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Apple’s decision to avoid calling the new iPad an iPad

3 or iPad HD or iPad 2S speaks volumes. Clearly, the

company’s vision is that we’re in a period where many

tasks we previously performed with computers will be

transferred to new, different, less computer-y devices.

I’d wager, in fact, that more third-generation iPads will

be sold to people who have never before owned one

than to existing iPad owners who are upgrading.

Those are the people for whom this new device is

simply called “the iPad.” And they’ll use it for all the

things that an iPad is great for. They’ll surf the Web,

check email and Twitter and Facebook, read books and magazines, play games, watch

movies, listen to a baseball game, look up a recipe, check their schedule, edit a photo or

a video, record a song, or even write an essay.

When the first iPad came out, I bought one. My wife seemed interested in it, and I was

curious what she’d make of it, so I handed it to her and told her to try it out. She never

gave it back. When we were discussing the purchase of a new iPad, she told me that she

only turns on our iMac for managing photos, typing out long documents, and visiting

the ever-decreasing number of websites that don’t play well with Safari.

That computer, which was in heavy use two years ago, is now a device we turn on to

perform specific tasks. The rest of the time we’re on our iPads or our iPhones, and it

seems natural.

In the old days, we used to talk about “computing,” as if it were an activity. Using a

computer was computing. Computing didn’t go away. It just seeped into every aspect of

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our lives. Computing doesn’t happen on a desk anymore. It’s in our laps, in our

pockets, perched on the kitchen counter or smack in the middle of the coffee table. The

iPad didn’t make computing obsolete: It just brought it out of its shell.

— Jason Snell

San Francisco, April 2012

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Getting Started

Contents

Meet the iPad!.........................................................................................................10

Activate the iPad!...................................................................................................14

Status Symbols! .......................................................................................................24

Work with iOS! ........................................................................................................ 25

Change Your Settings! ............................................................................................ 48

iCloud!.....................................................................................................................65

Download More Apps! ..........................................................................................75

Connect and Communicate

Get Connected!.......................................................................................................98

Browse the Web!...................................................................................................107

Check and Send Email! ........................................................................................120

Chat with Friends! ................................................................................................137

Navigate with Maps!...........................................................................................148

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Be Productive

Get Organized! ...................................................................................................... 157

iWork! .....................................................................................................................168

Microsoft Office and Google Docs! ....................................................................186

Tip: Third-Party Word Processing Apps! ..........................................................188

Sync Work Files!...................................................................................................189

Print from the iPad! ..............................................................................................195

Interact with Multimedia

Sync and Load!.....................................................................................................200

Music! .....................................................................................................................218

Video!.....................................................................................................................228

Photos and Video!................................................................................................237

Reading on the iPad! ............................................................................................251

Games!...................................................................................................................259

Share and Stream! .................................................................................................265

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Troubleshooting Tips

Quick-Fix Tips! ...................................................................................................... 272

Common Questions!............................................................................................277

Power Issues!........................................................................................................285

Seek Outside Help! ............................................................................................... 287

Security Tips! .........................................................................................................289

Accessories

Cases!.....................................................................................................................293

Bluetooth Keyboards!..........................................................................................296

iPad Stands! ...........................................................................................................302

Headphones! .........................................................................................................304

Speakers! ................................................................................................................312

Styluses! .................................................................................................................321

Chargers! ................................................................................................................ 322

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iPad Superguide (Third Edition)

Editor: Serenity Caldwell

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President and CEO: Mike Kisseberth

SVP, Editorial Director: Jason Snell

Executive Editor: Jonathan Seff

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Staff Editor: Alexandra Chang

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Art Director: Rob Schultz

Designer: Kate VandenBerghe

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Get acquainted with your iPad: every button, switch, slot, port, and plug. Apple

designed this device with minimal external buttons, so it’s imperative that you know

what each one is for. Once you’ve learned about the exterior, we’ll walk you through the

process of activating a new iPad—without ever needing to go near a computer.

Next you’ll learn how to work with apps, master Multi-Touch gestures, and change

settings. You’ll dictate your first message and discover everything you can do with

Apple’s free iCloud service and the $25 per year iTunes Match. And don’t forget to

explore the App Store to find all manner of third-party apps to fit your needs.

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Meet the iPad

Designed with a minimalist aesthetic, the iPad eschews a button-heavy design in favor

of simple controls and a slim figure. Here’s a quick rundown of all the features on the

device’s exterior.

A) FaceTime Camera

This 0.3-megapixel camera can

shoot video and still images at

VGA resolution (640 by 480 pixels).

This camera was designed

primarily for using FaceTime and

snapping self-portraits.

