Your iPad is waiting for you, but you stare at it sometimes not knowing what to do next. Perhaps you have found many uses for it, but you’re not sure how to figure out certain other things. You need a little helpful advice to get you pointed in the right direction.

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.

Making Your iPad A Great Tool And Not Just A Toy
Making Your iPad A Great Tool And Not Just A Toy

To create folders on an iPad is easy. Simply hold your finger over an application icon until it starts jiggling. Once it starts jiggling, you simply drag and drop it on another application icon. The iPad names the application at the time it is made; however, you can rename the folder to your liking.

Are you having a hard time typing on your device? You should get a Bluetooth wireless keyboard. Your iPad will recognize any Bluetooth keyboard instantly. If you use the keyboard a lot, purchase a case with a Bluetooth keyboard directly built in it so you do not have to carry your keyboard. everywhere

Screenshots

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.

Your iPad will not charge through a USB port unless you have a high power port. High power ports are usually found on the back of a desktop computer and most laptops do not have one. This also means that USB docks will not charge your iPad unless you own a powered dock.

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.

Did you lose your device? If you use the Apple product iCloud, you will be able to locate your iPad or your iPhone. Go to the iCloud website, log in and you will be able to locate your lost iPad or phone on a map. You can also access this feature on another iPad.

Photo Booth

One of the neat features of the iPad is the Photo Booth. You can get more enjoyment out of this feature if you use it on your friends and family. Tapping the “twirly camera” icon will let you use the camera on the back and take photos by tapping the shutter button.

If you are struggling with the battery life of your device, don’t fret. First, you should be sure to close any programs that you aren’t using. Also, keep your brightness at a low but comfortable level whenever possible. Finally, be sure to turn off any music programs when you aren’t using them.

Put a screen protector on your device. It does not interfere with the visibility of the display. The screen protector protects your iPad from oils and dirt from your fingers. It is a great way to prevent your screen from permanent scratches. If the protector is scratched, it can be easily replaced.

You should be concerned about hitting links on your iPad that may not be from legitimate sites. The best way to stop that from happening to you is by holding down the link before you click on it. This will let you know the actual URL the link is coming from.

iPad Case

The best case truly insures your device against damage. You should invest more than a few dollars in a strong, protective hard or soft case. A folio is another excellent choice as it protects both the screen and the iPad itself. $50-80 is a good estimate of the cost of a truly protective case, so don’t cheap out!

Get a warranty. You may not think that a warranty is something you need, but consider this: An iPad is not a cheap toy. It is an electronic investment and you need to make sure that you can get it repaired or replaced should you need that. A warranty can give you peace of mind.

Use iTunes to backup your data. You do not want to lose all of your music, apps pictures, and other data if your iPad was to crash. Use iTunes to store by going to your Summary tab, then checking the Encrypt iPad backup that is found under the Options. This way, all of your information is stored safely somewhere other than your iPad.

Do you dislike Google search on your iPad? You can use a different search engine if you wish. Access the Settings, choose Safari and then Search Engine. You will see a list from which you can select a new default search engine. You can use Bing or Yahoo if you don’t like Google.

When taking a picture, tap the screen to set the focus and meter. If you are taking a picture of a person sitting indoors, for example, you may find that their face is washed out because of the light. You may get a better shot by tapping the screen so that the camera focuses on the face and creates the picture you want.

The iPad can work great for consolidating existing processes. For instance, you can add your Google Calendar to your iPad. All you have to do is go to your settings tab, then go to mail, then contacts and finally calendars. You’re going to tap add an account, and then click on other to start setting it up.

The advice you’ve read in this article should give you a better understanding as to how you can use your iPad for more things. Maybe you were stuck in certain areas, but now you’re ready to go! Keep figuring out more about your device, as it can be very helpful.

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