iPhone 101 (iOS 7 Version)

Learn the Basics of Using your iPhone with the brand new iOS 7 software. You'll even find hidden Tips and Tricks.
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  • Lectures 29
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 9/2013 English

Course Description

Whether you have a new iPhone 5c or you just upgraded your existing iPhone to iOS 7. We're here to show you the new features and help you get the most out of your iPhone.

You'll also appreciate our clear teaching style which makes the iPhone easy to understand and use, even if you're new to smartphones.

What are the requirements?

  • An iPhone upgraded to iOS 7

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Discover the new features of iOS 7
  • New users of the iPhone will learn how to use a touchscreen
  • Learn all the major iPhone Apps (Phone, Messages, Mail, Siri, Camera, and Photos)

Who is the target audience?

  • New purchasers of an iPhone
  • Novice tech users looking for understandable training on the iPhone
  • Existing iPhone users upgrading to iOS 7

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Introduction to The Course

Tips and tricks to help you learn with this video class.

Section 1: Introduction
PDF eBook Notes
20 pages

Learn to touch the screen.

Touch slightly below where you would normally think to touch

Make your Taps deliberate, but don’t move your finger

Don’t use wet or dirty fingers


From the Lock Screen on iOS 7, you can do four things:

  • Access the camera

    Control Center

    Notification Center

    Slide to unlock


Quick Access to Common Features

Airplane Mode, WiFi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb, Portrait Orientation Lock


Audio Controls

Air DRop, Air Play

Flashlight, Clock & TImers, Calculator, Camera


Quickly view your calendar and upcoming events and see what your Apps are saying to you.


Here's what you'll find on your Home Screen

Pages of apps

Tap to launch app

Hold and Drag to rearrange icons

Drag icons onto another icon to make a folder

Tap x to delete third party apps

Swipe down to search

Advanced Tip- Customize the Search (Settings-General-Spotlight Search)


Tape once to return to the first home screen

Tap twice for Multi-tasking switcher

  • Switch apps by swiping to find an app and tap to switch
  • Close apps by swiping up

Hold for Siri, tell her what you want


Some people complain about iOS 7 because of the thin fonts which can be difficult to read and the motion effects that can be dizzying. These settings will help you.

Section 2: Applications

The iPhone is a great Phone.

You can setup your Favorites like a Speed Dial, Access Recent Calls, Dial or Quick Redial, and Access your Visual Voicemail.


When you can't take a call, don't leave your caller's hanging, use these iPhone options.


Some features of Messages:

  • iPhone to iPhone is an iMessage and its *Free (data charges apply)
  • Dictate your texts- Push the Microphone Icon
  • Send pictures or video by tapping the small camera icon next to the bubble.

Setup email on your iPhone in 2 minutes.


Here's some ways you can better manage your email on your iPhone:

  • Make and sort into Folders
  • Swipe to Delete/Archive
  • Manage multiple emails with Edit
  • Add VIPs (Tap Arrow, Custom Notifications)


Composing an email with formatting and images is really easy to do. Here's a few tips:

  • Dictate Emails
  • Add a photo my holding down in the text area.
  • Add Formatting by Selecting
  • Long email, get back to the top fast.
  • Secret .com shortcut


Siri is a great Personal Assistant. Please refer to the PDF handout for some great things you can do with Siri.

  • Start from lock screen- slide up from the camera icon
  • Video, Photos, Square Photos, or Panorama, Just Slide
  • Tap to focus, Tap and Hold to Lock Focus and Exposure
  • Zoom with a pinch
  • Tap for Flash
  • Tap HDR for High Dynamic Range Photos
  • Front or rear camera- just tap the rotation icon at the top
  • Add instant Photo “Filter” Effects
  • Turn the Grid on in Settings
  • Hold and release the shutter button for better pictures.
  • Use the iPhone like a Point and Shoot camera with the Volume + button.
  • Plug in headphones for a remote shutter release like the pros
  • Press Power and Home button to take a screenshot

The Photos App on your iPhone does everything from organize your photos, to creating online galleries, to simple photo editing.


Apple's Maps App is a great way to get around.


Safari is a beautiful way to browse the internet. And integrated with iCloud and Twitter, it makes powerful features readily available to you.


The iPhone is a great device to listen to music. Here's an overview of Music App and iTunes Radio


The Calendar App is a great way to manage your schedule. Here are some tips.


We all make lists to help us remember things and stay organized. Now you can use Reminders to assist you.


iCloud has a ton of great features, but two incredibly useful features are: iCloud backup and Find My iPhone.

Section 3: Favorite Third Party Apps- What's Yours?

Purchasing new Applications is simple and easy in the App Store.


The Stock Apple apps are great to start off with, but when you want to be a Power User, you purchase Apps which have special features, and work the way you want to work. Fantastical 2 is one of my Must install apps.

Section 4: Great Links and Resources
iOS History by The Verge
Section 5: Parting Thoughts...

Some closing thoughts...

What are your favorites apps or What problem do you need to solve? Leave a question and I'll help find the perfect app for you.

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Instructor Biography

Arlen Nagata, Owner of iSensei.tv & HawaiiWP.com

Making Tech and WordPress web design simple.

If it's all “Geek" to you, you need Arlen. For years, Arlen has been keeping up with the trends of technology and WordPress web design. He provides simple, easy to understand help for others with their technology and design needs.

Arlen is a regular Computer Workshop Instructor at the Kroc Center in Kapolei Hawaii. He also presents at the Hawaii Mac & Apple Users Society. You can find some of Arlen's free videos on Arlen's YouTube channel.

Here's what people say about Arlen:

“He has helped me and my family in understanding the use of the Mac and he is very patient with us. From what I have seen and heard from the Apple Store itself, this guy really knows his stuff with the Mac, in fact I would say more than most of the employees at the Apple store." -Stephen LL, State Farm Insurance

“Arlen has been a God send in many times of computer problems for our personal and business needs.... I myself am not technical so having Arlen to call on when our computer problems arise is a blessing." -Jamie Yamashiro

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