iPad and iPad Pro For Dummies

iPad and iPad Pro For Dummies

by Paul McFedries
iPad and iPad Pro For Dummies

iPad and iPad Pro For Dummies

by Paul McFedries

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It’s tablet time! Get acquainted with the latest iPadOS and devices, the easy way

Up a creek without an iPaddle? Dummies has got you covered, with iPad & iPad Pro 2022-2023 For Dummies. This is your stay-afloat guide to the latest version of iPadOS and all the new features of Apple’s leading tablet. We offer a step-by-step guide to iPad maintenance, operation, and personalization, so you can figure out your new device quickly and spend your time doing the fun stuff. Photos, videos, apps, productivity, communication, maps, and beyond—plus a host of new features that we’ll introduce you to, right in this book.

  • Get acquainted with the basics of using and customizing your iPad or iPad Pro
  • Discover the new and exciting changes that come with the latest iPadOS release
  • Get the most out of your iPad by mastering the top apps and productivity tricks
  • Learn how to ease the transition from computers to tablets, at home or at work

For personal projects or in business settings, the iPad is the tablet of choice, and Dummies is here to show you why. Grab this full-color guide and get iPaddling!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119875734
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/19/2022
Edition description: 2022-2023 Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 205,848
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Paul McFedries is a technical writer who has been authoring computer books since 1991 and has over 100 books to his credit. These books include Alexa For Dummies, Amazon Fire TV For Dummies, and Cord Cutting For Dummies. You can visit Paul on the web at www.mcfedries.com.

Table of Contents

 Introduction 1

About This Book 1

Foolish Assumptions 2

Icons Used in This Book 2

Beyond the Book 3

Where to Go from Here 3

Part 1: Getting to Know Your Ipad 5

Chapter 1: Unveiling the iPad 7

The iPad: A Bird’s-Eye View 8

The iPad as a media player 8

The iPad as an internet device 9

The iPad as an e-book reader 9

The iPad as a multimedia powerhouse 10

The iPad as a platform for third-party apps 10

The iPad as a multitasking content production device 10

What do you need to use an iPad? 11

Touring the iPad Exterior 11

On the top 11

On the bottom 13

On the front and back 14

Status bar 15

Exploring the Home Screen and Dock 17

Exploring the Home screen 18

Getting to know the dock 21

Chapter 2: Basic Training 23

Getting Started on Getting Started 24

A Closer Look at Cellular Data on Your iPad 24

Turning On and Setting Up the iPad 25

Automatic setup 25

Manual setup 28

Locking the iPad 31

Mastering the Multitouch Interface 32

Training your digits 33

Navigating beyond the main Home screen page 34

Select, cut, copy, and paste 35

Multitasking 36

Splitting the screen 38

Picture-in-picture 39

Organizing icons into folders 40

Printing 41

Proactive search 41

Getting to Know the iPad’s Virtual Keyboard 42

Anticipating what comes next 44

Discovering the special-use keys 45

Choosing an alternative keyboard 46

Finger-typing on the virtual keyboards 47

Editing mistakes 49

Chapter 3: Synchronicity: Getting Stuff to and from Your iPad 51

A Brief iCloud Primer 52

Getting in Sync 54

Sync prep 101 54

Backing up your iPad 57

Disconnecting the iPad 58

Synchronizing Your Data 59

Contacts 59

Calendars 60

Advanced syncing 61

Synchronizing Your Media 61

Music, music videos, and voice memos 62

Movies 63

TV shows 64

Photos 64

Manual Syncing 66

Part 2: The Internet Ipad 69

Chapter 4: Exploring the Web with Safari 71

Introducing the Safari Web Browser 72

Exploring the browser 72

Blasting off into cyberspace 72

Zooming in and out of a page 74

Reading clutter-free web pages with reader view 75

Finding Your Way around the Web 76

Looking at links 76

Tabbed browsing 77

Wrangling tabs into tab groups 78

Doing the splits 79

Revisiting Web Pages 80

Bookmarking your favorite sites 80

Managing bookmarks 81

Saving a page to your reading list 81

Clipping a web page to the Home screen 82

Letting history repeat itself 83

Saving web pictures 84

Sharing Your Web Experiences 84

Launching a Mobile Search Mission 85

Private Browsing 87

Smart Safari Settings 87

Chapter 5: The Email Must Get Through 93

Prep Work: Setting Up Your Accounts 94

Getting started 94

Setting up an email account with iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, or Microsoft Outlook 95

