Everyone wants to own a tablet and especially an iPad. If you aren’t on this bandwagon, it’s time to get with it. There are excellent ways to use an iPad, no matter the type of gadget user you may be. You can find out some great hidden tricks from this article.

Choose between Orientation Lock and Mute. Older versions of the iPad featured an “Orientation Lock” button on the side of the device. The button remained on later versions, but its function was switched to “Mute“. If you preferred the older function, you can access a setting in the General Settings menu to set it back to its original function.

Easy To Use Tricks For The iPad
Easy To Use Tricks For The iPad

If you are a person that needs to have a manual with whatever you buy, you need to download the iPad’s one should you need it. Apple has a minimalist approach towards their products.

AirPrint

Using AirPrint, you can print straight from your device, as long as you have a compatible printer. AirPrint works with most newer HP printers. If you have a Mac, you can use the Printopia app to print to any Mac printer. To use AirPrint, simply go to the share menu and choose print–that’s it!

Do you like to email your iPad pictures to friends and family? There is a really simple way to do this. Just pick the photo you want to share, then press the arrow button in the top right corner. You will see a selection there that you can use to email the photo.

Are you having trouble with small print on certain websites? Then you need to zoom in. To do this, use two fingers to pinch outward. You will also be able to tap links and select words better. When you are ready to zoom out, use two fingers to pitch inward.

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 iPad. To keep your device at optimum speed, periodically review the information and apps you have installed and delete those that are no longer being used. By doing this, your device will become snappier in its response again.

Calendar

Navigating through the days of the calendar function cannot be done by swiping. Instead, select the date from the navigation bar. The current day is marked in blue and should be easy to notice.

There is a way to disable the keyboard if you do not want to use it. It can be pretty hard to type on a small keyboard projected on your screen. In this case, you can purchase a Bluetooth keyboard that connects to your device. This lets you type as you would on any keyboard.

Sensitive Data

Is your iPad full of sensitive data? If you’re afraid that, someone will steal it and access your precious information, you can set the iPad to erase it all if your passcode is entered 10 times wrong. You’ll find this setting in Settings ~ General ~ Passcode Lock ~ Erase Data.

Would you like to take a screenshot of something? It’s actually really quite simple. Press the ‘Home’ and ‘sleep/wake’ button simultaneously. There will be a momentary flash and the screenshot will be visible. All screenshots are automatically saved, so you don’t have to worry about saving them afterwards.

iPad is A Great Tool for Reading

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.

The iPad can work great for consolidating existing processes. For instance, you can add your Google Calendar to your iPad. All you have to do is go to your settings tab, then go to mail, then contacts and finally calendars. You’re going to add an account, and then click on other to start setting it up.

Smart Cover

Have you heard about the new smart covers available for your iPad? You can use one that utilizes magnets within your device, allowing you to much more easily power down and wake up your iPad. It fits great, looks great, and is a very useful and valuable tool for your device.

Do you use the video call feature a lot? If the small screen where your own image is displayed gets in the way and prevents you from seeing what your friend is showing you, you can use your finger to move this small screen by simply dragging it to a different area of your screen.

If you have already been using an iPhone or iPod Touch then you already know quite a bit about the iPad. Apple implemented a lot of the same features in all of their devices to make it easier for users to go back and forth between them, so don’t fret!

Zoom in with your fingers. When you are looking at websites, you might worry that the text is too small. However, you can simply put two fingers on the screen as if you are pinching, and move them outwards. You will find that everything gets bigger! It’s great for zooming in on almost anything.

External Keyboard

Think seriously about purchasing one of the external keyboards available for your iPad. If you are using your iPad for productivity, including tasks like email or word processing, a keyboard can speed things up quite a bit. These keyboards are wireless, easy to transport and will help you type more efficiently than the virtual keyboard of your iPad.

Use an iPad stand to showcase your photos in your home or office. You can easily upload your personal pictures to your iPad and use it as a digital picture frame. There are a variety of stands for you to consider for your iPad. Then, you can select the photos you would like to display through a slide show.

Use these tips to use the iPad more efficiently. Think about using them daily to have a better experience. Keep this article handy for future reference.

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