Apple iPad Usage Guide
Apple iPad Usage Guide
General Controls
  • Powering on/off: Press and hold power lock button (3 sec, apple icon), power off same or until power off slider appears.
  • To unlock tap and release power button then slide finger left to right on lock slider.
  • Master volume located right-side of iPad. The button above defaults to mute but can be changed in settings (lock rotation).
  • Pressing the power button and home button simultaneously will take a screenshot which can later be found in your gallery.

Home Screen
  • Layout similar to Android.
  • Status bar at top (information, time, battery level, enabled connections, signal strength).
  • Scroll left on screen (quick search tool).
  • Standard icons available at bottom of screen.
  • Three-fingered tap on the screen will zoom in, repeating will zoom out.

Home Button
  • Physical depression at bottom of iPad.
  • Tap twice opens multi-tasking bar (also allows lock-control of screen orientation).
  • Tap once drops multi-tasking bar back returning you to Home Screen.
  • The function of the home button (double-tap) varies within applications.
  • Single tap returns you to the home screen.

  • Access via Settings --> Wi-Fi.
  • Turn on (on/off toggle switch).
  • Once on available networks can be seen (lock indicates secured).
  • To connect tap a network and enter the password if required.
  • Return acts as join button.
  • The connected network will show with a check to the right side.
  • Tap arrow on left of connection for connection information (IP, subnet, router, DNS etc. also BootP and Static. Above this panel is "Forget this network".

Web Browser
  • Safari (standard icon at bottom of screen).
  • Back and forward navigation arrows.
  • Pages icon shows all open pages.
  • Book icon displays bookmarks, bookmarks a page (also allows home screen icon and printing) and can display/clear history.
  • Pinch or double-tap to zoom in/out.
  • Home screen bookmark can launch page.

Address Book
  • Contacts on Home Screen.
  • Hit "+" to add contact.
  • Otherwise fairly standard.
  • To Edit/Delete contact use "Edit" function.

  • Defaults to "day" view but can be configured as "week", "month", "list".
  • List view lists only events.
  • Otherwise fairly standard usage.

AppStore Setup and Use
  • Setup under Settings --> Sign in or create the ID.
  • Using the same ID on all Apple devices allows download of previously downloaded material to the device.
  • Launch AppStore from Home Screen.
  • The store is organised into sections:
    • Featured (latest additions, staff top picks, sortable). Also, account information.
    • Genius (analyses your history and suggests new applications).
    • Top Rated (paid and free, rated by users).
    • Categories e.g. Books, Medical, Music, Games etc.
    • Purchased (your bought apps).
    • Updates (updates to applications on your device).
  • Applications can be searched for, previewed and installed. Paid for applications may cause AppStore to close before they install.

Brightness and Wallpaper
  • Access via Settings --> Brightness and Wallpaper.
  • Turn auto-brightness on or off and adjust brightness to the desired level.
  • Wallpaper is just below and can be set to home screen, lock screen or both.

Sounds and Notifications
  • Access via Settings --> Notifications.
  • Alerts are for new emails, calendar alerts, application updates etc.
  • Toggle notifications on/off.
  • Sound levels can be adjusted under Settings --> General (also toggle special notifications such as new email, sent email etc.).

Home Screen Customization
  • Press and hold an application, icons begin to shake.
  • Drag icons to new placement (dragging off edge places on application screen).
  • Touch the home button to finalise.
  • Folders created by dragging icons on top of each other.

Adding an Email Account
  • Tap on the email icon (base of screen).
  • Standard account types (Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL & Other).
  • Calendar synchronisation is a component of email setup.
  • Settings --> Mail, Contacts, Calendars for additional accounts.
  • Other email account setup is fairly standard.
  • Mail can be displayed as individual or merged.
  • Unread emails have a blue dot against them.

Email Settings
  • Settings --> Mail, Contacts, Calendars for additional accounts.
  • By default, emails are pushed (from the server). With "Push" off schedule can be set as follows:
    • Every 15 Minutes.
    • Every 30 Minutes.
    • Hourly.
    • Manually.
    • Advanced (custom fetch based on account).
  • Number of emails to display.
  • Minimum Font Size, Signature etc.

Removing Account
  • Settings --> Mail, Contacts, Calendars for additional accounts.
  • Tap account, option to delete is a bottom (requires confirmation).

Passcode Lock
  • Settings --> General.
  • Auto Lock can be set to 2,5, 10 or 15 minutes.
  • Passcode Lock allows passcode to be set.
  • Simple Passcode can be turned off to allow more complex passcodes/passwords.

iTunes Store
  • iTunes icon on Home Screen.
  • [If Signed In] iTunes opens on the music page.
  • iTunes Store is organised into 9 sections. Most can be organised by Featured (default), Top Charts or Genius. Search results are sorted by category and, once purchased, those downloaded can be checked in the downloads section:
    • Music
    • Movies
    • TV Shows
    • Ping
    • Podcasts
    • Audio Books
    • iTunes U
    • Purchased
    • Downloads

  • iPod button on the main bar.
  • iPod songs can be organised by song, artist, album, genre or composer.
  • On the left, they are categorised by music, podcasts, audiobooks and purchased.
  • Volume control in the top left-hand corner.
  • Standard controls (shuffle, repeat song or all) are available with album art being used as a background screen.
  • Playlists can be created and are put on the left under the standard categories.

  • Tap on YouTube icon (Home Screen).
  • Organised into 7 Pages:
    • Featured.
    • Top-Rated (sub-categorised into "Today", "This Week" and "All Time").
    • Most Viewed (sub-categorised into "Today", "This Week" and "All Time").
    • Bookmarked Videos (playlists can be toggled).
    • Subscriptions.
    • My Videos.
    • History (can be cleared).
  • The search bar is Top-Right.

  • Downloaded from the AppStore.
  • Once installed, sign in with usual credentials.
  • Otherwise standard functions in the application.

Google Maps
  • Icon on Home screen.

Photos and Videos
  • Icon on Home Screen.
  • Fairly conventional functionality.

Picture Frame
  • iPad can be used as a digital picture frame.
  • Settings --> Picture Frame.
  • Choose transition effects, shuffle and face zoom etc.
  • To run picture frame first lock device then press the power button and tap slide show icon without unlocking.
  • Tap on the screen will bring back controls and allow normal login.

  • Can restrict specific applications and utilities e.g. for child or employee.
  • Settings --> General --> Restrictions.
  • Enabling restrictions requires the setting of a passcode.
  • To restrict an application (or install/delete), toggle it to OFF.

  • Settings --> General à International.
  • Set device language.
  • Set keyboard:
    • Language.
    • Enable keyboard (add additional keyboard).
    • Delete keyboard.
  • Region Format.
  • Calendar (choose between Gregorian, Japanese and Buddhist).

  • Settings --> General --> Bluetooth.
  • Enable/Disable (toggle).
  • 10m range.
  • Switching Bluetooth off saves power.
  • Switching Bluetooth on allows auto-reconnect.
  • Option to forget device (tap on connected device).

Factory Data Reset
  • Settings --> General --> Reset.
  • Several options.
  • Full reset (lose all personal data).

For more detailed information please watch the following video series (YouTube):

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