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Guide to Built-In Apps on iOS

 
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This article will walk you through each app that comes built-in on your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad.

Importance of Apple ID
Before we begin, we'd like to bring up that you will not be able to use certain apps without creating an Apple ID. These apps are: FaceTime, Messages (for iMessage), App Store, iTunes, Newsstand, and Game Center. Also, features such as iCloud and Find my iPhone need an Apple ID as well. Apple IDs can be created at http://appleid.apple.com.

Now, Let's Begin...



Messages

 
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPad or iPod touch running iOS 5 or later
  • iPhone
  • Mac with OS X Mountain Lion or later

The Messages app that appears on the iPod touch or iPad is different from the one sent from the one on the iPhone. The iPod touch and iPad text message using Apple's iMessage service, which requires an Apple ID. The iPhone Messages app can also use iMessage, which sends texts from your Apple ID OR mobile phone number, but for non-iOS 5 users, texts are sent from your phone number. iMessage will allow you to text to other iPod touch, iPad or iPhone users running iOS 5 or later, or Mac users who are running OS X Mountain Lion or later
 and have iMessage enabled
.

Devices running iOS 6 or later, or for Macs, OS X 10.8.2 or later, can also receive messages at your phone number. You must log in to iMessage using the same Apple ID that you used on the phone if you want to have this option.

First, this portion will go over how to set up iMessage on an iPod touch, iPad or iPhone.

To start, the Settings app should be opened. There should then be a menu for "Messages." The option at the top is iMessage. Tap on the OFF/ON switch to enable it. When asked for an iMessage password, this refers to the password for your Apple ID. You can later on go to the "Receive at..." menu to add an email address at which iMessages will be received, or change the Apple ID. If you do not have an Apple ID, this Apple Club article will walk you through it: Creating an Apple ID.

The next portion will go over how to use the Messages app.

Tapping on this icon will allow you to start a new conversation with one of your contacts.

Type a contact name in the "To:" field. This decides who the message is addressed to.
Tap in the "Text Message" or "iMessage" field to begin typing your message.
You can also send a message to multiple people using the + icon, called "Group MMS."
Tap the Camera icon to insert a photo or video.

If you have already exchanged text messages with someone, your conversation will show up with their name, the date of the most recent text, and the context of the most recent text. A list of all of the people you have had conversations will appear just like this when you first open the Messages app. You can tap on any one conversation to resume texting with that person.

You can remove a conversation by tapping "Edit" then tap on the red circular minus sign that appears to the left of the conversation.

     
If you are already viewing a conversation, you can tap and hold on any particular message, and then tap "More," to get the option to delete or forward individual messages. There is a round check bubble to the left of each message, allowing you to select as many message as you want. The trash can in the lower left will delete the selected messages, and the arrow in the lower right lets you forward the messages.

Using the Search field, you can search for a contact name or even key words from a conversation to help you find what you're looking for easily.

Did you Know?
When viewing a conversation, you can swipe from the right edge of the screen towards the left to reveal the time stamp for each individual message in the conversation. Normally, the time stamp will only show for a new message if it has been over 15 minutes since the last message.

             

Text Message vs. iMessage
On the iPhone, you can send iMessages to any iOS 5 or Mac OS X 10.8 or later user using their Apple ID, or a text (SMS) message to any phone number. Only iPhone can send SMS using Messages, not iPad or iPod. Here is how to tell if your text has been sent as an iMessage or a text message:

iMessage                                                                    Text Message
   
 Appears in Blue                 
            
 Appears in Green

                        
Says "iMessage," has Blue "Send" button             Says "Text Message," has Green "Send" button

Benefits of iMessage?
If you are on an iPhone, you may have a Text Message/SMS plan set up with your cellular network provider (AT&T, Verizon or Sprint in the United States). You may have a plan set up that permits 200, 1000 or Unlimited texts, for example. Let's say you have a 200/month limit. Messages sent as iMessages (blue) do NOT count against that 200 limit, allowing you to text as often as you please. Only SMS (green) text messages count towards your limit. iMessage is an Apple service that send messages from your Apple ID and has no affiliation with the carrier. If sending over 3G/4G, there still may be a carrier charge for data, but not if you are on Wi-Fi. Also SMS messages may have a limit of 160 characters per text. iMessage has no limits.

iMessage Troubleshooting - FAQs
"I can't send a message as an iMessage"
Both you and the person you wish to iMessage must have it enabled. If you or the person you are texting are in an area with a poor data connection, iMessage may not be available.

"Other people are getting copied on our iMessage conversations"
Make sure no friend or family member is using the same Apple ID or email address under Settings > Messages > Receive At...

"It gets stuck on 'Waiting for activation'"
Try again after performing a reset. To reset: Hold the home and power buttons at the same time until the Apple boot logo appears. No data will be lost. If it still doesn't work, try to sign back out and then sign back in. If this doesn't work, just try again later. Sometimes the servers get bogged down when many users are activating iMessage/FaceTime at the same time.

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FaceTime

 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPhone 4 or later
  • iPod touch 4th generation or later
  • iPad 2 or later
  • Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) or later with a webcam
    • Available for $0.99 in Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6)
    • Included in OS X Lion (10.7) and later

There are three ways to make a FaceTime call. One is by using the actual FaceTime app and selecting a contact. Another is to use the Contacts app. When you select a contact, you should see the below options:
You should see this screen after selecting a contact in the Contacts app (you may have to scroll down a little), or when in the Phone app under the  tab, and again selecting a contact.

On the line for FaceTime, tapping the video camera icon will start a FaceTime call, and tapping the phone icon will start a FaceTime Audio call. FaceTime Audio is a feature introduced in iOS 7 which allows you to make audio-only calls over Wi-Fi or cellular. It is just like a phone call, but is routed through Apple servers and does not count against the voice plan you have with your carrier.

There is a third way to access FaceTime on the iPhone, and that is during a call.

Setting up FaceTime
Under the Settings app, FaceTime menu, FaceTime can be switched on, at which point you must sign in with your Apple ID. You should also see a field that says "You can be reached for video calls at:" where you can change the email address or Apple ID that FaceTime calls are received at.

When in the FaceTime app, your contact list will appear. You can FaceTime any contact that owns a Mac, iPod touch, iPhone or iPad. If they do not own any of these devices, you may receive a message stating that that person is not available for chat.

FaceTime Audio
iOS 7 brought a new feature called FaceTime Audio to iOS devices. FaceTime Audio is just like an ordinary phone call, except it does not use minutes on your voice plan. Instead, it uses your data (Wi-Fi if available, or cellular network) connection. It is just like a regular FaceTime video call, except audio only. To call someone on FaceTime Audio, navigate to their contact, and on the line for FaceTime, click the phone icon, as shown below. FaceTime Audio, like FaceTime video calls, only works among Apple users who are signed into FaceTime.

FaceTime Troubleshooting - FAQs
"I don't see FaceTime on my device"

"I can't make a FaceTime call to my other devices"
You cannot FaceTime from an email address to the same address. Under Settings > FaceTime > Receive At, add a different address, and then direct your FaceTime calls to that address.

"It gets stuck on 'Waiting for activation'"
Try again after performing a reset. To reset: Hold the home and power buttons at the same time until the Apple boot logo appears. No data will be lost. If it still gets stuck, try to sign out and sign back in. If this doesn't work, just try again later. Sometimes the servers get bogged down when many users are activating iMessage/FaceTime at the same time.

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 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 4 or later
  • Mac running OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) or later

You can open up the Game Center app to get started. You will be prompted to sign in with your Apple ID. You then get to pick a username. Usernames can be changed later on. You will also be given the option to use your contacts for friend recommendations (iOS 5). One of the features of Game Center is friend recommendations, which will use contacts you have in common or games you have in common to suggest friends for you. You may also create a catchphrase, and, by tapping on the picture silhouette, adding a profile picture (iOS 5).

You will notice that some games will say "Game Center" under the "Supports" section in their app description, meaning that particular app is compatible with Game Center.


Game Center's main function is to let you compete with people worldwide in Game Center compatible games. Game Center will show leaderboards, which will show high scores either among your friends or throughout the world. There is also an "Achievements" section, as some games are set up so that you gain achievements by completing certain tasks or reaching certain scores in a game.

Changing Game Center Username
Go to Settings > Game Center. Tap on your current username under "Game Center Profile." You will be asked to sign in with your Apple ID and password. Tap on the Nickname field to edit.

You also have a privacy option. If you turn off "Public Profile," your profile will only be visible to users who are your friends on Game Center, as opposed to all Game Center users. You will not appear in recommended friends to other users.


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Camera

 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPod touch 4th generation or later
  • iPhone
  • iPad 2 or later
Refer to the screenshot below. Note that it was taken in landscape mode so the placement of your buttons may be different.
You may see a square appear in the center of the screen, this shows where the area of focus is. The "tap to focus" feature will allow you tap on an area of the screen to make that the focus.

The upper right icon will turn flash on or off (iPhone 4 or later, iPod touch (5th generation)).
The middle right icon (HDR On/Off), will toggle the High Dynamic Range mode. When HDR is on, your device will take a few pictures in succession and piece together the best picture possible.
The lower right icon will let you switch between the front and rear cameras (iPhone 4 or later, iPod touch 4th gen, iPod touch 5th gen (32GB and 64GB models only), iPad 2 or later).
In the upper left, your most recent picture is shown. Tapping on it will take you to the Camera Roll, a place to view all of the photos you have taken using the device's camera. The middle button (white circle) takes a picture.
The text near the bottom of the screen will tell you what mode you are in: Slo-Mo (iPhone 5S only), Video, Photo, Square or Panorama (iPhone 4S or later, iPod touch (5th generation). You can swipe left or right on the text (not the white circle) to switch modes.
The icon in the lower left (three overlapping circles) will let you apply effects before you even take the picture. The icon will turn red, green and blue when an effect is selected.

