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Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPad 4th Generation and iPad mini. Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech)

  • ID: 2330790
  • Book
  • January 2013
  • 352 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something and skip the long–winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you′ll find clear, step–by–step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 140 iPad tasks. Each task–based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on your iPad 4th Generation or mini in no time.

You′ll learn to:

  • Set up and sync your iPad
  • Handle Siri, dictation, and text
  • Connect via Wi–Fi and Bluetooth
  • Install, organize, and update apps
  • Play music, games, and videos

Designed for visual learners

  • Two–page lessons break big topics into bite–sized modules
  • Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
  • Full–color screen shots demonstrate each task
  • Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks
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Chapter 1 Getting Started with Your iPad

Take a Look at the iPad and iPad mini 4

Unbox Your iPad and Charge It 6

Turn On Your iPad and Meet the Hardware Controls 8

Download, Install, and Set Up iTunes 10

Set Up Your iPad Using iTunes 12

Choose Which Items to Sync 14

Sync Your iPad with iTunes via Wi–Fi 22

Transfer Files to Your iPad Using iTunes File Sharing 24

Set Up Your iPad Using iCloud 26

Explore the iPad s User Interface and Launch Apps 30

Use Notification Center 32

Chapter 2 Making Your iPad Work Your Way

Find the Settings You Need 36

Set Up iCloud 38

Choose Which Apps Can Give Notifications 40

Choose Sounds Settings 42

Set Screen Brightness and Wallpaper Backgrounds 44

Choose Privacy and Location Settings 46

Configure Spotlight Search to Find What You Need 48

Choose Locking and Sleep Settings 50

Set Up and Use Do Not Disturb Mode 52

Secure Your iPad with a Passcode Lock 54

Configure Restrictions and Parental Controls 56

Choose Date, Time, and International Settings 58

Set Up Your Facebook and Twitter Accounts 60

Install a Configuration Profile 62

Use VoiceOver to Identify Items On–Screen 64

Use Other Accessibility Features 66

Accessorize Your iPad 68

Chapter 3 Working with Siri and Text

Give Commands with Siri 72

Dictate Text Using Siri 74

Gather and Share Information with Siri 76

Configure Siri to Work Your Way 78

Cut, Copy, and Paste Text 80

Bold, Italicize, and Underline Text 82

Chapter 4 Setting Up Mail, Contacts, and Calendar

Set Up Your E–Mail Accounts 86

Connect Your iPad to Exchange Server 88

Set Your Default E–Mail Account and Create Signatures 90

Choose When and How Your iPad Gets Your E–Mail 92

Control How the iPad Displays Your E–Mail 94

Organize Your E–Mail Messages by Threads 96

Configure and Use the VIP Inbox 98

Choose How Your iPad Displays Your Contacts 100

Choose Alert Options for Calendar Events 102

Choose Your Default Calendar and Time Zone 104

Set Your Default Account for Notes 106

Chapter 5 Networking Your iPad

Turn Wi–Fi, Bluetooth, and Cellular Access On and Off 110

Connect Bluetooth Devices to Your iPad 112

Control Data Roaming and Cellular Usage 114

Share Your iPad s Internet Access Using Personal Hotspot 116

Connect to Wi–Fi Networks 120

Log In to Wi–Fi Hotspots 122

Connect to a Network via VPN 124

Send Instant Messages 126

Manage Your Instant Messages 128

Share Your Updates Using Twitter 130

Post Updates on Facebook 132

Chat Face to Face Using FaceTime 134

Chapter 6 Working with Apps

Customize the Home Screen 138

Organize Apps with Folders 140

Switch Quickly from One App to Another 142

Explore the App Store 144

Find the Apps You Need on the App Store on Your iPad 146

Find the Apps You Need on the App Store with iTunes 148

Update and Remove Apps 150

Install an App Provided by an Administrator 152

Choose Which Items to Download Automatically 154

Chapter 7 Browsing the Web and Sending E–Mail

Browse the Web with Safari 158

Access Websites Quickly with Your Bookmarks 160

Create Bookmarks and Share Web Pages 162

Configure Your Default Search Engine 164

Fill in Forms Quickly with AutoFill 166

Tighten Up Safari s Security 168

Read Your E–Mail Messages 170

Reply To or Forward an E–Mail Message 172

Organize Your Messages in Mailbox Folders 174

Write and Send E–Mail Messages 176

View Files Attached to Incoming E–Mail Messages 178

Search for E–Mail Messages 180

Chapter 8 Working with Contacts and Calendars

Explore Ways of Syncing Your Contacts and Calendars 184

Browse or Search for Contacts 186

Create a New Contact 188

Share Contacts via E–Mail and Instant Messages 190

Browse Existing Events in Your Calendars 192

Create New Events in Your Calendars 194

Work with Calendar Invitations 196

Keep Track of Your Commitments with Reminders 198

Chapter 9 Playing Music, Videos, and Games

Play Back Music Using the Music App 204

Play Back Videos Using the Videos App 206

Create a Playlist with the Music App 208

Enable Genius Playlists in iTunes 210

Create a Genius Playlist 212

Use the Shuffle, Repeat, and AirPlay Features 214

Configure iPad Audio Settings 216

Enjoy Podcasts 218

Learn with iTunes U 220

Shop for Music and Videos at the iTunes Store 222

Get Genius Recommendations for Music, Video, TV, and Apps 224

Sign In to Game Center 226

Add and Play Games with Game Center 228

Add Friends and Play Games with Them 230

Chapter 10 Working with Photos and Books

Browse Your Photos Using Events, Faces, and Places 234

Rotate Photos 238

Enhance Photos 239

Reduce Red–Eye 240

Crop and Straighten Photos 241

Create Albums 242

Share Your Photos with Your Computers and iOS Devices Using Photo Stream 244

Share Photo Streams with Other People 246

Share Photos via E–Mail and Messaging 248

Play Slide Shows of Your Photos 250

Play Photos from Your iPad on a TV 252

Use Your iPad as a Digital Picture Frame 254

Read Digital Books with iBooks 256

Browse and Buy Digital Books with iBooks 258

Add PDF Files to iBooks and Read Them 260

Chapter 11 Using Maps and Clock

Find Your Location with the Maps App 264

Find Directions with the Maps App 266

Explore with 3D Flyovers 268

Use Maps Bookmarks and Contacts 270

Share a Location with Others 272

Set Alarms 274

Use the Stopwatch and Timer 276

Set Up Clocks in Multiple Locations 278

Chapter 12 Taking Photos and Videos

Take Photos with the Camera App 282

Use the Grid to Compose Photos 284

Take Fun Photos with Photo Booth 286

Capture Video 288

Edit Video with the Trim Feature 290

Share Your Photos and Videos 292

Create Movies Using Apple s iMovie App 294

Chapter 13 Troubleshooting Your iPad

Close an App That Has Stopped Responding 302

Update Your iPad s Software 304

Extend Your iPad s Runtime on the Battery 306

Troubleshoot the Inability to Charge the iPad Battery 308

Back Up and Restore Your iPad s Data and Settings with Your Computer 310

Back Up and Restore Your iPad s Data and Settings with iCloud 312

Reset Your Network, Dictionary, and Home Screen Settings 314

Restore Your iPad to Factory Settings 316

Troubleshoot Wi–Fi Connections 318

Troubleshoot Connected Devices 320

Troubleshoot Why iTunes May Not See Your iPad 322

Troubleshoot iTunes Sync Problems 324

Locate Your iPad with Find My iPad 326

Index  330

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