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When you first configure your iPad or iPad mini, one of the chores you perform is giving it a custom name. This might sound frivolous, but there’s a good reason to give your tablet a unique name.
First, as covered in Chapter 4, when you sync your iPad or iPad mini, iTunes automatically creates a backup of its data. Each backup is identified by the name of the device and the date the backup was performed. If you’re in an environment where the same copy of iTunes is used to sync multiple devices, giving each one its own name enables you to differentiate between multiple backups.
You have learned about the control that Apple simply refers to as the Side switch. This switch doesn’t have a name because you can configure it to perform one of two different tasks. By default, the Side switch is a mute control that toggles the volume on and off. However, you can also use the Side switch as a rotation lock control that, when activated, prevents your iPad or iPad mini from rotating when you change the orientation.
The Auto-Correction keyboard feature that I mentioned earlier can speed up your typing chores a tad because it displays suggestions whenever it recognizes the word you’re currently typing. When the suggestion appears, tap a word-ending character, such as a space, comma, or period, and your iPad or iPad mini automatically fills in the rest of the word.