iPads truly changed life for the better. If you want to use it as it was intended, though, you have to educate yourself about it. Keep reading for advice on how to make your iPad experience better.
Are you sick of your iPad asking you to become part of a Wi-Fi network? Then go to settings and eliminate the possibility. Go to Settings and then Wi-Fi and look for Ask to Join. Choose this and all those invitations will stop.
If you plan to use your iPad to stream movies, play games or listen to music continuously, battery life may be shortened significantly. Adjust the brightness of your screen if you would like to extend the battery’s life. It is unlikely that the brightest settings are needed to achieve a good picture.
You should adjust your settings to preview more than a few lines of the emails you receive. Go to Settings/Mail/Preview. Change the preview feature to increase the lines you see. This will allow you to see more, which will make it faster for you to skim through your emails.
You can get access to remote servers by using VPN networks. You can enable this VPN connection by activating the VPN feature in the network settings. You are going to be prompted for both your username and the address of the server. If you lack the server address, ask a network administrator.
Most tablet users do not enjoy typing on their device, even though they eventually get used to it. The iPad does offer a dictation feature, however. To access this, hit the Home icon twice, then choose the small microphone in this menu. Once you’ve finished with your message, tap the icon once more to have your words converted into text.
Are you frustrated with your iPad because it wants you to join every wifi network it detects? You are able to get rid of this if you go into settings. Press on Wi-Fi and turn off the last option to discontinue these prompts.
If you receive a lot of email, the notifications may drive you bonkers. You can turn them off. You can access your settings in the general area. Then select Sounds. Choose to completely turn off the new mail chime or lower its volume.
Do you hate only being able to preview two lines of your new emails? If so, you can change this option. Go to Settings, Mail, and Preview. You can change this from 2 lines to 5 lines. This will allow you to see more, which will make it faster for you to skim through your emails.
It’s very important that you know what you’re doing when you’re taking care of your iPad. First, keep the iPad away from direct sun and never leave it in a hot car. The heat will degrade a battery’s performance. Also, your iPad should not be placed around liquids that can cause damage to it. Lastly, a protective cover is a great idea to keep your iPad safe from drops and bumps.
The iPhone charger isn’t ideal for quickly charging your tablet. This is because iPads have higher wattage requirements than iPhones. It will take much longer to fully charge your iPad if you use the iPhone’s charger. Stick with the charger sent with the iPad.
Taking a screenshot on an iPad is very simple. Click both the Sleep and Home buttons and you will get a nice picture of your screen. It will take the screenshot and save it with your pictures.
You can use shortcuts for messages. One shortcut is to double tap the space bar to enter a period and space after a sentence. Therefore, you don’t have to manually do this yourself, which will help you save time.
Isn’t it irritating when you encounter a hyperlink on your iPad, and you are unable to determine where it will take you? This is easy to solve. All you have to do is to touch and keep your finger on the word. That will show you the underlying URL.
Lots of people know about the store for iTunes on the iPad, but don’t really know what all it offers. One feature that many people don’t know about is called iTunes U (U = university). In this section, you will find a lot of educational presentations that are very helpful.
Google does not have to be the only search engine you use. Simply navigate to Settings, Safari, and then Search Engine. In addition to Google, you have a choice of using Yahoo and Bing as your search engine.
You can share documents between your iPad and PC or mac by using iTunes to sync your pages. This ability is a godsend for many. It is also quite easy to send your PDF’s over the Internet and then download them from a remote system.
Your iPad has a copy and paste feature. Tap the text you wish to copy, hold, then choose select to select the words you are interested in copying. If you tap once more, you will be presented with the option to copy. To paste the text, tap the screen, holding your finger down until option to paste appears. Tap on ‘paste’ and your text should appear!
You might never use all of the apps on your iPad. You are also not able to take some of these apps off. Make a folder to store all these useless apps out of the way. Place the apps you use the most where you will be able to access them quickly.
Most people know about accessing the iTunes store with their iPads, but they’re not aware of all the added features. iTunes U is one of the best selections available. You can find lots of podcasts that are meant to teach in this section.
Your can choose to have the lock key on your iPad either mute the volume or lock your iPad’s orientation. Please note, early iPad versions don’t have this feature. However, if you have iOS 4.3 or better, you can do so. The volume decrease button is also a mute button.
Think about if you want to lock your iPad’s orientation or turn off your sound with the lock key. Remember that earlier iPads are not able to do that. Typically, you will find all devices that run on iOS 4.3 and higher have this capability. Another option if you want to mute your device is to press and hold the volume down button.
