Take Control of Your iPad

Take Control of Your iPad

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English
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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.


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Published 02 April 2013
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Table of Contents
Read Me First Updates & More ........................................................................5Links .......................................................................................6Where’s the Top? ......................................................................6Siri..........................................................................................6iPad Navigation .........................................................................7What’s New in the Second Edition ...............................................7
Introduction
iPad Quick Start
Understand Your iPad Which iPad Do You Have? .........................................................12What’s Special about Your iPad? ................................................14Processor ...............................................................................15Storage Capacity .....................................................................15Touchscreen ...........................................................................17Radios ...................................................................................17Ports & Buttons .......................................................................21
Power Up & DownTurn Your iPad On & Off ............................................................28Charge the Battery ..................................................................29Preserve Battery Charge & Lifespan ...........................................30
Run the Setup AssistantStart the Setup Assistant ..........................................................32Answer Questions in the Setup Assistant ....................................35
Handle More SetupDo You Have a Profile? .............................................................40Lock Screen ............................................................................41Important Security Measures ....................................................42Backing Up and Restoring .........................................................45Notifications ...........................................................................50Networking .............................................................................55Apple ID.................................................................................67iOS Updates ...........................................................................74iTunes Sync ............................................................................77Printing ..................................................................................77Accessibility ............................................................................78
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Learn the Interface Go Home ...............................................................................79Find & Launch Apps .................................................................80Use the Touchscreen ................................................................82Speak Commands with Siri .......................................................84Type on the Virtual Keyboard ....................................................88Dictate ...................................................................................92Cut, Copy & Paste ...................................................................93Undo .....................................................................................94Rotate to Change Orientation ....................................................95Manage Multitasking ................................................................96Control the Volume ..................................................................97Search with Spotlight ..............................................................99Play or Mirror to a Stereo or TV ...............................................100
Customize the Home Screen Change the Background Image ................................................104Move App Icons .....................................................................105Make Folders ........................................................................106
Be On Time The Four Clock Faces .............................................................109World Clock ..........................................................................109Alarm...................................................................................109Stopwatch & Timer ................................................................111
Get OrganizedNotes ...................................................................................112Reminders ............................................................................114Contacts...............................................................................115Calendar...............................................................................119Sync Notes, Reminders, Contacts & Calendars ...........................121
Stay in TouchMail .....................................................................................130Messages .............................................................................135FaceTime ..............................................................................138Twitter & Facebook.................................................................141
Read Ebooks & MagazinesGet Started with Reading Ebooks .............................................145iBooks..................................................................................147Newsstand............................................................................154
Listen to Music & More Music ...................................................................................155
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Podcasts...............................................................................162iTunes U ...............................................................................163
Take & View Photos & Videos Camera ................................................................................166Adding Photos .......................................................................169Photo Stream ........................................................................169View Media in the Photos App ..................................................171Arrange Media in the Photos App .............................................172Edit in the Photos App ............................................................174Picture Frame Mode ...............................................................175Videos..................................................................................176
Find Yourself, Your Friends & Your iPadMaps ...................................................................................179Find My Friends .....................................................................183Find My iPad .........................................................................185
Surf the Web with Safari Autofill Contact Info & Passwords .............................................189Tabs & iCloud Tabs .................................................................191Bookmarks & Reading List ......................................................192Search .................................................................................194Download a PDF or EPUB with Open In .....................................195Reading in Safari ...................................................................196
Download & Manage AppsKnow the App Types ..............................................................197Shop for Apps .......................................................................198Start Using a New App ...........................................................201Manage Apps ........................................................................203
Manage an iTunes SyncWhy Sync with iTunes? ...........................................................208Handle Syncing Preliminaries ..................................................209Configure & Start Your Sync ....................................................210Learn More about iTunes Syncing .............................................216
About This Book Ebook Extras.........................................................................223About the Author ...................................................................224Author’s Acknowledgments .....................................................224About the Publisher................................................................224
Copyright & Fine Print
Featured Titles
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Read Me First Welcome toTake Control of Your iPad, Second Edition,version 2.0.1, published in April 2013 by TidBITS Publishing Inc. This ebook was written by Tonya Engst and edited by Michael E. Cohen. Read this ebook to stay in control of your iPad in iOS 6. Youll find many real-world tips that will help you optimize your iPad experience and avoid problems. If you want to share this ebook with a friend, we ask that you do so as you would with a physical book: “lend” it for a quick look, but ask your friend to buy a copy for careful reading or reference. Discountedclassroom and Mac user group copiesare available. Copyright © 2013, TidBITS Publishing Inc. All rights reserved.