B) Touchscreen Display

The iPad doesn’t have a tactile

keyboard or many hardware

buttons. Instead, you use its 9.7-

inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen

glass display to surf the Web,

compose e-mail messages, navigate

apps, and change settings. The

device’s screen has a Retina display

with a resolution of 2048 by 1536

pixels at 264 pixels per inch. The display is made from highly scratch-resistant opticalquality

glass. It also has an oil-resistant oleophobic coating that makes it easy to wipe

off smudges.

C) Home Button

One of only four buttons on the device, and the only one on the front, the Home button

provides a variety of shortcuts for accessing apps and iOS features.

Single Press A single press of the Home button can have several results, depending on

what you’re using the iPad for at the time: If the device is in sleep mode, pressing the

Home button wakes the iPad; if you’re in an app, it returns you to the home screen; if

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you’re on a secondary app page of the home screen, it returns you to the first app page;

and if you’re on the first page, it brings you into the iPad’s Spotlight search mode.

Double Press When the device is locked or in sleep mode, a double-press of the Home

button wakes your device and brings up the iPod controls. When it’s in active use,

doing so brings up the multitasking bar, featuring your active apps.

D) On/Off Button

Located on the top right of the iPad

is the On/Off button. When your

iPad is on, you can press this button

once to put it to sleep. To wake the

iPad up, press the button again, and

then slide your finger across the lock

slider at the bottom of the

touchscreen to unlock it. To turn the

iPad off completely, hold the On/Off

button down for a few seconds, until

the Slide To Power Off slider

appears. To turn the iPad back on,

press and hold the On/Off button

until the Apple logo appears.

E) iSight Camera

The second of the iPad’s cameras is

located along the back of the device, in the upper left corner. This 5-megapixel camera

shoots 1080p HD video and 2592-by-1936-pixel stills, and can be used for FaceTime

conversation, quick moviemaking, or a still shot or two.

F) Side Switch

The iPad’s Side Switch—located on the right side of the tablet near the top—can be set

to lock the screen orientation or to act as a mute switch, depending on your preference.

To set this, go to Settings -> General, and then tap Lock Rotation or Mute in the Use

Side Switch To section. If you choose Lock Rotation, toggle the screen-rotation switch on

the side of the iPad to expose the orange dot, and your iPad stays in either landscape or

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portrait view, regardless of how you’re handling it. When the rotation lock is engaged, a

small icon showing a lock with an arrow around it appears on the right side of the

status bar near the battery icon. If you select Mute in the settings screen, the switch

controls the iPad’s Silent mode, which mutes alert noises. Note that you can still hear

the audio in music and videos from the device’s speaker when the iPad is in Silent

mode.

G) Volume Up/Down Button

Directly below the Side Switch are the iPad’s volume buttons. Press the top of the

button (Volume Up) to increase the volume and the bottom of it (Volume Down) to

lower the volume. You can also quickly mute the iPad by holding down the bottom of

the button for two seconds. These buttons affect app sounds, as well as audio and video

playback. You can make them control your alert and ringer (for FaceTime) volume as

well by enabling Change With Buttons in Settings -> General -> Sounds -> Ringer And

Alerts. If you’re using the Camera app, the Volume Up button can also snap a picture.

H) Built-in Speaker

There’s a speaker on the bottom right edge of the iPad. It plays anything that makes

noise on your iPad, including music, video, or app sounds. Because the iPad has just

one speaker, it only outputs mono (single-channel) sound. You can also hook up the

iPad to third-party speakers using the headphone jack, via Bluetooth, or via AirPlay.

I) Dock-Connector Port

To charge and sync your iPad, you use the device’s 30-pin dock-connector port, found

along the bottom center of the device. You can also use this port to hook up your iPad

with third-party or Apple-brand accessories, like Apple’s Camera Connection Kit. When

plugged in with the included 10-watt USB power adapter, the iPad can charge while

awake or asleep. On high-powered USB ports such as the ones on most recent Macs and

the iPad power adapter, the iPad charges but it takes longer, according to Apple. On

Macs and PCs without high-powered USB ports, the iPad charges only when it’s in

sleep mode; when awake, it displays a “Not Charging” message in the status bar at the

top of the screen.

J) Micro-SIM Card Tray

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The iPad can operate on multiple cellular networking bands. The speediest of these is

Long-Term Evolution (LTE), a technology used by both Verizon and AT&T in the United

States, but AT&T’s version can fall back to GSM-based 3G networks. (The Verizon

model can also fall back to the carrier’s older CDMA networks, or, when used

internationally, to GSM networks.)

LTE- and GSM-based connectivity both require a micro-SIM card to identify the iPad to

your cellular provider; without an active card, you won’t be able to access cellular

internet, only Wi-Fi. When you buy your iPad from an Apple Store, a micro-SIM should

be provided by default, so you shouldn’t need to fuss with it.

