iPad 4th Generation and iPad mini Portable Genius [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Genius is in.

You don't have to be a genius to use an iPad or iPad mini. But if you want to get the very most out of yours, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work. Want to see how to access all your favorite stuff by touch? Keep your iPad in sync with your Mac or PC? Pair your iPad with a Bluetooth device? Track apps and appointments with ease? You'll find cool and useful Genius tips, full-color ...

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iPad 4th Generation and iPad mini Portable Genius

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Overview

The Genius is in.

You don't have to be a genius to use an iPad or iPad mini. But if you want to get the very most out of yours, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work. Want to see how to access all your favorite stuff by touch? Keep your iPad in sync with your Mac or PC? Pair your iPad with a Bluetooth device? Track apps and appointments with ease? You'll find cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of shortcuts and tools that will save you loads of time and help you enjoy your tablet to the max.

Portable GENIUS

Fun, hip, and straightforward, the Portable Genius series gives forward-thinking Apple users useful information in handy, compact books that are easy to navigate and don't skimp on the essentials. Collect the whole series and make the most of your Apple digital lifestyle.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118474990
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/14/2012
  • Series: Portable Genius Series , #132
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 24 MB
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Meet the Author

Paul McFedries is a Mac expert and full-time technical writer. He has written more than 75 books that have sold more than four million copies worldwide. His books include the iPhone 5 Portable Genius and Macs Portable Genius. Paul encourages all readers to drop by his website, www.mcfedries.com.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xx

