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A tour around the iPhone and 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'll definitely want to pay attention here because much of what I'm going to be showing you will be referenced throughout this course. We'll start at the top of the iPhone 4S and work our way down. The long button at the top of the iPhone is the Sleep/Wake button. This is a 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 still receive calls, text messages and so on, but it's using very little power with the screen off.

A tour around the iPhone and 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'll definitely want to pay attention here because much of what I'm going to be showing you will be referenced throughout this course. We'll start at the top of the iPhone 4S and work our way down. The long button at the top of the iPhone is the Sleep/Wake button. This is a 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 still receive calls, text messages and so on, but it's using very little power with the screen off.

In this way, you can't accidently hit any onscreen buttons because there are no screen 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 that you didn't press the button by accident, you have to drag your finger across the area that says, Slide to Unlock. This really is an ingenious system because there's 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 to lock and unlock the phone, to turn the phone off, hold down the button for about three seconds. You'll see this message that says Slide to Power Off. Again, this is to make sure that 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 down 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 works on the iPod touch as well. But on the iPhone, the Sleep/Wake button is also used to manage incoming calls. For instance, you can use to send incoming calls directly to your voicemail but the iPod touch, not being a phone, obviously doesn't have this feature. I'll 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 ear-bud 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 comes with the phone, letting you make calls with your headset as well. On the iPhone 4 and 4S, there's a secondary microphone right next to the headphone jack. It's this tiny hole right here. This microphone is used by the phone to determine how noisy or quite the environment you're currently in is and it uses that information to make your calls less noisy for the people you're calling.

The main microphone used during the call is on the button of the phone and we'll look at that momentarily. Moving down to the right side of the iPhone 4S, you'll find the SIM Card Slot. The SIM Card is where your account information with your cellular provider is stored, and in most cases, you'll 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 here or take yours out to put into another iPhone, 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 could put it into a compatible phone from your cellular provider and make and receive calls right-away.

On pre-iPhone 4 phones, the SIM Card is found at the top of the phone between the Sleep/Wake button and the headphone jack. Moving down to the left side of phone, we next have the Silencer Switch. The sole purpose of this switch is to put your phone into Silent Mode. Because it's a physical switch, it's 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're doing with your phone, the Volume Control buttons do different things. If you're listening to music or watching a video, the Volume Controls 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 ringtone or alarms. Here on the iPhone 4S, the Volume Controls are two individual buttons. On earlier iPhones and the iPod touch, 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 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're 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're making calls or with applications that record or monitor incoming sounds. And just so you know, on previous phones from the 3GS and earlier, the Microphone and Speaker locations are reversed, meaning, the Microphone is on the right and Speaker is on the left. On the back of the phone, you'll find the main camera.

There's also a flash next to this camera on the iPhone 4 and 4S, which is great for taking low light photos and videos. And exclusive with the iPhone 4, the 4S and the 4th generation iPod touch is a front-facing camera which is this tiny lens right next to the earpiece speaker on the iPhone and found in the center at the top of the iPod touch. It's used for taking self portraits or if you're using the 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.

As with the iPhone, the iPod touch's Sleep/Wake button is on the right side of the top edge, and because this isn't a phone, 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. Again, it's not a phone so there's no SIM Card Slot. The headphone jack is on the bottom of the phone instead of the top. This is both the headphone and microphone port just like on the iPhone, but you will need to get a set of ear-buds that come with a microphone in order to use the microphone function.

The 4th generation iPod touch also has an internal microphone so you can record and speak into it with the ear-buds. The iPod speaker is to the left of the Dock Connector here but its microphone is actually on the back, next to the camera. This also points out that the iPod touch has no flash, since the microphone is placed where the flash is on the iPhone. Other than that, the iPod touch is thinner than the iPhone and it has a metal back. 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 5 Essential Training

