Download free guide to iOS5 for the iPad
Apple has introduced a free update to the iPad called iOS5 that brings with it several new features, including:
- iCloud to synchronise content between your computer and your iPad without connecting them.
- iCloud to back up your iPad's content
- The Notification Centre, that makes it easy for you to see all the updates and alerts from your apps in one place
- The Reminders app, a simple to-do list that's integrated into the iPad for the first time
- A split keyboard so you can type more comfortably while holding the iPad up
- New gestures to switch quickly between apps and to jump to the Home screen
- Tab-browsed browsing in the Safari web browser, so it looks more like a desktop browser
- New features for taking and editing photos on the iPad, including the ability to rotate and crop photos (shown right) and to correct colours and red-eye
- The Newsstand app for downloading, reading and buying magazines on your iPad
- Formatting of text in emails
- Printable maps and directions
- Integration with Twitter so you can share your iPad content with friends using Twitter. (For more on Twitter, see Social Networking for the Older and Wiser).
- iMessages for sending instant messages and photos to friends who have an iPad, iPhone or compatible iPod Touch (see below).
If you bought an iPad after iOS5 was released, you'll have these features by default. If not, you can upgrade your iPad for free using your computer.
Download the free iOS5 for the iPad guide
I've written a free 47-page manual to iOS5 that explains how you can install iOS5 on your iPad, and how you can make the most of your iPad's new features, including all those iOS5 features listed above. If you already have a copy of the book iPad for the Older and Wiser, this supplement updates the book for you, explaining what's new and what's changed. If you don't already have a copy, this free book chapter will still help you to get up and running with iOS5 quickly and will give you a taster of the content and style of my iPad book.
This free ebook is a PDF, so you can read it on your iPad, on your computer, or can print it out.
NOTE: This is a large file (14MB), so it will take a little while to download. You might see the cover appear and then it might look like nothing else is happening, but the rest of the file will be downloading. Please be patient!
Find out more about iPad for the Older and Wiser
For more information on iPad for the Older and Wiser, including a promotional video, supporting content and ordering information, see the homepage for iPad for the Older and Wiser.
iPad for the Older and Wiser is written by Sean McManus, and published by John Wiley in partnership with the University of the Third Age (U3A).