An iPad is an amazing piece of technology. It is small, portable and capable of so much. But, what can your iPad do? When you have an iPad, it is capable of so much, and sometimes you need a little help to show you how to do everything you want to do. That is where this article comes in handy.
The iPad’s iOS supports folders now. You can start by holding down on your app until it jiggles, and then place it on top of a related app. This creates a folder with both apps inside. You can also rename the folder easily.
If you haven’t ever had a tablet before, you may be overwhelmed. The iPad is incredibly user-friendly and almost impossible to screw up. Just start playing with it and see how much you can figure out alone. Even the most computer inept should be able to handle an iPad.
There is a feature you can use on your phone that will erase all the data on the phone if someone inputs the correct passcode. While this may seem like a good idea, be careful. You may put the wrong passcode yourself and end up losing all of your information.
iPad for Checking Emails
One of the great things about the iPad is that it allows you to quickly check your email. If you receive a large volume of emails throughout the day, it may actually be draining your battery. The device is configured to check for new messages frequently and automatically. Instead of setting it to notify you of new messages every few minutes, go into the Mail, Contacts, and Calendars settings to adjust the frequency of mail checks.
It can be really annoying to have your iPad chime every time you receive an email. You can change this! Start by going to Setting and General. Select Sounds below the General tab. Here, you can turn off your New Mail sound or adjust its level.
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.
Protect your information that you have stored on your iPad. Use the passcode lock to lock your iPad if the password is entered incorrectly ten times. This can be done by going to your Settings menu, selecting General, then Passcode Lock and finally Erase Data option. This way, if an unauthorized person tries to access your iPad, everything will be deleted.
You can show the web your strongest emotions by simply turning your caps lock on with new iOS devices, such as the iPad. Rather than fighting the shift key over and over again, you can now double tap the button and enter caps-lock mode. This setting is great for typing an entire sentence or paragraph in a capital font.
When using your iPad as a camera, you can easily change the focus and light meter with just a tap. Simply tap the subject of the photo and the iPad will automatically adjust to bring the subject into focus. This also adjusts the light meter to the area around the subject giving you a great photo.
Adjusting the brightness of your screen can help you extend the life of your iPad’s battery. This is really important when you are driving around town waiting on important information. To change the brightness, just double tap your Home button and touch the icon shaped like the sun.
The same light settings are not necessary when you are in different environments, which is why you are given the option to change that. The normally bright screen can be dimmed by tapping the Home button twice and swiping until you see the brightness setting. This will allow you to manually adjust the brightness to fit your surroundings.
One way to monitor the volume much more quickly and efficiently on your iPad is to use the lock button to mute your device. You can also press and hold the volume button to change it quickly as well. Many people are unaware that the lock button is a mute button and that the volume button can work faster by pressing and holding.
Do you find your iPad Google search app unsatisfactory? You can use a different search engine. Visit your Settings menu and choose Safari. Then select Search Engine. Pick another engine you’d prefer. Your choices will be Bing, Yahoo or Google.
You can use Google Maps as an alternative to a GPS, even though there is no built-in satellite navigation in your iPad. Launch Google Maps and do a search for directions. You only have to enter your destination and your iPad will automatically figure out your current location. You will then have access to step by step directions.
It is not possible to simply swipe between days in the calendar app. But, on the bottom of the page, there is the navigation bar which can be very useful. You can switch from different months, weeks, and days depending on your view. The current date will always stay highlighted in blue and tapping on it will return to the current day.
You can take better pictures by focusing on your subject and improving the metering of the light. All you have to do is tap on your subject and your iPad will focus on this area and meter the light to make your subject more visible. Experiment with this tool to take some artsy picture!
If the hardware volume controls on your iPad are disabled, you need to open the settings menu and choose General > Sounds. Be certain to select Change With Buttons and click this setting to On. This will enable your volume buttons. You can slide the volume up and down this way.
You should now have a little more iPad knowledge. As you can see, your iPad is able to do a lot of neat and helpful things, some things you may have never imagined. Use what you have learned here and you can make the most of your iPad’s capabilities.