It is extraordinary how much technology has had to offer in the past decade. Computers used to be the size of a room, and now we have mobile phones that can use Internet connections. Technology continually improves and simplifies life. iPad technology is racing ahead, too, so read on to find out how to take advantage of it.
It’s simple to find out which apps are currently running on your iPad. Press the Home button twice and a bar with the running apps will appear. You are able to switch to whatever app you want, by pressing it on the bar. When you no longer want to see it, swipe downwards to eliminate the bar from your screen.
If your iPad constantly asks you if you would like to join the Wi-Fi networks it detects, change this option. Look for an option called Ask To Join that is referring to networks. Turn that off, and you won’t see invitations any more.
Would you like to see more than 2 lines of text when previewing an email? The Preview setting is Located under Mail in your general settings. Change this to “5 lines.” Now it is possible to preview more content from each message, making skimming quicker.
If you are one of those people that like to read a manual when you buy a new toy, you can download one onto the iPad if you need it. Apple believes in a paperless environment, and they prefer offering it digitally instead of in print.
You can use shortcuts for messages. For example, tapping the space bar twice when typing a sentence will add a period and a space. Doing this means you no longer need to do it manually every time.
If you need Google Calendar to work with your iPad, get into your mail and then contacts followed by calendars. Select Add an Account and tap the Other one. Tap on the CalDAV Account and then just enter the information for Google. Then, get out of the settings app and tap the calender app. You should now be all set.
If you need to mute an iPad, try this simple trick. Just hold down the volume button for two full seconds. This saves a lot of time. Repeat the process if you want to get back to the default setting.
Because the iPad is not the cheapest gadget around, it’s important that you care for it properly. Quite a few people find that screen protectors work well with their iPads. These thin sheets of plastic provide extra protection for your iPad’s screen. However, it’s important that you clean your iPad’s screen with a soft, slightly damp cloth. Never use window cleaners or other types of household cleaners on your iPad.
From huge computers to pocket-sized cellphones, our computing choices are vast and varied. Choosing the iPad offers you a wealth of options, many of which you may not yet realize. The piece above is just a starting place, so it pays to continue learning.