If you’ve just got your hands on a new iPad: congratulations! This beloved device is easily one of the most popular objects on the planet. However, you will now have a lot to learn. The following article will help you discover all the features and functions of your new iPad.
The user reviews are generally incredibly accurate in representations of the quality of the application. Of course, you need to make sure that there are more than just one or two reviews, but if there are, and if the app has four or five stars, you should be good to go.
If you haven’t ever had a tablet before, you may be overwhelmed. The iPad is incredibly user friendly and almost impossible to screw up. Just start playing with it and see how much you can figure out alone. Even the most computer inept should be able to handle an iPad.
Be sure that you only use official iPad accessories with your iPad. Accessories made by other companies have been shown to slow the device and even cause permanent damage at times. Even though the Apple accessories are more expensive than other options they are cheaper than having to replace your iPad altogether.
Shortcuts are a simple way to get out messages. For instance, tapping your space bar two times when you type a sentence can add a period with a space after it. Doing this means you no longer need to do it manually every time.
Performing multiple app updates at the same time can slow down your iPad and make it difficult to get anything done. You can alleviate this by pausing apps and forcing them to update one at a time instead of all at once. Tap the icon of the app that is updating to pause it. When one is finished, you can allow another one to finish updating.
When setting up FaceTime on your iPad, make sure that your email and phone number is correct. It defaults to the email you used when you set up the iPad. In order to enter these additional emails and phone numbers, go to the settings menu and choose the FaceTime tab.
One of the neat features of the iPad is the Photo Booth. You can get more enjoyment out of this feature if you use it on your friends and family. Tapping the “twirly camera” icon will let you use the camera on the back and take photos by tapping the shutter button.
Unfortunately, the iPad does not have a free satellite navigation feature. However, the map’s direction features works great for driving, walking, and even bus directions. To use it, simply tap on “Directions”, found on the top left corner of the maps app, and you will be given a step-by-step guide to your destination.
Onine forums can be great if you have difficulty operating your iPad. Discussions here provide you a ton of information, plus you can ask any question you want. Introduce yourself and look through the forum archives to find useful information to fast-track your iPad talent.
Make use of folders. To do this, simply tap and hold onto an app until the app shakes. Once you do this, drag this app over an icon and release. Doing this will create a folder that contains both your apps. The name of your folder will depend on the apps’ category. However, if you don’t like this name, you can change it.
There are ways that you can adjust the lock feature on your iPad. Some early models of the iPad will not have this option. Running iOS 4.3+ will give you this option. Holding down your iPad’s volume-down button also mutes the device.
Accessing the second scree of your keyboard every time you need a full stop can quickly become annoying. You can save a lot of time when you type by pressing the space bar twice when you need to insert a full stop in your text or by using a wireless keyboard.
Do you find yourself using the same phrases over and over? If so, there is an easy way to create shortcuts for your most common phrases. Go to the Keyboard Settings of your iPad and click Add New Shortcut. Type your common phrase in the field named Phrase; then, simply add a shorthand version in the field named Shortcut. For example, if you use the sentence: How are you doing today? Type it in the box and use a shortcut such as haydt. Every time you type “haydt” the iPad will know to type out the complete sentence.
The iPad can work great for consolidating existing processes. For instance, you can add your Google Calendar to your iPad. All you have to do is go to your settings tab, then go to mail, then contacts and finally calendars. You’re going to tap add an account, and then click on other to start setting it up.
If you have a child or a minor using your iPad, you may be interested in turning off mature content. To do this, tap on general, restrictions, and then enable restrictions. This feature will block TV shows, movies, and apps that are “mature audience” rated. Also, podcasts that have an “explicit” tag will be blocked.
It may take a while, but once you’ve got command of your iPad, you’ve literally got the world at your finger tips! Use the above information to get you started on mastering the iPad. Before long you will be buzzing through apps and creating a whole new virtual experience for yourself!