When you first purchase something as great as an iPad, you may not know how all of the bells and whistles work. This is why it is important that you gather enough knowledge to understand the inner workings of an iPad. The following article will provide you with some tips and tricks to help you discover the wonders of iPad.
The user reviews are generally incredibly accurate in representations of the quality of the application. Of course, you need to make sure that there are more than just one or two reviews, but if there are, and if the app has four or five stars, you should be good to go.
There is a feature you can use on your phone that will erase all the data on the phone if someone inputs the correct passcode. While this may seem like a good idea, be careful. You may put the wrong passcode yourself and end up losing all of your information.
It isn’t necessary to click the camera at the bottom to see the picture. Simply swipe right with a single finger and you will see your video or photo. Previous photos can be seen by swiping left.
Web Content on Your iPad
When viewing web content on your iPad, you may have to scroll down for what seems like forever. Scrolling your way back to the top of the page is time-consuming and annoying. To move instantly back to the top without scrolling, simply tap on the title bar, which is located at the top of your screen.
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.
Copy & Paste
You can easily copy and paste using the iPad, just tap on the desired text, hold until the dialog box opens, then choose Select. Now, all you have to do is tap on the copy link and then go into another application and hold it down again. A pop-up menu will appear, from which you should tap ‘paste.’ For an entire paragraph, you must tap four times.
Do you ever find yourself browsing the web and wondering where a word that is hyperlinked will take you? There is a remedy for this. Even though you are unable to hover over the link as you would with your computer, you are able to touch the word and hold it. This will show you the URL that the word links to.
If you’d like to see a list of all apps which are running, press the home (square) button twice. All the running apps will appear at the bottom of the screen, allowing you to close those which aren’t in use by touching and holding them until they jiggle, then clicking the minus icon.
Have you wondered how you can take a screenshot? It is even easier than you imagine. Push the home button and then push the button that puts your device to sleep. You will see a flash, and the screenshot will have been taken. Every screenshot will be saved automatically so you’re not going to have to think about saving it later.
If you have an Internet connection on your iPad, 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.
Did you know you can take a screenshot on your iPad just like you can on a laptop or desktop? You can! To take a screen shot, press the ‘home’ button at the same time you press the ‘sleep/wake’ button. After you do this, you can find the screenshot among your other pictures.
Percentage of The Battery
Do you find it distracting to see the percentage of the battery charge of your iPad? Thankfully, there is a way for you to easily turn this feature off. Simply navigate to the Settings tab, then General, and finally Usage. It is here that you can turn the feature off.
While you do need to be careful with your iPad in general, it is surprisingly resistant. Even if you drop it, it should survive. The best way to extend this feature is to purchase an appropriate case that will give an extra layer of cushion to avoid any type of damage.
If you use more than one Apple device as well as the Apple Cloud, then you can go back and forth between your devices. All of them will be synced together on the cloud, which is perfect for people who need to change documents on different devices throughout the day.
Keep your battery percentage icon visible to you. This is a great reminder of when your battery begins to get dangerously low, especially if you are working on something that you would like saved. If it is not on you can fix it by going to settings and clicking on general. Then click usage and you will be taken to the option to turn your battery percentage on.
You want to buy an external keyboard for your iPad. If you type lots of documents and emails, this is a good idea and can save you a lot of time. They connect to your iPad wirelessly or via Bluetooth. You’ll find they’re much easier to type on than the digital keyboard.
Personalize your signature. Have you noticed the little string of text that is sent with your emails that say that it was sent by your iPad? You can change this to something more personalized. Go to the Settings, Mail, Contacts, Calendars and then Signature. Type your new signature into the box and save your settings.
As you have just read, there are probably a million things you didn’t know about using your iPad. This article has provided you with some simple tips and advice that can make this device more user-friendly. Use the tips from this and any other article to build on your knowledge base for the ultimate user experience!