search your library by the artist name. Songs by the songs name. If you're on an iPod Touch, the next section is Albums, which lets you search by album name, and if you're on the iPhone, Videos lets you search through your video collection which is in turn divided into categories like Movies, TV Shows, and Music Videos.

And again, you can see the same layout on your iPod Touch by opening Videos. There is also the More category, where on the iPhone you'll find Albums and on both devices, you'll find Audiobooks, Compilations, Composers, and so on. These are just additional ways to find the content you're looking for. For instance, if you listen to a lot of classical music, you might find the Composers category more useful than the Artists category. You can customize which categories appear on the bottom of the screen by tapping Edit here in the More section.

That reveals icons for all of the available category types and all you have to do is drag the ones you want to the bottom of the screen. For instance, I'll drag Composers over Artists and it's replaced immediately. If I change my mind, I can just drag Artist back over Composers and everything is back the way it was. One other way to browse through your music is to flip it into Landscape mode while you have it in any of these categories other than Video or More. Flipping your iPhone or your iPod Touch into Landscape orientation takes you into the Cover Flow mode, which displays your music in the form of the cover art for each album.

You can then flick left and right to browse through your collection. Tap a cover to flip it over and view the songs in that album. You can tap a song to start it playing or tap anywhere else to flip the cover over again. Ultimately, you can use the i button to flip the covers over. And that's the gist of how you browse through your music and videos on your iPhone and iPod Touch. In upcoming movies, we'll look at selecting and playing your music and videos as well as how to control playback and create playlists on the fly.

