Customizing Your iPad to You

What all can you do?

Tip #1

Change the wallpaper of both your lock screen and your home screen.

Remember these should be school appropriate.


Some things that are not school appropriate are images of


  • weapons
  • violence
  • people wearing inappropriate clothing
  • people participating in inappropriate things


Remember: If you would not want your grandmother to see it - it should not be on your iPad!

Tip #2

Adjust the brightness of your iPad screen. A setting of around 25-30 % is recommended to preserve the battery but you can adjust accordingly. To set your iPad's brightness go to Settings > Brightness & Wallpaper.

Tip #3

Adjust the sounds that your iPad makes. You can control whether and what type of sound your iPad makes when you send and receive mail, have a reminder alert and more. To adjust the sounds go to Settings > General > Sounds.

Tip #4

Determine if you want to be reminded about how much battery you have left by numeric representation or not. If you do not want the percentage of battery that you have left to show in the upper right hand corner of your iPad you can change that by going to Settings > General > Usage > Battery Percentage > No.

Tip #5

Turn off your push notifications. Unless you want to be constantly reminded of emails, IM's and other notifications you will most likely want to disable this feature. To do this go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Push > Off.

Tip #6

Organize your apps on your home screen. You can do this by pressing down on an app until all of the apps start to move. Once all of the apps are moving you can re-arrange them or delete apps altogether.

You may need to do this after you have downloaded some of your apps.

Tip #7

Turn on your Alarm. Go to Clock > Alarms and set any alarms you may need.


Some suggestions:


  1. Set an alarm for you to remember to plug in your iPad to charge before bed.
  2. Set an alarm for you to remember to grab your iPad before you go out the door in the mornings
  3. Set an alarm to remind you when it is time to go see a specialist teacher, such as Mrs. Peacock, Mrs. Houck or Mrs. Karriker.
  4. Set an alarm to remind you to go get your medicine in the office.