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  Table of Contents

  Introduction CH.1 – A New User’s Guide To The iPad Ch. 2 - How To Upgrade To iOS 11 Ch. 3 - How to customize your iPad Ch. 4 - iPad iCloud: How To Backup and Restore Ch. 5 - How To Use Siri On The iPad Ch. 6 - How To Use The Virtual Trackpad On The iPad Ch. 7 - How To Use FaceTime On The iPad Ch. 8 - The iPad Accessory Guide Ch. 9 - How To Control Your PC From Your iPad Ch.10 - Find Your Location History In Google Maps or iPhone Ch. 11 - Childproof your iPad Ch. 12 - Set Up iMessage on the iPad Ch. 13 - How to restore an iPad to Factory Default Using iTunes Ch. 14 - What To Do If Your iPad won’t Charge Or Charges Slowly Ch. 15 - How to reboot your iPad Ch. 16 - How To Fix A Poor Wifi Signal On Your iPad Ch. 17 - How To Save Your Wet iPad Ch. 18 - IPad Recovery Mode Ch. 19 - iCloud Photo Library on Your iPad Ch. 20 - A Guide To iPad Home Sharing Ch. 21 - iPad Settings




  When you purchase an iPad, it's okay to feel overwhelmed. The feeling is quite common. You have so much to learn and do on your new gadget. That, however, should not intimidate you. In a short while, you will become a pro in using the device. The following pointers will help you get started. Downloading the latest software update is essential for any device that allows for system software updates. The updates crush annoying bugs; keep your gadget running smoothly, and save battery life making your iPad run more efficiently. There aren’t any known iPad viruses and Apple screens all apps making malware very rare. Still, malware can affect any device and software updates increase your device’s safety. The temptation to download tons of apps is real and sooner than you know, you will have several pages full of apps. Finding an app will be a struggle and although spotlight search helps with this, it is still wise to organize your iPad by having folders for apps. Tap and hold on a single app until all of them are vibrating, and then drag it across the screen. Drop an app on another to create a folder. iWork has a spreadsheet, word processor, and presentation software. iLife includes a virtual music studio, Garageband, iMovie, and iPhoto while iBooks is Apple’s ebook reader. Many apps on the App Store are not entirely free. In-app purchases are quite popular due to the “Freemium” model where the app itself is free but includes items and services for sale. This method makes more money than selling the app. Go to settings on your iPad, tap ‘General’ > Restrictions > Enable Restrictions. You will be prompted to enter a pass-code. After enabling restrictions, look for In-App

  Purchases and tap the on/off slider. Connecting your iPad to Facebook makes it easy to share web pages and photos by tapping the Share option. It also makes it possible for other apps to interact with Facebook—with your permission, of course. In Settings, scroll the left-side menu and choose Facebook. Log in to your account and connect. You will soon have storage space issues, unless you got yourself the 64 GB model. Third party cloud storage will give you a little more space. The best options for your iPad include, Google Drive, Dropbox, and Microsoft’s OneDrive. Storing your photos and documents on the cloud keeps them safe regardless of what happens to the iPad.

  Pandora Radio lets you make a custom radio station by putting your favorite artist or song. Using this information, Pandora looks for and airs similar music. Nobody likes the generic background that comes with any device. Set a custom background for both your lock screen and home screen. You can find the option in the “Wallpapers & Brightness” section. Whenever you leave your iPad charging, it backs itself up. It is wise to do it manually sometimes; just go to Settings > iCloud > Storage and Backup; Backup Now. Get down to downloading as many apps as possible. The App Store has a million plus apps to help make your work easier.

Chapter 1 A New User’s Guide To The iPad So you’ve already set your iPad but do not know what step to take next? New iPad users usually do

  not know how to find and install good apps, organize, or delete them. Even if you know the basics, you might need a few tricks to get the most out of your iPad. A lot of navigation is done through touch gestures like touching an app to launch it or swiping your finger. The iPad home button job is to exit apps and wake your iPad when it is asleep. It takes you direct to the Home Screen. It also activates Siri. When you download so many apps that they fill the first screen, newly installed ones will appear on a second screen. Swiping left or right helps you navigate the pages. To move an app, touch and hold it until all apps start vibrating. That is the “Moving State”. While the iPad is in this state, hold your finger down on an icon and move it to where you want it. To delete an iPad app, enter the Moving State and all icons will have an “x” somewhere, click on it to delete the app. Some apps that came with the device will not have the “x” because you are not allowed to delete them. To activate Siri, hold your Home Button down. If the iPad beeps twice and you see “What can I help you with?” or “Go ahead I’m listening,” you know she is listening. Say, “Hi Siri, who am I?” She will respond settings. The easiest way to launch an app is to ask Siri. For instance, “Launch Music” opens your Music app. Other than using your voice, you can use Spotlight Search. On the home screen; swipe down (do not swipe from the top edge of your screen lest you launch the notification center). To create an icon folder, enter the Moving State. Now drag an app and place it on another one. You can rename the folder to a name of your choice by touching the title area of the folder. There are so many iPad apps, and finding a good one might not be easy. The best way is to use Google—type in “best iPad” followed by whatever app you are looking for. To find great apps on the App Store, look in the “Featured Apps” tab and the “Top Charts” option. Also try sorting by customer rating. When you find a good app, tap its price tag button at the top of the screen on the right side of the app’s icon. You will then see “Buy” or “Install. Touch the button to start the process.

Chapter 2 How To Upgrade To iOS 11 Whenever Apple launches some new cool features you might feel compelled to upgrade the operating

  system on your iPad. However, smaller upgrades are also necessary. In addition to fixing bugs, these upgrades tighten your iPad’s security and keep hackers away. The upgrade process of your iPad is easy so do not be intimidated. The iOS 11 upgrade is fantastic with added features such as the redefined dock and task manager screen that helps you multitask easily and the drag-and-drop feature for dragging content across multiple apps. To upgrade from any version previous to iOS 11.0, your iPad needs to have around 1.5 GB of available storage space. The exact amount of required storage space depends on your current iOS version and your iPad; to check the available space, go to Settings

  > General > Usage. You can upgrade to iOS 11 in two ways: by using Wi-Fi connection or connecting the iPad to your PC then updating via iTunes. Upgrading to iOS 11 Using Wi-Fi Unless your iPad’s battery is more than 50%, connect it to a charger while updating.

  1. Go to your iPad’s settings.

  2. From the left menu, find and tap “General”.

  3. From the top, the second option is “Software Update”, tap it to enter into update settings.

  4. Touch “Download and Install”. The upgrade process will begin and take several minutes. Your iPad will reboot during the process. In case the available space is inadequate, the “Download and Install” button will be grayed out; clear some space. After the update is installed most of the space will be available again.

  5. When the iOS is fully installed, it may be necessary to set up your iPad again to account for any new settings and features.

  Upgrading Using iTunes Connect the iPad to your Mac or PC using the cable that came with your gadget. This lets iTunes communicate with the iPad. Ensure that you have the latest iTunes version. Otherwise, iTunes will ask you to download when you launch it. Once the version installs, you may be prompted to set up iCloud.

