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Tapping into Possibilities - Enjoy your iPad to the fullest

Tapping into Possibilities

Enjoy your iPad to the Fullest

 

By Lalit Popli

&

Gautam Popli

Copyright 2015 Lalit Popli

Smashwords Edition

 

Smashwords Edition, License Notes

Thank you for downloading this ebook. You are welcome to share it with your friends. This book may be reproduced, copied and distributed for non-commercial purposes, provided the book remains in its original form.

 

The authors also make no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this work and specifically disclaim all warranties, including without limitation warranties of fitness for a particular purpose. No warranty may be created or extended by sales or promotional materials, the advice and strategies contained herein may not be suitable for every situation. The fact that an organization or website or app is referred to in this work as a citation and/or potential source of further information does not mean that the author endorses the information. The organization or website or app may further provide or recommendations it may make. Further readers should be aware that internet / websites/app’s listed in this work may have changed or disappeared between when this work was written and when it is read. Any slights of people or organizations are unintentional.

 

iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

iPad © 2015 Apple Inc

 

Table of Contents

 

From the Authors

Introduction

iPad-Basics

Taking the first look at the Gadget

Understanding-Gestures

Getting to know your Home Screen

iPad Settings

Notification Settings

Control Centre

Do not Disturb

General Settings

Wallpaper and Brightness

Sounds

Passcode

Backup and Restore using iTunes

Adding and Managing your Apps (Appstore)

iPad for Communications

iPad for Browsing the Web

iPad for Productivity

Keynote

Pages

Numbers

Must have Apps

iPad Quick Questions

 

From the Authors:

Gautam Popli:

 

I would like to thank my grand-parents, parents, school – Hiranandani Foundation School and especially my teachers and in particular my school principal – Ms. Neelu Lamba who always encouraged me to explore things around me and do not be afraid of failure. Some things I have read, while many things I have still to understand especially related to office work. But to all my friends who will read this book, it is very easy and in small period of time you will become expert in usage of a wonder device from Apple Ltd. called iPad.

Lalit Popli:

 

This book (which by the way is a misnomer for this material) is an outcome of trying to prepare a small presentation to update team members on the usage of iPad. As we went through the material and interacted with employees and distributors of Apple in India, we realized that this wonderful device called iPad is full of smart tricks which if we understand, can help us as an individual to increase our personal and professional productivity manifold.

This journey also made me aware that children are able to grasp the inner working of the gadgets much faster than adults and the iPad is so easy at a very basic level that even my son was able to take me through some of the areas of settings very easily.

As I started expanding my reading and implementing the learning I started appreciating iPad more and more and I am amazed at the design team who have visualized our requirements so much in detail, that this device has now become an important productivity tool.

Although I would not like to call this a book but the outcome is in the form of the book. To call this work original would also be an incorrect statement as I have gone through so many materials on the subject and have been highly influenced by some of the material that I have a sense that I have used them in one form or another hence I am unable to give due credits.

This book is prepared in a very visual form so that with one glance the point can come across very easily and you do not need to go through the technical details. This book is not meant as a technical guide or for an expert user.

Hope you enjoy reading it as we enjoyed the process of creating it.

Happy Tapping

 

Introduction

For lot of people an iPad has become a must to have companion. They use it to read e-books / pdf, organize their photographs, listen to their music, watch the favorite movies or generally explore the online world. In addition to its advantages there is generally an aspiration to have an iPad especially in growing economy like India, partly because of the hype that gets created every time a new generation iPad is released.

 

This particular chapter is written primarily for those who are thinking of buying the latest iPad either first time or replacement of their current iPad or an additional iPad for themselves. Because of diverse need, I have tried to cover different iPad models, their pros and cons along with the must accessories that you should evaluate to have to get more advantage of the iPad.

In addition to the hardware of the iPad, software plays an important part and with Apple we have seen that with each upgrade it has tried to improve upon the functionalities and features of the iPad.

Features with iOS 8.x

 

iPad gets its features from a combination of hardware and its software operating system, with the most current operating system being iOS 8.x, though small updates appear all the time, so by the time you may be reading this, you might have 8.4, 5, or 7. If you already have an iPad, then this section will help you understand some features in iOS 8.x.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. An A8X chip with M8 motion coprocessor on iPad AIR 2: The A8X chip with 64 bit architecture along with M8 motion coprocessor is at the heart of both of the current iPad models iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. It is an exceptionally powerful chip for a mobile CPU. Designed by Apple and based as usual on technology from British company ARM, and manufactured exclusively for Apple by Samsung, it brings mobile computing into the 64-bit domain, giving developers the opportunity to write more efficient code. Despite being more powerful than its predecessors, the chip manages with less electricity, enabling the slimmer iPad Air 2 to have an all-day battery life.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Retina display: ‘Retina’ is the term used by Apple for a screen where the pixels are so small that, at a typical viewing distance, the human eye can’t resolve them. The iPad Air 2’s 264 pixels per inch put it in this class, and it looks very sharp. At 2048 × 1536 pixels, it can show more detail than a 24-inch desktop monitor.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. An improved 8-megapixel iSight camera: The rear-facing iSight camera offers advanced optics, an illumination sensor, a face detection feature that makes people you capture clearer, and the ability to capture video in 1080 pixels full HD video.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Dictation: You can use the Dictation feature to speak into your iPad rather than typing. This comes in handy in apps like Maps, Mail, and Notes.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Available 4G LTE: Whereas the original iPad and iPad 2 were offered in a 3G version, the third, fourth-generation iPad and iPad mini along with iPad Air, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 can take advantage of 4G and even 4G LTE, the latest in cellular communication technology, which simply means you can get a very fast, strong connection to the Internet if you are near a 4G-enabled location. Unfortunately, because this is a relatively recent technology, it is still to be made available in India on a large scale. However, the fourth and fifth generation iPad brought with it more LTE bands to give you a better chance to take advantage of LTE.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. An improved FaceTime HD camera in iPad Air 2: The FaceTime camera on the front of the iPad, above the screen when you are holding it in portrait (tall) orientation, works at just 1.2 megapixels, but its main purpose is to shoot FaceTime video calls, which it does at 720p HD.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. FaceTime over cellular: You can now use the FaceTime video calling feature to call others over cellular networks (if you have a 3G/4G iPad model) as well as over Wi-Fi.

 

In both cases, that is front or rear camera a sensor featuring ‘backside illumination’ technology helps you shoot better in low light.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Brand-new Maps: The Maps app has been totally rebuilt from iOS 8.0. Graphics are crisper, and you have more control over panning, tilting, and zooming. You can use Maps to get spoken turn-by-turn navigation, as well as traffic information in real time. Again in India the traffic information in real time is difficult.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Siri: This is a technology that was introduced with iPhone 4s and appeared first on iPad’s third-generation models. You can talk to Siri and ask questions from the practical (Where’s the nearest bank branch?) to the fun (Where can I watch a movie?) etc.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Sharing: You can share photos with your Facebook friends, share links from Safari, share high scores from Game Center, or update your status using Notification Center or Siri.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Guided Access: This accessibility feature allows you to focus your iPad to just certain sites or apps to help you or those you are helping to have an easier learning experience.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Find My Friends: You can use this application to share your location with others and receive alerts when friends leave or arrive at a certain location.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Touch ID: Fingerprint identity sensor is not built into the home button.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Apple Pay: You can now start paying using your iPad with Touch id Apps.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Health Kit: One of iOS 8's big time leaked features before WWDC, Health is a sort of umbrella app for all the data collected by a range of health- and fitness-related apps and peripherals, bringing the data together for ease of comparison and tracking. It's a nice idea in its basic form, although it's debatable how well the healthcare-related elements will cross the pond, given the vastly different provisions in different countries. But things could get a lot more interesting in the future, as developers get their hands on the source code. The Health Kit developer tools will let develops come up with new ways to manipulate the data in useful ways.

 

Having seen the features on offer due to iOS 8.0, let us now get into the difficult question on which iPad is most suitable for me.

Choosing the Right iPad

Although selection of iPad is primarily a function of cost and availability, still there is a good chance that you can get a used iPad from the market in India and therefore being aware of the various options and models would help you make the right choice.

 

At a first glance even though there are slight differences in weight, thickness and general looks, among different generations or models of iPad, if you pick up an iPad you may find difficulty in being able to identify the various model as their main differences are basically in the hardware which makes this technology work.

 

At the time of writing this book following models were available in India.

 

iPad 2: The second generation of Apple’s venerable tablet – iPad 2 – was a great improvement on its predecessor in both design and hardware. The iconic tablet is thin at 8.8mm and weighs just 613 grams. It comes with 9.7 inch screen (measured across the diagonal, which is how computer displays and TV screens are usually described).

 

iPad Air: iPad Air lives up to its name by being substantially lighter than older models for example the weight of Wi-Fi + Cellular is around 480 grams. Like the iPad Air, earlier standard iPads all come with a 9.7-inch screen. The viewable screen area is roughly 7.5 × 5.5 inches.

iPad Air 2: iPad Air 2 is a marked improvement over iPad Air in terms of power under the hood and the design. It is very slim and weighs around 450 grams and the screen resolution has improved in a big way with a Touch id technology for security.

 

However, if you are of the opinion that smaller is better, then you might want to opt for the new 7.9” display iPad mini 3. This model is thinner and lighter than other models (the weight of Wi-Fi + Cellular is around 341 grams). Otherwise, its specifications pretty much match’s the specifications of iPad Air 2 in terms of screen resolution and processor power.

 

Which iPad to select on size basis would depend on your own comfort?

 

If you are planning to buy a new iPad then you would have to select from the above models i.e,

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p<>{color:#000;}. iPad 2s (at a discounted price)

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p<>{color:#000;}. iPad Air

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p<>{color:#000;}. iPad Air 2 and

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p<>{color:#000;}. iPad mini 3

 

Other aspects to consider is that iPad Air and iPad mini 3 models have the following three variations:

✓ Space: Amount of built-in storage

✓ Method used for connecting to the Internet:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Wi-Fi only

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p<>{color:#000;}. Wi-Fi and 3G (iPad2)

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p<>{color:#000;}. Wi-Fi and 4G (iPad Air, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3)

✓ Color: Space Grey and Silver. iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 also comes in Gold Color.

 

Again the color options are very personal and would depend upon your choice.

 

For Memory and Method of internet connectivity following should be the points that you should consider:

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p<>{color:#000;}. iPad Air comes with 4 storage variant:

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p<>{color:#000;}. 16 GB

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p<>{color:#000;}. 32 GB

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p<>{color:#000;}. 64 GB

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p<>{color:#000;}. 128 GB

 

While iPad Air 2 does not have 32 GB option. It has 16, 64 and 128 GB option only.

 

Please note that you must choose the right amount of storage because you cannot open the unit and add to it, as you usually can with a desktop computer. There is also no way to directly insert a flash drive (also known as a USB stick) to add backup capacity because iPad has no USB port — or CD/DVD drive, for that matter. However, Apple has thoughtfully provided iCloud, a service you can use to save space by backing up content to the Internet.

 

In addition with an Apple Digital AV Adapter accessory, you can plug into the iPad to attach an HDMI-enabled device, such as an external hard drive for additional storage capacity, but this is an extra expense option.

 

To dig deeper selection of the storage depends on the following 2 parameters:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Price

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Price: This is assuming you have unlimited budget as Apple upgrades the software and releases new versions of the hardware on regular basis; I avoided getting too specific on pricing and memory specifications. However I advise you to visit www.apple.com/ipad to check the latest details whenever, you need to get the latest information.

 

Usage: Another aspect you have to keep in mind while selecting an appropriate storage for your iPad is your Usage needs.

 

If you like lots of media, such as audio, movies, books or TV serials, and you want to store them on your iPad (rather than experiencing or accessing this content online on sites such as You-tube, Tata sky or from your Mac/PC using an app like Air Video or through Wi-Fi enabled hard-disk), you might need maximum capacity. For most people who manage a reasonable number of photos, download some music, check email, browse web and use small foot-print apps, a smaller storage would be enough. Personally I think with Apple providing facilities like iTunes and iCloud and having a robust environment for sync and streaming, a saving on cost with lower storage can be thought of. Again here only you can decide what works for you.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Determining whether you need Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi and 3G/4G

 

Another point to consider is whether your model has Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi and 3G/4G. Because the iPad is great for browsing online, shopping online, e-mailing, and so on, obviously having an Internet connection for your device is pretty essential. That’s where Wi-Fi and 3G/4G come in. Both are technologies used to connect to the Internet, and in case you need a refresher course, here is a quick summary:

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Wi-Fi is what you use to connect to a wireless network at home or office or at your local coffee shop or an airport that offers Wi-Fi. This type of network uses short-range radio to connect devices to the Internet; its range is reasonably limited — so if you leave home or walk out of the coffee shop, you cannot use it. (These limitations are changing as some towns are installing community-wide Wi-Fi networks.)

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. 3G and 4G cell phone technologies allow an iPad to connect to the Internet via a cellular network which is widespread. You use it in much the same way you make calls from just about anywhere using your mobile phone. 3G is available on iPad 2; 4G is available on third- and fourth-generation iPad; IPad Air, iPad Air 2 as well as in iPad mini 3, and as it is the latest cellular connection technology, it may not be available in every location. You will still connect to the Internet when 3G/4G service is not available, but without the advantage of the superfast 3G/4G technology.

 

You can buy an iPad with only Wi-Fi or one with both Wi-Fi and 3G or 3G and 4G capabilities. Getting a 3G/4G iPad costs additional money, but it also includes GPS so that you can get more accurate driving directions. Also, to use your 3G/4G network, you have to pay Telecom Company a monthly fee.

 

You can also use the hotspot feature on a smart phone, which allows iPad to use your phone’s 3G or 4G connection to go online if you pay for a data plan on your smart phone (which I am assuming everyone has). The only drawback of this approach is that you are dependent on two devices to get your work done. Check out the features of your phone to turn on hotspot.

 

If you want to use your iPad at any location when you are travelling in the city or outside the city get 3G/4G and pay the price. But if you want to use your iPad mainly at home or using a Wi-Fi hotspot (a location where Wi-Fi access to the Internet is available, such as at an Internet cafe or a library), do not bother with 3G/4G.

 

Now you are fully aware of your decision criteria to buy the iPad configuration most useful to you, but before you go to buy the same, please look at other devices, connections and accounts you need to have a fantastic experience.

 

In addition to the iPad you will also need to open an iCloud account to store to share content online. You will also need a computer to download photo, music or applications from non-Apple sources and then transfer the same to your iPad through iTunes using the process called syncing. The question normally comes here is that can I use iPad without owning a computer and by just using Wi-Fi at my house. The answers is “Yes” you can use it very easily by just having a Wi-Fi at your house or using the “Hotspot” feature of your smart phones to connect the iPad to internet.

 

I however recommend that you have

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. A Mac or PC with a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port and one of the following operating systems:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later

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p<>{color:#000;}. Windows 7 or Windows 8 or later.

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p<>{color:#000;}. iTunes. Please check the latest version of iTunes at www.itunes.com/download

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p<>{color:#000;}. An Apple ID and iTunes Store account

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p<>{color:#000;}. Internet access

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p<>{color:#000;}. An iCloud account

iPad Accessories

Accessories for your iPad can make your computing life easier. You can get them from Apple or explore the broad and ever-growing world of third-party accessories makers.

 

At present, Apple offers a few accessories you might want to check out when you purchase your iPad (or you can purchase them later), including:

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. iPad Smart Case/Smart Cover: Your iPad is an expensive product and, unlike a laptop computer, it has an exposed screen that can be damaged if you drop or scratch it. Investing in the iPad Smart Case or Smart Cover is a good idea to protect the screen. The iPad Smart Cover covers only the front of your device and the Smart Case, covers the entire iPad.

 

The official Apple iPad Smart Cover and Case have an ingenious little slot on the back. You can flip the front cover back and tuck it into the slot to make the case rest on your desk or counter at a very handy angle for viewing and typing. You can also prop up the case in a kind of U-shaped configuration to give presentations to others.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. iPad Camera Connection Kit: Because there is no USB port on an iPad, one cannot use USB connection to upload photos from your digital camera or media card to your iPad. If you want to add this functionality, you can use this handy kit.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. iPad Keyboard Dock: The iPad provides an onscreen keyboard that is passable, especially if you position it to view things in landscape orientation. However, if you are a touch typist who wants to write long notes or e-mails, or you want to use the iPad as a primary computing device, the iPad Keyboard Dock or a wireless keyboard could be a must-have. You get some dedicated keys for brightness and volume control, a lock key, and some iPod controls. However, you can use the Keyboard Dock with your iPad only in portrait mode. You can also use an Apple Wireless Keyboard or any Bluetooth keyboard with your iPad.

 

 

Given below is an example of Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio for iPad.

 

 

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic: There are two versions of these: in-ear and not-so in-ear. They both offer remote control of your audio.

 

 

In Ear Headphone

 

 

 

Apple Ear Pods

 

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p))<>{color:#000;}. Apple Lighting to USB Cables:

 

 

This USB 2.0 cable connects your iPad with Lightning connector to your computer’s USB port for syncing or to the Apple USB Power Adapter for convenient charging from a wall outlet.

 

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p))<>{color:#000;}. Apple Lighting to VGA Adapter:

 

 

Share what’s on your iPad screen with an even larger audience by connecting it to a TV, monitor, projector or LCD display that uses a VGA connector.

 

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p))<>{color:#000;}. Apple Lighting Digital AV Adapter:

 

 

Mirror exactly what you see on your iPad on your widescreen TV, video projection screen or other HDMI-compatible display.

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p))<>{color:#000;}. Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader:

 

 

 

With the Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader, it’s easy to download photos and videos from your digital camera to your iPad or iPad mini so you can view them on the gorgeous iPad display and share them with family and friends.

 

After you insert the SD card into the reader, your iPad automatically opens the Photos app, which lets you choose which photos and videos to import, then organizes them into albums. When you sync iPad or iPad mini to your PC or Mac, the photos and videos on your iPad are added to your computer’s photo library.

 

I think lightning connector has made life much easier and here is what I like about the Lightning connector:

 

The Lightning connector is incredibly small and feels good in your hand. The Lightning connector is reversible! No more fumbling in the dark with plugging in your iPad for overnight charging.

 

The Lightning connector seats securely inside your Device. The connector head is one encapsulated piece instead of a row of wobbly pins.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Printers: Several printers from companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Canon, and Epson work with iPad’s native printing capability to handle wireless printing. You can browse all models at the online Apple Store (http://store.apple.com).

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Apple TV 3rd Generation: With Apple TV, everything you want to watch whether it is films (some in 1080p), or photo slideshows and more, you can play wirelessly on your widescreen TV or connected with projector on screen. You do not need to manage storage or sync to your iTunes library.

 

HD films from iTunes can be played over the internet on your HDTV and music and photos stream from your computer. All you have to do is click and watch.

 

 

If you want to explore more third-party accessories, there are many, and more appear all the time. Just perform a search for iPad accessories. You will find that there are suede, leather, neoprene, aluminum, and canvas cases; a variety of stands; carrying bags; screen protectors; and external batteries to supplement iPad’s impressive ten-hour battery life.

iPad Basics

When you give over your hard-earned money for your iPad, you’re left holding one box about the size of a package of copy paper. Here’s what you will find when you take off the shrink wrap and open the box:

 

 

 

✓ iPad: Your iPad is covered in two plastic sheets you can take off and toss. (Unless you think there’s a chance you’ll return it, in which case you might want to keep all packaging for 14 days — Apple’s return period.)

 

✓ Documentation Booklet: You find a small white envelope under the iPad itself, about the size of a half-dozen index cards. Open it, and you’ll find a tiny, useless pamphlet: This pamphlet, named Important Product Information Guide, is essentially small print which is more regulatory in nature.

 

✓ A small card containing the actual documentation (sort of): This displays a picture of the iPad and callouts to its buttons on one side, and the other side contains about three sentences of instructions for setting it up and info about where to go online to find out more.

 

✓ Lightning to USB Cable (iPad Air, fourth-generation iPad, iPad mini and iPad mini with retina display)/Dock

Connector to USB Cable (all other iPad models): Use this cord to connect the iPad to your computer, or use it with the last item in the box, which is the power adapter.

