Paperback: 672 pages
Publisher: Que Publishing; 9 edition (November 6, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 8.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #63,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #18 in Books > Computers & Technology > Mobile Phones, Tablets & E-Readers > iPhone #41 in Books > Computers & Technology > Mobile Phones, Tablets & E-Readers > Handheld & Mobile Devices #120 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Engineering > Telecommunications & Sensors
When I turned to page 337 on "Working with Messages" I had no idea that I could see the time associated with each and every text message by swiping to the left and holding it there. This reminds me that even though I consider myself an "advanced" iPhone user, I still have things to learn from these books!I really like the formatting of this book where it splits many of the pages with how-to steps on the left, and screenshots on the right. This is a nice and condensed way of presenting information, so you get a very comprehensive resource in 653 pages. This iPhone instruction book is also useful as reference guide even if you think you know everything about the iPhone but just need to catch up with the iOS feature updates.My other favorite instruction manual is "iPhone: The Missing Manual" by David Pogue. The upcoming 9th edition of that book will be released in January 2016. The book by David Pogue tends to have more interesting stories about why certain iPhone features are designed the way that they are, and some best tips I've seen anywhere.If you have only two iPhone instruction manuals in your collection, I recommend this QUE book by Brad Miser and the Missing Manual by David Pogue.Here are some examples of pages opened at random.
I feel a bit embarrassed about this review because before reading this book, I thought I was at least an advanced intermediate user of my iPhone 6 and its iOS 9 system. However, I leaned at least one thing from every chapter in this book and more than one in most. The book is that complete.Complete does not mean complex though. At over 600 pages this is a large book and therefore comprehensive. Each chapter covers an aspect of using the iPhone and its iOS 9 software which I had a bit of a quibble about. The material is exhaustive but not tedious in presentation due to the lucidity of the text and the author’s adding a bit of humor in things like the people in his Contacts (Scottish heroes mostly).My quibble is that for beginners and experts alike, if the book had two passes for each subject, one for basic info and one for advanced subjects beyond basic usage, both ends of the knowledge group would be better served. The experts don’t need the basic and the newcomers may be overwhelmed in how much material is in each chapter. Well, that’s my idea and it may not be correct.Despite the limiting name, a good deal of material is valid for the iPad too. The author does cover both the iPad and Mac when the use of the iPhone intersects with them. I spotted no technical errors in the text but did note a few screens modestly different in my current (as of this review) iOS 9 where the author had to have been using an earlier version. None of these discrepancies are major enough to cause any but momentary confusion.The only areas missing are the gray advanced ones such as hacking the phone or jailbreaking. If you’re looking for tutorials on these, move on pilgrim. However,if you’re seeking a complete and well explained / illustrated tour of your iPhone and iPad, this is the place.
The most informative book I have found. Beautiful pictures to go along with clear explanations. This is my GO TO book even over the Dummies book for the iPhone 6s and 6Plus. I have found so many tricks I never knew existed. This book is worth every penny!
Although a lot of this can be found online it is a perfect gift for someone who is new to the iPhone and doesn't want to spend forever on the computer looking up the information. I bought this for a friend who read about it in ARRP and actually read it for myself although I am computer savvy, because it was all condensed and right there, easy to look up.
I have many books on the iphone and this is the best I have seen to date. The detail and clear screen shots make the instruction easy to follow. This book has the best section on "Suit Your Preferences" and "Customizing" where you go in and personalize your settings making the phone work the way you like it and understand it. Don't miss the section on "Creating and Working on Text Replacements" as it will save you a ton of time later when you text by adding your own phrases you use often. I know you have probably seen the do not disturb moon setting on the quick menu when you swipe up on the home screen and in settings but did you know that you can set it for specific hours? An example is setting it nightly- like when you are sleeping (exact hours you choose every night) and it will be silent at those times. Check this out on page 112. Great info about privacy with apps. Did you know you can choose your lock screen code, I mean you can also choose the number of digets not just the actual code. You dont have to have four or six! See page 129 for this. Do you ever share or lend out your phone? You should check out the sections on restricting things like access to specific areas on page 136. Ever annoyed because everyone in the coffee shop has the same ring tone as you? Don't know how to change it? Use Chapter 5. It goes on and on and on. Nothing seems left out of this one!
iPhone Portable Genius: Covers iOS 8 on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 5c A Beginner's Guide to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: (Or iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s with iOS 8) My iPhone (Covers iOS 9 for iPhone 6s/6s Plus, 6/6 Plus, 5s/5C/5, and 4s) (9th Edition) iPhone 6: Apple iPhone 6 Beginners Guide - Learn How To Use And Get The Most Out Of Your iPhone 6 & iPhone 6S (Apple, IOS, iPhone 6/6s/6 Plus) iPhone 6: The Complete iPhone 6 Beginners Guide - Learn How To Use Your iPhone 6, Detailed User Manual, Plus New iPhone 6 & iPhone 6s Hidden Features, Tips And Tricks! (Apple, IOS, Yosemite) iPhone 6: Apple iPhone 6 User Guide - Learn How To Use iPhone 6, iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus, With Advanced Tips! (Apple, IOS, Yosemite) iPhone 7: The Ultimate Apple iPhone 7 User Manual - Discover Amazing Hacks To Master Your iPhone 7 Now! (iPhone 7 Phone Case, iPhone 7 User Guide, iPhone 7 Manual) iPhone 6: The Ultimate User Guide With Exclusive Tips And Tricks To Master iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus (Iphone 6, IOS 9, Apple) My iPhone for Seniors (Covers iOS 9 for iPhone 6s/6s Plus, 6/6 Plus, 5s/5C/5, and 4s) (My...) iPhone 7: For Beginners - Learn How To Use Iphone 7 Plus Advanced Tips And Tricks (iPhone 7 Phone Case, iPhone 7 User Guide, iPhone 7 Manual) The iPhone Book: Covers iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 4 (6th Edition) iPhone 6: The Comprehensive User Guide To Master Iphone 6, 6 S And 6 S Plus! Includes Advanced Tips and Tricks! (Iphone 6, IOS 9, Apple) Iphone 6 S and 6 S Plus: Practical User Guide with Exclusive Tips and Tricks to Master Iphone 6 S (Iphone 6, IOS 9, Apple) iPhone 6: Practical User Guide To Master Iphone 6, 6 S And 6 S Plus! Includes Little-Known Tips and Tricks (Iphone 6, IOS 9, Apple) Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone 6s: Covers iOS9 and all models of iPhone 6s, 6, and iPhone 5 (Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech)) IPhone SE: The Ultimate User Guide With Exclusive Tips And Tricks To Master Your IPhone SE (Apple, IOS, iPhone SE) THE BEATLES ALBUM COVERS 1963 - 1970: A Collector's Guide To Over 55 Album Covers Produced While The Beatles Were Still A Group (Collector's Guide To Beatles Album Covers) Help Me! Guide to iPhone 6: Step-by-Step User Guide for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6 Guide: For iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6s Guide: The Ultimate Guide for iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus