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The new iOS 5-driven iPod touch devices are much more than just music. These have all the features of a PDA—including email, calendar, Google Maps, the App Store, and even phone capabilities—as well as the ability to watch movies and play your favorite games, all packed into Apple's sleek design.

With iPod touch Made Simple, iOS 5 Edition, you'll learn how to take advantage of all these features and more, now available using the new iOS 5. Packed with over 1,000 visuals and screenshots, this book will help you master all the functions of the iPod touch devices that run iOS 5 and teach you time-saving techniques and tips along the way.

Written by two successful smartphone trainers and authors, this is the go-to guide for the iPod touch!

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Frontmatter

Quick Start Guide

Frontmatter

Getting Around Quickly

Abstract
This Quick Start Guide is meant to be just that—a tool that can help you jump right in and find information in this book, as well as learn the basics of how to get around and enjoy your iPod touch right away.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Introduction

Frontmatter

Introduction

Abstract
You hold in your hands perhaps the most powerful and elegant devices available, a media player that is also a great e-book reader, gaming machine, life organizer, and just about everything else available today: the iPod touch with iOS 5.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

You and Your iPod touch ...

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Chapter 1. Getting Started

Abstract
In this chapter, we will take you on a step-by-step tour of your new iPod touch and everything you get in the box. We will also look at the ins and outs of charging it and how to make your battery last longer. In order to get started with your iPod touch, you need to connect it to iTunes to get it activated and registered. In our “iPod touch Basics” section at the end of this chapter, we will show you the basics of how to maneuver on your iPod touch, so you can get up and running quickly.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 2. Typing, Copy, and Search

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In this chapter, we will show you some good ways to type on your iPod touch and save valuable time when doing so. Along the way, we’ll show you how to use the Portrait (vertical/smaller) and Landscape (horizontal/larger) keyboards. We will also teach you how to select different language keyboards, how to type symbols, and other tips.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 3. Sync with iCloud, iTunes, and More

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In this chapter, we will show you how to set up or adjust your storage and push your information to Apple’s new iCloud service, as well as how to synchronize information between your iPod touch and your Windows or Mac computer using iTunes.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 4. Connect to the Network

Abstract
We live in a connected world. Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) access has become the rule, not the exception-and chances are you’re already using Wi-Fi at your home or office. Now you can use it to connect your iPod touch to the Internet.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 5. AirPlay and Bluetooth

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In this chapter, we will show you how to connect your iPod touch with any AirPlay- or Bluetooth-compatible device, whether it’s an Apple TV, stereo speakers, or a wireless headset.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 6. Icons and Folders

Abstract
Your new iPod touch is very customizable. In this chapter, we will show you how to move icons around and put your favorite icons just where you want them. You’ve got up to 11 pages of icons to work with, and you can adjust the look and feel of those pages so they reflect your tastes.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 7. Multitasking

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In this chapter, we will describe how to multitask and jump between apps on your iPod touch. Multitasking means you can leave one app running in the background while you do something else, such as stream Internet radio, listen to turn-by-turn directions, or take Skype calls.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 8. Personalize and Secure

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In this chapter, you will learn several easy ways to personalize your iPod touch. You will also learn how to protect your iPod touch with passcode security. We’ll show you where you can download free wallpaper to change the look of your Lock and Home screens. We’ll also show you how to personalize the sounds your iPod touch makes by adjusting when and what sound you hear for various activities. Many aspects of the iPod touch can be fine-tuned to meet your needs and tastes, so you can give your iPod touch a more personal look and feel.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 9. Using iMessage

Abstract
iMessage is Apple’s new service that does exactly the same thing as SMS and MMS on phones, but works over Wi-Fi networks and only with other iOS 5 devices (like iPod touches, iPhones and iPads).
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 10. Video Messaging and Skype

Abstract
Your iPod touch brings many new capabilities to your life, some of which seemed like science fiction just a few years ago. For example, video calling is now not only possible, but extremely easy to use with the new FaceTime feature. As long as you and your caller are on an iPod touch and you’re both on a Wi-Fi network, you can have unlimited video calls. In this chapter, we will show you how to enable and use FaceTime, as well as how to start having fun with this great new feature.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 11. Playing Music

Abstract
In this chapter we show you how to turn your iPod touch into a terrific music player. Since the iPod touch comes from Apple—which popularized the now famous iPod electronic music player—you’d expect it to have some great capabilities, and it does. We’ll show you how to play and organize the music you buy from iTunes or sync from your computer, how to view playlists in a variety of ways, and how to quickly find songs. You’ll learn how to use the Genius feature to have the iPod touch locate and group similar songs in your library—sort of like a radio station that plays only music you like.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 12. iBooks and E-Books