 

✓ 10W USB Power Adapter: The power adapter attaches to the Lightning to USB Cable so you can plug it into the wall and charge the battery.

 

That is all that you get. It is kind of simplicity which Apple is associated with.

 

Taking the first look at the Gadget:

Here is the rundown on what these things are and what they do:

 

(The all-important) Home button: In the initial iPad’s i.e. before the iOS 4.2 update, you had to go back to the Home screen to do just about anything. If you were accessing your emails and wanted to open the calendar, you pushed the Home button and you would exit the email app and end up on the Home screen, where you could tap one of the application icons, such as the calendar app (or whatever app you wanted to use), to open it.

 

After iOS 4.2 added the ability to multitask (have various apps open at the same time and switch among them), you did not have to use the Home button to first return to the Home screen and then open another app; rather, you display a multitasking bar of apps and choose one from there. However, it is still the case that no matter where you are or what you are doing, you can push Home and you are back to home base.

 

This simple update has taken the user experience to a new height and today we have taken the same for granted.

 

 

Front View:

 

Back View:

 

Side View of iPad Air:

 

 

Sleep/Wake button: You can use this button to power up your iPad, put it in sleep mode, wake it up, or power it down.

 

Lightning Connector (iPad Air, fourth-generation iPad, iPad mini and iPad mini with retina display)/Dock Connector slot (all other iPad models): This is where you plug in the Lightning to USB Cable/Dock Connector to USB Cable to charge your battery or sync with your computer Also use this slot for the Camera Connection Kit or to connect various AV adapter cables.

 

Cameras: iPads (except for the original iPad) offer front- and rear-facing cameras that you can use to shoot photos or video. The rear one is on the top-right corner, and you need to be careful not to put your thumb over it while taking shots.

 

Silent/Screen Rotation Lock switch: The iPad screen rotates to match the angle you are holding it at. If you want to stick with one orientation even if you spin the iPad in circles, you can use this little switch to lock the screen, which is especially handy when reading an e-book. (Note that some apps can override this functionality if they require one orientation or the other.) You can also customize the function of this switch using iPad——> General——> Settings to make the switch mute sounds instead of locking the screen rotation.

 

Mono speaker: One of the nice surprises I had when I first got my iPad was the great little sound system it has and how much sound can come out of this little speaker. The speaker is located on the bottom edge of the screen below the Home button.

 

Volume: This is a volume rocker you use like any other volume rocker:

Tap up for more volume and down for less.

 

Headphone jack and microphone: If you want to listen to your music in private, you can plug a 3.5mm mini jack headphone and some 1⁄8” headphones in here (including an iPhone headset, if you have one, which gives you bidirectional sound). There’s also a tiny microphone that makes it possible to speak into your iPad to do things like video calling services, or other apps that accept audio input.

 

Charging the Battery

 

You’ve heard about the awesome ten-hour battery life on your iPad, and it’s all true. Like my iPad showed up almost fully charged from the Apple Store, but even if you got yours shipped, it should’ve been at least partially charged.

 

But all batteries run down eventually (the little battery icon in the iPad Status bar will tell you when you’re running low), so one of your first priorities is to know how to recharge your battery. This is a pretty obvious procedure, given the few items that come with your iPad, but just in case you need help, you can follow these steps to get that battery meter up to 100 percent:

 

1. Gather your iPad, connector cord, and power adapter.

 

2. Gently plug the USB end of the Lightning to USB Cable (or the Dock Connector to USB Cable) into the USB Power Adapter.

3. Plug the other end of the cord into the Lightning Connector (or Dock Connector slot) on the iPad.

4. Plug the adapter into an electrical outlet.

Getting your iPad up and running

 

Turning iPad On and Registering It

 

Apple has done a pretty nice job of getting folks to sign up for its services, such as iTunes and iCloud, whether Apple product owners want to or not. In fact, the first time you turn on your iPad, you have to register it using either a connection to a computer with the latest version of iTunes installed before you can get it to do anything at all, or you can use Apple’s new iCloud service to register your iPad. This section covers both methods.

 

Registering iPad using a computer

 

After you have an iTunes account hold the iPad with one hand on either side, oriented like a pad of paper, and then follow these steps to register it:

 

1. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on the top of your iPad until the Apple logo appears.

 

In another moment a screen appears, asking whether you want to register via iCloud or use iTunes. If you choose via iCloud, you can simply follow directions to register. If you want to use iTunes, tap the iTunes option and proceed. (If you prefer to register using iCloud instead, see the next section.)

 

2. Plug the Lightning to USB Cable (or the Dock Connector to USB Cable) that came with your device into your iPad.

 

3. Plug the other end into a USB port on your computer.

Both your computer and iPad think for a few moments while they exchange some data.

 

4. Sign in to your iTunes account in the dialog that appears on your computer’s screen, and then follow the simple onscreen instructions to register your iPad and choose what content is automatically downloaded when you connect your iPad to your computer.

 

During registration you also get to choose a language and country; choose a network; agree to terms and conditions; choose to use the Find My iPad service; choose to use the Siri feature (available only on third and fourth-generation iPads, iPad Air, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3); select whether to automatically send information about your iPad to Apple; and choose whether to allow location services to use your current location. (If you’re not sure about these options, you can accept or decline any of them, and then you can change these settings later using various settings discussed throughout this book.) When you’re done, your iPad Home screen appears, and you’re in business.

 

5. Unplug the Lightning to USB Cable (or the Dock Connector to USB Cable).

 

If you buy your iPad at an Apple Store, the Apple Store representatives register it for you, and you can avoid getting an iTunes account right away and in fact skip this whole process (though you’ll probably want to get an iTunes account to get at the treasure trove of content and apps, some of which are free).

 

You can choose to have certain items transferred to your iPad from your computer when you sync, including music, videos, downloaded apps, contacts, calendars, e-books, podcasts, and browser bookmarks. You can also transfer to your computer content you download directly to your iPad using the iTunes and App Store apps as well as content you gather through the Newsstand, iBooks, Podcasts, and iTunesU apps.

 

Registering your iPad using iCloud

 

In Step 1 of the preceding section, you might choose to register your device via iCloud. In that case, to use iCloud, you need to have access to a Wi-Fi hotspot or have a 3G or 4G iPad so you can connect directly to the Internet.

 

When you make this choice, rather than signing into iTunes, you provide an Apple ID. If you don’t have an Apple ID, you’re offered the option of creating one right then and there. That ID will be associated with your iCloud account, and you will use it for various iCloud-supported activities.

 

You’ll also be asked to respond to various questions, such as your preferred language and country. When you finish answering these questions, your iPad is registered without ever having plugged it into a computer.

Status Bar:

 

 

iPad has an status bar which gives you many important updates and one has to be aware of the same. On the top right hand side it gives indication related to battery like:

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p<>{color:#000;}. A charging indication is displayed if you are charging the iPad.

 

In the middle of the status bar a time is displayed which is dependent on the time settings done by you.

 

On the left hand side of the status bar much important status icons are displayed. The explanation of the same is given in the next page.

 

 

 

 

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Understanding Gestures

If you’ve never before owned a Multi-Touch device from Apple, you may be unfamiliar with crazy phrases like ‘pinch-to-zoom’ and the difference between flick and swipe. Have no fear: While some of these gestures may have odd names, they’re easy enough to pick up.

In addition you can also set-up multitasking gestures. Multitasking gestures enable you to use four or five fingers to switch between apps. Switch this feature on by tapping Settings and General, and ensuring the Multitasking Gestures button is turned on (it appears in green).

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p<>{color:#000;}. Double-tap: Tap an object twice in succession to effect a double-tap. Double-taps are primarily used for zooming in or out on text.

 

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Tap, hold, and drag:

 

For some functions, such as highlighting text, copying and pasting or deleting and moving apps, you’ll need to tap and hold down on the screen. When you do this on a piece of text, it will highlight in blue, and editing handles – vertical lines with blue dots – will appear on either side of the highlighted area. You can tap, hold and, while holding down, drag your finger to increase or decrease the selection.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Flick and Swipe:

 

Swiping is one of your primary navigational tools. You use a left or right swipe to move through app pages on your home screen or images in the photo app. You use an up or down swipe to read text in Safari, ibooks or elsewhere. It is one of the easiest gesture to learn.

 

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You can even rotate some elements with two or more fingers. Just place two fingers on the screen and make a circular gesture, clockwise or counter clock wise.

 

 

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To zoom in or to open something place your thumb and index finger pinched together, on screen and spread them apart. To zoom out, do the reverse.

 

 

 

 

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Getting to know your Home Screen

 

 

Now that you’ve taken your first step into the Apple iPad world it is time to understand on how to navigate the new iPad

 

Home Screen

 

When you first turn on your device, you’re brought to the Home screen. Here, you’ll see an assortment of icons grouped into rows, and several more icons grouped in the grey background “Dock” along the bottom of the screen. The Home screen is where your apps are there and where you can launch them.

 

The Dock

 

The grey translucent bar along the bottom of your Home screen is called the Dock. If you’ve tried going between app pages, you’ll notice the icons in the Dock don’t change from one app page to the next; this is because the Dock is for the most frequently used apps (up to six apps).

 

 

 

Search in Spotlight

 

Swipe down on your screen and you will reach a spotlight. To search, just type your query in the text box at the top. (Image to come here)

 

Open and close an app.

 

To open an app, all you have to do is tap its icon. Once it’s open, you can return to the Home screen at any time by pressing the Home button.

 

Rearrange and delete apps

 

To rearrange the order of your icons, tap and hold any icon on the Home screen, after a few seconds, all your app icons, including the one you’re holding, will start to wiggle, and a small black X will pop up in each icon’s top-left corner. Once they do this, you can rearrange any apps on the Home screen, or even drag them into or out of the Dock. If you have installed a third-party app you don’t want any more, you can tap the X to delete it (do note that you cannot delete the apps that came pre-installed on your device). When you’re finished, press the Home button, and your icons will stop wiggling and stay in their new location.

