Factsheet: An introduction to iPad

Factsheet: An introduction to iPad
Factsheet: An introduction to iPad
iPad layout
Images from www.tiny.cc/iPad-guide. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
Apple iPad user guide
See http://help.apple.com/ipad/7/
Which iPad do I have?
See http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5452
Sync/Backup your iPad via iTunes
See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1386
Mirror iPad onto a projector screen
We use Air Squirrel Reflector ($12.99, Mac & PC
versions) to mirror our iPad onto the larger
projector screen.
iPad hand gestures
Check multitasking gestures are switched on:
Settings > General > ‘Multitasking Gestures’:
• Home page: Pinch 5 fingers in
(minimises open apps).
• Control centre: Swipe 1 finger up from bottom
of screen.
• Currently open apps/close apps:
Swipe 4 fingers up. You can then switch
between open applications by swiping left or
right, & close an app by flicking it upwards using
one finger.
• Switch between apps: Swipe 4 fingers left or
right. You can then switch between apps.
• Notifications centre: Swipe 1 finger down from
very top of screen (Calendar etc.). Adjust what
you see in the Notification centre by going to:
Settings > Notification centre.
• Search: Swipe 1 finger down from a gap
between icons to search iPad or web.
Video of gestures
See www.tiny.cc/iPadGestures
When using the camera:
• for best results have light in front or above you
• check that the camera or microphone are not
covered by your fingers or iPad cover
• you or your subject should make eye contact
with the camera on the edge of the iPad (not
yourself in the middle of the screen)
• remember that you can use the ‘maximum
volume’ button (top right-hand side of the iPad)
to take a photo or start recording.
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iPad Settings and further resources
Settings > General > Accessibility e.g. turn on Assistive Touch (floating screen button to replace
physical ‘Home’ button), change gestures and more.
Used to share items between iPads (e.g. share an image or a document between iPads).
Apple ID
Username for the free account that lets you access iTunes, App Store & iCloud.
Info on syncing/backup over Wi-Fi or iTunes http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1386
Control centre
Control centre gives you instant access to the camera, AirDrop, AirPlay, timer, audio playback
controls, brightness, lock the screen orientation, turn wireless services on or off, and turn on
AirDrop to exchange photos and other items with nearby iOS 7 devices that support AirPlay.
Deakin iPad setup
Wi-Fi setup (Eduroam)
Email setup (Deakin Exchange) www.tiny.cc/DU-mobilemail
Do Not Disturb
Silence iPad during certain days/times. Also allows exceptions to the Do Not Disturb.
Stores your content (music, photos, contacts, calendars etc.). Content stored in iCloud is
pushed wirelessly to your other iOS devices and computers set up with the same account.
iMessages is a service similar to SMS /MMS that is available to iOS devices free over Wi-Fi.
iOS updates
Check your iPad Operating System (iOS) version: Settings > General > Software Update.
Add a keyboard for another language (or Emoji ‘smilies’).
Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard.
Split keyboard,
Text shortcuts)
Split keyboard in two by putting your thumbs in the middle of the keyboard and pulling apart.
Can push back together again using thumbs to restore full size keyboard.
Text shortcuts (e.g. type ‘DU’ to get ‘Deakin University’): Settings > General > Keyboard >
Keyboards > Shortcuts.
Passcode (Security)
Go to Settings > General > Passcode Lock. Simple passcode ‘on’ (4 numbers),
Simple passcode ‘off’ (complex password with text/numbers/symbols).
Safari (web browser)
Safari is the iPad’s built-in web browser. Other browsers (e.g. Chrome, Dolphin) are
available through the App store. Safari allows you to add items to store items to read
offline http://help.apple.com/ipad/7/#/iPad3b3c7222
Ask electronic ‘assistant’ Siri for help by pressing and holding the home button (Siri is only
available on iPad 3 or later.
Sounds – keyboard
Settings > Sounds > Keyboard Clicks (bottom of screen).
Status icons
Symbols that show at the top of your iPad screen. E.g. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Battery life etc.
Switch off or
Switch off: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on the top right side of your device until the
red slider appears. Then drag the slider to turn your device completely off. Switch on: After the
device turns off, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button again until you see the Apple logo.
Text size
Make text bigger, bolder etc. Settings > General > Text Size
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