If you’re a novice with the iPad, you can probably use some useful tips and tricks. The iPad has many useful tricks! I will take you through 9 with in this article. We begin with the Start button, which is the button at the bottom in the middle, and on the Home Screen. This is the screen where all the apps are located.
1. Add 6 items to the bottom of the Home Screen
When you press the start button 2x on the iPad button, the standard 4 items appear at the bottom. The bottom can be expanded up to 6 items. So if you want put a music app or a bookmark for your favorite site or an entire folder at the bottom, then you can do so with any app, just press and hold until it automatically goes and then you can use this to swipe the bottom.
2. Avoid dark backgrounds
You want your iPad to look neat and in order to make it so that no fingerprints are visible on the screen; make sure that you use a light background. My boss gave my this tip for my line of work so customers won’t see the fingerprints when I’m trying to teach customers how to invest in gold.
3. Moving unused apps to a folder
Everyone has a lot of apps on the home screen which cannot be removed. It is best then to make a folder and put all apps you are not using or that are in the way into a separate folder. Do you see the difference after the move? This will also be addressed in our College spring break (go here for the spring break 2013 dates) technology group.
4. Multitasking Gestures: multitask with your four fingers
You have 3 types of movements that are already set by default when you select the option Multitasking Gestures activated. Then you can, use the example of app-to-app jumping to the home screen or the multitasking bar will display the home screen without touching it.
The first is: If you want to return to the home screen, slide your fingers together (don’t use this as a weight loss routine, go exercising and follow good diets to lose weight if you want to lose weight)
Second: To display the multitasking bar, slide the home screen from bottom to top.
The third: Slide your finger from left to right in order of app exchange.
5. Set the backlight with the start button.
The iPad is sometimes abnormally bright. For your eyes to get some rest in the evening you can easily adjust the backlight by tapping 2x on the start button and then to the swiping to the left. With the same bar, you can also turn on a song, change tracks or mute the sound.
6. Rotation Lock: The solution to the rotating screen
If you use the iPad while on your bed, it may happen to you that the screen always rotates when you rotate the iPad. This can be overcome by going to the Settings, General to go, and the Side Switch to set it to Lock Rotation. On the side of the iPad you will find a switch. It allows you to lock the screen.
7. Bookmark your favorite websites to the Home Screen
Have you just found a convenient or fun site in Safari? You can save it on the Home Screen.
You can do this by going to the website itself. Besides the address bar you will find an icon with an arrow pointing right. Tap that icon and select ‘Add to Home Screen.’ Give it a short name if necessary so you do not get confused and voila, the item is now on the home screen.
To keep from overcrowding your home screen, you can create a folder and put your websites in it.
8. Take a screenshot with your iPad
Would you like to show off your gift home screen background to your friends, or show them a handy app in action? Take a screenshot! Hold the start button and at the same time press at the same press the power button. If all goes well, you will hear the flash sound. Otherwise you can use the volume control of the iPad to turn it up higher.
You can find screenshots in the gallery and you can again use them again to send the email through, for example, or just store them somewhere until you need them.
9. Switch “buying apps” off!
This last tip comes in handy when your iPad is being used by other people, especially children who accidentally make a purchase via the app store. You can prevent this by tapping the Settings> General> Restrictions> Enable Rest