Do you love to play games? Do you go to school? Are you working hard? Do you want to look and feel better? Are you having a baby? Did you know the iPad can help you with all of that and more? There is literally an app for everything, but the iPad is more than just apps. The paragraphs that follow offer you some ideas and advice on what iPads can do for you beyond apps.
You can quickly get access to all the apps that are running on your iPad. By double-clicking on your Home button, you will see every running app in a bar near the bottom of the screen. If you want to go to one of these apps, just click it on the bottom bar. Hit the Home button to get rid of the bar.
Keep track of the total funds you spend to purchase apps for your iPad. It’s easy to rack up credit card bills with such engaging and entertaining applications that are just a click away. Keep to a budget to ensure you don’t overspend.
If you want to review a photo or video you just shot, you do not have to select the camera icon on the bottom left of the screen. You can just swipe right with your finger, and you will see the last picture or video you took. To view other photos you have stores, swipe toward the left side of the screen.
Want your iPad to stop asking you to join networks? Opt out of the Ask To Join setting. By choosing that option, you will never again be bothered by the invitations.
When you stay with iPad’s default settings, you will see the first two lines of every email prior to making your selection. It might be desirable to view more before opening the email. In mail under settings, you can make this alteration. Go to Mail, pick Contacts and then tap Calender. Then, preview mail options to change the lines.
If you are like most people, you receive many emails each day and do not need to be notified each time. You can change this! Under the Settings menu, choose “General”. Select Sounds under the General heading. Within that option, you can turn the sound off or adjust it to be less annoying and suit your needs better.
If you do not have a lot of time, you should never charge your iPad with your iPhone charger. This is because iPads have higher wattage requirements than iPhones. Charging your iPad with an iPhone charger will end up taking nearly twice as long. Instead, use the charging cables that came with your iPad.
If you would like to take a screenshot while you are using your iPad, it is very easy to do. Hold Home and Sleep simultaneously. This takes a screenshot and automatically saves it with your stored photos.
You are able to send messages more effectively this way. Try pushing the space bar two times when you are writing something. A period and then a space will be added in. This can give you the ability to send messages in volume.
Considering your iPad is quite a big investment, you must care for it properly. A lot of people buy iPad screen protectors. This is a thin plastic film that adheres to your screen and keeps it safe. When you clean your iPad screen, use a little water on a soft cloth. Do not use chemical products to clean your iPad.
If you need Google Calendar to work with your iPad, get into your mail and then contacts followed by calendars. Switch to Add An Account and then tap the Other button. Pick the CalDAV icon and enter your personal Google Calender information. Then, back out of that menu and choose the calendar app. Your information should now be there!
If you want to access your documents on your PC or Mac, use iTunes to sync your iPad. It is now easier than ever to share documents, and you can integrate your work with all types of computers through iTunes. This is even better when you realize you can send PDF documents via email to anyone, anywhere and download all of them remotely.
Are you being nagged by the battery charge notification? If, so you can turn it off. To start with, go to your Settings menu. Go to General, then Usage. Under the Usage menu, you will be able to turn off the display.
Online forums can help you master your iPad. Most any question that you may have has probably been asked and answered by someone before on a forum. Introduce yourself and look through the forum archives to find useful information to fast-track your iPad talent.
Are you tired of going through the bookmark icon to visit your favorite sites? You should activate the bookmark bar. To turn on, go to the Safari settings and click Show Bookmarks Bar.
You can’t do day-to-day swiping 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 date is the one that is spelled out in blue font.
An iPad is an expensive investment, so you need to take good care of it. Screen protectors are purchased by many people. These are thin plastic sheets that cover the screen of the iPad to provide extra protection. To clean the screen, simply use soft cloths that are slightly damp. Don’t use window or household cleaners on the iPad.
You can display a PDF in either of two ways. Your PDF can either be inputted into iTunes and synced with your iPad, or you can just email the documents to yourself. Try both ways and see which ones works best for you.
To copy/paste quickly, press and then hold text and simply choose Select. Next, tap ‘copy,’ switch to a different app, then tap again and hold down. An option to paste will then come up on your screen. For a whole paragraph, you will have to tap four times.
To go to your recently-used and running apps, double-click on the home button to open a row of apps at the bottom of your screen. Then, tap the app which you want to go to. To go back to the previous app, do it again.
To get to all the apps that are running, simply double-click your Home button. You will then see a bar that has icons for each app that is running. Pressing an icon will allow you to access an app. This will help you remember what you are running so you can close any you aren’t using anymore.
