Home > Store

My iPad 2 (covers iOS 5), 3rd Edition

Register your product to gain access to bonus material or receive a coupon.

My iPad 2 (covers iOS 5), 3rd Edition


  • Sorry, this book is no longer in print.
Not for Sale


  • Copyright 2012
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4911-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4911-6

The iPad is a unique and totally revolutionary device in many ways. The iPad is a tablet computer featuring multi-touch interaction with print, video, photo, and audio multimedia, internet browsing, and runs most iPhone OS apps. The device has an LED-backlit 9.7-inch (25 cm) color LCD display and uses a virtual keyboard for text input. The iPad like the iTouch uses a Multi-touch interface that enables users to easily control the device and type with their fingers. It also includes sensors that automatically re-orient the screen display to match the orientation of the iPad, such as switching to landscape view when the user rotates the iPad 90 degrees when watching video. All iPad models include the applications Music, iWork, Videos, Photos, iTunes, iBook (providing access to the Wi-Fi Music Store and book store), Safari, YouTube, Calendar, Contacts, Clock, Calculator, and Settings.

My iPad, 3/e, will include necessary coverage of iTunes and iBook to enable readers to manage the content on their iPad as well as purchase applications and customizing settings. In addition, readers will learn how to use every feature of their iPad and receive expert advice on topics like customizing, running apps, using peripheral devices and more. This edition has been updated to include coverage on the main new features of iOS 5, including the revolutionary new iCloud, which allows users to update their iPads without having to sync up with their computer.

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapter

Surfing the Web with the iPad 2

Sample Pages

Download the sample pages (includes Chapter 7 and Index)

