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  • Copyright 2019
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 544
  • Edition: 11th
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-6044-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-6044-9

My iPad offers a full-color, fully illustrated resource to using your iPad. Each task is clearly titled and has corresponding visuals that are numbered to match the step they are referring to.

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPad photos that show you exactly what to do.
Help when you run into iPad problems or limitations.
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPad.

Learn how to:

  • Connect your iPad to your Wi-Fi and your mobile carrier
  • Use the on-screen keyboard, predictive text, and dictation
  • Control frequently used settings with Control Center
  • Get information and control your iPad with spoken commands using Siri
  • Use iCloud to keep everything current between all your iOS devices (and even your Mac), including music, photos, messages, documents, and more
  • Surf the Web, and send and receive email and messages
  • Download and install apps to make your iPad even more useful
  • Secure your iPad using Touch ID, passcodes, and other security measures
  • Record and edit video using iMovie for iPad
  • Take photos, and then edit them using the Photos app
  • Share files and information with your other devices with AirDrop and iCloudDrive
  • Take notes, make lists, draw sketches, and create reminders
  • Use FaceTime and Skype to stay connected with friends and family
  • Create documents and presentations using Pages, Numbers, and Keynote
  • Discover some of the most useful and entertaining apps

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Customizing Your iPad

Table of Contents

Chapter 1  Getting Started     3
Generations of iPads     3
    iPad Models over the Years     3
    iOS 12 (New)     5
The iPad Buttons and Switches     5
    The Home Button (New)     5
    The Wake/Sleep Button     6
    The Volume Control     8
    Orientation and Movement     8
Screen Gestures     9
Learning Your Way Around     10
    The Lock Screen     11
    The Home Screen     12
    The Search Screen     13
    Today View     15
    The Notifications Screen     17
Virtual Buttons and Switches     18
    Switches and Option Lists     18
    Toolbars     19
    Menus     19
    Tab Bars     20
Entering Text     20
    Using the On-Screen Keyboard     20
    Keyboard Modes     20
    Undocking and Splitting the Keyboard     22
    Using the Keyboard Shortcut Bar     24
    Using Predictive Text     26
    Dictating Text     27
    Editing Text     28
    Copying and Pasting     29
Talking to Your iPad with Siri     31
    Asking Siri Questions     31
Using Control Center (New for iOS 12)     33
Chapter 2  Customizing Your iPad     39
Changing Your Wallpaper     40
Setting Alert Sounds     43
Password-Protecting Your iPad     44
    Making Access Easier with Touch ID     48
Modifying Keyboard Settings     50
Adjusting Do Not Disturb Settings     52
Setting Parental Restrictions     53
Making Text Easier to Read     56
Controlling Automatic Downloads     57
Customizing the Control Center     58
Working with Other Useful Settings     60
Chapter 3  Networking and Syncing     63
Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection     63
Connecting to Your Apple ID and iCloud Account     66
    Signing In with Your Apple ID     67
Syncing with iTunes     72
    Syncing Options     73
    Syncing Music     74
    Syncing Photos     77
    Syncing Everything Else     79
Sharing with AirDrop     80
    Using AirDrop     80
Storing, Organizing, and Viewing Files     83
    Accessing Your iCloud Drive Files     83
    Accessing Files in Other Cloud Services     86
Chapter 4  Playing Music and Video     89
Playing a Song     90
Building a Playlist     93
    Creating Playlists     93
Making iTunes Purchases     95
    Buying on Your iPad     96
Sharing Purchases with Your Family     98
    Setting Up Family Sharing     98
Having It All with Apple Music     100
    Signing Up for Apple Music     101
    Playing Songs with Apple Music     102
    Discovering New Music with Apple Music     105
