iPad 2: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition

Book description

With iOS 5, Apple added more than 200 new features to the iPad 2, but there’s still no printed guide to using all its amazing capabilities. That’s where this full-color Missing Manual comes in. You’ll learn how to stuff your iPad with media, organize your personal life, wirelessly stream content to and from your tablet, stay connected to friends, and much more.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Build your media library. Fill your iPad with music, movies, TV shows, eBooks, eMagazines, photos, and more.
  • Go wireless. Sync content between your computer and iPad—no wires needed.
  • Get online. Connect through WiFi or Wi-Fi + 3G, and surf the Web using the iPad’s new tabbed browser.
  • Consolidate email. Read and send messages from any of your email accounts.
  • Get social. Use built-in apps like iMessage, Twitter, and Ping to stay in touch.
  • Store stuff in iCloud. Stash your content online for free, and sync up all your devices automatically.
  • Interact with your iPad. Learn new finger moves and undocumented tips, tricks, and shortcuts.

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Table of contents

  1. The Missing Credits
    1. About the Author
    2. About the Creative Team
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. The Missing Manual Series
  2. Introduction
    1. About This Book
      1. About→These→Arrows
      2. The Very Basics
      3. About MissingManuals.com
      4. Safari® Books Online
  3. 1. Get to Know Your iPad
    1. Turn the iPad On and Off
    2. Find the Home Button
    3. Set Up and Activate Your iPad
    4. Install iTunes on Your Computer
    5. Connect to Your Computer
    6. Set Up Your iPad in iTunes
    7. Disconnect from Your Computer
    8. Work with iTunes
    9. Sync Your iPad Wirelessly with iTunes
      1. USB or Wi-Fi Sync?
    10. Use the Mute/Lock and Volume Buttons
    11. Connect Through iPad Jacks and Ports
    12. Add Earbuds and Earphones
    13. Tour the Home Screen Icons
      1. More Home-Screen Tricks
    14. Make Home Screen App Folders
    15. Use the Home Button to Switch Apps
    16. Charge the iPad Battery
    17. Extend Battery Life
    18. Keep the iPad Screen Clean
  4. 2. Interact with Your iPad
    1. Finger Moves for the iPad
    2. Use the Standard iPad Keyboard
    3. iPad Keyboard Shortcuts
    4. Use Multitasking Gestures on the iPad
    5. Use the Split Keyboard
    6. Add an External Keyboard
      1. Bluetooth Keyboard
      2. iPad Keyboard Dock
    7. Use an International Keyboard
      1. Delete a Keyboard
    8. Cut, Copy, Paste, and Replace Text
    9. Use the iPad’s Global Dictionary
    10. Search the iPad
    11. Print with Your iPad
      1. Managing Print Jobs
  5. 3. Get Online
    1. Should You Use WiFi or 3G?
    2. Get Your WiFi Connection
    3. Use Public WiFi Hotspots
    4. Stay Secure: WiFi Network Safety Tips
    5. Use a Mobile Broadband Hotspot
    6. Pick an AT&T 3G Service Plan
    7. Pick a Verizon Wireless 3G Service Plan
    8. Sign Up for 3G Service
    9. Use a 3G Data Network
    10. Use an iOS Personal Hotspot
    11. Turn 3G Service Off or On
    12. Change or Cancel Data Plans
    13. Travel Internationally with the iPad
    14. Use Skype to Make Internet Calls
  6. 4. Surf the Web
    1. Take a Safari Tour
    2. Use Browser Tabs in Safari
    3. Zoom and Scroll Through Web Pages
    4. Use Safari Reader
    5. Use the Safari Reading List
    6. Jump to Other Web Pages
    7. Use Autofill to Save Time
    8. Create and Use Bookmarks
      1. Add New Bookmarks on the iPad
    9. Make Home Screen Bookmarks
    10. Call Up Your History List
      1. Erase the History List
    11. Edit and Organize Bookmarks and Folders
    12. Sync Your Bookmarks
    13. Save and Mail Images from the Web
    14. Stream Web Audio and Video
    15. Work with Online Apps
