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.

Your folders are now supported with iOS. Just drag on app onto another one to create a folder. The result will be a folder containing both of your apps together. You can rename the folder whatever you want.

Become Your Community iPad Expert With These Excellent Pointers
Become Your Community iPad Expert With These Excellent Pointers

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.

Shortcuts for Messages

You can use shortcuts for messages. You can add a full stop and space by tapping on the space button twice. This can give you the ability to send messages in volume.

Do you want to prevent your iPad from automatically syncing when you hook it up to your computer? That is easy to accomplish. Make sure you are in iTunes, then hold down the Shift-Control or Command-Option buttons when you plug the iPad in. If you forget to do that step, then just swipe, the unlock during the sync, and it will stop.

Become An Avid E-reader with iPad

Become an avid e-reader with your iPad. Of course, it will already have a few free books for you, however; it’s capable of importing and displaying ebooks from virtually everywhere! Formats may be limited, so find a site offering compatible options and start reading all the books that have been gathering dust on your to-do list!

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.

Use “erase” for your security. If someone is trying to enter your password code and gets it wrong 10 times, all the data on the device will be erased. After all, someone who is trying it 10 times in a row does not mean well, and you certainly don’t want them accessing your information.

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.

Full of Special Characters

The iPad’s second keyboard is full of special characters, but it can be tiresome attempting to engage this new window over and over again. Holding the “?” key and quotations will pop up in their place. This is a quick save that prevents wasted time and unneeded button presses. If you are quoting a reference or part of speech, this will become a handy hotkey.

One of the most amazing features of the iPad is the Maps app that runs off of Google’s street view. Many people get confused trying to use it so it is often overlooked. Simply open Google Maps and when you have a red pin drop after a search, simply tap the icon to enter street view.

PDF on The iPad

There is a choice for how you can view a PDF on the iPad. Send it to yourself through email on your device or open it up in iTunes. Use both methods until you figure out which one you prefer. You may like both methods depending on what your needs are at the time.

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!

iPads are Great Tools for Reading PDFs

One way is to view it in iBooks after emailing the files directly to your email. If you can access a computer, you may sync PDF’s with the iPad by selecting the book tab in your iTunes app.

Check iTunes for any available downloads. This can help you in the situation of losing your Internet half way through a download. Use the Store menu and select available downloads. You will be presented with a list of downloads that are ready for you to complete or begin downloading as soon as you have the Internet.

An alternative to charging your iPad in the front is to try putting the plug in the back if you are having trouble. The ports in front tend to have fewer capabilities than the ones in back. If your iPad still isn’t charging, try purchasing a USB adapter for an outlet.

You can give podcasts to people you know without causing any stress for yourself. If you find an interesting podcast that you want to share, you can do so without interrupting your listening. Just click the button for email as the podcast plays. Your iPad will then show a screen where you can choose who to send it to and it will be quickly on its way.

Actual Keyboard With iPad

Want to use an actual keyboard with your iPad? Thankfully, you can utilize any Apple Wireless Keyboard with it. If you only have a Bluetooth keyboard, then that will work as well. In addition, certain iPad cases even have a built-in keyboard with them, which can be very useful if you need a keyboard.

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.