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Take Control of Your iPad

Book Description

Whether you're new to the iPad or you're the person your friends and relatives turn to with iPad questions, this ebook is for you. You can load it on any iOS device (or computer) to use as a handy reference whenever you need fill a gap in your iPad know-how, or you can read it from front to back to become an iPad expert.

You'll benefit from the many hours that Tonya Engst has spent setting up and syncing her iPads as she teaches you to configure your iPad correctly, both through the new Setup Assistant and with key options that require extra effort. You'll also pick up important skills for gesturing, typing, and generally moving around. And, with all those basics under your belt, you'll find tips and techniques for getting more out of many of Apple's apps, plus real-world advice on buying and managing third-party apps.

This ebook covers the original iPad and iPad 2, with iOS 5.

Table of Contents

  1. Read Me First
    1. Updates and More
    2. Basics
    3. What’s New in Version 1.1
  2. Introduction
  3. iPad Quick Start
  4. Understand Your iPad
    1. Which iPad Do You Have?
    2. Processor
    3. Storage Capacity
    4. Touchscreen
    5. Radios
    6. GPS
    7. Ports and Buttons
    8. Accessories
  5. Power Up (and Down)
    1. Turn Your iPad On and Off
    2. Handle the Battery
  6. Run the Setup Assistant
    1. Start the Setup Assistant
    2. Answer Questions in the Setup Assistant
  7. Handle More Setup
    1. Do You Have a Profile?
    2. Lock Screen
    3. Important Security Measures
    4. Backing Up and Restoring
    5. Notifications
    6. Networking
    7. Apple ID
    8. iOS Updates
    9. iTunes Sync
    10. Printing
    11. Accessibility
  8. Learn the Interface
    1. Go Home
    2. Use the Touchscreen
    3. Gesture with Four or Five Fingers
    4. Type on the Virtual Keyboard
    5. Dictate
    6. Cut, Copy, and Paste
    7. Undo
    8. Rotate to Change Orientation
    9. Manage Multitasking
    10. Control the Volume
    11. Search with Spotlight
    12. Play Media with AirPlay
  9. Customize the Home Screen
    1. Change the Background Image
    2. Move App Icons
    3. Make Folders
  10. Work with Calendars, Reminders, and Contacts
    1. Calendar
    2. Reminders
    3. Contacts
    4. Sync Calendars, Reminders, and Contacts
  11. Stay in Touch
    1. Set Up Your Email Account
    2. Send and Receive Email
    3. Messages
    4. FaceTime
    5. Twitter
  12. Read Ebooks, Magazines, and More
    1. Get Started with Reading Ebooks
    2. Read in iBooks
    3. Read Magazines and More
  13. Listen to Music, Podcasts, Audiobooks, and More
    1. Music
    2. Podcasts
    3. iTunes U
  14. Take and Enjoy Photos and Videos
    1. Use the Camera
    2. Add Photos to the Photos App
    3. Turn On Photo Stream
    4. View Photos and Videos in the Photos App
    5. Edit Photos in the Photos App
    6. View Photos in Picture Frame Mode
    7. Watch Video in the Videos App and More
  15. Find Yourself, Your Friends, and Your iPad
    1. Maps
    2. Find My Friends
    3. Find My iPad
  16. Surf the Web with Safari
    1. Secure Safari
    2. Sync Bookmarks and “Read Later” Items
    3. More Safari Tips
    4. Find My Manual
  17. Download and Manage Apps
    1. Find Great Apps
    2. Differentiate among Types of Apps
    3. Shop for Apps
    4. Start Using a New App
    5. Manage Apps
  18. Manage an iTunes Sync
    1. Decide If You Should Set Up an iTunes Sync
    2. Handle Syncing Preliminaries
    3. Configure and Start Your Sync
    4. Learn More about iTunes Syncing
  19. About This Book
    1. Ebook Extras
    2. About the Author
    3. Author’s Acknowledgments
    4. About the Publisher
  20. Copyright and Fine Print
  21. Featured Titles