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iPad For Dummies By Edward C. Baig

iPad For Dummies by Edward C. Baig

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Set up and use your iPad like a boss! When your coworkers or friends attempt to explain the latest functions and features of the iPad, do you feel as if they're speaking a foreign language? We've all been there.

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iPad For Dummies by Edward C. Baig

Set up and use your iPad like a boss! When your coworkers or friends attempt to explain the latest functions and features of the iPad, do you feel as if they're speaking a foreign language? We've all been there. And seriously, you spent a lot of money on your new device, so why not get the plain-English guidance you need to maximize its performance and capabilities? In iPad For Dummies, you'll find easy-to-follow instructions on everything you need to operate your tablet with the skills of an iPad guru. In this updated edition, you'll find out how to operate your iPad with ease, including setting up your new iPad, using the multi-touch interface, synching your data, using iCloud, setting up your iTunes account, surfing the web, accessing your email account, and navigating iOS 10. The latest iPad is loaded with features and functions you'll be eager to explore, and this full-color guide makes it a breeze! * Set up your iPad preferences * Connect with family and friends with iMessage and FaceTime * Capture and create memories with photos and videos * Keep your day on track with the calendar, reminders, and more Whether you've just purchased your first iPad or have been an avid supporter since the product's launch, iPad For Dummies keeps you up to date on the features and functions of the latest model.

