All iOS devices include a clever sensor that automatically dims and brightens the screen depending on the ambient light. However, there will be times when you need to increase or lower the brightness of the screen. Managing this feature is easy via the Settings menu.

It’s also possible to edit the screen lock timer. So you can tell iPad to automatically lock the device between 1 and 5 minutes, or stay unlocked indefinitely. And if you enjoy customizing your device then it’s a quick and simple process to change the background wallpaper image. Learn how by reading on…


1. Brightness

Open the Settings app then tap Wallpapers & Brightness in the left-hand panel. The Auto-Brightness is enabled by default. You can de-toggle this, or tweak the brightness slider above using your finger to manually select a brightness setting.

Brightness setting iPad iOS 7


2. Wallpaper

Next, lets set a new wallpaper image. Underneath the brightness control is a preview of the current wallpaper. tap on the preview to select another image.

Wallpapers iPad iOS 7


3. Select and configure

From the following screen you can choose from dynamic wallpapers that animate and respond to your movements, or a still image. Select either then tap on an thumbnail to preview the wallpaper. Once you’re happy with a selection you can apply it using the buttons at the bottom of the screen.

Wallpaper options iPad iOS 7

4. Use your own images

Alternatively, when viewing an image in the Photos app, tap the Share button in the bottom left corner of the screen, then choose Use as Wallpaper to set it as your background image. While previewing the image, you can use your fingers to scale and position it so it looks just right in the background.

Use image as wallpaper iPad iOS 7


5. Auto-Timer

Finally, let’s alter the Auto-Timer, so your devices screen turns off after a pre-determined set of time. Open the Settings app then select the General button. Next, tap the Auto-Lock button. From the following screen you can choose a new Auto-Timer setting.

Auto Lock Settings iPad iOS 7

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