Tips for Setting Up Your New Tablet

Out of all the gadgets sold during this holiday season, tablets were one of the most popular for consumers and business users. With Christmas now over, it is time for people to set up their new tablets to get the most benefit from them.

There are at least four different operating systems that can be found on this holiday season's top tablets, iOS, Android, Windows 8, and Fire OS. While Android and iOS may be the most popular, the others have begun to grow in popularity with the introduction of various convertible Windows tablets and the Kindle Fire HDX. No matter what tablet you have however, there are always a few procedures to go through and at least a few applications to download.

The Basics

Right off the bat, the most important thing to do with your new tablet is to set it up to ensure that it is as secure as possible. The easiest way to protect your device against a physical intruder is setting up a passcode lock that will activate immediately after locking the device or within a few minutes of locking it. In most operating systems, the passcode lock set up will be found in the security or privacy settings section of the tablet.

On top of protecting the software side of the tablet, you can also set up a lost-device location feature with a pre-installed or downloadable application. In iOS devices, this feature is found in the form of Find My iPhone, but it is possible to track and locate most tablets if they are stolen. Even though you may rarely take your tablet out of the house, it is important to have one of these apps set up as it could easily prevent your device from being lost forever.

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Once you have set up a basic set of security...

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