So, you hope to soon own an iPad? That is a major investment, and it can help you personally or in your business as well. That said, you need to know how to use it to the fullest. Keep reading to learn more about the different features of your iPad.
If you want to stream content with your iPad, you will have to be aware of battery life. One successful method that makes your battery last longer is to lower the brightness of the screen. You can enjoy your iPad without requiring it to be on the brightest setting.
If you want to watch movies, listen to music, or play a game you have to make sure you are fully charged with your battery. Your battery will last longer if you reduce the brightness of your screen. In most cases, there is no need to keep the maximum brightness level to read, surf the Internet or tinker with apps.
If you fear someone might try to look at your device and read your data, it is possible to set a password so that all data will be deleted after a set number of incorrect attempts. This will help to delete all data after a certain amount of attempts.
Keep your bill under control by tracking the amount you spend on iPad apps. 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! Make sure you monitor how much you spend.
Do you want to get rid of the chime when you receive a new email? You can shut off that feature. You can access your settings in the general area. Select “Sounds” under this tab. In this area, you will be able to adjust your sound settings for NEW MAIL.
You can do a soft reset in order to reboot a frozen iPad. This is done by holding your power button and your home button down at the same time for a few seconds. This will cause the iPad to restart. When an app is stuck, you can hold the Home button and it should close.
Is the battery icon distracting to you? You can disable that. Start by going to the Settings. From here, click on Usage which is found under the General section. In Usage, you are able to turn off the battery percentage icon.
Is a noisy app driving you nuts? If you want to mute your iPad, press and hold your volume down button for a few seconds. If you mute often, you can set your lock orientation button as a tool to mute.
Do you like Google as your search page? If not, you can change it pretty easily. Simply visit “settings” and select “Safari” and then “search engine.” Now you can choose Bing or Yahoo as your default search engine. You can always change it back the same way.
The little beeps every time you get an email can be quite annoying. This can be turned off! Go to Settings then General. Select Sounds below the General tab. Now you can disable the mail sounds or fix the level.
This a useful trick if you need to mute the sound of your iPad quickly. Just hold the – volume button for a few seconds. This can be a quick way to avoid having to adjust your volume multiple times. Hold it again when you want to turn the volume up.
You can now do a quick mute your iPad. Originally, the mute button was not on an iPad. With the newer iOS, you can have the button on the side do this for you. To do a quick mute on your iPad now, press and hold down your volume-down button.
Do you like Google as your search page? If not, you can change it pretty easily. Access Safari and then Search Engine from the Settings menu. You can use any search engine you like, such as Yahoo or Bing. You don’t have to use Google if you don’t wish.
Copying and pasting text the iPad is simple. Tap and hold text you want copied, and hit select to pick the sentence you desire. Tap again once your text is highlighted in yellow, and choose copy. Then you simply tap and click Paste.
You can set your iPad to block mature content if your child will be using it. Go to settings and choose the setting that allows you to control mature content. This will block films that are labeled as ‘mature’ as well as bad language.
Take advantage of the iPad’s brightness features to extend battery life. The iPad will automatically adjust its brightness depending on the room that you are in. Doing so is the perfect way to have some control over your battery life. Go to Settings, and then locate the “Brightness & Wallpaper” setting.
Auto-brightness can help you keep your battery charged. The iPad automatically senses the amount of light that is in the room, and it will adjust its lighting to the best amount. This is a good way to get more from your battery. This setting can be located in the section labeled “Brightness & Wallpaper”.
Apple is good about not loading your new iPad with a bunch of junk third-party apps. They do pre-load many of their own tools including music, maps, iTunes, and Newsstand. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to remove these apps completely from the device. Just group them in a folder and stick it on the last page of your apps. This will allow you to focus on what you do use much more.
Your pages can be synced with iTunes to share documents with a Mac or PC. This can be done quick and efficiently to save time. You’ll be able to email PDFs to other platforms for download.
If you want to take pictures with your iPad, you may think holding the sides is the best way to go about it. If you do this, the shutter button will wobble naturally due to your body movements. Use the orientation lock. This helps your thumb reach the shutter button easier. After you snap the picture, edit the image with the editor and rotate the video or image at a later time.
When you’re snapping photographs, you may want to hold your iPad by its sides. Sadly, this leads to blurry photos. Try using the orientation lock. This keeps your shutter button within an easier reach of a thumb. You can edit your image or videos after recording them.
