iPad Quick Start Guide


Introduction to your “Quick Start Guide”

This Quick Start Guide aims to provide you with the necessary information to get started with the VA issued iPad2.  It will walk you through device set-up, introduce you to some features and explain how to navigate the tablet.

My iPad2 is out of the box – now what?

To activate your iPad, start by connecting the iPad to your computer with the iPad USB/dock connection cable. Once connected, iTunes will open automatically. In a matter of seconds, the iPad will sync to the iTunes program. ITunes will walk you through the iPad set-up, introduce you to your tablet and help you register your device.

Quick Tips
  • If you already have an Apple ID you can use it to set up this iPad2.  If you don't have an Apple ID, you can create one when prompted.
  • If you don’t have iTunes installed on your computer, you’ll want to download it from www.itunes.com. If you have iTunes installed, but the iPad is not showing up in the left side frame of the screen, check to see if it needs a software update.

For detailed information about syncing iPad with iTunes on your computer, open iTunes then select iTunes “Help” from the Help menu.

The next step is to put your iPad2 in the case we provided to protect it from damage.

Navigating your iPad

When your iPad is first turned on it will look similar to the image below.  Take a few moments to get familiar with the buttons on the device.

Charging the Battery

The best way to charge the iPad battery is to connect iPad to a power outlet using the included Dock Connector to USB Cable and 10W USB power adapter. When you connect iPad to a USB 2.0 port on a Mac with the Dock Connector to USB Cable, iPad may charge slowly while syncing.

iPad2 Basics

Open an app: Tap its icon on the Home screen.

Return to the home screen: Click the Home button

View the most recently used apps: Double-click the Home button

The most recently used apps appear in the multitasking bar at the bottom of the screen. Flick left to see more apps.

Force an app to close: In the multitasking bar, shown above, touch and hold the app icon until it begins to jiggle, and then tap Rearrange icons: Touch and hold any app on the Home screen until it jiggles. Arrange the apps by dragging them to the preferred location. Click Home to save your arrangement.

Create a folder: Touch and hold an icon until the Home screen icons begin to jiggle, and then drag the icon onto another icon. To add another app to the folder hold the icon until it jiggles and drag into folder.

Notifications: Many apps display an alert badge on their Home screen icon with a number (to indicate incoming items or application updates). If the app is in a folder, the badge appears on the folder as well. A numbered badge shows the total number of items you haven’t attended to, such as incoming mail messages and updated apps to download.

Enter text: Tap a text field, such as in a note or search field, to bring up the keyboard, and then tap keys on the keyboard. If you touch the wrong key, you can slide your finger to the correct key. The letter isn’t entered until you release your finger from the key.

Delete: Tap to delete a previous character

Capitol Letter: Tap the Shift key  then the letter

Caps Lock: Double-tap the Shift key  tap again to turn off

Number, Punctuation & Symbols: Tap the number key  Tap the symbol key

Select text: Tap Select to select the adjacent word, or tap Select All to select all text. You can also double-tap a word to select it. Drag the grab points to select more or less text. In read-only documents, such as webpages, touch and hold to select a word. iPad2 Settings

 Wi-Fi settings determine whether iPad uses local Wi-Fi networks to connect to the Internet. When iPad is joined to a Wi-Fi network, the Wi-Fi icon in the status bar at the top of the screen shows signal strength. The more bars you see, the stronger the signal. To join a Wi-Fi connection, select the settings app on your home screen (grey gear icon), tap Wi-Fi and choose a network.

Once you join a Wi-Fi network, iPad automatically connects to it whenever the network is in range. If more than one previous used network is in range, iPad joins the one last used.

If no Wi-Fi networks are available, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G connects over your cellular network, if possible. You are limited to 2GB of data on the 3G network per month with your VA issued iPad2.  After you use those 2GB, your 3G will no longer work and you can only connect to the internet on the iPad using Wi-Fi.

Security features

Security features help protect the information on iPad from being accessed by others.

Passcodes and data protection

For security, you can set up a passcode that you must enter each time you turn on or wake up iPad.

Set a passcode: Go to Settings > General > Passcode Lock > Turn Passcode On. Enter a 4-digit passcode, and then enter it again to verify it. iPad will require you to enter the passcode to unlock it, or to display the passcode lock settings.

Setting a passcode turns on data protection, which uses your passcode as the key for encrypting mail messages and attachments stored on iPad. (Data protection may also be used by some apps available in the App Store.) A notice at the bottom of the Passcode Lock screen in Settings shows that data protection is enabled.

To increase security, turn off Simple Passcode (a four-digit number) and use a more robust passcode that has a combination of numbers, letters, punctuation, and special characters. See “Auto-Lock” on page 123.

VA Enterprise App Store

Now that you know the basics you are ready to Log-In to the VA Enterprise App Store.

The VA Enterprise App Store is on the way, please check periodically for updates

Apps included on iPad2

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View previous web pages (history): Tap then tap History

Description: App Store Apple App Store

The App Store is home to all apps made for iPad2, just sign in with your Apple ID. There are many free Apps you can download without entering credit card information. If you decide to purchase apps, you must add your personal credit card number to your Apple ID.

Other iPad2 Built-In Apps

The iPad2 has many other apps built in.  These are listed below.  For more information, please refer to the Apple iPad2 Guide (directions below).

Viewing the Apple iPad user guide on the iPad2

In Safari tap  then tap the “iPad User Guide” bookmark

Add an icon for the user guide to the Home screen: Tap  then tap “Add to Home Screen.”

Quick Tip: You can tap “Add to Home Screen” for any of your preferred websites.

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