The iPad is an awesome machine. The iPad will allow you to type, play music, create art, or stay in touch with friends right out of the box. However, without the right know-how, you will miss out on many of this devices features. The following tips will help iPad owners learn more about their device and use it to its full potential.
You can now use folders on the iOS iPad. Start by tapping and holding your finger on the app you desire. It will begin to jiggle. Then you can drag it onto another icon and release it. This action will make a folder that contains both apps named with whatever category the apps are. Also, you can rename the folder to increase your level of personalization.
Your folders are now supported with iOS. Simply tap and hold the app. It will begin to make a wiggling motion, at which point you can drag and drop the icon onto another one. This will combine the applications that you have into a single folder. Then, you can rename the folder.
Keep track of the total funds you spend to purchase apps for your iPad. When you own an iPad, it is incredibly easy to run up a large itunes bill due to the fact that itunes stores your credit card details and buying apps only involves a few clicks. Because of this, you need to keep track of what you spend.
Did you accidentally launch a loud application? Mute your iPad in an emergency by holding down the volume button. If you use mute often, you can set your lock orientation button as a muting alternative.
Be watchful of all the apps that are running on your iPad. You can run many iPad’s apps in the back while you are doing other things. If you want to see what else is running on your iPad, just double-click the Home button. A bar shows up near the bottom of the screen that will list currently active apps. After you see what is running, close the bar by swiping downward.
Change your settings so that you can preview more than two lines of an email in your inbox. The Preview setting is Located under Mail in your general settings. Change the setting to 5 lines. This should help you decide if you really need to read the entire email or not.
It is easy to get a screenshot of a page displayed on the iPad. You just press home and sleep together in order to do this. Then you will have a screenshot you can organize with your other photos.
A lot of people find it difficult to type on tablets, but over time, it gets easier. 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.
Now you can quickly mute your iPad. As you might know, previous iPad versions did not have this capability. Previously, you could use the lock switch to either mute the audio or lock the orientation. Hold down the volume-down button to mute your iPad.
If you are like most people, you receive many emails each day and do not need to be notified each time. Were you aware that this feature can be disabled? Find your Settings tab, then go to General. From this tab, choose Sounds. Turn off sounds for New Mail or reduce the volume.
You can block mature content if your child has an iPad. Access the settings menu and limit any mature content that they can view. It is possible to block pornography, “R” rated movies and pages with bad words on them.
If you want to sync your Google and iPad calendars, go to Mail, Contact then Calendars. Hit Add An Account and hit Other. Tap that you wish to Add CalDAV Account and then put in the information for Google. Once done, click the calendar app. All that you need should be right there.
Go to the apps that you need to use frequently! Just double-tap the home button, and you will see them on the bottom of the screen. This can save you lots of time.
Are you concerned about where the hyperlinks will take you when browsing the web? There is a way to get around this that’s simple. Since you are unable to hover, you can just hold the word. Doing so shows you the URL.
Would you rather use something other than Google for a default search engine? Access Safari and then Search Engine from the Settings menu. This lets you change to Yahoo or Bing.
iOS comes with many apps that many people don’t use. But some of these apps cannot be removed. You can put them away in a folder and they will not get in your way. This will declutter space on your screen and let you focus on the apps that you will use.
If you lose the iPad, do you want to know how to find it? Enter Settings and then look at iCloud. There, place in your ID. Look then to the bottom area of the page to turn on “Find My iPad.” When you activate this feature, you only need to visit iCloud.com to locate a lost iPad.
If you want your battery to last longer, reduce your screen’s brightness level. The device will automatically adjust the screen brightness depending on the environmental conditions, or you can turn it down manually. Double touch the Home button and find the sun icon to reduce the level of light on your screen.
The iPad is pre-loaded with lots of apps you have no use for. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to remove these apps completely from the device. You can place these programs in a folder, then move the folder to a different page. Place the apps you use the most where you will be able to access them quickly.
You might not believe that you have to do it, but giving your iPad security features is always a good idea. You could lose it accidentally at any time, and it stores a great deal of sensitive information, such as phone numbers, emails, addresses and maybe even bank account information.
