iPad technology is getting better every day. It’s amazing to see how quickly new apps are added to the iTunes store, too. This means that staying on top of what’s new isn’t an easy task. This article has basic information which should get you started towards iPad mastery and more use of your tablet.
Take the time to get to know your iPad’s settings. Apple has provided a wide range of options to make your device extremely customizable. Changing your settings can make your iPad a lot more fun to use and it may even become faster and easier to use. It is worth it to take this time and learn it.
If at all possible, use Wi-Fi to connect your device to the Internet instead of 3G. Using 3G continuously, you can expect to get around 9 hours of battery life. With Wi-Fi, you can enjoy your device for even longer before it needs a charge. If you don’t need to connect to the Internet, disable both.
Go into your settings, navigate to general and slide the side switch to lock orientation. Typically, this is set to mute, but that can be incredibly inconvenient. For example, if you are trying to read on your device, the screen may continuously rotate, causing you some frustration. Fix this ahead of time.
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.
It is very important that you know how to take care of your device. Don’t keep it inside a locked car and make sure it’s not in direct sunlight. Battery performance is degraded with intense heat. Also, your device should not be placed around liquids that can cause damage to it. Buy a type of padded cover to add protection to the iPad.
Taking a screenshot on an iPad is very simple. Just hold the home and sleep button simultaneously. These two buttons will save a screenshot of the devices current display and save it to a directory of your choosing.
Do you want to make sure everything you bookmark on your computer is also bookmarked in Safari on your device? This is easy to do using iTunes. On the Info tab, you go to the Other option and select the option to sync your bookmarks with Safari or your other preferred browser.
If you are always on the go, you should get a Smart Cover for your device. These covers will put your device to sleep right away when you close them. These cover fit better than any other product on the market, and you will be able to choose from many different colors.
Protect your information that you have stored on your device. 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 device, everything will be deleted.
Do you want to see all the running apps on your device? Then, double-click the Home button and every app will display at the bottom of your screen. If you want to run one of the running apps, simply tap it. Simply swipe your screen down to eliminate the bar.
Did your iPad download get interrupted? Did you never receive that bonus item that was supposed to come with your new iTunes album? These are issues that are easily corrected. Just pick the Store menu on iTunes, and look for the option to check for any downloads you may have available.
Differing environments mean the variable need for brightness settings, which is exactly why Apple gives you the controls to adjust things. Tap your home button two times and swipe several times until the brightness setting appears. This lets you manually adjust your brightness to the surroundings.
When you first purchased your device, pages loaded quickly. Now, you are noticing your machine is not as snappy in it responses as it used to be. Over time, the installation of data and apps will slow down your device. To keep your device at optimum speed, periodically review the information and apps you have installed and deleted those that are no longer being used. By doing this, your device will become snappier in its response again.
Add quotes to your writing with this shortcut. If you need quotes, simply hold down the question mark key. You will then see quotation marks. This can be a major help when you want to include some dialogue or a direct quote into something that you are writing on your device.
Want to connect to your device via VPN connection? If so, this feature is now possible. Navigate to Settings, General, and Network. Find the VPN slider and move it to the On position. Once you do this, add the configuration for the VPN onto your server and account. It’s really easy!
If you are attempting to charge your device using the USB dock, try plugging the dock into a USB port on the back of your computer if the one on the front panel is not working. The USB ports in the front often don’t provide the correct amount of power. You may choose to use a USB wall outlet if the iPad still isn’t charging very fast.
Newest Camera Applications
the iPad is well-known for its excellent camera hardware and photo editing software. With the newest camera applications, you’re able to focus in on individual targets and sharpen the image. When in a crowded area or local event, this helps ensure you snap a quality picture on the first attempt.
Simple, isn’t it? A few of these easy tricks in your repertoire and you’ll be set. iPad use isn’t a complicated thing, but staying on top of the latest developments is. Follow blogs, read articles and talk to others on forums and you’ll be able to keep up and enjoy your device even more.