You’ve been wanting to do more with your iPad, but you’re not sure where to begin. There are so many things that you’re just not aware of yet, so you need to continue reading this article to get you pointed in the right direction. Once you are on the right path, there is no stopping you.

The iPad’s iOS supports folders now. Just drag on app onto another one to create a folder. This will create a folder that holds both apps with a name that describes the category the apps fall under. This folder can be easily renamed.

The Best Tips For Using An iPad
The Best Tips For Using An iPad

Whenever possible, use your screen lock to prevent the iPad from switching between portrait and landscape orientation. If you repeatedly pick up and put down the device, the constant switching and adjusting will consume more battery power. You can lock the orientation under the General setting’s screen from your home screen.

Charging Your iPad

Did you know that when you are charging your iPad on a flat surface, it can take a while for the battery light to appear? Don’t panic! Plug it in and wait for a bit. The charging symbol will eventually appear and your iPad has been charging the entire time.

Keep an eye on the amount of downloadable space available on your iPad. After a few years of using an iPad many people find that they go to download something they want only to find that they do not have space available. Remove unwanted apps and music from time to time so this does not happen to you.

Alternate Emoticons

If you enjoy frequently using a smiley face or alternate emoticons, have the Emoji keyboard. To get this keyboard, tap settings, then General, and finally, Keyboard. Tap the international keyboards’ icon and look for Emoji. To add it, all you have to do is simply tap it. The next time you see the onscreen keyboard, it will be there.

If you use your iPad to play games for long periods of time, your battery will not last as long. However, you can extend its like by disabling the vibration feature used by many shooter or racing games. If you only spend a few minutes at a time playing these games, it is okay to leave this feature on.

Google Calendar

If you use Google Calendar and want it included within the calendar app on your iPad, then go to your Mail option, followed by Contacts and finally Calendars. You will see an option that lets you Add An Account. Tap the Other option that comes up. Tap Add CallDAV Account and then enter your Google data. Once done, click the calendar app. Now, all you need ought to be there!

Did you know you could print the documents you have on your iPad? You need to purchase an AirPrint ready printer. While you are near the printer, access your share menu and select a printer. If you have a Mac computer, you can download an app called Printopia to send your printing jobs to a printer connected to your Mac.

When checking out any new applications, don’t overlook free options. Many times they are just as good as the paid version, although they may include advertisements. This is also a great way to have a type of trial before purchasing the full version that doesn’t have any obtrusive ads on it.

Satellite Navigation

Unfortunately, the iPad does not have a free satellite navigation feature. However, the map’s direction features works great for driving, walking, and even bus directions. To use it, simply tap on “Directions”, found on the top left corner of the maps app, and you will be given a step-by-step guide to your destination.

It is very easy for you to email other people photos while using your iPad. All you have to do is locate the photo you want to send and press the button located in the right-hand corner. There is an option there that will allow you to send the photo to anyone you want.

Accessing the second screen of your keyboard every time you need a full stop can quickly become annoying. You can save a lot of time when you type by pressing the space bar twice when you need to insert a full stop in your text or by using a wireless keyboard.

Spotlight Search

The Spotlight search feature searches everything you have, including the songs on you iPod, apps, events and podcasts. If you want to restrict what it searches, you can go to Settings, then General and then Spotlight Search. Here, you can pick which categories you do want it to search and which you don’t.

If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of a frozen iPad, don’t worry. Apple built in a hidden reset function to the device. All you need to do is hold the home button while holding the power button. This will do a hard reset that should work even when frozen.

Screenshot

Has taking a fast screenshot been something you have ever needed to do? You’d be surprised how easy this is. Press Home followed by the sleep/wake button. You will see a flash, which means that you successfully took a screenshot. Your iPad conveniently saves all screenshots automatically.

When taking pictures, you should use the orientation lock button so the shutter button remains near your thumb instead of shifting to the bottom of your screen. You will then be able to take pictures without shaking when you hold the iPad by its sides. Use an image editor app to rotate your pictures afterward if you need to.

If you use more than one Apple device as well as the Apple Cloud, then you can go back and forth between your devices. All of them will be synced together on the cloud, which is perfect for people who need to change documents on different devices throughout the day.

Make sure you continue to advance your knowledge about using your iPad as you continue along. There are always going to be more software updates and new apps. Hopefully, you have a better understanding of where to start, and you will now see yourself using your iPad for many things.