iPads are extremely useful with the amount of features that they offer. This is why they have become so wildly popular. Because of their technology level, some people struggle with iPads initially. Reading this article will help you to use your iPad well. Find the ones that are right for you below.
The newest iPad iOS has folders. To do this, press and hold on an app for a while, and it will start to jiggle. Then, drag the app over the top of a different icon and release. This will create a folder which holds the two apps. The name of the folder will represent the category of what the apps are. You can then rename this folder if you like.
If you use Google Calendar and want it included within the calendar app on your iPad, then go to your Mail option, followed by Contacts and finally Calendars. Select Add An Account. When prompted for the type, choose Other. Select Add CalDAV Account and then insert your Google credentials. Then, get out of the settings app and tap the calender app. All that you need should be right there.
Remote servers can be accessed by your iPad through VPN networks. 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 the server address is not something you personally know, contact your network administrator.
If you do not want Google used as your default search engine you can change that. Go to the Settings menu, choose Safari and then choose Search Engine. Now you can choose Bing or Yahoo as your default search engine. You can always change it back the same way.
Keep track of the apps your are running. A lot of iPad apps are designed to run as background processes. To learn what is active on your iPad at any given time, give the Home button a double click. These active apps will show up at the very bottom of your display in a bar. Swipe in the down direction to hide the bar when you’ve finished.
It is easy to get a screenshot of a page displayed on the iPad. Just hold the home and sleep button simultaneously. The screenshot will be taken, and you can look at it from the photo area of your iPad.
Is there anything more annoying than accidentally launching a seriously noisy app? If you want to mute your iPad, press and hold your volume down button for a few seconds. The lock orientation can also be configured to mute your device.
Muting the iPad is fast and easy. The original iPad didn’t have a mute button. Once iOS 4.3 came out, there was an option added where your lock switch can mute the sound. Now, in order to quickly mute your iPad, simply press the volume-down button and hold it there.
If you are sick and tired of being notified of a local Wi-Fi connection, change your settings. You will see the choice that asks if you want to join networks. By selecting that, you’ll no longer receive all of the invites.
The iPhone charger isn’t ideal for quickly charging your tablet. The iPad carries 10 watts as opposed to just 5 watts for the iPhone. Charging with an iPhone charger will take far more time. Instead, just use the charger that came with the iPad.
FaceTime phone numbers and emails should be set up. Your iPad default sets your FaceTime to include your initial email address, but you can set it up for more. Go to the settings of your iPad and add the email addresses and phone numbers you want to see on FaceTime.
Lots of people initially find it difficult to type on a tablet. Alternately, you can use the speech dictation feature of iPad. Push your Home button two times and just tap on the tiny microphone you see. After you’re through dictating, you can hit the icon once again and text will start appearing.
There is a copy/paste option from the iPad. Tap on the section of text that you want to reproduce and choose the select function. Tap the screen again (the text should be yellow) and hit copy. To paste, hold your finger where you’d like the text pasted and, when the menu appears, choose “paste.”
Hold down on your text if you want to copy and paste it. Now, all you have to do is tap on the copy link and then go into another application and hold it down again. Again, a menu will come up, this time tap “paste.” In order to copy and paste an entire paragraph, four taps will be necessary.
Auto brightness is a wonderful feature to conserve battery and energy. Your device is able to sense the strength of the lighting in any given room and adjust itself to fit your lighting needs. This technique gives you longer battery life without the need to recharge so often. Go to Settings/Brightness and Wallpaper.
You can share your files with a Mac or a PC by syncing your files with iTunes. Sharing documents isn’t a pain anymore and being able to interact with nearly any home computer using iTunes is incredibly helpful. This is actually the best way to access the PDFs stored on your iPad.
Tabs are a great multitasking tool. You can follow any link you want without leaving your current website. Try holding down on the link until a menu with several option automatically pops up. From here, you can opt to open the link in a new tab, allowing you to keep your current page as well as open the new one.
You may be tempted to hold your iPad by its sides when you take pictures. That could make your shutter button move, resulting in wobbling while taking the photo. Use the orientation lock. This setting will place the shutter button in a place that you can easily reach with your thumb. When done, turn the images with the image editor.
Make sure that your notifications are managed. Sometimes, it can be a hassle when you have numerous application notifications popping up. You can control these under Settings, and Notifications. You can decide which apps you want to send alerts and which apps you do not. This will keep your alerts for things that actually matter.