    16. Social Networking on the iPad
    17. Use Safari Security
  7. 5. Keep in Touch with Email
    1. Set Up an Email Account (or Two)
      1. Copy your Desktop Mail Settings Using iTunes
      2. Set Up Mail Accounts on the iPad
    2. Tour the Mail Program
    3. Read Mail
      1. File Attachments
      2. Use Information in Messages
    4. Write and Send Email
    5. Format Your Messages
    6. Manage Your Email
    7. Adjust Mail Settings
    8. Webmail on the iPad
    9. POP3 and IMAP Accounts on the iPad
  8. 6. Use the iPad’s Built-In Apps
    1. Set Up Your Calendars
    2. Use the iPad Calendar
      1. Add a Calendar Event
      2. Edit or Delete an Event
      3. Set Up an iPad Alert
      4. Subscribe to an Online Calendar
    3. Maintain Contacts
    4. Take Notes
    5. Use Twitter
    6. Use iMessage
    7. Use Reminders
    8. Use Notifications
    9. Use Newsstand for Your E-Periodicals
    10. Use the Camera for Photos and Videos
      1. Taking Still Photos
      2. Shooting Videos
      3. Share and Upload Photos and Videos
    11. Make Video Calls with FaceTime
    12. Take Portraits with Photo Booth
    13. Watch YouTube Clips
      1. Find Videos on YouTube
      2. Control the Playback of YouTube Videos
    14. Find Your Way with Maps
    15. Locate Your Position Using GPS
    16. Get Directions on the Map
    17. View Photos
    18. Watch Videos
    19. Listen to Music
    20. Shop iTunes and the App Store
  9. 7. Shop the App Store
    1. Go to the App Store
    2. Tour the App Store
    3. Set Up an Apple ID
      1. Sign Up Without a Credit Card
    4. Buy, Download, and Install Apps
    5. Uninstall Apps
    6. Search for Apps
    7. Scale Up iPhone Apps
    8. Organize Apps in iTunes
    9. Adjust App Preferences
    10. Update Apps
    11. Troubleshoot Apps
  10. 8. Read iBooks and ePeriodicals
    1. Download the iBooks App
    2. Go to the iBookstore
    3. Browse and Search for Books
    4. Buy and Download a Book
    5. Find Free iBooks
    6. Sync Books with iTunes
    7. Add Other eBooks for the iPad
    8. Read an iBook
    9. Change the Type in an iBook
    10. Search an iBook
    11. Use the Dictionary
    12. Create Bookmarks and Margin Notes
    13. Use Newspaper and Magazine Apps
    14. Subscribe to ePublications
    15. Delete or Rearrange iBooks
  11. 9. Play Games
    1. Find iPad Games
    2. Play Games
    3. Sign Up for Game Center
    4. Get Social with Game Center
    5. Play Multiplayer Games in Person
    6. Troubleshoot Games
    7. An iPad Games Gallery
  12. 10. Get Productive with iWork
    1. Meet iWork
    2. Get Started with iWork
    3. Create Documents in Pages
      1. Tips for Working with Text and Photos
    4. Create Spreadsheets in Numbers
    5. Create Presentations in Keynote
    6. Import, Export, and Share iWork Files
      1. iWork by Email
      2. iWork by iTunes Sync
      3. iWork by Online Server
    7. Troubleshooting iWork Files
      1. Getting Help with iWork
  13. 11. Sync and Share Media Files Using iTunes and iCloud
    1. The iTunes Window
    2. How iTunes Organizes Your Content
    3. Where iTunes Stores Your Files
    4. The iTunes Store
    5. The Wireless iTunes Store
    6. Check for Downloads
    7. Authorize Computers for iTunes and Home Sharing
    8. Deauthorize Your Computer
    9. Automatically Sync the iPad
    10. Manually Sync to Your iPad
      1. Manual Method #1
      2. Manual Method #2
      3. Manual Method #3
    11. Sync Music
    12. Sync Video
    13. Sync Photos
    14. Sync Info
    15. Sync Podcasts
    16. Sync Books
    17. Sync Apps and Games
    18. Troubleshoot Syncing Problems
    19. Use iTunes in the Cloud
    20. Use iTunes Match
    21. Use iTunes Home Sharing on Your iPad
    22. Stream and Mirror Files With AirPlay
  14. 12. Master iTunes
    1. Change the Look of the iTunes Window
    2. Change the Size of the iTunes Window
    3. Change Import Settings for Better Audio Quality
