Most people agree that an iPad is a great piece of technology that has made many peoples’ lives better. However, in order to maximize your iPad experience, you must learn as much about this mobile device as possible. Continue reading and you will find some great advice that can improve the functioning of your new iPad.
To protect your sensitive data the iPad has a feature that will erase all data if the password is entered incorrectly ten times. To access this feature go to Settings and click Passcode Lock; then click Erase Data. This privacy feature will restore your iPad to its factory default settings.
You can extend the life of your iPad’s battery by using the device in Airplane Mode. In Airplane Mode, WiFi and wireless radio are disabled. This is ideal if you do not require an Internet connection to use your iPad. You will still be able to use your tablet to read e-books, play games and use certain apps without draining the battery.
There is a feature you can use on your phone that will erase all the data on the phone if someone inputs the correct passcode. While this may seem like a good idea, be careful. You may put the wrong passcode yourself and end up losing all of your information.
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.
It is a good idea to turn off your iPad’s push mail. A lot of mail accounts default settings go to Push as a delivery mechanism. This automatically will push your new mail as soon as available. This can be distracting and interfere with what you are working on. Turn this feature off.
Most tablet users do not enjoy typing on their device, even though they eventually get used to it. However, the iPad does have a button for speech dictation. Just press home button two times and tap the little microphone you see. After you finish speaking, push that icon again, and what you’ve said will appear as text.
It is always best to read the manual of the products you buy, but the only way to get a manual for your iPad is to download it. It is the Apple policy to provide minimal paper and give you the choice of downloading a manual or not.
Know how to take a screenshot with your iPad. Simply depress the Power and Home buttons simultaneously for just a second. A photo of your screen’s contents will automatically appear in your photo folder for easy access. Be careful not to depress the buttons too long, however, because the device will reboot.
Those who have previously used the iPad already know hot great and time-saving this device is. If you want to optimize your experience with this innovative tablet, you need to learn a few tricks of the trade. Review these tips to see how to tap into an iPad’s full potential.