iPad: The Missing Manual, 6th Edition

Book description

Super-fast processors, streamlined Internet access, and free productivity and entertainment apps make Apple’s new iPads the hottest tablets around. But to get the most from them, you need an owner’s manual up to the task. That’s where this bestselling guide comes in. You’ll quickly learn how to import, create, and play back media; shop wirelessly; sync content across devices; keep in touch over the Internet; and even take care of business.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Take tap lessons. Become an expert ‘Padder with the new iPad Air, the iPad Mini with Retina display, or any earlier iPad.
  • Take your media with you. Enjoy your entire media library—music, photos, movies, TV shows, books, games, and podcasts.
  • Surf like a maniac. Hit the Web with the streamlined Safari browser and the iPad’s ultrafast WiFi connection or 4G LTE network.
  • Run the show. Control essential iPad functions instantly by opening the Control Center from any screen.
  • Beam files to friends. Wirelessly share files with other iOS 7 users with AirDrop.
  • Get creative with free iLife apps. Edit photos with iPhoto, videos with iMovie, and make music with GarageBand.
  • Get to work. Use the iPad’s free iWork suite, complete with word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation apps.

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Table of contents

  1. The Missing Credits
    1. About the Author
      1. About the Author
      2. About the Creative Team
    2. Acknowledgments
      1. 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. Set Up Your iPad
    1. Meet the iPad
      1. The iPad Air vs. the iPad 2
      2. What’s In the Box
    2. Meet the iPad Mini
      1. iPad Mini with Retina Display vs. the Original iPad Mini
    3. Turn the iPad On and Off
    4. Find the Home Button and Cameras
    5. Activate and Set Up Your iPad Over WiFi
    6. Activate and Set Up Your iPad via USB
    7. Sync Your iPad with iTunes
      1. USB or Wi-Fi Sync?
    8. Tour iTunes
    9. Charge the iPad Battery
    10. Extend Battery Life
  4. 2. Tour Your Tablet
    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. Your Home Screen Apps
    6. Organize Your Home Screen Icons
    7. Navigate Multiple Home Screens
    8. Make Home Screen App Folders
    9. Switch or Quit Open Apps
    10. Keep the iPad Screen Clean
      1. Protecting the iPad’s Screen
  5. 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. Command Your iPad with Siri
      1. Using Siri
      2. Customizing Siri
    6. Enter Text By Voice
      1. Using Dictation on the iPad
      2. Dictation Options for Older iPads
    7. Use the Split Keyboard
    8. Add an External Keyboard
      1. Bluetooth Keyboard
      2. iPad Keyboard Docks
    9. Use an International or Emoji Keyboard
      1. Delete a Keyboard
    10. Cut, Copy, Paste, and Replace Text
    11. Use the iPad’s Global Dictionary
    12. Search the iPad
    13. Use AirDrop to Transfer Files
    14. Print with Your iPad
      1. Managing Print Jobs
  6. 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. Use a Cellular Data Network
    5. Pick an AT&T Service Plan
    6. Pick a Verizon Service Plan
    7. Pick a Sprint or T-Mobile Service Plan
      1. Sprint
      2. T-Mobile
    8. Sign Up for Cellular Data Service
    9. Transfer an Old Data Plan to a New iPad
      1. AT&T
      2. Verizon
      3. Sprint
    10. Turn Cellular Data Service Off or On
    11. Check, Change, or Cancel Data Plans
    12. Use a Mobile Broadband Hotspot
    13. Use the iPad as a Personal Hotspot
    14. Make Internet Calls with FaceTime
      1. Adjust Your FaceTime Settings
    15. Use Skype to Make Internet Calls
    16. Travel Internationally with the iPad
  7. 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. See Links Shared From Twitter
    7. Jump to Other Web Pages
    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. Manage Bookmarks and Folders
    12. Play Favorites With Your Bookmarks
    13. Sync Bookmarks
    14. Save and Mail Images from the Web
    15. Stream Web Audio and Video
    16. Work with Online Apps
    17. Use iCloud Tabs
    18. Use the Safari Share Menu
    19. Use Autofill to Save Time
    20. Save Credit Card Numbers in Safari
    21. Social Networking on Your iPad
    22. Surf Securely
    23. Use Other Web Browsers
  8. 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
      1. Add Attachments to Mail Messages
    5. Format Your Messages
    6. Set Up a VIP Mailbox
    7. Customize Your Mailbox List
    8. Flag Messages for Later
      1. The Flagged Mailbox
    9. Manage Your Email
    10. Adjust Mail Settings
    11. Webmail On the iPad
    12. POP3 and IMAP Accounts on the iPad
    13. Send Text Messages
    14. Use Twitter
  9. 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. Track Time With the iPad’s Clock
      1. World Clock
      2. Alarm
      3. Stopwatch
      4. Timer
    7. Use Reminders
    8. Use Notifications
      1. Customizing Notifications
    9. Visit the iPad’s Control Center
    10. Hang Out the “Do Not Disturb” Sign
    11. Set App Privacy Settings
