If you’ve just got your hands on a new iPad: congratulations! This beloved device is easily one of the most popular objects on the planet. However, you will now have a lot to learn. The following article will help you discover all the features and functions of your new iPad.
When you are looking into purchasing an iPad you need to consider a few things to get the best price possible. If you want to use the iPad outside of your home or office, then you will want to purchase the more expensive version that includes 3G as well as WIFI.
Are you getting too many notifications? If some apps send notifications, you do not need, you should go to your settings and tap on notifications. You will then have access to a complete list of your apps and be able to choose which notifications you want to receive.
Addictive iPad Apps
Those iPad apps can be addictive, so keep a tally of how many you purchase. With all the exciting apps and the easy way to buy them, it is easy to go overboard. Be aware of what you are doing when buying apps. Keep track.
Adjust the settings in order to see more than just two lines from emails prior to opening them. Under Settings, navigate to Mail, and look for the Preview setting. Changes this setting to display up to five lines. This will give you a larger range to view when you are skimming.
A lot of people find it difficult to type on tablets, but over time, it gets easier. It is possible to have your device convert what you say into text. All you have to do is quickly double click the Home button and then select the image of a microphone. When you are done talking, push the icon again and your words will be shown as text.
Apple TV on iPad
Do you have an Apple TV? You should be able to stream some of the content stored on your iPad to this TV. Open the content on your device while you are next to your Apple TV and wait for the Airplay icon to appear. If you tap it, your content will be sent to your TV.
Using shortcuts can make sending messages easier. One shortcut is to double tap the space bar to enter a period and space after a sentence. You won’t have to add it yourself and the time you save can mean more messaging to family and friends.
If you want to secure your iPad’s backups, you can do it by opening your iPad in iTunes, going to the summary tab and choosing Encrypt Data. That way, you will have all of your information safes in case something happens, and you lose all the information on your 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.
If your iPad turn by turn directions are too soft or loud, change them in settings. Some people may need a little extra volume for these directions, while others like them softer. No matter your need, you can make adjustments right in your iPad settings. You can even turn off the voice if you don’t want it.
The iPad has great musical functions, but what about podcasts? They allow you to access a radio clip on just about anything you can think of. If music is something you have had enough of lately, give some podcasts a try. You can surely find something you like.
If you are preparing to sync your device with your computer for the first time, choose wisely. If you indicate that you want to sync ALL of your pictures, videos, and music, be prepared. Depending on how much you have, it could take a long time to fully transfer everything over. Instead, use your discretion and only sync those items which you know you will need on the iPad.
You should be concerned about hitting links on your device that may not be from legitimate sites. The best way to stop that from happening to you is by holding down the link before you click on it. This will let you know the actual URL the link is coming from.
iPad Running Apps
Double click on the home key to see all currently running apps. A bar with all your running apps will appear and you will be able to tap on the app you want to access. This lets you keep an eye on what’s running on your iPad and close unneeded apps to free up RAM.
If you aren’t sure if an iPad is for you(it is)then you should ask to borrow one from a friend. After playing with it for an hour or two, then you will have a much better idea of exactly what it is capable of and what it can do for your life.
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.
Some people don’t want to know how much charge remains in their iPad’s battery. You can turn it off, thankfully. In general, under settings, click on the usage function. There, you’ll find an off button. If, for whatever reason, you want to put it back on, follow the same steps.
It may take a while, but once you’ve got command of your device, you’ve literally got the world at your fingertips! Use the above information to get you started on mastering the iPad. Before long you will be buzzing through apps and creating a whole new virtual experience for yourself!