So, you finally have the iPad you have had dreams about. Now what do you do with it? Are you aware of everything that you can do with it? You can learn about all of the things your iPad can do by reading through the tips to help you operate it that are listed below.
Wait until your battery is low before you begin to charge your iPad. Batteries have something referred to as memory. If you charge the battery too early, it’s memory will then record a smaller life, and this can occur repeatedly, leading to the device needing to be on the charger to be used.
Typing on a tablet can be difficult at first but gets easier over time. The iPad also has a button for speech dictation. Simply depress your home button two times, and hit the small microphone icon. Dictate your text and click the icon a second time when you are finished.
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 shooter or racing games. If you only spend a few minutes at a time playing these games, it is okay to leave this feature on.
You can stop annoying Wi-Fi joining messages on your iPad. If you’re tired of getting asked to join various Wi-Fi networks constantly, this can be taken care of under Settings and Wi-Fi. Switch off Ask to Join Networks. You may still join any network that you’ve already got from this screen, you just will not be harassed constantly.
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.
It is very important that you know how to take care of your iPad. Make sure it’s never in direct sunlight, or in very hot conditions. Battery performance is degraded with intense heat. Avoid placing it near liquids. It’s also a good idea to buy a cover that’s padded so your iPad is more protected.
Get a screen protector for your iPad before you begin to use the device. While the screens on the iPads are of very high quality, they can still be damaged relatively easily if they are not protected. The smallest grain of dirt rubbed across the screen with your finger can result in a large scratch.
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.
It’s a bummer not knowing where a hyperlinked phrase is going to take you when surfing the net with your iPad. There is a remedy for this. True, you can’t hover like on a regular computer, but you can touch and hold on the word. This will reveal its URL.
Be selective about your notifications. Under the Settings menu, navigate to Notifications. Adjust the settings until you are satisfied with which apps trigger notifications and which ones don’t. This keeps you from being nagged by rarely used apps. It also keeps important notifications from being buried by less important ones.
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.
Do you need to include a quotation in the text you are typing? You could either access the second screen of your keyboard or save time and use the hidden quotation mark on the first screen. Tap and hold on the interrogation point key and a quotation mark will appear. You can select it by sliding your finger.
You can find a free downloadable version of the user guide for the iPad. Go to Apple’s website and find the PDF version of the guide. You can then download and print it. It is also available as an iBook that can be downloaded directly to your iPad. Use it to assist you in learning how to fully operate your iPad.
Now, maybe you have some of the answers to the questions you had about your iPad. With so many options and abilities that the iPad offers, it can be difficult to learn everything all at once. Use what you have learned here to begin unlocking the many things your iPad can do for you.