You should use tabs to facilitate your browsing. You can follow any link you want without leaving your current website. Instead of tapping on a link, hold it and you will have access to a menu. Here, you can use a new tab for the link, so that your old one remains accessible too.
If you have music stored in the cloud on iTunes, you can listen to it 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. This can be done through enabling “Home Sharing.” Next, visit the Music application on your device, hit More and then Shared. Enjoy your favorite sounds!
Double click on the home key to see all currently running apps. You will see a bar complete with all applications currently running, which can then be accessed by hitting the relevant icon. This enables you to know at any given time which apps are using up your energy and keep track of what you have recently worked on.
You can control notifications. If you have various apps, you may always get alerted with various popups. Just go to SETTINGS and then to NOTIFICATIONS to take control of this problem. By controlling your notifications, you can avoid constant alerts. That keeps alerts to only the most important notifications.
Make sure your iPad contains a security feature, even though you may think this is unnecessary. If you were to lose your iPad, all kinds of personal information would be in the hands of others.
Would you prefer not to use Google with your iPad? It’s easy to change to another search engine. Tap on Settings, then Safari and lastly, Search Engine. Choose your new search engine from the list. You will be presented with the options of Google, Yahoo or Bing to use.
You can use your iPad to take screenshots quickly and easily. Press the two buttons on the top and bottom to accomplish this. There will be a flash on the screen and an audible click. This means you have taken a screenshot. This can be found under your saved pictures.
It is important to protect your children’s safety when they use an iPad to surf the web. Go to Settings, General, and then Restrictions. You can enable the restrictions here. This will protect your child from content that is beyond their age range. You should set restrictions for all adult type content.
Join an iPad forum online. There is much you can learn from others who utilize this tool in various ways. You can also share your iPad knowledge with others. IF you are having issues with the iPad you can go here as well.
Do you want to access PDF files with your iPad? Simply send them to your email and then open them through iBooks. If you use the book tab that is in the iTunes app, you can sync your PDFs with the iPad.
You can’t just change days by swiping in the calendar. The way to get from one date to the next is by using the bar located below the main calendar screen. The date is always highlighted in blue.
Apple TV and the iPad get along like bread and butter. You can tell what content can be streamed by the Airplay icon; if you touch it, it can display an image, slideshow, and even a video on your television.
To move quickly from one app to another without returning to the home screen, click twice on the Home button. The apps that are running will appear. Click on whatever app you want to view. To get back to where you were earlier you just do the same thing again.
Podcasts can be shared with others without any difficulty. 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. To do this, all that you need to do is press on the Email button. You’ll be able to choose who to send it to right then and there.
If children are going to be using your iPad, you can set parental controls. Visit the Settings menu, then General, followed by Restrictions. Enable the restrictions and you should be good to go. Your child will be unable to see anything that isn’t age appropriate. Access to adult content in both websites and videos will be forbidden.
You might want to buy an external iPad keyboard. If you type lots of documents and emails, this is a good idea and can save you a lot of time. Normally, the keyboards connect wirelessly, and it is far simpler to use them than trying to deal with the onscreen keyboard that your iPad is equipped with.
The battery life on your iPad needs to be managed to maximize functionality. Be certain not to leave your iPad in the hot car! Keep the brightness level of the screen low. If you’re not using the Internet, use airplane mode. Switching Push to off can also help. It’s still possible to download your email and calendar information by hand, after all.
Did you know that Google Calendar is able to be integrated with the Calendar app? To do this, click Settings, Mail, Contacts, and then Calendars. Choose Add An Account then press Other. Tap Add CalDAV Account then enter your Google data.
If your volume buttons aren’t functioning properly, go into your Sounds Settings from the General Menu. Switch on, Change with Buttons to get the buttons to work. You may use your volume slider for fine-tuning your sound.
Get yourself an iPad screen protector. The screen protector basically is a bit of transparent plastic you place over the screen. It protects from tiny scratches, fingerprints, and things like that. Your iPad can now last for years with confidence.
Apple’s iPad serves as a unique tool, and it can be useful for both pleasure and work purposes. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the different features of your iPad to get the most out of it. Use these tips, explore the different apps you downloaded and you will be an advanced user in no time.
If you are an avid video watcher, purchase a cord to give you more flexibility. With a longer cord, you’ll be able to watch videos while the device is charging, and your battery will only be used when you’re out and about.