Intro to iPads (Also aligns to iPhone!)




Settings - Hidden Secrets


  1. Airplane Mode - saves battery and charges faster
  2. WiFi - uncheck "Ask to Join" saves battery
  3. Bluetooth - turn off unless you need
  4. Cellular Data - if you have data plan, turn off items that might be using up your data!
  5. Personal Hotspot - USES LOTS OF DATA, use in emergency
  6. Notifications - popups! can be annoying!
  7. General
    1. About - your device name
      1. Capacity, Available space
      2. Version
      3. Serial Number
    2. Spotlight Search - limit selections
    1. Accessibility
      1. Share with your Special Ed team for accommodations
      1. I like:
        1. Bold Text - on
        2. Increase Contrast
        3. Reduce Motion - off
    2. Lock Rotation - checked
    3. Background App Refresh - OFF!!!!!
    4. Auto-Lock - 2 minutes unless teaching
    5. Restrictions - consider for the classroom
  8. Safari
    1. Search Engine - Google
    2. Show Favorites Bar - on
    3. Show Tab Bar - on
    4. Block Pop-ups - off
Out of the Box Discoveries with the iPad:


  1. The basics of the pad - screen, buttons, cameras, microphone, speaker
  2. Slide Up from Bottom for Cool Tools
    1. Volume
    2. Airplane Mode
    3. AirPlay
    4. Camera
    5. Timer for the Classroom
    6. Brightness
  3. Settings - hidden secrets
  4. Folders, deleting/moving apps, home row set-up
  5. Create Shortcuts via Safari, Creating Bookmarks
  6. Installing Apps
    1. Version
    2. Age group
    3. Ratings
    4. Reviews
    5. In-App Purchases
  7. Keyboard secrets, CAPS LOCK, space/space, hold down
  8. Trouble Shooting - rebooting - hold down the power and home button until you see the Apple logo! If all else fails, reset via iTunes.
  9. Find your lost iPad, iPhone
  10. Share the possibilities, ahas, and strategies to keep the conversation going!
  11. What questions do you have?
  12. What are your next steps?

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