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When you first start your iPad or iPad mini (and each time you press the Home button), the Home screen appears. You use this screen as the launching pad (so to speak) for all your tablet adventures.

You can make the Home screen more efficient by doing three things: Moving your four most-used icons to the Dock, moving eight other commonly used icons to the left and right columns of the main Home screen, and making sure any icon you tap frequently appears somewhere on the main Home screen.

The best way to make the main Home screen more manageable is to reduce the total number of icons with which you have to work. This isn’t a problem when you’re just starting out with your tablet because it comes with a limited number of apps. However, the addictive nature of the App Store almost always means that you end up with screen after screen of apps. The iPad or iPad mini lets you use a maximum of 11 screens. If you fill each screen to the brim — that’s 20 apps per screen — you end up with 224 total icons (including the four Dock icons). That’s a lot of icons.

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    • Creating IPad a Custom Home Screen– IPAD TUTORIAL PART 3 www.ipadvideo.firstnewsupdate.com
    • When you first start your iPad or iPad mini (and each time you press the Home button), the Home screen appears. You use this screen as the launching pad (so to speak) for all your tablet adventures. Using the Home screen requires almost no training: just tap the app you want and it loads, lickety-split. It’s perfection! Oh, but things are never as perfect as they appear, are they? The following suggestions should make the Home screen features easier to use: 1. When you hold your iPad or iPad mini, the icons in the left and right columns are a bit easier to tap because they’re easily reachable with your thumbs. www.ipadvideo.firstnewsupdate.com
    • 2. If you have more than 20 icons, they extend to a second (or third, or fourth) Home screen. If the app you want isn’t on the main Home screen, you must first flick to the screen that has the app icon (or tap the dot for the screen you want), and then tap the icon. 3. If your icons extend onto multiple Home screens, the four icons in the Dock area appear on every Home screen, so they’re always available. www.ipadvideo.firstnewsupdate.com
    • NOTE : How do you end up with more than 20 icons? Easy: the App Store. It’s an online retailer devoted solely to apps designed to work with your tablet’s built-in technologies: Multitouch, GPS, the accelerometer, wireless, and more. You can download apps via Wi-Fi or a cellular connection if you have a cellular iPad or iPad mini (and the app is less than 50MB). On the Home screen, tap the App Store to see what’s available. www.ipadvideo.firstnewsupdate.com
    • www.ipadvideo.firstnewsupdate.com You can make the Home screen more efficient by doing three things: Moving your four most-used icons to the Dock, moving eight other commonly used icons to the left and right columns of the main Home screen, and making sure any icon you tap frequently appears somewhere on the main Home screen. You can do all of this by rearranging the Home screen icons as follows: 1. Display the Home screen. 2. Tap and hold any Home screen icon. When you see the icons wiggling, release your finger..
    • Pairing or unpairing iPad Follow these general steps to pair your iPad or iPad mini with a Bluetooth device: 1. On the Home screen, tap Settings. The Settings screen appears. 2. Tap Bluetooth. The Bluetooth screen appears. 3. If the device has a separate switch or button that makes it discoverable, switch it on or press it. Wait until you see the device name appear in the Bluetooth screen. www.ipadvideo.firstnewsupdate.com
    • 3. Tap and drag the icons into the positions you prefer. To move an icon to a different screen, tap and drag it to the left edge of the current screen if you want to move it to a previous screen, or to the right edge if you want to move it to a later screen. Next, wait for the new screen to appear and then drop the icon where you want it. You can also include a maximum of six icons on the Dock. 4. Rearrange the existing Dock icons by dragging them left or right to change the order. 5. To replace a Dock icon, first tap and drag the icon off the Dock to create some space. Then tap and drag any Home screen icon into the Dock. 6. Press the Home button to save the new icon arrangement. www.ipadvideo.firstnewsupdate.com
    • The best way to make the main Home screen more manageable is to reduce the total number of icons with which you have to work. This isn’t a problem when you’re just starting out with your tablet because it comes with a limited number of apps. However, the addictive nature of the App Store almost always means that you end up with screen after screen of apps. The iPad or iPad mini lets you use a maximum of 11 screens. If you fill each screen to the brim — that’s 20 apps per screen — you end up with 224 total icons (including the four Dock icons). That’s a lot of icons. www.ipadvideo.firstnewsupdate.com Creating an app folder to your iPad
