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How to Reset Your iPad and Do Basic Troubleshooting

How to Reset Your iPad and Do Basic Troubleshooting

This article attempts to go over a few easy ways you can fix common iPad problems. Should your iPad be acting strangely or erratically, it’s actually possible that a certain part within the unit may be the cause. If that’s the case you might not have much choice but to ship your iPad returning to Apple for repairs. Thankfully, most glitches are short-lived and can be frequently repaired by making use of a number of the following methods:

Battery. Make certain your iPad is fully charged. More often than not, whenever your iPad isn’t functioning correctly, we have found it is due to a fully drained battery. Recharge your battery by connecting your iPad to your personal computer or to your iPad dock. If it powers up and you see the battery logo, it’s charging fine. (Please note: it can take up to a minute to see the Apple logo) Let the device charge for a few hours and it should be up and running again.

Restart your iPad (or soft reset). Restarting the iPad is possibly the most typical means to fix an iPad problem. What you are doing by restarting your iPad is reloading the whole system, which is often sufficient to resolve numerous issues. You restart your iPad by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button for a couple seconds, and soon you begin to see the Slide to Power Off screen. Drag the Slide to Power Off slider to the right to shut down your iPad. Any time the display screen goes entirely black, your iPad is completely turned off. To restart your iPad, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until you see the Apple logo, and then let go of the button.

Reboot your iPad’s hardware (or hard reset). When you restart your iPad by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button for a while, what you are truly doing is restarting the iPad system software. Should that not work the next step is to reboot the hardware when trying to fix your problem. To restart the hardware, which is also called a hard reset, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button. Hold them both down for approximately 10 seconds until you sell the Apple logo on your iPad screen. Should you see the Apple logo, you successfully performed a hardware/hard reset.

Shut down a frozen application. If your iPad is frozen or stuck due to the fact an iPad app not working, you can typically get the iPad in working order by forcing the application to quit. Press and hold the Home button for about 5-10 seconds. Your iPad will return to the home screen after shutting down the buggy app.

Known Bugs. Check for iPad software updates. If Apple is aware of the issues you are having, they will release a software update to patch your problems.

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Upgrade Your iPad With iPad Skins, Decals and Hard Cases

Upgrade Your iPad With iPad Skins, Decals and Hard Cases

Consumers are always amazed at the huge variety of iPad skins, iPad hard cases and iPad decals that are available. No matter what kind of look you’re going for, no matter what your preferences are and no matter what kind of budget you have to work with, you can find a perfect option that will personalize your favorite new gadget while protecting it at the same time.

Many prefer iPad hard cases, because these offer really sturdy and secure protection for the gadget. They can be made from metal, hard plastics and a variety of other materials as well. You’ll find that scratches, bumps, dings, and all other kinds of mishaps are a thing of the past. Different colors, designs and styles are available, and with snap-on iPad hard cases you can always leave the protective case on and still access all of the buttons, ports and jacks.

Other people prefer something like soft rubber iPad skins. The most common materials for iPad skins are those soft rubbers, flexible and durable silicone and other options in addition. These easily stretch to fit your iPad and should still provide easy access to all of the buttons and functions of the device.

Generally, these soft jelly iPad skins come in solid colors or can even be clear. They also provide great protection from scratches and bumps, and will give the device more grip so it doesn’t slip off of a table or out of your hands.

Another very popular choice though are the many stylish iPad decals that are available. These iPad decals basically work like stickers, you apply them right onto your iPad and they offer some great personalization because you can find nearly any kind of animation, style or design. You can even apply your iPad decals over a hard case, so you have great protection and style at the same time.

The benefit though is that unlike stickers they don’t actually use sticky adhesives, so you can easily take them off without damaging the unit, and you can always change your look. Generally iPad decals provide a bit of resistance against scratches, but won’t protection against hard bumps and dings. That’s why a very popular choice is as mentioned applying stylish iPad decals over iPad hard cases.

When you want to protect your iPad while adding a personal touch to it as well, you’ll have all kinds of choices. From really cheap silicone iPad skins to snap-on metal iPad hard cases to stylish iPad decals, you can select whatever you’d like and find it for a discount price at the same time.

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How Do I Use an iPad?

How Do I Use an iPad?

“How do I use an iPad?” is probably the most frequently asked question, by most newbie iPad users since it isn’t easy to discover all the functions and utilities of this gadget on your own. On the other hand, there is a possibility of gaining complete mastery of the iPad gadget.

