A lot of wonderful things can be done on an iPad. When you think you know it all, you certainly don’t. Familiarize yourself with different tips and tricks and you will become able to use your iPad for many different tasks. Read on for more!
Folders are now supported by the iPad’s iOS. Tap an app and hold the icon until it jiggles. Then, drag the app onto a second app and let go. You will then have a folder with both applications together, sporting the same of the application category. This folder can be easily renamed.
The iPad’s iOS supports folders now. You can start by holding down on your app until it jiggles, and then place it on top of a related app. Doing so creates a folder containing both of these apps. Also, you can rename the folder to increase your level of personalization.
Are you finding it annoying to receive constant messages from your iPad asking if you are interested in accessing a wifi network that it has detected? It is possible to disable this feature by accessing your settings. Open the Wi-Fi tab of the settings menu and choose the last item in the list that appears if you don’t wish to receive network prompts.
VPN networks are used to access remote servers. To do this, go to Settings and choose the “Activate VPN” under the network tab. When prompted, enter your server address and username. If you are unaware of the server address, you must contact the network administrator.
You don’t have to use the film roll icon to look at pictures. Just swipe the screen to the right and your content will appear. For earlier pictures, just swipe left instead.
Watch what apps you have running. Some apps can continue to run simultaneously with other things on the iPad. To see what is currently running on your device, simply double click on the Home button. The apps in use will appear on the bottom of the screen. Swipe down to get rid of the bar when you are done.
If you do not have a lot of time, you should never charge your iPad with your iPhone charger. The iPad requires a larger wattage requirement than the iPhone. You will not be able to charge your iPad as quickly if you are using your iPhone charger. It’s wise to only use the charger that came with the iPad.
You don’t need to click the camera icon on your screen to view your photos. Swipe to your right using a finger, and there is your video or picture. After this, swipe left to see older content.
You can use shortcuts for messages. One shortcut is to double tap the space bar to enter a period and space after a sentence. This lets you avoid doing it manually and you can send many more messages to friends.
Do you hate only being able to preview two lines of your new emails? If so, you can change this option. Go to your settings, tap on mail and change the preview settings. Switch this to show more text; perhaps five lines. You are now able to read more of one email in the inbox, and you can skim over them more effectively.
Open pages in new tabs. While browsing in Safari, hold down the link and a menu will pop up. A pop-up menu will appear. One of the options allows you to launch a new tab with that link.
Apple iPad manuals only come in electronic form. Apple wants to be as minimalistic as possible and wants you to get one off the Internet instead of shipping them with their products.
You must learn how to take care of your iPad properly. First, keep the iPad away from direct sun and never leave it in a hot car. The heat will kill your battery. Don’t let it get wet either. Be sure to buy a specially designed cover to protect your iPad when not in use.
Open new webpages using a new tab to keep your current webpage open. While in Safari, hold the link and a pop-up menu appears. You can choose to see the link in a second tab this way.
You can change your search engine from the default Google to another you prefer. Simply navigate to Settings, Safari, and then Search Engine. You can then change your default search engine to Yahoo or Bing.
There is an easier way to open your favorite websites than tapping the bookmarks icon. Turn the Bookmarks Bar on instead! Go to your Settings screen, click Safari and then go to Always Show Bookmarks and switch this to the On position.
Want to be able to find your iPad if you lose it? Simply select iCloud under Settings. Type your Apple ID in the space, and look for “Find My iPad” at the bottom of your screen, then turn it on. When your iPad disappears, you’ll be able to track it on iCloud.com.
Isn’t it the worst when you don’t know where a hyperlink will take you? Here’s an easy tip to solve this problem. Since hovering over a word isn’t possible, you’ll need to press and hold the hyperlinked word. A popup that shows the link’s URL will appear.
Muting your iPad quickly and easily is easy. The volume down button, when held for two seconds, gets this done. Doing this is more efficient then pressing it multiple times. To restore your volume, hold down the volume down button again.
If you are almost always connected to the internet in one way or another, then don’t overlook the cloud function of the iPad. You can use the cloud to store files and information so that you leave your iPad storage free and clear. Make sure your important documents are backed up on your device and the cloud.
If you are wanting to do a fast copy and paste, simply select and hold the text and tap the Select button. Then press copy, go to another application, then press and hold again. A popup menu appears, from which you should choose ‘paste’. In order to paste an entire paragraph, you must tap four times.
