You’ve thought about buying an iPad, but you’ve kept putting it off. You weren’t sure what use you would get out of one, and now you’re starting to see why people are giving in to the temptation. Continue reading for some valuable tips and tricks for using your iPad to make life much easier.

Before you purchase an app, you should check out any alternatives that are cheaper or even free. Many times popular apps have free light versions that are basically the exact same thing except; They include advertisements. If this doesn’t bother you, it could be a good way to save a few bucks.

Tips And Tricks On Getting The Most From Your iPad
Tips And Tricks On Getting The Most From Your iPad

Be sure not to overdo your iPad app spending. Sometimes, apps can cost a lot, especially if you purchase a lot of them. Make sure you monitor how much you spend.

iPad Alternate Emoticons

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.

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.

iPad Wi-Fi Joining Messages

You can stop annoying Wi-Fi joining messages on your iPad. If you’re tired of getting asked to join various Wi-Fi networks constantly, this can be taken care of under Settings and Wi-Fi. Switch off Ask to Join Networks. You may still join any network that you’ve already got from this screen, you just will not be harassed constantly.

Be careful with your iPad at the beach. Sand is a pretty dangerous thing for an iPad. Not only can it get caught in the little crevices of the device, it can also easily scratch your screen where few other things can. It’s best to use a screen cover in these situations, or better yet, leave the iPad at home for your beach time.

iPad Screenshot

Do you ever find you want to take a quick screenshot on your iPad? It is really very simple to do. You just press home and sleep together in order to do this. The screenshot will be taken, and you can look at it from the photo area of your iPad.

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 iPad. You can search the online Apple Store to find one for your camera.

If you want to copy text quickly, just press and hold the text to be copied. Now, pick copy and go to another application and tap while holding down again. You will see a menu appear that gives you the option to “paste.” To do an entire paragraph, simply tap four times.

Use the available space on your dock. It comes with four things on it, but it can hold two additional items. Simply push on an icon until you see it wiggle around and then pull it to your dock. Do this for anything that you use very often, as having it readily accessible makes your life easier.

Use “erase” for your security. If someone is trying to enter your password code and gets it wrong 10 times, all the data on the device will be erased. After all, someone who is trying it 10 times in a row does not mean well, and you certainly don’t want them accessing your information.

Accessing the second screen of your keyboard every time you need a full stop can quickly become annoying. You can save a lot of time when you type by pressing the space bar twice when you need to insert a full stop in your text or by using a wireless keyboard.

iPad Brightness Settings

Identical light or brightness settings are unnecessary in varied situations, so you can make changes to these yourself. The screen is naturally bright, but you can dim it through the brightness controls. You can find these settings by double clicking your Home button, then swipe through. You can then adjust the amount of brightness you have.

Most people do not know that you are allowed to add more than four items to the dock on an iPad. You are allowed to hold up to six at a time. To add something to the dock, press and hold the icon until it shakes, then drag it into the dock.

There are times when battery power must be saved, and a quick way to do this is to shut down all running apps. Double press the home (square) button and you’ll see a row of apps appear at the bottom of the screen. Press the red minus circle to remove those you’re not using and save battery power.

What do you want your side switch to do? Do you want it to mute the iPad or lock the rotation? Well, you now have the choice! Go to Settings > General and you’ll find you can choose which the button does by selecting Lock Rotation or Mute under Use Side Switch To.

iPad Street View

Using the Google Maps app, you will be able to make use of “Street View”. Just enter a search first and look for the red pin. When you tap down on the pin, you can then select the person icon that shows up, allowing for this viewing mode.

Now that you know the information you’ve read in this article, it’s time to buy that iPad for sure. There are numerous advantages to using an iPad over any other device for many things in life. Have fun, and take the time to get to know more about your iPad as you continue to use it for things.