The iPad and these chargers is a creation so amazing that few other tablets can compare. The vast number of apps on iTunes truly blows away the competition. That said, do you truly know what you can do with the iPad? If not, keep reading and we’ll guide you through tips to become a better iPad owner.
Keep your apps organized with the folder feature. The newest version of iOS allows users to create folders. To do this, tap and hold an app’s icon until it starts to move or jiggle. Then, drag the app until it is hovering over another app that you want in the same folder. Now just release. The iPad will automatically create a folder with both app icons inside.
Try a soft reset if your iPad is frozen. Just hold the power and home button at the same time and for a few seconds to do this. Your device then restarts itself. To fix a frozen app, simply hold the home button one or two seconds.
Go into your settings, navigate to “general” and slide the side switch to “lock orientation.” Typically, this is set to mute, but that can be incredibly inconvenient. For example, if you are trying to read on your iPad, the screen may continuously rotate, causing you some frustration. Fix this ahead of time.
Protect your sensitive data with the Delete All function. Worried about losing your identity if your iPad is ever lost or stolen? Simply enable the Erase Data security setting. In the event of 10 incorrect passcode entries, the iPad will automatically erase all personal data. You can find this option in the Settings menu, under General > Passcode Lock.
Don’t use the iPhone charger for the iPad if you don’t have enough time. This is because it has a different wattage than an iPad charger. Charging with the incorrect charger will delay the charge time. For best results, use the charger that came with your iPad.
If you store confidential data on your iPad, use the settings app to enable data wiping after a number of failed password entries. Everything on your iPad will be deleted if there are 10 failed password attempts.
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.
To add your Google Calendar to your iPad calendar app, select Mail, Contacts and Calendars. Choose Add An Account, then Other. Choose “CalDAV” as the account type and type in your Google credentials. Leave the settings menu and open the calendar app. Now, all you need ought to be there!
If you have young children who will be using your iPad, you might want to restrict their access to mature content. Even by accident, it is easy for a child to access an inappropriate website unless you do this. Simply go to your settings, and then click on general. There you will find “enable restrictions.” Tap on this and you will find a list of restrictions that you can select from.
Do you need to type something in all caps? Instead of tapping on the shift key before every letter, turn the caps lock on by tapping your shift key twice. This works on both shift keys. This function is also available on wireless keyboards but most keyboards have a caps lock key.
Apple is good about not loading your new iPad with a bunch of junk third-party apps. They do pre-load many of their own tools including music, maps, iTunes, and Newsstand. Some of these cannot be deleted. Drop them in a folder that is moved to a spot far away from your usual screen haunts. This will allow you to focus on what you do use much more.
While you may have thought that iPad ownership is no more than just downloading apps and using them, you should now know it’s more than that. What you’ve read here will get you started down the road to iPad mastery. The more you know, the better you’ll find the iPad works out for you.