Very few iPad users have unlocked an iPad’s full potential. Learning how to operate the iPad in the way that it was developed to be used is essential to gain a full understanding of its capabilities. Continue reading to unlock your iPad’s potential through the help of the tips and tricks listed below.

Are you getting too many notifications? If some apps send notifications, you do not need, you should go to your settings and tap on notifications. You will then have access to a complete list of your apps and be able to choose which notifications you want to receive.

Ways On How You Can Use Your iPad Effectively
Ways On How You Can Use Your iPad Effectively

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 iPad will display a battery with a certain level of power without calculating a percentage.

Avoid iPhone Charger

If you don’t have a lot of time, avoid using your iPhone charger in order to charge your device. The wattage on the two devices is different. It’ll take a long time for an iPhone charger to totally charge an iPad. For best results, use the charger that came with your iPad.

If your battery is draining fast than you’d like, turn off some notifications and location-based items. Your device 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.

If you are on the Internet constantly you can use the cloud storage for your iPad. Use the cloud to store things without taking up valuable space on the device itself. Make sure that you save critical documents to both your iPad and the cloud.

Strongest Emotions

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.

Use the hidden apostrophe on the virtual keyboard’s first screen instead of navigating to the second screen. Simply hold down on the exclamation mark key. A hidden apostrophe option then appears. Slide your finger up to select it. This shortcut comes in handy for typing emails and other messages.

Does your device 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!

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.

Search Engine

Would you rather use a search engine other than Google on your device? You can easily change the default to your favorite search engine. Under your Safari Settings menu, select Search Engine. Once you are there, you will see options for Yahoo and Bing in addition to the default Google browser.

Do you find yourself using the same phrases over and over? If so, there is an easy way to create shortcuts for your most common phrases. Go to the Keyboard Settings of your iPad and click Add New Shortcut. Type your common phrase in the field named Phrase; then, simply add a shorthand version in the field named Shortcut. For example, if you use the sentence: How are you doing today? Type it in the box and use a shortcut such as haydt. Every time you type “haydt” the iPad will know to type out the complete sentence.

If you only have Wifi, but not 3G, you can still get a lot of use out of your device. Not only can you download songs beforehand, you can also download most of your applications while within wifi range and then use it anywhere. This is also true for podcasts.

PDF Files

Would you like to use the iPad to open PDF files? If so, then email yourself the PDF files so that your iPad will open it via the iBooks function. The iTunes app has a book tab that you can use to synch PDF’s from any computer to you use with your iPad.

You should erase the history if you do not want anyone to see it. Lord knows what the last thing you might have searched is! This browser will load up whatever page you looked at last, so pick out a page that you won’t be ashamed to show someone else.

Keep your iPad’s screen free of smudges and grime with a microfiber lens-cleaning cloth. These lint-free cloths contain no cleaning solutions that can harm the screen. They are also inexpensive, and you can pick them up at any eyewear retailer. Tuck one into your iPad’s case or you pocket for on-the-go cleaning.

Your iPad’s space bar can be used to type a period. When you reach the end of a sentence and want a period, just tap the space bar twice. Your period will be followed by a space. This can be a big time-saving tip, especially if you are typing a large document.

You are now equipped with some of the best tips and tricks are known for using an iPad. Give them each a try and you will soon have the iPad experience you are meant to have. Continue to learn about your iPad and you will see that the possibilities are nearly limitless in what it can do.