The iPad is a revolutionary product; even Oprah agrees! While you may have just received yours, or maybe you’ve had one since day one, you still need to learn all that it offers. The information in this article is packed with advice about getting the most out of your device.
Are you getting too many notifications? If some apps send notifications, you do not need, you should go to your settings and tap on notifications. You will then have access to a complete list of your apps and be able to choose which notifications you want to receive.
Practice your iPad typing. One of the toughest things to get used to on the iPad is typing on a digital keyboard. It feels weird for most people to start, but you can get used to it with practice. Sit down for a few minutes every day and just type in your favorite word processing program. Soon you’ll feel at home.
Google does not have to be the only search engine you use. Just click on Settings, then Safari and then Search Engine. You can now decide to use other search engines like Bing if you prefer.
Using AirPrint, you can print straight from your device, as long as you have a compatible printer. AirPrint works with most newer HP printers. If you have a Mac, you can use the Printopia app to print to any Mac printer. To use AirPrint, simply go to the share menu and choose print–that’s it!
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 device. You can search the online Apple Store to find one for your camera.
If you have young children who will be using your device, 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.
Take advantage of free apps for your iPad. Although there are a number of sites that offer apps at reasonable prices, there are also those that give them to you for free. Be sure to check the reputability of the site you download from and read the fine print. You should have no problem getting nearly everything you need at no cost.
You do not have to access the second screen of your keyboard if you need an apostrophe. You should instead tap and hold the exclamation point key and an apostrophe will appear for you to select. You can also make typing easier by purchasing a wireless keyboard or even a case with a built-in keyboard.
Did your iPad download get interrupted? Did you never receive that bonus item that was supposed to come with your new iTunes album? These are issues that are easily corrected. Just pick the Store menu on iTunes, and look for the option to check for any downloads you may have available.
Use iTunes to Backup Your Data
You do not want to lose all of your music, apps pictures, and other data if your iPad was to crash. Use iTunes to store by going to your Summary tab, then checking the Encrypt iPad backup that is found under the Options. This way, all of your information is stored safely somewhere other than your iPad.
There are many online forums for iPad users. You can learn so much from others who already know how to use the device. You can also give people pointers that they might not have picked up on their own. These forums are also great for peer-to-peer tech support.
Your iPad will automatically retrieve emails from your various email accounts, and this is quite convenient. To improve your battery life, however, set your iPad to retrieve your emails a minimum amount of times. Unless you need access to your emails immediately, this can be a great way to increase the amount of time you will be able to use your iPad before it becomes necessary to plug it in.
There are many options when it comes to keyboards for your iPad. Typing on your iPad’s screen keypad can be frustrating. Any Bluetooth keyboard will work perfectly. They will make typing much easier.
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.
Spotlight searches can be easily restricted on an iPad. Start by swiping left to bring up Spotlight. This search is set up by default to look at everything, which also includes events, apps, podcasts, and songs on your iPod. It can be restricted to not include these categories by going to Settings, General, and Spotlight Search.
If you have a child or a minor using your iPad, you may be interested in turning off mature content. To do this, tap on General, Restrictions, and then Enable Restrictions. This feature will block TV shows, movies, and apps that are “mature audience” rated. Also, podcasts that have an “explicit” tag will be blocked.
An iPad 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.
Armed with this great iPad information, you are prepared to have a good experience. You will get the most use out of your new iPad if you know about all its features. Be sure that you learn as much as possible so your can make the most out of your investment!