The iPad is a revolutionary product; even Oprah agrees! If it is new for you, you may feel a bit overwhelmed. Keep reading for some great shortcuts and other advice on using your iPad.
Did you open too many apps? You can access all your open apps by tapping on the home button of your iPad and bar will appear at the bottom of you screen. Tap the app you want to access and repeat this process later to access your other running aps.
You can reset your iPad if you see that it is frozen. You can do this by holding down the power button, while at the same time pressing the home button. Hold both down for a few seconds. This will cause the device to restart. If you want an application to shut down, hold your home button down for several seconds.
Get a screen protector for your iPad before you begin to use the device. While the screens on the iPads are of very high quality, they can still be damaged relatively easily if they are not protected. The smallest grain of dirt rubbed across the screen with your finger can result in a large scratch.
Using AirPrint, you can print straight from your iPad, as long as you have a compatible printer. AirPrint works with most newer HP printers. If you have a Mac, you can use the Printopia app to print to any Mac printer. To use AirPrint, simply go to the share menu and choose print--that's it!
Don't forget about multitasking gestures. There are three to be aware of. These include a four finger swipe (either to the left or to the right) to move seamlessly between apps that you are using and a four finger swipe to take you back to the home screen. These make your life easier, so take advantage of them.
If you're connected to the web all the time, then you're probably going to enjoy the cloud function the iPad offers. This is the best way to store your information while saving space on the hard drive for the iPad. Make sure you store your most critical items on the cloud as well as the device.
You can sync pages with iTunes to share documents with a Mac or PC. It's so simple to share to your iPad now. You can add even more ease by emailing documents and downloading them.
Want to see all your running apps? All you have to do is tap the Home button twice. A little bar will pop up that gives you access to your apps. This will help you remember what you are running so you can close any you aren't using anymore.
Buy a custom case to hold your iPad. These cases look like book covers, and they enable you to use the iPad without taking it out. Entertainments “guest poster wanted” protects your expensive equipment if you accidentally drop it. It also makes it easier for you to carry around your fragile equipment.
Accessing the second scree of your keyboard every time you need a full stop can quickly become annoying. You can save a lot of time when you type by pressing the space bar twice when you need to insert a full stop in your text or by using a wireless keyboard.
One of the great things about your iPad is the ability to listen to music through iTunes. If you do not wish to reinstall everything from your iTunes account, there is a way to avoid that. Simply enable 'Home Sharing'. Then, once in your Music app, click on More, then Shared. All you have left to do is enjoy the music.
If you will not be using the Internet for some time while on your iPad, take advantage of airplane mode. Airplane mode will essentially shut off your Internet, and this helps to reduce your battery usage. The Internet is a large draw on your battery usage, so using airplane mode can mean that you can use your device longer without having to plug it in.
Now that you're familiar with the iPad, it's time to get your feet wet and start using it! Apply what you have learned here to maximize your usage of your iPad. Make the most of your investment by learning as much as possible.