Thursday, August 18, 2011

Top 10 iPad Tips & Tricks

Having recently received an iPad and joining the iOS game, I decided to do some research on how to learn the "ins" and "outs" of this device. While, I have ample experience working on a Mac and their different operating systems, I knew there had to be a way to do some of the same things on an iPad. With that being said I decided to compile a list of my top 10 tips for using an iPad.

Top 10 iPad Tips & Tricks
  1. Reset - Probably the first thing a new user to an iPad is going want to do is learn how to reset their iPad w/out having to turn it all the way on/off again. To do this just hold down the power button and home button for a few seconds and the iPad will reset.
  2. Force Quit - This is really simple to do, if a program gets frozen or you want to exit right away just click on the home button to return to the main screen.
  3. Screen Shot - Something I used on a daily basis as an educator is taking a screen shot on my mac for tutorials and professional development. This can also be done on an iPad by holding down the power button and home button for a second and then releasing. A camera sound will go off as the screen turns white and the screen shot will be stored in photos.
  4. File Transfers - Probably the easiest way to transfer a file off of the iPad is simply to click the share button in the upper right and then email them as an attachment.
  5. Copy and Paste - Just tap and hold down on the text and select copy, go to a new app and then tap and hold down and click paste. To copy a whole paragraph, tape and hold down on a paragraph 4 times to select it all.
  6. Web Scrolling - A real time saver when browsing a web page is the ability to return back to the top rather then having to slide your finger over the entire page over and over, is just to click back at the title bar to return to the top of the screen.
  7. Dock - I find it is nice to be able to manage the dock in the iPad similar to how one would do it on a Mac. All a user has to do is click down on a app until it wiggles and then drag and drop it on the dock.
  8. Wireless Keyboard - I find that typing on an iPad is clunky to say the least. While it does work for simple browsing or tweeting, it is not ideal for doing blog posts or more detailed work. For that reason, I find it valuable to get a wireless keyboard (any bluetooth will do) to help facilitate typing.
  9. Deleting - If your iPad tends to fill up w/ useless applications that you have downloaded it is simple to delete them by holding down on top of an app until it starts wiggling and then pressing the x button to delete.
  10. Smart Cover - Probably my favorite cover the iPad is the smart cover which not only connects via a magnet, it also puts the iPad to sleep when pulled over the front.


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