How To Get The Most From Your IPad

Are you a gamer? Are you a student at this point of your life? Do you work? Are you trying to get in shape? Expecting a baby? Are you aware that the iPad is helpful for those things and even more? There is pretty much an app for any topic you can think of. However, an iPad is much more than just using apps. Keep reading for some great tips on using your iPad.

You can now use folders on the iOS iPad. Tap an app and hold the icon until it jiggles. Then, drag the app onto a second app and let go. Doing so creates a folder containing both of these apps. This folder can be easily renamed.

When your password is entered 10 times, your iPad erases – is this a function you’d like to turn on? Everything on your iPad will be deleted if there are 10 failed password attempts.

Shortcuts will help you send messages quickly. You can finish up a sentence by tapping twice on the space bar to add a period and a space. This can be a useful way of speeding up your messaging.

It is very important that you know how to take care of your iPad. Firstly, you must keep the iPad away from the sun, and make sure it’s not locked in your car when it’s hot. The battery will begin to degrade in extreme heat. Don’t let it get wet either. A cover is key to longevity, too.

Bookmarks Bar

There is an easier way to open your favorite websites than tapping the bookmarks icon. Well you can turn on the bookmarks bar permanently and eliminate this problem. Go to Settings, Safari, and then select Always Show Bookmarks Bar and turn it to On.

Screenshots are simple to take. Simply press and hold the sleep and home buttons simultaneously. This takes the shot and places it with your other photos.

Mature Content

You can block mature content if your child has an iPad. Access the settings and set limits on the availability of mature content. This can block anything that you would not want your child to see.

If you spend a lot of time online, you will find the cloud servers your iPad can access very useful. This helps to safeguard and store your information on the hard drive. Make sure you store your most critical items on the cloud as well as the device.

Most people know about accessing the iTunes store with their iPads, but they’re not aware of all the added features. One great feature is iTunes U (the ‘U’ is for university). This feature includes some great educational podcasts.

Running Apps

To access all running apps, just double-click the Home button. This opens up a menu that shows all running apps. To switch to one of those apps, just tap its icon. This enables you to know at any given time which apps are using up your energy and keep track of what you have recently worked on.

Even if you think this is unnecessary, it is wise to add a security feature to your iPad. You never know when you may accidentally lose it, and it generally has access to a lot of secure information like emails, phone numbers, addresses and possibly even bank information.

Did you know you could take screenshots with your iPad? Simply press the home button at the same time as the sleep button. This will yield a flash, which will mean that you took a picture. This means it took a photo. It is easy to view screenshots in the photo gallery after they have been saved.

Are you getting crummy Google search results on your iPad? You are able to switch it with something else. Find the Settings menu and the option is listed beneath the “Safari” subheading. From there, select the search engine you want to use. You’ll get the option of choosing between Bing, Yahoo, and Google.

There is a choice for how you can view a PDF on the iPad. PDFs can be placed in iTunes and synced with the iPad, or they can be emailed to your own account. Try both ways and see which ones works best for you.

Do you want to take a shot of your screen? It is easier than you think. Just press “home” and then the “sleep/wake” button. A flash will appear, and you will have taken a screenshot. Every screenshot is saved automatically, so you don’t need to save them yourself.

Join Networks

Are sick of receiving notifications asking you to join Wi-Fi networks? These can easily be turned off. Go to your Settings menu, and turn off the setting that asks if you want to join networks. This doesn’t mean you can’t join networks anymore. It’s still possible. All this means is that you won’t be pestered with notifications.

Back up personal information in case of loss or theft. If you’d like to take a further precaution, you can have your iPad automatically wipe its memory if a thief tries to break in. Go to “Password Lock” underneath general settings then set to erase the data whenever an incorrect password is entered ten times.

You’ve probably wanted to save an image using your iPad before. It’s easy to do. You just have to tap, then hold your finger right on the image. The iPad will ask you if you want to save it. Doing so saves the image directly onto your iPad.

There, now you have a knowledge base on which to grow from. The tips you read will allow you to maximize the benefits that your iPad can provide you with. Soon, you won’t be able to live without it.