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 5 Tips for New iPad Users

iPads are amazingly intuitive devices, and if you've used an iPhone (or even an Android phone) you probably have a pretty good idea of how they work. However, they are somewhat different than traditional computers with full operating systems like Windows and Mac OS. It will take a little time to get used to working on an iPad, but if you keep these few technical tips in mind, you may save yourself time and frustration.

This resource resides in Academic Computing's Quip folder. Please visit: 5 Tips for New iPad Users

 Adding a Fairfield Exchange Account to a Personal iPad or iPhone

Fairfield Faculty and Staff may use this method to add their provided '@fairfield.edu' Email to an iPad or iPhone's Mail App. These steps are required for personal devices, but can also be used if there is a problem with the Mail App on an iPad configured by the university.

This resource resides in Academic Computing's Quip folder. Please visit: Adding a Fairfield Exchange Account to a Personal iPad or iPhone

 Basic iPad Setup

These are the step-by-step instructions to follow when setting up a new iPad that is managed by Fairfield University.

If you have already completed your iPad's initial setup from off-campus, please skip to 8) Register iPad for Full FACSTAFF-S Access.

This resource resides in Academic Computing's Quip folder. Please visit: Basic iPad Setup

 Configuring Pop-Up Blocker

Step-by-step guide

First, check and update your software

Always make sure you install the latest software updates for your iPad. Many software releases have important security updates and may include improvements that help control pop-ups.

Turn on Pop up Blocker

  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap Safari on the left.
  3. Under the General section on the right, tap the toggle next to Block Pop-ups to enable or disable the pop-up blocker. An enabled pop-up blocker will be indicated by the a green toggle with the circle on the right.


 Microsoft Office

This resource resides on another page in the wiki. Please visit: Microsoft Office for iPads

 Present a PowerPoint

While computers are still the best place to create and edit PowerPoint presentations, you can present them easily enough using your iPad's Microsoft PowerPoint App. This guide will show how to present presentations you have saved to your Fairfield Dropbox or OneDrive account.

Note: By default, your iPad will 'mirror' your presentation- whatever is on the iPad will also show on the classroom display. If you need slide notes and/or a 'sneek-peak' of your upcoming slides, you will need Presenter View. This is considered a premium feature, but is covered through your official Fairfield Office 365 account. Visit http://office365.fairfield.edu to claim your account.

This resource resides in Academic Computing's Quip folder. Please visit: Present a PowerPoint from Your iPad

 Requesting Paid iPad Apps

You may request that Fairfield University pay for educational Apps to support your teaching. Apps that are under $30 will typically be approved within one business day. Apps over $30 may require additional explanation or justification.

Note: 'In-App Purchases' cannot be covered by the university. Although listed as Free in the App Store, some Apps have features that can only be unlocked from within the App itself, post-download. Apple does not offer Academic Computing a method for making these In-App Purchases, therefore faculty must pay for them on their own.

This resource resides in Academic Computing's Quip folder. Please visit: Requesting Paid iPad Apps

 Transfer Cellular Data Plan to Another iPad
 Update the iOS Software

This resource resides on another page in the wiki. Please visit: Update the iOS software on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch


For further assistance, please visit the ITS4U Help Desk located in NYS 215 or call 203-254-4069 during business hours.

Hours can be found here: ITS4U Help Desk Hours of Operation