Lots of people are interested in the iPad. If you haven’t joined the bandwagon yet, then you are really missing out. There is a multitude of excellent features on the iPad, regardless of what you will be using it for. Look here to this post to find some great tips to use.

Buy a good-quality case and screen protector for your iPad. You probably paid a lot of money for your iPad, so you need to ensure that you keep it protected against damage. A good-quality case will protect your device from minor accidental falls, while a screen protector will stop the screen from getting scratched.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The iPad
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The iPad

If you do a lot of typing on your iPad, consider buying a portable Bluetooth keyboard. Doing a lot of typing on a virtual on-screen keyboard will most likely cause a lot of pain in your finger joints. Buying a portable Bluetooth keyboard for your device will make it possible for you to type long documents on your tablet comfortably.

Soft Reset

You can do a soft reset in order to reboot a frozen iPad. Simultaneously hold down the Power and Home buttons for several seconds. Wait for your iPad to reboot. To fix a frozen app, simply hold the home button one or two seconds.

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.

Take Screenshots

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.

Know how to take a screenshot with your iPad. Simply depress the Power and Home buttons simultaneously for just a second. A photo of your screen’s contents will automatically appear in your photo folder for easy access. Be careful not to depress the buttons too long, however, because the device will reboot.

Secure Your iPad’s Backups

If you want to secure your device’s backups, you can do it by opening your iPad in iTunes, going to the summary tab and choosing Encrypt Data. That way, you will have all of your information safes in case something happens, and you lose all the information on your iPad.

Don’t automatically go for the newest version. You may find that the features you want are on older versions, and you will find that the older versions are significantly cheaper. Compare and find out which version of the iPad suit you best, and you may save a little money while you’re at it.

AirPrint

Using AirPrint, you can print straight from your iPad, 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 want to make sure everything you bookmark on your computer is also bookmarked in Safari on your iPad? 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.

Keyboard With Your Device

You can use a keyboard with your device. Some people love their iPad but miss the actual keyboard. The good news is that any Apple wireless keyboard will work with it. It will also work with any keyboard that uses Bluetooth. There are some iPads that already have a handy keyboard built in too.

If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of a frozen iPad, don’t worry. Apple built in a hidden reset function to the device. All you need to do is hold the home button while holding the power button. This will do a hard reset that should work even when frozen.

If you do not like the search engine, you are using on your iPad, you can change it. All you need to do is go to Settings, then Safari, and finally, search engine. Here, you can choose which search engine you would like. Just be aware that you can only pick from Bing, Yahoo, or Google.

Battery Percentage Notification

Is the battery percentage notification making you crazy? There’s a solution! Go to Settings and then General, click on Usage and set Battery Percentage to Off. This will mean you have to watch your battery charge on your own, but it could save you a ton of annoying notifications down the road.

Do you hate having to constantly listen to the sound of your iPad? If so, you can now mute it. The older iPads do not have this option, but the iOS 4.3 Apple will allow you to do this. Simply press and hold the volume down button, and your sound will mute.

Space Bar

Your iPad’s space bar can be used to type a period. When you reach the end of a sentence and want a period, just tap the space bar twice. Your period will be followed by a space. This can be a big time-saving tip, especially if you are typing a large document.

Using an iPad with a wireless keyboard is a great idea. If you’re going to type quite a bit on your device, for emails or even documents, you can save a lot of time with an external keyboard. Normally, the keyboards connect wirelessly, and it is far simpler to use them than trying to deal with the onscreen keyboard that your device is equipped with.

You can use these great tips to help you make the most of your iPad. If you try using them daily, you will improve the experience of using your iPad. Make sure you save what you’ve read so that you can access it later for a refresher.

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