    Discovering Music with Apple Music Radio Stations     106
Listening to Podcasts     108
    Subscribing to Podcasts     109
Playing Video     111
    Adding Your TV Networks to the TV App     111
    Watch Videos on Your iPad     113
Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices     115
    Accessing AirPlay     116
    Mirror Your Screen with AirPlay     117
Chapter 5  Reading Books     119
Buying a Book from Apple     119
Reading a Book     122
Using Reading Aids     123
Adding Notes and Highlights     125
Adding Bookmarks     127
Organizing Your Books     127
Using Books App Alternatives     130
Chapter 6  Organizing Your Life     135
Using the Contacts App     135
    Adding a Contact     136
Searching for a Contact     138
Working with Contacts     140
Using the Calendar App     141
    Creating a Calendar Event     141
Using Calendar Views     143
    Exploring Day View     143
    Exploring Week View     145
    Exploring Month View     146
Creating a Calendar     147
Using the Notes App     149
    Creating a Note     149
    Creating Checklists in Notes     151
    Adding Photos and Sketches to Notes     152
    Scanning Documents with Notes     154
    Signing and Sending Documents with Notes     156
Using the Reminders App     158
    Setting a Reminder     159
Using the Clock App     161
    Setting Clock Alarms     161
Chapter 7  Surfing the Web     165
Getting Started with Safari     165
    Browsing to a URL and Searching     166
    Viewing Web Pages     169
    Opening Multiple Web Pages with Tabs     171
    Viewing Articles with Safari Reader     173
Bookmarks, History, and Reading List     174
    Using Bookmarks and Favorites     174
    Using History     176
    Creating Home Screen Bookmarks     178
    Building a Reading List     179
Working with Web Forms     181
    Filling in Web Forms     182
    Saving Time with AutoFill     183
    Setting Up AutoFill     184
    Using AutoFill     186
Chapter 8  Communicating with Email and Messaging     191
Configuring Your iPad for Email     192
    Set Up Your Email Account     192
Reading Your Email     195
Composing a New Email     198
Deleting and Moving Emails     199
Searching Email     201
Customizing Your Email     202
    Configuring How You Receive Email     202
    Creating a Signature     204
    More Email Settings     205
Communicating with Messages     207
    Setting Up Messages     207
    Conversing with Messages     209
    Using Emojis in Text Messages     212
Expressing Yourself Through Messages     213
    Responding with Tapback Quick Replies     213
    Sending Messages with Bubble Effects     214
    Sending Messages with Animations     216
    Sending Handwritten Notes     217
    Sending Digital Touch Messages     218
    Send Animated GIFs and Other Special Messages     219
Chapter 9  Taking and Editing Photos     223
Working with Photos     223
    Taking Photos     224
    Editing and Adjusting Photos     226
    Taking Panoramic Photos     230
    Using Photo Booth     232
Understanding Photo Sources     234
    Browsing Your Photos     235
    Searching Your Photos     240
    Viewing Your Photos     242
    Sharing Your Photos     244
Working with Albums     246
    Viewing Albums     247
    Creating Albums     249
Creating a Slideshow     250
For You and Memories     252
Marking Up Photos     255
Capturing the Screen     257
Chapter 10  Recording Video     261
Shooting Video     262
Trimming Video Clips     265
Editing in iMovie     267
    Editing Transitions     271
    Adding Photos to Your Video     273
    Adding Video Titles     275
Making Video Calls with FaceTime     277
    Setting Up FaceTime     277
    Placing Video Calls with FaceTime     279
    Receiving Video Calls with FaceTime     282
Chapter 11  Writing with Pages     285
Creating a New Document     286
Styling and Formatting Text     288
Creating Lists     292
Inserting Images     295
Document Setup     298
Sharing and Printing Documents     300
Chapter 12  Spreadsheets with Numbers     303
Creating a New Spreadsheet     303
Calculating Totals and Averages     307
Styling Tables and Cells     311
Creating Forms     313
Using Multiple Tables     315
Creating Charts     318
