iPad: The Missing Manual, 4th Edition

Book description

Apple’s third-generation iPad has a new, razor-sharp Retina display and a robust processor that will dazzle you with their looks and speed, but you won’t get far without an owner’s manual to all the tablet’s features. This comprehensive guide shows you how to transfer media to your iPad, sync and shop wirelessly, tap into WiFi and 4G cellular networks, and use iTunes for media management.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Build your media library. Fill your iPad with music, photos, movies, TV shows, games, eBooks, and more.
  • Sync wirelessly. Keep your iPad’s apps, media, and email messages current without cabling up.
  • Capture stunning images. Take photos and HD video with the tablet’s new 5 megapixel iSight camera.
  • Get online. Connect via WiFi or the blazing-fast 4G LTE cellular network—and create a free Wi-Fi hotspot with Verizon’s iPad.
  • Take dictation. “Speak” email messages and notes, and have the iPad type them up.

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Table of contents

  1. iPad: The Missing Manual®
  2. The Missing Credits
    1. About the Author
    2. About the Creative Team
    3. Acknowledgments
      1. The Missing Manual Series
  3. Introduction
    1. About This Book
      1. About→These→Arrows
      2. The Very Basics
      3. About MissingManuals.com
      4. Safari® Books Online
  4. 1. Set Up Your iPad
    1. Meet the iPad
      1. The New iPad vs. the iPad 2
      2. What’s in the Box
    2. Turn the iPad On and Off
    3. Find the Home Button and Cameras
    4. Activate and Set Up Your iPad Over WiFi
    5. Activate and Set Up Your iPad via USB
    6. Sync Your iPad with iTunes
      1. USB or Wi-Fi Sync?
    7. Tour iTunes
    8. Charge the iPad Battery
    9. Extend Battery Life
  5. 2. Tour Your iPad
    1. Use the Home Button
    2. Use the Mute/Lock and Volume Buttons
    3. Connect Through iPad Jacks and Ports
    4. Add Earbuds and Earphones
    5. The Home Screen App Directory
    6. Organize Your Home Screen Icons
    7. Navigate Multiple Home Screens
    8. Make Home Screen App Folders
    9. Use the Home Button to Switch Apps
    10. Keep the iPad Screen Clean
      1. Protecting the iPad’s Screen
  6. 3. 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. Enter Text By Voice
      1. Using Dictation on the iPad
      2. Dictation Options for Older iPads
    6. Use the Split Keyboard
    7. Add an External Keyboard
      1. Bluetooth Keyboard
      2. iPad Keyboard Dock
    8. Use an International or Emoji Keyboard
      1. Delete a Keyboard
    9. Cut, Copy, Paste, and Replace Text
    10. Use the iPad’s Global Dictionary
    11. Search the iPad
    12. Print with Your iPad
      1. Managing Print Jobs
  7. 4. Get Online
    1. WiFi Versus Cellular Networks
      1. WiFi
      2. Cellular: 4G LTE, 4G, and 3G Networks
    2. Get Your WiFi Connection
    3. Use Public WiFi Hotspots
    4. Stay Secure: WiFi Network Safety Tips
    5. Use a Cellular Data Network
    6. Pick an AT&T Service Plan
    7. Pick a Verizon Service Plan
    8. Sign Up for Cellular Data Service
    9. Transfer an Old Data Plan to a New iPad
      1. AT&T
      2. Verizon
    10. Use a Mobile Broadband Hotspot
    11. Use a Verizon iPad as a Personal Hotspot
    12. Turn Cellular Data Service Off or On
    13. Change or Cancel Data Plans
    14. Travel Internationally with the iPad
    15. Use Skype to Make Internet Calls
  8. 5. 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 Safari’s 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
  9. 6. Keep in Touch with Email and Messaging
    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 Mail 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
    10. Send Text Messages
    11. Use Twitter
  10. 7. Organize Your Life with the iPad’s Apps
    1. Sync Your Personal Info to the iPad
      1. Syncing With iTunes
      2. Syncing With iCloud
    2. Set Up Your Calendars
    3. 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
    4. Maintain Contacts
    5. Take Notes
    6. Use Reminders
    7. Use Notifications
      1. Customizing Notifications
    8. Find Your Way with Maps
    9. Locate Your Position Using GPS
    10. Get Directions on the Map
  11. 8. 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. Sync and Organize Apps in iTunes
    9. Adjust App Preferences
    10. Update Apps
    11. Troubleshoot Apps
  12. 9. 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 Using iTunes
    7. Read Other Ebooks on 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 iBooks Textbooks
    14. Delete or Rearrange iBooks
    15. Use Newsstand for Your ePeriodicals
    16. Subscribe to ePublications
    17. Find Newspaper and Magazine Apps
  13. 10. 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
  14. 11. 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
    8. Find Alternatives to iWork
  15. 12. 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. Troubleshoot Syncing Problems
    12. Use iTunes in the Cloud
    13. Use iTunes Match
    14. Use iTunes Home Sharing on Your iPad
      1. Photo Sharing with iTunes
    15. Stream and Mirror Files with AirPlay
      1. Video Mirroring
  16. 13. Master iTunes On the Desktop
    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
  17. 14. Manage and 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
      3. Get Music From Other Online Stores
    2. Sync Music, Audiobooks, and Podcasts
    3. Explore the Music Menu
    4. Play Music
    5. Play Audiobooks and Podcasts
    6. Control the Now Playing Screen
    7. Make Playlists
    8. Make Genius Playlists on the iPad
    9. Make Music with GarageBand
  18. 15. Watch, Make, and Edit Videos
    1. Get Video onto Your iPad
    2. Transfer Video from iTunes to iPad
      1. Getting Videos Into iTunes
    3. Find and Play Videos on Your iPad
      1. Zoom/Unzoom a Video
    4. Watch YouTube Clips
      1. Find Videos on YouTube
      2. Control the Playback of YouTube Videos
    5. Play iPad Videos on Your TV
    6. Shoot Your Own Videos
    7. Share Your Video Clips
    8. Edit Videos on the iPad
    9. Edit Videos with iMovie
    10. Video Formats That Work on the iPad
    11. Delete Videos
    12. Make Video Calls with FaceTime
  19. 16. View, Shoot, 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. Take Photos With the iPad’s Camera
    3. Take Portraits with Photo Booth
    4. Find Pictures on Your iPad
      1. Working with Albums
    5. View Pictures on Your iPad
      1. Share and Print Photos
      2. Delete Photos
    6. Edit Photos on the iPad
      1. Find Third-Party Apps for Photo-Editing
    7. Use iPhoto for iPad
      1. Sharing Pictures with iPhoto
    8. Play Slideshows on Your iPad
    9. Play Slideshows on Your TV
    10. Change the iPad’s Wallpaper
    11. Turn the iPad into a Picture Frame
  20. 17. 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
      2. Photo Stream for Mac OS X Users
      3. IPhoto Stream on the Apple TV
  21. A. iPad Settings
    1. Tour the iPad’s Settings
      1. Airplane Mode
      2. WiFi
      3. Notifications
      4. Location Services
      5. Cellular Data (Wi-Fi + 4G/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
  22. B. iPad Troubleshooting and Care
    1. Troubleshooting Basics
    2. Reset Your iPad
    3. Download iTunes and iTunes Updates, and Reinstall iTunes
    4. Update the iPad’s Software
    5. Use iPad Backup Files
      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
  23. Index
  24. About the Author
  25. Copyright

Product information

  • Title: iPad: The Missing Manual, 4th Edition
  • Author(s): J.D. Biersdorfer
  • Release date: April 2012
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781449316181