If you are fortunate enough to own an iPad, you likely want to know how to best use it. Doing a web search for these tips is not always easy to accomplish and it can be time consuming. Here we have compiled some of the most requested tips to help make your life easier and your iPad a more user friendly device.
If you go to Settings and Notifications, you can choose which apps you want to have pop up alerts, which apps you want to have notifications near the top of the screen, and which apps you want to appear in your Notification Center. Doing this can help you prevent noisy apps from clogging up your notifications. This also ensures that you will just notice the important apps.
Do you hate only being able to preview two lines of your new emails? If so, you can change this option. Go to Settings, Mail and find Preview. Here, you can alter the preview that you see to 5 lines. Now you’ll be able to see every email that you have in your inbox, which really speeds things up.
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.
With the default setting you can see the first two lines of any emails before you open them. This can often help to see content before opening the email. Head to “settings” and hit “mail.” Under Mail select Contacts, then Calender to change the Preview mail options for more lines.
If you’re battery is draining fast than you’d like, turn off some notifications and location based items. Your iPad is constantly monitoring where you are (as long as it’s on wifi, 3G, or LTE). This monitoring sucks the life out of your battery. If you don’t need the features, then you can extend your battery time with a few flicks of a button.
Turn off your Wi-Fi when not in use. Your iPad will constantly search for Wi-Fi signals even when you don’t want it to. That is, if your Wi-Fi is turned on. When you are out and about and don’t need Wi-Fi, simply turn it off. It will extend your battery.
Spend a day or two familiarizing yourself with your iPad. You may have purchased it for one or two features, but spend a while exploring everything that is available. You may not even realize that the iPad can do some things, so looking around is a sure way to get even more out of it.
It can be really fun to use the iPad. You can have even more fun with it when you know some key tricks, and locating those tricks is sometimes difficult. Now that you’ve gotten some tips on how to use popular iPad features, you’ll have a much better experience. Try these tips out so you can enjoy using your iPad more.