      1. Privacy and Location Services
    12. Find Your Way with Maps
    13. See Maps in Different Views
    14. Locate Your Position Using GPS
    15. Get Directions on the Map
      1. Turn-by-Turn Directions
    16. Use Facebook on the iPad
  10. 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
      1. Update Apps in iTunes
    11. Troubleshoot Apps
  11. 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
  12. 10. Play Games
    1. Find iPad Games
    2. Play Games
    3. Sign Up for Game Center
    4. Get Social with Game Center
    5. More Ways to Get Your Game On
      1. Add Facebook Friends
      2. Use Game Center with OS X 10.8 and later
      3. Beam Games to an Apple TV
      4. Control Your Xbox Game Console
    6. Play Multiplayer Games in Person
    7. Troubleshoot Games
    8. An iPad Games Gallery
    9. Use an External Game Controller
  13. 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
  14. 12. Sync and Share Media Files Using iTunes and iCloud
    1. The iTunes 11 Window: An Introduction
    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 Your iPad
      1. Manual Method #1
      2. Manual Method #2
      3. Manual Method #3
    11. Troubleshoot Syncing Problems
    12. Use iTunes in the Cloud
      1. iCloud in the iTunes 11 Library
    13. Use iTunes Home Sharing on Your iPad
      1. Photo Sharing with iTunes
    14. Stream and Mirror Files with AirPlay
      1. Video Mirroring
    15. Manage Your Expectations With Up Next
    16. Use iTunes Match
  15. 13. 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
    6. Play iTunes Radio
      1. Create and Edit Your Own iTunes Radio Station
    7. Control the Now Playing Screen
    8. Make Playlists
    9. Make Genius Playlists on the iPad
    10. Use the Podcasts App
    11. Go to School at iTunes U
    12. Make Music with GarageBand
  16. 14. Watch, Create, 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. Play iPad Videos on Your TV
    5. Shoot Your Own Videos
    6. Share Your Video Clips
    7. Edit Videos on the iPad
    8. Edit Videos with iMovie
    9. Video Formats That Work on the iPad
    10. Delete Videos
  17. 15. 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 iPad Camera Adapters
    2. Take Photos With the iPad’s Camera
    3. Take High Dynamic Range Photos
    4. Take Portraits with Photo Booth
    5. Find Pictures on Your iPad
      1. Photos
      2. Shared
      3. Albums
      4. Working with Albums
    6. View Pictures on Your iPad
    7. Share and Print Photos
      1. Working with One Photo
      2. Working with Multiple Photos
    8. Edit Photos on the iPad
      1. Find Third-Party Photo-Editing Apps
    9. Use Camera Filters
    10. Delete Photos From Your iPad
    11. Use iPhoto for iPad
      1. Sharing Pictures with iPhoto
    12. Play Slideshows on Your iPad
    13. Play Slideshows on Your TV
    14. Change the iPad’s Wallpaper
  18. 16. Back Up and Sync Your Gadgets with iCloud
    1. Set Up iCloud on Your iPad
    2. Set Up iCloud on Your Computer
      1. Using iCloud with Windows
      2. Using iCloud with Mac OS X
    3. Using iWork with iCloud on the Web
    4. Stream Photos with iCloud
      1. Photo Stream for Windows Users
      2. Photo Stream for Mac OS X Users
      3. Photo Stream on the Apple TV
    5. Share Your Photo Stream
      1. Setting Up a Shared Photo Stream
    6. Using Shared Photo Streams
      1. Viewing Shared Streams
      2. Liking and Commenting on Shared Photos
      3. Managing Your Shared Photo Stream on the iPad
      4. Add or delete subscribers
      5. Make a public website for your stream
      6. Delete your photos from a stream
      7. Delete the whole shared stream
    7. Lock Up Passwords on iCloud Keychain
      1. Set Up iCloud Keychain
      2. Managing Your Keychain
  19. A. iPad Settings
    1. Tour the iPad’s Settings
      1. Airplane Mode
      2. WiFi
      3. Bluetooth
      4. Cellular Data (Wi-Fi + 4G/3G iPads Only)
      5. Notification Center
      6. Control Center
      7. Do Not Disturb
      8. General
      9. Sounds
      10. Wallpapers & Brightness
      11. Privacy
      12. iCloud
      13. Mail, Contacts, Calendars
      14. Notes
      15. Reminders
      16. Messages
      17. FaceTime
      18. Maps
      19. Safari
      20. iTunes & App Stores
      21. Music
      22. Videos
      23. Photos & Camera
      24. iBooks
      25. Podcasts
      26. iTunes U
      27. Game Center
      28. Twitter/Facebook/Flickr/Vimeo
      29. App Preferences
  20. B. iPad Troubleshooting and Care
    1. Troubleshooting Basics
    2. Reset Your iPad
    3. Download iTunes and iTunes Updates, and Reinstall iTunes
    4. Update Your 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. Find a Missing iPad
    8. Protect Your iPad From Theft
    9. Protect Your iPad From Damage
    10. Find an iPad Repair Shop
    11. AppleCare—What It Is and Whether You Need It
  21. Index
  22. About the Author
  23. Copyright

Product information

  • Title: iPad: The Missing Manual, 6th Edition
  • Author(s): J.D. Biersdorfer
  • Release date: November 2013
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781449341800