General Settings
1. About – Gives you all info about your iPad. (Capacity, current iOS version, serial number, etc.)
2. Software Update - No longer have to connect to computer to update iOS software.
3. Sounds – Control what sound alerts you hear. (Turn off keyboard clicks here)
4. Side Switch – Control the function of the side switch (Lock Screen or Mute)
What’s Eating My Battery?
1. Leaving an App Open - tap the home button to close any app when you will not be using it for a while.
2. Apps Searching for Data - recently used apps aren’t completely closed when you press the home button and will continue to utilize resources. Close apps in the multi-tasking tray that you are not using.
3. Searching for a Signal - if your battery is low and you aren’t in need of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.turn on Airplane Mode
4. Checking for Mail – (Settings/Mail, Contacts, Calendars) Under “Fetch New Data”, you can turn “Push” Off and change the “Fetch” settings to check for new mail less often
5. Location Services – (Settings/Location Services) Turn Off unnecessary location services
6. Auto-Lock – (Settings/General) The sooner the iPad is locked, the less battery is used
7. Notifications – (Settings/Notifications) Turn off unnecessary Notifications a. Badges – the number that appears on the app icon showing the number of notifications (number of email, etc.)
b. Alerts – the message that appears on the screen when a notification is received
c. Sounds – the sound made when a notification is received
8. Ping - (Settings/General/Restrictions) - is iTunes social network for music. Uses a lot of battery. Restrict if not using.
9. On an iPhone, the weather and stock widgets running on your notifications will use battery.
Other Battery Tips
• Apple recommends charging the battery to 100% and then completely running it down at least once per month.
• If you notice that your iPad gets hot when you charge it, take it out of its case before charging.
• An iPad will charge faster if it is powered off.
Stay Safe!
Use a Password You can password protect your iPad with a Passcode Lock so that no one can access your device without entering a passcode once the screen has been locked. To set a Passcode Lock:
1. Tap “Settings” then “General” then “Passcode Lock”
2. Next to “Simple Passcode”, tap “On” to use a 4 digit number or “Off” to use a longer password with letters, numbers, etc.
3. Tap “Turn Passcode On”
Note: If using a smart cover, your screen will not lock when the cover is closed. You can adjust this in Settings/General.
Make Restrictions
Restrictions allow you to control access to particular app and features. Go to Settings/General/Restrictions
1. Tap “Enable Restrictions”
2. Create a 4 digit passcode. (Be sure to use something you will remember!)
3. Turn off any app you wish to restrict access to. (Turn off Ping to greatly increase battery life.)
4. Under “Accounts”, tap “Don’t Allow Changes” to restrict a user from disabling your “Find your iPhone app”…see the “Find my iPad” section of this handout for more.
5. Under “Allowed Content”, you can turn off “In-App Purchases and restrict access to certain content

Locate Your iPad (Find My iPad App)
Find my iPad/iPhone is a FREE app that will allow you to find a lost or stolen device (get it from the App store). iCloud account required. To set up iCloud and enable “Find my iPad”:
1. If configuring from CPSB site, connect to CPSB Air
2. Go to “Settings” then “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” and tap “Add Account…”
3. Tap “iCloud”
4. Enter your Apple ID & Password (What you use to sign in to iTunes)
5. Tap the On/Off button to turn the app on.
6. Tap “Save”

