iPad mini Proud new owner of an iPad!!

Irock619

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Going on a road trip tomorrow with my family and decided to purchase an iPad mini retina. I haven't done the unboxing yet and i'm wondering what people recommend for iPads as for apps, settings, and multiple users. I know the iPad is not capable of multiple profile settings, unless JB of course. Are there any settings that people recommend not having on to save battery life? Any known issues with the iPad mini? I can't wait to get this set up tonight!
 

rsquirrel

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Congrats, I also just unboxed my iPad mini. It only sat unopened for 11 days.

I waited until the screen protectors arrived. Now I'm still waiting for the case to arrive.

I got a few tips on my thread, but I will be keeping an eye on yours for some more.
 

Irock619

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Congrats, I also just unboxed my iPad mini. It only sat unopened for 11 days.

I waited until the screen protectors arrived. Now I'm still waiting for the case to arrive.

I got a few tips on my thread, but I will be keeping an eye on yours for some more.
Cool! Yeah I forgot to get a screen protector but I did purchase a case.
 

rsquirrel

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I added Kobo and Kindle for reading. Facebook and Find iPhone.

I also added some of the games that I had on my android. Not sure if I use the same log in information if it will just pick up where I left off or not. Kind of hope it continues from where I am on the android.

That's all I have done so far on mine.
 

Bacong

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Congrats, I also just unboxed my iPad mini. It only sat unopened for 11 days.

I waited until the screen protectors arrived. Now I'm still waiting for the case to arrive.

I got a few tips on my thread, but I will be keeping an eye on yours for some more.
you really waited 11 days to use your tablet? I mean, the screen is pretty hard to scratch.
 

rsquirrel

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you really waited 11 days to use your tablet? I mean, the screen is pretty hard to scratch.
Yes I did. I also got $20 back plus tax as it dropped in price during those 11 days!

I finally opened it today to add the screen protector that arrived.
 

AnorexicPig

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Yes I did. I also got $20 back plus tax as it dropped in price during those 11 days!

I finally opened it today to add the screen protector that arrived.
Having used iPhones since 2010 and iPads since 2011, I can assure you the screen is highly resistant to scratches, and it is almost impossible to scratch the screen if you are a little careful with it, like in the case of iPhone not putting it in a pocket with coins, keys etc.

I can't even think of a way to scratch the glass on the iPad. Still, if you feel protector gives you peace of mine, use it and congrats on the purchase, it's a beautiful device.
 

FiremanMike

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Having used iPhones since 2010 and iPads since 2011, I can assure you the screen is highly resistant to scratches, and it is almost impossible to scratch the screen if you are a little careful with it, like in the case of iPhone not putting it in a pocket with coins, keys etc.

I can't even think of a way to scratch the glass on the iPad. Still, if you feel protector gives you peace of mine, use it and congrats on the purchase, it's a beautiful device.
Yup, I agree with this. Further, I'm not really that delicate with my iDevices. No screen protectors here, no scratches either..
 

Tsepz

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Going on a road trip tomorrow with my family and decided to purchase an iPad mini retina. I haven't done the unboxing yet and i'm wondering what people recommend for iPads as for apps, settings, and multiple users. I know the iPad is not capable of multiple profile settings, unless JB of course. Are there any settings that people recommend not having on to save battery life? Any known issues with the iPad mini? I can't wait to get this set up tonight!
Congrats! :)

1st thing in terms of battery saving is going to Settings -Privacy -Location Services, adjust which apps should and shouldn't access your location, I'd say unmarked of them really.

In terms of apps:
Polaris Office (great office suite)
Bloomberg/Bloomberg TV+
CNN

Your favorite Magazines and Newspapers in AppStore for NewsStand

Google Chrome
Google Maps
GMail
Facebook
LinkedIn
Twitter

You will also have to find a Calculator app, if you use that often.
 

Night Spring

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Having used iPhones since 2010 and iPads since 2011, I can assure you the screen is highly resistant to scratches, and it is almost impossible to scratch the screen if you are a little careful with it, like in the case of iPhone not putting it in a pocket with coins, keys etc.

I can't even think of a way to scratch the glass on the iPad. Still, if you feel protector gives you peace of mine, use it and congrats on the purchase, it's a beautiful device.
Well, I'm pretty clumsy, and it makes me nervous every time my nails scrape the screen, or some little particle of dirt gets on the screen or something. I know the screen is scratch resistant, but it's not scratch proof. So I put on a screen protector, and if the protector ever gets too dirty or scratched up, I can take it off and put on another one. And things do happen -- the other day, I had my iPad open on my desk, I dropped my keys, and they landed on top of my iPad screen. Incidents like that makes me glad to have screen protectors.
 

