iPad How To's

iPad How To’s

The Tech and Trek Initiative is bringing the following devices to Hiram College students and faculty:

12.9” iPad Pro http://www.apple.com/ipad-pro/

Logitech Keyboard https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/create-ipad-pro-keyboard

Apple Pencil http://www.apple.com/apple-pencil/

Charging Accessories


Listed below are articles on how to use your devices and helpful tips.

How to Install Office Programs:
  • Open the App Store
  • Search “Microsoft”
  • Select the program or programs that you would like to install and tap the “Get” button
  • Open the app
  • Sign in using your Hiram account
  • Documents will automatically save to OneDrive—this will save space on your iPad
Setting Up Outlook:
  • Open the app
  • Add account if it’s the 1st Microsoft program you’re setting up
  • Type in Hiram account info
Deleting Apps:
  • Go into Settings
  • Go into “Storage and iCloud Usage
  • Go into “Manage Stoage”
  • Select App to be deleted
  • Hit the “Delete App” button
  • Apps that are on the primary screen will be reinstalled


To Connect to WiFi:
  • Open settings (gray gear)
  • Select ‘Wi-Fi’ from the menu on the left
  • Select HIRAM-Student
  • Type in Hiram credentials
  • Tap ‘Done’ in the top right corner

To Filter through the Student Self Device Registration:

  • Open Settings>>General
  • Scroll down to the bottom
  • The Wi-Fi Address is the MAC address you’ll need to filter the device
To Update:
  • Open Settings
  • Go to General
  • Select “Software Update”
  • It will check to see if there are any updates available.
  • Select “Download and Install”
  • Enter Passcode
  • Wait for the update to finish installing
  • Passcode is required after restart
iPad Pro Shortcuts
Symbol Meaning
option (alt)
return (enter)
delete (backspace)

General Shortcuts Meaning
⌘ + ⇥ Switch between applications
⌘ + space system-wide search on iPad
⌘ + ⇧ + H navigate back to the home screen
While editing text:
⌘ + a select all text
⌘ + x cut
⌘ + c copy
⌘ + v paste
In Safari (Web Browser):
⌘ + t open a new tab
⌘ + f opens “find” — search a website for some text
⌘ + r refresh. Reload the current web page
In Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint:
⌘ + b bold
⌘ + i italicize
⌘ + u underline
⌘ + s save
To Clear the Cache:
  • Open Settings
  • Select Safari
  • Scroll to the bottom
  • Tap “Clear History and Website Data”
  • Tap “Clear” on the box that opens
Helpful Tips and Tricks:

To Close Apps:

  • Double click Home button
  • Swipe up on the apps you wish to close

To take a screenshot:

  • Press Home and Power buttons at the same time

Split-Screen Multitasking:

  • Open the app you would like on the left side of the screen
  • Slide the app divider to where you want it
  • Switch the app on the right by pulling down the menu
  • Close an app by sliding the app divider over it
  • Other multitasking tricks can be found here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202070
Touch ID Set-up:


If you did not set up Touch ID while setting up your iPad, or would like to add another fingerprint to your iPad, you can do that.


  • Make sure your Home button is clean and dry
  • Tap Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, then enter your passcode
  • Tap “Add a Fingerprint” and hold your device as you normally would when touching the Home button
  • Touch the Home button with your finger, but don’t press. Hold it there until you feel a quick vibration, or until you’re asked to lift your finger
  • Continue to lift and rest your finger slowly, making small adjustments to the position of your finger each time.
  • The next screen asks you to adjust your grip. Hold your device as you normally would when unlocking it, and touch the Home button with the outer areas of your fingertip, instead of the center portion that you scanned first.
  • Open Settings
  • Select “Notifications from the left side
  • Apps listed here can be selected and you can change the notification types that you receive from them
  • Turn on the AppleTV
  • Swipe up to pull up the Control Center
  • Select the “AirPlay Mirroring”
  • Select the device you would like to connect to
  • Type in the code the appears on the screen
  • To disconnect, swipe up to open the Control Center, select the AirPlay box, and then turn off AirPlay
Self Service:
  • Open Self Service app
  • Select the app that you would like to install
  • If the app is already installed, it will give you the option to re-install the app
  • All of the apps provided by Hiram will appear in this list