iPad what?!

The basic, basic guide to iPads

Apple iPads

Hopefully you will find your iPad mini very easy to use. Here are a few helpful hints to get you started with a bang.

Passcode lock

Set your passcode lock. General>Passcode Lock>On. Set your own 4 digit PIN number.

Screen grab

This can be useful...I can't think off the top of my head when but you will soon see!


Click the home button and the power button at the same time. It will make a pleasing camera shutter sound and the screen will flash if you do it right. If you don't it will turn off. Annoying.com.

Moving apps round and creating folders

Click and hold to make all the apps 'wobbly' They now can be dragged around the screen. To make a folder drag an app on top of another one. A folder will be made which you can click, hold and then rename. Sometimes it magically names it what you are thinking anyway....oooh!

Look like a pro with multi-touch gestures

Five finger grab? Four finger swipe? Go to Settings>General>Multitasking gestures- make sure they are on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69JjhmqPQu4

Copying and pasting

To copy and paste text, hold your finger at the start of the text to be copied. The word should be highlighted and you can drag the end cursor to the end of the text to be copied. Just click Copy and it will be stored. Go to the place you woul like to paste and hold your finger down again. The menu will appear.

Moving between apps.

Double click the home button and a list of apps which are open will appear. This is one way to move around without always returning to the home screen. Another way (provided you have multitasking gestures on) is to swipe with four fingers across the screen this will skip through all open apps.

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