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A tour around the iPhone and the iPod Touch

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Let's begin by familiarizing ourselves with the layout of the iPhone and iPod touch. If you're a brand-new iPhone or iPod touch user, you will definitely want to pay attention here because much of what I am going to be showing you will be referenced throughout this course. We'll start at the top of the iPhone 4 and work our day down. The lone button at the top of the iPhone is the Sleep/Wake button. This is the button that lets you lock the screen when the phone 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 receive calls, text messages and so on, but it's using very little power with the screen off.

A tour around the iPhone and the iPod Touch

Let's begin by familiarizing ourselves with the layout of the iPhone and iPod touch. If you're a brand-new iPhone or iPod touch user, you will definitely want to pay attention here because much of what I am going to be showing you will be referenced throughout this course. We'll start at the top of the iPhone 4 and work our day down. The lone button at the top of the iPhone is the Sleep/Wake button. This is the button that lets you lock the screen when the phone 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 receive calls, text messages and so on, but it's using very little power with the screen off.

And this way, you can't accidentally hit any onscreen buttons because there are no onscreen buttons when the screen is 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 the Sleep/Wake button again, the screen comes back on but to let your iPhone or iPod touch know you didn't press the button by accident, you have to drag your finger across the area that says, Slide to Unlock. This is really an ingenious system because there is very little chance that both the Sleep/Wake button, and the Slide to Unlock action will happen unintentionally.

The Sleep/Wake button is also the button to turn the phone completely off and back on again. Where 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 three seconds. You will 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 phone will power down, and in just a few moments the phone 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 voicemail.

To turn the phone back on, just hold the Sleep/Wake button for about three seconds again, and just so you know, so far everything about the Sleep/Wake button I've shown you is how the button on the iPod touch works as well. But on the iPhone, the Sleep/Wake button is also used for managing incoming calls. For instance, you can use it to send incoming calls directly to your voicemail, but the iPod touch, not being a phone, obviously doesn't have this feature. I will talk more about redirecting and managing incoming calls in an upcoming movie. Also, on the top of the iPhone is the Headphone/Microphone Jack.

This is where you plug in the earbud headset that came with your phone, or any other third-party headphone set. Starting with the iPhone 3G, the headset jack was made flush with the edge of the phone, so you can use any headphones with a mini jack connector and not just the Apple headset. But this is also a microphone jack, so you can use headsets with integrated microphones, including the headset that comes with the phone, letting you make calls with your headset, as well. On the iPhone 4, there is also a secondary microphone right next to the headphone jack. It's a tiny hole right here. This microphone is used by the phone to determine how noisy or quiet the environment you are currently in is, and it uses that information to make your calls less noisy for the people you are calling.

The main microphone used during phone calls is on the bottom of the phone, and we'll look at that momentarily. Moving down the right side of the iPhone 4, you will find the SIM card slot. The SIM card is where your account information with your cellular provider is stored. In most cases, you will never have to access your SIM card, but it's handy to know where it is in case you ever want to swap another SIM card in there, or take yours out to put into another phone, which you might need to do if you have to send your phone in for repairs. Since the SIM card has all your cellular account information, you can put it into any compatible phone from your cellular provider and make and receive calls right away.

Also, this is a new location for the SIM card on the iPhone 4. On previous iPhones, the SIM card is found at the top of the phone, between the Sleep/Wake button and the headphone jack. Moving down the left side of the iPhone, we next have the Silencer switch. The sole purpose of this switch is to put your phone into Silent mode. On other phones, you often have to browser through a series of menus, or set a button to set your phone to Vibrate or Silent. But here on the iPhone is an actual, physical switch, making it super easy and quick to silence your phone, even while keeping it in your pocket. Below the Silencer switch are the Volume Control buttons.

Depending on what you are doing with the phone, the Volume controls do different things. If you are listening to music or watching a video, the Volume control turns the volume up or down. If you are on a call, it controls the level of the caller's volume, and in all other cases, it adjusts the volume of your ring tone or alarms. Here on the iPhone 4, the Volume Control buttons are two individual buttons. On earlier iPhones, Volume control is a rocker switch, but the function is identical. 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 this chapter.

Now, let's take a look at the bottom of the phone. In the center is the dock connector where you connect the cable to attach your iPhone or iPod touch to your computer. There are tons of other accessories that plug into the dock connector, as well. To the right of the dock connector is the built-in speaker for using when you are making speaker phone calls, or listening to other sounds coming from your iPhone. The identical-looking area to the left of the dock connector is the microphone, again, used for when you are making calls or with applications that record or monitor incoming sounds. Now, in previous iPhones the microphone and speaker locations are reversed, meaning the microphone is on the right, and the speaker is on the left.

On the back of the phone, you will find the main camera. There is also a flash next to the camera on the iPhone 4, which is great for taking low light photos and videos. Also, exclusive to the iPhone 4 is a front-facing camera, which is this tiny lens right here next to the earpiece speaker. It's used for taking self-portraits and for using the new FaceTime video chatting feature, which we'll look at in a later chapter. And that's pretty much all there is to the exterior of the iPhone. Now, the iPod touch is similar, but there are some key differences. Let's take a look. To begin, the iPod touch's Sleep/Wake button is on the left side of the top edge, not the right as it is on the iPhone, and because this isn't an iPhone, its function is to sleep or wake the device or to turn it off using that combination of holding down the button for three seconds and then sliding to turn it off.

Similarly, hold down the Sleep/Wake button again to turn the iPod touch back on. There are no other buttons on the top of the iPod touch, and again, it's not a phone so there is no SIM card slot anywhere. The headphone jack is on the bottom of the iPod touch instead of the top. This is both a headphone and microphone port, just like on the iPhone, but the earbuds that come with the iPod touch don't have a built-in microphone. So if you want to be able to get sounds into your iPod touch, you will need to buy an aftermarket microphone. Also, notice there is no speaker or microphone area next to the dock connector here. So there really is no microphone on the touch, but the 2nd generation iPod touch does have a built-in internal speaker for playing sounds and music.

It just doesn't have an obvious location, like the iPhone does. But you do need to purchase a headset with a microphone, or a dedicated microphone, if you want to take advantage of applications that can receive sound, like a voice recorder app, for example. The iPod touch does not have a built- in camera like the iPhones, but it can manage and display the photos you sync to it, which we'll also look at how to do in a later chapter. Other than that, the iPod touch is thinner than the iPhone, and it has a metal back. The dark plastic area is the Wi-Fi antenna, which is necessary since the metal back isn't conducive to Wi-Fi signals.

So that's your basic tour of the outside of the iPhone and iPod touch. In upcoming movies, we'll start looking at the essential knowledge needed to use the phone, and its operating system.

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iPhone and iPod touch iOS 4 Essential Training

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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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