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iPad Troubleshooting & Maintenance

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Get the Most Out of Your iPad Battery

You've heard about the awesome 10-hour battery life on your iPad. But all batteries run down eventually (the little battery icon in the iPad Status bar will tell you when you're running low), so one of [more…]

How to Sync Your iPad and Your Computer

You can use your data connection cord to connect your iPad and computer to sync info like contacts and calendar settings. Before you can use iTunes to sync, you have to download the software and, if you [more…]

How to Buy from the App Store on Your iPad

Apps provide all kinds of functionality for your iPad, from the ability to plan travel, manage finances, and find local restaurants and gas stations to hard-core business productivity and serious gaming [more…]

How to Organize Apps on Your iPad

An iPad can display up to 11 Home screens, giving you plenty of latitude to organize your apps. By default, the first contains pre-installed apps; other screens are created to contain any apps you download [more…]

How to Reset iPad Settings

Life may not have a reset feature, but iPads do. If, for some reason, you want to return your iPad to its default settings, you can reset them. The last item under iPad's General settings is Reset. When [more…]

Tips for Keeping Your iPad Clean

If you've been playing with your iPad at all, you know, despite Apple's claim that iPads have fingerprint-resistant screens, that iPads are fingerprint magnets. They are covered with an oil-resistant coating [more…]

Troubleshooting Common iPad Issues

Though it would be nice if iPads were perfect machines, unburdened with the vagaries of crashing Windows PCs and system software bugs, that's not always the case. Here are some common issues that can come [more…]

How to Get Technical Support for Your iPad

Apple is known for its great customer support, so if you're having some problems with your iPad that you just can't figure out on your own, you should try them out. Here are a few options you can explore [more…]

How to Find a Missing iPad with FindMyiPad

Staring with iOS 4.2, you can take advantage of the FindMyiPad feature to pinpoint the location of your iPad from your computer. This is a very handy feature if you forget where you left your iPad or it [more…]

How to Update the iPad Operating System

Just as software manufacturers provide updates for your main computer, Apple occasionally updates iPad system software to fix problems or offer enhanced features. It's a good idea to occasionally check [more…]

How to Update Your iPad's Operating System

To make sure you can run the latest and greatest iPad apps and get the hottest new iPad features, it's a good idea to update right now (and periodically) to the latest iPad operating system [more…]

For Seniors: How to Charge the iPad's Battery

When an iPad's battery runs out of power, you'll need to recharge it. While an iPad is not plugged in, it draws power from its battery, and eventually you'll need to either recharge the battery or pull [more…]

For Seniors: Use the iPad Online User Guide

The iPad online User Guide is similar to the Help system on a Windows or Mac computer. The online help guide is accessed through the Safari browser, as a bookmarked site. [more…]

For Seniors: Update Your iPad's Operating System

It's important to update your iPad's operating system whenever a new iOS (iPad operating system) is released, in order to keep the iPad running in tip-top shape. An operating system update typically adds [more…]

For Seniors: Customize the iPad Side Switch

The iPad side switch can be used to lock the screen orientation or mute the sound. When the screen is locked, its orientation doesn't change when you rotate the iPad in your hands. [more…]

For Seniors: Wake, Sleep, or Turn Off the iPad

The iPad can be turned on or off like any other electronic device. You can also put the iPad to sleep, and wake it when you need it again. Using Sleep mode [more…]

For Seniors: Get Help Reading Text on iPad 2

As your eyes age, it gets harder and harder to read text on-screen, even on the iPad 2. The iPad can tell you what's on screen. You can also enlarge the iPad's on-screen text. Both features are helpful [more…]

For Seniors: Adjust the iPad 2 Screen

For the visually-challenged, the iPad's screen might seem dark and hard to use. To make the iPad screen easier to read, adjust its brightness. For higher contrast, switch to a simple black and white screen [more…]

For Seniors: Change the iPad 2 Wallpaper

The wallpaper of water drops — the default iPad background image — may be pretty, but it may not be the one that works best for you. Choosing different wallpaper may help you to see all the icons on your [more…]

For Seniors: Adjust the Audio on iPad 2

If you're hearing-impaired, adjust the volume on your iPad 2 so that it's more comfortable. If you use headphones with your iPad, you can adjust its audio as well to favor your good ear. [more…]

For Seniors: Add Regular E-Mail to iPad 2

You can send and receive e-mail on iPad 2 through regular e-mail providers such as Windows Live/Hotmail, Earthlink, Microsoft Exchange, MobileMe/iCloud, and your cable-Internet provider. You can also send [more…]

For Seniors: Add Web E-Mail to iPad 2

You can send and receive e-mail on iPad 2 – through both regular and web e-mail accounts. Webmail on iPad includes Gmail, Yahoo!, or AOL accounts, and these providers typically use a web page to help you [more…]

For Seniors: Download Apps for iPad 2

iPad 2 comes with many pre-installed apps, although you'll want to add the ones that suit your lifestyle, such as iBooks, Pandora, and AARP. Some iPad apps are free, while others cost anywhere from 99 [more…]

For Seniors: Organize iPad 2 Applications on Home Screens

Your iPad 2 can display up to 11 Home screens. You organize iPad apps (applications) on these various Home screens. The main Home screen contains preinstalled apps; other Home screens are created to contain [more…]

For Seniors: Organize iPad 2 Apps in Folders

As with iPhone, iPad lets you organize apps in folders. With so many useful applications, it's practical to group similar apps together in folders so you can locate them easily. iPad comes with many built-in [more…]

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