My iPad, 9th edition

  • Gary Rosenzweig

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Covers all iPad models that run iOS 10

My iPad offers a full-color, fully illustrated, step-by-step resource to using your iPad. Each task has corresponding visuals that are numbered to match the step they are referring to. Sidebars give additional insight into using the iPad without requiring you to sort through paragraphs of text to find the information you want. Tasks are clearly titled to help you quickly and easily find things you want to accomplish on your iPad. Everything from setup and configuration to using apps like Pages and Maps is clearly illustrated and easy to follow.


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

  • Connect your iPad 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 or get information by speaking commands
  • Use iCloud to keep everything current between all your iOS devices (and even your Mac), including music, photos, messages, documents, and more
  • Surf the Web, and send and receive email and messages
  • Download and install apps to make your iPad even more useful
  • Secure your iPad using Touch ID, passcodes, and other security measures
  • Record and edit video using iMovie for iPad
  • Take photos, and then edit them using the Photos app
  • Use the iPad's two cameras to take pictures and video and share them with friends or chat with them live
  • Use AirDrop and iCloud Drive to share files and information with your other devices
  • Use your iPad to take notes, make lists, draw sketches, and create reminders
  • 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

Chapter 1  Getting Started     3
Generations of iPads     3
    Identifying Your iPad     4
    iOS 105
The iPad Buttons and Switches     6
    The Home Button     6
    The Wake/Sleep Button     7
    The Volume Control     8
    The Side Switch     9
    Orientation and Movement     10
Screen Gestures     10
    Tapping and Touching     10
    Pinching     11
    Dragging and Flicking     11
    Pull Down and Release to Update     12
    Four-Finger Gestures     12
Learning Your Way Around     13
    The Lock Screen     13
    The Home Screen     14
    The Search Screen     15
    The Widgets Screen     16
    The Notifications Screen     18
Virtual Buttons and Switches     20
    Switches and Option Lists     20
    Toolbars     20
    Menus     21
    Tab Bars     21
Entering Text     22
    Using the On-Screen Keyboard     22
    Keyboard Modes     22
    Undocking and Splitting the Keyboard     24
    Using the Keyboard Shortcut Bar     25
    Using Predictive Text     27
    Dictating Text     28
    Editing Text     29
    Copying and Pasting     30
Talking to Your iPad with Siri     32
    Asking Siri Questions     32
Using Control Center     34
Chapter 2  Customizing Your iPad     39
Changing Your Wallpaper     40
Setting Alert Sounds     43
Password-Protecting Your iPad     44
    Making Access Easier with Touch ID     48
Modifying Keyboard Settings     49
Adjusting Do Not Disturb Settings     51
Setting Parental Restrictions     52
Making Text Easier to Read     55
Controlling Automatic Downloads     56
Working with Other Useful Settings     56
Chapter 3  Networking and Syncing    59
Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection     59
Syncing with iCloud     63
    Connecting to iCloud     63
Syncing with iTunes     67
    Syncing Options     68
    Syncing Music     70
    Syncing Photos     72
    Syncing Everything Else     73
Sharing with AirDrop     75
    Using AirDrop     75
Viewing Your Mac’s Files with iCloud Drive     78
    Accessing Your Files     78
Chapter 4  Playing Music and Video    83
Playing a Song     84
Building a Playlist     87
    Creating Playlists     87
Making iTunes Purchases     89
    Buying on Your iPad     90
Sharing Purchases with Your Family     92
    Setting Up Family Sharing     92
Having It All with Apple Music     95
    Signing Up for Apple Music     95
    Playing Songs with Apple Music     97
    Discovering New Music with Apple Music     99
    Discovering Music with Apple Music Radio Stations     100
Listening to Podcasts     102
    Subscribing to Podcasts     103
Playing Video     104
Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices     108
    Accessing AirPlay     108
Home Sharing     109
Chapter 5  Reading Books     111
Buying a Book from Apple     111
Reading a Book     114
Using Reading Aids     115
Adding Notes and Highlights     117
Adding Bookmarks     119
Organizing Your Books     119
Using iBooks Alternatives     123
Chapter 6  Organizing Your Life    127
Using the Contacts App     127
    Adding a Contact     128
Searching for a Contact     130
Working with Contacts     132
Using the Calendar App     133
    Creating a Calendar Event     133
Using Calendar Views     135
    Exploring Day View     135
    Exploring Week View     137
    Exploring Month View     138
Creating a Calendar     139
Using the Notes App     141
    Creating a Note     142
    Creating Checklists in Notes     144
    Adding Photos and Sketches to Notes     145
Using the Reminders App     146
    Setting a Reminder     147
Using the Clock App     149
    Setting Clock Alarms     149
Chapter 7  Surfing the Web    153
Getting Started with Safari     153
    Browsing to a URL and Searching     154
    Viewing Web Pages     157
    Opening Multiple Web Pages with Tabs     159
    Viewing Articles with Safari Reader     161
Bookmarks, History, and Reading List     162
    Using Bookmarks and Favorites     162
    Using History     164
    Deleting Your Bookmarks     166
    Creating Home Screen Bookmarks     167
    Building a Reading List     168
Working with Web Forms     170
    Filling in Web Forms     171
    Saving Time with AutoFill     172
    Setting Up AutoFill     173
    Using AutoFill     175
