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Apples new iPad reportedly includes a super hi-res display, 4G Internet access, a faster processor, and new apps—but theres still no printed guide to using all these new features or working with the iPads media manager, iTunes. Thats where this full-color Missing Manual comes in.
Learn the tips, tricks, and secrets behind surfing the Web, managing all your email accounts in one place, organizing your music library and playback lists, shooting videos and photos, and using all the iPads built-in apps.
- Build your media library. Fill your iPad with music, photos, movies, TV shows, eBooks, and more.
- Sync wirelessly. Keep your iPads music, photos, apps, and email current without cabling up.
- Make the most of apps. Use the iPads built-in apps to stay in touch, record and watch media, read magazines, play games, and more.
- Get online. Connect through WiFi or the iPads new universal 4G chip that works with all cell carriers.
- Consolidate email. Read, write, and send messages from any of your accounts.
- Learn undocumented tips and tricks. Get the lowdown on cool iPad secrets and workarounds.
Apples third-generation iPad has a new, razor-sharp Retina display and a robust processor that will dazzle you with their looks and speed, but you wont get far without an owners manual to all the tablets features. This comprehensive guide shows you how to transfer media to your iPad, sync and shop wirelessly, tap into WiFi and 4G cellular networks, and use iTunes for media management.
The important stuff you need to know:
- Build your media library. Fill your iPad with music, photos, movies, TV shows, games, eBooks, and more.
- Sync wirelessly. Keep your iPads apps, media, and email messages current without cabling up.
- Capture stunning images. Take photos and HD video with the tablets new 5 megapixel iSight camera.
- Get online. Connect via WiFi or the blazing-fast 4G LTE cellular network—and create a free Wi-Fi hotspot with Verizons iPad.
- Take dictation. “Speak” email messages and notes, and have the iPad type them up.
About the Author
J.D. Biersdorfer is the best-selling author of iPad: The Missing Manual, Best iPhone Apps (Second Edition), Netbooks: The Missing Maunal, and The iPod Shuffle Fan Book. She is the co-author of iPod: The Missing Manual, Google: The Missing Manual (Second Edition), iPhoto '09: The Missing Manual, and The Internet: The Missing Manual. She has authored the weekly technology column "Q&A" for the New York Times since 1998 and often writes about art, books, and design for other sections of The Times. J.D. also co-hosts the independent Pop Tech Jam audio podcast, which explores current events in the world of technology and geek culture.
Table of Contents
The Missing Credits; About the Author; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgments; Introduction; About This Book; Chapter 1: Set Up Your iPad; 1.1 Meet the iPad; 1.2 Turn the iPad On and Off; 1.3 Find the Home Button and Cameras; 1.4 Activate and Set Up Your iPad Over WiFi; 1.5 Activate and Set Up Your iPad via USB; 1.6 Sync Your iPad with iTunes; 1.7 Tour iTunes; 1.8 Charge the iPad Battery; 1.9 Extend Battery Life; Chapter 2: Tour Your iPad; 2.1 Use the Home Button; 2.2 Use the Mute/Lock and Volume Buttons; 2.3 Connect Through iPad Jacks and Ports; 2.4 Add Earbuds and Earphones; 2.5 The Home Screen App Directory; 2.6 Organize Your Home Screen Icons; 2.7 Navigate Multiple Home Screens; 2.8 Make Home Screen