Looking for an iPad tutorial? With a new version coming out very soon, Apple's iPad revolutionized the world of tablets, helping to launch many counterparts and competition and bringing forth a new era of moble computing. The iPad itself has technology somewhat in between that of mobile smartphones and laptop computers, with the tablet's dimensions of a large touchpad screen.
The iPad itself is mainly sought for the comfort of reading books, watching videos and movies, listening to music, and light web browsing. Current Apple product users will find the interface to be the same for all Apple products, such as the iPhone and iTouch and of course, these applications can be tied in to the iPad's usage. To get a better understanding of your iPad, for this tutorial you will need:
- an original iPad
- a Mac or Windows computer
- free time to explore the device
Many of the explanations of the iPad can be found within the user's manual, which explores the features of the device, as well as how to operate it.
- First, turn on your iPad. The power button is located at the top right of the iPad. Holding this will turn the device on or off; touching it will also place it into sleep mode.
- The first thing you will see is the homescreen, which may already have icons placed. Some of these icons are Safari, which you can use to browser the Internet; Calendar, which can be synced with a Mac or Windows PC; Contacts, which can also be synced with a Mac or Windows PC; YouTube, where you can view videos; and iTunes, where you can listen to music or watch videos.
- When you first receive your iPad, you will be required to set it up with iTunes from your computer. From here, if you don't already have an Apple ID, you will be asked to register.
- The iPad comes with the option to connect to the internet either through WiFi connections or that of a mobile network. To turn on the WiFi, go to settings by pressing the home key and then choosing "Turn WiFi On." To connect to a mobile network, you will need to have first set up a mobile contract through the iPad's retail store.
- To set up your iPad to receive email, press the home key and choose settings. In settings, choose "Mail, Calendar, Contacts."
- Tap the "Add Account" option. Here, you can set up a Yahoo!, Hotmail, Google, or Microsoft Exchange email account.
- To open an app, click on the icon using your finger. By holding down on the app, you can move them around and delete them.
- To add an app, visit the Apple store and choose from the many different varieties there. When the app has finished downloading, it will appear on your home screen.
- Viewing web pages can be done in either portrait or landscape view. To view in landscape, just turn the iPad to its side.
- To scroll, use your finger to move pages up or down.
- The iPad comes with an online screen keyboard that will allow you to input text. Clicking on a textbox (such as to go to a webpage or to enter a username), will automatically bring up the keyboard.
An iPad tutorial on the basics of the device can easily be found by reading through the user's guide that comes with the device. In most other cases, the joy and fun of just exploring the iPad actually goes a long way in teaching someone how to use it. There are, of course, video tutorials that are offered by Apple to help with a visual representation of how to use certain features.