Chapter 1

How Do I Start Using My iPad or iPad mini? 2

Using the Home Button 4

Working with the Sleep/Wake Button 5

Sleeping and waking the iPad or iPad mini 6

Powering the iPad or iPad mini on and off 7

Working with the Side Switch 7

Operating the Volume Controls 8

Getting to Know the Rest of the Tablet 9

Operating the Touchscreen 11

Navigating the touchscreen 11

Typing on the keyboard 12

Special keys 13

Editing text 13

Selecting, cutting, copying, and pasting 14

Using the suggestion feature 16

Chapter 2

How Do I Connect to a Network? 18

Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network 20

Making your first connection 20

Connecting to known or hidden networks 21

Stopping incessant Wi-Fi network prompts 22

Turning off the Wi-Fi antenna 23

Tethering to an iPhone Internet connection 23

Working with Cellular Network Connections 25

Tracking cellular data usage 26

Disabling data roaming 26

Turning off LTE 27

Turning off cellular data 27

Controlling cellular data usage 28

Switching Your Tablet to Airplane Mode 28

Connecting Your Tablet to a Bluetooth Device 29

Making your tablet discoverable 30

Pairing or unpairing your tablet 30

Making a paired headset the audio output device 32

Chapter 3

How Do I Configure My iPad or iPad mini? 34

Creating a Custom Home Screen 36

Creating an app folder 37

Adding a Safari web clip to the Home screen 38

Resetting the default Home screen layout 39

Working with App Notifications 40

Displaying the Notification Center 41

Customizing notifications 41

Configuring Do Not Disturb settings 43

More Useful Configuration Techniques 44

Changing the name of your tablet 44

Turning sounds on and off 45

Configuring the Side switch 46

Customizing the keyboard 46

Creating text shortcuts 50

Configuring Siri 51

Activating and using multitasking gestures 52

Protecting your privacy 52

Resetting the iPad or iPad mini 53

Configuring Your Tablet for Social Networking 54

Signing in to your Facebook account 55

Using Siri to update Facebook 55

Signing in to your Twitter account 56

Using Siri to send a tweet 57

Tweeting or posting from the Notification Center 57

Chapter 4

How Do I Keep My iPad or iPad mini in Sync? 58

Connecting Your Tablet to Your Computer 60

Connecting via USB 60

Connecting via Wi-Fi 61

Syncing Your Tablet Automatically 61

Bypassing the automatic sync 62

Troubleshooting automatic syncing 62

Syncing Your Tablet Manually 63

Syncing Your Tablet Via Wi-Fi 65

Taking Syncing to a Higher Level 65

Handling sync conflicts 65

Handling large tablet-to-computer sync changes 66

Removing and replacing tablet data 67

Merging data from two or more computers 69

Syncing media with two or more computers 70

Syncing Your Tablet with iCloud 71

Setting up your iCloud account on your tablet 71

Setting up iCloud synchronization on your tablet 73

Setting up iCloud synchronization on your Mac 74

Configuring iCloud on a Windows PC 76

Chapter 5

How Can I Get More Out of Web Surfing? 78

Touchscreen Tips for Surfing 80

Browsing Tips for Faster Surfing 82

Browsing with tabs 83

Working with iCloud tabs 85

Viewing a page without distractions 85

Working with bookmarks 87

Syncing bookmarks 88

Adding bookmarks 89

Managing bookmarks 89

Saving a web page to read later 90

Retracing your steps with the History list 91

Filling in Online Forms 92

Turning on AutoFill 94

Saving website login passwords 95

Getting Even More Out of Safari 96

Customizing security and

protecting your data 96

Deleting the History list 98

Deleting website data 98

Browsing privately 100

Tweeting a web page 100

Sharing a link on Facebook 101

Changing the default search engine 102

Searching web page text 103

Printing a web page with AirPrint 104

Searching the Web with Siri voice commands 106

Chapter 6

How Do I Make the Most of E-mail? 108

Managing your E-mail Accounts 110

Syncing your e-mail accounts 110

Adding an account manually 111

Specifying the default account 114

Temporarily disabling an account 115

Deleting an account 115

Switching to another account 116

Configuring E-mail Accounts 117

Leaving messages on the server 117

Using a different server port 119

Configuring authentication for outgoing mail 120

Configuring E-mail Messages 121

Setting the number of messages to display 121

Identifying messages sent to you 122

Creating e-mail VIPs 123

Formatting an e-mail 124

E-mailing a link 126

Creating iCloud message folders 127

Creating a custom signature 128

Disabling remote images 128

Preventing Mail from organizing messages by thread 129

Deleting Gmail messages 130

Configuring the Exchange ActiveSync settings 131

Controlling e-mail with Siri voice commands 133

Chapter 7

How Do I Manage My E-book Library? 136

Installing the iBooks App 138

Understanding E-book Formats 139

Syncing E-books 141

Syncing via iTunes 141

Syncing via iCloud 141

Managing Your iBooks Library 143

Browsing books in the iBookstore 143

Adding a PDF attachment to your library 145

Working with collections 146

Adding EPUB e-books to your library 146

Editing the library 147

Creating a custom e-book cover 149

Reading with iBooks 150

Controlling e-books on the reading screen 150

Formatting e-book text 151

Adding a bookmark 153

Looking up a word in the dictionary 153

Highlighting text or adding a note 153

Reading Other E-books 155

Reading Magazines with Newsstand 156

Chapter 8

How Can I Have Fun with Photos? 158

Preparing Your Photos with iPhoto 160

Organizing your photos 161

Adding names to faces 161

Mapping your photos 162

Syncing and Importing Photos 163

Syncing computer photos to your tablet 164

Syncing iPad or iPad mini photos to your computer 165

Preventing your tablet from sending photos to your computer 168

Syncing photos via iCloud 169

Importing photos from a camera 169

Browsing and Viewing Your Photos 170

Scrolling, rotating, zooming, and panning 170

Creating a custom photo slide show 171

Using your tablet as a digital photo frame 172

Creating a photo album 173

Streaming photos to Apple TV 173

Getting More Out of Photos 174

Adding an existing photo to a contact 174

Taking screenshots 175

Deleting a photo 176