  After you are ready for the process:

  1. Launch iTunes if you have already upgraded it. In most cases, it automatically launches when your iPad is plugged.

  2. The new version of the OS will be automatically detected and you will be prompted to upgrade. Don’t do it; tap “Cancel” instead. Sync your iPad manually first.

  3. When you tap “Cancel” iTunes syncs with your iPad automatically; in case it does not, do it manually. Select the iPad within iTunes, click on the File menu then select Sync iPad.

  4. Once syncing is done, go to the left side menu and under “Devices” select your iPad.

  5. On your iPad screen tap the “Update” button.

  6. After you confirm your decision to update the process will start.

  7. When the process is done you may have to answer a few questions to account for new features and settings when the device reboots.

Chapter 3 How to customize your iPad There are many features that allow you to make your iPad more personal instead of retaining the

  generic interface that came with it. Here are a few ways to make your gadget customizable. Creating folders for apps is among the basics. For quick access to the apps in the folders, you may dock the folders at the bottom of your iPad. To create a folder, drag an app and place it on another one. When the target app is highlighted, you know a folder has been created. The easiest and most obvious way of customizing a gadget is by changing the lock screen image and background wallpaper. You may use the photo of your kid, spouse, yourself, or any photo that you like. It makes your device unique. To easily change your background picture, go to the Photos app, look for the image you want and touch the ‘Share’ option (somewhere at the top of the screen). An activity window will pop up with several options such as sending the photo via email. Look for the ‘Use as Wallpaper’ option and tap it, then choose whether you will use the photo for home screen, lock screen, or both. Setting a nickname for yourself or someone else is a cool and funny trick. Ask Siri to address you by a nickname. It could be a real nickname like Sam instead of Samuel or something funny and playful like “Sketch”. Do this by saying to your iPad, “Siri, call me Sketch.” To give other people a nickname, go to your contact list and fill out the nickname field. The latest operating system update allows for installation of widgets on your iPad. In simple terms, a widget is a small piece of an app that can control parts of your iPad or run in the notification center. First, download a custom keyboard such as Google’s GBoard or Swype from the App Store. Then, launch that keyboard by going to iPad Settings > General Settings > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard and turn your keyboard on. Set custom sounds for reminder alerts, ringtones, sending email, new email, and text tones. A few of the available custom sounds include a train, a bell, a telegraph, a horn, and even a magic spell sound. Go to Settings then Sounds and choose the ones you like. Security is important. You can lock your device using an alphanumeric password, a passcode, or by restricting certain functions or apps. You can turn off YouTube or restrict the App Store so that only kid-appropriate apps can be downloaded. Go to Settings, Touch ID & Passcode (or Passcode) > Turn Passcode On. If your iPad has a Touch ID you can bypass your set passcode by placing your finger on the Touch ID when the screen is locked.

  There are so many things that you can do to your iPad like settings that increase your battery life, multitasking gestures to help you switch between apps easily and setting up home sharing.


Chapter 4

iPad iCloud: How To Backup and Restore

  When setting up your iPad for the first time, you might have selected the option to have it backed up to the iCloud. If that is the case, you have regular backups on the iCloud. If you did not, you can easily do it now so that your iPad can back itself up automatically. Go to your iPad settings. The backing up option is under “iCloud”. The settings allow you to select what you would like to backup including calendar events, contacts, text in the notes, applications, and the Safari browser bookmarks. Next, touch “Backup”. On this same screen, you can set iCloud Backup on or off using the slider. When you turn it on, your iPad will back up when connected to a computer or wall outlet. Finally, conduct your first backup. Under the iCloud Backup slider you should see a “Back Up Now” button, tap it for immediate backup so you can have a data point to restore from later.

  How to restore an iPad from an iCloud Backup The first step of the process is to wipe your iPad and have it in the initial clean state as when you first took it out of the box. Before you begin the process, ensure that your iPad is backed up to the iCloud.

  (This might not be possible in some cases like restoring a totally new iPad with an older iPad’s settings and data). Double-check your iCloud backup. Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage and Backup; on the screen you will see the last time that your iPad was backed up. After verifying you can now start the process. Erase all settings and data from the iPad. If you do not know how to do this go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. Once the erasing process is finished, the iPad will take you to the screen that you were first at when you got it. When setting up your gadget an option to restore it from backup will be presented to you. The option will pop up once you have connected your iPad to your Wifi network and chosen to use location services or not. After choosing to restore, you will be taken to another screen to select the backup you want to restore from. Restoring data and settings from a backup may take a while. Your Wifi connection is used to download data, content, and settings. The iPad continues with the process even when the home screen appears by downloading your applications. When you encounter an issue with this stage, you can choose to download the application from the app store. Another option is to sync apps on your PC from iTunes. However, your iPad should have no problem restoring all apps on its own. The more apps you have, the longer the process will take. Other data and photos will also be restored; so even when there is no visible progress, your iPad could be downloading something else other than apps.


How To Use Siri On The iPad

  Siri has seen a lot of growth ever since it was launched on the iPad. She can take voice dictation, schedule meetings, update your Facebook page, read your email, and remind you to take out your trash. She can also speak in a British accent if you like. How To Turn Siri On or Off For Your iPad Most probably, Siri is turned on for your iPad and if your iPad is newer, you might have set up the “Hey Siri” feature already. However, there are a few important features and settings that you should check out to ensure your iPad’s security.

  ● Go to Settings on your iPad. ● On the left-side menu scroll down and select “Siri”. ● Turn Siri on or off using the green on/off button at the top. An active Internet connection is required to use Siri.

  ● Being able to access Siri on the lock screen is important. Although apps cannot be launched when the screen is off, you can access some calendar options and set reminders. This feature is great, but other people can access the same features on your iPad. To protect your privacy, use the slider to turn Siri off on the lock screen. ● You can change Siri’s Voice. The voice settings depend on your chosen language. The

  English language has a Male and Female voice option and an Australian, British, or American accent. What Is “Hey Siri?” Hey Siri lets you activate Siri using your voice. Start a normal directive or question with “Hey Siri”.

  With most iPads a power connection is necessary for this to work. First of all, let your iPad know that you would like to ask Siri a question. Just like with the iPhone, hold the Home Button down to perform the function. When Siri is activated, she will beep at you and you will be prompted for a directive or question. Glowing lines at the bottom of your screen are an indication that Siri is listening so you can ask your question. To ask more questions while Siri is still open, touch the microphone and the lines will appear. (If those lines are not glowing, Siri is not listening). If the “Hey Siri” feature is turned on, pressing the Home Button is not necessary; it is, however, the easier option if you are holding your iPad.

  What Questions Can Siri Answer? Siri has been programmed using multiple databases to help her answer most of your questions. Here is what she can do:

  ● Call [name], example, “Call Paul” ● Send text to [name] [text], example, “send text to Paul: what was the name of the song?”

  ● Search the web for [anything] ● Listen to [song name, band name] ● Get me directions to [address/restaurant/shop] ● Will it rain [date]?