To locate your lost or stolen device, launch the “Find My iPad/iPhone” app from any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad and enter your Apple ID or go to “” in a web browser on any computer and sign in with your Apple ID. Once located, you can display a message or play a sound, lock the device or wipe it out (erase all data from device). (if you are in CPSB, you must be on CPSB Air to locate a device)
Disallowing changes to accounts in the “Restrictions” section will prevent anyone from disabling the app.
Work in the iCloud
1. Sync email, calendars, contacts, documents, etc. to Apple's cloud service.
2. Backup and restore your device via iCloud.
Getting Around
1. Quickly Return to Home Screen – Double click the Home button to quickly return to your Home Screen (the 1st screen of apps).
2. Rearrange Icons - Tap and Hold an icon until it wiggles the tap and drag the icons to rearrange them.
3. Delete Apps - Tap and hold an icon until it starts to wiggle and will appear on the top right corner of all applications you got through the App Store. Tap the and confirm removal by tapping ‘Delete’. Remember that you must remove it from the iTunes Applications as well or at least disable the sync option for this application.
4. Create Folders – Tap and hold an icon until it starts to wiggle. Drag one app on top of another to create a folder. You can store up to 20 apps in one folder. Rename the folder if needed by tapping the “x” located at the right side of the title and enter the new name.
5. Put 6 Apps In the Bottom Tray - Click and hold on any icon (just as you do to rearrange apps), you'll unlock each app's position. Then just drag any two additional apps into the bottom tray.
6. Spotlight Search - Go to the page to the left of your home page and enter a search term. Your iPad will return everything on your iPad that contains that term. (Includes Apps, Email Messages, Contacts, Calendar Events, etc.) TIP: If you have lots and lots of apps and can’t locate a particular one, use spotlight search to quickly find it.
7. Multitouch Gestures - use four fingers to swipe up to reveal the multitask bar, swipe four fingers down to close the multitask bar. Use four fingers to pinch to close an app (return to the home screen). With an app open, swipe four fingers to the side to switch between apps.
Typing Tips
1. Automatically Insert a Period at the End of a Sentence - When finishing a sentence if you tap the space bar twice, the iPad will automatically insert a period followed by a space.
2. Copy & Paste - Double Tap a word to get the menu to cut, copy, paste, or replace a word. To expand your selection, drag the blue dots on either end of the selection. If you are in a text editor (like an email message) you can tap 4 times to select a whole paragraph.
3. Magnifying Glass - If you’ve made a mistake while typing, hold your finger on the text until a magnifying glass appears and slide your finger to your mistake. This makes it a lot easier to see where the cursor will be positioned.
4. Caps Lock - To use Caps Lock, you must first enable it in the Settings under General, Keyboard. Now to turn on Caps Lock, double tap the shift Key (Up Arrow)
5. Alternate Characters - While typing you can press and hold a letter which will bring a pop up with different variations of that letter. This is very useful if you are typing in a different language or names like Reneé. Remember to press, hold and slide your finger to the character you would like. Letter with alternates are E, Y, U, I, O, A, S, L, Z, C, N, !, 0, -, $, &, ., ?, ‘, “, %)
6. Using AutoCorrect - While typing, you may receive “suggestions” or attempts to auto complete or correct your words. To accept the suggestion, simply tap the space bar to move on to the next word. To disregard the suggestion, tap the small “x” located on the right side of the suggestion.
7. Undo Typing - To undo what you just typed, shake the iPad and type Undo Typing.
8. Dictionary - tap and hold a word (email, notes, web, anywhere you can select text) and select “Define”

9. Keyboard Shortcuts - Go to "settings/general/keyboard" to add typing shortcuts (ex. lmk automatically types Let me know)
10. Split the Keyboard - swipe two fingers to the outer edges of the keyboard to split the keyboard for typing with your thumbs. Swipe two fingers towards the center of the keyboards to rejoin.
11. Dock/Undock the Keyboard - Tap and hold the keyboard button to dock/undock the keyboard and move to a different location on the screen.
12. Add the Emoji keyboard - Enable this emoticon keyboard by going to settings/general/keyboard/international and tap “Add new keyboard” and select Emjoi from the list.
Email Tips
1. Format Text - select text then use the arrow to select
BiU to format with bold, italic or underline.
2. Flag messages for follow-up.
3. Search your inbox for messages.
4. Turn off Mail & Message Previews - in Settings/Notifications, you can turn off previews if you no longer wish for the alerts to show on your screen when you receive an alert.

Free Texting!?!
1. Messages - unlimited text messages (including photos and video) to any other iDevice running iOS 5. Can request delivery receipts and see when someone is typing a response to you. Does not require cell service or SMS.
2. Hide Keyboard in Messages- tap the keyboard and slide finger down to hide keyboard, tap on the bottom of the screen and slide finger up to restore keyboard.

