iPads are incredibly diverse and offer many capabilities. That’s what makes them so desirable. Since they’re complicated, it can take a while to learn the ins and outs of an iPad. The piece below is full of useful ideas meant to help you use your iPad well. Continue reading to begin your crash-course in iPad functionality.
Keep up with your spending on apps. When you own an iPad, it is incredibly easy to run up a large itunes bill due to the fact that itunes stores your credit card details and buying apps only involves a few clicks. So, you need to watch your spending.
Watch what apps you have running. A lot of the apps on your iPad can run behind the scenes while you work on other things. To see the things that your iPad is running, double click the Home button. The apps you have running are going to show up near the screen’s bottom. To make the bar disappear, swipe downward.
There are alternatives to viewing pictures if you do not want to click on the camera roll icon. Instead, swipe right and your picture is there. Swipe in the other direction to see photos you took earlier.
It is possible to preview more than a couple of lines of email by changing settings. Go to settings and then to mail, locate the preview setting. You can change this from 2 lines to 5 lines. You will now see more lines of the email while in the inbox.
If time is of the essence, avoid charging your iPad with an iPhone charger. The iPad has a totally different wattage than the iPhone (10 watts compared to 5 watts). The iPhone charger will take much longer to fully charge your iPad. For best results, use the charger that came with your iPad.
Having your iPad chime every time you get an email can quickly become annoying. You can turn them off. Simply visit the Settings section and tap the General tab. When you are in General, then go to Sounds. This will allow you to adjust or turn off any notifications.
Do you just hate knowing how much charge remains in your iPad battery? If you want to, you can just turn it off. To start with, go to your Settings menu. Select General and next locate Usage. When you’re here, the battery percentage display can easily be turned off.
This a useful trick if you need to mute the sound of your iPad quickly. Just hold the “volume down” key for a few seconds. This is a lot quicker than going through the settings. Repeat the process if you want to get back to the default setting.
Taking care of that expensive new iPad is a very smart strategy. You can use a clear cover to protect your screen. These thin plastic sheets can give your iPad screen more protection. Use a soft microfiber cloth when cleaning your iPad screen. Never clean your iPad with a glass cleaner or all purpose cleaner.
You are now able to quickly mute your iPad. As you might know, previous iPad versions did not have this capability. With the iOS 4.3, you can now use the lock switch to mute the sound. Now all you have to do is press the volume-down key and hold it for a few seconds.
Your battery will last longer if you reduce the brightness of your screen. This is really important when you are driving around town waiting on important information. On the Home page of your iPad, you can change the screen’s brightness by adjusting the setting that shows as a sun icon.
It is always a good idea to utilize the security features of your iPad, even if you don’t think you need them. You don’t know when you could lose it by accident and someone could find it and access your bank information, addresses, phone numbers, emails, etc.
Quite a few people think that the battery charge percentage number is annoying on their screen. However, you can get it off of your screen rather simply. All that has to be done is getting into your settings menu, tapping general, and usage after that. This is where it is possible to turn it off. If there’s a time when it’s smart to use it again, then simply return to adjust the slider.
Control all of the notifications you get. With multiple apps, you are sure to see lots of alerts and whatnot popping up all the time. Fix this by navigating to Settings > Notifications. You can use this to manage the different applications and turn off the alerts for those that aren’t needed. Once you do this, only the most important apps will give notifications.
Has taking a fast screenshot been something you have ever needed to do? Well, it’s really quite simple. Click Home, then Sleep/Wake. You’ll see a flash, hear a click and the screenshot will be taken. Every screenshot is saved automatically, so you don’t need to save them yourself.
Now you know why iPads are so popular. Learning how to properly operate an iPad and take full advantage of those features does, however, take some learning. Apply what you’ve learned here, and you will be an iPad expert in no time. Have fun!