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IPAD 101: TIPS AND TRICKS Jenna Garber Instructional Technology Specialist CENTER GROVE COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION Special Thanks to: Julie Bohnenkamp, Director of Technology
SETTINGS INFO Airplane Mode Connect to WiFi Notification – mail, message “dings” Brightness & Wallpaper General Auto-Lock: screen turns black Passcode Lock: asks for passcode Can change passcode here Side Switch: Lock rotation OR mute
Very important in case your iPad ever gets reset! Create iCloud account in settings Automatically install apps and music purchased on other devices? Will automatically create a backup when plugged in, screen is off, and WiFi is connected. Can restore from iCloud backup to get apps, folders, settings, etc. back.
SET UP EMAIL Click “Settings”—”Mail, Contacts, Calendars”—Choose mail type (Google, Yahoo, Exchange, etc.) Fill out email address, username, password, domain, server (if applicable) Turn ON anything you would like to have sync with your device, and make sure anything you do not want is turned OFF.
EMAIL, CONT’D If you set up a passcode for your iPad, please note…if you enter the wrong passcode four times in a row, your iPad will be completely erased! You can turn off the sound alerts of new e-mails. Be sure to change “Mail Days to Sync”
BATTERY The battery life is 10 hours. Apple recommends going through at least one charge cycle per month (charging to 100%, then lowering it down to 0). Do not expose the iPad to extreme heat or cold (room temp is best) Adjust brightness Manually close out of apps to conserve battery life
OTHER TIPS LOCK up your iPad(s) when not in use Cleaning NO window cleaners SOFT microfiber cloth
APP STORE Go to App Store Set up iTunes account to get started Search by Featured, Genius, Top Charts, Categories, Purchased Purchased Feature Download updates periodically
ADDING APPS To add an app: Find an app, click “Install” iPhone v. iPad apps You will be prompted to type in your iTunes password
DELETING APPS To delete an app: Push down on app icon until wiggle and x appears. Click the x to “delete.” Press home button to return to normal screen.
ORGANIZE YOUR APPS – CREATE FOLDERS Click and drag “similar apps” on top of each other and create a title for your folder. You can have up to 20 apps in a folder
GOT TOO MANY APPS? CAN’T FIND YOUR APP? Swipe your hand right on the home screen to get to the quick search and type your app name. Also searches keywords in emails
TAKE A SCREEN SHOT Step 1: Quickly click down on the home button and the power button at the same time (holding them down for too long will restart your iPad).
SEND SCREENSHOT TO EMAIL Step 2: Look for the picture in your Photos app Step 3: This is the universal icon to send any picture or file to email or other options. Always look for this.
MAKE A SHORTCUT TO A WEBSITE Always typing in long URLs to get to frequently visited websites? Add to Home Screen to create an app-looking icon on your home screen. Tap on the icon to go right to the website.
STUCK SCROLLING IN A WEB PAGE OR APP TRYING TO GET TO THE TOP? CLICK ON THE NOTIFICATION BAR TO RETURN TO TOP!
INSTANT COMMUNICATION BEYOND EMAIL WITH FACETIME Set up in iPad Settings Video calls Face To Face between any iPhone and iPad 2 or 3 Note…must be connected to WiFi to do this!
TROUBLE SHOOTING If apps are acting “funny”: Get out of app, double-click home button, hold down on any app until they wiggle, tap little minus sign to close app. Try opening the app again. If iPad freezes: Turn your iPad off or restart it (home and power buttons at same time for 3-5 seconds).
WANT TO LEARN MORE? CHECK OUT THE APPSTART APP or go to www.appadvice.comwww.appadvice.com RESEARCH EDUCATIONAL APPS www.iear.org and http://appitic.com/www.iear.orghttp://appitic.com/ LEARN WITH VIDEO AT http://www.apple.com/ipad/guided-tours/http://www.apple.com/ipad/guided-tours/ READ ABOUT EDUCATION USE AT: http://www.scoop.it/t/ipads-and- tablets-in-educationhttp://www.scoop.it/t/ipads-and- tablets-in-education 50 RESOURCES FOR IPADS IN THE CLASSROOM: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/igeneration/50-resources-for-ipad-use-in- the-classroom/16126 http://www.zdnet.com/blog/igeneration/50-resources-for-ipad-use-in- the-classroom/16126 REVIEW OF TIPS AND TRICKS: IPAD SECRETS: http://www.everythingicafe.com/review-of-tips-and-tricks-ipad-secrets- for-ipad/2012/05/05/ http://www.everythingicafe.com/review-of-tips-and-tricks-ipad-secrets- for-ipad/2012/05/05/
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