Learning to use the iPad effectively and efficiently doesn’t happen immediately. You can take it out of the box and start using it, sure, but there are so many cool tricks and tips to make it faster and easier.  Where is the manual to read up on that? And are you getting the most out of your iPad? This site will provide you with valuable iPad tips and tutorials. Find easy-to-follow instructions for making the most of the iPad, apps and accessories and learn how to turn your iPad into a practical and purposeful tool.

 The iPad Quick Start Guide will give you the confidence and knowledge to get the most out of your iPad and be ready to move on to far greater iPad challenges.

 The iPad Quick Start Guide will give you the confidence and knowledge to get the most out of your iPad and be ready to move on to far greater iPad challenges.

AppStart - Your First App

AppStart is the first app to download on your iPad: An app starter kit with all the essential apps you'll ever need.   Throughout the app you’ll find special sections that tell you about the apps that you'll need to turn your iPad into a specific kind of tool. You'll also be given a list of the essentials apps for different types of users. If you see something that sounds interesting to you, click it!  No need to scour the top charts in the App Store.


12 ways to maximise your iPad's battery


So you got yourself a shiny new Apple device, but you're so addicted that the battery is running out way too soon. What you need are some tips to keep your battery running for as long as possible. Many of these tips are going to be common sense, and won't be a surprise to the more geeky readers, but now you can always send this to your less geeky friends and relatives when they ask you how to improve their battery.   Read this post.

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How to print from the iPad

Among other things, the iPad is a great way to save paper: It lets you carry around all kinds of digital documents that you might otherwise have had to print. But from time to time you may still need to print data that’s on your iPad. There are many ways to print from your iPad – to paper and, more importantly these days, paperless. Read this post

Download the iPad User guide

There is an iPad user guide for the iPad, iOS version 7 and it needs to be downloaded from the iBooks store via your iPad. Watch the video.

iPad Advanced

Once you have mastered the basics on your iPad, the advance topics cover: how to move files to & from your iPad, apps that offer more value to the iPad as a productivity tool, using your iPad as a media centre, streaming video, going paperless, using and accessing cloud services. 

For detailed information & tutorials on how to use the iPad as an advanced user, see the iPad Advanced link on the menu bar.  iPad Advanced course outline.

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Watching Video on this website

There are many videos available on this site to assist you in learning how to use the iPad. These videos can be viewed directly from Youtube or by clicking the video to play it. This video explains further.


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Getting to know the iPad. Videos for the absolute iPad beginner. 

iPad Keyboard tips. Become an expert in  the iPad's keyboard and explore all the hidden keys and functions.

How to use Safari for beginners - How to use the web browser on the iPad.

How to sync your iPad with iTunes. Keep your iPad up to date and content synchronised.

How to use Evernote. A series of tutorials.

How to use Notability. A series of tutorials on how to use the note-taking app: Notability. 

Configure the iPad's settings. Become a more productive iPad user.

 ... More video playlists that explore the iPad.


Mastering the iPad's virtual keyboard. Here is a series of videos that will make you a keyboard power user. iPad Keyboard tips and tricks


  • Correct your typos with the magnifying glass
  • Find the hidden keys on the keyboard
  • Turn on Caps Lock
  • Add a full stop automatically as you type
  • Copy and paste text
  • Replace typing errors
  • Split, dock and merge the keyboard
  • Emoticons, icons and symbols – adding the Emoji keyboard
  • Edit, format and style text
  • Keyboard settings explained 


iOS 7 - Fixes

If you have difficulty in reading text, icons, menus in iOS 7, the latest update for your iOS device  (iOS 7.1) – iPad and iPhone has  made that easier.  You can reduce or eliminate the animations that make you nauseous and the Bold Font option now applies more broadly across the OS, making text even easier-to-read for those users who are opposed to skinny fonts. If you don’t like something in iOS 7, chances are you can change it in Settings > General > Accessibility. Read full post.