Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPad

Book description

Your ultimate visual iPad guide.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPad is the essential guide to getting the most out of your new device. Expert advice delivered in a visual step-by-step tutorial will have you using the latest key features, getting connected, and troubleshooting minor issues. Packed with tips and tricks for getting more done and getting it done faster, this invaluable guide provides plenty of full-color screenshots to help you stay on track. Each task is cut down into small, manageable pieces so you can get in and out fast, and the image-driven instruction helps you transition seamlessly between the page and the screen.

Whether you have an iPad, iPad Air, or an iPad mini, this book will help you discover just what it is that makes the iPad the most coveted tablet on the market.

  • Customize your iPad, and connect with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Access media, games, photos, apps, and more
  • Set up e-mail, get online, and manage social media accounts
  • Troubleshoot issues and avoid a trip to the Apple Genius Bar

Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPad gives you a visual tour with expert instruction to help you get the most out of your device.

Table of contents

    1. Cover
    2. Chapter 1: Getting Started with Your iPad
      1. Take a Look at the iPad Models
      2. Meet Your iPad’s Controls
      3. Download, Install, and Set Up iTunes
      4. Begin Setup and Activate Your iPad
      5. Set Up Your iPad as New Using iCloud
      6. Set Up Your iPad from an iCloud Backup
      7. Set Up Your iPad Using iTunes
      8. Switch from Android Using Move to iOS
      9. Choose Which Items to Sync from Your Computer
      10. Sync Your iPad with Your Computer via Wi-Fi
      11. Explore the Interface and Launch Apps
      12. Using Notification Center
      13. Using Control Center
    3. Chapter 2: Personalizing Your iPad
      1. Find the Settings You Need
      2. Set Up and Configure iCloud
      3. Choose Which Apps Can Give Notifications
      4. Choose Sounds Settings
      5. Choose Display and Brightness Settings
      6. Set Home Screen and Lock Screen Wallpaper
      7. Choose Privacy and Location Settings
      8. Configure Spotlight and Find What You Need
      9. Choose Locking and Control Center Settings
      10. Set Up and Use Do Not Disturb Mode
      11. Secure Your iPad with Touch ID or a Passcode
      12. Configure Restrictions and Parental Controls
      13. Set Up Family Sharing
      14. Add Family Members to Family Sharing
      15. Choose Date, Time, and Region Settings
      16. Set Up Your Social Networking Accounts
    4. Chapter 3: Working with Voice and Accessibility
      1. Give Commands with Siri
      2. Dictate Text Using Siri
      3. Gather and Share Information with Siri
      4. Configure Siri to Work Your Way
      5. Using VoiceOver to Identify Items On-Screen
      6. Configure Other Accessibility Features
      7. Using a Hardware Keyboard
      8. Using Your iPad with Your Mac
    5. Chapter 4: Setting Up Communications
      1. Set Up Your Mail Accounts
      2. Set Up an Exchange Server Account
      3. Set Your Default Account and Create Signatures
      4. Choose How Your iPad Gets Your E-Mail
      5. Control How Your iPad Displays Your E-Mail
      6. Organize Your E-Mail Messages by Threads
      7. Using the VIP Inbox
      8. Choose How Your iPad Displays Your Contacts
      9. Choose Alert Options for Calendar Events
      10. Choose Your Default Calendar and Time Zone
      11. Choose Settings for Notes
    6. Chapter 5: Networking and Communicating
      1. Using Airplane Mode
      2. Connect Bluetooth Devices to Your iPad
      3. Control Cellular Data and Background Refresh
      4. Connect Your iPad to a Different Carrier
      5. Specify Your iPad’s Cellular Access Point
      6. Share Items via AirDrop
      7. Share Your Cellular iPad’s Internet Access
      8. Connect to Wi-Fi Networks