 

Use folders

 

A folder is a group of apps, represented by a single icon, on your Home screen. To create a folder, start by tapping and holding any app icon to enter Edit mode; after the icons begin to wiggle, drag an app on top of another app. When you release the app, you’ll create a folder, which will open and display both apps.

 

The multi-tasking bar

 

Switch between apps by double pressing the Home button. The iPad shows all the apps which are open and you can select any app that you want to work upon. You can also remove the application from background by swiping the app from bottom (Home) to top.

iPad Settings

Now that you have got an iPad in your hand and set-it up for use, let us look into a bit deeper into the heart of things and we start with the setting in iPad through which you control your iPad behavior and behaviors of the apps that you will use in order to improve your productivity. To go to the settings, go to your home screen or search for settings app (icon) and click on the same.

 

 

Following are the useful things that you can do through the settings option:

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p<>{color:#000;}. You can check for Siri setting

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p<>{color:#000;}. Enable what Spotlight search should search into.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Change the size of the text.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Enable options for Vision impaired users

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p<>{color:#000;}. Support for hearing aids and provision of subtitles and captioning for the hearing challenged users.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Set-up for local time zone

In addition to the above things which you can do, the settings screen also provides a central mechanism to access all of the apps and services on your iPad device.

 

So in addition to the general section where you can see and make changes in all of the settings and options to change how your iPad works, it is only one of the list which you can see on the left hand side of the settings window.

 

The connections are grouped at the top and which we are very beautifully and institutively designed.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Connections: For deciding how the iPad will connect with internet and other device.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Notification Centre, Control Centre and Do not Disturb settings

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p<>{color:#000;}. In addition to General Section, Wallpapers, brightness, Sounds, pass codes and privacy setting can be made for the iPad.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Group of Native applications that are pre-installed on the iPad: Here you can configure iCloud for each apps and settings options for Messages, Maps, Safari and Mail are also available here.

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p<>{color:#000;}. All other apps are then grouped together

 

Navigating the Settings:

 

 

 

 

Open Settings

 

Tap the Settings icon to enter the full setting options.

 

 

Simple Menus

 

Settings comprises of simple menus where the features can be toggled with simple tap.

 

 

 

Grouped Settings

 

On the left hand side all the options are grouped in a logical and an intuitive order.

 

 

Individual Settings and Making Changes:

 

Tapping the left hand side menu items changes the settings on the right hand side. On tapping the menu item on the right hand side you can select the changes that you want. In the above examples we are changing the time manually.

The back button

 

Use the back button “<” at the top of the right pane to return to the main Settings view.

 

Configure your Side Switch:

 

 

 

You have two options to set for the side switch

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Here you can ensure that if you want to stop the rotation of your screen from portrait to landscape and vice – versa. However please note that some application do not allow the same to happen.

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If you select this options, then when you press the side switch the volume will be muted.

Setting up Siri:

 

 

 

Siri is a very useful functionality to be used to get your work done via voice commands it read out to you through voice.

 

Your connectivity options

 

The first group of options that you will find after tapping setting app is the connectivity option on the left hand side.

 

 

Airplane mode

 

On tapping and enabling Airplane mode, all connectivity options are turned off:

 

Wi-Fi

 

On tapping the Wi-Fi Option, the iPad selects the last Wi-Fi in used if the same is available. In addition it also searches for all the Wi-Fi connections that are in its range and allows users to select its preferred Wi-Fi.

 

On selection of a new Wi-Fi connection it asks you to name the connection and configure the Security aspect of the connection

 

 

 

Bluetooth

 

 

 

 

On enabling the Bluetooth option the iPad searches for all Bluetooth enabled devices within its range and display’s the same

 

 

Cellular Data

 

 

 

On selecting the cellular data the users is shown various option on the right hand pane which you can configure in line with your requirement.

 

Personal Hotspot

 

 

If you want to use the connectivity of your iPad to access the internet for other device you can set the Personal hotspot on. A Wi-Fi Password is displayed which you need to enter in the other device for authentication and connectivity.

 

You can set the connectivity as Automatic or manual (if you disable automatic).

 

Carrier

 

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iPad picks up the carrier automatically however there are chances that you may want to select a particular carrier wherein you set it up as Manual and then select your carrier.

 

Notification Center

The iPad is one of the best communication devices, where all apps help you to be in touch with others and for others to be in touch with you. It is but obvious that you cannot be looking at your screen all the time for emails, message or any other alerts that you have set-up. To help you there Apple has built an amazing Notification Center for you to manage your notifications. All apps can send notifications, these appear at the top of the screen with an icon and name for the app that is sending the notification, along with a summary of the message. You can tap this message and the app whose notification you have tapped opens up.

 

Managing the notification center is very important for you, as you can assure by the right setting that all notifications that are important to you are seen by you and at the same time they do not disturb you let’s say when you are sleeping or in meeting.

 

The notification center can be accessed from anywhere thus you will never miss an important message.

 

Access on Lock Screen

 

Through the set-up you can decide what you want to do in the notification center. Like you if want to see reminders for today then you can configure the same or tomorrow summary then the same can be configured.

Notifications View

 

 

You can also configure how you want your notification to appear as and in case in locked screen mode if you want notification to be displayed.

 

Today’s View

 

All Entries for the day is displayed when you see the “Today’s View” option in the Notification Panel.

All View

 

 

All Notifications irrespective of dates will be displayed if you select the all option.

Missed Notifications

 

 

In case of any notifications that you would have missed, the same would be displayed in the panel given above.

 

Control Center

iPad is a great device which has in advance thought of many small nice things that you will need while working it. One of them is the Control Center. The Control center is nothing but a short cut in things that you can do easily with one or two taps. To activate the Control center you have to swipe up from the bottom of the screen and the control center is up which consists of many small things that you can change with one tap. For eg:

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p<>{color:#000;}. If you are on flight and you want to go in the airplane mode then you can select it directly from here.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Many a times you want to lock the orientation of the screen in some app, you can bring up the control center and easily do the same.

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p<>{color:#000;}. You can off course increase or decrease the brightness that you want.

 

 

Through this set-up you can decide if you want to access the control center in case you are on the lock screen or within apps. This is very useful in the event you are playing any game and every time you swipe up from the bottom of the screen, then control center come up instead of any action on the game.

 

The above screen shows the options that are displayed once you invoke the control center.

Do not disturb

 

Do not disturb is an option which you can enable if you are sleeping or in a meeting or generally want an interruption free day.

General

 

The General Option is what can consider the heart of your iPad. Here you can check and set nearly everything that your iPad can do. Let us go through some of them.

 

Updating your Software

 

The first thing that you see on the right hand side panel when you tap on the general option of the setting is “About”. on Tapping “About”, iPad displays all the current setting in terms of Name of iPad, Network,
capacity, IMEI number etc. The next thing you see is the “Software Update” option.

Tap on the Software Update option and it tells the latest iOS version which is released and you can read what are the changes by tapping into Learn More option.

 

 

 

You can also install this updated iOS version on the iPad by tapping into Install Now option. On tapping the Install Now option, you will be asked to input the passcode that you have set for the same

Siri

 

 

As explained before Siri is a very useful functionality to be used to get your work done via voice commands it read out to you through voice if you want to use the same, then you have to enable it using General- Siri and enable the same. You can also customize the Siri with setting up the language you want to here, the gender of the voice and when to receive any feedback.

 

Spotlight Search

 

 

This setting tells the iPad where he has to search when the required details are inputted in the Spotlight Option.

 

 

Text Size

 

Through this option you can select the size of the text that you want to have on your iPad. This is very useful for people who have near sightedness or for elderly people.

Accessibility

 

 

Through this option and going through VISION option you can set how you want to see your iPad data for you.

You can also set text, button shapes, hearing aids and most importantly set-up “Guided Access” which keeps the iPad in a single app and allows you to control the features that are available. To start “Guided Access”, we have to Triple Click the Home Button in the App where we want to use “Guided Access”

Usage

 

Usage gives as an option to check out battery set-up, the storage which are iPad has and also the iCloud Usage.

Restrictions

 

 

Restriction Control as the name suggests is an area where you can set up the restrictions in terms of app usage or data usage or content usage.

General – Privacy

 

 

 

You can view Restrictions like “Parental Controls” option in TV. Using options available in Restrictions you can ensure that your iPad is used the way you want. If you have young children at home, then you can also set-up want kind of content which can be accessed through the iPad.

Background App Refresh

 

 

 

Reset

 

 

As the name suggests you can reset all the changes that you have done by going into this section and making your selection.

Date and Time

 

 

You can set –up date and time that you want as well in the format that you want using this option. In below image if you select “Set Automatically” then the date and time is synced with the Apple Servers.

 

Wallpapers and Brightness

 

As the name suggests this option is used to increase or decrease brightness or select a new wall paper.

Sounds

The reason why I am showing sounds is that using this option you can set-up important alerts which you do not want to miss.

 

Passcode

Passcode option is used to set-up the passcode required to access the iPad.

 

Back-up and Restore (iTunes)

Apple’s iTunes is a desktop application for the user to manage settings on how your iPad works, including taking back-up and restore. You can also buy stuff from iPad and transfer the purchase on your iPad. To start you will have to go to apple site and download the iTunes Application on your computer/laptop. Having installed the iTunes desktop application, following shortcut icon will be displayed.

 

 

To see what the iTunes can do, double click on this shortcut icon on Windows desktop. On doing it following screen comes on the laptop:

 

Main Screen of iTunes:

 

 

On Opening of the desktop application following screen would appear. On the left hand side you can see the “Music” section is what we are currently seeing. If you open this section or click on Music you will see the following sections from which you can choose upon:

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p<>{color:#000;}. iTunesU

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p<>{color:#000;}. Apps

 

On selection of any of these sections the view will change as given in the next screen shot.

 

 

Synchronizing Music through iTunes:

 

On selection let’s say of Music Section following screen will appear.

 

 

One can also change the view that one wants to see, another example of a different view is given below.

 

 

Synchronizing Books through iTunes:

 

The below mentioned screen shows you the list of books that have on the computer and how you can sync it with the iPad if you so desire.

 

 

 

Synchronization Process:

 

You can set-up your computer in such a way that when you connect the iPad to your computer the iTunes gets automatically started. When iTunes gets started on your computer it checks the following:

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p<>{color:#000;}. If there is an upward version of iTunes which is currently being used by you, if yes it will ask you for downloading the same.

