iPads are packed with amazing features. There is a good reason why they are so popular with consumers. With great versatility comes great complexity, however, so it takes some time and effort to learn how to navigate the device and its features. The information in the article will provide you with many great tips and tricks to fully use your iPad. Keep reading and find out more.
If you want to utilize your iPad for processor-heavy tasks like gaming, watching videos or listening to music, you may get less usage time out of a battery charge. Your battery will last longer if you reduce the brightness of your screen. Most of the day, you will not require your brightness on the highest setting.
Watch the amount of money you are putting out for iPad applications. It is very easy to accidentally spend more than you intended on iTunes, for example. The app stores your credit information, so you can just buy, buy, buy with a single click! So, always be aware of how much you are spending so that it doesn’t get out of control.
Folders are available in today’s iOS. To begin, tap and hold your finger on an app until it starts jiggling, drag that app on top of another icon, and then let it go. The result will be a folder containing both of your apps together. You can easily rename this folder.
Is your iPad asking you permission to join wi-fi networks? This feature can be turned off in your settings. If you would rather not be prompted, you can click the Wi-Fi button and you will not have to deal with this anymore.
It is easy to get to all the apps that are currently running on your iPad. Double clicking on your Home button will bring up a bar along the bottom of the screen displaying all of your currently running apps. You may switch to another running app, just by tapping that app in that bar. When you’re done, swipe the screen downwards to hide the bar.
You don’t have to tap the camera roll icon that’s in the bottom-left of your screen to see a video or photo you’ve just taken. Just do a one-finger swipe to see your photo or video. To view previous photos you have taken, just keep swiping to the left.
Is your iPad asking you permission to join wi-fi networks? This feature can be turned off in your settings. Go to the tab for Wi-Fi and turn off the last option if you wish to not have any more notifications.
The iPad shows the first two lines of an email by deafult. It might be desirable to view more before opening the email. To do this, go to Settings>Mail. Next tap on Contacts, then Calendar, and then change the options.
You do not need to tap the small camera roll icon found in the bottom left corner to look at a picture or video you have just taken. All you need to do is swipe your finger to the right. The picture or video you have just taken will appear. For earlier pictures, just swipe left instead.
Sending emails is easier when you use the shortcuts available. One example is double tapping space to add a period. You don’t have to do it manually this way.
Your password information can be protected by setting it to erase if someone enters it incorrectly a certain number of times. If someone can’t figure out the password after 10 tries, all the data on your phone will be erased.
Do you like Google as your search page? If not, you can change it pretty easily. You can do this by going to the settings, selecting Safari and choosing Search Engine. You can now decide to use other search engines like Bing if you prefer.
The default setting on the iPad is to preview two lines of each new email before you select it. This way you can screen your emails. Go to ‘mail’ under ‘settings’. Next tap on Contacts, then Calendar, and then change the options.
It is not necessary to click on your bookmarks icon to access your favorite websites from your iPad. It is possible for your bookmark option to be permanent. Go to Settings, Safari, and then select Always Show Bookmarks Bar and turn it to On.
Does the battery charge icon distract you on your iPad screen? If, so you can turn it off. First enter the Settings menu. Select General and then Usage. This menu provides an option for turning off the battery monitor information and clearing the screen.
There is a feature that allows you to find a lost iPad. Go to Settings, then iCloud. Add your account’s Apple ID and turn on the app. If you ever have the misfortune of losing the iPad, then hop onto iCloud.com.
You can easily copy and paste using the iPad, just tap on the desired text, hold until the dialog box opens, then choose Select. Then click Copy, go where you want to paste, then tap again. Click Paste. If you want to copy and paste a complete paragraph, tap four times.
You can copy and paste easily. Just hold the text and choose Select. Then you will choose copy and go to another application, then press and hold again. Again, a menu will come up, this time tap “paste.” For a whole paragraph, you will have to tap four times.
It’s simple to find the apps which are running. Press home twice and the bar will appear. Using this one little trick can save a lot of time instead of having to scroll through all of the screens to find something.