  As a Personal Assistant ● Schedule a meeting for [whatever] at [time and date] ● Tweet [content] ● Remind me to [action] at [time and date]

  Use Siri To Entertain and Feed You ● Show me a trailer for [any movie] ● Who wrote [TV series, book, or movie]? ● Find me [any food] in [city] ● Book me a table at [time] for [restaurant]

  Siri For Sports and Other Information ● Who is the [team] playing tonight? ● How is the [team] doing? ● What is 15 percent of 42 dollars 50 cents? ● What time is it in London? ● What is the definition of [words]?

Chapter 6 How To Use The Virtual Trackpad On The iPad Moving the cursor on an iPad screen can be a little difficult especially when moving it to the first

  letter. The magnifying glass is not reliable and will make you more frustrated. Thanks to iOS 9’s virtual trackpad, the task is getting easier, and almost as precise as the PC. Place two fingers on the keyboard to engage it. Check the keys on the keyboard; if they go blank then it is working. To control the cursor move your two fingers around without lifting them off the screen just as in a regular trackpad. The cursor will move accordingly. You do not have to restrict your movement solely to the keyboard part of the screen, which is a bonus. When the trackpad is engaged, feel free to move your fingers wherever you want on the display, it will be just like one big trackpad. Scroll through text with ease by moving the cursor to either the far bottom or the far top of the screen. The text scrolls with you following the movement of your fingers. The trackpad also allows you to select text. When using the virtual trackpad for the first time, this might be a little hard but once you get the hang of it you will find it very easy and even much quicker. To select text, the trackpad should be unengaged at first. Engage it as usual using your two fingers. However, hold your fingers still for 1-2 seconds rather than moving them around the screen. Instead of the cursor being a vertical line, it will change to a vertical line with a circle on both ends. This is the selection mode. When your fingers move, the cursor will not only move but also it will start selecting text from where it was when you entered

  Although it is mentioned above that you should have two fingers on the keyboard, they do not really need to be in contact with the on-screen keyboard for the virtual trackpad to be engaged. It is just better to teach this technique this way because the keyboard will go blank and you will know that the trackpad is engaged. If you tap two fingers on any area where you can edit text on the screen the trackpad will be engaged. The virtual trackpad is supposed to work on just about any app that allows for typing of text but some apps might not support it. Maybe in future third-party apps will have trackpad support. As for apps that do not necessarily support text editing, the trackpad is not likely to work. Do Not Forget The New Undo Button - The on-screen keyboard now has some app-specific buttons in most apps that allow for text editing. You will see an undo button somewhere to the left of autocorrect suggestions. If you cannot see the button, just shake the iPad and the task will be undone.

Chapter 7 How To Use FaceTime On The iPad The iPad has many benefits such as allowing you to make phone calls and one of the most common

  ways to do that is through FaceTime. It allows for video conferencing but you can also make voice calls on days when you do not really feel like making yourself neat for a video call. FaceTime does not require special configurations to be ready for use. Your iPad already has it installed straight from the box. It also works via your Apple ID so you can start placing and receiving calls whenever you are ready. FaceTime works only on Apple devices such as Mac, the iPad, and iPhone so the person you are calling needs to have one of those. Even if they do not have an iPhone for calls, you can call them on their Mac or iPad using their email address. The first obvious step is launching the FaceTime app. When you launch it, the front camera comes on automatically and you will see what is being captured on the screen. You can see your recent calls on the menu on the left—unless you are using FaceTime for the first time. To call someone, tap on “Enter name, email, or number” and start typing the name of whomever you want to call. Make sure they are already in your contact list. Otherwise, enter their phone number. While typing, your device will show a list of matching contacts so you may not have to type the entire name.

  On the right side of the contacts you will see two buttons, a phone handset and a video camera. If your contact does not have FaceTime, the camera option will be gray. For a videoconference touch the camera button and the phone button for a voice call. You need to note a few points: first, FaceTime calls require an Internet connection (a 4G LTE or Wifi connection). Another thing, you can only call people with an Apple device. A Few FaceTime Tips

  ● You can call someone using their email address only if they used that same address to sign up for Apple ID and have enabled it for receiving calls.

  ● The plus (+) symbol on your menu brings up the contacts list so you can search for the person you are trying to call.

  ● For an Audio-only call, look for the tab at the top and switch it from Video to Audio. ● To delete contacts from the call history, go to “Edit” at the top-left of your screen. Select the contacts then tap the delete option.

  How To Use FaceTime With The Same Apple ID When two iOS devices use the same Apple ID, they also share a primary email address. If someone places a FaceTime call on that address, they will all ring so you cannot make a call between the two of them. There is, however, something you can do, thanks to Apple.

  ● Go to Settings on the iPad, scroll down the left menu and choose “FaceTime”. ● On “You Can Be Reached By FaceTime At” check the email address (usually the primary email for Apple ID) and phone number.

  ● Tap the “Add an Email…” option to add another email address.

Chapter 8 The iPad Accessory Guide Are you looking for a cool accessory for your iPad or something to gift an iPad addict? Here are a few accessories that you will not regret buying. Anki Drive: it will suit anyone that loves playing race cars. Through the Anki Drive system, your iPad controls everything. It allows the cars to pass rivals and shoot at them. Apple Pencil: everyone with an iPad Pro should get the Pencil. It is just like a stylus except it has more capabilities and enhanced precision. Perfect Drink: it allows the iPad, combined with a smart scale, to make drinks just like a skilled bartender. Atari Arcade for iPad: turn your device into an arcade. It is a one of kind special dock with a joystick. WLTOYS S215 Micro Helicopter with Spy Camera: how would you like a helicopter with a camera; one you can control using your iPad as the remote? Nobody would dare say no to this.

  Satechi BT MediaRemote: it allows you to control music and movies, even when they are streaming from Amazon Prime or Netflix.

  1. Popular iPad Accessories The iPad is a little on the expensive side and dropping it is very easy so you should really buy a case for it.

  Apple Smart Case: the smart case wakes the iPad when opened in addition to protecting it. OtterBox Defender: it combines functionality and protection. It keeps your iPad protected and also works as a stand.

  Apple’s Wireless Keyboard: the wireless keyboard is meant for Macs but it also works with iPads. If you have an iMac or Mini Mac you can buy it and use it for both.

  Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover: if you have the thinnest iPad (the iPad Air 2) then you will love this thin keyboard cover. This keyboard also comes at a fairly affordable price.

  Cosmonaut Stylus: this stylus is very popular among iPad users because it is cheap and very easy to use.

  2. iPad Accessories Sold By Apple Apple Smart Cover: this cover protects your iPad’s display, wakes it when flipped and doubles as a keyboard stand.

  Apple Smart Case: this is just like the Smart Cover except it protects your entire iPad and costs a little more.

  Apple TV: this is a super cool accessory. Using AirPlay you can stream movies, play games, or view apps on your iPad using your HDTV screen.

  Camera Connection Kit: it enables you to transfer photos from a camera to your iPad. You can also use it to connect the iPad to a MIDI device.

