When using your iPad, you might feel as though you’re limited due to lack of knowledge. You should keep reading this article so that you can better understand how to use your iPad for more of your daily tasks. There are apps for everything! You just have to know more information as to how to use your iPad.

Some newer iPads have a mute button instead of a lock orientation one. If you prefer the lock orientation feature, you should go into your settings and tap on the general section. You will be able to choose which function you want to associate with this button. Save your changes when you are done.

Getting The Most Out Of Your iPad
Getting The Most Out Of Your iPad

You can quickly get access to all the apps that are running on your iPad. To see the currently running apps, just tap the Home button twice and you can see them quite clearly. Just click the app you wish to switch to if you so desire. Swipe downwards to hide the bar again.

If you haven’t ever had a tablet before, you may be overwhelmed. The iPad is incredibly user-friendly and almost impossible to screw up. Just start playing with it and see how much you can figure out alone. Even the most computer inept should be able to handle an iPad.

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 iPad, the screen may continuously rotate, causing you some frustration. Fix this ahead of time.

Amount of Space

Keep an eye on the amount of downloadable space available on your iPad. After a few years of using an iPad many people find that they go to download something they want only to find that they do not have space available. Remove unwanted apps and music from time to time so this does not happen to you.

A quicker way to access websites is using the “.com” key. When browsing in Safari, you can save time typing website addresses by just tapping on this key. You can also have other options by holding down on this key. When you tap and hold down, you will have a menu that will give other options to the “.com” address.

SD Card

Most people know that an SD card can be plugged into the iPad directly from their camera to view photos. Many people do not know that a connection kit can be purchased to connect your camera to your iPad. You can search the online Apple Store to find one for your camera.

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.

Accessories

Wait until accessories are on sale until you buy. Your iPad comes with what you need up front – the iPad and a charging cable – and everything else can wait. If you want a standing charger, case, keyboard, screen protection or any such item, they go on sale frequently online, so keep your eyes peeled and be patient.

Buy a custom case to hold your iPad. These cases look like book covers, and they enable you to use the iPad without taking it out. The case protects your expensive equipment if you accidentally drop it. It also makes it easier for you to carry around your fragile equipment.

Most people do not know that you are allowed to add more than four items to the dock on an iPad. You are allowed to hold up to six at a time. To add something to the dock, press and hold the icon until it shakes, then drag it into the dock.

Battery Power

There are times when battery power must be saved, and a quick way to do this is to shut down all running apps. Double press the home (square) button and you’ll see a row of apps appear at the bottom of the screen. Press the red minus circle to remove those you’re not using and save battery power.

Are you getting scratches on your screen? While the iPad can take quite a bit of damage, if you start to notice small scratches, then it may be time to put a protector on your device. It protects both your iPad and your fingers from getting scratched.

Common Phrases

Do you find yourself using the same phrases over and over? If so, there is an easy way to create shortcuts for your most common phrases. Go to the Keyboard Settings of your iPad and click Add New Shortcut. Type your common phrase in the field named Phrase; then, simply add a shorthand version in the field named Shortcut. For example, if you use the sentence: How are you doing today? Type it in the box and use a shortcut such as haydt. Every time you type “haydt” the iPad will know to type out the complete sentence.

When reading on iBooks, sometimes it can be a strain on your eyes if you are in a dark location. You can adjust the brightness of your screen in iBook easily. Go to Settings and then select Brightness. IBooks also have a separate brightness slider which can be used more conveniently.

iPad’s Keyboard

A hidden feature on the iPad’s keyboard is the quick apostrophe key. When using Mail, Notes or Pages you do not have to go to the second keyboard when you need to use an apostrophe. Tap down and hold the “!” key. An apostrophe will appear above, and you just slide your finger to select.

Hopefully, you have a better understanding of how to better use your iPad to take care of business and entertainment. You probably didn’t know much of the information you’ve read in this article. That means there is always more to learn, so keep gaining more knowledge as to how to operate your device.

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