Chapter 13  Presentations with Keynote     323
Building a Simple Presentation     323
Building Your Own Slide     327
Adding Transitions     331
    Magic Move     332
    Object Transitions     334
Organizing Slides     336
Playing Your Presentation     338
Chapter 14  Navigating with Maps     343
Finding a Location     344
Searching for Places and Things     346
Getting Directions     347
Getting a Better View with Maps Settings     349
    Using Satellite View     350
    Using 3D View     351
Getting Traffic Reports     352
Chapter 15  The World of Apps     355
Purchasing an App     356
    Finding Good Apps     362
Organizing Apps on Your iPad     364
    Arranging Apps on the Home Screen     364
    Moving Apps to and from the Dock     366
    Using the Dock While in Apps     367
    Creating App Folders     368
Working with Apps     369
    Viewing Currently Running Apps     370
    Using More Than One App at a Time     371
    Viewing Video with Picture-in-Picture     374
    Using iPhone/iPod touch Apps     375
Dragging and Dropping Between Apps     376
    Inserting Photos into an Email Message     376
    Dragging Text from a Web Page to Notes     378
    Exporting Photos to Files     379
Getting Help with Apps     381
Monitoring and Managing Your Apps     383
    Viewing App Storage Information     383
    Viewing Battery Usage     385
    Viewing Location Usage     386
    Viewing Information Sharing Permissions     388
    Modifying Notifications Settings     389
Watching Your iPad Usage with Screen Time (New)     391
    Checking How You Spend Your Time     391
    Limiting Your iPad Time     394
Controlling Apps with Siri Shortcuts (New)     398
    Using Pre-Built and Suggested Siri Shortcuts     398
    Creating Your Own Siri Shortcuts     401
Chapter 16  Must-Have Apps     409
Connecting with Friends on Facebook     410
Reading the News     413
Checking Your Stocks (New)     419
Recording Voice Memos (New)     421
Adding a Dictionary     423
Making Phone Calls with Skype     425
Handwriting Notes with WritePad     427
Sketching Ideas with Paper     430
Adding a Calculator with PCalc Lite     432
Finding Recipes with Epicurious     434
Checking the Weather     437
Learning New Things with iTunes U     440
Other Useful Apps     443
Chapter 17  Games and Entertainment     447
Composing Music with GarageBand     447
Watching Videos with YouTube     450
Watching Movies and TV Shows with Netflix     453
iPad Games and Entertainment     456
    Monument Valley and Monument Valley 2     457
    Minecraft: Pocket Edition     457
    Prune     458
    Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP     458
    Kingdom Rush     459
    Where’s My Water     459
    Cut the Rope     460
    Harbor Master HD     460
    Angry Birds HD     461
    Plants vs Zombies HD     461
    Scrabble for iPad     462
    Temple Run 2     462
    The Room, The Room Two, The Room Three     463
    Gold Strike     463
    Just Mah Jongg Solitaire     464
Chapter 18  iPad Accessories     467
Printing from Your iPad     467
    Printing from the Notes App     468
AirPlay Mirroring with Apple TV     470
    Setting Up AirPlay     470
Video Output Adapters     472
Using Wireless Keyboards     474
Importing Photos with an SD Card and USB Adapters     477
Charging Your iPad with Power Accessories     479
Listening with EarPods     481
Protecting Your iPad     482
    iPad Smart Cover     483
    Third-Party Protective Covers and Cases     484
Apple Pencil     485
Controlling Your Home with Your iPad     485
    Controlling an Appliance with the Home App     486
    Automating Appliances     488
Chapter 19  Maintaining Your iPad and Solving Problems     493
Getting Help on Your iPad     494
    Using the Tips App     494
    Getting Help Inside Apps     495
Getting Help from Apple     497
    Using the Apple Support App     497
    Using the Apple Support Website     500
    Asking a Question Online     503
Keeping Your iPad Up to Date     505
    Updating iOS     505
    Updating Apps     506
Securing Your iPad     508
    Basic Security Measures     508
    Using Find My iPad     509
    Setting Up Find My iPad     509
    Locating a Lost iPad     510
Index     514


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