This book has been updated in an edition for iOS 10.

A Practical Guide to Networking, Privacy & Security in iOS 9 covers a huge range of common setup and routine usage issues, with illustrated step-by-step instructions for carrying out these tasks. The book offers insight into what information you may unintentionally expose about yourself, and how to prevent Apple and third parties from gaining access to your details. It also walks you through security scenarios from securing your data in transit to connecting to a secure Wi-Fi network to recovering or erasing a lost phone.

Download an excerpt or read the table of contents at the bottom of this page. Purchase directly from us or from booksellers listed below.

Price: $15
Length: 176 pages
Electronic formats: PDF, EPUB, MOBI (Kindle compatible)
DRM: None. Read on any device and in any ereader software.
ISBN-13: 978-0-9914399-6-6 / ISBN-10: 0-9914399-6-1
Version: 1.0.0, October 12, 2015
Includes free updates to the iOS 9 edition. Download is a standard ZIP archive containing all three ebook formats.

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(Our iOS 8 book remains available, too.)

You'll learn how to…

  • Troubleshoot problematic Wi-Fi connections.

  • Use Safari content-blocking extensions.

  • Master all the options for a Personal Hotspot.

  • Stream music and video to other devices.

  • Transfer files between iOS and OS X with AirDrop.

  • Block creeps from iMessage, FaceTime, and phone calls.

  • Secure your data in transit with a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection.

  • Protect your device against access and deal with it going missing.

  • Plan and manage your cellular data usage.

The book covers WPA2 security, AirDrop, AirPlay, Bluetooth networking, content-blocking Safari extensions, Wi-Fi Calling, Wi-Fi Assist, Airplane Mode, privacy settings, Personal Hotspot (including Instant Hotspot), VPNs, two-factor authentication, Touch ID and passcodes, and Find My iPhone.

FULL Table of Contents

The book is divided into Networking, Privacy, and Security sections.


Connect to a Wi-Fi Network
Wi-Fi Troubleshooting
Make a Mobile Hotspot
Choose to Use Cellular Data or Wi-Fi
Manage Cell Data Usage
Place Calls via Wi-Fi
Airplane Mode
Set Up Bluetooth
Exchange Files with AirDrop
Stream Music and Video via AirPlay


Privacy Leaks
iOS Privacy Settings
Keeping Creeps Away
Content-Blocking Safari Extensions


Connect to a Secure Wi-Fi Network
Use Two-Factor Authentication
Transfer Data Securely
Protect Your Device
When Your Device Goes Missing


Thanks to Jeff Carlson for technical and copy editing, and Scout Festa for proofreading. Christa Mrgan designed the cover graphic.