The success of the iPad should come as no surprise. It has a myriad of features, is great fun to play games on, and makes a lot of things easier. In order to get the most of an iPad, you must take the time to learn about its capabilities. This article will help fill you in on all of the best advice and tips associated with the iPad’s success.
Whenever possible, use your screen lock to prevent the iPad from switching between portrait and landscape orientation. If you repeatedly pick up and put down the device, the constant switching and adjusting will consume more battery power. You can lock the orientation under the General setting’s screen from your home screen.
While many people enjoy the fact that the iPad screen is very bright, your eyes may get tired of looking at the screen after a while, particularly in the evenings. Push the home button twice and move over to the right. You will notice a brightness indicator that allows you to change things up.
The iPad’s default setting shows two lines of every email prior to it being opened. You can change this to see more if you so desire. In mail under settings, you can make this alteration. Next tap on Contacts, then Calendar, and then change the options.
Does tapping the bookmark menu take too much time? Within the iPad you can, simply by enabling the bookmarks bar. Go to your Settings, tap on Safari and turn on the bookmark bar.
Did you lose your device? If you use the Apple product iCloud, you will be able to locate your iPad or your iPhone. Go to the iCloud website, log in and you will be able to locate your lost iPad or phone on a map. You can also access this feature on another iPad.
Find out about other Apple products. You may be able to use your iPad in tandem with other devices in the Apple family, making your use of all of them much easier. You can look at the Apple site, or you can just search on the internet for ways that you may be able to use other Apple devices.
If you have some recently purchased apps from the app store you want to hide, it’s quite easy! Open up the App Store and click on the ‘purchased’ tab on the bottom of your screen. It should give you a list of apps and choose the one you wish to hide. Swipe over the app or right over it, and it should now gray out over the ‘installed’ button. A red button will pop up and you will now have the option to hide the app.
There is an iTunes store on your device, and there is actually quite a bit to it. Within the store, you can locate a subsection known as iTunes U which caters to university students. It contains podcasts that focus on a variety of professional topics and is perfect for the ride home.
If iPad is for You?
If you aren’t sure if an iPad is for you(it is)then you should ask to borrow one from a friend. After playing with it for an hour or two, then you will have a much better idea of exactly what it is capable of and what it can do for your life.
You can find a free downloadable version of the user guide for the iPad. Go to Apple’s website and find the PDF version of the guide. You can then download and print it. It is also available as an iBook that can be downloaded directly to your device. Use it to assist you in learning how to fully operate your device.
Have ever needed to take a screenshot? It is even easier than you imagine. Click Home, then Sleep/Wake. It will flash and the screenshot will be taken. You won’t have to bother with saving photos because this is done automatically.
Use “Find My iPad” or “Find My iPhone.” Go to Settings > iCloud, enter your Apple ID and set it up. This way, if you lose your iPad, you simply need to visit iCloud’s site or use the program on another Apple product to locate where your device is and find it.
If you only have wifi, but not 3g, you can still get a lot of use out of your device. Not only can you download songs beforehand, you can also download most of your applications while within wifi range and then use it anywhere. This is also true for podcasts.
Would you like to get rid of the constant invitations from other Wi-Fi networks to join? If you are, you can turn it off. Visit “settings” and then “Wi-Fi” and deactivate your “ask to join” option. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that this means you can’t voluntarily join a network. You will still be allowed to; you will just be free of constant notifications.
The iPad’s Calendar is a tool created specifically for those busybodies that need to keep a tight schedule. A navigation bar is located along the screen’s lower margin that allows for quick jumps from one day to the other. People may now utilize this calendar to schedule events weeks or months in advance. There are also various audible and visual alarms that guarantee they will remember.
To help protect your device from unwanted intrusions you can make the passcode longer than the standard four number combination. Go into your Passcode Lock settings and turn off the Simple Passcode. This will allow you to choose a longer passcode for your iPad, which will help protect it from unwanted intrusions.
To prevent unwanted app purchases, turn off your in-app purchases. Visit your Settings menu, then General, followed by Restrictions and select Enable Restrictions. You can select what you would like to restrict. Your options include content, game center, apps and others. Disable the In-app purchases under the setting Allowed content to protect your credit card information.
As previously mentioned, the sales of iPads have increased greatly. Use this article to your advantage, and get everything you can out of your iPad. Enjoy your iPad!