There is so much that you can do with an iPad that it can seem overwhelming. Some uses are obvious, but other uses aren’t obvious until you’ve done your research. You can use social media, play games, do banking, and many more things that you normally do offline and online. Make sure you keep reading.
A soft reset will allow you to resume using your iPad if the screen is frozen. To start, hold down your home and power buttons at the same time for several seconds. This will cause the device to restart. If all you need is for an application to close, then hold down the home button. Keep it held for a second or two.
Sometimes you will get a frustrating wifi-network prompt during the day. You are able to get rid of this if you go into settings. Open the Wi-Fi tab of the settings menu and choose the last item in the list that appears if you don’t wish to receive network prompts.
Watch your currently running apps carefully. The apps may be running while you are doing other things. To check what is running on the iPad, just double click the Home button. Current apps will show up along the screen’s bottom. When you are finished, swipe down to make the bar disappear.
Should your iPad freeze, you can reboot it by performing a soft reset. To do this, you must hold the home and power buttons at the same time for a few seconds. This will make the device restart. When an app is stuck, you can hold the Home button and it should close.
There is an easier way to view the video or picture you have just taken besides the film icon in the bottom corner. You can just swipe right with your finger, and you will see the last picture or video you took. To view other photos you have stores, swipe toward the left side of the screen.
Would you like to see more than 2 lines of text when previewing an email? Open the settings app, then choose “mail” on the left side. Next, tap on the “preview” setting. Change the preview feature to increase the lines you see. This should help you decide if you really need to read the entire email or not.
If you are worried about anyone trying to get into your phone and seeing all of your private information, you can set your password to erase all data after so many failed attempts. This will erase everything on your phone if someone has not figured out the code after 10 tries.
Everyone should know how to best take care of their very valuable iPad. Never leave your iPad in your car or in direct sunlight. The heat will degrade a battery’s performance. You also want to guarantee that your iPad does not come in contact with moisture as this could cause it to short circuit. Buy a type of padded cover to add protection to the iPad.
Your iPad’s default setting lets you see two lines of a new email prior to you selecting it. Sometimes, you may want to have a larger preview. In mail under settings, you can make this alteration. Select Contacts under Mail, then select Calendar to alter the options for additional lines in Preview mail.
Do you find the battery charge percentage a bit distracting on the screen of your iPad? It is easy to turn off. To begin, enter the menu for your Settings. Go to your General settings and locate Usage. When you’re here, the battery percentage display can easily be turned off.
A good way to keep the pages from closing is to open other one in a new tab. When you find a website in Safari, hold your finger on the link. A menu will appear. Go to the pop up menu, and you can open new links.
Screenshots are not hard to take on your iPad. You just have to hit the sleep and home buttons together. You will then find the photo in your normal photo album.
You can change your search engine default easily. Simply visit “settings” and select “Safari” and then “search engine.” If you’d rather use Yahoo or Bing, this is where you’d make those changes.
The iPad can perform a quick mute. In its first incarnation, the iPad lacked a specific mute button. All newer iPads now allow you to mute your iPad’s sound. Now, in order to quickly mute your iPad, simply press the volume-down button and hold it there.
There is now an easy way to mute your iPad. Originally, the mute button was not on an iPad. Now, you can mute the sound easily with very simple steps. Hold down the volume-down button to mute your iPad.
There is a way to keep your kids safe as they surf on the iPad. Under the settings function, simply limit the mature content that can be viewed. This blocks anything that is for a mature audience.
When setting up FaceTime on your iPad, make sure that your email and phone number is correct. The email that was used to set up the iPad will be used by default on FaceTime, but it is possible to add others. If there are several phone numbers or emails that you need FaceTime to know, set them up inside your iPad settings.
Do mystery hyperlinks on web pages annoy you when you use the iPad to browse the web? You can easily solve this. All you have to do is to touch and keep your finger on the word. The hyperlink’s URL will be shown.
If you want to copy text quickly, just press and hold the text to be copied. Then click Copy, go where you want to paste, then tap again. Another popup menu will appear. Choose “paste,” and you’re done. For an entire paragraph, you need to press four times.
iCloud is an exceptional utility for iPad users who are always online. It keeps your content off the hard drive, leaving you space. Make sure that you save critical documents to both your iPad and the cloud.
You can access your running apps more quickly and easily. Double-click the Home button to have them immediately appear near the bottom of your screen. This is a good way to quickly access an app instead of scrolling on your screen to find the apps you need.
