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.

Did you know that when you are charging your iPad 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 iPad has been charging the entire time.

Techniques And Advice For Optimizing Your iPad Usage
Techniques And Advice For Optimizing Your iPad Usage

The iPad lets you see 2 lines of an email before viewing it in full. Sometimes, you may want to have a larger preview. Just access your Setting and the select Mail. Got to Mail and choose Contacts. After that choose Calendar and change the options for previewing mail.

iPad Battery

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.

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.

Most people know that an SD card can be plugged into the iPad directly from their camera to view photos. Many people do not know that a connection kit can be purchased to connect your camera to your iPad. You can search the online Apple Store to find one for your camera.

You can synch the pages of your iPad with iTunes and easily share your iPad documents with a Mac or PC. You will then be able to transfer documents from your iPad to your computer. This is even better when you realize you can send PDF documents via email to anyone, anywhere and download all of them remotely.

Accessories

Wait until accessories are on sale until you buy. Your iPad comes with what you need up front – the iPad and a charging cable – and everything else can wait. If you want a standing charger, case, keyboard, screen protection or any such item, they go on sale frequently online, so keep your eyes peeled and be patient.

To help extend your iPad’s battery life turn down the screen’s brightness. This is really important if you expect anything important such as a message or email. To decrease your screen’s brightness, double tap the Home icon and look for the icon that looks like a sun.

You have probably downloaded enough apps by now to be thinking about app notifications and how to control them. Controlling app notifications is under settings and then notification. By accessing this area, you can control which apps send you notifications, where they appear, and how often they appear as well.

When you are not using your iPad, make sure that your screen locks relatively quickly. Having your screen locked can keep your battery usage to a minimum, and thereby increase your battery lifespan. Look in General – Auto-Lock to find your settings, and set your device to lock as fast as it possibly for best results.

One way to monitor the volume much more quickly and efficiently on your iPad is to use the lock button to mute your device. You can also press and hold the volume button to change it quickly as well. Many people are unaware that the lock button is a mute button and that the volume button can work faster by pressing and holding.

Amazing Features

One of the most amazing features of the iPad is the Maps app that runs off of Google’s street view. Many people get confused trying to use it so it is often overlooked. Simply open Google Maps and when you have a red pin drop after a search, simply tap the icon to enter street view.

Dim or brighten the screen within the iBooks app itself. Rather than entering the Settings menu while you are reading, select the sun-shaped icon in the upper right of the screen. Use the slider to adjust the brightness of the screen. This shortcut allows you to tweak the brightness without navigating away from your book.

If you are listening to music on your iPad while doing something else, you don’t need to wake it up completely to change the song. Simply double click the home button and you will have access to shuffling your music, volume control, and the next and previous song buttons. This saves energy as well!

Is connecting the iPad to the TV an option you have considered doing? This can be done with a separately available adapter. You’re looking for the digital AV adapter or the Apple VGA adapter. Either works perfectly.

Google Maps

Are you aware you can use the Google Maps’ Street View Feature? Make a red pin appear on the map by doing a simple search. Tap this pin and then select the little red and white person icon. Next, you will see the “Street View” feature.

Spotlight searches can be easily restricted on an iPad. Start by swiping left to bring up Spotlight. This search is set up by default to look at everything, which also includes events, apps, podcasts, and songs on your iPod. It can be restricted to not include these categories by going to Settings, General, and Spotlight Search.

With the tips here, you are now geared to make your iPad the machine you need it to be. Whether you want to use it for word processing or just game play, 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.