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Choosing and controlling sounds


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iPhone and iPod touch iOS 4 Essential Training

with Garrick Chow

Video: Choosing and controlling sounds

One of the first things you want to get under control on your iPhone or iPod Touch is the default sounds and their volume levels. Because you can set and turn on specific sounds for specific events and actions, you'll want to select or at least familiarize yourself with these sounds, so you know what your iPhone or iPod Touch is trying to tell you. Locate and tap the Settings icon to open your iPhone or iPod Touch's System Settings. On the iPhone, tab Sounds. On iPod Touch, you'll go into Settings > General > Sounds. Because it's a phone, the iPhone has more sound settings, beginning with Silent.
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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. 31m 55s
    1. Shooting still photos with your iPhone
      5m 51s
    2. Viewing still images
      5m 52s
    3. Customizing your wallpaper
      3m 45s
    4. Shooting video
      2m 45s
    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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7h 5m Beginner Jun 18, 2010 Updated Aug 20, 2010

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In iPhone and iPod Touch iOS 4 Essential Training, Garrick Chow provides in-depth instruction on all aspects of the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch (OS 4.0): making calls, emailing, browsing the web, managing time, getting around town, taking notes, taking photos, and listening to music. This live-action course includes hands-on demonstrations of how to accurately type and efficiently use finger gestures, and includes tips for setting up the iPhone and iPod Touch so they behave as expected. An extensive section on troubleshooting helps when the occasional glitches happen.

Topics include:
  • Exploring the touchscreen interface
  • Setting up iPhone and iPod Touch preferences
  • Synching with a Mac or PC
  • Typing with the intelligent keyboard
  • Making phone calls and retrieving voicemail
  • Finding a location with Maps
  • Downloading and playing music and video
  • Shooting photos and video
  • Using accessibility features
  • Locating a lost iPhone with MobileMe
  • Finding and purchasing applications from the App Store
  • Troubleshooting
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Business
Software:
iPhone
Author:
Garrick Chow

Choosing and controlling sounds

One of the first things you want to get under control on your iPhone or iPod Touch is the default sounds and their volume levels. Because you can set and turn on specific sounds for specific events and actions, you'll want to select or at least familiarize yourself with these sounds, so you know what your iPhone or iPod Touch is trying to tell you. Locate and tap the Settings icon to open your iPhone or iPod Touch's System Settings. On the iPhone, tab Sounds. On iPod Touch, you'll go into Settings > General > Sounds. Because it's a phone, the iPhone has more sound settings, beginning with Silent.

This determines whether your phone is going to vibrate when you have the silencer switch set to Silent. Even with a phone set to Silent, it can still make a loud sound if you have Vibrate turned on and have your phone on a hard surface, like a tabletop. To prevent the phone from making any sounds, turn Vibrate off. Of course, this makes it impossible to know if your phone is ringing, if you have it silent and stored in your pocket. So, base your settings on the environment you find yourself in. Next, under the Ring section we can also choose whether you want the phone to vibrate when it's not silenced. I prefer to keep Vibrate on, because I sometimes can't hear my phone ring if I'm in a loud environment.

So, vibrate will alert me that I have an incoming call, even if I can't hear it. I'll also have set up a system where my phone vibrates for a few seconds before I hear my ringtone, which is not an available feature of the iPhone, but I'll show you how to set up something like that in the chapter on using the phone part of the phone. Next, we have the volume slider, which you can use to set the overall volume of your ringtone and other sounds. Either drag the slider on the screen or use the volume control on the side of the phone, and you'll see the slider on the screen move. This works the same way on the iPod Touch, and this volume slider controls the volume for the ringtone and all the other sounds we can turn on and off here below it.

Next is the Ringtone selector. This is where you determine the sound that plays when someone calls you. Tap Ringtone to select a different sound. On this screen, all of the iPhone's built-in sounds appear under the Standard heading, while any custom ringtones you've created or purchased appear under Custom. We'll also look at custom ringtones in the chapter on the phone part of the iPhone. To here a sample of any ringtone, just tap it. (Ringtone playing.) Tapping a ring tone makes it your default ring tone, so make sure you have your preferred ringtone selected before you leave the screen. I'll select Old phone and then go back to the sound settings.

(Ringtone playing.) The next setting determines what some plays when you receive a text message, and this one works just like selecting a ringtone. Tap New Text Message and select a sound. These sounds are completely different than the sound you can select for your ringtone. Notice there is option to select Custom Text Message sounds. So, your are limited adjust the 6 sounds or the None option. The rest of these options have to do with whether or not sounds play when certain events occur. Each one of these sound options has a default sound, and it's not possible to customize them. You can only turn the sounds on or off.

Other than New Voicemail, which plays a sound when someone leaves a voicemail message, the rest of the options and sounds here are identical to what you'll find on the iPod Touch. New Mail and Sent Mail are the sounds that play when you receive and send e-mail. Calendar Alerts is the sound that plays when you scheduled the calendar app to notify you of an upcoming appointment. The Lock Sounds is what you hear when you press the Sleep/Wake button. Keyboard Clicks are the typing sounds you hear when you're using the iPhone or iPod Touch's keyboard. So, take some time to listen to each sound, so you know what they represent. As you get used to your phone or iPod Touch, you can come back here and decide whether you want to hear any of these sounds or not.

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