August 7

My iPad Basics…

This post is designated to share more in-depth details about me, the iPad! There are so many different things to manage when you are learning your new Apple iPad!  I’ll share a few here, right now.
Managing your iCloud storage can be a new concept to newbies.  It is really cool that you can store things on your cloud though!  My iPhone is always telling me I need to update my iCloud storage because it has not been updated in months. It also tells me often I am almost out of storage.  Did you know that you can upgrade or downgrade your storage?  I did not until recently.  You do not have to store everything on your cloud.  You can be selective to free up some storage space.  By deleting old emails, photographs you have already down loaded to your computer, notes, or documents you no longer need, you can free up storage space.  All you have to do is go to settings, click on iCloud, click on storage and then manage storage (these steps should be the same for iOS 8 or later).  You can then see what apps are backed up on iCloud and delete the ones you do not need backed up to create more storage space on your iPhone.  It will ask you if you want to turn off backups and delete the backup data from the cloud.  Be sure to save any data to your iCloud prior to doing this so that you save what you want saved.
Do you know how to add things to your iPad, iPhone or iPod by using iTunes?  First, connect your iPad or iPhone to your computer and make sure you have the most recent version of iTunes downloaded and if you do not, download it.  After you have pulled up iTunes, select what you want to download to your iPad or iPhone and drag it to your iPad, iPhone or iPod and bippity-boppity boo, there you go!  Enjoy!

So your iPad and iPhone come with apps that are already downloaded on it but you may want to download more, right?  Most likely you will want to download more!  I know I have downloaded more and more apps over time as I learn about new apps, especially the free ones! LOL  The first thing you want to do is go to the App Store.  You can search for a specific app by entering it in the search box.  This is usually how I find apps I have heard about and I’m interested in downloading.  There are a lot of free apps out there but some do vary in price.  The second step is to click on the price and then your device will ask for your iTunes account details.  Once you have entered your information correctly, the app will begin downloading.  After it has downloaded, you can arrange your apps where ever you would like them.  You can keep them in folders to consolidate them or you can just keep them on your home screens if you prefer to do it that way.

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Posted August 7, 2015 by Jericho in category "General