Table of Contents

Introduction     1

Chapter 1  Getting Started     3

The iPad Buttons and Switches     4

   The Home Button     4

   The Wake/Sleep Button     5

   The Volume Control     6

   The Side Switch     6

   Orientation and Movement     7

Screen Gestures     7

   Tapping and Touching     8

   Pinching     8

   Dragging and Flicking     8

   Four-Finger Gestures     9

iPad Screens     9

   The Lock Screen     9

   The Home Screen     10

   An App Screen     11

   The Search Screen     11

   The Settings Screen     12

Interacting with Your iPad     13

   Common Interface Elements     13

   Using the On-Screen Keyboard     15

   Editing Text     16

   Copy and Paste     17

Chapter 2  Customizing Your iPad     21

Changing Your Wallpaper     22

Getting Details About Your iPad     24

Setting Alert Sounds     26

Password Protecting Your iPad     28

Setting Parental Restrictions     30

Setting Side Switch Functionality     32

Setting Your Date and Time     33

Modifying Keyboard Settings     34

Changing Safari Settings     36

Changing Music Settings     37

Notification Center Settings     38

More Settings     39

Chapter 3  Networking and Syncing     41

Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection     42

Setting Up Your 3G Connection     44

Syncing with iTunes     46

   Syncing Contacts, Calendars, and Other Information . . . .48

   Syncing Apps     50

   Syncing Documents     51

   Syncing Music     52

   Syncing Photos     53

   Syncing Using iCloud     55

Chapter 4  Playing Music and Video     59

Playing a Song     60

Building a Playlist     63

Making iTunes Purchases     65

Downloading Podcasts     69

Playing Video     72

Viewing YouTube Videos     74

Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices     76

Home Sharing     77

Chapter 5  Reading Books.     81

Buying a Book from Apple     82

Reading a Book     85

Using Reading Aids     87

Adding Notes and Highlights     89

Adding Bookmarks     91

Organizing Your Books     92

Using iBooks Alternatives     94

Chapter 6  Organizing Your Life     97

Adding a Contact     98

Searching for a Contact     100

Working with Contacts     101

Creating a Calendar Event     102

Using Calendar Views     105

   Day View     105

   Week View     106

   Month View     107

   List View     108

Creating Notes     109

Setting Reminders     111

Chapter 7  Surfing the Web     115

Browsing to a URL     116

Searching the Web     117

Viewing Web Pages     119

Returning to Previously Visited Websites     122

Bookmarking Websites     124

Delete Your Bookmarks     125

   Delete a Single Bookmark     126

   Another Way to Delete Bookmarks     126

Creating Home Screen Bookmarks     127

Filling in Web Forms     128

Opening Multiple Web Pages     131

Copying Text and Images from Web Pages     132

Using Images from Web Pages     133

Viewing News Articles with Safari Reader     134

Chapter 8  Communicating with Email, Messaging, and Twitter     137

Configuring Your Email     138

Reading Your Email     141

Composing a New Message     142

Creating a Signature     143

Deleting and Moving Messages     144

Searching Email     145

Configuring How Email Is Received     146

More Email Settings     147

Setting Up Messaging     148

Conversing with Messages     149

Setting Up Twitter     151

Following People on Twitter     152

How to Tweet     153

Chapter 9  Taking and Viewing Photos     155

Taking Photos     155

Using Photo Booth     158

Browsing Your Photos     160

Editing Photos     162

Sharing Photos     164

Viewing Albums     166

Creating Albums     167

Creating a Slideshow     168

Turning Your iPad into a Picture Frame     169

Capturing the Screen     171

Deleting Photos     172

Chapter 10  Recording Video     175

Shooting Video     176

Trimming Video Clips     178

Combining Clips in iMovie     179

Editing Transitions in iMovie     183

Adding Photos to Your Video in iMovie     185

Adding Video Titles in iMovie     188

Creating a FaceTime Account     189

Placing Video Calls with FaceTime     191

Receiving Video Calls with FaceTime     193

Chapter 11  Writing with Pages     197

Creating a New Document     198

Styling Text     200

Reusing Styles     203

Formatting Text     204

Creating Lists     206

Column Layouts     208

Inserting Images     209

Using Shapes in Documents     212

Creating Tables     213

Creating Charts     215

Document Setup     217

Sharing and Printing Documents      218

Chapter 12  Spreadsheets with Numbers     221

Creating a New Spreadsheet     222

Totaling Columns     226

Averaging Columns     227

Performing Calculations     231

Formatting Tables     232

   Formatting Cells     232

   Formatting Whole Tables     235

   Using Headers and Footers     236

Creating Forms     237

Creating Charts     240

Using Multiple Tables     242

Chapter 13  Presentations with Keynote     249

Building a Simple Presentation     250

Building Your Own Slide     252

Adding Transitions     256

   Magic Move     257

   Object Transitions     259

Organizing Slides     261

Playing Your Presentation     263

Presenting on an External Display     264

Chapter 14  Navigating with Maps     269

Finding a Location     270

Searching for Places and Things     272

Getting Directions     273

Setting Bookmarks     275

Using Views     277

   Using Satellite View     277

   Using Street View     279

Getting Traffic Reports     281

Chapter 15  The World of Apps     283

Purchasing an App     284

Arranging Apps on Your iPad     287

Creating App Folders     288

Viewing Currently Running Apps     289

Finding Good Apps     290

Using iPhone/iPod touch Apps     292

Getting Help with Apps     294

Telling Friends About Apps     295

Chapter 16  Using Popular and Critical Apps     299

Using iTap VNC     300

Using Bento     302

Using GoodReader     305

Using NewsRack     307

Using Flipboard     311

Using OmniGraffle     313

Adding a Dictionary and Thesaurus     315

Using MindNode     317

Using Skype for iPad     319

Putting Notes on Your Home/Lock Screen     321

Talking to Your iPad     325

Recording Voice Memos     327

Handwriting Notes     329

Using Epicurious     331

Other Useful Apps     333

Chapter 17  Games and Entertainment     337

Composing Music with GarageBand     338

Watching Movies and TV Shows with Netflix     341

Reading Comics     343

Listening to Music with Pandora Radio     344

Using Game Center     346

Playing iPad Games     348

   Air Hockey     348

   Highborn     349

   Harbor Master     350

   Angry Birds     350

   Galcon Fusion     351

   Plants vs. Zombies     352

   Monkey Island 2 Special Edition     352

   Scrabble     353

   Field Runners     353

   Real Racing 2 HD     354

   Gold Strike     354

Chapter 18  iPad Accessories     357

Printing from Your iPad     358

iPad Smart Cover     361

Apple iPad 2 Dock     362

Apple Video Output Adapters     363

   Dock to VGA Adapter     363

   Digital AV Adapters     364

Apple Wireless Keyboard     365

Apple iPad Keyboard Dock     368

Power/Dock Accessories     369

Protecting Your iPad     370

Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit     372

Index     375


Submit Errata

More Information

InformIT Promotional Mailings & Special Offers

I would like to receive exclusive offers and hear about products from InformIT and its family of brands. I can unsubscribe at any time.


Pearson Education, Inc., 221 River Street, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030, (Pearson) presents this site to provide information about products and services that can be purchased through this site.

This privacy notice provides an overview of our commitment to privacy and describes how we collect, protect, use and share personal information collected through this site. Please note that other Pearson websites and online products and services have their own separate privacy policies.

Collection and Use of Information

To conduct business and deliver products and services, Pearson collects and uses personal information in several ways in connection with this site, including:

Questions and Inquiries

For inquiries and questions, we collect the inquiry or question, together with name, contact details (email address, phone number and mailing address) and any other additional information voluntarily submitted to us through a Contact Us form or an email. We use this information to address the inquiry and respond to the question.

Online Store

For orders and purchases placed through our online store on this site, we collect order details, name, institution name and address (if applicable), email address, phone number, shipping and billing addresses, credit/debit card information, shipping options and any instructions. We use this information to complete transactions, fulfill orders, communicate with individuals placing orders or visiting the online store, and for related purposes.


Pearson may offer opportunities to provide feedback or participate in surveys, including surveys evaluating Pearson products, services or sites. Participation is voluntary. Pearson collects information requested in the survey questions and uses the information to evaluate, support, maintain and improve products, services or sites, develop new products and services, conduct educational research and for other purposes specified in the survey.