Bacong

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Well, I'm pretty clumsy, and it makes me nervous every time my nails scrape the screen, or some little particle of dirt gets on the screen or something. I know the screen is scratch resistant, but it's not scratch proof. So I put on a screen protector, and if the protector ever gets too dirty or scratched up, I can take it off and put on another one. And things do happen -- the other day, I had my iPad open on my desk, I dropped my keys, and they landed on top of my iPad screen. Incidents like that makes me glad to have screen protectors.
your nail won't scratch your screen, and neither will keys. they WILL scratch your screen protector though, so enjoy that.
 

Zaft

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Congrats! :)

1st thing in terms of battery saving is going to Settings -Privacy -Location Services, adjust which apps should and shouldn't access your location, I'd say unmarked of them really.

In terms of apps:
Polaris Office (great office suite)
Bloomberg/Bloomberg TV+
CNN

Your favorite Magazines and Newspapers in AppStore for NewsStand

Google Chrome
Google Maps
GMail
Facebook
LinkedIn
Twitter

You will also have to find a Calculator app, if you use that often.
Do you really need to worry about battery on an iPad though? I understand the phone but i have never experienced that much of a difference on iPad with adjusting stuff. Battery is amazing on any IPad;)
 

Night Spring

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your nail won't scratch your screen, and neither will keys. they WILL scratch your screen protector though, so enjoy that.
Like I said, when my screen protector gets scratched, all I have to do is take it off and put on a new one. Not so easy to replace the glass if it does get scratched. Which I know doesn't happen often, but I don't think you can say it will NEVER happen.
 

AnorexicPig

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Well, I'm pretty clumsy, and it makes me nervous every time my nails scrape the screen, or some little particle of dirt gets on the screen or something. I know the screen is scratch resistant, but it's not scratch proof. So I put on a screen protector, and if the protector ever gets too dirty or scratched up, I can take it off and put on another one. And things do happen -- the other day, I had my iPad open on my desk, I dropped my keys, and they landed on top of my iPad screen. Incidents like that makes me glad to have screen protectors.
If it gives you peace of mind, it is worth it :)
 

Irock619

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Congrats! :)

1st thing in terms of battery saving is going to Settings -Privacy -Location Services, adjust which apps should and shouldn't access your location, I'd say unmarked of them really.

In terms of apps:
Polaris Office (great office suite)
Bloomberg/Bloomberg TV+
CNN

Your favorite Magazines and Newspapers in AppStore for NewsStand

Google Chrome
Google Maps
GMail
Facebook
LinkedIn
Twitter

You will also have to find a Calculator app, if you use that often.
Thanks for the suggestions. Also where is the weather app? I thought Apple provided a generic weather app like on the iPhone.
 

Rodster

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Thanks for the suggestions. Also where is the weather app? I thought Apple provided a generic weather app like on the iPhone.
I don't think there is a stock weather app for the iPad. It doesn't matter as it doesn't get any better than the "Yahoo Weather" app.
 

henry72

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Yes I did. I also got $20 back plus tax as it dropped in price during those 11 days!

I finally opened it today to add the screen protector that arrived.
I can't even wait for a second to open something I just bought, especially with Apple products haha.
 

rsquirrel

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I can't even wait for a second to open something I just bought, especially with Apple products haha.
So far I'm loving it compared to the HP Slate. Even though you can't save to a micro SD card like most android tablets, everything seems to back up to iCloud. Is there a limit to how much space I have on iCloud?

I only know that it's backed up there because I tried to continue on in a few games I was playing on the Slate and because I hadn't signed in using Facebook on the Slate, it didn't save my place. Removing the game on the ipad and then re-installing just gets it to re-install from iCloud so my spot on the Slate won't transfer over to the ipad mini.
 

ron7624

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Yup, I agree with this. Further, I'm not really that delicate with my iDevices. No screen protectors here, no scratches either..
I also agree with no screen protector. They make the screen a bit less responsive to using a stylus for handwriting or art. I'm not gentle with mine either and have never gotten any kind of scratch.
 

carjakester

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Oct 21, 2013
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Congrats, I also just unboxed my iPad mini. It only sat unopened for 11 days.

I waited until the screen protectors arrived. Now I'm still waiting for the case to arrive.

I got a few tips on my thread, but I will be keeping an eye on yours for some more.
i couldn't wait 11 seconds when i got mine.
 

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