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My iPad, Tenth Edition

Book Description

Covers all iPad models capable of running iOS 11

My iPad offers a full-color, fully illustrated resource to using your iPad. Each task is clearly titled and has corresponding visuals that are numbered to match the step they are referring to.

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPad photos that show you exactly what to do.
Help when you run into iPad problems or limitations.
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPad.

Learn how to:

  • Connect your iPad to your Wi-Fi and your mobile carrier
  • Use the on-screen keyboard, predictive text, and dictation
  • Control frequently used settings with Control Center
  • Get information and control your iPad with spoken commands using Siri
  • Use iCloud to keep everything current between all your iOS devices (and even your Mac), including music, photos, messages, documents, and more
  • Surf the Web, and send and receive email and messages
  • Download and install apps to make your iPad even more useful
  • Secure your iPad using Touch ID, passcodes, and other security measures
  • Record and edit video using iMovie for iPad
  • Take photos, and then edit them using the Photos app
  • Share files and information with your other devices with AirDrop and iCloudDrive
  • Take notes, make lists, draw sketches, and create reminders
  • Use FaceTime and Skype to stay connected with friends and family
  • Create documents and presentations using Pages, Numbers, and Keynote
  • Discover some of the most useful and entertaining apps

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright page
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Table of Contents
  6. About the Author
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. 1 Getting Started
    1. Generations of iPads
      1. Identifying Your iPad
      2. iOS 11 New!
    2. The iPad Buttons and Switches
      1. The Home Button
      2. The Wake/Sleep Button
      3. The Volume Control
      4. Orientation and Movement
    3. Screen Gestures
    4. Learning Your Way Around
      1. The Lock Screen
      2. The Home Screen
      3. The Search Screen
      4. Today View New!
      5. The Notifications Screen
    5. Virtual Buttons and Switches
      1. Switches and Option Lists
      2. Toolbars
      3. Menus
      4. Tab Bars
    6. Entering Text
      1. Using the On-Screen Keyboard
      2. Keyboard Modes
      3. Undocking and Splitting the Keyboard
      4. Using the Keyboard Shortcut Bar
      5. Using Predictive Text
      6. Dictating Text
      7. Editing Text
      8. Copying and Pasting
    7. Talking to Your iPad with Siri
      1. Asking Siri Questions
    8. Using Control Center New!
  9. 2 Customizing Your iPad
    1. Changing Your Wallpaper
    2. Setting Alert Sounds
    3. Password-Protecting Your iPad
      1. Making Access Easier with Touch ID
    4. Modifying Keyboard Settings
    5. Adjusting Do Not Disturb Settings
    6. Setting Parental Restrictions
    7. Making Text Easier to Read
    8. Controlling Automatic Downloads
    9. Customizing the Control Center New!
    10. Working with Other Useful Settings
  10. 3 Networking and Syncing
    1. Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection
    2. Connecting to Your Apple ID and iCloud Account
      1. Signing In with Your Apple ID
    3. Syncing with iTunes
      1. Syncing Options
      2. Syncing Music
      3. Syncing Photos
      4. Syncing Everything Else
    4. Sharing with AirDrop
      1. Using AirDrop
    5. Storing, Organizing, and Viewing Files New!
      1. Accessing Your iCloud Drive Files
      2. Accessing Files in Other Cloud Services
  11. 4 Playing Music and Video
    1. Playing a Song
    2. Building a Playlist
      1. Creating Playlists
    3. Making iTunes Purchases
      1. Buying on Your iPad
