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How to use an iPad

Updated on January 6, 2013

Using your iPad

Apple's iPad has quickly become one of the most popular gadgets on the tablet. A forerunner in tablet technology, the iPad has a variety of helpful tools, features, and applications that can provide utility and entertainment in everyday life. However, the iPad did not include a comprehensive instruction guide. As a result, many users, especially senior citizens have had trouble using iPads. If you are interested in learning how to use your iPad be sure to check out this article.

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Setting up Email

In this section. I'll explain how to setup your iPad's email. Email is one of the most important facets of the internet and the email access that the iPad allows is extremely useful, especially if you are traveling.

To begin, you want to select the "Mail" button the main screen. You then will be redirected to another screen. On this screen you want to select your account type. After you have entered your specific user information, select the save option.

You should then be able to access email through your iPad. There are several common problems that occur when setting up your email. So if you are having trouble opening your email, you might want to restart your iPad. If this problem continues, be sure to check the internet connection

Setting up internet connection

The ability to connect to the internet is become increasingly important because of the information and communication that the internet provides. The iPad gives you this ability to connect the internet, however it is rather tricky to set up the connection. Be sure to follow these procedures in order to set up your internet connection.

First, navigate to the home screen of your iPad. Then tap the settings button. You should then see a list of topics. You want to select the Wi-fi options.

From here you can designate whether you want your iPad to automatically connect to networks or if you rather be notified when your iPad connects to a new network. iPad will always try to connect to a network unless you specifically choose to disable this features.

Afterward, you want to look through the list of available networks. Join the network that you need. Some networks require a password. If so, simply the enter the password and you should have connection to the internet.


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    • Ms._Info profile image

      Ms._Info 4 years ago from New Jersey

      I notice that a lot of gadgets no longer come with instruction manuals. Neither my iPad nor my new digital camera included manuals so posting this information will truly help a lot of people.

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      SolveMyMaze 4 years ago

      Another great Hub. There's not many Hub out there that are commenting on how to set up the internet on the iPad, which in all honesty they should since it's a crucial aspect of the device!

      The good thing is, you've made it as clear and concise as possible so people of all different levels of tech experience can follow your steps and get everything working properly.

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      Megan Sisko 4 years ago from SW Florida

      I love that you have text explaining things in this hub and video. Everyone likes to get information in different ways so it is a great hub for everyone. Voted up and shared with my HubPage followers.

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      Cyber Scribe 4 years ago from Cyber Space

      When it first came out I didn't see the need for an iPad, but then I have a MacBook. My dad bought an iPad and loves it. I'm going to send him your two articles on iPads as I think they are very useful.