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  1. 1. iPhone In d iP clu To o din uc g hSuperguide &&FFor Macss or Mac Winndow Wi dow $12.95 | Second Edition
  2. 2. Foreword Apple’s iPhone isn’t just another mobile phone. It’s also a full-featured iPod and the smallest Mac ever created—because underneath that glass touch screen it’s running OS X. The iPhone represents the second time Apple has tried to completely rethink the way we connect with our computers. The original Macintosh changed the world by providing a physical control (the mouse) that moved a cursor on a computer interface. But the iPhone does it one better. Now, instead of pushing around a mouse to make a disembodied arrow or hand move on the computer screen, you use your finger to do all the moving. When you touch a photo, Web page, or e-mail message on the iPhone and slide your finger across the screen, the image moves along with your touch, as if you were moving a physi- cal object. There’s no cursor on the iPhone because your finger is your pointer—and pointing, despite what your mother may have told you, is just what fingers are meant to do. That brings us to the subject of this book. Why in the world would Macworld publish an entire book about a device that’s supposed to be so intuitive? It’s a question I get a lot, including from people at Apple. Their goal—and it’s a smart one to shoot for—is to make an incredibly complex technology as easy to use as possible. And the iPhone is easy to use, which is one reason it’s so appealing. But make no mistake about it: the iPhone is a computer. And a full Web browser. And an e-mail client. It can run thousands of programs written by independent developers, connect to Wi-Fi networks, and even log in to your employer’s virtual private network (VPN). As easy as it is to use, the iPhone has an ocean of depth. Our goal is to help you plumb thosePhotograPh by Peter belanger depths and uncover more of your phone’s hidden potential. In the pages of this book, we’ll give you not only the basics but also more-advanced tips, tricks, and troubleshooting advice. And for the very latest iPhone coverage—including accessory reviews—be sure to visit iPhone Central (iphone.macworld.com). —Jason snell, editorial director, Macworld san Francisco, February 2009 Macworld’s iPhone suPerguide, second edition 1
  3. 3. Table of ContentsGetting Started we’ll show you how to quickly navi- gate the iPhone’s most important8 The iPhone 3G at a Glance features.Familiarize yourself with theiPhone’s main hardware features, 42 Checking E-mailincluding every button, switch, slot, Review the basics on how to setand plug. up new e-mail accounts and work with your messages—including13 Changing Your Settings viewing attachments. We’ve alsoTake a tour of the Settings menu, got tips for mastering the iPhone’swhere you can change your ring- keyboard.tone, check how many minutesyou’ve used, and set preferences 53 Sending Text Messagesfor individual third-party apps. SMS text messages offer a convenient way to have a brief24 Getting On the Network conversation or send quick notes.Get the most from the iPhone’s Learn how to carry on multipleWi-Fi, Edge, and 3G abilities. We’ll conversations with the iPhone’sshow you how to connect and what Text program.precautions to take to protect yourvaluable data. cover PhotograPh by Peter belanger; PhotograPh courtesy of aPPleStaying in Touch30 Managing ContactsAt the heart of all of theiPhone’s communicationfeatures—including phone,e-mail, and text messag-ing—lies the contacts list.Here’s how to create,sync, access, and orga-nize your contacts.36 Using the PhoneFrom making calls toanswering voice mail, Macworld’s iPhone suPerguide, second edition 2
