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Apple® iPad Air® (3rd Gen.) - Support Overview

Find device-specific support and online tools for your new Apple iPad Air (3rd Gen.).

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Activation, Setup & User Guides

Activating a New Apple iPad or iPad Mini - New SIM

Find instructions on how to activate and set up your Apple iPad and ipad mini, including how to back up contacts and media, and how to get a new SIM card.

Apple Article - Service Program for Blank Screen Issue - Apple iPad Air (3rd Gen)

Here's what to do if your iPad Air (3rd Gen) has a blank screen.

Apple iPad - Activate / Set Up Device

Here's how to quickly set up your iPad.

Apple iPad - Create an Apple ID

Here's how to create an Apple ID using your iPad.

Apple iPad - Update Carrier Settings

Here's how to update Carrier Settings (Access Point Names, MMS settings) for your iPad, view this info.

Apple® Article - Create an Apple ID without a Payment Method

Here's a link on to how to set up or use an Apple ID without an associated payment method.

How to use Verizon Cloud

Get step-by-step instructions for how to sign up for and use Verizon Cloud online. Upload and back up your contacts, pictures, videos, music, documents and more.

Top 10 Things to Do with Your New Tablet

Learn how to set up your new tablet with important features and functions. Get the most out of your new tablet with these practical tips.

Validate Emergency Address (E911)

Here's info on validating your Emergency Address (E911).

Alerts & Reminders

Apple iPad - Manage Sound Settings

Here's how to change notification sounds for incoming calls or messages on your iPad.

Apple® iPad® - Create Reminders

Here's how to create and configure reminders on your iPad.

Back Up & Transfer Content

Content Transfer Center

Find the best way to transfer your pictures, videos, contacts and other content from one device to another. See step-by-step instructions for devices by operating system.

Transfer Content with Samsung Smart Switch™ Mobile App (USB Cable Transfer)

Here's how to transfer content from your old device to your current Samsung phone.

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Basics

Apple - How to Clean Your iPhone / iPad

Here's how to properly clean / disinfect / sanitize your iPhone or iPad.

Apple® iPad® (3rd Gen.) Simulator: Getting to Know Ipad

An interactive map of the Home screen and buttons on your iPad.

How to Clean / Disinfect Your Device

Here's how to properly clean / disinfect / sanitize your smartphone / tablet / basic phone / smartwatch / jetpack.

Battery & Power

Apple iPad - Turn Battery Percentage Indicator On / Off

Here's how to view or hide the remaining battery percentage of your iPad.

Apple iPad - View Battery Info

Here's info on the battery specs (use time, standby time, etc.) for your Apple iPad.

Extend Battery Life - Apple® iOS

Here's how to increase the battery life on your Apple iOS device.

Power & Charging Issues - Non-Removable Battery Devices

If you're having issues with your non-removable battery charging or not holding a charge, view this info.

Bluetooth

Apple iPad - Delete Paired Bluetooth Connection

Here's how to delete a paired Bluetooth device from your iPad.

Apple iPad - Turn Bluetooth On / Off

Here's how to turn Bluetooth for your iPad on or off and make it visible to other devices for pairing.

Bluetooth® Discovery Mode - Macintosh OS X

To make your Macintosh OS X visible to Bluetooth devices, view this info.

Calendar

Apple iPad - Add, Edit or Remove Calendar Events

Here's how to manage calendar events using your iPad.

Apple iPad - Set Default Calendar

If you have multiple calendars on your iPad (iCloud, Gmail, Work, etc.), use this info to set the default calendar.

Calling & Dialing

Apple iPad - Turn Calls from iPhone On / Off

Here's how to turn Calls from iPhone on your iPad on or off, which allows you to make / receive calls while connected to the same network as your iPhone.

Call Waiting - Apple® iOS

Here's how to answer call on your iPhone while you're on another call.

Camera, Photos & Videos

Apple iPad - Common Camera Settings

Here's some info on camera settings (e.g., flash, timer, front / rear camera) for your iPad.

Apple iPad - Record and Send Video via Messaging

Here's how to record and send a video on your iPad via the Messages app.

Apple iPad - Send Existing Picture via Messaging

Here's how to send an existing picture from your iPad using the Messages app.

Apple iPad - Send Existing Video via Messaging

Here's how to send a saved video to someone via the Messages app on your iPad.

Apple iPad - Take and Send a Picture via Messaging

Here's how to take a picture and send it via the Messages app on your iPad.

Apple iPad - Turn Picture in Picture On / Off

Here's how to turn Picture in Picture on or off, which allows you to watch a video on your iPad while completing other tasks.

Apple® iPad® - Play a Video

Here's how to watch a video on your iPad.

Apple® iPad® - Record a Time Lapse Video

Here's how to record a time lapse video on your iPad.

