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The iPod touch is a unique device in many ways. The most significant example of this is its Multi-touch interface that enables users to easily control the device and type with their fingers. It also includes sensors that automatically re-orient the screen display to match the orientation of the iPod touch, such as switching to landscape view when the user rotates the phone 90 degrees when watching video. All iPod touch models include the applications Music, Videos, Photos, iTunes (providing access to the Wi-Fi Music Store), Safari, YouTube, Calendar, Contacts, Clock, Calculator, and Settings. Later models added Mail, Maps, Stocks, Notes, and Weather, which could also be added to the earlier models with the purchase of the iPhone 2.0 software upgrade for the iPod touch. My iPod touch, 3/e will include necessary coverage of iTunes to enable readers to manage the content on their iPod as well as purchase applications and customizing settings. In addition, readers will learn how to use every feature of their iPod touch and receive expert advice on topics like customizing, peer to peer connectivity, running apps, using peripheral devices and more. This book will be fully updated for the latest iPod touch release.
Brad Miser has written extensively about technology, with his favorite topics being the amazing “i” gadgets, iPhone and iPod touch, that make it possible to take our lives with us while we are on the move. In addition to My iPhone,4th Edition, Brad has written many other books, including Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X Lion; Sams Teach Yourself iTunes 10 in 10 Minutes; My iPhone, 5th Edition; iPhoto ’11 Portable Genius; and MacBook Pro Portable Genius, 3rd Edition. He has also been an author, development editor, or technical editor for more than 50 other titles.
Brad is or has been a sales support specialist, the director of product and customer services, and the manager of education and support services for several software development companies. Previously, he was the lead proposal specialist for an aircraft engine manufacturer, a development editor for a computer book publisher, and a civilian aviation test officer/engineer for the U.S. Army. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and has received advanced education in maintainability engineering, business, and other topics.
In addition to his passion for silicon-based technology, Brad likes to ride his steel-based technology, aka, a motorcycle, whenever and wherever possible. He is also active building and flying radio-controlled aircraft.
Originally from California, Brad now lives in Brownsburg, Indiana, with his wife Amy; their three daughters, Jill, Emily, and Grace; a rabbit; and a sometimes inside cat.
Brad would love to hear about your experiences with this book (the good, the bad, and the ugly).You can write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Getting Started with Your iPod touch 3 Touring Your iPod touch 3 Getting to Know the iPod touch’s External Features 4 Knowing Why It’s Called a Multi-Touch Interface 5 Preparing iTunes 24 Downloading and Installing iTunes on a Windows PC 25 Updating iTunes 26 Obtaining and Signing In to an iTunes Store Account . . .26 Preparing iCloud 28 Obtaining an iCloud Account 29 Configuring iCloud on a Windows PC 29 Configuring iCloud on a Mac 31
Chapter 2 Connecting to the Internet, Bluetooth Devices, and iPods/iPhones/iPads 33 Connecting an iPod touch to the Internet 34 Connecting to an Open Wi-Fi Network 34 Connecting to a Commercial Wi-Fi Network 39 Connecting to a Closed Wi-Fi Network 40 Changing Wi-Fi Networks 42 Forgetting Wi-Fi Networks 43 Connecting to Other Devices Using Bluetooth 45 Connecting to Other iPod touches, iPhones, and iPads 47
