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How to use Advanced Features of the iPad and Install Apps from the App Store

Updated on January 7, 2013

As an iPad owner, I can personally remember how confusing and complex the iPad was when I first bought one. It had no clear instruction manual and had too many onscreen buttons and settings. It took me more than a month to even finish learning about the basics. Many iPads were given away just days ago during Christmas. In this article I'll quickly explain some key features of the iPad for all new iPad owners.

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How to setup an Apple Account on the App Store

There are several different ways to setup an Apple account. You can create an Apple account on the computer. However in this section I'll explain how to set up an Apple account on your iPad.

First, you want to navigate the to the App store. Afterward, find a random free application and download it. This is a weird second step but necessary to get an Apple account.

When you attempt to download it, you should receive a message to either log in or create an account. Touch create an account and then enter the specified information. After you verify your account by email you should have a working account!

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How to Download and Install Apps from the App Store

Apps are one of the best parts of your iPad. Navigate to the App store.

From the app store you can browse hundreds of different apps, listed under categories such as Featured, Top Charts, Categories and Updates.

To install an app, just navigate to the app's profile page and touch the button that says free or the price. This should download the apps.

Reading Digital Books on the iPad

Although not known primarily as an e-reader, you can easily read Digital books on your iPad.

To read books on your iPad you first want to navigate to the "iBooks" icon. From iBooks you should see a bookshelf. To open a book simply tap the book's icon. You can swipe the screen to flip through the pages. You can also add bookmarks and notes.

Aside from reading books, you can also download millions of books from the iBookstore, organize your book collection, and even print notes and pages you have created.

How to use iCloud to sync all Apple Devices

Setting up iCloud can be rather difficult if you are new to the iPad and other Apple devices.

To begin you want to want to ensure that your iPad or other Apple device is fully updated. Next, go to the settings page, and then type in your Apple ID. After that you should be prompted with a screen asking you if you want to setup your iCloud.

Afterwards, you can toggle iCloud settings by visiting the same settings page again and enabling certain wanted features.

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    • Ms._Info profile image

      Ms._Info 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      I just recently purchased an iPad for myself and an iPad mini for my son. I wasn't aware that you could set up an account without a credit card. Thanks for the tip!

    • SolveMyMaze profile image

      SolveMyMaze 

      5 years ago

      Interesting hub. I wasn't aware that you could set up an iPad without a credit card. I don't have a CC, so that's one of the reasons why I haven't bought one yet. It's good to know as well that you can get iBooks on the iPad, although I'm a bit dubious to buy one just now when a new one could be just around the corner.

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      Megan Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      You should add a link into this hub to your hub on how to use an Ipad and vise versa. Doing this would get you more traffic to both hubs.

    • Cyber Scribe profile image

      Cyber Scribe 

      5 years ago from Cyber Space

      I don't actually have an iPad myself, but this looks like a great article. Voted up.

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