My iPad (Covers iOS 9 for iPad Pro, all models of iPad Air and iPad mini, iPad 3rd/4th generation, and iPad 2)

My iPad (Covers iOS 9 for iPad Pro, all models of iPad Air and iPad mini, iPad 3rd/4th generation, and iPad 2)

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My iPad, Eighth Edition, 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.

Covers iOS 9 for all models of iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro, iPad 3rd/4th generation, and iPad 2
March 21, 2016 Update: An iPad Pro 9.7" was announced today by Apple. The content of this book is applicable to this new iPad.

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.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPad working just the way you want. Learn how to:
* 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 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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 156 x 229 x 27.94mm | 784g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 8th edition
  • 078975536X
  • 9780789755360
  • 594,283

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started 3
Generations of iPads 3
Identifying Your iPad 4
iOS 9 5
The iPad Buttons and Switches 6
The Home Button 6
The Wake/Sleep Button 7
The Volume Control 8
The Side Switch 8
Orientation and Movement 9
Screen Gestures 10
Tapping and Touching 10
Pinching 10
Dragging and Flicking 10
Pull Down and Release to Update 11
Four-Finger Gestures 12
Learning Your Way Around 12
The Lock Screen 12
The Home Screen 13
An App Screen 14
Home Screen Searching 14
Virtual Buttons and Switches 16
Switches 16
Toolbars 16
Menus 17
Tab Bars 17
Entering Text 17
Using the On-Screen Keyboard 18
Keyboard Modes 18
Undocking and Splitting the Keyboard 20
Using the Keyboard Shortcut Bar (New) 21
Using Predictive Text 22
Dictating Text 24
Editing Text 25
Copy and Paste 26
Talking to Your iPad with Siri 28
Asking Siri Questions 28
Using Notifications and Control Center 30
Open Notifications Center 31
Open Control Center 34
Chapter 2 Customizing Your iPad 37
Changing Your Wallpaper 38
Setting Alert Sounds 41
Password Protecting Your iPad 43
Make Access Easier with Touch ID 47
Setting Side Switch Functionality 48
Setting Your Date and Time 49
Modifying Keyboard Settings 50
Do Not Disturb Settings 52
Setting Parental Restrictions 54
Making Text Easier to Read 56
Controlling Automatic Downloads 57
Other Useful Settings 58
Chapter 3 Networking and Syncing 61
Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection 61
Setting Up Your Cellular Data Connection 63
Syncing with iCloud 65
Connecting to iCloud 66
Syncing with iTunes 69
Syncing Options 70
Syncing Music 72
Syncing Photos 74
Syncing Everything Else 75
Sharing with AirDrop 77
Using AirDrop 77
Viewing Your Mac's Files with iCloud Drive (New) 80
Accessing Your Files 80
Chapter 4 Playing Music and Video 85
Playing a Song 85
Building a Playlist 88
Creating Playlists 88
Making iTunes Purchases 90
Buying on Your iPad 90
Sharing Purchases with Your Family 93
Setting Up Family Sharing 93
Having It All with Apple Music (New) 96
Signing Up for Apple Music 97
Using Apple Music 98
Listening to Podcasts 100
Subscribing to Podcasts 100
Playing Video 102
Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices 105
Accessing AirPlay 105
Home Sharing 106
Listening to iTunes Radio 107
Selecting a Station 108
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 (New) 144
Adding Photos and Sketches to Notes (New) 145
Using the Reminders App 146
Setting a Reminder 147
Using the Clocks 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 Message 186
Deleting and Moving Messages 188
Searching Email 189
Customizing Your Email 190
Configuring How You Receive Email 191
Creating a Signature 193
More Email Settings 194
Working with Messaging 196
Setting up Messaging 196
Conversing with Messages 198
Chapter 9 Taking and Editing Photos 203
Working with Photos 203
Taking Photos 204
Editing and Adjusting Photos 206
Taking Panoramic Photos 210
Using Photo Booth 212
Photo Sources 214
Browsing Your Photos 215
Viewing Your Photos 219
Sharing Your Photos 220
Working with Albums 224
Viewing Albums 224
Creating Albums 226
Creating a Slideshow 227
Capturing the Screen 229
