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Tell Your iPad to Forget a Wireless Network

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. And if the password for a known network changes, your iPad might have trouble connecting to it.

How to Connect an iPad to a Wi-Fi Network

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.

How to Change Your iPhone's Wallpaper

Changing your iPhone's wallpaper is one of the best and easiest ways to customize it. You can use photos, images you find on the Internet, or the free wallpaper images that Apple provides. The best part is that you can use different images for the home screen and the lock screen. We'll show you how to do it!

Finding Images to Use as Wallpaper

How to Download an Image to an iPhone

Downloading an image from the Internet to your iPhone is an easy to way to save the pictures your friends post on Facebook or any of the cool iPhone wallpapers you find on webpages. (As an examine, we'll use these beautifully designed wallpapers for your iPhone.) Plus, if you use Photo Steam the saved images will instantly be available on all of your other Apple devices. The process is easy, and takes only a second.

Here's how to download images to your iPhone:

Show Only Downloaded Music on Your iPhone

I use iTunes Match and I love it. Being able to stream and download all of my music to an iPhone over a wireless or cellular connection is priceless. But there is one time when I don't want to use iTunes Match at all: when I'm using my iPhone in airplane mode or when I'm in an area with no cellular or wireless connectivity.

How to Wirelessly Sync Your iPhone

For years, the only way to sync the music, movies, photos, and other content on your Mac was to physically connect it to your iPhone with a USB cable. Of course, that's still an option. But if you own an iPhone running iOS 5 or later and a Mac with iTunes 10.5 or later, there's an even better way to sync content to your iPhone: wirelessly and automatically. This tutorial shows you how to cut the cord.

What to Expect

How to Find Your iPhone's Phone Number

When you activate a new iPhone, your carrier provides you with documentation that contains the iPhone's phone number. But if you haven't yet committed the phone number to memory, or if you live in the United States and use a different phone number with Google Voice, you may need a quick way to find your iPhone's number. Fortunately, there is a quick and easy way to do it as long as your iPhone is already activated with a standard SIM card.

Here's how to find your iPhone's phone number:

How to Share an iPhone Contact with a Friend

The iOS Contacts application makes it easy to store contact information for friends and family members on your iPhone. But did you know that by tapping a button on your iPhone, you can share a contact's information with a friend? This is a great way to share the phone numbers and email addresses of extended family members, friends of friends, and even contractors.

Here's how to share an iPhone contact with a friend:

  1. From the iPhone's home screen, tap Contacts, as shown below.

How to Create Free Ringtones for an iPhone

The iPhone and Mac make many tasks easy, but creating ringtones is not one of them. You'd think it would be a simple matter to create your own custom ringtones, but it's not. In fact, many people aren't even aware that they can create free custom ringtones for their iPhones! We're here to guide you through the process.

This tutorial will show you two ways to use your Mac to create free ringtones for your iPhone: Creating a ringtone from a YouTube video, and creating a ringtone from a song in your iTunes Library. Let's get started!

Extracting Audio From a YouTube Video

Setting Up an iOS Simulator on Your Mac

Web developers know it's important to test their websites on every web browser and device possible. And with the growing popularity of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, it's only natural that they'll also want to test their websites on all of those devices. But short of stocking up on a bunch of Apple products, how can developers preview their websites in iOS?

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