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.
When you use your iPad for listening to music, playing games, or streaming movies, your battery life will be significantly decreased. Adjusting screen brightness can help to lengthen your battery life. You do not always need a very bright screen to use your device.
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.
Did you know that when you are charging your device 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.
Did you accidentally launch a loud app? Press and hold the button used to turn down the volume, and the device will mute automatically. If you find you are in need of the mute function often, you can configure your iPad’s lock button to work as a full-time mute button.
Choose between Orientation Lock and Mute. Older versions of the iPad featured an “Orientation Lock” button on the side of the device. The button remained on later versions, but its function was switched to “Mute.” If you preferred the older function, you can access a setting in the General Settings menu to set it back to its original function.
You can set your device to preview five lines of a single email. Under Settings, navigate to Mail, and look for the Preview setting. Change this setting to show however many lines you want. Now you can see more of each email in your inbox, speeding up the skimming process.
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.
Spend a day or two familiarizing yourself with your iPad. You may have purchased it for one or two features, but spend a while exploring everything that is available. You may not even realize that the iPad can do some things, so looking around is a sure way to get even more out of it.
Use the available space on your dock. It comes with four things on it, but it can hold two additional items. Simply push on an icon until you see it wiggle around and then pull it to your dock. Do this for anything that you use very often, as having it readily accessible makes your life easier.
Take advantage of free apps for your device. Although there are a number of sites that offer apps at reasonable prices, there are also those that give them to you for free. Be sure to check the reputability of the site you download from and read the fine print. You should have no problem getting nearly everything you need at no cost.
Does your device contain private information that you don’t want other people to access? If so, then your device has a feature that will erase all its data whenever the passcode has been incorrectly inputted ten times. Simply go to the Settings tab, go to General, Passcode Lock, and finally Erase Data. Just make sure you don’t forget your passcode!
If you have the choice, use Wi-Fi instead of a 3G connection with your device. Apple has said that the average battery draw with a Wi-Fi connection is significantly less than with a 3G connection. You will get approximately 10 hours of usage with Wi-Fi, rather than about 6 hours with 3G.
Are you looking for the iPad’s guide? Since it did not come with a manual, you will have to get it for yourself. You can do this by going to Apple’s website and downloading the PDF version. Or, if you have the free iBooks app, you can even download it there.
When taking pictures, you should use the orientation lock button so the shutter button remains near your thumb instead of shifting to the bottom of your screen. You will then be able to take pictures without shaking when you hold the iPad by its sides. Use an image editor app to rotate your pictures afterward if you need to.
Did you know you can take a screenshot on your device just like you can on a laptop or desktop? You can! To take a screen shot, press the ‘home’ button at the same time you press the ‘sleep/wake’ button. After you do this, you can find the screenshot among your other pictures.
Do you sometimes want to save a web image to your iPad? Doing so is simple. Simply tap, then hold the image. You’ll be asked if you want to save it. A copy of it will be stored on your device and you can access it whenever you like.
If you also own an Apple TV, you can use the iPad to stream content to your TV. On your iPad, you will see the Airplay icon. This icon informs you of what can be shown on your television. To view, simply tap the icon and it will be displayed on your TV.
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.