How To Make The IPad Work For You

Most people that have used an iPad will agree that it can greatly improve your life. You should learn everything you can about the different features of your iPad to get the most out of it. Read on to learn more about the iPad.

Watch the amount of money you are putting out for iPad applications. With all the exciting apps, and the easy way to buy them, it is easy to go overboard. Keep to a budget to ensure you don’t overspend.

Your battery won’t last long if you’re using the iPad a lot. Lowering the brightness of the screen can help keep your battery charge. You might not ever need to use it as bright as it can be.

Are you sick of your iPad asking you to become part of a Wi-Fi network? Then go to settings and eliminate the possibility. You will see the choice that asks if you want to join networks. Select that and you will no longer be bugged by all of the incoming invites.

It is easy to access all open apps. Press the Home button twice and a bar with the running apps will appear. If you tap on a app in the bar, you can quickly switch to it. Make this bar disappear by making a downward swipe on your screen.

You don’t need to press the small camera icon that’s found near the bottom left of the screen to see videos or pictures you just took. Rather, you can swipe with one finger toward the right, and there is your video or picture! Previous photos of yours will show to the left.

If you are irritated by repeated request to join other Wi-Fi networks, get into your settings menu and change it. Go to Settings and choose the Ask to Join Network option. Choose it and you won’t have to worry about so many notification.

Change your settings so that you can preview more than two lines of an email in your inbox. Go to settings and then to mail, locate the preview setting. You can adjust this to 5 lines. Now you can see more of each email in your inbox, speeding up the skimming process.

The chime on the iPad that alerts you of new email can be very annoying. Are you aware that you can turn it off? To do so, go to Settings and General. Tap on the Sounds option. Within that option, you can turn the sound off or adjust it to be less annoying and suit your needs better.

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. This will erase everything on your phone if someone has not figured out the code after 10 tries.

Shortcuts make sending messages much faster. For instance, hitting your space bar two times as you type automatically inserts a period and a space. This will make your typing much more efficient, allowing you to get more done and text more quickly.

Is the battery percentage annoying or distracting you? It is easy to turn off. First, you will want to locate the Settings option. Locate the Usage setting under the General settings. This allows you to turn off the battery percentage notifications.

Search Engine

There is finally a way to silence your iPad very quickly. The original iPad didn’t have a mute button. All newer iPads now allow you to mute your iPad’s sound. Just hold the volume down button for a few seconds to mute.

Do you not like having Google set as the default search engine? If so, there is a way for you to change this. Open the Settings menu, select Safari and then Search Engine. You can use any search engine you like, such as Yahoo or Bing. You don’t have to use Google if you don’t wish.

If you want to let your children use your iPad, you need to adjust the parental settings to block mature content. Go to settings and choose the setting that allows you to control mature content. You can block access to mature content by labeling your content as such.

FaceTime phone numbers and emails should be set up. You can add as many emails as you wish. If you have more than one email or number, the settings section is where you want to go.

The cloud function is great to use if you love to play around on the internet. Doing so can save your information without running out of HD space. Make sure to keep important information on your device and iCloud as well.

To easily copy and paste, all that you need to do is press and hold the text and choose Select. Now, tap on copy, switch to another app, then tap and hold down once more. A popup menu appears, from which you should choose ‘paste’. To select full paragraphs, you must tap a total of four times.

The iPad has a clipboard for copying and pasting, just like a full-size computer. Tap and hold text you want copied, and hit select to pick the sentence you desire. Tap the screen again (the text should be yellow) and hit copy. Tap again, hold and choose paste and your copied text will appear.

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 simple thing you can do. All you have to do is to touch and keep your finger on the word. The hyperlink’s URL will be shown.

Most people know about accessing the iTunes store with their iPads, but they’re not aware of all the added features. 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.

The iPad is great for music, but are you aware of podcasts? These are radio programs ranging from 2 minutes to 2 hours about any type of subject. If the radio stations in your car are getting on your nerves, check out a podcast. There are plenty of topics available and many things will be of interest.

Determine whether you wish your lock key to just lock tablet orientation or mute sounds. The newer versions have this contemporary function added in. If you are using iOS 4.3 or more, you have this option. Pushing down on the reducing volume button will also activate the muting option.

Shutter Button

Control your notifications. Sometimes, it can be a hassle when you have numerous application notifications popping up. Control these by going to Settings > Notifications. Here you have the ability to manage the notifications allowed for each of your apps. That will help you be notified by whatever you find most important.

