Your iPad makes a great tool that does quite a few various tasks. Some uses are obvious, but other uses aren’t obvious until you’ve done your research. Your iPad can become your one stop shop for paying the bills, checking your Facebook, playing games, and much more. Read on to find out more.
Does your iPad prompt you to join new wifi networks all the time? This can be turned off in settings. Just go to the tab for Wi-Fi, and there is an option to turn off the prompt. It is the final option on that page.
It is easy to access all of the running apps on your iPad. To see the currently running apps, just tap the Home button twice and you can see them quite clearly. You can scroll through the applications or choose one of them. Just swipe your finger down to get rid of the bar.
Does your email notification drive you crazy? Are you aware that you can turn it off? Start by going to Setting and General. Under the General tab, select Sounds. Here, you can turn off your New Mail sound or adjust its level.
To you find it annoying when your iPad asks if you want to join a detected wifi network? This feature can be turned off if you go to the settings. Touch the tab for Wi-Fi, and you can turn off the prompt by changing the last option.
You can switch your search engine from Google, if you wish. Visit your settings, pick “Safari,” and then open up “Search Engine.” 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.
Watch what apps you have running. A lot of the apps on your iPad can run behind the scenes while you work on other things. To learn what is active on your iPad at any given time, give the Home button a double click. A bar will appear that shows all apps running on the system. When you are finished, swipe down to make the bar disappear.
This a useful trick if you need to mute the sound of your iPad quickly. Simply hold down the ‘volume down’ button for two seconds. This is a lot easier than constantly adjusting the volume controls. Press it down when you want the volume to go back to normal.
Did you accidentally launch an app that makes a lot of noise? The volume can quickly be muted by holding down the decrease volume button. If you are using iOS 4.3 or later, it is possible to make the toggle switch near the volume control mute your iPad.
Since an iPad is a significant investment, it is wise to provide proper care for it. Screen protectors are purchased by many people. This is plastic which adheres to the screen and protects it. To keep your iPad looking like new, use a damp soft cloth to wipe off the front and back. Do not use window cleaners or other household products.
There are alternatives to viewing pictures if you do not want to click on the camera roll icon. All you need to do is swipe your finger to the right. The picture or video you have just taken will appear. After this, swipe left to see older content.
Set up your email addresses and phone numbers in FaceTime. FaceTime will already have one of your email addresses in it (the one you used to register your device), but putting in more is a possibility. If you have more than one email or number, the settings section is where you want to go.
Many people find it difficult to type on tablets, but it gets easier with time. You can dictate your speech through a button on your iPad. Simply push home twice and a small microphone will pop up. Dictate your text and click the icon a second time when you are finished.
Do you want to get to your most popular apps as fast as possible? Press home twice and the bar will appear. This can keep you going when you’re in a hurry.
If you are one of those people that like to read a manual when you buy a new toy, you can download one onto the iPad if you need it. Apple has a minimalist approach towards their products.
It is possible to sync pages by using iTunes so that documents can be shared with Macs or PCs. You can trade pages back and forth through iTunes. This makes sharing convenient and iTunes works with almost any brand on the market. You can even share PDF documents on the iPad.
You can use shortcuts for messages. For instance, when you tap the space bar two times, you will get a period and a space. This can give you the ability to send messages in volume.
If you experience difficulties learning to use your iPad, you may want to consider a helpful online forum. There are many online sites that can help you become a pro in no time. Just say hi to get started.
You can use the iPad’s lock key to orientate your screen or mute your volume. If you had an older iPad model, you likely know that this is a new feature. You have this option if you are using iOS 4.3 or above. Pushing down on the reducing volume button will also activate the muting option.
It is possible to change your search engine from Google. Just navigate to the Settings button, then you can switch it to Safari if you wish. From here, you can change your search engine preference to Yahoo, Bing, etc. if you wish.
The iPad allows you to change your screen’s brightness. Tap your home button two times and swipe several times until the brightness setting appears. You will then be able to adjust the brightness in function of the environment.
You will find that iPads now have an easy way to be muted. When iPads were first out, there weren’t any buttons on it specifically for mute. With the advent of iOS 4.3, it became possible to mute the audio easily. To do a quick mute on your iPad now, press and hold down your volume-down button.