App Folders; 2.9 Use the Home Button to Switch Apps; 2.10 Keep the iPad Screen Clean; Chapter 3: Interact with Your iPad; 3.1 Finger Moves for the iPad; 3.2 Use the Standard iPad Keyboard; 3.3 iPad Keyboard Shortcuts; 3.4 Use Multitasking Gestures on the iPad; 3.5 Enter Text By Voice; 3.6 Use the Split Keyboard; 3.7 Add an External Keyboard; 3.8 Use an International or Emoji Keyboard; 3.9 Cut, Copy, Paste, and Replace Text; 3.10 Use the iPad's Global Dictionary; 3.11 Search the iPad; 3.12 Print with Your iPad; Chapter 4: Get Online; 4.1 WiFi Versus Cellular Networks; 4.2 Get Your WiFi Connection; 4.3 Use Public WiFi Hotspots; 4.4 Stay Secure: WiFi Network Safety Tips; 4.5 Use a Cellular Data Network; 4.6 Pick an AT&T Service Plan; 4.7 Pick a Verizon Service Plan; 4.8 Sign Up for Cellular Data Service; 4.9 Transfer an Old Data Plan to a New iPad; 4.10 Use a Mobile Broadband Hotspot; 4.11 Use a Verizon iPad as a Personal Hotspot; 4.12 Turn Cellular Data Service Off or On; 4.13 Change or Cancel Data Plans; 4.14 Travel Internationally with the iPad; 4.15 Use Skype to Make Internet Calls; Chapter 5: Surf the Web; 5.1 Take a Safari Tour; 5.2 Use Browser Tabs in Safari; 5.3 Zoom and Scroll Through Web Pages; 5.4 Use Safari Reader; 5.5 Use Safari's Reading List; 5.6 Jump to Other Web Pages; 5.7 Use Autofill to Save Time; 5.8 Create and Use Bookmarks; 5.9 Make Home Screen Bookmarks; 5.10 Call Up Your History List; 5.11 Edit and Organize Bookmarks and Folders; 5.12 Sync Your Bookmarks; 5.13 Save and Mail Images from the Web; 5.14 Stream Web Audio and Video; 5.15 Work with Online Apps; 5.16 Social Networking on the iPad; 5.17 Use Safari Security; Chapter 6: Keep in Touch with Email and Messaging; 6.1 Set Up an Email Account (or Two); 6.2 Tour the Mail Program; 6.3 Read Mail; 6.4 Write and Send Email; 6.5 Format Your Messages; 6.6 Manage Your Email; 6.7 Adjust Mail Settings; 6.8 Webmail on the iPad; 6.9 POP3 and IMAP Accounts on the iPad; 6.10 Send Text Messages; 6.11 Use Twitter; Chapter 7: Organize Your Life with the iPad's Apps; 7.1 Sync Your Personal Info to the iPad; 7.2 Set Up Your Calendars; 7.3 Use the iPad Calendar; 7.4 Maintain Contacts; 7.5 Take Notes; 7.6 Use Reminders; 7.7 Use Notifications; 7.8 Find Your Way with Maps; 7.9 Locate Your Position Using GPS; 7.10 Get Directions on the Map; Chapter 8: Shop the App Store; 8.1 Go to the App Store; 8.2 Tour the App Store; 8.3 Set Up an Apple ID; 8.4 Buy, Download, and Install Apps; 8.5 Uninstall Apps; 8.6 Search for Apps; 8.7 Scale Up iPhone Apps; 8.8 Sync and Organize Apps in iTunes; 8.9 Adjust App Preferences; 8.10 Update Apps; 8.11 Troubleshoot Apps; Chapter 9: Read iBooks and ePeriodicals; 9.1 Download the iBooks App; 9.2 Go to the iBookstore; 9.3 Browse and Search for Books; 9.4 Buy and Download a Book; 9.5 Find Free iBooks; 9.6 Sync Books Using iTunes; 9.7 Read Other Ebooks on the iPad; 9.8 Read an iBook; 9.9 Change the Type in an iBook; 9.10 Search an iBook; 9.11 Use the Dictionary; 9.12 Create Bookmarks and Margin Notes; 9.13 Use iBooks Textbooks; 9.14 Delete or Rearrange iBooks; 9.15 Use Newsstand for Your ePeriodicals; 9.16 Subscribe to ePublications; 9.17 Find Newspaper and Magazine Apps; Chapter 10: Play Games; 10.1 Find iPad Games; 10.2 Play Games; 10.3 Sign Up for Game Center; 10.4 Get Social with Game Center; 10.5 Play Multiplayer Games in Person; 10.6 Troubleshoot Games; 10.7 An iPad Games Gallery; Chapter 11: Get Productive with iWork; 11.1 Meet iWork; 11.2 Get Started with