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General iPad

How to Recover Deleted Photos and Videos

When you delete a photo or video, your iPhone or iPad moves it to your Recently Deleted album, where it gets automatically deleted after 30-40 days. In this album, you'll see the countdown of the number of days until it's going to be deleted. This is a great way to recover an accidentally deleted photo or video. 

You also may be deleting photos or videos to save space. In this case, you need to also delete photos and videos from the Recently Deleted album before space is freed up.

Go to Photos > Albums > Recently Deleted


How to Password Protect a Note

With iOS 9, the Notes App that comes with your Apple device got some major upgrades. One of those upgrades is the ability to password protect a note.

Since you can also save pictures in notes, I plan to keep a picture of my drivers license and passport in a password protected note, in case I need them when traveling.

Here's how to password protect a note:

Step 1 - Select a note you'd like to protect with a password or Touch ID and select the Share button in the upper right corner.

Privacy and Security
Password Management

How to Customize Your Email Signature

Sometimes when I'm on the go, I reply to an email and really don't want the recipient to know that I've sent the email from my iPhone.

Since Apple sets the default signature to 'Sent from my iPhone' or 'Sent from my iPad', you have to change this setting if you want a different signature.

Here's how to change your signature:

Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > Signature and update your signature


How to Unfollow Someone on Facebook

In Facebook, you are able to control the things you see in your News Feed. If you are ‘friends’ with someone that is posting information you’re not interested in seeing, it’s easy to ‘unfollow’ them. You’ll still remain friends and they won’t know you unfollowed them. 
In your News Feed, select the down arrow in the upper right of the item they posted.
Social Media

How to Solve Lack of Sound on iPad Apps

If you are having problems with your sound not playing on You Tube videos you watch within Facebook, if it is set to 'Mute' then audio won't play.  In order to get Audio to play, you need to set it to 'Lock Rotation'.

Lock Rotation won't allow your iPad to change orientation when you rotate your iPad, but at least you can hear videos.

This is poor design that will hopefully be addressed in future versions of the iPad operating system.

To change your Mute Setting on your iPad, go to:

    Settings > General > Lock Rotation