Shortcut on the Lock Screen
On an iPod touch or iPhone, accessing the camera is a lot easier because it can be done right from the lock screen. When the device is in sleep mode (display is off but device is still on) or on the lock screen ("slide to unlock" is displayed), a camera icon is displayed in the lower right. Once in the camera, pictures can also be taken using the Volume Up (+) button.

 Slide this icon up from the bottom to the top of the screen to access the camera.


Zooming
When in the camera, make a reverse pinching motion (spread two fingers apart) on the screen to zoom in. You can make a pinching motion to zoom out. While zooming, a slider will appear on the screen, and you can slide it to the left or right as an alternate method of zooming in or out.

Panorama
Another huge hit feature, originally introduced in iOS 6, is the ability to take panorama photos. This is available on the iPhone 4S and later, as well as the 5th generation iPod touch. To begin, open the Camera app and slide the yellow text above the white circle over to "Pano."



Did you Know?
If you tap on the bar that appears in the center, as shown above, you can switch between taking the panorama from left to right, and right to left.

    

When you are ready, tap the camera icon in the bottom center of the screen.


The camera will stop and the photo will be saved either when the preview image in the center of the screen reaches the end, or when you tap the blue "Done" button in the bottom center. You do not have to keep moving until the preview image goes the whole way to the end.

When you are done, your finished product should look something like this:


If you cannot keep it perfectly straight, the phone can usually correct it, but too much movement will result in a choppy image.

Camera Modes
In addition to panorama and taking a normal photo, you can also choose between video, slow-motion video (iPhone 5S only), and a square photo. To change between modes, swipe the mode name directly above the white circular camera icon to the left or right, as shown below.

iPhone 5 and later also have the ability to take a still shot while recording video. Your screen should look like the one below while recording video, on which you can tap the camera icon in the lower left to take a still picture.



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App Store

 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 2.0 or later
Once you sign into the store with your Apple ID, you are ready to start using the App Store. To sign in, you will need to open the Settings app. There will be a menu for "iTunes & App Store," and the option displayed is for "Sign In." If you have an Apple ID, sign in using that, or it will also give you the option to create one. The "iForgot" button will allow you to reset your forgotten Apple ID's password.

You should now be signed in. Now let's go over some of the options you are presented with in the Stores menu of Settings.

These are called "Automatic Downloads." If you own multiple devices, it is a good idea to enable this. If you download music, apps or books on iTunes on a computer, or on another iPad, iPod touch or iPhone, purchases will automatically be downloaded to all of your iOS devices, without the need to re-download them on each device. "Books" will only appear if you have downloaded Apple's free iBooks app from the App Store. If "Updates" is turned on, then when an app has an update available, it will automatically be downloaded from the App Store. If it is not enabled, apps will require your approval (by going to the "Updates" tab in the App Store app and tapping "Update All" or the Update button for a particular app) before updating.

Using Cellular Data to download purchases means that it will use your iPhone's or iPad's 3G/4G connection (if applicable) to download purchases when Wi-Fi is unavailable. If you have a data plan with your carrier, downloaded purchases will count against your plan. No purchase over 100MB can be downloaded without Wi-Fi, so you won't go over your limit by downloading just a few apps. If you are on Wi-Fi, it will be used instead of your cellular connection and will not count against your plan.

Now that you are signed in and your preferences are adjusted, you are ready to learn about the wonder of the App Store!

The "Featured" tab will show you new apps (apps that have just recently been added to the App Store), new games, and other collections which may vary. Near the bottom, there is a "Quick Links" section that will let you view more app collections, including apps made by Apple, and game collections.

The "Top Charts" shows you the 200 most popular free apps and 200 most popular paid apps, based on ratings and downloads.

The "Near Me" tab will display apps relevant to your location (requires Location Services to be enabled in the Privacy menu of Settings).

The "Search" tab may be the most helpful if you know the name of an app that you want or what function it performs. You can also try typing "FREE" and every app name with "Free" on the App Store should appear. Many apps also have "Lite" versions, which are usually either free or cheaper than the full version.

The "Updates" tab should be checked frequently, as downloaded apps also come out with updates which may include bug fixes or new features. It is always recommended to download updates. Most, if not all, updates are free.

The "Categories" link in the upper left lets you narrow down your search by category of the app. There are Books, Business, Catalogs, Education, Entertainment, Finance, Food & Drink, Games, Health & Fitness, Kids, Lifestyle, Medical, Music, Navigation, News, Newsstand (will appear in the Newsstand app), Photo & Video, Productivity, Reference, Social Networking, Sports, Travel, Utilities, and Weather.

More about the Search tab:

Swipe left or right to go to the next or previous listing.

By tapping on any of the apps in the results, you will be taken to the app description page and will also be presented with the option to purchase or download. The + icon, as noted above means the app is a "universal" app which will work on any iOS device (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch). Some other apps have iPhone/iPod only versions, and a separate app usually containing the phrase "for iPad" or "HD." Examples would be Angry Birds vs. Angry Birds HD, or Skype vs. Skype for iPad.

 The "Game Center" icon indicates that the game is compatible with the Game Center app.

The icon in the upper right (that looks like three bullet points) will show you your Wish List. The Share button will let you tell others about the app, add it to your Wish List (paid apps only), or gift the app (paid apps only). "Gifting" an app means that you are purchasing an app for someone else and will be sent to them using their Apple ID. They will receive an email with instructions on how to download.
      View screenshots of the app


 Read reviews or write your own! Reviews are important because they may alert you about scams, or bugs in the app. Apps with low ratings may mean that you want to find an alternative. You can also Like the app on Facebook after selecting the Reviews tab.

Purchasing or Downloading Apps

   Tap on the price (or "FREE"). This button is located in the app description, near the top on the right.

   If the app costs money, a "BUY" button will appear, or an "INSTALL" button if the app is either free, or has been previously purchased with your Apple ID but is not currently installed on your device. Tap on whichever of these buttons that appear.

You then need to confirm your Apple ID's password (or scan your fingerprint on the iPhone 5S). This is to ensure no unauthorized purchases are made on your account. Your app download will now begin. There is a 15-minute time window where you can download apps without needing to re-enter your password. You can change this so your device will immediately require your password under Settings > General > Restrictions > Require Password.

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iTunes Store

 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

The iTunes app on iOS closely resembles the desktop version of iTunes. This is the app to purchase music, ringtones, TV shows and movies for your device.

The "Music" tab lets you download music and ringtones. Tap on any album, then tap on the price button (same as in the App Store) to purchase the album or an individual song. 

The "Videos" tab is where you can download TV shows, movies or music videos. The tabs up top will let you toggle between viewing Movies, TV Shows and Music Videos. 

The "Search" tab allows you to search for anything on iTunes: music, videos, TV shows, ringtones, etc. by typing an artist or song name, album name, TV episode or movie title.

"Purchased" shows media that you have already purchased but may want to download again if it is not on your particular device.

Under the "More" tab, tap "Edit." This will allow you to control which five menu tabs appear in the bottom menu bar. You can drag menus into the row of five at the bottom. Drag a menu over the one you want it to replace.

Note that purchased media is not viewed in the iTunes app. Downloaded music appears in the Music app (called "iPod" on older software versions of iPhone or iPad), and downloaded TV shows or movies appear in the Videos app.

Looking for Ringtones?
Tap on "More," then tap tones to see the ringtone store.


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 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 4 or later

The Videos app is where you view purchased media (TV shows, Movies and Music Videos).


A cloud symbol in the lower right indicates that the movie has not been downloaded to your device, but can be played/downloaded from iTunes in the Cloud.

Tapping on the "Store" button will take you to the iTunes app where you can purchase more TV shows and movies.

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Mail

 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

To get started using the Mail app, you will need to add your email account to the iPhone's mail. To do so, you will need to open the Settings app, then open "Mail, Contacts, Calendars." The top section in this menu is for mail, and you can tap on Add Account...

You will also see this screen if opening the Mail app for the first time. You do not need to go to Settings.

Supported email providers are iCloud (@mac.com, @me.com, @icloud.com address), Microsoft Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, and Outlook. You may tap Other if your provider is not listed. You will need to type in your name (first and last), email address, password (this is the password you normally use to log in to email), and you can set a description for your account. You are now ready to use email. Under "Fetch New Data," Push is the most effective, consumes less battery life, and you do not have to wait to receive your emails.

You can add more accounts if you like, but you are ready to get started using the Mail app after the first account is created. "Inboxes" will show you the Inbox folder for each email account you have added, or "All Inboxes" will show you all of your email accounts' inboxes combined into one folder. Under "Accounts," you can view any other folders you have on your email account besides the inbox.

 This icon will let you compose a new mail.

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 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

The Safari app is used to browse the web on iOS.


These arrows are used to navigate between the previous and next visited page in the selected tab.


Tapping this icon, the Share button, will give you a bunch of options. You can share the link with others via Mail, Messages, or social networks. "Bookmark" will bookmark the current URL, allowing for quick access to the site from the bookmarks list. Add to Reading List will save the state of the webpage and add it to the reading list, which is synced across all of your devices, and items in the reading list can even be read offline! Add to Home Screen will actually let you create an icon for the current webpage right along side your apps!

 This icon was created by going to the Apple Club's website and tapping "Add to Home Screen."

