The iPad is a creation so amazing that few other tablets can compare. The vast number of apps on iTunes truly blows away the competition. That said, do you truly know what you can do with the iPad? If not, keep reading and we’ll guide you through tips to become a better iPad owner.
If your friends own iPads too, you can share your entire music and video library with them. Open your iTunes app and activate the home sharing function. You also need to enter your Apple ID in the music and video menu of your iPad. To access a shared library, open a music or video app and select more. You will then have access to a list of shared libraries.
Your iPad will now support a VPN connection. You just need to configure it first. Start by going to your Settings menu. Look under General to find Network. Choose the VPN and switch that slider to On. You can then add the VPN configuration using your account details and server.
Set a password to keep your information private. This erases everything stored on the iPad if the password is entered incorrectly ten times.
Do you have an Apple TV? You should be able to stream some of the content stored on your device to this TV. Open the content on your iPad while you are next to your Apple TV and wait for the Airplay icon to appear. If you tap it, your content will be sent to your TV.
If you use your iPad to play games for long periods of time, your battery will not last as long. However, you can extend its like by disabling the vibration feature used by many shooters or racing games. If you only spend a few minutes at a time playing these games, it is okay to leave this feature on.
Maximize security by setting your device to erase all of your data after ten failed password entry attempts. Navigate to Settings, then General, then Passcode Lock. Select the Erase Data option. Just make sure that you remember your passcode or write it down in a safe place. Make sure that others who have permission to use your device do the same.
If you want to secure your iPad’s backups, you can do it by opening your device in iTunes, going to the summary tab and choosing Encrypt Data. That way, you will have all of your information safe in case something happens, and you lose all the information on your iPad.
Autocorrect is a wonderful feature on the iPad for those of use that are spelling challenge. Your auto correct feature is automatically enabled. To use it, simply hit enter as soon as you see the spelling correction pop up on your screen. This is an easy way to reduce your editing time and keep yourself from having to look up every word you spell.
Did you know that you can create folders on your iPad? Just tap any app and hold it until it starts to begin jiggling. When it does, drag the app over top of any other icon and let it go. The iPad will then make a folder for you with both of the apps involved inside.
Establish FaceTime telephone numbers and email addresses. The iPad, by default, includes the initial email you used for installation, but it is possible to add others. If you find more emails or things like phone numbers that FaceTime should recognize, go to the settings on your iPad and set them up.
If you are a photo buff, then the iPad is really interesting for you. While it isn’t a professional-level camera, it is an exceptionally good amateur camera. What is better is that there are many applications, which allow you to manipulate the photo right on the iPad itself!
Tabs are a great multitasking tool. If you want to click on a link, don’t worry about the previous webpage closing. Try holding down on the link until a menu with several options automatically pops up. You can then choose to open a link in another tab, which allows you to keep the current page open.
Hold a single button down and you’re now able to select an entire word or phrase from an application. There are several options, including copy, paste, delete, or replace. With the replace function, you can type a new word, and the old selection will be exchanged. You can now easily edit large mistakes or misplaced words.
Is Google not your favorite search engine? Simply try selecting a different search engine. From the Settings menu, choose Safari and then choose Search Engine. Pick another engine you’d prefer. You can use Bing or Yahoo if you don’t like Google.
Filling out long forms using the iPad’s touch-sensitive keyboard is time-consuming and frustrating. Access the settings for the Safari browser, then select the AutoFill feature. Whenever you need to fill out a form while browsing with Safari, you can have your information plugged in automatically. This makes signing up and providing basic information much more convenient.
If you have a child or a minor using your device, you may be interested in turning off mature content. To do this, tap on general, restrictions, and then enable restrictions. This feature will block TV shows, movies, and apps that are “mature audience” rated. Also, podcasts that have an “explicit” tag will be blocked.
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 device immediately, with only a small charge, you will get better long-term life by following this tip.
While you may have thought that iPad ownership is no more than just downloading apps and using them, you should now know it’s more than that. What you’ve read here will get you started down the road to iPad mastery. The more you know, the better you’ll find the iPad works out for you.
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