iPad For Seniors

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For Seniors: Tablet Buying Decisions: Which Operating System?

When deciding which tablet to buy, you must consider the operating system it uses. Most tablets use a mobileoperating system (OS) similar (or identical) to operating systems used on smartphones. The OS [more…]

For Seniors: Use a Tablet Touchscreen and Keyboard

You interact with a tablet through its touchscreen and onscreen keyboard. Using a tablet’s touchscreen or onscreen keyboard, you provide input with your finger or a stylus rather than a mouse. [more…]

For Seniors: Tablet Buying Decisions: Wireless or 3G Internet?

Tablets offer two ways to go online: wirelessly or through a 3G (cellular) connection. Your Internet connection choice affects not only your overall cost but also the convenience and reliability of the [more…]

Using the General Settings on Your iPad

Use iPad's General settings to set up basic functionality for your everyday use. You access the General settings in the following table by tapping the Settings app icon on the Home screen and then tapping [more…]

iPad Settings for Mail, Contacts, and Calendar

For the social and organizational parts of your brain, iPad makes available Mail, Contacts, and Calendar apps; the settings for these apps are covered in the following table. You access the settings listed [more…]

iPad For Seniors For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The iPad is perfect for many seniors because it's lightweight and very portable. The simple, intuitive interface makes easy work of checking e-mail and scheduling appointments. With the handy tables in [more…]

How to Use Your iPad's Clock App

A preinstalled app that will help you stay on time is Clock. Though simple to use, Clock helps you view the time in multiple locations, set alarms, and use a timer. [more…]

How to Keep the iPad Screen Clean

If you’ve been playing with your iPad, you know that it’s a fingerprint magnet (despite Apple’s claim that the iPad has a fingerprint-resistant screen). Here are some tips for avoiding fingerprint marks [more…]

Protect Your iPad 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 Extend Your iPad’s Battery Life

The much-touted ten-hour battery life of the iPad is a wonderful feature, but you can do some things to extend it even further. Here are a few tips to consider: [more…]

What to Do with a Nonresponsive iPad

If your iPad goes dead on you, the problem is most likely to be a power issue, so the first thing to do is plug the Lightning–to–USB cable (or Dock Connector–to–USB cable) into the 10W USB Power Adapter [more…]

How to Update Software on Your iPad

Apple occasionally updates the iPad system software to fix problems or offer enhanced features. You can also tap Settings→General→Software Update to update your software. If you’re not using the iCloud [more…]

How to Restore the Sound on Your iPad

If you are puttering with your iPad, and its sound suddenly stops working, you can try a few things to restore the sound. Make sure that [more…]

How to Get Support for Your iPad

Every new iPad comes with a year’s coverage for repair of the hardware and 90 days of free technical support. Apple is known for its helpful customer support, so if you’re stuck, you should try it out. [more…]

How to Find a Missing iPad

You can take advantage of the Find My iPad feature to pinpoint the location of your iPad. This feature is extremely handy if you forget where you left your iPad or someone walks away with it. Find My iPad [more…]

How to Back Up Your iPad to iCloud

You used to be able to back up your iPad content only via iTunes, but with Apple iCloud, you can back up via a Wi-Fi network to your iCloud storage.

You get 5GB of storage for free [more…]

Open a Blank Note and Enter Text in the iPad Notes App

Notes is the bundled app for your iPad that you can use to do everything from jotting down notes at meetings to keeping to-do lists.

It isn’t a robust word processor [more…]

How to Copy and Paste in iPad's Notes App

The Notes app that comes bundled with your iPad includes two essential editing tools that you’re probably familiar with from using word processors: Copy and Paste. [more…]

All That Siri Can Do on Your iPad

One of the coolest features in iPad is Siri, a personal-assistant feature that responds to spoken commands. Siri allows you to interact with many apps on your iPad by voice. You can pose questions or ask [more…]

How to Activate Siri on Your iPad

Siri is a very useful feature for interacting with your iPad and getting information. You can use Siri to ask for a map to a nearby restaurant, send an email, or tell you how far the Earth is from Pluto [more…]

How to Get Directions on Your iPad

You can use the Maps app and Siri to find your current location, get directions, find nearby businesses (such as restaurants or banks), or get a map of another location. [more…]

How to Ask Siri for Facts

Siri, on your iPad, uses Wolfram|Alpha and sources such as Wikipedia and Bing to look up facts in response to questions, such as “What is the capital of Kansas?”, “What is the square root of 2003?”, and [more…]

How to Add Contacts to Your iPad

Contacts is the iPad equivalent of the dog-eared address book that used to sit by your phone. The Contacts app is simple to set up and use. To add a contact, follow these steps: [more…]

How to Assign a Photo to a Contact on Your iPad

The Contacts app on your iPad is simple to set up and use, and it has some powerful features beyond simply storing names, addresses, and phone numbers. You also can have some fun and assign photos to help [more…]

How to Add Twitter or Facebook Information to Your iPad Contacts

You can add Twitter information to a contact on your iPad so that you can quickly follow contacts via Twitter or enter Facebook account information so that you can go to your contact’s Facebook page. [more…]

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