You know the iPad is helpful, but you may not know how much help it can give you. You should spend some time learning about your iPad to understand all of the things that it can do. Keep reading to learn how to use an iPad better every day.
Typing on iPads is something that requires getting used to. There is a speech dictation function on your iPad. Press the home button of your iPad twice and select the microphone icon that appears. When you are done talking, push the icon again and your words will be shown as text.
Are you finding it annoying to receive constant messages from your iPad asking if you are interested in accessing a wifi network that it has detected? This feature can be turned off in your settings. Choose your Wi-Fi tab and the last option can switch off if you’re sick of prompts.
The alert every time you have an incoming email can be very annoying. It is possible to shut this sound off. Go to the Settings and select the General tab. Finally, click on the Sounds option. Then you can change the volume or even turn off the sound for new mail.
Watch your currently running apps carefully. You can run many iPad’s apps in the back while you are doing other things. Double-click Home to see what’s currently running. The currently running apps will appear on a bar. This will be located at the bottom. To make the bar disappear, swipe downward.
Does the battery percentage indicator drive you crazy? This can be simply turned off. First enter the Settings menu. Then click Usage under the General Settings. In this menu, you’re able to turn off the display of battery percentage.
The email app will show you the first two lines of an email’s text unless you change this setting. It can be helpful to see more of the content prior to opening. Under Settings, tap on Mail. Then choose Contacts, go to Calender, then pick the Preview option to increase the number of lines.
If you would rather not have Google as a default search engine, that can be changed. Access Safari and then Search Engine from the Settings menu. You can then switch to Yahoo or Bing if you like them better than Google.
As an alternative to a bulky manual, you can download the manual onto your iPad. Apple finds that this is the most efficient way for you to be guided.
If you want to quickly mute your iPad, just follow this simple step. All you need to do is press and hold volume down for a couple of seconds. This is a fast solution when you need the iPad to be silent for whatever reason. When ready for original volume level, simply hold the button down again.
When you need to keep multiple pages open at the same time, display each new page as a new tab. In Safari, tap and hold that link until a menu pops up. Then just pick to open the page in a brand new tab. You’ll still have your other page handy.
If you want to let your children use your iPad, you need to adjust the parental settings to block mature content. In settings, you can adjust the level of mature content your child can see. You can restrict mature films, bad language, and inappropriate content.
The iPad can perform a quick mute. In its first incarnation, the iPad lacked a specific mute button. With the release of iOS 4.3, you have the option of locking the iPad orientation or have the sound muted. Now, in order to quickly mute your iPad, simply press the volume-down button and hold it there.
If you are wanting to do a fast copy and paste, simply select and hold the text and tap the Select button. Select Copy, change to another app, and then select and hold again. A menu will pop up and you should tap on paste. To select full paragraphs, you must tap a total of four times.
It is easy to find out what website hyperlinked text will take you when using your iPad. The solution is really quite simple. Even though you are unable to hover over the link as you would with your computer, you are able to touch the word and hold it. This shows its linked URL.
If you don’t want your children accessing mature Internet sites, it is possible to block them. Under the settings function, simply limit the mature content that can be viewed. You can restrict mature content, including anything that has nudity or bad language.
Your iPad has a copy and paste feature. All you have to do is tap on your text and then copy it. Tap again when the text has been highlighted in yellow, and then choose copy. To paste, hold your finger where you’d like the text pasted and, when the menu appears, choose “paste.”
Create FaceTime phone contacts, as well as emails. FaceTime, by default, will use the email address that was used when registering your iPad. If you want to include additional emails or phone numbers for FaceTime, then set them up by navigating to your iPad’s settings.
The iPad is pre-loaded with lots of apps you have no use for. Unfortunately, some of them cannot be erased. Put these programs into a folder and move it to a location that is removed from where you typically spend your time. This will declutter space on your screen and let you focus on the apps that you will use.
Isn’t it the worst when you don’t know where a hyperlink will take you? There is an easy way to solve this. All you have to do is to touch and keep your finger on the word. This will reveal the URL of the linked word.
Your first instinct when taking photos with an iPad is to hold it by its sides. Doing so will make the shutter button move around, causing wobbly pictures. Check out the orientation lock. When you do this, you will be able to access the shutter button easily with your thumb. Once you’ve captured the photo, the image editor can be used to rotate your images or videos.