Use tabs to multitask when you use the browser. For example, there are ways to keep a page you are viewing when you want to open a link. Try holding down on the link until a menu with several option automatically pops up. You can then choose to open a new tab to see the link so you do not have to close the page you are viewing.
You can control all of the notifications you receive. Having many apps means you will receive alerts all the time. Go to Settings/Notifications to control them. You can easily manage which applications send alerts and which don’t. Then you only get useful notifications.
Even if you think this is unnecessary, it is wise to add a security feature to your iPad. You have no idea when or where you might misplace your iPad or get separated from it, and it has a lot of personal information on it.
Do you feel your eyes getting tired when reading books on the iPad? This can be resolved by decreasing your screen’s brightness. You can find this under settings, which will allow you to make the screen lighter or darker.
Easily take screenshots with your iPad. You need to tap the home button and the sleep/wake one. When the screenshot is taken, you will see a flash and hear a click. This indicates that it has taken a photo. Screenshots are automatically saved, and you can find them in the gallery of Photos. There, you can view them or email them.
Join a special iPad forum or online community. This can give you a lot of valuable information on your device. You can also share the things you know about the iPad. If you run into issues with the iPad, these forums may help to solve your problems.
Do you find your eyes straining when reading on your iPad? Remedy this by adjusting the brightness level of the screen. You can change this in the Settings menu, or you can use the iBook app’s built-in brightness slider.
Would you like to get rid of the constant invitations from other Wi-Fi networks to join? If yes, you can turn it off. Go to Settings>Wi-Fi, and then choose the “Ask to Join” feature. Turn it off. There is no need to worry if you would still like to join networks. You will still be allowed to; you will just be free of constant notifications.
Swiping doesn’t work in the Calendar app. You can select the appropriate date using the navigation bar. The day is in blue, and you can notice it easily.
The iPad makes viewing a PDF extremely easy, due to excellent applications. In addition to being able to view the documents on your iPad, you can also sync up with other devices to view the documents on them. You can trade them back and forth, as well. This is great for many reasons.
There are options when it comes to keyboards for your iPad. A tiny touch keyboard that is projected on your iPad’s screen can be tough to use. Instead, give a Bluetooth keyboard a try. You will feel more like you’re using a laptop and be able to type more efficiently with the external keyboard.
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. The front USB panels are often not as powerful as the rear panels. If you still have trouble, simply purchase an adapter for a wall socket.
Have you ever lost an important item and felt terrible? Well, you don’t have to worry about this with your iPad thanks to its “Find My iPad” option. This will inform you as to where your missing iPad is currently located and allows you the opportunity to delete any personal information without being near the device. This may require setup, but is very beneficial to save your device.
Share podcasts with your family and friends. You can simply share it while listening to it. You can select the email button as you’re still playing the podcast. You’ll have the opportunity to pick recipients and send it right away.
Does the notifications to join a Wi-Fi network annoy you? You can actually disable them. Under Wi-Fi in the Settings menu, turn the “Ask to Join Network” switch to “Off.” If at some point you decide to join up with a network, there is no need to worry. You can, it’ll just do it automatically.
The iPad is one of the most convenient devices that money can buy. The user interface is simple. There’s a single button and a touch screen. Try to play around with your iPad before reading up on it. After a little time you will see how easy it is to navigate.
If there is personal data stored on an iPad, backup all of the information in case of a future emergency. Also, you can have your iPad to automatically erase all data if the device is stolen. In the Settings menu, under Password Lock, choose to erase data after 10 failed attempts.
Although your iPad is durable, you should keep it away from moisture. Don’t use it near water, in humid conditions, or carry it in the rain. You can damage it quickly that way.
This article will help turn the iPad from a mobile device into a powerful tool. Remember these tips and try sharing them with others you know who have an iPad. With increased knowledge comes increased ability to assist others, which makes you feel great.
You do not have to do things like working with documents the old way anymore. This modernizes the original way of sending through email. Simply open your photo album, select one, open up the settings tab and select “email photo.”