Thursday, June 23, 2016

iPad Stuff

     I've had a problem with my ipad recently. Me! I haven't used it much for the last six months. I have watched the charge and kept the battery charged.

     Two or three months age I decided that maybe I should use the ipad so that it updates. Well icloud asked for a password. Easy peasy! But icloud did not accept my password. I tried a few more times and I was stumped.

     Now I'm not an Apple person. I admit that I have difficulty working with apple.

    Our library provides one on one help for seniors on their computers. So off I went.  Hey , they didn't even ask for my age. 

    Well it took a few tries before we satisfied icloud. It was a challenge. I now know how to retrieve a password or set a new one.

     Then my trusty librarian friend showed me many more tricks to work on the ipad. I was amazed at the simple ways to do things. Apple thinks I'm very busy when I don't close anything and then gets very slow. So I learned how to clear off all the sites I left open and don't use.

     Then the friendly techy noticed that my version of ipad was out of date so we downloaded the latest version. All the time he was showing me how to fumble my way around apple. 

     Then because I'm such a whimp I wanted google chrome for a browser so no problem. You can download it. 

     So I came home with a different point of view on my ipad. If I use it more I may become more familiar with it and like it.

So there. I emailed a selfie to myself and put it on the blog!!!!

33 comments:

  1. You figured out the camera too...I have yet to take a photo with mine! :)

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    1. The camera is easy and takes a darn good photo.

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  2. That is nice the library helps you, they do the same here as well. The selfie looks great.

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    1. Libraries here have really widened their scope from just books. You being a former librarian would know better than I what's going on.

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  3. When I first got a computer one found a nerdy guru who they could bother with all their questions and called the 800 numbers often. Now in my 14th one I stay away from apple, and have become fairly fluent.Nice always to have some help.

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    1. Nerdy gurus are still needed here!

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  4. Being an Apple person, I know what you mean about it slowing down when you open stuff and don't close it. I love my iPad but use the laptop for everything when I'm home. :-)

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    1. I can see how the ipad would be very handy.

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  5. It is astonishing that the library staff didn't ask you for proof of age because, as your selfie proves, you look like a man in his mid forties. How did you injure your eye? Must have been something bad to require an eye pad!

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    1. With the sense of humor you have, you're probably still laughing about times when people didn't catch on like the "eye pad" made me think for a second. Thanks for the comment on my age. I'm not sure what eye pad you're wearing but it must be a good one!

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  6. My recent computer story is with Twitter, which seems to think every single time I'm logging in, that it constitutes "suspicious activities" and requires a verification code on top of my password. Needless to say, I'm not happy with Twitter right now.

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    1. I can log in but I don't make comments however I do follow some news feeds.

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  7. My heart has always belonged to Apple, although I had a period of years when I had to use a PC at work. Everything in our house is Apple. Bob struggles with all of it. We tried him on a PC with windows to see if he could do any better but nope, not going to happen. If he's going to constantly be getting himself into trouble I prefer he do it on an Apple product.

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    1. People certainly have their preferences

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  8. i'm glad you had someone to assist. yeah, those techie things are too smart for our own good. :)

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    1. It's amazing what you can do with a touch screen. Try it sometime.

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  9. I also have an I-pad and I don't know how to do most things on it. When I complain about it my son always says I need to download updates. Sigh!!!!

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    1. It doesn't happen automatically so next time I will have to learn what to watch for.

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  10. Good for you! I've used Macs since 1989! Old dog, new tricks!

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    1. Yes, we started with Mac in school but I didn't get it.

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  11. I think you will come to love all the things you can do with your iPad. I would be lost without mine!

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    1. I can see the possibilities.

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  12. I guess it's like everything else - use it or lose it! We have IPhones but no other apple products.

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    1. I also have to go for more sessions at the library because you pick things up much faster with the help.

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  13. I often wonder how many things my iPad can do that I don't know about. But the love the things I know about and that's enough to keep me happy. Wouldn't be without it when I'm away from home, don't use it much when I'm here.

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    1. Your ipad can do much more than we can imagine.

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  14. I used to not be an Apple person...until I got my first Apple laptop a few months ago. Now I am a convert :)

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  16. It's always fun to learn new things. I don't have an iPad but I do have a tablet, which I love. I'm sure I haven't learned to do half the things it's capable of!

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  17. Hi Red, It looks like Plowing Through Life (Martha) said is what I would have said, and she did it even better! :-) Glad to see you are getting Chrome. My favorite for a long time now.

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  18. I am still pretty proud of learning to blog on this Dell laptop. I don't see an iPad or tablet for me any time soon. :)

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  19. My MIL loved her iPad until the software got out of date and started causing problems. She didn't want to update it because the last time I did that for her, she had lots of issues! I want to try to sort it out for her again but I suspect it may just be time for her to have a new iPad.

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