The iPad is great for music, but for podcasts too! These are actually radio shows that last from a few minutes to a few hours. If you are bored by listening to music while you commute, podcasts may be a suitable alternative. You’ll always find something of interest.
Your new iPad comes preloaded with a lot of apps that you might not wish to use. However, many of these can’t be deleted. However, you do have the option to move these unwanted apps into a single folder, which can then be stored out of the way. This will leave your home screen available for apps that you actually use regularly.
Switch on your auto brightness in order to add battery life. Your iPad can sense the lighting in the room you are in and adjust its own lighting to best fit the need. This can help extend your battery life, increasing your production during the day. To set this up, look in the settings for Brightness and Wallpaper.
Do you feel your eyes getting tired when reading books on the iPad? Try dimming the screen. Open the eBook app and use the sliding brightness control to dim the screen.
There are two ways to show a PDF. You can sync your iPad and iTunes by putting the PDF in iTunes, or you can simply email it to yourself. Try both to see which is easier for you to use or use each method as you need.
When you take photos, don’t fall into the trap of holding the device by the sides. If you do this, the shutter button will not be stable, and you might move as you snap your picture. Instead, make use of the orientation lock feature. This will make it easier for you to hit the shutter button when you go to take a picture. If you find that the picture came out with the wrong orientation, you can then fix it using your image editor.
Is connecting the iPad to the TV an option you have considered doing? If you wish to do this you will need to purchase a separate adapter. The AV digital adapter will do this, or you can also use the VGA Apple adapter. Either of them work perfectly.
Does the battery icon annoy you? You can turn it off, thankfully. Simply go into the Settings menu, tap on General, and look under Usage. It is here that you can turn this feature off. When you want it back, do the steps in reverse.
Are you aware you don’t need to use the iPad’s keyboard? It can be pretty hard to type on a small keyboard projected on your screen. You can buy any kind of Bluetooth keyboard and then set it up with the iPad. That enables you to type just like you might on a laptop.
Taking screenshots on an iPad is easy. Tap the Home button, followed by your Sleep/Wake button. A click will sound and a flash will appear. This means it took a photo. The shot will appear in the Photos app where it can be emailed or viewed.
Enable the feature entitled Find My iPad, which will allow you to retrieve a lost or misplaced unit. It shows you exactly where you can find your iPad. It sounds like a pain to set up, but it could be a godsend if you ever misplace your iPad.
Are you unhappy with the Google search engine on your iPad? It can easily be replaced with another preferred engine! Just choose the search engine you want from your Safari settings. Choose your new search engine from the list. Various search engines, such as Bing and Yahoo are available.
Back up personal information in case of loss or theft. The iPad also contains a feature allowing you to erase all personal data if an unauthorized user attempts to hack into it. In the settings app, enable the feature that wipes the iPad after 10 failed code entry attempts under “password lock.”
You cannot switch from one day to another by switching on the calendar function. You should instead use the navigation bar located at the bottom of the screen to select the date you want to see. You’ll notice that blue marks the current day.
In Safari, you can touch the title window at the top to go back and revisit the beginning of a page. Lots of people waste time scrolling back to the top. Tapping is simple, quick and actually works in a variety of different apps.
Do you want to use your iPad with your television? You can, you just need a separately purchased adapter. You will need to get an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter. Either of them work perfectly.
Apple TV owners can stream content directly from the iPad. You can make anything appear on the TV in mere seconds, may it be a slideshow or video, by using the Airplay icon on the iPad.
It is so simple to copy text when you are using the iPad; a simple double click of the word does it for you. Copying a paragraph won’t work well that way. Instead, tap four times on the text you want to copy and the paragraph will be highlighted. This works well for addresses, paragraphs and the URL bar.
Viewing PDF files are hard anywhere you look, but it’s actually pretty easy to access them using your iPad and its various applications. The iPad can view PDF’s as well as sync them with other devices. This can work well for students, workers, and businesses alike.
Now that you’re able to understand the iPad and how you can use it better, you can get started. The more you learn, the more you realize how powerful the iPad is. You will surely be happy to have this handy little gem.
An alternative to charging your iPad in the front is to try putting the plug in the back if you are having trouble. The USB ports in the front often don’t provide the correct amount of power. If you continue having trouble, purchase a USB adapter for outlets.