  Digital AV Adapter: it is primarily an HDMI cable for connecting your iPad to the TV.

  3. Best iPad Speakers Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III: this is ideal for people who want a bold sound. Bose SoundLink Color: this is for those who do not want to spend too much on a speaker. Soundfreaq Sound Platform 2: it is wireless and comes with a remote control app and device tray. Logitech Speaker Stand: this affordable speaker comes with an adjustable stand. Divoom Bluetune Solo: this is an amazing small speaker with big sound.

  4. Best iPad Headphones ● Beats Studio ● Bose QuietComfort 25 ● AKG K451 ● Gogroove BlueVibe AirBand ● Panasonic RP-HJE120D Earbuds

Chapter 9 How To Control Your PC From Your iPad Controlling your PC from your iPad is unbelievably easy. What may appear to be a technical process

  can be summarized in three simple steps: download and install software on your computer, download an app on the iPad, and then do the controlling. As a matter of fact, choosing the right software for the task may be harder than the task itself. This chapter deals with two packages: Parallels Access and RealVNC. RealVNC is the best for personal use since it is free. Obviously the free version does not include advanced features but it will perfectly carry out the basic task. 128-bit AES encryption is included to protect your data. Your finger controls the mouse button. A single tap is like one click while a double tap is like a double click. To click the right button, tap two fingers. Swiping translates to scrolling and you can also enjoy the pinch-zoom gesture. Parallels Access goes for $19.99 a year. The cost is worth it if you regularly use your iPad to control your PC. Parallels Access does not just control the mouse; it makes your computer an app server. You can fully interact with apps and it allows you to log on your computer remotely via a remote Wi-Fi or 4G connections. The disadvantage of using Parallels Access is that the computer is not very usable when it is being controlled remotely.

  Setting Up and Using Parallels Access To Control Your PC The first step is to register an account then download the software. It works on both Mac OS and Windows. After downloading, click on the file to install Parallels Access. Once installed, launch the

  Apps Store and download the Parallels Access software. Launch the app and sign in just like you did on your PC. When you are done you will be able to see all computers currently running the same software. Choose the one that you want to control. A video will pop up and show you a tutorial. Note: you have to first run Parallels Access on your computer before you can find it with your iPad.

  Setting Up and Using RealVNC To Control Your PC Before you download RealVNC, you need to obtain a license key so that you can use the software.

  Make sure you select the license type “Free license only, without premium features”. Enter your name, email, and country before tapping “continue to receive your key”. Copy the key somewhere as it is required later. Download the software on your computer. It is available on the RealVNC website for both Mac and Windows. Next, click the file to install it. You will be prompted for a few things like location, agreeing to terms of service and having an exception for your firewall. The latter will make it easy for the iPad to access your computer without being blocked by the firewall. Enter the registration key when prompted for it. When the software launches for the first time, you will be asked for a password. After you have entered a password you will see a “Get Started” window. Go to the App Store and download the app. Launch it and set up your PC on the iPad.

Chapter 10 Find Your Location History In Google Maps or iPhone Apple (through its software and device’ hardware) and Google monitor’s your location so they can

  offer you a wide range of location-aware services. The most obvious include maps, directions, custom routes, and search. They also include review services like Yelp, Facebook, store brand apps, fitness apps, and much more. However, a lot of people are not aware the location tracking services on their mobile devices and software include monitoring and recording their location history as well.

  With Google, in your account settings, you opt-in to “Places You’ve Been”, your location history comprises of a detailed and searchable data file. It is complete with a clear trail, organized by time.

  In the case of Apple, the information provided is much less but it keeps, and at your request, shows a record of the places you have visited recently. It however lacks the detailed trail feature offered by Google. Both Apple and Google offer these history files with complete guarantee of your privacy. They allow you to opt out of them whenever you want and Google even lets you delete every trace of your location history. Both of these services are very useful and they could be of great help if you know about them and are comfortable opting in. Sometimes, the location history can be a lifesaver in rescue or legal situations. You have to be signed in to your primary Google account to access your location history on Google Maps. You should also have been signed in to your Google account either on your laptop or smartphone as you traveled or moved about in the past.

  When you are signed in to Google, go to on your smartphone or laptop/desktop web browser. You will be shown a map-enabled search utility. On the left you will see a location history control panel where you can choose the date segments you want to see (through 7-day increments, 14-day increments or up to 30-day increments). After choosing your preferred date ranges and segments, your location will be shown and a travel trail of where you visited for the time period. You can zoom in to get finer details of your history. You can also delete your location history from that time segment or the entire history. Apple iOS and iPhone Location History How-To ● Apple offers less history data and detail. But still, you can get some history.

  ● Go to Settings on your iPhone ● Scroll down and select Privacy ● Select Location Services then scroll to the bottom ● Select System Services ● Scroll to the bottom and select Significant Locations (or Frequent Locations) ● At the bottom, you will see your location history, with names and dates

  The number of locations that Apple stores is limited and the travel tracks and timelines are not precise. You cannot even pinch to zoom in. Location history can be either helpful or harmful; depending on whoever is using it and how they are using it and your understanding of it. It is, therefore, important to learn about location history first.

Chapter 11 Childproof your iPad Childproofing is a process that goes beyond your child’s toddler years. Placing the necessary parental

  restrictions on the family iPad is one part of the entire process. It keeps your kids and bank account safe. Thanks to Apple, making your iPad child-friendly is not difficult.

  Turn On Restrictions This is the first step. It involves restricting the applications allowed on the iPad. To turn these parental controls on, go to the iPad’s settings, select General Settings, and then scroll down until you find Restrictions. In the Restriction Settings, tap Enable Restrictions. You will be prompted to enter a four-digit passcode. The passcode will be required to make any further changes in the restriction settings. Turn Off In-App Purchases If you miss this step, your wallet may suffer. Freemium games are usually free but filled with in-app purchases. The purchases, when added up, may be a very large sum. Freemium games are the most popular in all categories in the App Store. They bring in the most money—even more than paid apps. Turning off in-app purchases disabled the option of buying the extras within a game. This can be done in the same screen where you turn on other restrictions.

  How About Turning Off App Downloads? Learning to use the iPad is super easy and it won’t even take a toddler that long. They can easily find their way into the App Store and they will be downloading apps sooner than you think. The App Store your passcode, there is a grace period where you can download an app without keying in the password. It would be better to just turn off the store. To download an app after setting this restriction, you can re-enable the store, download the app then disable it again. Alternatively, you can download the app on the PC via iTunes then sync your device to the PC. Age-Based Restrictions With a toddler, the better thing is to just turn off the App Store. However, a pre-teen may require a little access to the store. Instead of disabling the App Store all together, restrict apps depending on age range. The age-based restrictions categories include 4+, 9+, 12+ and 17+. Implement the restrictions based on your child’s age or your preferences. You can also control what your kid views on the web. To find this setting, go to “Allowed Content” under “Websites”. When you set “Limit Adult Content” most adult websites will be filtered. Nevertheless, Safari is very thorough and when you set “Specific Websites Only”, only a specific list of websites are allowed.