Contests and Drawings

Occasionally, we may sponsor a contest or drawing. Participation is optional. Pearson collects name, contact information and other information specified on the entry form for the contest or drawing to conduct the contest or drawing. Pearson may collect additional personal information from the winners of a contest or drawing in order to award the prize and for tax reporting purposes, as required by law.


If you have elected to receive email newsletters or promotional mailings and special offers but want to unsubscribe, simply email information@informit.com.

Service Announcements

On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account information. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.

Customer Service

We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regard to issues relating to their account we reply via email or phone in accordance with the users' wishes when a user submits their information through our Contact Us form.

Other Collection and Use of Information

Application and System Logs

Pearson automatically collects log data to help ensure the delivery, availability and security of this site. Log data may include technical information about how a user or visitor connected to this site, such as browser type, type of computer/device, operating system, internet service provider and IP address. We use this information for support purposes and to monitor the health of the site, identify problems, improve service, detect unauthorized access and fraudulent activity, prevent and respond to security incidents and appropriately scale computing resources.

Web Analytics

Pearson may use third party web trend analytical services, including Google Analytics, to collect visitor information, such as IP addresses, browser types, referring pages, pages visited and time spent on a particular site. While these analytical services collect and report information on an anonymous basis, they may use cookies to gather web trend information. The information gathered may enable Pearson (but not the third party web trend services) to link information with application and system log data. Pearson uses this information for system administration and to identify problems, improve service, detect unauthorized access and fraudulent activity, prevent and respond to security incidents, appropriately scale computing resources and otherwise support and deliver this site and its services.

Cookies and Related Technologies

This site uses cookies and similar technologies to personalize content, measure traffic patterns, control security, track use and access of information on this site, and provide interest-based messages and advertising. Users can manage and block the use of cookies through their browser. Disabling or blocking certain cookies may limit the functionality of this site.

Do Not Track

This site currently does not respond to Do Not Track signals.


Pearson uses appropriate physical, administrative and technical security measures to protect personal information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure.


This site is not directed to children under the age of 13.


Pearson may send or direct marketing communications to users, provided that

  • Pearson will not use personal information collected or processed as a K-12 school service provider for the purpose of directed or targeted advertising.
  • Such marketing is consistent with applicable law and Pearson's legal obligations.
  • Pearson will not knowingly direct or send marketing communications to an individual who has expressed a preference not to receive marketing.
  • Where required by applicable law, express or implied consent to marketing exists and has not been withdrawn.

Pearson may provide personal information to a third party service provider on a restricted basis to provide marketing solely on behalf of Pearson or an affiliate or customer for whom Pearson is a service provider. Marketing preferences may be changed at any time.

Correcting/Updating Personal Information

If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your postal address or email address), we provide a way to correct or update that user's personal data provided to us. This can be done on the Account page. If a user no longer desires our service and desires to delete his or her account, please contact us at customer-service@informit.com and we will process the deletion of a user's account.


Users can always make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with certain services offered by InformIT. If you choose to remove yourself from our mailing list(s) simply visit the following page and uncheck any communication you no longer want to receive: www.informit.com/u.aspx.

Sale of Personal Information

Pearson does not rent or sell personal information in exchange for any payment of money.

While Pearson does not sell personal information, as defined in Nevada law, Nevada residents may email a request for no sale of their personal information to NevadaDesignatedRequest@pearson.com.

Supplemental Privacy Statement for California Residents

California residents should read our Supplemental privacy statement for California residents in conjunction with this Privacy Notice. The Supplemental privacy statement for California residents explains Pearson's commitment to comply with California law and applies to personal information of California residents collected in connection with this site and the Services.

Sharing and Disclosure

Pearson may disclose personal information, as follows:

  • As required by law.
  • With the consent of the individual (or their parent, if the individual is a minor)
  • In response to a subpoena, court order or legal process, to the extent permitted or required by law
  • To protect the security and safety of individuals, data, assets and systems, consistent with applicable law
  • In connection the sale, joint venture or other transfer of some or all of its company or assets, subject to the provisions of this Privacy Notice
  • To investigate or address actual or suspected fraud or other illegal activities
  • To exercise its legal rights, including enforcement of the Terms of Use for this site or another contract
  • To affiliated Pearson companies and other companies and organizations who perform work for Pearson and are obligated to protect the privacy of personal information consistent with this Privacy Notice
  • To a school, organization, company or government agency, where Pearson collects or processes the personal information in a school setting or on behalf of such organization, company or government agency.


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects Personal Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

Requests and Contact

Please contact us about this Privacy Notice or if you have any requests or questions relating to the privacy of your personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

We may revise this Privacy Notice through an updated posting. We will identify the effective date of the revision in the posting. Often, updates are made to provide greater clarity or to comply with changes in regulatory requirements. If the updates involve material changes to the collection, protection, use or disclosure of Personal Information, Pearson will provide notice of the change through a conspicuous notice on this site or other appropriate way. Continued use of the site after the effective date of a posted revision evidences acceptance. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about the Privacy Notice or any objection to any revisions.

Last Update: November 17, 2020