You’ve thought about buying an iPad, but you’ve kept putting it off. You weren’t sure what use you would get out of one, and now you’re starting to see why people are giving in to the temptation. Continue reading for some valuable tips and tricks for using your iPad to make life much easier.
Some newer iPads have a mute button instead of a lock orientation one. If you prefer the lock orientation feature, you should go into your settings and tap on the general section. You will be able to choose which function you want to associate with this button. Save your changes when you are done.
Pay attention to how much you spend on all those apps you buy. It’s very common for iPad users to run up large bills buying music and apps. So it is critical to keep track of what you spend.
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.
Go to the apps that you need to use frequently! Double click the home button and a bar of recently-used and running apps will appear on the screen. This can keep you going when you’re in a hurry.
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.
If you have some recently purchased apps from the app store you want to hide, it’s quite easy! Open up the App Store and click on the ‘purchased’ tab on the bottom of your screen. It should give you a list of apps and choose the one you wish to hide. Swipe over the app or right over it, and it should now grey out over the ‘installed’ button. A red button will pop up and you will now have the option to hide the app.
Did you just make a typo? Tap and hold on the misspelled word, choose select and you will have access to a replace function. Tap on replace and a list of suggestions will appear. Select the right spelling and the word will be replaced. If the proper selection does not appear, you will have to use backspace and retype the word.
Protect the screen of your iPad with a special screen protector. These are made of a clear, adhesive film or plastic and cover the entire screen from nicks, scratches and smudges. Screen protectors do not interfere with use in any way. Most can be purchased for well under $10. Many are already perfectly cut to fit the iPad screen.
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 will not be using the Internet for some time while on your iPad, take advantage of airplane mode. Airplane mode will essentially shut off your Internet, and this helps to reduce your battery usage. The Internet is a large draw on your battery usage, so using airplane mode can mean that you can use your device longer without having to plug it in.
You can take a screenshot of your iPad in a very simple one-step process. Hold down on your home button as well as the power button at the same time. Release both after about one second. You should hear a camera sound go off, and your screen should go white. This means that a screenshot was taken, and it will be stored in your photos’ section.
Are you wanting to have more organization with your iPad? It is possible for you to decide which apps provide you notifications, with pop up alerts, etc. Simply navigate to Settings, and then Notifications. This will help ensure that those annoying apps you don’t want popping up won’t interfere with your organization.
Sort your apps rather than displaying each and everyone on the iPad’s home screen. Hold your finger down on the app until its icon makes a quick shaking motion. You can then drag the app and drop it on top of another app icon. You will then be prompted to create a folder. Sorting related apps into folders makes it much easier to quickly locate what you are looking for without endless swiping.
Your iPad’s battery power percentage display is meant to keep you informed of how much battery power your iPad has remaining so that you never run out of power unexpectedly. If you are like many users, however, and this display distracts or irritates you, you can easily remove it. To turn it off just go to settings, then general, then usage.
If you are using the Safari web browser and want to return to the beginning of a page, just click the top of the title window. If you did not know this little trick, you likely spend a lot of energy scrolling through webpages. Tapping your title window helps speed things up.
Now that you know the information you’ve read in this article, it’s time to buy that iPad for sure. There are numerous advantages to using an iPad over any other device for many things in life. Have fun, and take the time to get to know more about your iPad as you continue to use it for things.