  Disable Facebook, iBooks Store, iTunes Store, etc. When you disable most of these apps, the app icon disappears from the device. Restrict any app that you may be uncomfortable with your child using. You can always re-enable it when necessary.

  Should You Turn Off Wi-Fi? You can turn off this setting on your iPad to forget your Wifi. This may not be necessary if you have already set all the above restrictions because your child cannot access much of anything on the Internet. Another way to avoid huge iTunes bills is to set your iPad with a separate iTunes account without the credit card. You can occasionally gift apps to the device.

Chapter 12 Set Up iMessage on the iPad It is possible to text on your iPad whether you own an iPhone or not. Apple iMessage allows you to

  extend all your text messaging activities from your iPhone to an iPad. However, if you do not have an iPhone it can work as an independent text-messaging app. The iMessage feature diverts or directs text messages via Apple’s servers. It also eliminates the 144-character limit that applies to SMS messages. What makes the iMessage feature great is the fact that it is free and you can configure it to use your phone number, email address, or even both. How to set up iMessage Go to your iPad’s settings by touching the “gears turning” icon.

  Look for Messages by scrolling the left-side menu. Tap the Messages option to open the iMessage settings. iMessage is supposed to be on by default. You know it is if the on/off slider is set to on. If it is not, turn it on by tapping on the slider. You may be asked to log in using your Apple ID when you do this. The next step involves configuring how you want people to reach you on iMessage. Look for and tap the “Send & Receive” option below the “Send Read Receipts” button. The screen that comes on next allows you to set the addresses that people can use to reach you using iMessage. If you own an iPhone connected to your Apple ID, your phone number will be listed here. If you own several iPhones and they are all connected to that same address, then you are likely to see several numbers.

  Any email address that is associated with your account will also be listed. If there are several phone numbers on the list and you are the only one who uses the iPad, it is wise that you uncheck any phone numbers that do not belong to you. This way, you will not receive text messages meant for other family members. Family and friends will be able to send text messages to your email if you check it on this screen. What if the email address you use on your Apple ID is not your primary email address? Have no worries. You can add another address on this screen. Tap “Add Another Email” and you will have the new address connected to the Apple ID account. Note: you need to check at least one destination on this screen if iMessage is turned on. If you cannot uncheck your phone number because the option is grayed out, you have to check another number or email address. Apple has recently made an improvement on messages by making its capabilities more than just sending a text.

  The Message app now allows you to draw a message by tapping the heart using two fingers. You can draw the icon that best expresses your emotions. The A button allows you to send music, animated GIFs, or whatever stickers you buy on the App Store. There are so many options that allow you to customize your message, like holding down the response bubble to send a heart or thumbs up.

Chapter 13 How to restore an iPad to Factory Default Using iTunes When you first get your new iPad out of the box, you have to undertake a series of questions and steps

  to set it up so you can start using it. If you want to go through this process again sometime later, you can reset the device to “factory default”. This restores the your iPad from when you first bought it.

  The process erases all settings and data from the device and restores it to factory default and is, therefore, an effective troubleshooting step. There are several ways to do this, even without connecting the iPad to iTunes. Before you start restoring your iPad, make sure there is a recent backup of the device. It usually creates a backup on iCloud when it is charging provided there is a Wi-Fi connection at that time. How do you find your iPad’s most recent backup? Launch the Settings app on your iPad. Touch the Apple ID/iCloud option. Select iCloud in the Apple ID settings. The iCloud screen displays the amount of used storage and other iCloud options. Tap iCloud Backup to see the iPad’s most recent backup. There is a Back Up Now button somewhere in the Backup settings, and just below it is the date and time of the most recent backup. If the device has not been backed up within the last day, choose the Back Up Now button. Another thing, before you restore your iPad to default, switch off Find My iPad. The Find My iPad option monitors the device’s location and allows you to remotely lock it or play a sound to find it. The setting is found in the Apple ID settings. Go to Settings on your device. Select the Apple ID/iCloud option on the left-side menu. Tap on iCloud. Scroll down until you see Find My iPad button then tap it. If the slider shows that Find My iPad is on, turn it off. Use iTunes To Restore The Device To Factory Default Settings With a recent backup and the Find My Pad settings off, you are ready to restore your iPad. The backup will restore all your music, apps, photos, movies, and any other data. Connect your iPad to the PC via the 30-pin or Lightning cable. Launch iTunes on the PC if it does not automatically launch when the iPad is plugged in. If the iPad is recognized, you will see it under the devices tab. The next step is selecting the device to view the settings. The problem is that you cannot choose it from the menu. Check above the left-side menu for a pair of buttons with the “<” and “>” signs. Look for a dropdown to the right that lets you select Movies, Music, etc. Now, to the right of that, is a device button (a tiny iPad). Tap it to choose your iPad. Information about the iPad will show up and a Restore Button as well. When prompted to back up the iPad, do it if you have not confirmed a recent backup. Select “Restore and Update” During the process, your iPad will reboot. When the process is done, it is up to you to decide whether or not you will restore your iPad using the iCloud backup.

Chapter 14 What To Do If Your iPad won’t Charge Or Charges Slowly If your iPad is having charging issues, it is possible that the device itself is not the problem. Obviously, the batteries in tablets and smartphones are not meant to last forever. However, they fade

  slowly and as time goes by, the battery life you get out of the device lessens gradually. If your device is charging really slowly or is not charging at all, the problem is most likely elsewhere. Are You Using Your PC To Charge Your iPad? If you are charging your iPad using your desktop or laptop, it may be outputting less than enough power for the task. The chances of this are higher with older computers. An iPad needs significantly more power to charge than an iPhone. While a smartphone may charge just fine with the PC, a tablet will take more time. As a matter of fact, sometimes you will get a “Not Charging” notice when you connect the iPad to a very old computer. Of course, it may still be charging but the power being received might be too little to even show the lightning bolt that lets you know it is charging. The best way to solve this problem is to hook the tablet to a power outlet with the iPad’s adapter (the one that came with it). If you have no choice but to charge it using a computer, avoid using the iPad as it charges. This way, it will gain enough power to charge and it will not lose more power than it is receiving. Power adapters are not equal—mostly. Your iPhone’s adapter may be supplying your iPad with less power than an iPad adapter would. This is especially true if yours is an iPad Pro; it will take a really long time for the iPhone charger to charge it to a 100%. The iPhone charger might still charge the iPad but the process will be very slow. Check for “10W, “12W”, or “24W” markings on the charger. These will supply enough power to charge an iPad quickly. The one that comes with an iPhone is a 5-watt one and it does not have side markings.

  When your iPad Won’t Charge Even When You Connect It To A Wall Outlet First, reboot the device to make sure that it is not a software problem by holding the suspend button down. A red button will be displayed prompting you to slide it to turn the iPad off. Once the device has switched off completely, long press the suspend button again to switch it on. If the device refuses to charge via the electrical outlet, the problem probably lies within the adapter or the cable. To find out, connect the iPad to a PC. If the lightning bolt appears or you see “Not Connected”, then the cable is not the problem, the adapter is. In this case, you will need a new adapter. If the PC does not recognize the iPad, the problem might be the cable. If buying a new cable and/or adapter does not work (although this is rarely the case), your iPad may have hardware problems and you should contact Apple.

