how to make your ipad more useful

Tablets are becoming more and more popular, and the iPad is at the top of the list. Many people, however, aren't familiar with how to use this piece of technology. Even those that have experience with Apple products often are unaware of a few tricks that could make their experience more enjoyable. This article will outline a few things that you can do to make the most of your iPad.

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When you are looking into purchasing an iPad you need to consider a few things to get the best price possible. If you want to use the iPad outside of your home or office, then you will want to purchase the more expensive version that includes 3g as well as WIFI.

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.

It is good to understand the right way to take care of an iPad. Firstly, you must keep the iPad away from the sun, and make sure it's not locked in your car when it's hot. Heat degrades battery performance. Also, be sure to avoid placing your iPad in places where its electronic components could be damaged by liquids. Use a covering to prevent liquid from getting into your iPad.

Are your spotlight searches taking too long? You can restrict the folders that are searched by going into your settings. Tap on general and select Spotlight search. You can then choose which folders will be included in your search, which is very useful if you only use this search feature to find media content.

Talk to your friends about what applications they use. You may not know that a certain app exists, but your friends might and that app might end up being your favorite. Every now and then, check out what your friends are using, and it might give you some ideas for yourself.

The best case truly insures your iPad against damage. You should invest more than a few dollars in a strong, protective hard or soft case. A folio is another excellent choice as it protects both the screen and the iPad itself. $50-80 is a good estimate of the cost of a truly protective case, so don't cheap out!

 

When you want an iPad accessory you can trust, the Kensington brand is an exceptional choice. Their bluetooth keyboards and cases truly are the best available on the market. These items go on sale frequently on sites like Amazon, so keep an eye on the models you like and you'll find them at an affordable price in no time.

When you first purchased your iPad, pages loaded quickly. Now, you are noticing your machine is not as snappy in it responses as it used to be. Over time, the installation of data and apps will slow down your iPad. To keep your iPad at optimum speed, periodically review the information and apps you have installed and delete those that are no longer being used. By doing this, your iPad will become snappier in its response again.

Most people do not know that you are allowed to add more than four items to the dock on an iPad. You are allowed to hold up to six at a time. To add something to the dock, press and hold the icon until it shakes, then drag it into the dock.

One way to monitor the volume much more quickly and efficiently on your iPad is to use the lock button to mute your device. You can also press and hold the volume button to change it quickly as well. Many people are unaware that the lock button is a mute button and that the volume button can work faster by pressing and holding.

Google Maps lets you view addresses using street view. Perform a search to make a red pin appear on the map. Once you do this, hit the pin and then the white and red icon. This will load your iPad's Street View feature.

If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of a frozen iPad, don't worry. Apple built in a hidden reset function to the device. All you need to do is hold the home button while holding the power button. This will do a hard reset that should work even when frozen.

Spotlight searches can be easily restricted on an iPad. Start by swiping left to bring up Spotlight. This search is set up by default to look at everything, which also includes events, apps, podcasts, and songs on your iPod. It can be restricted to not include these categories by going to Settings, General, and Spotlight Search.

Would you like to quickly take a screenshot? It's easier than you might think. Tap Home and then Sleep/Wake. When a screenshot is taken, you will see a quick flash. Screen shots are saved automatically, which means that you need not be concerned about saving them later.

Use "Find My iPad" or "Find My iPhone." Go to Settings>iCloud, enter your Apple ID and set it up. This way, if you lose your iPad, you simply need to visit iCloud's site or use the program on another Apple product to locate where your iPad is and find it.

The iPad is actually much more complex than it appears on the surface. Take the information included in this article and use it to make your experience with the machine more enjoyable. Before you know it, your friends, family and coworkers will all be turning to you for advice on navigating the iPad and questions on how to addattachments to mail!

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