The iPad is an amazing gadget. You can do everything from type documents, record yourself singing, draw, and nearly anything else you can think of. Sadly, without some knowledge, you’ll never be able to use it to its full abilities. Keep reading to get tips for iPad owners that want to get the most out of it.
To create folders on an iPad is easy. Simply hold your finger over an application icon until it starts jiggling. Once it starts jiggling, you simply drag and drop it on another application icon. The iPad names the application at the time it is made; however, you can rename the folder to your liking.
If you are getting irritated by the amount of times that you are being asked to join Wi-Fi networks, go into your settings and change it. Go to Settings and choose the Ask to Join Network option. Turn that off, and you won’t see invitations any more.
Many iPad games and apps have a feature that notifies you whenever some action is performed. For example, you may receive a notification from Words With Friends that it is your turn to play, or you might have a Twitter alert that tells you someone has re-tweet something. Disable these notifications unless they are absolutely necessary. These frequent updates can shorten the life of your iPad’s battery.
To add your Google Calendar to your iPad calendar app, select Mail, Contacts and Calendars. Switch to Add An Account and then tap the Other button. Hit your “Add CalDAV” icon and add in the relevant Google information. Then exit the settings appplication. Next, tap your calendar app. The calendar should now be updated.
If you have some recently purchased apps from the app store you want to hide, it’s quite easy! Open up the App Store and click on the ‘purchased’ tab on the bottom of your screen. It should give you a list of apps and choose the one you wish to hide. Swipe over the app or right over it, and it should now grey out over the ‘installed’ button. A red button will pop up and you will now have the option to hide the app.
By clicking two times on your iPad’s Home button you can quickly view a list of the applications that are currently running. They will appear in a bar located at the bottom of your iPad’s screen. If you want to change to a new app, just tap on it once. You can remove this bar by swiping the screen down.
Decide if you would would like the lock key act as a mute for the sound of your device or lock the orientation. If you had an older iPad model, you likely know that this is a new feature. If your iPad comes with iOS 4.3 or a newer version, you will have this option. Holding down your iPad’s volume-down button also mutes the device.
Your iPad is more useful after you implement the information presented here. You can even share this advice with other iPad owners you know. You will feel great knowing you can help other people by passing on your new knowledge.