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 rediculously 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.
Monitor your iPad app spending. With all the exciting apps, and the easy way to buy them, it is easy to go overboard. Because of this, you need to keep track of what you spend.
If you find that your iPad is freezing, soft reset it to make the device reboot. Just hold the power and home button at the same time and for a few seconds to do this. This will cause the tablet to restart. If you would rather just close down the application that you are in, push down on the home button instead.
You can easily see what apps are running on your iPad. Most of the time, an application can remain open while you surf the Internet or attend to other business. If you want to see what else is running on your iPad, just double-click the Home button. You will see them in a bar located at the bottom. After you see what is running, close the bar by swiping downward.
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.
If you do not yet own an iPad, consider buying a refurbished iPad from Apple’s online store. Buying a refurbished iPad can save you a lot of money. What’s more, most of the refurbished iPads that Apple sell come with generous warranties and it can be difficult to tell that they are not brand new.
Here is a quick tip to finding text on a page with your iPad. When you are in Safari, type your search word into the Google box. This will give you a list of suggestions. Near the bottom of these suggestions you will see “on this page” and tap on it to show the word on the page you are viewing.
Click Settings, Mail, Contacts and Calendars to add Google Calendar to your iPad. Navigate to Add An Account, and then tap Other. Choose Add CalDAV Account and enter your Google information. Then, back out of your settings app and single-tap your calendar app. You should see what you need.
The iPad does not come with a user manual, but sometimes it is useful to have one. If you’re trying to figure out how to set a particular feature on your iPad, having the manual handy can help. To get a copy, simply visit the Apple website. There you will find a Pdf version that is easy to download.
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.
Protect your information that you have stored on your iPad. Use the passcode lock to lock your iPad if the password is entered incorrectly ten times. This can be done by going to your Settings menu, selecting General, then Passcode lock and finally Erase Data option. This way, if an unauthorized person tries to access your iPad, everything will be deleted.
Apple is good about not loading your new iPad with a bunch of junk third-party apps. They do pre-load many of their own tools including music, maps, iTunes, and Newsstand. Unfortunately, some of them cannot be erased. You can place these programs in a folder, then move the folder to a different page. Then you have more screen space for useful apps.
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.
The best case truly insures your iPad against damage. You should invest more than a few dollars in a strong, protective hard or soft case. A folio is another excellent choice as it protects both the screen and the iPad itself. -80 is a good estimate of the cost of a truly protective case, so don’t cheap out!
Wait until accessories are on sale until you buy. Your iPad comes with what you need up front – the iPad and a charging cable – and everything else can wait. If you want a standing charger, case, keyboard, screen protection or any such item, they go on sale frequently online, so keep your eyes peeled and be patient.
Turn down the brightness of the screen. This has the dual advantages of being easier on your eyes and extending your effective battery life. Recent iPads are typically fully readable at around sixty percent of their standard brightness. Night time use can sometimes be done with half that. You can get to the brightness setting by swiping towards the left, or double-tapping on your home button.
If your 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 makes 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!