The iPad is a creation so amazing that few other tablets can compare. The vast number of apps on iTunes truly blows away the competition. That said, do you truly know what you can do with the iPad? If not, keep reading and we’ll guide you through tips to become a better iPad owner.
Be sure not to overdo your iPad app spending. It’s easy to rack up credit card bills with such engaging and entertaining applications that are just a click away. So it is critical to keep track of what you spend.
Fed up with being asked to join different Wi-Fi networks? There is an easy way to fix this issue in the Wi-Fi Settings. Simply turn off the Ask to Join settings. You will still be able to join networks; however, you will need to go to Wi-Fi settings and join from there.
You can adjust the settings so you can see more than a couple of lines from the emails in your inbox. Go to Settings, Mail and find Preview. Select the number of lines you’d like to see. This should help you decide if you really need to read the entire email or not.
Be careful with your iPad at the beach. Sand is a pretty dangerous thing for an iPad. Not only can it get caught in the little crevices of the device, it can also easily scratch your screen where few other things can. It’s best to use a screen cover in these situations, or better yet, leave the iPad at home for your beach time.
Make sure you set up your browser’s auto-fill settings on your iPad. Go to Safari’s Settings menu and select AutoFill. Once you are there, you can enable Safari to automatically fill forms using your contact information. You can also select an option to automatically remember your login IDs and passwords for websites you visit frequently.
If a four-digit passcode is not substantial enough for you, change it. Under the Settings menu, navigate to General and then to Passcode Lock. Disable the Simple Passcode option. This allows you to use any password to lock and unlock your device. Your email and attachments will also be more secure with a more complex passcode.
Set up your email addresses and phone numbers in FaceTime. FaceTime will already have one of your email addresses in it (the one you used to register your device), but putting in more is a possibility. If you have more than one email or number, the settings section is where you want to go.
You should be concerned about hitting links on your iPad that may not be from legitimate sites. The best way to stop that from happening to you is by holding down the link before you click on it. This will let you know the actual URL the link is coming from.
Protect the screen of your iPad with a special screen protector. These are made of a clear, adhesive film or plastic and cover the entire screen from nicks, scratches and smudges. Screen protectors do not interfere with use in any way. Most can be purchased for well under $10. Many are already perfectly cut to fit the iPad screen.
Are you having trouble with small print on certain websites? Then you need to zoom in. To do this, use two fingers to pinch outward. You will also be able to tap links and select words better. When you are ready to zoom out, use two fingers to pitch inward.
Get a warranty. You may not think that a warranty is something you need, but consider this: An iPad is not a cheap toy. It is an electronic investment and you need to make sure that you can get it repaired or replaced should you need that. A warranty can give you peace of mind.
If you plan to take your iPad into the kitchen, you absolutely must have a screen protector, stylus and standing case. You will accidentally drop goo all over your iPad, and the protector and case will ensure it says off the iPad itself. The stylus keeps sticky fingers off the screen, too.
Look for a quality video tutorial to help you figure things out that you are having difficulties with. You can find step by step guides to doing just about anything on your iPad. It will benefit you greatly to learn how to do things the right way the first time. These videos will be the easiest way to learn.
You want to make the most of your iPad screen, so setting up the appearance of just about everything is important. Have you found that you would like your battery charging icon to not be there? You can eliminate this icon by going to your settings, tapping general, and then turning it off in the usage section.
Do you find yourself using the same phrases over and over? If so, there is an easy way to create shortcuts for your most common phrases. Go to the Keyboard Settings of your iPad and click Add New Shortcut. Type your common phrase in the field named Phrase; then, simply add a shorthand version in the field named Shortcut. For example, if you use the sentence: How are you doing today? Type it in the box and use a shortcut such as haydt. Every time you type “haydt” the iPad will know to type out the complete sentence.
Find My iPad is an indispensable feature on the iPad. This will show you the exact position of your iPad, and you will be able to remove any information from it, even if you don’t have it in your possession. While it may seem troublesome, if you lose your iPad, you’ll be thankful that you took the time to do so.
While you may have thought that iPad ownership is no more than just downloading apps and using them, you should now know it’s more than that. What you’ve read here will get you started down the road to iPad mastery. The more you know, the better you’ll find the iPad works out for you.