The iPad is an incredible device with many different uses. However, in order to get the absolute most out of your iPad, a bit of information and know-how can be critical. Follow the tips below, and you will be ready to use your device like a pro.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that iPads are only useful if you are into gaming or entertainment. There is really an application for anything you can possibly imagine. This includes home organization apps like personal budgets as well as recipe books, calculators, and anything else you can possibly imagine.
Wait until your battery is low before you begin to charge your iPad. Batteries have something referred to as memory. If you charge the battery too early, it’s memory will then record a smaller life, and this can occur repeatedly, leading to the device needing to be on the charger to be used.
Multiple Users on iPad
Do you have multiple users on the same iPad? You may not want them to view your online history. You can delete the browser history quickly. Open the Settings app and tap on Safari. Once Safari is open, then tap on the Clear History button. This will clear the cache and all cookies.
Does the battery charge icon distract you on your iPad screen? Turn it off, then! To start with, go to your Settings menu. Then click Usage under the General Settings. Here, you can turn off the display for battery usage easily.
Do you need some help with organizing your busy schedule? Install a Google calendar on your device. Tap on the mail section of your settings and select calendars. Choose to add a calendar, select Google as your server and enter your Google account information. Your Google calendar will then be exported to your iPad calendar.
Get an iPad Cover
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 iPad glass when you have it in your bag. This way you are sure that it is safe.
When viewing web content on your device, you may have to scroll down for what seems like forever. Scrolling your way back to the top of the page is time-consuming and annoying. To move instantly back to the top without scrolling, simply tap on the title bar, which is located at the top of your screen.
Be careful with your device at the beach. Sand is a pretty dangerous thing for an iPad. Not only can it get caught in the little crevices of the device, it can also easily scratch your screen where few other things can. It’s best to use a screen cover in these situations, or better yet, leave the iPad at home for your beach time.
Are you concerned about where the hyperlinks will take you when browsing the web? There is an easy way to solve this. True, you can’t hover like on a regular computer, but you can touch and hold on the word. The URL represented by the hyperlink will magically appear.
iPad Photo Booth
One of the neat features of the iPad is the Photo Booth. You can get more enjoyment out of this feature if you use it on your friends and family. Tapping the “twirly camera” icon will let you use the camera on the back and take photos by tapping the shutter button.
When you are not using your device, 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.
When you first purchased your device, pages loaded quickly. Now, you are noticing your machine is not as snappy in it responses as it used to be. Over time, the installation of data and apps will slow down your iPad. To keep your iPad at optimum speed, periodically review the information and apps you have installed and deleted those that are no longer being used. By doing this, your iPad will become snappier in its response again.
iPad Side Switch
What do you want your side switch to do? Do you want it to mute the iPad or lock the rotation? Well, you now have the choice! Go to Settings > General and you’ll find you can choose which the button does by selecting Lock Rotation or Mute under Use Side Switch To.
You can use Google Maps as an alternative to a GPS, even though there is no built-in satellite navigation in your device. Launch Google Maps and do a search for directions. You only have to enter your destination and your device will automatically figure out your current location. You will then have access to step by step directions.
Google is perfect for showing locations and landmarks up close, but other map applications are becoming popular overnight. Maps is a great source for a direct route to where you need to be. They offer a step-by-step tour and is a must-have tool for the iPad fanatic. Alternative routes, choice of transport, and traffics estimations are all bonus features that make this program even better.
Do you enjoy playing with the Photo Booth feature? You can take pictures of others by tapping on the twirly camera icon located at the bottom of your screen, and the camera located on the back of your device will become active. Use the shutter button to take your pictures.
Mute your iPad
You may come to a situation where you need to mute your device. Whatever your reason is, you can easily mute your iPad with one simple step. Hold down your volume button for about two seconds and it should cut the sound from your speakers. This simple step enables you to get out of many uncomfortable situations.
Technology has been forever changed with the invention of the iPad. Given the nearly infinite amount of apps out there, there seems to be no limit to what this little machine can do. By heeding the advice in the article above, you will soon see that the possibilities of the iPad are nearly limitless.