iPad User Guide

User Guide
For iOS 8 Software
Camera at a glance
Quick! Get the camera! From the Lock screen, just swipe
edge of the screen to open Control Center, then tap .
up. Or swipe up from the bottom
Note: When you open Camera from the Lock screen, you can view and edit photos and videos
you take while the device is locked by tapping the thumbnail at the lower-left corner of the
screen. To share photos and videos, first unlock iPad.
With iPad, you can take both still photos and videos using the front FaceTime camera or the
back camera.
Switch between cameras.
Turn on HDR.
Take a photo.
View the photos and
videos you’ve taken.
Take photos and videos
Camera offers several modes, which let you shoot stills, square-format photos, time-lapse, videos,
and panoramas.
Choose a mode. Drag up or down, or tap the camera mode labels to choose Time-Lapse, Video,
Photo, Square, or Pano.
Take a photo. Choose Photo, then tap the Take Picture button or press either volume button.
A rectangle briefly appears where the exposure is set. When you photograph people, face
detection (iPad 3rd generation or later) balances the exposure across up to 10 faces. A rectangle
appears for each face detected.
Exposure is automatic, but you can set the exposure manually for the next shot by tapping an
object or area on the screen. With an iSight camera, tapping the screen sets the focus and the
exposure, and face detection is temporarily turned off. To lock the exposure and focus, touch
and hold until the rectangle pulses. Take as many photos as you want. When you tap the screen
again, the automatic settings and face detection turn back on.
Adjust the exposure. Touch and hold until you see
up or down to adjust the exposure.
next to the exposure rectangle, then slide
Apply a filter. Tap
to apply different color effects, such as Mono or Chrome. To turn off a filter,
tap , then tap None. You can also apply a filter later, when you edit the photo. See Edit photos
and trim videos on page 75.
Take a panorama photo. (iSight camera) Choose Pano, tap the Take Picture button, then pan slowly
in the direction of the arrow. To pan in the other direction, first tap the arrow. To pan vertically, first
rotate iPad to landscape orientation. You can reverse the direction of a vertical pan, too.
Capture an experience with time-lapse. Choose Time-Lapse, set up iPad where you want, then
tap the Record Time-Lapse Video button to start capturing a sunset, a flower opening, or other
experiences over a period of time. Tap the Record Time-Lapse Video button again to stop. The
time-lapse photos are compiled into a short video that you can watch and share.
Shoot some video. Choose Video, then tap the Record Video button or press either volume
button to start and stop recording. Video records at 30 fps (frames per second).
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Zoom in or out. (iSight camera) Pinch and spread the image on the screen. With iPad Air and
iPad mini with Retina display, zooming works in video mode as well as photo mode.
If Location Services is turned on, photos and videos are tagged with location data that can be
used by apps and photo-sharing websites. See Privacy on page 39.
Use the capture timer to put yourself in the shot. Avoid “camera shake” or add yourself to a
picture by using the capture timer. To include yourself, first stabilize iPad and frame your shot.
Tap , tap 3s (seconds) or 10s, then tap the Take Picture button.
Want to capture what’s displayed on your screen? Simultaneously press and release the Sleep/
Wake and Home buttons. The screenshot is added to your Recently Added album in Photos.
Make it better. You can edit photos and trim videos, right on iPad. See Edit photos and trim
videos on page 75.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) helps you get great shots, even in high-contrast situations. The best
parts of three quick shots, taken at different exposures (long, normal, and short), are blended
together into a single photo.
Use HDR. (iSight camera on iPad 3rd generation or later) Tap HDR. The flash is temporarily turned
off. For best results, keep both iPad and the subject still.
Keep the normal photo in addition to the HDR version. Go to Settings > Photos & Camera >
Keep Normal Photo. Both the normal and HDR versions of the photo appear in Photos. HDR
versions of photos in your Camera Roll are marked with “HDR” in the corner.
View, share, and print
Photos and videos you take are saved in Photos. Anything shared with My Photo Stream appears
in the Recently Added album in Photos. See My Photo Stream on page 73.
View your photos. Tap the thumbnail image, then swipe left or right to see the photos you’ve
taken recently. Tap All Photos to see everything in the Photos app.
Tap the screen to show or hide the controls.