    • Now, when I tell you to reduce the number of icons on the Home screens, I don’t mean that you should delete apps. Too drastic! Instead, you can take advantage of a feature called app folders. Just like a folder on your hard drive in which you can store multiple files, an app folder can store multiple app icons — up to 20, in fact. This enables you to group related apps together under a single icon. This not only reduces your overall Home screen clutter, but it can also make individual apps easier to find. Here are the steps to follow to create and populate an app folder: 1. Navigate to the Home screen that contains at least one of the apps you want to include in your folder. 2. Tap and hold any icon until you see all of the icons wiggling. www.ipadvideo.firstnewsupdate.com
    • 3. Tap and drag an icon that you want to include in the folder, and drop it on another icon that you want to include in the same folder. Your iPad or iPad mini creates the folder and displays a text box so that you can type a name for the folder. The default name is the underlying category used by the apps. If the apps are in different categories, your iPad or iPad mini uses the category of the app you dragged and dropped. 4. Tap inside the text box to edit the name if you want, and then tap Done. 5. Press the Home button to save your new icon arrangement. www.ipadvideo.firstnewsupdate.com
    • Drop one app icon on another to create an app folder. www.ipadvideo.firstnewsupdate.com
    • Use the following techniques to work with your app folders: 1. Add another app to the folder. Tap and drag the app icon and drop it on the folder. 2. Launch an app. Tap the folder to open it and then tap the app. 3. Rename a folder or rearrange apps within a folder. Tap the folder to open it, and then tap and hold any app icon within the folder. You can then edit the folder name, and drag and drop the apps within the folder. 4. Remove an app from a folder. Tap the folder to open it, tap and hold any app icon within the folder, and then drag it out of the folder. www.ipadvideo.firstnewsupdate.com
    • Do you visit a certain web page all the time? You can set up a bookmark to that page in the Safari browser, but an even faster way to access it is to add it to the Home screen as a web clip icon. A web clip is a link to a page that preserves the page’s scroll position and zoom level. For example, suppose a page has a form at the bottom. To use that form, you have to navigate to the page, scroll to the bottom, and then zoom in to see it better. However, you can perform all three actions — navigate, scroll, and zoom — automatically with a web clip. Follow these steps to save a page as a web clip icon on the Home screen: 1. Use the Safari browser to navigate to the page you want to save. 2. Scroll to the portion of the page you want to see. www.ipadvideo.firstnewsupdate.com Adding a Safari web clip to the Home screen
    • 3. Pinch and spread your fingers over the area on which you want to zoom in until you can comfortably read the text. 4. Tap the Actions button (the one with the arrow) at the top of the screen. Safari displays a list of actions you can perform. 5. Tap Add to Home Screen. Safari prompts you to edit the web clip name. 6. Edit the name as needed. Names up to about 10-14 characters can be displayed on the Home screen without being broken. The fewer uppercase letters you use, the longer the name can be. For longer names, you see the first and last few characters (depending on the locations of spaces in the name), separated by an ellipsis (...). For example, if the name is My Home Page, it appears in the Home screen as My Ho...Page. www.ipadvideo.firstnewsupdate.com
    • 7. Tap Add. Safari adds the web clip to the Home screen and displays the Home screen. If your main Home screen is already filled to the brim with icons, Safari adds the web clip to the first screen that has space available. www.ipadvideo.firstnewsupdate.com A web clip has been added to the Home screen.
    • NOTE : To delete a web clip from the Home screen, tap and hold any Home screen icon until the icon dance begins. Each web clip icon displays an X in the upper-left corner. Tap the X of the web clip you want to remove. When you see the confirmation message, tap Delete and then press the Home button to save the configuration. www.ipadvideo.firstnewsupdate.com
    • If you make a bit of a mess of your Home screen, or if someone else is going to be using your iPad or iPad mini, you can reset the Home screen icons to their default layout. Follow these steps: 1. On the Home screen, tap Settings to open the Settings app. 2. Tap General. The General screen appears. 3. Tap Reset. The Reset screen appears. 4.Tap Reset Home Screen Layout. Settings warns you that the Home screen will be reset to the factory default layout. 5.Tap Reset. Settings resets the Home screen to the default layout, but it doesn’t delete the icons for any apps you’ve added. www.ipadvideo.firstnewsupdate.com Resetting the default Home screen layout
    • iPad Owners..... Are You ready To Get The Most Out Of Your iPad?! www.ipadvideo.firstnewsupdate.com