Some people don’t want to know how much charge remains in their iPad’s battery. The removal process is actually incredibly easy! Go to settings, then go to general, and then usage. Turn it off! If you decide you want it back at a later date, simply repeat the process.
The iPad takes screenshots quite simply. Press Home and then Sleep/Wake. A click will sound and a flash will appear. It means that a photo has been taken. It is easy to view screenshots in the photo gallery after they have been saved.
It’s simple to take a screenshot on your iPad. Just push both the Home and Sleep button together. You will see the screen flash then you will hear a click. This means a screenshot is taken. If you need to find the screenshot later you just access your Photo gallery and look until you find it.
Did you know that you don’t have to use your iPad’s keyboard? Typing on your iPad’s screen keypad can be frustrating. It is possible to connect any Bluetooth keyboard to your iPad. You will feel more like you’re using a laptop and be able to type more efficiently with the external keyboard.
If you read books through your iPad, then your eyes will likely get tired, especially if the brightness setting is too bright. Simply adjust your screen brightness to address this issue. Access Brightness in the Settings, or use the slider in the iBook app to dim the level.
Do you want to take a shot of your screen? Doing so is actually quite simple. Press the ‘Home’ and ‘sleep/wake’ button simultaneously. The screen will flash and your screenshot is ready! Screenshots save automatically.
PDFs can be put on the iPad through two methods. Either place the PDF inside iTunes and sync it with the iPad, or send an email to yourself on your iPad. Either way works well, so try both and see which you prefer.
Always turn on Find My iPad in case you lose yours. It will let you know exactly where your iPad is located and it will allow you to delete any information on it from a remote location. This may seem like a hassle, but you will be glad you did it if you ever lose it.
Click Home twice to see all apps that are open. Then, tap the app which you want to go to. Do the same to go back to your original app.
Would you like to access your PDF docs on the iPad? One way is to view it in iBooks after emailing the files directly to your email. If you’re able to get to a computer, PDFs can be synced with the iPad by going to the iTunes app’s book tab.
Do you wish to open PDF files with an iPad? By sending the PDF to your email, the iPad can use iBooks to display it. You can also sync with your computer through iTunes to get the files.
Always back up your stored information in the event that your iPad gets lost or stolen. You should also set your iPad to erase all data in case someone tries to break into it. Go to general settings and then click on Password Lock. This will erase data in the event that an incorrect password is entered more than 10 times.
If your side volume buttons aren’t changing your volume, you’ll have to go into Settings, General, and select Sounds. Turn on the Change with Buttons option and your volume buttons will become usable. You can slide the volume up and down this way.
If in Safari, you can click the apex of the title window to return to the beginning of any page. Often people scroll up, but that is a time-consuming process. Simply tapping the title window is much quicker and allows you to move on that much faster.
When you browse the Internet with Safari, tap the top of your window to go back to the top of the page. Often people scroll up, but that is a time-consuming process. You can do things much faster if you tap on the window.
You’ve probably wanted to save an image using your iPad before. It will not cause you any headaches to do this. Just tap and hold it on the image. This will give you the option to save it. You will have a copy on the iPad which can be retrieved at any time.
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.
Make sure to check the history of your iPad before you try to show someone else how Safari works. You do not want to open up the browser and have it show something to others that you would much rather keep private. If you open Safari, it will automatically revert to your previous page, so change it if it’s of a personal nature.
Scrolling in Safari isn’t always the easiest. Tapping on the bar found at the topmost part of the page will return you to the webpage’s top immediately rather than scrolling up, thus saving you some time. You can use this tip with other apps.
If you discover that plugging your iPad into the front side of your computer does not charge it, then try plugging instead into the rear of the machine. All USB ports do not have the same amount of power, and those located on the front usually have lower power than others. You may have to purchase a USB adapter if the ones in the back don’t work either.
Are you aware that it is possible to migrate your own Google Calendar into your calendar app? To do this, click Settings, Mail, Contacts, and then Calendars. Choose Add An Account then press Other. Select Add CalDAV Account, then enter your log-information from Google.
As stated earlier, the iPad’s popularity is due in large part to its incredible range of benefits. Learning to take advantage of these capabilities fully can take some work. By applying everything you’ve learned from this article you will be well on your way to becoming a master iPad user. Good luck with that!
You do not have to do things like working with documents the old way anymore. You don’t have to attach them to an email manually! Simply navigate to your photos, find the one you are trying to share and tap on the arrow you see in the upper right. From there, choose ’email’ to send the photo quickly and easily.