Copy will place the URL on your clipboard so you can paste it elsewhere. Print allows you to print the webpage to an AirPrint compatible wireless printers. To see if your printer is compatible with AirPrint, please read the following article: AirPrint on iOS.

Tapping this icon will show you webpages you have bookmarked, and items in your in your reading list, and you can toggle between all items in the list and only unread items.

This icon will show you the list of tabs you have open. You may open up to 8 tabs at a time. Opening multiple tabs is beneficial if you want to open a new webpage without leaving the current one, basically opening multiple webpages at once.

     
You can also swipe a tab to the left or right to close it, as shown in the screenshot on the right above. You can scroll through your tabs by swiping with one finger vertically. Below all of your tabs are iCloud tabs. These are tabs open on your other devices. Tap on one to open it on the device you are currently using. Private Browsing lets you view webpages without having them saved to History.

The iPad has full tab browsing, as opposed to the different screen for each tab like displayed above. Just tap on a tab to go to that tab.


Safari has a unified search and URL bar. You can either type a search query, which will open your selected search engine such as Google, or a URL such as http://apple.com. Your site's address is entered here. If a page is loading, an "X" may appear allowing you to stop loading the page.


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 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

When you open the Photos app, there are three tabs. First is the Photos tab, where all of your photos are displayed in "collections." iOS 7 intelligently groups photos by date and location (requires Location Services to be enabled in Settings > Privacy > Location Services."

The middle tab is Shared, which will show you all of your Shared Photo Streams from iCloud. It will display all of your streams, and at the top, there is an "Activity" category. This will show you what photos were added, and where and when. You can learn more in our iCloud Guide. Your personal Photo Stream, called My Photo Stream, will appear in the Albums tab, along with your Camera Roll (photos taken on the device you're currently using), an album which groups all of your panorama photos, an album for videos, and any other albums you may have added. You can create a new album by tapping "+" in the upper left in album view.


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Maps

 
 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 6.0 or later

Tap on the search field at the top and enter your query. You have quite a few options once you select a result.
   
Tap on 3D to enter a 3D view of the map. The icon of the skyscraper building will replace the 3D icon if Flyover is available. Flyover lets you pan around the general area, and see 3D renderings from all angles, as shown below.

Flyover is available in most big cities in the U.S., but may not be available in all areas of the city. The 3D icon will show instead of Flyover if it is not available.

 Tapping the book icon lets you see locations you have bookmarked and instantly go to them. Bookmarking a location is covered below.

 Tap this icon to get directions from a location to the location that you have selected. By default, the start location is your current location.

 Tap this arrow to be shown a map of the general vicinity of your current location.

Getting directions is pretty straightforward. You can choose by foot, car or public transit, depicted in the three icons at the top center of the directions screen (tap the arrow as shown two pictures above). The squiggly line to the left of the Start and End location fields will switch the start and end locations.

Another way to get a route is to tap the green car icon to the left of the location name on a dropped pin.
In this box, you can also see a location's rating on Yelp, if applicable. Tap the blue arrow to pull up the location's "Info Card."

 The Info Card will show you the location name, how far it is from you, and the city, all on top of a rotating image of the location. You can also see its address and get directions to or from there. If applicable, you would also be able to see other relevant information such as phone numbers, hours, or Yelp reviews. You also have some options such as adding to contacts, adding the location as a bookmark, sharing the location, or reporting a problem with the listing. For more ways to report a problem, see: iOS 6 Maps: Reporting a Problem.

Some locations will have separate tabs labeled Info, Reviews and Photos. Reviews will show you reviews from Yelp. Another way to see Yelp reviews is under the Info tab, by selecting "More info on Yelp." You can also see photos of the location. Again, these options are not always available. 


 When sharing a location, in Messages for example, the recipient should receive something like this. Tapping it will bring up the location's Info Card.

Once you have tapped Route, you are just about ready. The distance and approximated time are shown, and you are even informed if the route has tolls. Tap Start when ready, or "Clear" to erase the Start and End location fields and choose another.

 Tap this to see turn-by-turn directions as shown below.


Once you have started the navigation, the route will take up the whole screen. If you tap the screen, a few options will appear at the top. "End" will end route guidance. Overview will show you the whole route. The ETA is also shown above the time and distance remaining.


You have access to navigation anywhere. During route guidance, if you exit the Maps app and go to the home screen, just tap the top of the screen to return to the directions.


Even on the lock screen, the directions are still present. And no matter what screen you're on, the directions will even be spoken to you.


Turn-by-turn and spoken directions, as well as Flyover, require an iPhone 4S or later, or an iPad 2 or later.

Another great feature is accident and road work spotting. If you are stuck in stop and go traffic, open up the Maps app and see if there are any accidents ahead. If you are in the middle of getting directions, you will be automatically notified and offered a new route if available.

 Tap on the accident (red icon with car),road work icon, or other hazard icon (red icon with minus sign) to get this menu. It gives you a brief description and you can tap on the blue arrow to learn more.

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Reminders

 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPad, iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 5 or later
Reminders is an app on iOS 5 that will ensure that you never forget an item on your to-do list.

Creating a Reminder
All that you need to do is tap on a blank row in the list that you want to create a reminder in, and then a keyboard will appear. Enter in your reminder and you are done once you tap the "Done" button. The reminder has been created, but you may want to adjust when or how you will be reminded.

Adjusting Options for the Reminder
Tap on an already created reminder, then tap .

By tapping on the reminder, you can change the name of the reminder, choose when or where you receive the reminder, enter the priority of the reminder, or add notes to it.

By selecting "Remind me on a day," you can enter in the date and time (in increments of 5 minutes) that you would like to be reminded. If you select "...at a location," (iPhone only) you can choose either your current location, or any location in your contacts. Be sure you add yourself to your contacts in the Contacts app, and provide your home address, and any other addresses you want included, i.e. work. You can also choose to have it remind you when you leave or arrive at that location.

Navigating the Reminders App
If you return to the list view (tap "Done" if you are editing a reminder, and then tap on the name of the current list to return to all lists), you can swipe down to reveal a search bar, and also the option to create a new list.


By tapping on the  icon, you have a view of upcoming scheduled reminders.

If you select a list, you can tap Edit on the right to rearrange or delete reminders from that list.


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Nike + iPod

 iPhone, iPod touch and iPod nano
Requirements:
  • iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 4 or later, iPod nano (6th or 7th generation)
Nike + iPod is a fitness app that helps you manage your workouts and send data to Nike Plus. For the Nike + iPod icon to appear on your app screen, it will need to be turned on under Settings > Nike + iPod (you may have to scroll all the way to the bottom). On the iPod nano, it is called "Fitness" and should already be on the home screen.

Using Nike + iPod
Using the Workouts tab, you can choose a basic, open-ended workout, or set goals for time, distance or calories. Using the My Workouts tab, you can create custom workouts. History will show all of your previous runs. When the workout is complete, you will be asked if you would like to send data to Nike Plus. Note that no account is required to use the app. If you have an iPod nano (the model with a touch screen), you will be given this option when you are connected to iTunes on a PC or Mac.

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Voice Memos

 iPhone and iPod touch and iPod nano
Requirements:
  • iPhone or iPod touch, iPod nano (6th or 7th generation)

Voice Memos is an app that allows you to make voice recordings. Although this app is not directly available on the iPad, there are third party apps in the app store that can be found by searching "voice memos." On the iPod nano, Voice Memos will only appear if you have a microphone, such as the included Apple Earphones (or EarPods) with Remote and Mic inserted, and Voice Memos is ON under Settings > General > Home Screen > Voice Memos.
The red circle button will start a recording. The "Done" link to the right will show you your existing voice memos.
When recording, the top of your iPhone display should become red and display "Recording" and the time it has been recording for. 

While recording, you can either pause with the red square button, or when you are done, stop the recording with the "Done" link. 

Note that, after you have tapped the Stop button on the right, playback options will be presented to you.

The speaker button 
 in the upper right will control where the sound comes out from when listening to Voice Memos, either the speaker above the screen (by default), or the one on the bottom of the phone (louder). Tap on the play icon  to listen to a memo. By tapping the Share button , you can send this voice memo either by Email, text message or AirDrop. Tapping the trash can will delete the Voice Memo. Drag the blue slider (above the Share and Delete buttons) to adjust the start time of the voice memo. Tap on the Edit button to load an interface that will let you trim (crop) the voice memo. If you wanted to edit the name of the voice memo instead, just tap on the current name.

You can drag the red sliders to capture the portion of the voice memo you want to save. Tap the white right arrow to get a preview of what the trimmed version will sound like. Tap "Trim" when you are done.


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Calculator

 
 iPhone and iPod touch Only 
Requirements:
  • iPhone or iPod touch
Same deal as Voice Memos: Though not built-in on the iPad, there are many calculator apps available on the App Store. Now, the calculator is pretty straight forward to use.


      While in portrait mode, you have access to a basic calculator. Rotating into landscape mode will reveal a full scientific calculator with many more functions.


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Weather

 
iPhone and iPod touch Only 
Requirements:
  • iPhone or iPod touch

The Weather app, powered by Yahoo! Weather, lets you view weather for any locations that you add.

You can swipe to the left or right to see pages displaying the weather for all of the locations that you have added. You can tap 
 to see all of the cities in your list. Swiping to the leftmost screen will display the weather for your current location as long as you have Location Services turned on (they are on by default). You don't have to add your current location to the list in order to be able to see it. The Weather app should just display "Local Weather" rather than the city. 

You can swipe to the left or right on the hourly forecast to see the weather for later/earlier in the day.