Get sharing and printing options. Tap
. See Share from apps on page 33.
Sync photos and videos to iPad from your Mac. Use the Photos settings pane in iTunes. See
Sync with iTunes on page 17.
Chapter 12    Camera
Camera settings
Go to Settings > Photos & Camera for camera options, which include:
Photo stream and sharing
Adjust the volume of the shutter sound with the Ringer and Alerts settings in Settings > Sounds.
Or mute the sound using the Ring/Silent switch. (In some countries muting is disabled.)
Chapter 12    Camera
Contacts at a glance
iPad lets you access and edit your contact lists from personal, business, and other accounts.
Open in
Open in
Open in Maps.
Set your My Info card for Safari, Siri, and other apps. Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars,
then tap My Info and select the contact card with your name and information.
Let Siri know who’s who. While editing your My Info card, tap Add Related Name to define
relationships you want Siri to know about, so you can say things like “send a message to my
sister.” You can also add relationships using Siri. Say, for example, “John Appleseed is my brother.”
Find a contact. Use the search field at the top of the contacts list. You can also search your
contacts using Spotlight Search (see Spotlight Search on page 30).
Share a contact. Tap a contact, then tap Share Contact. See Share from apps on page 33.
Change a label. If a field has the wrong label, such as Home instead of Work, tap Edit. Then tap
the label and choose one from the list, or tap Custom Field to create one of your own.
Add your friends’ social profiles. While viewing a contact, tap Edit, then tap “add social profile.”
You can add Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, Myspace, and Sina Weibo accounts, or create a
custom entry.
Delete a contact. Go to the contact’s card, then tap Edit. Scroll down, then tap Delete Contact.
Add contacts
Besides entering contacts, you can:
Use your iCloud contacts: Go to Settings > iCloud, then turn on Contacts.
Import your Facebook Friends: Go to Settings > Facebook, then turn on Contacts in the “Allow
These Apps to Use Your Accounts” list. This creates a Facebook group in Contacts.
Use your Google contacts: Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars, tap your Google account,
then turn on Contacts.
Access a Microsoft Exchange Global Address List: Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars, tap
your Exchange account, then turn on Contacts.
Set up an LDAP or CardDAV account to access business or school directories: Go to Settings > Mail,
Contacts, Calendars > Add Account > Other. Tap Add LDAP account or Add CardDAV account,
then enter the account information.
Sync contacts from your computer, Yahoo!, or Google: In iTunes on your computer, turn on
contact syncing in the device info pane. For information, see iTunes Help.
Import contacts from a vCard: Tap a .vcf attachment in an email or message.
Search a directory. Tap Groups, tap the GAL, CardDAV, or LDAP directory you want to search,
then enter your search. To save a person’s info to your contacts, tap Add Contact.
Show or hide a group. Tap Groups, then select the groups you want to see. This button appears
only if you have more than one source of contacts.
Update your contacts using Twitter, Facebook, and Sina Weibo. Go to Settings > Twitter,
Settings > Facebook, or Settings > Sina Weibo, then tap Update Contacts. This updates contact
photos and social media account names in Contacts.
Unify contacts
When you have contacts from multiple sources, you might have multiple entries for the same
person. To keep redundant contacts from appearing in your All Contacts list, contacts from
different sources that have the same name are linked and displayed as a single unified contact.
When you view a unified contact, the title Unified Info appears.
Unify contacts. If two entries for the same person aren’t linked automatically, you can unify them
manually. Edit one of the contacts, then tap Link Contact and choose the other contact to link to.
Linked contacts aren’t merged. If you change or add information in a unified contact, the
changes are copied to each source account where that information already exists.
If you link contacts with different first or last names, the names on the individual cards won’t
change, but only one name appears on the unified card. To choose which name appears when
you view the unified card, tap Edit, tap the linked card with the name you prefer, then tap Use
This Name For Unified Card.
Contacts settings
To change Contacts settings, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars, where you can:
Change how contacts are sorted
Display contacts by first or last name
Change how long names are shortened in lists
Choose to show recent contacts in the multitasking screen
Set a default account for new contacts
Set your My Info card
Chapter 13    Contacts
Clock at a glance
The first clock displays the time based on your location when you set up iPad. Add other clocks
to show the time in other major cities and time zones.
