Meet the iPad and iPad mini

Book description

This practical, approachable guide by Apple guru Jeff Carlson will quickly help you get the most out of your new iPad Air and iPad mini!

This hands-on guide steers you through how to navigate the home screen; launch, run, and switch between apps; use the magical Smart Cover to put to sleep and wake your iPad; change and lock screen orientation, adjust screen brightness; and conserve battery life. 

You'll learn how to master Multi-Touch gestures, work with text, shoot video and photos using the two built-in cameras, make FaceTime calls, sync files and content with iCloud, connect to the Internet using a Wi-Fi or 3G network, link up with Bluetooth devices, mirror video, search using Spotlight, get assistance from Siri, and more.

Table of Contents:


Power On and Set Up the iPad

iPad Essentials

Multi-Touch Gestures

Work with Text

Ask Siri for Assistance

Sync with a Computer

Connect to the Internet Using Wi-Fi

Connect to the Internet Using Cellular Data

Use iCloud

Use Notification Center

Use Control Center

Connect to Bluetooth Devices

Use the Cameras

Table of contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Introduction
    1. Conventions used in this book
    2. The Share menu
  5. Power On and Set Up the iPad
  6. iPad Essentials
    1. Sleep and wake
    2. Power off
    3. Home screen
    4. Launch and run apps
    5. Change screen orientation
    6. Lock screen rotation
    7. Adjust screen brightness
    8. Charge the iPad battery
  7. Multi-Touch Gestures
    1. Tap
    2. Touch and hold
    3. Drag
    4. Flick and swipe
    5. Pinch
    6. Rotate
    7. Shake
    8. Use two hands
  8. Work with Text
    1. Type text
    2. Select text
    3. Cut, Copy, Paste, and Replace
    4. Voice dictation
  9. Ask Siri for Assistance
  10. Sync with a Computer
    1. Disconnect the iPad
    2. Set up Wi-Fi sync
    3. Special sync options
    4. Update the system software
  11. Connect to the Internet Using Wi-Fi
    1. Choose a Wi-Fi access point
    2. Connect to a Wi-Fi network manually
    3. Disconnect from a Wi-Fi network
    4. Turn off Wi-Fi
  12. Connect to the Internet Using Cellular Data
    1. Understand cellular service
    2. Activate cellular service
    3. Measure your cellular data usage
    4. Choose which apps can use cellular data
    5. Add or cancel cellular service
    6. Share the Internet connection using Personal Hotspot
  13. Use iCloud
    1. Set up iCloud
    2. Sync data to iCloud
    3. iCloud backup
    4. View your Photo Stream
  14. Use Notification Center
    1. Activate Do Not Disturb
  15. Use Control Center
  16. Connect to Bluetooth Devices
    1. Pair the iPad and the device
    2. Forget the Bluetooth device
  17. Use the Cameras
    1. Shoot photos and video
  18. Make FaceTime Calls
    1. Set up your FaceTime account
    2. Set up a FaceTime contact
    3. Make a FaceTime call
  19. Mirror Video
  20. Search Using Spotlight
  21. Get Apps
    1. Find and install apps
    2. Automatically install purchased apps
    3. Run iPhone apps on the iPad
    4. Update apps
    5. Remove apps

Product information

  • Title: Meet the iPad and iPad mini
  • Author(s): Jeff Carlson, Joris Dormans
  • Release date: February 2014
  • Publisher(s): Peachpit Press
  • ISBN: 9780133767391