Adding Locations
First, tap . Scroll down to the bottom. On the left, you can tap "C/F" to change between celsius and fahrenheit. On the right, you will see a + button which is used to add locations to Weather. You should then see the below screen.

To delete a location, from the 
 view, swipe from right to left on the location you want to delete. Throughout the operating system, many applications have an interface in which items can be deleted by swiping horizontally and tapping "Delete."


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Stocks

 
 iPhone and iPod touch Only 
Requirements:
  • iPhone or iPod touch
This app lets you view information about the stock market. You can tap on the percentage to switch between the dollar amount and the percentage. You can swipe to the left or right in the dark blue area at the bottom to see different information.
      
While viewing the chart, tap at the top to change between day view, week view, month view, and so on. When viewing news, you can scroll up or down to see more news. Tapping on an article will open up Safari to view the news article online.

You can tap on the 
 in the lower right to add or remove stocks, just like the  button in the Weather app.

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Newsstand

 
 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 5 or later

Newsstand is essentially a special folder for newspaper and magazine subscriptions. However if you don't use Newsstand, it's a little tricky to get rid of. It's technically a built-in app, which, like other built-in apps, cannot be deleted. But it's also a folder, so it can't be moved into another folder.

The Newsstand folder has a built-in Store button (lower right) to take you directly to the news section of the App Store. All downloaded newspapers and magazines will appear here, and you can scroll to see more. Note that if a magazine is "FREE" to download, it still may require a monthly subscription.

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Phone

 iPhone only
Requirements:
  • iPhone
 Under the Favorites tab, you can see all contacts you have marked as a favorite. Tapping on the name/number will initiate a call. Tapping on the blue  will give you more options, such as Call, FaceTime, Text Message, and you can create a new contact or add that information to an existing contact. You can also share that contact via email or text message. To add a contact as a favorite, tap the + button in the upper right of the Favorites tab, or go to the Contacts tab, select a contact, and scroll to the bottom and tap Add to Favorites.

 Under the Recents tab, you can view your recent calls. If it is in red, that means it is a missed call. If you see a  symbol next to it, that means it was an outgoing call. If you see , it was an outgoing FaceTime call.

 Use this to switch between viewing all recent calls, or only missed calls. Just tap on "All" or "Missed" to switch. 

Tapping "Edit" in the upper right will allow you to delete specific calls. Tap the red minus to the left of the caller name/number. Once Edit is tapped, there is also a "Clear" button in the upper left, if you want to delete them all.

 Contacts allows you to view your contacts list. Tap on a contact, and then you will be able to choose the number at which you want to contact them. You can use the Edit button in the upper right to edit their information. This can also be done from the Contacts app.

 If there is a number that is not in your contacts, you will need to dial that number manually.

Tap the numbers on the screen to enter the number. Tap the green Call button in the lower center of the screen to initiate the call. 

Once you start entering a number, more options will be presented, including the option to add the number to your contacts, and a blue backspace button will appear as well (to the right of the number).

 Under the Voicemail tab, all of your voice messages should be displayed. Tap on a message, and a  will appear. Tap to play the message.

The bar at the top will show you the length of the message. You can slide this bar to skip to a certain point in the message. You also have the option to put the playback on speaker, call the person back or delete the voicemail.

Why Am I Being Asked for a Voicemail Password?
If you don't remember setting a voicemail password or can't remember what it is, contact your carrier (i.e. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint) for assistance. To manage your password, go to the Keypad.
  • Press and HOLD the 1 key for a few seconds. This initiates a call to voicemail. 
  • Once the female voice says "Main Menu," press 4 for "Personal Options."
  • Press 2 for "Administrative options."
  • Press 1 for "Password Options."
    • To change password, press 1
    • To turn password on/off, press 2

Answering Calls
When you get an incoming call, the contact's name and picture should display. If it's not a known contact, their number and your home screen background will display. You should see a green "slide to answer" slider appear. Slide your finger from left to right across this bar to answer the call.

Tapping Message will decline the call and send a message to the caller such as "I'll call you back," or you can tap "Custom" to create a custom message. You can also tap Remind Me to set a reminder to call the person back.

Declining Calls
The "Remind Me" and "Message" options above will also decline the call. Also, you can quickly press the power button to stop the phone from playing your ringtone and also stop it from vibrating. Pressing the power button a second time will automatically decline the call.


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 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iPod nano

Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, iPod nano

The Radio tab will open up iTunes Radio. See our tutorial for iTunes Radio
(coming soon). iTunes Radio lets you listen to songs from various iTunes stations, as well as create stations of your own. Each song you listen to will have a buy button in the upper right in case you want to purchase the song. Tap on Playlists to select songs from a playlist, which can be assembled in iTunes on a PC or Mac, or by tapping "Add Playlist" under the Playlist tab. If adding from the Playlist tab, you will be prompted to enter a title for the playlist. Then you can see a list of all your songs, in alphabetical order. Tap the blue "+" to the right of the song name to add it to the playlist. The Artists tab organizes your songs by artist, and the Songs tab displays all of your songs in alphabetical order.

Under "More," you can find more sorting options, such as Compilations, Composers, or Genres.

By tapping the Edit button, you can change the tabs that appear at the bottom. An example is shown below.
 For example, you can tap and hold on "Composers," then drag it over "Playlists." You now have a Composers tab, and then Playlists can be accessed under "More." The same can be done in the More tab in the iTunes app. Most people like to change the iTunes app so that they have a "Purchased" tab as one of the tabs at the bottom.

Now, what about playing music? Under the Songs tab (or after you have selected a song under Artists, Albums, etc.), the song will begin playing. To learn how to shuffle and repeat songs and more, see this article: Repeating or Shuffling Songs.


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iPad and Mac
Requirements:
  • iPad 2 with iOS 4.3 or later, iPad (3rd generation) or later
  • Mac with iSight camera and Mac OS X 10.4 or later

Photo Booth is a fun application for taking funny photos.

Photo Booth for iPad has nine effects, as shown above: Thermal Camera, Mirror, X-Ray, Kaleidoscope, Normal, Light Tunnel, Squeeze, Twirl, and Stretch.

After you tap to select an effect, you will have the opportunity to take photos using that effect, switch cameras, and delete photos.

Tapping the icon in the lower left to return to the effects screen, where you can select a different effect. Tap the center camera button to snap a picture using the selected effect. Tap the lower right icon to switch between the front and back camera. You can also tap on a photo to view it. Once tapped, a trash can icon will appear, allowing you to delete the photo, and a share  button will also appear.

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Passbook

 iPhone, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch (4th generation) or later
  • iOS 6
Passbook allows you to store tickets, coupons, gift cards and credits in a central location. When you want to use a pass in Passbook, tap on the pass and hold it up to the barcode reader at the checkout for the store the pass is associated with.

To start out with, you should have one pass. This pass provides information about Passbook. If you tap "Scan Code," in the upper right of the pass, this will allow you to scan the barcode for a paper coupon and turn it into a digital one which will be stored in Passbook. The "Apps for Passbook" link will take you to a section of the App Store dedicated to apps featuring Passbook compatibility. You can also get to the "Apps for Passbook" section of the App Store by clicking this link.

Each app has a different way of adding their pass to Passbook, but once you find a pass there should be a button that has text along the lines of "Add to Passbook." Below is an example in the Target app. Go to My Target > Mobile Coupons to get to this menu.

Once you have passes, they will all be displayed over one another. Tap on a pass to bring it up. You can then hold it up to a barcode scanner when ready, or view information about the pass. If there are multiple passes for one app, you can tap on one pass to bring it up and then scroll from left to right to view like passes.

You can tap the "i" in the lower right corner of the pass for even more information, and adjust settings such as alerts on the lock screen. You can also tap the trash can in the upper left to delete a pass, and enjoy the animation!
    


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Notes

 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
  • Mac running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

(Coming soon)

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 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
  • Mac
    • (Called "iCal") Included with Mac on Mac OS X 10.3 and later
    • Called "Calendar" in Mac OS X 10.8

(Coming soon)

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 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
  • Mac
    • Called "Address Book" up to Mac OS X 10.7
    • Called "Contacts" on Mac OS X 10.8 and later

(Coming soon)

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 iPhone, iPod touch, iPad
Requirements:
  • iPhone or iPod touch
  • iPad running iOS 6.0 or later
  • Available as a widget in the Dashboard on Mac OS X

(Coming soon)

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 iPhone only
Requirements:
  • iPhone 3GS or later

(Coming soon)

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 iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iPod nano
  • Mac (called System Preferences)

(Coming soon)

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iOS 6 and Earlier




Messages

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPad or iPod touch running iOS 5 or later
  • iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5
  • Mac with OS X Mountain Lion*
*Messages Beta was available for OS X Lion but was discontinued December 14th, 2012. Messages now requires Mountain Lion.

The Messages app that appears on the iPod touch or iPad is different from the one sent from the one on the iPhone. The iPod touch and iPad text message using Apple's iMessage service, which requires an Apple ID. The iPhone Messages app can also use iMessage, which sends texts from your Apple ID OR mobile phone number, but for non-iOS 5 users, texts are sent from your phone number. iMessage will allow you to text to other iPod touch, iPad or iPhone users running iOS 5 and have iMessage enabled, or Mac users who have installed Messages Beta in Lion, or are running Mountain Lion, which has Messages pre-installed.

Devices running iOS 6 or later, or for Macs, OS X 10.8.2 or later, can also receive messages at your phone number. You must log in to iMessage using the same Apple ID that you used on the phone if you want to have this option.

First, this portion will go over how to set up iMessage on an iPod touch, iPad or iPhone.

