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Take Control of Your iPad, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Many people can use the iPad well enough, but they aren't having the amazing experience that they should be. They sell themselves short. They can't find their stuff. They scroll when they could tap. They put up with a cacophony of noisy notifications. They miss important email messages. They watch video on the iPad when they could stream it to an Apple TV. They turn on the wrong settings for the wrong reasons. They need help... even if they don't realize that they do.

With 226 detail-packed pages, Take Control of Your iPad is on an unstoppable quest to make your iPad experience delightful. It answers the pesky questions, explains how things work, and explores the intertwingled nature of Apple's apps.

Tonya walks you through the entire iPad experience:

  • Understand your iPad: Figure out which iPad you're working on (in case you're helping your neighbor with his iPad and he isn't sure). Learn about the hardware components in each iPad model that make it unique.

  • Power up and down: Beyond finding out how to operate the power switch, learn about turning your iPad off and on when it doesn't work the way it should and get advice about making the most of its battery life.

  • Setup, setup, setup: Learn how to answer the questions asked by iOS's Setup Assistant, and get help with important options that the Setup Assistant doesn't cover, including security, Bluetooth, tethering, backups, and notifications. Find detailed directions for syncing in iTunes 11, as well as advice about integrating an iPad with services such as iCloud, Google Contacts and Calendars, and Microsoft Exchange. Also, get help with making folders and handling a big Home screen cleanup.

  • Learn the interface: Read about how to let your fingers do the walking when controlling your iPad, type effectively on the iPad's virtual keyboard, tell your iPad what to do with Siri, and dictate instead of type. Get help with the many ways to adjust, mute, or otherwise block sound from your iPad. Learn how to copy and paste, mirror with AirPlay, print, wrangle the multitasking bar, and more. (Sorry, Siri and voice dictation don't work with the iPad 2.)

  • Use Apple's apps: Take control of your iPad with 90 pages of setup directions and usage tips for Clock, Notes, Reminders, Contacts, Calendar, Mail, Messages, FaceTime, iBooks, Newsstand, Music, iTunes U, Camera, Photos, Videos, Maps, Find My Friends, and Safari. Phew! (And read why you shouldn't use Apple's Podcasts app for now, plus find out about Find My iPad and iOS's Twitter and Facebook integration.) (Although the ebook focuses on Apple's apps, it does mention areas where independent apps are worth considering.)

  • There's an app for that! Find real-world advice on locating, purchasing, downloading, configuring, organizing, sharing, and deleting third-party apps.

Table of Contents

  1. Read Me First
    1. Updates & More
    2. Links
    3. Where’s the Top?
    4. Siri
    5. iPad Navigation
    6. What’s New in the Second Edition
  2. Introduction
  3. iPad Quick Start
  4. Understand Your iPad
    1. Which iPad Do You Have?
    2. What’s Special about Your iPad?
    3. Processor
    4. Storage Capacity
    5. Touchscreen
    6. Radios
    7. Ports & Buttons
  5. Power Up & Down
    1. Turn Your iPad On & Off
    2. Charge the Battery
    3. Preserve Battery Charge & Lifespan
  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. Make a Wi-Fi Connection
    8. Apple ID
    9. iOS Updates
    10. iTunes Sync
    11. Printing
    12. Accessibility
  8. Learn the Interface
    1. Go Home
    2. Find & Launch Apps
    3. Use the Touchscreen
    4. Speak Commands with Siri
    5. Type on the Virtual Keyboard
    6. Dictate
    7. Cut, Copy & Paste
    8. Undo
    9. Rotate to Change Orientation
    10. Manage Multitasking
    11. Control the Volume
    12. Search with Spotlight
    13. Play or Mirror to a Stereo or TV
  9. Customize the Home Screen
    1. Change the Background Image
    2. Move App Icons
    3. Make Folders
  10. Be On Time
    1. The Four Clock Faces
    2. World Clock
    3. Alarm
    4. Stopwatch & Timer
  11. Get Organized
    1. Notes
    2. Reminders
    3. Contacts
    4. Calendar
    5. Sync Notes, Reminders, Contacts & Calendars
  12. Stay in Touch
    1. Mail
    2. Messages
    3. FaceTime
    4. Twitter & Facebook
  13. Read Ebooks & Magazines
    1. Get Started with Reading Ebooks
    2. iBooks
    3. Newsstand
  14. Listen to Music & More
    1. Music
    2. Podcasts
    3. iTunes U
  15. Take & View Photos & Videos
    1. Camera
    2. Adding Photos
    3. Photo Stream
    4. View Media in the Photos App
    5. Arrange Media in the Photos App
    6. Edit in the Photos App
    7. Picture Frame Mode
    8. Videos
  16. Find Yourself, Your Friends & Your iPad
    1. Maps
    2. Find My Friends
    3. Find My iPad
  17. Surf the Web with Safari
    1. Autofill Contact Info & Passwords
    2. Tabs & iCloud Tabs
    3. Bookmarks & Reading List
    4. Search
    5. Download a PDF or EPUB with Open In
    6. Reading in Safari
  18. Download & Manage Apps
    1. Know the App Types
    2. Shop for Apps
    3. Start Using a New App
    4. Manage Apps
  19. Manage an iTunes Sync
    1. Why Sync with iTunes?
    2. Handle Syncing Preliminaries
    3. Configure & Start Your Sync
    4. Learn More about iTunes Syncing
  20. About This Book
    1. Ebook Extras
    2. About the Author
    3. Author’s Acknowledgments
    4. About the Publisher
  21. Copyright & Fine Print
  22. Featured Titles