  4. 4. table of contentsMultimedia onthe iPhone58 Navigating Music and VideosLearn how to navigate your medialibrary easily, how to access someof the less obvious features, andhow to create playlists on the fly.67 Using YouTubeIf you get bored with the video filessynced to your iPhone, you canaccess streaming content fromYouTube’s online video warehouse.70 Smart Syncing StrategiesDo you have more music, pod-casts, and videos than will fit on Maximizeyour iPhone? Learn how to get themost from the iPhone’s storage by Productivityslimming down files and setting up 90 Surf the Websmart playlists. The iPhone’s Web browser packs a lot of power. Navigate the Web,81 Converting Video manage your bookmarks, and learn for the iPhone the smart way to check RSS feeds.With the help of some free or low-cost software, you can quickly con- 100 Maps and GPSvert videos from your hard drive or Use iPhone’s Maps program andother sources to enjoy on the road. GPS powers to find local busi- nesses, follow driving directions,83 Working with Photos and keep an eye on traffic.The iPhone can sync existing pho-tos from your computer and take 106 Schedulingnew ones. We’ll show you how to Track time with smart calendarget photos onto the iPhone, use syncing and alarm settings. Here’sthe built-in camera, and show off how to manage events and dead-your masterpieces to others. lines without missing a beat. Macworld’s iPhone suPerguide, second edition 3
  5. 5. table of contents111 The iPhone’s Other 136 Stay Connected Applications Stay up-to-date on the latest news,Meet the iPhone’s other default ap- changing stock prices, and yourplications that make it a true PDA: friends’ Twitter feeds.Calculator, Notes, Stocks, andWeather. 138 Have Fun These iPhone apps are excellent at cutting loose. Listen to the radio,Troubleshooting find movie times, edit photos, andTips of course, play games.116 Tools of the TradeEvery iPhone owner should learn The Best iPhonethese simple steps. They will help Accessoriesyou recover fast from the mostcommon iPhone problems. 144 Cases Keep your iPhone safe from drops,121 Fixing Common scrapes, and other mishaps with Problems these cases. Whether you wantWhether it’s stubborn e-mail attach- something stylish, rugged, or invis-ments or confusing sync options, ible, there’s a case for you.here are our tips on how to solvesome of the most common iPhone 147 Headphonesconundrums. Improve sound and get interesting features, such as noise-cancelingThird-Party Apps technology, when you invest in a130 Accessing Apps good pair of third-Get acquainted with Apple’s App party headphones.Store and learn how to downloadand manage any of the thousands 151 Speakersof third-party apps available. Find the right iPhone speakers for any setup in our recommendations133 Be Productive that cover every size and budget.Use your iPhone to accomplishmore with these recommended 153 Power Accessoriesproductivity apps which let you log Keep your iPhone juiced and readytime, organize your searches, and to go with these clever power-transfer files. related gadgets. Macworld’s iPhone suPerguide, second edition 4
  6. 6. ContributorsBen Boychuk is a freelance writer Senior Contributor and trouble-and columnist in Rialto, California. shooting guru Ted Landau’s latest book is Take Control of YourSenior Editor Christopher Breen is iPhone (Take Control Books, 2008,the author of The iPod and iTunes takecontrolbooks.com).Pocket Guide, third edition, andThe iPhone Pocket Guide, second Associate Editor Dan Moren is theedition (Peachpit Press, 2008). editor of MacUser.com and a con- tributor to the iPhone Central blog.Senior Editor Peter Cohen writesnews for Macworld.com when he’s Jon Seff is Macworld’s seniornot stoking the fires of Macworld’s news editor and resident expertGame Room. on converting video files for the iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, and anyJim Dalrymple is Macworld’s edi- other medium imaginable.tor at large, covering the pro audiomarket. Jim has a video training Jason Snell, Macworld’s editorialseries on MacProVideo.com on director, guides you through thehow to record guitars using a Mac. iPhone basics.Glenn Fleishman writes aboutWi-Fi at wifinetnews.com and is theauthor of Take Control of SharingFiles in Leopard (TidBits Publish-ing, 2007, takecontrolbooks.com). Macworld’s iPhone Superguide Editor Kelly Turner President and ceo Mike KisseberthSenior Editor Dan Frakes reviews VP, editorial director Jason snelliPod, iPhone, and audio gear for Managing editor Jennifer wernerMacworld and runs Macworld.com’s associate editor heather KellyMac Gems and Mobile Mac blogs. copy editor Peggy nauts art director rob schultz designers lori Flynn,Senior Editor Rob Griffiths runs carli MorgensteinMacOSXHints.com, writes Mac- Production director nancy Jonathansworld’s monthly Mac OS X Hints Prepress Manager tamara garguscolumn, and offers Mac hints on Macworld is a publication of Mac Publishing, L.L.C., and International Data Group, Inc. Macworld is an independent journal not affiliated with Apple, Inc. Copyright © 2008, Mac Publishing, L.L.C. All rights reserved. Macworld, the Macworld logo,Macworld’s Mac OS X Hints blog. the Macworld Lab, the mouse-ratings logo, MacCentral.com, PriceGrabber, and Mac Developer Journal are registered trademarks of International Data Group, Inc., and used under license by Mac Publishing, L.L.C. