iPhone for Beginners

Learn the Basics of the iPhone, updated for iOS 8.
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  • Lectures 83
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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    Available on iOS and Android
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Published 10/2014 English

Course Description

You unboxed your iPhone and---"Where is the iPhone manual?!" Look no further! Your iPhone for Beginners Training Course is packed with over 2+ hours of iPhone tutorials from how to manage your contacts, email, calendar, notes, iCloud and more. I won't just teach you the basics of the iPhone, I'll show you how to master them.

iPhone tutorials includes answers to:

  • How to Setup and Use Email
  • How to Get Driving Directions
  • Using Siri as a Personal Assistant
  • Managing iCloud
  • Managing Your Calendar Schedule
  • ...And More!

If you're tired of asking family for help, then why not give this in-depth course a try where you can re-play videos as much as you want! Who knows, maybe you'll be able to teach them something they didn't know!

This course is guaranteed to teach you the basics. Purchase this course online now and let's get started!

What are the requirements?

  • You must have an iPhone with iOS 7 or newer installed. This course is ideal for iPhone owners running iOS 8. Please check with the vendor you bought your iPhone from for directions on how to update to iOS 8.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will feel comfortable using your iPhone and have a great experience with exploring apps and having fun---Finally!
  • Have the confidence to navigate and manage apps on your iPhone

Who is the target audience?

  • You feel your iPhone works against you rather than for you
  • You've asked for help from friends and family, but aren't getting adequate help
  • You want to learn the basics of the iPhone!

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.


Section 1: Introduction

An introduction to the course which talks about who this course is for, types of basics covered and a welcome from Josh Curtis, the instructor.

Section 2: Anatomy of the iPhone

An overview of the basic outer hardware of the iPhone including:

  • Lock button
  • Volume Controls
  • Ring/Silent
  • Home Button
  • Headphone jack
  • Cable connector
  • Microphone Speake

An overview of the Homescreen and what Apps are all about.


The basics of tapping vs pressing, swiping and multitasking

Section 3: Basic Functions

The best practices for using the touch keyboard on your iPhone.


How to move the text cursor throughout a line of text so you can make edits to words.


How to move large amounts of text such as cut, copy and paste on your iPhone.


Once you get a lot of contacts, apps and many other kinds of data filling up your iPhone, it may become easier to search through it to find things a lot faster.

Section 4: Basic Setup

How to access the wireless internet settings in the iPhone. We show you how to connect to WiFi hotspots.


How to setup an existing email account that you already own such as an AOL, Yahoo or Gmail account, etc.


It can get tiring to have to keep typing your name at the end of your emails. Why not setup an email signature that will always populate in the bottom of your emails you write? It will save you a lot of time.


Learn how to master your Apple ID and your iCloud experience will run smoothly, and ultimately your experience with all of your Apple devices.


We explore the iCloud settings and give an overview of iCloud Drive, Photos sync, Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Safari, Notes, Passbook, Backup, Keychain backup and Find My iPhone.

Section 5: Using the Phone of the iPhone

Learn how to simply place a phone call using the Phone App.


How to see you call log including recently placed or missed calls.


How to add your most called or favorite people in your "speed dial," also known as the favorites in Phone App.

Section 6: Managing Contacts

How to add a new person to your contacts list by with adding details such as phone number, email address and more.


After a contact has already been added, here are some steps to edit their details at a later time.


How to delete a contact from your contacts list.

Section 7: Using Email

How to create a new email message, adding recipients, typing a message and then sending the message.


How to manage multiple emails at once, such as batch deleting and marking as read.

Section 8: Sending Text Messages

How to use the Messages App to send a new text to someone.


How to read a recently received text message and quickly respond to it.


See how to share a photo you took from your iPhone to someone else that can see those pictures on their device.


How to send a brief voice message via a text message using iMessages.

Section 9: Taking Photos & Videos

How to use the Camera App to take a photo.


How to use the front-facing camera to take a picture of yourself, known as a "selfie."


Picture too dark? Adjust the built-in flash setting in your iPhone to expose the photo better.


Explore the different types of camera modes for shooting photos and videos.


No more need to print, cut and piece many photos together to make a panoramic shot. Learn how to take a panoramic photo using the Camera App.


Put a little emotion into your photos by applying a photo filter.

Section 10: Managing and Sharing Photos & Videos

Explore how to navigate through your photos using the Photos App.


Are you curious how to share a photo through a text message or an email? Here is where I show you how to do that from the Photos App.


Learn how to crop, apply a photo filter, change color tone and more on a photo you already took with your iPhone.


If you're looking to curate your photos, I'll show you how to organize them into photo albums within the Photos App.


One of the new exciting features in the Photos App is the ability to share albums with other iPhone, iPad or Mac users.

Section 11: Managing Your Schedule

Explore how to see your calendar schedule in day view, week view and month view on your iPhone.


How to add a meeting, appointment or class schedule in your iPhone, known as adding a calendar event.


Learn how to invite someone to a meeting so everyone can be aware of the event their own calendars as well.


How to add additional calendars on your iPhone and manage multiple calendars at once.


You may want to change the default calendar on your iPhone so it will assume you are adding an event to that default calendar each time.