About Edward C. Baig

Edward C. Baig writes the "Personal Technology" column in USA TODAY and makes regular appearances on the web and TV. Ed is also the author of Macs For Dummies. Bob LeVitus, aka "Dr. Mac," has written or cowritten more than 80 popular computer books. Bob has penned the popular "Dr. Mac" column in the Houston Chronicle for more than 20 years.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION 1 About This Book 1 Foolish Assumptions 2 Icons Used in This Book 2 Where to Go from Here 3 PART 1: GETTING TO KNOW YOUR IPAD 5 CHAPTER 1: Unveiling the iPad 7 Exploring the iPad s Big Picture 8 The iPad as a media player 8 The iPad as an Internet communications device 9 The iPad as an e-book reader 10 The iPad as a multimedia powerhouse 10 The iPad as a platform for third-party apps 10 What do you need to use an iPad? 11 Touring the iPad Exterior 11 On the top 11 On the bottom 12 On the right side 13 On the front and back 14 Status bar 15 Discovering the Delectable Home Screen and Dock Icons 18 Home is where the screen is 18 Sittin on the dock of the iPad 21 CHAPTER 2: iPad Basic Training 23 Getting Started on Getting Started 24 Turning On and Setting Up the iPad 26 Locking the iPad 31 Mastering the Multitouch Interface 31 Training your digits 32 Navigating beyond the Home screen 33 Select, cut, copy, and paste 34 Multitasking 36 Splitting the screen 37 Picture-in-picture 39 Organizing icons into folders 39 Printing 40 Proactive search 41 The Incredible, Intelligent, and Virtual iPad Keyboard 42 Anticipating what comes next 44 Discovering the special-use keys 44 Choosing an alternative keyboard 46 Finger-typing on the virtual keyboards 47 Editing mistakes 51 CHAPTER 3: Synchronicity: Getting Stuff to and from Your iPad 53 A Brief iCloud Primer 54 Syncing with iTunes 57 Backing Up Your iPad 61 Disconnecting the iPad 63 Synchronizing Your Data 64 Contacts 64 Calendars 65 Advanced 66 Synchronizing Your Media 66 Music, music videos, and voice memos 67 Movies 69 TV shows 69 Podcasts, iTunes U, and books 70 Tones 71 Photos 71 Manual Syncing 73 PART 2: THE INTERNET IPAD 75 CHAPTER 4: Going on a Mobile Safari 77 Surfin Dude 77 Exploring the browser 78 Blasting off into cyberspace 78 Zoom, zoom, zoom 80 Reading clutter-free web pages 81 Finding Your Way around Cyberspace 82 Looking at lovable links 82 Tabbed browsing 83 iCloud tabs 84 Doing the splits 85 Revisiting Web Pages Time and Again 85 Book(mark) em, Dano 85 Altering bookmarks 86 Saving to your reading list 87 Clipping a web page 88 Letting history repeat itself 88 Saving web pictures 89 Sharing Your Web Experiences 89 Launching a Mobile Search Mission 91 Private Browsing 92 Smart Safari Settings 93 CHAPTER 5: The Email Must Get Through 97 Prep Work: Setting Up Your Accounts 98 Setting up your account the easy way 98 Setting up your account the less-easy way 99 See Me, Read Me, File Me, Delete Me: Working with Messages 103 Reading messages 103 Threading messages 106 Managing messages 107 Searching emails 108 Don t grow too attached to attachments 108 More things you can do with messages 110 Darling, You Send Me (Email) 111 Sending an all-text message 111 Formatting text in an email 113 Sending a photo with an email message 113 Adding attachments 114 Marking up attachments 114 Saving an email to send later 115 Replying to, forwarding, or printing an email message 116 Settings for sending email 117 Setting Your Message and Account Settings 118 Checking and viewing email settings 118 Altering account settings 120 Getting the iMessage 121 Sending iMessages 121 Group messages 122 Adding voice to an iMessage 123 Massive multimedia effects overhaul 123 Being a golden receiver: Receiving iMessages 127 Sending pix and vids in a message 128 Smart messaging tricks 129 CHAPTER 6: Maps Are Where It s At 131 Finding Your Current Location with Maps 132 Searching 133 Finding a person, place, or thing 133 Connecting maps and contacts 134 Viewing, Zooming, and Panning 135 Saving Time with Favorites, Categories, and Recents 136 Favorites 136 Categories & Recents 137 Smart Map tricks 138 Getting route maps and driving directions 138 Getting traffic info in real time 141 Getting more info about a location 141 PART 3: THE MULTIMEDIA IPAD 143 CHAPTER 7: Get in Tune(s): Audio on Your iPad 145 Introducing Your iPad s Music Player 146 It s music, just not YOUR music 147 Your Music Library 150 A library without library cards 151 Play it again, list 153 Share and share alike 155 Taking Control of Your Tunes 157 Customizing Your Audio Experience 160 Setting preferences 160 Setting a sleep timer 161 Using your voice to control your music 162 Shopping with the iTunes Store app 163 CHAPTER 8: iPad Videography 165 Finding Stuff to Watch 166 Playing Video 170 Finding and Working the Video Controls 172 Watching Video on a Big TV 173 Restricting Video Usage 174 Deleting Video from Your iPad 174 Shooting Your Own Videos 175 Going slow 176 Going fast 177 Editing what you shot 177 Sharing video 178 Seeing Is Believing with FaceTime 179 Getting started with FaceTime 179 Making a FaceTime call 180 Receiving a FaceTime call 181 CHAPTER 9: Photography on a Larger Scale 183 Shooting Pictures 184 Syncing pix 188 Connecting a digital camera or memory card 188 Saving images from emails and the web 188 Tracking Down Your Pictures 189 Choosing albums 189 Categorizing your pics 191 Making memories 193 Searching for pictures 194 Sharing your photos 195 Admiring Your Pictures 196 Maneuvering and manipulating photos 197 Launching slideshows 197 Storing pictures in the (i)Cloud 198 Editing and Deleting Photos 199 More (Not So) Stupid Picture Tricks 201 Entering the Photo Booth 205 CHAPTER 10: Curling Up with a Good iBook 207 Why E-Books? 