The iPad is a fantastic piece of technology that gets rave reviews. If you are new to the tablet world, deciding to purchase an iPad can feel overwhelming, as can understanding how to best use your new device. This article is a crash course in the functions of the iPad.
Be careful about the apps that you choose to download. Some apps can be very bad for your iPad’s operating system and others will drain your battery at a rediculously high rate. You can check reviews for an app before you download it right in the screen in which you would access to download it.
Does your iPad prompt you to join new wifi networks all the time? Get rid of this by going into the settings menu. Touch the tab for Wi-Fi, and you can turn off the prompt by changing the last option.
Is that app you just launched making too much noise? Press and hold the button used to turn down the volume, and the device will mute automatically. If you find yourself needing a mute button often, you can set the screen lock button to work as a permanent mute button.
Does your email notification drive you crazy? Did you know you can turn off this annoying feature? Under general in settings, you can alter the sounds. You should then select the Sounds menu. You can stop the sound for new mail or at least turn it down.
Do you want to prevent your iPad from automatically syncing when you hook it up to your computer? That is easy to accomplish. Make sure you are in iTunes, then hold down the Shift-Control or Command-Option buttons when you plug the iPad in. If you forget to do that step, then just swipe, the unlock during the sync, and it will stop.
Are your spotlight searches taking too long? You can restrict the folders that are searched by going into your settings. Tap on general and select Spotlight search. You can then choose which folders will be included in your search, which is very useful if you only use this search feature to find media content.
When checking out any new applications, don’t overlook free options. Many times they are just as good as the paid version, although they may include advertisements. This is also a great way to have a type of trial before purchasing the full version that doesn’t have any obtrusive ads on it.
Find out about other Apple products. You may be able to use your iPad in tandem with other devices in the Apple family, making your use of all of them much easier. You can look at the Apple site, or you can just search on the internet for ways that you may be able to use other Apple devices.
Would you like your iPad to display a slideshow of all your pictures when it is not in use? This is easy to do. After you lock the screen, you will see a picture icon appear in the bottom right corner. Simply touch this icon, and the iPad will start the slideshow.
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.
Now that your iPad learning is complete, it’s time to put it to use! Apply what you have learned here to maximize your usage of your iPad. Be sure to obtain as much information as possible so that you get the most you can from this versatile device.