Chapter 15 How to reboot your iPad Rebooting an iPad is one of the top most troubleshooting tips for a lot of iPad issues. As a matter of

  fact, rebooting a device is the first troubleshooting step. The reason is, rebooting (also called restarting), cleans the device, giving it a fresh start. Sometimes you can keep your iPad running for weeks or months on end and only put it to sleep when it is not in use. With time, it gathers small bugs that interfere with it. A quick restart can do away with a lot of problems. Many people think that the iPad is powered down when it is in sleep mode—which is not true. The Sleep/Wake button makes the iPad’s screen go dark but it continues to run in power saving mode. When it wakes up, it returns to the state it was in before you put it to sleep. Therefore, any problems it had will still be there. If your iPad is having issues (apps are crashing randomly, it is too slow or it is unresponsive), it is time to try rebooting. Powering Down The iPad ● Long Press the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds. reboot it. ● If your device is frozen and does not show the “slide to power down” option, do not release the button. The iPad will switch off without confirmation after 20 seconds. This is known as a “forced reboot”. ● A circle of dashes will appear on the screen indicating that it is busy. You will know that the device has shut down when the screen goes totally black.

  ● Wait a few seconds then long press the Sleep/Wake button again to restart your device. ● Wait until the Apple logo shows up at the center of the screen then release the button.

  When the iPad is slow or freezing up: The performance of most computers degrades gradually if they run continuously for weeks, and the same happens with the iPad. If you notice your iPad is too slow, reboot it. When an application keeps crashing: Although most people will delete the app then download it afresh from the App Store, restarting the device should be the first step before going that far. You have issues connecting to a Wi-Fi connection: if you are completely sure that the password you are keying in is the correct one, restart the iPad. The iPad is not making a sound: this usually happens when someone switches on the mute button accidentally and can be corrected by going to the control panel and touching the mute button. If you are not sure why the iPad went quiet, just reboot it.

  The onscreen keyboard pops very slowly or won’t pop at all: to fix this you can either restart the iPad or use Spotlight Search. Airplay stops working: for this problem you can either reboot the Apple TV or the iPad (or both). The battery drains way too fast or when it won’t connect to a Bluetooth device.

Chapter 16 How To Fix A Poor Wifi Signal On Your iPad Wireless networks are not limited to businesses and coffee shops as they were a decade ago. Thanks

  to broadband technology, wireless networks are now in homes. Although it offers great convenience, when it fails it can be a real pain. Luckily for you, there are a few things you can do when your Wi-Fi signal is weak. Before you begin the process of troubleshooting your Wi-Fi network, make sure the issue is not with your laptop or iPad. Try connecting two different devices to the network from the same spot to find out where the problem lies. For instance, try connecting both your iPad and laptop from the same spot. If your iPad is the only device with a connection issue, then the problem is most probably not the router. If both devices have a problem, then the router may have an issue. If The Problem Is With The iPad The first thing you should do is reboot the iPad. Hold the Sleep/Wake button down until you see “slide to power down”. Slide the button to switch the iPad off. After a few seconds, hold the button down again to turn on the device. This is usually a solution to Wifi problems. If it does not work, reset the data stored in the iPad about your network. To do this, launch the Settings app and select Wi-Fi from the left side menu to see your Wifi network. You should find your network at the top, with a check mark. In case you do not see it, you are likely connected to the wrong Wi-Fi network and that is probably why you are having Wifi problems. Before you connect to the right network, you need to make your iPad forget the incorrect network. On the right side of the network’s name, look for a blue “i” with a circle around it and tap it. A screen will come up showing the Wi-Fi’s information. You have to join it first to forget it. Select the “Join” option and key in the password. After you have connected, touch the “i” option again and select “Forget This Network”. Reboot the iPad again before connecting to your network. This deletes anything held over in memory. When the iPad powers on, go to Settings, select your Wifi network then key in your password. This should work. In case it fails, you should reset it fully to factory default so you can eradicate whatever issues are remaining. Ensure you backup your iPad first so it can be fully restored after the reset. Before you do this, reboot your router by unplugging it or turning it off to make sure it is not the problem.

  If The Problem Is With The Router You can use an app to see how fast your Internet speed is. If you are using a laptop to compare it to, download Ookla speedtest for your iPad and check it against the website version ( ). If the connection is fast on both devices, the problem is probably the individual website you were trying to access. You can also try a common website like Google.

  Another thing is moving closer to the router. If the signal is stronger near the router but weaker in other rooms, you might want to boost its strength. If the signal is strong but the speed is slow, talk to your Internet provider.

Chapter 17 How To Save Your Wet iPad If you accidentally drop your iPad in water, do not panic. You will probably imagine water getting

  into the delicate parts causing flashes and black smoke. However, it is not that easy for water to get to that point. What primarily causes an iPad to fail after getting into water is corroding of the battery— and that does not happen right away. Water can damage your iPad and you should react in two different ways. The first problem is when water spills on top of the device or you accidentally spray it with water. The second problem is when it is submerged into a large amount of water like a pool, bathtub, etc. Hopefully, you have invested in a good case. However, even your iPad is a little water resistant. The outer part is covered in an aluminum body and glass display that does not easily allow water in. It will also take time for water to enter through the edges and you should have wiped it by then. You, therefore, have only a few specific areas to worry about; the lightning connector, the headphone jack, speakers, volume, home, and sleep/wake buttons. If you have a case for your iPad like the Smart Case, water is not likely to get past it. Wipe the front of the iPad carefully, and then remove the case. Check if there is water around the buttons. If there is none, you are lucky. However, you may want to leave the iPad unused for a day or two to be sure. If your case did do its job, follow the advice for a fully submerged device. Submerging a device in rice is usually the first option for most people. Devices plunged into rice and left throughout the night has turned out okay. Just remember that time is a crucial factor. Some studies have shown that silica gel packets, oatmeal, and rice are not as absorbent as people believe. Also, silica gel cannot soak water through glass or aluminum. If your device has an opening that can fit a grain of rice, then it may not be an option for you. To be cautious, use silica gel packets. After drying your iPad’s exterior, you may wonder whether or not you should power it off. If it is still active, switch it off the usual way. If it is in suspend mode, switching it off or waking it up may cause more damage. If you know you will receive a notification causing it to wake up, just wake it up and switch it off using the wake/sleep button. If you know you will not receive any notifications, leave it in suspend mode. Dos and Don’ts Don’t: use a space heater, hair dryer, or any other source of a high amount of heat.

  Do: leave the device alone for a day or two (with the home button at the bottom to make use of gravity). Leave it standing up.

  When your iPad won’t Power On Even After Leaving It To Sit If all the above solutions do not work and your iPad still has issues, send it to Apple or take it to an Apple store near you.

