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iPad™ Portable Genius by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 3. How Do I Configure My iPad?

How Do I Configure My iPad?

If you've made your way through the first two chapters of the book, then you're connected to a network and you have all your desktop data synced to your iPad. This book should end there, right? What else could anyone need? Ah, you'd be surprised. Although the iPad works like a champ right out of the box, even champs can improve their game. In particular, you may find that your iPad's default settings make sense for the average user, but you and I both know you're far from average (because, of course, you bought this book!). This chapter helps you fix that by showing you how to configure your iPad to work the way you do.

Creating a Custom Home Screen 42

Protecting iPad with a Passcode 46

Configuring When iPad Goes to Sleep 48

Turning Sounds On and Off 49

Adjusting the Brightness of the Screen 51

Setting the iPad Wallpaper 52

Connecting Your iPad with a Bluetooth Headset 55

More Useful iPad Configuration Techniques 60

Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Data 67

Searching Your iPad 71

Creating a Custom Home Screen

When you first start your iPad, and each time you press the Home button, the Home screen appears, and you use this screen as the launching pad (so to speak) for all your iPad adventures. Using the Home screen requires almost no training: Just tap the icon you want, and the app loads lickety-split. It's perfection itself.

Oh, but things are never as perfect ...

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