Simply owning an iPad is lovely, but making that iPad work for you is the best idea. This article has a plethora of tips, tricks, hints, ideas, advice, and strategies which will turn your device from a cute toy into a real workhorse. Keep reading to learn all you can.
Buy a good-quality case and screen protector for your device. You probably paid a lot of money for your iPad, so you need to ensure that you keep it protected against damage. A good-quality case will protect your device from minor accidental falls, while a screen protector will stop the screen from getting scratched.
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.
If you do not yet own an iPad, consider buying a refurbished iPad from Apple’s online store. Buying a refurbished iPad can save you a lot of money. What’s more, most of the refurbished iPads that Apple sell come with generous warranties and it can be difficult to tell that they are not brand new.
Is there anything more annoying than accidentally launching a seriously noisy app? Mute your device by pushing the volume button down for a few seconds. Alternately, you could configure the button labeled LOCK ORIENTATION to use instead of the mute button.
Maximize security by setting your device to erase all of your data after ten failed password entry attempts. Navigate to Settings, then General, then Passcode Lock. Select the Erase Data option. Just make sure that you remember your passcode or write it down in a safe place. Make sure that others who have permission to use your device do the same.
Be sure that you only use official iPad accessories with your device. Accessories made by other companies have been shown to slow the device and even cause permanent damage at times. Even though the Apple accessories are more expensive than other options they are cheaper than having to replace your iPad altogether.
You can switch your search engine from Google if you wish. Just click on Settings, then Safari and then Search Engine. Then you can change your default search engine to one of the options provided.
Change the Passcode
Change the passcode on your iPad. You automatically are prompted for only a four-digit password. However, this is not as secure as you would like since this not only gets you into your iPad but also is used to encrypt your data. Therefore, go to Passcode Lock under your General Settings and turn off Simple Passcode. After that, you will be able to make the password any length you like using any keyboard characters.
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 device glass when you have it in your bag. This way you are sure that it is safe.
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.
You can paste and copy text using the iPad. All you have to do is tap on your text and then copy it. If you tap once more, you will be presented with the option to copy. To paste the text, tap the screen, holding your finger down until option to paste appears. Tap on ‘paste’ and your text should appear!
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.
Do you want to see all the running apps on your device? Then, double-click the Home button and every app will display at the bottom of your screen. If you want to run one of the running apps, simply tap it. Simply swipe your screen down to eliminate the bar.
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 the brightness setting by swiping towards the left, or double-tapping on your home button.
It is not possible to simply swipe between days in the calendar app. But, on the bottom of the page, there is the navigation bar which can be very useful. You can switch from different months, weeks, and days depending on your view. The current date will always stay highlighted in blue and tapping on it will return to the current day.
Never store your iPad with a dead battery. Storing the device with a battery that is completely drained can essentially kill the battery and make the device useless until that battery is replaced. Store your device with at least a small charge, and always make sure to charge your battery before it is completely drained.
If you have a child or a minor using your device, you may be interested in turning off mature content. To do this, tap on general, restrictions, and then enable restrictions. This feature will block TV shows, movies, and apps that are “mature audience” rated. Also, podcasts that have an “explicit” tag will be blocked.
Now that you know how to take your simple iPad and make it into a real tool which provides great utility, put your knowledge to use. The more you learn, the better, so keep reading expert advice online as well. You’ll make your iPad the tool you’ve wished it could be.