Tablets are becoming more and more popular, and the iPad is at the top of the list. Many people, however, aren’t familiar with how to use this piece of technology. Even those that have experience with Apple products often are unaware of a few tricks that could make their experience more enjoyable. This article will outline a few things that you can do to make the most of your iPad.
Apple always examines all of their apps before showing them on the store. This means that you can generally trust the quality of the item you will receive. However, you should at least give a cursory look at the reviews of previous user; this can be done directly from the store.
Never leave your iPad in a hot car or any similar environment. The intense heat saps devices of battery power. Exposing it to extreme heat and light can affect the battery’s ability to hold a charge for long periods. This type of damage is not covered in your warranty, making this a pricey mistake.
You can do a soft reset in order to reboot a frozen iPad. To do so, hold the power button and home button simultaneously for several seconds. The iPad will then reboot. If you simply want to force close one app, hold only the home button.
You can scroll back to the top of a long page in your browser without repeatedly dragging your finger across the screen. There is a much more efficient method. All you have to do is tap a finger on the title bar one time. You will zoom right back to the top of the page.
One of the great things about the iPad is that it allows you to quickly check your email. If you receive a large volume of emails throughout the day, it may actually be draining your battery. The device is configured to check for new messages frequently and automatically. Instead of setting it to notify you of new messages every few minutes, go into the Mail, Contacts and Calendars settings to adjust the frequency of mail checks.
Even though your iPad does not come with a user manual, you can download one for free. Apple has a free PDF on their website containing the User Guide for the iPad. It also comes as an e-book you can read in iBooks, which is a free downloadable app available in the App Store.
If you are worried about anyone trying to get into your phone and seeing all of your private information, you can set your password to erase all data after so many failed attempts. Doing so will completely wipe your phone after 10 attempts.
The iPad doesn’t come with a manual. You must download one if you require it. It is the Apple policy to provide minimal paper and give you the choice of downloading a manual or not.
It is a pain when you get an email and your iPad chimes every time. You can get rid of these alerts. Go to the settings and tap on general. Select the Sounds option from there. Turn off sounds for New Mail or reduce the volume.
To protect your investment, you need to understand how to properly care for your new iPad. Don’t keep it inside a locked car and make sure it’s not in direct sunlight. Exposure to heat will damage your battery. Additionally, moisture is something that you want to avoid. You may also want to place a padded cover on top of it for even more protection.
A great feature of the iPad is the zoom features. You can easily zoom in and out of any website by pinching with two fingers on the screen. This will help you select tiny links or features when they are larger. You can also double-tap on any image or text to enable auto-zoom.
The iPad is actually much more complex than it appears on the surface. Take the information included in this article and use it to make your experience with the machine more enjoyable. Before you know it, your friends, family and coworkers will all be turning to you for advice on navigating the iPad!