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iPad AirPlay Screen Mirroring Tutorial

AirPlay is a really cool feature of iOS that allows you to mirror the screen of your iPad or iPhone onto an AppleTV or Mac. AirPlay Mirroring is very useful in classroom settings. It is great for presenting educational material, demonstrations, and games. In this tutorial, you will learn how to enable AirPlay to mirror the screen of your iPad (or iPhone) onto an AppleTV.

Below are the steps to enable/disable AirPlay Mirroring. Please note that the screenshots are from an iPad with iOS 7. The same steps also apply to the iPhone. If you are on iOS 6, the steps are slightly different.

1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
Swipe up from the bottom of the screen
* Note: On iOS 6, double-press the Home button on the device.

2. The Control Center will appear.
iPad Control Center

3. Press on the AirPlay button.
AirPlay button

4. Press on AppleTV and enable Mirroring to that device. Or press on iPad to disable mirroring.
Enable AirPlay Mirroring

When mirroring is enabled, the screen of your device will appear on the TV. Audio will also play through the TV (or connected speakers).
SpeakColorsHD on TV


What is an AppleTV?

The AppleTV is a small, black device, which connects to the HDMI port of your TV (or projector). In addition to AirPlay mirroring, the device also includes a number of apps for video streaming, such as iTunes Movies, NetFlix and YouTube. Music and photos can also be streamed to the device. It is connected to your network by ethernet cable or WiFi. The price of the AppleTV is $99. Overall, it’s a neat little device that is very useful. You can learn more about it on the Apple web site.


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iCloud Tutorial – Learn How to Free Up Space

iCloud is an online data storage service from Apple for storing your photos, music, movies, apps, documents, backups and more. 5 GB of space is included for free for backups. 5 GB may seem like a lot of space, but you will run out if you take a lot of photos or videos. You will receive a warning message that iCloud storage is close to 5 GB and you should delete some backups or purchase extra storage. Additional space starts at $20 per year. Instead of paying for more space, you can easily manage and reduce the amount of space you use. Please continue reading to learn how.

For most people, the largest consumer of space is the Camera Roll. The Camera Roll includes all the photos and videos you take with your iDevice. Disabling the backup of the Camera Roll could save you a significant amount of space. But what about backups of the photos/videos?

Photo Stream, a component of iCloud, automatically saves your photos in an online album for 30 days, and also transfers the photos to your computer. There are no storage space limits with Photo Stream. One caveat is that Photo Stream does not work with videos, so you will need to manually sync your iDevice with iTunes.

The steps below describe how to disable the Camera Roll backup from being stored in iCloud. The screenshots are from an iPhone 5 with iOS 7. However, the steps are applicable to all iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches with iOS version 5 and above.

8 Steps to Free Up Space on iCloud

1. Press Settings
iPhone Settings


2. Under Settings, press iCloud.
iCloud Settings


3. Under iCloud, press Storage & Backup.
iCloud Settings


4. Under Storage & Backup, press Manage Storage.
iCloud Storage and Backup


5. Under Manage Storage, press on the name of your device.
iCloud Manage Storage


6. Under Info, press the switch button next to Camera Roll.
iCloud Settings Info


7. Confirm the setting change, by pressing Turn Off & Delete.
iCloud Confirm Settings


8. Done. The Camera Roll will no longer backup to iCloud and therefore save you storage space.
iCloud Camera Roll Disabled


This tutorial described how to free up space on iCloud by disabling the Camera Roll backup. You can follow the same steps to disable the backup of specific apps. Thank you for for reading.

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No Audio on iPad2

On a brand new iPad2, audio may not work in some apps. Even with the volume turned up to the max, you may not hear anything.

The cause of the problem is the iPad2’s side Lock Rotation/Mute control. By default Lock Rotation is set. The solution is to change Lock Rotation to Mute and then toggle the Mute control.

These are the steps to resolve the issue:

  1. On the side of the iPad2, put the Lock Rotation/Mute control in to the OFF position.
  2. Press Settings
  3. Select General
  4. Under Use Side Switch to, select Mute
  5. On the side of the iPad2 device, use the Mute control to set the mute ON and then OFF.
  6. Now the audio should work in the apps. Increase volume if necessary.

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