by Ted on June 12, 2012
When you get your new iPad, chances are you will go through the same array of feelings as anyone else. You will love it and won’t dare to change a single thing about it, but then, after a while, you will become bored with the same old interface, same colors, same wallpaper and you will try to change all of these things and more, in order to keep it interesting.
In other words, it will be the same as every other relationship you’ve had before. But customizing your iPad is way easier than doing so with that special person in your life. Thanks to the Settings app, you can modify controls and various settings with ease, move icons around the Home screen and even change the function of the Home button.
In case you didn’t already know this, the wallpaper is the image behind the icons on the Home screen and on the Lock screen. It the one you will see every time you puck up your iPad, so it has to be a picture you will enjoy looking at on a daily basis. So if you want to change your wallpaper this is what you have to do:
1.Go to your Home screen (if you were running an application) and tab the Settings icon
2.From Settings pick Brightness & Wallpaper. It is located on the left side of the screen.
3.Tab the large Wallpaper button, the one that shows previews of you Lock and Home screens
4.You can choose a wallpaper, which was supplied by Apple, by tapping on Wallpaper or choosing a photo album. You can then move on to step 11. If you haven’t loaded or taken any pictures onto your iPad yet, you can move on to step 5.
5.You can see a full view of the image by tapping its icon.
6.If you want to set the given image as the background of your Lock screen, you may do so by choosing Set Lock Screen.
7.You can also choose Set Home Screen in order to set the image as the background for your Home screen.
8.You can set it as background for both simply by choosing Set Both.
9.If you don’t really like the image you’ve selected, you can tap Cancel in the upper-left corner of the screen.
10.By tapping the Back button at the top of the screen, while viewing the list of icons, you will be bale to go back to the previous screen.
11.You can view your photos by tapping on Photo Library or a photo album.
12.You will be able to view any photo from your photo album if you tap its icon.
13.You can use the steps described at points 6,7 and 8 to set the given image as background.
You can even choose the part of the image you want as wallpaper by touching and dragging a photo in order to get the part of the photo you wish to look at.
If you want to learn about your iPad, you can do so by accessing the About section in the Settings app.
1.Tab the Settings app on your Home screen.
2.Tab general from the list of settings on the left.
3.Do the same for the first button at the top of the list in General settings, which is called About.
4.Now you can see the number of apps, songs, photos and videos you have.
5.You can also view the storage capacity of you tablet and the amount of free space available.
If you have and iPad and you are now viewing the About Section, you might be wondering: why am I missing free space? Well, let me explain it to you. If, for example, you bought a 16 GB model and you only have 13.3 BG of disk space available, the difference between the two is the space taken up by the iOS and the built-in apps.
6.The model number tells you which version of the iOS you are running. It would be a good idea to check this after you buy your iPad to make sure that you are using the latest version.
7.If you happen to get it serviced or you happen to report a bug to a third-party app developer, the model number will tell you exactly which iPad you own.
8.There are three numbers that are unique to your iPad: the serial number, Wi-Fi address and Bluetooth address. If you have to send your iPad to Apple for repairs they might ask for your serial number. If you are asked for a MAC address or an Ethernet address, the Wi-Fi number is the one you need to look at.
9.You change the name of your iPad in iPhoto and iTunes when you sync it with your computer.
By tapping the Regulatory button in the About section, you will see another screen with another model number for your iPad. If you have the third generation iPad, with Wi-Fi only, the model number will be A1416. If you have the Carrier models, for the AT&T version you will have A1430 and A1403 for Verizon. Each model needs different types of third-party accessories.
You iPad can be set to be a noisy device that produces different sounds for different events.
1.Go to the Home screen and tap the Settings icon.
2.Form the list of on the left tap Settings and then Sounds.
3.The volume slider represents a separate control for incoming calls via FaceTime.
4.The ringer and alert volume are separate when Change with Buttons is turned off. When it is turned on, both volumes are locked to the same setting.
5.Tap any of the setting in order to set the sounds that will play when the given event occurs. You can pick, ringtones, alert tones or even custom tones for any event.
6.You can switch the Lock Sounds on or off. A sound plays when you unlock the Lock screen if the setting is on.
7.Switch keyboard clicks on or off.