Use tabs to multitask your browser. You need not leave the site you’re on because you wish to follow through to another link. If you hold on the link, an options menu will appear. Then you can follow the new link in a brand new tab, and the current page stays open too.
You do not have to do this if you are in a different place, this is why you can do it this way. If you tap your Home button two times, you can then swipe to get to the brightness setting. Then you can adjust things by hand to suit the environment.
Security is key to iPad safety. You don’t know when you could lose it by accident and someone could find it and access your bank information, addresses, phone numbers, emails, etc.
Use your iPad’s security features wisely. You may lose it and a lot of personal information is on there.
Taking screenshots on an iPad is easy. Just depress the HOME button followed by the SLEEP/WAKE button. You’ll see a flash and hear a clicking noise. Your iPad has taken a picture of the screen. Screenshots are automatically saved, and you can find them in the gallery of Photos. There, you can view them or email them.
Many people’s eyes hurt when reading books on an iPad. Your best bet is to adjust the brightness of the screen, especially if you plan to read for longer periods of time. You can go to Settings to lower the brightness, or you can simply go to the eBook app and use the brightness slider.
Would you prefer not to use Google with your iPad? You can use a different search engine if you wish. Access the Settings, choose Safari and then Search Engine. Here, you will find a list of search engines to choose from. Various search engines, such as Bing and Yahoo are available.
There are two ways to show a PDF. Send it to yourself through email on your device or open it up in iTunes. Try both ways and see which ones works best for you.
Have you been dissatisfied with Google searches using iPad? You can switch it for another. Access the Settings, choose Safari and then Search Engine. You can now change your search engine. You can choose between Bing, Yahoo and Google.
Do you want to use your iPad with your television? This can be done with a separately available adapter. You’re looking for the digital AV adapter or the Apple VGA adapter. Both are fine.
Have ever needed to take a screenshot? It is not that difficult at all. Press the Home button and then press your Sleep/Wake button. When you see a flash, you will know that a screenshot was taken. It’ll save automatically, then you can find it in the Photos app.
Were you aware that the Google Maps app lets you use the feature “Street View?” Search an address and a red pin will mark the location. Tap this pin and then select the little red and white person icon. Next, you will see the “Street View” feature.
Do you have scratches on your screen? While iPad are quite durable, if you see scratches, you should place a screen protector on it. It can keep your screen protected from damage.
Have you seen a bit of lag in your iPad recently? Is your iPad still slow, even though you have deleted everything that you are no longer using? If so, then your next step might need to be sending all of your pictures and music to the cloud. This usually speeds things up quite a bit.
Do you get annoyed by constantly being asked if you want to join a Wi-Fi network? You can turn this feature off. Go into your wi-fi settings and turn the feature off. If at some point you decide to join up with a network, there is no need to worry. The only difference is that you won’t be notified with each join.
Do you wish to open PDF files with an iPad? Just send such files to your own email address, and the iPad will display them in its iBooks function. You can also sync your computer’s PDFs and your iPad. There is a tab for books on your iTunes app.
Do you need to use your iPad to read PDF files? You need to email yourself the files. That way the iPad will allow you to open them in iBooks. The iTunes app has a book tab that you can use to synch PDF’s from any computer to you use with your iPad.
You can maximize the battery life of your iPad. Keep it out of hot environments, such as cars. Keep the brightness level of the screen low. Utilize airplane mode if you don’t require the internet. Deactivating Push is useful as well. It’s still possible to download your email and calendar information by hand, after all.
If you store important data on an iPad, then you need to have this data backed up. If you’d like to take a further precaution, you can have your iPad automatically wipe its memory if a thief tries to break in. In the settings app, enable the feature that wipes the iPad after 10 failed code entry attempts under “password lock.”
Did you ever stumble across a picture you wanted to save to your iPad? This is simple to do. Just tap and hold it on the image. The iPad will ask you if you want to save it. This saves it to your iPad, meaning you can access it at any time.
When you use an iPad the first time, you may be amazed and inspired. For anyone interested in making this device part of their daily life, some time spent learning about its true potential is in order. Apply the tips you just read and you will find new uses for your iPad.
Don’t show anyone how to use Safari on your iPad unless you’re confident that your browser history won’t show them anything you don’t want them to see. The last thing you need is to open the browser and display something you wanted to keep private. If you don’t want people seeing what you look at, be sure to clear your history.