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  1. 4m 0s
    1. Welcome
      1m 52s
    2. Upgrading to iOS 4
      2m 8s
  2. 34m 12s
    1. A tour around the iPhone and the iPod Touch
      6m 54s
    2. The Home screen and the Home button
      2m 56s
    3. Organizing apps on the Home screen with folders
      1m 16s
    4. Running apps and multitasking
      4m 1s
    5. Choosing and controlling sounds
      3m 17s
    6. Learning finger gestures
      3m 53s
    7. Connecting to a wi-fi network
      2m 55s
    8. Charging the iPhone or iPod Touch
      3m 11s
    9. Setting up an iTunes Store account on an iPhone or iPod Touch
      3m 24s
    10. Printing from an iPhone using AirPrint
      2m 25s
  3. 15m 3s
    1. Understanding the keyless keyboard
      1m 59s
    2. Fixing typos and trusting auto-correction
      6m 44s
    3. Select, Copy, Paste, and Undo
      3m 13s
    4. Hidden shortcuts
      1m 29s
    5. Syncing a Bluetooth keyboard
      1m 38s
  4. 26m 34s
    1. Making sure you have the latest version of iTunes
      1m 27s
    2. Connecting your iPhone to your Mac or PC
      4m 20s
    3. Syncing music, movies, and ringtones
      7m 16s
    4. Syncing photos from a Mac
      4m 56s
    5. Syncing photos from a PC
      2m 48s
    6. Syncing contacts and calendars from a Mac
      3m 0s
    7. Syncing contacts and calendars from a PC
      2m 47s
  5. 1h 3m
    1. Basic phone activities
      2m 17s
    2. Adding and managing Favorites
      3m 0s
    3. Accessing voicemail
      3m 45s
    4. Receiving calls
      2m 41s
    5. Using the iPhone during a call
      5m 9s
    6. Using FaceTime for video calls
      3m 55s
    7. Making conference calls
      2m 27s
    8. Adding recent calls to your contacts
      2m 5s
    9. Sharing contacts
      2m 20s
    10. Assigning specific photos and ringtones to your contacts
      2m 49s
    11. Using the speakerphone
      1m 23s
    12. Using the included headset
      2m 52s
    13. Connecting a Bluetooth headset
      3m 51s
    14. Forwarding your calls
      1m 41s
    15. Turning call waiting on and off
      1m 1s
    16. Turning caller ID on and off
      1m 8s
    17. Creating custom ringtones with iTunes
      6m 17s
    18. Creating a vibrate-then-ring ringtone
      5m 13s
    19. Voice dialing
      3m 6s
    20. Sending, receiving, and managing text and MMS messages
      6m 34s
  6. 30m 9s
    1. Importing email accounts from your computer
      2m 3s
    2. Setting up Exchange, MobileMe, Gmail, Yahoo, and AOL email accounts
      3m 42s
    3. Setting up other types of email accounts
      2m 23s
    4. Keeping your iPhone or iPod Touch email synced with your computer
      4m 47s
    5. Composing email
      3m 9s
    6. Receiving and reading email
      6m 4s
    7. Searching your mailboxes
      2m 37s
    8. Setting mail options
      5m 24s
  7. 37m 36s
    1. Web browsing with Safari
      7m 20s
    2. Saving bookmarks and viewing the History list
      5m 55s
    3. Saving images
      2m 44s
    4. Filling out forms and using auto-fill
      3m 51s
    5. Creating Web Clips
      2m 32s
    6. Internet tethering (Mac)
      7m 22s
    7. Internet tethering (Windows)
      7m 52s
  8. 36m 16s
    1. Browsing your library
      3m 25s
    2. Playing and controlling music
      6m 49s
    3. Playing and controlling video
      3m 19s
    4. Using the included earbud controls
      3m 3s
    5. Voice-controlling your music
      3m 22s
    6. Adjusting your iPod settings
      4m 42s
    7. Creating On-The-Go and Genius playlists
      3m 48s
    8. Browsing and buying with the iTunes app
      3m 58s
    9. Using AirPlay to stream content wirelessly from an iPhone to and AppleTV or Airport Express
      3m 50s
  9. 30m 29s
    1. Shooting still photos with your iPhone
      5m 51s
    2. Viewing still images
      5m 52s
    3. Customizing your wallpaper
      3m 45s
    4. Shooting video
      1m 19s
    5. Viewing and editing video
      2m 49s
    6. Taking screenshots
      1m 15s
    7. Sharing photos and video
      5m 17s
    8. Geotagging your photos
      4m 21s
  10. 20m 49s
    1. Getting your location with Maps
      3m 57s
    2. Finding addresses and nearby businesses
      2m 51s
    3. Bookmarking locations
      2m 32s
    4. Getting directions
      5m 7s
    5. Showing traffic and alternate maps
      2m 0s
    6. Using Street View
      2m 20s
    7. Using the Compass app (iPhone 3GS only)
      2m 2s
  11. 15m 44s
    1. Adding events to your calendar
      5m 38s
    2. Subscribing to calendars
      1m 55s
    3. Setting Time Zone support
      2m 8s
    4. The Clock app
      6m 3s
  12. 6m 23s
    1. The Notes app
      2m 37s
    2. The Voice Memos app
      3m 46s
  13. 17m 26s
    1. The Stocks app
      2m 36s
    2. The Calculator app
      52s
    3. The Nike+ app
      9m 20s
    4. The YouTube app
      3m 5s
    5. The Weather app
      1m 33s
  14. 16m 40s
    1. Browsing the App Store from iTunes
      4m 28s
    2. Browsing the App Store from your device
      5m 44s
    3. Purchasing and installing apps
      5m 48s
    4. Finding App settings
      40s
  15. 17m 52s
    1. Airplane mode
      1m 41s
    2. Wi-fi
      3m 26s
    3. Notifications
      1m 24s
    4. Brightness
      59s
    5. About
      2m 25s
    6. Usage
      1m 46s
    7. Date and time settings
      1m 12s
    8. International settings
      2m 17s
    9. Restrictions
      2m 42s
  16. 18m 54s
    1. Auto-Lock
      1m 22s
    2. Passcode Lock
      4m 37s
    3. Displaying contact information
      2m 31s
    4. Find My iPhone with MobileMe
      10m 24s
  17. 17m 48s
    1. About accessibility on the iPhone and iPod Touch
      52s
    2. VoiceOver
      8m 2s
    3. Zoom
      2m 2s
    4. Setting the display to Large Text
      39s
    5. Setting the display to White On Black
      1m 7s
    6. Mono Audio
      54s
    7. Speak Auto-text
      1m 39s
    8. Triple-Click Home
      2m 33s
  18. 15m 58s
    1. Begin by restarting
      1m 4s
    2. Force-quitting applications
      36s
    3. Rebooting the iPhone or iPod Touch
      44s
    4. Resetting the iPhone or iPod Touch
      1m 44s
    5. Erasing the iPhone or iPod Touch
      2m 31s
    6. Restoring the iPhone or iPod Touch
      2m 2s
    7. Checking for updates
      57s
    8. Disabling 3G
      2m 3s
    9. Extending battery life
      4m 17s
  19. 17s
    1. Goodbye
      17s

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