Abstract
In this chapter, we will show you how to use your iPod touch for a good book-reading experience. For example, we will cover iBooks, including how to buy and download them, as well as how to find some great free classic books. We will also show you other e-book reading options that use the third-party Kindle and Kobo (formerly Shortcovers) readers on your iPod touch.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 13. Newsstand and More

Abstract
In the last chapter, we spoke about how the iPod touch has revolutionized the world of reading with iBooks. Not only is the iPod touch unparalleled for reading e-books, it’s Newsstand folder is unequaled in dealing with new media such as online newspapers and magazines. Plus, the App Store makes it easy to find comic books readers, PDF readers, and more. The iPod touch is even set to revitalize the comic book industry with comic books that look beautiful and are amazingly interactive.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 14. Viewing Videos

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The iPod touch gives you an amazing platform to enjoy videos, TV shows and movies. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the various video-viewing applications available.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 15. Safari Web Browser

Abstract
Now, we’ll take you through one of the most fun things to do on your iPod touch: surfing the Web. You may have heard that web surfing on the iPod touch is a more intimate experience than ever before—and we agree! We’ll show you how to touch, zoom around, and interact with the Web like never before with Safari on your iPod touch. You’ll learn how to set and use bookmarks, quickly find things with the search engine, open and switch between multiple browser windows, and even easily copy text and graphics from web pages.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 16. Communicate with Email

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In this chapter, we will explore the world of email in the Mail app on your iPod touch. You will learn how to set up multiple email accounts, check out all the various reading options, open attachments, and clean up your inbox.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 17. Contacts and Notes

Abstract
Your iPod touch gives you immediate access to all your important information. Just like your computer, your iPod touch can store thousands of contacts for easy retrieval. In this chapter, we’ll show you how to add new contact, customize your contacts by adding new fields, organize your contacts with groups, quickly search or scroll through contacts, and even see a contact’s location with the iPod touch’s Maps app. We will also show you how to customize the Contacts view so it is sorted and displayed just the way you like it. Finally, we will cover a few troubleshooting tips that will save you some time when you run into difficulties.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 18. Calendar and Reminders

Abstract
The iPod touch makes the old calendar that used to hang on the fridge obsolete. In this chapter, we will show you how to utilize the Calendar app of the iPod touch to its full potential. For example, we will show you how to schedule appointments, manage multiple calendars, change views on your calendar, and even how to deal with meeting invitations.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 19. Working with Photos

Abstract
While previous versions of the iPod touch have included a rear-facing camera, the latest iPod touch comes with not one, but two cameras: an 960 × 720 pixel camera on the back; and a VGA (640 × 480 pixel) camera on the front for video chats and self-portraits. You can learn more about using the front-facing camera in the FaceTime app in Chapter 10: “Video Messaging and Skype.”
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 20. Maps

Abstract
Mapping on your iPod touch is very convenient and pretty amazing. As we explore the power of the Maps app in this chapter, you’ll see how to find your location on a map and get directions to just about anywhere. You’ll also learn how to switch between the Standard, Satellite, and Hybrid views. You’ll also see how, if you need to find the best route to somewhere, you can check out the traffic using the Show Traffic button in Maps options. If you want to find the closest pizza restaurant, golf course, or hotel to your destination, that’s easy, too. And you can use Google’s Street View right from your iPod touch to help you get to your destination. It is easy to add an address you have mapped to your contacts.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 21. iTunes on Your Device

Abstract
In this chapter, you will learn how to locate, buy, and download media using the iTunes app right on your iPod touch. With iTunes, you will be able to download music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and audiobooks. You will also learn about free educational content from leading universities from the iTunes U section on iTunes, as well as how to redeem iTunes gift cards.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 22. The Amazing App Store

Abstract
You have just seen how easy it is download music, videos, and podcasts from iTunes right to your iPod touch. You have also seen how easy it is to download iBooks from the iBooks store.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 23. Games and Fun

Abstract
Your iPod touch excels at many things. It is a multimedia workhorse, and it can keep track of your busy life. Your iPod touch particularly excels in two areas: as a gaming device and for displaying apps that take advantage of its beautiful, high-resolution touch screen and powerful graphical processor. You can even find versions of popular games for the device that you might expect to find only on dedicated gaming consoles.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 24. Social Networking

Abstract
Some of the most popular places to “connect” these days are those sites that are often called social networking sites—places that allow you to create your own page and connect with friends and family to see what is going in their lives. Some of the biggest web sites for social networking are Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

Chapter 25. Troubleshooting

Abstract
The iPod touch is usually highly reliable. Occasionally, as with your computer or any complicated electronic device, you might have to reset the device or troubleshoot a problem. In this chapter, we will give you some useful tools to help get your iPod touch back up and running as quickly as possible. We will start with some basic quick troubleshooting and move onto more in-depth problems and resolutions in the “Advanced Troubleshooting” section.
Martin Trautschold, Rene Ritchie, Gary Mazo

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