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Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 11 (IPHONE-IOS11)

Anna Dresner
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Blind Users
This new edition of our soup-to-nuts tutorial for beginners contains everything you need to know to get started using the iPhone and the iOS 11 operating system. If you like step-by-step tutorials, you'll appreciate the detailed way in which you're guided through setting up your phone, placing calls, entering text, using a Bluetooth keyboard and braille display, and more. If you prefer to look up the commands you need, you'll love the first appendix, which lists gestures and buttons on the phone in an organized manner so you can find the one you want.

Other appendices include troubleshooting tips and a list of resources to help you learn more. Most of the book is relevant for iPod touch users, and since the layout of iPhone Plus screens resembles that of iPad screens, iPad users should find this edition useful as well.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part 1: Buying, Configuring, and Loading Up Your iPhone
Purchasing an iPhone
Cases and Batteries
Enabling Accessibility and Setting Up Your iPhone <

Part 2: Starting to Use Your iPhone
Physical Description
A Word of Encouragement
Getting Started
A First Look at the Home Screen
The Many Views on the 6 and Later Phones
Using the Phone
The Split-Tap
The Rotor and Typing Mode
Making Calls, and the Call Experience
Voice Dialing
Answering, Ignoring, and Disconnecting Calls
Voicemail
The Scrub: Back Up a Screen
Contacts, Scrolling, and the Double-Tap and Hold Gesture
Letting People Reach You at All Hours
Deleting a Contact
Blocking a Caller
Changing Home Screens: Scrolling Horizontally
Notification Center
Notifications View
3D Touch Shortcuts
Today View
Reorder Buttons
Control Center
Settings and Several New Gestures
Turning VoiceOver Off and On
Practicing VoiceOver Gestures
Moving to the Top or Bottom of the Screen
Changing Voice Rate
Choosing Voices
Fixing Pronunciations
Changing Verbosity
Audio Options
Configuring the Rotor
Additional VoiceOver Options
Reading Commands
Muting Speech, Toggling Screen Curtain, and Copying What VoiceOver Says Clipboard

Re-Labeling Controls
The Item Chooser
Picker Items
The Accessibility Screen
Highlights of the General Settings Screen
Apple ID Settings
The Main Settings Screen <

Part 3: Entering Text and Working with Apps
Typing on the iPhone Keyboard
Understanding and Locking Orientation
The Onscreen Keyboard
Typing Modes
Punctuation, Numbers, and Symbols
How the Insertion Point Moves
Moving to the Beginning and End of the Document
Delete, Undo, and Redo
Using Predictive Text and Auto-Correct
Selecting Text and Working with Selected Text
Selecting All Text or a Single Word
Viewing Spelling Suggestions for the Selected Word
Looking Up a Word
Selecting Multiple Characters, Words, Lines, or Pages
Pasting Text
Handwriting
Braille Screen Input
Other Ways to Enter and Navigate Text
Using a Bluetooth Keyboard
Connecting a Bluetooth Keyboard
VoiceOver Information Commands
General Editing Commands
General Movement and Selection Commands
Working with Notes
Working with Mail
Working with Safari
Typing Special Characters on the Keyboard
Navigating Your iPhone from the Keyboard
Quick Nav Commands
Quick Nav Commands on the Web
Controlling Music Playback via a Bluetooth Keyboard
Controlling Music Playback with Headphones
Using a Braille Display
Pairing Your Braille Display
The Braille Options
Using Your Display
Reviewing What VoiceOver Has Said
Braille Display Commands
CMD, Option, CTRL, Shift, and FN
Quick Nav Commands on the Web
Selecting Text
Using Siri
Turning On and Setting Up Siri
Using Siri
Dictating Text
When Siri Doesn't Work
Setting Up a Passcode and Touch or Face ID
Storing and Managing Fingerprints
Setting Up Face ID
Closing and Switching Apps
Customizing the Home Screen
Deleting Apps
Moving Apps
Final Thoughts <

Appendix A: VoiceOver Gestures and iPhone Buttons
Touch and Tap Gestures
3D Touch
Flick Gestures
iPhone X Slide Gestures
Miscellaneous Gestures
The Home Button
The Side Button
Additional Button Actions

Appendix B: Frequently Asked Questions
My phone isn't working correctly.
I can hear VoiceOver through the headphones, but not through the speaker.
I can hear VoiceOver, but not the VoiceOver sounds.
VoiceOver changes languages for no apparent reason when I visit some websites.
What's the difference between muting speech and turning off VoiceOver?
How do I get and work with files on my phone?
Can I test beta versions of iOS?

Appendix C: Apps Mentioned in This Book

Appendix D: Additional Resources
Books
Info and Podcasts
Mailing Lists
Products
Miscellaneous