iOS 8 & iPhone 6 manual as PDF download

iOS 8 manual

The PDF that Apple has made available to iOS 211 users for a few days now has a total of 8 pages. The PDF is here as a German instructions available - free of charge, of course. The information ranges from basic explanations such as multi-touch gestures or the use of the Apple headset to the use of Siri or apps such as Safari and Facetime. Actually, all of Apple's preinstalled apps have a chapter in the user manual: Siri, Phone, Mail, Safari, Music, Messages, Calendar, Photos, Camera, Weather, Clock, Maps, Videos, Notes, Reminders, Stocks, Game Center, Newspaper Kiosk , iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks, Health, Passbook, FaceTime, Calculator, Podcasts, Compass, Voice Memos and Contacts. A lot of material? As a matter of fact. The more than 200 pages of instructions are provided with numerous pictures and screenshots and explain in great detail how you have to proceed to get certain things done.

iOS 8 manual

The iOS 8 manual is not just exciting read for beginners! For many functions there were some things, even for me "old hands", that I was not yet familiar with. The switches and buttons were familiar to me, however. ;-)

Explanations based on iPhone 5/6/6 plus

Since iOS 8 is probably no longer "comfortable" on older iPhone models, the instructions take into account the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and 6 plus generations. The iPhone 5 operates almost exactly like the 5s and therefore does not need to be mentioned separately. Only the [Touch-ID function-> touch-id] is a hardware difference to the 5, as only the 5s or 6/6 plus has this feature.

More detailed information as an eBook

For readers who speak or read English, there may be another e-book tip of interest: There is currently an e-book bestseller on Amazon that not only explains the functions of the iPhone but also provides more detailed information on the concepts of iCloud Drive, Continuity, Handoff or Healthkit . These functions offer interfaces to Mac or other devices and are therefore particularly interesting for developers and "nerds" who like to network their devices and use them effectively.

iOS 8 manual - all new functions and apps explained
The product image of this eBook is a bit unfortunate as it suggests you have a German book. In fact, it's in English ... but that doesn't detract from the good information.

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  1. archinova says:

    Hey sir

    thank you for the always interesting articles about products and software and also for the offer to help.
    As a former user of WIN and now Macfreshling, I am interested in:
    1. What kind of files are these that are on the desktop after using or downloading various programs, they have "cryptic" names and are not easy to open, you can avoid these files on the desktop, otherwise you always have to clean up
    2. Is there a function similar to that in WIN> cut file? When sorting files, I always have to copy the file and then delete the file separately at the place of origin.

    Many thanks and best regards


    • sir appleot says:

      Hello! Welcome to the Macians. :)
      To your questions:
      1. Weird files on the desktop? Which should that be? There is actually little that is automatically lying around on the desktop if you haven't put it there yourself. Maybe you mean screenshots or files that should normally be invisible? Can you give us a name as an example?
      2. Yes, there is a possibility. Only since OS X 10.7, but with the current systems ... there are two variants:

      a) Use the context menu (right mouse button or press CTRL + mouse button) to select "Duplicate" and then go to the folder where the file should go. There you call up the context menu and press the ALT key. The entry "Insert object" then becomes "Move object here". It's like cutting and pasting. :)

      b) You can also do the whole thing with keyboard shortcuts: mark the file and press CMD + C. Then in the appropriate folder where the file should go and press ALT + CMD + V.

      I hope this helps you to make the transition more comfortable. :)
      LG! The sir!

      • archinova says:

        thanks sir for the help.

        unfortunately only now a feedback from me

        1. a "strange" file on the desk that I do not know is for example: 7 + ELVjFv.pdf.part> after viewing (or downloading) a PDF file, can I avoid or hide it?

        2. ok, I should give some information, so I use magic mouse and 10.9> duplicating always creates duplicate files, (that's why it's called that), but I want to avoid that, I don't want to annoy but from WIN u too from OSX I know cut> paste - which adequate function do I find in 10.9 without creating additional files? ctrl and duplicate always creates another file, what am I doing wrong? archinova wonders

        • sir appleot says:

          Hello Akhinova! So the "strange" files are created when things are downloaded from the Internet. OS X always creates a file with the extension .part, which is then renamed to the correct file when it has been downloaded. If you cancel the download, only the .part file remains. And it's probably also on the desktop because you didn't "say" that the download should go to the "Downloads" folder. You can usually specify this when you start the download.

          The second cut and paste thing like it does with Windows works fine, but you got it wrong. You have to select "copy" in the context menu - not "duplicate". Then call up the context menu again at the destination, press the ALT key and then select "Move object here". Goes with me without problems. I wish you success!

  2. archinova says:

    yes, great, that's how it works - thank you! done ;-)

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