When typing on an iPad, you have the option of using a different keypad. If you’re like many people, typing on a tiny keyboard is hard on your eyes and inefficient for your fingers. Just buy a BlueTooth keyboard for use with iPad. That enables you to type just like you might on a laptop.
Decrease the screen brightness in order for the battery to last longer. This is really important if you expect anything important such as a message or email. Just press Home twice and choose the “sun” icon.
Put parental controls in place on your iPad. Go to Settings/General/Restrictions. When Restrictions is open, tap on Enable Restrictions. That will make sure your child does not see things beyond what is appropriate for their age. Adult websites, pictures, and videos will not show up.
You might think it’s not necessary to do this, but it’s great to have security on your iPad. If you were to lose your iPad, all kinds of personal information would be in the hands of others.
Are you annoyed by the Wi-Fi network box popping up on your iPad? If you answered in the affirmative, there is something you can do. Under Wi-Fi in the Settings menu, turn the “Ask to Join Network” switch to “Off.” This doesn’t mean you can’t join networks anymore. You can, it’ll just do it automatically.
If you read books through your iPad, then your eyes will likely get tired, especially if the brightness setting is too bright. You can make the screen less bright on your iPad. You can change this in the Settings menu, or you can use the iBook app’s built-in brightness slider.
Do you want the ability to read PDF files on 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.
If you use an Apple TV, try streaming content from your iPad to your TV. 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.
Do you dislike using Google as a search engine on the iPad? Just change it out for a different one. Visit your Settings menu and choose Safari. Then select Search Engine. Pick another engine you’d prefer. You can use Bing or Yahoo if you don’t like Google.
Ensure you are regularly checking your iPad’s history prior to allowing others to handle your iPad. In this way, you can avoid accidentally displaying things you would prefer to keep private. If you don’t want people seeing what you look at, be sure to clear your history.
Your calendar will not let you move from day-to-day with just a swipe. Try using navigation so you can choose your date. The present date is rendered in blue, and easily noticeable.
If your iPad doesn’t charge by using the USB port located on the front of the computer, then use one of the back ports. Not every USB is high-powered, and the ones in the front usually have lower power than the other ones. If you still have trouble, try buying a separate USB adapter.
Try using street view on the Google Maps app. First, perform a simple search so that the red pin will show on the map. Tap the pin and a small icon will appear. Tap this icon and you will be able to access Street View.
Are you annoyed by the the way you have to scroll through a web page on your iPad? Tapping the bar at the top of a page is much faster than having to scroll up. This tip works with other apps too.
When you are browsing with Safari, the top of the title window can be clicked to go to the beginning of any page. Lots of people simply scroll, but it can be time consuming. You can do things much faster if you tap on the window.
Make sure to protect your iPad by buying a screen protector. It’s a thin layer of plastic that lays on the screen. This will protect your screen from fingerprints, tiny scratches, and other stuff. This will preserve your iPad for many years of use.
It is easy to stream all kinds of things using your iPad and Apple TV. When you click on AirPlay, you can stream video, photographs and other content to your TV in this manner.
Parental controls are key if you have small children who will use the iPad. In the general settings select “Enable Restrictions” and this will prompt the iPad to restrict anything that is mature/explicit. When your kids use the internet, it’s important that they have parental supervision.
Ensure you are regularly checking your iPad’s history prior to allowing others to handle your iPad. Private websites that you visited should not be seen by others. Safari automatically displays the last page visited, so be sure that you end with something generic before you show your iPad to somebody.
Keep in mind that an outlet is not necessary to add charge to the device. You can also charge it from a USB device. You can use your laptop to do it when you are traveling.
Plugging your iPad into the back of your computer to charge works better than the front sometimes. Your computer’s USB ports are not equal in the power they give off. If you still have trouble, simply purchase an adapter for a wall socket.
There is need to send photos in an antiquated manner. Don’t write up an email and attach the photo. 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.
These tips should become a solid knowledge base you can rely on. You can use your iPad for virtually any purpose, ranging from weather forecasting to toys your kids can play with. You will discover that this device can literally do it all, which will allow you to get rid of your useless gadgets.
Is your screen too bright when using iBooks? You can normally achieve this feel by going to the settings menu and then accessing the Brightness option, but there is also another way. There is a brightness settings adjuster included in iBooks that is quick and easy to use.