Image from Amazon Title: The iPhone Manual: Tips and Hacks
Author(s): Wallace Wang
Amazon wrote:The iPhone is the most popular smartphone available on the market, renowned for its sophisticated design, immersive UI, and user safety. And even if you've bought an iPhone for its impressive specifications, you may still be unaware of many of its features, which you'll discover with the help of this book!
The iPhone Manual is your practical guide to uncovering the hidden potential of iPhones, and will leave you amazed at how productive you can be by learning tips and hacks for customizing your device as a communication, entertainment, and work tool. You'll unearth the complete range of iPhone features and customize it to streamline your day-to-day interaction with your device. This iPhone manual will help you explore your iPhone's impressive capabilities and fully understand all the features, functions, and settings that every iPhone owner should know. With this book, you'll get to grips with not only the basics of communication but also best practices for accessing photos, videos, and music to set up your entertainment using your iPhone. In addition to this, you'll learn about serious work tools that will make you productive in your everyday tasks.
By the end of this iPhone book, you'll have learned how to use your iPhone to perform tasks and customize your experience in ways you probably didn't realize were possible.
“The iPhone Manual – Tips and Hacks” is a great book for those getting started using an iPhone. It also has good tips for those who are only familiar with some features or apps. The screenshots in the book are great. I like that there is also a downloadable PDF if you want to see any of the screenshots in color.
The book covers iOS 14 both for phones with and without a home button. The book starts out by describing all of the gestures that you need to know. All activities are presented as clear lists of steps bold on key labels.I like that the book has callouts such as not walking/dying while texting and that audio texts are available only between iPhones.
I learned about some apps that I was unaware of including magnifier and translate. I also learned about the power of the “long press” gesture. I learned that Siri can tell you what flights are above you which is pretty cool. I also learned a lot more about the camera and facetime apps. I can imagine the compass being useful for directions. (I live in NYC where knowing which way is north is helpful). And playing with memojis was fun.
You'll probably get different things out of the book. But that's the point. There's something for every iPhone user in this book.
I give this book 9 our of 10 horseshoes.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for writing this review.