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. Printed in the United States of America.Assistant Editor Chris Holt reviews Have comments or suggestions? E-mail us at ebooks@macworld.com.games for Macworld and is part ofthe Macworld lab reviews team. Macworld’s iPhone suPerguide, second edition 6
  7. 7. Getting Startedhow to get comfortable, access importantsettings, and get onlineA s its name promises, the iPhone is a phone. But it’s also a hand held computer, offering web browsing,e-mail, gPs, and much more. add to thatthe huge selection of applications availablein the app store, and the iPhone can beanything from a powerful game console to aspanish teacher. to top it off, the iPhone isalso an outstanding iPod. in short, it’s unlikeany cell phone you’ve ever used before. But to unlock all that your iPhone can do,you’ll need to know your way around boththe interface and the iPhone’s settings andpreferences. in this chapter, we’ll introduce TAble of conTenTSyou to the most important features on youriPhone (and iPod touch) and get you up and 8 the iPhone 3g at arunning as quickly as possible. glance 13 changing Your settings 24 getting on the network Macworld’s iPhone suPerguide, second edition 7
  8. 8. GettinG startedThe iPhone 3G at aGlanceI t’s always best to start from the beginning. And the beginning, in this case, is the outside of the iPhone—the slots, buttons, switches, and ports. Here’s what you’ll find. (Most of these features also exist on theoriginal iPhone and on the iPod touch, except where noted.) a b c D E F Macworld’s iPhone suPerguide, second edition 8
  9. 9. GettinG started Receivera  the Home screen. If you quicklyWith no headphones plugged in, press the button twice when thethis is where you’ll place your ear phone is locked, you’ll be able toto listen to incoming calls. (This access basic iPod controls. At allswitch doesn’t appear on the iPod other times, a double-click of thetouch.) Home button can either take you to the Home screen, bring up your Touch-Screen Displayb  iPhone favorites, or switch to theUnlike other smart phones, the iPod app—you can choose whichiPhone doesn’t have a tactile by using the Settings app, underkeyboard or a bunch of navigation General: Home Button.buttons. Instead, you’ll use its 3.5-inch touch-screen display to make Speaker D selections, type e-mail messages You’ll find the speaker on the bot-and Web addresses, dial phone tom edge of the iPhone, on thenumbers, and change settings. left side. If you have a caller onThe display is made from optical- speakerphone, this is where thequality glass, which makes it highly sound will come out. It’ll also playscratch resistant. The screen has a anything that makes noise on yourresolution of 320 by 480 pixels at iPod, including music and a video’s160 pixels per inch (much higher audio track. Because the iPhonethan that of most computer dis- has just one speaker, it plays allplays). Though the screen smudges audio in mono (in a single channel).easily, the display is so bright that (On the iPod touch the speaker isyou won’t see those smudges located inside the body of the iPodunless it has gone black. Apple rather than on the bottom.)includes a chamois cloth in the boxso you can polish the screen. Dock connector e  The iPhone uses the standard 30- Home buttonc  pin iPod dock connector to hookThe only physical button on the up with your computer or otherface of the iPhone, the Home accessories. But keep in mind thatbutton is your shortcut out of the the iPhone is a different shape thancurrent program and back to the the iPod models, so it may not fitiPhone’s main interface. You can right in some accessories. Andalso press this button to wake interference from the iPhone’s cel-up a snoozing iPhone. If you’re lular antenna may mean that exter-looking at the iPhone’s Home nal speakers don’t work as well, orscreen, pressing the button will at all, unless you turn on Airplanetake you back to the first page of mode. (When you place the iPhone Macworld’s iPhone suPerguide, second edition 9