Printing a photo with AirPrint 177

Editing Photos 178

Enhancing a photo 178

Removing red-eye 178

Cropping and straightening 179

Sharing Photos 181

Sending a photo via e-mail 181

Saving a photo from an e-mail 182

Posting a photo to Facebook 182

Tweeting a photo 183

Texting a photo 183

Saving a photo from a text message 184

Using the Cameras 184

Understanding the iPad or iPad mini camera features 185

Taking a wallpaper photo 186

Taking a contact’s photo 187

Chapter 9

How Can I Get More Out of Listening to Audio? 188

Preparing iTunes Audio for Your Tablet 190

Building a standard playlist 190

Building a Smart Playlist 191

Building a Genius playlist 193

Syncing Audio 193

Syncing music and music videos 193

Syncing music via iCloud 197

Syncing podcasts 198

Syncing audiobooks 200

Working with the Music App 200

Creating a playlist on your tablet 201

Creating a Genius playlist on your tablet 203

Listening to a shared iTunes library 204

Using AirPlay to stream audio from your tablet 205

Rating a song on your tablet 205

Getting More Out of the Audio Features 206

Redeeming an iTunes gift card 206

Using audio accessories with your tablet 207

Customizing the iPad audio settings 208

Controlling music with Siri voice commands 210

Chapter 10

How Can I Work with Video on My iPad or iPad mini? 212

Syncing Videos 214

Making a video compatible with iPad or iPad mini 214

Syncing movies 215

Syncing rented movies 215

Syncing purchased or downloaded movies 216

Syncing TV shows 217

Other Ways to Watch Video 219

Playing videos on your TV 219

Mirroring your tablet’s screen on your TV 220

Watching videos from a shared iTunes library 221

Customizing the video settings 222

Recording and Editing Video 223

Recording video with an iPad or iPad mini 223

Editing a recorded video 224

Uploading a video to YouTube 225

Video Calling with FaceTime 226

Configuring FaceTime 227

Initiating a FaceTime call 227

Disabling FaceTime 229

Chapter 11

How Do I Manage Contacts? 230

Syncing Your Contacts 232

Creating contact groups 232

Running the sync 232

Getting Started with the Contacts App 234

Creating and Editing Contacts 235

Creating a new contact 235

Editing an existing contact 236

Assigning phone numbers to a contact 236

Assigning e-mail addresses to a contact 237

Assigning web addresses to a contact 238

Assigning social network data to a contact 239

Assigning physical addresses to a contact 240

Deleting a contact 241

Getting More Out of the Contacts App 241

Creating or deleting a custom label 241

Adding or deleting fields from a contact 242

Keeping track of birthdays and anniversaries 244

Creating a new contact from a vCard 246

Sorting contacts 246

Working with Facebook contacts 247

Managing contacts with Siri voice commands 247

Chapter 12

How Do I Track

My Appointments? 250

Syncing Your Calendars 252

Getting Started with the Calendar App 254

Tracking Your Events 255

Adding an event to your calendar 256

Editing an existing event 257

Setting up a repeating event 257

Converting an event to an all-day event 258

Adding an alert to an event 259

Getting More Out of the Calendar App 261

Setting the default calendar 261

Creating a birthday or anniversary alert 261

Subscribing to a calendar 262

Controlling events with Siri voice commands 263

Displaying a list of upcoming events 264

Handling Microsoft Exchange meeting requests 265

Working with Reminders 267

Setting a reminder 267

Creating a new list and setting the default list 268

Completing or deleting a reminder 269

Setting reminders with Siri voice commands 269

Chapter 13

How Can I Navigate My World with iPad? 270

Finding Your Way with Maps and GPS 272

Getting info about a destination 272

Flying over your destination 274

Displaying your current location 276

Displaying a map of a contact’s location 277

Mapping an address from an e-mail 278

Saving a location as a bookmark 278

Specifying a location when you don’t know the address 279

Getting directions to a location 280

Getting live traffic information 281

Controlling Maps with Siri voice commands 282

Configuring Location Services 283

Turning off Location Services 283

Controlling app access to GPS 284

Enabling or disabling Location Services 285

Sharing Map Data 286

Tracking Your Events 255

Adding an event to your calendar 256

Editing an existing event 257

Setting up a repeating event 257

Converting an event to an all-day event 258

Adding an alert to an event 259

Getting More Out of the Calendar App 261

Setting the default calendar 261

Creating a birthday or anniversary alert 261

Subscribing to a calendar 262

Controlling events with Siri voice commands 263

Displaying a list of upcoming events 264

Handling Microsoft Exchange meeting requests 265

Working with Reminders 267

Setting a reminder 267

Creating a new list and setting the default list 268

Completing or deleting a reminder 269

Setting reminders with Siri voice commands 269

Chapter 14

How Do I Protect or Fix My iPad or iPad mini? 288

Protecting Your Tablet with a Passcode 290

Configuring Your Tablet to

Sleep Automatically 293

Backing Up Your Tablet 294

Configuring Parental Controls 294

Locating and Protecting a Lost iPad 296

Activating Find My iPad 297

Locating your iPad or iPad mini on a map 298

Using the Find My iPhone app 298

Locating your iPad using iCloud 299

Getting an e-mail message when your tablet comes online 300

Playing a sound on your iPad or iPad mini 300

Remotely locking your iPad or iPad mini 300

Remotely deleting the data on your tablet 301

General Troubleshooting Techniques 302

Troubleshooting connected devices 303

Updating the iPad or iPad mini operating system 304

Restoring data and settings 305

Taking Care of the Battery 306

Tracking battery usage 307

Extending battery life 308

Solving Specific Problems 310

The screen won’t respond to taps 310

The battery won’t charge 310

You can’t access a Wi-Fi network 311

iTunes doesn’t see your iPad or iPad mini 313

You have trouble syncing your tablet 313

Your tablet doesn’t recognize your SIM 314

An app is taking up too much space 314

Glossary 316

Index 320

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