The iPad is not all hype – while everyone wants one, or at least thinks they do, there is a lot to be said about iPad ownership beyond the prestige it brings. You can store recipes on it, listen to music, watch videos and more, and the below tips will help you get the most out of your iPad. Keep reading to learn more.
Did you know that when you are charging your iPad on a flat surface, it can take a while for the battery light to appear? Don’t panic! Plug it in and wait for a bit. The charging symbol will eventually appear and your iPad has been charging the entire time.
Be sure that you only use official iPad accessories with your iPad. Accessories made by other companies have been shown to slow the device and even cause permanent damage at times. Even though the Apple accessories are more expensive than other options they are cheaper than having to replace your iPad altogether.
Shortcuts let you send messages quickly. One shortcut is to double tap the space bar to enter a period and space after a sentence. This will eliminate the need to manually do it and give you more time to send more messages to your friends.
Performing multiple app updates at the same time can slow down your iPad and make it difficult to get anything done. You can alleviate this by pausing apps and forcing them to update one at a time instead of all at once. Tap the icon of the app that is updating to pause it. When one is finished, you can allow another one to finish updating.
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.
Turn on Apple’s iCloud as soon as you get an iPad. iCloud acts as an important backup to your most critical documents, photos, music, and more. The beauty of it is that it just works. No need to manually force it to back your items up; it does it behind the scenes.
It is possible to easily change the default search engine from Google to your preferred search engine on your iPad. To change it, you’ll need to open the Settings menu, tap on Safari, and then tap Search Engine. You can use alternatives like Bing or Yahoo instead of Google.
Don’t forget about multitasking gestures. There are three to be aware of. These include a four finger swipe (either to the left or to the right) to move seamlessly between apps that you are using and a four finger swipe to take you back to the home screen. These make your life easier, so take advantage of them.
If a four-digit passcode is not substantial enough for you, change it. Under the Settings menu, navigate to General and then to Passcode Lock. Disable the Simple Passcode option. This allows you to use any password to lock and unlock your device. Your email and attachments will also be more secure with a more complex passcode.
You should be concerned about hitting links on your iPad that may not be from legitimate sites. The best way to stop that from happening to you is by holding down the link before you click on it. This will let you know the actual URL the link is coming from.
Try to avoid keeping your iPad screen set at 100 percent brightness. Keeping your screen set at maximum brightness can diminish your battery life significantly. This means you have to spend more time plugging your iPad in, and less time using it. It’s easy to change your screen settings, and a setting of 30 or 40 percent is usually adequate for most iPad usage.
Your iPad is a great tool for listening to music. If you have iTunes, you don’t need to download the songs again with this solution. Just go to iTunes and enable Home Sharing for your iPad. Next, go to the music app on your iPad and click “More. Then click on Shared. Enjoy your favorite sounds!
Some people don’t want to know how much charge remains in their iPad’s battery. Fortunately, there is a way to easily remove this feature. Just go to settings, then click the general tab, and choose usage. You can turn off the indicator on this screen. If you need to place it back, then just follow the steps again.
When you first purchased your iPad, pages loaded quickly. Now, you are noticing your machine is not as snappy in it responses as it used to be. Over time, the installation of data and apps will slow down your iPad. To keep your iPad at optimum speed, periodically review the information and apps you have installed and delete those that are no longer being used. By doing this, your iPad will become snappier in its response again.
If you want to add extra security to your iPad, you have a few options. The first is built into your device in the setting’s tab. If you want further security, you can download a variety of free or paid apps that will add extra layers of protection to your iPad.
When taking a picture, tap the screen to set the focus and meter. If you are taking a picture of a person sitting indoors, for example, you may find that their face is washed out because of the light. You may get a better shot by tapping the screen so that the camera focuses on the face and creates the picture you want.
Whether you want to learn how to cook by watching videos on it or even teach others by using its camera, or maybe you want to do something completely different, the ideas in this article will get you started. Put them to use to ensure your iPad provides all you desire. Good luck!