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iPad™ Portable Genius

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Mac users are passionate and loyal and these books capture that same feeling in pedagogy and series style. Titles in the Portable Genius series are not comprehensive; instead they aim to provide readers with the most accessible, useful information possible by giving readers tips and techniques for the most used features in a product or software. These books tell readers what they may not find out by just working with a product or software. Genius icons present smart or innovative ways to do something; in many cases, this will be a way that readers can save time or hassle. A smaller trim size makes it handy, but also easy for readers to find essential information and tips for their iPad.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. Credits
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
  6. 1. How Do I Connect My iPad to a Network?
    1. 1.1. Understanding Internet Access Networks
      1. 1.1.1. Understanding Wi-Fi networks
      2. 1.1.2. Understanding cellular networks
      3. 1.1.3. Inserting a micro SIM card into your iPad
    2. 1.2. Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network
      1. 1.2.1. Making your first connection
      2. 1.2.2. Connecting to known networks
      3. 1.2.3. Stopping the incessant Wi-Fi network prompts
      4. 1.2.4. Connecting to a hidden Wi-Fi network
      5. 1.2.5. Turning off the Wi-Fi antenna to save power
    3. 1.3. Working with Cellular Network Connections
      1. 1.3.1. Tracking cellular data usage
      2. 1.3.2. Disabling data roaming
      3. 1.3.3. Turning off the 3G antenna to save power
    4. 1.4. Tethering a Computer to Your iPad's Internet Connection
  7. 2. How Do I Keep My iPad in Sync?
    1. 2.1. Connecting Your iPad to Your Computer
    2. 2.2. Syncing Your iPad Automatically
      1. 2.2.1. Bypassing the automatic sync
      2. 2.2.2. Troubleshooting automatic syncing
    3. 2.3. Syncing Your iPad Manually
    4. 2.4. Taking Syncing to a Higher Level
      1. 2.4.1. Handling conflicting sync changes
      2. 2.4.2. Handling large iPad-to-computer sync changes
      3. 2.4.3. Removing data from your iPad and replacing it with fresh info
      4. 2.4.4. Merging data from two or more computers
      5. 2.4.5. Syncing media with two or more computers
      6. 2.4.6. Syncing Your iPad with MobileMe
      7. 2.4.7. Setting up your MobileMe account on your iPad
      8. 2.4.8. Setting up MobileMe synchronization on your iPad
      9. 2.4.9. Setting up your MobileMe account on your Mac
      10. 2.4.10. Setting up MobileMe synchronization on your Mac
      11. 2.4.11. Configuring your MobileMe account on your Windows PC
  8. 3. How Do I Configure My iPad?
    1. 3.1. Creating a Custom Home Screen
      1. 3.1.1. Moving unused icons off the main Home screen
      2. 3.1.2. Adding a Safari Web Clip to the Home screen
      3. 3.1.3. Resetting the default Home screen layout
    2. 3.2. Protecting iPad with a Passcode
    3. 3.3. Configuring When iPad Goes to Sleep
    4. 3.4. Turning Sounds On and Off
    5. 3.5. Adjusting the Brightness of the Screen
    6. 3.6. Setting the iPad Wallpaper
      1. 3.6.1. Using a predefined wallpaper
      2. 3.6.2. Using an existing photo as the wallpaper
    7. 3.7. Connecting Your iPad with a Bluetooth Headset
      1. 3.7.1. Making your iPad discoverable
      2. 3.7.2. Pairing your iPad with a Bluetooth headset
      3. 3.7.3. Selecting a paired headset as the audio output device
      4. 3.7.4. Unpairing your iPad from a Bluetooth headset
    8. 3.8. More Useful iPad Configuration Techniques
      1. 3.8.1. Switching your iPad to Airplane mode
      2. 3.8.2. Configuring parental controls
      3. 3.8.3. Customizing the Home button
      4. 3.8.4. Customizing the keyboard
      5. 3.8.5. Resetting the iPad
    9. 3.9. Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Data
      1. 3.9.1. Cutting, copying, and pasting text
        1. 3.9.1.1. Selecting and copying non-editable text
        2. 3.9.1.2. Selecting and then cutting or copying editable text
        3. 3.9.1.3. Pasting text
      2. 3.9.2. Copying and pasting a photo
      3. 3.9.3. Undoing a paste
    10. 3.10. Searching Your iPad
      1. 3.10.1. Searching within an app
      2. 3.10.2. Searching across apps with Spotlight
      3. 3.10.3. Configuring Spotlight search settings
  9. 4. How Can I Get More Out of iPad Web Surfing?
