Transactional Settings on Your iPad

By Edward C. Baig, Bob LeVitus

The iPad is designed to make your life easier. One of the most useful things you can do with your iPad is shop for necessary items. Your options range from shopping for books or apps in Apple’s App Store to making purchases on websites, and much more. Rather than reaching for your credit card every time you complete a transaction, let Apple keep track of the information for you.

You use your iPad to shop and pay for stuff, areas where the following settings apply.

iTunes & App Store

In the iTunes & App Store section, you decide whether your iPad should automatically download music, apps, books, audiobooks, and updates. And if you give the okay, you can choose whether to tap into your cellular network (if applicable) when downloading these items.

Wallet & Apple Pay

If you have a Touch ID-capable iPad and want to take advantage of Apple’s mobile payments Apple Pay system, you can add a new credit or debit card in the Wallet & Apple Pay section. Apple Pay lets you make secure online purchases right from your tablet.