The gods have bestowed upon you the product of a brand-new Apple iPad Air or Retina display iPad mini. Gee golly yay! Now what?

Whether you are a seasoned iOS veteran, a technically likely relative, or a tablet n00b, here’s a simple guide on what to do a few setting things for a much better experience once you power on that brand-new iPad.

Set Gestures

Under Settings > General, turn Multitasking Motions on. This gives you a couple extra means to navigate around making use of four or 5 fingers, consisting of pinching from an app and into the home display, or swiping left or right to toggle in between apps.

Stop Asking Me to Sign up with Wi-Fi Networks

Use an iPad long enough and it’ll ask to join close-by Wi-Fi networks. This gets annoying in a location with a bunch of networks. To turn this off, select Wi-Fi along the left side of Settings. Find Ask to Join Networks and tap the slider button. Tap it. Do not try to move it. The iPad will stop asking after this modification.

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Adjust Text Size and Accessibility

Apple’s iOS 7 provides a number of helpful features for the aesthetically harmed and for anybody will less than optimum vision. Under Settings > General > Text Size, you can adjust the display kind for the system, and for third-party apps that support Dynamic Type.

Under Availability, there’s a host of other settings too. You can switch on VoiceOver and tap onscreen text to have it review out loud to you. Switch on Zoom so you can double tap with 3 fingers to zoom in on the entire iPad screen. You can also adjust the contrast on the screen.

For the hearing impaired, Hearing Aid Mode (located under Settings > General > Accessibility > Hearing Aids) is created to enhance audio for those using hearing aids.

Change How Notifications Work

The iPad’s Notice Center consists of beneficial details at a glance. It shows up by moving below the top of the iPad display edge. Nevertheless, some users won’t want everything Apple consists of by default. Get to the settings and options for the Alert Center, open the Settings app and navigate to Notification Center. From there, you’ve a bevy of toggle switches that you can benefit from in order to make the Notice Center customized to your taste. Beginning from the top, you can disable access to the Notice Center from the lock display, either disabling the Notifications View, the Today View or both. Remember to switch off settings for apps that don’t need to show up in the Alert location.

Make Passcode Complex for Even more Security


The Passcode keeps an iPad protected if someone gets hold of it. In iOS 7 this gets switched on by default and the os asks the user to develop one the first time the phone turns on after an update or purchase. That’s a good idea. Nevertheless, it does not progress enough.

A four digit passcode is not really as protected as a longer string of characters and numbers. To alter this tap on Passcode (in iOS 7.1) or General and then Passcode Lock (in iOS 7.0). To get a more protected passcode change the Simple Passcode option to off.

Restrict Access

If your new iPad is going to often get used by the kiddos, you can make use of Guided Gain access to (Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Gain access to) to lock them into a particular app and even limit exactly what parts of the display they can tap on. Likewise, you can utilize Settings > General > Restrictions to pick exactly what apps and services are offered for your younger iPad users to access.

Back Around iCloud or a Computer Wirelessly


Many individuals think they need to connect their iPad to a computer system to support it up or sync it. That’s not true after the first time. Turn on iCloud backup and the iPad will send all of a user’s essential information to the cloud when hassle-free. It’ll also support up to the computer system that the individual first connected to for the first sync.

First, switch on iCloud backup by opening Settings and tap on iCloud to the bottom left wing. Ensure that iCloud Backup is switched on with green showing, not the slider switch. Struck Backup Now while linked to Wi-Fi to make the first backup.

Now link to a computer system one last time in order to sync with iTunes. Then click on the name of the device in the Sidebar if it’s shown, or click the drop down menu as we described in the very start of this post. From the Summary tab of the iPad’s screen, put a check mark in the item labeled Sync with this iPad over Wi-Fi.

Save Battery

If you wish to get the most from your iPad’s currently significant battery life, you can do a couple things. In Control Center (accessed by swiping up from all-time low of the display) or the Settings menu, reject the brightness. You can go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and turn that function off for all apps, or just data-hungry ones, to decrease the quantity of silent updating going on in the background. If you are not making use of apps that need your place you can also go to Settings > General > Privacy and shut off Area Services to stop your GPS from regularly pinging Wi-Fi and cell towers to identify your area.