If you are able to use your iPad correctly, you will be able to do whatever you put your mind to. You have to learn all you can, though. In the following article, you will be given the advice to ensure that you are making the most of this wonderful device.
Some newer iPads have a mute button instead of a lock orientation one. If you prefer the lock orientation feature, you should go into your settings and tap on the General section. You will be able to choose which function you want to associate with this button. Save your changes when you are done.
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.
You know your device has a tiny camera image in the bottom left of the screen, but you do not actually have to tap this to view the most recently taken video or picture. Try swiping your finger to the right to see your video or picture. Previous photos can be seen by swiping left.
If you fear someone might try to look at your device and read your data, it is possible to set a password so that all data will be deleted after a set number of incorrect attempts. Doing this will erase all data on the iPad whenever a person attempts to input the passcode ten times.
If you use your device to play games for long periods of time, your battery will not last as long. However, you can extend its like by disabling the vibration feature used by many shooters or racing games. If you only spend a few minutes at a time playing these games, it is okay to leave this feature on.
Do you have multiple users on the same iPad? You may not want them to view your online history. You can delete the browser history quickly. Open the Settings app and tap on Safari. Once Safari is open, then tap on the Clear History button. This will clear the cache and all cookies.
Turn on Apple’s iCloud as soon as you get an iPad. iCloud acts as an important backup to your most critical documents, photos, music, and more. The beauty of it is that it just works. No need to manually force it to back your items up; it does it behind the scenes.
Do you need some help with organizing your busy schedule? Install a Google calendar on your device. Tap on the Mail section of your settings and select calendars. Choose to add a calendar, select Google as your server and enter your Google account information. Your Google calendar will then be exported to your iPad calendar.
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.
Did you know you could print the documents you have on your iPad? You need to purchase an AirPrint ready printer. While you are near the printer, access your share menu and select printer. If you have a Mac computer, you can download an app called Printopia to send your printing jobs to a printer connected to your Mac.
By clicking two times on your iPad’s Home button you can quickly view a list of the applications that are currently running. They will appear in a bar located at the bottom of your iPad’s screen. If you want to change to a new app, just tap on it once. You can remove this bar by swiping the screen down.
Protect the screen of your device with a special screen protector. These are made of a clear, adhesive film or plastic and cover the entire screen from nicks, scratches, and smudges. Screen protectors do not interfere with use in any way. Most can be purchased for well under $10. Many are already perfectly cut to fit the iPad screen.
Wait until accessories are on sale until you buy. Your device 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.
Do you want to see all the running apps on your iPad? 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.
If you will not be using the Internet for some time while on your device, take advantage of airplane mode. Airplane mode will essentially shut off your Internet, and this helps to reduce your battery usage. The Internet is a large draw on your battery usage, so using airplane mode can mean that you can use your device longer without having to plug it in.
There may be many apps that you do not use on an iPad, but you are not allowed to delete some of them. The best thing to do to get them out of your way is to move all of them into a folder. This way, you will only see the one folder icon and not a ton of icons for things you don’t use.
iPads are truly incredible. You can use an iPad more effectively by understanding all its features. By heeding the information found above, you will be ready to take full advantage of what the iPad has to offer.