You use smartphones and tablets and call yourselves smart but are you really that smart? Do you know what extra features your smartphone or tablet comes with? Or are you just another commoner oblivious of it?
Well, doesn’t matter if you are in the list of commoners. Being ignorant isn’t as sinful as staying ignorant. Described below are few tricks you should know if you have an iPad.
10 [Mind Blowing] iPad Tricks That You Must Know
1. Orientation Lock
Readers using an iPad may find it utter irksome while trying to read in bed with having your orientation shift from landscape to portrait or vice versa every while. If you are one of them there’s a good news for you, the latest iPads comes Orientation Lock button, on the side of the device just above the volume controls. There are two ways to configure it, the other can be configured under Settings > General to serve as the Mute stick button instead.
Personally, I fell Orientation Lock more better than Mute Stick with the default because you can easily lock and unlock screen orientation just by pressing one key rather than heading to mute stick every time.
2. A Personal White Noise Machine
While travelling long hours on flights, you don’t have to waste your money by purchasing headphones for noise-cancelling. With the Sleep Pillow app furnished by your iPad, let the sounds of the ocean soothe you to sleep through a steady stream called white noise. It’s a lifesaver during hectic and noisy journeys.
3. This Message Will Self-Destruct
If you have some sensitive information on your iPad, and if chances are high that they get sneaked by some Government Officials, do not worry. You can set it to completely wipe data after 10 failed passcode log-in attempts. This is how you do it. Navigate to Settings > Passcode > Erase Data. And you are all set.
4. Charging Quirks
Ever got frustrated when your iPad wouldn’t charge on certain USB ports? Lemme tell you in some PCs, not all USB ports are created equal. If your current port isn’t charging, just try out another. Chances are high that they would work.
5. Lost and Found
The very first thing you should do on getting an iPad is to enable Find My iPad. So that there’s no harm ifyou leave it under a cushion or in a any other hideous space, this activated feature will set off a sonar-sounding noise to aid you in locating your iPad. You can easily activate the feature under Settings > iCloud at the bottom left of the screen.
AirPrint, this awesome feature is available under the Share button option in your browser. It allows you to quickly take a print from your iPad. It’s works great especially when you need an extra copy of a significant document that you forgot to bring to the meeting.
Sometimes typing the entire text in capital letters can be a major reason to irk the writer. Worry not, I say. Instead of pressing the Shift button once, tap it twice to lock all the letters in Capital format.
8. Jump from App to App
Instead navigating to and fro to the main screen in order to open an already opened app, use 4 of your fingers and swipe Left or Right in order to move among already-open apps.
9. Uninterrupted FaceTime
FaceTime no longer pauses your connection when you exit the app during a call. If you press the Home button while Facetiming, your loved one will automatically overlap with your favorite app.
10. A Constant Slideshow
Turn your living room into a vacation showcase with a photo slideshow. Tap the Picture Frame icon located to the right of the slide-to-unlock bar on the lock screen. It’s much more efficient and versatile than an expensive, separate digital frame.
There’s, even more, to learn about the iPad, but I’m confident that you can avoid my first-timer mistakes with this quick list.