The power of the iPad to change and improve the way a wide range of tasks are accomplished is no secret. However, not every iPad owner has sufficient information and knowledge to really take full advantage of its capabilities. Review the tips that follow, and you can make certain that you are not among those failing to optimize the iPad’s potential.

Apple always examines all of their apps before showing them on the store. This means that you can generally trust the quality of the item you will receive. However, you should at least give a cursory look at the reviews of the previous user; this can be done directly from the store.

Getting The Most From Your New iPad
Getting The Most From Your New iPad

How Much You Spend

Pay attention to how much you spend on all those apps you buy. Because of the iPad’s convenient features, you can end up spending much more money than you like. The iPad saves your credit card information and you can click away without thinking. Therefore, you should closely watch your spending.

Is that app you just launched making too much noise? If you want to mute your iPad, press and hold your volume down button for a few seconds. The lock button can be turned into a mute button as well.

Battery

If the battery in your iPad is fully depleted, charge it as quickly as possible. Storing the device for long periods of time with a dead battery can affect its ability to hold a charge in the future. Once per month, allow the battery to run down completely before charging it to 100 percent.

Do you want to prevent your iPad from automatically syncing when you hook it up to your computer? That is easy to accomplish. Make sure you are in iTunes, then hold down the Shift-Control or Command-Option buttons when you plug the iPad in. If you forget to do that step, then just swipe, the unlock during the sync, and it will stop.

iPad at The Beach

Be careful with your iPad at the beach. Sand is a pretty dangerous thing for an iPad. Not only can it get caught in the little crevices of the device, it can also easily scratch your screen where few other things can. It’s best to use a screen cover in these situations, or better yet, leave the iPad at home for your beach time.

If your iPad turn by turn directions are too soft or loud, change them in settings. Some people may need a little extra volume for these directions, while others like them softer. No matter your need, you can make adjustments right in your iPad settings. You can even turn off the voice if you don’t want it.

If you have young children who will be using your iPad, you might want to restrict their access to mature content. Even by accident, it is easy for a child to access an inappropriate website unless you do this. Simply go to your Settings, and then click on General. There you will find Enable Restrictions“. Tap on this and you will find a list of restrictions that you can select from.

Get a Keyboard

Get a USB keyboard. When you get a keyboard, you expand your abilities with the iPad. Keyboards are often more comfortable for posting on Facebook, forums and doing other online writing. That allows you to be more efficient. Some keyboards double as a case, so check out the options available.

Put a screen protector on your iPad. It does not interfere with the visibility of the display. The screen protector protects your iPad from oils and dirt from your fingers. It is a great way to prevent your screen from permanent scratches. If the protector is scratched, it can be easily replaced.

Change the Focus

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.

If you enjoy listening to audiobooks, you’ll love the VoiceOver application under Accessibility settings. This feature will read aloud any text displayed on the screen. Open your favorite e-book or blog and your iPad will read it to you! This is perfect for listening in your car or while you are doing work around the house.

Web Browsing

Use tabs to multitask your experience with web browsing. You need not leave the site you’re on because you wish to follow through with another link. Try holding down on the link until a menu with several options automatically pops up. Then just click on the Open in New Tab option, and the device will create a new page for you to view separately from the one you are currently on.

You may not have realized it, but you can move your application icons anywhere on the screen that you want. To do so, simply hold the icon for one second and when it pops up you can move it where you want. This is also the way to delete an application.

If you’d like to see a list of all apps which are running, press the home (square) button twice. All the running apps will appear at the bottom of the screen, allowing you to close those which aren’t in use by touching and holding them until they jiggle, then clicking the minus icon.

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.

Most people realize that the iPad can be an amazing tool for accomplishing an astonishing array of tasks when in the right hands. The key for many is simply spending enough time learning about the device to really get the most out of it. Hopefully, this article has offered you the sort of facts and insight you needed most.