    1. 4.1. Touchscreen Tips for Web Surfing
    2. 4.2. Juggling Multiple Web Pages
      1. 4.2.1. Opening and managing multiple browser pages
      2. 4.2.2. Navigating open pages using page thumbnails
    3. 4.3. Filling in Online Forms
      1. 4.3.1. Turning on AutoFill for faster forms
      2. 4.3.2. Saving Web site login passwords
    4. 4.4. Using Bookmarks for Faster Surfing
      1. 4.4.1. Syncing your bookmarks
      2. 4.4.2. Adding bookmarks by hand
      3. 4.4.3. Getting Firefox bookmarks into your iPad
      4. 4.4.4. Managing your bookmarks
    5. 4.5. Getting Even More Out of Safari on Your iPad
      1. 4.5.1. Retracing your steps with the handy History list
      2. 4.5.2. Maintaining your privacy by deleting the History list
      3. 4.5.3. Changing the default search engine
      4. 4.5.4. Viewing an RSS feed
      5. 4.5.5. Setting the Web browser security options
  10. 5. How Do I Make the Most of E-mail on My iPad?
    1. 5.1. Managing Your iPad E-mail Accounts
      1. 5.1.1. Syncing your e-mail accounts
      2. 5.1.2. Adding an account by hand
      3. 5.1.3. Specifying the default account
      4. 5.1.4. Switching to another account
      5. 5.1.5. Temporarily disabling an account
      6. 5.1.6. Syncing your notes
      7. 5.1.7. Deleting an account
    2. 5.2. Configuring E-mail Accounts
      1. 5.2.1. Managing multiple devices by leaving messages on the server
      2. 5.2.2. Fixing outgoing e-mail problems by using a different server port
      3. 5.2.3. Configuring authentication for outgoing mail
    3. 5.3. Configuring E-mail Messages
      1. 5.3.1. Configuring iPad to automatically check for new messages
      2. 5.3.2. Displaying more messages in your Inbox message list
      3. 5.3.3. Processing e-mail faster by identifying messages sent to you
      4. 5.3.4. E-mailing a link to a Web page
      5. 5.3.5. Setting a minimum message font size
      6. 5.3.6. Creating a custom iPad signature
      7. 5.3.7. Disabling remote images in messages
      8. 5.3.8. Configuring your Exchange ActiveSync settings
  11. 6. How Can I Have Fun with My iPad's Photos?
