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My iPad mini, 3rd Edition

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  • Copyright 2015
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Edition: 3rd
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-388649-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-388649-8

Covers iOS 8 for all models of iPad mini

My iPad mini helps you quickly get started with your new tablet, and use its features to look up information and perform day-to-day activities from anywhere, any time.

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

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPad mini working just the way you want. Learn how to:
• Connect your iPad mini to your Wi-Fi and your mobile carrier
• Learn how to use the on-screen keyboard, predictive text, and dictation
• Use Control Center to control frequently used settings
• Use Siri to control your iPad mini or get information by speaking commands
• Use iCloud to keep everything current between all your iOS devices (even your Mac), including music, photos, emails, and more
• Surf the Web, and send and receive email
• Download and install apps to make your iPad mini even more useful
• Secure your iPad, and learn what to do when things go wrong
• Record and edit video using iMovie for iPad
• Take photos, and then edit them using iPhoto for iPad
• Use AirDrop to share files and information with other iOS devices nearby
• Manage your contacts, and then connect with others using Messaging
• Use FaceTime and Skype to stay connected with friends and family
• Use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote to create documents and presentations
• Discover some of the most useful and entertaining apps

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Chapter 1  Getting Started    3
Generations of iPads     3
   Identifying Your iPad     4
   iOS 8     5
The iPad Buttons and Switches     6
   The Home Button     6
   The Wake/Sleep Button     7
   The Volume Control     8
   The Side Switch     9
   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 Predictive Text (New!)     21
   Dictating Text     22
   Editing Text     23
   Copy and Paste     24
Talking to Your iPad with Siri     25
Using Notifications Center     29
Using Control Center     32
Chapter 2  Customizing Your iPad     35
Changing Your Wallpaper     36
Setting Alert Sounds     39
Password Protecting Your iPad     41
Setting Side Switch Functionality     45
Setting Your Date and Time     45
Modifying Keyboard Settings     46
Do Not Disturb Settings     48
Setting Parental Restrictions      50
Making Text Easier to Read     52
Controlling Automatic Downloads     53
Other Useful Settings     54
Chapter 3  Networking and Syncing     57
Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection     57
Setting Up Your Cellular Data Connection     59
Syncing with iCloud     61
Syncing with iTunes     65
   Syncing Options     66
   Syncing Music     68
   Syncing Photos     70
   Syncing Everything Else     71
Sharing with AirDrop     73
Chapter 4  Playing Music and Video     77
Playing a Song     78
Building a Playlist     81
Making iTunes Purchases     83
Sharing Purchases with Your Family (New!)     86
Downloading Podcasts      90
Playing Video     92
Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices     96
Home Sharing     97
Listening to iTunes Radio     99
Chapter 5  Reading Books     103
Buying a Book from Apple     103
Reading a Book     106
Using Reading Aids     107
Adding Notes and Highlights     109
Adding Bookmarks     111
Organizing Your Books     111
Using iBooks Alternatives     115
Chapter 6  Organizing Your Life     119
Adding a Contact     119
Searching for a Contact     122
Working with Contacts     124
Creating a Calendar Event     125
Using Calendar Views     127
   Exploring Day View     127
   Exploring Week View     129
   Exploring Month View     130
Creating Calendars     131
Creating Notes     133
Setting Reminders     135
Setting Clock Alarms     138
Chapter 7  Surfing the Web     143
Browsing to a URL and Searching     143
Viewing Web Pages     147
Bookmarks, History, and Reading List     149
   Using Bookmarks and Favorites     149
   Using History     151
Deleting Your Bookmarks     153
Creating Home Screen Bookmarks     154
   Building a Reading List     155
Filling in Web Forms     157
Opening Multiple Web Pages with Tabs     159
Copying Text from a Web Page     161
Copying Images from Web Pages     162
Viewing Articles with Safari Reader     162
Saving Time with AutoFill     163
   Setting Up AutoFill     164
   Using AutoFill     166
Chapter 8  Communicating with Email, Messaging, and Twitter     169
Configuring Your iPad for Email     170
   Set Up Your Email Account     170