Apple® iPad® - Save Pictures from Browser

Here's how to save images via the web browser on your iPad.

Unable to Sync with iTunes - Photos

Here's info to help if you're experiencing issues syncing your photos with iTunes.

Verizon Cloud - Apple iPad - Share Media

Here's how to share Verizon Cloud content from your iPad.

Computer/PC Connectivity

Apple® iOS Devices - Resolve Windows® Device Manager Conflicts

Here's how to resolve driver conflicts if your Apple iOS device doesn't properly interface with your computer.

Contacts

Apple iPad - Add a Contact

Here's how to add a contact on your iPad.

Apple iPad - Delete a Contact

Here's how to remove a contact from your iPad.

Apple iPad - Edit a Contact

Here's how to edit contacts on your iPad.

Apple iPad - View Contact Sync Source

Here's how to view where a phonebook contact on your iPad was imported from.

Data

Apple iPad - Allow / Deny Data Roaming

Here's how to turn data roaming for your Apple iPad on or off.

Apple iPad - Manage Data Usage

Here's how to view, enable or disable cellular data usage for individual apps on your iPad.

Apple iPad - Turn Cellular Data On / Off

Here's how to turn mobile data for your iPad on or off.

Apple iPad - Turn Cellular Data for Automatic Downloads On / Off

Here's how to turn cellular data for automatic downloads on your iPad on or off.

Apple® iPad® - Add Data or Change Data Plan

Here's how to add to or change your Prepaid data plan on your iPad.

Apple® iPad® - Cancel Prepaid Cellular Data Plan

Here's how to cancel a prepaid data plan on your iPad.

Apple® iPad® - Cellular Data Account Login

Here's how to view cellular data information on your iPad.

Apple® iPad® - Cellular Data Account Usage

Here's how to view the Prepaid cellular data usage on your iPad.

Apple® iPad® - Cellular Data Activation

Here's how to activate cellular data on your iPad.

Apple® iPad® - Edit Cellular Data User and Payment Information

Here's how to edit user and payment information for your iPad's cellular data account.

Apple® iPad® - Recover Cellular Data Account Password

If you've forgotten the password for your iPad's cellular data account, view this info.

Apple® iPad® - Reprovision Cellular Data Account

Here's how to sync your cellular account with your iPad if you are having connectivity or billing issues.

Apple® iPad® - Reset Cellular Data Account

Here's how to reset your iPad's cellular data account if you are having connectivity or billing issues.

Change or Add Data Bundles - Prepaid iPad

here's how to add or change a data bundle for prepaid service on an iPad.

Date & Time

Apple iPad - Set Date and Time

If your iPad shows the incorrect date and/or time, view this info to correct it.

Device ID & Info

Apple iPad - View Device ID (ESN / IMEI / MEID)

Here's how to view your iPad's device ID number.

Apple iPad - View MAC Address

Here's how to view the Wi-Fi MAC address for your iPad.

Apple iPad - View Phone Number

Here's how to view the phone number for your iPad.

Device Settings

Apple iPad - Adjust Brightness & Display Settings

Here's how to adjust the display brightness or turn night shift on / off on your iPad.

Apple iPad - Customize Control Center

Here's how to add and organize additional controls that appear in the Control Center of your iPad.

Apple iPad - Manage Home Screen & Dock Settings

Here's how to manage the Home Screen and Dock settings on your iPad.

Apple iPad - Reset All Settings

If your Apple iPad crashes, resets or runs slow, or apps freeze or reset the device, view this.

Apple iPad - Turn Airplane Mode On / Off

To turn Verizon network services on/off or if they aren't functioning on your iPad, view this info.

Apple iPad - Turn Do Not Disturb On / Off

If your iPad isn't receiving alerts for texts and email, here's how to check Do Not Disturb settings.

Apple iPad - Turn Handoff On / Off

Here's how to start something on one device and pick it up on other devices using your iCloud account.

Apple iPad - Turn Notifications On / Off

Here's how to turn status bar or banner notifications for your iPad on or off.

Apple iPad - Turn Screen Time On / Off

Here's how to turn the Screen Time setting for your iPad on or off.

Cancel Autopay - Prepaid iPad

Here's how to cancel auto payment on your prepaid iPad.

Email/Gmail

Apple iPad - Add a Personal / Corporate Email Account

Here's how to set up a personal / corporate email account to your Apple iPad.

Apple iPad - Compose and Send Email Message

Here's how to create and send an email message from your iPad.

Apple iPad - Delete Email Messages

Here's how to delete email messages from your iPad.

Apple iPad - Email Account Settings (Personal POP / IMAP)

Here's info on personal email settings for your Apple iPad.

Apple iPad - Email Account Signature Settings

Here's how to enter or edit the personal email signature on your iPad.

