In only a few decades, technology sure has advanced! Starting with giant, room-filling computers, to cell phones with Internet capability, the strides in technology are truly amazing. iPad technology is racing ahead, too, so read on to find out how to take advantage of it.
Does your iPad prompt you to join new wifi networks all the time? This feature can be turned off under your settings. Select “Wi-Fi” and then turn off the notification option if you want them to disappear.
VPN networks are perfect for accessing remote servers. To activate your iPad’s VPN feature, head to settings and click on network tab. After configuration, it will request your screen-name and the address for the server. Get in touch with the network administrator if you do not know the server address.
If your iPad freezes, perform a soft reset to reboot your device. Hold both the home and power buttons to get your device to reload. The iPad will then reboot. To force an app closed, hold down the home button around a few seconds.
Is your iPad asking you permission to join wi-fi networks? This feature can be turned off under your settings. Select that tab that says “Wi-Fi” and choose the option that is last on the page. This will stop you from getting prompts.
You can select to see more lines of preview text in your email. Go to your settings, tap on mail and change the preview settings. Reset the number so that it shows five lines at one time By using the five lines option, you can quickly skim your emails.
If you iPad is set to default you will be able to see a few sentences of your email before you read it. This can often help to see content before opening the email. You can select mail from your settings. Next tap on Contacts, then Calendar, and then change the options.
If you are in the habit of reading the instruction manual for everything that you buy, you need to know that the iPad’s manual is only available via download. It is easier for Apple to make it a download than to print a manual for every product.
If you are one of those people that like to read a manual when you buy a new toy, you can download one onto the iPad if you need it. Apple believes in a paperless environment, and they prefer offering it digitally instead of in print.
You can add Google Calendar to your calendar app by going to Mail/Contacts/Calendars. Hit Add An Account and hit Other. Tap Add CallDAV Account and then enter your Google data. Next, leave the settings area and hit your calendar application. The calendar should now be updated.
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If you want to keep current pages open, just open new ones in a different tab. If you are using Safari, tap and hold down the link and wait until a menu pops up. This menu gives you the option that will allow you to open a new link.
If you do not want Google used as your default search engine you can change that. Open the Settings menu, select Safari and then Search Engine. You can then change the default search engine if you desire to do so.
If you want to copy text quickly, just press and hold the text to be copied. Next, choose copy and go into the field that you want the text. An option to paste will then come up on your screen. When you want to copy an entire paragraph, just give it four good taps.
Take the time to set up your contacts in FaceTime. FaceTime, by default, will use the email address that was used when registering your iPad. If you have other email accounts associated with FaceTime, change the information in the Settings.
If you are finding mastering your new iPad a bit challenging, join an online forum. The Internet is full of websites where people share their knowledge of the iPad. Establish a presence and read old forum postings to gain lots of information and learn useful tips.
Your iPad has a copy and paste feature. Tap the text you intend to copy and hold your finger down, then choose “select” from the popup menu that appears. Tap again when the text has been highlighted in yellow, and then choose copy. You are then able to paste by tapping, then holding and then selecting the paste option.
The iPad comes with a few apps that you’re probably not going to want to use. However, many of these can’t be deleted. Put these programs into a folder and move it to a location that is removed from where you typically spend your time. This frees up space so that you can easily access apps you actually use.
Many people know their iPads have an iTune store, but are not aware of all its features. An interesting one is iTunes U (which is used for universities). In this section, there are plenty of podcasts of an educational nature for students and anyone who loves to learn.
Most people hold an iPad on its sides when they take a photo. If you do this, the shutter button will wobble naturally due to your body movements. Try to use the orientation lock. This keeps your shutter button within an easier reach of a thumb. After you take a photo, use the image editor for rotating the image.
iPad mastery begins by joining helpful forums about this device on the Internet. Lots of websites focus on iPads and can help you learn how to use the device to its full advantage. Jumping into an online forum will help you gather more iPad information.
Use tabs to multitask. You don’t need to leave your current website to just follow a link. Hold the link and a list of options will appear. Then you can open it in a brand new tab, which will not cause your current page to close.