Isn’t it irritating when you encounter a hyperlink on your iPad, and you are unable to determine where it will take you? There is a remedy for this. Since hovering over a word isn’t possible, you’ll need to press and hold the hyperlinked word. This will show you the URL that the word links to.
When you are browsing a page on the iPad and you see a link, does it bother you that you do not know where the link leads you to? This is easy to solve. Since hovering over a word isn’t possible, you’ll need to press and hold the hyperlinked word. This reveals the hyper-linked URL.
You can share your files with a Mac or a PC by syncing your files with iTunes. It’s so simple to share to your iPad now. It is also quite easy to send your PDF’s over the Internet and then download them from a remote system.
Online forums can help you master your iPad. There are quite a few sites out there that offer forums for iPads, and they will have people on them that may be able to help you. Sign up and talk to the member for information that will help you become an expert user.
You can go to a iPad forum to find out more about using your iPad. There are many online sites that can help you become a pro in no time. You can ask questions or just peruse the archives for useful information. Chances are, your questions have already been answered.
Use your iPad to listen to iTunes. If you have an account on iTunes full of songs and don’t like the idea of spending the time it takes to re-download them, there is an easy way around it. Just allow “Home Sharing” on the iPad and iTunes. In the iPad’s Music app, click on More and then Shared. Then enjoy your music!
When you take photographs, you may grasp the sides of the iPad to hold it. Doing this can cause the camera button to become difficult to reach and can hinder your ability to get the perfect shot. Locking the orientation is a great solution for this common problem. Doing so keeps the button right by your thumb. Once you are done, use the image editor on your pictures to rotate them.
Getting an iPad security feature is more important than you may think. You may lose it and a lot of personal information is on there.
Reduce the brightness of your screen in order to increase the battery life of your iPad. This is extremely helpful if you’re expecting a message or email of great importance and your battery is running low. To reduce screen brightness simply double press on Home and then find the sun shaped icon.
Get notifications well in hand. If you have various apps, you may always get alerted with various popups. You can control them by accessing Notifications in the Settings menu. This way, you can manage which apps give you alerts and turn off apps that you don’t need constant alerts from. That helps you when you want to get alerted from something important.
You can multitask on the web browser using tabs. If you want to click on a link, don’t worry about the previous webpage closing. If you hold the link you want, rather than the usual tapping, you are going to get a menu with options. Next, open up the link with a new tab. This will let you keep the page you are on and open a new one.
The iPad takes screenshots quite simply. Press the Home button followed by the Sleep/Wake button. You will see a flash and hear a click. This means a screenshot is taken. You can view your automatically saved screenshots in your gallery. You can also e mail them from this location.
It isn’t necessary to use the built in iPad keyboard. The small keyboard on an iPad can be difficult to type on. Any Bluetooth keyboard will work perfectly. Doing this allows you to type easily, just as you would when using a laptop.
Partcipate in online communities of iPad users. There is lots to learn from experienced users of the device. Also, if you know any shortcuts, you can post them on these communities to help others. If you ever have problems with your iPad, a special forum like this can help you address your problems.
Turn on the device’s Find My iPad option, which will help in the event your iPad is lost. 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.
Swiping is not the way to move within days on the calendar function. Using the navigation bar, pick the date instead. The present date is rendered in blue, and easily noticeable.
Is connecting the iPad to the TV an option you have considered doing? You can use an adapter that can be bought separately. You will need to get an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter. Either works for your purpose.
Are you interesting in reading PDF files on the iPad? You need to send the PDF files to your email address so your iPad displays the open in iBooks function. If you can access a computer, you may sync PDF’s with the iPad by selecting the book tab in your iTunes app.
Are you having problems with a scratches screen? While the iPad can take quite a bit of damage, if you start to notice small scratches, then it may be time to put a protector on your device. This protects both your iPad and your fingers.
As stated earlier, the iPad’s popularity is due in large part to its incredible range of benefits. That said, it takes a while to learn exactly how to use an iPad to maximize its benefits. By following the tips from this article you’ll be ready to have a great iPad experience. Have fun!
If using Safari, hit the uppermost area of the window in order to return to a page’s beginning. Generally, people will scroll to the top, but this is time consuming. It is much faster to tap the title window and be on your way.