In this article, I will share with you a few helpful tips that will start you off. We first have to register our new iPad on the Apple site and activate it. Possible reasons are to ensure it is listed in the database and approve its Apple warranty. In case our iPad gadget gets lost, tracking it will be easy.

We must have an iTunes Store account (Apple ID). This account is necessary when activating the iPad and iTunes as it gives us access via our computer which we will use to download, install applications, and do other synchronizations between our computer and iPad.

We will need an Internet connection access such as Wi-Fi. With this basic few requirements met, we can now power on and head on to register the iPad via iTunes. Here is where we will need our iTunes Store account (Apple ID)

Let me quickly guide you through a step by step set up of your iPad gadget just in case you had not done so.The following steps will answer the newbie question that comes up often “How do I use an iPad?”


    • Turn on the iPad by pressing and holding the power button for a few seconds until the Apple logo appears. Release the power button after the Apple logo has appeared on the iPad screen.


    • An image of the iTunes icon and a USB cable will show up on your screen, connect the iPad to your computer using the USB sync cable. Open and Run iTunes application from your computer


    • A welcome screen with the words “Welcome to Your New iPad” will display on your iPad screen. At this point, two options will be available for you, namely “Register Later” and “Register now”. For our purposes we will choose register now.


    • We will then be asked for an iTunes account. An internet connection at this point will be necessary to register our iPad via iTunes. There will be two choices available: “Use My Apple ID to Register My iPad” or “I Do Not Have an Apple ID” there is an option of creating an ID in case you did not have one.


    • After going through the above step, an iPad Software License Agreement will be presented, check the available box to confirm that you Have read and agree to the said terms of agreement then Click Save and Continue.


    • Next, a log in screen to enter your apple ID and password will be presented. Fill in your details and click to continue. Enter your complete data on the registration page in Your iPad.


  • Finally a Congratulations screen will come up, which means you have managed to register your iPad gadget. In the iTunes menu, check for the name, capacity, software version, and serial number of your iPad. Make sure you record the information and keep it safe.


By the end of the registration we should have with us the following information, the name, capacity, software version, and serial number of your iPad. This is evidence that we have gone through the iPad setup very successfully.

Most newbies that ask themselves often “How do I use an iPad?” is because they aren’t aware of the fact that absolutely anything that you can do on your computer, is possible on your iPad gadget.

iPad video tutorials can easily teach you how to setup your mail, organize your favorite books, music and photos, watch your favorite Podcasts, video conference, make presentations, keep in touch with business associates with a lot of ease as I found out earlier on my own journey of discovery. I to was a newbie at one time, asking myself that same question how do I use an iPad?

If you have recently bought an iPad and are not good at operating gadgets, you should definitely invest a little in learning about the iPad. There are chances that you may not be getting the most out of your iPad since you are not aware of everything you can do with it. You can easily get iPad classes on the internet and with the aid of instruction books you can Beat the common newbie question How do I use an iPad? You will master the iPad in little or no time.

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How to Set Up Your New Apple iPad

How to Set Up Your New Apple iPad

With the holiday season starting in just a few weeks, there is already a big holiday buzz about the Apple iPad. The iPad is bound to be one of the most popular holiday gifts this season. Whether you are looking for an electronic book reader, the latest apps, a portable media player, or just a fun new gadget, the iPad will be making its debut in many households this December.

Now that you have gone through your ceremonial “unboxing”, it is time to use iPad. If you aren’t familiar with Apple iPods, iPhones, or most technologies, this could be a very frustrating task. Fear not as I am here to help show you how to set up your Apple iPad and jump right in on some Apple app fun!

The first thing you want to do after your iPad unboxing is to connect your new baby directly to your computer with the USB cable. Open your iTunes software once you are connected to the computer. If you don’t have iTunes, you will want to download it from Apple’s website before you connect your iPad. iTunes is free fairly easy to set up.

Once your iPad is connected to your iTunes you will be asked to register. This may be where you experience your first hiccup in the process. If the iPad is not connected properly it is likely your version of iTunes is out of date. Just go ahead and update your iTunes and you should be fine upon restart.

You will be asked to register your iPad once iTunes recognizes it. Make sure you register because if something goes wrong with your iPad, you may be delayed in receiving a remedy from Apple if it isn’t registered. So go ahead and register your iPad.

