The iPad is a creation so amazing that few other tablets can compare. The vast number of apps on iTunes truly blows away the competition. That said, do you truly know what you can do with the iPad? If not, keep reading and we’ll guide you through tips to become a better iPad owner.
Did you open too many apps? You can access all your open apps by tapping on the home button of your iPad and bar will appear at the bottom of your screen. Tap the app you want to access and repeat this process later to access your other running apps.
Make the most of the “Delete All” function that is incorporated within the iPad. For security reasons, you can program the tablet to delete all your sensitive data if your password is entered incorrectly 10 times. This is a perfect feature if your tablet has been lost or stolen and you keep extremely confidential details on it.
If you own an iPad, it is a good idea to make a backup. You can force iTunes to make a backup so that your data is properly saved. Go to iTunes and right-click on devices list and select backup. You can also use the same feature in iCloud to backup as well.
Are you constantly annoyed by the AutoCorrect on your iPad? Try this trick in the future. After you finish typing your word, tap on it in the suggestion’s area. That will ensure that you get what you typed instead of the AutoCorrect suggested a word that automatically gets inserted when you hit a space.
It can be irritating for your iPad to chime every time you get an email. It is possible to shut this sound off. First, go to your Settings and then General. Select Sounds under the General heading. You will be able to turn the sound off here or adjust the volume.
Do you want to prevent your iPad from automatically syncing when you hook it up to your computer? That is easy to accomplish. Make sure you are in iTunes, then hold down the Shift-Control or Command-Option buttons when you plug the iPad in. If you forget to do that step, then just swipe, the unlock during the sync, and it will stop.
Find out about other Apple products. You may be able to use your iPad in tandem with other devices in the Apple family, making your use of all of them much easier. You can look at the Apple site, or you can just search on the internet for ways that you may be able to use other Apple devices.
You should be concerned about hitting links on your iPad 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.
Applications You May Not Find Useful
The iPad comes already loaded with applications you may not find useful. Many of these apps cannot be deleted. Just group them in a folder and stick it on the last page of your apps. You can then focus on getting down to business.
Wait until accessories are on sale until you buy. Your iPad comes with what you need up front – the iPad and a charging cable – and everything else can wait. If you want a standing charger, case, keyboard, screen protection or any such item, they go on sale frequently online, so keep your eyes peeled and be patient.
You have probably downloaded enough apps by now to be thinking about app notifications and how to control them. Controlling app notifications are 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.
There are a couple of ways to view PDF’s on your iPad. You can email them to yourself and then open in iBooks. You can also drop and drag these files into your iTunes. When you sync your iPad and click on the Books tabs, you select the PDFs and it is automatically transferred to your library in iBooks.
When you’re losing weight, the iPad can be a great tool. There are apps to help you track your progress, keep a diet diary or even receive nutritional advice. You can search the web to find how many calories are in the items you’re eating, or take photos of clothing you want to buy when you fit into the items, which makes for great motivation.
If you have the choice, use Wi-Fi instead of a 3G connection with your iPad. Apple has said that the average battery draw with a Wi-Fi connection is significantly less than with a 3G connection. You will get approximately 10 hours of usage with Wi-Fi, rather than about 6 hours with 3G.
Listening to Music on Your iPad
If you are listening to music on your iPad while doing something else, you don’t need to wake it up completely to change the song. Simply double click the home button and you will have access to shuffling your music, volume control, and the next and previous song buttons. This saves energy as well!
Have you ever seen something on your iPad that you want to keep? It’s easy to do this. The only thing you need to do is give it a tap and hold it down. It will then give you the option to save. This saves it to your iPad, meaning you can access it at any time.
While you may have thought that iPad ownership is no more than just downloading apps and using them, you should now know it’s more than that. What you’ve read here will get you started down the road to iPad mastery. The more you know, the better you’ll find the iPad works out for you.