So, you have made the decision to buy a new iPad. iPads are great devices and can improve both your business and personal life. In order to fully enjoy your iPad, you need to know how it works and what features it has. Here we will discuss many of the basics, as well as some more advanced tips, and this knowledge can help you to be an educated consumer when purchasing your device.
Would you like to see more than 2 lines of text when previewing an email? In the mail section, you can adjust this with the preview setting. Switch this to show more text; perhaps five lines. You will now see more lines of the email while in the inbox.
If you want to charge your device as quickly as possible, do not use an iPhone charger. This is because it has a different wattage than an iPad charger. Charging with an iPhone charger will take far more time. Use the charger that came with your device instead.
If you enjoy frequently using a smiley face or alternate emoticons, have the Emoji keyboard. To get this keyboard, tap Settings, then General, and finally, Keyboard. Tap the international keyboards’ icon and look for Emoji. To add it, all you have to do is simply tap it. The next time you see the onscreen keyboard, it will be there.
WiFi Connect Messages
Put an end to WiFi connect messages. Tired of being notified every time you stray into a WiFi zone? In the Wi-Fi section of Settings, there is an option to turn off “Ask to Join Networks.” You can still manually join any network, the iPad will just stop notifying you of every time one is in range.
Since an iPad is a significant investment, it is wise to provide proper care for it. Many people purchase screen protectors for their iPad. A screen protector is a thin, plastic sheet that will help protect your screen. Whenever you clean the screen of your device, use a soft cloth that has been lightly dampened with water. Do not use window cleaners or other household products.
Let your children play with the iPad. Because the functions run on a touch screen, even small toddlers can have fun with it. This is a great way to introduce the computer to your young children. Watch how they use this tool, and you will be amazed at how quickly they learn on it.
Be selective about your notifications. Under the Settings menu, navigate to Notifications. Adjust the settings until you are satisfied with which apps trigger notifications and which ones don’t. This keeps you from being nagged by rarely used apps. It also keeps important notifications from being buried by less important ones.
Online forums can help you master your device. Many sites are devoted to the discussion of iPads, and using them can be of tremendous help. All you have to do is check some forums to find out more about the iPad.
Choose the functionality you’d like for the lock switch, orientation lock or audio mute. However, some of the older iPads will not have this option. iPads operating on iOS 4.3 or later have this capability. You may mute your device by holding the – volume button down.
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.
The Spotlight search feature searches everything you have, including the songs on you iPod, apps, events and podcasts. If you want to restrict what it searches, you can go to Settings, then General and then Spotlight Search. Here, you can pick which categories you do want it to search and which you don’t.
Sort your apps rather than displaying each and everyone on the iPad’s home screen. Hold your finger down on the app until its icon makes a quick shaking motion. You can then drag the app and drop it on top of another app icon. You will then be prompted to create a folder. Sorting related apps into folders makes it much easier to quickly locate what you are looking for without endless swiping.
If you keep important personal data stored on your device, be sure you have a backup of that information stored on another drive. There are also settings which allow the iPad to delete all memory if someone attempts to crack the password. Navigate to General Settings and go to the Password Lock function. From here, you can set your device to dispose of all information whenever someone enters the wrong password ten times.
While you do need to be careful with your iPad in general, it is surprisingly resistant. Even if you drop it, it should survive. The best way to extend this feature is to purchase an appropriate case that will give an extra layer of cushion to avoid any type of damage.
Do you want to enable restrictions on your iPad? If so, go to settings, then general, then restrictions, and finally, enable restrictions. This is effective for your game center, content, apps and much more. To disable in-app purchases, all you have to do is go to the “allowed content” setting and disable “in-app” purchases.
If you have already been using an iPhone or iPod touch then you already know quite a bit about the iPad. Apple implemented a lot of the same features in all of their devices to make it easier for users to go back and forth between them, so don’t fret!
The iPad is very versatile and can be useful for business and pleasure. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the different features of your iPad to get the most out of it. Take what you have learned here and make an informed purchase, and you’ll be enjoying your new iPad in no time!