Make sure you have iOS 5.0 or later (Settings > General > About > Version). To start, the Settings app should be opened. There should then be a menu for "Messages." The option at the top is iMessage. Tap on the OFF/ON switch to enable it. When asked for an iMessage password, this refers to the password for your Apple ID. You can later on go to the "Receive at..." menu to add an email address at which iMessages will be received, or change the Apple ID. If you do not have an Apple ID, this Apple Club article will walk you through it.

Corresponding Apple Club "Advice and Articles": (will take you to the Apple Club's Advice and Articles page)

The next portion will go over how to use the Messages app.

 
Tapping on this icon will allow you to start a new conversation with one of your contacts.

Type a contact name in the "To:" field. This decides who the message is addressed to.
Tap in the "Text Message" or "iMessage" field to begin typing your message.
You can also send a message to multiple people using the + icon, called "Group MMS."


If you have already exchanged text messages with someone, your conversation will show up with their name, the date of the most recent text, and the context of the most recent text. A list of all of the people you have had conversations will appear just like this when you first open the Messages app. You can tap on any one conversation to resume texting with that person.

You can remove a conversation by tapping "Edit" then tap on the red circular minus sign that appears to the left of the conversation. If you are already viewing a conversation, you can delete individual messages from the conversation. You can also select messages to forward.

Using the Search field, you can search for a contact name or even key words from a conversation to help you find what you're looking for easily.


Text Message vs. iMessage
On the iPhone, you can send iMessages to any iOS 5 or Mac OS X 10.8 or later user using their Apple ID, or a text (SMS) message to any phone number. Only iPhone can send SMS using Messages, not iPad or iPod. Here is how to tell if your text has been sent as an iMessage or a text message:

iMessage                                                                    Text Message
   
 Appears in Blue                 
 
 Appears in Green

                                      
 

Says "iMessage," has Blue "Send" button       Says "Text Message," has Green "Send" button

Benefits of iMessage?
If you are on an iPhone, you may have a Text Message/SMS plan set up with your cellular network provider (AT&T, Verizon or Sprint in the United States). You may have a plan set up that permits 200, 1000 or Unlimited texts, for example. Let's say you have a 200/month limit. Messages sent as iMessages (blue) do NOT count against that 200 limit, allowing you to text as often as you please. Only SMS (green) text messages count towards your limit. iMessage is an Apple service that send messages from your Apple ID and has no affiliation with the carrier. If sending over 3G/4G, there still may be a carrier charge for data, but not if you are on Wi-Fi.

iMessage Troubleshooting - FAQs
"I can't send a message as an iMessage"
Both you and the person you wish to iMessage must have it enabled. If you or the person you are texting are in an area with a poor data connection (like EDGE ("E")), iMessage may not be available.

"Other people are getting copied on our iMessage conversations"
Make sure no friend or family member is using the same Apple ID or email address under Settings > Messages > Receive At...

"It gets stuck on 'Waiting for activation'"
Try again after performing a reset. To reset: Hold the home and power buttons at the same time until the Apple boot logo appears. No data will be lost. If it still doesn't work, try to sign back out and then sign back in. If this doesn't work, just try again later. Sometimes the servers get bogged down when many users are activating iMessage/FaceTime at the same time.

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FaceTime

 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5
  • iPod touch 4th or 5th generation
  • iPad 2, The New iPad, iPad with Retina Display, or iPad mini
  • Mac running OS X Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), or Mountain Lion (10.8) 

Before we get started, it is important for iPhone users to know that they have FaceTime as well. On the iPod touch and iPad, there is an app icon for FaceTime. If you are an iPhone user who does not see the FaceTime icon, do not be alarmed, this is normal. FaceTime is accessed through the Phone or Contacts app.


You should see this screen after selecting a contact in the Contacts app (you may have to scroll down a little), or when in the Phone app under the  tab, and again selecting a contact.

There is a third way to access FaceTime on the iPhone, and that is during a call.

Of course, on an iPod touch or an iPad, you need only to tap the FaceTime icon and select a contact.

Setting up FaceTime
Under the Settings app, FaceTime menu, FaceTime can be switched on, at which point you must sign in with your Apple ID. You should also see a field that says "You can be reached for video calls at:" where you can change the email address or Apple ID that FaceTime calls are received at.

When in the FaceTime app on an iPod touch or iPad, your contact list will appear. You can FaceTime any contact that owns a Mac, iPod touch, iPhone or iPad. If they do not own any of these devices, you may receive a message stating that that person is not available for chat.

FaceTime Troubleshooting - FAQs
"I don't see FaceTime on my device"
You may not see FaceTime on an iPhone purchased in a country in which FaceTime is banned, mainly a few countries in the Middle East. Even if the iPhone was purchased here but taken to another country, FaceTime still will not appear due to the country in which it was purchased. Also make sure that FaceTime is not restricted. Verify this under Settings > General > Restrictions, and make sure FaceTime is allowed.

"I can't make a FaceTime call to my other devices"
You cannot FaceTime from an email address to the same address. Under Settings > FaceTime > Receive At, add a different address, and then direct your FaceTime calls to that address.

"It gets stuck on 'Waiting for activation'"
Try again after performing a reset. To reset: Hold the home and power buttons at the same time until the Apple boot logo appears. No data will be lost. If it still gets stuck, try to sign out and sign back in. If this doesn't work, just try again later. Sometimes the servers get bogged down when many users are activating iMessage/FaceTime at the same time.

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 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 4 or later
  • Mac running OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)

You can open up the Game Center app to get started. You will be prompted to sign in with your Apple ID. You then get to pick a username. Usernames can be changed later on. You will also be given the option to use your contacts for friend recommendations (iOS 5). One of the features of Game Center is friend recommendations, which will use contacts you have in common or games you have in common to suggest friends for you. You may also create a catchphrase, and, by tapping on the picture silhouette, adding a profile picture (iOS 5).

You will notice that some games will say "Game Center" in their description, meaning that particular app is compatible with Game Center.

Game Center's main function is to let you compete with people worldwide in Game Center compatible games. Game Center will show leaderboards, which will show high scores either among your friends or throughout the world. There is also an "Achievements" section, as some games are set up so that you gain achievements by completing certain tasks or reaching certain scores in a game.

Changing Game Center Username
Under the "Me" tab in Game Center, tap Account.

Tap on View Account. You may have to scroll a little ways down, then you should see a field for "Nickname" in which you can edit your name as you please. You cannot use a name already in use by another user.


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Camera

 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPod touch 4th or 5th generation
  • iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5
  • iPad 2, The New iPad, iPad with Retina Display, iPad mini
The upper left icon will turn flash on or off (iPhone 4 or 4S).
The upper right icon will let you switch between the front and rear cameras (iPhone 4 or 4S, iPod touch 4th gen, iPad 2 or 3rd gen).
In the bottom left, your most recent picture is shown. Tapping on it will take you to the camera roll, a place to view all of the photos you have taken using the device's camera. The middle button, of course, takes a picture. The lower right button will allow you to switch between video recording and the camera. You can switch by sliding the switch or by tapping on it.

You may see a square appear in the center of the screen, this shows where the area of focus is. The "tap to focus" feature will allow you tap on an area of the screen to make that the focus.

On an iPod touch or iPhone running iOS 5, accessing the camera is a lot easier because it can be done right from the lock screen. When the device is in sleep mode (display is off but device is still on) or on the lock screen ("Slide to Unlock" is displayed), you can double tap the home button, and a small camera icon should appear. Once in the camera, pictures can also be taken using the Volume Up (+) button.

 This display should come up after double tapping the home button (iOS 5.0 or 5.0.1).
 On iOS 5.1, the shortcut is always present. Slide it from the bottom to the top of the screen.

The camera zoom is different on iOS 5 as it is on earlier versions, and many iOS 5 users thought they had lost their zoom.

    On iOS 5 or later:
Take two fingers to the screen and spread them apart, just like you would do to zoom in on another application like Safari. After you begin to zoom, you can either continue using your fingers or use the on-screen slider.

    On iOS 4 or earlier:
Tap anywhere on the screen and use the slider to adjust zoom.

Another huge hit feature, introduced in iOS 6, is the ability to take panorama photos. This is available on the iPhone 4S and later, as well as the 5th generation iPod touch. To begin, open the Camera app and tap Options, which appears in the top center of the screen. Then choose Panorama.



Did you Know?
If you tap on the bar that appears in the center, as shown above, you can switch between taking the panorama from left to right, and right to left.

    

When you are ready, tap the camera icon in the bottom center of the screen.



The camera will stop and the photo will be saved either when the preview image in the center of the screen reaches the end, or when you tap the blue "Done" button in the bottom center. You do not have to keep moving until the preview image goes the whole way to the end.

When you are done, your finished product should look something like this:


If you cannot keep it perfectly straight, the phone can usually correct it, but too much movement will result in a choppy image.

iPhone 5 also has the ability to take a still shot while recording video. Your screen should look like the one below while recording video, on which you can tap the camera icon in the lower right to take a still picture.


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App Store

 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 2.0 or later
Once you sign into the store with your Apple ID, you are ready to start using the App Store. To sign in, you will need to open the Settings app. There will be a menu for Store, and the option displayed is for "Sign In." If you have an Apple ID, sign in using that, or it will also give you the option to create one. The "iForgot" button will allow you to reset your forgotten Apple ID's password.

You should now be signed in. Now let's go over some of the options you are presented with.

