Tablets are an amazing creation. They are like a laptop, only smaller, yet they’re exceptionally powerful and can hold a ton of data. Your iPad can do it all for you, from video conferencing to word processing, if you know what to do. Read on for advice which will help you forgo your laptop as your device will do it all for you instead.
The percentage of battery you have left is rarely accurate. You can turn this feature off by going to the general tab in your settings and tapping on usage. You will then be able to turn off the battery percentage feature. Your device will display a battery with a certain level of power without calculating a percentage.
Choose between Orientation Lock and Mute. Older versions of the iPad featured an “Orientation Lock” button on the side of the device. The button remained on later versions, but its function was switched to “Mute.” If you preferred the older function, you can access a setting in the General Settings menu to set it back to its original function.
Protect your sensitive data with the Delete All function. Worried about losing your identity if your iPad is ever lost or stolen? Simply enable the Erase Data security setting. In the event of 10 incorrect passcode entries, the iPad will automatically erase all personal data. You can find this option in the Settings menu, under General > Passcode Lock.
If your battery is draining fast than you’d like, turn off some notifications and location-based items. Your iPad is constantly monitoring where you are (as long as it’s on wifi, 3G, or LTE). This monitoring sucks the life out of your battery. If you don’t need the features, then you can extend your battery time with a few flicks of a button.
Official iPad Accessories
Be sure that you only use official iPad accessories with your iPad. 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 take screenshots of what you are doing on your device. Press the home button and then the sleep/wake one. A screenshot will be taken instantly and saved into your photo gallery. You can then email these screenshots to your friends to show them the different features of you iPad.
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.
Did you know you could print the documents you have on your device? You need to purchase an AirPrint ready printer. While you are near the printer, access your share menu and select a 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.
Copy and paste are no longer a feature only accessible on your home computer. With a simple tap of the button, you can select any area of text and copy it to your clipboard. When you’re ready to paste, tap the button once more and select the “paste” option. This is perfect for duplicate messages or sharing an idea more than once.
You can find a free downloadable version of the user guide for the iPad. Go to Apple’s website and find the PDF version of the guide. You can then download and print it. It is also available as an iBook that can be downloaded directly to your iPad. Use it to assist you in learning how to fully operate your iPad.
If you plan to take your device into the kitchen, you absolutely must have a screen protector, stylus, and stand case. You will accidentally drop goo all over your iPad, and the protector and case will ensure it says of the iPad itself. The stylus keeps sticky fingers off the screen, too.
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.
If you want to add extra security to your iPad, you have a few options. The first is built into your device in the setting’s tab. If you want further security, you can download a variety of free or paid apps that will add extra layers of protection to your iPad.
What do you want your side switch to do? Do you want it to mute the iPad or lock the rotation? Well, you now have the choice! Go to Settings > General and you’ll find you can choose which the button does by selecting Lock Rotation or Mute under Use Side Switch To.
If there is personal data stored on an iPad, backup all of the information in case of a future emergency. If your information is truly private, you should turn on your iPad’s security system. Navigate to General Settings and go to the Password Lock function. From here, you can set your iPad to dispose of all information whenever someone enters the wrong password ten times.
Can your device do everything your computer can and more? Yes, of course, it can! It just takes a little ingenuity, research, and determination to make the iPad what you want it to be. This article is a great start for you, so use the advice here and you should be well on your way.