Helpful iPad tricks
iPads are now as ubiquitous in everyday life as our phones, but there’s one drawback to leaning on these mobile tools. Every once in a while, our iPads don’t work as we expect, filling us with a red rage.
Today, we’ll go over tips to keep your iPad humming, and how to get better support when it’s not. (Hint – smashing it on the ground is NOT advised.)
iPad Battery Low?
Do you feel like someone’s been shining a flashlight into your eyes after looking at your iPad all day? Tone down the brightness by swiping up from the bottom of your screen to access your Quick Actions menu. Slide your brightness to 50% or less, and you’ll notice a significant battery life increase and a decrease in your burning retinas!
Auto lock settings
Do you ever look down and realize your iPad’s screen is on, even though you haven’t touched it in ages? Change your Auto Lock settings to a shorter time period, and you’ll see an increase in battery life. Go to your iPad’s Settings app > General > Auto Lock. We suggest setting your Auto Lock settings to 2 or 5 minutes to maximize battery life.
Are you in a different location than normal, and your iPad says “searching” where it usually says AT&T, Verizon, etc.? Set your iPad to Airplane mode to keep it from searching for a signal all day. Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open your Quick Actions menu and touch the Airplane icon toggle to ON.
Secret Tip: If you put your iPad on Airplane mode when charging, it charges twice as fast!
Is your iPad App Acting Up?
Sometimes, we all need a fresh, clean start to our day! Restarting the app simulates the first time you installed it (without losing any data).
Double tap the Home button to view all applications currently running
Reopen the app
Still Having Issues? Try Restarting The iPad
Remember powering down the old desktop computers? Of course not, none of us are old enough to remember those days!
Press and hold down both the Home and Lock buttons on your iPad for approximately seven (7) seconds until the screen turns black
After about 30 seconds, hold down the Lock button until the Apple logo appears
Still no luck? Send a picture to support
It won’t immediately solve your problem, but it beats sending a 1,000 word document to your support team.
Hold the Home Button and Power Button simultaneously for 3 seconds until the screen shutters like a camera lens.
Go to your iPad’s Photos
Tap “Select” in the upper right corner in Your Photos
STEP 4: (See graphic below)
Select your photos to send. A checkmark appears in the thumbnail’s bottom corner
Select the share icon
Tap the email icon and enter the support email address to send the photos.
Back up your iPad!
Through your Apple iCloud account, you can automatically backup your iPad’s content. If your iPad stops working, you can restore all of your content on a replacement iPad!
Go to the iPad’s Settings App > iCloud > Backup
If you're using iOS 7 or earlier, tap Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup
Make sure iCloud Backup is ON
These iPad tips may seem simple, but when the red rage overcomes us, we often lose our minds. Instead of destroying your favorite mobile tool, take a deep breath, and follow our tips. You’ll increase your iPad’s battery life, save yourself from losing important files, and rest assured that you’re not picking pieces of your shattered iPad up off the ground.