iPad 101: Getting to Know the iPad

Using the iPad 101: Getting to Know Your Device

ipad 101

I often give presentations on using the iPad in the legal community. Although the iPad is widely used, I find that many lawyers still do not know some of the basics. In order to help better understand the iPad, I put together a brief introduction to the iPad. This document mainly discusses the Notification Center, Control Center, Multi-tasking, Spotlight Search, and downloading the iPad User Guide.

Most of what I cover in iPad 101: Getting to Know the iPad is relevant to iPads running iOS 7 or 8. There are a few differences between the operating system versions, but you should be able to make it through this presentation regardless of the version you use.

I hope this is helpful! Let me know if you have any questions that you would still like us to cover on iPlugDelaware.com.

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Introduction to Control Center for the iPad

Control Center for Attorneys

Control Center is a feature on the iPad that allows a user to quickly select some basic settings without having to launch the iOS settings app. It was introduced in iOS 7, but I am often surprised that many attorneys do not know it exists. Control Center is accessed by swiping up from the bottom of your screen on your iPad, and it only takes up a small portion of your screen. I have created a short YouTube Video showing how to use Control Center, and describing all the functions that you can access with it:

In the video, you will learn how to launch Control Center, how to change settings on your device using Control Center, and how to customize when Control Center is used. As an attorney, I often use Control Center while traveling to switch Airplane Mode on and off, while presenting to enable Airplay, AirDrop, and Do Not Disturb, and when listening to Podcast or Audiobooks to quickly pause titles, skip around tracks, or to change the volume. Control Center is a useful tool that allows you to quickly access functions without leaving an application, and has often helped save valuable time.