Getting a new gadget is an exciting venture! The only problem is that you have to figure out how to use it, and that can be frustrating and time-consuming. If you’ve got a new iPad and need some help figuring it out, look over the following article; it’s full of useful tips and tricks on the iPad.
Whenever possible, use your screen lock to prevent the iPad from switching between portrait and landscape orientation. If you repeatedly pick up and put down the device, the constant switching and adjusting will consume more battery power. You can lock the orientation under the General setting’s screen from your home screen.
If you use your device to store sensitive information, you can turn on a feature that will delete all this data in case a wrong password is entered ten times. Go to your settings, tap on general and select the passcode lock feature. Use a password you will not easily forget.
Sensitive Data on iPad
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.
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.
Watch the amount of money you are putting out for iPad applications. Because of the iPad’s convenient features, you can end up spending much more money than you like. The iPad saves your credit card information and you can click away without thinking. Keep close tabs on this, or you will surely regret it!
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.
If constant barrages of Wi-Fi notifications are making you crazy, make some adjustments in “settings.” Go to Settings and choose the Ask to Join Network option. By choosing that option, you will never again be bothered by the invitations.
Are you having a hard time typing on your device? You should get a Bluetooth wireless keyboard. Your device will recognize any Bluetooth keyboard instantly. If you use the keyboard a lot, purchase a case with a Bluetooth keyboard directly built in it so you do not have to carry your keyboard.
Unless you have a lot of time to recharge your device, avoid using an iPhone charger. Your device doesn’t have the same wattage as your iPhone which is 10 watts as opposed to 5 watts on the phone. Charging your device with an iPhone charger will end up taking nearly twice as long. Use the original charger instead.
Do you want to prevent your device 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.
Open pages in new tabs in order to keep several open at the same time. When you are in Safari, just tap and hold the link until a pop-up menu shows up. You will be given the choice to open the website of choice in an additional tab in the pop-up menu.
It is good to understand the right way to take care of an iPad. Keeping it away from the sun’s damaging rays is rule number one, and never leave it in a hot car. The heat will degrade a battery’s performance. Also, remember to keep your device away from liquids, which are extremely damaging. Lastly, a protective cover is a great idea to keep your iPad safe from drops and bumps.
The iPad does not come with a user manual, but sometimes it is useful to have one. If you’re trying to figure out how to set a particular feature on your iPad, having the manual handy can help. To get a copy, simply visit the Apple website. There you will find a Pdf version that is easy to download.
You can change your search engine from the default Google to another you prefer. Visit your settings, pick “Safari,” and then open up “Search Engine.” Then you can change your default search engine to one of the options provided.
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.
Turn on multitasking gestures in your device settings. These multitasking gestures give you ways to control your screen with a few flicks. You can switch windows, switch applications, and more. It makes your device feel very sci-fi as your touch becomes your only control. If you don’t like the gestures, you can always turn them off again in settings.
Do you want to make sure everything you bookmark on your computer is also bookmarked in Safari on your device? This is easy to do using iTunes. On the Info tab, you go to the Other option and select the option to sync your bookmarks with Safari or your other preferred browser.
Hopefully, this article leaves you with a greater understanding of the iPad and how to use it. Understand that it will take time before you become a pro at using it. Even the so-called experts need manuals and tutorials, given the complexity of this amazing gadget. But all of this can be half the fun of the iPad: there is always something new to learn about it!