iPads are easier to use than you might think. You may think all you need to do is touch the screen, go to the app you want and get started. But, there are a lot of hidden features, tips and tricks that will help you use your iPad more efficiently.
You can reboot your iPad when it freezes by doing a soft reset. To do so, hold the power button and home button simultaneously for several seconds. The iPad will then reboot. When an app is stuck, you can hold the Home button and it should close.
Know which apps are running on your iPad. While you work on other things, some apps will continue running on your iPad in the background. Double-click Home to see what’s currently running. You will see them in a bar located at the bottom. Swipe down if you want to eliminate the bar after you are done looking.
You should adjust your settings to preview more than a few lines of the emails you receive. Visit “settings” followed by “mail” and find the “preview” setting. Change this to “5 lines.” You will now see more lines of the email while in the inbox.
If you are in the habit of reading the instruction manual for everything that you buy, you need to know that the iPad’s manual is only available via download. Apple doesn’t want to kill trees so they encourage the download option instead.
Muting your iPad quickly and easily is easy. Just depress the volume button for only 2 seconds. Doing this is more efficient then pressing it multiple times. Hold it again when you want to turn the volume up.
Use FaceTime for phone numbers and emails. FaceTime will already have one of your email addresses in it (the one you used to register your device), but putting in more is a possibility. Go to the settings area on your iPad and set up your FaceTime for numbers and emails.
Go to the apps that you usually run easier and quicker. All you must do is to click Home twice, and they appear at the lower edge of the screen. Using this one little trick can save a lot of time instead of having to scroll through all of the screens to find something.
Do you download podcasts yet? Podcasts are short radio programs that can last anywhere from a few minute to a few hours, and are available on pretty much every imaginable topic. If the radio stations in your car are getting on your nerves, check out a podcast. You can surely find something you like.
The auto-brightness setting can help your battery last longer between recharges. Your device is able to sense the strength of the lighting in any given room and adjust itself to fit your lighting needs. This will control the power being drawn from the battery by the screen, and you’ll be able to use the iPad for longer periods before having to charge it. You can enable this option via the “Brightness and Wallpaper” settings.
iTunes lets you sync documents with your computer. This can be done quick and efficiently to save time. Also, you can track and view your PDFs with ease.
Adjusting the brightness of your screen can help you extend the life of your iPad’s battery. This can give you the battery longevity that you require and need. If you want the brightness lowered, look on the menu for the icon with a sun.
Although they are simple to operate, if you know more about the device, you can get more out of it. This article is the perfect place to begin your iPad experience and get in gear to get new gear. If you do your research, you’ll find that you can accomplish pretty much any task with an iPad.