People use iPads for a variety of reasons. You can add a keyboard to make it a word processing tool. If you connect a joystick you will have a portable gaming system. With Skype, you can video conference. The tips below will help you make your iPad what you need it to be and more.
Buy a good-quality case and screen protector for your iPad. You probably paid a lot of money for your iPad, so you need to ensure that you keep it protected against damage. A good-quality case will protect your iPad from minor accidental falls, while a screen protector will stop the screen from getting scratched.
The percentage of battery you have left is rarely accurate. You can turn this feature off by going to the general tab in your settings and tapping on usage. You will then be able to turn off the battery percentage feature. Your iPad will display a battery with a certain level of power without calculating a percentage.
If you own an iPad, it is a good idea to make a backup. You can force iTunes to make a back up so that your data is properly saved. Go to iTunes and right-click on devices list and select backup. You can also use the same feature in iCloud to backup as well.
If you enjoy frequently using smiley face or alternate emoticons, have the Emoji keyboard. To get this keyboard, tap settings, then General, and finally, Keyboard. Tap the international keyboards’ icon and look for Emoji. To add it, all you have to do is simply tap it. The next time you see the onscreen keyboard, it will be there.
Taking a screenshot on an iPad is very simple. Just hold down the Home and Sleep buttons together. This takes a screenshot and automatically saves it with your stored photos.
Auto-brightness can help you keep your battery charged. The iPad knows when your room is bright or dark and will adjust accordingly. This will help preserve the battery, which means you can use your iPad longer without having to plug it in. To set this up, look in the settings for Brightness and Wallpaper.
Take advantage of free apps for your iPad. Although there are a number of sites that offer apps at reasonable prices, there are also those that give them to you for free. Be sure to check the reputability of the site you download from and read the fine print. You should have no problem getting nearly everything you need at no cost.
The iPad’s “.com” button can multitask. Most people know about the handy “.com” button that makes typing web addresses easier, but it can do much more than that. If the website you are heading to ends in “.net” or “.edu,” simply hold down the “.com” button and you will see several new options pop up.
Whether you want to do homework, play games or talk to friends in far-away places, the iPad can do all of that and more. You just need a little knowledge of how to set up the iPad for your specific needs. Now put the above tips to use and learn even more about your iPad!