Chapter 18 IPad Recovery Mode The most extreme troubleshooting option is resetting an iPad to factory default settings. Most

  problems are usually fixed by rebooting the device. Surprisingly, a simple reboot can fix a lot of issues for your iPad, provided you do it right. When that does not work, you may start thinking of deleting all data and settings and starting the setup all over again. But what if you cannot even reset your iPad; what then? When your iPad is stuck at the Apple logo or is locked you need to think of something else other than the extreme option and force it into recovery mode. Forcing the device into the recovery mode involves using iTunes on your Mac or PC to alter the normal running of your iPad.

  If it has been disabled or a problem occurred with a previous update, making the iPad freeze at the Apple Logo, the recovery mode will force the device to go back to its fresh-out-of-the-box settings. It is important to note that this process should only be performed when you cannot access the iPad to use it. If your iPad powers up but freezes a lot when in use, there are other basic troubleshooting steps that can take care of that for you. Before going for the recovery mode option, try doing a "forced reboot". This involves forcefully shutting down your iPad even when you cannot get it to do so using the normal process. Long Press the Sleep/Wake button for like 20 seconds. After it has shut down completely, try powering it up after a few seconds. If it won't power up or freezes at the Apple Logo, you are free to follow through with the process. First, you need the most recent version of iTunes on your computer. For PC, launch iTunes. You should be notified of a new version if it is there. If you already have it open, tap the Help menu then select Check For Updates. For Mac, open the App Store and select the update button. If you see iTunes on the list, tap update. If you have not installed iTunes, visit Apple's website and download it from there.

  Entering Recovery Mode On Your iPad Any computer can do this so you can even borrow a friend's computer. If iTunes is open, opt out of it.

  Use the iPad's cable to connect it to the PC. iTunes should launch automatically. If it doesn't, launch it. Now, press the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button simultaneously. Do not let go until you see the Connect to iTunes screen. When that screen comes up on your iPad, iTunes will prompt you to Restore or Update your iPad. Select Update. This may take a while as necessary files are being downloaded. If your iPad shuts down in the middle on the process, start again from step 4. When the update process is done, you will have to set up your iPad all over again; just as you did when you first bought it. If you had backed up the iPad using iCloud or iTunes, you will recover all your settings and data. What If You Cannot Access A Computer? Find my iPhone/iPad lets you wipe the device remotely. You can either visit Apple iCloud website using any device or use Find My iPhone on your iPhone and sign in with your Apple ID. Select your iPad (or the blue button on the map screen) and tap "Erase iPad".


Chapter 19

iCloud Photo Library on Your iPad

  My Photo Stream was the first attempt by Apple to enable the sharing of photos across iOS devices and it was not that efficient. The system sent full-sized pictures to all devices. The issue with this is that it ate up a lot of storage space and photos would disappear on the stream after a few months. iCloud Photo Library is the latest photo-sharing solution from Apple. It stores your photos on the iCloud permanently, allowing your iPhone or iPad to share photos in a more efficient manner. iCloud Photo Library is also accessible from your Mac or PC so you can view the photos from there. It synchronizes photos by uploading new photos to the iCloud automatically after you take them. The photos can be viewed across all your devices, as long as the feature is turned on. To gain access to your iCloud photos, you need to turn on iCloud Photo Library first. Although it is still in beta

  (technically), you can still use the iCloud Photo Library service fully; provided your iPad is using the latest iOS version. So how do you turn on the service? 1. Launch the iPad Settings app.

  2. Scroll down the left-side menu and tap “iCloud”.

  3. From the iCloud settings, select “Photos”.

  4. Turn on iCloud Photo Library from the option at the top of the display.

  5. When your iPad is running low on storage space, the “Optimize iPhone Storage” option is going to download thumbnail versions of your photos.

  6. The “Upload to My Photo Stream” option, when turned on, is responsible for synchronizing full images across devices. It is a very useful service when you want to access your photos without an Internet connection.

  7. If you want to design custom photo albums, maybe to share with family and friends, turn on “iCloud Photo Sharing”. You will be able to create shared photo albums that your friends and family can view upon invitation. How to View Photos in the iCloud Photo Library There is no special procedure for viewing iCloud Photo Library Videos and Photos on your iPad.

  When videos and photos are taken on another device, they are downloaded and stored in the camera roll of your iPad and it is just as though you took them on the iPad. Go to your iPad’s Photos app to view them. If the iPad is running low on storage space and you selected the “Optimize iPhone Storage” option, you will be able to see the thumbnail versions. You can download the full-sized photo by tapping it. This process, however, requires an Internet connection. You can view the photo library from your PC or Mac. If you own a Mac, use the Photos app, just as you do on your iPad. If you own a Windows computer, view the photos from “iCloud Photos” on File Explorer. On both Windows PC and Mac you can view the photo library from

Chapter 20 A Guide To iPad Home Sharing For you to enjoy your music and movies at home, you do not need to load them all on your iPad. ITunes has a really cool feature that lets you stream movies and music between devices via Home Sharing. You can access your digital movie collection by streaming movies to your iPad and avoid

  using up a lot of space on your iPad. Setting up iPad Home Sharing is so easy and once you have enabled it, you will effortlessly stream all your movies and music to your iPad. Using Home Sharing, you can also export music to your laptop from your desktop PC. When you use Apple’s Digital AV Adapter with Home Sharing, you can stream movies to your HDTV from your PC.

  Setting Up Home Sharing in iTunes First, turn on iTunes Home Sharing. Here is how you do it: 1. Launch iTunes on your computer.

  2. Select File from the top-left side of iTunes window.

  3. Place the mouse cursor on Home Sharing then select Turn On Home Sharing.

  4. You will be prompted to log into your Apple ID. It is the email address you enter when buying music or apps on your iPad.

  Now you have Home Sharing on—it is that easy. Note that Home Sharing works only when iTunes is launched on the PC. Once Home Sharing is on, any other computer with Home Sharing on will appear in iTunes’ left side menu. You will see them under connected devices. Devices are only eligible if they are connected to your home network. Otherwise, you cannot use them for Home Sharing.

  Setting Up Home Sharing on The iPad 1. Just as with iTunes, getting Home Sharing working on your iPad is a piece of cake.

  2. Touch the Settings icon to launch settings on your iPad.

  3. Check the left side of the screen for a list of options. Look for Music at the top of media types section.

  4. Select Music to open Music settings. You will find the Home Sharing section at the bottom of this screen. Select Sign In.

  5. Again, use the Apple ID email address to sign in. Now you are ready to share movies and music from your PC to your iPad. A 64 GB model is not necessary, thanks to iTunes Home Sharing.

  Note: both your computer and your iPad have to be connected to your Wifi network. Sharing Movies and Music on Your iPad Once everything is set, you can listen to your music collection from the PC.

  1. Open the Music app. sections of the app. Select My Music to access your music.

  3. At the top of the screen is a link (it may read Artists, Albums, Songs), tap it.

  4. Form the drop-down list tap Home Sharing. This lets you browse and play music and it will be streamed to your iPad from your PC.