Delete clocks or
change their order.
Add a clock.
View clocks, set an alarm,
time an event, or set a timer.
Alarms and timers
Want iPad to wake you? Tap Alarm, then tap
give the alarm a name (like “Good morning”).
. Set your wake-up time and other options, then
View and change alarms.
Add an alarm.
Turn the alarm on/off.
Selected alarm
Additional alarm
Keep track of time. Use the stopwatch to keep time, record lap times, or set a timer to alert you
when time’s up. If you’re soft boiling an egg, just tell Siri to “Set the timer for 3 minutes.”
Want to fall asleep to music or a podcast? Tap Timer, tap When Timer Ends, then choose Stop
Playing at the bottom.
Get quick access to clock features. Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to open
Control Center, then tap . You can access alarms in Control Center even when iPad is locked.
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Find places
WARNING: For important information about navigation and avoiding distractions that could
lead to dangerous situations, see Important safety information on page 146. See also Privacy on
page 39.
Get directions.
Enter a search.
Quick driving directions
Get more info.
Tap a pin to display the
info banner.
Double-tap to zoom in;
tap with two fingers to
zoom out. Or pinch.
Show your current location.
Choose the view, drop a
pin, or show traffic.
Move around Maps by dragging the screen. To face a different direction, rotate with two fingers.
To return to north, tap the compass
in the upper right.
Zoom in or out. Double-tap with one finger to zoom in and tap with two fingers to zoom out—or
pinch and spread. The scale appears in the upper left while zooming, or if you touch the screen
with two fingers. To change how distance is shown (miles or kilometers), go to Settings > Maps.
Search for a location. Tap the search field. You can search for a location in different ways. For
Intersection (“8th and market”)
Area (“greenwich village”)
Landmark (“guggenheim”)
Zip code
Business (“movies,” “restaurants san francisco ca,” “apple inc new york”)
Maps may also list recent locations, searches, or directions that you can choose from.
Find the location of a contact, or of a favorite or recent search. Tap Favorites.
Choose your view. Tap
, then choose Standard, Hybrid, or Satellite.
Manually mark a location. Touch and hold the map until the dropped pin appears.
Get more info
Get info about a location. Tap a pin to display its banner, then tap . Info might include Yelp
reviews and photos, a webpage link, directions, and more.
To share the location, add the location to your Favorites, or use another app you install, tap
Get directions
Note: To get directions, iPad must be connected to the Internet. To get directions involving your
current location, Location Services must also be on.
Get directions. Tap Directions, enter the starting and ending locations, then tap Route. Or,
choose a location or a route from the list, if available. Tap to select driving or walking directions,
or to use an app for public or other modes of transportation such as Uber.
If a location banner is showing, directions to that location from your current location appear. To
get other directions, tap the search field.
If multiple routes appear, tap the one you want to take.
Hear turn-by-turn directions (iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular): Tap Start.
Maps follows your progress and speaks turn-by-turn directions to your destination. To show or
hide the controls, tap the screen.
If iPad auto-locks, Maps stays onscreen and continues to announce instructions. You can also
open another app and continue to get turn-by-turn directions. To return to Maps, tap the
banner across the top of the screen.
With turn-by-turn directions, night mode automatically adjusts the screen image for easier
viewing at night.
View turn-by-turn directions (iPad Wi-Fi only): Tap Start, then swipe left to see the
next instruction.
See the route overview: Tap Overview.
View the directions as a list: Tap List Steps.
Stop turn-by-turn directions: Tap End. Or ask Siri to “stop navigating.”
Get directions from your current location. Tap
on the banner of your destination. Tap to
select driving or walking directions, or to use an app for public or other modes of transportation.
Use Maps on your Mac to get directions. Open Maps on your Mac (OS X Mavericks or later), get
directions for your trip, then choose File > Share > Send to your device. Your Mac and iPad must
both be signed into iCloud using the same Apple ID.
Find out about traffic conditions. Tap , then tap Show Traffic. Orange dots show slowdowns,
and red dots show stop-and-go traffic. To see an incident report, tap a marker.
Report a problem. Tap
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, then tap Report a Problem.
