Working with an iPad can seem overwhelming, especially when there are too many functions to choose from. Don’t feel overwhelmed; just build on your knowledge of how to use the device! The following article will provide some simple tips to help you get your feet wet in using this wonderful device.
If you go to Settings and Notifications, you can choose which apps you want to have popup alerts, which apps you want to have notifications near the top of the screen, and which apps you want to appear in your Notification Center. Doing this can help you prevent noisy apps from clogging up your notifications. This also ensures that you will just notice the important apps.
Practice your device typing. One of the toughest things to get used to on the iPad is typing on a digital keyboard. It feels weird for most people to start, but you can get used to it with practice. Sit down for a few minutes every day and just type in your favorite word processing program. Soon you’ll feel at home.
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 device glass when you have it in your bag. This way you are sure that it is safe.
Don’t automatically go for the newest version. You may find that the features you want are on older versions, and you will find that the older versions are significantly cheaper. Compare and find out which version of the iPad suit you best, and you may save a little money while you’re at it.
Create folders to better organize your iPad screens. Just get your screen to jiggle mode and then place the icons on each other if you would like them in the same folder and repeat until you have everything where you want it. This feature is great when you have twenty or more icons.
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.
Running Apps on iPad
Do you want to see all the running apps on your device? Then, double-click the Home button and every app will display at the bottom of your screen. If you want to run one of the running apps, simply tap it. Simply swipe your screen down to eliminate the bar.
When using your device as a camera, you can easily change the focus and light meter with just a tap. Simply tap the subject of the photo and the iPad will automatically adjust to bring the subject into focus. This also adjusts the light meter to the area around the subject giving you a great photo.
The same light settings are not necessary when you are in different environments, which is why you are given the option to change that. The normally bright screen can be dimmed by tapping the Home button twice and swiping until you see the brightness setting. This will allow you to manually adjust the brightness to fit your surroundings.
When you first purchased your device, 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 device. To keep your device 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 device will become snappier in its response again.
Search Engine on your iPad
Would you rather use a search engine other than Google on your device? You can easily change the default to your favorite search engine. Under your Safari Settings menu, select Search Engine. Once you are there, you will see options for Yahoo and Bing in addition to the default Google browser.
Do you find your eyes straining when reading on your device? Your best bet is to adjust the brightness of the screen, especially if you plan to read for longer periods of time. 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.
You can use Google Maps as an alternative to a GPS, even though there is no built-in satellite navigation in your device. Launch Google Maps and do a search for directions. You only have to enter your destination and your device will automatically figure out your current location. You will then have access to step by step directions.
Backup your device. Also, set the option that wipes your device if someone tries to crack the password using brute force. Go to Settings, General and then turn on Password Lock so that the data on your device will be wiped if someone tries to break into it.
The Air Print feature is great for printing from your device 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.
Do you want to enable restrictions on your device? If so, go to settings, then general, then restrictions, and finally, enable restrictions. This is effective for your game center, content, apps and much more. To disable in-app purchases, all you have to do is go to the allowed content setting and disable in-app purchases.
As you have just read, when you know how to use your device, you won’t feel as overwhelmed. There are many things your iPad knows how to do, but you may not know how the function works. This makes it imperative that you apply all you’ve learned from this article for optimal results!