Every new gadget in technology is fun to have, but there is something extra special about an iPad. If you are the proud new owner of an iPad, you need to know how to navigate it and master its use. The following article will help you to do just that.
You can now use folders on the iOS iPad. To do this, press and hold on an app for a while, and it will start to jiggle. Then, drag the app over the top of a different icon and release. This will create a folder which holds the two apps. The name of the folder will represent the category of what the apps are. If you would like to name the folder yourself, that can be done as well.
If the battery in your iPad is fully depleted, charge it as quickly as possible. Storing the device for long periods of time with a dead battery can affect its ability to hold a charge in the future. Once per month, allow the battery to run down completely before charging it to 100 percent.
Do you want to prevent your iPad from automatically syncing when you hook it up to your computer? That is easy to accomplish. Make sure you are in iTunes, then hold down the Shift-Control or Command-Option buttons when you plug the iPad in. If you forget to do that step, then just swipe, the unlock during the sync, and it will stop.
Put an end to WiFi connect messages. Tired of being notified every time you stray into a WiFi zone? In the Wi-Fi section of Settings, there is an option to turn off “Ask to Join Networks.” You can still manually join any network, the iPad will just stop notifying you of every time one is in range.
Do you want the option of finding your own iPad if you have lost it? Go to Settings, then iCloud. Then type your Apple ID. Choose the option to “Find my iPad.” When you activate this feature, you only need to visit iCloud.com to locate a lost iPad.
You can block mature content on an iPad that was purchased for use by your child. This can be done through the settings on your iPad. It is possible to ban adult content such as films.
If you are wanting to do a fast copy and paste, simply select and hold the text and tap the Select button. Then click Copy, go where you want to paste, then tap again. This will cause a menu to pop up, displaying Paste. Tap it. If you have a significant amount of sentences to copy, you may have to tap multiple times.
One of the neat features of the iPad is the Photo Booth. You can get more enjoyment out of this feature if you use it on your friends and family. Tapping the “twirly camera” icon will let you use the camera on the back and take photos by tapping the shutter button.
Put a screen protector on your iPad. It does not interfere with the visibility of the display. The screen protector protects your iPad from oils and dirt from your fingers. It is a great way to prevent your screen from permanent scratches. If the protector is scratched, it can be easily replaced.
Unfortunately, the iPad does not have a free satellite navigation feature. However, the map’s direction features works great for driving, walking, and even bus directions. To use it, simply tap on “Directions”, found on the top left corner of the maps app, and you will be given a step-by-step guide to your destination.
Protect the screen of your iPad with a special screen protector. These are made of a clear, adhesive film or plastic and cover the entire screen from nicks, scratches, and smudges. Screen protectors do not interfere with use in any way. Most can be purchased for well under $10. Many are already perfectly cut to fit the iPad screen.
Click Home twice to see which apps are currently in use. A bar with all your running apps will appear and you will be able to tap on the app you want to access. This will allow you to easily keep track of which apps you have running, and close the ones that you aren’t using.
Want a faster than light screenshot with your iPad? It’s now quicker and easier than ever; simply hold down the home and power buttons simultaneously and your screenshot is instantly saved. Look for it later in the Photos App under saved photos albums. You don’t have to do anything else!
Would you rather use a search engine other than Google on your iPad? 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 want to take quick screenshots? Doing so is actually quite simple. Just use the sleep and home button at the same time. You may notice a flash; this is the screenshot being captured. Every screenshot is saved automatically, so you don’t need to save them yourself.
When taking a picture, tap the screen to set the focus and meter. If you are taking a picture of a person sitting indoors, for example, you may find that their face is washed out because of the light. You may get a better shot by tapping the screen so that the camera focuses on the face and creates the picture you want.
Buy a cloth made of microfiber to wipe the screen of you iPad as often as you can. This may seem excessive, but it is much harder to see if everything is not clear. If you use a wipe made of something else, there is a huge chance that it may scratch the screen.
Considering how many features the iPad is equipped with, it’s no wonder people need guidance when trying to master it. Hopefully, this article has given you some great information to go on. You are now ready to dive into your new iPad and see what all the fuss is about!