Make Your Apple iPad
Work More Effectively For You



An Apple iPad is an amazing piece of technology. It is small, portable and capable of so much. But, what can your iPad do? When you have an iPad, it is capable of so much, and sometimes you need a little help to show you how to do everything you want to do. That is where this page comes in handy.

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If you are having trouble doing something on your Apple iPad, make sure that you visit one of the many iPad support forums on the internet. There are dozens of iPad users on the internet that are more than happy to help new iPad owners with any problems that they have. Best of all, any help that you receive from online iPad support forums will be free.


You want to make the most of your iPad screen, so setting up the appearance of just about everything is important. Have you found that you would like your battery charging icon to not be there? You can eliminate this icon by going to your settings, tapping general, and then turning it off in the usage section.

Did you know you can change the apps at the bottom of your screen? If you find you're not using those which are there, or you'd just like to switch them out, press and hold an icon until they begin to wiggle.

Drag out those you don't want and drag in those you do want.

Google Maps is a graphic intensive program on many computers, but the iPad handles it perfectly and allows indepth street views. The GUI seems confusing at first, but navigation is straightforward and a red pin designates an area for street view. With this new view, you will be able to get up close and personal with your favorite locations through the iPad.

Are you constantly annoyed by the AutoCorrect on your iPad? Try this trick in the future. After you finish typing your word, tap on it in the suggestions area. That will ensure that you get what you typed instead of the AutoCorrect suggested word that automatically gets inserted when you hit a space.

The percentage of battery you have left is rarely accurate. You can turn this feature off by going to the general tab in your settings and tapping on usage. You will then be able to turn off the battery percentage feature. Your iPad will display a battery with a certain level of power without calculating a percentage.

Would you like your Apple iPad to display a slideshow of all your pictures when it is not in use? This is easy to do. After you lock the screen, you will see a picture icon appear in the bottom right corner. Simply touch this icon, and the iPad will start the slideshow.

Professional businessmen and professional surfers need the ability to preview a large inbox and Apple iPad finally provides this functionality. The mail application will expand on two lines of text per message with an adjustable limit, depending upon your preferences. You can now view all of your messages and get to the important information without clicking on each individual letter.

Make sure that you keep the size of the iPad in mind while you are doing things that seem average to you. For example, many people place mobile phones on the table while they are enjoying a meal, but the iPad is too large for it to be appropriate to do that.

When it comes to peripherals for your iPad, remember you usually get what you pay for. If you purchase that dirt cheap car charger for your iPad at an online auction, it may have parts that break off in a port on your expensive mobile device. It is wiser to pay a few extra dollars and get one which will not be as apt to damage your iPad.

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.

You can skim over your mail without having to read them. The initial settings only let you glimpse a bit of your mail. Go to the settings feature and click on the Mail, Contacts and Calendars tab. Select the option of "5 lines" under the preview function. This will enable you to see 5 lines of your mail and decide if you want to read further.

Many people find that the display battery charge is extremely distracting on their iPad. This feature can be turned off. In the Settings menu select General and then Usage. Under Usage you will see the area where you will be able to turn off and on the battery percentage display icon.

Want to use an actual keyboard with your iPad? Thankfully, you can utilize any Apple Wireless Keyboard with it.

If you only have a Bluetooth keyboard, then that will work as well. In addition, certain iPad cases even have a built-in keyboard with them, which can be very useful if you need a keyboard.

If you are listening to music on your Apple iPad while doing something else, you don't need to wake it up completely to change the song. Simply double click the home button and you will have access to shuffling your music, volume control, and the next and previous song buttons. This saves energy as well!

Do you find it distracting to see the percentage of the battery charge of your iPad? Thankfully, there is a way for you to easily turn this feature off. Simply navigate to the Settings tab, then General, and finally Usage. It is here that you can turn the feature off.

You should now have a little more Apple iPad knowledge. As you can see, your iPad is able to do a lot of neat and helpful things, some things you may have never imagined. Use what you have learned here and you can make the most of your iPad's capabilities.

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