Getting The Most Out Of Your IPad

Everyone enjoys using an iPad, simply because you can do so much with one! The first time you use an iPad, you might have trouble understanding everything it can do for you. The following article will help you appreciate just how awesome the iPad is and what functionality is available.

Some people take time to adjust to typing on an iPad. There is a solution to this in the form of speech dictation on your iPad. Double click the home button and tap the microphone icon. Dictate your text and click the icon a second time when you are finished.

When you use the iPad to stream a lot of media content, such as watching movies or listening to music, you will notice that the battery does not last as long. One of the ways you can extend the time your battery retains its charge is by adjusting the brightness of your screen. You will discover that the brightest settings are rarely necessary.

When you receive a new email, your iPad’s default setting is for you to see two lines prior to opening it. It can be helpful to see more of the content prior to opening. Navigate to Settings and select Mail. Then choose Contacts, go to Calender, then pick the Preview option to increase the number of lines.

VPN networks are used to access 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. Before establishing a VPN connection, you will need to provide credentials such as a username or server address. If you don’t have the server address, contact the network administrator.

Does your email notification drive you crazy? Were you aware that this feature can be disabled? You can access your settings in the general area. Then select Sounds. Within that option, you can turn the sound off or adjust it to be less annoying and suit your needs better.

You should adjust your settings to preview more than a few lines of the emails you receive. The Preview setting is Located under Mail in your general settings. Increase the number of lines listed. Now you can see more of each email in your inbox, speeding up the skimming process.

Since your iPad plays a major part in your life, you’ll want to know how to properly care for it. Many people buy screen protectors for use with their iPads. The screen is protected from damage by a thin film of plastic. Get a soft cloth and dampen it with water if you need to clean your screen. Don’t use things like window cleaners when you’re trying to wash your iPad off.

A lot of people aren’t very good at typing on a tablet, even though it gets easier later. The iPad also has a button for speech dictation. Press the home button of your iPad twice and select the microphone icon that appears. After you’re through dictating, you can hit the icon once again and text will start appearing.

It’s now possible to quickly mute the iPad. As you might know, previous iPad versions did not have this capability. Starting with 4.3 the lock switch was able to be used as a mute button. Hold down the volume-down button to mute your iPad.

When you need to keep multiple pages open at the same time, display each new page as a new tab. When in Safari, tap and hold a URL to see a popup menu. You can choose to see the link in a second tab this way.

Set up your email addresses and phone numbers in FaceTime. When it’s on default, FaceTime on the iPad includes the email you set up with your iPad, but it’s possible to add more. If you have more than one email or number, the settings section is where you want to go.

Are you irritated by the percentage of battery icon on the top right of your screen? This can be turned off so that it does not bother you. Start out in the Settings menu. Go to your General settings and locate Usage. You can quickly turn on or off the battery display.

Do you want to get to your most popular apps as fast as possible? By double clicking the home button, the apps will come up immediately on the bottom of your device. This trick will save you time, versus scrolling through separate screens to find what you are looking for.

Search Engine

When you are browsing a page on the iPad and you see a link, does it bother you that you do not know where the link leads you to? There is an answer. There’s no mouse on an iPad, so pointing at the link like you would on a PC is out. Instead, tap the link and hold your finger there. This will show you the URL that the word links to.

Do you like Google as your search page? If not, you can change it pretty easily. In the settings app, navigate to Safari > Search Engine. Then you can change your default search engine to one of the options provided.

It is possible to copy and paste words using your iPad. You should tap on the sentence you need to copy, hold and tap on select in the menu that appears. The text you want to copy will be highlighted in yellow, but you can change your selection. Choose copy once you are done. You can paste, then, by pressing, then holding, and choosing “paste”.

If you misplaced your iPad, how would you find it easily? Then you must go to iCloud, by going to Settings, then iCloud. Add your account’s Apple ID and turn on the app. This way, if your iPad does get lost, all you have to do is visit iCloud.com.

There is more to the iTunes Store than music and apps! A great feature is iTunes U, which you can access on your iPad. You can enjoy educational podcasts regarding professional and academic subjects.

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 easily remedied. Since you can’t hover over words like on a regular computer, you may touch and hold that word. This action will show you the URL that the word will take you to.

A way to extend the battery life of your iPad is to lower the screen brightness. This is really important when you are driving around town waiting on important information. If you want the brightness lowered, look on the menu for the icon with a sun.

Sync your pages with iTunes and share your documents with a PC or Mac. It’s easy to share your documents and being able to interact with virtually any computer through iTunes cannot be beaten. Functions like emailing and downloading PDFs have become very easy.

