The iPad continues to be a popular tool for young and old alike. It’s great for kids for school and fun games, and adults can find it to be integral to their business day. The possibilities are, truly, endless. Reading this article will help you learn the many features the iPad has to offer.
Be watchful of all the apps that are running on your iPad. A lot of the apps on your iPad can run behind the scenes while you work on other things. If you would like to view the current apps that are running, double click the Home icon. Current apps will show up along the screen’s bottom. When you are finished, swipe down to make the bar disappear.
Which apps are running? 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. Current apps will show up along the screen’s bottom. Swipe down in order to eliminate the bar after you finish.
If you are tired of being prompted to join various Wi-Fi networks, change your settings. You will see the choice that asks if you want to join networks. Pick that option, and you will not see notifications any longer.
Did you accidentally start an app that is noisy? Press volume down for a few seconds to mute quickly. If you mute often, you can set your lock orientation button as a tool to mute.
If you’re worried about people trying to access your data, you can fix your iPad to erase your data if there are a certain number of failed attempts. As long as the person that finds your iPad does not guess the code within 10 attempts your information will be safe.
There are alternatives to viewing pictures if you do not want to click on the camera roll icon. Try using one finger for swiping to the right to get to your video or photo. Swipe toward the left and your previous pictures will appear.
Shortcuts will help you send messages quickly. One example is double tapping space to add a period. This can be a useful way of speeding up your messaging.
To add your Google Calendar to your iPad calendar app, select Mail, Contacts and Calendars. Choose Other under Add An Account. Choose “CalDAV” as the account type and type in your Google credentials. Then, get out of the settings app and tap the calender app. You should all be there.
Your iPad will charge slower if you are using your iPhone charger. The wattage on the two devices is different. Although you can charge your iPad with an iPhone charger, it generally takes longer. You need to always use your iPad charger to charge it.
A fantastic way to keep multiple pages open is by opening them in new tabs. In Safari, you can simply tap the link you want until a menu shows up. Here, you can choose to open the link in a tab.
Take good care of your iPad and it will last longer. First, keep the iPad away from direct sun and never leave it in a hot car. Your battery’s performance will be degraded by the heat. Don’t leave your iPad anywhere that it will encounter dampness or liquids. You may also want to place a padded cover on top of it for even more protection.
Are you tired of tapping your bookmarks icon when you want to get to your usual websites? Simply enable your bookmarks bar on a permanent basis to keep your favorite websites a click away. Access your Safari settings and turn on the option for always showing your bookmarks bar.
Taking screenshots is simple. Simply press and hold the sleep and home buttons simultaneously. You will then find the photo in your normal photo album.
Do you wish you could get to your bookmarked favorite sites quicker and easier? You can permanently turn on your Bookmarks bar. Go to Settings, Safari, and then select Always Show Bookmarks Bar and turn it to On.
If you’ve got kids and you’re worried about what they can watch on your iPad, change the block controls on your device. All you have to do is turn the parental control feature on through the settings menu. This will block films that are labeled as ‘mature’ as well as bad language.
Taking screenshots is simple. Just press your Home button as well as the Sleep button simultaneously. These two buttons will save a screenshot of the devices current display and save it to a directory of your choosing.
Isn’t it the worst when you don’t know where a hyperlink will take you? This is easily remedied. You can’t hover, but you can tap and hold the link. That will show you the underlying URL.
It is easy to quickly mute your iPad. As you might know, previous iPad versions did not have this capability. When the 4.3 came out they did add the ability to mute using the lock switch to silence the iPad. If you want to mute the sound, just hold down the volume-down button.
The cloud function is great to use if you love to play around on the internet. This is a wonderful way to keep information without storing it on your device. Important documents should be stored in both locations.
Set up your FaceTime emails and phone numbers. Your iPad default sets your FaceTime to include your initial email address, but you can set it up for more. Go to the settings area on your iPad and set up your FaceTime for numbers and emails.
You should activate the auto brightness features to improve the duration of your battery. Your iPad has the ability to sense room lighting and can adjust its lighting to better fit the situation. This technique gives you longer battery life without the need to recharge so often. This setting can be located in the section labeled “Brightness & Wallpaper”.
When you’re snapping photographs, you may want to hold your iPad by its sides. Sadly, this leads to blurry photos. Use the orientation lock on your iPad. That way, your shutter button is easily reachable. Once you are done, use the image editor on your pictures to rotate them.
You can easily copy and paste using the iPad, just tap on the desired text, hold until the dialog box opens, then choose Select. If you move to another application, you can paste the desired text by tapping again. This will allow a menu to come up and then paste. For a whole paragraph, you will have to tap four times.
