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    Hi everyone,
    Just a quick intro from a retired silver surfer!
    Still adjusting to my ipad2 and finding my way around,
    I look forward to getting some help (at times) from
    the very knowing guys out there!,
    One question springs to mind,is it advisable to
    Run the battery down at times or keep it fully
    charged.
    Many thanks ----talk soon ----romft
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    Hi there and welcome.

    You don't need to run your battery down as the old "memory effect" is no longer present in these modern batteries however, Apple advises running your battery down once a month purely for the purposes of re-calibrating your battery meter.

    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/

    The Archangel
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    I am also in the silver surfer age group. Welcome to our forums from Australia enjoy learn and share and most of all have fun.
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    Just joined but don't know how to bring up my posts. Would like to see if I got any replies

    Still trying to find replies, usually go to subscribed, but went to silver surfer thread. See my post but no replies. How do I find them? No send arrow here
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    Hello and welcome to the forum!
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    Betti. I just posted in your other thread. Did you get that?
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    Hi ski monkey

    See a reply from u asking if I got ur reply re: finding posts,but still haven't
    When I'm reading a post could I see a reply by tapping their name?
    Now if u answer me don't know how I'll find it..lol

    Sent from my iPad using iPFt
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    Hi Betti,

    Hopefully you will see this.

    If you are using the IPF App which I think you are there is a subscribed tab at the bottom of the screen......

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    When you post in a thread or start a new thread you become automatically subscribed to that thread. When someone else replies the little red circle lights up on the tab to tell you (the number in the red circle is the number of threads with replies). Tap the tab then you can check your replies, the unread threads are highlighted in bold.

    I hope that helps you but please let us know if you do need further help.

    The Archangel
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    No, don't know which thread I mean. Have been going thru several at subscribed, but cannot seem to send from there. I get Quote,Share,etc, but no SEND. How do u get it back and also back to home pagr?

    Sent from my iPad using iPFt
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    Got ur post but having trouble getting Send go thru. Am in subscribed thread

    Sent from my iPad using iPFt
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    Looks like it went thru.lol
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    Which tab should I tap to see replies?
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    Hi Betti and welcome to the Forum!

    When a reply comes in to a thread you have posted in you will see the notification on the Subscribed tab. Just press this and the thread will be highlighted on the right, just so you know which thread to select.

    I noticed you had trouble with the Send tab also....I'm afraid our app has been acting up lately also....if the Send tab is not working just press your Return tab on your keyboard and you will then see the Send tab light up.

    Hope his helps you....enjoy!
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    Hi,Leelal, I see u posted a reply to my post today but still don't know how to view it. Can I just tap on ur name to get it?
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    I knew someone had told me how to get the send key back, but forgot what to do.lol glad I found ur post again.

    Don't think I have seen any notifications on Subscribed tab tho. Or just how many replies, but not able to read them
    Will check again, but might not be able to get back to this on!
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    You should have gotten a notification on your subscribed tab for my last post I posted here, you will also get one for this post also. Have a look in your subscribed tab, do you have threads there? If you are in a thread that you would like to follow or save, just press the tab top right, the arrow thingy, and you will get some options, one of which is Subscribe to this thread, select that and you will then be asked if you would like an email notification.

    Pressing on my Avatar will show you my profile and you can see all the posts I have made, you can also send a PM (private message) to me......everyone here has the same thing when accessed through their profile.
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    When I pressed the arrow only got reply andUnsubsribe, not subscribe to this thread

    Also when I tapped the avatar didnt get ur profile or PM. Am in subscribed now but don't see notifications, just the tab with a number.

    Sent from my iPad using iPFt
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    Hi Betti.....

    The reason you got 'unsubscribe' is because you are already subscribed to this thread already......so now you have learnt how to unsubscribe. ;)

    This is strange.....you should get my profile when you tap my avatar regardless if in the app or on the website. Are you sure you're tapping the Avatar (picture) and not my name? Have another go and it should work.

    Did you notice a notification for my post? I'll include a couple of photos so you know...the first one will show a notification in red above my subscribed tab....the next one is when I tap my subscribed tab and can see all my threads....you will notice the number at the end of a thread is lit up and colored. This signifies that there are new posts in this thread that you haven't seen as yet.

    Hope this makes it clearer for you.

    oh, I did see your other post too ;)



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    I will show you the easiest way to change your avatar. Do you already have a photo in your camera roll which you would like to use as your avatar? If not go take a photo of something you like. You can also download avatars from the net, just google avatars and you'll find a lot of listings, when you find one you like just long press it and you will get an option to Save Image or Save to camera roll.

    Now go to the Profile tab, you will see it along the bottom, same place the Subscribed tab is. Now press on your avatar and you will get an option box, From camera or From Library I think it says. Press Library and it will take you to your camera roll, select a photo and it will upload, now press the tab top right 'Use'

    That's it! Easy peesy!



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