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Customizing Your iPad

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In this chapter, you learn how to change some of the settings on your iPad such as your background images, sounds, password, and how some apps behave.
This chapter is from the book

In this chapter:

  • Changing Your Wallpaper
  • Getting Details About Your iPad
  • Setting Alert Sounds
  • Password Protecting Your iPad
  • Setting Parental Restrictions
  • Setting Side Switch Functionality
  • Setting Your Date and Time
  • Modifying Keyboard Settings
  • Changing Safari Settings
  • Changing Music Settings
  • Notification Center Settings
  • More Settings

Like with any relationship, you fall in love with your iPad for what it is. And then, almost immediately, you try to change it.

It’s easier, though, to customize your iPad than it is your significant other because you can modify various settings and controls in the Settings app. You can also move icons around on the Home screen and even change how the Home button works.

Changing Your Wallpaper

The wallpaper is the image behind the icons on the Home screen and on the lock screen, so make sure it’s something you like.

  1. Tap the Settings icon on your Home screen.

  2. Choose Brightness & Wallpaper from the Settings on the left side of the screen.
  3. Tap the Large Wallpaper button that shows previews of your lock and home screens.
  4. If you haven’t yet loaded or taken any pictures on to your iPad, you’ll move right to step 5. Otherwise, to choose an Apple-supplied wallpaper, tap Wallpaper or choose a photo album and skip ahead to step 11.
  5. Tap an image icon to select it. You see a full view of the image.
  6. From this full view, choose Set Lock Screen to set this image as the background of your lock screen.
  7. Choose Set Home Screen to set this image as the background for your Home screen.
  8. Choose Set Both to make the image the background for both screens.
  9. Tap Cancel at the upper-left corner of the screen to go back to the wallpaper icons.
  10. When viewing the list of icons, tap the Back button at the top of the screen to go back to the previous screen.
  11. Tap Photo Library or a photo album to view your photos.
  12. Tap a photo icon to view that photo from your photo album.
  13. Use the buttons described in steps 6, 7, and 8 to set this image as a background.
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