Setting up an account with another provider 96

Setting up corporate email 97

See Me, Read Me, File Me, Delete Me: Working with Messages 98

Reading messages 99

Threading messages 101

Managing messages 102

Searching emails 103

Dealing with attachments 104

More things you can do with messages 106

Sending Email 107

Sending an all-text message 107

Formatting text in an email 108

Sending a photo or video with an email message 110

Adding an attachment to an email message 110

Marking up an attachment 111

Saving an email to send later 112

Replying to, forwarding, or printing an email message 112

Settings for sending email 113

Setting Your Message and Account Settings 114

Checking and viewing email settings 114

Altering account settings 116

Chapter 6: Text Messaging 119

iMessage versus SMS/MMS: What’s the Difference? 119

Sending Text Messages 120

Sending a text message to one person 120

Sending group text messages 121

Adding voice to an iMessage 122

Massive multimedia effects 123

Memoji, a mouthful, but worth it 127

Animoji, too! 128

Apple Pay Cash, right in Messages 129

Being a Golden Receiver: Receiving iMessages 130

Changing some receive settings 131

Working with received text messages 131

Sharing received photos and videos 133

Smart Messaging Tricks 133

Part 3: Banish Boredom With the Multimedia Ipad 135

Chapter 7: Apple Music, Books, News, and TV+ 137

Introducing Your iPad’s Music Player 138

Listen Now: The Apple Music section of the Music app 138

Finding new music in Browse 139

Listening to human DJs in the age of streaming music 140

Managing music in the library 140

Working with playlists 141

Managing your own music with iTunes Match 142

Searching for music in the Music App 143

What about the iTunes Store? 143

Reading Just about Anything You Want on the iPad 144

Your personal library 145

Font and layout controls in Books 146

Searchable books 147

Bookmarks that don’t fall out 148

Highlights and notes 148

Buying books in the Book Store 149

Read books with your ears in the Audiobooks section 150

Searching the Book Store 152

Knowing What’s Happening with Apple News and Apple News+ 152

Tuning In to Apple TV+ 154

Chapter 8: iPad Videography 157

Finding Stuff to Watch 158

Watching shows with the TV app 158

Renting and buying at the iTunes Store 160

Watching your own videos 161

Are we compatible? 161

A moment for HEVC 161

Playing Video 162

Finding and working the video controls 163

Watching video on a big TV 164

Restricting video usage 165

Deleting video from your iPad 166

Shooting Your Own Videos 166

Going slow 168

Going fast 169

Editing what you shot 169

Sharing video 170

Seeing Is Believing with FaceTime 170

Getting started with FaceTime 171

Making a FaceTime call 172

Receiving a FaceTime call 174

Chapter 9: Photography on a Larger Scale 177

Shooting Pictures 178

Syncing pix 181

Connecting a digital camera or memory card 181

Saving images from emails and the web 182

Tracking Down Your Pictures 182

Choosing albums 183

Navigating your pics 184

Making memories 186

Live photos 187

A moment for HEIF 188

Searching for pictures 188

Sharing your photos 189

Admiring Your Pictures 190

Maneuvering and manipulating photos 190

Launching a slideshow 190

Storing pictures in the (i)Cloud 191

Editing and Deleting Photos 192

Editing photos 192

Editing live photos 194

Deleting photos 195

More (Not So) Stupid Picture Tricks 196

Entering the Photo Booth 199

Part 4: Putting the Ipad to Work 203

Chapter 10: Harnessing the Power of Apps 205

Tapping the Magic of Apps 206

Finding Apps in the App Store 207

Browsing the App Store 207

Playing in the arcade 208

Searching for apps 209

Finding details about an app 209

Downloading an app 210

Updating apps 212

Working with Apps 212

Check out App Library 213

Writing an app review 214

Taking an app off the Home screen 214

Deleting an app 215

Working with Widgets 215

Viewing your widgets 215

Adding a widget 216

Removing a widget 217

Chapter 11: Staying in Touch with People and Appointments 219

Working with the Calendar 219

Year view 220

Month view 220

Day view 220

Week view 221

List view 222

Adding Calendar Entries 223

Managing your calendars 225

Letting your calendar push you around 226

Choosing which calendars to display 227

Responding to meeting invitations 227

Subscribing to calendars 228

Sifting through Contacts 228

Adding and viewing contacts 229

Searching contacts 230

Contacting and sharing your contacts 230

Linking contacts 231

Removing a contact 231

Chapter 12: Indispensable Apps and Utilities 233