These are called "Automatic Downloads." If you own multiple devices, it is a good idea to enable this. If you download music, apps or books on iTunes on a computer, or on another iPad, iPod touch or iPhone, purchases will automatically be downloaded to all of your iOS devices, without the need to re-download them on each device. "Books" will only appear if you have downloaded Apple's free iBooks app from the App Store.

Using Cellular Data to download purchases means that it will use your iPhone's or iPad's 3G/4G connection (if applicable) to download purchases when Wi-Fi is unavailable. If you have a data plan with your carrier, downloaded purchases will count against your plan. No purchase over 50MB (or 20MB prior to iOS 5.1) can be downloaded without Wi-Fi, so you won't go over your limit by downloading just a few apps. If you are on Wi-Fi, it will be used instead of your cellular connection and will not count against your plan.

Now that you are signed in and your preferences are adjusted, you are ready to learn about the wonder of the App Store!

The "Featured" tab will show you new apps (apps that have just recently been added to the App Store), "What's Hot," based on new apps with the highest rating, and then there is the Genius tab. In the Genius tab, you will need to sign in again with your Apple ID to enabled Genius. It will then use apps that you have already downloaded to suggest other apps that you may like.

The "Categories" tab lets you narrow down your search by category of the app. There are Books, Business, Education, Entertainment, Finance, Games, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Medical, Music, Navigation, News, Newsstand (will appear in the Newsstand app), Photo & Video, Productivity, Reference, Social Networking, Sports, Travel, Utilities, and Weather.

The "Top 25" tab will display the top 25 apps based on ratings and downloads, and you can see the top paid or top free apps.

The "Search" tab may be the most helpful if you know the name of an app that you want or what function it performs. You can also try typing "FREE" and every app name with "Free" on the App Store should appear. Many apps also have "Lite" versions, which are usually either free or cheaper than the full version.

The "Updates" tab should be checked frequently, as downloaded apps also come out with updates which may include bug fixes or new features. It is always recommended to download updates. Most, if not all, updates are free.

More about the Search tab:


By tapping on any of the apps in the listing, you will be taken to the app description page and will also be presented with the option to purchase or download. The + icon, as noted above means the app is a "universal" app which will work on any iOS device (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch). Some other apps have iPhone/iPod only versions, and a separate app usually containing the phrase "for iPad" or "HD." Examples would be Angry Birds vs. Angry Birds HD, or Skype vs. Skype for iPad.

 The "Game Center" icon indicates that the game is compatible with the Game Center app.


 View screenshots of the app

 Read reviews, tell your friends, gift an app to another Apple ID, or report a problem with the app

"Gifting" an app means that you are purchasing an app for someone else and will be sent to them using their Apple ID. They will receive an email with instructions on how to download.

 Read reviews or write your own! Reviews are important because they may alert you about scams, or bugs in the app. Apps with low ratings may mean that you want to find an alternative.

Purchasing or Downloading Apps

 Tap on the price (or "FREE"). This button is located in the app description, near the top on the right.

   If the app costs money, a "BUY NOW" button will appear, or an "INSTALL" button if the app has been previously purchased with your Apple ID but is not currently installed on your device. Tap on whichever of these buttons that appear.

You then need to confirm your Apple ID's password. This is to ensure no unauthorized purchases are made on your account. Your app download will now begin. There is a 15-minute time window where you can download apps without needing to re-enter your password.

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iTunes

 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

The iTunes app on iOS closely resembles the desktop version of iTunes. This is the app to purchase music, ringtones, TV shows and movies for your device.

The "Music" tab lets you download music and ringtones. Tap on any album, then tap on the price button (same as in the App Store) to purchase the album or an individual song. Tap on "Tones" to browse ringtones.

 Tap here to view ringtones

The "Videos" tab is where you can download TV shows, movies or music videos. The tabs up top will let you toggle between viewing Movies, TV Shows and Music Videos. 

The "Search" tab allows you to search for anything on iTunes: music, videos, TV shows, ringtones, etc. by typing an artist or song name, album name, TV episode or movie title.

"Purchased" shows media that you have already purchased but may want to download again if it is not on your particular device.

Under the "More" tab, tap "Edit." This will allow you to control which five menu tabs appear in the bottom menu bar. You can drag menus into the row of five at the bottom. Drag a menu over the one you want it to replace.

Note that purchased media is not viewed in the iTunes app. Downloaded music appears in the Music app (called "iPod" on older software versions of iPhone or iPad), and downloaded TV shows or movies appear in the Videos app.

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 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 4 or later

The Videos app is where you view purchased media (TV shows and Movies).

Movies are listed first, then TV shows.


A blue dot to the left of the movie name indicates a movie that has not been watched. You may also see a blue dot that is filled in halfway, indicating that part of the movie has been watched. And, as always, use the Search field at the top to search TV episodes or movie titles.

 Tapping on the "Store" button will take you to the iTunes app where you can purchase more TV shows and movies.

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Mail

 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

To get started using the Mail app, you will need to add your email account to the iPhone's mail. To do so, you will need to open the Settings app, then open "Mail, Contacts, Calendars." The top section in this menu is for mail, and you can tap on Add Account...

Supported email providers are iCloud (@me.com address), Microsoft Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, Windows Live (Hotmail), and MobileMe. You may tap Other if your provider is not listed. You will need to type in your name (first and last), email address, password (this is the password you normally use to log in to email), and you can set a description for your account. You are now ready to use email. Under "Fetch New Data," Push is the most effective, consumes less battery life, and you do not have to wait to receive your emails.

You can add more accounts if you like, but you are ready to get started using the Mail app after the first account is created. "Inboxes" will show you the Inbox folder for each email account you have added, or "All Inboxes" will show you all of your email accounts' inboxes combined into one folder. Under "Accounts," you can view any other folders you have on your email account besides the inbox.

 This icon will let you compose a new mail.

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 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

The Safari app is used to browse the web on iOS.


These arrows are used to navigate between the previous and next visited page in the selected tab.


Tapping this icon, the Share button (A "+" icon on older versions of iOS) will give you a bunch of options. "Add Bookmark" will bookmark the current URL, allowing for quick access to the site from the bookmarks list. Add to Reading List will save the state of the webpage and add it to the reading list, which is synced across all of your devices. Add to Home Screen will actually let you create an icon for the current webpage right along side your apps!

 This icon was created by going to the Apple Club's website and tapping "Add to Home Screen."

Mail Link to this Page will allow you to send page information as an email to yourself or to others, with the webpage title as the subject and the URL in the body of the email. Tweet will allow you to post the webpage to your Twitter account if the Twitter app is installed. Print allows you to print the webpage to an AirPrint compatible wireless printers. To see if your printer is compatible with AirPrint, please read the following Apple article.

Corresponding Apple Article: (will take you to Apple's website)

Tapping this icon will show you webpages you have bookmarked, and items in your in your reading list, and you can toggle between all items in the list and only unread items.

This icon will show you the list of tabs you have open. You may open up to 8 tabs at a time. Opening multiple tabs is beneficial if you want to open a new webpage without leaving the current one, basically opening multiple webpages at once.


The iPad on iOS 5 has full tab browsing, as opposed to the different screen for each tab like displayed above. Just tap on a tab to go to that tab.

There is also a field allowing you to enter a search query for Google. You can also change your search engine to Yahoo! or Bing under the Safari menu in Settings.



Your site's address is entered here. Tap the reload arrow to reload the page. If a page is loading, an "X" may appear allowing you to stop loading the page.

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 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

When you open the Photos app, there are two tabs. First is the Albums tab, where all of your different albums are displayed. There should be Camera Roll, which contains any photos taken using the device's camera, including screenshots. If you have the iCloud feature "Photo Stream" enabled, there should be a Photo Stream folder as well. There may be additional folders if you have synced folders from iTunes on a PC or Mac. Tapping "Edit" in the upper right will allow you to add or delete albums.

The other tab is called "Places."

This feature requires Location Services to be enabled on your device at the time the picture was taken. It keeps track of where the picture was taken, then displays all locations on a map. Tapping the red pin will tell you how many photos at that location, and then you may view all photos from that location.

In iOS 6, there are three tabs: Albums, Photo Stream, and Places. Photo Stream has a dedicated tab, where all iCloud-related photos can be found. This would include Photo Streams and Shared Photo Streams. You can learn more in our iCloud Guide.

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Maps

 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • Google Maps: iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 5.1.1 or earlier
  • Apple's Maps:  iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 6.0 or later
Apple's Maps on iOS 6 or Later:
Apple's Maps app is in many ways similar to Google Maps, but with a plethora of new features. Tap on the search field at the top and enter your query. You have quite a few options once you select a result.
   
Tap on 3D to enter a 3D view of the map. The icon of the skyscraper building will replace the 3D icon if Flyover is available. Flyover lets you pan around the general area, and see 3D renderings from all angles, as shown below.

Flyover is available in most big cities in the U.S., but may not be available in all areas of the city. The 3D icon will show instead of Flyover if it is not available.

 Tapping the book icon lets you see locations you have bookmarked and instantly go to them. Bookmarking a location is covered below.

 Tap this icon to get directions from a location to the location that you have selected. By default, the start location is your current location.

 Tap this arrow to be shown a map of the general vicinity of your current location.

Getting directions is pretty straightforward. You can choose by foot, car or public transit, depicted in the three icons at the top center of the directions screen (tap the arrow as shown two pictures above). The squiggly line to the left of the Start and End location fields will switch the start and end locations.

Another way to get a route is to tap the green car icon to the left of the location name on a dropped pin.
In this box, you can also see a location's rating on Yelp, if applicable. Tap the blue arrow to pull up the location's "Info Card."

