So you’ve just bought a new iPad, and you want to know how to use it with all its apps and gadgets. Great! There is much to know, so consider the following helpful advice when it comes to getting started. You will be using it for everything in no time at all.
If you are new to using an iPad you may initially think it cannot do much. Don’t be fooled, you simply need to start looking through apps. The real capabilities of an iPad come from the additional applications that you are able to download and use directly from your device.
The user reviews are generally incredibly accurate in representations of the quality of the application. Of course, you need to make sure that there are more than just one or two reviews, but if there are, and if the app has four or five stars, you should be good to go.
To create folders on an iPad is easy. Simply hold your finger over an application icon until it starts jiggling. Once it starts jiggling, you simply drag and drop it on another application icon. The iPad names the application at the time it is made; however, you can rename the folder to your liking.
It easy to access the currently running apps on your iPad. By double-clicking on your Home button, you will see every running app in a bar near the bottom of the screen. It is easy to switch to an app by tapping it on the bar. Swipe downward on the screen to make the bar disappear.
To protect your sensitive data the iPad has a feature that will erase all data if the password is entered incorrectly ten times. To access this feature go to Settings and click Passcode Lock; then click Erase Data. This privacy feature will restore your iPad to its factory default settings.
Even though your iPad does not come with a user manual, you can download one for free. Apple has a free PDF on their website containing the User Guide for the iPad. It also comes as an e-book you can read in iBooks, which is a free downloadable app available in the App Store.
You don’t need to click the camera icon on your screen to view your photos. Simple swipe right with a single finger and you will see your video or photo. To view other photos you have stores, swipe toward the left side of the screen.
Back up your iPad often. Your iPad will soon be a major piece of your daily life, holding entertainment, notes, and even important documents. Make it a habit to do a back up of your iPad every night so that there is no chance that these documents will be lost forever. Remember, your iPad is still a piece of technology; it can break or brick without much warning.
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.
Google does not have to be the only search engine you use. Simply navigate to Settings, Safari, and then Search Engine. You can then change the default search engine if you desire to do so.
When checking out any new applications, don’t overlook free options. Many times they are just as good as the paid version, although they may include advertisements. This is also a great way to have a type of trial before purchasing the full version that doesn’t have any obtrusive ads on it.
Use iTunes to sync your iPad with your personal computer or Mac. It is no longer hard to share share files; the ability to use iTunes to share files with any computer equipment has made this indispensable. You can even share PDF documents on the iPad.
Forums online are a great way to learn more about your iPad. Lots of websites focus on iPads and can help you learn how to use the device to its full advantage. You can ask questions or just peruse the archives for useful information. Chances are, your questions have already been answered.
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!
Buy a custom case to hold your iPad. These cases look like book covers, and they enable you to use the iPad without taking it out. The case protects your expensive equipment if you accidentally drop it. It also makes it easier for you to carry around your fragile equipment.
You might think it’s not necessary to do this, but it’s great to have security on your iPad. It’s always possible that you could lose it, and your iPad typically contains lots of personal information, such as phone numbers, emails, and maybe even your bank information or social security number.
Did you know that you don’t have to use your iPad’s keyboard? Big fingers and that tiny keyboard don’t mix! You can buy any kind of Bluetooth keyboard and then set it up with the iPad. That enables you to type just like you might on a laptop.
You can turn on Caps Lock on an iPad. To type a capital letter with the onscreen keyboard, you’d tap the right or left shift key and the letter you need. This is a bit of a hassle if you need an entire word capitalized. The easiest thing to do is use Caps Lock. To turn it on, just double tap on either the right or left shift key.
Your iPad is going to be your friend when it comes to both entertainment and business. It can do so many different things, and it’s time you started reaping the benefits. Make sure you continue to learn more information, as many more companies continue to cater to the iPad crowd daily.