The simplicity of the iPad is both what makes it so attractive and what can make it difficult to use. It takes a good base of knowledge to be able to turn the iPad from a fun toy into a real tool. This article has all the advice you need, so read on.
To protect your sensitive data the iPad has a feature that will erase all data if the password is entered incorrectly ten times. To access this feature go to Settings and click Passcode Lock; then click Erase Data. This privacy feature will restore your iPad to its factory default settings.
Did you accidentally launch a loud application? If you want to mute your iPad, press and hold your volume down button for a few seconds. If you need to mute often, you can set your lock button to mute, too.
If you go to Settings and Notifications, you can choose which apps you want to have popped up 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.
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.
Do you want to make sure everything you bookmark on your computer is also bookmarked in Safari on your iPad? This is easy to do using iTunes. On the Info tab, you go to the Other option and select the option to sync your bookmarks with Safari or your other preferred browser.
iPad Multitasking Gestures
Don’t forget about multitasking gestures. There are three to be aware of. These include a four finger swipe (either to the left or to the right) to move seamlessly between apps that you are using and a four finger swipe to take you back to the home screen. These make your life easier, so take advantage of them.
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.
When using your iPad to take pictures, many people grasp the sides. If you do this, the shutter button will wobble naturally due to your body movements. Instead, set the lock to freeze its orientation. This will make it easier for you to hit the shutter button when you go to take a picture. After taking the photo, just use an image editor to rotate the videos or images afterward.
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.
The new keyboard is packed full of features, so many that some appear to be hidden. The new apostrophe key is tucked away within the virtual keyboard on the second screen. Press the “!” key for a few moments and you can circumvent this second page with an immediate apostrophe.
If you want to add extra security to your iPad, you have a few options. The first is built into your device in the setting’s tab. If you want further security, you can download a variety of free or paid apps that will add extra layers of protection to your iPad.
The iPad’s second keyboard is full of special characters, but it can be tiresome attempting to engage this new window over and over again. Holding the “?” key and quotations will pop up in their place. This is a quick save that prevents wasted time and unneeded button presses. If you are quoting a reference or part of speech, this will become a handy hotkey.
Your iPad’s battery power percentage display is meant to keep you informed of how much battery power your device has remained so that you never run out of power unexpectedly. If you are like many users, however, and this display distracts or irritates you, you can easily remove it. To turn it off just go to settings, then general, then usage.
Have you noticed that your device doesn’t have the snappy navigation that it once had and that loading app is not as speedy as it once was? Have you deleted all the useless data that is on your iPad, but it still isn’t running smoothly? You might want to try transferring media and pictures to the cloud to gain additional free space. This final choice is almost always the solution that iPad users needed for a better running iPad.
It is not possible to simply swipe between days in the calendar app. But, on the bottom of the page, there is the navigation bar which can be very useful. You can switch from different months, weeks, and days depending on your view. The current date will always stay highlighted in blue and tapping on it will return to the current day.
If you find that the volume buttons on the side of your device aren’t doing anything, you’ll need to go to Settings, General and then Sounds. Check the Change with Buttons setting and ensure that it is On for your buttons to work. Alternately, you could make use of the volume slider to adjust your volume.
With the tips here, you are now geared to make your device the machine you need it to be. Whether you want to use it for word processing or just gameplay, it can be all you need and more. Enjoy your new technology and take good care of it so it can last for many years.