Come up to speed on iOS 10’s new features!

iOS 10: A Take Control Crash Course

Josh Centers

Quickly master new (and existing) features in iOS 10 on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch! TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers helps you come up to speed with extensive coverage of iOS 10’s key enhancements, including the new Lock screen, Widget screen, and Home app, plus changes to the keyboard, Messages, Control Center, Mail, Maps, Photos, Safari, and more.

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Learn all about the new capabilities of iOS 10, along with key features you may have missed from previous iOS updates. Whether you use an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, you’ll find the real-world advice you need to take advantage of iOS 10’s refinements quickly.

TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers teaches you about a wide range of updated system features like the Lock screen, Widgets screen, Control Center, and notifications. He also loops you in on revised essential apps like Photos, Messages, Mail, Maps, and Safari. Josh even gives you an introduction to home automation by way of the new Home app and Apple’s HomeKit specification for third-party devices. Additional special topics cover Family Sharing, accessibility, privacy, managing data usage, improving battery life, and more.

Josh helps you get the most from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch with advice on:

  • What to check after installing iOS 10
  • Learning to use the massively revised Lock screen
  • How to work with widgets now that they’re free of Notification Center
  • Using the new Magnifier to turn your iPhone into a magnifying glass
  • Having Siri announce the name of the caller for incoming calls
  • Getting started with home automation using the new Home app
  • Dealing with the new multi-panel Control Center
  • Using the iPad’s Slide Over, Split Screen, and Picture in Picture features
  • Deleting unused Apple apps
  • Viewing, dismissing, and acting on notifications directly
  • What types of apps will be able to integrate with Siri
  • Improved suggestions when you’re typing
  • How Photos creates Memories, and what you can do with them
  • Using the new People and Places albums in Photos
  • How you can use Siri to search for people, places, and things in Photos
  • Playing with fun new features of Messages, like handwriting and screen effects
  • Replying quickly to messages with a tapback response
  • Avoiding highways and toll roads in Maps directions
  • Using the new “Find My Car” feature of Maps
  • Controlling home automation devices via Siri
  • Letting important people through an iPhone’s Do Not Disturb cone of silence
  • Setting up Apple Pay in the Wallet app — and using it in Safari
  • Adding emergency medical information — and finding it on the Lock screen
  • Making Siri talk like a guy (or gal)
  • Telling Siri who you mean when you say Call Mom
  • Tracking down which apps are hogging your battery
  • Putting outlines around text buttons so they look like buttons

Crash course? As part of our Crash Course series, this book splits the first-rate content you expect from us into short chunks so you can dip in and read quickly. Take Control Crash Courses have a modern, magazine-like layout in PDF while retaining a reflowable design in the EPUB and Mobi versions.

Josh Centers

About Josh Centers

Josh Centers is is a Business Journalist at TextExpander, editor-in-chief of Unprepared, and founder of Apple Buying Advice. He has been featured in USA Today, Macworld, Scientific American, the Washington Post, Boing Boing, the Wirecutter, and other publications, as well as on Comedy Central, HuffPost Live, and Voice of America. Josh lives in Tennessee with his wife and children.

What devices will iOS 10 run on?

The minimum hardware requirements for running iOS 10 are the iPhone 5, iPad mini 2, iPad Air, iPad Pro, and sixth-generation iPod touch.

  • Read Me First
  • Introduction
  • What’s New in iOS 8
  • What to Check after Installing iOS 8
  • Explore the Lock Screen
  • Take Control of the iOS 8 Control Center
  • Home Screen, Sweet iOS 8 Home Screen
  • Switching Apps in iOS 8
  • Spotlight on iOS 8 Spotlight
  • Pull Down the iOS 8 Notification Center
  • Speaking to Siri
  • Commanding Keyboards in iOS 8
  • All in the Family Sharing
  • An Introduction to iCloud
  • iOS 8: For Your Health
  • There’s an App (Store) for That
  • iOS 8 Camera Basics
  • Get to Know Photos in iOS 8
  • Setting up and Using Mail in iOS 8
  • What’s New in iOS 8 Mail?
  • Mapping in iOS 8
  • Sending a Message in iOS 8
  • Tips for Messages in iOS 8
  • Phoning It In
  • Going on Safari
  • Apps to Try in iOS
  • A Look at Apple’s Apps
  • Managing Share Sheets in iOS 8
  • Guarding Your Privacy in iOS 8
  • Accessibility in iOS 8
  • Managing Data Usage in iOS 8
  • Improving Battery Life iOS 8
  • iPhone 6 Quirks
  • About This Book
  • September 13, 2016 -- At the moment, we don't plan to update this book for iOS 10, but we'll keep an eye on new information that may come to light. If enough of it accumulates, we'll try to add it to an update.

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