iPad technology is getting better every day. It’s amazing to see how quickly new apps are added to the iTunes store, too. This means that staying on top of what’s new isn’t an easy task. This article has basic information which should get you started towards iPad mastery and more use of your tablet.
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.
If you haven’t ever had a tablet before, you may be overwhelmed. The iPad is incredibly user friendly and almost impossible to screw up. Just start playing with it and see how much you can figure out alone. Even the most computer inept should be able to handle an iPad.
You can scroll back to the top of a long page in your browser without repeatedly dragging your finger across the screen. There is a much more efficient method. All you have to do is tap a finger on the title bar one time. You will zoom right back to the top of the page.
Want your iPad to stop asking you to join networks? There is an option labeled Ask to Join Networks. Once set to no, you won’t be nagged again.
If the battery in your iPad is fully depleted, charge it as quickly as possible. Storing the device for long periods of time with a dead battery can affect its ability to hold a charge in the future. Once per month, allow the battery to run down completely before charging it to 100 percent.
A neat feature in Safari on the iPad is the quick scroll. Many people do not know about this and waste time scrolling by hand up the page to get back to the beginning. All you have to do to get back to the top of any page is to tap on the title window at the top.
Create folders to better organize your iPad screens. Just get your screen to jiggle mode and then place the icons on each other if you would like them in the same folder and repeat until you have everything where you want it. This feature is great when you have twenty or more icons.
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.
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.
Do you need to type something in all caps? Instead of tapping on the shift key before every letter, turn the caps lock on by tapping your shift key twice. This works on both shift keys. This function is also available on wireless keyboards but most keyboards have a caps lock key.
Would you like your iPad to display a slideshow of all your pictures when it is not in use? This is easy to do. After you lock the screen, you will see a picture icon appear in the bottom right corner. Simply touch this icon, and the iPad will start the slideshow.
Do you want to mute your iPad’s sound or lock your tablet’s orientation? You do this by using the lock key. Earlier iPads aren’t able to do this. If your iPad comes with iOS 4.3 or a newer version, you will have this option. Holding down your iPad’s volume-down button also mutes the device.
The Spotlight search feature searches everything you have, including the songs on you iPod, apps, events and podcasts. If you want to restrict what it searches, you can go to Settings, then General and then Spotlight Search. Here, you can pick which categories you do want it to search and which you don’t.
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.
The Air Print feature is great for printing from your iPad anywhere. You need a compatible printer, and then all you have to do is tap the print icon on any document. It’s a great feature that makes printing more mobile and much more convenient for your daily business needs.
Zoom in with your fingers. When you are looking at websites, you might worry that the text is too small. However, you can simply put two fingers on the screen as if you are pinching, and move them outwards. You will find that everything gets bigger! It’s great for zooming in on almost anything.
A hidden feature on the iPad’s keyboard is the quick apostrophe key. When using Mail, Notes or Pages you do not have to go to the second keyboard when you need to use an apostrophe. Tap down and hold the “!” key. An apostrophe will appear above, and you just slide your finger to select.
Simple, isn’t it? A few of these easy tricks in your repertoire and you’ll be set. iPad use isn’t a complicated thing, but staying on top of the latest developments is. Follow blogs, read articles and talk to others on forums and you’ll be able to keep up and enjoy your iPad even more.