Very few iPad users have unlocked an iPad’s full potential. Learning how to operate the iPad in the way that it was developed to be used is essential to gain a full understanding of its capabilities. Continue reading to unlock your iPad’s potential through the help of the tips and tricks listed below.
Even though your iPad does not come with a user manual, you can download one for free. Apple has a free PDF on their website containing the User Guide for the iPad. It also comes as an e-book you can read in iBooks, which is a free downloadable app available in the App Store.
Are you constantly annoyed by the AutoCorrect on your device? Try this trick in the future. After you finish typing your word, tap on it in the suggestion’s area. That will ensure that you get what you typed instead of the AutoCorrect suggested a word that automatically gets inserted when you hit a space.
Control what notifications you see. Tired of every app bothering you with notifications, causing you to miss important ones? Head to the Notifications section of your Settings menu. Here you can determine which of your apps are allowed to send you pop-up notifications and which ones cannot. This can put a halt to noisy apps and make it easier to see your important messages.
Back up your device often. Your device will soon be a major piece of your daily life, holding entertainment, notes, and even important documents. Make it a habit of doing a backup of your iPad every night so that there is no chance that these documents will be lost forever. Remember, your iPad is still a piece of technology; it can break or brick without much warning.
Are your spotlight searches taking too long? You can restrict the folders that are searched by going into your settings. Tap on general and select Spotlight search. You can then choose which folders will be included in your search, which is very useful if you only use this search feature to find media content.
Do you find it annoying to have to access the bookmarks icon via tapping to navigate to your saved websites? Simply enable your bookmarks bar on a permanent basis to keep your favorite websites a click away. Under the Safari menu in Settings, choose the On option next to Always Show Bookmark Bar.
Considering your device is quite a big investment, you must care for it properly. Many buy screen protectors. These thin plastic sheets can give your device screen more protection. When it’s time to clean the screen on your device, take a water dampened soft cloth and wipe it off. Never clean your iPad with a glass cleaner or all-purpose cleaner.
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!
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.
Talk to your friends about what applications they use. You may not know that a certain app exists, but your friends might and that app might end up being your favorite. Every now and then, check out what your friends are using, and it might give you some ideas for yourself.
You might never use all of the apps on your device. Unfortunately, some of them cannot be erased. If you find that there are several built-in apps that you aren’t using, create a folder to contain them. This will declutter space on your screen and let you focus on the apps that you will use.
If you want your battery to last longer, reduce your screen’s brightness level. This is very useful if you are out and waiting for an important email. Double tap your Home button until you find the sun icon.
The iPad is a wonderfully portable device, but always be sure to store it correctly. Keep your iPad away from excessive heat or prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Heat and sunlight can seriously diminish your battery life, and thereby decrease the amount of time you can use your iPad before you have to plug it in.
Get a warranty. You may not think that a warranty is something you need, but consider this: An iPad is not a cheap toy. It is an electronic investment and you need to make sure that you can get it repaired or replaced should you need that. A warranty can give you peace of mind.
Have you wondered how you can take a screenshot? You’d be surprised how easy this is. Just press “home” and then the “sleep/wake” button. You’ll see a flash, and there’s your screen shot. All screenshots are automatically saved, so you don’t have to worry about saving them afterward.
If you are struggling to see your device under bright sunlight, consider buying a matte screen protector. While the iPad’s glossy screen may look stylish, in bright sunlight, the glossy finish can have a huge amount of glare. A matte screen protector will reduce the glare from your iPad in brightly lit rooms.
Inserting an SD card into your device allows you to look at pictures but will not let you transfer them to your iPad. If you want to save your pictures, you will have to get a connection kit from Apple. Attach this small device to your iPad and you will be able to save pictures to your memory card.
You are now equipped with some of the best tips and tricks are known for using an iPad. Give them each a try and you will soon have the iPad experience you are meant to have. Continue to learn about your iPad and you will see that the possibilities are nearly limitless in what it can do.