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iPad Tips and Tricks

Syncing info to the iPad


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iPad Tips and Tricks

with Christopher Breen
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  1. 1m 0s
    1. Welcome
      1m 0s
  2. 23m 31s
    1. Taking advantage of Siri
      5m 42s
    2. Syncing photos with Photo Stream
      7m 54s
    3. Finding the way with Apple Maps
      9m 55s
  3. 1h 12m
    1. Touching the iPad
      8m 39s
    2. Setting the rotation lock/mute toggle switch
      1m 40s
    3. Multitasking
      2m 42s
    4. Using the virtual keyboard
      11m 53s
    5. Using gestures to work faster
      1m 43s
    6. Understanding iTunes and the iPad
      6m 31s
    7. Syncing info to the iPad
      3m 31s
    8. Wireless updating and syncing
      2m 24s
    9. Syncing media files to the iPad
      5m 28s
    10. Syncing data with iCloud
      9m 8s
    11. Using iTunes Match to keep music updated on multiple devices
      6m 43s
    12. Troubleshooting
      6m 29s
    13. Using Notification Center
      6m 7s
  4. 15m 12s
    1. Using the App Store to download apps
      9m 56s
    2. Managing apps
      5m 16s
  5. 26m 43s
    1. Configuring peripherals
      6m 43s
    2. Printing with an iPad
      1m 48s
    3. Understanding accessibility on the iPad
      7m 3s
    4. Childproofing the iPad
      5m 39s
    5. Managing Location Services
      5m 30s
  6. 28m 58s
    1. Configuring email accounts
      9m 5s
    2. Organizing email
      3m 44s
    3. Dealing with spam
      6m 33s
    4. iMessage
      5m 32s
    5. Configuring Twitter and sending Twitter updates from multiple apps
      4m 4s
  7. 39m 49s
    1. Connecting an iPad to an external display
      3m 32s
    2. Creating iPad presentations with Keynote
      8m 37s
    3. Creating iPad presentations with third-party apps
      6m 45s
    4. Controlling a computer remotely with an iPad
      8m 7s
    5. Keeping to-do lists synchronized
      4m 5s
    6. Managing and editing files with third-party apps
      8m 43s
  8. 16m 38s
    1. Taking pictures and movies
      3m 50s
    2. Editing and sharing movies
      6m 3s
    3. Video conferencing with FaceTime
      4m 33s
    4. Taking fun pictures with Photo Booth
      2m 12s
  9. 32m 16s
    1. Preparing audio and video files for the iPad
      7m 28s
    2. Using AirPlay to stream video and audio wirelessly to an external display
      3m 28s
    3. Using Home Sharing
      2m 18s
    4. Streaming media to an iPad
      7m 5s
    5. Copying media from an iPad to a computer
      5m 15s
    6. Importing and editing photos
      6m 42s
  10. 32s
    1. Conclusion
      32s

Video: Syncing info to the iPad

It's time to look at syncing data, such as Contacts, Calendar Events and Bookmarks to your iPad. This is all done within iTunes. To start, you plug your iPad into your computer, fire up iTunes and select your iPad in iTunes source list. The iPad is far more than a media player. Among many other things, it can also operate as a personal information manager, a device for holding contacts, calendar events, and browser bookmarks. Although you can create all these things on you iPad, you'll find it far easier to sync them from your computer.

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iPad Tips and Tricks
4h 17m Appropriate for all Aug 04, 2010 Updated Feb 21, 2013

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In iPad Tips and Tricks, author Christopher Breen provides expert tips for getting the most out of the Apple iPad (first generation) and iPad 2, including gesturing, typing, and adding content, as well as troubleshooting common device issues. The course explains how to download and manage apps, configure email accounts, create presentations, and set up videoconferences. The course also demonstrates both built-in and third-party solutions for opening and editing files, streaming video and audio wirelessly, and troubleshooting common device issues.

Topics include:
  • Working with the iPad touchscreen
  • Printing with an iPad
  • Syncing data with iCloud
  • Using iTunes Match to update media on multiple devices
  • Dealing with spam
  • Sending Twitter updates from multiple apps
  • Connecting an iPad to an external display
  • Controlling a computer remotely with an iPad
  • Keeping to-do lists synchronized
  • Taking pictures and movies
  • Preparing audio and video files for the iPad
Subjects:
Business iPhone, iPod, iPad Education Educational Technology
Software:
iPad
Author:
Christopher Breen

Syncing info to the iPad

It's time to look at syncing data, such as Contacts, Calendar Events and Bookmarks to your iPad. This is all done within iTunes. To start, you plug your iPad into your computer, fire up iTunes and select your iPad in iTunes source list. The iPad is far more than a media player. Among many other things, it can also operate as a personal information manager, a device for holding contacts, calendar events, and browser bookmarks. Although you can create all these things on you iPad, you'll find it far easier to sync them from your computer.

You do all this within the Info tab. The options in this window vary slightly, depending on whether you're using a Mac or a Windows PC. We're doing all of this on a Mac, but I'll point out where the differences lie on a Windows PC. At the top of the window, Sync Address Book Contacts is more useful for our purposes. On a Mac, you can choose to sync All contacts or Selected groups of contacts from Apple's Address Book application. In this case, we'll choose Selected groups, and I'll sync my Family and Friends contacts.

If you're unsure how to create groups in Address Book, please take a look at my OS X Leopard Essential Training title, here at lynda.com. You can also add contacts that aren't part of a group to a particular group that you sync to your iPad, and you do it using this option here. And if you use Yahoo! or Google to create contacts, you can sync contacts from those services as well. So, in this case, let's enable the Sync Google Contacts, and you see that I'm prompted to enter my Google ID, as well as my Password. We won't do that in this case, so I'll click Cancel.

Similar to contact, you can Sync Calendar events to your iPad. On a Mac these are the events created with Apple's iCal. Enable the Sync iCal Calenders option, and again, I can sync all my calendars or just selected calendars. Let's sync the Home calendars. There's also the Do not sync events older than 30 days option. If you don't want to carry around a lot of events with you, you can switch this ON, and then you won't have those old events with you. I prefer to keep all of them with me, because they take up very little room on my iPad. The next option is Sync Mail Accounts.

We're going to be doing an entire movie about syncing email to the iPad, so we're going to skip this option for now. In the Other area, you have the option to Sync Bookmarks and Notes. On a Mac, you can sync Safari bookmarks, with a Windows PC, you can choose Safari or Internet Explorer. And finally, there is the Advanced area. This is a special area where you choose to sync Contacts, Calendars, Mail Accounts, Bookmarks and/or Notes on a one-time basis. When you apply one of these options and click the Apply button, the information on the iPad will be overwritten with the information from the computer that the iPad is plugged into.

For example, if you normally sync your iPad's calendars at home and now need your work computer's calendars on it, you plug it into that work computer, select Calendars and click Apply. So, let's say I was going to replace these here, I would select Contacts, and then I would click the Apply button down here. I don't want that to happen right now, so I'll disable the Contacts option. Now, I told you how this would differ on a Windows PC. When you're choosing the Sync Address Book Contacts, on a PC you'll have the option to use Windows Address Book as well as Outlook.

The same idea with Calendars, you can choose to sync your Outlook Calendars, and that covers syncing information from your computer to your iPad. When you're ready to apply these things, simply click the Apply button, and those changes will be made and this information will be synced to your iPad.

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Q: This course was updated on 02/21/2013. What changed?
A: We added three new movies that cover the best features in iOS 6, including new Siri behaviors and responses, Photostream syncing, and changes to Apple Maps. Look for a whole new version of this course later this year.
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