    4. Sharing Purchases with Your Family
      1. Setting Up Family Sharing
    5. Having It All with Apple Music
      1. Signing Up for Apple Music
      2. Playing Songs with Apple Music
      3. Discovering New Music with Apple Music
      4. Discovering Music with Apple Music Radio Stations
    6. Listening to Podcasts
      1. Subscribing to Podcasts
    7. Playing Video New!
      1. Adding Your TV Networks to the TV App
      2. Watch Videos on Your iPad
    8. Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices
      1. Accessing AirPlay
      2. Mirror Your Screen with AirPlay
  12. 5 Reading Books
    1. Buying a Book from Apple
    2. Reading a Book
    3. Using Reading Aids
    4. Adding Notes and Highlights
    5. Adding Bookmarks
    6. Organizing Your Books
    7. Using iBooks Alternatives
  13. 6 Organizing Your Life
    1. Using the Contacts App
      1. Adding a Contact
    2. Searching for a Contact
    3. Working with Contacts
    4. Using the Calendar App
      1. Creating a Calendar Event
    5. Using Calendar Views
      1. Exploring Day View
      2. Exploring Week View
      3. Exploring Month View
    6. Creating a Calendar
    7. Using the Notes App
      1. Creating a Note
      2. Creating Checklists in Notes
      3. Adding Photos and Sketches to Notes
      4. Scanning Documents with Notes New!
      5. Signing and Sending Documents with Notes New!
    8. Using the Reminders App
      1. Setting a Reminder
    9. Using the Clock App
      1. Setting Clock Alarms
  14. 7 Surfing the Web
    1. Getting Started with Safari
      1. Browsing to a URL and Searching
      2. Viewing Web Pages
      3. Opening Multiple Web Pages with Tabs
      4. Viewing Articles with Safari Reader
    2. Bookmarks, History, and Reading List
      1. Using Bookmarks and Favorites
      2. Using History
      3. Creating Home Screen Bookmarks
      4. Building a Reading List
    3. Working with Web Forms
      1. Filling in Web Forms
      2. Saving Time with AutoFill
      3. Setting Up AutoFill
      4. Using AutoFill
  15. 8 Communicating with Email and Messaging
    1. Configuring Your iPad for Email
      1. Set Up Your Email Account
    2. Reading Your Email
    3. Composing a New Email
    4. Deleting and Moving Emails
    5. Searching Email
    6. Customizing Your Email
      1. Configuring How You Receive Email
      2. Creating a Signature
      3. More Email Settings
    7. Communicating with Messages
      1. Setting Up Messages
      2. Conversing with Messages
      3. Using Emoji in Text Messages
    8. Expressing Yourself Through Messages
      1. Responding with Tapback Quick Replies
      2. Sending Messages with Bubble Effects
      3. Sending Messages with Animations
      4. Sending Handwritten Notes
      5. Sending Digital Touch Messages
      6. Send Animated GIFs and Other Special Messages
  16. 9 Taking and Editing Photos
    1. Working with Photos
      1. Taking Photos
      2. Editing and Adjusting Photos
      3. Taking Panoramic Photos
      4. Using Photo Booth
    2. Understanding Photo Sources
      1. Browsing Your Photos
      2. Searching Your Photos
      3. Viewing Your Photos
      4. Sharing Your Photos
    3. Working with Albums
      1. Viewing Albums
      2. Creating Albums
    4. Creating a Slideshow
    5. Viewing Photos as Memories
    6. Marking Up Photos New!
    7. Capturing the Screen New!
  17. 10 Recording Video
    1. Shooting Video
    2. Trimming Video Clips
    3. Editing in iMovie
      1. Editing Transitions
      2. Adding Photos to Your Video
      3. Adding Video Titles
    4. Making Video Calls with FaceTime
      1. Setting Up FaceTime
      2. Placing Video Calls with FaceTime
      3. Receiving Video Calls with FaceTime
  18. 11 Writing with Pages
    1. Creating a New Document
    2. Styling and Formatting Text
    3. Creating Lists
    4. Inserting Images
    5. Document Setup
