For instance, if you want to read or send email using your iPad/iPad2/iPad3 then you will need to tell it about your email server, and your login and password. If you would like a different picture to be the background for your iPad then you need to change the background setting.
The following settings are available:
WiFi: This should be on so your iPad can communicate with a local WiFi network. Once this is turned on it will search for a WiFi network, and then ask you for the login and password for the network, if it is a secure network.
Notifications: This allows apps that support push notifications to notify you when something happens. For instance AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) would notify you when a new instant message comes in.
Brightness: Controls the brightness of the iPad screen, for bright light you will normally want it up, and in dim light turn it down. You also have the option of auto brightness which allows the iPad to turn the brightness up or down depending on how bright it believes the room is.
Walpapers: allows you to choose any picture on your iPad to use for the lock screen, background image on the home screen, or both lock screen and home screen background image. **Note: the home screen is the screen you come to after you unlock your iPad, the screen where you found the settings icon.
Picture Frame Options: What pictures to display, and how to switch from one picture to another.
- About: Tells you how much space you have used and how much you have left on your iPad, the number of pictures. It has the device’s serial number and other information.
- Sound: set the volume for the sounds for New Mail, Sent Mail, Calendar Alerts, Lock Sounds, and Keyboard Clicks.
- Network: Other network settings, and to set up a VPN connection to a secure network.
- Bluetooth: This is where you will go to pare your Bluetooth device with your iPad. Wireless bluetooth devices could be a keyboard or sterio headset.
- Location Services: These are settings to allow your iPad to use GPS satellites to know its location.
- Auto-Lock: How long to wait before the iPad locks the screen.
- Passcode Lock: Add a password to unlock your iPad.
- Restrictions: Also known as Parental controls, allows features of the iPad to be locked.
- Home: Set what happens if the Home button is pressed twice.
- Date & Time: Set your time zone and your iPad’s date and time.
- Keyboard: Keyboard Settings allows you to turn on auto-correct, auto-capitalization, enable the caps lock function, and turn on the feature so two spaces becomes a period and a space.
- International: International settings such as language and type of keyboard.
- Accessibility: Settings for visually impaired users.
Mail and Calendars: This is where you set how the iPad email app works how many emails to display per page and how to display them. Also you can edit your signature, the message that gets added to the bottom of each of your emails, usually at least your name and email address.
Enter the information about your email provider, some email providers like MobileMe, Google, Yahoo, AOL, and Microsoft Exchange require only minimal information. If you want to get email from another email provider for instance AT&T or Comcast, you will choose Other and enter the information about your email server and your account.
iPod: Yes, there is an iPod of sorts in your iPad. Settings for things like Sound Check, EQ (graphic equalizer), Volume Limit, Lyrics and Podcast info.
Video Options: Settings to use when you are playing videos. And your TV out settings, if you have the Component AV Cable accessory, these settings allow you to play your videos and audios through your TV.
Slide Show: These are the settings for the slide show app.
Store: This is to set the iTunes App Store settings.
Apps: Lastly, when you install a new app (program) it may have settings, each app that has settings you can change will then be listed in the apps section and you can touch each to change the settings as necessary.
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