The iPad is an amazing tool for anyone from a chef to the President of the United States. They all can find use in the millions of apps available, from storing recipes to monitoring international news up to the second. How can you better use your iPad? Read the rest of this article to find out.
If you plan to use your iPad to stream movies, play games or listen to music continuously, battery life may be shortened significantly. Adjusting the brightness is a great way to extend battery life. Most of the day, you will not require your brightness on the highest setting.
Some newer iPads have a mute button instead of a lock orientation one. If you prefer the lock orientation feature, you should go into your settings and tap on the general section. You will be able to choose which function you want to associate with this button. Save your changes when you are done.
Take the time to get to know your iPad’s settings. Apple has provided a wide range of options to make your iPad extremely customizable. Changing your settings can make your iPad a lot more fun to use and it may even become faster and easier to use. It is worth it to take this time and learn it.
Do you want to preview more of your email? Under Settings, navigate to Mail, and look for the Preview setting. Change this setting to show however many lines you want. This should help you decide if you really need to read the entire email or not.
Control what notifications you see. Tired of every app bothering you with notifications, causing you to miss important ones? Head to the Notifications section of your Settings menu. Here you can determine which of your apps are allowed to send you to pop up notifications and which ones cannot. This can put a halt to noisy apps and make it easier to see your important messages.
Know how to take a screenshot with your iPad. Simply depress the Power and Home buttons simultaneously for just a second. A photo of your screen’s contents will automatically appear in your photo folder for easy access. Be careful not to depress the buttons too long, however, because the device will reboot.
If you want to secure your iPad’s backups, you can do it by opening your iPad in iTunes, going to the summary tab and choosing Encrypt Data. That way, you will have all of your information safes in case something happens, and you lose all the information on your iPad.
Practice your iPad typing. One of the toughest things to get used to on the iPad is typing on a digital keyboard. It feels weird for most people to start, but you can get used to it with practice. Sit down for a few minutes every day and just type in your favorite word processing program. Soon you’ll feel at home.
Put an end to WiFi connect messages. Tired of being notified every time you stray into a WiFi zone? In the Wi-Fi section of Settings, there is an option to turn off “Ask to Join Networks.” You can still manually join any network, the iPad will just stop notifying you of every time one is in range.
Don’t forget about multitasking gestures. There are three to be aware of. These include a four finger swipe (either to the left or to the right) to move seamlessly between apps that you are using and a four finger swipe to take you back to the home screen. These make your life easier, so take advantage of them.
The quickest way to paste and copy on the iPad is to tap and select the needed text and hold your finger on it for a few seconds. Then click Copy, go where you want to paste, then tap again. A menu will come up that will let you click on paste. When you want to copy an entire paragraph, just give it four good taps.
If you are almost always connected to the internet in one way or another, then don’t overlook the cloud function of the iPad. This is a great way to store information without taking up space on your iPad’s hard drive. Be sure to store important documents on both the cloud and the device.
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.
All of the satellite navigation applications in the iPad are not free. A good substitute for this is using the Maps instead. Tap on Directions in the upper left of Maps. The iPad will then figure out your location and will direct you on each stage of your travels to your destination.
Did you know that you can group your apps into folders? As if you were moving it around, touch and hold an icon. When they begin to jiggle, drag that icon over another, you wish to group it with. Voila! You now have a folder in which you can place a bunch of similar apps.
Think about getting a screen protector for your iPad, even if you are not keen on them. Despite its technological marvel, the screen of the iPad still collects fingerprints quickly, sometimes even distorting your view. You can pick up a screen protector for a very reasonable price and it will also help minimize scratching.
The iPad takes screenshots quite simply. You can do this by pressing the button that says sleep/wake after you have tapped the home button. The screen will flash and you will hear a click. Your iPad has taken a picture of the screen. The screenshot is automatically saved in your Photos.
Everyone wants to make their iPad more usable. This means learning about the tips and tricks that are public knowledge, such as those in this article. The more you learn, the better able you will be to use your iPad for any need which comes up. This means you can do what you want, when you want and where you want – what freedom!