So, you’ve decided to invest in an iPad. This is a good investment that will help you organize your professional life and your leisure time more efficiently. In order to fully enjoy your iPad, you need to know how it works and what features it has. Here we will discuss many of the basics, as well as some more advanced tips, and this knowledge can help you to be an educated consumer when purchasing your iPad.
The iPad’s iOS supports folders now. Tap an app and hold the icon until it jiggles. Then, drag the app onto a second app and let go. This will create a folder that holds both apps with a name that describes the category the apps fall under. You can rename these folders.
You can bring up a list of every app currently running on your iPad. Double-clicking on the Home key shows all open apps at once. Tap on any of these apps to access it. You should swipe the screen downwards in order to eliminate the bar.
Watch the amount of money you are putting out for iPad applications. It is very easy to accidentally spend more than you intended on iTunes, for example. The app stores your credit information, so you can just buy, buy, buy with a single click! Keep close tabs on this, or you will surely regret it!
Soft resets can fix your iPad when it freezes. For a soft reset, you will need to simultaneously hold the home button and power button for several seconds. You’ll see the screen go black and then a white apple will appear. If you need to close an app, press only the home button during a few seconds.
All you have to do is utilize a VPN network to get to the remote servers. If you need to establish a VPN connection with your iPad, go to the network tab of your settings and activate the VPN feature. You’ll have to log in and supply the server address. If you lack the server address, ask a network administrator.
You can adjust the settings so you can see more than a couple of lines from the emails in your inbox. Open the settings app, then choose “mail” on the left side. Next, tap on the “preview” setting. Switch this to show more text; perhaps five lines. Now you can see more of each email in your inbox, speeding up the skimming process.
You can reboot your iPad when it freezes by doing a soft reset. For a soft reset, you will need to simultaneously hold the home button and power button for several seconds. You’ll see the screen go black and then a white apple will appear. To force close an app, just hold down the home button until it closes.
It can be irritating hearing a chime every time you get an email on your iPad. This can be turned off! Go to Settings then General. Once you get there, select Sounds. You may turn off the New Mail sound, or lower its volume.
Is a noisy app driving you nuts? Mute your iPad in an emergency by holding down the volume button. The lock orientation can also be configured to mute your device.
Sending emails is easier when you use the shortcuts available. For instance, if you tap your space bar two times when you’re typing a sentence, both a space and a period will be added at the end of your sentence. This lets you avoid doing it manually and you can send many more messages to friends.
You do not have to deal with the question asking you to join new Wi-Fi networks. There is a selection in the Settings menu to disable Wi-Fi messages. Simply select this option, and then, those pesky invitations will stop.
Do you just hate knowing how much charge remains in your iPad battery? Turn it off, then! Start by going to Settings. Select General and then Usage. Under the Usage menu, you will be able to turn off the display.
Many people find it difficult to type on tablets, but it gets easier with time. The iPad does offer a dictation feature, however. Simply depress your home button two times, and hit the small microphone icon. Once you’ve finished with your message, tap the icon once more to have your words converted into text.
The iPad can perform a quick mute. Originally, you couldn’t do this with a button. With the newer iOS, you can have the button on the side do this for you. If you want to mute the sound, just hold down the volume-down button.
Do you get annoyed by the battery charge icon on your iPad’s screen? Turn it off, then! Start out in the Settings menu. Find Usage under the General tab. Under this menu, you can easily switch off your battery percentage display.
Easily access running apps. Press the home button twice and a bar will appear with all the running apps. Use this to avoid scrolling around to find what you need.
If you live on the internet, the cloud function is going to be your best friend. This is a wonderful way to keep information without storing it on your device. Make sure you save your documents on the cloud, as well as the device.
It’s now possible to quickly mute the iPad. The original iPad didn’t have a mute button. Now the lock switch can be used to mute the iPad. To quickly mute your iPad now, just press and hold the volume-down button.
iTunes lets you sync documents with your computer. You do not have to worry about it being a hassle to share your documents between operating systems any longer. Things become even easier as you are able to email your PDF’s across the Internet and download them on a remote system.
If you have bought your child an iPad and are concerned that he or she may view mature content, simply block content of this sort by changing the settings. In the settings menu, you can easily limit access to mature content. This lets you block any adult content you don’t want available.
The lock key can either lock orientation or mute the tablet. Earlier iPads aren’t able to do this. Running iOS 4.3+ will give you this option. The iPad can be muted by holding down the volume button.
