An iPad is an amazing piece of technology. It is small, portable and capable of so much. But, what can your iPad do? When you have an iPad, it is capable of so much, and sometimes you need a little help to show you how to do everything you want to do. That is where this article comes in handy.
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 iPad from minor accidental falls, while a screen protector will stop the screen from getting scratched.
To protect your sensitive data the iPad has a feature that will erase all data if the password is entered incorrectly ten times. To access this feature go to Settings and click Passcode Lock; then click Erase Data. This privacy feature will restore your iPad to its factory default settings.
Keep your apps organized with the folder feature. The newest version of iOS allows users to create folders. To do this, tap and hold an app’s icon until it starts to move or jiggle. Then, drag the app until it is hovering over another app that you want in the same folder. Now just release. The iPad will automatically create a folder with both app icons inside.
If you own an iPad, it is a good idea to make a backup. You can force iTunes to make a backup so that your data is properly saved. Go to iTunes and right-click on devices list and select backup. You can also use the same feature in iCloud to backup as well.
Did you accidentally start a noisy app? Press and hold the button used to turn down the volume, and the device will mute automatically. If you find you are in need of the mute function often, you can configure your iPad’s lock button to work as a full-time mute button.
Settings & Notifications
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.
Take Apple’s iTours to get yourself familiar with your new iPad. It is fun to have all these exciting new apps, but sometimes you could use a little help figuring out how to use them. Apple has an online video tour for every app that comes preinstalled on your device, so be sure to take a look at them.
Viewing Web Content on iPad
When viewing web content on your device, you may have to scroll down for what seems like forever. Scrolling your way back to the top of the page is time-consuming and annoying. To move instantly back to the top without scrolling, simply tap on the title bar, which is located at the top of your screen.
Make sure you set up your browser’s auto-fill settings on your iPad. Go to Safari’s Settings menu and select AutoFill. Once you are there, you can enable Safari to automatically fill forms using your contact information. You can also select an option to automatically remember your login IDs and passwords for websites you visit frequently.
Did you know you could print the documents you have on your iPad? You need to purchase an AirPrint ready printer. While you are near the printer, access your share menu and select a printer. If you have a Mac computer, you can download an app called Printopia to send your printing jobs to a printer connected to your Mac.
Talk to your friends about what applications they use. You may not know that a certain app exists, but your friends might and that app might end up being your favorite. Every now and then, check out what your friends are using, and it might give you some ideas for yourself.
If you want to share pages with others or another device, sync them in iTunes. It is so easy to send your documents from the iPad to the computer, you will soon forget how you ever did it the old way. This is even better when you realize you can send PDF documents via email to anyone, anywhere and download all of them remotely.
The new keyboard is packed full of features, so many that some appear to be hidden. The new apostrophe key is tucked away within the virtual keyboard on the second screen. Press the “!” key for a few moments and you can circumvent this second page with an immediate apostrophe.
All of the satellite navigation applications on the iPad are not free. A good substitute for this is using the Maps instead. Tap on Directions in the upper left of Maps. The iPad will then figure out your location and will direct you on each stage of your travels to your destination.
Is reading on your device hard on your eyes? To avoid this, you can reduce your screen’s brightness level. You can find this under settings, which will allow you to make the screen lighter or darker.
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!
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.
You should now have a little more iPad knowledge. As you can see, your iPad is able to do a lot of neat and helpful things, some things you may have never imagined. Use what you have learned here and you can make the most of your iPad’s capabilities.