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  1. Nickcha

    Nickcha iPF Noob

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    Been a Mac user since '85, so naturally there was no keeping me away from the iPad. One of the best tools I have. I bought it last May and took it to Africa a few months later. Drug it from village to village out in the bush during monsoon season, on sinking boats, trekking, and riding motorcycles in the pouring rain through cut trails, this little beast is a tough bugger.

    Now if I can just get the mail app to stop quitting on me I'll be thrilled again.


    I look fwd. to getting a lot of good ideas and support from the forum.

    Thanks!
    Nick
     
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    Philia iPF Novice

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    Hi congratulations on your continued relationship with MAC. I too was lucky enough to be sent to a Mac class out of a PC class many years ago when I asked too many questions about how to do things PCs couldn't do!
    Here are two things that will help you a lot. 1st when you go to iPad Forums through google you will get the Internet version of the forum. It's the best way to get to the forum because the other way that puts an icon on your home screen doesn't show the full pages. Now here 's the most helpful. There is a guide you can down load for .99 cents from the kindle page on Amazon.com called THE IPAD SURVIVAL GUIDE. It puts how to do things in a step by step simple format much better than the Apple version but I use that one too. Other sources for it are on Google. This guide shows pictures with each step and is great for those of us who are more visual. Namaste, Jeanée
     
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    Oops accidentally pasted info for a new user to your thread.....sorry. But I can tell you that I read a similar request for help that was solved by hooking up to iTunes to refresh the mail program. Do you remember zapping the P RAM to unglich the old MACs? Namasté
     
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    Tim SPRACKLEN iPad Legend

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    Good to hear from you. You’ll find a whole bunch of iPad enthusiasts in this Forum who are only too willing to help other iPad owners and to hear of their experiences. Don’t be afraid to post any questions you may have or use the ‘Search’ button near the top of the Forum web page. I usually find I discover one new interesting and useful piece of information about my iPad every day - and often not even what I was looking for!!

    Hope to hear from you soon with your thoughts about the iPad.

    Have fun and enjoy your iPad


    If you don’t already have it you can download a copy of the iPad manual for free from


    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/...User_Guide.pdf

    Also the iPad2 manual is available at the Apple iBooks store. It’s free too.

    Sorry to hear that the iPad's 'Mail' app keeps quitting on you....there are a couple of possible 'fixes' to this....

    The easiest first way to try to solve ‘unexplained’ or ‘unusual’ problems with the iPad are:-

    Force the offending app to close. If you have iOS 4.2 double-press the ‘Home’ button to bring up the multi-task bar at the bottom of the screen. Press *and hold* any icon until they start to ‘jiggle’. Then tap the top left-hand corner of the app that you want to close. It will ‘disappear’ from the list. Don’t panic - you’ve not deleted it, just closed it. Now tap the Home screen and the multi-task bar will disappear. Re-open the iPad’s app and see if the problem has resolved itself. If not, it’s on to possible solution number two!!
    Restart the iPad. Press *and hold* the Power button. After a couple of seconds a slider control will appear asking you to confirm that you really want to switch the iPad off (this is all you’ll be doing). Slide the control to accept. A rotating white ‘bezel’ will appear in the iPad screen as the iPad powers down (it takes a few seconds, just like it would if you were shutting down your PC). When the screen of the iPad has gone completely blank, press *and hold* the Power button for a couple of seconds until the white Apple logo appears and the iPad starts to power up. This takes several seconds, so be patient. During the power up the automatic screen orientation function is disabled, so don’t panic. A few seconds before the power up is complete, the iPad plays a little ‘jingle’ and then you’re back to the Home screen. Restart the iPad’s app and see if the problem persists. Apple (and Forum members) recommend that you power down your iPad at least once a week, just as you might regularly completely switch off your PC. The normal procedure of just briefly pressing the Power button of the iPad merely puts it to ‘sleep’. Most Forum members have found that one of the two methods I’ve mentioned here cure a whole bunch of unexplained problems and are an easy first step to resolving most anything that happens on the iPad.

    Tim
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    Nickcha iPF Noob

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    Guys,

    Thx for the welcome and the help. Connecting to iTunes and updating my OS took care of it.
     

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