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How to get the most out of your iPad

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If you’re an iPad owner, you probably think of your iPad as a useful device for activities such as watching movies, browsing the web, or taking notes. But did you know that there’s even more you can be doing to get the most usability out of your iPad? iPads are packed with awesome features that many people don’t use simply because they don’t know about them. For example, how could you not want an aesthetic iPad wallpaper to show off to your friends?

Since an iPad is such an expensive and useful purchase, it's important to protect it in case of an accident, damage, wear and tear, and more. When you subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited, you can get product protection for all your Apple devices and accessories, so you can be covered no matter what. Whether you have a new pink iPad to show off your love of color or a used iPad Pro for work, there are tons of great features to help you maximize your device.

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What are the best features on an iPad?

Learning about and using an iPad's features can help you get the most out of it. After all, iPads are expensive purchases, so it’s important to make them as useful as possible! Looking for a few tips and tricks to get the most out of your iPad? Check out these ideas.

See what’s running

Do you feel like you’re constantly pulling out your iPad charger because your battery is low? Although it might be time to replace your iPad’s battery, it’s also possible that the charge is running out prematurely for another reason–this is where monitoring your iPad’s battery health comes in.

By opening your iPad’s settings and then scrolling down to the “Battery” option, you’ll be able to see all the behind-the-scenes information about your battery, including what apps are using the most energy, what apps are running in the background, and much more.

Use the built-in trackpad

Wishing you had a trackpad? Don’t bother spending extra money on an expensive Apple Magic Trackpad–did you know that your iPad has a secret trackpad already built in? To access it, simply use two fingers instead of one when you have a keyboard open. It’s as simple as that!

Try the split keyboard

Do you sometimes get achy hands from trying to type on your iPad for too long? While the iPad’s screen size is ideal for movies, games, and reading (especially the larger sizes, such as the iPad Pro 13 inch!), trying to stretch your fingers across such a wide space to type isn’t good for your hands. This is why it might be time to try out the split keyboard option. The split keyboard separates your keyboard into two sections, one on the left side of your iPad’s screen, and one on the right, allowing you to type without reaching to the center of the screen for any of the keys.

Wondering how to turn on the split keyboard? Open your keyboard by navigating to your messages or another app that uses the keyboard. Then, open the keyboard menu by pressing and holding the button with the keyboard icon on the bottom right of the screen. Once the menu is open, simply select “Split.”

Purchase protective gear

While it may seem obvious, purchasing an iPad case is one of the best ways to ensure you get the most out of your iPad. iPads are delicate devices, and they’re expensive to replace. To avoid unnecessary repair costs for broken screens, buttons that don’t work, and various other issues, purchase protective gear for your iPad.

From iPad Pro cases to protective glass screens, small investments like these can make a big difference in helping you get the most out of your iPad long-term.

Learn the gestures

Many iPad users aren’t aware that the iPad actually has a lot of built-in shortcuts or “gestures” that can help you accomplish more with fewer hand movements, such as swiping to switch between apps, pinching with 4 or 5 fingers to see what apps are currently open, and much more. Learning your iPad’s gestures is a great way to make the most out of your iPad.

Invest in product protection

Finally, one of the best things you can do to get the most out of your iPad is to invest in product protection. Even if you consider yourself a careful person, unfortunately, accidents happen, and it’s important to be prepared in the event that your iPad gets damaged or breaks down unexpectedly. Purchasing an  extended warranty plan will help you avoid costly repairs or replacements. iPads are expensive purchases, and there’s nothing worse than having to spend a lot of money to replace your device prematurely.

Interested in purchasing product protection, but not sure where to start? Subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited and give our subscription plan a try. For just $9.99 a month, you can get coverage for all your Apple devices, accessories, and more under the same product protection plan.

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Kim Miller is the Head of Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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