You’ve been wanting to do more with your iPad, but you’re not sure where to begin. There are so many things that you’re just not aware of yet, so you need to continue reading this article to get you pointed in the right direction. Once you are on the right path, there is no stopping you.
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.
If at all possible, use Wi-Fi to connect your device to the Internet instead of 3G. Using 3G continuously, you can expect to get around 9 hours of battery life. With Wi-Fi, you can enjoy your device for even longer before it needs a charge. If you don’t need to connect to the Internet, disable both.
Take Apple’s iTours to get yourself familiar with your new iPad. It is fun to have all these exciting new apps, but sometimes you could use a little help figuring out how to use them. Apple has an online video tour for every app that comes preinstalled on your device, so be sure to take a look at them.
Battery Charge Percentage
Hate having to view your device’s battery charge percentage? If you want, you have the power to turn that off. Start off with your Settings menu. Then click on General, and then Usage. In this menu, you’re able to turn off the display of battery percentage.
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.
Turn on multitasking gestures in your device settings. These multitasking gestures give you ways to control your screen with a few flicks. You can switch windows, switch applications, and more. It makes your device feel very sci-fi as your touch becomes your only control. If you don’t like the gestures, you can always turn them off again in settings.
When web browsing privacy is important on your device, turn on private browsing. Sometimes the things you are searching for or looking at are highly sensitive or personal, so much so that you don’t want a history. That’s ok, the iPad has you covered. You can turn on private browsing from the Safari menu in settings.
Text can be copied and pasted on your device. Press and hold the text and press Select. Tap again when your text gets highlighted yellow, and then choose copy. To paste the text, tap, hold and choose Paste.
Use Folders. You can now put folders on your device. Simply press down on one icon until it begins to jiggle, and then place it “on top” of another icon. You will then create a folder that includes both of those icons. This can be a quick way to organize all of the things you have on your iPad.
Protect the screen of your device with a special screen protector. These are made of a clear, adhesive film or plastic and cover the entire screen from nicks, scratches, and smudges. Screen protectors do not interfere with use in any way. Most can be purchased for well under $10. Many are already perfectly cut to fit the iPad screen.
If you are one of those people that like sharing a lot of the information you find enjoyable with your friends, there is a very easy way to share podcasts. All you have to do is press the Email button while the podcast is open and email it to whoever you like.
Get a warranty. You may not think that a warranty is something you need, but consider this: An iPad is not a cheap toy. It is an electronic investment and you need to make sure that you can get it repaired or replaced should you need that. A warranty can give you peace of mind.
You want to make the most of your device screen, so setting up the appearance of just about everything is important. Have you found that you would like your battery charging icon to not be there? You can eliminate this icon by going to your settings, tapping general, and then turning it off in the usage section.
Join an iPad forum online. These communities will help you learn strategies to get the most out of your device. You can also take the opportunity to share some of the cool things you have learned to do with it. If you ever have problems with your iPad, a special forum like this can help you address your problems.
Is your device full of sensitive data? If you’re afraid that, someone will steal it and access your precious information, you can set the iPad to erase it all if your passcode is entered 10 times wrong. You’ll find this setting in Settings ~ General ~ Passcode Lock ~ Erase Data.
Has your iPad been slowing down, not loading things as quickly and taking longer to download apps? Your device may still be slow after you have sifted through your files and gotten rid of old, useless ones. Think about putting pictures and media in iCloud to free up more space. For many users, this will help the iPad become smooth and speedy once again.
Do you find that you’re constantly being asked to join a wifi network? Avoid this nagging by going into Settings and then Wi-Fi, then setting Ask to Join Networks to off. This will connect you to networks for which the password is known without you having to approve the connection.
Make sure you continue to advance your knowledge about using your device as you continue along. There are always going to be more software updates and new apps. Hopefully, you have a better understanding of where to start, and you will now see yourself using your iPad for many things.