New to the iPad or iPhone? Do you find that mass of app icons and just one unlabeled button daunting? Here are 10 essential tips to help clear away your iPad confusion. But here's the most essential tip: don't over think it. Apple's mobile operating system (iOS) is much simpler than you think.
Tapping Apple's Setting gear icon opens up a world of iOS customization wonder. Every app on iPad and iPhone has a set of corresponding personalization and operational options. To launch your own app exploration, just tap the Settings icon, then tap each item on the scrolling list on the left. You'll discover all manner of ways to enhance each app's performance. Most options are self-explanatory (and we'll delve into some essential Settings in a minute), but feel free to experiment - or just browse all your app opportunities. And you can always turn off something you turned on and didn't like - and vice versa.