Next you will be asked to restore your iPad to its original state or set up your iPad as new. Obviously this is a brand new iPad so you want to choose the option which lets you “Set up a new iPad.” Keep in mind if you do want to restore the iPad it could take quite awhile. So in the future if you do have to do a restore, make sure you set up your restore at a time where you don’t need immediate access to your iPad.

The next step will be to sync your media. You will be asked to set up iTunes so it automatically syncs. I choose not to do this with any of my Apple devices. If there is one fault with the iPad it is that the iPad apps are huge and you will fill up your iPad fast. So choose carefully when it comes to syncing your media. If you have a ton of movies in your iTunes, you may want to only sync the movies or videos that you intend to watch right away. Otherwise you are going to fill up your iPad quick with a bunch of files you won’t be using in the immediate future. My recommendation is to sync your media manually so you can pick and choose what you want on your iPad.

Email set up is one of the easiest things to set up on the iPad. It is as simple as selecting your email program, entering your login information, and then you are good to go.

I would also recommend taking some time and searching the Internet for Apple iPad tricks and tips. There are a ton of really cool things that some iPad users have done with the device. There are things you would never dream of that some people have figured out and posted step by step tutorials online for new iPad owners like you.

Now you are set up to receive email, download apps, and watch your favorite media on your new toy. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the wonderful world of this amazing piece of technology. It will change your life and before you know it, it will be time to make a race to the store for Apple’s next version of the iPad.

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How To Synchronize Apple iPad 2

How To Synchronize Apple iPad 2

If you want to synchronize your Apple iPad 2 so you can put some music or videos from your PC, you are at the right place. Read carefully and follow the instructions how to synchronize your Apple iPad 2 and PC.

You have a couple ways to make the connection:


  • USB cable. Use the cable that comes with your iPad to attach the USB connector to a free USB port on your Mac or Windows PC, and then attach the dock connector to the 30-pin connector port on the bottom of the iPad.
  • Dock. If you shelled out the bucks for an optional iPad dock (a regular dock or a keyboard dock), first plug it in to a power outlet. Using your iPad’s cable, attach the USB connector to a free USB port on your Mac or Windows PC, and attach the dock connector to the 30-pin connector port on the back of the dock. Now insert your Apple iPad into the dock’s cradle.


Synchronizing Your iPad Automatically

Depending on the storage capacity of your iPad – 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB – you may be able to transfer all your computer’s iPad – friendly digital content onto the iPad hard drive. If that sounds like the way you want to go, then you can take advantage of the easiest of the iPad synchronizing scenarios, in which you don’t have to pay any attention in the least: automatic synchronization. Because you know all the iPad – able content on your Mac or Windows PC is going to fit, all you have to do is turn on your iPad 2 and connect it to your computer.

iTunes opens automatically, connects to your Apple iPad 2, and begins synchronizing. And just for your information, the USB port also begins charging your iPad’s battery.

Note that you can’t use your iPad while the synchronization is running. However, one of the iPad’s nicest features is that you can interrupt synchronization. When the Sync in Progress screen appears, you see the Slide to Cancel slider at the bottom of the screen. If you ever need to bail out of the synchronization to perform some other duty, drag the slider to the right. iTunes cancels the synchronization so you can go about your business. When you’re ready to restart the synchronization, click the Sync button in iTunes.

When the synchronization is done, you need to do two things:


  1. In iTunes, click the Eject icon beside your iPad in the Devices list.
  2. Remove the dock connector from the iPad’s 30-pin connector port.


Bypassing the automatic synchronization

Sometimes, you may want to connect your iPad to your computer, but you don’t want it to synchronization automatically. For example, you may want to connect your iPad to your computer just to charge it. Or perhaps you just want to use iTunes to check how much free space is left on your iPad 2 or to check for updates to the iPad software.

Whatever the reason, you can tell iTunes to hold off the synchronizing this time only by using one of the following techniques:


  1. Mac. Connect the iPad to the Mac, and then quickly press and hold the Option and Mac keys
  2. Windows. Connect the iPad to the Windows PC, and then quickly press and hold the Control and Shift keys.


When you see that iTunes has added your iPad to the Devices list, you can release the keys. Note, however, that you don’t need to use iTunes to see how much free space is left on your iPad. On the Home screen, tap Settings, tap General, and then tap About. In the About screen that slides in, the Available value tells you how many gigabytes (or megabytes) of free space you have to play with.

