iPad technology will only work for you if you know how to control it. Once you learn all of its ins and outs, you can easily accomplish so much. The piece that follows was intended for iPad owners who want to get even more use out of their devices.
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 use your iPad to store sensitive information, you can turn on a feature that will delete all this data in case a wrong password is entered ten times. Go to your settings, tap on general and select the passcode lock feature. Use a password you will not easily forget.
Does your iPad continually ask you to join different networks? This can be turned off in settings. Press on Wi-Fi and turn off the last option to discontinue these prompts.
You can display your iPad screen on an HD TV. All you need is an Apple digital AV adapter or an Apple VGA adapter depending on the kind of TV you have. This first product can be plugged into an HDMI port while the second one requires a VGA port.
It is possible to shift away from using Google as the search engine, from which the iPad defaults. To change these settings, navigate your way to your Safari setting and choose a search engine. From here, you can change your search engine preference to Yahoo, Bing, etc. if you wish.
Do you need some help with organizing your busy schedule? Install a Google calendar on your iPad. Tap on the email section of your settings and select calendars. Choose to add a calendar, select Google as your server and enter your Google account information. Your Google calendar will then be exported to your iPad calendar.
Get an iPad cover as soon as possible. While the front glass is made of Gorilla Glass (a very strong material), it can still scratch. You want to protect your investment. Get a screen cover that will protect your iPad glass when you have it in your bag. This way you are sure that it is safe.
A great feature of the iPad is the zoom features. You can easily zoom in and out of any website by pinching with two fingers on the screen. This will help you select tiny links or features when they are larger. You can also double-tap on any image or text to enable auto-zoom.
Be selective about your notifications. Under the Settings menu, navigate to Notifications. Adjust the settings until you are satisfied with which apps trigger notifications and which ones don’t. This keeps you from being nagged by rarely used apps. It also keeps important notifications from being buried by less important ones.
When you first purchased your iPad, pages loaded quickly. Now, you are noticing your machine is not as snappy in it responses as it used to be. Over time, the installation of data and apps will slow down your iPad. To keep your iPad at optimum speed, periodically review the information and apps you have installed and deleted those that are no longer being used. By doing this, your iPad will become snappier in its response again.
Do you get tired eyes from reading books on your tablet? Try dimming the screen. You can do this in the Settings menu or, more simply, by double-clicking the Home button and swiping to the left to get to the brightness slider.
Know that the calendar area doesn’t let you go from one date to another via swiping. The way to get from one date to the next is by using the bar located below the main calendar screen. The day is in blue, and you can notice it easily.
Has linking your iPad to a TV been something you have wanted to do? This can be done with a separately available adapter. There are two types – VGA or digital AV. Either works for your purpose.
Want to connect to your iPad 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 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.
The iPad calendar is a tool created specifically for those busy bodies that need to keep a tight schedule. A navigation bar is located along the screen’s lower margin that allows for quick jumps from one day to the other. People may now utilize this calendar to schedule events weeks or months in advance. There are also various audible and visual alarms that guarantee they will remember.
Organize your iPad screen so that it works most efficiently for you. If you simply click on an icon, it will start wiggling. This will then allow you to move it to whatever position on your screen works best for you. You can organize icons into folders or place them on different screens to increase your productivity.
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.
If you have already been using an iPhone or iPod touch then you already know quite a bit about the iPad. Apple implemented a lot of the same features in all of their devices to make it easier for users to go back and forth between them, so don’t fret!
When it’s time to further your iPad experience, apply what you’ve just learned. iPad ownership provides you with open doors to efficient utilization of technology.