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.
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  • Lectures 41
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • 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

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • iPhone Beginners to Intermediate
  • People wanting to learn more about their 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: Welcome to the iPhone and iOS 8 Training Course
Understanding who this course is designed for and how to best use the course, including suggested requirements. Reference guides included. About the Instructor.
3 pages

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.

Section 2: iPhone and iOS 8 Overview

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


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


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

Section 3: Connectivity

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

Section 4: iCloud

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


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

Quick Find my iPhone Reference Guide
1 page
Section 5: Backing up

Start your iCloud backup


See if a computer backup is needed for you.

Section 6: Updating iPhone

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.


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


Check to make sure the update worked.

Section 7: Best Practices and Security

Best practices of quitting apps.


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


Important of a passcode and how to setup Touch ID.


Easy troubleshooting steps of many issues.

Section 8: Camera and Photos

Learn how the Camera app and Photos app work together.


How to use iCloud photo library.


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

Section 9: Communication Apps

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


Using the Photo and Contacts apps.


Email on your iPhone.

Section 10: Siri

You can ask Siri many questions.


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


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


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

Section 11: Productivity

Explore the Calendar app.


Easily search through your phone, App Store, and the internet.


See the different features of Safari, including private browsing.

Section 12: Additional Settings App's Features

Including interactive notifications


Change sounds and choose when to hear them.


How-to adjust the Auto Brightness setting and wallpaper.

Section 13: Additional iOS 8 Features

Review the reference guide to step Apple Pay with your credit cards.


Using playlist and iTunes Radio.


Explore Apple's other Apple Made Apps, such as Maps, Health, Game Center, Stocks, iBooks, Newsstand, Videos, and the Clock app. More information with pictures are provided in the reference guide.


See how easy it is to start something on one device, iPhone, and continue on another, iPad.


See how intelligent the iPhone keyboard really is.


If you have multiple people in your family, Family Share makes it easier to share your purchases and much more.

Section 14: Going into the Future

Future iOS 8 updates will be included.

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Instructor Biography

Jeff Toomey, 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.

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