Staying Connected from Home

A Course on Social Distancing with Your iPhone

Social distancing doesn’t mean you have to be disconnected from your friends and family. Our iPhones are valuable tools for communication that can help us stay in touch with loved ones while we’re all confined to our homes. That’s why we are launching “Staying Connected from Home—a Live Online Course on Social Distancing with Your iPhone.”

In this course, you’ll learn everything you need to know to stay connected and productive from the comfort of your home. With lessons on video calls, group messaging, working remotely, and more, this curriculum will help you not just get through this period, but enjoy it!

From Confused to Confident

In just a few lessons, you'll start to gain the skills and confidence you need to communicate like an iPhone master.
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From Confused to Confident

We Can Show You the Way

  • Watch Weekly Sessions

    Classes will be live weekly starting Wednesday, April 15 at 4 PM EST; however, you can always access the class recording if you can’t make the live class.

  • Join the Group Discussions

    Share your new skills, and extend your learning by joining live discussions with your instructors and classmates each Thursday at 4 PM EDT.

  • Use Your iPhone with Confidence

    Enjoy being productive and effective with your iPhone and connecting with your loved ones from home through video calls and messaging.

Get Personal iPhone Support from Expert Instructors

  • Send Us Your Questions

    Is there an area that you need additional support? Let us know and we will help guide you step by step.

  • Live Q&A

    Each class will include the opportunity to ask the instructors questions and get their immediate feedback.

Meet Your Instructors

  • Donna Cleveland

    Editor in Chief

    Donna Cleveland

    Donna Cleveland is the Editor in Chief of iPhone Life. In her 6+ years at the company, she has produced over 15 in-depth guides and 20 issues of iPhone Life magazine, along with countless articles, podcasts, and blog posts. Donna began her career as a newspaper reporter, before joining the iPhone Life team where she pairs her penchant for storytelling with her love of Apple products. Donna holds a masters degree from the University of Iowa School of Journalism & Mass Communication. She also hosts a feminist podcast, Thread the Needle.
  • Cullen Thomas

    Writer & Producer

    Cullen Thomas

    Cullen Thomas is a Writer and Producer at iPhone Life, creating tips and guides to help users unlock the full potential of their iOS and iPhone. Cullen spent nine years as an instructor in media and communications at Maharishi University, lecturing on a wide range of technical and artistic subjects, from detailed seminars on camera design to point by point how-tos on managing a film crew. Cullen is a film-maker, a game designer, a sci-fi author, a coffee connoisseur, and an obsessive nerd for all things tech.

What You’ll Get in This Course

  • Printable PDFs

    Each class includes a printable PDF with step by step instructions to help you follow along at home.

  • Detailed Video Sessions

    Watch your instructors and see exactly what they are doing on their iPhone screens.

  • Live Group Discussions

    Share your personal insights with the class, and ask questions in real-time to your instructors and classmates.

  • Email Your Instructors

    Your course instructors will review all class emails so that we can help you if you ever get stuck or need additional information.

  • Student Facebook Group

    You can join your fellow classmates in a facebook group dedicated to this class so that you can work together.

  • Watch Video Replays

    Missed something the first time through? Want to go over something again at your own speed? Classes are available to you forever.

What You'll Learn

Each week you'll receive a new comprehensive lesson

  • 1
    Course Introduction
    • How to Get the Most Out of Your Course Experience
    • Course Goals: What to Expect
    • Using the Exclusive Facebook Group
    • Zoom tutorial by iPhone Life
  • 2
    Lesson 1: Connecting with Friends & Family with FaceTime & Messages
    • Course Materials for Lesson 1
    • Basics of Staying Connected at Home
    • FaceTime Tutorial
    • Messages: Group Text Messaging Tips & Tricks
  • 3
    Lesson 1 Group Discussion
    • Lesson 1 Debriefing - Q&A, Troubleshooting, and Group Assignment Check In
    • Bonus Discussion: TV and Film recommendations
  • 4
    Lesson 2: Best Group Video Chat Options & Device Sanitization Tips
    • Course Materials for Lesson 2
    • Video Chat Apps: Which Is Best?
    • Zoom: King of Video Chat?
    • Sanitizing Your iPhone: Dos and Don'ts
  • 5
    Lesson 2 Group Discussion
    • Lesson 2 Debriefing: Q&A, Troubleshooting, and Group Assignment Check In
  • 6
    Lesson 3: Staying Organized & Productive from Home
    • Course Materials for Lesson 3
    • Utilizing Apple's Built-in Tools: Staying on the Ball with Notes, Reminders & Calendar
    • Collaboration-Oriented Messaging Apps
    • Tools to Track Goals, Visualize Tasks & More
    • Apps for Maintaining Healthy Habits
  • 7
    Lesson 3 Group Discussion
    • Lesson 3 Debriefing: Q&A, Troubleshooting, and Group Assignment Check In
  • 8
    Lesson 4: Essential Home Stay Apps
    • Lesson 4 Course Materials
    • Virtual Tours: Google Art Project & Street View
    • Virtual Book Clubs: A Book Opens a Thousand Doors
    • Cooking Aids: Recipes and More
  • 9
    Lesson 4 Group Discussion
    • Lesson 4 Debriefing: Q&A, Troubleshooting, and Group Assignment Check In

Enrollment Deadline - Last Chance!

Class Sizes are Limited - Free Enrollments Will Be Closed After This TIme

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I attend classes?

    All classes are streamed online. You can attend live classes via ANY computer, iPhone, or iPad. Our recommendation is that you use a computer or iPad to attend the class so that you can have your iPhone available to follow our step-by-step instructions.

  • What if I can't attend a live class?

    Replays of each class will be available to watch at any time at your convenience. If you have questions while watching the replay, you can email your course instructors or ask your classmates in the class Facebook group.

  • What if I get confused by the course content?

    If there is an area of the course materials that confuses you, you can email any questions and we will help you. You can also ask your classmates in your exclusive class Facebook group. We also offer a Personal Tutor VIP option if you would like additional one-on-one time with your instructors. With this plan you get two 20-minute one-on-one tutoring sessions with an instructor after class.

  • How is this different than an Insider Guide?

    Our courses provide a more thorough and comprehensive. Our instructors will guide you step-by-step through the course materials.

  • How long will I have access to the course content?

    All course materials are available to you for one year. Feel free to go back and rewatch replays of the classes or download course materials at any time.

  • What sets iPhone Life apart from other sources of information?

    We’ve been helping people learn to use mobile technology for the past 30 years. We help millions of people every month and are a trusted source of reliable, easy-to-follow content.

  • Is it really free?

    Yes. It is completely free.


What Real Customers Have Said

Karen C, Port Angeles Washington

Keep up the good work!

Karen C, Port Angeles Washington

Your explanations are always presented in a clearer, more visual way than any other source I ever find doing online searches.
Mike P.

Great iPhone class.

Mike P.

Learning much. Thanks.

Thank you so much!


Wow-you guys do the greatest tips, and they are so easy to understand and follow.

Live Online Course - 8 Sessions + Downloadable Resources.

Choose Your Preferred Enrollment Option

  • Free

    FreeStaying Connected from Home - Live Course

    Includes 4 live online classes, 4 live group discussions, unlimited access to recordings of each session for one year, and downloadable PDFs.
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