First time IPad owner

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    What a brilliant piece of kit. Hoping the forum will help me get the best use out of it.
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    Welcome! Clever name, btw. :)
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    Welcome as well and Happy New Year!
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    Hi there and welcome.

    There is lots of good advice and info on here plus plenty of members all too willing to help with any problems.

    Remember, search is your friend. If you can't find the answer you need and you post a question then give as much info as you can to help members help you i.e. iPad 1 or 2, iOS version and name of app if the problem is with a specific app........and please don't forget to read the rules http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html

    These are the hacking section rules for all you jail breakers (and would be jail breakers) http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/2892-hacking-section-rules-please-read.html

    We also have an app for this forum. The link to download the app is: Discussion Forum for iPad Users for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store

    You can download the manual for your iPad here http://support.apple.com/manuals/ and in iBooks search for "iPad user guide for" and you will find free comprehensive manuals for both iOS 4 and 5.

    If you have other Apple products or are interested in other Apple kit then why not join our sister forum too at http://www.appleforums.net/

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    Hi I'm a new iPad owner and I love to read. I'm trying to put iBook on my iPad but for some reason it's not working!!! It would download but then a message would pop up saying that it can not be configured and it closes out on me. Can someone help me please????
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Regarding your question has the app already downloaded? Is the problem with opening it then or can't you download it at all? Give these steps a try from the home screen do the four finger swipe up or double press the home button to reveal your multi task bar along the bottom. It will show all the apps that you have opened at one time or another. Long press the app until it jiggles and a red minus sign will appear above it. Press the minus sign, this will close the app, not delete it. It's also a good idea to close all these apps, as it helps the iPad run smoothly, I do mine every night. Check and see if it is operating now, if not a restart is in order.

    Restart: Press and hold the power off button, the one at the top right. You will see a slide appear to power off, slide this and the screen will go dark and a Whirly will appear. When the Whirly disappears your iPad is now off. Press the power button again until the Apple logo appears, this will take a few seconds and your iPad will start again. You should restart your iPad occasionally also as it will keep it running smoothly. Now see if it is operating. If not a reset is the next step.

    Reset: Hold the power off button and the home button simultaneously, keep holding them in and you will see the power off slide appear and disappear, wait until you see the Apple logo appear before releasing the buttons. It will take a little longer for your iPad to start. This is a reset.

    When an App or your iPad begin to behave strangely these are the first steps you should do to rectify it. Let us know how you go, good luck!!

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    Thank you sooo much for answering me. I tried everything you said but unfortunately it did not work :( is there anything else I can do? Because it's downloaded but it just won't open, it keep saying it can not be configured and that I need to sync it with my iTunes and I would click ok to sync it but nothing happens it just closes out!!
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    All I can suggest now is to delete the app and then redownload it and hopefully it will be fine this time. Give it a go and let us know.

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    I've deleted and re download and it's still the same thing, it asks me for my iTunes password and when I enter it it just quits!! Well can you suggest another Ereader for me to down load or only iBook will do because it's an iPad ?
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    I just don't understand why this is happening. You say it's asking for your iTunes password, so did it download or not? I thought from your other posts that it had downloaded.
    Another reading app is the Kindle app and I get books from DigiReader Lounge. Very easy and they will send an email each day if you like with a selection of books according to your tastes. Lots of free ones also. Hope this helps.
    Hopefully someone else can suggest an answer to your problem.

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    Yes it did download, I will just try the Kindle then because I just want to read it don't matter what program I use. Thank you very much you've been super helpful!! Because of you I now know how to properly close my apps before shutting down :)
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    You're welcome, at least something good has come of it :)

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    Can someone help me please?

    My keyboard appears to be split in half on my screen, I turned it off and on again and that hasn't helped! I am so flustered right now!!!
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    Place a thumb on each side and slide them back together.......its caught a few people out!

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    Thank you sooo much you totally rock!!!!!!!!!
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    Me here again. I'm having trouble with my email. For some reason when ever someone send me an email and I hit reply it automatically closes out!! Any idea why this happens and how do I fix it?
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    I don't quite know why it happens but apps just play up from time to time and the first step is to close it completely and then relaunch it and see how you go. Whenever any apps or the iPad behave strangely just follow those steps I gave you earlier and they should fix the problem. Let us know how you go.
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    Thanks so much!!

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