As a new iPad user, you are probably tempted to use your device for everything but find yourself limited by your knowledge of this device. Don’t allow it to just become a machine you do a few things on. You can do so many amazing things with an iPad. Learn what you can do from this article, and start on your adventure.
Be aware that your battery may be short-lived if you make use of your iPad for listening to music, playing games or streaming movies. One way to extend the life of your battery charge is to adjust the screen brightness. You might not ever need to use it as bright as it can be.
Folders are now supported by the iPad’s iOS. To utilize this feature, tap the app you want to until it begins to shake, then drag it where you want to drop it. This will create a folder with both apps. You can rename the folder whatever you want.
Monitor how much you spend on iPad apps. When you have an iPad, you can run up your iTune’s bill quickly because it contains your credit card information and it only takes a few clicks to buy an app. Keep to a budget to ensure you don’t overspend.
You can do a soft reset in order to reboot a frozen iPad. To do so, hold the power button and home button simultaneously for several seconds. Doing this properly will restart the device. If you wish for an app to be forcefully closed, hold your home button down for a couple of seconds.
If you want to charge your iPad as quickly as possible, do not use an iPhone charger. The iPad charger is a 10 watt charger. The iPhone charger is a 5 watt charger. If you use that iPhone battery charger, it will be twice the time to charge. You need to always use your iPad charger to charge it.
Is a noisy app driving you nuts? Mute your iPad in an emergency by holding down the volume button. The lock orientation can also be configured to mute your device.
People often make mistakes when typing on tablets, which leads to interesting typos in the resulting messages. There is, however, a speech dictation button on the iPad. Tap the Home button two times, and then tap the Microphone button. After you have finished dictating the words, hit the microphone button again to see how it came out in text form.
To add your Google Calendar to your iPad calendar app, select Mail, Contacts and Calendars. Click on Add Account and choose the Other option. Hit your “Add CalDAV” icon and add in the relevant Google information. Then, get out of the settings app and tap the calender app. All that you need should be right there.
Unless you have a lot of time to recharge your iPad, avoid using an iPhone charger. Your iPad requires higher wattage to charge than an iPod does. If you charge the iPad with an iPhone charger, it can take double the amount of time to charge. You should use the charger that came with the iPad.
Does the battery charge icon distract you on your iPad screen? This can be simply turned off. Start by going to the Settings. Find the Usage category, beneath the General tab. Here, you can turn off the display for battery usage easily.
If you are like most people, you receive many emails each day and do not need to be notified each time. It is possible to shut this sound off. Go to the settings and tap on general. Select Sounds under the General heading. In this area, you will be able to adjust your sound settings for NEW MAIL.
This a useful trick if you need to mute the sound of your iPad quickly. Just hold the “volume down” key for a few seconds. This is much quicker than trying to adjust the volume over and over again. Hold it down again when you are ready to return the volume to its original level.
If you need Google Calendar to work with your iPad, get into your mail and then contacts followed by calendars. Select Add an Account, then tap Other. Select “Add CalDAV” and enter the credentials you use for your Google account. Next, leave the settings area and hit your calendar application. You should now be set to go.
If you don’t want your children accessing mature Internet sites, it is possible to block them. Go to settings and choose the setting that allows you to control mature content. You can block access to mature content by labeling your content as such.
If you want to browse a new web page without losing track of what you were browsing before, use the tabbed browsing feature. While in Safari, hold the link and a pop-up menu appears. This pop-up menu provides you with the opportunity to use a new tab to open an additional link.
Use FaceTime for phone numbers and emails. Your iPad’s FaceTime includes the email you used to set it up with by default; however, it’s possible to add more addresses. If you need FaceTime to recognize additional numbers or addresses, it is possible to use the “settings” area to accomplish that.
It is easy to get a screenshot of a page displayed on the iPad. Press the Home and Sleep buttons simultaneously. Click! The photo will be taken and visible in your Photos app.
You can use the copy and paste feature on your iPad. Hold down on your text if you want to copy it. A second tap will highlight a selection of text and allow you to choose the “copy” option. Then, tap and hold for a few seconds and choose Paste.
To show all of the apps that you have running, you’ll need to double tap the Home button. You will see a bar complete with all applications currently running, which can then be accessed by hitting the relevant icon. Use this function to check which apps are running, and close the ones you do not need.
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, some of them cannot be erased. Instead, stick these unused apps into a folder together and move them to a location where they won’t bother you. This will declutter space on your screen and let you focus on the apps that you will use.