Section 12: Browsing the Internet

How to perform a web search via your iPhone's internet browser app, Safari.


See a website you really love? Why not share it with a friend so they can see it as well! I'll show you how to share it via a text message or email using the Safari App on your iPhone.


If you visit a website often, it makes sense to save it for referencing later. I'll show you how to bookmark a website in Safari, also known as saving a favorite website.


It can be frustrating to navigate back and forth between websites. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to manage multiple websites so you don't have to keep closing down or overriding a website each time you visit a new one.

Section 13: Talking to People through Live Video

Learn how to talk to friends and family with live video calls using the Facetime App.

Section 14: Get Driving Directions

Why carry around a big map book in your car when you can find your way around town using the Maps App. See how easy it is to look up a local business and get instant GPS driving directions on your iPhone.


Sometimes it can be really convenient to share your iPhone GPS location to a friend. I've used this many times when visiting theme parks as it allows my wife to share her location to me and then I can find where she is at the park. I'll show you how!


In this tutorial, I'll show you how to explore other maps views such as the satellite view and landmarks.

Section 15: Add Notes

Sometimes you may not have a pen and paper handy. I'll show you how to quickly write and keep notes in your iPhone.

Section 16: Add a To Do List

How to add a new To-Do list in the Reminders App on your iPhone.


Your to-dos are known as reminders in your iPhone. You can add reminders using the Reminders App and how to mark them as completed.


A really great feature is the ability to add a GPS location to a reminder. This is excellent if you want to be reminded to do something when you arrive or leave from somewhere.


Tired of your spouse not bringing the groceries list with them to the store? Now you can share any type of list with your iPhone by sharing a reminders list from the Reminders App.Your spouse or friends must have an Apple device in order to share a reminders list.

Section 17: How to Read eBooks (Digital Books)

Explore the different options to finding eBooks on your iPhone using the iBooks App.


Found an eBook you like? I'll show you how to download books straight into your iPhone so you can start reading your new eBook almost instantly.


Now it's time to learn how to navigate through an eBook and set it up for the best reading experience.

Section 18: Managing your Health

Your iPhone has the ability to store a digital medical card similar to one you may keep in your purse or wallet for emergencies. You can add your medical card information to your iPhone as another layer of identification for medical emergencies, such as in-case-of-emergency contacts (ICE), allergies and more.


Track your health progress whether you are just wanted to walk or run some more or go really in depth with tracking nutrition, weight and even blood glucose. Your iPhone can help you manage all of these.

Section 19: Listen to Music

Why go to the store to buy music when you can listen to live music on your iPhone? Learn how to use the Music App to listen to iTunes Radio.


You can create new radio stations based off of a genre or artist that you like. iTunes Radio will play similar songs to that genre or artist that you chose.

Section 20: How to Find Your Lost iPhone!

Can't find your iPhone around the house or maybe left it at the restaurant? No problem! I'll show you how to find your lost iPhone no matter where it is by using the Find My iPhone App.


Rushing out the door and you lost your iPhone on vibrate? Learn how to send a beep to your iPhone regardless whether it is on vibrate or not so you can quickly find it.


If you lost your iPhone and are worried about strangers seeing crucial data, photos or files---have no fear! You can remotely restore your iPhone to it's factory settings as if it were a brand new phone right out of the box.

Section 21: Setting an Alarm

Setting alarms on your iPhone can be of great benefit as you can set multiple alarms, snooze and have different sounds for different alarms.


Adding a timer on your iPhone can be very convenient when you are cooking or other time sensitive tasks.

Section 22: Downloading Other Apps from the App Store

How to navigate the App Store to find fun and interesting new apps for your iPhone such as games, utilities and more.


How to download and install apps from the App Store such as games and productivity apps.


Once you download your first app, you may being to realize the full potential of your iPhone. You may become addicted to downloading all kinds of fun apps, but you'll need to know how to keep them all organized to you can find them easier.

Section 23: Accessing Quick Tools

There is a faster way to access your Camera App on your iPhone. I'll show you how to capture the moment right when it happens.


There is a great control menu called the Control Center that enables you to quickly access key tools such as the flashlight mode and screen orientation lock.


Some apps alert you when something new has occurred in that app. Notification Center is an easy access menu that allows you to see recent app alerts and more.


One of the newest features of the iPhone is the ability to add widgets to the Notification Center. This allows you to access certain types of information or tasks pulled from apps on your iPhone.

Section 24: Using Siri as a Personal Assistant

Siri can assist you as a virtual assistant on your iPhone. Let's explore what Siri can do.


One of the most common uses for Siri is setting a timer almost instantly by asking Siri to set it for you. This tutorial starts to show to real potential of using Siri.


How to add events to your calendar on your iPhone without taking both of your hands off of the wheel while you are driving.

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Instructor Biography

Joshua Curtis, Mobile Technologist & Trainer

Joshua has an extensive background in computer training and passion for empowering folks through technology skills. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, worked at Dreamworks Animation, was the director of a technology summer camp and worked at Apple as a trainer. His passion is teaching people how to use technology so they can be savvy on-the-go with the business tools of today, empowering them to work from anywhere, on any device. He loves to research technology trends and teach businesses how to integrate new technologies into their current workflow and how to turn their workflow mobile.

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