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How to Organize iBooks in Collections

After you download lots of books on your iPad, you may become organizationally challenged. iBooks lets you create collections of books to help you organize them by your own logic, such as Astronomy, Work-Related [more…]

How to Use Bookmarks and Highlights in iBooks

Bookmarks and highlights in your e-books are like favorites you save in your web browser: They enable you to revisit a favorite page or refresh your memory about a character or plot point. Note that iBooks [more…]

How to Set Brightness on Your iPad

You might as well set up the visual side of iPad first so your interaction with the device is easy on the eyes and battery power. Two such settings fall together as one category in the Settings pane: Wallpapers [more…]

3 Security Options for Your iPad

Because you're likely to take your iPad on the road on a regular basis, it's a good idea to consider a few security features. Some save battery life and protect your data or access to certain apps. [more…]

How to Set the Date and Time for Your iPad

By default, your iPad is set to Cupertino time — Cupertino, California, that is, home to Apple Computer. If you have occasion to reset the time zone or date and time, either because you live somewhere [more…]

How to Control Keyboard Settings on the iPad

Your keyboard is one of the most important ways you interact with iPad, so it's helpful if you have all the onscreen keyboard settings just the way you want them. You can access these under the Keyboard [more…]

How to Extend Your iPad's Battery Life

The much-touted ten-hour battery life of the iPad is a wonderful feature, but you can take some steps to extend that battery life even further. You can estimate how much battery life you have left by looking [more…]

How to Keep the iPad Screen Clean

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

Protect Your iPad Gadget with a Case

Your screen isn't the only element on the iPad that can be damaged, so consider getting a case for it so you can carry it around the house or around town safely. Besides providing a bit of padding if you [more…]

How to Update Your iPad's Software

Just as software manufacturers provide updates for your main computer, Apple occasionally updates the iPad system software to fix problems or offer enhanced features. If you're not using the iCloud feature [more…]

How to Change the iPad's iBooks Font Size and Type

If the type on your iPad screen is a bit small for your taste, you can change to a larger font size or choose a different font for readability. Follow these steps: [more…]

How to Change Your iPad's Wallpaper

Just as your desktop computer or laptop can display a pretty picture or pattern as a desktop background called a wallpaper, your iPad can display an image on the Home screen and the same or another picture [more…]

Troubleshoot Your iPad

Though everyone wants to think that his or her iPad is a perfect magical machine, unburdened with the vagaries of crashing Windows PCs and system software bugs, that's not always the case. [more…]

How to Take Pictures with the iPad Camera

When you use an iPad camera, you can switch it between a standard camera and a video camera, and choose whether to use the front or rear camera. To work with the standard camera to take pictures, follow [more…]

How to Manage Sounds on the iPad

In the Sounds category, there are two main settings: adjust the volume level for all apps on your iPad and modify whether system sounds play for events such as new e-mail, calendar alerts, and keyboard [more…]

Settings for Individual iPad Apps

Most bundled apps have a corresponding group of settings in iPad. Rather than bore yourself by walking through each and every one, check out the table, which gives you an overview of the types of settings [more…]

How to Back Up Your iPad to iCloud

You used to be able to back up your iPad content only using iTunes, but with iCloud, you can back up via a Wi-Fi network to your iCloud storage. Note that whereas iTunes backs up everything, iCloud backs [more…]

Discover What’s New in iOS 7.0

iPad gets its features from a combination of hardware and its software operating system, with the most current operating system being iOS 7.0, though small updates appear all the time, so by the time you’re [more…]

How to Use the Split Keyboard on Your iPad

With the iPad iOS 5 came the Split Keyboard feature. This allows you to split the keyboard so that each side appears nearer the edge of the iPad screen. For those who are into texting with their thumbs [more…]

Multitasking Basics on the iPad

Multitasking on the iPad means that you can easily switch from one app to another without closing the first one and returning to the Home screen. With iOS 7, this is now accomplished by previewing all [more…]

iPad: How to Set Up VoiceOver

VoiceOver is one of the accessibility settings offered on the iPad. It reads the names of screen elements and settings to you, but it also changes the way you provide input to the iPad. In Notes, for example [more…]

Tips for Using VoiceOver on Your iPad

After you have turned the accessibility feature VoiceOver on on your iPad, you need to figure out how to use it. Using it is awkward at first, but you’ll get the hang of it! Here are the main onscreen [more…]

How to Adjust Vision Settings on Your iPad

Several Vision features on the iPad are simple on/off settings, and a lot of them are new. This bullet list lists features you can turn on or off after you tap Settings→General→Accessibility: [more…]

How to Turn On and Work with AssistiveTouch on Your iPad

The AssistiveTouch Control panel on the iPad is an accessibility feature that helps those who have challenges working with buttons to provide input to iPad using the touchscreen. [more…]

How to Use Guided Access on Your iPad

Guided Access is a feature that arrived with iOS 6. You can use it to limit a user’s access to iPad to a single app, and even limit access to that app to certain features. [more…]

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