Surf the Web (Safari)
1. Change Default Search Engine – Go to “Settings” then “Safari”. Next to “Search Engine”, select Google, Yahoo! Or Bing.
2. Clear the Cache, History and Cookies in Safari - Go to ‘Settings’ icon, select ‘Safari’ and you will be able to see three different buttons for every action: ‘Clear History’, ‘Clear Cookies’, ‘Clear Cache’. Upon pressing one of these three buttons, a message for confirmation will appear and what you will need to do is just press ‘Clear’.
3. Bookmarks Bar – To enable the bookmarks bar, tap the ‘Settings’ icon from the home screen, then select ‘Safari’ and activate the ‘Always Show Bookmarks Bar’ switch to on.

Updating Apps – at times, you will notice a red number on your App Store icon. This means you have apps that have updates available for them. These updates may be bug fixes, additional functionality, designs upgrades, etc. To update an app, go to the App store and tap the “Updates” icon located at the bottom right side of the screen. All fixes, changes, etc. will be listed on the update screen for each app. It is good practice to read these update details so you will know what changes to expect in the app. You can update one app at a time or tap the “Update All” button to do all updates at once.
• Backup your iPad – when you sync your iPad to a computer, a backup will be made of your iPad in iTunes. With iOS 5 you can also choose to sync to the iCloud wirelessly. If your iPad has to be erased, has become corrupt or you receive a new iPad, you will be able to restore the iPad from this backup using iTunes. It will restore all settings, apps, data, etc. to the iPad. It is good practice to sync your iPad regularly.
• iTunes Account – Launch the App Store app, search for any FREE app. Tap “Install App” then select “Use an Existing Apple ID” if you already have an iTunes account or select “Create New Apple ID” if you want to create a new iTunes account. (In the credit card section, there will be an option to select NONE).
iOS 5
Calendar View - iPad now has a year view, iPhone now has a week view.
Camera - can take pictures when the screen is locked by double clicking the home button and tapping the camera icon (on iPhone). Use the volume button to take a picture. Photo stream allows you to automatically send your photos to all of you iDevices. Edit photos - remove red eye, crop and enhance. Organize photos into albums.
Custom Tones - set custom tones for messages, email, alerts, etc.
Custom Vibrations - first enable custom vibrations from the Accessibility settings then you can create your own vibration patterns for alerts to assign to contacts. (You can also enable LED Flash for alerts.)
Default Alerts - Create default alert times, mail, etc.
Device Name - you can now change the name of your device from “Settings”
Dictionary - tap and hold a word (email, notes, web, anywhere you can select text) and select “Define”
Email - select text then use the arrow to select BiU to format with bold, italic or underline. Flag messages, search your inbox.
Emoji Keyboard - The Emoji keyboard is installed with iOS 5. All you need to do is enable it to begin using. Settings/general/keyboard/international. Tap “Add new keyboard” and select Emjoi.
Hide Keyboard in Messages- tap the keyboard and slide finger down to hide keyboard, tap on the bottom of the screen and slide finger up to restore keyboard.
iCloud - sync email, calendars, contacts, documents, etc. to Apple's cloud service. You can backup your device via iCloud.
In-App Purchases Password - you can now require a password when purchasing from within an app.
Keyboard Emoticons - Emjoi keyboard is installed by default. To enable, go to "settings/general/keyboard", tap “International Keyboard” then “Add new Keyboard” and select “Emjoi” from the list. You will then tap the globe icon on the keyboard to access the Emjoi emoticons. Tap the globe again to return to the normal keyboard.
Keyboard Shortcuts - Go to "settings/general/keyboard" to add typing shortcuts (ex. lmk automatically types Let me know)
Map App** - you can now choose alternate routes when getting directions.