    4. Four Ways to Browse Your Collection
    5. Search for Songs in iTunes
    6. Change a Song’s File Format
    7. Improve Your Tunes with the Graphic Equalizer
    8. Edit Song Information
    9. Edit Album Information and Song Gaps
    10. Make a New Playlist in iTunes
      1. Playlist-Making Method #1
      2. Playlist-Making Method #2
      3. Playlist-Making Method #3
    11. Change or Delete an Existing Playlist
    12. Make a Genius Playlist in iTunes
    13. Genius Mixes in iTunes
    14. You’re the Critic: Rate Your Music
    15. Smart Playlists: Another Way for iTunes to Assemble Song Sets
    16. Ping Your Way to New Music
    17. Get Album Art in iTunes
      1. Automatically Add Art
      2. Manually Add Art
    18. See Your iTunes Purchase History and Get iTunes Store Help
    19. Set Up Multiple iTunes Libraries
    20. Move the iTunes Music/Media Folder to an External Drive
  15. 13. Play Music and Other Audio
    1. Get Music and Audio for Your iPad
      1. Import CD Tracks to iTunes
      2. Buy Music in the iTunes Store
    2. Explore the Music Menu
    3. Play Music
    4. Play Audiobooks and Podcasts
    5. Control the Now Playing Screen
    6. Make Playlists
    7. Make Genius Playlists on the iPad
    8. Make Music with GarageBand
  16. 14. Watch and Edit Videos
    1. Get Video onto Your iPad
    2. Transfer Video from iTunes to iPad
    3. Find and Play Videos on Your iPad
      1. Zoom/Unzoom a Video
    4. Play iPad Videos on Your TV
    5. Edit Videos on the iPad
      1. Editing Video on the iPad 2
      2. Video-Editing Apps for the iPad
    6. Video Formats That Work on the iPad
    7. Delete Videos
  17. 15. View, Edit, and Manage Photos
    1. Get Pictures onto Your iPad
      1. Transfer Photos with iTunes
      2. Automatically Download Photos with Photo Stream
      3. Transfer Photos from Mail Messages and Web Pages
      4. Transfer Photos with the iPad Camera Connection Kit
    2. Find Pictures on Your iPad
      1. Working with Albums
    3. View Pictures on Your iPad
      1. Share and Print Photos
      2. Delete Photos
    4. Edit Photos on the iPad
    5. Play Slideshows on Your iPad
    6. Play Slideshows on Your TV
    7. Change the iPad’s Wallpaper
    8. Turn the iPad into a Picture Frame
  18. 16. Back Up and Sync Your Gadgets with iCloud
    1. Set Up iCloud on Your iPad
    2. Set Up iCloud on Your Computer
    3. Using iWork with iCloud on the Web
    4. Share and Stream Photos with iCloud
      1. Photo Stream for Windows Users
        1. Photo Stream for Windows Users
        2. Photo Stream for Mac OS X Users
        3. iPhoto Stream on the Apple TV
  19. A. iPad Settings
    1. Tour the iPad’s Settings
      1. Airplane Mode
      2. WiFi
      3. Notifications
      4. Location Services
      5. Cellular Data (Wi-Fi + 3G iPads Only)
      6. Brightness & Wallpaper
      7. Picture Frame
      8. General
      9. iCloud
      10. Mail, Contacts, Calendars
      11. Twitter
      12. FaceTime
      13. Safari
      14. Messages
      15. Music
      16. Video
      17. Photos
      18. Notes
      19. Store
      20. App Preferences
  20. B. iPad Troubleshooting and Care
    1. Troubleshooting Basics
    2. Reset Your iPad
    3. Download and Reinstall iTunes and iTunes Updates
    4. Update the iPad’s Software
    5. Use iPad Backup Files
      1. Wireless Backup and Restore with iCloud
        1. Wireless Backup and Restore with iCloud
        2. USB Backup and Restore with iTunes
    6. Start Over: Restore Your iPad’s Software
    7. Protect Your iPad
    8. Find a Lost iPad
    9. Find an iPad Repair Shop
    10. AppleCare—What It Is and Whether You Need It
  21. Index
  22. About the Author
  23. Copyright

Product information

  • Title: iPad 2: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition
  • Author(s): J.D. Biersdorfer
  • Release date: November 2011
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781449316167