Reading Your Email     173
Composing a New Message     176
Creating a Signature     178
Deleting and Moving Messages     180
Searching Email     182
Configuring How Email Is Received      182
More Email Settings     184
Setting Up Messaging     187
Conversing with Messages     188
Setting Up Twitter     191
Following People on Twitter     193
How to Tweet     194
Chapter 9  Taking and Editing Photos      197
Taking Photos     197
Editing and Adjusting Photos     200
Taking Panoramic Photos (New!)     204
Using Photo Booth     206
Photo Sources     208
Browsing Your Photos     209
Viewing Your Photos     213
Sharing Your Photos     214
Viewing Albums     218
Creating Albums     220
Creating a Slideshow     221
Capturing the Screen     223
Chapter 10  Recording Video     225
Shooting Video     226
Trimming Video Clips     229
Combining Clips in iMovie     230
Editing Transitions in iMovie     234
Adding Photos to Your Video in iMovie     236
Adding Video Titles in iMovie     239
Setting Up FaceTime     240
Placing Video Calls with FaceTime     242
Receiving Video Calls with FaceTime     244
Chapter 11  Writing with Pages     247
Creating a New Document     248
Styling and Formatting Text     250
Creating Lists     254
Inserting Images     256
Document Setup     259
Sharing and Printing Documents     261
Chapter 12  Spreadsheets with Numbers     265
Creating a New Spreadsheet     265
Calculating Totals and Averages     269
Styling Tables and Cells     273
Creating Forms     275
Using Multiple Tables     277
Creating Charts     281
Chapter 13  Presentations with Keynote     285
Building a Simple Presentation     285
Building Your Own Slide     288
Adding Transitions     292
   Magic Move     293
   Object Transitions     295
Organizing Slides     297
Playing Your Presentation     299
Chapter 14  Navigating with Maps     303
Finding a Location     303
Searching for Places and Things     307
Getting Directions     308
Using Views     310
   Using Satellite View     311
   Using 3D View     312
Getting Traffic Reports     314
Chapter 15  The World of Apps     319
Purchasing an App     319
Arranging Apps on Your iPad     324
Creating App Folders     325
Viewing Currently Running Apps     327
Quitting Apps     329
Finding Good Apps     330
Using iPhone/iPod touch Apps     331
Getting Help with Apps     332
Monitoring and Managing Your Apps     334
   Viewing App Storage Information     334
   Viewing Battery Usage     336
   Viewing Location Usage     337
   Viewing Information Sharing Permissions     339
   Modifying Notifications Settings     340
Chapter 16  Must-Have Apps     345
Connecting with Friends on Facebook     346
Reading and Collecting Documents     349
Reading the News with Flipboard     352
Adding a Dictionary     357
Making Phone Calls with Skype     359
Creating Multimedia Cloud Notes with Evernote     362
Handwriting Notes with WritePad     365
Sketching Ideas with Paper     368
Adding a Calculator with PCalc Lite     371
Finding Recipes with Epicurious     373
Checking the Weather     375
Learning New Things with iTunes U     378
Other Useful Apps     380
Chapter 17  Games and Entertainment     383
Composing Music with GarageBand     383
Watching Videos with YouTube     387
Watching Movies and TV Shows with Netflix     391
Subscribing to Magazines with Newsstand     394
Using Game Center     396
iPad Games and Entertainment     398
   Kingdom Rush     399
   Blockheads     399
   Machinarium     400
   Where’s My Water     400
   Cut the Rope     401
   Harbor Master HD     401
   Angry Birds HD     402
   Plants vs. Zombies HD     402
   Scrabble for iPad     403
   Temple Run 2     403
   The Room     404
   Gold Strike     404
   Just Mah Jongg Solitaire     405
   iTunes Radio Alternatives     406
Chapter 18  iPad Accessories     409
Printing from Your iPad     409
AirPlay Mirroring with Apple TV     413
Video Output Adapters     415
Using Wireless Keyboards     417
Importing Photos with an SD Card and USB Adapters     419
Charging Your iPad with Power Accessories     421
Listening with EarPods     423
Protecting Your iPad     425
   iPad Smart Cover and Smart Case     425
   Protective Covers     426
   Protective Cases     426
Chapter 19  Maintaining Your iPad and Solving Problems     429
Getting Help on Your iPad (New!)     429
   Using the Tips App     430
   Getting Help Inside Apps     431
Getting Help from Apple     433
   Visiting the Genius Bar     433
   Asking a Question Online     438
Keeping Your iPad Up-To-Date     441
   Updating iOS     441
   Updating Apps     442
Securing Your iPad     443
   Basic Security Measures     443
   Using Find My iPad     444
   Setting Up Find My iPad     444
   Locating a Lost iPad     444
Index     449


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