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  1. 5m 3s
    1. Welcome
      1m 13s
    2. Upgrading to iOS 5
      3m 50s
  2. 42m 59s
    1. A tour around the iPhone and iPod touch
      6m 39s
    2. The Home screen and Home button
      2m 43s
    3. Organizing apps on the Home screen with folders
      1m 11s
    4. Running apps and multitasking
      3m 47s
    5. Choosing and controlling sounds
      3m 24s
    6. Learning finger gestures
      3m 35s
    7. Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
      2m 47s
    8. Using the Notification Center
      4m 13s
    9. Using Twitter
      3m 21s
    10. Charging the battery
      2m 54s
    11. Setting up an iTunes account
      3m 15s
    12. Printing from an iPhone using AirPrint
      2m 6s
    13. Displaying the iPhone screen on a TV
      3m 4s
  3. 14m 16s
    1. Understanding the keyless keyboard
      1m 57s
    2. Fixing typos and trusting autocorrect
      6m 11s
    3. Select, copy, paste, and undo
      3m 13s
    4. Hidden shortcuts
      1m 12s
    5. Syncing a Bluetooth keyboard
      1m 43s
  4. 32m 33s
    1. Getting the latest version of iTunes
      1m 44s
    2. Connecting your iPhone to a Mac or PC
      5m 10s
    3. Syncing music, movies, and ringtones
      6m 40s
    4. Syncing photos from a Mac
      4m 37s
    5. Syncing photos from a PC
      3m 30s
    6. Syncing contacts and calendars from a Mac
      2m 57s
    7. Syncing contacts and calendars from a PC
      2m 49s
    8. Backup options
      3m 15s
    9. Wireless syncing
      1m 51s
  5. 59m 55s
    1. Basic phone activities
      2m 40s
    2. Adding and managing Favorites
      2m 22s
    3. Accessing voicemail
      3m 39s
    4. Receiving calls
      2m 43s
    5. Using the iPhone during a call
      5m 17s
    6. Using FaceTime
      4m 28s
    7. Making conference calls
      2m 30s
    8. Adding recent calls to your contacts
      2m 37s
    9. Sharing contacts
      2m 34s
    10. Assigning specific photos and ringtones to contacts
      4m 31s
    11. Using the included headset
      2m 35s
    12. Connecting a Bluetooth headset
      4m 0s
    13. Forwarding your calls
      1m 43s
    14. Turning Call Waiting on and off
      1m 3s
    15. Turning Caller ID on and off
      1m 9s
    16. Creating custom ringtones with iTunes
      6m 16s
    17. Texting, MMS, and iMessage
      9m 48s
  6. 31m 5s
    1. Importing email accounts from a computer
      1m 55s
    2. Setting up Exchange, MobileMe, Gmail, Yahoo, or AOL email accounts
      3m 37s
    3. Setting up other email accounts
      2m 8s
    4. Keeping email synced with your computer
      4m 36s
    5. Composing email
      4m 4s
    6. Receiving and reading email
      6m 47s
    7. Searching your mailboxes
      2m 21s
    8. Setting email options
      5m 37s
  7. 26m 35s
    1. Web browsing with Safari
      7m 5s
    2. Saving bookmarks and viewing the History list
      5m 22s
    3. Saving images
      2m 34s
    4. Filling out forms and using autofill
      3m 48s
    5. Creating Web Clips
      2m 29s
    6. Using Reader and the Reading List
      1m 47s
    7. Internet tethering
      3m 30s
  8. 27m 9s
    1. Browsing your library
      2m 40s
    2. Playing and controlling music
      6m 30s
    3. Playing and controlling videos
      3m 23s
    4. Using the included earbud controls
      2m 55s
    5. Adjusting your iPod settings
      5m 13s
    6. Browsing and buying with the iTunes app
      3m 15s
    7. Using AirPlay to stream content wirelessly from an iPhone to an Apple TV or AirPort Express
      3m 13s
  9. 39m 12s
    1. Shooting still photos with your iPhone
      7m 32s
    2. Shooting better photos using HDR and grid lines
      2m 56s
    3. Viewing and editing still images
      7m 16s
    4. Customizing your wallpaper
      3m 20s
    5. Shooting video
      2m 53s
    6. Viewing and editing video
      2m 28s
    7. Taking screenshots
      1m 14s
    8. Sharing photos and video
      5m 8s
    9. Geotagging photos
      4m 26s
    10. Creating photo albums
      1m 59s
  10. 19m 7s
    1. Getting your location with Maps
      2m 32s
    2. Finding addresses and nearby businesses
      2m 42s
    3. Bookmarking locations
      2m 26s
    4. Getting directions
      5m 19s
    5. Showing traffic and alternate maps
      1m 46s
    6. Using Street View
      2m 11s
    7. Using the Compass app
      2m 11s
  11. 18m 9s
    1. Adding events to your calendar
      5m 14s
    2. Subscribing to calendars
      1m 45s
    3. Setting Time Zone support
      2m 8s
    4. Using the Clock app
      5m 27s
    5. Setting reminders
      3m 35s
  12. 6m 39s
    1. Using the Notes app
      2m 55s
    2. Using the Voice Memos app
      3m 44s
  13. 7m 38s
    1. Using the Stocks app
      2m 29s
    2. Using the Calculator app
      50s
    3. Using the YouTube app
      2m 54s
    4. Using the Weather app
      1m 25s
  14. 17m 13s
    1. Understanding the App Store
      4m 36s
    2. Browsing the App Store on the iPhone or iPod touch
      5m 24s
    3. Purchasing apps
      6m 35s
    4. Finding app settings
      38s
  15. 16m 1s
    1. Airplane mode
      1m 40s
    2. Wi-Fi
      3m 25s
    3. Brightness
      55s
    4. About
      2m 24s
    5. Usage
      3m 46s
    6. Date and time settings
      1m 10s
    7. Restrictions
      2m 41s
  16. 12m 24s
    1. Auto-lock
      1m 22s
    2. Passcode lock
      4m 37s
    3. Find My iPhone
      6m 25s
  17. 17m 22s
    1. Introducing Siri
      6m 8s
    2. Listening and responding to messages
      1m 36s
    3. Setting reminders
      2m 18s
    4. Dictating in apps
      1m 50s
    5. Voice control for non-iPhone 4S devices
      5m 30s
  18. 16m 0s
    1. Begin by restarting
      1m 2s
    2. Force-quitting apps
      35s
    3. Rebooting
      42s
    4. Resetting
      2m 15s
    5. Erasing and restoring
      4m 33s
    6. Checking for updates
      1m 39s
    7. Extending battery life
      5m 14s
  19. 29s
    1. Next steps
      29s

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