The iPad has become a very popular tool for people of all ages. Kids enjoy playing games or using it for school work, while elderly people can take advantage of the zoom option to be able to read websites and documents more easily. The things that are possible with it are never-ending. Reading this article will help you learn the many features the iPad has to offer.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that iPads are only useful if you are into gaming or entertainment. There is really an application for anything you can possibly imagine. This includes home organization apps like personal budgets as well as recipe books, calculators, and anything else you can possibly imagine.
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.
If you want to secure your iPad’s backups, you can do it by opening your iPad in iTunes, going to the summary tab and choosing Encrypt Data. That way, you will have all of your information safe in case something happens, and you lose all the information on your iPad.
Taking care of that expensive new iPad is a very smart strategy. Many people buy screen protectors for use with their iPads. This is a simple plastic cover that offers protection to the screen. When it’s time to clean the screen on your iPad, take a water dampened a soft cloth and wipe it off. Don’t use any special cleaners while cleaning your tablet.
Set up phone numbers and emails for FaceTime. When you set up FaceTime, it will remember the email you use to access iTunes, but additional emails can be added. Go to the settings area on your iPad and set up your FaceTime for numbers and emails.
Spend a day or two familiarizing yourself with your iPad. You may have purchased it for one or two features, but spend a while exploring everything that is available. You may not even realize that the iPad can do some things, so looking around is a sure way to get even more out of it.
You can share documents between your iPad and PC or Mac by using iTunes to sync your pages. It’s very easy to interact with iTunes now and share documents. It is also quite easy to send your PDF’s over the Internet and then download them from a remote system.
iOS comes with many apps that many people don’t use. Sadly, many can’t be deleted. You can place these programs in a folder, then move the folder to a different page. This ensures your home screen is full of apps you actually need.
Extended Battery Life
Turn down the brightness for extended battery life. This can give you the battery longevity that you require and need. Tap the Home button twice and select the icon that resembles the sun.
Use the hidden apostrophe on the virtual keyboard’s first screen instead of navigating to the second screen. Simply hold down on the exclamation mark key. A hidden apostrophe option then appears. Slide your finger up to select it. This shortcut comes in handy for typing emails and other messages.
Hold a single button down and you’re now able to select an entire word or phrase from an application. There are several options, including copy, paste, delete, or replace. With the replace function, you can type a new word, and the old selection will be exchanged. You can now easily edit large mistakes or misplaced words.
You may not have realized it, but you can move your application icons anywhere on the screen that you want. To do so, simply hold the icon for one second and when it pops up you can move it where you want. This is also the way to delete an application.
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.
Is your iPad full of sensitive data? If you’re afraid that, someone will steal it and access your precious information, you can set the iPad to erase it all if your passcode is entered 10 times wrong. You’ll find this setting in Settings ~ General ~ Passcode Lock ~ Erase Data.
Your iPad’s battery power percentage display is meant to keep you informed of how much battery power your iPad has remained so that you never run out of power unexpectedly. If you are like many users, however, and this display distracts or irritates you, you can easily remove it. To turn it off just go to settings, then general, then usage.
Find My iPad is an indispensable feature on the iPad. This will show you the exact position of your iPad, and you will be able to remove any information from it, even if you don’t have it in your possession. While this probably seems like a pain, you will be thankful that you did this should you ever misplace it.
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.
Are you interesting in reading PDF files on the iPad? To do this, you’ll need to move the files to an email address to display them with the iBooks function. When a computer is not nearby, you have the ability to sync so that you can get it later.
This article should teach you some of the basic iPad functions and a couple of useful secrets for your benefit. Check out some of these new features to extend your performance. You will be amazed at what all this little piece of technology can do.