Use your iPad to listen to any music you have in your iTunes library. If you have songs stored on iTunes, you can play them right from the cloud. On iTunes and the iPad, just enable “Home Sharing”. Then, you can go to the app you have for music, click More and then Shared. This will give you the ability to listen to all of your saved songs.

There are many preloaded apps that you will probably never use. Sadly, many can’t be deleted. Create a folder for these apps and place it toward the bottom of your home screen. This frees up space so that you can easily access apps you actually use.

You might think it’s not necessary to do this, but it’s great to have security on your iPad. You do not know when it may accidentally get lost, and it normally provides access to lots of secure data like phone numbers, addresses, emails and possibly bank information.

Decide whether you want the lock key to lock the orientation of your tablet or mute the sound. Please note, early iPad versions don’t have this feature. You need to have iOS 4.3 or greater. You can also mute your iPad by pressing on the volume down button.

Taking screenshots on an iPad is easy. Just push both the Home and Sleep button together. The screen will flash and you will hear a click. When this happens, it will take a snapshot of your screen. You can view your automatically saved screenshots in your gallery. You can also e mail them from this location.

Make sure that your notifications are managed. If you’re using many apps, you’ll be seeing many alerts. You can control these under Settings, and Notifications. You can easily manage which applications send alerts and which don’t. That helps you to be alerted by whatever is most important to you.

For many people, reading books on an iPad causes their eyes to become strained and tired. Simply adjust your screen brightness to address this issue. You can change this in the Settings menu, or you can use the iBook app’s built-in brightness slider.

Search Engine

Double-clicking the home key will allow you to change open apps very quickly. Simply tap the app that you’d like to switch to. Go back to another the same way.

Does the Google search on your iPad leave you dissatisfied? You may change it to another. To access this feature open your Settings menu, click Safari and then click Search Engine. Choose the search engine you want from the list of installed engines. There are several search engine options including Bing, Google and Yahoo.

Has linking your iPad to a TV been something you have wanted to do? If you wish to do this you will need to purchase a separate adapter. You want an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter. Both products function with the iPad but you need to choose the adapter that corresponds to the ports of your TV.

Did you know you can connect an iPad to your TV? You can, you just need a separately purchased adapter. You want an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter. Either one will work.

Do you find you often want to take screenshots on your iPad? Doing so is actually quite simple. Tap Home and then tap Sleep/Wake. When you see a flash, you will know that a screenshot was taken. Screenshots save automatically.

Were you aware the the Google Maps application has Street View? Start with a search and you will see a red pin. Touch the pin and then chose the icon that looks like a person and you will have street view.

To copy text on your iPad, double-tap a word. This is a more difficult strategy when you are dealing with paragraphs. Tap the chosen text four times which will copy the entire paragraph. This doesn’t just work for paragraphs, it works for the URL bar as well as addresses.

Protect your children while they are using your iPad to browse the Internet. Go to “settings,” then “general” and then visit “restrictions.” When you go under the restrictions tab, you should click on ‘enable. 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.

Does the notifications to join a Wi-Fi network annoy you? If you answered “Yes!”, this can easily be rectified. Under Wi-Fi in the Settings menu, turn the “Ask to Join Network” switch to “Off.” If you are still interested in joining a network, have no fear. You will not get a lot of notifications if you do this, but you can still join networks whenever you want.

Always turn on Find My iPad in case you lose yours. This notifies you of the exact location of a lost or stolen iPad. You will be incredibly grateful to have enabled this feature should your iPad ever become lost or stolen.

Do you want to access PDF files with your iPad? You need to send the PDF files to your email address so your iPad displays the open in iBooks function. If you use the book tab that is in the iTunes app, you can sync your PDFs with the iPad.

iPads are a great tool for reading PDFs. It must be sent via email so that the iPad can open it in iBooks. If you’re near a computer, then you can synch your PDf with the iPad by going to the iTunes app and choosing the book tab.

You can stream content on your Apple TV directly from your iPad. The icon for Airplay will allow you to see what’s able to be shown. Just give it a tap and whatever is on the screen will show up on the television set.

As you have just read, iPad has a lot of great insider ways that it can work to fit your needs. When you can better handle this fabulous device, you get more for your investment. Make certain you get the most for your money by following these tips.

Does you iPad take longer to charge when it is plugged into your computer’s front USB port? Plug it into the rear instead. Some USB ports are weak, particularly those located near the front of some machines. If you still have trouble, try buying a separate USB adapter.

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