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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.
If you do a lot of typing on your iPhone or iPod touch, you might want to consider getting an external Bluetooth keyboard. The iPhone's onscreen keyboard is nice for brief periods of typing, but if you have to write paragraphs of text, you are going to be much quicker and efficient on a full-size keyboard. The first step is to pair your iPhone or iPod touch with the keyboard. This setup process only has to be done once in order for your device and your keyboard to recognize each other. So first you are going to want to follow the instructions that came with your keyboard to put it into pairing or discoverable mode. This is a mode that says "Here I am!" to other Bluetooth devices.
In the case of this Apple Bluetooth keyboard, you just turn it on. Once your keyboard is in discoverable mode, go to your iPhone or iPod touch and tap Settings > General > Bluetooth. Make sure Bluetooth is on. In a moment, you should see your keyboard appear in the list of available devices. Select it. In order to complete the pairing process, you are prompted to enter a numeric code into the keyboard. This is to confirm that you indeed want the devices to recognize and work together, and this is the only time you will have to do this, unless you delete the keyboard from your list of devices on your phone. And that's it! Once the pairing process is complete, you can then use the Bluetooth keyboard anytime you need to type on your iPhone or iPod touch.
Not only that, but you also find that the standard keyboard commands to Cut, Copy, Paste, and Undo, work in most applications on the iPhone as well. These keyboard commands are Command+X to Cut, Command+C to Copy, Command+V to Paste and Command+Z to Undo. You will have to use your fingers as usual to select text though, but you can use the Command+A keyboard shortcut to Select All. So, again, with the keyboard and your iPhone paired, you can turn on the keyboard at any time to type with it, instead of using the onscreen keyboard.
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