208 Beginning the iBook Story 209 Reading a Book 211 Turning pages 212 Jumping to a specific page 214 Going to the table of contents 214 Adding bookmarks 214 Adding highlights and notes 215 Changing the type size, font, and page color 217 Searching inside and outside a book 218 Shopping for E-Books 218 Just browsing the iBooks Store 219 Searching the iBooks Store 220 Deciding whether a book is worth it 220 Buying a book from the iBooks Store 221 Buying books beyond Apple 222 Finding free books outside the iBooks Store 222 Reading Newspapers and Magazines 223 PART 4: THE IPAD AT WORK 225 CHAPTER 11: App-solutely! 227 Tapping the Magic of Apps 227 Using Your Computer to Find Apps 230 Browsing the App Store from your computer 230 Using the search field in the iTunes Store 232 Getting more information about an app in the iTunes Store 233 Downloading an app from the iTunes Store 236 Updating an app from the iTunes Store 237 Using Your iPad to Find Apps 237 Browsing the App Store on your iPad 237 Using the search field in the App Store 238 Finding details about an app in the App Store 239 Downloading an app from the App Store 239 Updating an app from the App Store 240 Working with Apps 241 Deleting an app 241 Writing an app review 243 CHAPTER 12: People, Places, and Appointments 245 Working with the Calendar 245 Year view 246 Month view 246 Day view 246 Week view 247 List view 248 Adding Calendar Entries 249 Managing your calendars 251 Letting your calendar push you around 252 Displaying multiple calendars 253 Responding to meeting invitations 253 Subscribing to calendars 254 Sifting through Contacts 254 Adding and viewing contacts 255 Searching contacts 256 Contacting and sharing your contacts 256 Linking contacts 257 Removing a contact 257 CHAPTER 13: Indispensable iPad Utilities 259 Taking Note of Notes 259 Remembering with Reminders 261 Working with lists 262 Setting up reminders 263 Viewing and checking off reminders 264 Negotiating Notification Center 264 Punching the Clock 266 World clock 266 Alarm 267 Bedtime 268 Stopwatch 269 Timer 269 Controlling Smart Appliances 269 Socializing with Social Media Apps 270 Facebook 270 Twitter 271 Sharing Your Connection (Personal Hotspot) 272 Dropping In on AirDrop 273 CHAPTER 14: Taking iPad Controls Siri-ously 275 Controlling Control Center 276 Summoning Siri 277 Figuring Out What to Ask 279 Correcting Mistakes 280 Using Dictation 280 Making Siri Smarter 282 PART 5: THE UNDISCOVERED IPAD 283 CHAPTER 15: Setting You Straight on Settings 285 Checking Out the Settings Screen 286 Flying with Sky-High Settings 286 Controlling Wi-Fi Connections 287 Getting Fired Up over Bluetooth 288 Roaming among Cellular Data Options 290 Managing Notifications 291 Controlling Control Center 294 Location, Location, Location Services 294 Settings for Your Senses 295 Display & Brightness 295 Wallpaper 296 Sounds 297 Transactional Settings 298 iTunes & App Store 298 Wallet & Apple Pay 298 Exploring Settings in General .298 About About 298 Software Update 300 Siri 300 Spotlight Search 300 Handoff 300 Multitasking 301 Accessibility 301 Storage & iCloud Usage 306 Battery 306 Background App Refresh 306 Restrictions 306 Use Side Switch 307 Date & Time 308 Keyboard 308 Language & Region 309 iTunes Wi-Fi Sync 309 VPN 310 Reset 310 Touch ID & Passcode 311 Promoting Harmony through Family Sharing 312 Settings for Social Media 313 Twitter 313 Facebook 313 Flickr, Vimeo, Sina Weibo, Tencent Weibo 314 Sorting and displaying contacts .314 Find My iPad 314 CHAPTER 16: When Good iPads Go Bad 317 Resuscitating an iPad with Issues 318 Recharge 319 Restart 320 Reset your iPad 320 Remove content 321 Reset settings and content 321 Restore 322 Recovery mode 323 Problems with Networks 324 Sync, Computer, or iTunes Issues 325 More Help on the Apple Website 326 If Nothing We Suggest Helps 327 Dude, Where s My Stuff? 328 CHAPTER 17: Accessorize Your iPad 329 Accessories from Apple 329 Listening and Talking 331 Wired headphones, earphones, and headsets 331 Bluetooth stereo headphones, earphones, and headsets 331 Listening with Speakers 332 Desktop speakers 332 Bluetooth speakers 333 AirPlay speakers .333 Wrapping Your iPad in Third-Party Cases 333 Standing up Your iPad 334 PART 6: THE PART OF TENS 337 CHAPTER 18: Ten Appetizing and Free Apps 339 TripCase 340 Shazam 341 Flipboard 342 Movies by Flixster 343 IMDb Movies & TV 343 Netflix 344 Comixology 344 Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List 345 Evernote 346 Pandora Radio 347 CHAPTER 19: Ten Apps Worth Paying For 349 Bill Atkinson PhotoCard 349 Words with Friends HD 350 ArtStudio Draw and Paint 351 Pinball Crystal Caliburn II 352 Art Authority for iPad 352 Solar Walk 353 Action Movie FX 354 Facetune for iPad 356 Dark Sky Weather 356 Parallels Access 357 INDEX 359

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