iPad technology seems to be upgraded every year. A new iPad comes out and you end up longing for its fancy changes, from being lighter to have a larger hard drive. Forget about this jealousy by using the tips below to make the iPad you already have exactly what you want it to be.
Do you feel annoyed when your iPad asks if you want to join a new wifi network that is has detected? This feature can be turned off in your settings. You can easily turn this off in the Wi-Fi settings.
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 device has been charging the entire time.
There is a feature you can use on your phone that will erase all the data on the phone if someone inputs the correct passcode. While this may seem like a good idea, be careful. You may put the wrong passcode yourself and end up losing all of your information.
Orientation Lock & Mute
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.
It is a good idea to turn off your iPad’s push mail. A lot of mail accounts default settings go to Push as a delivery mechanism. This automatically will push your new mail as soon as available. This can be distracting and interfere with what you are working on. Turn this feature off.
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.
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.
If you are always on the go, you should get a Smart Cover for your device. These covers will put your iPad to sleep right away when you close them. These cover fit better than any other product on the market, and you will be able to choose from many different colors.
Find out about other Apple products. You may be able to use your device in tandem with other devices in the Apple family, making your use of all of them much easier. You can look at the Apple site, or you can just search on the internet for ways that you may be able to use other Apple devices.
Would you like your device to display a slideshow of all your pictures when it is not in use? This is easy to do. After you lock the screen, you will see a picture icon appear in the bottom right corner. Simply touch this icon, and the iPad will start the slideshow.
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.
The best case truly insures your device against damage. You should invest more than a few dollars in a strong, protective hard or soft case. A folio is another excellent choice as it protects both the screen and the iPad itself. $50-80 is a good estimate of the cost of a truly protective case, so don’t cheap out!
Place a restriction for how long you spend on your iPad. It can be addicting. After all, there are so many things you can do, that you may not want to use any of your other electronics. Be smart and give yourself a limit on how long you use the device to give yourself some perspective.
The iPad is a wonderfully portable device, but always be sure to store it correctly. Keep your device away from excessive heat or prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Heat and sunlight can seriously diminish your battery life, and thereby decrease the amount of time you can use your iPad before you have to plug it in.
iPad Security Features
It is always a good idea to utilize the security features of your iPad, even if you don’t think you need them. You never know when you may accidentally lose it, and it generally has access to a lot of secure information like emails, phone numbers, addresses and possibly even bank information.
Do you get annoyed by all the Wi-Fi notifications? If yes, you can turn it off. Within the settings menu look for the Wi-Fi sub-section, locate the ‘Ask to Join Networks’ and disable this. If you would like to join networks, later on, fear not. You will still be allowed to; you will just be free of constant notifications.
Zoom in with your fingers. When you are looking at websites, you might worry that the text is too small. However, you can simply put two fingers on the screen as if you are pinching, and move them outwards. You will find that everything gets bigger! It’s great for zooming in on almost anything.
There is no need to pay for a new iPad year after year! There are enough apps to ensure that the iPad you have will work for you as it stands today. Keep your money in your pocket by using the advice in this article. When your device does it all, you’ll be so happy.