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.
Be careful about the apps that you choose to download. Some apps can be very bad for your iPad’s operating system and others will drain your battery at a ridiculously high rate. You can check reviews for an app before you download it right in the screen in which you would access to download it.
Is there anything more annoying than accidentally launching a seriously noisy app? You can mute your volume quickly by pressing and holding on the volume down button until the sound is turned off. If you use mute often, you can set the lock orientation key to act as your mute button.
Change the passcode on your iPad. You automatically are prompted for only a four-digit password. However, this is not as secure as you would like since this not only gets you into your iPad but also is used to encrypt your data. Therefore, go to Passcode Lock under your General Settings and turn off Simple Passcode. After that, you will be able to make the password any length you like using any keyboard characters.
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.
Copy & Paste
It is possible to copy text and then paste it. Whatever text that you hope to cut and paste should be tapped and then held. Then choose select to pick the particular sentence that you want. Tap again once your text is highlighted in yellow, and choose copy. Then you simply tap and click Paste.
The new iPad and iPad 2 can be connected to an HD television. This can be done with an Apple Digital AV Adapter that is connected from the 30-pin Dock adapter to the HDMI port or even a regular Apple VGA Adaptor. Both of these iPads support video mirroring, which allows your whole Home screen to appear on the television, not just your videos.
Never waste time wandering aimlessly through your library of music looking for the one tune you hope to hear. Use the Spotlight search feature. Just flick to the right on your Home screen to get to Searchlight. Alternatively, you can press the Home button. This feature is also helpful in launching apps and can help you find contacts too.
Copy and paste are no longer a feature only accessible on your home computer. With a simple tap of the button, you can select any area of text and copy it to your clipboard. When you’re ready to paste, tap the button once more and select the “paste” option. This is perfect for duplicate messages or sharing an idea more than once.
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.
Try to avoid keeping your iPad screen set at 100 percent brightness. Keeping your screen set at maximum brightness can diminish your battery life significantly. This means you have to spend more time plugging your iPad in, and less time using it. It’s easy to change your screen settings, and a setting of 30 or 40 percent is usually adequate for most iPad usage.
Extra Security on iPad
You might not think you have to but you should activate an extra security on the iPad. You could lose it accidentally at any time, and it stores a great deal of sensitive information, such as phone numbers, emails, addresses and maybe even bank account information.
Is your iPad full of sensitive data? If you’re afraid that, someone will steal it and access your precious information, you can set the iPad to erase it all if your passcode is entered 10 times wrong. You’ll find this setting in Settings ~ General ~ Passcode Lock ~ Erase Data.
Tired of auto-correct rewriting your every word on iPad? Look for “keyboard” options under general settings and find the auto-correct feature. Simply select the off option and you won’t be facing the hassle of having to spell perfectly or risk words and meanings changed, often times not for the better!
The iPad can work great for consolidating existing processes. For instance, you can add your Google Calendar to your iPad. All you have to do is go to your settings tab, then go to mail, then contacts and finally calendars. You’re going to tap add an account, and then click on other to start setting it up.
Battery Percentage Notification
Is the battery percentage notification making you crazy? There’s a solution! Go to Settings and then General, click on Usage and set Battery Percentage to Off. This will mean you have to watch your battery charge on your own, but it could save you a ton of annoying notifications down the road.
Did you know you can take a screenshot on your iPad 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.
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.