The iPad is a wonderful device, and it is gaining in popularity every day. If you are a new iPad owner, congratulations! Whether you will be using it for business or pleasure, you are sure to enjoy this fascinating piece of technology. To improve your user experience, we have gathered some of the most recommended tips and explained them here.

Did you know that when you are charging your iPad on a flat surface, it can take a while for the battery light to appear? Don’t panic! Plug it in and wait for a bit. The charging symbol will eventually appear and your iPad has been charging the entire time.

Making The Most Of Your New iPad
Making The Most Of Your New iPad

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.

You can scroll back to the top of a long page in your browser without repeatedly dragging your finger across the screen. There is a much more efficient method. All you have to do is tap a finger on the title bar one time. You will zoom right back to the top of the page.

Delete All

Protect your sensitive data with the Delete All function. Worried about losing your identity if your iPad is ever lost or stolen? Simply enable the Erase Data security setting. In the event of 10 incorrect passcode entries, the iPad will automatically erase all personal data. You can find this option in the Settings menu, under General > Passcode Lock.

Do you want to prevent your iPad from automatically syncing when you hook it up to your computer? That is easy to accomplish. Make sure you are in iTunes, then hold down the Shift-Control or Command-Option buttons when you plug the iPad in. If you forget to do that step, then just swipe, the unlock during the sync, and it will stop.

To protect your investment, you need to understand how to properly care for your new iPad. You should avoid exposing your iPad to direct sunlight and to high temperatures. One problem that could result is a faulty or poorly working battery. Avoid placing it near liquids. Buy a type of padded cover to add protection to the iPad.

Screenshot

Know how to take a screenshot with your iPad. Simply depress the Power and Home buttons simultaneously for just a second. A photo of your screen’s contents will automatically appear in your photo folder for easy access. Be careful not to depress the buttons too long, however, because the device will reboot.

Are your spotlight searches taking too long? You can restrict the folders that are searched by going into your settings. Tap on general and select Spotlight search. You can then choose which folders will be included in your search, which is very useful if you only use this search feature to find media content.

Search Engine

If you would rather not have Google as a default search engine, that can be changed. Simply visit “settings” and select “Safari” and then “search engine”. You will have the option of changing your search engine to Bing or Yahoo if you find them to be more preferable than Google.

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.

Do you want to get to your most popular apps as fast as possible? Just double-tap the home button, and your running apps will instantly appear on the bottom of your screen. That one trick saves you time so you don’t need to scroll through everything to find what you need.

Your iPad can easily copy, cut, and paste text similar to a home computer. Press and hold the text and press Select. After the text section is highlighted, tap again and choose to copy. You can then paste your text by tapping, holding and selecting Paste.

Personal Data

Learn about how to best protect your personal data. Especially if you have extremely sensitive information on it. It gives you the ability to have all of your specific information completely erased if someone fails to enter the proper password ten times in a consecutive order. This can Ave you from a big headache later on.

It is not possible to simply swipe between days in the calendar app. But, on the bottom of the page, there is the navigation bar which can be very useful. You can switch from different months, weeks, and days depending on your view. The current date will always stay highlighted in blue and tapping on it will return to the current day.

Is an app annoying you with notifications? In the Settings app, click on Notifications and you’ll be able to turn off any obnoxious apps, ensuring they don’t interrupt you in the future. You can set other options here as well, so it’s a good idea to check out what each app allows for.

iPad Volume

If you have trouble getting your side volume buttons to work, head to “settings” and “general” followed by “sounds.” Be sure you have the feature that allows you to change volume with buttons enabled. You can also use the volume slider here to fine-tune your volume.

Invest money into Bluetooth’s audio if you are worried about having a volume that is super loud. The speakers on an iPad are not that great, and it would not be practical to try attaching speakers to it. A Bluetooth will allow you to set up some wireless speakers to work with it.

Congratulations again on the purchase of your new iPad! Now is the time to get to know your device and learn how to use it efficiently. Keep the tips provided in this article handy, and do not be afraid to try a few shortcuts of your own. Before you know it, the iPad will become one of the best technological investments you ever made.

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