What You Can Do with iPad General Settings

Part of the iPad For Seniors For Dummies Cheat Sheet

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 General.

Setting Description
About Information about downloaded content, apps, memory, iPad serial number and model, and your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth addresses, plus support, and legal and regulatory jargon.
Software Update Check this for updates to the iPad operating system.
Usage Displays total iCloud storage, battery usage, and if you have a Wi-Fi and 3G/4G iPad model, shows data usage on the cellular network.
Siri Settings for turning the Siri voice command assistant on, changing the language, choosing handsfree only or all voice feedback, and choosing whose information Siri uses from the Contacts app.
iTunes Wi-Fi Sync Settings for syncing with iTunes on a computer on a local network.
Spotlight Search Access settings for the types of content the iPad search feature returns in search results and the order in which results are presented.
Auto-Lock Set the amount of time for inactivity at which iPad automatically auto-locks the screen.
Passcode Lock Set a passcode and turn the feature on to require a passcode to unlock iPad. Turn Picture Frame on/off. Set iPad to erase all data after ten failed attempts to enter the correct passcode.
Restrictions Set restrictions on Safari, YouTube, and iTunes, as well as restrict installation of applications and location services. Specify allowed content for music, podcasts, movies, TV shows, and apps.
Lock Rotation Tap to set up the Side Switch to lock screen rotation.
Mute Tap to set up the Side Switch to mute sounds.
Multitasking Gestures Enable Multitasking Gestures to use four or five fingers for certain actions.
Date & Time Choose 24-hour time and time zone and set the correct date and time.
Keyboard Set correction features of the keyboard such as Auto-Capitalization and spelling check.
International Specify the language for onscreen information and keyboard. Choose region format for date, time, and phone numbers.
Accessibility Set features for people with visual, hearing, or dexterity challenges.
Reset Reset all settings or selected settings to factory defaults, such as network or keyboard.
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