Insider Tips About Using An IPad Effectively

There can be no doubt that the iPad is truly a revolutionary piece of personal technology, boasting a stunning array of uses. You will get the most out of the iPad you bought by learning more about its different features. Fortunately, if you follow the advice that follows you will be able to learn alot in very little time.

If your iPad holds sensitive data, a feature can be enabled that lets you erase all of that data on your device. This is only triggered if a person incorrectly inputs the password 10 times. To set this up, go to Settings. Look under General for Passcode Lock. Then, go to Erase Data.

If at all possible, use Wi-Fi to connect your iPad to the Internet instead of 3G. Using 3G continuously, you can expect to get around 9 hours of battery life. With Wi-Fi, you can enjoy your iPad for even longer before it needs a charge. If you don’t need to connect to the Internet, disable both.

Go into your settings, navigate to “general” and slide the side switch to “lock orientation.” Typically, this is set to mute, but that can be incredibly inconvenient. For example, if you are trying to read on your iPad, the screen may continuously rotate, causing you some frustration. Fix this ahead of time.

“Ding!” Does the chiming of your iPad whenever you receive another email drive you crazy? Were you aware that this feature can be disabled? Go into your settings, then choose the general tab. After selecting General, select Sounds. Within that option, you can turn the sound off or adjust it to be less annoying and suit your needs better.

Your iPad will not charge through a USB port unless you have a high power port. High power ports are usually found in the back of a desktop computer and most laptops do not have one. This also means that USB docks will not charge your iPad unless you own a powered dock.

Most people know that an SD card can be plugged into the iPad directly from their camera to view photos. Many people do not know that a connection kit can be purchased to connect your camera to your iPad. You can search the online Apple Store to find one for your camera.

Do you need to type something in all caps? Instead of tapping on the shift key before every letter, turn the caps lock on by tapping your shift key twice. This works on both shift keys. This function is also available on wireless keyboards but most keyboards have a caps lock key.

Unlike a personal computer where you need to constantly worry about viruses and spyware, the iPad is incredibly well protected against these things. Be sure to update your device as often as possible, but in general you need not worry about destroying your iPad with unsafe web-surfing or downloaded applications.

The way that things are done these days are in great part affected by the invention of the iPad. With so many features and applications, the possibilities of this device are nearly endless. If you use the tips in this piece, it quickly becomes clear that the iPad has unimaginable potential.