7 Tips for Less Experienced iPad and iPhone Owners

There is no denying that Apple has a large share of the mobile device market. Both iPhones and iPads are among the most popular choices when it comes to smartphones and tablets.

According to Statista, roughly 110 million people have an iPhone in the United States alone, which is a good indicator of how the popularity of Apple’s products is not decreasing despite the fact that the brand has been around for many years now.

If you are someone who is relatively new to mobile devices and is uncertain how to make more out of them, why not take some time and learn various tips to build a solid foundation?

Once you become familiar with the information below, you will be able to do more than just text, call, or surf the internet.

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7 Most Common Tips for New iPhone and iPad Users

Here are one of the best and most common 7 tips to know your iDevice and use it in a more efficient way.

1. The Apple’s AppStore

Let’s start with the official Apple App Store. One of the biggest benefits of owning an iPhone or iPad is the fact that you can take advantage of the largest app library available in the official App Store. Appstore features one of the best variety of games and applications for you smartphone. Personally, I am a huge Apple fan only because of their apps. They are rarely buggy and I have not seen an app crash.

Of course, a lot comes down to one’s needs. There are people who would get a brand-new smartphone or tablet just for entertainment. Others are more about work and efficiency, which leads to an efficient work/professional related life style apps e.g digital planner for ipad or iPhone, budget apps or note taking apps. 

Regardless of what demographic you are and what your interests may be, there is a plethora of different options available, so why not give it a try. 

If you do not know where to start, checking the top sellers in different categories is usually the go-to method, though reading various reviews online and picking apps from those is a worthwhile idea as well. You can take get the most out of your iPad and iPhone through Apple’s Appstore apps without even Jailbreaking. 

2. Dark Mode : Night Light for iPhone and iPad

The Dark Mode ! a famous and well known feature which was invented by android is finally fully functional and available on iPhones/iPads. This is probably one of the best feature that came to iOS. Using and iDevice in night time or without any surrounding light has never been more comfortable.

To enable this feature, you can simply go to the Settings tab of the iPhone and click the Display & Brightness option. Here, you will see both Light and Dark mode options available at the top. Depending on the circumstances, you can switch to one or another or enable the automatic feature and not worry about the hassle and potential hazard to your eyes.

3. Regular OS Updatesios 15.6 beta download ipsw

Operating system updates, particularly when they are major, are not that common. Nevertheless, whenever you see that red notification dot in the Settings tab alarming you about a new OS update, you should get to it as soon as possible.

You can also try out the beta releases that comes out only for developers. A large update might take a while to install, and if you need access to the mobile device throughout the day, iOS gives you an option to schedule the update overnight. On the other hand, if you are not too worried about letting the device update for the moment, or the update is relatively small, you can go for it immediately. The best thing about Apple is their regular updates for all devices at the same time with new features and security enhancements.

4. Quit Background Apps

You want to get in the habit of closing background applications. As soon as you finish an app, make sure that you quit it properly. Otherwise, it will remain in the background consuming the battery, which is not something you want.

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The battery issues are not really something you can expect on a brand-new smartphone or tablet. However, after a while, you can expect to charge the device more often, and it does not help when there are redundant background processes hogging the battery.

During the recent updates, Apple and Apple fanboys have claimed that even without closing the apps in the background, it has no whatsoever effect on the battery life. iOS handles the apps in an intelligent way and no matter how many apps are open, you will see no effect on speed or battery drain. However, if you still want to close the background apps, its purely upto the satisfaction of the user.

5. Smart Storage Manager

Storage is another thing you want to take care of in the long run. For starters, get in the habit of backing up data on a regular basis. You can enable automatic sync of iCloud and let the available feature do the work for you. But since, iCloud costs extra for extended storage, you can always use dropbox or google drive to backup your data more often and free of cost.

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Besides data backups, it is also recommended to keep an eye on the clutter and remove unnecessary junk now and then. The more free space there is on the device, the better it should perform. There are various apps for this purpose and stock options in the settings menu. One such pro tip for freeing up storage on iPhone or iPad is to always delete the photos and videos in the Recently Deleted folder.

6. Homescreen Modification

If you are someone who likes to keep app shortcuts on the home screen and have an older model of iPhone or iPad. This is probably not for you, however with iOS 15 you can add shortcuts and widgets to your home screen and give it an efficient yet cool/elegant look.shortcuts iphone ios 15

Modifying the home screen is an option which previously only the Android users had the privilege to use. You can arrange the app shortcuts by creating specific folders. This leaves less clutter and makes it easier to navigate the home screen.

Also, if you do not want to see applications on the home screen anymore, simply remove them or delete the app permanently.

7. Siri Does More

I personally think that Siri is one of those features that more people should utilize, particularly because Siri is getting more commands added to it with each major OS update. Siri is so underrated. siri for iphone ios

Taking notes, calling, texting, flipping a coin, creating a memo, sending an email, checking the schedule, and googling are just a few examples of what you can do with Siri. More new siri features are being added from time to time in the upcoming iOS updates. 

Sure, at first, it might feel a bit unusual to rely on a digital assistant, but once you get the hang of it, you will realize how much Siri makes things easier for you.

What is your pro tip for a new iPhone or iPad user? Be sure to tell us in the comments section.

Author: iGeeksHub

The man behind iGeeksHub is a well experienced Tech Analyst and Blogger. He has great knowledge on Android and iOS and loves to write about it. Owner and founder of one popular websites like Yescydia.Com, iCydiaGeeks.Com, iDroidNerd.Com and iPSWBeta.COM. He is writing and helping people through his informational and technical posts since 2014.

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