Most of the time, you will hold your device on the edges when you take photographs. Doing this will make the shutter button move, and you will be unsteady when you take the photograph. Locking the orientation is a great solution for this common problem. This allows the shutter button to easily be reached with your thumb. Once you take the picture, utilize image editor for rotating your pictures or videos.

The calendar function does not allow you to navigate from one day to the next by swiping. 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. Today will be highlighted so that you can see it better.

Different lighting is needed for different environments, and you can change it on your iPad. Screens that are typically bright are dimmable through two taps of the Home button, followed by a swipe to get the setting tool. Then you can adjust things by hand to suit the environment.

Have you ever wanted to connect your iPad to your television to get more use out of the device? There is a separate adapter that allows you to connect the two devices. Seek out a digital AV or an Apple VGA adapter. You can do this with both.

Did you want to hook up your iPad to the TV in order to use it more often? You can use an adapter that can be bought separately. A digital AV adapter will do the trick and so will an Apple VGA adapter. Either will work for your purposes.

Backup your iPad. In addition, it’s possible to set the iPad to eliminate all information when someone attempts to use it. This feature can be found under your general settings. Simply click Password Lock and turn it on. This feature will erase your data if a password is entered incorrectly ten times.

Street View

Do you sometimes want to save a web image to your iPad? Making this happen is not complicated. All you have to do is tap it, and then hold your tap on the image. You can then save the image. Doing so saves the image directly onto your iPad.

Street View is available on the iPad’s Google Maps app. Search and a red pin will show up on your map. Just tap the pin, the person icon, and then you will be in street view.

Ensure you are regularly checking your iPad’s history prior to allowing others to handle your iPad. You should not open your browser and have it display some kind of compromising picture. This browser will load up whatever page you looked at last, so pick out a page that you won’t be ashamed to show someone else.

Has taking a fast screenshot been something you have ever needed to do? It is not that difficult at all. Tap Home and then tap Sleep/Wake. There will be a flash, and your sceenshot is taken. The shot is saved already, so that’s it!

Does you iPad take longer to charge when it is plugged into your computer’s front USB port? Plug it into the rear instead. All USB ports do not have the same amount of power, and those located on the front usually have lower power than others. You may have to purchase a USB adapter if the ones in the back don’t work either.

Do the Wi-Fi settings drive you crazy? You can turn this feature off. Go to your Settings menu, and turn off the setting that asks if you want to join networks. It is not an issue, however, if joining another network is required. It is still possible, but you will not have to see notifications popping up at all times.

You can give podcasts to people you know without causing any stress for yourself. You don’t even have to stop the playback! Just press Email button during the podcast. A screen will pop up allowing you to select who you’d like to send it to and will then actually send it without interrupting the podcast.

Pdf Files

You can make it simpler to easily find your bookmarks. Keep the Bookmarks tab open at all times. Do this by tapping on safari settings, and pick the option that allows you to keep the bookmarks bar on. By doing this, you can take away all of the clicking you’d have to do to get where you wanted to be online.

Need to pull up PDF files through your iPad? You will have to send whatever PDF files you have to your email and open it in iBooks. If you’re near a desktop computer, you can also sync PDFs with the iTunes app Book Tab and your IPad.

Scrolling in Safari isn’t always the easiest. Tapping on the bar found at the topmost part of the page will return you to the webpage’s top immediately rather than scrolling up, thus saving you some time. This works for all of your apps.

In Safari, in order to get back to the top of a page, just click at the beginning of the title window. Sometimes scrolling just takes too long. If you just touch the title window, it will get you to where you want to go much faster.

If you have a Google calendar, it can be used with the iPad’s Calendar app. To get this set up, click on Settings, Mail, Contacts, and Calendars, in that order. First add an account, then select Other. Select CalDAV Account and enter your Google credentials.

The iPad is rather resistant but you should do your best to avoid exposing it to water. Therefore, you should never use your iPad in the tub. In addition, you shouldn’t use it outside when it’s raining or in areas of extreme humidity, such as a sauna. Doing so runs the risk of causing serious damage.

Since the iPad can be enjoyed by the entire family, if you have young children, you might want to take advantage of the parental controls. Within the general settings categories is the ‘enable restrictions’ option. This will ensure that young eyes are not exposed to content that is adult appropriate. Even with these in place, you should still always supervise children when they are online.

iPads are a device which you use once and then love forever. If you want to optimize your experience with this innovative tablet, you need to learn a few tricks of the trade. Hopefully, the article above has given you some valuable insight to help you get the most from this amazing device.

Remember, your iPad needs a power source for charging. It is possible to charge it using any device that features a USB input. This mean that while you’re on the go, you can recharge your iPad with your netbook or laptop.

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