iPhone for Beginners
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iPhone for Beginners

Learn the Basics of the iPhone, updated for iOS 8.
5.0 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
93 students enrolled
Created by Joshua Curtis
Last updated 10/2014
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • 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.

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!

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!
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Curriculum For This Course
83 Lectures
1 Lecture 01:11

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.

Preview 01:11
Anatomy of the iPhone
3 Lectures 04:05

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
Basic Anatomy of Your iPhone

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

Home Screen and Apps

The basics of tapping vs pressing, swiping and multitasking

How the Touch Screen Works
Basic Functions
4 Lectures 06:02

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

Basic Typing Using the Touch Keyboard

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

Jumping Through Text

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

Preview 01:21

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.

Searching through Your iPhone
Basic Setup
5 Lectures 12:45

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

Connecting to Internet through WiFi

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

Adding Your Email Account

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.

Setup Email Signature

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

Managing the iPhone with Your Apple ID

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.

Preview 04:36
Using the Phone of the iPhone
3 Lectures 02:41

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

Placing a Call

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

Viewing Recent Calls

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

Preview 01:05
Managing Contacts
3 Lectures 03:48

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

Adding a New Contact

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

Editing Contacts

How to delete a contact from your contacts list.

Deleting a Contact
Using Email
2 Lectures 03:11

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

Preview 00:52

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

Managing Emails
Sending Text Messages
4 Lectures 03:21

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

Preview 00:53

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

Reading and Responding to a Text

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

Sending a Photo or Video through a Text Message

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

Sending a Voice Message through a Text Message
Taking Photos & Videos
6 Lectures 05:05

How to use the Camera App to take a photo.

Taking a Photo

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

Taking a Selfie Photo with the Front-Facing Camera

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

Flash Setting

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

Switch Between Photo or Video Modes

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.

Panoramic Photo

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

Photo Filters
Managing and Sharing Photos & Videos
5 Lectures 09:45

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

Managing Photos

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.

Sharing a Photo

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

Editing Photos

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

Photo Albums

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

iCloud Photo Sharing
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About the Instructor
Joshua Curtis
5.0 Average rating
5 Reviews
93 Students
1 Course
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.