Have you tried using your iPad for certain things, and it hasn’t quite worked out the way you wanted? Well, it’s probably because you just need a little more help understanding what exactly you can do to make things more efficient. A few tips and tricks should help point you in the right direction.

You must know how to take care of your iPad properly. You should avoid exposing your iPad to direct sunlight and to high temperatures. Heat degrades battery performance. Keeping your iPad away from water is rule number two. Buy a type of padded cover to add protection to the iPad.

Your New iPad, How To Make It Work For You
Your New iPad, How To Make It Work For You

It’s simple to find the apps which are running. Press home twice and the bar will appear. This little trick saves a ton of time, as you don’t have to scroll through screens to access something.

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 grey out over the ‘installed’ button. A red button will pop up and you will now have the option to hide the app.

Folders on iPad

Use Folders. You can now put folders on your iPad. Simply press down on one icon until it begins to jiggle, and then place it “on top” of another icon. You will then create a folder that includes both of those icons. This can be a quick way to organize all of the things you have on your iPad.

If you are a photo buff, then the iPad is really interesting for you. While it isn’t a professional-level camera, it is an exceptionally good amateur camera. What is better is that there are many applications, which allow you to manipulate the photo right on the iPad itself!

Battery Life

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.

Are you wanting to have more organization with your iPad? It is possible for you to decide which apps provide you notifications, with pop up alerts, etc. Simply navigate to Settings, and then Notifications. This will help ensure that those annoying apps you don’t want popping up won’t interfere with your organization.

While this wasn’t possible on the previous generations, it is very simple to make a folder on your main page now. Simply drag one icon onto another, and you will be presented with the option of creating a new folder. This is a great way to organize and clean up your main screen.

Battery Power

There are times when battery power must be saved, and a quick way to do this is to shut down all running apps. Double press the home (square) button and you’ll see a row of apps appear at the bottom of the screen. Press the red minus circle to remove those you’re not using and save battery power.

The final row of icons on your iPad will be locked no matter what page of icons you are on. This should be used for your most accessed apps. Generally, people like to put social applications, email or musical programs here. Play around with these slots to find what is best for you.

Has linking your iPad to a TV been something you have wanted to do? You can purchase an adapter to do this. You can either get a VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter from an Apple store. These will both work.

Home Sharing

You can share music between your computer and iPad through Home Sharing. Go to iTunes on your computer and set Home Sharing to on and then go to Settings on the iPad and enter your Apple ID in the Music/Video area. Open the music or video app on your iPad and you’ll be good to go.

Would you like to access your .pdf documents on the iPad? Email yourself PDF files you want to read within the iBooks function. You can also sync with your computer through iTunes to get the files.

The Air Print feature is great for printing from your iPad anywhere. You need a compatible printer, and then all you have to do is tap the print icon on any document. It’s a great feature that makes printing more mobile and much more convenient for your daily business needs.

Keep your iPad free from viruses by being careful about what you download. Free apps are the biggest threat, but even paid apps can carry virus problems. To ensure that you download apps are safe, you should only download apps that are offered in the Apple store as they have been verified as safe.

The iPad is a great device, but you don’t need to upgrade every time Apple releases a new one. While they do have some nice changes between generations, you can generally skip a generation or two without losing out on too much. Save yourself stress and money by buying one generation behind.

Keep your iPad’s screen free of smudges and grime with a microfiber lens-cleaning cloth. These lint-free cloths contain no cleaning solutions that can harm the screen. They are also inexpensive, and you can pick them up at any eyewear retailer. Tuck one into your iPad’s case or you pocket for on-the-go cleaning.

Maybe you didn’t have a good background of information for using your iPad efficiently before, but now you’re ready! Utilize the advice you’ve read, and continue to expand your knowledge. You will be using your iPad for just about everything. Have fun, enjoy yourself, and take your iPad with you everywhere!

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