If you’re planning a trip abroad, or if you wish to switch to another GSM- or LTE-based

cellular carrier, you can remove the current micro-SIM card by inserting a straightened

paper clip into a tiny hole on the iPad’s side.

K) Headphone Jack

Located at the top left edge of the iPad is a standard 3.5mm audio jack—the same type

that’s found in iPods and iPhones. You can use several types of headphones with the

iPad, including the Apple earbuds, or alternatively you can use Bluetooth headphones.

If you plug in headphones that have a built-in microphone, the iPad senses the mic and

allows you to use it with apps that have audio-recording capabilities. Otherwise the

iPad relies on its built-in microphone to record sound.

L) Microphone

The iPad’s internal mic is on the top center edge of the device, right above the frontfacing

camera. You can use it to record audio in any app that supports audio recording.

The iPad actually has a second mic, located right above the FaceTime camera, but that

mainly provides noise cancellation for the device’s dictation features.

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Activate the iPad

In past years, to activate an iPad (or any other iOS device), you had to tether it to your

Mac or PC and launch iTunes; not so with the latest iPad. Instead, you can set things up

directly on the device itself—no computer need be involved.

Once you’ve unboxed your iPad, turn it on by pressing the On/Off switch. A welcome

screen greets you, displaying a Slide To Set Up slider in a variety of different languages.

(If you need quick access to your device’s IMEI or ICCID number without setting up the

device, you can tap the information button [represented by a lowercase i] located

directly above the slider.)

Users with visual impairment can also take advantage of iOS’s VoiceOver screenreading

system during the setup process by triple-clicking the Home button.

Once you begin the activation process, you’re asked to pick your language and country,

and whether you’d like to enable Location Services. This allows Apple apps (and thirdparty

apps) to access your location via Wi-Fi networks and your Global Positioning

System (GPS) location.

On Location Enabling the iPad’s Location Services makes your location available to apps.

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Your iPad checks for any Wi-Fi networks in the area that you can connect to; if it doesn’t

find any, or if you’d rather use your cellular service, just tap the Next button.

Pick a Network, Any Network You can use either a Wi-Fi network or cellular data to set

up your iPad, but you need an Internet connection.

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From here, you can set up your iPad as a brand-new device, or, if you’re upgrading

from an old iPad, you can restore your data from an iCloud or iTunes backup.

Restoration Drama If you have an existing iOS device, you can restore your settings from

it via iCloud or iTunes.

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Restore from an iCloud Backup

If you have an iCloud account and have backed up a previous iPad incarnation using

iCloud’s Backup feature, you can use this backup to restore your device (though you’ll

need to be on a Wi-Fi network to do so). To restore, sign in to your iCloud account,

agree to Apple’s terms and conditions, and then choose which backup file you’d like to

use and tap the blue Restore button in the top right corner of the screen. (Depending on

the speed of your Wi-Fi connection, this process can take anywhere from a few minutes

to a few hours.)

Baby’s Got Backups iCloud can store multiple backups of iOS devices, which you can

use to restore or set up your iPad.

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Restore from an iTunes Backup

If you tap Restore From iTunes Backup, you’re brought to the Connect To iTunes screen.

Connect your iPad to your computer and open iTunes; after clicking on your device in

the Source list, you see the Set Up Your iPad screen, which asks if you’d like to set it up

as a new iPad or restore from a specific backup. Choose the correct backup, and then

click the Continue button to proceed. This process is significantly faster than restoring

from iCloud because you’re transferring data over USB, not over Wi-Fi.

Tune Up and Back Up iTunes backups are a lot faster than iCloud backups, but require

tethering your device to a computer.

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Set Up as a New iPad

If you choose to set up the device as a new iPad, the first thing you have to do is supply

an Apple ID, or create one if you don’t have one. If you’ve ever purchased something

from the iTunes Store, you’ve signed up for an Apple ID (it’s usually your primary

email address). Your login information for Apple’s MobileMe or iCloud service should

also work for signing in.

ID, Please Logging in with your Apple ID enables a number of services for your iOS

device.

Use Your Current Apple ID Already have an Apple ID? Tap the Sign In With An Apple

ID button and enter your username (usually your email address) and password. Apple

then spends a few moments linking your device to your Apple ID.

Sign Up for a New Apple ID If you don’t have an Apple ID, it’s easy enough to create

one by tapping the Create A Free Apple ID button. You need to enter your birthday,

name, and email address (or create a new iCloud email address), as well as a password,

a security question (in case you forget your password), and whether you’d like to

receive email updates from Apple. Once you’ve entered all your information, you’re

asked to read and agree to the terms and conditions, and Apple registers your Apple ID.

No Apple ID for Me If you’d rather not set up an Apple ID, you can tap the Skip This

Step link in the lower right corner. You can always add or create one from the Settings

app later, but note that you won’t be able to buy anything from the iTunes Store or set

up iCloud until you do.