Chapter 10 Recording Video 233
Shooting Video 234
Trimming Video Clips 237
Editing in iMovie 239
Editing Transitions 243
Adding Photos to Your Video 245
Adding Video Titles 247
Making Video Calls with FaceTime 249
Setting Up FaceTime 249
Placing Video Calls with FaceTime 251
Receiving Video Calls with FaceTime 253
Chapter 11 Writing with Pages 257
Creating a New Document 258
Styling and Formatting Text 260
Creating Lists 264
Inserting Images 266
Document Setup 269
Sharing and Printing Documents 271
Chapter 12 Spreadsheets with Numbers 275
Creating a New Spreadsheet 275
Calculating Totals and Averages 279
Styling Tables and Cells 283
Creating Forms 285
Using Multiple Tables 287
Creating Charts 291
Chapter 13 Presentations with Keynote 295
Building a Simple Presentation 295
Building Your Own Slide 298
Adding Transitions 302
Magic Move 303
Object Transitions 305
Organizing Slides 307
Playing Your Presentation 309
Chapter 14 Navigating with Maps 313
Finding a Location 313
Searching for Places and Things 317
Getting Directions 318
Using Views 320
Using Satellite View 321
Using 3D View 322
Getting Traffic Reports 324
Chapter 15 The World of Apps 329
Purchasing an App 329
Organizing Apps on Your iPad 334
Arranging Apps on the Home Screen 334
Creating App Folders 335
Working with Apps 337
Viewing Currently Running Apps 338
Quitting Apps 339
Viewing a Second App with Slide Over (New) 340
Interacting with Two Apps at Once with Split View (New) 342
Viewing Video with Picture-In-Picture (New) 344
Finding Good Apps 345
Using iPhone/iPod touch Apps 346
Getting Help with Apps 347
Monitoring and Managing Your Apps 350
Viewing App Storage Information 350
Viewing Battery Usage 352
Viewing Location Usage 353
Viewing Information Sharing Permissions 355
Modifying Notifications Settings 356
Chapter 16 Must-Have Apps 361
Connecting with Friends on Facebook 362
Reading the News (New) 365
Reading and Collecting Documents 370
Adding a Dictionary 373
Making Phone Calls with Skype 374
Creating Multimedia Cloud Notes with Evernote 378
Handwriting Notes with WritePad 381
Sketching Ideas with Paper 384
Adding a Calculator with PCalc Lite 387
Finding Recipes with Epicurious 389
Checking the Weather 391
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 403
Watching Movies and TV Shows with Netflix 405
Using Game Center 408
iPad Games and Entertainment 410
Kingdom Rush 411
Blockheads 411
Machinarium 412
Where's My Water 412
Cut the Rope 413
Harbor Master HD 413
Angry Birds HD 414
Plants vsZombies HD 414
Scrabble for iPad 415
Temple Run 2 415
The Room 416
Gold Strike 416
Just Mah Jongg Solitaire 417
Chapter 18 iPad Accessories 419
Printing from Your iPad 419
Printing from the Notes App 420
AirPlay Mirroring with Apple TV 423
Setting Up AirPlay 423
Video Output Adapters 425
Using Wireless Keyboards 427
Importing Photos with an SD Card and USB Adapters 429
Charging Your iPad with Power Accessories 431
Listening with EarPods 433
Protecting Your iPad 435
iPad Smart Cover and Smart Case 435
Protective Covers 436
Protective Cases 437
iPad Pro Accessories (New) 437
Apple Pencil 438
Smart Keyboard 438
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 445
Making Appointments 445
Asking a Question Online 452
Keeping Your iPad Up-To-Date 455
Updating iOS 455
Updating Apps 456
Securing Your iPad 457
Basic Security Measures 457
Using Find My iPad 458
Setting Up Find My iPad 458
Locating a Lost iPad 458
Index 463
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About Gary Rosenzweig

Gary Rosenzweig is an Internet entrepreneur, software developer, and technology writer. He runs CleverMedia, Inc., which produces websites, computer games, apps, and podcasts.

CleverMedia's largest site,, features video tutorials for Apple enthusiasts. It includes many videos on using Macs, iPhones, and iPads. Gary has written numerous computer books, including ActionScript 3.0 Game Programming University, Guide to Switching to the Mac, and Special Edition Using Director MX.

Gary lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Debby, and daughter, Luna. He has a computer science degree from Drexel University and a master's degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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