If you are a mother, doctor, student or even a bum, there is a use for the iPad for you. It can do so much, but many people don’t know about all the features. Check out this article to get some of the insider tips and tricks and maximize your iPad.
Get a cover for your iPad and put it to use immediately. This will protect the exterior of your device from damage like scratches and could even save your device from destruction if it were to fall. A cover can be expensive, but buying a new iPad will surely cost you a good deal more.
Spotlight searches can be easily restricted on an iPad. Start by swiping left to bring up Spotlight. This search is set up by default to look at everything, which also includes events, apps, podcasts, and songs on your iPod. It can be restricted to not include these categories by going to Settings, General, and Spotlight Search.
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.
You do not have to save documents to your iPad to share them. Access them via the Internet and open your share menu. You will then have access to a list of all the documents you opened. Tap on the document you want to share. If you want to share an entire page, you will be able to send it as a Word document or as a PDF.
You should be concerned about hitting links on your iPad that may not be from legitimate sites. The best way to stop that from happening to you is by holding down the link before you click on it. This will let you know the actual URL the link is coming from.
Turn on Apple’s iCloud as soon as you get an iPad. iCloud acts as an important backup to your most critical documents, photos, music, and more. The beauty of it is that it just works. No need to manually force it to back your items up; it does it behind the scenes.
The iPad is a great entertainment tool, but it can also be great for education. There are podcasts available for higher learning, as well as dozens of educational games and applications for younger children. There are also great math programs to help elementary children learn their multiplication or division tables.
Professional businessmen and professional surfers need the ability to preview a large inbox and iPad finally provides this functionality. The mail application will expand on two lines of text per message with an adjustable limit, depending upon your preferences. You can now view all of your messages and get to the important information without clicking on each individual letter.
Your iPad’s space bar can be used to type a period. When you reach the end of a sentence and want a period, just tap the space bar twice. Your period will be followed by a space. This can be a big time saving tip, especially if you are typing a large document.
To protect your sensitive data the iPad has a feature that will erase all data if the password is entered incorrectly ten times. To access this feature go to Settings and click Passcode Lock; then click Erase Data. This privacy feature will restore your iPad to its factory default settings.
If you are struggling with the battery life of your iPad, don’t fret. First, you should be sure to close any programs that you aren’t using. Also, keep your brightness at a low but comfortable level whenever possible. Finally, be sure to turn off any music programs when you aren’t using them.
Never store your iPad with a dead battery. Storing the device with a battery that is completely drained can essentially kill the battery and make the device useless until that batt ery is replaced. Store your device with at least a small charge, and always make sure to charge your battery before it is completely drained.
There is a great application for your iPad called AirPrint. This will allow you to print directly from your iPad. All you need is a printer that is compatible with the iPad. You will be able to print from the Share menu by simply selecting Print on any open document.
Do you miss using a real keyboard with your iPad? Well this can be easily fixed with any Apple Wireless Keyboard. Really any wireless keyboard that has Bluetooth enabled will work. If you do not want to carry a keyboard, some iPad cases have a built in keyboard that can be very useful.
One of the most amazing features of the iPad is the Maps app that runs off of Google’s street view. Many people get confused trying to use it so it is often overlooked. Simply open Google Maps and when you have a red pin drop after a search, simply tap the icon to enter street view.
If you use your Safari bookmarks all the time, you should leave them open constantly so you do not have to tap to access them when you need to visit your favorite sites. You should access the Safari tab in your settings and select on for the always display bookmarks option.
Do you hate having to constantly listen to the sound of your iPad? If so, you can now mute it. The older iPads do not have this option, but the iOS 4.3 Apple will allow you to do this. Simply press and hold onto the Volume-down button, and your sound will mute.
By reading this article you have already improved your iPad use greatly. Don’t forget these great tips and tricks and you will find yourself becoming ever-better at using your great tablet. Pass this article to your family and friends as well, so that no one misses out on the joys of iPads.