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 you can control.

If you like to work with a particular app often, it’s worth your while to explore the settings for it to see whether one might make your life with that app a bit easier.

Built-In Apps Settings Overview
App Types of Settings
Mail Add Accounts, Fetch New Data Frequency, and Display Settings
(how many messages to show, font size, and so on)
Contacts Display Settings (sort order and display order)
Calendars Turn on Alerts, Time Zone, and Default Calendar
Maps Settings for Voice Navigation, Volume, Distance measurements in
miles or kilometers, map label language and size, and preferred
directions (driving or walking)
FaceTime Turn On/Off, Set Email Account, Caller ID, and whether FaceTime
calls are blocked
Safari Search Engine, Turn AutoFill On/Off, Show Favorites Bar, and
Security and History
Messages Turn On/Off, Make Send & Receive Settings, and Show/Hide
Subject Field
Music Toggle Sounds, Volume Limit, and the Display Lyrics and Podcast
Info setting; toggle iTunes Match On/Off; set up Home Sharing
Videos Start Playing (where you left off or from the beginning), Show
All Videos that have been downloaded, and Home Sharing
Photos & Camera Photo Stream and Photo Sharing, Slideshow Settings, and Camera
Grid
Notes Set Default Account for storing notes
Reminders Sync Reminders and choose the Default List of Reminders to use
when a list isn’t specified

Also note that apps that you download, which have been designed for iPad, often appear in Settings under the Apps heading. Non-iPad apps (for example, iPhone apps) don’t seem to appear. The settings vary based on the app, so go exploring and see what you find!