Apple iPad - Fetch New Data

Here's how to adjust how often your iPad checks for new email.

Apple iPad - Forward an Email Message

Here's how to forward an email message from your iPad.

Apple iPad - Manage Corporate Email Settings

Here's how to update work email settings for your Apple iPad.

Apple iPad - Manually Add a Personal Email Account

Here's how to manually add a personal email account to your iPad if automatic setup fails.

Apple iPad - Remove a Personal / Corporate Email Account

Here's how to delete a personal / corporate email account from your iPad.

Apple iPad - View and Reply to an Email Message

Here's how to view and reply to an email message from your iPad.

Standard Email Messaging Ports

Here's info on standard email messaging ports, which can help with configuration of advanced email settings.

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GPS & Location Based Services

Apple iPad - Reset Location Warnings

Here's how to reset your iPad's location warnings to the default settings.

Apple iPad - Turn GPS Location On / Off

Here's how to turn GPS location for your iPad on or off.

Home Screen

Apple iPad - Access Notification Center

Here's how to view notifications on your iPad.

Apple iPad - View / Manage Home Screen Panels

Here's how to view, add and remove Home screen panels on your iPad.

Apple® iPad® - Display Icons

Here's how to see current display icons for your iPad.

Apple® iPad® - Manage Notes

Here's how to create, delete, or email a Note on your iPad.

Apple® iPad® - Spotlight Search

Here's how to quickly search for contacts, email and other content on your iPad.

Hotspot

Apple iPad - Configure Personal Hotspot Settings

Here's how to configure Mobile / Wi-Fi Hotspot Settings (e.g., password, etc.) on your iPad.

Apple iPad - Set Up Personal Hotspot

Here's how to set up or activate the Personal Hotspot on your iPad for use as an internet or Wi-Fi connection.

Apple iPad - Turn Personal Hotspot On / Off

Here's how to turn your iPad's personal hotspot feature on or off.

Internet & Web Browser

Apple iPad - Access Websites

Here's how to access websites on your iPad using the Safari browser.

Apple iPad - Add a Browser Bookmark

Here's how to add a browser bookmark on your iPad.

Apple iPad - Allow / Block Browser Cookies

Here's how to check whether the Safari browser on your Apple iPad is set to allow cookies.

Apple iPad - Clear Temporary Internet Files

If you're getting a 'page cannot be displayed' error or can't browse the internet on your iPad, view this.

Apple iPad - Delete a Browser Bookmark

Here's how to delete a browser bookmark on your iPad.

Apple iPad - Edit a Browser Bookmark

Here's how to edit bookmarks in the Safari browser on your iPad.

Apple iPad - Open a Browser Bookmark

Here's how to connect to a website from browser bookmarks on your iPad.

Apple iPad - Turn JavaScript On / Off

Here's how to check the JavaScript settings for your iPad if you can't view websites or pages won't load.

Apple iPad - Turn Private Browsing On / Off

Here's how to turn your iPad's private browsing feature on or off.

Determining Internet Connection Speeds

Here's info on how to test your connection speeds if they're slower than expected.

Disable Work Offline - Internet Browser

Here's how to check if you're offline if you can't connect to the internet via computer with Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox.

Keyboard

Apple iPad - Create a Keyboard Shortcut

Here's how to create a text replacement shortcut on your iPad.

Apple iPad - Reset Keyboard Dictionary

Here's how to remove saved words you have typed and return your iPad's keyboard to its default dictionary.

Apple iPad - Use Smart Connector

Here's how to use your iPad's Smart Connector feature.

Turn Voice Input On / Off - Apple® iOS

You can use voice input on your Apple iOS device to type hands-free instead of using your keyboard.

Language

Apple iPad - Change Device Language

Here's how to change the language and region settings used on your iPad.

Apple® iPad® (3rd Gen.) Simulator: Changing the Language

Discover how to change the language settings on your iPad.

Apple® iPad® (3rd Gen.) Simulator: Charging your iPad

A visual guide on how to charge your iPad Pro.

Lock, Unlock, Password & Security

Apple iPad - Add Additional Fingerprints

Here's how to add additional fingerprints on your Apple iPad.

Apple iPad - Enable / Disable / Modify Screen Lock

Here's how to set up, change or disable the passcode for your Apple iPad.

Apple iPad - Remove Saved Fingerprints

Here's how to remove saved fingerprint entries from your iPad.

Apple iPad - Turn Screen Portrait Orientation Lock On / Off

Here's how to fix the screen / display on your iPad if it doesn't flip or rotate.

Apple iPad - Unlock Screen

Here's how to unlock the screen on your iPad..

Memory/Storage

Apple iPad - Check Device Storage

Here's how to free up space if your iPad runs slow / crashes, apps freeze, or you can't save media.

