Very few iPad users have unlocked an iPad’s full potential. Learning how to operate the iPad in the way that it was developed to be used is essential to gaining a full understanding of its capabilities. Continue reading to unlock your iPad’s potential through the help of the tips and tricks listed below.
Apple always examines all of their apps before showing them on the store. This means that you can generally trust the quality of the item you will receive. However, you should at least give a cursory look at the reviews of the previous user; this can be done directly from the store.
Go into your settings, navigate to general and slide the side switch to lock orientation. Typically, this is set to mute, but that can be incredibly inconvenient. For example, if you are trying to read on your iPad, the screen may continuously rotate, causing you some frustration. Fix this ahead of time.
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.
Let your children play with the iPad. Because the functions run on a touch screen, even small toddlers can have fun with it. This is a great way to introduce the computer to your young children. Watch how they use this tool, and you will be amazed at how quickly they learn on it.
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.
If you have some recently purchased apps from the app store you want to hide, it’s quite easy! Open up the App Store and click on the ‘purchased’ tab on the bottom of your screen. It should give you a list of apps and choose the one you wish to hide. Swipe over the app or right over it, and it should now gray out over the ‘installed’ button. A red button will pop up and you will now have the option to hide the app.
Protect your information that you have stored on your iPad. Use the passcode lock to lock your iPad if the password is entered incorrectly ten times. This can be done by going to your Settings menu, selecting General, then Passcode lock and finally Erase Data option. This way, if an unauthorized person tries to access your iPad, everything will be deleted.
Turn off the autocorrect feature if it continues to mess you up. To use it correctly, you simply tap the option that is what you want when it is displayed. If you do not like the options presented to you, simply tap the “X” to close the suggestion box and finish typing the word you want.
Turn down the brightness of the screen. This has the dual advantages of being easier on your eyes and extending your effective battery life. Recent iPads are typically fully readable at around sixty percent of their standard brightness. Night time use can sometimes be done with half that. You can get to the brightness setting by swiping towards the left, or double-tapping on your home button.
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 feel your eyes getting tired when reading books on the iPad? To remedy this, dim the screen’s brightness while you read. You can change this in the Settings menu, or you can use the iBook app’s built-in brightness slider.
Try to use a wallpaper that is not that dark if you are worried about seeing smudges and fingerprints on the screen. They show up more prominently when the background is dark, so it would be a better idea to choose a wallpaper that is a bit lighter in color.
iPad Search Engine
If you do not like the search engine, you are using on your iPad, you can change it. All you need to do is go to Settings, then Safari, and finally, search engine. Here, you can choose which search engine you would like. Just be aware that you can only pick from Bing, Yahoo, or Google.
You can use Google Maps as an alternative to a GPS, even though there is no built-in satellite navigation in your iPad. Launch Google Maps and do a search for directions. You only have to enter your destination and your iPad will automatically figure out your current location. You will then have access to step by step directions.
Google Maps is a graphic intensive program on many computers, but the iPad handles it perfectly and allows in-depth street views. The GUI seems confusing at first, but navigation is straightforward and a red pin designates an area for street view. With this new view, you will be able to get up close and personal with your favorite locations through the iPad.
If you own both an iPad and an Apple TV device, you can tether your iPad to your TV. When you click on AirPlay, you can stream video, photographs, and other content to your TV in this manner.
While it may seem like a good idea to place your iPad in a case to protect it, why would you want to hide something that you spent so much money on? It would be best to place a screen protector on it when you want to carry it around instead of concealing it in a nondescript case.
You are now equipped with some of the best tips and tricks are known for using an iPad. Give them each a try and you will soon have the iPad experience you are meant to have. Continue to learn about your iPad and you will see that the possibilities are nearly limitless in what it can do.