A lot of people know about the iTunes store, but they aren’t always well-versed on the features that are available. An interesting one is iTunes U (which is used for universities). It contains podcasts that focus on a variety of professional topics and is perfect for the ride home.
Use tabs to do many different things in your browser at once. You do not need to leave the site you’re on in order to go to a link. Hold the link and a list of options will appear. 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.
Turning on your iPad’s auto brightness feature is a great way to extend battery life. The iPad has a convenient feature to adjust the device’s brightness depending on the lighting conditions of the environment it is in. This ensures your battery stays charged for longer. Go to Settings, and then locate the “Brightness & Wallpaper” setting.
Identical light or brightness settings are unnecessary in varied situations, so you can make changes to these yourself. Dim your screen by clicking the Home button two times and swiping. You can alter the brightness and save some battery life.
If you’re having issues figuring out how to use your iPad, sign up to an online forum. Many sites are devoted to the discussion of iPads, and using them can be of tremendous help. Introduce yourself first, and then read the archived posts to learn a lot of helpful information.
Listen to the music you bought on iTunes with the iPad. If you’re already a member of iTunes, and don’t wish to get your songs downloaded again, you will find that there’s an easy way to get to them. Simply go to the Home Sharing tab in your iTunes, as well as your iPad. Next, visit your existing music app on iPad. Click More followed by Shared. Now you just have to listen!
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. Since these apps are part of the OS, they can’t be removed. Simply put all these apps into one folder, and keep the folder away from where you will see it often. Then you have more screen space for useful apps.
Have you ever thought about connecting an iPad to a TV so you can watch your favorite videos on a big screen? You can do so by using an adapter that you can purchase separately. Either an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter can be used. Either works for your purpose.
It is so simple to copy text when you are using the iPad; a simple double click of the word does it for you. However, it is hard to use that method on a paragraph. When you tap four times, you will cover the full range of the paragraph. This functionality is available for many kinds of text, including paragraphs, URLs and addresses.
To access all running apps, just double-click the Home button. This opens up a menu that shows all running apps. To switch to one of those apps, just tap its icon. Use this function to check which apps are running, and close the ones you do not need.
Make sure you enable your Find My iPad app in the event you ever lose it. This feature will locate your iPad and let you delete information as needed remotely. This may seem like a hassle, but you will be glad you did it if you ever lose it.
To switch between apps as quickly as possible, click on Home two times. This will show all apps that are currently running. To get to the app that you need to switch over to, simply click on it. To switch back to the previous app, just do the same thing again.
Would you like to access your PDF docs on the iPad? You have to send these files through email so your iPad can open it in iBooks. You can add the files to iTunes in order to sync with your iPad.
Did you know you can connect your TV to your iPad? You are able to do this if you purchase a adapter. You’re looking for the digital AV adapter or the Apple VGA adapter. Both products function with the iPad but you need to choose the adapter that corresponds to the ports of your TV.
Important information stored on the iPad should always be backed up. Also, there is a way to get the iPad to wipe itself clean if it detects a break in attempt. Go to your general settings, select “Password Lock” and look for the option that instructs the iPad to erase data.
Do you have scratches on your screen? The iPad is tough, but over time, screens inevitably suffer from those small scratches. It may be about time for a screen protector. It protects both your iPad and your fingers from getting scratched.
You might want to buy an external keyboard that you can use with your iPad. If you type a lot, you may enjoy the time-saving convenience a keyboard offers. They connect to your iPad wirelessly or via Bluetooth. You’ll find they’re much easier to type on than the digital keyboard.
When you are using an iPad, copying text to the clipboard is very simple. All you need to do is double-tap the text you want to copy. It will be difficult to copy entire paragraphs this way, though. Tap the chosen text four times which will copy the entire paragraph. This can also work for URL’s and addresses too.
Do you find it tedious to scroll when browsing the Internet on your iPad? Save yourself a bit of time by clicking the UI bar located on the upper part of the browser window. This causes Safari to scroll to the beginning of the page right away. This works in most apps.
Your daily iPad use will be a snap after reading the article above. It is an amazing little device that packs a lot of punch with an app for almost anything you could imagine. All that is left for you is to put the advice above to use so that you can get the most out of your iPad.
Though the iPad is quite resilient, it is important to keep it away from water. Avoid taking it in the tub, obviously, but try not to use it in humid areas like saunas or out in the rain. Water will quickly damage it.