    1. 6.1. Getting Photos Ready for Your iPad
      1. 6.1.1. Using iPhoto to organize your photos into albums
      2. 6.1.2. Using iPhoto to add names to faces in your photos
      3. 6.1.3. Using iPhoto to map your photos
    2. 6.2. Syncing Photos
      1. 6.2.1. Syncing computer photos to your iPad
      2. 6.2.2. Syncing iPad photos to your computer
      3. 6.2.3. Preventing your iPad from sending photos to your computer
      4. 6.2.4. Importing photos directly from a camera
    3. 6.3. Getting More Out of Your iPad's Photos
      1. 6.3.1. Sneaking a peek at a stack of photos
      2. 6.3.2. Scrolling, rotating, zooming, and panning photos
      3. 6.3.3. Adding an existing photo to a contact
      4. 6.3.4. Starting a photo slide show
      5. 6.3.5. Creating a custom photo slide show
      6. 6.3.6. Playing a slide show with your own background music
      7. 6.3.7. Setting up your iPad as a digital photo frame
      8. 6.3.8. Deleting a photo
    4. 6.4. Sharing Photos
      1. 6.4.1. Sending a photo via e-mail
      2. 6.4.2. Sending a photo to your Flickr account
    5. 6.5. Using Your iPad to Work with MobileMe Photos
      1. 6.5.1. Using your iPad to send photos to the MobileMe Gallery
        1. 6.5.1.1. Configuring an album to allow e-mail uploads
        2. 6.5.1.2. Sending a photo to your own MobileMe Gallery
        3. 6.5.1.3. Sending a photo to someone else's MobileMe Gallery
      2. 6.5.2. Viewing your MobileMe Gallery in your iPad
  12. 7. How Do I Manage My eBook Library on My iPad?
    1. 7.1. Installing the iBooks App
    2. 7.2. Getting Your Head around eBook Formats
    3. 7.3. Managing Your iBooks Library
      1. 7.3.1. Browsing books in the iBookstore
      2. 7.3.2. Downloading a free eBook
      3. 7.3.3. Sampling an eBook
      4. 7.3.4. Purchasing an eBook
      5. 7.3.5. Adding other EPUB eBooks to your library
      6. 7.3.6. Editing the iBooks Library
    4. 7.4. Syncing Your iBooks Library
    5. 7.5. Reading eBooks with the iBooks App
      1. 7.5.1. Controlling eBooks on the reading screen
      2. 7.5.2. Formatting eBook text
      3. 7.5.3. Looking up a word in the dictionary
      4. 7.5.4. Saving your spot with a bookmark
    6. 7.6. Reading Other eBooks on Your iPad
  13. 8. How Can I Get More Out of Listening to Audio on My iPad?
    1. 8.1. Getting iTunes Audio Ready for Your iPad
      1. 8.1.1. Building a standard playlist
      2. 8.1.2. Building a Smart Playlist
      3. 8.1.3. Building a Genius playlist
      4. 8.1.4. Creating a favorite tunes playlist for your iPad
    2. 8.2. Syncing Music and Other Audio Content
      1. 8.2.1. Syncing music and music videos
      2. 8.2.2. Syncing podcasts
      3. 8.2.3. Syncing audiobooks
    3. 8.3. Getting More Out of Your iPad's Audio Features
      1. 8.3.1. Using audio accessories with your iPad
      2. 8.3.2. Rating a song on your iPad
      3. 8.3.3. Creating a Genius playlist on your iPad
      4. 8.3.4. Customizing your iPad's audio settings
  14. 9. How Can I Get More Out of Watching Video on My iPad?
    1. 9.1. Syncing Videos
      1. 9.1.1. Converting video content into an iPad-compatible format
      2. 9.1.2. Syncing movies
        1. 9.1.2.1. Syncing rented movies
        2. 9.1.2.2. Syncing purchased or downloaded movies
      3. 9.1.3. Syncing TV show episodes
      4. 9.1.4. Syncing music videos
    2. 9.2. Getting More Out of Your iPad's Video Features
      1. 9.2.1. Playing videos, movies, and TV shows
      2. 9.2.2. Playing just the audio portion of a music video
      3. 9.2.3. Playing iPad videos on your TV
      4. 9.2.4. Customizing your iPad's video settings
    3. 9.3. Watching YouTube Videos
      1. 9.3.1. Finding a YouTube video
      2. 9.3.2. Saving a video as a favorite
      3. 9.3.3. Sending a link to a video via e-mail
  15. 10. Can I Use iPad to Manage My Contacts?
