An iPad is a great piece of technology. It is portable, easy to use and multifunctional. Getting the hang of your new gadget can sometimes be tricky, though, and that is when it is helpful to have a few tricks up your sleeve. Here are some of the best tips, most often used by iPad professionals, that can help you to improve your iPad experience.
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.
Go into your settings, navigate to “general” and slide the side switch to “lock orientation.” Typically, this is set to mute, but that can be incredibly inconvenient. For example, if you are trying to read on your device, the screen may continuously rotate, causing you some frustration. Fix this ahead of time.
Many iPad games and apps have a feature that notifies you whenever some action is performed. For example, you may receive a notification from Words With Friends that it is your turn to play, or you might have a Twitter alert that tells you someone has re-tweet something. Disable these notifications unless they are absolutely necessary. These frequent updates can shorten the life of your iPad’s battery.
Keep an eye on the amount of downloadable space available on your device. After a few years of using an iPad many people find that they go to download something they want only to find that they do not have space available. Remove unwanted apps and music from time to time so this does not happen to you.
If your battery is draining fast than you’d like, turn off some notifications and location-based items. Your device is constantly monitoring where you are (as long as it’s on wifi, 3G, or LTE). This monitoring sucks the life out of your battery. If you don’t need the features, then you can extend your battery time with a few flicks of a button.
Don’t automatically go for the newest version. You may find that the features you want are on older versions, and you will find that the older versions are significantly cheaper. Compare and find out which version of the iPad suit you best, and you may save a little money while you’re at it.
Find My iPad
Did you lose your device? If you use the Apple product iCloud, you will be able to locate your iPad or your iPhone. Go to the iCloud website, log in and you will be able to locate your lost iPad or phone on a map. You can also access this feature on another iPad.
By clicking two times on your iPad’s Home button you can quickly view a list of the applications that are currently running. They will appear in a bar located at the bottom of your iPad’s screen. If you want to change to a new app, just tap on it once. You can remove this bar by swiping the screen down.
When taking photos, you might hold the iPad on the sides. This way, the shutter button might move, and there could be wobbling as you shoot the photo. Try to use the orientation lock. This will make it easier for you to hit the shutter button when you go to take a picture. After you’ve snapped the picture, use the image editor and rotate the picture to your liking.
Use “erase” for your security. If someone is trying to enter your password code and gets it wrong 10 times, all the data on the device will be erased. After all, someone who is trying it 10 times in a row does not mean well, and you certainly don’t want them accessing your information.
Buy a custom case to hold your device. These cases look like book covers, and they enable you to use the iPad without taking it out. The case protects your expensive equipment if you accidentally drop it. It also makes it easier for you to carry around your fragile equipment.
Want a faster than light screenshot with your device? 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!
Are you interesting in reading PDF files on the iPad? It must be sent via email so that the iPad can open it in iBooks. If you use the book tab that is in the iTunes app, you can sync your PDFs with the iPad.
When reading on iBooks, sometimes it can be a strain on your eyes if you are in a dark location. You can adjust the brightness of your screen in iBook easily. Go to Settings and then select Brightness. iBooks also have a separate brightness slider which can be used more conveniently.
The iPad’s calendar is a tool created specifically for those busybodies that need to keep a tight schedule. A navigation bar is located along the screen’s lower margin that allows for quick jumps from one day to the other. People may now utilize this calendar to schedule events weeks or months in advance. There are also various audible and visual alarms that guarantee they will remember.
Buy a cloth made of microfiber to wipe the screen of your 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.
If you have just purchased an iPad, you are no doubt amazed, and you might also feel a little confused. While it can take awhile to get the hang of your new gadget, having a few tips to turn to can make your experience better. Keep these tips handy, and use them to make your iPad more user-friendly. Before you know it, your iPad might just become your “go to” device!