iPad’s are truly amazing devices. What makes the iPad so great is its amazing technology. This can, however, also make operating the iPad somewhat intimidating for new users who are not techno-geeks. Don’t worry, learning to use an iPad is really not that hard. This article contains a number of iPad usage tips to help get you on your way.
There is a feature you can use on your phone that will erase all the data on the phone if someone inputs the correct passcode. While this may seem like a good idea, be careful. You may put the wrong passcode yourself and end up losing all of your information.
The iPad lets you see 2 lines of an email before viewing it in full. It can help to see more content before opening it. Just access your Setting and then select Mail. Choose Contacts>>Calendar, and then select the number of lines you’d like to preview for Mail.
Battery Draining Fast
If your battery is draining fast than you’d like, turn off some notifications and location-based items. Your iPad is constantly monitoring where you are (as long as it’s on wifi, 3G, or LTE). This monitoring sucks the life out of your battery. If you don’t need the features, then you can extend your battery time with a few flicks of a button.
Open pages in new tabs. In Safari, touch and hold the hyperlink until a menu pops up. This menu gives you the option to make a new tab for the link.
Do you want to make sure everything you bookmark on your computer is also bookmarked in Safari on your iPad? This is easy to do using iTunes. On the Info tab, you go to the Other option and select the option to sync your bookmarks with Safari or your other preferred browser.
You can quickly mute the iPad. The original iPad didn’t have a mute button. On the iOS 4.3, you have the option of locking the iPad or muting the sound. Just hold the volume down button for a few seconds to mute.
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 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.
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.
Do you download podcasts yet? These audio programs last in length from a few minutes to a couple of hours and are available on a number of topics. Sometimes, a podcast can be a great variation to radio music. You are sure to find something that peaks your interest.
Sync Your iPad
If you are preparing to sync your iPad with your computer for the first time, choose wisely. If you indicate that you want to sync ALL of your pictures, videos, and music, be prepared. Depending on how much you have, it could take a long time to fully transfer everything over. Instead, use your discretion and only sync those items which you know you will need on the iPad.
You can show the web your strongest emotions by simply turning your caps lock on with new iOS devices, such as the iPad. Rather than fighting the shift key over and over again, you can now double tap the button and enter caps-lock mode. This setting is great for typing an entire sentence or paragraph in a capital font.
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.
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.
Did you know that you can group your apps into folders? As if you were moving it around, touch and hold an icon. When they begin to jiggle, drag that icon over another, you wish to group it with. Voila! You now have a folder in which you can place a bunch of similar apps.
Filling out long forms using the iPad’s touch-sensitive keyboard is time-consuming and frustrating. Access the settings for the Safari browser, then select the AutoFill feature. Whenever you need to fill out a form while browsing with Safari, you can have your information plugged in automatically. This makes signing up and providing basic information much more convenient.
When taking a picture, tap the screen to set the focus and meter. If you are taking a picture of a person sitting indoors, for example, you may find that their face is washed out because of the light. You may get a better shot by tapping the screen so that the camera focuses on the face and creates the picture you want.
Don’t waste your money on expensive Bluetooth keyboards! A wireless Apple keyboard will work perfectly with an iPad. In fact, even a cheap Bluetooth keyboard from a discount store will work. You can find cases with built-in keyboards, too, which makes toting it around with you super easy while protecting your tablet.
As was stated in the opening paragraph of this article, iPads really are amazing devices. The technological advances that make the iPad so great, however, can make learning how to use the device just a tad bit challenging. Luckily, by studying this article carefully you should be able to learn how to operate your iPad to its full potential. Good luck!