Mastering Your iPhone
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Mastering Your iPhone

Learn dozens of iPhone tips & tricks to help you get the most from your Apple iPhone
4.4 (11 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.
271 students enrolled
Created by Chet Davis
Last updated 4/2013
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  • 8 hours on-demand video
  • 8 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this class you will have an understanding on the function and operation of your iPhone, and be able to successfully use the default (included) iPhone Apps. Here is some of what you will learn:
  • With the unique QuickStart section, you can view 12 short videos to help you quickly learn to perform a common iPhone task or operation right now. Then, come back and thoroughly learn all the options in the full, comprehensive lessons.
  • How to charge your iPhone, Turn if on & off, using standby mode and how to reset it.
  • Orientation to the operational buttons and connections on the iPhone.
  • How to navigate the menus of your iPhone, understanding the top & bottom menus (including the 'hidden' apps menu & quick controls)
  • Let SIRI become your personal digital assistant... know which Apps and operations she can help you complete tasks simply at the sound of your voice, as you learn 15 cool tasks SIRI can perform for you and with you.
  • How to create, send & reply to messages - with text and/or photos (SMS or text messaging)
  • How to customize your iPhone by arranging Apps & managing Apps with App Folders, how to use your own photos or the stock images to beautify your Lock Screen & Home Screens.
  • Learn to use the Apple Dictation tool to do the typing for you in many of the Apps.
  • Use of the 5 different menus in the Phone App to make calls, receive calls, set-up and manage voicemail and more.
  • How to set-up and use the powerful options in the iOS Mail App - to create, receive, reply to, store and manage your email messages right in your iPhone.
  • How to customize your iPhone Experience through custom alerts, rings, and the new Do Not Disturb feature.
  • Browse the internet, share data you find on the web, archive for later reading, and customizing your browsing using bookmarks and more in the Safari App
  • Learn the many menus on the Apple Music App to provide you with audio entertainment... from music to podcasts and books on tape. Learn to customize your Music App to more easily find the audio you want to hear. And learn how to find and buy music, TV shows, and Movies in the iTunes Store via the Music App or the iTunes App
  • How to create new contacts and manage the people, companies & organizations iimportant to you in the Contacts App
  • Learn to use the Apple Calendar to manage your appointments and important dates - including how to synchronize across your other devices,
  • Receive an introduction to the included Apple Camera App to capture both still digital photos and digital video.
  • A thorough set of lessons on the Settings App - which governs & controls your opearation but also many of the other Apps on your iPhone
  • Lessons on the included Apple Clock/Alarm, Weather, and Notes Apps
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  • You'll make the most of this class if you're working on an iPhone 5, 4S, or 4. The lessons are also compatible with the iPod Touch 5 and 4. NOTE: some of the functions demonstrated are only available on iOS 6. Apart from those technical requirements - you are only required to show up with a smile, your questions and desire to learn a lot!
  • You can participate in this class via your desktop or laptop computer, but you can also enjoy learning using the Udemy App on your iPad. This free App is available in the App Store.

When you learn the ins and outs of your iPhone you'll absolutely love the increased efficiency, organization, and entertainment that awaits you.

You will learn how to use iPhone Apps that come with every new iPhone from Mail to Messages, Safari to Music, Contacts to Calendar and more.  You'll also learn useful global iPhone skills like SIRI, Dictation, and help with Settings.

Chet Davis delivers the instruction in this class in bite-sized lessons that enable you to learn quickly and put it into use right away.  Chet's enthusiastic, expert teaching will ensure that you will learn a lot - and enjoy it as you progress. 

The Mastering iPhone Tips And Tricks course is structured so you can move through each lesson in sequence and end up with a rock solid mastery of your iPhone - or you can jump into a specific section and learn just the App or Operation you want.

You've spent some hard-earned cash on your iPhone (and you're paying a chuck of change for the monthly service plan)... why not get the most of this cool mobile device.

Take this Mastering iPhone Tips And Tricks course right now and learn how to use iPhone smartly. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Chet Davis' instructional style and the contents of this class are suited to those new to the iPhone as well as folks who are iPhone 'veterans'.
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Curriculum For This Course
84 Lectures
Welcome and Orientation to this class
4 Lectures 17:44
Welcome to the classroom!