Updates & More
You can access extras related to this ebook on the Web (use the link inEbook Extras, near the end; its available only to purchasers). On the ebooks Take Control Extras page, you can:
Download any available new version of the ebook for free, or buy any subsequent edition at a discount.
Download various formats, including PDF, EPUB, andusually Mobipocket. (Learn about reading this ebook on handheld devices athttp://www.takecontrolbooks.com/device-advice.)
Read postings to the ebooks blog. These may include new tips or information, as well as links to author interviews. At the top of the blog, you can also see any update plans for the ebook.
If you bought this ebook from the Take Control Web site, it has been added to your account, where you can download it in other formats and access any future updates. However, if you bought this ebook elsewhere, you can add it to your account manually; seeEbook Extras.
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Links
All blue text in this ebook ishot,meaning you can click (or tap) it, just like a link on the Web. If you click a link to switch to a different part of the ebook, you can return quickly to where you were if your ebook reader has a “back” feature. For example, if you use iBooks in iOS to read the EPUB version of this ebook, you can tap the “Back to” link at the lower left of the screen. Or, if you use Preview on the Mac to read the PDF version of this ebook, you can choose Go > Back or press Command-[.
Where’s the Top?
Because the iPad works no matter how you rotate it— sideways and upside down are okay—it’s hard to know what’s meant by a direction like “look at the top.” My top right may be your lower left.
When I write a direction like “top right” or “bottom center,” I am referring to an iPad inportrait orientation, as shown in the image adjacent to this paragraph, with the round Home button at the bottom.
Siri
Siri is a voice-recognition feature wherein the iPad responds to spoken commands, such as “Play music” or “Search the Web.” Although Siri doesn’t work with the iPad 2, it does work with newer iPads covered in this ebook, the mini and 3rd- and 4th-generation iPad. (I say more about Siri inSpeak Commands with Siri, later.)
Siri Tip:This ebook is sprinkled with tip boxes like this one that help you run your iPad by talking to it. Note that you can open the Settings app described next by saying “Open Settings.”
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iPad Navigation
I often use a shortcut to describe tapping a sequence of buttons or icons in the iPads interface. For example, I might write “tap Settings > Sounds > Text Tone” to tell you to open the Settings app (Figure 1), tap Sounds at the left (Figure 2), and then tap Text Tone at the right.
Figure 1:Tap the icon for the Settings app.
Figure 2:Tap Sounds at left to open the Sounds pane at the right.
Whats New in the Second Edition
This second edition is about taking control of an iPad thats running Apples iOS 6 operating system. The first edition talked about iPads with iOS 5, and before that this ebook had a different nameTake Control of iPad Basicsthat discussed the iPad with iOS 3 and iOS 4.
To talk about iOS 6, I kept the same basic outline, but I rewrote huge swaths of text due to the many changes that Apple has introduced with iOS 6. I also revised all discussion of iTunes to cover iTunes 11, which
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Apple released in late 2012. If you are using iTunes 10, broadly speaking, this book will work for you, but some details may not match.
You can quickly jump to the most important of the modified topics by clicking a link in the list below: • InUnderstand Your iPad, Ive removed most of the content about the original iPad, since it cant be upgraded to iOS 6. The chapter now focuses on the iPads that can run iOS 6: the mini, iPad 2, and 3rd- and 4th-generation iPads. (If you have an original iPad, visit Ebook Extrasto access this ebooks blog, where you can download the previous editionit covers the original iPad with iOS 5.)
InStorage Capacity, I added a more complete explanation of why your iPads self-reported capacity in the Settings app is lower than its advertised capacity.