  10. 10. GettinG started H G I Jin a dock-connector speaker sys- camera H tem not designed specifically for The back of the iPhone sportsthe iPhone, it automatically asks if the lens of the phone’s built-inyou want to switch modes.) 2-megapixel camera. The image is displayed on the front screen so MicrophoneF  you can frame the shot. (The iPodThe iPhone’s internal microphone touch doesn’t have a camera.)is found on the bottom right of thedevice. You can use it for making Sleep/Wake button I calls or, with the help of add-on Press this button to lock yoursoftware from the App Store, use it iPhone’s screen. (The phone willfor voice recording and many other still receive calls and play music,purposes. (There’s no microphone but the screen itself will be off.) Ifon the iPod touch.) it’s already locked, you can press this button to wake it up, then slide Headphone JackG  your finger across the bottom ofThis is a standard 3.5mm audio the touch screen to unlock it. Tojack, like the one used on iPods, turn the iPhone completely off,rather than the smaller 2.5mm size hold the Sleep/Wake button downfound on many cell phones. You for a few seconds, until the redcan use any sort of headphones “slide to power off” slider appears.with it, though if you want to talk (When shut down, the iPhone won’tas well as listen, you’ll need to use ring, play music, or anything else.)Apple’s included earbuds, buy To turn the iPhone back on, pressa set with a built-in microphone, and hold the Sleep/Wake buttonor buy an add-on adapter that until the Apple logo appears. If youlets you use your favorite head- wish to silence an incoming call,phones with the adapter’s own press the Sleep/Wake button. Ifmicrophone. you want to decline an incoming Macworld’s iPhone suPerguide, second edition 10
  11. 11. GettinG started K Lcall and send it directly to voice small hole and push. (Because themail, press the Sleep/Wake button iPod touch isn’t a phone, it has notwice quickly. SIM card.) SIM-card SlotJ  Volume Up and Down K Like other current GSM phones, buttonsthe iPhone uses a SIM (Subscriber Below the silent ringer switch areIdentity Module) card—a small the iPhone’s volume buttons. Pressprogrammable card that contains up to increase volume and down topersonal data such as your phone decrease volume. This affects notnumber and carrier ID. Without an only the volume of calls, but alsoactivated SIM card, your iPhone is application sounds and audio andjust a pretty hunk of metal, glass, video playback.and plastic. The top of the iPhonebears a small slot for the phone’s Silent Ringer Switch L SIM card (it’s the one with the tiny On the left side of the phone ishole). The iPhone’s SIM card is the silent ringer switch. It doespreinstalled and turns on when exactly what you’d suspect—you activate the phone through push it toward the back of theiTunes. Your old GSM mobile phone (so that you see an orangephone likely has a SIM card as dot) and the iPhone’s speakerwell. Regrettably, that SIM card goes quiet. Pull it toward the frontwon’t work with your iPhone— of the phone and the ringer is ac-the iPhone’s SIM card has some tive. Note that flipping the switchspecial characteristics not found into silent mode does not silencein other SIM cards. However, you audio playback in the phone’scan use the iPhone’s SIM card iPod area, and some iPhone appswith other phones on AT&T ser- may still make noise. (This switchvice. To eject the SIM card, insert doesn’t appear on the iPodthe end of a paper clip into the touch.) Macworld’s iPhone suPerguide, second edition 11
