An iPad is a great piece of technology. It is portable, easy to use and multifunctional. Getting the hang of your new gadget can sometimes be tricky though, and that is when it is helpful to have a few tricks up your sleeve. Here are some of the best tips, most often used by iPad professionals, that can help you to improve your iPad experience.
Wait until your battery is low before you begin to charge your iPad. Batteries have something referred to as memory. If you charge the battery too early, it’s memory will then record a smaller life, and this can occur repeatedly, leading to the device needing to be on the charger to be used.
The iPhone charger isn’t ideal for quickly charging your tablet. This is because it has a different wattage than an iPad charger. Charging your iPad with an iPhone charger will end up taking nearly twice as long. Charge your iPad with an iPad charger.
Practice your iPad typing. One of the toughest things to get used to on the iPad is typing on a digital keyboard. It feels weird for most people to start, but you can get used to it with practice. Sit down for a few minutes every day and just type in your favorite word processing program. Soon you’ll feel at home.
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.
Most people know that an SD card can be plugged into the iPad directly from their camera to view photos. Many people do not know that a connection kit can be purchased to connect your camera to your iPad. You can search the online Apple Store to find one for your camera.
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.
If you are preparing to sync your iPad with your computer for the first time, choose wisely. If you indicate that you want to sync ALL of your pictures, videos and music, be prepared. Depending on how much you have, it could take a long time to fully transfer everything over. Instead, use your discretion and only sync those items which you know you will need on the iPad.
When you’re snapping photographs, you may want to hold your iPad by its sides. This will cause the shutter to move slightly and could potentially rattle when attempting to snap a picture. Turn on the orientation lock. This keeps your shutter button within an easier reach of a thumb. If you find that the picture came out with the wrong orientation, you can then fix it using your image editor.
Do you want to see all the running apps on your iPad? Then, double-click the Home button and every app will display at the bottom of your screen. If you want to run one of the running apps, simply tap it. Simply swipe your screen down to eliminate the bar.
The iPad is a wonderfully portable device, but always be sure to store it correctly. Keep your iPad away from excessive heat or prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Heat and sunlight can seriously diminish your battery life, and thereby decrease the amount of time you can use your iPad before you have to plug it in.
Use tabs to multitask when you use the browser. You don’t have to leave the website you are currently on just because you want to follow a link. Instead of tapping on a link, hold it and you will have access to a menu. Here, you can use a new tab for the link, so that your old one remains accessible too.
When taking a picture, tap the screen to set the focus and meter. If you are taking a picture of a person sitting indoors, for example, you may find that their face is washed out because of the light. You may get a better shot by tapping the screen so that the camera focuses on the face and creates the picture you want.
If you have just purchased an iPad, you are no doubt amazed, and you might also feel a little confused. While it can take awhile to get the hang of your new gadget, having a few tips to turn to can make your experience better. Keep these tips handy, and use them to make your iPad more user friendly. Before you know it, your iPad might just become your “go to” device!