3D and Flyover
On iPad 3rd generation or later, you can see three-dimensional views and even fly over many of
the world’s major cities.
View 3D map. Tap
, then tap Show 3D Map. Or, drag two fingers up.
Adjust the angle. Drag two fingers up or down.
Take a Flyover Tour. An aerial tour is available for select cities, indicated by
next to the city
name. Tap the name of the city to display its banner, then tap Tour to begin the tour. To stop the
tour, tap the screen to display the controls, then tap End Flyover Tour. To return to standard view,
tap .
Maps settings
Go to Settings > Maps. Settings include:
Navigation voice volume (iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular)
Distances in miles or kilometers
Map labels always appear in the language specified in Settings > General > International >
Chapter 15    Maps
Videos at a glance
Open the Videos app to watch movies, TV shows, and music videos. To watch video podcasts,
open the Podcasts app—see Podcasts at a glance on page 114. To watch videos you record using
Camera on iPad, open the Photos app.
Add to your library.
Choose a category.
Tap to play.
This video hasn’t been
downloaded to iPad.
WARNING: For important information about avoiding hearing loss, see Important safety
information on page 146.
Add videos to your library
Buy or rent videos from the iTunes Store. Tap Store in the Videos app, or open the iTunes Store
app on iPad, then tap Movies or TV Shows. The iTunes Store is not available in all areas. See
Chapter 22, iTunes Store, on page 103.
Transfer videos from your computer. Connect iPad, then sync videos from iTunes on your
computer. See Sync with iTunes on page 17.
Stream videos from your computer to iPad. Turn on Home Sharing in iTunes on your computer.
Then, on iPad, go to Settings > Videos and enter the Apple ID and password you use for Home
Sharing on your computer. Then open Videos on iPad and tap Shared at the top of the list
of videos.
Convert a video to work with iPad. If you try to sync a video from iTunes and a message
says the video can’t play on iPad, try converting the video. Select the video in iTunes on your
computer and choose File > Create New Version > Create iPad or Apple TV Version. Then sync the
converted video to iPad.
Delete a video from iPad. Tap Edit in the upper right of your collection, then tap on the video
thumbnail. If you don’t see the Edit button, look for
on your video thumbnails—those videos
haven’t been downloaded to iPad, so you can’t delete them. To delete an individual episode of a
series, tap the series, then swipe left on the episode in the Episodes list.
Deleting a video (other than a rented movie) from iPad doesn’t delete it from the iTunes library
on your computer or from your purchased videos in iCloud, and you can sync the video or
download it to iPad again later. If you don’t want to sync a deleted video back to iPad, set iTunes
to not sync the video. See Sync with iTunes on page 17.
Important: If you delete a rented movie from iPad, it’s deleted permanently and cannot be
transferred back to your computer.
Control playback
Drag to adjust
the volume.
Drag to skip
forward or back.
Tap to show
or hide the
Select audio
or closed
Watch on a
TV with
Apple TV.
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Corporation and TSG Entertainment Finance LLC. All rights reserved.
Scale the video to fill the screen or fit to the screen. Tap
or . Or double-tap the video. If
you don’t see the scaling controls, your video already fits the screen perfectly.
Start over from the beginning. If the video contains chapters, drag the playhead along the
scrubber bar all the way to the left. If there are no chapters, tap .
Skip to the next or previous chapter. Tap
or . You can also press the center button or
equivalent on a compatible headset two times (skip to next) or three times (skip to previous).
Rewind or fast-forward. Touch and hold
or . Or drag the playhead left or right. Move your
finger toward the bottom of the screen as you drag for finer control.
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Select a different audio language. If the video offers other languages, tap
language from the Audio list.
Show subtitles or closed captions. Tap
, then choose a
. Not all videos offer subtitles or closed captions.
Customize the appearance of closed captions. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility >
Subtitles & Captioning.
Want to see closed captions and subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing? Go to Settings >
General > Accessibility > Subtitles & Captioning, then turn on Closed Captions + SDH.
Watch the video on a TV. Tap
AirPlay on page 37.
. For more about AirPlay and other ways to connect, see
Videos settings
Go to Settings > Videos, where you can:
Choose where to resume playback the next time you open a video
Choose to show only videos on iPad
Log in to Home Sharing
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