It comes as no surprise to anybody who has used one that the iPad ranks among the most revolutionary personal technology tools ever invented. Learning a few tips and tricks will help you take advantage of all the features of your iPad. Keep reading for some great advice on getting the most out of your iPad.
Your iPad will not charge through a USB port unless you have a high power port. High power ports are usually found in the back of a desktop computer and most laptops do not have one. This also means that USB docks will not charge your iPad unless you own a powered dock.
Do you need some help with organizing your busy schedule? Install a Google calendar on your iPad. Tap on the mail section of your settings and select calendars. Choose add a calendar, select Google as your server and enter your Google account information. Your Google calendar will then be exported to your iPad calendar. With an iTunes account that is accessed via your apple id there are several free apps available with calendar features also
A neat feature in Safari on the iPad is the quick scroll. Many people do not know about this and waste time scrolling by hand up the page to get back to the beginning. All you have to do to get back to the top of any page is to tap on the title window at the top.
Go to your apps that you keep running quicker and easier! Simply click the home button two times to have them all appear. Use this to avoid scrolling around to find what you need.
Do you want your iPad to help you avoid traffic jams? You can do this with your Maps app. There is a page icon on the bottom right of the screen. Touch that and select Traffic. This will cause the iPad to download traffic data from the Internet. Now you will see green (normal), yellow (slow) and red (stop-and-go) notations on the map.
Do you want to see all the running apps on your iPad? Then, double-click the Home button and every app will display at the bottom of your screen. If you want to run one of the running apps, simply tap it. Simply swipe your screen down to eliminate the bar.
Get a warranty. You may not think that a warranty is something you need, but consider this: An iPad is not a cheap toy. It is an electronic investment and you need to make sure that you can get it repaired or replaced should you need that. A warranty can give you peace of mind.
Buy a custom case to hold your iPad. These cases look like book covers, and they enable you to use the iPad without taking it out. The case protects your expensive equipment if you accidentally drop it. It also makes it easier for you to carry around your fragile equipment.
If you will not be using the Internet for some time while on your iPad, take advantage of airplane mode. Airplane mode will essentially shut off your Internet, and this helps to reduce your battery usage. The Internet is a large draw on your battery usage, so using airplane mode can mean that you can use your device longer without having to plug it in.
Did you know that you can group your apps into folders? As if you were moving it around, touch and hold an icon. When they begin to jiggle, drag that icon over another, you wish to group it with. Voila! You now have a folder in which you can place a bunch of similar apps.
The final row of icons on your iPad will be locked no matter what page of icons you are on. This should be used for your most accessed apps. Generally, people like to put social applications, email or musical programs here. Play around with these slots to find what is best for you.
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!
Your iPad will automatically retrieve emails from your various email accounts, and this is quite convenient. To improve your battery life however, set your iPad to retrieve your emails a minimum amount of times. Unless you need access to your emails immediately, this can be a great way to increase the amount of time you will be able to use your iPad before it becomes necessary to plug it in.
When taking a picture, tap the screen to set the focus and meter. If you are taking a picture of a person sitting indoors, for example, you may find that their face is washed out because of the light. You may get a better shot by tapping the screen so that the camera focuses on the face and creates the picture you want.
Do you need to use your iPad to read PDF files? By sending the PDF to your email, the iPad can use iBooks to display it. The iTunes app has a book tab that you can use to synch PDF's from any computer to you use with your iPad.
Don't waste your money on expensive bluetooth keyboards! A wireless Apple keyboard will work perfectly with an iPad. In fact, even a cheap bluetooth keyboard from a discount store will work. You can find cases with built-in keyboards, too, which make toting it around with you super easy while protecting your tablet.
Your iPad keyboard includes a .com button that helps you save time when typing the URL of a site you want to visit. Did you know you could use this button for other extensions as well? Tap and hold the .com button and a list of common extensions will appear.
Once you've used an iPad, it will become an experience that is embedded in your memory. For anyone interested in making this device part of their daily life, some time spent learning about its true potential is in order. By using the information here, you will have all you need to heighten your iPad experience.
Wednesday, October 21. 2015
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