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.
Be careful about the apps that you choose to download. Some apps can be very bad for your iPad’s operating system and others will drain your battery at a ridiculously high rate. You can check reviews for an app before you download it right in the screen in which you would access to download it.
If you go to Settings and Notifications, you can choose which apps you want to have pop up alerts, which apps you want to have notifications near the top of the screen, and which apps you want to appear in your Notification Center. Doing this can help you prevent noisy apps from clogging up your notifications. This also ensures that you will just notice the important apps.
iPad Constantly Search for Wi-Fi
Turn off your Wi-Fi when not in use. Your iPad will constantly search for Wi-Fi signals even when you don’t want it to. That is if your Wi-Fi is turned on. When you are out and about and don’t need Wi-Fi, simply turn it off. It will extend your battery.
Turn on Apple’s iCloud as soon as you get an iPad. iCloud acts as an important backup to your most critical documents, photos, music, and more. The beauty of it is that it just works. No need to manually force it to back your items up; it does it behind the scenes.
One of the neat features of the iPad is the Photo Booth. You can get more enjoyment out of this feature if you use it on your friends and family. Tapping the “twirly camera” icon will let you use the camera on the back and take photos by tapping the shutter button.
Protect your information that you have stored on your iPad. 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 iPad, everything will be deleted.
iPad to Take Pictures
When using your iPad to take pictures, many people grasp the sides. Doing so will make the shutter button move around, causing wobbly pictures. Turn on the orientation lock. Doing so keeps the button right by your thumb. If you find that the picture came out with the wrong orientation, you can then fix it using your image editor.
Protect the screen of your iPad with a special screen protector. These are made of a clear, adhesive film or plastic and cover the entire screen from nicks, scratches, and smudges. Screen protectors do not interfere with use in any way. Most can be purchased for well under $10. Many are already perfectly cut to fit the iPad screen.
To see every app that is current running, double click the home button. This will allow you to see all of the running apps that you have. This will help you to compartmentalize all of your applications.
iPad as A Camera
When using your iPad as a camera, you can easily change the focus and light meter with just a tap. Simply tap the subject of the photo and the iPad will automatically adjust to bring the subject into focus. This also adjusts the light meter to the area around the subject giving you a great photo.
The iPad is a wonderfully portable device, but always be sure to store it correctly. Keep your iPad away from excessive heat or prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Heat and sunlight can seriously diminish your battery life, and thereby decrease the amount of time you can use your iPad before you have to plug it in.
Use the hidden apostrophe on the virtual keyboard’s first screen instead of navigating to the second screen. Simply hold down on the exclamation mark key. A hidden apostrophe option then appears. Slide your finger up to select it. This shortcut comes in handy for typing emails and other messages.
When you are not using your iPad, make sure that your screen locks relatively quickly. Having your screen locked can keep your battery usage to a minimum, and thereby increase your battery lifespan. Look in General – Auto-Lock to find your settings, and set your device to lock as fast as it possibly for best results.
If you want to add extra security to your iPad, you have a few options. The first is built into your device in the setting’s tab. If you want further security, you can download a variety of free or paid apps that will add extra layers of protection to your iPad.
While this wasn’t possible on the previous generations, it is very simple to make a folder on your main page now. Simply drag one icon onto another, and you will be presented with the option of creating a new folder. This is a great way to organize and clean up your main screen.
Apps That You Don’t Use
There may be many apps that you do not use on an iPad, but you are not allowed to delete some of them. The best thing to do to get them out of your way is to move all of them into a folder. This way, you will only see the one folder icon and not a ton of icons for things you don’t use.
Is an app annoying you with notifications? In the Settings app, click on Notifications and you’ll be able to turn off any obnoxious apps, ensuring they don’t interrupt you in the future. You can set other options here as well, so it’s a good idea to check out what each app allows for.
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 iPad even more.