Mastering Your iPhone

25 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

We live in a golden age when it comes to technology. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that, not too long ago, cell phones were bigger than your shoe and only the rich and important could afford one. These days, the average person carries more computing power in their pocket or purse than what NASA used to land a man on the moon!

But for some, all this tech can be a little daunting. If SMS* leaves you SMH** or if you need help bringing a parent or grandparent up to speed so they can stay in touch, we have the solution for you.

“Embrace the Tech” is a master class in smartphone knowhow. Here, you will find everything you need to know when it comes to both the iPhone and Android operating systems (sure, all androids are different but they contain the same basic functionalities). In this class we cover it all from button functions, screen gestures and settings, to sending and receiving messages and emails and finding, adding and creating contacts. Plus, you’ll learn to utilize everything from navigation and maps to taking great pictures and video. And we’ll give you tons of little tips and tricks that will surprise even the most seasoned user so you can show them up for a change.

This course includes:
  • Visual Demonstrations & Multimedia Presentations
  • Quizzes & Exam Simulators
  • Social Learning & Networking
  • Flash Cards & Educational Games
  • Enhanced Navigation and Controls

Course Outline:

Module 1: The Phone
  • Home button
  • Back to Kansas button – at any time press it one time to navigate to the home screen
  • Volume up/down buttons
  • Silent/not silent button
  • Sleep/wake
Module 2: The Screen
  • Screen pieces
  • Status bar
  • Lock Screen
  • Home screen
  • Orientation
Module 3: The Keyboard
  • Typing
  • Changing keyboards
  • Special characters
  • Voice control
Module 4: Gestures
  • Tap
  • Pinch in
  • Pinch out
  • Slide
  • Double tap
  • Tap and hold
  • Tap and slide
  • Patience
Module 5: Using the Phone
  • Using the sleep/wake button
  • Entering your security code
  • Closing / locking your phone
  • Open with the home button
  • Launching the application
  • Bringing up the keypad
  • Dialing
  • Starting the call – ending the call
  • Getting home
Module 6: Messaging
  • Launching the application
  • What you see – creating a message
  • The pop up keyboard
  • Making sure to use the area code
  • Sending to a contact
  • The pop up keyboard
  • Switching the view
Module 7: Contacts
  • Navigating contacts
  • Search/quick link
  • Adding contacts
  • Adding contacts From scratch
  • Photo
  • Multiple phone numbers
  • Adding emails
  • Changing ring tones – for this caller
  • Changing vibration for the caller
  • Changing text tone
  • Text vibration
  • Dialing using the contact record
  • Messaging using the contact record
Module 7: The Phone Part 2
  • More stuff on the screen
  • Favorites – speed dial
  • Recents
  • All/missed
  • In out
  • Returning calls
  • Contacts
  • Keypad
  • Voicemail
  • What to do while your on the call
  • Share the wealth using the speaker phone
  • Punching the keypad while on the phone
  • Mute
  • Looking up a contact
  • Getting back to the screen
  • Instant conference calls
  • Start, add, merge
  • Answering the phone
  • From lock screen
  • Answer with a text
  • Remind yourself to call back
  • Silence but don’t hang up..
  • Adding contacts from Phone calls
  • Creating a contact
  • Adding to a contact.
  • Blocking a number
Module 8: Messaging Part 2
  • Party line messages
  • Do you have text messages?
  • What is imessage – become clairvoyant?
  • Know if you are using imessage
  • What to do if it fails
  • Deleting/forwarding a message
  • Deleting a whole conversation
  • Creating a contact
  • Adding to a contact
  • Using siri to text for you
Module 9: Photo World
  • Taking the photo
  • Focus
  • Zoom
  • Locking focus and Exposure
  • Settings
  • Flash
  • Hdr
  • Filters
  • Editing the photo
  • Shuffling albums
  • Moments
  • Sharing a photo
  • Panorama
Module 10: Video
  • Taking a video
  • Zoom in a video
  • Slow motion
  • Sharing a video
Module 11: Email
  • Adding accounts
  • Reading email
  • Creating email
  • Managing email
  • Understanding VIPs
  • Drafts
  • Configuring Email settings
Module 12: Maps
  • Viewing a map
  • Searching around you
  • Getting directions
  • Map Settings
  • Integrating maps with the phone application

All necessary materials are included.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**