iPad For Dummies

Book description

Step up your iPad game!

iPad For Dummies, 8th Edition has been updated to reflect the latest functions and features of the beloved iPad product line. An approachable resource, this text covers everything you'll need to know to operate your iPad with ease, including setting up your new iPad, using the multi-touch interface, synching your data, using iCloud, setting up your iTunes account, surfing the web, and accessing your email account. Additionally, this straightforward, yet fun book introduces you to Siri and walks you through texting with iMessage, using the App Store, getting rolling with FaceTime, watching videos, importing media, taking photos and videos, settling in with the latest bestseller on iBook, and using productivity tools, such as reminders, a calendar, contact database, and more, to keep your day on track.

Ultraportable and powerful, the latest iPad model is brimming with features and functions you'll be eager to explore, and this full-color guide makes exploration a breeze!

  • Start your iPad experience off on the right foot by setting up your iPad to your preferences
  • Explore the multi-media experience on the iPad, including photos, videos, music, and more
  • Access key productivity tools to keep your day on track, such as the calendar, reminders, contact lists, etc.
  • Keep yourself entertained with downloads from iTunes, the App Store, iBook, and more

iPad For Dummies, 8th Edition is a great resource whether you've purchased your first iPad or have been an avid iPad supporter since the product's initial launch and want to stay up to date on the features and functions of the latest model.

Table of contents

    1. Cover
    2. Introduction
      1. About This Book
      2. Foolish Assumptions
      3. Icons Used in This Book
      4. Beyond the Book
      5. Where to Go from Here
    3. Part I: Getting to Know Your iPad
      1. Chapter 1: Unveiling the iPad
        1. Exploring the iPad’s Big Picture
        2. Touring the iPad Exterior
        3. Discovering the Delectable Home Screen and Dock Icons
      2. Chapter 2: iPad Basic Training
        1. Getting Started on Getting Started
        2. Turning On and Setting Up the iPad
        3. Locking the iPad
        4. Mastering the Multitouch Interface
        5. The Incredible, Intelligent, and Virtual iPad Keyboard
      3. Chapter 3: Synchronicity: Getting Stuff to and from Your iPad
        1. A Brief iCloud Primer
        2. Syncing with iTunes
        3. Backing Up Your iPad
        4. Disconnecting the iPad
        5. Synchronizing Your Data
        6. Synchronizing Your Media
        7. Manual Syncing
    4. Part II: The Internet iPad
      1. Chapter 4: Going on a Mobile Safari
        1. Surfin’ Dude
        2. Finding Your Way around Cyberspace
        3. Revisiting Web Pages Time and Again
        4. Sharing Your Web Experiences
        5. Launching a Mobile Search Mission
        6. Private Browsing
        7. Smart Safari Settings
      2. Chapter 5: The Email Must Get Through
        1. Prep Work: Setting Up Your Accounts
        2. See Me, Read Me, File Me, Delete Me: Working with Messages
        3. Darling, You Send Me (Email)
        4. Setting Your Message and Account Settings
        5. Getting the iMessage
      3. Chapter 6: Maps Are Where It’s At
        1. Finding Your Current Location with Maps
        2. Searching
        3. Viewing, Zooming, and Panning
        4. Saving Time with Favorites, Recents, and Contacts
        5. Smart Map Tricks
    5. Part III: The Multimedia iPad
      1. Chapter 7: Get in Tune(s): Audio on Your iPad
        1. Introducing Your iPad’s Music Player
        2. My Music Is Your Music
        3. Taking Control of Your Tunes
        4. Customizing Your Audio Experience
        5. Shopping with the iTunes Store app
      2. Chapter 8: iPad Videography
        1. Finding Stuff to Watch
        2. Playing Video
        3. Finding and Working the Video Controls
        4. Watching Video on a Big TV
        5. Restricting Video Usage
        6. Deleting Video from Your iPad
        7. Shooting Your Own Videos
        8. Seeing Is Believing with FaceTime
      3. Chapter 9: Photography on a Larger Scale
        1. Shooting Pictures
        2. Tracking Down Your Pictures
        3. Admiring Your Pictures
        4. Editing and Deleting Photos
        5. More (Not So) Stupid Picture Tricks
        6. Entering the Photo Booth
      4. Chapter 10: Curling Up with a Good iBook
        1. Why E-Books?
        2. Beginning the iBook Story
        3. Reading a Book
        4. Shopping for E-Books
        5. Reading Newspapers and Magazines
    6. Part IV: The iPad at Work
      1. Chapter 11: App-solutely!
        1. Tapping the Magic of Apps
        2. Using Your Computer to Find Apps
        3. Using Your iPad to Find Apps
        4. Working with Apps
      2. Chapter 12: People, Places, and Appointments
        1. Working with the Calendar
        2. Adding Calendar Entries
        3. Sifting through Contacts
      3. Chapter 13: Indispensable iPad Utilities
        1. Taking Note of Notes
        2. Remembering with Reminders
        3. Negotiating Notification Center
        4. Punching the Clock
        5. Socializing with Social Media Apps
        6. Sharing Your Connection (Personal Hotspot)
        7. Dropping In on AirDrop
      4. Chapter 14: Taking iPad Controls Siri-ously
        1. Controlling Control Center
        2. Summoning Siri
        3. Figuring Out What to Ask
        4. Correcting Mistakes
        5. Using Dictation
        6. Making Siri Smarter
    7. Part V: The Undiscovered iPad
      1. Chapter 15: Setting You Straight on Settings
        1. Checking Out the Settings Screen
        2. Flying with Sky-High Settings
        3. Controlling Wi-Fi Connections
        4. Getting Fired Up over Bluetooth
        5. Roaming among Cellular Data Options
        6. Managing Notifications
        7. Controlling Control Center
        8. Location, Location, Location Services
        9. Settings for Your Senses
        10. Exploring Settings in General
        11. Touch ID & Passcode
        12. Promoting Harmony through Family Sharing
        13. Settings for Social Media
        14. Find My iPad
      2. Chapter 16: When Good iPads Go Bad
        1. Resuscitating an iPad with Issues
        2. Problems with Networks
        3. Sync, Computer, or iTunes Issues
        4. More Help on the Apple Website
        5. If Nothing We Suggest Helps
        6. Dude, Where’s My Stuff?
      3. Chapter 17: Accessorizing Your iPad
        1. Accessories from Apple
        2. Apple Pencil for iPad Pro
        3. Listening and Talking with Earphones, Headphones, and Headsets
        4. Listening with Speakers
        5. Wrapping Your iPad in Third-Party Cases
        6. But Wait … There’s More!
    8. Part VI: The Part of Tens
      1. Chapter 18: Ten Appetizing and Free Apps
        1. TripCase
        2. Shazam
        3. Flipboard
        4. Movies by Flixster
        5. IMDb Movies & TV
        6. Netflix
        7. Comixology
        8. Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List
        9. Evernote
        10. Pandora Radio
      2. Chapter 19: Ten Apps Worth Paying For
        1. Bill Atkinson PhotoCard
        2. Words with Friends HD
        3. ArtStudio for iPad
        4. Pinball Crystal Caliburn II
        5. Art Authority for iPad
        6. Solar Walk
        7. Action Movie FX
        8. Facetune for iPad
        9. 60 Minutes
        10. Parallels Access
    9. About the Authors
    10. Cheat Sheet
    11. Connect with Dummies
    12. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: iPad For Dummies
  • Author(s): Edward C. Baig, Bob LeVitus
  • Release date: December 2015
  • Publisher(s): For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9781119137788