Some tech tips for using a Tablet

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Computer tablets are very convenient and are very similar to your smartphone. The screen is bigger than your phone but you still have the convenience of portability. They are perfect to use for the FaceTime app (for iPad tablets) or Skype app (for both iPad and Android tablets), which both let you video chat with long distance family and friends. You can also check email, surf the web, or check your social accounts just as you can on your smartphone.  Here are some tips to make your table more user-friendly.

Adjust the text and icon size.

For the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Android tablet, open Settings > Display > Screen zoom and font. From there, just use the slider to change the zoom and font size to your liking.

For the iPad, open Settings > Display & Brightness > Text Size. Use the slider to adjust the text size to whatever is easiest for you to read.

Turn on Easy Mode on your Android tablet.

You can turn this mode on similar to how you turned it on for your Android smartphone. Swipe down the notification area and open Settings > My Device > Home Screen Mode > Easy Mode.

With the iPad, you can adjust how your iPad responds when you touch the screen. Open Settings > Accessibility > Accessibility Shortcut and then tap the action you’d like to adjust. Touch Accommodations allows you to adjust how your iPad’s screen responds to taps and holds. VoiceOver allows your iPad to speak to you when enabled. AssistiveTouch gives you the ability to access to many common buttons and gestures in one single tap.

Recover a lost or stolen device.

One of the first things you should do when you receive your tablet is to set up the Find My Mobile (Android) or Find My iPhone (iPad) service. To set up your Android for this service, open Apps > Settings > Lock screen and security > Find My Mobile. From there you will be prompted to enter your Samsung account password. Once you click Confirm, you are all set! If you lose track of your tablet, simply go to, sign in with your Samsung account information, and the website will find your device. Remote controls and Google location service must be activated for this service to work properly.

To setup Find my iPhone on your iPad, open Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Find My iPhone and enable the feature. If you happen to lose your iPad, sign into on your computer. Open Find My iPhone and select a device to view its location on a map. If it is nearby, you can have it play a sound to help find it.


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