    1. 10.1. Syncing Your Contacts
      1. 10.1.1. Creating contact groups
      2. 10.1.2. Running the sync
    2. 10.2. Getting Started with the Contacts App
    3. 10.3. Creating and Editing Contacts
      1. 10.3.1. Creating a new contact
      2. 10.3.2. Editing an existing contact
      3. 10.3.3. Assigning phone numbers to a contact
      4. 10.3.4. Assigning e-mail addresses to a contact
      5. 10.3.5. Assigning Web addresses to a contact
      6. 10.3.6. Assigning physical addresses to a contact
    4. 10.4. Getting More Out of the Contacts App
      1. 10.4.1. Creating a custom label
      2. 10.4.2. Deleting a custom label
      3. 10.4.3. Adding extra fields to a contact
      4. 10.4.4. Keeping track of birthdays and anniversaries
      5. 10.4.5. Adding notes to a contact
      6. 10.4.6. Creating a new contact from an electronic business card
      7. 10.4.7. Sorting your contacts
      8. 10.4.8. Deleting a contact field
      9. 10.4.9. Deleting a contact
  16. 11. Can I Use iPad to Track My Appointments?
    1. 11.1. Syncing Your Calendar
    2. 11.2. Getting Started with the Calendar App
    3. 11.3. Tracking Your Appointments
      1. 11.3.1. Adding an appointment to your calendar
      2. 11.3.2. Editing an existing appointment
      3. 11.3.3. Setting up a repeating event
      4. 11.3.4. Converting an event to an all-day event
      5. 11.3.5. Adding an alert to an event
    4. 11.4. Getting More Out of the Calendar App
      1. 11.4.1. Setting the default calendar
      2. 11.4.2. Setting a birthday or anniversary reminder
      3. 11.4.3. Subscribing to a calendar
      4. 11.4.4. Handling Microsoft Exchange meeting requests
  17. 12. How Do I Use iPad to Navigate My World?
    1. 12.1. Finding Your Way with Maps and GPS
      1. 12.1.1. Viewing your destination
      2. 12.1.2. Displaying your current location
      3. 12.1.3. Displaying a map of a contact's location
      4. 12.1.4. Mapping an address embedded in an e-mail
      5. 12.1.5. Saving a location as a bookmark for easier access
      6. 12.1.6. Specifying a location when you don't know the exact address
      7. 12.1.7. Getting directions to a location
      8. 12.1.8. Getting live traffic information
    2. 12.2. Sharing Map Data
      1. 12.2.1. E-mailing a map location
  18. 13. How Do I Enhance My iPad Using the App Store?
    1. 13.1. Apps and Your iPad
    2. 13.2. Accessing the App Store on Your Computer
      1. 13.2.1. Downloading free apps
      2. 13.2.2. Purchasing apps
      3. 13.2.3. Subscribing to apps
      4. 13.2.4. Viewing and updating your apps
    3. 13.3. Accessing the App Store on Your iPad
      1. 13.3.1. Downloading free apps
      2. 13.3.2. Purchasing apps
      3. 13.3.3. Subscribing to apps
      4. 13.3.4. Updating your apps
    4. 13.4. Syncing Your Apps
  19. 14. How Do I Fix My iPad?
    1. 14.1. General Techniques for Troubleshooting Your iPad
      1. 14.1.1. Troubleshooting connected devices
      2. 14.1.2. Updating the iPad operating system
      3. 14.1.3. Backing up and restoring the iPad's data and settings
    2. 14.2. Taking Care of the iPad Battery
      1. 14.2.1. Tracking battery use
      2. 14.2.2. Tips for extending your battery life
    3. 14.3. Solving Specific Problems
      1. 14.3.1. Your battery won't charge
      2. 14.3.2. You have trouble accessing a Wi-Fi network
      3. 14.3.3. iTunes doesn't see your iPad
      4. 14.3.4. iTunes doesn't sync your iPad
      5. 14.3.5. You have trouble syncing music or videos
      6. 14.3.6. Your iPad doesn't recognize your SIM card
  20. Glossary