Essential iPad Mini
Tips to Keep In Mind
It might initially appeal to you as something that’s shiny and cute but the iPad mini packs as much punch as its bigger sibling. Although it is smaller in size, the mini actually has a lot of nifty tricks under its sleeves that users can only take advantage of if they know where to look. Some of these features can actually be turned off and on in order to conserve on battery as well as on data plans. So how do you make the most of your mini?
One of the things that you can have your iPad mini do is sync your Facebook contacts not only with your phone contacts but also with your calendar. That way, you do not have to miss any birthdays or anniversary dates. What’s more, you do not have to copy each contact to your phone book as your iPad would automatically update entries.
Just like with the iPad 4, you might experience apps crashing or the system freezing especially if you have a number all running at the same time. The best way to handlea frozen system would be to do a hard reset. Holding the power button as well as the home button at the same time for a few seconds does this. Your iPad would then restart and you no longer have to deal with a frozen or crashing system. You can also press down the home button if you would like to perform a force quit on a running application.
If you are planning to change from an iPad 4 to a mini version, the first thing that you would need to do is to back up your phone’s content. Your iTunes would be of great help n this so you have to make sure that you always have the updated version. If you are using a PC, you might have to download this first. If, on the other hand, you are using a Macbook, syncing should be a breeze as Macbook typically comes with an iTunes already installed.
Make sure that, before you start syncing, all the settings are correctly in place. You do not want to find all your files gone because you have set the iTunes to delete all the files on your iPad that are not in the computer.
Having a hard time copy-pasting paragraphs? Tap on any of the word four times and you would be able to highlight the whole paragraph. You would then be given the option of copying the entire paragraph.
Now, if you are planning to buy a separate Kindle so that you can read your Amazon-downloaded books, don’t. Instead of buying a Kindle unit, download instead the Kindle app from the App Store. This would allow you to sync all your Kindle books on your iPad.
Lastly, if you would need to take a screenshot, your best move would be to hold the sleep/wake button for a few seconds simultaneously with the home button. You would then hear a snapshot sound, which means that a screenshot has been taken. The screenshot should be on your photos.
Just like with the iPad 4, you might experience apps crashing or the system freezing especially if you have a number all running at the same time. One of the things that you can have your iPad mini do is sync your Facebook contacts not only with your phone contacts but also with your calendar.