Simply owning an iPad is lovely, but making that iPad work for you is the best idea. This article has a plethora of tips, tricks, hints, ideas, advice, and strategies which will turn your device from a cute toy into a real workhorse. Keep reading to learn all you can.
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.
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.
Are you having a hard time typing on your device? You should get a Bluetooth wireless keyboard. Your device will recognize any Bluetooth keyboard instantly. If you use the keyboard a lot, purchase a case with a Bluetooth keyboard directly built in it so you do not have to carry your keyboard. everywhere
If you are concerned about someone seeing private information on your phone, you may set a password to erase the data after several failed attempts. By using this setting, all of your information will be erased after 10 failed password attempts.
Be sure that you only use official iPad accessories with your device. 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 device altogether.
Here is a quick tip to finding text on a page with your device. When you are in Safari, type your search word into the Google box. This will give you a list of suggestions. Near the bottom of these suggestions, you will see “on this page” and tap on it to show the word on the page you are viewing.
Get a screen protector for your device before you begin to use the device. While the screens on the iPads are of very high quality, they can still be damaged relatively easily if they are not protected. The smallest grain of dirt rubbed across the screen with your finger can result in a large scratch.
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 device, 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.
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.
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.
Lots of people know about the store for iTunes on the iPad, but don’t really know what all it offers. Within the store, you can locate a subsection known as iTunes U which caters to university students. There are many educational podcasts and you can learn a lot.
Protect your information that you have stored on your device. Use the passcode lock to lock your device if the password is entered incorrectly ten times. This can be done by going to your Settings menu, selecting General, then Passcode lock and finally Erase Data option. This way, if an unauthorized person tries to access your device, everything will be deleted.
Your can choose to have the lock key on your device either mute the volume or lock your iPad’s orientation. The early iPad’s cannot perform this function. Check to see what OS your device is running. If it is iOS 4.3 or a later version, you should be able to choose what the lock key does. You are able to turn down the volume by holding in the button.
Use iTunes to backup your data. You do not want to lose all of your music, apps pictures, and other data if your device was to crash. Use iTunes to store by going to your Summary tab, then checking the Encrypt iPad backup that is found under the Options. This way, all of your information is stored safely somewhere other than your iPad.
It’s easy to take a screenshot using your iPad. Just press the home and sleep/wake buttons at the same time. The screen will flash and you’ll hear a click. This lets you know that you’ve successfully taken the photo. You can find your screenshots in your photos, where they are automatically saved for future use.
Just tap twice on the home icon to see what apps are running. Tap your desired app, and there you go. To get back to where you were earlier you just do the same thing again.
It isn’t necessary to use the built-in iPad keyboard. It can get difficult to type on the small keyboard that’s projected on the screen. You can buy any kind of Bluetooth keyboard and then set it up with the iPad. You will feel more like you’re using a laptop and be able to type more efficiently with the external keyboard.
Now that you know how to take your simple iPad and make it into a real tool which provides great utility, put your knowledge to use. The more you learn, the better, so keep reading expert advice online as well. You’ll make your iPad the tool you’ve wished it could be.