Many people who own an iPad have but one major complaint: it’s way too complicated to figure out! If you find yourself of the same mindset with your new Apple, check out the following article. It contains useful tips and tricks on how to master your iPad quickly and use if for all its worth.
Be careful about the apps that you choose to download. Some apps can be very bad for your iPad’s operating system and others will drain your battery at a ridiculously high rate. You can check reviews for an app before you download it right in the screen in which you would access to download it.
Google does not have to be the only search engine you use. In the settings app, navigate to Safari > Search Engine. You can now decide to use other search engines like Bing if you prefer.
When viewing web content on your iPad, you may have to scroll down for what seems like forever. Scrolling your way back to the top of the page is time-consuming and annoying. To move instantly back to the top without scrolling, simply tap on the title bar, which is located at the top of your screen.
Screenshots are simple to take. You just press home and sleep together in order to do this. This will take a picture that filters into your album of pictures.
Safari on The iPad
A neat feature in Safari on the iPad is the quick scroll. Many people do not know about this and waste time scrolling by hand up the page to get back to the beginning. All you have to do to get back to the top of any page is to tap on the title window at the top.
A quicker way to access websites is using the “.com” key. When browsing in Safari, you can save time typing website addresses by just tapping on this key. You can also have other options by holding down on this key. When you tap and hold down, you will have a menu that will give other options to the “.com” address.
If you are worried that a four digit passcode is not enough to keep your iPad secure, you can opt for a longer one. You can go into your settings and change it so that you can use as many characters as you would like. This is useful if you know there is a chance someone you know will guess any four digit code you choose.
Get a USB keyboard. When you get a keyboard, you expand your abilities with the iPad. Keyboards are often more comfortable for posting on Facebook, forums and doing other online writing. That allows you to be more efficient. Some keyboards double as a case, so check out the options available.
It’s simple to copy some text and paste it elsewhere on the iPad. All you have to do is tap on your text and then copy it. Tap the screen again, and you can select Copy. Tap again, hold and choose paste and your copied text will appear.
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.
If you plan to take your iPad 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.
Is Google’s search lacking for you? You can choose another search engine with a minimum of fuss. Find the Settings menu and the option is listed beneath the “Safari” subheading. From there, select the search engine you want to use. The initial choices include Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
If you are listening to music on your iPad while doing something else, you don’t need to wake it up completely to change the song. Simply double click the home button and you will have access to shuffling your music, volume control, and the next and previous song buttons. This saves energy as well!
Tired of auto-correct rewriting your every word on iPad? Look for “Keyboard” options under general settings and find the auto-correct feature. Simply select the off option and you won’t be facing the hassle of having to spell perfectly or risk words and meanings changed, often times not for the better!
Do you use the video call feature a lot? If the small screen where your own image is displayed gets in the way and prevents you from seeing what your friend is showing you, you can use your finger to move this small screen by simply dragging it to a different area of your screen.
To help protect you iPad from unwanted intrusions you can make the passcode longer than the standard four number combination. Go into your Passcode Lock settings and turn off the Simple Passcode. This will allow you to choose a longer passcode for your iPad, which will help protect it from unwanted intrusions.
You may come to a situation where you realize that you’re reading a blog post and want to get back to the top. It may seem really irritating having to scroll back up. However, you can make it easier on yourself by tapping the title bar once and you will instantly be transported back to the top.
Locate your bookmarks more easily. Turn on the Bookmarks bar. Do this by tapping on safari settings, and pick the option that allows you to keep the bookmarks bar on. You can then avoid clicking on things and wasting your time.
If you’re like most people, the love you have for your iPad is somewhat off-set by your frustrations at learning to use it! Hopefully, the tips from this article make mastering the iPad a little bit easier for you. Once you become familiar with all that it can do, you will fall in love with it all over again!