Very few iPad users have unlocked an iPad’s full potential. Learning how to operate the iPad in the way that it was developed to be used is essential to gaining a full understanding of its capabilities. Continue reading to unlock your iPad’s potential through the help of the tips and tricks listed below.
Your device will not charge through a USB port unless you have a high power port. High power ports are usually found on the back of a desktop computer and most laptops do not have one. This also means that USB docks will not charge your iPad unless you own a powered dock.
Do you need to switch from one app to another? You should activate the multitasking gestures in the general tab of your settings. You will then be able to swipe left or right to switch apps, swipe up to see your multitasking bar and pinch your fingers if you want to access your home.
AutoCorrect on iPad
Auto correct is a wonderful feature on the iPad for those of use that are spelling challenge. Your auto correct feature is automatically enabled. To use it, simply hit enter as soon as you see the spelling correction pop up on your screen. This is an easy way to reduce your editing time and keep yourself from having to look up every word you spell.
Are your spotlight searches taking too long? You can restrict the folders that are searched by going into your settings. Tap on general and select Spotlight search. You can then choose which folders will be included in your search, which is very useful if you only use this search feature to find media content.
A neat feature in Safari on the iPad is the quick scroll. Many people do not know about this and waste time scrolling by hand up the page to get back to the beginning. All you have to do to get back to the top of any page is to tap on the title window at the top.
New iPad Applications
When checking out any new applications, don’t overlook free options. Many times they are just as good as the paid version, although they may include advertisements. This is also a great way to have a type of trial before purchasing the full version that doesn’t have any obtrusive ads on it.
Password protect your device. This can be a great way to keep prying eyes away from your information and your iPad. Think of a password you can remember, and make sure that it is not the same password as the one you use everywhere else. Write it down so that you can retrieve it if you forget.
You can go to an iPad forum to find out more about using your device. There are dozens of websites dedicated to learning more about the iPad. Become a member on one of these forums and ask any questions that you may have.
iPad Battery Life
Turn down the brightness of the screen. This has the dual advantages of being easier on your eyes and extending your effective battery life. Recent iPads are typically fully readable at around sixty percent of their standard brightness. Night time use can sometimes be done with half that. You can get to the brightness setting by swiping towards the left, or double-tapping on your home button.
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.
You may not have realized it, but you can move your application icons anywhere on the screen that you want. To do so, simply hold the icon for one second and when it pops up you can move it where you want. This is also the way to delete an application.
Set up your notifications to meet your needs. To do this just go to settings and then click notifications. Here you can customize your iPad to alert you of what you think could be important. This way, you will not be flooded with too many notifications and do not have to miss the ones that you need.
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 device. 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 Google Maps
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.
You can share music between your computer and iPad through Home Sharing. Go to iTunes on your computer and set Home Sharing to on and then go to Settings on the iPad and enter your Apple ID in the Music/Video area. Open the music or video app on your iPad and you’ll be good to go.
The iPad is a great entertainment tool, but it can also be great for education. There are podcasts available for higher learning, as well as dozens of educational games and applications for younger children. There are also great math programs to help elementary children learn their multiplication or division tables.
You are now equipped with some of the best tips and tricks are known for using an iPad. Give them each a try and you will soon have the iPad experience you are meant to have. Continue to learn about your device and you will see that the possibilities are nearly limitless in what it can do.