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.
Did you open too many apps? You can access all your open apps by tapping on the home button of your iPad and bar will appear at the bottom of your screen. Tap the app you want to access and repeat this process later to access your other running apps.
It is not necessary to tap on the camera icon to view your gallery. Try swiping your finger to the right to see your video or picture. After this, swipe left to see older content.
Every App Bothering You With Notifications
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.
By using shortcuts, sending messages is easy. For instance, if you tap your space bar two times when you’re typing a sentence, both space and a period will be added at the end of your sentence. That removes the need for you to manually do this, and you have more time to message friends.
Organize iPad Screens
Create folders to better organize your iPad screens. Just get your screen to jiggle mode and then place the icons on each other if you would like them in the same folder and repeat until you have everything where you want it. This feature is great when you have twenty or more icons.
There is a way to keep your kids safe as they surf on the iPad. Just click on settings and turn on parental controls. It is possible to block pornography, “R” rated movies and pages with bad words on them.
Smart Cover for Your iPad
If you are always on the go, you should get a Smart Cover for your iPad. These covers will put your iPad to sleep right away when you close them. These cover fit better than any other product on the market, and you will be able to choose from many different colors.
The best case truly insures your iPad against damage. You should invest more than a few dollars in a strong, protective hard or soft case. A folio is another excellent choice as it protects both the screen and the iPad itself. $50-80 is a good estimate of the cost of a truly protective case, so don’t cheap out!
Do you need to include a quotation in the text you are typing? You could either access the second screen of your keyboard or save time and use the hidden quotation mark on the first screen. Tap and hold on the interrogation point key and a quotation mark will appear. You can select it by sliding your finger.
Look for a quality video tutorial to help you figure things out that you are having difficulties with. You can find step by step guides to doing just about anything on your iPad. It will benefit you greatly to learn how to do things the right way the first time. These videos will be the easiest way to learn.
Manage The Notifications
You can manage the notifications that come through on your iPad. Sometimes, you’ll find alerts to be annoying. Just go to SETTINGS and then to NOTIFICATIONS to take control of this problem. For apps that you no longer want to alerts from, you can simply disable them and leave the others active. That helps you to be alerted by whatever is most important to you.
Take a Screenshot Quickly
Have you ever wanted to learn how to take a screenshot quickly? It’s easier than you might think. Just press and hold on Home and Sleep/Wake at the same time. When you see a flash, you will know that a screenshot was taken. Every screenshot is saved automatically, so you don’t need to save them yourself.
The iPad can work great for consolidating existing processes. For instance, you can add your Google Calendar to your iPad. All you have to do is go to your settings tab, then go to mail, then contacts and finally calendars. You’re going to add an account, and then click on other to start setting it up.
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.
If there is personal data stored on an iPad, backup all of the information in case of a future emergency. You should also set your iPad to erase all data in case someone tries to break into it. Go to “Password Lock” under the general settings and set it to erase data when a wrong password in entered 10 times.
Battery Percentage Notification Making You Crazy
Is the battery percentage notification making you crazy? There’s a solution! Go to Settings and then General, click on Usage and set Battery Percentage to Off. This will mean you have to watch your battery charge on your own, but it could save you a ton of annoying notifications down the road.
There is a way to add a Google calendar to an iPad calendar. On an iPad, go to Settings and open Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Add your account, then tap Other. Tap Add CalDAV Account, and enter all of your Google Account information. Exit your Settings menu and tap on Calendar to see everything. It will show all calendars by default, but tapping on the Calendars button can let you choose which ones are displayed.
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.