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My iPad® mini™, Third Edition

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Covers iOS 8 for all models of iPad mini

My iPad mini helps you quickly get started with your new tablet, and use its features to look up information and perform day-to-day activities from anywhere, any time.

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

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPad mini working just the way you want. Learn how to:
• Connect your iPad mini to your Wi-Fi and your mobile carrier
• Learn how to use the on-screen keyboard, predictive text, and dictation
• Use Control Center to control frequently used settings
• Use Siri to control your iPad mini or get information by speaking commands
• Use iCloud to keep everything current between all your iOS devices (even your Mac), including music, photos, emails, and more
• Surf the Web, and send and receive email
• Download and install apps to make your iPad mini even more useful
• Secure your iPad, and learn what to do when things go wrong
• Record and edit video using iMovie for iPad
• Take photos, and then edit them using iPhoto for iPad
• Use AirDrop to share files and information with other iOS devices nearby
• Manage your contacts, and then connect with others using Messaging
• Use FaceTime and Skype to stay connected with friends and family
• Use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote to create documents and presentations
• Discover some of the most useful and entertaining apps

Table of Contents

  1. About This eBook
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Table of Contents
  6. About the Author
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. We Want to Hear from You!
  9. Reader Services
  10. 1. Getting Started
    1. Generations of iPads
      1. Identifying Your iPad
      2. iOS 8
    2. The iPad Buttons and Switches
      1. The Home Button
      2. The Wake/Sleep Button
      3. The Volume Control
      4. The Side Switch
      5. Orientation and Movement
    3. Screen Gestures
      1. Tapping and Touching
      2. Pinching
      3. Dragging and Flicking
      4. Pull Down and Release to Update
      5. Four-Finger Gestures
    4. Learning Your Way Around
      1. The Lock Screen
      2. The Home Screen
      3. An App Screen
      4. Home Screen Searching
    5. Virtual Buttons and Switches
      1. Switches
      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 Predictive Text New!
      5. Dictating Text
      6. Editing Text
      7. Copy and Paste
    7. Talking to Your iPad with Siri
    8. Using Notifications Center
    9. Using Control Center
  11. 2. Customizing Your iPad
    1. Changing Your Wallpaper
    2. Setting Alert Sounds
    3. Password Protecting Your iPad
    4. Setting Side Switch Functionality
    5. Setting Your Date and Time
    6. Modifying Keyboard Settings
    7. Do Not Disturb Settings
    8. Setting Parental Restrictions
    9. Making Text Easier to Read
    10. Controlling Automatic Downloads
    11. Other Useful Settings
  12. 3. Networking and Syncing
    1. Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection
    2. Setting Up Your Cellular Data Connection
    3. Syncing with iCloud
    4. Syncing with iTunes
      1. Syncing Options
      2. Syncing Music
      3. Syncing Photos
      4. Syncing Everything Else
    5. Sharing with AirDrop
  13. 4. Playing Music and Video
    1. Playing a Song
    2. Building a Playlist
    3. Making iTunes Purchases
    4. Sharing Purchases with Your Family New!
    5. Downloading Podcasts
    6. Playing Video
    7. Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices
    8. Home Sharing
    9. Listening to iTunes Radio
  14. 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
  15. 6. Organizing Your Life
    1. Adding a Contact
    2. Searching for a Contact
    3. Working with Contacts
    4. Creating a Calendar Event
    5. Using Calendar Views
      1. Exploring Day View
      2. Exploring Week View
      3. Exploring Month View