Music

Apple® iPad® - Play Music Files

Here's how to play music files on your iPad.

Navigating & Multitasking

Apple iPad - Customize Control Center

Here's how to add and organize additional controls that appear in the Control Center of your iPad.

Apple iPad - Use Slide Over

Here's how to open multiple apps at once on your iPad.

Apple iPad - Use Split View

Here's how to open multiple apps at once in split screen view on your iPad.

Apple iPad - Use the Control Center

Here's how to change device settings on your iPad using the Control Center.

Operating System & Software

Apple iPad - Erase All Content and Settings

If your iPad crashes, has a blank or frozen screen or calling, app and sync issues, view this.

Apple iPad - Install Device Software Updates

Here's info on how to update your iPad to the current iOS version.

Apple iPad - View Software Version

Here's how to view the software version your iPad is running.

Protect Against Downloading Ransomware Malware - Apple® iOS

Here's some info on how to protect your iPhone / iPad against ransomware and malware.

Update to the Latest Version of iTunes®

Here's how to update to the latest version of iTunes on your computer.

SIM Card

Apple iPad - Enable / Disable / Modify SIM PIN

Here's how to change the SIM PIN for your iPad or turn it on or off.

Apple iPad - Insert / Remove SIM Card

Here's how to properly insert or remove a SIM card for your iPad.

Apple iPad - Unblock SIM PIN

Here's how to unblock the SIM PIN for your iPad.

Apple iPad - View SIM Card Number

Here's how to view the SIM card number associated with your iPad.

Apple® iPad® (3rd Gen.) Simulator: Inserting and Removing the SIM Card

Find out how to insert and remove a nano SIM card from your iPad.

Social Networking

Manage Facebook® Privacy

If you want to change your Facebook privacy or security, here's how to access those options.

Sounds, Volume & Audio

Test the Microphone - Apple® iOS

Here's how to test the microphone functionality of your iPhone / iPad.

Status Indicators/Lights

Apple iPad - View Signal Strength

Here's how to view signal strength on the Apple iPad.

Text & Multimedia Messaging

Apple iPad - Create and Send a Text Message

Here's how to create and send a text message via the Messages app on your iPad.

Apple iPad - Delete Text Messages

Here's how to delete text messages from your iPad.

Apple iPad - Record and Send Video via Messaging

Here's how to record and send a video on your iPad via the Messages app.

Apple iPad - Send Existing Picture via Messaging

Here's how to send an existing picture from your iPad using the Messages app.

Apple iPad - Send Existing Video via Messaging

Here's how to send a saved video to someone via the Messages app on your iPad.

Apple iPad - Take and Send a Picture via Messaging

Here's how to take a picture and send it via the Messages app on your iPad.

Determining Message Type - Apple iOS

Here's how to determine the message type on Apple iOS devices.

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Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts

Apple iPad - Capture a Screenshot

Here's how to capture a screenshot using your iPad.

Apple iPad - Set Up Printing

Here's how to set up remote printing on your iPad.

Top 10 Things to Do with Your New Tablet

Learn how to set up your new tablet with important features and functions. Get the most out of your new tablet with these practical tips.

Visual & Hearing Accessibility

Apple iPad - Manage Guided Access Settings

Here's how to limit app / screen access or button presses on your iPad.

Apple iPad - Turn Guided Access On / Off

Here's how to enable Guided Access, when you want your iPad to remain on one app and control what is available when enabled.

Common Accessibility Settings - Apple® iOS

Here's how to configure common accessibility options for your iPhone or iPad.

Configure VoiceOver Settings - Apple® iOS

Here's how to configure VoiceOver settings for your iPhone or iPad.

Zoom & Magnifier - Apple iOS

Here's how to turn Zoom and Magnifier on or off for your iPhone or iPad.

Wallpapers/Theme

Apple iPad - Customize Your Home Screen

Here's how to add / remove Home screen items (widgets, apps or folders) and set the wallpaper on your iPad.

Wi-Fi & Network

Apple iPad - Add a Virtual Private Network

Here's how to add a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to your iPad.

Apple iPad - Add a Wi-Fi Network

Here's how to add an available Wi-Fi network to your iPad.

Apple iPad - Remove Wi-Fi Connection

Here's how to remove a saved Wi-Fi network from your iPad.

Apple iPad - Reset Network Settings

Here's how to reset settings if your iPad can't connect to data or send / receive messages.

Apple iPad - Turn Virtual Private Network On / Off

Here's how to turn your iPad's virtual private network (VPN) settings on or off.

Apple iPad - Turn Wi-Fi Assist On / Off

If your iPad's cellular data usage is higher than expected, check this setting.

Apple iPad - Turn Wi-Fi On / Off

Here's how to turn Wi-Fi for your iPad on or off.

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