iOS 10: A Take Control Crash Course
iOS 10: A Take Control Crash Course

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iOS 10: A Take Control Crash Course

Last updated on 2016-10-06

About the Book

In this iOS 10 Crash Course, TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers teaches you all about the new capabilities of iOS 10, along with key features you may have missed from previous iOS updates. Whether you use an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, you'll find the real-world advice you need to take advantage of iOS 10’s refinements quickly.

In addition to covering a wide range of new and updated system features like the Lock screen, Widgets screen, Control Center, and notifications, Josh loops you in on revised essential apps like Photos, Messages, Mail, Maps, and Safari. Josh even gives you an introduction to home automation by way of the new Home app and Apple’s HomeKit specification for third-party devices. Additional special topics cover Family Sharing, accessibility, privacy, managing data usage, improving battery life, and more.

Josh helps you get the most from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch with advice on:

  • What to check after installing iOS 10
  • Learning to use the massively revised Lock screen
  • How to work with widgets now that they’re free of Notification Center
  • Using the new Magnifier to turn your iPhone into a magnifying glass
  • Having Siri announce the name of the caller for incoming calls
  • Getting started with home automation using the new Home app
  • Dealing with the new multi-panel Control Center
  • Using the iPad’s Slide Over, Split Screen, and Picture in Picture features
  • Deleting unused Apple apps
  • Viewing, dismissing, and acting on notifications directly
  • What types of apps will be able to integrate with Siri
  • Improved suggestions when you’re typing
  • How Photos creates Memories, and what you can do with them
  • Using the new People and Places albums in Photos
  • How you can use Siri to search for people, places, and things in Photos
  • Playing with fun new features of Messages, like handwriting and screen effects
  • Replying quickly to messages with a tapback response
  • Avoiding highways and toll roads in Maps directions
  • Using the new “Find My Car” feature of Maps
  • Controlling home automation devices via Siri
  • Letting important people through an iPhone's Do Not Disturb cone of silence
  • Setting up Apple Pay in the Wallet app — and using it in Safari
  • Adding emergency medical information — and finding it on the Lock screen
  • Making Siri talk like a guy (or gal)
  • Telling Siri who you mean when you say "Call Mom"
  • Tracking down which apps are hogging your battery
  • Putting outlines around text "buttons" so they look like buttons

Crash course? As part of our Crash Course series, this book splits the first-rate content you expect from us into short chunks so you can dip in and read quickly. Take Control Crash Courses have a modern, magazine-like layout in PDF while retaining a reflowable design in the EPUB and Mobi versions.

About the Author

Josh Centers
Josh Centers

Josh Centers is the managing editor of TidBITS and a freelance writer who has contributed to several publications, including Macworld, The Magazine, Boing Boing, and The Sweethome. He has been featured on Daring Fireball, The Loop, TUAW, and Scientific American, and is a frequent guest on MacVoices and The Tech Night Owl.

When not writing about technology, Josh likes to cook, play video games, read comic books, shoot Nerf guns, and generally act like an overgrown child. He lives in Tennessee with his wife, Hannah, and their son, Harris.

