Tell Your iPad to Forget a Wireless Network
Matt Cone February 18, 2013
When you connect an iPad to a wi-fi network, the iPad remembers that network and will automatically attempt to connect to it in the future. This is a great feature for wi-fi networks you trust and use frequently. But mistakes happen. If you connect to the wrong network at a coffee shop, your iPad will automatically attempt to join that network every time you visit the coffee shop in the future.
How to Connect an iPad to a Wi-Fi Network
Matt Cone February 15, 2013
If you’re a new iPad owner, one of the first things you’ll need to learn how to do is connect your iPad to a wireless network. That’s because the iPad, being the small and portable device it is, just screams to be taken to the coffee shop. And the airport. And your friend’s house. All of which have wireless networks, or wi-fi networks as they’re referred to in iOS. Fortunately, it’s a relatively simple process to connect an iPad to a wi-fi network.
How to Enable Siri on an iPad
Matt Cone December 10, 2012
You’ve heard of Siri, the hands-free virtual assistant built into iOS. It used to be exclusively available on the iPhone, but with the release of iOS 6, Siri is now available on certain iPad models as well. As of December 2012, it works on the third and fourth generation iPad, as well as the iPad mini. Here’s how to enable Siri on your iPad: From the iPad’s home screen, tap Settings.
How to Send a Message to Your iPad Remotely
Matt Cone June 25, 2012
Did you misplace your iPad? If you enabled Find My iPad, you can make the iPad play a sound and display a message, increasing the chances that it will be found and returned to you. Note that the iPad must be turned on and connected to a cellular or wireless network for this to work. Of course, this feature also has other potential applications. If you’ve left the iPad with a spouse, friend, or child, you could use this feature to send them an important message.
Turn Your iPad into a Digital Picture Frame
Matt Cone June 22, 2012
You know those digital photo frames that create a slideshow of all of the photos on a memory stick? Believe it or not, you can set up your iPad to do the same thing. Using your iPad as a picture frame is a great way to enjoy your photos wherever you go. Just prop up your iPad, tap a button on the lock screen, and sit back and enjoy the pictures.
Enabling the iPad's Audio Equalizer
Matt Cone June 14, 2012
It seems ridiculous now, but in high school I purchased a Pioneer stereo system capable of pumping out over 1,000 watts of sound. The speakers and components were huge. It took three car trips just to get everything home from the store! The only thing I miss about that system is the equalizer on the amp, which allowed me to adjust the output of the sound levels. Believe it or not, your iPad has an audio equalizer too.
How to Use an iPad in Airplane Mode
Matt Cone June 11, 2012
Flying somewhere with your iPad this summer? You may need to learn about an important iOS feature called Airplane Mode. Turn this setting on, and your iPad will be compliant with federal regulations that prohibit the use of certain wireless technologies while the aircraft is flying. This tutorial provides a comprehensive look at Airplane Mode and how you can use an iPad on an aircraft. During Takeoff and Landing, Turn Off the iPad The first and last part of the trip is the most annoying.
How to Remotely Lock Your iPad
Matt Cone June 5, 2012
You already know that you can password protect your iPad. But if you have enabled Find My iPad, you can also remotely set a password to lock your iPad. (The iPad must be turned on and connected to a cellular or wireless network.) This can be useful when you’ve misplaced your iPad and need to prevent others from accessing your private information. Of course, this feature also has other potential applications.
How to Locate Your iPad on a Map
Matt Cone May 31, 2012
Did you lose your iPad? If you enabled Find My iPad, there’s no need to worry. As long as the iPad is turned on and connected to a cellular or wireless network, you can access a map that pinpoints its exact location. This should be the primary tool in your recovery arsenal, whether you left your iPad under a couch cushion or on a table at the neighborhood cafe. Here’s how to locate your iPad on a map:
How to Enable Find My iPad
Matt Cone May 30, 2012
The iPad is nothing if not portable. You can carry it with you and use it just about anywhere. It’s great for doing work in cafes, airports, or even at the office. But the iPad’s portability also poses a serious problem: It’s easy to misplace! Apple saw this coming. They created a free utility called Find My iPad that can detect the location of a lost iPad with great accuracy, assuming it’s turned on and connected to the Internet.