Tablets are becoming more and more popular, and the iPad is at the top of the list. Many people, however, aren’t familiar with how to use this piece of technology. Even those that have experience with Apple products often are unaware of a few tricks that could make their experience more enjoyable. This article will outline a few things that you can do to make the most of your iPad.
iPad’s iOS supports folders now. To create a folder, you will need to place and hold a finger on the app until it begins to jiggle. Once it is jiggling, drag your finger and app to another icon and release. Instantly they will both merge into a folder named after their categories. Then, you can rename the folder.
You can scroll back to the top of a long page in your browser without repeatedly dragging your finger across the screen. There is a much more efficient method. All you have to do is tap a finger on the title bar one time. You will zoom right back to the top of the page.
One of the great things about the iPad is that it allows you to quickly check your email. If you receive a large volume of emails throughout the day, it may actually be draining your battery. The device is configured to check for new messages frequently and automatically. Instead of setting it to notify you of new messages every few minutes, go into the Mail, Contacts and Calendars settings to adjust the frequency of mail checks.
You don’t need to click the camera icon on your screen to view your photos. All you need to do is swipe your finger to the right. The picture or video you have just taken will appear. After this, swipe left to see older content.
Performing multiple app updates at the same time can slow down your iPad and make it difficult to get anything done. You can alleviate this by pausing apps and force them to update one at a time instead of all at once. Tap the icon of the app that is updating to pause it. When one is finished, you can allow another one to finish updating.
A great feature of the iPad is the zoom features. You can easily zoom in and out of any website by pinching with two fingers on the screen. This will help you select tiny links or features when they are larger. You can also double-tap on any image or text to enable auto-zoom.
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!
If you don’t want your children viewing mature content, you can change the settings on your iPad to block it. Go to settings and choose the setting that allows you to control mature content. This will block films that are labeled as ‘mature’ as well as bad language.
If your iPad turn by turn directions are too soft or loud, change them in settings. Some people may need a little extra volume for these directions, while others like them softer. No matter your need, you can make adjustments right in your iPad settings. You can even turn off the voice if you don’t want it.
It is easy to access running applications quickly. All you have to do is double click your home button, and they will appear instantly at the bottom of whatever screen you are on. This trick alone will save you lots of time.
If you are worried that a four digit passcode is not enough to keep your iPad secure, you can opt for a longer one. You can go into your settings and change it so that you can use as many characters as you would like. This is useful if you know there is a chance someone you know will guess any four digit code you choose.
Everyone has heard of the popular iTunes applications, but not everyone is aware of its vast capabilities. There is an interesting feature of the iTunes store called iTunes U. You can enjoy educational podcasts regarding professional and academic subjects.
Protect the screen of your iPad with a special screen protector. These are made of a clear, adhesive film or plastic and cover the entire screen from nicks, scratches, and smudges. Screen protectors do not interfere with use in any way. Most can be purchased for well under $10. Many are already perfectly cut to fit the iPad screen.
You have probably downloaded enough apps by now to be thinking about app notifications and how to control them. Controlling app notifications is under settings and then notification. By accessing this area, you can control which apps send you notifications, where they appear, and how often they appear as well.
Do you want your emails to stop saying at the end that they were sent from your iPad? That is actually an email signature, and you can change it to anything you want. Go to your Mail section under your Settings. Then select Calendars under Contacts and use the Signature setting.
Even though you may not want them, security features are a smart idea. You may lose it and a lot of personal information is on there.
Try to use a wallpaper that is not that dark if you are worried about seeing smudges and fingerprints on the screen. They show up more prominently when the background is dark, so it would be a better idea to choose a wallpaper that is a bit lighter in color.
The iPad is actually much more complex than it appears on the surface. Take the information included in this article and use it to make your experience with the machine more enjoyable. Before you know it, your friends, family, and coworkers will all be turning to you for advice on navigating the iPad!
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