Archive | iPad Tips & Tutorials RSS feed for this category

Presenting with the iPad – Problem with Zoom – Full Screen Changes to Window

2 March 2015

Comments Off

I lead many workshops and other learning activities on how to use the iPad. For me (and my learners) one of the most valuable features of the iPad is my ability to zoom the screen while presenting. With my iPad connected to a projector, I can enlarge a portion of the screen to encourage the […]

Continue reading...

How to Make Sure Your iPad Backs Up Automatically to iCloud

29 January 2015

Comments Off

One of my readers recently wrote to me for help with an alert message he had on his iPad. He was getting a notice that his iPad had not been backed up for 8 weeks. Your iPad will back up to iCloud automatically if all the following conditions are met. Your device must be: 1) […]

Continue reading...

iPad Control Center – Quick & Convenient Access to Common Settings on Your iPad

20 January 2015

Comments Off

Control Center gives you quick, convenient access to several settings on your iPad. You’ll find controls for audio, wireless options, do not disturb (DND), rotation lock and brightness, as well as handy buttons for the timer, camera and AirDrop. You’ll also find AirPlay if you have AirPlay capable devices such as Apple TV. You can […]

Continue reading...

How to Stop Your iPad from Ringing: Turn Off iPhone Calls to Your iPad in Settings

11 December 2014

Comments Off

Apples’s iOS 8 added a number of useful features. One of those is the ability to automatically “transfer” a call to your iPad from your iPhone. That is, your iPad “rings” when you get a call on your iPhone if the iPhone is nearby. Apple calls this “Continuity” and it works immediately once all your […]

Continue reading...

iOS 8 Battery Power – How to Tell Which Apps Are Using the Most Energy

3 December 2014

Comments Off

You can see which of your apps are using the most battery power. Go to Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage. You can see which apps have used the most energy in the past 24 hours and the past week. Note that high ranking apps are not necessarily battery hogs. It may be […]

Continue reading...

New iOS Threat: How to Keep Your Device Safe from Phony Apps in Masque Attack

11 November 2014

Comments Off

Yesterday we began hearing about a new threat to the Apple mobile operating system called Masque Attack. Security company FireEye first identified this new threat to the Apple iOS. Essentially, this malware substitutes a malicious app for a genuine app on your iPhone or iPad. This bad app can then gather and send sensitive information […]

Continue reading...

How to Set Up Web Clips for Your Favorite Websites in Safari on iPad or iPhone

23 October 2014

Comments Off

Bookmarks are one way to save your websites in Safari on your mobile devices. However, for those sites you visit frequently, there’s a better solution. You can get speedy access to your favorite URLs by saving them as web clips. Web clips resemble app icons on the home screen of your iPad or iPhone, but […]

Continue reading...

iOS 8 Video – Introducing, Exploring and Discussing iOS 8 at NMUG

27 September 2014

Comments Off

In my previous post I mentioned leading a session on iOS 8 for members of the Naples MacFriends User Group (NMUG). I had a great time introducing, exploring and discussing iOS 8 with some 60 NMUG members. Here’s the recording of the presentation. Thanks to NMUG VP George Rubin for help with setup and the […]

Continue reading...

iOS 8 Update – What’s New, What’s Not, What’s Worth Waiting For

23 September 2014

Comments Off

I’ve been invited to lead an introductory discussion of iOS 8 for members of the Naples MacFriends User Group (NMUG). I’ve been researching and reading print and online articles in preparation for this discussion. Here’s a list of resources you’ll find helpful as you make the decision to upgrade to iOS 8. These websites and […]

Continue reading...

How to Turn Off Shared Calendar Alerts on iPhone or iPad in iOS 7 or iOS 8

13 August 2014

Comments Off

Shared calendars are a great way to keep up with family appointments or organization events. You’ll be notified on your device whenever someone adds or changes an event in a shared calendar you’ve subscribed to. But perhaps those pesky alerts in notifications are not welcome or needed. Here’s how to silence the alerts from shared […]

Continue reading...