Getting your hands on your iPad for the very first time can be quite exciting. Learning how to use all that it can do can be less fun. Use the tips in the guide below to begin learning how to use your iPad in the most fun and efficient manner possible.
If you are new to using an iPad you may initially think it cannot do much. Don’t be fooled, you simply need to start looking through apps. The real capabilities of an iPad come from the additional applications that you are able to download and use directly from your device.
It easy to access the currently running apps on your device. Just push the Home button twice in succession to show an icon for each running app. Tapping on an app in this bar will allow you to easily switch focus to that particular app. Just swipe downwards on the screen to remove it.
To protect your sensitive data the iPad has a feature that will erase all data if the password is entered incorrectly ten times. To access this feature go to Settings and click Passcode Lock; then click Erase Data. This privacy feature will restore your iPad to its factory default settings.
Sometimes you will get a frustrating wifi-network prompt during the day. Just turn the notifications off! If you would rather not be prompted, you can click the Wi-Fi button and you will not have to deal with this anymore.
If you own an iPad, it is a good idea to make a backup. You can force iTunes to make a backup so that your data is properly saved. Go to iTunes and right-click on devices list and select backup. You can also use the same feature in iCloud to backup as well.
Download the manual onto your device if you need it. Apple is all about minimalism and they would rather you download one than to include one with all of their products.
WiFi Connect Messages
Put an end to WiFi connect messages. Tired of being notified every time you stray into a WiFi zone? In the Wi-Fi section of Settings, there is an option to turn off “Ask to Join Networks.” You can still manually join any network, the iPad will just stop notifying you of every time one is in range.
A neat feature in Safari on the iPad is the quick scroll. Many people do not know about this and waste time scrolling by hand up the page to get back to the beginning. All you have to do to get back to the top of any page is to tap on the title window at the top.
Password protect your device. This can be a great way to keep prying eyes away from your information and your device. Think of a password you can remember, and make sure that it is not the same password as the one you use everywhere else. Write it down so that you can retrieve it if you forget.
Have you ever wondered how many apps are running on your device all at once? This is valuable information to keep your iPad running efficiently. All you have to do is to double tap the home button, and a list will appear. Tapping on each one can pull the app up, and swiping downward can remove the list.
iPad User Guide
You can find a free downloadable version of the user guide for the iPad. Go to Apple’s website and find the PDF version of the guide. You can then download and print it. It is also available as an iBook that can be downloaded directly to your iPad. Use it to assist you in learning how to fully operate your device.
If you plan to take your device into the kitchen, you absolutely must have a screen protector, stylus, and stand case. You will accidentally drop goo all over your iPad, and the protector and case will ensure it says of the iPad itself. The stylus keeps sticky fingers off the screen, too.
iPad Private Information
Does your device contain private information that you don’t want other people to access? If so, then your iPad has a feature that will erase all its data whenever the passcode has been incorrectly inputted ten times. Simply go to the Settings tab, go to General, Passcode Lock, and finally Erase Data. Just make sure you don’t forget your passcode!
Even if you think this is unnecessary, it is wise to add a security feature to your iPad. You could lose it accidentally at any time, and it stores a great deal of sensitive information, such as phone numbers, emails, addresses and maybe even bank account information.
There may be many apps that you do not use on an iPad, but you are not allowed to delete some of them. The best thing to do to get them out of your way is to move all of them into a folder. This way, you will only see the one folder icon and not a ton of icons for things you don’t use.
Print right from your device. You don’t have to email a document anymore. If you have the right kind of printer, you can simply print from your Share menu with AirPrinter. Many Hewlett Packard printers are compatible, and you can also use Printopia for printers that are connected to Macs.
Zoom in with your fingers. When you are looking at websites, you might worry that the text is too small. However, you can simply put two fingers on the screen as if you are pinching, and move them outwards. You will find that everything gets bigger! It’s great for zooming in on almost anything.
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.
You should now have a better understanding of how to use your new iPad. Continue to learn with the help of the above tips and soon you will unlock its potential. Take note of the things that help you most to easily access the information the next time you are stuck.