The iPad is a wonderful device, and it is gaining in popularity every day. If you are a new iPad owner, congratulations! Whether you will be using it for business or pleasure, you are sure to enjoy this fascinating piece of technology. To improve your user experience, we have gathered some of the most recommended tips and explained them here.

The user reviews are generally incredibly accurate in representations of the quality of the application. Of course, you need to make sure that there are more than just one or two reviews, but if there are, and if the app has four or five stars, you should be good to go.

The Best Tips For Using Your iPad
The Best Tips For Using Your iPad

For the devoted iPad user who spends a lot of time traveling, it is essential to carry an extra battery that has been charged. It is very inconvenient to run out of juice while on a plane or train, with no hope of plugging in a charger until the destination has been reached.

iTunes Store

There is more to the iTunes Store than music and apps! One great feature is iTunes U. It houses many educational podcasts on any topic you could possibly imagine.

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.

Accessories

Wait until accessories are on sale until you buy. Your iPad comes with what you need up front – the iPad and a charging cable – and everything else can wait. If you want a standing charger, case, keyboard, screen protection or any such item, they go on sale frequently online, so keep your eyes peeled and be patient.

Listen to the music you bought on iTunes with the iPad. If you already have an iTunes account and songs in it, and don’t want to download them again, you have an easy solution. Select Home sharing in both your iPad and iTunes account. Once this option is enabled, your iTunes library will show up under the Shared section of the music app on your iPad. All you have left to do is enjoy the music.

The new keyboard is packed full of features, so many that some appear to be hidden. The new apostrophe key is tucked away within the virtual keyboard on the second screen. Press the “!” key for a few moments and you can circumvent this second page with an immediate apostrophe.

Battery Power

There are times when battery power must be saved, and a quick way to do this is to shut down all running apps. Double press the home (square) button and you’ll see a row of apps appear at the bottom of the screen. Press the red minus circle to remove those you’re not using and save battery power.

While you may be tempted to hack your device to add extra applications to it, you should really think twice. The official store has thousands of legit applications, and once you unlock your device you may lose support from the official Apple store. Think carefully about doing something like this!

The iPad can work great for consolidating existing processes. For instance, you can add your Google Calendar to your iPad. All you have to do is go to your settings tab, then go to mail, then contacts and finally calendars. You’re going to tap add an account, and then click on other to start setting it up.

An iPad is a great resource for almost any kind of need. If you are a photographer, there are lots of applications that help you modify pictures on an amateur or even small-scale professional level. Additionally, you can use these same applications to share your pictures with others through social media.

Orientation Lock

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.

Don’t waste your money on expensive Bluetooth keyboards! A wireless Apple keyboard will work perfectly with an iPad. In fact, even a cheap Bluetooth keyboard from a discount store will work. You can find cases with built-in keyboards, too, which make toting it around with you super easy while protecting your tablet.

Know Everything About iPad

If you want to know everything about your iPad, and have something to reference in case you forget something, go to the Apple website and print out the iPad user’s manual. If you want a digital version, you can download iBooks for free in the App Store, and you can read the manual that way.

You can easily zoom on an area of the web page you are viewing on your iPad by placing your pinched fingers on your screen and opening them. You can also zoom on a certain word or pictures by double-tapping on it. If you want to zoom out, place both fingers on the screen and pinch them.

Slide to Unlock

Your iPad is able to double as a digital picture frame. This means that you can skip spending a lot of money on a digital frame. Access this feature by looking to the right of the button that says ‘Slide to Unlock’ and you should see a small flower. After clicking the flower, your slideshow will begin after a few seconds. You can set the speed and make sure to turn off the zoom in on faces feature.

Congratulations again on the purchase of your new iPad! Now is the time to get to know your device and learn how to use it efficiently. Keep the tips provided in this article handy, and do not be afraid to try a few shortcuts of your own. Before you know it, the iPad will become one of the best technological investments you ever made.

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