  12. 12. GettinG started HeadsetM  crophoneThe headset can operate exactly once tolike an iPod’s earbuds. You can answerlisten to calls through it, as well as a callaudio from the iPod program and and againother apps. But this headset differs to end the mfrom those included with the iPod call. If youbecause it also has a small micro- wish to declinephone attached to the cable dan- an incoming callgling down from the right earbud. and send it to voice mail,With the headset plugged in, this squeeze and hold the micro-microphone picks up your voice phone for a few seconds. Thewhen you speak during a call. iPhone will beep twice to let you The headset has a built-in know it’s done the job.switch. Squeeze the microphone While on a call, you can take anonce while listening to music or incoming call and put the currentwatching a video to pause play- call on hold by squeezing the mikeback. Squeeze it twice in suc- once. To end the current call andcession to skip to the next track. answer an incoming call, or toSqueeze it three times to skip return to a call you’ve put on hold,back to the previous track. If a call squeeze and hold the mike for twocomes in, you can squeeze the mi- seconds. iPod Touch although this book is called the Macworld iPhone Superguide, most of what we write will cover the iPod touch, which is essentially the iPhone without the phone part. generally when we say iPhone, we mean the iPod touch, too. we’ll specify when certain features don’t work on the iPod touch when necessary. Macworld’s iPhone suPerguide, second edition 12
  13. 13. Staying in Touch Make the Most of Your Phone, e-mail, and instant Messaging Features T he iPhone packs a lot of power into its slim frame. But first and foremost, it’s a phone. in addition to the features you’d expect from a modern mobile phone, the iPhone includes a few extras you wouldn’t—including a new way of interacting with your voice mail. But the iPhone doesn’t limit the concept of communication to just calls. You can also use it to sendiPhone PhotograPhs courtesY oF aPPle e-mail or text messages to others. although the process of making calls and checking your e-mail isn’t complicated, you can save time and get more Table of conTenTS done by customizing a few settings and taking 30 Managing advantage of a few hidden shortcuts. we’ve contacts got the inside scoop on managing your con- 36 using the Phone tacts, juggling multiple callers, saving e-mailed 42 checking e-mail photos, filling in the gaps in the included text 53 sending text messaging application, and more. Messages Macworld’s iPhone suPerguide, second edition 29
  14. 14. NAVIGATING MUSIC AND VIDEOS Multimedia on the iPhone explore the iPod hiding inside Your iPhone S teve Jobs has pronounced the iPhone “the best iPod we’ve ever made.” it plays mu- sic, audiobooks, and podcasts and you can view tV shows, music videos, and full-length movies on it. store your favorite photos on it, and it acts as a personal slide- show player. But with the iPhone, apple has released an iPod that’s markedly different from previous iPod models—one that not only adds slick eye candy and a larger display but streams videos from the internet. un- fortunately, it also lacks some favorite features Table of conTenTSiPhone PhotograPhs courtesY of aPPle found on previous iPod models—the ability to copy media from more than one computer 58 navigating Music and Videos to the device, for example—and, because of 67 using Youtube its relatively limited storage, it places greater 70 smart syncing limitations on how much media you can carry strategies with you. 81 converting Video in this chapter we’ll show you how the for the iPhone iPhone differs from your iPod as well as 83 working with offer hints for working around some of its Photos limitations. Macworld’s iPhone suPerguide, second edition 57
  15. 15. MaximizeProductivityMake Your iPhone a Multitasking Pda withapple’s Built-in applicationsI n addition to be- ing a top-notch phone and iPod,the iPhone is alsoa capable webbrowser and full-fledged Pda. whilemany phones canaccess the internet,few do it well, andnone comes closeto approximating theexperience you geton a real computer.the iPhone aims tobe the first, thanks to a customized version ofsafari and a host of programs that work liketheir computer-based counterparts rather thanlimited mobile-phone versions. Table of conTenTs whether you’re surfing the web by thepool, searching for a restaurant from the road, 90 surf the webor scheduling your day, the iPhone can help 100 Maps and gPsyou find information and stay on task. here’s 106 schedulinghow to get the most out of the other applica- 111 the iPhone’s othertions it has to offer. applications Macworld’s iPhone suPerguide, second edition 89
