Settings on iPad: The Top Tips and Tricks

Settings on iPad: The Top Tips and Tricks

Owning a new iPad is a time to enjoy the many cool features of this device.

The larger screen of an iPad is perfect for watching hours of video. iPad apps do wonderful things including helping to manage your wi-fi.

Before delving into the App Store, you’ll want to change a few settings. Changing settings on iPad devices can drastically improve the user experience.

One simple setting change improves how you get to sleep at night. Learning these top iPad tips will have your device optimized.

In this article, you will learn four setting changes on your iPad that are beneficial to adjust.

Turn on Find My iPad

This feature is on by default but you’ll want to check, to be sure. Access this Find My iPad feature by going to: Settings > iCloud > Find My iPad.

Next, download the Find My iPhone app which connects your iPad from another Apple device or computer. If lost, signing into the app allows you to share its location or scrub its data.

Find My iPad provides protection against thieves accessing information on your iPad.

Help You to Sleep Better at Night

Blue light is a light emitted by electronic devices including an iPad.

This form of light helps to keep you alert during the day. At night, blue light is the worst enemy for sleep.

Bluish tinted light reduces the amount of melatonin your body needs to sleep. Research links blue light exposure to increased risks of cancer, diabetes, and obesity.

The iPad contains a feature called Night Shift, giving your screen a yellowish hue instead of blue light.

To turn on Night Shift, go to: Settings > Display & Brightness > Night Shift. This feature sets an automatic lighting schedule. You can access settings on iPad to enter the changeover time.

Optimize Storage for Automatic Data Management

One reason people love the iPad is its ability to play music, movies, and games. You might find that you’ve reached your iPad’s storage limit.

There is a newer feature on iPad devices that manages data storage automatically. The Optimize Storage feature is found by going to: Settings > Music > Optimize Storage on your iPad.

Next, you’ll enter select how many GB to free from the device, when needed. The iPad will purge itself of files that aren’t used often.

Change Settings on iPad to Adjust System Text Size

An iPad features a large screen display. You could still find that the default text isn’t large enough.

You can change text size on an iPad in the settings menu. To change the size of the system font: go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Text Size.

You’ll see a slider that has the letter A on both sides, smaller on the left and larger on the right.

Adjust the slider to a text size you’re happy with and you’re all done!

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