An iPad is an amazing piece of technology. It is small, portable and capable of so much. But, what can your device do? When you have an iPad, it is capable of so much, and sometimes you need a little help to show you how to do everything you want to do. That is where this article comes in handy.
Did you know that you can create folders on your iPad? To start, hold your finger over and app until it jiggles. Then drag the jiggling app onto another icon and let go. As a result of this, you will be prompted to create a folder to store and categorize both apps. Also, you can rename the folder to increase your level of personalization.
The user reviews are generally incredibly accurate in representations of the quality of the application. Of course, you need to make sure that there are more than just one or two reviews, but if there are, and if the app has four or five stars, you should be good to go.
iPad Screen is Very Bright
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.
Many iPad games and apps have a feature that notifies you whenever some action is performed. For example, you may receive a notification from Words With Friends that it is your turn to play, or you might have a Twitter alert that tells you someone has re-tweet something. Disable these notifications unless they are absolutely necessary. These frequent updates can shorten the life of your device’s battery.
If you enjoy frequently using a smiley face or alternate emoticons, have the Emoji keyboard. To get this keyboard, tap settings, then General, and finally, Keyboard. Tap the international keyboards’ icon and look for Emoji. To add it, all you have to do is simply tap it. The next time you see the onscreen keyboard, it will be there.
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.
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.
If you would rather not have Google as a default search engine, that can be changed. Simply navigate to Settings, Safari, and then Search Engine. You can now decide to use other search engines like Bing if you prefer.
When viewing web content on your iPad, you may have to scroll down for what seems like forever. Scrolling your way back to the top of the page is time-consuming and annoying. To move instantly back to the top without scrolling, simply tap on the title bar, which is located at the top of your screen.
Don’t forget about multitasking gestures. There are three to be aware of. These include a four finger swipe (either to the left or to the right) to move seamlessly between apps that you are using and a four finger swipe to take you back to the home screen. These make your life easier, so take advantage of them.
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.
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.
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.
Change the Brightness
Your iPad lets you change the brightness of your screen depending on where you are. Tap your home button two times and swipe several times until the brightness setting appears. You can alter the brightness and save some battery life.
You should always use the security feature on your iPad even if it feels like you don’t need it. Your iPad often contains sensitive information such as phone numbers, emails, and sometimes bank information, and you can never predict losing your iPad.
When you first purchased your device, pages loaded quickly. Now, you are noticing your machine is not as snappy in it responses as it used to be. Over time, the installation of data and apps will slow down your iPad. To keep your iPad at optimum speed, periodically review the information and apps you have installed and delete those that are no longer being used. By doing this, your device will become snappier in its response again.
You should now have a little more iPad knowledge. As you can see, your iPad is able to do a lot of neat and helpful things, some things you may have never imagined. Use what you have learned here and you can make the most of your iPad’s capabilities.