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What Is iCloud and How Do You Sync It to an iPhone?

Apple's iCloud service is more than just a wireless hard drive in the sky. iCloud is a complete wireless storage and data synchronization solution. In a nutshell, iCloud is designed to store and manage [more…]

Syncing Your Data to Your iPhone 5

You have to tell iTunes what data you want to synchronize between your iPhone 5 and your computer. You start this process by clicking the Info tab, which is to the right of the Summary tab. [more…]

Synchronize Media from Your Computer to Your iPhone 5

When you sync (synchronize) media from your computer to your iPhone 5, you're ensuring that the media that's downloaded (or deleted) on your computer gets copied [more…]

Make Video Calls with FaceTime on Your iPhone 5

Think of all the people who will want to see you, such as an old college roommate living halfway around the world or grandparents living miles away. Using FaceTime is as easy as making a regular call on [more…]

The 5 Views of the iPhone 5 Calendar App

The Calendar app lets you keep on top of your appointments and events (birthdays, anniversaries, and the like). You open it by tapping the Calendar icon on the Home screen. The icon is smart in its own [more…]

AirDrop and Your iPhone 5

AirDrop is a fast, safe, and secure (through encryption) wireless method of sharing photos, videos, contacts, documents, and more with people you are close to physically. You just tap the share icon [more…]

The Outside of Your iPhone 4 and iPhone 5

The iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 are sleek devices with a few buttons, windows, and connectors on the top, sides, and bottom of the device. Here's a brief look at what each of them does. [more…]

iPhone 5's Fingerprint Lock

If you have the iPhone 5s, you should at least try Touch ID, the clever new fingerprint authentication scheme that not only lets you bypass the Lock screen by pressing your thumb or another finger against [more…]

A List of Things You Can Ask Siri

Siri (available on the iPhone 4s and later models) can make your life easier in so many ways. Here's a list of things you can say to Siri — and expect to receive a correct answer — most of the time. [more…]

Specs and Info about the iPhone's Digital Camera

Megapixels measure a camera’s resolution, or picture sharpness, which is particularly important to folks who want to blow up prints well beyond snapshot size. The iPhone 4 has a 5-megapixel camera. The [more…]

Data Networks and Your iPhone

You can’t typically make or receive phone calls on a wireless phone without tapping into a cellular network. And you can’t prowl the Internet (or send e-mail or messages) on a mobile phone without accessing [more…]

How to Download Books and Media to Your iPhone

You may have noticed that the App Store app on your iPhone offers nothing but apps. iTunes on your computer, on the other hand, includes sections for Music, Movies, TV Shows, Books, Podcasts, and iTunes [more…]

Mastering the iPhone’s Multitouch Screen

The Apple iPhone has no physical keyboard or keypad buttons, so you have to use a virtual version of buttons and controls that appear on-screen for the tasks at hand. The following figure shows standard [more…]

Making a Call on Your iPhone

You have several options for making a phone call from your iPhone. First tap the Phone icon on the Home screen, and then tap on one of these icons: [more…]

Managing Your iPhone Contacts

You access your address book by tapping the Phone icon on the Home screen of your iPhone. Some of the things you can do with contacts in the Phone application include the following: [more…]

Getting Help When Your iPhone Acts Up

Most of the time, your iPhone behaves itself. But every so often it causes you problems. Here’s a quick review of things you can try if your iPhone misbehaves. [more…]

iPhone For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Your iPhone can be so much more than a communication tool to talk into. Aside from making calls and creating your contacts, you need to get familiar with the many options available on the iPhone touchscreen [more…]

10 Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts about Your iPhone

Your iPhone is capable of performing so many things. The more you use your iPhone, the more helpful you'll find shortcuts and other timesaving tips about it. Here are some faves. [more…]

Linking Your iPhone to Home Security

You probably have your iPhone with you most of the time, so what better way is there to keep an eye on what's going on at home when you're away? We looked into some of the apps and accessories available [more…]

How to Make Custom Ringtones for Your iPhone

You can assign different ringtones and vibrations to your contacts so you know who's calling — even when your iPhone is out of sight — just by the ringtone you hear. And your iPhone comes with a vast selection [more…]

How to Use Your iPhone as a Slideshow Remote Control

When you make presentations at client meetings or conferences, you may use an electronic slideshow to support your spoken words, and that slideshow is more than likely projected on a large monitor or projector [more…]

Bonus Chapters for iPhone All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Click here to download the bonus chapters for iPhoneAll-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition. These bonus chapters focus on just a few of the many great apps you can download to your iPhone. [more…]

How to Adjust iPhone Settings

Let’s explore the non-app customize-your-iPhone button: Settings. Here you adjust iPhone's numerous settings to suit your style, including date and time, screen brightness, default ringtone, and background [more…]

How to Create an Apple ID for Your iPhone

Your Apple ID is your entry ticket to just about everything iPhone. You need it to sign in and make purchases at the iTunes Store, the App Store, the iBook Store, and the online Apple Store, as well as [more…]

How to Use iCloud with Your iPhone

iCloud is Apple's over-the-air syncing, sharing, and storage service you have access to with your iPhone. Your data is stored in a remote Apple location, somewhere in North Carolina [more…]

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