Chapter 3 Moving Audio, Video, Books, and Photos onto Your iPod touch 49 Using iTunes to Add Audio, Video, and Books onto an iPod touch 51 Importing Audio CDs to the iTunes Library 52 Purchasing Content from the iTunes Store 54 Renting Movies from the iTunes Store 59 Subscribing to Podcasts in the iTunes Store 61 Building Music Playlists 63 Building Smart Playlists 66 Moving Audio and Video from the iTunes Library onto an iPod touch 69 Using iTunes to Add Books to Your iPod touch 84 Adding Books to Your iTunes Library 84 Moving Books onto an iPod touch 86 Using iTunes to Add Photos to Your iPod touch 87 Moving Photos from a Windows PC onto an iPod touch 87 Moving Photos from a Mac to an iPod touch 88 Using the iTunes App to Add Audio and Video to an iPod touch 90 Using the iBooks App to Add Books to an iPod touch 94 Using iCloud to Add Content to Your iPod touch 99 Setting Store Preferences on Your iPod touch 99 Downloading Content You Purchased Previously 101 Using iTunes Match to Add Content to Your iPod touch 102 Configuring iTunes Match on Your Computer 103 Configuring iTunes Match on Your iPod touch 104
Chapter 4 Configuring and Synchronizing Information on an iPod touch 107 Syncing Information with iTunes 108 Using iTunes to Sync Information on Macs 109 Using iTunes to Sync Information on Windows PCs 114 Syncing Information with iCloud 117 Syncing Information with Exchange 124
Chapter 5 Listening to Music, Podcasts, and Other Audio 131 Finding and Listening to Music 131 Using the Cover Flow Browser to Find and Play Music 132 Using Playlists to Find Music 134 Using Artists to Find Music 137 Using the More Menu to Find Music 141 Searching for Music 142 Using Shared Sources to Find Music 143 Using the Genius to Find Music 145 Finding Music by Shuffling 149 Finding Music by Speaking 151 Playing Music 153 Controlling Audio Content Quickly 157 Controlling Audio When the iPod touch Is Locked 158 Controlling Audio When You Do Something Else 158 Finding and Listening to Podcasts 159 Customizing Your iPod touch for Audio 162 Configuring the Music Toolbar 162 Configuring the iPod touch’s Music Settings 163 Listening to Music with iTunes Match 167
Chapter 6 Watching Movies, TV Shows, and Other Video 171 Finding and Watching Video 171 Finding Video 172 Watching Video 174 Watching Rented Video 176 Watching Video Podcasts 178 Shared Video 179 Deleting Video 180 Configuring iPod touch’s Video Settings 181
Chapter 7 Surfing the Web 185 Configuring Safari Settings 186 Browsing the Web on an iPod touch 192 Moving to Websites via Bookmarks 192 Moving to Websites by Typing a URL 194 Viewing Websites 196 Searching the Web 198 Returning to Previous Websites 199 Saving and Organizing Bookmarks 201 Creating a Bookmark on the Home Screen 208 Emailing a Link to a Web Page 209 Tweeting a Web Page 210 Completing Web Forms 211 Signing In Automatically 213 Opening and Managing Multiple Web Pages at the Same Time 214 Using Safari’s Reading List 217
Chapter 8 Managing Contacts 221 Configuring How Contacts Display on an iPod touch 222 Creating New Contacts While Using an iPod touch 224 Creating a Contact from an Email 225 Creating a Contact from a Map 227 Creating Contacts on an iPod touch Manually 228 Using Contacts on an iPod touch 236 Using the Contacts App 237 Using Contact Information in Other Applications 240 Changing or Deleting Contacts 241 Changing, Adding, or Removing Information for an Existing Contact Manually 241 Deleting Contacts Manually 243
Chapter 9 Emailing 245 Configuring Email Accounts on an iPod touch 246 Configuring Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, AOL, or Hotmail Email Accounts on an iPod touch Manually 247 Configuring Other Email Accounts on an iPod touch Manually 249 Performing Advanced Configuration of Email Accounts on an iPod touch 251 Configuring General Email Settings 256 Configuring How Email Is Retrieved 256 Configuring Global Email Settings 259 Managing Email Accounts 264 Changing Email Account Configurations 265 Deleting Email Accounts 266 Working with Email 267 Receiving and Reading Email 268 Sending Email 274 Replying to Email 278 Forwarding Email 280 Managing Email 283