Troubleshooting automatic synchronization

So, you connect your iPad to your computer and then nothing. If iTunes isn’t already running, it refuses to wake up from its. What’s up with that?

A couple things could be the problem. First, connect your iPad 2, switch to iTunes on your computer, and then click your iPad 2 in the Devices list. On the Summary tab, make sure the Open iTunes when this iPad is connected check box is selected.

If that check box was already selected, you need to delve a bit deeper to solve the mystery. Follow these steps:


  1. Open the iTunes preferences:
  2. Mac. Choose iTunes > Preferences
  3. Windows. Choose Edit > Preferences
  4. Click the Devices tab.
  5. Deselect the Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from Syncing Automatically check box.
  6. Click OK to put the new setting into effect and enable automatic syncing again.


Syncing Your iPad Manually When you first connected your iPad to iTunes, the brief setup routine included a screen that asked if you wanted to automatically synchronize certain content, such as music and photos. If you activated a check box for a particular type of content, iTunes configure the iPad to synchronize all of that content.

One fine day, you’ll be minding your own business and performing what you believe to be a routine synchronization operation when a dialog box pops up telling you iPad 2 is out of hard disk space. You can handle this in a couple of ways:


  1. Remove some of the content from your computer. This is a good way to go if your iPad 2 is really close to having enough space. For example, the dialog says your computer wants to send 100MB of data, but your Apple iPad 2 has only 98MB of free space. Get rid of a few megabytes of stuff on your computer, and you’re back in the synchronization business.
  2. Synchronize your iPad manually. This means that you no longer synchronize everything on your computer. Instead, you hand-pick which play-lists, podcasts, audio books, and so on are sent to your iPad. It’s a bit more work, but it’s the way to go if there’s a big difference between the amount of content on your computer and the amount of space left on your iPad.


Synchronizing manually means that you handle the synchronization yourself for the various content types: contacts, calendars, e-mail, bookmarks, music, podcasts, audio books, e-Books, photos, videos, and apps. You do this using the other tabs in the iPad window: Info, Music, Photos, and so on.

Removing data from your iPad 2 and replacing it with fresh info

After you know what you’re doing, synchronizing contacts, calendars, e-mail accounts, and bookmarks to your iPad 2 is a relatively bulletproof procedure that should happen without a hitch each time. Of course, this is technology you’re dealing with here, so hitches do happen every now and then, and as a result you might end up with corrupt or repeated information on your iPad.

Or perhaps you’ve been synchronizing your iPad with a couple of different computers, and you decide to cut one of the computers out of the loop and revert to just a single machine for all your synchronization.

In both these scenarios, you need to replace the existing information on your Apple iPad 2 with a freshly baked batch of data. Fortunately, iTunes has a feature that lets you do exactly that. Here’s how it works:


  1. Connect your iPad to your computer.
  2. In the iTunes Devices list, click the iPad.
  3. Click the Info tab.
  4. Select the Sync check boxes for each type of information you want to work with (contacts, calendars, e-mail accounts, bookmarks, or notes).
  5. In the Advanced section, select the check box beside each type of information you want to replace.
  6. Click Apply. iTunes replaces the selected information on your iPad.

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Unlock The Potential Of Your IPad

Unlock The Potential Of Your IPad

TabletTraining incredible series of tutorials are easily one of the best resources I’ve had the pleasure of viewing. I am absolutely excited to recommend these videos! As someone who has some entry level ability on the IPad, I was looking for the right resources to help me learn how to get the most from my IPad.

It’s very difficult to find good tutorials for the IPad online. It’s difficult to know which ones are suitable for your level of skill, which ones are trustworthy and won’t result in a broken device, and which ones will offer the type of information you really need. After spending hours on the manufacturer website and several other websites that were either too simplistic or far too advanced for me, I found Tablettraining.

Best training videos I’ve ever found! WOW – tons of information available. I learned how to modify sound settings, set up my email, use the camera, and calibrate the device, change brightness levels, and a whole lot more. I feel much more confident about my ability to use the IPad as it is truly intended now.

The great thing about Tablet Training’s series of videos is that they are separate for each skill set. This means if I want to zoom ahead to an advanced technique, it’s quick and simple to do so. If I want a refresher on how to take care of something simpler, I can simply choose one of the videos from the first portion of the training videos. It’s extremely easy to target the exact information you need then and there, without having to wade through endless information and wasting more time than your task is worth.

