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Getting Started with the iPhone and iOS 15

by Anna Dresner

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Blind Users
In 3 volumes

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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 15 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, configuring VoiceOver, entering text and working with apps, 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 the most handy gestures and buttons 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.

Organization of this Book

Part 1: Buying and Setting Up Your iPhone
Purchasing an iPhone
Enabling Accessibility and Setting Up Your iPhone

Part 2: Starting to Use Your iPhone
A Word of Encouragement
Physical Description
Getting Started
A First Look at the Home Screen
The Many Views on Your Phone
Using the Phone
The Split-Tap
The Rotor and Typing Mode
Making Calls, and the Call Experience
Answering, Ignoring, and Disconnecting Calls
The Scrub: Back Up a Screen
Contacts, Scrolling, the Section Index, and the Double-Tap and Hold Gesture
Deleting a Contact
Blocking a Caller
Scroll Bars: Another Way to Scroll
Changing Home Screens: Scrolling Horizontally
Today Screen and Containers
App Library
Notification Center
3D Touch and Haptic Touch Shortcuts
Control Center
VoiceOver 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
Reorder Buttons
Automatic Language Detection
Changing the Pitch
Fixing Pronunciations
VoiceOver Recognition
Changing Verbosity
Audio and Haptic Options
Commands: How to Customize VoiceOver
Configuring the Rotor
Typing Options
Quick Settings
Navigation Style
Additional VoiceOver Options
More VoiceOver Gestures
Reading Commands
Muting Speech, Toggling Screen Curtain, and Copying What VoiceOver Says to the Clipboard
Re-Labeling Controls
The Item Chooser
Picker Items
Back Tap
The Accessibility Screen
Physical & Motor
The Rest of the Settings
Apple ID Settings
The Main Settings Screen
Highlights of the General 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 and Special Characters
How the Insertion Point Moves
Moving to the Beginning and End of a Document
Delete, Undo, and Redo
Using Predictive Text and Auto-Correct
Checking Your Spelling
Slide to Type
Selecting Text and Working with Selected Text
Selecting All Text or a Single Word
Looking Up a Word
Translating a Word
Selecting Multiple Characters, Words, Lines, or Pages
Pasting Text
Braille Screen Input
Using a Bluetooth Keyboard
Connecting a Bluetooth Keyboard
General Movement and Selection Commands
General Editing Commands
Quick Nav Commands
Quick Nav Commands on the Web
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 and Dictation
Working with 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
Hiding Home Screens
Deleting and Reordering Home Screens
Moving Apps
Working with Widgets
Adding a Widget
Deleting a Widget
Editing a Widget
Stacking Widgets
Editing a Stack
Final Thoughts

Appendix A: VoiceOver Gestures Cheat Sheet

Appendix B: Frequently Asked Questions
My phone isn't working correctly.
I can hear VoiceOver through the headphones, but not through the speaker.
Can I test beta versions of iOS?

Appendix C: Additional Resources
Info and Podcasts