Many people are annoyed by the on-screen indicator listing how much charge their battery holds. However, you can get it off of your screen rather simply. Go to settings, then go to general, and then usage. In this area of the menus, you can easily turn the icon On or Off instantly. You can adjust this on and off depending on your preference.
It is natural to hold the sides of the iPad when taking a photo. Doing so will make the shutter button move around, causing wobbly pictures. Turn on the orientation lock. The shutter button will be easy to reach with your thumb. Once you are done, use the image editor on your pictures to rotate them.
Try controlling notifications. When you have many apps, you will be annoyed by all the notifications. You can remedy this by choosing Settings and then Notifications. This allows you to turn off notifications that you aren’t interested in. This allows you to use the system to your advantage.
Use tabs to do many different things in your browser at once. You need not leave the site you’re on because you wish to follow through to another link. If you hold the link you want, rather than the usual tapping, you are going to get a menu with options. You can then choose to open a link in another tab, which allows you to keep the current page open.
Taking screenshots on an iPad is easy. Just press the home and sleep/wake buttons at the same time. You will see a flash, and then you will hear a click. This lets you know that you’ve successfully taken the photo. It is easy to view screenshots in the photo gallery after they have been saved.
Use your iPad to listen to music on iTunes. There is an easy solution for syncing up all your iTunes songs quickly. Select Home sharing in both your iPad and iTunes account. Then visit your chosen music app on your iPad, select More and follow that by selecting Shared. Then listen away!
Swiping doesn’t work in the Calendar app. Instead, you should make use of the navigation bar you will find in the lower portion of the screen. Simply choose the date you wish to view. The day you are on will be marked blue, so it is easy to find.
Would you like to get more out of your iPad than Google can provide? You may change it to another. Go to your Settings menu, select Safari, then Search Engine. From there, select the search engine you want to use. You can use Yahoo or Bing instead.
Do you want to use your iPad with your television? There is an adapter you can use to do this with newer TVs. You can either get a VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter from an Apple store. Either will work for your purposes.
There are two ways you can view PDFs on the iPad. It is possible to sync PDFs to your iPad using the iTunes app. Also, you can send PDFs to your iPad’s email. Do both to see what works best for you, or you might change what you do depending on the situation.
If you would like to toggle between multiple apps without returning to the main area, hit the home button twice and all of the apps you are running will appear. Then you just need to choose the app that you were looking for instead of scrolling through all the screen. Do this again if you want to get back to where you originally were.
Are you aware that you can use the Google Maps app to see Street View? Search and a red pin will show up on your map. Once you do this, hit the pin and then the white and red icon. This will load your iPad’s Street View feature.
Is connecting the iPad to the TV an option you have considered doing? You can, you just need a separately purchased adapter. You can either get a VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter from an Apple store. Either of these will work.
Have you ever wanted to take a quick screenshot before? This can be accomplished much easier than you might have believed. Push the home button and then push the button that puts your device to sleep. When you see a flash, you will know that a screenshot was taken. These shots save automatically, reducing your worry that you will lose them.
Do you want to take fast screenshots with your iPad? This can be accomplished much easier than you might have believed. Just press the HOME button. Next select the SLEEP/WAKE button. When a screenshot is taken, you will see a quick flash. It’ll save automatically, then you can find it in the Photos app.
Need to pull up PDF files through your iPad? Simply send them to your email and then open them through iBooks. If computer access is available, you can utilize the book tab that appears in the iTunes app. This allows you to use your iPad to sync PDF files.
Is your iPad’s screen constantly getting scratched? The device is designed to put up with some punishment, but if you see scratches, get a protective cover of some kind. This avoids damage to both the iPad and your fingers.
Backing up your iPad is a very important task. Also, there is a way to get the iPad to wipe itself clean if it detects a break in attempt. 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.
Do you find that your iPad is not as fast as it used to be and apps do not lead right away? Perhaps you have set about deleting unnecessary data, but have yet to see your iPad regain its past speed. You might want to try transferring media and pictures to the cloud to gain additional free space. This should free enough space for your apps to run properly.
Now that you have learned more about the iPad, you’ll be able to use it more efficiently. The possibilities are nearly limitless! Use all the tips you’ve learned from this article and keep learning more. New applications are released daily, so you’ll always have uses for your iPad.
Make sure you enable your Find My iPad app in the event you ever lose it. It shows you exactly where you can find your iPad. This may seem like a hassle, but you will be glad you did it if you ever lose it.