iPhone and iOS 8 Complete Guide, Useful Tips/Tricks
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iPhone and iOS 8 Complete Guide, Useful Tips/Tricks

A complete guide to learn how to use your iPhone efficiently, best practices, find a lost iPhone, and backup/update.
4.4 (4 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.
640 students enrolled
Created by Jeff Toomey
Last updated 5/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Backup iPhone
  • Update iPhone
  • Finding a lost/stolen iPhone
  • Everyday Use of the iPhone
  • Troubleshooting the iPhone iOS software
  • Useful tips and tricks with the iPhone and iOS Software
  • Export Pictures to Computer or iCloud Photo Library
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  • iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, 6, or Plus is recommended
  • Computer (Mac or PC) If you want to sync or backup to the computer, not required though
  • The latest iOS version, not required before starting the course, will go over backup and safe updating

This course is perfect for anyone what wants to get more out of their iPhone with best practices. From beginners to intermediate users, you will learn how to use every part of the iPhone and it's iOS 8 software.

Content and Overview

The course is designed so you do not have to know anything about the iPhone before getting started. The course is broken down to help backup your information, update your phone, then explain all the features on the iPhone.

The sections are broken down, so we can review one part of the phone at a time, before moving onto something that builds on top of it. Such as connecting the iPhone to the internet, then backing up the iPhone, to updating, to exploring new features of iOS 8.

We start with explaining the basics of the iPhone and the iOS 8 software in the first few lectures. Then we move into backing up the phone. It's important to have your iPhone backed up, so you do not lose any information on your device.

Move into how to update your device, so in the future lectures, you will have the same features and changes to be able to follow along on your own iPhone.

We will cover how to find a lost/stolen iPhone, and best practices to prevent any loss of information.

I will explain all of the different built in apps and features on the iPhone, so you will have a better understanding of how to use your iPhone overall.

Who is the target audience?
  • iPhone Beginners to Intermediate
  • People wanting to learn more about their iPhone
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Curriculum For This Course
41 Lectures
Welcome to the iPhone and iOS 8 Training Course
2 Lectures 01:10
Understanding who this course is designed for and how to best use the course, including suggested requirements. Reference guides included. About the Instructor.
Preview 01:10

This reference guide is an overall reference guide for the course. Some sections will have a quick reference for that particular section of the course.

Reference Guide
3 pages
iPhone and iOS 8 Overview
3 Lectures 04:08

Learn about the few physical buttons on the iPhone and how the work. The best ways to utalize them.

Preview 01:10

Explain what an Apple ID is, including iTunes account and iCloud account. How to reset password if unknown.

Preview 01:22

See how to download Apps, games, movies, music, ringtones, and more from the App Store and iTunes Store, right from the iPhone.

Preview 01:36
1 Lecture 02:27

How the iPhone connects and disconnects from the internet. Using, Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Cellular and Personal Hotspot settings.

Connecting to the internet
3 Lectures 04:48

"iCloud connects you and your Apple devices in amazing ways. It makes sure you always have the latest versions of your most important things."

Preview 03:31

Unable to find your iPhone? Make sure you are setup to locate iPhone.

Preview 01:17

Quick Find my iPhone Reference Guide
1 page
Backing up
2 Lectures 05:41

Start your iCloud backup

iCloud backup

See if a computer backup is needed for you.

iTunes on the computer backup
Updating iPhone
3 Lectures 04:16

Updating your iPhone iOS software, from the iPhone while connected to a Wi-Fi network. Including if not having enough storage space on the device.

Over-the-air update

If you update from the computer, make sure iTunes on the computer and the operating system on the computer are up-to-date.

iTunes on the computer update

Check to make sure the update worked.

Verifying Update Completed
Best Practices and Security
4 Lectures 09:27

Best practices of quitting apps.

Multitasking, Quitting Apps, and Powering off iPhone

Certain location privacy settings do not need to be turned on.

Settings that you should considering changing

Important of a passcode and how to setup Touch ID.

Passcode and Touch ID

Easy troubleshooting steps of many issues.

Restart, Reset, then Restore
Camera and Photos
3 Lectures 04:04

Learn how the Camera app and Photos app work together.

Camera and Photos app

How to use iCloud photo library.

iCloud Photo Library

How to import your pictures into your computer, if you do not want to use iCloud Photo Library.

Importing Camera Roll to Computer
Communication Apps
3 Lectures 05:20

Learn what the difference between SMS texts messages and iMessages. The settings to change to message from a Mac.

Messaging App

Using the Photo and Contacts apps.

Phone and FaceTime

Email on your iPhone.

Mail App
4 Lectures 04:51

You can ask Siri many questions.

What can Siri do?

Learn how to phrase your conversations with Siri so she better can understand you.

Phrasing your conversations with Siri

Using the "Hey Siri" feature when connected to a power outlet. Turn on in Settings app.

Using "Hey Siri"

Find what song is playing, using Siri with Shazam built-in.

Shazam in Siri
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About the Instructor
Jeff Toomey
4.4 Average rating
4 Reviews
640 Students
1 Course
Technology Entrepreneur

I am an entrepreneur who is very passionate about technology. Some of my favorite technology related companies are: Apple, Google, and Facebook. The company I started while in college is Speak Toomey LLC. Speak Toomey is a social media management company that manages small business's social networks, to help promote their company and interact with their customers. We also offer personal one-to-one training and consulting on technology products and services. We focus helping customers setup a "Google Apps for Business" account, to help make their small business more professional. I used to work for Apple, Inc before I started my company. At Apple, I learned the skills about their iPhone, iPads, and Macs and how to troubleshoot any issues that might come up. Taking all of those skills into account, that is how I started my business. Now, since having a film degree from college, I am putting all my current skills to work, with making training videos on technology, to help my clients, future clients, and students learn better about technology and the best ways to utilize the tools that are out there. Focusing on Google services, Apple services, and other technology site and tools that can help people be successful.