 The Info Card will show you the location name, how far it is from you, and the city, all on top of a rotating image of the location. You can also see its address and get directions to or from there. If applicable, you would also be able to see other relevant information such as phone numbers, hours, or Yelp reviews. You also have some options such as adding to contacts, adding the location as a bookmark, sharing the location, or reporting a problem with the listing. For more ways to report a problem, see: iOS 6 Maps: Reporting a Problem.

Some locations will have separate tabs labeled Info, Reviews and Photos. Reviews will show you reviews from Yelp. Another way to see Yelp reviews is under the Info tab, by selecting "More info on Yelp." You can also see photos of the location. Again, these options are not always available. 


 When sharing a location, in Messages for example, the recipient should receive something like this. Tapping it will bring up the location's Info Card. Tapping the field that says "map url" will open the Maps app with that location displayed.

Once you have tapped Route, you are just about ready. The distance and approximated time are shown, and you are even informed if the route has tolls. Tap Start when ready, or "Clear" to erase the Start and End location fields and choose another.

 Tap this to see step-by-step directions as shown below.


Once you have started the navigation, the route will take up the whole screen. If you tap the screen, a few options will appear at the top. "End" will end route guidance. Overview will show you the whole route. The ETA is also shown above the time and distance remaining.


You have access to navigation anywhere. During route guidance, if you exit the Maps app and go to the home screen, just tap the top of the screen to return to the directions.


Even on the lock screen, the directions are still present. And no matter what screen you're on, the directions will even be spoken to you.


Turn-by-turn and spoken directions, as well as Flyover, require an iPhone 4S or later, or an iPad 2 or later.

Another great feature is accident and road work spotting. If you are stuck in stop and go traffic, open up the Maps app and see if there are any accidents ahead. If you are in the middle of getting directions, you will be automatically notified and offered a new route if available.

 Tap on the accident (reddish-orange icon with car) or road work icon to get this menu. It gives you a brief description and you can tap on the blue arrow to learn more.


If you want to use Google Maps instead and are running iOS 6, you can download the official Google Maps app from Google.

Google Maps on iOS 5 and Earlier

The Maps app is an excellent GPS. In the "Search" tab, you can enter a business name, contact's name, or street address, and it will pinpoint that location. Tapping the blue arrow will give you more information about that place, such as phone number and website, as well as address, and also get the option to get directions to or from the specified location.

The "Directions" tab will allow you to get directions to and from locations. You can choose by car, bus or walking, and it will adjust the route and time accordingly. The default Start location is your current location, represented by the blue dot on the map. In the "End" field, you can type in a business, contact or street address. Once complete, pressing "Start" will give you step-by-step directions on how to get to the destination, and the blue dot which represents you updates real-time.

 Choose whether you are going by car, bus or foot so Maps can adjust the time, distance and route for your trip that best suits your method of travel.

 Select "Start" to begin step-by-step instructions.

 Edit your "Start" and "End" locations.

 Tapping this icon will center the map display around your current location. Tapping it again will activate the compass so it is always facing North, and responds when your device changes directions. Tapping it yet again will return it to the directions.

 Tapping this icon gives you a variety of options. You can drop a pin at the current location, making it easier next time you wish to travel to that location by selecting "Dropped Pin" as your end destination. You can also print directions to an AirPlay compatible wireless printer. Show Traffic or Hide Traffic will display the traffic conditions on the road. You can also switch views from the standard map view to the satellite view and other views.

Street View
Google's Street View is available on the iPhone with iOS 2.2 or later, and the iPod touch in iOS 3. To access Street View, first enter a location name or an address in the Search tab so that it will drop a pin.

 A dropped pin looks like this.

Tap on the circular red-orange icon to the left of the name to enter Street View.


You can use one finger to pan around the location. You can also use two fingers and make a reverse pinch motion to zoom in, and pinch to zoom out. Tap the circle in the lower right to return to the map.

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Reminders

 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPad, iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 5 or later
Reminders is an app on iOS 5 that will ensure that you never forget an item on your to-do list. When you first open the Reminders app, you will be presented with a page reading "Reminders," and a + icon which will create a new reminder. 

Creating a Reminder
All that you need to do is tap the + icon, and then a keyboard will appear. Enter in your reminder and you are done once you tap the "Done" button. The reminder has been created, but you may want to adjust when or how you will be reminded.

Adjusting Options for the Reminder
Tap on an already created reminder.

 By tapping on the reminder, you can change the name of the reminder, choose when or where you receive the reminder, enter the priority of the reminder, add notes to it, or delete it.

By selecting "On a Day," you can enter in the date and time (in increments of 5 minutes) that you would like to be reminded. If you select "At a Location," (iPhone only) you can choose either your current location, or any location in your contacts. Be sure you add yourself to your contacts in the Contacts app, and provide your home address, and any other addresses you want included, i.e. work. You can also choose to have it remind you when you leave or arrive at that location.

Navigating the Reminders App
There are two views in Reminders: List and Date. In the date view, you are given a day-by-day view, displaying all the reminders you have for a single day. In the list view, you have the reminders screen, and to the left of this is the "Completed" screen, where it displays reminders that you have indicated as complete by checking the check box. You can also create new lists, which would then be displayed in the list view.


By tapping on the above icon, you have a view of all of your lists, and can also search for reminders. By tapping "Edit," you can rename, delete, or "Create New List..." You might want to create a new list called "Grocery List," and then add each item you need to pick up under this list. Then, when you go to the store, you can check them off as you go.

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YouTube

 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 5.1.1 or earlier
The YouTube app is the biggest selection of Internet videos... right on your iOS device. Under the Featured tab, this app will gather videos that are featured videos on YouTube. Most Viewed will gather videos that have been viewed the most times. In the Search category, you can search for videos by name, description or by the poster's name. When a video is playing, the controls for the video (rewind, play/pause, fast forward) appear at the bottom. On these controls, the book icon on the left will bookmark the video, and the icon on the right will give you the option to add the video to your favorites, mail the link to the video or Tweet the video (iOS 5). When you tap the "Done" button, you will see info about the video. This includes the description, date the video was added, category, tags, the option to rate, comment or flag the video, and view comments. Tapping the "More Videos" tab will show you videos that are related to the one you just viewed. Tapping the back arrow displaying the name of the video in the upper left will take you back to the Search screen. The Favorites tab displays the list of videos you have added to your favorites. More will show you your most recently viewed videos, top rated videos, history, your uploaded videos, your subscriptions and your playlists. Under the Favorites or More tab, you have a Sign In button which allows you to sign in to your Google or YouTube account. You can also edit your favorites list. When playing a video, you may see an AirPlay icon (looks like a triangle with a rectangle around it). This allows you to mirror the video to the TV if you have an Apple TV.

YouTube is no longer built in to iOS 6.0 or later, but you can download the official YouTube app by Google.

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Nike + iPod

iPhone, iPod touch and iPod nano
Requirements:
  • iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 4 or later, iPod nano (6th or 7th generation)
Nike + iPod is a fitness app that helps you manage your workouts and send data to Nike Plus. For the Nike + iPod icon to appear on your app screen, it will need to be turned on under Settings > Nike + iPod (you may have to scroll all the way to the bottom). On the iPod nano, it is called "Fitness" and should already be on the home screen.

Using Nike + iPod
Using the Workouts tab, you can choose a basic, open-ended workout, or set goals for time, distance or calories. Using the My Workouts tab, you can create custom workouts. History will show all of your previous runs. When the workout is complete, you will be asked if you would like to send data to Nike Plus. Note that no account is required to use the app. If you have a 6th generation iPod nano (the model with a touch screen), you will be given this option when you are connected to iTunes on a PC or Mac.

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Voice Memos

 iPhone and iPod touch and iPod nano
Requirements:
  • iPhone or iPod touch, iPod nano (6th or 7th generation)

Voice Memos is an app that allows you to make voice recordings. Although this app is not directly available on the iPad, there are third party apps in the app store that can be found by searching "voice memos." On the iPod nano, Voice Memos will only appear if you have a microphone, such as the included Apple Earphones (or EarPods) with Remote and Mic inserted, and Voice Memos is ON under Settings > General > Home Screen > Voice Memos.

The VU gauge in the middle measure the decibels (dB) of your recording. The button to the left of this will begin to record. The button to the right will show you your existing voice memos.
When recording, the top of your iPhone display should become red and display "Recording" and the time it has been recording for. 


While recording, you can either pause with the leftmost button, or when you are done, stop the recording with the rightmost button. 

Note that, after you have tapped the Stop button on the right, the recording will automatically be played back to you.

The speaker button in the upper left will control where the sound comes out from when listening to Voice Memos. Tap "Done" to return the the recording screen to start a new voice memo. Tap on the play icon (little triangle to the left of the time) to listen to a memo. By tapping "Share," you can send this voice memo either by Email or text message. "Delete" will obviously delete the Voice Memo. Drag the blue slider (above the Share and Delete buttons) to adjust the start time of the voice memo. But what about that little right carat > next to where the length of the voice memo is displayed? This is where you can edit the information of your voice memo.

Tapping on "Share" will present you with the same share options as the previous menu: Email or Message. Tapping on "Trim Memo" will allow you to adjust the length of your memo, if there are parts that you don't need. Drag the yellow slider to adjust the start and end times.


Tapping in the area above these two buttons (where the time, length, date and the microphone icon are displayed) will allow you to add a label to the memo. Adding a label helps you remember what kind of memo it is.

You can choose from one of these preset labels or add a custom one.

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Calculator

 iPhone and iPod touch Only 
Requirements:
  • iPhone or iPod touch
Same deal as Voice Memos: Though not built-in on the iPad, there are many calculator apps available on the App Store. Now, the calculator is pretty straight forward to use.


