What’s an iPad without apps? After buying an iPad, you’ll want to download as many iTunes apps as possible, but be careful. Follow these steps to avoid becoming a victim of iPad app overload.
You don’t need every app in the iTunes store
The iPad comes with a few iTunes apps by default, but the empty space left on the iPad’s homepage is nothing shy of a dare from Apple to fill that extra space with iTunes apps – and most people take the bait. In addition to the 13 default iPad apps, most people will find that they only need iBooks and a few iWorks apps, but there’s no fun in just having a few apps – a few pages of expensive apps is the only thing that’ll make you feel content as an iPad owner.
Download the right app the first time
One of the problems that leads to possible iPad app overload is buying an app that doesn’t serve the purpose it was intended for. It’s important to read reviews, watch videos, and get as much feedback on apps before forking over cash to get it on your iPad. It’s possible to get a refund on an iPad app, but it is both tricky and difficult (some believe that it’s impossible) once you’ve already paid for it in iTunes. Avoid buying two apps when one is needed – save money and avoid iPad app clutter.
Keep track of your iTunes balance:
When on a quest to completely overload your iPad with every app in the iTunes store, be mindful of the whopping iTunes bill that’s increasing on every app download. Unlike when spending cash, buying apps on iTunes is done with intangible cash and can get tricky; be careful not to spend more than you intended to. In order to keep up with your iTunes balance you can simply log into your iTunes account on a computer with iTunes installed, but if you don’t check your balance, the only way you’ll find out how much you’ve spent on apps is when you receive the bill.
Use iTunes cards to avoid overspending
I’m very selective with my purchases [cheap], but even I’ve fallen victim to overspending on iTunes for iPad apps. When I got my 64GB iPad home, my sole purpose was to fill up all 64GB with apps (or so it would appear). I continued buying apps on iTunes “willy nilly” until I received a bill three days later for a whopping $47. $47 isn’t enough to break the bank, but it’s a lot more than I intended to spend on apps and came as a total surprise. iTunes usually takes a few days to process app purchases, which can lead to overspending if you’re not paying attention.
In order to curb my iPad app binging, I’ve decided to purchase iTunes gift cards instead of using my debit card for iTunes purchases. iTunes cards helps to limit app overload, minimizes app clutter, and makes one thing long before purchasing just any ol’ app in the iTunes store.
For more read How to Add Any eBook to Work with iBooks on the iPad, Apple is Projected to Sell 1 Million IPads by April 2010, and First iPad Games Announced and the List Puts Emphasis on HD.
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