Your iPad is a great machine that can do so many amazing things. You’ve found some ways to use it, however, you need to learn more to become an advanced user. Your iPad will soon replace your cell phone and your computer once you learn how to access social networks, play games and even manage your banking. Make sure you keep reading.
Before you purchase an iPad, you should take the time to make a list of the features you need and decide what kind of storage size you want. There are different models of iPads available and there is no point in spending money on features you are never going to use.
Apple always examines all of their apps before showing them on the store. This means that you can generally trust the quality of the item you will receive. However, you should at least give a cursory look at the reviews of the previous user; this can be done directly from the store.
The iPad’s iOS supports folders now. To start, hold your finger over and app until it jiggles. Then drag the jiggling app onto another icon and let go. Doing so creates a folder containing both of these apps. You can rename these folders.
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.
You can take screenshots of what you are doing on your iPad. Press the home button and then the sleep/wake one. A screenshot will be taken instantly and saved into your photo gallery. You can then email these screenshots to your friends to show them the different features of you iPad.
You can stop annoying Wi-Fi joining messages on your iPad. If you’re tired of getting asked to join various Wi-Fi networks constantly, this can be taken care of under Settings and Wi-Fi. Switch off Ask to Join Networks. You may still join any network that you’ve already got from this screen, you just will not be harassed constantly.
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.
Everyone should know how to best take care of their very valuable iPad. You should avoid exposing your iPad to direct sunlight and to high temperatures. The battery will begin to degrade in extreme heat. Also, remember to keep your iPad away from liquids, which are extremely damaging. Use a covering to prevent liquid from getting into your iPad.
Is the battery percentage annoying or distracting you? This can be turned off so that it does not bother you. Start by going to the Settings. Go to General, then Usage. When you’re here, the battery percentage display can easily be turned off.
A quicker way to access websites is using the “.com” key. When browsing in Safari, you can save time typing website addresses by just tapping on this key. You can also have other options by holding down on this key. When you tap and hold down, you will have a menu that will give other options to the “.com” address.
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.
Dim or brighten the screen within the iBooks app itself. Rather than entering the Settings menu while you are reading, select the sun-shaped icon in the upper right of the screen. Use the slider to adjust the brightness of the screen. This shortcut allows you to tweak the brightness without navigating away from your book.
PDFs can be put on the iPad through two methods. You can sync through iTunes, or send the file through email. Do it both ways initially to identify which way is easier for you. You may find that both work well and that you use them in different circumstances.
Are you aware of the fact that you don’t need to use the iPad keyboard? It can be difficult to type on the small keyboard of your iPad. Buy an inexpensive Bluetooth keyboard instead to connect to your iPad. This is of great use to professionals and students.
The iPad is a great tool for reading. Whether it’s fantasy literature or a college textbook, reading at night can become a bit straining on the eyes. Dimming your iBooks is easily accomplished by changing the brightness setting within the app. This makes nighttime reading far more enjoyable and comfortable.
Multitasking gestures allow you to move quickly from app to app, pinch down to go to the home screen and open the multitasking bar. To turn this feature on, go to Settings, General and then turn on Multitasking Gestures. Be warned, though, that they don’t work in all apps available.
Have you tried to type something on your iPad, and it thought you meant something else? You can turn off your autocorrect. In Settings go into “General”; from there choose “Keyboard.” In that section, you will have an option to turn off “Auto-Correction.” Now; you will be able to type out what you really wanted to say.
You should now have helpful information so you can enjoy all the functionality of your iPad. The more you learn, the more you will see that the possibilities are endless. It is a very handy device that you will be happy to have around.