Double clicking on the Home button lets you see and access all currently running apps. You will then see a bar that has icons for each app that is running. Pressing an icon will allow you to access an app. Thus, you can’t forget which applications are running and can shut down the ones that are not being used.
Use your iPad to listen to any music you have in your iTunes library. If you do not want to duplicate your songs, there is an alernative way to listen to them. Just select to enable something called “Home Sharing” on the iPad, as well as in iTunes. Then visit your chosen music app on your iPad, select More and follow that by selecting Shared. All you have left to do is enjoy the music.
Many people find the battery charge percentage on their screen annoying. You can turn it off, thankfully. All that has to be done is getting into your settings menu, tapping general, and usage after that. This is the place to remove the indicator from your screen. You can adjust this on and off depending on your preference.
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.
Control your notifications. With multiple apps, you are sure to see lots of alerts and whatnot popping up all the time. You can remedy this by choosing Settings and then Notifications. That way, you are able to manage the apps that alert you and disable app notifications for those you don’t really use. This allows you to use the system to your advantage.
Your iPad makes the process of taking screenshots really easy. Just press on Home and Sleep/Wake. You will see the screen flash and here a click like a camera. This means it took a photo. If you need to find the screenshot later you just access your Photo gallery and look until you find it.
Do your eyes get tired when you read books on your iPad? This can be resolved by decreasing your screen’s brightness. This can be done in the Settings app or in the e-book app itself.
When you use your iPad to read books, do your eyes tire easily? Reduce the brightness of the screen. You can go to Settings to lower the brightness, or you can simply go to the eBook app and use the brightness slider.
Join a special iPad forum or online community. There is much you can learn from others who utilize this tool in various ways. You can also give others information about uses you have found for the iPad. You will also be able to find solutions to the technical issues you encounter with your iPad.
Join an iPad forum online. Everyone uses their iPad in a slightly different way, so it’s good to trade tips. You can also give others information about uses you have found for the iPad. Not only that, but if you have problems with the device, the forum can help you fix those problems.
You will notice that the calendar option on the iPad does not permit swiping. You should instead use the navigation bar located at the bottom of the screen to select the date you want to see. The date is the one that is spelled out in blue font.
Swiping doesn’t work in the Calendar app. You should instead use the navigation bar located at the bottom of the screen to select the date you want to see. The day is in blue, and you can notice it easily.
Just double-tap any text you want to copy on your iPad. But, this is not the ideal method to use if you need to copy a large volume of text. Quadruple tap a block of text to copy the whole thing at once. That works for addresses, paragraphs and the URL bar.
Have you thought about connecting your TV to your iPad? This can be done with a separately available adapter. Either an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter can be used. Either works for your purpose.
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. By enabling this feature, you can track your iPad if it is lost and wipe the memory remotely if it is stolen. It may seem annoying now, however you will be grateful if the iPad is ever lost.
In the Google Maps app, the Street View can be used. By searching, a red pin will show up on your map. Just tap the pin, the person icon, and then you will be in street view.
Do you need to look at a PDF file on your iPad? It must be sent via email so that the iPad can open it in iBooks. You can add the files to iTunes in order to sync with your iPad.
If your children browse the Internet with the iPad, take action to keep them safe. Visit the Settings menu, then General, followed by Restrictions. You can enable the restrictions here. This is going to keep your kid from seeing any content that is registered or tagged as adult in nature. Adult content in videos, websites and shows will be restricted.
It is easy to save web images from your iPad. It’s pretty easy to do. Just place your finger on the image and hold it there for a few seconds. The iPad will ask you if you want to save it. A copy will be kept on your iPad, and you can get to it whenever you want.
Do you want your iPad to stop asking to join Wi-Fi networks? This is easily remedied. Click on Settings, then Wi-Fi and then turn off the asking feature. If you would like to join networks later on, fear not. You can easily join at any time without the notifications annoying you constantly.
From huge computers to pocket-sized cellphones, our computing choices are vast and varied. If you have purchased an iPad, you will never reach the end of information available to apply to it and make the most of it. This article can help you begin that journey.
Are you wondering about how to use your iPad to view PDF files? Simply send them to your email and then open them through iBooks. When a computer is not nearby, you have the ability to sync so that you can get it later.