It is extraordinary how much technology has had to offer in the past decade. Computers used to fill floors of office buildings, but today they fit in your pocket. The iPad has advanced as well, and the tips in this article will help you access all these gadget offers.
Before you purchase an app, you should check out any alternatives that are cheaper or even free. Many times popular apps have free light versions that are basically the exact same thing except; They include advertisements. If this doesn’t bother you, it could be a good way to save a few bucks.
You can easily access all running apps on an iPad. To see the currently running apps, just tap the Home button twice and you can see them quite clearly. This is a great way to switch between apps. To make the bar disappear, simply swipe the screen downwards.
iPad Lock Orientation
Go into your settings, navigate to “general” and slide the side switch to “lock orientation”. Typically, this is set to mute, but that can be incredibly inconvenient. For example, if you are trying to read on your iPad, the screen may continuously rotate, causing you some frustration. Fix this ahead of time.
Even though your device does not come with a user manual, you can download one for free. Apple has a free PDF on their website containing the User Guide for the iPad. It also comes as an e-book you can read in iBooks, which is a free downloadable app available in the App Store.
Protect your sensitive data with the Delete All function. Worried about losing your identity if your device 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.
When you receive a new email, your iPad’s default setting is for you to see two lines prior to opening it. Sometimes, you may want to have a larger preview. Under Settings, tap on Mail. Choose Contacts>>Calendar, and then select the number of lines you’d like to preview for Mail.
Using AirPrint, you can print straight from your device, as long as you have a compatible printer. AirPrint works with most newer HP printers. If you have a Mac, you can use the Printopia app to print to any Mac printer. To use AirPrint, simply go to the share menu and choose print–that’s it!
If you find the iPad to be slightly out of your budget range, then you may want to consider one from the previous generation. While it won’t have every single feature of the newest model, you can save hundreds of dollars and lose very little. This is especially true between the newest pads.
iOS comes with many apps that many people don’t use. Since these apps are part of the OS, they can’t be removed. You can put them in a folder and location where they won’t be in your way. This will leave your home screen available for apps that you actually use regularly.
Your can choose to have the lock key on your device either mute the volume or lock your iPad’s orientation. Be aware that if you have an early model iPad, you will not have this feature. Check to see what OS your iPad is running. If it is iOS 4.3 or a later version, you should be able to choose what the lock key does. Using the volume button on the side works to mute the iPad, too.
You can show the web your strongest emotions by simply turning your caps lock on with new iOS devices, such as the iPad. Rather than fighting the shift key over and over again, you can now double tap the button and enter caps-lock mode. This setting is great for typing an entire sentence or paragraph in a capital font.
Most people do not know that you are allowed to add more than four items to the dock on an iPad. You are allowed to hold up to six at a time. To add something to the dock, press and hold the icon until it shakes, then drag it into the dock.
Reading E-books on iPad
Do you find reading e-books on the iPad hurts your eyes? Adjusting the brightness will help cure this problem and make reading enjoyable once again. You can change the level of brightness in Settings, or you can simply do it within the iBooks application with the slider.
If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of a frozen iPad, don’t worry. Apple built in a hidden reset function to the device. All you need to do is hold the home button while holding the power button. This will do a hard reset that should work even when frozen.
To copy text on your device, simply double tap a keyword. Sometimes it’s hard to copy an entire paragraph with that technique. Tap your editable text 4 times, and you can copy the entire thing. This also works well for email and website addresses.
iPad Home Sharing
You can share music between your computer and iPad through Home Sharing. Go to iTunes on your computer and set Home Sharing to on and then go to Settings on the iPad and enter your Apple ID in the Music/Video area. Open the music or video app on your iPad and you’ll be good to go.
You can import your own books for free using your device. The iBook app by apple allows you to browse a free section of books. However, your device allows you to read books downloaded elsewhere. You can import these books, but keep in mind that the only format an iPad can read is ePub.
These days, our choices in computer functionality are without end. The iPad is one such device which you must learn more about. The tips above are there to get you started, but there is so much more to learn.