The iPad has been presented as the greatest innovation of the last few years. If you have purchased an iPad, you want to make the most of this state-of-the-art device. There are a lot of hidden features and little known uses. In this article we will provide some valuable information that can help you to feel informed about your new gadget, in order to maximize its use.
The newest iPad iOS has folders. Start by tapping and holding your finger on the app you desire. It will begin to jiggle. Then you can drag it onto another icon and release it. Doing so creates a folder containing both of these apps. You can rename these folders.
Do you get irked each time you get a message from your iPad wanting to know if you want to join a new wifi network that it has just picked up? It is possible to disable this feature by accessing your settings. Select that tab that says “Wi-Fi” and choose the option that is last on the page. This will stop you from getting prompts.
Should your iPad freeze, you can reboot it by performing a soft reset. For a soft reset, you will need to simultaneously hold the home button and power button for several seconds. The device will restart. Whenever you need to force the closure of an app, you can do so by holding down your device’s home button for several seconds.
Have you ever mistakenly opened a noisy app? It is easy to mute the volume on the iPad. All you have to do is hold down the volume-down key until it turns off. If you mute often, you can set your lock orientation button as a tool to mute.
There are alternatives to viewing pictures if you do not want to click on the camera roll icon. Just swipe the screen to the right and your content will appear. Swipe toward the left and your previous pictures will appear.
If you store confidential data on your iPad, use the settings app to enable data wiping after a number of failed password entries. By using this setting, all of your information will be erased after 10 failed password attempts.
You need to be aware of how to properly take care of your iPad. Make sure it’s never in direct sunlight, or in very hot conditions. This will decrease the performance of the battery. Keeping your iPad away from water is rule number two. It’s also a good idea to buy a cover that’s padded so your iPad is more protected.
Everyone has heard of the popular iTunes applications, but not everyone is aware of its vast capabilities. Within the store you can locate a subsection known as iTunes U which caters to university students. You are able to locate podcasts with educational themes on a variety of different subjects, which is great for growing your knowledge base.
If you want to share pages with others or another device, sync them in iTunes. Sharing documents isn’t a pain anymore and being able to interact with nearly any home computer using iTunes is incredibly helpful. Also, you can track and view your PDFs with ease.
Taking pictures often means turning the iPad to the side. Doing this will make the shutter button move, which could cause you to move while attempting to take a picture. Locking the orientation is a great solution for this common problem. This feature will cause the button to remain within thumb’s reach. If you find that the picture came out with the wrong orientation, you can then fix it using your image editor.
Multitask your web browsing experience using tabs. Following a link or opening another page doesn’t mean you have to exit your current page. Try holding down on the link until a menu with several option automatically pops up. You can then choose to open a new tab to see the link so you do not have to close the page you are viewing.
Lots of folks get annoyed by the battery charge icon on the screen. You can turn it off, thankfully. Find the “General” settings menu and follow down into the “usage” subcategory for further instruction. Here, you can turn it off. Repeat the process to turn the icon back on.
Manage your notifications. If you use lots of apps, it is likely that you’ll have to deal with lots of alerts and pop-ups. To manage all of these alerts, just go to Notifications, which is located in Settings. This allows you to turn off notifications that you aren’t interested in. Therefore, all your notifications will be the ones that are the most important.
Does reading on your iPad make your eyes tired? Reduce the brightness of the screen. You can do this in the Settings menu or, more simply, by double-clicking the Home button and swiping to the left to get to the brightness slider.
Double-click your home button to see which the apps that are currently running. Then you just need to choose the app that you were looking for instead of scrolling through all the screen. To return to the app you were previously in, repeat the process.
Worried about screen scratches? The iPad is very durable, if you see scratches you should put a screen protector on it. Not only does this protect the iPad, it also protects your fingers from micro-cuts.
If your children are using the iPad to surf the web, implement appropriate protection. Click Settings, General and then Restrictions. When you go under the restrictions tab, you should click on ‘enable. Now your child is protected from exposure to age inappropriate content. Adult videos and other mature content will be restricted.
Now you can be a master at using your iPad. Apply any ideas here new to you to make using an iPad easier. Learn as much as possible about your iPad and you will become able to use your iPad for a lot more things.