  To watch videos and movies via Home Sharing; 1. Go to Videos on your iPad.

  2. Tap the Shared tab.

  3. Choose a shared library.

  4. All the available movies and videos will be shown. Select what you would like to watch.


Chapter 21

iPad Settings

  Not many people know where to go to change their iPad’s settings; so you are not the only one. For most devices, the settings option is usually a special menu item. However, there is no menu in the iPad. Instead, an iPad has apps. Therefore, even settings in an iPad are an app. Its icon looks like turning gears and is gray in color. You can easily open Settings in your device without wading through screen apps to find the icon. The quickest and simplest way to launch the Settings app is by asking the iPad to do so. Long press the Home Button to open Siri. Once the voice assistant is active, say to it “launch Settings”. The Siri feature is one of the best things about the iPad and opening apps are of them? Do not worry; you do not have to engage the iPad in a conversation to open the Settings app. There is a wonderful universal feature on the iPad known as ‘Spotlight Search’ and you can find it in a flip, literally. Touch any empty space on the Home Screen (this is the screen that has all the icons). Without lifting your finger from the screen, move it downwards. A search screen will come up and you can key in “settings” to find the Settings app. When the Settings icon is revealed, tap it.

  Useful tip: if you constantly use the Settings app, moves its icon to the toolbar at the bottom of your device’s screen. This way, you can conveniently access it without much hassle. There are so many changes to make in the Settings apps that will make a few differences in your iPad’s appearance and behavior. Some of these changes are useful. For instance, if you turn off cellular service, you can save battery life. Others, like accessibility settings will give you extra help in using the iPad.

  1. Add an extra Mail account. You can do this under the ‘Mail, Contacts, Calendar’ settings. If you like, you can configure the mail to be pushed to your device and also the fetching frequency.

  2. Turn off notifications for apps. It is common for an app to get hyperactive and send you notifications like crazy. Instead of turning off push notifications for the device completely, go to Notifications Settings and turn off notifications for that particular app.

  3. Adjust your iPad’s brightness. This saves battery life. Go to Brightness and Wallpaper Settings and slide down the brightness.

  4. Change your default search engine. If you do not want to use Google as the default search engine, you do not have to. Go to Safari Settings and set it to what you prefer.

  5. Turn on automatic downloads: the iPad can automatically download books, music and apps made on various devices.

  6. Customize the look of your iPad. Use whatever image you prefer for your lock screen and home screen background.

  7. Configure Touch ID.

  8. Change your iPad’s sound settings.

  9. Configure Facetime.

  10. Stop your iPad from asking you to join nearby Wifi networks.

Chapter 22 How To Sync an iPad with iTunes Since you now have the option of backing up your iPad to the iCloud, syncing it to a PC is not that

  important. However, you may still want to sync it to iTunes so you can be assured of a local backup and also so that you can have the same movies and music in the iTunes on both your iPad and PC. You will also be able to purchase apps on iTunes then sync them to the iPad. ITunes gives you total control over what is allowed and not allowed on the iPad. iPad. 2. iTunes should open automatically when you do this. If it does not, launch it manually. 3. iTunes will sync your iPad automatically based on default settings or your set options. If it does not, start the process manually by selecting your device from the devices section on the left-side menu.

  4. From the top menu, select File then Sync iPad. How To Sync Apps To iTunes You can sync apps to iTunes. It is even possible to buy and download apps to iTunes then sync them to the iPad. You can also choose to sync some apps and leave out others.

  1. Hook your iPad to the computer and launch iTunes.

  2. From the devices list, select your iPad.

  3. From the list of options at the top of the screen, select Apps.

  4. Check the Sync Apps box.

  5. Next, put a checkmark on any individual apps you would like to sync from the list.

  6. At the bottom of the list of apps, you will see the option to automatically sync new apps —in case you want to.

  7. To sync documents within an app, click on the app and select the documents you would like to sync.

  How To Sync Music To The iPad from iTunes Syncing music to your iPad will allow you to listen to your playlist even when you are away from home.

  1. Connect the iPad to your computer, launch iTunes and select your device.

  2. From the list of options, select Music.

  3. Check the Sync Music box at the top. The default setting is syncing the entire library. For an individual album or playlist, there is an option for that; just put a mark next to it. Syncing movies will take a while because the files are usually big.

  1. Connect the iPad to the computer, launch iTunes and select your device.

  2. From the list of options, select Movies.

  3. Check the box next to Sync Movies.

  4. To sync the entire collection, put a checkmark to automatically include all movies.

  Otherwise, you will have to select certain movies from the list. How To Sync Photos From iTunes to the iPad 1. Connect the iPad to the computer, launch iTunes and select your device.

  2. From the list of options, select Photos.

  3. Put a checkmark next to Sync Photos From.

  4. Choose your preferred option from the dropdown menu.

  5. After selecting your main folder, you can sync every folder under it or choose specific photos.



  Apple has unveiled the newest iOS version, iOS 12. The version will be available for both iPads and iPhones for free from late 2018. Below are some of the greatest features that you will experience with the new version. Apple confirmed that it is going to double down on performance to increase the speed and responsiveness in iPads and iPhones. The speed at which apps will launch in the new version is 40% higher than in the iOS 11. Apple will do this by sensing when you require increased performance then pushing the processor inside your device to concentrate on that task. There is a new “Shortcuts” app that lets users create pre-determined Siri requests that launch apps automatically. For instance, if you say to Siri “help me relax”, it can dim the lights and begin playing music. The service will learn such that, if it knows that you get coffee every morning, it can tell you to place your regular order via a coffee app. When running late for an event, it can ask you to send a message to the event when you are trying to catch some sleep. You will be able to decide when it ends. Apple will offer you a weekly summary to show how you data from using your iPhone throughout the week. You will see the total amount of time you spend on the phone, the time spent on specific apps, and the apps that you receive the most notifications from. You will also see when and how often you picked up your iPhone. If you want to spend less time on apps, Apple will set limits. You can set the time you want to spend on an app, like Instagram, everyday and Apple will notify you when you are approaching the limit. Unless you grant an extension, the app will be off limits until the next day. When you receive a notification, you can decide to prevent it from showing on the lock screen or just turn it off for good. Siri will suggest that you turn off notifications from apps that you barely use. Grouped Notifications are going to be organized by app, topic, or thread. You can customize an animated emoji or Animoji (and a spinoff known as Memoji). In addition, you can add custom backgrounds, texts, etc. in your messages. You will be able to chat with up to 32 people in a single video call. Messages will be integrated into Facetime so a group video call can easily turn into a group chat. The introduction of a new file format “USDZ” will allow developers to use AR effects in other applications. With the use of ARKit 2, several users can use AR at the same time. The Measure app is for measuring distance and lines along surfaces, instead of using measuring tape. The iOS 12 comes with a “search suggestion” feature that highlights key moments, events, and places, among a ton of other features. Among the apps that will be updated include the News app, the Stocks app, Apple’s Voice Memos, and Apple Books. Carplay, in the iOS 12, will support third-party navigation apps like Google Maps and Waze.

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