  16. 16. TroubleshootingTipswhen Your iPhone or iPod touch acts up,Follow these steps to get it Back on trackE ven with all of its groundbreaking features and beauty, the iPhone is still fallible. You should expect to encountera few wrinkles along the way—such as freezesand crashes—that will need ironing out.unfortunately, you are limited in the number ofways you can troubleshoot your iPhone. Youronly view of the iPhone is the one you getwhen you turn it on, and you can only interactwith the system through the various settingsscreens on the iPhone itself. when you dockyour iPhone, you can only work with it throughitunes (or iPhoto if photo syncing). this chapter will walk you through the mostcommon troubleshooting techniques availableto iPhone and iPod touch users, as well as TablE of conTEnTslook at some common problems and myster-ies you may encounter. 116 tools of the trade 121 Fixing common Problems Macworld’s iPhone suPerguide, second edition 115
  17. 17. Third-PartyApps20 great ways to extend Your iPhoneor iPod touchI n July 2008, apple opened the doors to the iPhone and iPod touch and let third- party developers create programs thatusers could purchase and download evenwhile on the go. since then, customers havesnapped up more than 500 million of theseadd-ons, many of which pick up where ap-ple’s standard applications leave off—includingproductivity boosters, audio recorders, imageeditors, and much more. But with so many options, it can be hard topick out the truly great apps from the merelyweird and wacky apps. in the pages thatfollow, you’ll find 20 of our favorite third-partyprograms. But don’t stop here. new programsare added to the store all the time. For our TAble of conTenTslatest reviews, check out Macworld’s iPhone 130 accessing appsapplication guide (www.macworld.com/ 133 Be Productiveapps/index). 136 stay connected 138 have Fun Macworld’s iPhone suPerguide, second edition 129
  18. 18. The Best iPhoneAccessoriesMake the Most out of Your iPhone experiencewith these add-onsW hen you purchase an iPhone, apple gives you everything you need to get started—including a poweradapter, a usB cable, and a pair ofheadphones with an incorporatedmicrophone for hands-free calls.But there are plenty of otheruseful accessories that appledoesn’t offer. whether you’relooking for a Bluetooth head-set, a protective case, high-quality headphones for bettersound, or a set of speakersfor listening to music out loud,there are scores of add-onsthat let you do more with yourphone. here are our picks for some of themost useful accessories for the iPhone. For TABle of conTenTsmore reviews of the latest iPhone gear, go toiphone.macworld.com. 144 cases 147 headphones 151 speakers 153 Power accessories Macworld’s iPhone suPerguide, second edition 143
  19. 19. Nobody spends more time with Apple’s revolutionary products than the editors at Macworld. In this book Macworld’s team of experts uses its knowledge to create an updated and straightforward guide to the iPhone. Apple’s groundbreaking mobile device is an iPod, phone, Web browser, PDA, and game console all in one. Inside these pages you’ll find detailed instructions for mastering your device’s most important features, as well as a few hidden ones. You’ll learn how to customize the iPhone or iPod touch’ssettings, squeeze the most juice out of a battery charge, and connectto nearby wireless networks while keeping your data protected. You’llalso get insider tips for communicating using the phone, e-mail, textmessages, and instant messages. Take advantage of the iPhone 3G’spowerful GPS technology and built-in maps, as well as its Web browser.Enjoy the iPod hiding inside your iPhone with our strategies for navi-gating your media files and converting video files on your hard drive orDVDs into an iPhone-compatible format. We’ll show you how to takeadvantage of iTunes’ space-saving features, including smart playliststhat sift through your massive library and find the files you want to carrywith you. Expand your iPhone’s capabilities with our picks for bestthird-party apps from Apple’s App Store. And for when you run intotrouble, our experts offer vital troubleshooting advice and indispensabletips for solving common hiccups.Whether you’re on a Mac or Windows PC, using a first-generationiPhone, iPhone 3G, or iPod touch, Macworld’s award-winning team willshow you how to get the most out of your device. ISBN 978-0-9822621-1-5 51995 > 9 780982 262115