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 iPad from a cute toy into a real workhorse. Keep reading to learn all you can.
Be careful about the apps that you choose to download. Some apps can be very bad for your iPad’s operating system and others will drain your battery at a rediculously high rate. You can check reviews for an app before you download it right in the screen in which you would access to download it.
If you want to organize your apps, create some folders. You can create a folder by tapping one of your apps and holding until all the apps are moving. Drag this app over a second app you want to place in the same folder and a folder containing both apps will appear. Drag other apps to the folder.
Never leave your iPad in a hot car or any similar environment. The intense heat saps devices of battery power. Exposing it to extreme heat and light can affect the battery’s ability to hold a charge for long periods. This type of damage is not covered in your warranty, making this a pricey mistake.
Change your settings so that you can preview more than two lines of an email in your inbox. Go to settings – mail – preview to change it. Change the setting to 5 lines. This will give you a larger range to view when you are skimming.
It is good to understand the right way to take care of an iPad. Try to move your device out of the sun and heat, as this can cause burnout. Your battery’s performance will be degraded by the heat. Also, keep your iPad away from liquids. Use a covering to prevent liquid from getting into your iPad.
If you are worried that a four digit passcode is not enough to keep your iPad secure, you can opt for a longer one. You can go into your settings and change it so that you can use as many characters as you would like. This is useful if you know there is a chance someone you know will guess any four digit code you choose.
It’s simple to copy some text and paste it elsewhere on the iPad. Tap the text you intend to copy and hold your finger down, then choose “select” from the popup menu that appears. Once the text is yellow, select copy. You are then able to paste by tapping, then holding and then selecting the paste option.
Turn off the autocorrect feature if it continues to mess you up. To use it correctly, you simply tap the option that is what you want when it is displayed. If you do not like the options presented to you, simply tap the “X”? to close the suggestion box and finish typing the word you want.
Holding your iPad on its sides when shooting photographs is comfortable for many. This will cause your shutter button to go in and out, resulting in blurry pictures. Try to use the orientation lock. This will make it easier for you to hit the shutter button when you go to take a picture. After you take a photo, use the image editor for rotating the image.
Some people are annoyed by the battery charge indicator that is always onscreen. Fortunately, this can be removed quite easily. Just enter your iPad settings, tap on the general option and then select usage. Here you can disable it. If there’s a time when it’s smart to use it again, then simply return to adjust the slider.
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.
Double-click your home button to see which the apps that are currently running. Choose the one you would like to go to and you will be there instantly. Go back to another the same way.
What do you want your side switch to do? Do you want it to mute the iPad or lock the rotation? Well, you now have the choice! Go to Settings > General and you’ll find you can choose which the button does by selecting Lock Rotation or Mute under Use Side Switch To.
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.