iPad Tips For Beginners

If you’re looking for tips on how to use your iPad, Learn iT! Anytime offers easy-to-learn tips to help you get started.

In this iPad tutorial you will learn basic iPad tips like:

What you can do on an iPad
How to connect your iPad to the web
How to use the Internet on your iPad
How to use email with iPad
How to find your iPad calendar
How to add iPad apps
How to use iPad FaceTime

If these questions have ever entered your mind, take a gander below and find out how you can learn them anytime.

What You Can Do On An iPad

You can do a lot with an iPad, almost as much as you can do with your laptop. It’s a great mobile device — perfect for on-the-go pursuits. Specifically, you can use your iPad to find useful information, play games, listen to music, watch movies, connect with friends, catch up on emails and take photos and videos — basically, everything you can do on a smartphone with a larger screen.

Connecting To The Web With Your iPad

Press the Settings icon on the home screen, then along the left side of the menu select the proper WIFI connection and enter the password. Luckily for users once you enter the password for the selected network your iPad will automatically store the password and connect whenever it’s nearby.

ipad tips for beginners

iPad Hand Gestures

On-screen hand gestures allow you to navigate on the iPad: from opening up applications to browsing the Internet to chatting. To scroll up and down on a webpage, simply touch the iPad screen and drag your finger up or down to view content. To scan through applications on your home screen, simply swipe left or right.

ipad tips for beginners

If you want to zoom in on a section of a site, all you need to do is pinch out – putting your thumb and index finger together on the screen and spreading them apart. And if you want to zoom out, do the opposite and pinch in – bringing your fingers back together.

ipad hand gestures

Internet Browsing On iPad

With the iPad you’ve got portability at your fingertips. Surfing the web is easy; working exactly the same way as your desktop or laptop. But instead of clicking your mouse or touchpad, you will need to tap on the screen to navigate through the Internet.

ipad tips for beginners

Email On iPad

On iPad, you can add your web-based email address for quick and easy access. Tap on the Settings icon on the home screen, then tap on ‘Mail, Contacts and Calendars.’ Follow the prompts and voilĂ , your email is ready to go. Now you can send, receive and manage your inbox. When composing an email, the iPad typepad comes up, allowing you to write emails on any moment.

ipad email tips

Calendar On iPad

Keep track of important dates, meetings and birthdays with the iPad calendar. Add all your important events in your weekly or monthly calendar by first opening up the iPad calendar. Tap on the calendar icon on the home screen, then tap on the ‘+’ button which brings up the event editor. Here you have the options to add a location, add start-and-end times and schedule timely alerts making sure you don’t miss any important events.

ipad calendar tips

Apps And Books On iPad

The iPad also lets you install apps or smaller programs that you can use for work, convenience, or entertainment. First you will need to tap on the App store icon on the home screen to open up the digital store. There are a lot of free apps, but you can also buy apps at low prices. If you are into reading, then the must-have app is iBooks, which allows you to download books to your iPad. Tap the search button in the App store, and search for iBooks. After installing you will have access to a wide variety books.

ibooks on ipad

How To Use FaceTime On iPad

If you are curious about making video phone calls then FaceTime is perfect for you. All you need to do is add people you want to FaceTime with on your contacts list. First, click on the contacts icon on the home screen and tap on the ‘+’ sign to add someone. While there, feel free to add whomever you want.

ipad contact tips

Once you are done, tap on the FaceTime icon, your contacts will load along the right side of FaceTime app. To start a video call tap on the person you want to speak with and watch them pop up on to your screen.

ipad facetime tips


And there you have it friends, easy-to-learn iPad tips to get you started. For more iPad tutorials, visit our iPad training page. If you have any other quick tips to add, please let us know in the comments below!

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