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My iPad

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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 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About the Author

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. Website: Twitter: More iPad Tutorials and Book Updates:

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