So you’ve just bought a new iPad, and you want to know how to use it with all its apps and gadgets. Great! There is much to know, so consider the following helpful advice when it comes to getting started. You will be using it for everything in no time at all.

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.

Tips And Tricks On Using Your iPad To Its Full Capabilities
Tips And Tricks On Using Your iPad To Its Full Capabilities

If your friends own iPads too, you can share your entire music and video library with them. Open your iTunes app and activate the home sharing function. You also need to enter your Apple ID in the music and video menu of your iPad. To access a shared library, open a music or video app and select more. You will then have access to a list of shared libraries.

If you haven’t ever had a tablet before, you may be overwhelmed. The iPad is incredibly user-friendly and almost impossible to screw up. Just start playing with it and see how much you can figure out alone. Even the most computer inept should be able to handle an iPad.

iPad Passcode

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.

If time is of the essence, avoid charging your iPad with an iPhone charger. Your iPad doesn’t have the same wattage as your iPhone which is 10 watts as opposed to 5 watts on the phone. Although you can charge your iPad with an iPhone charger, it generally takes longer. It’s wise to only use the charger that came with the iPad.

AutoCorrect

Are you constantly annoyed by the AutoCorrect on your iPad? Try this trick in the future. After you finish typing your word, tap on it in the suggestion’s area. That will ensure that you get what you typed instead of the AutoCorrect suggested a word that automatically gets inserted when you hit a space.

Using shortcuts makes it simpler to send messages. Just tap your space bar two times as you type a sentence, and a period and space will appear at the end. You won’t need to labor over your messages using this method.

If your iPad turn by turn directions are too soft or loud, change them in settings. Some people may need a little extra volume for these directions, while others like them softer. No matter your need, you can make adjustments right in your iPad settings. You can even turn off the voice if you don’t want it.

iPad Satellite Navigation

Unfortunately, the iPad does not have a free satellite navigation feature. However, the map’s direction features works great for driving, walking, and even bus directions. To use it, simply tap on “Directions”, found on the top left corner of the maps app, and you will be given a step-by-step guide to your destination.

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.

The iPad’s “.com” button can multitask. Most people know about the handy “.com” button that makes typing web addresses easier, but it can do much more than that. If the website you are heading to ends in “.net” or “.edu,” simply hold down the “.com” button and you will see several new options pop up.

Does your iPad contain private information that you don’t want other people to access? If so, then your iPad has a feature that will erase all its data whenever the passcode has been incorrectly inputted ten times. Simply go to the Settings tab, go to General, Passcode Lock, and finally Erase Data. Just make sure you don’t forget your passcode!

Brightness can be altered depending on where you are. You can dim the screen easily, just double tap the Home button, then swipe until you find the brightness setting. You can alter the brightness and save some battery life.

iPad Wallpaper

Try to use a wallpaper that is not that dark if you are worried about seeing smudges and fingerprints on the screen. They show up more prominently when the background is dark, so it would be a better idea to choose a wallpaper that is a bit lighter in color.

Dim or brighten the screen within the iBooks app itself. Rather than entering the Settings menu while you are reading, select the sun-shaped icon in the upper right of the screen. Use the slider to adjust the brightness of the screen. This shortcut allows you to tweak the brightness without navigating away from your book.

Frozen iPad

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.

You can take better pictures by focusing on your subject and improving the metering of the light. All you have to do is tap on your subject and your iPad will focus on this area and meter the light to make your subject more visible. Experiment with this tool to take some artsy picture!

Your iPad is going to be your friend when it comes to both entertainment and business. It can do so many different things, and it’s time you started reaping the benefits. Make sure you continue to learn more information, as many more companies continue to cater to the iPad crowd daily.