Many people are annoyed by the on-screen indicator listing how much charge their battery holds. But you can remove it! You just need to change your settings. Go to general, then usage. You can turn off the indicator on this screen. Follow the exact same sequence of steps should you ever wish to re-enable it.
Take the time to set up your contacts in FaceTime. The email that was used to set up the iPad will be used by default on FaceTime, but it is possible to add others. In order to enter these additional emails and phone numbers, go to the settings menu and choose the FaceTime tab.
Do you find your Ipad Google search app unsatisfactory? You can choose another search engine with a minimum of fuss. To do this, you’ll need to open up your Settings menu, tap Safari, and then Search Engine. Find your search engine on the list and make the selection. There will be several options like Yahoo or Bing.
To get to all the apps that are running, simply double-click your Home button. This bar shows all running apps and they can be accessed by pressing the icon in that bar. This will help you remember what apps are running and let you close the ones not in use.
If you have multiple apps open and want to switch between them, double-tap the home button to open the task manager. Choose the icon of the specific app you want and click. To go back to the previous app, do it again.
A way to extend the battery life of your iPad is to lower the screen brightness. Try this option if you are concerned about your battery life while waiting for an urgent email or message. On the Home page of your iPad, you can change the screen’s brightness by adjusting the setting that shows as a sun icon.
Do you want to take fast screenshots with your iPad? This can be accomplished much easier than you might have believed. Just press “home” and then the “sleep/wake” button. A brief flash will go off, and that’s your screenshot! It’ll save automatically, then you can find it in the Photos app.
Taking screenshots on an iPad is easy. Just push both the Home and Sleep button together. A click will sound and a flash will appear. That means the photo worked. These screenshots are automatically saved within the photo gallery.
Are you getting scratches on your screen? The iPad can withstand quite a lot of wear and tear, but a protector is a good purchase if you are seeing small scratches showing up on your screen. This protects the iPad, but it also keeps your fingers from getting tiny cuts.
Does reading on your iPad make your eyes tired? You may fix that by turning down the brightness of the screen as you read. You can change the level of brightness in Settings, or you can simply do it within the iBooks application with the slider.
Have you recently noticed a problem with slow screen transitions or sluggish app load times? Even after clearing out information that you no longer use or need, is it still taking longer than you would like it to when you are trying to get things done? If so, then transfer some of your pictures and media to the cloud so that you can have even more free space. This usually speeds things up quite a bit.
Find My iPad is an indispensable feature on the iPad. You can find your iPad’s location from your home computer. You may think this is a hassle, but you’ll be glad of it if your iPad is lost or stolen.
To copy text on your iPad, double-tap a word. Sometimes it’s hard to copy an entire paragraph with that technique. Tap your chosen editable text four times and you will have copied out the whole paragraph. This also works for URL addresses.
You’ve probably wanted to save an image using your iPad before. It is actually no problem to do. You just have to tap, then hold your finger right on the image. This will give you the option to save it. A copy of it will be stored on your iPad and you can access it whenever you like.
Apple TV owners can stream content directly from the iPad. The Airplay icon lets you know what can be streamed, just tap it and whatever you’re viewing, be it a photographic slideshow or a video, will appear on your TV screen in seconds.
If you own both an iPad and an Apple TV device, you can tether your iPad to your TV. On your iPad you will see the Airplay icon. This icon informs you of what can be shown on your television. To view, simply tap the icon and it will be displayed on your TV.
PDFs are tricky on all devices, but they work great on the iPad. Not only is your iPad able to view the PDFs, you can sync the tablet with your computer and transfer between the two. This is a useful tool for business people, students and anyone else on the go.
Before showing another person how to use Safari, be sure to double-check your iPad history. You don’t want to have them see something in the browser window you would have rather kept private. When you start a Safari session, the browser fetches the most recent page you were browsing, so go to the Disney site if you’re going to show grandma how your iPad works.
You may need to plug your tablet into the back, not the front, of your computer for charging to work. The USB ports in the front often don’t provide the correct amount of power. If your iPad still isn’t charging, try purchasing an USB adapter for an outlet.
You should now have a better idea of the wide variety of possible uses for your iPad. As your knowledge grows, you will see its limitless uses. It is a very handy device that you will be happy to have around.
Bookmarks can be made easy to find. Keep the Bookmarks bar visible at all times and running. To do this, go into your Safari settings and choose to always have the bookmarks bar on. By doing this, you reduce the clicks and taps it takes to access your favorite sites.