The iPad has quickly become the go-to tool for users of all ages. Kids are using them to learn in school, and adults are using them to conduct business at the office. The features and functions of the iPad are almost limitless. Keep reading to discover all the many things you can do, so you can get the most out of this versatile device.
You can wipe out your iPad battery pretty quick if you use the device to game, play music or stream video content for long periods of time. One of the ways you can extend the time your battery retains its charge is by adjusting the brightness of your screen. It is unlikely that you will prefer the brightest setting and the improvement will be worth it.
The latest operating system, iOS, allows you to use folders on your iPad. To begin, tap and hold your finger on an app until it starts jiggling, drag that app on top of another icon, and then let it go. Your iPad will then create a folder with both apps. The folder will show the name representing the category associated with those apps. If you don’t like the label, you can rename the folder.
You can quickly get access to all the apps that are running on your iPad. To see the currently running apps, just tap the Home button twice and you can see them quite clearly. To navigate quickly to another running app, simply tap it. When you’re done, swipe the screen downwards to hide the bar.
If you need to charge up in a hurry, do not use an iPhone charger on the iPad. Your iPad doesn’t have the same wattage as your iPhone which is 10 watts as opposed to 5 watts on the phone. You will not be able to charge your iPad as quickly if you are using your iPhone charger. Use the charger that came with your iPad instead.
Most tablet users do not enjoy typing on their device, even though they eventually get used to it. There is a button that allows you to do speech dictation. Just push the home button twice and then tap on the little microphone that you see. Once done talking, press it again and you’ll see what you said.
If you misplaced your iPad, how would you find it easily? In Settings, you will find an option that says iCloud. Add your account’s Apple ID and turn on the app. That way, if you lose your iPad, you simply have to go to iCloud.com.
To copy and paste quickly on your iPad, tap the text and hold it down while choosing Select. Select Copy, change to another app, and then select and hold again. This will cause a menu to pop up which will allow you to paste. If you have a significant amount of sentences to copy, you may have to tap multiple times.
If you have near-constant Internet access, make use of the cloud features introduced in iOS 5. Doing so can save your information without running out of HD space. For especially important documents, save them on both your device and the cloud.
Use the auto brightness feature of your iPad. Your iPad is able to automatically adjust the brightness based on the light it detects. This technique is perfect for retaining battery capacity and keeping your device alive hours after it has been removed from the charger. You can turn auto brightness on and off by accessing your iPad’s settings area.
Try to sync all of your pages with your iTunes and then you can share it with any operating system. This can be done quick and efficiently to save time. This is even better when you realize you can send PDF documents via email to anyone, anywhere and download all of them remotely.
By now, you’re probably itching to snatch up the nearest iPad and try everything you’ve just learned. It’s an incredible device and you are sure to enjoy it. Try these new features and broaden your horizons. After spending some time learning what your iPad can do, you’ll see how useful it will be.