It comes as no surprise to anybody who has used one that the iPad ranks among the most revolutionary personal technology tools ever invented. A little time spent doing some research will teach you a lot about maximizing the use of your iPad. Read on to glean some informative facts about using the iPad to its full potential.
You can access remote servers through a VPN network. You can use a VPC on your iPad by going to Settings, Network, and then turning on the VPN. After configuration, it will request your screen-name and the address for the server. If you aren’t sure of your server address, contact the network administrator.
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. If you don’t want further prompts, turn off the last option found on the page.
A soft reset is the perfect reboot for a frozen iPad. Just hold the power and home button at the same time and for a few seconds to do this. This will cause your device to restart. If you want to kill a running process, hold the main button for around 5 seconds.
Do you hate only being able to preview two lines of your new emails? If so, you can change this option. Open the settings app, then choose “mail” on the left side. Next, tap on the “preview” setting. Change the setting to 5 lines. You will now see more lines of the email while in the inbox.
Try to keep track of what apps you leave running when you are not using them. A good number of iPad apps are able to run seemingly in the background at the same time that you are otherwise engaged. To see what is currently running on your device, simply double click on the Home button. A bar shows up near the bottom of the screen that will list currently active apps. Swipe downwards to remove the bar from sight when you’re finished.
You do not have to use the camera roll icon to see the picture or the video you just took. Just swipe your finger to the right to find the video or picture you just took. Swipe in the other direction to see photos you took earlier.
Don’t use the iPhone charger for the iPad if you don’t have enough time. Your iPhone does not have the same wattage as the iPad and it can be detrimental to the health of your iPhone charger to do so. Using an iPhone charger to fully charge an iPad battery will take quite a long time. To save time, charge your iPad with the included charger.
Do you want to preview more of your email? Go to Settings, Mail, and Preview. Increase the number of lines listed. Now you can see more of each email in your inbox, speeding up the skimming process.
Just open new pages within a new tab to maintain the previous one. When using Safari, simply tap on the link and hold it until you see a pop-over menu appear. Then just pick to open the page in a brand new tab. You’ll still have your other page handy.
The iPhone charger was NOT build for the iPad. Your iPhone does not have the same wattage as the iPad and it can be detrimental to the health of your iPhone charger to do so. Charging with the incorrect charger will delay the charge time. You need to always use your iPad charger to charge it.
If you are a Google-phobe and want to use some other search engine as your primary search provider, it is possible to make this happen. To change these settings, navigate your way to your Safari setting and choose search engine. You can now decide to use other search engines like Bing if you prefer.
Using shortcuts can make sending messages easier. For instance, you can put a space or period in your sentences by tapping on the space bar two times. You won’t have to add it yourself and the time you save can mean more messaging to family and friends.
There is a feature that allows you to find a lost iPad. In Settings, you will find an option that says iCloud. Enter your Apple ID where prompted and then turn on Find My iPad. When your iPad disappears, you’ll be able to track it on iCloud.com.
By using tabs to open websites, it’s easy to keep all the pages you need open. If you are in the Safari browser you can tap on it and then a menu will pops up. In that pop-up menu, you may choose to open your new link inside a new tab.
You can change your search engine from the default Google to another you prefer. You can access this by selecting Safari from the settings menu and then hitting search engine. This give you the option of choosing Bing or Yahoo as your search engine, if you prefer them to Google.
If you bought an iPad for a younger child and don’t want him or her to access certain things, make sure your settings are set to block mature content. All you have to do is turn the parental control feature on through the settings menu. You can block access to mature content by labeling your content as such.
Screenshots are simple to take. The home and sleep buttons pressed together will take a screenshot. Instantly, a screenshot will be taken and stored with the rest of your images.
Podcasts are one of the most contemporary features of the iPad. Podcasts are short radio programs that can last anywhere from a few minute to a few hours, and are available on pretty much every imaginable topic. If you ever want to listen to something else besides music while you are commuting, consider listening to podcasts. There are plenty of topics available and many things will be of interest.
The iPad can be instantly muted. There was no mute button available when the iPad was originally introduced. Once iOS 4.3 came out, there was an option added where your lock switch can mute the sound. Now, in order to quickly mute your iPad, simply press the volume-down button and hold it there.
