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Set Your iPhone's Clock to 24-Hour Time

Many people use a 24-hour clock, also known as "military time," to keep track of time. This system is the most commonly used time notation in the world today, and is the international standard notation for time of day. The 24-hour clock is especially popular in military and health care environments.

Here's how to set your iPhone's clock to 24-hour time (military time):

  1. From the iPhone's home screen, tap Settings.

  2. Tap General. The window shown below appears.

How to Enable Siri on an iPad

You've heard of Siri, the hands-free virtual assistant built into iOS.

How to Send a Message to Your iPad Remotely

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. Use your imagination!

Here's how to send a message to your iPad remotely:

Turn Your iPad into a Digital Picture Frame

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. We'll show you how to do it.

Enabling the iPad's Audio Equalizer

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.

How to Use an iPad in Airplane Mode

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

How to Locate Your iPad on a Map

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:

  1. Make sure that you've enabled Find My iPad.

How to Enable Find My iPad

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!

Remove Rental Movies from an iPad or iPhone

If you've ever rented an iTunes movie on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, you know that the movie is automatically removed from your device 24 hours after you started watching it. But did you know that you can manually remove movie rentals after you finish watching them? Doing so allows you to free up disk space on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch and store even more music and movies.

How Renting Movies Works on an iPad or iPhone

How to Delete Books and PDF Files from iBooks

So you've read a book or PDF file on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. Now how do you get rid of it? This tutorial shows you how to quickly and easily delete any book or PDF file from the iBooks app. It's a great way to free up space, because these files can take up precious space on your device, especially if they contain a lot of embedded pictures.

Here's how to delete book and PDF files from an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch:

  1. From the iPad's home screen, tap iBooks to open it.

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