You’ve thought about buying an iPad, but you’ve kept putting it off. You weren’t sure what use you would get out of one, and now you’re starting to see why people are giving in to the temptation. Continue reading for some valuable tips and tricks for using your iPad to make life much easier.
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.
It is a good idea to turn off your iPad’s push mail. A lot of mail accounts default settings go to Push as a delivery mechanism. This automatically will push your new mail as soon as available. This can be distracting and interfere with what you are working on. Turn this feature off.
For manual lovers, you must download the manual in order to read it. Apple, following a minimalist approach, doesn’t include a user manual with their iPad.
Shortcuts make it far easier for you to send messages. Pushing the space bar two times gives you a period at the end of a sentence. This will eliminate the need to manually do it and give you more time to send more messages to your friends.
If the battery in your device is fully depleted, charge it as quickly as possible. Storing the device for long periods of time with a dead battery can affect its ability to hold a charge in the future. Once per month, allow the battery to run down completely before charging it to 100 percent.
Sand is Dangerous
Be careful with your device 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.
Because iPads are expensive, it is a good idea to care for them properly. Screen protectors are purchased by many people. A screen protector is a thin, plastic sheet that will help protect your screen. Use a soft microfiber cloth when cleaning your iPad screen. Never clean your iPad with a glass cleaner or all-purpose cleaner.
iTunes to Backup Your Data
Use iTunes to backup your data. You do not want to lose all of your music, apps pictures, and other data if your iPad was to crash. Use iTunes to store by going to your Summary tab, then checking the Encrypt iPad backup that is found under the Options. This way, all of your information is stored safely somewhere other than your iPad.
There are a couple of ways to view PDF’s on your device. You can email them to yourself and then open in iBooks. You can also drop and drag these files into your iTunes. When you sync your iPad and click on the Books tabs, you select the PDFs and it is automatically transferred to your library in iBooks.
Are you wanting to have more organization with your iPad? It is possible for you to decide which apps provide you notifications, with pop-up alerts, etc. Simply navigate to Settings, and then Notifications. This will help ensure that those annoying apps you don’t want popping up won’t interfere with your organization.
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.
There are two ways to view a PDF. You can email the PDF to yourself or place it into iTunes. Try both to see which is easier for you to use or use each method as you need.
Do you find that you’re constantly being asked to join a wifi network? Avoid this nagging by going into Settings and then Wi-Fi, then setting Ask to Join Networks to off. This will connect you to networks for which the password is known without you having to approve the connection.
First Time iPad Charge
The first time you charge your iPad battery, make sure to charge it fully. Doing this can maximize your future battery life, as it helps to set the battery’s memory at a high charge. While it might be tempting to use your iPad immediately, with only a small charge, you will get better long term life by following this tip.
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.
The iPad is a great device, but you don’t need to upgrade every time Apple releases a new one. While they do have some nice changes between generations, you can generally skip a generation or two without losing out on too much. Save yourself stress and money by buying one generation behind.
Ever wondered how to make typing much faster when you have to use special characters or type in all CAPS? All you have to do is double tap the shift key or character’s key in order to make this happen. Now you can type much easier on your device.
To prevent unwanted app purchases, turn off your in-app purchases. Visit your Settings menu, then General, followed by Restrictions and select Enable Restrictions. You can select what you would like to restrict. Your options include content, game center, apps and others. Disable the In-app purchases under the setting Allowed content to protect your credit card information.
Now that you know the information you’ve read in this article, it’s time to buy that iPad for sure. There are numerous advantages to using an iPad over any other device for many things in life. Have fun, and take the time to get to know more about your iPad as you continue to use it for things.