    6. Sharing and Printing Documents
  19. 12 Spreadsheets with Numbers
    1. Creating a New Spreadsheet
    2. Calculating Totals and Averages
    3. Styling Tables and Cells
    4. Creating Forms
    5. Using Multiple Tables
    6. Creating Charts
  20. 13 Presentations with Keynote
    1. Building a Simple Presentation
    2. Building Your Own Slide
    3. Adding Transitions
      1. Magic Move
      2. Object Transitions
    4. Organizing Slides
    5. Playing Your Presentation
  21. 14 Navigating with Maps
    1. Finding a Location
    2. Searching for Places and Things
    3. Getting Directions
    4. Getting a Better View with Maps Settings
      1. Using Satellite View
      2. Using 3D View
    5. Getting Traffic Reports
  22. 15 The World of Apps
    1. Purchasing an App
      1. Finding Good Apps
    2. Organizing Apps on Your iPad
      1. Arranging Apps on the Home Screen
      2. Moving Apps to and From the Dock New!
      3. Using the Dock While in Apps New!
      4. Creating App Folders
    3. Working with Apps
      1. Viewing Currently Running Apps
      2. Using More Than One App at a Time New!
      3. Viewing Video with Picture-in-Picture
      4. Using iPhone/iPod touch Apps
    4. Dragging and Dropping Between Apps New!
      1. Inserting Photos into an Email Message
      2. Dragging Text from a Web Page to Notes
      3. Exporting Photos to Files
    5. Getting Help with Apps
    6. Monitoring and Managing Your Apps
      1. Viewing App Storage Information
      2. Viewing Battery Usage
      3. Viewing Location Usage
      4. Viewing Information Sharing Permissions
      5. Modifying Notifications Settings
  23. 16 Must-Have Apps
    1. Connecting with Friends on Facebook
    2. Reading the News
    3. Reading and Collecting Documents
    4. Adding a Dictionary
    5. Making Phone Calls with Skype
    6. Handwriting Notes with WritePad
    7. Sketching Ideas with Paper
    8. Adding a Calculator with PCalc Lite
    9. Finding Recipes with Epicurious
    10. Checking the Weather
    11. Learning New Things with iTunes U
    12. Other Useful Apps
  24. 17 Games and Entertainment
    1. Composing Music with GarageBand
    2. Watching Videos with YouTube
    3. Watching Movies and TV Shows with Netflix
    4. iPad Games and Entertainment
      1. Monument Valley and Monument Valley 2
      2. Minecraft: Pocket Edition
      3. Prune
      4. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
      5. Kingdom Rush
      6. Where’s My Water
      7. Cut the Rope
      8. Harbor Master HD
      9. Angry Birds HD
      10. Plants vs. Zombies HD
      11. Scrabble for iPad
      12. Temple Run 2
      13. The Room, The Room Two, The Room Three
      14. Gold Strike
      15. Just Mah Jongg Solitaire
  25. 18 iPad Accessories
    1. Printing from Your iPad
      1. Printing from the Notes App
    2. AirPlay Mirroring with Apple TV
      1. Setting Up AirPlay
    3. Video Output Adapters
    4. Using Wireless Keyboards
    5. Importing Photos with an SD Card and USB Adapters
    6. Charging Your iPad with Power Accessories
    7. Listening with EarPods
    8. Protecting Your iPad
      1. iPad Smart Cover and Smart Case
      2. Third-Party Protective Covers and Cases
    9. Apple Pencil
    10. Controlling Your Home with Your iPad
      1. Controlling an Appliance with the Home App
      2. Automating Appliances
  26. 19 Maintaining Your iPad and Solving Problems
    1. Getting Help on Your iPad
      1. Using the Tips App
      2. Getting Help Inside Apps
    2. Getting Help from Apple
      1. Using the Apple Support App
      2. Using the Apple Support Website
      3. Asking a Question Online
    3. Keeping Your iPad Up-To-Date
      1. Updating iOS
      2. Updating Apps
    4. Securing Your iPad
      1. Basic Security Measures
      2. Using Find My iPad
      3. Setting Up Find My iPad
      4. Locating a Lost iPad
  27. Index