There is a copy/paste option from the iPad. You should tap on the sentence you need to copy, hold and tap on select in the menu that appears. Tap once more after the text appears in yellow highlight. Then select Copy. You can now paste in the text if you just tap, hold and select “paste.”
Everyone has heard of the popular iTunes applications, but not everyone is aware of its vast capabilities. iTunes U is the most interesting of these. It contains podcasts that focus on a variety of professional topics and is perfect for the ride home.
You can synch the pages of your iPad with iTunes and easily share your iPad documents with a Mac or PC. By sharing documents with iTunes, you can avoid the hassle and be able to share documents with all brands of computers. In addition, you can send your PDF documents through email and download them via a remote system.
Auto brightness really helps extend battery life. Your iPad will adjust its brightness in function of the environment you are in. The iPad’s backlight gobbles up battery, so this function can easily extend the amount of time that you can use the iPad before charging it. The option is listed beneath the brightness and wallpaper settings.
A great resource for any question regarding your iPad is an online forum. Your question is bound to have been asked before on any number of forums. Introduce yourself and check out the forum archives for an amazing amount of useful information that will fast-track your iPad abilities.
Determine whether you wish your lock key to just lock tablet orientation or mute sounds. Note that early versions of the iPad do not have this capability. If you are using iOS 4.3 or more, you have this option. Holding down your iPad’s volume-down button also mutes the device.
Some of the applications that come loaded on your iPad may be useless to you. That said, they can’t be removed, either. Instead, stick these unused apps into a folder together and move them to a location where they won’t bother you. This helps keep them out of your way.
Use tabs to multitask when you use the browser. You need not leave the site you’re on because you wish to follow through to another link. Hold the link without tapping will take you to an options menu. Then, it is possible to visit your link though a totally new tab, which keeps the old one open too.
Choose if you want your lock key to actually lock the device’s orientation or to mute its audio. Remember that earlier iPads are not able to do that. If you are using iOS 4.3 or beyond, you have this ability. Holding down the “volume down” key allows you to mute the iPad as well.
Is your iPad screen getting scratched? Although the iPad is resistant, scratches indicate that you need a screen protector. It can keep your screen protected from damage.
Tabs let you multitask while browsing the web. You need not leave the site you’re on because you wish to follow through to another link. Just hold the link rather than tapping it. This will give you a menu of options. Then, it is possible to visit your link though a totally new tab, which keeps the old one open too.
Are you interesting in reading PDF files on the iPad? To do this, you’ll need to move the files to an email address to display them with the iBooks function. Another option is to use the iTunes app on your desktop or laptop by syncing your iPad.
Differing environments mean variable need for brightness settings, which is exactly why Apple gives you the controls to adjust things. The screen can be made dimmer by pressing “Home” two times; swipe until you get to the settings for brightness. Doing so lets you change the brightness for the ambiance.
If you are using the Safari web browser and want to return to the beginning of a page, just click the top of the title window. Sometimes scrolling just takes too long. Simply giving your title window a tap will allow you to go quite a bit faster.
Screenshots are quite simple to take with the help of an iPad. Press Home and Sleep together. You will see a screen 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.
Do you want to keep a picture you found online? It is very easy to accomplish this. Just tap it and hold. This will give you the option to save it. Doing so saves the image directly onto your iPad.
Make sure your browsing history is clean before you let someone else use your iPad. The last thing you need is to open the browser and display something you wanted to keep private. The Safari browser will automatically load up whatever page you visited last, so be aware of this before giving your iPad to someone else.
Do you dislike using Google as a search engine on the iPad? You can choose another search engine with a minimum of fuss. Click on Settings, then Safari and finally Search Engine. Find your search engine on the list and make the selection. Bing, Yahoo and Google are the choices which can be selected.
Think seriously of purchasing one of the external keyboards available for your iPad. It will save you a lot of time if you plan on typing frequently on your iPad. These keyboards are wireless, easy to transport and will help you type more efficiently than the virtual keyboard of your iPad.
When you first use an iPad, the possibilities are astounding. If you want to find out all it can do, you might want to take time to learn all about it. If you use what you’ve learned in this article, you’ll be tapping and swiping your way to accomplishing your goals and having fun.
The iPad is revolutionary and very user-friendly. This is a single button, along with the touch screen. Explore your iPad on your own before you start looking up too many tips about it. You will find it surprisingly intuitive.