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iPad 101- Getting Started with the iPad

Learning Outcome: In this workshop, participants will learn the fundamental operations of an iPad and become comfortable with navigation, settings, and basic device management.

The 'Lost' iPad User Guides
A common complaint that people have with the iPad is the fact that it does not come with a user manual. Well, it does, it just isn't where you might think to look - it's online! This handy guide will tell you all you need to know about basic functionality and has a nice navigation to guide you through the common features.
Alternatively, you view the PDF version
To bookmark or save either of these manual follow the directions below:
  1. Open Safari
  2. Tap the Share arrow in the top left hand corner (the up arrow inside a box)
  3. Tap Bookmark
  4. Tap Save


Organize iPad Apps

1. Moving apps -
Press and hold an app to make them all shake, then drag them to another place on the screen to rearrange them. The other apps will politely move out of the way to make space for your new app. To move apps between screens, drag it to the edge of a screen and pause for a couple of seconds. The iPad will then flip to the next screen (on the left or right). Alternatively, drag the app to the dock at the bottom of your screen, navigate to the page you want the app on, then drag it back up and off the dock. Press the Home button to save your selections.

2. Organizing Apps - iPad apps can be organized into folders. In iOS 7, you can have as many apps you like in one folder. To create a folder, press and hold an app to make them all shake, then drag one app on top of another app and pause for a second or two until you see the folder appear. Rename the folder by tapping the "x" next to the default title, and adding your own. Press the Home button to save your selections.

3. Deleting Apps - To delete an app on your iPad, press and hold an app to make them all shake. Then, tap the 'x' in the top left hand corner of the app, and tap Delete to confirm you want to delete the apps. There are some apps that do not have an 'x', these are default apps supplied by Apple. You cannot delete these. When you are done, press the Home button to save your selections.

4. Searching for Apps - To search for an app, put a finger on the middle of a home screen and pull down. This reveals the Spotlight Search at the top of the screen. Type the name of the app you are looking for. When you see the app you want, tap on it to open it.



Touch Gestures
The iPad is a touch orientated device, so there are a variety of multitasking gestures that can be used to control or increase your efficiency with using the iPad. They almost all work using 4 or 5 fingers
  • Return to the Home Screen: Five finger pinch/grab
  • Show Multitasking Screen: Four finger swipe up on any screen (see video below)
  • Switch Quickly Between Apps: Four Finger swipe to the left or right
  • One finger, swiping up from the bezel at the bottom of the screen reveals the Control Center



Control Center
In iOS 7, the Control Center was added to let you quickly toggle some of the most often used settings on your iPad. You can access it by putting a finger below the touch screen at the bottom of the iPad, and swiping up. You must start with a finger on the bezel/frame, or you will not reveal the Control Center menu.

Once in the Control Center, tap the settings you want to activate or deactivate. It is here that you will find the AirPlay settings, and other useful features like the ability to lock rotation. Tap the arrow in the middle of the Control Center to close it.




Keyboard Tips
The iPad keyboard is a versatile and full featured component that is packed full of useful tricks you may not know about. Here is a roundup of some of the best.
  • There are three layers to the iPad keyboard. Tap .?123 to get an additional number based keyboard screen, then tap #+= to get a variety of symbols.
  • Split Keyboard: Put two fingers on any two keys and pull them apart to split the keyboard. Push together to join again.
  • Press and hold one of the vowels, or some consonants, to get foreign language versions of that character.
  • To activate caps lock, double click the shift key. It will become highlighted. Tap it to deactivate caps lock.
  • Press and hold the exclamation mark for an apostrophe and get quotes by doing the same with the question mark.
  • In Safari, press and hold the question mark key to get .com, .us, .edu, .org, .net, .org.
  • Add international keyboards by going to Settings > General > International > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard. Activate this new keyboard by tapping the globe button that now appears to the left of your space bar.
  • Siri Dictation - Tap the microphone to start dictation, and press it again to see your words. Click here for a guide on what to say.
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Setting Up Restrictions
The iPad allows you to set a number of restrictions to help lock down some features while being used with students. Once enabled, they are protected with a 4-digit security code so that they cannot be changed at will. Here's how to enable them:
  • Settings > General > Restrictions > Enable Restrictions
  • Enter a Restrictions Passcode (enter it twice to confirm)
  • Disable or enable services and apps as appropriate
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Side Switch Settings
The switch on the side of your iPad next to the volume control can be set to perform one of two functions - mute or lock rotation. By default it is set to mute your sounds, but if you want to change that to lock rotation you can.
  • Settings > General > Use Side Switch to:
  • Add a check mark next to the function you want to assign.


iPad Screenshots

You can take a screenshot of ANYTHING that is displayed on your iPad at any time, and save it to your camera roll for use in another app or for printing and emailing.
  • Press and hold the power button and the home button for a second
  • Wait for the screen to flash white and listen for the camera shutter sound
  • Go to the Photos app to find your screenshot



Guided Access
  • Lock the iPad on one app, and disable multitasking gestures, volume and the Home button!
  • Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access
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Speak Selection
  • Settings > General > Accessibility > Speak Selection > On (highlight words while spoken)
  • Select text in an app by pressing and holding on a word, then letting go. Move the blue bars to select the text you want, then press Speak from the black pop-up menu above your selected text.
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