How to Disable Spotlight Search on the iPhone and Improve Battery Life

by Jun 27, 2011

I’m sure you’ve heard that disabling search indexing in Windows and Mac OS can save battery life while your computer’s on battery mode. Well, the same applies to your iPhone. When Spotlight is turned on (the default setting), the iPhone’s search feature indexes the content on your iPhone. This index includes emails, contacts, apps, and…Continue Reading

How to Determine if Your iPad’s Backlight is Bleeding

May 24, 2011 3 Comments

If you thought Antennagate was the last of Apple’s quality problems, you haven’t heard of screengate. The latest issue, which has been reported since the iPad 2 began shipping a little over a two months ago is related to backlight bleeding on the iPad‘s screens. Modern LCD’s are lit from behind by a CCFL light….Continue Reading

How to Download Torrents with Your iPad

May 23, 2011 No Comments

How many times have you come across an awesome torrent on your iPad and wished you could you set it to download without having to visit your computer? With a Dropbox account, the latest version of GoodReader of Filer for the iPad, and the latest version of uTorrent for Windows or Linux, you can start…Continue Reading

How to Find the iPad on Your iPhone

May 17, 2011 No Comments

If you recently misplaced your iPad the quickest method to obtain its existing location is to open the Find My iPhone app on your iPhone to locate the iPad. In this guide I will show you how to use this app on your iPhone to locate your iPad on a map. Software/Hardware used: iPhone 4…Continue Reading

How to Setup Find My iPhone on the iPad

May 11, 2011 4 Comments

Did you know that your iPad has a feature which allows you to locate it if you lose it for free? That feature is called Find My iPhone (don’t let the name confuse you) and in this guide I will show you how to set it up so that you can locate your iPad if…Continue Reading

How to Enable Automatic Data Wipe on the iPad

Apr 26, 2011 1 Comment

If you carry around a lot of sensitive information on your iPad it may be a good idea not only to add a passcode lock, but also to enable automatic data wipe. The automatic data wipe feature will erase all data on your iPad after 10 failed passcode attempts. This means that if someone is…Continue Reading

How to Change the Auto-Lock Delay on the iPad

Apr 25, 2011 No Comments

While not in use, the iPad will automatically lock itself in two minutes, the default Auto-Lock setting. If you find that two minutes is too short of an interval and you find that Auto-Lock interrupts what you are doing on the iPad you can always change it. Auto-Lock Options In this guide I will show…Continue Reading

How to Reset Data Usage on the iPad

Apr 12, 2011 2 Comments

If your iPad has a 3G radio that enables you to connect to the web using Verizon’s or AT&T’s networks, chances are that you have a limit to how much you can download per month. Luckily the iPad keeps track of this information locally so you don’t have to visit your carrier’s site each time…Continue Reading

How to Change the Font Size on the iPad

Mar 30, 2011 No Comments

If you are having a hard time reading emails, calendar entries and notes on the iPad, you may want to consider increasing the font size on your iPad to make reading a bit easier on the eyes. Unfortunately the change in font size is limited to text found in email messages, calendar entries and your…Continue Reading

How to Enable Screen Zoom on the iPad

Mar 29, 2011 No Comments

Although it is an accessibility feature designed for individuals that have a tough time seeing small text or graphics, the Zoom feature on the iPad can be extremely handy while browsing the web, sharing images and information with others, and for tutorials. In the guide below I will show you how to enable and use…Continue Reading

How to Use Photo Booth on the iPad 2

Mar 29, 2011 No Comments

If you recently purchased an iPad 2 one of the apps you will love most is the Photo Booth app. Originally found as standard app for Macs, Photo Booth allows you to have some with the iPad’s built-in cameras using funky effects. The app is fairly straightforward to use, but I thought it would would…Continue Reading

How to Add a New Contact to the iPad

Mar 28, 2011 No Comments

If you are new to the iPad and recently synced your contact list to your device you’re probably wondering how to manage and specifically how to add new contacts to the iPad’s contact list. In this guide I will show you how to add and delete contacts using the Contacts app on the iPad. Software/Hardware…Continue Reading

How to Open Zip Files on the iPad

Mar 25, 2011 No Comments

How many times have you received an email message with a zip file as an attachment and had no idea how you were going to open it? I know I’ve received a couple of those along with messages from GilsMethod.com visitors asking for the same information. If you’re in the same situation and don’t know…Continue Reading