Your can choose to have the lock key on your iPad either mute the volume or lock your iPad’s orientation. Please note, early iPad versions don’t have this feature. If you are running the operating system iOS at 4.3 or later, you can. You are able to turn down the volume by holding in the button.
How do you avoid the frustration of an unknown hyperlink when browsing on your iPad? This is easy to solve. You can’t hover over the hyperlinked words to discover the URL, but you can touch and hold on them. This will show you the URL that the word links to.
Turning down the brightness of the screen can extend the life of your iPad’s battery. When you’re using your iPad on the go, you should do this immediately. On the Home page of your iPad, you can change the screen’s brightness by adjusting the setting that shows as a sun icon.
If you almost always have Internet access, the cloud is very helpful. In this way, you can store information and save iPad hard drive space. Store your content on the device and iCloud if it is very important to you.
Tabs are a great multitasking tool. If you want to click on a link, don’t worry about the previous webpage closing. Rather than tap the link, push down on it and options will appear. From this point, opt to open that link inside a new tab to remain on your current tab while the new one opens.
Do you download podcasts yet? These radio programs cover a wide variety of topic and typically range from a couple of minutes to a couple of hours in length. If you are bored by listening to music while you commute, podcasts may be a suitable alternative. You are sure to find something that peaks your interest.
Different lighting is needed for different environments, and you can change it on your iPad. The bright screen may be reduced by tapping your Home button two times and swiping it until you find the setting for brightness. This will let you alter the brightness of the screen to suit your current situation.
Even if you think this is unnecessary, it is wise to add a security feature to your iPad. Since iPads can hold secure information, it is worth making sure that information is safe in case you lose it.
Use your iPad to listen to iTunes. If you aren’t eager to download songs from your existing iTunes account, there is another option. Instead, use the “Home Sharing” option on your iTunes account. Select your iPad Music icon, go to More and, finally, tap Shared. Enjoy!
Is reading on your iPad hard on your eyes? Your best bet is to adjust the brightness of the screen, especially if you plan to read for longer periods of time. You can adjust your brightness settings yourself or use the slider to adjust brightness in your eBook app.
The iPad takes screenshots quite simply. Just press the home and sleep/wake buttons at the same time. You’ll see a flash and hear a clicking noise. This means a screenshot is taken. Screenshots automatically go into your photo gallery.
Join an online forum for iPad users. You can learn a great deal from people who use this tool in different ways. You can also give people pointers that they might not have picked up on their own. IF you are having issues with the iPad you can go here as well.
Say you don’t want to leave your home screen, but you do want to move from app-to-app. All you have to do is double-click your Home button to see which apps are running. Choose the app you need to go to by tapping on it. Returning to previous apps is as simple as repeating what you just did.
Is connecting the iPad to the TV an option you have considered doing? You can purchase an adapter to do this. There are two types – VGA or digital AV. Either will do the job for you.
Do you find your Ipad Google search app unsatisfactory? It’s easy to change to another search engine. Just choose the search engine you want from your Safari settings. Then choose the search engine of your choice. The initial choices include Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
Kids need to be protected from the Internet. Access your Settings menu, then choose General and Restrictions. Once in the Restrictions, tap the Enable Restrictions option. This will stop your child from viewing mature content. All adult content in shows, videos and websites will be inaccessible.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to take a screenshot quickly? It is far simpler than you may have imagined. Press the ‘Home’ and ‘sleep/wake’ button simultaneously. When a screenshot is taken, you will see a quick flash. Screenshots save automatically.
Accessing your bookmarks can be quick and easy. You can simply keep the bar for bookmarks open. Just do this in the Safari settings. This way, you won’t have to do so much clicking to find your favorite places.
If you keep personal data in your tablet, it is critical you back it up for if you lose the tablet or someone steals it. You can also set the iPad to erase your data in the event that someone attempts to access it without authorization. This can be done under “password lock” from the general settings–10 wrong password guesses means a wipe.
Did you know you can add your Google Calendar into the Calendar app? To do this, click Settings, Mail, Contacts, and then Calendars. You can add an account by simply clicking and pressing Other. You can add your Google calendar by logging in with your Google username in the Add CalDAV account function.
You should now understand your iPad better and know how to use some of the best features it offers. Try some new features and extend the possibilities. The more you know about what iPads can do, the more you can accomplish with one of them!
Is your iPad making a lot of noise? Click on Settings and then Sound. By doing this, you can choose to turn off sounds that signal new emails and calendar alerts. You can also reduce the volume of the alerts if you wish.