Jotting Things Down with Notes 234

Remembering with Reminders 237

Working with lists 237

Setting up a reminder 238

Viewing and checking off reminders 240

Loving the Lock Screen 240

Navigating Notifications 241

Taming Time with the Clock App 241

Seeing the time anywhere in the world 242

Setting an alarm 243

Timing events with Stopwatch 244

Starting a countdown timer 244

Controlling Smart Appliances with the Home App 244

Taking the Measure of Things with the Measure App 246

Sharing Your Internet Connection with Personal Hotspot 247

Dropping In on AirDrop 248

Chapter 13: Navigating the World 251

Mapping Locations 252

Mapping a location by searching for it 252

Dropping a pin 253

Looking around your destination 254

You are here: Mapping your current location 254

Putting a contact on the map 255

Mapping an address from an email message 255

Saving a location as a favorite 256

Sharing a map 256

Mapping locations with Siri voice commands 257

Getting There from Here: Navigating with Maps 257

Getting directions to a location 258

Getting live traffic information 259

Getting directions with Siri voice commands 260

Chapter 14: Taking Control 261

Controlling Control Center 262

Controlling Your iPad with Voice Commands? Siri-ously! 264

Summoning Siri 264

Figuring out what to ask 266

Correcting mistakes 267

Making Siri smarter 268

Using Dictation 268

Part 5: The Secret Life of An Ipad 271

Chapter 15: Tweaking Settings 273

Checking Out the Settings Screen 274

Apple ID Settings 275

Controlling Your iPad’s Antennas 276

Flying with airplane mode 276

Working with Wi-Fi connections 277

Making Bluetooth connections 279

Roaming among cellular data options 280

Managing Alerts and Notifications 282

Customizing app notifications 282

Setting sound settings 284

Coming into focus 284

Location, Location, Location Services 285

Settings for Your Senses 287

Display & Brightness 287

Home Screen & Dock 288

Accessibility 288

Wallpaper 294

Siri & Search 295

Monitoring Screen Time 295

Exploring Settings in General 296

About 296

Software Update 298

AirDrop 298

AirPlay & Handoff 298

iPad Storage 298

Background App Refresh 299

Date & Time 299

Keyboard 300

Fonts 301

Language & Region 301

Dictionary 301

VPN & Device Management 301

Legal & Regulatory 302

Transfer or Reset iPad 302

Shut Down 303

Customizing Control Center 304

Setting Up Touch ID (or Face ID) & Passcode 304

Promoting Harmony through Family Sharing 305

Setting up Family Sharing 305

Sorting and displaying contacts 306

Configuring Transactional Settings 306

App Store 306

Wallet & Apple Pay 306

Locating a Lost iPad with Find My iPad 307

Chapter 16: Accessorizing Your Tablet 309

Accessories from Apple 310

Listening and Talking 311

Wired headphones, earphones, and headsets 311

Bluetooth stereo headphones, earphones, and headsets 311

Listening with Speakers 312

Desktop speakers 312

Bluetooth speakers 312

AirPlay speakers 313

Wrapping Your iPad in Third-Party Cases 313

Standing Up Your iPad 314

Chapter 17: Troubleshooting Common Problems 315

Troubleshooting iPad Problems: A Quick Guide 316

Troubleshooting iPad Problems Step-by-Step 316

Shut down whatever app you’re using 317

Restore a changed setting 317

Shut down and then restart your iPad 318

Reboot the iPad hardware 318

Recharge your iPad 319

Check for iPadOS updates 319

Free up storage space 319

Check your Wi-Fi connection 321

Reset your settings 323

Erase and restore your content and settings 324

Getting Help on the Apple Website 325

If Nothing I Suggest Helps 326

Dude, Where’s My Stuff? 327

Part 6: The Part of Tens 329

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Beef Up Privacy and Security 331

Lock Your iPad with a Passcode 332

Lock Your iPad with a Fingerprint 333

Lock Your iPad with Facial Recognition 334

Configure Your iPad to Sleep Automatically 335

Back Up Your iPad 336

Control Which Apps Can Use Your Location 337

Make Sure Apps Can’t Track You 337

Control App Access to Your iPad’s Hardware and Data 338

Check for Compromised Passwords 339

Set Restrictions on a Child’s iPad 339

Chapter 19: Ten Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts 341

Use Do Not Disturb for Others 341

Turn Off Keyboard Clicks 342

Create a Website Home Screen Shortcut 342

Customize Your Dock with Your Most Used Apps 342

Type on a Floating Keyboard 343

Look Up Words 343

Find Almost Anything Using Spotlight 343

Long-Press Home Screen Icons 344

Lock Your Screen’s Rotation 344

Use a Volume Button as a Camera Shutter 344

Index 345

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