Have you tried using your iPad for certain things, and it hasn’t quite worked out the way you wanted? Well, it’s probably because you just need a little more help understanding what exactly you can do to make things more efficient. A few tips and tricks should help point you in the right direction.
Unfortunately, the iPad does not have a free satellite navigation feature. However, the map’s direction features works great for driving, walking, and even bus directions. To use it, simply tap on “Directions”, found on the top left corner of the maps app, and you will be given a step-by-step guide to your destination.
Did you know you could print the documents you have on your iPad? You need to purchase an AirPrint ready printer. While you are near the printer, access your share menu and select printer. If you have a Mac computer, you can download an app called Printopia to send your printing jobs to a printer connected to your Mac.
Tired of auto-correct rewriting your every word on iPad? Look for “keyboard” options under general settings and find the auto-correct feature. Simply select the off option and you won’t be facing the hassle of having to spell perfectly or risk words and meanings changed, often times not for the better!
On the new iOS for the iPad, folders are now supported. If you want to make a new folder, just tap and hold down on any applications icon until it begins to jiggle. Then just simply drag the application over a different icon and release. The iPad will create a new folder with both apps.
If you’d like to see a list of all apps which are running, press the home (square) button twice. All the running apps will appear at the bottom of the screen, allowing you to close those which aren’t in use by touching and holding them until they jiggle, then clicking the minus icon.
The first time you charge your iPad battery, make sure to charge it fully. Doing this can maximize your future battery life, as it helps to set the battery’s memory at a high charge. While it might be tempting to use your iPad immediately, with only a small charge, you will get better long term life by following this tip.
Use iTunes to backup your iPad data. Just hook your iPad up to your computer and go into iTunes. Select the iPad device, and then right click it to choose the backup option. This can be a quick way to make sure all your information stays intact and retrievable when you need it.
Inserting an SD card into your iPad allows you to look at pictures but will not let you transfer them to your iPad. If you want to save your pictures, you will have to get a connection kit from Apple. Attach this small device to your iPad and you will be able to save pictures to you memory card.
Unlike a personal computer where you need to constantly worry about viruses and spyware, the iPad is incredibly well protected against these things. Be sure to update your device as often as possible, but in general you need not worry about destroying your iPad with unsafe web-surfing or downloaded applications.
Tabbed browsing and windows is a controversial subject to some iPad users, but many people are finding them more comfortable and easier to navigate. Safari is a prime example of tabbed browsing designed properly on the iPad, and each link may now be launched in a fresh tab. This allows for users to keep their place within their current page while branching out and following links at the same time.
If you haven’t ever had a tablet before, you may be overwhelmed. The iPad is incredibly user friendly and almost impossible to screw up. Just start playing with it and see how much you can figure out alone. Even the most computer inept should be able to handle an iPad.
There are a couple of ways to view P DF’s with your iPad. You can email them to yourself and then open in iBooks. You can also drop and drag these files into your iTunes. When you sync your iPad and click on the Books tabs, you select the PDFs and it is automatically transferred to your library in iBooks.
The iPad does not come with a user manual, but sometimes it is useful to have one. If you’re trying to figure out how to set a particular feature on your iPad, having the manual handy can help. To get a copy, simply visit the Apple website. There you will find a Pdf version that is easy to download.
You may be aware about the brightness feature of your screen under settings. However, if you’re reading iBooks, you can do this much easier. It has its own settings, and you can quickly dim your lights or brighten them by using the slider bar which is located conveniently at the top of the screen.
Keep your iPad free from viruses by being careful about what you download. Free apps are the biggest threat, but even paid apps can carry virus problems. To ensure that you download apps that are safe you should only download apps that are offered in the Apple store as they have been verified as safe.
The iPad is a great tool for taking and emailing pictures. Once you have a picture that you want to share on your iPad, sending it via email is simple. Just open the photo on your iPad and look for the rectangle in the upper right-hand corner. Click on that and you will be given an opportunity to share via email. Simply choose that option and type in your recipients to send.
Maybe you didn’t have a good background of information for using your iPad efficiently before, but now you’re ready! Utilize the advice you’ve read, and continue to expand your knowledge. You will be using your iPad for just about everything. Have fun, enjoy yourself, and take your iPad with you everywhere!