Your iPad can easily copy, cut, and paste text similar to a home computer. Tap the text you intend to copy and hold your finger down, then choose “select” from the popup menu that appears. All you have to do is tap it once and then copy. To paste, hold your finger where you’d like the text pasted and, when the menu appears, choose “paste.”
Go to your apps that you keep running quicker and easier! Press the home button twice and a bar will appear with all the running apps. This can save you lots of time.
If you experience difficulties learning to use your iPad, you may want to consider a helpful online forum. Lots of websites focus on iPads and can help you learn how to use the device to its full advantage. Sign up and talk to the member for information that will help you become an expert user.
If you often use the Internet, don’t forget the cloud functions your iPad offers. It keeps your content off the hard drive, leaving you space. Put anything that you think is important on your cloud, in addition to keeping it on your tablet.
A double click on the iPad Home button will display all apps that are currently in use. This bar will display all apps that are running, and you will be able to access them using the icon located on the bar. Thus, you can’t forget which applications are running and can shut down the ones that are not being used.
When you take photographs, you may grasp the sides of the iPad to hold it. If you do this, the shutter button will not be stable, and you might move as you snap your picture. Try using the orientation lock. This will keep the shutter button within easy reach of your thumb. After you snap the picture, edit the image with the editor and rotate the video or image at a later time.
Make the most of tabs when you are on the Internet. You can follow any link you want without leaving your current website. Hold your link rather than tapping it to see a menu of options. Then you can open it in a brand new tab, which will not cause your current page to close.
Your can choose to have the lock key on your iPad either mute the volume or lock your iPad’s orientation. Earlier iPads aren’t able to do this. You need to have iOS 4.3 or greater. The iPad can be muted by holding down the volume button.
While you may not think it is necessary, it is always smart to put a security feature on your iPad. You never know when you may accidentally lose it, and it generally has access to a lot of secure information like emails, phone numbers, addresses and possibly even bank information.
Music through iTunes is great option to install on your iPad. If you already have an iTunes account and songs in it, and don’t want to download them again, you have an easy solution. On iTunes and the iPad, just enable “Home Sharing”. Then click More and Shared in your iPad’s music app. Enjoy!
Control all of the notifications you get. Having many apps means you will receive alerts all the time. Control these by going to Settings > Notifications. You can use this to manage the different applications and turn off the alerts for those that aren’t needed. Therefore, all your notifications will be the ones that are the most important.
Many people find the battery charge percentage on their screen annoying. Luckily, it can easily be removed from your screen. To turn off, simply go into your General Settings and click Usage. In this area of the menus, you can easily turn the icon On or Off instantly. However, if you want to turn this feature back on, perform the same steps again.
Do you find your eyes straining when reading on your iPad? This is easily remedied by adjusting the brightness level to a lower setting. To lower screen brightness, either go to iPad Settings or use the iBook app’s brightness control.
It is simple to copy text on your iPad by just double-tapping on a keyword. It will be difficult to copy entire paragraphs this way, though. Four taps on the text will copy a whole paragraph for you. That works for addresses, paragraphs and the URL bar.
Were you aware that the Google Maps app lets you use the feature “Street View?” Search on it and a red pin will show up on your map. Tap that pin to select the white and red person icon, which will load Street View.
Keep your children protected while they are browsing the Internet on an iPad. Go to Settings/General/Restrictions. Within the Restrictions setting, you can turn on the Enable Restrictions choice with a tap. That will make sure your child does not see things beyond what is appropriate for their age. Your child will not be able to view adult pages.
Would you like to access your .pdf documents on the iPad? To do so, you must email yourself the PDF files so that the iPad can open them in iBooks. If you also use a computer, it is possible to sync up PDF files with the iPad if you just utilize the iTunes book tab.
Would you like to read PDFs on your iPad? By sending the PDF to your email, the iPad can use iBooks to display it. The iTunes app has a book tab that you can use to synch PDF’s from any computer to you use with your iPad.
When you want to attend to day-to-day chores using the power of technology, then the iPad is for you. Learning how to operate your iPad to use it for daily business and entertainment is a great thing. This electronic marvel combines a number of useful features into one device.
If you find that the volume buttons on the side of your iPad aren’t doing anything, you’ll need to go to Settings, General and then Sounds. Set the Change with Buttons to On and the buttons will work. You may use the slider as well.