iPad technology is getting better every day. It’s amazing to see how quickly new apps are added to the iTunes store, too. This means that staying on top of what’s new isn’t an easy task. This article has basic information which should get you started towards iPad mastery and more use of your tablet.

The user reviews are generally incredibly accurate in representations of the quality of the application. Of course, you need to make sure that there are more than just one or two reviews, but if there are, and if the app has four or five stars, you should be good to go.

How To Use Your iPad Effectively And Efficiently
How To Use Your iPad Effectively And Efficiently

Do you get irked each time you get a message from your iPad wanting to know if you want to join a new wifi network that it has just picked up? This prompt can be totally eliminated by checking your device settings. Choose your Wi-Fi tab and the last option can switch off if you’re sick of prompts.

Soft Reset iPad

Soft resets can fix your iPad when it freezes. Just hold Home and Sleep at the same time for about a minute. Doing this properly will restart the device. If you want an application to shut down, hold your home button down for several seconds.

There is a feature you can use on your phone that will erase all the data on the phone if someone inputs the correct passcode. While this may seem like a good idea, be careful. You may put the wrong passcode yourself and end up losing all of your information.

Notifications

Many iPad games and apps have a feature that notifies you whenever some action is performed. For example, you may receive a notification from Words With Friends that it is your turn to play, or you might have a Twitter alert that tells you someone has re-tweet something. Disable these notifications unless they are absolutely necessary. These frequent updates can shorten the life of your iPad’s battery.

You can block mature content on an iPad that was purchased for use by your child. This can be done through the settings on your iPad. You can block access to mature content by labeling your content as such.

You do not have to save documents to your iPad to share them. Access them via the Internet and open your share menu. You will then have access to a list of all the documents you opened. Tap on the document you want to share. If you want to share an entire page, you will be able to send it as a Word document or as a PDF.

Battery Life

If you are struggling with the battery life of your iPad, don’t fret. First, you should be sure to close any programs that you aren’t using. Also, keep your brightness at a low but comfortable level whenever possible. Finally, be sure to turn off any music programs when you aren’t using them.

When web browsing privacy is important on your iPad, turn on private browsing. Sometimes the things you are searching for or looking at are highly sensitive or personal, so much so that you don’t want a history. That’s ok, the iPad has you covered. You can turn on private browsing from the Safari menu in settings.

HD Television

The new iPad and iPad 2 can be connected to an HD television. This can be done with an Apple Digital AV Adapter that is connected from the 30-pin Dock adapter to the HDMI port or even a regular Apple VGA Adaptor. Both of these iPads support video mirroring, which allows your whole Home screen to appear on the television, not just your videos.

While this wasn’t possible on the previous generations, it is very simple to make a folder on your main page now. Simply drag one icon onto another, and you will be presented with the option of creating a new folder. This is a great way to organize and clean up your main screen.

While you may be tempted to hack your device to add extra applications to it, you should really think twice. The official store has thousands of legit applications, and once you unlock your device you may lose support from the official Apple store. Think carefully about doing something like this!

Screen Protector

Buy a cloth made of microfiber to wipe the screen of you iPad as often as you can. This may seem excessive, but it is much harder to see if everything is not clear. If you use a wipe made of something else, there is a huge chance that it may scratch the screen.

If you want to quickly mute your iPad, just click on the volume down button until the indicator goes to 0. This will mute your iPad and ensure you’re not being interrupted in a meeting or class. You can bring the sound back by using the volume up button later.

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.

When browsing the web with Safari, click the title window to go back to the beginning of the page. Lots of people simply scroll, but it can be time-consuming. Tapping is simple, quick and actually works in a variety of different apps.

Restrictions

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.

Simple, isn’t it? A few of these easy tricks in your repertoire and you’ll be set. iPad use isn’t a complicated thing, but staying on top of the latest developments is. Follow blogs, read articles and talk to others on forums and you’ll be able to keep up and enjoy your iPad even more.

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