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p<>{color:#000;}. It checks if the iOS version that you have installed on the iPad is the latest, if it is not the latest then it asks you to download the latest iOS and update your iPad accordingly as given in the below screen.(Older version is used for demonstration purpose only)

 

 

 

For the moment let say you do not update the iOS then the synchronization starts. The progress of synchronization is shown in below mentioned screen.

 

 

 

Checking your iPad through iTunes of your computer:

 

You can also look into the details of your iPad through iTunes from your computer.

 

On selecting the iPad name connected to iTunes on your computer you can see the following screen which gives you option to select your backup option, your space usage, your current iOS, your serial no, your UDID no etc.

 

 

 

 

Accessing your Application’s on the iPad

You can access the applications and their contents that you have installed on the iPad through the iTunes from your computer. The below given screen shows the same of VLC (third party application) installed on the iPad and various movies copied directly on the iPad through the iTunes of your computer. Please note that the names that you are seeing here is for demo purpose only. You are also requested to use the licensed movies/content for viewing purpose, Apple or any other application does not encourage pirated use.

 

 

iTunes Store

 

 

The Icon above on your iPad, iPhone or MacBook’s is the gateway to get movies and music which are available in the public domain.

 

 

On Tapping of the Icon for iTunes Store you will see the above screen. The iPad is smart enough to understand the region that you are from and also takes care of the content policy that you have configured on your iPad setting to show you the relevant content. You can get into:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Top Charts

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p<>{color:#000;}. Genius

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p<>{color:#000;}. Purchased

 

 

 

Let say you wanted to see a movie, in which case you selected the movie that you wanted to see and get all the details of the movie on your screen. You can either buy this content or take it on rent. Rent cost is comparatively lower than buy option.

 

 

 

You also have choice of genres that you want to see.

 

 

You can also get more genres than what you see on tapping of “more” option.

 

 

If you want to see what is moving up the charts you can tap into the “Top Charts” Option and see what other people are watching/listening along with the prices and accordingly make your choice.

 

You may have heard of this good to watch movie or an excellent song, you can directly search for the same using the Search option on the extreme right top.

 

 

 

If you think that someone close by may also like to hear or watch what you are seeing or listening you can share the same through the “air drop” option or email it or tweet about it or like it on facebook or send the message from the screen itself.

 

 

The above image is an example of how an email will look if you decide to email to someone on what you are liking or going to watch to them. The recipient of the email can easily click on the link and get to the content directly. (The recipient though must have an apple device)

 

 

If you have not set-up your payment options to pay for the content, then the above screen is shown and on tapping for continue you can set-up your payment mechanism and the payment will be made accordingly.

 

 

Adding and Managing your Apps (Appstore)

The Icon above on your iPad, iPhone or MacBook’s is the gateway to get movies and apps which are available in public domain. Some of these Apps are Free, while some are paid before installing and some Apps have what is called “In-App Purchase” i.e. you have to purchase inside the App for using the app beyond what is available for no charge.

 

So go ahead and “Tap” on the above icon on your iPad and explore the world of Apps.

 

On “Tapping” of the Appstore Icon, the above screen appears covering:

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Let’s jump to the one which you will encounter more often i.e. Updates Option.

 

Any updates made on the App that are already there (default) on your iPad or the ones that you have downloaded will be reflected here. If you want to enjoy the full features of the app then I suggest you keep updating your App’s from this option.

 

Please also bear in mind that larger app’s may need wifi for updating and if you update the App’s on 3G network the data charges are applicable.

 

Using the “Purchased” Open you can see all the apps that you have Purchased or downloaded if they were free.

 

You can also explore any apps that you may find it useful by using the explore option. You can also use the search area on top right side if you know the app name.

 

 

The top charts option as the name suggests is for us to check what others are doing. You will notice that charges for the same are shown in local currency wherever applicable.

iPad for Communications

iPad as we all know is a great tool for Communications. If we keep our contacts updated then we can take full advantage of iMessage and various emails set-up to be in touch. We will explore all of these in the subsequent pages.

 

Contacts

 

 

Your contact list has to be managed well if you want to take full advantage of the communication benefits provided by iPad. The above screen shows the information you can input for a contact.

 

Messages

 

 

You can send iMessages between iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Macbooks. For sending messages you need to have your apple id handy.

 

 

 

You also need to enable sending of iMessage through the set-up be going to Messages and enabling the same.

 

 

 

You can create any textual messages or take Video or Photo to send as a Message. If you have already taken a video or photo you can attach the same as shown above and send the iMessage to your contact.

Email

 

 

You can set-up any email id that you wish to access by going to the setting and in Mail, Contacts and Calendar you select your email details.

 

As an example let us say you have an outlook email id then by selecting outlook.com you can configure your emails to be seen in the iPad.

 

 

 

Once your email is set-up you can start creating new emails and sending the same to your contacts.

 

 

The iPad mail app is smart enough to give you list of all people that you are regularly in touch with with few words of their name. If they are part of the contact the list comes up much faster as well.

 

 

 

The above is an example of email received from external source into my iPad.

 

On receipt of the email I can take following actions:

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If you want you can also set-up your signature to all emails being sent from the iPad. You can do it by going to settings – >Mail, contacts, calenders and selecting signature option there.

There are also other features of email that you can configure from the settings option.

You can also add Images, videos or any other attachment from other apps (if allowed) into your email.

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iPad for Browsing the Web

 

iPad is a fantastic companion for web browsing and if you have a 3G connection then you become even more mobile. The browser which apple has provided to us is called “Safari” and although majority of us use it like any other browser, there are lot features in the browser which makes it really different from other browsers in the market.

 

So tap on the Safari Icon on your iPad and get started to access the world.

 

 

Tap into the address bar and type URL of the website that you wish to visit. Auto complete feature can help you find the right site.

 

 

 

When entering the URL hold the full stop button to display the various URL suffixes.

 

 

If your iPad is not connected to the internet either through the Wi-Fi or through 3G connection then the above message will be displayed.

 

 

If you had blocked the pop-up’s and if the site is trying to open a pop-up the above alert is displayed to the user.

 

 

Tap the bookmark button to open:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Reading List (for offline reading)

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The above screen is for checking the Browser History.

 

 

 

 

The second button shown as glasses gives you list of articles which you may have saved for offline reading.

 

 

The third button represented by @ shows the shared link details.

 

 

You can tap the “+” button to create one more tab (in the event you want to browse 2 or more things at the same time.

 

Customizing Safari Setting

 

 

Your entire Safari experience you can configure by going into the settings and Safari Options.

 

 

On Selection of Clear History, the above alert appears post which the history is cleared.

 

On selection of clear cookies and data, the above alert comes to reconfirm.

 

Reading Mode

 

 

To avoid many images etc. on the page if want to only read the content you can tap on the 4 horizontal bar image on the status bar, the browser removes all non-related images and renders the content into a better readable format.

 

Sharing Options

 

 

If you want to share the content you can tap on the Share Button a shown above.

 

 

Among various methods of sharing you can share the details through your social media id’s. The above is an example of setting up Facebook for sharing content through Facebook.

Adding reading list

 

 

You can use the same share button to add the content to your reading list.

Creating Bookmarks

 

 

As well as bookmark it for your future reference.

 

iPad for Productivity

iWork provides applications that are office-oriented. The iWork office suite includes three applications that are similar to Microsoft Office applications:

✓ Pages: A word-processing application (similar to Microsoft Word)

✓ Numbers: A spreadsheet application (similar to Microsoft Excel)

✓ Keynote: A presentation application (similar to Microsoft PowerPoint)

All three apps have been upgraded for the iPad air, third- and fourth-generation iPads brilliant Retina display, as well as receiving some new templates you can base your presentation on.

 

In the following sections, you take a quick look at these three iWork for iOS apps.

 

Keynote

Call them classes, lectures, knowledge sharing programs or sales pitches, but presentations are all much the same: Someone stands in front of a large or small group of people and explains, teaches, entertains, or informs them. Today, a presentation often includes multimedia elements: slides of future of technology with music in background and one youtube video incorporated in it.

 

Keynote was the original iWork application. Built by Apple engineers for MacWorld and Worldwide Developers Conference keynote speeches delivered by Steve Jobs, Keynote has been refined over the years to become the powerful tool it is today.

 

Let us take it from the beginning:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Create a new Presentation from scratch

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p<>{color:#000;}. Copying of content from any source

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p<>{color:#000;}. Importing movies, sounds and images into the presentation

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p<>{color:#000;}. Making transitions within slides

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p<>{color:#000;}. Putting your notes in the presentation

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p<>{color:#000;}. Using Charts in your presentation

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p<>{color:#000;}. Sharing your presentation

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p<>{color:#000;}. Animation with Magic Move

 

Here it goes:

 

Start Using Keynote

 

 

You can start using the keynote by tapping on the above icon on your iPad.

 

You will then be taken to the following screen, in which if you tap the “+” icon on the top left corner following options are shown:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Create Presentation

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p<>{color:#000;}. Copy from iTunes

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p<>{color:#000;}. Copy from WebDAV

 

 

 

Let us say you select create presentation to start with, then following screen will come up for you.

 

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Create a presentation

 

 

You have two options in the above screen i.e.:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Standard Presentation: Standard Presentation is normal presentation that will be viewed best in 4:3 option.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Wide Presentation: Wide presentation are presentation that can be viewed in 16:9 format i.e. in wide angle and covers all the space on your TV or HD display.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Select a Keynote Scheme

 

Once you have selected the presentation type keynote offers you various schemes that you can choose from. Once the same is done following screen comes up and you are ready to create your presentation.

 

 

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Manage your Projects

 

The screen below is also called as Project Window in some as it lists down all the presentation that you have on the iPad. You can delete any presentation that you want by selecting edit and then delete.

 

 

Selecting content from any source

 

If you were making a presentation for your client and you wanted information about your company or your products which is already available on your website then in the following way you can get the text into your presentation.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Select your text

 

 

 

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Copy the body of the text

 

You can copy the relevant portion of the text you want in your presentation.

 

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Add the copied text in Keynote wherever you want.

