New iPad arrived...Tips on what to do first?

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  1. mikespe

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    First off I am VERY new to iPad & iOS...I am a huge Android guy & bought the iPad mainly for work (I'm a teacher) and for audio recording (I play guitar). I've already downloaded Garageband. What are some tips on things I should do first? What settings are optimal? Any suggestions on MUST HAVE apps (besides the usual Facebook, Twitter, etc)...

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  2. Junior

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    First things first, get some protection. No really, consider a sturdy/functional case and maybe a screen protector. Anything else that if up to you.
     
  3. mikespe

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    Already got it! :) It arrived today as well! 'm thinking more along the lines of settings & apps...I'm still not sure if I will jailbreak it yet. Usually with Android devices they are rooted within an hour of me getting them. I'm not sure if I will right away with the iPad...I still need to research it more to see if the benefits outweigh the negatives
     
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    Hi Mike,

    Welcome! One of the big things right now about the ipad is it's IOS 5. It has many features that have been uncovered by our members here. This is an informative thread to bring you up to speed about the new functions that the IOS 5 or later provides. See the link: http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html

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    lso, another way to learn all about your ipad is to download the free iPad User Guide Manual iOS 5: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf

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    ope that helps you! As for the protection, Junior is right. Make sure you have your device protected. Too many posts here about cracked screens soon after purchase.

    Best wishes.
     
  5. HowBoutThemPack

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    Jailbreak it.

    Sent from my jailbroken iPad2 using iPF
     
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    Must have apps for a teacher...keynote, pages, numbers. Depending on which subject, the howstuffworks app (howstuffworks.com).

    Sent from my jailbroken iPad2 using iPF
     
  7. mikespe

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    OK...I got Tapatalk, Dropbox, Penultimate, Time Warner app, My Pad, iDocs, and of course Words with Friends HD...I should look at my Acer Iconia A500 Android tab to see what's there...

    Thanks for the User's manual & iOS Tips site!

    Anymore would be GREATLY appreciated!
     
  8. MrIpad1

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    Quickoffice HD is a great app, it plays very well with Dropbox and other cloud services. Let's you view and edit Microsoft office files etc.
     
  9. mikespe

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    I was looking at that app. I have it on my Android Tab & love it. But it's a bit more expensive in iTunes (I think I got it on sale for $7 a few months ago in the Android Market...
     
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    Yes.......it is expensive but it is a must have in my book. It does go on sale from time to time but not very often.
     

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