Anyone who has ever used an iPad knows what a powerful, yet intuitive and elegant device it is. A little time spent doing some research will teach you a lot about maximizing the use of your iPad. This article is a great place to start learning about everything that your iPad has to offer.
Did you open too many apps? You can access all your open apps by tapping on the home button of your device 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.
Many iPad games and apps have a feature that notifies you whenever some action is performed. For example, you may receive a notification from Words With Friends that it is your turn to play, or you might have a Twitter alert that tells you someone has re-tweet something. Disable these notifications unless they are absolutely necessary. These frequent updates can shorten the life of your iPad’s battery.
Turn on Apple’s iCloud as soon as you get an iPad. iCloud acts as an important backup to your most critical documents, photos, music, and more. The beauty of it is that it just works. No need to manually force it to back your items up; it does it behind the scenes.
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.
Did you know that you can create folders on your device? Just tap any app and hold it until it starts to begin jiggling. When it does, drag the app over top of any other icon and let it go. The iPad will then make a folder for you with both of the apps involved inside.
The quickest way to paste and copy on the iPad is to tap and select the needed text and hold your finger on it for a few seconds. Next, choose copy and go into the field that you want the text. Another popup menu will appear. Choose “paste,” and you’re done. If you want to copy a large chunk of text, you’ll need to quad-tap to get the whole block.
Do you need to type something in all caps? Instead of tapping on the shift key before every letter, turn the caps lock on by tapping your shift key twice. This works on both shift keys. This function is also available on wireless keyboards but most keyboards have a caps lock key.
A great resource for any question regarding your device is an online forum. Some of these forums give you advice that will have you become an iPad expert in no time. You can also tell people about yourself and look at archives for helpful information.
If you aren’t sure if an iPad is for you(it is)then you should ask to borrow one from a friend. After playing with it for an hour or two, then you will have a much better idea of exactly what it is capable of and what it can do for your life.
Place a restriction for how long you spend on your iPad. It can be addicting. After all, there are so many things you can do, that you may not want to use any of your other electronics. Be smart and give yourself a limit on how long you use the device to give yourself some perspective.
There are many tablets on the market, so it can be hard to choose sometimes. The iPad is really nice because it is the only tablet which includes iTunes and the iTunes store. This gives you access to applications which have been approved by Apple’s security, meaning you won’t pick up any viruses.
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.
Your iPad will automatically retrieve emails from your various email accounts, and this is quite convenient. To improve your battery life, however, set your device to retrieve your emails a minimum amount of times. Unless you need access to your emails immediately, this can be a great way to increase the amount of time you will be able to use your device before it becomes necessary to plug it in.
iPad Spotlight Search
Spotlight searches can be easily restricted on an iPad. Start by swiping left to bring up Spotlight. This search is set up by default to look at everything, which also includes events, apps, podcasts, and songs on your iPod. It can be restricted to not include these categories by going to Settings, General, and Spotlight Search.
Want to connect to your device via VPN connection? If so, this feature is now possible. Navigate to Settings, General, and Network. Find the VPN slider and move it to the On position. Once you do this, add the configuration for the VPN onto your server and account. It’s really easy!
If you have personal information stored on your device, it is important to make sure you have it backed up in case your iPad is lost or stolen. Also, you can have your device to automatically erase all data if the device is stolen. Go to your general settings, select “Password Lock” and look for the option that instructs the iPad to erase data.
You may be full of awe and wonder the first time you use an iPad. Anybody who wishes to integrate this machine into everyday life should do a bit of studying on the topic. If you apply the information above, the necessary skills for an enjoyable iPad experience are yours.