Email - Contacts - Calendar

  1. Tap the “Settings” icon
  1. Tap “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”
  2. Tap “Add Account…”
  1. Tap “Exchange”
5. You will enter:
Email – your email address
Domain – you can leave blank
Username – your username
Password – your password
Description – something like home or Email
6. Tap “Next”
NOTE: The screen will look almost the same but a new box will appear asking for the Server name.
  1. Server name – enter the server for your email
  2. Tap “Next”
  1. Keep these options ON to sync your Mail, Contacts, and Calendars.
  2. Tap “Save”

Procedure for Checking out Library Books from Libraries Digital Southwest Libraries (using a Wifi service on your mobile device)

1. You will need a valid library card number and a pin number.
2. Download the app, “OverDrive”.
3. Click on Get Books +.
4. You must authorize OverDrive Media Console. Click on Settings. Tap on Authorize. The Adobe Authorization screen opens.
a. If you have an Adobe ID, enter the Adobe ID and password and tap “Authorize”.
b. If you do not have an Adobe ID, tap “Get a free Adobe ID” to visit the Adobe website and get one.
5. Once, you have authorized your device, click back on Get Books+.
6. Click on Add a Library.
7. Find a library by name, city or postal code.
8. Click on the library.
9. Click on the digital systems and it will take you to the Libraries Digital website.
10. Search for a book to check out. You can check out ebooks or Audiobooks.
11. When you locate a book that you would like, click on “Add to Digital Cart.” Note: If it says, place a digital hold then this means at this time all copies are currently checked out. The library will email you when the book is available to download. Also, you have the option to add the book to a wish list and you can come and check it out later.
12. After you click, “add to digital cart”, you can either continue browsing or proceed to checkout.
13. When you are ready to checkout, click on proceed to checkout.
14. Select your library from the drop down menu.
15. Enter your library card number and your pin number. You may choose to have the mobile device remember you on the device so you will not have to enter your library card number each time.
16. Click on login.
17. Click on Confirm Checkout.
18. Click Download if it is an EPUB format
19. You can then start reading the book in OverDrive Media.
20. If it is a Kindle Book, click on Get for Kindle. Note: You will need to have downloaded the Kindle for ipad app and created an Amazon account. Then, click on Get library book.
21. You can start reading your Kindle Book by clicking on the Kindle app. Click on Archived items.

Procedure for Checking out Library Books from Libraries Digital Southwest Libraries (Syncing from your desktop or laptop to your mobile device)
1. Go to the Digital Home Library ( from your desktop or laptop computer.
2. You will need a valid library card number and a pin number.

3. Download one of the following apps to use on your ipad:
a. Bluefire Reader
b. Kindle for the ipad

4. To download Adobe eBooks on your computer, you need Adobe® Digital Editions. To download and install Adobe Digital Editions, click here. (Click on Download now, install, install, and then follow the prompts provide.)
5. You will need to activate Adobe Digital Edition.
6. Browse or search this site for downloadable materials. When you find a title you're interested in, add it to the digital cart and check it out by going to the Home Page of the Digital library at
7. Click on Add to Digital Cart next to either the Kindle for ipad version or the Adobe EPUB edition.
8. Click on Proceed to Checkout.
9. Sign in to the library using your library information. (You must know your library id and pin.)
10. If using Adobe Digital Edition, (EPUB), then click on Download, then Save. Then click on Open. This will open the book in Adobe Digital Edition. Then, launch iTunes and click on Apps. Click on Bluefire Reader. Click on Add. Locate the file. It can be found in Documents/Digital Editions. Sync your ipad. Open up BlueFire Reader and enjoy reading your book.
11. If checking out a book that using Kindle for the ipad, click on the link, Get for Kindle. You will be taken to Amazon website, where you will click on Get My Library Book. You will sign into your Amazon account (or create one if you do not already have one.) It will show the name of your mobile device. Click Continue. It will tell you that the next time you sync your device; your library book will be available to read in the Kindle App.
How to add a .pdf to iBooks
 Open up iTunes on the computer that you sync your mobile device with.
 Click on File. Click on Add Files to Library. Search to find the .pdf that you would like to add. Select it and click on Open.
 Sync your mobile device.
 On your mobile device, click on iBooks.
 Click on Collections. Select PDFs.