Chapter 10 Messaging 293 Configuring the Text Tone 294 Configuring iMessaging and Message Settings 295 Sending Messages 297 Receiving and Replying to Messages 300 Working with Messages 304 Conversing with Messages 305 Including Images and Video in Conversations 307 Using Photos or Videos You Receive 309 Deleting Messages 309 Deleting a Conversation 311
Chapter 11 Managing Calendars and Time 313 Configuring an iPod touch’s Calendar, Date, and Time Settings 313 Working with Calendars 324 Viewing Calendars 325 Adding Events to a Calendar Manually 329 Adding Events to the Calendar by Accepting Invitations 339 Working with Event Alarms 341 Working with Reminders 342 Creating Reminders 343 Managing Reminders 348 Using an iPod touch as a Clock 352
Chapter 12 Working with Photos and Video 359 Taking Photos with Your iPod touch 360 Taking Photos with the Camera App 360 Taking Photos Quickly 364 Taking Video with an iPod touch 365 Viewing, Editing, and Working with Photos on an iPod touch 367 Configuring Photo Settings 367 Viewing Photos Individually 368 Viewing Photos as a Slideshow 374 Editing Photos 378 Deleting Photos or Video from an iPod touch 381 Working with Photos 382 Emailing Multiple Photos 383 Assigning a Photo to a Contact 384 Using Photos as Wallpaper 386 Viewing, Editing, and Working with Video 387 Watching Video 387 Editing Video 389 Sharing Video 390 Moving Photos from Your iPod touch to a Computer 392 Moving Photos from an iPod touch to a Windows PC 392 Moving Photos from an iPod touch to a Mac 394 Working with Photo Stream 394 Configuring Your iPod touch to Access the Photo Stream 395 Accessing Your Photo Stream on Your iPod touch 396
Chapter 13 Using Cool iPod touch Apps 399 Getting Some FaceTime (4th Generation or Later) 399 Setting Up FaceTime 400 Making a FaceTime Call 403 Accepting a FaceTime Call 407 Reading Books with iBooks 407 Finding Books to Read 408 Reading Books 410 Tweeting 419 Setting Up Twitter 419 Twittering 421 Finding Your Way with Maps 424 Finding a Location by Searching 425 Using Bookmarks, Recents, or Contacts to Find a Location 427 Working with Maps 428 Getting Directions 430 Touring Other Cool iPod touch Apps 432
Chapter 14 Installing and Maintaining iPod touch Apps 435 Using iTunes to Find and Install iPod touch Apps 436 Downloading Apps from the iTunes Store 436 Moving Apps from an iTunes Library onto Your iPod touch 439 Using the App Store App to Find and Install iPod touch Apps 440 Maintaining iPod Touch Apps 446
Chapter 15 Customizing an iPod touch 451 Customizing Your Home Screens 452 Using the iPod touch to Customize Your Home Screens 452 Using iTunes to Customize Your Home Screens 457 Accessing iPod touch Settings 462 Using Airplane Mode .463 Configuring and Working with Notifications 464 Configuring Notifications 466 Working with Notifications 468 Working with the Notification Center 469 Configuring General Sound Settings 470 Setting Screen Brightness 471 Setting Wallpaper 471 Configuring Other General Settings 474 Getting Information about an iPod touch 474 Configuring Location Services 478 Securing Your iPod touch 480 Configuring Search Options 495 Configuring the Keyboard 496
Chapter 16 Maintaining an iPod touch and Solving Problems 501 Maintaining an iPod touch 501 Maintaining iTunes 502 Maintaining an iPod touch’s Software with the Settings App 504 Maintaining an iPod touch’s Software with iTunes 505 Maintaining an iPod touch’s Power 507 Solving iPod touch Problems 508 Restarting Your iPod touch 508 Restarting the Computer and iTunes 508 Resetting Your iPod touch 509 Restoring an iPod touch 512 Reinstalling iTunes 514 Getting Help with iPod touch Problems 515