Getting a new gadget is an exciting venture! The only problem is that you have to figure out how to use it, and that can be frustrating and time consuming. If you’ve got a new iPad and need some help figuring it out, look over the following article; it’s full of useful tips and tricks about the iPad.
Your folders are now supported with iOS. To begin, tap and hold your finger on an app until it starts jiggling, drag that app on top of another icon, and then let it go. This action will make a folder that contains both apps named with whatever category the apps are. Pick any name you wish for this group.
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.
Whenever possible, use your screen lock to prevent the iPad from switching between portrait and landscape orientation. If you repeatedly pick up and put down the device, the constant switching and adjusting will consume more battery power. You can lock the orientation under the General setting’s screen from your home screen.
If you use your iPad to store sensitive information, you can turn on a feature that will delete all this data in case a wrong password is entered ten times. Go to your settings, tap on general and select the pass-code lock feature. Use a password you will not easily forget.
You don’t need to press the small camera icon that’s found near the bottom left of the screen to see videos or pictures you just took. You can just swipe right with your finger, and you will see the last picture or video you took. Swipe in the other direction to see photos you took earlier.
Protect your sensitive data with the Delete All function. Worried about losing your identity if your iPad is ever lost or stolen? Simply enable the Erase Data security setting. In the event of 10 incorrect passcode entries, the iPad will automatically erase all personal data. You can find this option in the Settings menu, under General > Passcode Lock.
If you’re battery is draining fast than you’d like, turn off some notifications and location based items. Your iPad is constantly monitoring where you are (as long as it’s on wifi, 3G, or LTE). This monitoring sucks the life out of your battery. If you don’t need the features, then you can extend your battery time with a few flicks of a button.
If the battery in your iPad is fully depleted, charge it as quickly as possible. Storing the device for long periods of time with a dead battery can affect its ability to hold a charge in the future. Once per month, allow the battery to run down completely before charging it to 100 percent.
Did you open too many apps? You can access all your open apps by tapping on the home button of your iPad and bar will appear at the bottom of you screen. Tap the app you want to access and repeat this process later to access your other running aps.
The iPad’s iOS supports folders now. Just tap an app and hold it until it wiggles, then drag it over the app you wish to pair it with. Your iPad will then create a folder with both apps. The folder will show the name representing the category associated with those apps. You can change the name to better describe the apps within.
Even though your iPad does not come with a user manual, you can download one for free. Apple has a free PDF on their website containing the User Guide for the iPad. It also comes as an e-book you can read in iBooks, which is a free downloadable app available in the App Store.
Control what notifications you see. Tired of every app bothering you with notifications, causing you to miss important ones? Head to the Notifications section of your Settings menu. Here you can determine which of your apps are allowed to send you pop up notifications and which ones cannot. This can put a halt to noisy apps and make it easier to see your important messages.
Do you need to switch from one app to another? You should activate the multitasking gestures in the general tab of your settings. You will then be able to swipe left or right to switch apps, swipe up to see your multitasking bar and pinch your fingers if you want to access your home.
Using AirPrint, you can print straight from your iPad, as long as you have a compatible printer. AirPrint works with most newer HP printers. If you have a Mac, you can use the Printopia app to print to any Mac printer. To use AirPrint, simply go to the share menu and choose print–that’s it!
Want a faster than light screenshot with your iPad? It’s now quicker and easier than ever; simply hold down the home and power buttons simultaneously and your screenshot is instantly saved. Look for it later in the Photos App under saved photos albums. You don’t have to do anything else!
Are you aware that it is possible to migrate your own Google Calendar into your calendar app? This can be utilized by going to settings, mail, contacts and finally calendars. Choose the option to add another account before pressing Other. Your Google info can be added in Add CalDAV account.
Hopefully this article leaves you with a greater understanding of the iPad and how to use it. Understand that it will take time before you become a pro at using it. Even the so-called experts need manuals and tutorials, given the complexity of this amazing gadget. But all of this can be half the fun of the iPad: there is always something new to learn about it!