In this video, your instructor Chet Davis provides an introduction to the course and how to work with the videos in the Udemy lectures/lessons.  Chet provides suggestions as to which section of the course to start with.
Preview 11:09

In this 4-minute video Chet Davis introduces you to some of the special features of the Udemy platform to help ensure your learning progress - like the Questions, Notes options and how to contact Udemy Tech Support.  NOTE: There is brief reference to one of my other Udemy Courses (iPhone Photography Secrets) but know that the information pertains to this course as well as any other on Udemy.
Preview 04:16

Helpful links and info for getting started with your iPhone
iPhone QuickStart: Short Essential Lessons to Get You Started
13 Lectures 27:59
iPhone QuickStart Explained

QuickStart: Waking Your iPhone

QuickStart: Using iOS Search (Spotlight) On Your iPhone

QuickStart: Your Phone is Ringing... iPhone Options

QuickStart: Place an iPhone Call

QuickStart: Check Your iPhone Voicemail

QuickStart: Record & Select Your Custom Voicemail Message

QuickStart: Prepare & Send Text/Media Message

QuickStart: Capture Photo or Video

QuickStart: View & Share Photo or Video

QuickStart: Find & View Websites with Safari

QuickStart: Find Location & Local Places of Interest - Maps App

QuickStart: Get Directions Using Apple Maps App
Getting Familiar with the iPhone Device
8 Lectures 40:58
Get familiar with the buttons & controls on the outside of your iPhone in this short video lesson.  Chet will also point out what all the different jacks, ports, and holes are on your iPhone.
iPhone Device: Buttons, Controls, and Jacks (where you connect things)

Chet demonstrates where you connect the Lightning or 30-Pin Power/Sync adapter and the headphone/telephone earpiece on your iPhone.
iPhone Device: Connecting the Power/Sync Connector & Earphones

With your iPhone finger movements like touch, tap, double-tap, swipe, scroll and pinch become part of your daily new movements.  In this short video you will learn what each of these movements/gestures do on your iPhone.
Simple Finger Gestures to Control Your iPhone Experience

Turning on the iPhone

Navigating your iPhone Menu/Screens

iPhone Top Menu

iPhone Bottom Menus

Which features of iOS 6 are supported on my iOS Device Chet?
Voice Recognition on Your iPhone: SIRI and iOS Dictation
7 Lectures 40:23
In this short video you'll learn how SIRI works and the two methods to engage or access the voice activated digital assistant.
SIRI: Introducing Your Voice-Recognition Assistant

Learn how the SIRI voice recognition assistant can help you work with the following tasks or functions on your iPhone: Open Apps, Create & Send Email, Create & Send Text Message

SIRI: Learn 15 cool things SIRI will do for you, Part 1

Learn how the SIRI voice recognition assistant can help you work with the following tasks or functions on your iPhone: Reminders, Appointments (Calendar), Alarm, Access Information
SIRI: Learn 15 cool things SIRI will do for you, Part 2

Learn how the SIRI voice recognition assistant can help you work with the following tasks or functions on your iPhone: Weather, Movies (Locate Theater, Show Times & Purchase Tickets) , Restaurants (Locate & Reservations)Sports, SIRI Summary
SIRI: Learn 15 cool things SIRI will do for you, Part 3

In this short lesson you will learn how to switch SIRI so that she will understand (and talk back) in a language other than English.
SIRI: How to work with SIRI in different languages

In this first of 2 lessons on the iOS Dictation Tool you'll learn how to enable it, what is required to use the Dictation tool and where you'll find it.
iOS Dictation: Typing With Your Voice, Part 1

In this 2nd lesson on the iOS Dictation Tool Chet shows you some of the more common punctuation and typing commands to use so that you end up with text that suits your needs.
iOS Dictation: Typing With Your Voice, Part 2
Phone App
5 Lectures 24:56

This lesson provides you with an introduction to the iPhone telephone App.

