Come up to speed on iOS 9’s new features!

iOS 9: A Take Control Crash Course

Josh Centers

Quickly learn the aspects of iOS 9 that are most important to you – whether you want to dive into iOS 9’s slick new features, take advantage of changes in key Apple apps, or get a refresher in core iOS topics like talking to Siri, searching in Spotlight, managing data usage, and conserving battery power.

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Guided by TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers, you’ll get a close look at iOS 9’s new (and old) capabilities on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, along with directions for putting them to use right away.

A What’s New chapter gives you an overview of iOS 9’s many changes — including those in Siri, Spotlight, and Safari. The rest of the book describes the details, such as how those with recent iPads can use the new Split Screen, Slide Over, and Picture in Picture multitasking views, plus how to use Mail’s new features, how iOS 9 helps you save battery power, the trick to finding the hidden iCloud Drive app, the iPad’s new Trackpad mode, and much more. Special topics cover Family Sharing, accessibility, privacy, and managing data usage.

Josh helps you use iOS more effectively than ever with advice on:

  • What to check after installing iOS 9
  • Which iPads support the new multitasking views
  • What to expect from the iPhone’s new Low Power mode
  • What the new Batteries widget does and how to display it
  • How to use a 4-digit passcode on a Touch ID device
  • Which cities have transit directions in Maps
  • Interpreting the icons in the Camera app’s viewfinder
  • Adding a person to a Messages group chat
  • Letting people through an iPhone’s Do Not Disturb cone of silence
  • Storing credit card details in Safari
  • Setting up Apple Pay in the new Wallet app
  • Entering and accessing emergency medical information
  • Customizing Spotlight’s search results so they work for you
  • Making Siri talk like a guy (or gal)
  • Telling Siri who you mean when you say Call Mom
  • Putting an outline around text buttons so they look like buttons

What’s a Crash Course? As part of our Crash Course series, this book splits the first-rate content you expect from Take Control into short chunks so you can dip in and read quickly. Because so many Take Control readers provide tech support to others, each concise chapter has sharing buttons and practical tweet-tips, making it easy to freely share a chapter with Facebook friends, Twitter followers, and others who really need the information. Take Control Crash Courses have a modern, magazine-like layout in PDF and a reflowable design in the EPUB and Mobipocket.

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 9 run on?

The minimum hardware requirements for running iOS 9 are the iPad 2, iPhone 4S, and fifth-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
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