iWork; 11.3 Create Documents in Pages; 11.4 Create Spreadsheets in Numbers; 11.5 Create Presentations in Keynote; 11.6 Import, Export, and Share iWork Files; 11.7 Troubleshooting iWork Files; 11.8 Find Alternatives to iWork; Chapter 12: Sync and Share Media Files Using iTunes and iCloud; 12.1 The iTunes Window; 12.2 How iTunes Organizes Your Content; 12.3 Where iTunes Stores Your Files; 12.4 The iTunes Store; 12.5 The Wireless iTunes Store; 12.6 Check for Downloads; 12.7 Authorize Computers for iTunes and Home Sharing; 12.8 Deauthorize Your Computer; 12.9 Automatically Sync the iPad; 12.10 Manually Sync to Your iPad; 12.11 Troubleshoot Syncing Problems; 12.12 Use iTunes in the Cloud; 12.13 Use iTunes Match; 12.14 Use iTunes Home Sharing on Your iPad; 12.15 Stream and Mirror Files with AirPlay; Chapter 13: Master iTunes On the Desktop; 13.1 Change the Look of the iTunes Window; 13.2 Change the Size of the iTunes Window; 13.3 Change Import Settings for Better Audio Quality; 13.4 Four Ways to Browse Your Collection; 13.5 Search for Songs in iTunes; 13.6 Change a Song's File Format; 13.7 Improve Your Tunes with the Graphic Equalizer; 13.8 Edit Song Information; 13.9 Edit Album Information and Song Gaps; 13.10 Make a New Playlist in iTunes; 13.11 Change or Delete an Existing Playlist; 13.12 Make a Genius Playlist in iTunes; 13.13 Genius Mixes in iTunes; 13.14 You're the Critic: Rate Your Music; 13.15 Smart Playlists: Another Way for iTunes to Assemble Song Sets; 13.16 Ping Your Way to New Music; 13.17 Get Album Art in iTunes; 13.18 See Your iTunes Purchase History and Get iTunes Store Help; 13.19 Set Up Multiple iTunes Libraries; 13.20 Move the iTunes Music/Media Folder to an External Drive; Chapter 14: Manage and Play Music and Other Audio; 14.1 Get Music and Audio for Your iPad; 14.2 Sync Music, Audiobooks, and Podcasts; 14.3 Explore the Music Menu; 14.4 Play Music; 14.5 Play Audiobooks and Podcasts; 14.6 Control the Now Playing Screen; 14.7 Make Playlists; 14.8 Make Genius Playlists on the iPad; 14.9 Make Music with GarageBand; Chapter 15: Watch, Make, and Edit Videos; 15.1 Get Video onto Your iPad; 15.2 Transfer Video from iTunes to iPad; 15.3 Find and Play Videos on Your iPad; 15.4 Watch YouTube Clips; 15.5 Play iPad Videos on Your TV; 15.6 Shoot Your Own Videos; 15.7 Share Your Video Clips; 15.8 Edit Videos on the iPad; 15.9 Edit Videos with iMovie; 15.10 Video Formats That Work on the iPad; 15.11 Delete Videos; 15.12 Make Video Calls with FaceTime; Chapter 16: View, Shoot, Edit, and Manage Photos; 16.1 Get Pictures onto Your iPad; 16.2 Take Photos With the iPad's Camera; 16.3 Take Portraits with Photo Booth; 16.4 Find Pictures on Your iPad; 16.5 View Pictures on Your iPad; 16.6 Edit Photos on the iPad; 16.7 Use iPhoto for iPad; 16.8 Play Slideshows on Your iPad; 16.9 Play Slideshows on Your TV; 16.10 Change the iPad's Wallpaper; 16.11 Turn the iPad into a Picture Frame; Chapter 17: Back Up and Sync Your Gadgets with iCloud; 17.1 Set Up iCloud on Your iPad; 17.2 Set Up iCloud on Your Computer; 17.3 Using iWork with iCloud on the Web; 17.4 Share and Stream Photos with iCloud; iPad Settings; Tour the iPad's Settings; iPad Troubleshooting and Care; Troubleshooting Basics; Reset Your iPad; Download iTunes and iTunes Updates, and Reinstall iTunes; Update the iPad's Software; Use iPad Backup Files; Start Over: Restore Your iPad's Software; Protect Your iPad; Find a Lost iPad; Find an iPad Repair Shop; AppleCare--What It Is and Whether You Need It;