The iPhone Phone App: Introduction

Phone App: Receiving Calls

Phone App: Recents

Phone App: Voicemail

Phone App: Contacts and Favorites
Messages App
1 Lecture 09:51
In this lesson you will learn the difference between MMS and SMS messages, how to send a message, how to organize your received messages and how to send photos & videos in a message - all using your Apple iPhone Message App.
Sending (and receiving) MMS and SMS Messages
6 Lectures 33:48

Learn when and how to use 'Airplane Mode' on your iPhone as well as how you can still use Wifi and/or Bluetooth when Airplane Mode is on.

Settings: Airplane Mode

Settings: Do Not Disturb

In this lesson you'll learn about the different types of visual notifications and the notification 'shade'.
Settings: Notifications

Inside the Settings App on your iPhone, under 'General' is a sub-menu with lots of information.  In this lesson you will learn what's important in here, and what you can customize.
Settings - General>About and Software Update

Settings: Usage 1 (Storage & iCloud)

With these two menu functions you can set your battery display and also gauge the amount of cellular data you've both sent and received in this billing period (helpful to determine if you are within your data plan).
Settings: Usage 2 (Battery Usage & Cellular Usage)
4 Lectures 27:37
Introduction to Contacts

In this lesson you learn how to 'manually' type in a new Contact, with an overview of the different fields available for each contact.
Add New Contact Manually

In this lesson Chet will show you how to create new Contacts from email, (text) messages, telephone calls, and from the Maps App. 
Create New Contact from Mail, Phone, and Map Apps info

Learn how to use the Contacts Tools in iCloud (or your Mac desktop or laptop computer) to create new Contacts Groups and move contacts into your Groups.
Creating Group/s and Adding Contacts to your Groups
Mail (eMail App)
4 Lectures 33:30
In this first lesson on the iOS Mail App (the default application on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad for email communication) you will receive an introduction to the application layout... the Messages menu and gain an understanding of the layout in a given message.  Chet will also teach you the value of creating a VIP list (and how to do it) as well as how to use the Flag function.
Mail App 1: Introduction to iOS Mail

In this 2nd lesson focused on the iOS Mail Application, you'll learn how to create a new email message, the different methods to add the recipient/s, how to add both Carbon and Blind Copies, how to attach photos to your email - without leaving the Mail App. You'll also learn how to save a Message as a Draft and how to 'clean house' (delete old messages and clear your trash). 

Mail App 2: Creating Email Message - with all the Options

In this 3rd and final video lesson on the iOS Mail App you will learn the options available when replying to an email message... from a direct reply to forwarrd, Cc: and Bcc: 
and you'll learn how to manage multiple email accounts in your iPhone App.
Mail App 3: Replying To A Message and Managing Multiple Email Accounts

Supplementary: Setting Up Email Account on Your iPhone
Safari (Apples Web Browser App)
2 Lectures 25:45
In this first lesson on the Safari App - used to navigate the Internet on your Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad - you learn the layout of the application; how to navigate between the functions/screens, how to load a webpage from a URL (or website address), and how to use the built-in Search to find content on the Web.
Safari App 1: Navigating, Loading Webpages, Using Search

In this video lesson we continue to learn about the use of Safari - the Apple iOS app for browsing the internet.  You'll learn to add bookmarks, organize the bookmarks into Folders, how to use the iOS Reading List and the iCloud Open Tabs function.
Safari App 2: Bookmarks, Reading List, iCloud Tabs & More
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Chet Davis
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Your Technology Tutor

Chet loves to teach...he loves helping others learn, whether it's an artistic technique in video or photography; or a software application or technology tool. Whether you join Chet for a live hands-on workshop or an on-line lesson on Udemy you clearly experience his enthusiasm, his expertise, and his passion for teaching.

Chet 'cut' his teacher teeth with 17 years in the classroom as teacher of a high school Video Technology program in California. He's made presentations at National and Regional Conferences and led hands-on workshops for in 41 US States, 3 Canadian provinces and in Europe (European Schools Program). Chet is listed in two volumes of Who’s Who in American Education and has testified before a Congressional Sub-Committee on the importance of Technology in Education.

When he's not teaching, he enjoys traveling - and producing travel video and photography. He likes playing tennis, snowboarding and mountain biking... and he loves to cook (he makes a mean Chimichanga from scratch).