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If you’ve set up an Apple ID, you can also set up iCloud on your device. iCloud is an

umbrella term for Apple’s collection of syncing services, which allow you to sync your

photos, apps, contacts, calendars, and mail across multiple devices. (Read more about

iCloud in the “Apple Apps and the iCloud” chapter.)

Cloudy Day iCloud is a free service from Apple that lets you sync your data wirelessly

among your devices.

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Choose to set up iCloud, and you’re first asked whether you’d like to enable iCloud

backups for your iPad. If you do so, you can have your device back up all essential

settings to your iCloud account; if you ever need to restore, you can do so over Wi-Fi.

You can also elect to use iTunes to back up your iPad to your computer.

Back That Pad Up Backing up is important, and the iPad offers two ways to do that, via

iTunes or via iCloud.

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Additionally, you choose whether to opt in to iCloud’s Find My iPad service. This

enables location monitoring for your device, allowing you to find it using your Apple

ID and the Find My iPad app should it go missing.

Finders, Keepers Enabling Find My iPad means that if you misplace your device, you

can use your computer to find it.

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Finishing Touches

Once you finish the setup process, you’re asked if you’d like to send Apple anonymous

diagnostics and usage information (similar to a desktop crash report). After you answer

that question, your iPad is all set and ready for you to begin using.

Diagnosis: Helpful Apple uses anonymous diagnostic information from customers to

improve its products.

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Status Symbols

Like a Mac’s menu

bar, the top of your

device’s screen

displays a number of

status icons, which

provide a shorthand

symbol to let you

know about various

settings and

connections. With the

help of this handy

guide, you can learn

what each icon

actually means.

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Now that you have your iPad set up, it’s time to learn how to best take advantage of its

amazing features. Your device excels at keeping you in touch with friends and family,

whether at home or on the go. Manage your contacts, juggle multiple callers, connect to

the Internet, browse the Web with ease, send and write email, video chat via FaceTime,

and explore the world using Maps.

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Your iPad is not only a communication device—it’s also a practical and versatile

productivity tool. You can use your device to stay organized with the included

Calendar, Notes, and Reminders apps, or conduct your business on the road with

Apple’s iWork suite for iOS. With Pages, Keynote, and Numbers, you can read, create,

edit, and send documents directly on your device, and you can expand your iPad’s

abilities with powerful third-party productivity apps.

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The iPad is great for viewing photos and videos, reading, playing games, and creating

finger-painted masterpieces. Add some photos from your computer or your device’s

built-in camera, and you can instantly create a classy slideshow to show family and

friends. With your iPad, you can create, share, and interact with the world, as well as

stream video and audio on the go. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to best sync, work

with, and enjoy your media files.

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It’s a fact of life: Computers—and computers in tablet form, like the iPad—crash. Unlike

a desktop computer or laptop, however, the iPad is fairly easy to troubleshoot, even if

you’re not tech savvy. You just need to know some of the basic steps to get your device

back up and running again after a slowdown or a crash, the answers to some of the

most common iPad support questions, advice on when to seek outside help, and, finally,

some tips on protecting and securing your data. In this chapter we provide exactly that.

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Once you have an iPad, one of the first questions you may have is, "Which accessories

should I buy?” To help you answer that, we take a look at iPad-specific accessories,

from both Apple and other vendors, that can enhance your iPad experience.

Compatibility with Accessories for Older iPads If this isn’t your first iPad, you may be

wondering whether the iPad accessories you already own will work with your new

iPad, given that the third-generation model has the same dock-connector port,

headphone jack, and Bluetooth connections as the iPad 2.

The third-generation iPad is exactly the same height and width as the iPad 2, but ever

so slightly thicker—0.03 inch thicker, to be exact—and the lens for the latest iPad’s

camera is also a fraction of an inch bigger. But the second- and third-generation iPads

are otherwise physically identical—even the buttons, switches, jacks, and ports are in

the same locations. The two models are also electrically and mechanically identical as

far as accessories are concerned.

What this means is that, apart from cases and other form-fitting products, existing

accessories should work fine. And even when it comes to cases, keyboard cases, cradles,

and other accessories designed to fit an iPad precisely, our testing has found that many

items made for the iPad 2 fit the third-generation iPad, too. Still, if you’re shopping for

new gear, look for a version that the manufacturer specifically claims is compatible with

the third-generation iPad. If you’ve spotted an iPad 2 case, keyboard case, or similar

accessory you like, and a precise fit is essential, you’ll want to check that fit yourself

before buying. It’s also a good idea to search the Web for reports from other iPad users,

and to buy from a vendor with a good return policy. (Form-fitting accessories made for

the original iPad generally won’t work with the second- and third-generation iPads.)

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