    6. Creating Calendars
    7. Creating Notes
    8. Setting Reminders
    9. Setting Clock Alarms
  16. 7. Surfing the Web
    1. Browsing to a URL and Searching
    2. Viewing Web Pages
    3. Bookmarks, History, and Reading List
      1. Using Bookmarks and Favorites
      2. Using History
    4. Deleting Your Bookmarks
    5. Creating Home Screen Bookmarks
      1. Building a Reading List
    6. Filling in Web Forms
    7. Opening Multiple Web Pages with Tabs
    8. Copying Text from a Web Page
    9. Copying Images from Web Pages
    10. Viewing Articles with Safari Reader
    11. Saving Time with AutoFill
      1. Setting Up AutoFill
      2. Using AutoFill
  17. 8. Communicating with Email, Messaging, and Twitter
    1. Configuring Your iPad for Email
      1. Set Up Your Email Account
    2. Reading Your Email
    3. Composing a New Message
    4. Creating a Signature
    5. Deleting and Moving Messages
    6. Searching Email
    7. Configuring How Email Is Received
    8. More Email Settings
    9. Setting Up Messaging
    10. Conversing with Messages
    11. Setting Up Twitter
    12. Following People on Twitter
    13. How to Tweet
  18. 9. Taking and Editing Photos
    1. Taking Photos
    2. Editing and Adjusting Photos
    3. Taking Panoramic Photos New!
    4. Using Photo Booth
    5. Photo Sources
    6. Browsing Your Photos
    7. Viewing Your Photos
    8. Sharing Your Photos
    9. Viewing Albums
    10. Creating Albums
    11. Creating a Slideshow
    12. Capturing the Screen
  19. 10. Recording Video
    1. Shooting Video
    2. Trimming Video Clips
    3. Combining Clips in iMovie
    4. Editing Transitions in iMovie
    5. Adding Photos to Your Video in iMovie
    6. Adding Video Titles in iMovie
    7. Setting Up FaceTime
    8. Placing Video Calls with FaceTime
    9. Receiving Video Calls with FaceTime
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 14. Navigating with Maps
    1. Finding a Location
    2. Searching for Places and Things
    3. Getting Directions
    4. Using Views
      1. Using Satellite View
      2. Using 3D View
    5. Getting Traffic Reports
  24. 15. The World of Apps
    1. Purchasing an App
    2. Arranging Apps on Your iPad
    3. Creating App Folders
    4. Viewing Currently Running Apps
    5. Quitting Apps
    6. Finding Good Apps
    7. Using iPhone/iPod touch Apps
    8. Getting Help with Apps
    9. 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
  25. 16. Must-Have Apps
    1. Connecting with Friends on Facebook
    2. Reading and Collecting Documents
    3. Reading the News with Flipboard
    4. Adding a Dictionary
    5. Making Phone Calls with Skype
    6. Creating Multimedia Cloud Notes with Evernote
    7. Handwriting Notes with WritePad
    8. Sketching Ideas with Paper
    9. Adding a Calculator with PCalc Lite
    10. Finding Recipes with Epicurious
    11. Checking the Weather
    12. Learning New Things with iTunes U
    13. Other Useful Apps
  26. 17. Games and Entertainment
    1. Composing Music with GarageBand
    2. Watching Videos with YouTube
    3. Watching Movies and TV Shows with Netflix
    4. Subscribing to Magazines with Newsstand
    5. Using Game Center
    6. iPad Games and Entertainment
      1. Kingdom Rush
      2. Blockheads
      3. Machinarium
      4. Where’s My Water
      5. Cut the Rope
      6. Harbor Master HD
      7. Angry Birds HD
      8. Plants vs. Zombies HD
      9. Scrabble for iPad
      10. Temple Run 2
      11. The Room
      12. Gold Strike
      13. Just Mah Jongg Solitaire
      14. iTunes Radio Alternatives
  27. 18. iPad Accessories
    1. Printing from Your iPad
    2. AirPlay Mirroring with Apple TV
    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. Protective Covers
      3. Protective Cases
  28. 19. Maintaining Your iPad and Solving Problems
    1. Getting Help on Your iPad New!
      1. Using the Tips App
      2. Getting Help Inside Apps
    2. Getting Help from Apple
      1. Visiting the Genius Bar
      2. 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
  29. Index