 

Like the text you can also importing movies, sounds and images into the presentation to make it more interactive.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. View Media in Keynote

 

The first step to incorporate and media you will have to see the media that you have on the iPad to do so you need to tap the “+” option after you have opened your presentation for editing. It gives you an option to access your photos.

 

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Select your media

 

You can navigate through your media files and select the one you want to be part of the presentation.

 

 

Making transitions within slides

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. The transitions menu

 

 

Having selected all the text, images and video’s that you want to display you can make your presentation more interesting by adding transitions to your presentation. To do that keep your fingers tapped on the presentation and the Transitions options appear.

 

Please go through the transitions options and you will find a galore of the same. You can experiment with various transitions and select the one which is most appropriate for your presentation.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Modifying the transitions.

 

 

Keynote also gives you option to modify your transitions to suit your presentation requirements.

 

 

 

 

One of the things you can do to remember points that you want to speak about in the presentation is add Presenter Notes in your presentation. This gives you details about what you should be speaking while making the presentation for that particular slide.

 

 

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Notes while presenting / Presentation Comments

 

The presenter notes are a great tool to view while you are making your presentation. This is also useful is someone else has made presentation for you. You can also take Presentation Comments when you get the same and save it as the part of the presentation.

 

 

 

Sharing your presentations

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p<>{color:#000;}. Open Keynote Share Options

 

 

 

Once your presentation is completed, you may want to share the same with your colleague or send it other device, you have three choices to do it:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Share a link through iCloud

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p<>{color:#000;}. Send a copy of the presentation

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p<>{color:#000;}. Open the presentation in different App

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Share via iCloud

 

 

 

If you select Share a link through icloud the above screen will be displayed.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Send presentation as a link

 

 

 

A new message gets created which you can send as a link to the recipients of this presentation.

 

You can email this message or link to the person you want to share the presentation.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Open Shared link

 

 

 

The recipient on getting the message can click on the link and following screen will be displayed to him. He/She can download the presentation and use if for the purpose they want to use the same.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Send Copied Project

 

 

You can also send a copy of your presentation to someone else to work on it or consume it as they see fit. To do so go to share option and select “Send a copy”. The same principle also applies to open the presentation in another app

 

 

 

You can select the one of the following option that you want to send via email or open in another app.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Keynote file

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p<>{color:#000;}. PDF format

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p<>{color:#000;}. PowerPoint presentation

Thus all major options are covered in presentation.

This is how it will look when you are sending through the email.

Start Using Pages

 

Pages is the word processing application from apple. To start using pages tap on the above looking icon on your iPad.

 

The document screen is a repository of all your files. To create a new document select “+” (Create a document)

 

 

 

 

You will be shown templates which we will look later, currently select blank template. On selection of the same following screen will be displayed.

 

 

The screen has a blank canvas with keyboards and all the editing tools that one will require to create any type of document that they want.

 

Using the keyboard you can now start entering the text that you need to enter to create the document.

Hide or Show Keyboard

 

If you are reviewing your text then you need to remove the keyboard for better viewing experience, to do so tap the lower right button to hide the keyboard and tap on the main screen when you want the keyboard again.

 

Save the file

 

 

 

When you have finished working on the document, simply tap the documents option on top left hand side for pages to automatically save your work.

 

Create a document from Template

 

To improve your productivity even further pages have made some ready made templates for everyday scenarios. You can kick start your document creation by selecting the appropriate template.

 

You start by tapping the “+” or create document option.

 

The next screen that you will see is of “Choose a Template”

 

 

 

You can scroll down to see the templates or tap on show categories and select category which fits on the document that you want to create and then select ready-made templates that are available for that category.

 

Make Changes in the template

 

 

 

 

 

You can scroll through various slides and when you want to add/modify any text just double on the section that you want to edit.

 

 

 

If your document template features images then you can remove them, resize them or replace them by tapping. You can also add your own images by tapping on “+” sign on top header and adding images from your photo library.

Working with Text (Find and Replace):

 

 

One of the common activities that we do with the document is finding and / or replacing specific text in our document. Pages has made this activity very simple and following 2 images will show the same.

 

 

You first tap the spanner icon and select Find.

 

Tap the cog next to the search field and select Find and Replace. Enter the term in the left box. All matches will be highlighted.

 

Enter the replacement text in the right hand side text box. Use the arrows to highlight the specific term that needs replacing. Tap the replace button to replace the text.

Using Voice – Siri to dictate text

 

While we are all comfortable typing our documents, with Siri you could now dictate the text that you want to be part of the document. You need to be online for this.

 

To start typing via talking, tap the microphone icon on the keyboard to start the Siri process. Once you have finished tap the “Done” option.

Speak Text Commands

 

 

 

 

There are special commands which Siri recognizes which you can use to format your text. Some of them are:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Next Line

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p<>{color:#000;}. Next Paragraph etc.

Using Advanced Writing Tools

 

 

You can improve your documents by adding images to it. Pages have very intuitive way of doing so. Tap on “+” and select photos and select your image.

 

 

The image is pasted where the cursor is.

 

 

You can select on the blue lines around the image to resize the image or drag the image to move it to the location that you want the image to be there.

 

 

You can crop the image and the cropped image is then inserted in your document.

 

 

Pages also provides you with various style options like

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p<>{color:#000;}. Do you need a border

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p<>{color:#000;}. What kind of effects you want?

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p<>{color:#000;}. Shadow

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p<>{color:#000;}. Reflection

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p<>{color:#000;}. Opacity percentage

The style options help you present your image better.

 

In addition to the style you can also tap on “Image” option to work on the selected image or tap on the Arrange options which gives you feature to move the image to back or front or flip it vertically/horizontally or wrap with the text.

 

You can have multiple choice of border to select for your image to make your document look really great.

 

 

Like Border in Effects, you have many options to bring out your creativity in presenting your document.

 

Fonts and Adjustment of text

 

 

To change the format select the current format on top of the keypad and you will be displayed all the fonts which you can choose from.

If you tap the “i” option on the right hand side of each font you can select if you want regular font, light or oblique or bold etc.

 

 

To change the formatting of the text already typed in the pages tap the text that you want to change and select the text you want to change, once you have selected the pages app automatically shows you option like cut, copy, paste, delete replace etc.

 

 

You can also change the size of the text inputted by you by tapping the current size display on top of the keypad.

 

To Bold or change the text to italics or to underline a particular text like any word editor the same is displayed on top of the keypad and tapping on the options you want does the trick.

 

 

In the event you are not clear on any word or want to check its dictionary meaning you can select the word and then tap on it and tap on define from the options that you see, it opens up the dictionary.

 

 

 

 

Normal Housekeeping stuff is very easy like renaming a document that you have created. Just tap the document name and you will be taken to screen as given in next page for renaming the document file, as easy as that.

 

 

(Renaming the document file)

 

In the tools options there are other features of Pages which you can use to make your document presentation even better:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Setting to get into more details like:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Word Count

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p<>{color:#000;}. Spelling

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p<>{color:#000;}. Ruler

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p<>{color:#000;}. Comments etc.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Set Password to set password to your pages document.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Print to be used to print your pages document.

 

You can also share this document through:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Share link via iCloud

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p<>{color:#000;}. Send a copy

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p<>{color:#000;}. Open in Another App

 

If you share link via iCloud the above screen is what you will see when you want to the send the email to the intended recipients of the document.

 

On taping the Open in Another App option the pages app wants you to choose a format in which the app should open, depending upon your selection it sets up the document and asks you to select the appropriate app in which you wish to open the document.

Numbers

 

Numbers is the spreadsheet app on iPad and many cases it is much advanced compared to desk top based spreadsheet program or applications. Let’s get started with Numbers.

Numbers Screen:

 

When you tap the Numbers icon on your iPad the following screen appears which you can call Numbers Screen. This Number Screen will be your main screen for operations in Numbers.

 

 

 

You can take the first step of creating a worksheet by tapping on the “+” sign in the extreme left side top corner. The tapping gives you 3 options:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Create a Spreadsheet

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p<>{color:#000;}. Copy from iTunes

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p<>{color:#000;}. Copy from WebDAV

For the first time creation we we will tap on create a Spreadsheet “+” option.

 

On tapping Create Spreadsheet “+” option, you will be taken to the above screen where you will be asked to Choose your template that you want the spreedsheet to be designed like.

 

Let us say that we are not sure that the spreadsheet that we want to create has a ready made template and hence we tap the blank template.

On tapping the blank template and blank spread sheet appears as it is shown in the above diagram and you can start your work on the same.

Once you finish your work and comeback you wil see that the spreadsheet created by you is already saved.

Let us now exprement with some of the templates available in the version of the app at the time of writing this book.

Currently following categories are available:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Basic

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p<>{color:#000;}. Personal Finance

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p<>{color:#000;}. Personal

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p<>{color:#000;}. Business

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p<>{color:#000;}. Education

You can also see the categories by tapping the “Show Categories” Label on the right hand side top of the screen.

For the pupose of this book I have created from blank spreadsheet. Where the colums are representing the zones while the rows are representing the items. (have taken 3 items for illustration purpose). The figures are items in stock in each region.

After inserting the data in the spreadsheet, to get the charts please tap the “+” image on the top of the screen and selet the type of the chart you want to display.

Pages are as good as any apps from the company and therefore if you need to enhance or put more data into any cell you can long tap it and following options can be used:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Cut

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p<>{color:#000;}. Copy

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p<>{color:#000;}. Paste

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p<>{color:#000;}. Delete

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p<>{color:#000;}. Fill

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p<>{color:#000;}. Comment

To change the data of any cell double tap the cell where the data needs to be changed. On double tapping, the following keyboard comes up for the input.

Once the keyboard comes you can input the number that you want to replace or input and then tap “Done” or “Next”.

You would have noticed the small button on top of the keyboard which is now in green mode. It is telling us that now whatever you input will be treated as date and time option. You can also tap the duration inputs.

The third circled button on top of the leyboard which is currently green in color is for text input. In the spreadsheet if you wan t to input any text you can select this button and bring up the textual keyboard and input the text that you require for input in the spreadsheet.

