You've thought about buying an iPad, but you've kept putting it off. You weren't sure what use you would get out of one, and now you're starting to see why people are giving in to the temptation. Continue reading for some valuable tips and tricks for using your iPad to make life much easier.
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 navigate to settings and see how much you can figure out alone. Even the most computer inept should be able to handle an iPad.
Keep track of the apps your are running. A lot of the apps on your tablet can keep running while you work on other things. If you want to see what else is running on your iPad, just double-click the Home button. These active apps will show up at the very bottom of your display in a bar. Swipe down to get rid of the bar when you are done.
There is a feature you can use on your phone that will erase all the data on the phone if someone inputs the correct passcode. While this may seem like a good idea, be careful. You may put the wrong passcode yourself and end up losing all of your information.
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.
Your iPad is defaulted to show the first two lines of an email in preview. You may wish to view more of each message before you open it. To change this, you'll need to open Settings, and then press on Mail. First go to MAIL. Choose CONTACTS. Then go to CALENDARS. At this point, you can adjust preview mail options to get more lines.
If you enjoy reading operating manuals and would like one for your iPad, you will need to download it. Apple believes in a paperless environment, and they prefer offering it digitally instead of in print.
A lot of people know that their iPads have iTunes, but they do not know all that they can do with it. iTunes U is one of the best selections available. This will give you podcasts that are educational in nature so that you can broaden your learning base.
Turn off the autocorrect feature if it continues to mess you up. To use it correctly, you simply tap the option that is what you want when it is displayed. If you do not like the options presented to you, simply tap the "X" to close the suggestion box and finish typing the word you want.
When using your iPad as a camera, you can easily change the focus and light meter with just a tap. Simply tap the subject of the photo and the iPad will automatically adjust to bring the subject in focus. This also adjusts the light meter to the area around the subject giving you a great photo.
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.
Did your iPad download get interrupted? Did you never receive that bonus item that was supposed to come with your new iTunes album? These are issues that are easily corrected. Just pick the Store menu in iTunes, and look for the option to check for any downloads you may have available.
Some people don't want to know how much charge remains in their iPad's battery. Luckily, you can easily take this off of your screen. You just need to change your settings. Go to general, then usage. Here you can disable it. The same procedure is required to return the icon at a later date.
Most people do not know that you are allowed to add more than four items to the dock on an iPad. You are allowed to hold up to six at a time. To add something to the dock, press and hold the icon until it shakes, then drag it into the dock.
Join an online forum for iPad users. You are able to learn a lot from people who can do this differently. You can also share your own tips and ask some questions. In the event that you experience trouble with you iPad, there will be many willing and able forum members waiting to assist you.
You cannot switch from one day to another by switching on the calendar function. Select the date you want to see by using the navigation bar instead. The day is in blue, and you can notice it easily.
If you are listening to music on your iPad while doing something else, you don't need to wake it up completely to change the song. Simply double click the home button and you will have access to shuffling your music, volume control, and the next and previous song buttons. This saves energy as well!
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.
Now that you know the information you've read in this article, it's time to buy that iPad for sure. There are numerous advantages to using an iPad over any other device for many things in life. Have fun, and take the time to get to know more about your iPad as you continue to use it for things.