      
While in portrait mode, you have access to a basic calculator. Rotating into landscape mode will reveal a full scientific calculator with many more functions.

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Weather

iPhone and iPod touch Only 
Requirements:
  • iPhone or iPod touch

The Weather app, powered by Yahoo!, lets you view weather for any locations that you add.


You can swipe to the left or right to see pages displaying the weather for all of the locations that you have added. Swiping to the leftmost screen will display the weather for your current location as long as you have Location Services turned on (they are on by default). You don't have to add your current location to the list in order to be able to see it. The Weather app should just display "Local Weather" rather than the city. 

You can also swipe downwards while viewing weather to see an hourly forecast.

Tapping the "i" in the lower right will take you to a screen on which you can add or remove locations.

Tap the red minus to delete a location. Tap the black + in the upper left to add a location. You can also switch between fahrenheit and celsius.

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Stocks

iPhone and iPod touch Only 
Requirements:
  • iPhone or iPod touch
This app lets you view information about the stock market. You can tap on the percentage to switch between the dollar amount and the percentage. You can swipe to the left or right in the dark blue area at the bottom to see different information.
      
While viewing the chart, tap at the top to change between day view, week view, month view, and so on. When viewing news, you can scroll up or down to see more news. Tapping on an article will open up Safari to view the news article online.

You can tap on the "i" in the lower right to add or remove stocks, very similar to the "i" button in the Weather app.

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Newsstand

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 5 or later

Newsstand is essentially a special folder for newspaper and magazine subscriptions. However if you don't use Newsstand, it's a little tricky to get rid of. It's technically a built-in app, which, like other built-in apps, cannot be deleted. But it's also a folder, so it can't be moved into another folder. See the trick to get Newsstand into a folder (coming soon), which will work on iOS 5.0 and 5.0.1, but was rumored to be removed in iOS 5.1.


The Newsstand folder has a built-in Store button (upper right) to take you directly to the news section of the App Store. All downloaded newspapers and magazines will appear here, and you can scroll to see more. The Newsstand folder does not have the 12-app limit that app folders have (20-app limit for the iPad). Note that if a magazine is "FREE" to download, it still may require a monthly subscription.

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Phone

iPhone only
Requirements:
  • iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5
 Under the Favorites tab, you can see all contacts you have marked as a favorite. Tapping on the name/number will initiate a call. Tapping on the blue arrow  will give you more options, such as Call, FaceTime, Text Message, and you can create a new contact or add that information to an existing contact. You can also share that contact via email or text message. To add a contact as a favorite, tap the + button in the upper right of the Favorites tab, or go to the Contacts tab, select a contact, and scroll to the bottom and tap Add to Favorites.

 Under the Recents tab, you can view your recent calls. If it is in red, that means it is a missed call. If you see a  symbol next to it, that means it was an outgoing call.

 Use this to switch between viewing all recent calls, or only missed calls. Just tap on "All" or "Missed" to switch. 

Tapping "Edit" in the upper right will allow you to delete specific calls. Tap the red minus to the left of the caller name/number. Once Edit is tapped, there is also a "Clear" button in the upper left, if you want to delete them all.

 Contacts allows you to view your contacts list. Tap on a contact, and then you will be able to choose the number at which you want to contact them. You can use the Edit button in the upper right to edit their information. This can also be done from the Contacts app.

 If there is a number that is not in your contacts, you will need to dial that number manually.

Tap the numbers on the screen to enter the number. Tap the green Call button in the lower center of the screen to initiate the call. The lower right button is the delete key. The lower left button allows you to create a new contact, or add that number to an existing contact.

 Under the Voicemail tab, all of your voice messages should be displayed. Tap on a message, and a  will appear. Tap to play the message.

The bar at the top will show you the length of the message. You can slide this bar to skip to a certain point in the message. You also have the option to call the person back or delete the voicemail.

Why Am I Being Asked for a Voicemail Password?
If you don't remember setting a voicemail password or can't remember what it is, contact your carrier (i.e. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint) for assistance. To manage your password, go to the Keypad.
  • Press and HOLD the 1 key for a few seconds. This initiates a call to voicemail. 
  • Once the female voice says "Main Menu," press 4 for "Personal Options."
  • Press 2 for "Administrative options."
  • Press 1 for "Password Options."
    • To change password, press 1
    • To turn password on/off, press 2
Answering Calls
When you get an incoming call, the contact's name and picture should display. If it's not a known contact, their number and your home screen background will display. You should see a green "slide to answer" slider appear. Slide your finger from left to right across this bar to answer the call.




In iOS 6.0 or later, there will also be a phone icon to the right of this slider. This is very similar to the camera shortcut on the lock screen. Slide this icon up to get more options when receiving a call.

You will then be presented with the options to decline or accept the call. Tapping Reply with Message will decline the call and send a message to the caller such as "I'll call you back," or you can tap "Custom" to create a custom message. You can also tap Remind me Later to set a reminder to call the person back.


This requires iOS 6.

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 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iPod nano
              iPod                     Music
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, iPod nano
    • Referred to as "iPod" (see left) on iPhone or iPad with iOS 4.3.5 and earlier
    • Referred to as "Music" on iOS 5.0 or later, and on the iPod nano (6th generation)

The main difference between the iPod and Music app is that the iPod app had a tab for Videos. With the introduction of the Music app, Videos got its own separate app.

 This is what the iPod app looks like



 
Tap on Playlists to select songs from a playlist, which can be assembled in iTunes on a PC or Mac, or by tapping "Add Playlist" under the Playlist tab. If adding from the Playlist tab, you will be prompted to enter a title for the playlist. Then you can see a list of all your songs, in alphabetical order. Tap the blue "+" to the right of the song name to add it to the playlist. The Artists and Albums tabs organize your songs either by artist or by album. The Songs tab displays all of your songs in alphabetical order.

Under "More," you'll find Audiobooks, as well as iTunes U content and Podcasts. Under "Shared," you can view shared libraries if you have Home Sharing enabled, which can be done under Settings> Music > Home Sharing, and entering your Apple ID and password. You can also see your songs listed in order of Compilations, Composers, or Genres.

By tapping the Edit button, you can change the tabs that appear at the bottom. An example is shown below.
 For example, you can tap and hold on "Podcasts," then drag
 it over "Artists." You now have a Podcasts tab, and then Artists can be accessed under "More." The same can be done in the More tab in the iTunes app. Most people like to change the iTunes app so that they have a "Purchased" tab as one of the tabs at the bottom.


Now, what about playing music? Under the Songs tab (or after you have selected a song under Artists, Albums, etc.), the song will begin playing. A  icon will appear in your device's status bar at the top of the screen when music is playing. To learn how to shuffle and repeat songs and more, see this article.

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Photo Booth
 iPad and Mac
Requirements:
  • iPad 2 with iOS 4 or later, The New iPad, iPad with Retina Display, iPad mini
  • Mac with iSight camera and Mac OS X 10.4 or later

Photo Booth is a fun application for taking funny photos.

Photo Booth for iPad has nine effects, as shown above: Thermal Camera, Mirror, X-Ray, Kaleidoscope, Normal, Light Tunnel, Squeeze, Twirl, and Stretch.

After you tap to select an effect, you will have the opportunity to take photos using that effect, switch cameras, and delete photos.

Tapping the icon in the lower left to return to the effects screen, where you can select a different effect. Tap the center camera button to snap a picture using the selected effect. Tap the lower right icon to switch between the front and back camera. You can also tap on a photo to view it. Once tapped a black "X" will appear in the upper left corner, allowing you to delete the photo. After tapping the X, tap the red Delete Photo button.

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Passbook

iPhone, iPod touch
Requirements:
  • iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, iPod touch (4th or 5th generation)
  • iOS 6
Passbook allows you to store tickets, coupons, gift cards and credits in a central location. When you want to use a pass in Passbook, tap on the pass and hold it up to the barcode reader.


If you do not yet have any passes in Passbook, your screen should look like the one below. Once you have downloaded a pass, you can still get to the "Apps for Passbook" section of the App Store by clicking this link.

Tap the "App Store" button at the bottom, and you will be taken to a special section of the App Store which will show you apps compatible with Passbook. Each app has a different way of adding their pass to Passbook, but once you find a pass there should be a button that has text along the lines of "Add to Passbook." Below is an example in the Target app. Go to My Target > Mobile Coupons to get to this menu.


Once you have passes, they will all be displayed over one another. Tap on a pass to bring it up. You can then hold it up to a barcode scanner when ready, or view information about the pass. If there are multiple passes for one app, you can tap on one pass to bring it up and then scroll from left to right to view like passes.

You can tap the "i" in the lower right corner of the pass for even more information, and adjust settings such as alerts on the lock screen. You can also tap the trash can in the upper left to delete a pass, and enjoy the animation!
    

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Notes

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
  • Mac running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

(Coming soon)

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 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
  • Mac
    • (Called "iCal") Included with Mac on Mac OS X 10.3 and later
    • Called "Calendar" in Mac OS X 10.8

(Coming soon)

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 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
  • Mac
    • Called "Address Book" up to Mac OS X 10.7
    • Called "Contacts" on Mac OS X 10.8

(Coming soon)

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 iPhone, iPod touch, iPad
Requirements:
  • iPhone or iPod touch
  • iPad running iOS 6.0 or later
  • Available as a widget in the Dashboard on Mac OS X

(Coming soon)

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 iPhone only
Requirements:
  • iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5

(Coming soon)

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iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iPod nano
  • Mac (called System Preferences)

(Coming soon)

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