These resources are offered as videos, so you don’t need to worry about watching once and losing access. How great is it that you can rewind, stop, pause, and play each video as many times as you want! There is not a single thing I would change about the design of the videos themselves – I really admire their idea to place the IPad in the same position as a user would have it. It’s easily one of the most intelligent strategies for learning that I’ve found online.

The videos are fun, as well, and not at all dry and boring like tutorials can be. I had a great time cruising through each one, figuring out what all of those extra options did. It’s only been a little under 24 hours since I purchased the videos, and already I’m opening up the world of options available on my tablet. I’m completing tasks so much quicker now that I know the fastest and best way to get to the options I need, and I’m having more fun in between tasks, too.

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Become A Pro On Your IPad Today

Become A Pro On Your IPad Today

As an IPad developer, I am always scouting new and popular information to provide to my clients. With that being said, I do have a somewhat critical eye for information relating to Apple products. There is such a wealth of information available that sometimes it is hard to wade through what is bad to find the good.

Even though there is so much available information, there seems to be little information available for learning how to use the IPad – one of my personal favorites. It seems like much of the easily available information online is targeted towards those who already have a working knowledge of the device, and the tutorials often don’t show how to get the basic functions down properly.

One of my colleagues mentioned tablettraining, and I took a look expecting it to be just another average site with average tutorials. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised! I absolutely love the simplicity of the videos they show. Their idea to place the IPad directly in front of the camera as if the user was sitting above it is genius – it makes the learning process far more intuitive than simply watching screenshots. Users can actually watch for finger placement on the screen, which is helpful when you aren’t sure exactly where to find that elusive icon on a screen full of them. The videos even identify the correct swipe motion to use, which is helpful for those who have only used non-touch devices.

There is an impressive array of videos available, and the cost is extremely reasonable for such well designed videos. It is possible to start from pretty much any level of knowledge related to the IPad, and work your way up to an advanced level. Even I found myself remembering forgotten features – it turned out to be an excellent refresher course even for someone like myself, who spends each and every day designing for IPad. As an expert with these devices, I can absolutely say these videos are the best choice you can make regardless of your skill level.

I now recommend that each and every client take the time to grab these videos. Whether they have never used a touch device or IPad before, or they use one every day, these videos are an amazing collection to have at your fingertips. There’s absolutely no downside to these videos, and they are far, far more clear and easy to follow than even some of the manufacturer provided information. As a developer who knows these devices inside and out, I give tablettraining the seal of approval.

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Step-By-Step IPad Video Training

Step-By-Step IPad Video Training

My most recent purchase was for an IPad. Finally, I have chosen to step into the future and join everyone else! Since the last time I really bought a device was my cell phone nearly eight years ago, I was kind of out of the loop when it came to this newer technology.

While I’d used a desktop computer before, this was startlingly different. The first time I turned my new IPad on; I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. I was totally overwhelmed!

I went to the internet to try and find some clear instructions for how to use the basic functions. What I realized is that there is a plethora of available information – I was totally overwhelmed and most of the instructions I found were complicated or assumed that I had a basic working knowledge of the IPad. Most of them spoke of things like “Wifi” and using Email functions – all great features, I’m sure. Unfortunately when you aren’t even sure what to do once you turn the phone on, those instructions are difficult too! I really needed something that assumed I had never even seen an IPad before – something that would guide me from the very first step.

I came across tablettraining in my efforts to figure out how to work my IPad. When I saw that they were video tutorials, I was excited! Maybe this time I would finally be able to really use my phone properly. I loved the way they laid out the IPad in their videos – just as if it was sitting directly in front of me. This made it incredibly easy to see exactly how to accomplish tasks. I was able to simply follow along with the narrator. I’m absolutely amazed at the abilities my IPad has! These IPad tutorials are just amazing. As it turns out, there’s a lot of tasks my IPad can accomplish that I wasn’t even aware of.

In the end, I am absolutely extremely pleased with TabletTraining group of IPad tutorial videos. I still refer to them from time to time, either to refresh my memory or figure out how to accomplish a brand new task. They are an amazing resource to have directly at your fingertips, and since I also use my IPad for work, sometimes a crucial requirement. In my opinion, these tutorial videos are a must have for anyone with a new IPad – whether they are new to the device or simply want to learn how to get the most out of it. Get them right now!!

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