People see the iPad as something different. Some people see the iPad as a symbol of technological progress, and some see the iPad as a tool to play. However, the iPad has features that are difficult to understand by some people. If you want to use your iPad to its full potential, this article can help you.
Back up anything personal that you keep on your iPad in the event that you lose it or someone takes it. If your information is truly private, you should turn on your iPad’s security system. Go to “Password Lock” underneath general settings then set to erase the data whenever an incorrect password is entered ten times.
A lot of people aren’t very good at typing on a tablet, even though it gets easier later. However, you can use speech dictation as an alternative. Hit the home button before tapping on the small microphone. Dictate your text and click the icon a second time when you are finished.
Be aware that your battery may be short-lived if you make use of your iPad for listening to music, playing games or streaming movies. Your battery will last longer if you reduce the brightness of your screen. In most cases, there is no need to keep the maximum brightness level to read, surf the Internet or tinker with apps.
Are you getting scratches on your screen? While your iPad can handle some damage, if small scratches are appearing, you might want to place a protective cover on it. This protects the iPad, but it also keeps your fingers from getting tiny cuts.
iPads can process PDF files. You can see these PDF documents with your iPad, and you can also sync your personal computer and transfer documents. This is useful for school, work, or business.
You can easily see the video or picture you just took without clicking the camera roll. Just swipe the screen to the right and your content will appear. You can look at previous pictures by going left.
Security is the key to iPad safety. You might lose it and people will have access to everything from your emails to your bank information.
Have you been wondering if you can merge your Google Calendar with your Calender app on your iPad? To get this set up, click on Settings, Mail, Contacts, and Calendars, in that order. Select the Add Account option, and then select Other. Tap Add CalDAV Account then enter your Google data.
Are your fingers aching from too much typing? Use the feature for dictation instead. All you do is press the microphone key and then start dictating your text. To stop dictation, just press the key again. The second time that you click turns your words into text, from which you can change and make corrections.
iCloud is an exceptional utility for iPad users who are always online. You can store your files on this server without taking too much space on your iPad. You can store your important documents both on your device and on the cloud.
You can easily see what apps are running on your iPad. Many of the iPad’s apps can run in the background while you do other things. Click your Home button twice to get the view of all apps that are open. A bar shows up near the bottom of the screen that will list currently active apps. Swipe in the down direction to hide the bar when you’ve finished.
You can use your iPad to listen to the iTunes music you have. If you currently have iTunes on another device, such as your phone or an iPod, you do not have to download iTunes a second time to hear the same songs on your iPad. Simply go to the Home Sharing tab in your iTunes, as well as your iPad. Select your iPad Music icon, go to More and, finally, tap Shared. Now you can listen to your heart’s content.
You can put pictures from your camera right onto your iPad if you wish. You just need to take the camera’s SD card and place it into the iPad’s own reader. The device will act as a large-capacity storage vessel, making it a great tool for keeping documents and photos without the hassle of adding hardware.
Watch the amount of money you are putting out for iPad applications. iTunes makes it simple to just click and buy once you have entered your credit card or gift card information. Make sure you monitor how much you spend.
You can change alert notifications that you get for Wi-Fi networks with ease. There is a selection in the Settings menu to disable Wi-Fi messages. Choose this and all those invitations will stop.
Your iPad’s Smart Cover is very important. It has several functions. By drawing the cover over the screen, your iPad will go to sleep. Secondly, this cover can be attached to the magnets placed on the side of the iPad and fit perfectly. The cost is only $39, so it is well worth it.
Do you want your lock key to stop your tablet screen from turning, or to mute the sound? Remember that earlier versions of the iPad did not offer this capability. If you are running the operating system iOS at 4.3 or later, you can. Holding down the “volume down” key allows you to mute the iPad as well.
Do not use the charger for your iPhone on your iPad if you do not have a lot of time. The iPad has a totally different wattage than the iPhone (10 watts compared to 5 watts). Charging with an iPhone charger will take far more time. Stick with the charger sent with the iPad.
The iPad comes preloaded with many apps you’ll likely never use. You are also not able to take some of these apps off. Place them into a separate folder and move them so that it is far from where you spend your time. Then you have more screen space for useful apps.
Your iPad is more than just piece of gaming equipment; you can use it for practical purposes. This article only scratches the surface of the many benefits of an iPad. Keep doing more research and playing with your iPad until you become familiar with all the features.