To copy/paste quickly, press and then hold text and simply choose Select. Tapping on the text, switch to an app, and hold it down again. You will then see the option to paste. Click on that. If you have a significant amount of sentences to copy, you may have to tap multiple times.
To help extend your iPad’s battery life turn down the screen’s brightness. This is really important if you expect anything important such as a message or email. Double tap your Home button until you find the sun icon.
If you almost always have Internet access, the cloud is very helpful. This is a great way to store information without taking up space on your iPad’s hard drive. Make sure that you save critical documents to both your iPad and the cloud.
One of the great things about your iPad is the ability to listen to music through iTunes. If you have songs in an account on iTunes, there is an easy way to get to them on your iPad. Simply enable ‘Home Sharing’. Then visit your chosen music app on your iPad, select More and follow that by selecting Shared. Enjoy!
Text can be copied and pasted on your iPad. Tap the text you wish to copy, hold, then choose select to select the words you are interested in copying. When the text appears highlighted in yellow, you can select copy. Finally, to paste the text, hold at the target location and choose “paste” from the popup menu.
Become a part of the iPad community online. The people in these communities may provide you with helpful information. You can also give others information about uses you have found for the iPad. There are forums specifically geared toward problems should you run into one.
Do you find reading e-books on the iPad hurts your eyes? Your best bet is to adjust the brightness of the screen, especially if you plan to read for longer periods of time. Do this by accessing your settings and adjusting the brightness level, or use the eBook app to reduce the brightness by utilizing the dedicated slider.
Have you had a poor experience using the Google engine via your iPad? You can choose another search engine with a minimum of fuss. Just choose the search engine you want from your Safari settings. From there, select the search engine you want to use. There are several search engine options including Bing, Google and Yahoo.
Do you want to take fast screenshots with your iPad? It is not hard to do. Tap Home and then Sleep/Wake. It will flash and the screenshot will be taken. The shot is saved already, so that’s it!
Do you want to snap a screenshot fast? It’s much more easier than you think. Press the ‘Home’ and ‘sleep/wake’ button simultaneously. You may notice a flash; this is the screenshot being captured. Your screen shots are saved without prompting, so you needn’t concern yourself with manually saving them.
Do you want your iPad to stop asking to join Wi-Fi networks? You can turn this off to get rid of this annoyance. You can turn off this feature by accessing the Wi-Fi settings. Do not worry if you would still like to join a particular network. It is still possible, but you will not have to see notifications popping up at all times.
When you are using an iPad, copying text to the clipboard is very simple. All you need to do is double-tap the text you want to copy. Sometimes it’s hard to copy an entire paragraph with that technique. Four taps on the text will copy a whole paragraph for you. This also works for URL addresses.
PDFs are something that have been improved with the iPad. To do so, you must email yourself the PDF files so that the iPad can open them in iBooks. If you have access to a computer, you can choose to sync PDFs with your iPad by using the book tab on the iTunes app.
You should make sure you’re thinking about security when letting your children browse the Internet using your iPad. Go to settings, then click on the option labeled restrictions. Next, you will tap ENABLE RESTRICTIONS. That will make sure your child does not see things beyond what is appropriate for their age. Anything that isn’t age appropriate, such as certain shows, videos and websites will be off limits.
Plugging your iPad into the back of your computer to charge works better than the front sometimes. Not all USB powers provide high power, and those on the front of a computer tend to be lower powered than the rest. If you continue having trouble, purchase a USB adapter for outlets.
Need to pull up PDF files through your iPad? Email yourself PDF files you want to read within the iBooks function. When a computer is not nearby, you have the ability to sync so that you can get it later.
Sending podcasts to your family and friends is easy. If you are currently listening to the podcast that you’re going to share, you don’t even have to stop it if you wish to share it. Just tap the Email icon to share. A screen asking for recipient info will appear. Just enter your friend’s email address and the notification will be sent right away.
In Safari, click on the top of the title page to bring you back up to the top of the site. Scrolling is just too much effort. Just tap the title window! That’s quicker and lets you move faster.
An iPad has many uses, both business and personal. If you want to get the most out of this device, you have to understand and implement some important tips. Use these tips, explore the different apps you downloaded and you will be an advanced user in no time.
Have you ever wanted to save an image you saw while browsing the web with your iPad. It is very simple to do. Simply tap the image and hold your finger for a couple seconds. This will then prompt you to save it. This saves a local copy of the image so you can retrieve it later, even if you’re offline.