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Table of Contents
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
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
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
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.
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
> 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.
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.
How to customize your iPad
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.
iPad iCloud: How To Backup and Restore
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?
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
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.
How To Use FaceTime On The iPad
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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?
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.
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
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
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
What To Do If Your iPad won’t Charge Or Charges
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
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
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.
● 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
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
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
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
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
IPad Recovery Mode
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.
iCloud Photo Library on Your iPad
(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
A Guide To iPad Home Sharing
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.
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.
9. Configure Facetime.
10. Stop your iPad from asking you to join nearby Wifi networks.
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.
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.
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