iPad tips and legal apps
The Home button
The iPad home button is the small round button on the front of your iPad. Press the home button once to get out of an app and return to the home screen. Press the home button twice to close apps.
Create an Apple ID
This is required to download apps on your iPad. You can create an Apple ID here: https://appleid.apple.com/account.
Organising apps on your iPad
To rearrange apps on your iPad, touch an app and hold down until the app icon jiggles. Then arrange the icon by dragging it across the screen.
Creating a folder on your iPad
Tap and hold the app you want in a folder until all the apps jiggle. Then drag that app on top of another app that you want in the same folder. This creates a folder. A default name will be created for the folder. This can be changed by tapping the cross that appears to the right of the default name. A keyboard will appear allowing you to type a name. Tap ‘done’ and then press the home button.
Saving a website to your iPad home screen
Open the website in the Safari browser and tap the share button (a square with an arrow pointing up) found in the top right corner next to the address bar. Tap the option ‘add to home screen’.
Remember to check the iOS (operating software) is current.
Go to Settings > General > Software Update, tap Download and Install.
If there is no option to install you are up to date.
Make sure you have a file management app installed on your iPad in order to read PDFs and other file formats.
iPads come pre-installed with the iBooks app for PDFs and ebooks.
Turn your iPad into a wi-fi hotspot (when using a mobile connection) and connect other devices to the internet.
Go to Settings > Personal Hotspot, and tap the ‘ON’ icon so it displays green. The wi-fi password is written underneath.
To connect another device go to its wi-fi settings and choose the name of your iPad in the list of wi-fi connections. Enter the wi-fi password when prompted.