After you have inputted the text in the spreadsheet you can go to the advance features by tapping on the paintbrush icon where you can on tapping the “cell” option change the look and feel of the cell that has the text to make your spreadsheet more presentable.

If you want to try out different formats for the cell that you want to do then please tap on the paintbrush like icon on top of the screen you will be given multiple choice like:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Number

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p<>{color:#000;}. Currency

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p<>{color:#000;}. Percentage

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p<>{color:#000;}. Duration

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p<>{color:#000;}. Slider etc.

Let us check some of them up.

Slider is one of the option that you can select for input mechanism. From the previous screen you know how to select the slider option. On taping the sldier option you get a choice of the following parameters through which you can use the sldier.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Minimum Value

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p<>{color:#000;}. Maximum Value

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p<>{color:#000;}. Increment by

And for which format of input you need the slider

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p<>{color:#000;}. Number

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p<>{color:#000;}. Currency

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p<>{color:#000;}. Percentage

Like slider you can set up the Pop-up options for input purpose. This just makes it convinient when you have a repetative inputs.

One of the most important thing we do with spread sheets is use chart for representation purpose. It makes our data more visualling appealing. As they say a picture can say thousand words.

You have a choice of having a 2d chart or a3d chart and accordingly select how the x-axis and y-axis should look along with the other features like legends and borders that you may want to display.

Another important feature of the spread sheet which we use quite often is the ready made or inbuild functions made by the creator of the application. To get access to the inbuilt functions of the double tap on the cell of the spreadsheet and bring up the keboard and on the keyboard tap the “=” and your screen should look like something above.

Once you get the keyboard as given above you tap on the function option and all the inbuild functions are availabel for you to use. Some broad categories of function availabe are:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Date and Time

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p<>{color:#000;}. Duration

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p<>{color:#000;}. Engineering

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p<>{color:#000;}. Financial

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p<>{color:#000;}. Logical and Information

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p<>{color:#000;}. Numberic

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p<>{color:#000;}. Reference

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p<>{color:#000;}. Statistical

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p<>{color:#000;}. Text and Trignometric

Like any good spreadsheet program , Numbers allows us to copy the and paste the formula or values form the source where we want to copy from.

In the above example I have used the Sum funcation to add up the stocks of one zone and then copied the formula for other zones.

One of the most useful feature that you will use in Numbers is the comment features. I guess one uses that in desktop version of spreadsheet as well, but in Numbers since it is designed to be mobile and collabarative, you may use this much more.

I can share my number spreadsheet with any other apple device close by by using airdrop for the same.

As with other application from the apple stabel, I can share the spread sheet in 3 ways:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Share link via iCloud

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p<>{color:#000;}. Send a copy

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p<>{color:#000;}. Open in Another App.

If you have decided to send the spreadsheet through via an email then Numbers give you an option to select the format through which you want to send via mail:

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p<>{color:#000;}. In number format itslef

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p<>{color:#000;}. In pdf format

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p<>{color:#000;}. In excel format

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p<>{color:#000;}. Or in csv (comma seperated values) file

Depending upon your selection, Numbers generates the file in the selected format and it is ready to be send to people that you want to share the spreadsheet with.

If you had decided like me to send the spreadsheet prepared by me as an excel spreadsheet and as an attachment to the email, the the above screen is what you will see and all you have to do now is put the email address of the intended recepients and send the email.

In the event you had decided to send the link of the spreadsheet that you have created, then the above screen is what you will get for next steps.

Must have Apps

There are thousands of Apps on the App Store for various objectives and hundreds are getting added every day and for the authors to claim that we have picked the best out of these thousands pre-supposes that we have used the thousands that are part of the app store which is not possible. Hence in this chapter we will shows those apps which we have used it in some way or another and found it very useful. The detailed explanation or the features of the app is not explained as the same would be very easy to find from the app store.

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Apps from Google

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p<>{color:#000;}. Google Maps

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p<>{color:#000;}. You Tube

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p<>{color:#000;}. Google Earth

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p<>{color:#000;}. Google Search

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p<>{color:#000;}. Chrome

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p<>{color:#000;}. Gmail

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p<>{color:#000;}. Google drive

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p<>{color:#000;}. Social Media Apps

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p<>{color:#000;}. Tweet Bot

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p<>{color:#000;}. Twitter

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p<>{color:#000;}. Facebook

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p<>{color:#000;}. Pinterest

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p<>{color:#000;}. Linkedin

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p<>{color:#000;}. Photo – Editing Apps

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p<>{color:#000;}. Adobe Photoshop Touch

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p<>{color:#000;}. Snapseed

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p<>{color:#000;}. Camera +

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p<>{color:#000;}. Music Apps

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p<>{color:#000;}. Spotify

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p<>{color:#000;}. Pandora Radio

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p<>{color:#000;}. Sound Hound

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p<>{color:#000;}. Entertainment

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p<>{color:#000;}. Hulu

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p<>{color:#000;}. Netflix

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p<>{color:#000;}. Zee Box

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p<>{color:#000;}. Tata Sky

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p<>{color:#000;}. Writing

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p<>{color:#000;}. Notability

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p<>{color:#000;}. Noteshelf

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p<>{color:#000;}. iAwriter

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p<>{color:#000;}. Reading

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p<>{color:#000;}. iBooks

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p<>{color:#000;}. Pocket

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p<>{color:#000;}. Audible

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p<>{color:#000;}. Kindle

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p<>{color:#000;}. Productivity

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p<>{color:#000;}. Evernote

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p<>{color:#000;}. Dayone

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p<>{color:#000;}. Microsoft Office for iPad

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p<>{color:#000;}. Adobe Pdf Reader

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p<>{color:#000;}. Creative

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p<>{color:#000;}. Adode Ideas

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p<>{color:#000;}. Pinacle Studio

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p<>{color:#000;}. Vjay

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p<>{color:#000;}. Audocad

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p<>{color:#000;}. Document Management

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p<>{color:#000;}. Docuguard

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p<>{color:#000;}. Utilities

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p<>{color:#000;}. Air Display 2

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p<>{color:#000;}. 1Password

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p<>{color:#000;}. Vlc

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p<>{color:#000;}. Fastzip

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p<>{color:#000;}. Life Style Apps

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p<>{color:#000;}. MyfitnessPal

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p<>{color:#000;}. Tripit

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p<>{color:#000;}. Houzz

 

At the end please do not forget to install “Appsgonefree” app, as it tells you on daily basis apps which are otherwise chargeable become free for a day or so.

 

iPad Quick Questions

 

This section is made for users who are looking to a quick fix to the questions that they may have and did not have an opportunity to go through the book. For ease of reference the questions are broken down in logical compartment. Happy finding solutions 

 

Question: What is AirDrop and how can I turn off the same on my iPad?

Answer: AirDrop is a peer-to-peer file sharing feature introduced by Apple with iOS 7. It is quite useful service if you are using it quite often, but if you are not using it frequently you should turn it off as it is a battery consuming facility. To disable this facility you can open the Control Centre by swiping up from the bottom of the display and on double tapping on the AirDrop logo, you will get 3 options one of which is Off, select that option.

 

Question: How can I turn off in-app Purchases on the iPad?

Answer: A lot of “free” games or Applications make money by charging for in-app purchases. This can run up to quite a big amount unless you are careful. Hence it is better to turn off in-app Purchases through following steps:

1. Navigate to Settings -> General -> Restrictions -> Enable Restrictions

2. Enter a passcode for Restrictions. You will be asked to enter it twice.

3. Scroll down to the Allowed Content section.

4. Select In-App Purchases -> OFF.

 

Question: How do I manage or reset my Apple Id?

Answer: Your Apple ID is central to your management of the iPad. You can manage your Apple ID by visiting https://appleid.apple.com. This page will allow you to edit your Apple ID information, recover your Apple ID in case you forgot it, or reset your password.

You will have to sync your iOS device after you change any information by navigating to Settings -> Store -> Apple ID.

 

Question: How do I delete / remove an application that is stuck while installing?

 

Answer: Sometimes although not a lot, an iPad application will freeze while installing. If you have experienced this then you know that you would always see an iPad application icon showing “waiting” to complete the installation. If you try to delete the application it does not work as you do not get any “x” for deletion? In such a scenario the easiest way to remove it is to restart or reboot your iPad.

Question: What are the pre-installed apps on the iPad?

Answer: The iPad comes with the following apps installed on the home screen:

Calendar
Notes

Maps

Contacts
Videos
YouTube
iTunes
App Store
Settings

 

These four applications are displayed in the dock by default:

Safari
Mail
Photos
iPod

Question: I have corporate fonts to adhere to in my documentation can I therefore add those fonts to Keynote, Pages or Numbers on the iPad?

Answer: At this point adding any font for Keynote, Pages or Numbers on the iPad is not possible.

Question: Are Application built for iPhone displayed as full screen app over the iPad?

Answer: By default, applications that are designed for iPhone when installed and opened on iPads are displayed at the native size.

Users may select “2X” option to stretch the application to fit the iPad window using a feature known as “pixel doubling”. This will, however, result in a noticeably reduced clarity of the application in question.

Question: Do Applications built for iPhone run / work on the iPad?

Answer: Yes almost all applications made for iPhone will work on the iPad. The exceptions to this could be voice calling and text messaging apps.

Question: What are the audio formats that are supported by the iPad?

Answer: The Apple iPad supports the following major audio formats:

HE-AAC (V1)
AAC (16 to 320 Kbps)
Protected AAC (MP4 from iTunes Store)
MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps)
Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4)
AIFF
WAV

Question: How can I work on the sound equalizer on my iPad?

The iPad has built-in equalizer presets to improve the sound based on exactly what you’re listening to with the iPad app. To set the EQ follow these steps:

1. Navigate to Settings -> Music -> EQ

2. Select the equalizer preset you wish to hear. For best results use external speakers or connect your iPad to a stereo.

The equalizer comes with the many following presets

Question: Does the iPad have a mute button?

The iPad does not have a mute button, but we can quickly mute any sound from iPad by pressing and holding down the volume button (down) and it will move quickly into mute.

Question: Why won’t my iPad battery charge when connected to a USB port?

The iPad has a bigger and powerful battery that requires more energy to charge as compared to normal mobile phones. Hence apple gives a 10W wall charger to insure that charging will be efficient.