InNotifications, I now explain how send a quick tweet or Facebook posting directly from the Notification Center.
Speak Commands with Sirinow discusses how to tell your iPad what to do, or ask it questions, using your voice. TheDictatetopic is slightly expanded, since I now find it to be less of a novelty and more of a useful feature. Blue tip boxes scattered throughout the text alert you to commands you can issue with Siri.
InType on the Virtual Keyboard, I added information about including an Emoji keyboard in the keyboards repertoire, so you can spice up your iMessages and other writing with amusing icons.
Apple has finally added the Clock app to the iPad. I explain the basics and show you how to set an alarm for every day of the week in a new chapter,Be On Time.
In the chapter thats now calledGet Organized, I added aNotestopic and expanded theReminderstopic. An important update is an explanation of howGoogle Synchas changed.
TheStay in Touchchapter has a new bullet item about attaching a photo or video to a message from within the Mail app.
The topics about the various apps are longer than they used to be, with more depth and tips, plus an overall update for iOS 6.
Version 1.0.1 adds a key sentence to the end of Step 2 inTo restore an iCloud backup. It also makes a few tiny, incidental improvements.
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Introduction
This ebook is for you if youve just bought an iPad and arent sure what to do with it, or if youve had an iPad for a while but want to become more expert with its features and possibilities.
I dont want to waste your time with loads of obscure facts, so I have done considerable legwork to present you with the most important information about using an iPad. I look at the hardware itself, explore core aspects of setting up and customizing an iPad, and discuss several noteworthy apps from Apple. All the while, I point out tips and habits that will make your iPad experience more delightful.
I have repeatedly spoken with people who have become frustrated with their iPads due to missing some key instruction for how to operate it. They cant find their stuff. They scroll when they could tap. They put up with noisy notifications. They miss important email messages. They turn on the wrong settings for the wrong reasons.
I tell them not to worry, and Ill say that to you, too. The iPad is a fabulous device, but anything that has batteries and an operating system is bound to be frustrating some of the time. In this ebook, I aim to help you feel more confident and comfortable when using your iPad, and to explain many of the more baffling aspects of iPad use.
I talk about the models of the iPad that operate with Apples iOS 6: the iPad 2 and the mini, and the 3rd- and 4th-generation iPads. (If you arent sure which iPad you have, skip ahead a few pages toWhich iPad Do You Have?)
Because you may wish to connect your iPad to a computer in order to sync it with iTunes, I discuss Macintosh and Windows PC connections in iTunes.
Lets begin!
Note:In this ebook, I assume that your iPad is running at least version 6 of Apples iOS operating system. If thats not the case, or if you arent sure, please seeiOS Updates.
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iPad Quick StartIf you follow the advice in this book from start to finish with a new iPad in hand, by the end, your iPad will be fully operational, your Home screen will be customized, you’ll know how to get around, and you’ll be using lots of apps. You’ll also know how to handle an iTunes sync. You can jump in and start reading anywhere—just tap a link below.
Set up your iPad: For help with the Set Up Assistant that runs when you turn on a new iPad, readRun the Setup Assistant.
Go beyond the tasks in the Setup Assistant and find expanded advice on questions asked by the Setup Assistant inHandle More Setup.
Customize the Home Screenwith a “wallpaper” photo and folders.
Get directions for how toManage an iTunes Sync.
Learn iPad fundamentals: Be sure you know the answer toWhich iPad Do You Have?
Learn how toTurn Your iPad On & Off, and get tips for smart ways toCharge the Battery.
If you’re not sure what all those controls and slots around the edge of your iPad are for, readPorts & Buttons.
ReadLearn the Interfaceto get going with gestures, start speaking to Siri, learn typing tricks, manage the multitasking bar, find a lost app, copy and paste text, adjust the volume, and more.
Use apps on your iPad: Learn how toShop for Apps.
Find out how toStart Using a New App, and learn how toUpdate Apps,Share Apps, andDelete Apps.
Employ your iPad as a personal information manager by readingBe On TimeandGet Organized.
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