Learning about any new kind of technology can seem overwhelming, especially for people who are not computer capable. This article is a great way to get started with using an iPad, no matter what level of user you are. Even the most experienced users can find some great tips here.
Buy a good-quality case and screen protector for your iPad. You probably paid a lot of money for your iPad, so you need to ensure that you keep it protected against damage. A good-quality case will protect your iPad from minor accidental falls, while a screen protector will stop the screen from getting scratched.
You can take screenshots of what you are doing on your device. Press the home button and then the sleep/wake one. A screenshot will be taken instantly and saved into your photo gallery. You can then email these screenshots to your friends to show them the different features of you iPad.
Turn off your Wi-Fi when not in use. Your device will constantly search for Wi-Fi signals even when you don’t want it to. That is if your Wi-Fi is turned on. When you are out and about and don’t need Wi-Fi, simply turn it off. It will extend your battery.
A fantastic way to keep multiple pages open is by opening them in new tabs. In Safari, tap and hold that link until a menu pops up. This pop-up menu provides you with the opportunity to use a new tab to open an additional link.
Do you need to switch from one app to another? You should activate the multitasking gestures in the general tab of your settings. You will then be able to swipe left or right to switch apps, swipe up to see your multitasking bar and pinch your fingers if you want to access your home.
Do you wish you could get to your bookmarked favorite sites quicker and easier? You can eliminate this annoyance by turning the bookmarks bar on permanently. Start with Settings, then choose Safari. You will see an option for always showing your bookmarks bar. Enable it to the On position.
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.
Did you know you could print the documents you have on your iPad? You need to purchase an AirPrint ready printer. While you are near the printer, access your share menu and select a printer. If you have a Mac computer, you can download an app called Printopia to send your printing jobs to a printer connected to your Mac.
You can use a keyboard with your iPad. Some people love their iPad but miss the actual keyboard. The good news is that any Apple wireless keyboard will work with it. It will also work with any keyboard that uses Bluetooth. There are some iPads that already have a handy keyboard built in too.
To protect your battery’s life, set the brightness to auto brightness. Your iPad is able to automatically adjust the brightness based on the light it detects. This is a great way to control the amount of battery being used with screen brightness, extending your iPad sessions without plugging in. To set this up, look in the settings for Brightness and Wallpaper.
Use Folders. You can now put folders on your iPad. Simply press down on one icon until it begins to jiggle, and then place it “on top” of another icon. You will then create a folder that includes both of those icons. This can be a quick way to organize all of the things you have on your iPad.
When you first purchased your iPad, 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 iPad will become snappier in its response again.
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.
Find online communities dedicated to the use of iPads. Everyone uses their iPad in a slightly different way, so it’s good to trade tips. This lets you learn and share, too. You can go to this forum if you have any issues and get some pretty fast help.
If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of a frozen iPad, don’t worry. Apple built in a hidden reset function to the device. All you need to do is hold the home button while holding the power button. This will do a hard reset that should work even when frozen.
Are you having problems with a scratched screen? The iPad’s screen is resistant to damage, however, if you are starting to notice little scratches, it is time to apply a screen protector. This gives your iPad some protection, but it also prevents miniature cuts on your fingers.
If you have an Internet connection on your device, you can get real-time traffic information on it. Simply open the Maps then press the dog-eared page icon found on the lower right. Select the overlay for Traffic icon. Your map will then show real-time traffic right on it.
As was stated before, iPads can be used by anyone once they are armed with the proper information. Don’t let your iPad overwhelm you; rather, stay informed with articles like this one and others. Apply these tips to your use and you will start to be a great iPad user.