When did you buy your iPad? How often do you use it? You don’t want to be attached to it completely, but you do need to get your money’s worth. There are so many things you can do with your iPad that you should be getting more than your money’s worth. Keep reading to find out more.
Before you purchase an iPad, you should take the time to make a list of the features you need and decide what kind of storage size you want. There are different models of iPads available and there is no point in spending money on features you are never going to use.
You may see significant shortening of your battery life if you frequently watch movies, listen to continuous music, or play a lot of games on your iPad. You can change the brightness on your screen to do this. There is no reason to have the screen at full brightness in any situation.
If you want to organize your apps, create some folders. You can create a folder by tapping one of your apps and holding until all the apps are moving. Drag this app over a second app you want to place in the same folder and a folder containing both apps will appear. Drag other apps to the folder.
If your iPad holds sensitive data, a feature can be enabled that lets you erase all of that data on your device. This is only triggered if a person incorrectly inputs the password 10 times. To set this up, go to Settings. Look under General for Passcode Lock. Then, go to Erase Data.
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.
If you go to Settings and Notifications, you can choose which apps you want to have pop up alerts, which apps you want to have notifications near the top of the screen, and which apps you want to appear in your Notification Center. Doing this can help you prevent noisy apps from clogging up your notifications. This also ensures that you will just notice the important apps.
Learn all the things the side switch can do on your iPad. It is a handy way to turn your audio alerts on and off without affecting your playback sound. You can also use it to lock your screen so that it does not automatically rotate. If you want to use it for some other function, you can change this in the General Settings menu.
If you need Google Calendar to work with your iPad, get into your mail and then contacts followed by calendars. Navigate to Add An Account, and then tap Other. Select Add CalDAV Account and then insert your Google credentials. Then you have to go from the settings app to the calendar app. You should see what you need.
You must know how to take care of your iPad properly. Don’t keep it inside a locked car and make sure it’s not in direct sunlight. Your battery will slowly start to hold less of a charge if it gets hot too much. Also, make sure that you do not put it any place where it will come in contact with liquids. Use a covering to prevent liquid from getting into your iPad.
Do you have multiple users on the same iPad? You may not want them to view your online history. You can delete the browser history quickly. Open the Settings app and tap on Safari. Once Safari is open, then tap on the Clear History button. This will clear the cache and all cookies.
When taking photos, you might hold the iPad on the sides. This will cause your shutter button to go in and out, resulting in blurry pictures. Instead, make use of the orientation lock feature. Doing this will allow the shutter button to be a thumb’s distance away. After you take a photo, use the image editor for rotating the image.
If you aren’t sure if an iPad is for you(it is)then you should ask to borrow one from a friend. After playing with it for an hour or two, then you will have a much better idea of exactly what it is capable of and what it can do for your life.
Have you ever wondered how many apps are running on your iPad all at once? This is valuable information to keep your iPad running efficiently. All you have to do is to double tap the home button, and a list will appear. Tapping on each one can pull the app up, and swiping downward can remove the list.
Get a warranty. You may not think that a warranty is something you need, but consider this: An iPad is not a cheap toy. It is an electronic investment and you need to make sure that you can get it repaired or replaced should you need that. A warranty can give you peace of mind.
Unlike a personal computer where you need to constantly worry about viruses and spyware, the iPad is incredibly well protected against these things. Be sure to update your device as often as possible, but in general you need not worry about destroying your iPad with unsafe web-surfing or downloaded applications.
The same light settings are not necessary when you are in different environments, which is why you are given the option to change that. Dim your screen by clicking the Home button two times and swiping. Then you can adjust the brightness manually for your environment.
Now that you have a better idea of how to go about using your iPad, you should be able to use it for more things. Have fun using the apps, track your workout program, use it to help your kids learn, and more. The iPad is a great tool for just about anything!