Question: How can I replace the iPad battery?

You cannot replace your iPad battery form any one, but you will have to go to apple store or authorized reseller shop.

Question: How can I search calendars on my iPad?

The Calendar app on your iPad features its own search option so you can easily locate a specific event. To search your Calendar on any iOS device open the app, select the magnify glass image and use the search bar.

Question: Does Google Chromecast work with the iPad?

Google’s HDMI streaming media player known as “Chromecast” works with all iOS devices running iOS 6.0 or later.

Question: How do I disable Control Center access from the Lock screen?

The users can access Control Center from any screen on their device by swiping up from the bottom of their display. This includes the Lock screen, Home screen and even while using games or apps. You can disable access to Control Center from the Lock screen by making following changes in the settings:

 

1. Open your Settings app from the Home screen
2. Tap the Control Center tab
3. Tap the “Access on Lock Screen” slider so it turns white

You can also use the “Access Within Apps” slider on the same page to disable Control Center while using games or apps.

Question: How do I disable Control Center access while playing games?

The new iOS7.0 and above allows users to swipe up from the bottom of their screen to easily access Control Center. This poses a problem when playing games or using apps that also require you swipe up to perform a task.

You can disable the Control Center swipe feature by navigating to Settings > Control Center and tapping the “Access within Apps” slider so it turns white.

This will disable access to Control Center when you are using a game or app, but it will not disable it from your Home screen.

Question: How can I check the cellular data usage on my iPad?

We can check the cellular data usage on iPad app wise also. Please use the following setting for the same:

1. Navigate to Settings
2. Tap the “Cellular Data” tab
3. Scroll down to “Cellular Data Usage” to see your current period usage
4. Scroll down for an alphabetical list of all the apps you allow to use cellular data
5. Tap “System Services” for a breakdown of how much data each app uses

You can also tap the blue “Reset Statistics” tab on the Cellular settings page to reset your counter. This is a good way to have your data counter coincide with your monthly telephone bill.

How can I change my email signature on the iPad?

If you’re not interested in telling everyone you sent an email from your iPad, you can delete or change the default signature that is appended to the end of messages.

1. Navigate to Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> Signature

2. Remove the text already there or if you wish to enter your own, use the keyboard to input text. When you’re finished press the Home button or go back to mail / contacts, let the changes have effect.

You now have a custom signature or none at all.

Question: How can I remove the ‘Sent from my iPad’ message from my emails?

This message is called your email signature, and can be edited to something else or removed entirely. Here’s how:

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p))<>{color:#000;}. Open Settings from your iPad home screen
2. Select Mail, Contacts, Calendar
3. Scroll down till you see Signature and select it
4. Edit your signature to the text of your choosing

h1))<>{color:#000;}.

Question: How can I rename my iPad?

Answer: You can rename your iPad by navigating to Settings > General > About. Tap the first line that reads “Name” to open the on-screen keyboard. You can then enter any name you want.

Question: How can I get more home screens / app pages on my iPad?

Answer : Currently 11 pages is the maximum number of home screens / application screens allowed on the iPad.

Question: How do I take a screen shot on the iPad?

Answer: To take a screen shot in the iPad, simply press the home button and the sleep button at the same time.

The screen will flash and a picture sound will be heard and the screen shot will be saved to your photos.

You can then email, sync or share the screen shot like any other picture.

Question: How can I add PDF files / free ePub books to my iPad?

Answer: You can add PDF (Portable Document Format) or ePub (Electronic Publication) books directly to your iTunes library and read them on your iPad. To transfer these files to your iPad follow these instructions:

1. Make sure you have the iBooks app installed on your iPad. You can find iBooks in the App Store for free.

2. Download the PDF or ePub files you wish to read to your computer, then run iTunes.

3. Navigate to File -> Add to Library. Find the PDF or ePub files you wish to add and select them.

4. From the left menu in iTunes (under LIBRARY) choose Books.

5. You should see all of the PDF and ePub files you’ve added to your library. Right-click (or control-click) on a file to Get Info.

6. Click the Options tab. Make sure the Media Kind is set to Book. If necessary, title and author information can be edited using the Info tab.

7. Connect your iPad to the computer. It should appear in the left menu under DEVICES.

8. Select your iPad and navigate to the Books tab. Check the box next to Sync Books. Choose All Books or select the individual PDF and ePub files to sync.

9. Click the sync button to copy the files to your iPad.

10. Run iBooks on your iPad. The Books and PDFs will now appear in your library.

Question: How can I turn off automatic app updates on my iPad ?

Answer: Automatic app updates allows your iOS device to automatically download and install the latest app updates from the Apple App Store. This can be a great feature for users who don’t like manually updating their apps, but there are some users who like to see what is getting updated. You can turn this feature off by navigating to Settings > iTunes & App Store > AUTOMATIC DOWNLOADS > Updates. Tap the toggle to OFF to disable the feature.

Question: How do I quit a running app on my iPad?

You can kill a running app by following these instructions:

1. Double press the home button to bring up the app switcher.

2. Swipe left or right until you see the app to quit.
3. Touch and hold the app preview and swipe it up off the screen.

Question: How do I lock rotation on my iPad?

The rotation lock toggle for the iPad is part of the Control Center. One can access the toggle by swiping up from the bottom of the home screen and tapping the padlock icon in Control Center. This will prevent apps from responding to sensors which detects your device’s orientation.

Question: Do the iPhone headphones / earbuds work with the iPad, buttons and all?

Answer: Although iPhone headphones not being listed as an iPad accessory on Apple’s web site, the iPhone headphones are fully compatible with the iPad.

This means that not only are the headphones suitable for listening to stereo audio through the iPad, all of the buttons and click-features of the iPhone headphones are understood by the iPad. This includes:

- click to play/pause a song
- double click to skip to the next song
- triple click to go back to the previous song
- volume up and volume down buttons

The microphone on the iPhone headphones also works with the iPad.

Question: How can I backup my iPad with iTunes?

Answer: Backing up your iPad data is important just incase something happens to your tablet such as accidental damage or theft. The backup process also simplifies transferring data from your device to a new iPad in the event of an upgrade.

To write an updated iPad backup to your computer:

1. Connect the iPad to the computer with a USB cable.

2. Run iTunes.
3. Click on your iPad under DEVICES in the left menu.
4. Make sure the Summary tab at the top of the iTunes window is selected.
5. In the Backup section, check the “Back up to this computer” button.
6. Click the Sync button on the lower right.

You can also backup to iCloud to keep a copy of your iPad data on Apple’s servers. You need to set up an iCloud account using your AppleID.

Question: What is the best way to clean my iPad screen?

Answer: The multi-touch glass screen is the single most important part of your iPad. Unlike most device displays, you not only view the interface through it, the screen is the interface. Even with the fingerprint-resistant coating, the iPad screen will get dirty quickly and easily.

To clean your iPad screen, never use any type of cleaning solvent. Use only water.

Ideally, use water with a lint free scratch resistant cloth (microfiber is best) to clean your iPad screen by dampening the cloth slightly. Then clean the screen using soft, even strokes.

Question: How do I block cookies on my iPad?

Answer: You can block cookies on Mobile Safari by following these instructions:

1. Navigate to Settings > Safari
2. Scroll down until you see “Privacy & Security”
3. Select “Always,” “Never” or “From third parties and advertisers”

Question: How do I enable Private Browsing on my iPad?

Answer: You can enable private browsing on your iPad by following these simple steps:

1. Open the Mobile Safari app
2. Bring up your keyboard
3. Tap the “Private” button on the top-left corner of the keyboard (above the Q key)

You will know you’re in Private mode if Safari appears black or dark instead of white or gray.

Question: How can I restrict access to adult content on the iPad?

Solution: While Apple does not allow X-rated or adult content on iTunes or the App Store, children can still access it on the internet via Safari. However, parents can restrict access to adult websites on iPad. Here’s how:

1. Open the Settings app and navigate to Restrictions then select “Enable Restrictions.”

2. Enter a pass code that only you will remember. You will need this pass code to enable and restrict any settings in the future.

3. Once your pass code is selected scroll down an tap “Websites”.

4. This will open a screen where you can choose to block “All Websites,” “Limit Adult Content,” or block “Specific Websites Only”.

The “Limit Adult Content” option will automatically block most adult websites, but you can also add more by using the “Specific Websites Only” tab. You can manually add more websites by selecting the “Add a Website” option at the bottom of the “Specific Websites Only” page.

5. Once you’re finished, just close the Settings app and all your changes will be saved.

Question: How do I delete my web browser history?

Answer: Follow these instructions to clear the web / browser history on your iPad.

Safari

Open the Settings app on your Home page and tap Safari. Scroll down and tap “Clear History.” You can also clear all cookies and data and set Safari to Private Browsing mode from this screen.

Question: What is my iPad’s IP address?

“IP” stands for Internet Protocol. Sometimes you need your iPad or iPhone’s IP address when it is jailbroken and running OpenSSH. Your device needs to be connected to a Wi-Fi network for it to be assigned an IP address.

Here’s how to locate your iOS device’s IP Address:

1. Navigate to Settings -> Wi-Fi to find the Network your iPad is connected to. Your Network will appear in blue and have a check mark next to it.
2. Click the blue circle with arrow inside located in the same panel as your Network. This will give you a list of more information about your Wi-Fi Network.
3. Your IP address will be listed under the “Forget this Network” button next to “IP Address.”

Question: What is WebDAV?

WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning) is a method that allows you to edit and manage files stored on remote servers. By linking to a WebDAV location from your iWork for iOS app, you can easily copy documents to and from a remote server or web service.

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Tapping into Possibilities - Enjoy your iPad to the fullest

The book goes through all the options that is available to you as the owner of the iPad to configure the same in such a way that you get more out of the iPad. The book is organized in a very visual way so that by looking at the image you can start making appropriate changes in the way to use iPad more effectively. Very short and easy to use.

  • ISBN: 9781311639721
  • Author: Lalit Popli
  • Published: 2015-09-10 20:05:35
  • Words: 17192
Tapping into Possibilities - Enjoy your iPad to the fullest Tapping into Possibilities - Enjoy your iPad to the fullest