Chapter 8  Communicating with Email and Messaging     179
Configuring Your iPad for Email     180
    Set Up Your Email Account     180
Reading Your Email     183
Composing a New Email     186
Deleting and Moving Emails     187
Searching Email     189
Customizing Your Email     190
    Configuring How You Receive Email     190
    Creating a Signature     191
    More Email Settings     193
Working with Messaging     195
    Setting Up Messaging     195
    Conversing with Messages     197
    Using Emoji in Text Messages     200
Expressing Yourself with Messages     201
    Responding with Tapback Quick Replies     202
    Sending Messages with Bubble Effects     202
    Sending Messages with Animations     204
    Sending Handwritten Notes     205
    Sending Digital Touch Messages     206
    Send Animated GIFs and Other Special Messages     207
Chapter 9  Taking and Editing Photos    211
Working with Photos     211
    Taking Photos     212
    Editing and Adjusting Photos     214
    Taking Panoramic Photos     218
    Using Photo Booth     220
Photo Sources     222
    Browsing Your Photos     223
    Searching Your Photos     228
    Viewing Your Photos     230
    Sharing Your Photos     231
Working with Albums     234
    Viewing Albums     235
    Creating Albums     236
Creating a Slideshow     237
Viewing Photos as Memories     239
Capturing the Screen     241
Chapter 10  Recording Video    245
Shooting Video     246
Trimming Video Clips     249
Editing in iMovie     251
    Editing Transitions     255
    Adding Photos to Your Video     257
    Adding Video Titles     259
Making Video Calls with FaceTime     261
    Setting Up FaceTime     261
    Placing Video Calls with FaceTime     263
    Receiving Video Calls with FaceTime     265
Chapter 11  Writing with Pages     269
Creating a New Document     270
Styling and Formatting Text     272
Creating Lists     276
Inserting Images     278
Document Setup     281
Sharing and Printing Documents     283
Chapter 12  Spreadsheets with Numbers    287
Creating a New Spreadsheet     287
Calculating Totals and Averages     291
Styling Tables and Cells     295
Creating Forms     297
Using Multiple Tables     299
Creating Charts     303
Chapter 13  Presentations with Keynote     307
Building a Simple Presentation     307
Building Your Own Slide     310
Adding Transitions     314
    Magic Move     315
    Object Transitions     317
Organizing Slides     319
Playing Your Presentation     321
Chapter 14  Navigating with Maps     325
Finding a Location     326
Searching for Places and Things     328
Getting Directions     329
Getting a Better View with Maps Settings     331
    Using Satellite View     331
    Using 3D View     333
Getting Traffic Reports     334
Chapter 15  The World of Apps     337
Purchasing an App     337
Organizing Apps on Your iPad     342
    Arranging Apps on the Home Screen     342
    Creating App Folders     343
Working with Apps     345
    Viewing Currently Running Apps     346
    Quitting Apps     347
    Viewing a Second App with Slide Over     348
    Interacting with Two Apps at Once with Split View     350
    Viewing Video with Picture-in-Picture     352
Finding Good Apps     353
Using iPhone/iPod touch Apps     354
Getting Help with Apps     355
Monitoring and Managing Your Apps     357
    Viewing App Storage Information     358
    Viewing Battery Usage     360
    Viewing Location Usage     361
    Viewing Information Sharing Permissions     362
    Modifying Notifications Settings     363
Chapter 16  Must-Have Apps     367
Connecting with Friends on Facebook     368
Reading the News     371
Reading and Collecting Documents     376
Adding a Dictionary     378
Making Phone Calls with Skype     380
Handwriting Notes with WritePad     383
Sketching Ideas with Paper     385
Adding a Calculator with PCalc Lite     387
Finding Recipes with Epicurious     389
Checking the Weather     392
Learning New Things with iTunes U     394
Other Useful Apps     396
Chapter 17  Games and Entertainment     399
Composing Music with GarageBand     399
Watching Videos with YouTube     402
Watching Movies and TV Shows with Netflix     404
iPad Games and Entertainment     407
    Monument Valley     408
    Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP     408
    Kingdom Rush     409
    Blockheads     409
    Where’s My Water     410
    Cut the Rope     410
    Harbor Master HD     411
    Angry Birds HD     411
    Plants vsZombies HD     412
    Scrabble for iPad     412
    Temple Run 2     413
    The Room     413
    Gold Strike     414
    Just Mah Jongg Solitaire     415
Chapter 18  iPad Accessories    417
Printing from Your iPad     417
    Printing from the Notes App     418
AirPlay Mirroring with Apple TV     420
    Setting Up AirPlay     420
Video Output Adapters     422
Using Wireless Keyboards     424
Importing Photos with an SD Card and USB Adapters     427
Charging Your iPad with Power Accessories     428
Listening with EarPods     430
Protecting Your iPad     431
    iPad Smart Cover and Smart Case     431
    Third-Party Protective Covers and Cases     432
Apple Pencil     433
Controlling Your Home With Your iPad     434
    Controlling an Appliance with the Home App     434
    Automating Appliances     437
Chapter 19  Maintaining Your iPad and Solving Problems     441
Getting Help on Your iPad     441
    Using the Tips App     442
    Getting Help Inside Apps     443
Getting Help from Apple     444
    Visiting the Genius Bar     444
    Making Appointments     445
    Asking a Question Online     448
Keeping Your iPad Up-To-Date     450
    Updating iOS     451
    Updating Apps     451
Securing Your iPad     452
    Basic Security Measures     453
    Using Find My iPad     453
    Locating a Lost iPad     454
Index    459

Published by Que Publishing (November 7th 2016) - Copyright © 2017