All iPads New iPad Mini... Now what?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MacNoobGuy, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. MacNoobGuy macrumors 6502

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    Hi all, I was just given an iPad Mini as a birthday present.

    I wasn't expected it at all and I've never owned one before so I don't know what to do first. Can anyone help me? Where can I go for ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Donoban macrumors 6502a

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    LOOOLz. Straight to macrumors and posts on the forum. Well you can tick that one off your list.
     
  3. FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    Well... you can... you know... use the ipad. But that's just an idea. Or you can use it as a mouse pad.
     
  4. ron7624 Contributor

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    Happy birthday!
    Assuming you have a Mac, I'd set up all email addresses on the mini. In addition, be sure to use the same Apple ID as your Mac and enjoy the synced Apple garden.
    You will enjoy having it if your are a mobil kind of person. I do!
     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Well if it was me

    I'd Set up my emails and messages, download a few books, maybe a couple of games, take a look at any podcasts I might fancy.

    Then I'd just type best current iOS apps into google and see if there is anything I fancy.

    Download a file explorer app from the app store and transfer any photos I might want on there from my PC.

    You'll get used to it and find it's your go to for web surfing a lot of the time.
     
  6. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Do you have an iphone? If so, on your phone go to settings--messages--text message forwarding and turn it on. Under facetime turn on iphone cellular calls. This will allow you to receive all phone calls and messages directly on your ipad.
     
  7. MacNoobGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'd like to read e-books on it, but I'm not into facetime or making movies. I'd love to do something geeky with it... what can I do?
     
  8. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Play games. Well first download all of Apple's app for productivity. iBooks should be preinstalled. Kindle works too. There are benchmarks apps if you want to do something geeky.
     
  9. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

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    If you use Amazon.com, I'd download the Amazon book reading app, as well as Amazon's instant video app. I'd download simple note or a similar sort of app for taking notes that are synched to the cloud and always available. I'd download pdfexpert or something similar if you expect to be reading pdf documents. I use dropbox for getting files onto my device. If your mini is LTE, I'd download google maps (some people prefer it to Apple's, some not).
     
  10. rowspaxe macrumors 68000

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    anyone else feel this is a bogus post?
     
  11. thedeejay macrumors 65816

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  13. Badrottie Suspended

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    Tell everybody what do you really want to do with new toy? They might help you to get started. :apple:
     
  14. IpadSC400 macrumors 6502a

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    Something geeky? Uhhhh......you're either really young, really ignorant, or REALLY trolling.
     
  15. MacNoobGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

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  16. Roidman macrumors newbie

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    Sell it on eBay and get a a Air 2.
     

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