      9. Log In to Wi-Fi Hotspots
      10. Connect to a Network via VPN
      11. Send Instant Messages
      12. Mute a Conversation or Share Your Location
      13. Manage Your Instant Messages
      14. Share Your Updates Using Twitter
      15. Post Updates on Facebook
      16. Chat Face-to-Face Using FaceTime
    7. Chapter 6: Working with Apps
      1. Customize the Home Screen
      2. Organize Apps with Folders
      3. Switch Quickly from One App to Another
      4. Multitask with Split-Screen Views
      5. Find the Apps You Need
      6. Update and Remove Apps
      7. Manage Automatic Downloads and Your Apple ID
      8. Enter Text Quickly in Apps
      9. Cut, Copy, and Paste Text
      10. Bold, Italicize, Underline, and Replace Text
    8. Chapter 7: Browsing the Web and Sending E-Mail
      1. Browse the Web with Safari
      2. Access Websites Quickly with Bookmarks
      3. Create Bookmarks to Access Pages Quickly
      4. Keep a Reading List of Web Pages
      5. Share Web Pages with Others
      6. Fill In Forms Quickly with AutoFill
      7. Tighten Up Safari’s Security
      8. Read Your E-Mail Messages
      9. Reply to or Forward an E-Mail Message
      10. Organize Your Messages in Mailbox Folders
      11. Write and Send E-Mail Messages
      12. View Files Attached to Incoming Messages
    9. Chapter 8: Keeping Your Life Organized
      1. Browse or Search for Contacts
      2. Create a New Contact
      3. Share Contacts via E-Mail and Messages
      4. Browse Existing Events in Your Calendars
      5. Create New Events in Your Calendars
      6. Work with Calendar Invitations
      7. Track Your Commitments with Reminders
      8. Take Notes
      9. Find Your Location with the Maps App
      10. Find Directions with the Maps App
      11. Explore with 3D Flyovers
      12. Using the Maps App’s Favorites and Contacts
      13. Using Clock, Stopwatch, Timer, and World Clock
      14. Using Apple Pay
      15. Using iCloud Drive
    10. Chapter 9: Playing Music, Videos, and Games
      1. Navigate the Music App and Set Preferences
      2. Play Music Using the Music App
      3. Play Videos Using the Videos App
      4. Play Music and Videos Using AirPlay
      5. Create a Music Playlist
      6. Configure iPad Audio Settings
      7. Listen to iTunes Radio
      8. Enjoy Podcasts and Learn with iTunes U
      9. Sign In to Game Center
      10. Add and Play Games with Game Center
      11. Add Friends and Play Games with Them
    11. Chapter 10: Working with Photos and Books
      1. Browse Photos Using Years, Collections, and Moments
      2. Browse Shared Photos
      3. Browse Photos Using Albums
      4. Create Albums
      5. Share Photos Across Your Devices and Computers
      6. Share Photo Albums with Other People via iCloud
      7. Share Photos via E-Mail and Messaging
      8. Play Slide Shows of Photos
      9. Read Digital Books with iBooks
    12. Chapter 11: Taking Photos and Videos
      1. Take Photos with the Camera App
      2. Take HDR Photos and Square Photos
      3. Using the Self-Timer and the Grid
      4. Take Time-Lapse Movies
      5. Take Fun Photos with Photo Booth
      6. Crop, Rotate, and Straighten Photos
      7. Enhance Photos
      8. Reduce Red-Eye in Photos
      9. Apply Filters to Photos
      10. Capture Video
      11. Edit Videos with the Trim Feature
      12. Share Your Photos and Videos
    13. Chapter 12: Troubleshooting Your iPad
      1. Close an App That Has Stopped Responding
      2. Update the Software on Your iPad
      3. Extend Your iPad’s Runtime on the Battery
      4. Back Up and Restore Your iPad Using iTunes
      5. Back Up and Restore Your iPad Using iCloud
      6. Restore the Operating System Using iTunes
      7. Restore Your iPad to Factory Settings
      8. Troubleshoot Wi-Fi Connections
      9. Locate Your iPad with Find My iPad
    14. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPad
  • Author(s): Guy Hart-Davis
  • Release date: November 2015
  • Publisher(s): Visual
  • ISBN: 9781119188636