iPad Mail, Contacts, and Calendar Settings

Part of the iPad For Seniors For Dummies Cheat Sheet

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 here by tapping the Settings app icon on the Home screen and then tapping Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

Setting Description
Add Account Add and manage e-mail accounts.
Fetch New Data Turn on/off the feature to push new e-mails and contacts and calendar info for Microsoft Exchange and iCloud accounts to you automatically.
Show Set how many recent messages to show in Mail.
Preview Set how many lines in e-mail messages are to show in the Inbox preview.
Show To/Cc Label Turn display of To/Cc label on or off in e-mails.
Ask Before Deleting Turn on to display a confirmation dialog before deleting e-mails.
Load Remote Images Control whether images on websites are displayed; displaying such images can allow a site to gather some information about you and your iPad.
Organize by Thread Turn on a feature to organize e-mail messages among the same group of correspondents so those messages appear together in a subfolder.
Always Bcc Myself Turn on to send a copy of every e-mail to yourself. (This is in addition to saving a copy in the Sent folder.)
Increase Quote Level Turn on to automatically indent text when forwarding or replying to a message in Mail.
Signature Change the signature at the end of all your messages. ("Sent from my iPad" is the default message.)
Default Account Specify which account other apps use by default when you share data from them via e-mail.
Sort Order Specify sort order for contacts (first/last or last/first names).
Display Order Specify display order for contacts (first/last or last/first).
My Info Associate your iPad with a specific contact.
New Invitation Alerts Turn on alerts when you get a new invitation in Mail.
Shared Calendar Alerts Enables alerts from various calendars you're sharing with the Calendar app.
Time Zone Support Turn on Time Zone Support to show event data and times in your time zone; set your time zone.
Sync Control how far back events are synced via iCloud or when you connect to your computer and iTunes.
Default Alert Times Set up how far ahead you should be alerted for various events such as birthdays and all-day events.
Default Calendar Choose whether to use the preinstalled Calendar program or a calendar synced from your computer, managed in iCloud, or synced from services such as Gmail or AOL.
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