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iPhone 4S For Dummies [Paperback]

Edward C. Baig , Bob LeVitus
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Dec 13 2011 1118036719 978-1118036716 5
The full-color guide to getting the most out of your iPhone

Completely updated and revised to include iOS 5, iCloud, and the latest iPhone features, this full-color book is your guide to all things iPhone. Bestselling veteran authors Edward Baig and Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus introduce you to the capabilities of the iPhone for making phone calls, browsing the Internet, sending and receiving e-mails, working with the calendar, watching and recording HD videos, taking and editing great photos, and much more. You'll discover how to set up iTunes, buy music and videos, protect your information, troubleshoot, multitask, and download the hundreds of thousands of apps available from the App Store.

  • Gets you started with your iPhone, and gets you on your way to mastering the multitouch interface, synching with iCloud, making phone and video calls, texting, working with the calendar, and more
  • Explains setting up iTunes, watching videos, taking photos, making FaceTime video calls, and listening to your favorite music
  • Walks you through connecting to the Internet, sending and receiving e-mails, getting directions from GPS maps, working with Siri - your voice-activated virtual assistant, protecting your information, and troubleshooting
  • Addresses the latest updates, iCloud, and new iOS 5 features that make your iPhone even more powerful and easy to use
  • Includes coverage of iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and the iPhone 4 models from all  major carriers

Presented in the straightforward-but-fun style that defines the Dummies series, iPhone For Dummies, 5th Edition is the just the book you need to get acquainted with your brand new iPhone.


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Be entertained, connect with your friends, download your favorite apps, and even make a phone call!

People don't just like their iPhones. They love them. Love shouldn't be blind, though, which is why this friendly guide is filled with advice to make your iPhone experience all the more pleasurable. You'll explore its multitouch interface, get apps, sync your data, send messages, browse the web, set up iTunes, watch movies, share photos, and find your location. You'll never want to part!

  • Keep it together — manage media, contacts, calendars, e-mail accounts, and more, and sync it all with iCloud

  • Do you multitask? — while on a call, check your appointments, surf the web, and switch effortlessly between applications

  • Not just talk — wave to your kids, confer with a client, or see what's happening with FaceTime video calling

  • Shake, rattle, and roll — create playlists, scroll through your music library, and customize your listening experience

  • Satisfy your app-etite — find and download the best apps for every interest and keep your apps up to date

Open the book and find:

  • Steps for getting started with your iPhone

  • Ways to communicate with your voice-activated virtual assistant, Siri

  • Easy ways to organize your to-do lists with Reminders

  • How to stay on top of the latest news with Notification Center

  • Instructions for turning your iPhone into an e-book reader

  • Tips for staying connected with Twitter and Facebook

  • How iCloud can help locate your iPhone if it has been lost

  • Advice on troubleshooting your iPhone

About the Author

Edward C. Baig is the Personal Technology columnist for USA TODAY and the author of Macs For Dummies, 11th Edition.

Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus pens the popular "Dr. Mac" column for the Houston Chronicle and is the author of Incredible iPhone Apps For Dummies.


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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a must for new I Phone owners Feb. 3 2012
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This is my first cell phone, so I decided to go big or go home. It is an investment and a committment for data plan. Why try to just pick it up and start using it, when I can really take the time to learn about my new phone and all the amazing things it can do. If you want to be able to use your new I phone to the fullest capacity, then you must buy this book. It will help you understand step by step each area of speciality your new phone can offer. There are recommendations, ideas and great tips inside the book. If you are new to apple products, this reference tool is great. Why use your new phone to 50% of its capacity, when this book will help you use it to the MAX 100%. You'll be amazed!! Take time to get to know your new I Phone and you'll be so glad you did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book - would be lost without it Jan. 28 2012
By mackie
Format:Paperback
I got an iphone for christmas - my first cell phone and was pretty much scared to touch the thing for fear I would do something wrong. the book takes you step-by-step through the basics and then some. Brilliant product for people like me - folks who want to take advantage of the new tech, but who have not kept up and want an easy way in.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Handy reference book June 22 2013
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This is a very handy reference book to have if you are not too tech savvy.
Needless to say I have used it a few times already.
Great book
Alan
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review of iPhone 4S for Dummies April 11 2013
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-instructions, tips and information are easy to understand
-there is tons of information...and answer for every problem
-the book is indexed and has a table of contents that guide the reader through in a sensible chronological way.
-there are illustrations to help inform the reader.
-the book is easy to handle...type is readable...sequence of information is offered with common sense.
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4.0 out of 5 stars iPhone 4S For Dummies Dec 30 2012
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so far I really like the book i phone 4s for dummies. I have not had much time with the holiday and all to read the whole thing but so far it looks great
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