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iPad mini For Dummies, 3rd Edition

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Find out why the iPad mini has never been bigger

This new edition of iPad mini For Dummies covers all the latest tips and tricks for getting an even bigger bang out of your iPad mini. Presented in full-color and written in the straightforward but fun language that has defined the For Dummies brand for more than twenty years, this friendly guide walks you through the multitouch interface, going online, getting connected, packing your iPad mini with apps, games, e-books, photos, music, and movies, synchronizing your data, texting with iMessage, working with Siri, importing pictures and launching slideshows, getting organized with Reminders, finding your way with Maps, working with the Calendar, protecting your information, accessorizing your iPad mini, and much more.

Updated and revised throughout to cover Apple's newest iPad mini hardware and iOS software, iPad mini For Dummies is the ideal companion to help you make the most out of your device. Plus, if you run into any problems along the way, you'll find easy-to-follow, expert troubleshooting and maintenance tips.

  • Richly illustrated in full color and updated to reflect the latest iPad mini hardware and iOS software

  • Shows you how to turn your iPad mini into an entertainment hub

  • Covers the key features and tools readers need to become iPad mini mavericks

  • Written by Edward C. Baig, the Personal Tech columnist for USA Today, and Bob LeVitus, often referred to as "Dr. Mac"

  • Your iPad mini may be small, but it packs a big punch. In this full-color guide, you'll unlock all of its incredible capabilities—and have a blast while you're at it!

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover Page
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Contents
    6. Introduction
      1. About This Book
      2. Foolish Assumptions
      3. Icons Used in This Book
      4. Beyond the Book
      5. Where to Go from Here
    7. Part I: Getting to Know Your iPad mini
      1. 1: Unveiling the iPad mini
        1. Exploring the iPad's Big Picture
        2. Touring the iPad mini Exterior
        3. Discovering the Delectable Home Screen and Dock Icons
      2. 2: iPad mini Basic Training
        1. Getting Started on Getting Started
        2. Turning On and Setting Up the iPad
        3. Locking the iPad
        4. Mastering the Multitouch Interface
        5. The Incredible, Intelligent, and Virtual iPad Keyboard
      3. 3: Synchronicity: Getting Stuff to and from Your iPad mini
        1. A Brief iCloud Primer
        2. Syncing with iTunes
        3. Backing Up Your iPad mini
        4. Disconnecting the iPad mini
        5. Synchronizing Your Data
        6. Synchronizing Your Media
        7. Manual Syncing
    8. Part II: The Internet iPad mini
      1. 4: Going on a Mobile Safari
        1. Surfin' Dude
        2. Finding Your Way around Cyberspace
        3. Revisiting Web Pages Time and Again
        4. Sharing Your Web Experiences
        5. Launching a Mobile Search Mission
        6. Private Browsing
        7. Smart Safari Settings
      2. 5: The Email Must Get Through
        1. Prep Work: Setting Up Your Accounts
        2. See Me, Read Me, File Me, Delete Me: Working with Messages
        3. Darling, You Send Me (Email)
        4. Setting Your Message and Account Settings
        5. Getting the iMessage
      3. 6: Maps Are Where It's At
        1. Finding Your Current Location with Maps
        2. Searching
        3. Viewing, Zooming, and Panning
        4. Saving Time with Favorites, Recents, and Contacts
        5. Smart Map Tricks
    9. Part III: The Multimedia iPad mini
      1. 7: The Listening Experience
        1. Introducing the iPod inside Your iPad mini
        2. Taking Control of Your Tunes
        3. Customizing Volume and Equalizer Settings
        4. Shopping with the iTunes Store App
      2. 8: iPad mini Videography
        1. Finding Stuff to Watch
        2. Playing Video
        3. Finding and Working the Video Controls
        4. Watching Video on a Big TV
        5. Restricting Video Usage
        6. Deleting Video from Your iPad mini
        7. Shooting Your Own Videos
        8. Seeing Is Believing with FaceTime
      3. 9: Photography on a Larger Scale
        1. Shooting Pictures
        2. Tracking Down Your Pictures
        3. Admiring Your Pictures
        4. Editing and Deleting Photos
        5. More (Not So) Stupid Picture Tricks
        6. Entering the Photo Booth
      4. 10: Curling Up with a Good iBook
        1. Why E-Books?
        2. Beginning the iBook Story
        3. Reading a Book
        4. Shopping for E-Books
        5. Reading Newspapers and Magazines
    10. Part IV: The iPad mini at Work
      1. 11: App-solutely!
        1. Tapping the Magic of Apps
        2. Using Your Computer to Find Apps
        3. Using Your iPad mini to Find Apps
        4. Working with Apps
      2. 12: People, Places, and Appointments
        1. Working with the Calendar
        2. Adding Calendar Entries
        3. Sifting through Contacts
      3. 13: Indispensable iPad mini Utilities
        1. Taking Note of Notes
        2. Remembering with Reminders
        3. Negotiating Notification Center
        4. Punching the Clock
        5. Socializing with Social Media Apps
        6. Sharing Your Connection (Personal Hotspot)
        7. Dropping In on AirDrop
      4. 14: Taking iPad mini Controls Siri-ously
        1. Controlling Control Center
        2. Summoning Siri
        3. Figuring Out What to Ask
        4. Correcting Mistakes
        5. Using Dictation
        6. Making Siri Smarter
    11. Part V: The Undiscovered iPad mini
      1. 15: Setting You Straight on Settings
        1. Checking Out the Settings Screen
        2. Flying with Sky-High Settings
        3. Controlling Wi-Fi Connections
        4. Getting Fired Up over Bluetooth
        5. Roaming among Cellular Data Options
        6. Managing Notifications
        7. Controlling Control Center
        8. Location, Location, Location Services
        9. Settings for Your Senses
        10. Exploring Settings in General
        11. Find My iPad
      2. 16: When Good iPad minis Go Bad
        1. Resuscitating an iPad mini with Issues
        2. Problems with Networks
        3. Sync, Computer, or iTunes Issues
        4. More Help on the Apple Website
        5. If Nothing We Suggest Helps
        6. Dude, Where's My Stuff?
      3. 17: Accessorizing Your iPad mini
        1. Accessories from Apple
        2. Listening and Talking with Earphones, Headphones, and Headsets
        3. Listening with Speakers
        4. Wrapping Your iPad mini in Third-Party Cases
        5. But Wait . . . There's More!
    12. Part VI: The Part of Tens
      1. 18: Ten Appetizing and Free Apps
        1. TripCase
        2. Words with Friends
        3. NFL Mobile
        4. Movies by Flixster
        5. IMDb Movies & TV
        6. Netflix
        7. Comics
        8. Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List
        9. Evernote
        10. Pandora Radio
      2. 19: Ten Apps Worth Paying For
        1. Bill Atkinson PhotoCard
        2. Real Racing 3
        3. ArtStudio for iPad
        4. Pinball Crystal Caliburn II
        5. Art Authority for iPad
        6. Solar Walk — Planets of the Solar System
        7. Action Movie FX
        8. Facetune for iPad
        9. 60 Minutes
        10. Parallels Access
      3. 20: Ten Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts
        1. Saving Time and Keystrokes
        2. Autocorrecting
        3. Viewing the iPad mini's Capacity
        4. Scrubbing Audio
        5. Working with Links and Email Addresses
        6. Sharing the Love . . . and the Links
        7. Choosing a Home Page for Safari
        8. Storing Files
        9. Making Phone Calls
        10. Snapping the Screen
    13. Index
    14. About the Author
    15. Dedication
    16. Authors' Acknowledgments