Table of Contents

  • Read Me First
    • Formats and Updates
    • Basics
    • About the Links
  • Introduction
  • What’s New in iOS 10
    • Lock Screen
    • Control Center
    • Home Screen
    • Switching Apps
    • Notification Center
    • Siri
    • Keyboard
    • iCloud
    • Home
    • App Store
    • Camera
    • Mail
    • Maps
    • Messages
    • Phone
    • Photos
    • Safari
    • Wallet
    • Other Apple Apps
    • Privacy
    • Accessibility
    • 3D Touch
  • What to Check after Installing iOS 10
    • Accessibility
    • Night Shift
    • Widgets
    • Privacy
    • Networking
    • Wi-Fi Calling
    • Emergency Medical Info
    • Apple ID
    • iCloud
    • Delete Some Junk Apps
    • Notifications
    • Sounds
  • Explore the Lock Screen
    • Status Bar, Left
    • Lock Icon
    • Status Bar, Right
    • Time and Date
    • Notifications
    • Contextual Apps
    • Control Center
    • Notification Center
    • Camera
    • Widgets
    • Talking to Siri
    • Securing the Lock Screen
  • Take Control of Control Center
    • Main Panel
    • Media Panel
    • Home Panel
  • Home Screen, Sweet Home Screen
    • Getting Home
    • Home Screen Pages
    • Re-arranging Icons
    • Deleting Icons
    • Making a Folder
    • Deleting a Folder
  • Switching Apps
    • App Switcher
    • Slide Over
    • Split Screen
    • Picture in Picture
  • Pull Down Notification Center
    • Opening Notification Center
    • Closing Notification Center
    • Notification Center Layout
    • Setting up Notifications
    • Notification Types
    • Working in the Notifications Screen
  • Spotlight on Spotlight
    • Searching with Spotlight
    • What Spotlight Can Find
    • Customizing Spotlight
  • Speaking to Siri
    • Summoning Siri
    • Setting up Siri
    • Five Useful Siri Commands
    • Third-party Apps for Siri
  • Commanding Keyboards
    • Typing Basics
    • Typing Timesavers
    • How to Dictate Text
    • Emoji
    • Splitting the iPad Keyboard
    • Trackpad Mode with 3D Touch
    • Trackpad Mode on an iPad
  • Managing Share Sheets
    • What You Can Share
    • How to Share
    • Re-arranging a Share Sheet
    • Adding and Removing Extensions
  • An Introduction to iCloud
    • Signing In
    • iCloud Services
  • There’s an App (Store) for That
    • Signing In
    • Searching for Apps
    • Browsing for Apps
    • Updating Apps Automatically
    • Updating Apps Manually
    • Finding Your Purchased List
  • All in the Family Sharing
    • The Family Organizer
    • Setting up Family Sharing
    • Adding a Family Member
    • Controlling Sharing
    • Family Sharing Exceptions
    • Using Family Sharing
    • Removing a Family Member
    • Creating an Apple ID for a Child
  • Camera Basics
    • Picking a Camera Mode
    • Camera Modes
    • Camera Options
    • Snapping a Photo
    • Taking a Video
    • Taking a Slo-mo Video
    • Taking a Time-Lapse Video
  • Get to Know Photos
    • Viewing Your Photos
    • Selecting Photos
    • Organizing with Albums
    • New! Memories
    • New! People
    • New! Places
    • Sharing Photos and Videos
    • Deleting Photos and Videos
    • iCloud Photo Sharing
  • Setting up and Using Mail
    • Adding Your Account Info
    • Navigating in Mail
    • Retrieving Email
    • Managing Email
    • Swipe Gestures
    • New! Filtering Email
    • Tips for Composing Email
    • Marking up Attachments
  • Messages Basics
    • Setting up iMessage
    • Starting a Simple Message
    • Attaching Photos or Videos
    • Voice Messages
    • Mark All Messages Read
    • It’s All in the Details
    • Automatically Delete Messages
  • Fun with Messages
    • Emojis in Messages
    • Handwriting
    • Digital Touch
    • Bubble and Screen Effects
    • Tapback
    • Messages Apps
    • Stickers
  • Phoning It In
    • Making a Phone Call
    • Talking on the Phone
    • Dealing with Incoming Calls
    • Checking Voicemail
    • About the FaceTime App
    • Using FaceTime
  • Going on Safari
    • Searching in Safari
    • Finding the Toolbar
    • Wrangling Tabs
    • Reader View
    • Discovering and Storing Links
    • Other Safari Features
  • Mapping
    • Moving around the Map
    • Map Views
    • Finding Yourself
    • Finding a Location
    • Getting Directions
    • Using Find My iPhone
    • Using Find My Friends
  • What’s in Your Wallet?
    • Adding Passes
    • Using and Removing Passes
    • Setting up Apple Pay
    • Using Apple Pay in a Store
    • Using Apple Pay in an iOS App
    • Using Apple Pay in Safari
  • An iOS Home Companion
    • Compatible Home Devices
    • Getting Started with Home
    • Managing Rooms
    • Controlling Accessories
    • Managing Scenes
    • Siri Home Control
    • Controlling Home from Control Center
    • Automating Home
  • Additional Apple Apps
    • AirPort Utility
    • Apple TV Remote
    • Apple Store
    • Clock
    • GarageBand
    • Health
    • iBooks
    • iMovie
    • iTunes Movie Trailers
    • iTunes Remote
    • iTunes U
    • iWork
    • Music
    • Music Memos
    • News
    • Notes
    • Photo Booth
    • Podcasts
    • Videos
    • Voice Memos
  • Apps to Try
    • 1Password
    • Amazon
    • Dark Sky
    • Dropbox
    • Facebook
    • Kayak
    • Netflix
    • Overcast
    • Pedometer++
    • Strava
    • Twitter
  • Guarding Your Privacy
    • Setting a Passcode
    • Setting up Touch ID
    • Deleting a Fingerprint
    • Understanding Privacy Settings
    • Two-Factor Authentication
    • Enabling Two-Factor Authentication
  • iOS Accessibility
    • Night Shift
    • Accessibility for Everyone
    • iOS for the Visually Impaired
    • iOS for the Hard of Hearing and Deaf
    • Other Accessibility Options
  • Managing Data Usage
    • Monitor Cellular Data Usage
    • Disable Cellular Data by App
    • Beware Wi-Fi Assist
    • Stop Automatic Downloads
    • Disable Cellular Data for Automatic Downloads
    • Stop Background App Refresh
    • Limit iCloud Data Usage
    • Turn Down the Music
  • Improving Battery Life
    • Battery Usage
    • Turn Down the Brightness
    • Shut Off Radios
    • Silence the Speaker
    • Disable Background Refresh
    • Check Location Tracking
    • Be Aware of GPS Navigation
    • Busting Battery Usage Myths
  • About This Book
    • Ebook Extras
    • Registering Your Ebook
  • About the Author
  • About the Publisher
  • Copyright and Fine Print

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