What can be said about the iPad that has not already been said? Many people believe it is only a toy, yet others believe it is a necessary daily device. If you are one of many who love it and want to use it to its full advantage, read on.
Do you often accidentally open loud apps? If you want to mute your iPad, press and hold your volume down button for a few seconds. If you mute a lot, you may configure your lock button into a mute button.
When accessing a remote server, your iPad uses a VPN network. If this is something that you need to do, just go to Settings, click Network, and then turn the VPN feature on. Before establishing a VPN connection, you will need to provide credentials such as a username or server address. If you lack the server address, ask a network administrator.
If you don’t have a lot of time, avoid using your iPhone charger in order to charge your iPad. This is because iPads have higher wattage requirements than iPhones. Charging with the incorrect charger will delay the charge time. It’s wise to only use the charger that came with the iPad.
Watch what apps you have running. A good number of iPad apps are able to run seemingly in the background at the same time that you are otherwise engaged. To check what is running on the iPad, just double click the Home button. These active apps will show up at the very bottom of your display in a bar. Click the home button once or do a downward one finger swipe to close the bar.
If privacy is a big concern for you, you can set the iPad to erase its data if too many login attempts fail in a row. This erases everything stored on the iPad if the password is entered incorrectly ten times.
Go to settings and change them to stop the constant barrage of Wi-Fi network questions. Go to your Settings and access the Wi-Fi tab. Choose that and you won’t be bothered with incoming invites.
You can change your search engine from the default Google to another you prefer. To change it, you’ll need to open the Settings menu, tap on Safari, and then tap 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.
Do you wish it were easier to access your Internet bookmarks? It is possible to leave the bookmark bar up permanently. Start with Settings, then choose Safari. You will see an option for always showing your bookmarks bar. Enable it to the On position.
If you don’t have a lot of time, avoid using your iPhone charger in order to charge your iPad. The iPad has a totally different wattage than the iPhone (10 watts compared to 5 watts). It takes much longer to fully charge the iPad with a iPhone charger. Instead, just use the charger that came with the iPad.
There is an interesting way that you can turn off the sound on your device. All that you need to do is hold the lower volume button for about two seconds. This can be a quick way to avoid having to adjust your volume multiple times. Hold it another time to get the volume level back to where it was.
If you iPad is set to default you will be able to see a few sentences of your email before you read it. It might be desirable to view more before opening the email. To do this, go to Settings>Mail. After you go to “mail”, choose “contacts” and “calendar” in order to see additional lines of text before opening your messages.
You can mute your sound quickly on your iPad. As you might know, previous iPad versions did not have this capability. Once iOS 4.3 came out, there was an option added where your lock switch can mute the sound. Now, you can quickly mute your iPad by holding the “down” half of the volume button.
Access your Google calendar easily by adding it to your contacts on the mail tab. Choose Add An Account, then Other. You will see an icon that says Add CalDAV Account. Tap this to enter your Google information. Then, back out of your settings app and single-tap your calendar app. Your information should now be there!
You can change the settings on your child’s iPad to block mature content, so you will not have to worry about them having access to unsuitable sites. Go to the menu for settings and set up filters for mature content. You can block any material that has been labeled as having adult content and bad language.
Isn’t it irritating when you encounter a hyperlink on your iPad, and you are unable to determine where it will take you? You can easily solve this. All you have to do is to touch and keep your finger on the word. This will reveal the URL of the linked word.
It is possible to shift away from using Google as the search engine, from which the iPad defaults. In the settings app, navigate to Safari > Search Engine. This give you the option of choosing Bing or Yahoo as your search engine, if you prefer them to Google.
The cloud function is great to use if you love to play around on the internet. This is a convenient method of storing information without using up valuable hard drive space. You can store your important documents both on your device and on the cloud.
Do you find it irritating that you have to constantly tap your bookmarks icon to view your favorite sites? You can stop this by permanently enabling the bookmark bar. Just click on Settings, then Safari, then turn on Always Show the Bookmarks Bar.
Most people use iTunes, but many are overlooking some great features. One feature that many people don’t know about is called iTunes U (U = university). In this section, there are plenty of podcasts of an educational nature for students and anyone who loves to learn.
This a useful trick if you need to mute the sound of your iPad quickly. Just hold down the volume button for two full seconds. That works faster than continuing to adjust your volume. Hold it another time to get the volume level back to where it was.
The iPad comes already loaded with applications you may not find useful. However, it’s hard to delete some of these. Just group them in a folder and stick it on the last page of your apps. This will allow you to focus on what you do use much more.
You need to take good care of your iPad since it is such a big investment. Lots of iPad owners buy screen protectors. These are thin plastic sheets that cover the screen of the iPad to provide extra protection. Use a soft, damp cloth to clean your iPad’s screen. Don’t use any special cleaners while cleaning your tablet.
Choose if you want your lock key to actually lock the device’s orientation or to mute its audio. Note that early versions of the iPad do not have this capability. Check to see what OS your iPad is running. If it is iOS 4.3 or a later version, you should be able to choose what the lock key does. Using the volume button on the side works to mute the iPad, too.
Establish FaceTime telephone numbers and email addresses. It defaults to the email you used when you set up the iPad. If you have more that you want set up, you can do it under settings.
Turning down the brightness of the screen can extend the life of your iPad’s battery. The device will automatically adjust the screen brightness depending on the environmental conditions, or you can turn it down manually. To turn down the brightness of the screen, tap the Home button twice and search for a sun-like icon.
If you want to copy text quickly, just press and hold the text to be copied. Next, choose “copy” from the popup memu. After that, go to the place where you want to paste the text and hold again. Again, a menu will come up, this time tap “paste.” You can also highlight a whole paragraph; tap it around four times.
Your iPad lets you change the brightness of your screen depending on where you are. The brightness can be turned down by pressing the home button two times and then choosing the proper setting. This lets you adjust your brightness for your surroundings.
Do you want to mute your iPad’s sound or lock your tablet’s orientation? You do this by using the lock key. Please note, early iPad versions don’t have this feature. You have this option if you have iOS 4.3 or a higher version. Holding the volume-down button will mute your iPad.
One of the great things about your iPad is the ability to listen to music through iTunes. If you have songs in your iTunes account and do not wish to download these again, there is an easy answer to this. On iTunes and the iPad, just enable “Home Sharing”. Then go into your Music app on the iPad, click More, and click Shared. Then enjoy your music!
Decrease the screen brightness in order for the battery to last longer. This is especially beneficial if you are on the go and are expecting an important email or message. To accomplish this, hit the Home button twice and find the icon resembling a sun.
Taking screenshots on an iPad is easy. You need to tap the home button and the sleep/wake one. You will see a screen flash and hear a click. Your photo has been taken. You can view your automatically saved screenshots in your gallery. You can also e mail them from this location.
Brightness can be altered depending on where you are. If you want to dim your screen, tap the home home button a couple of times and swipe on the screen until the brightness setting appears. Doing so lets you change the brightness for the ambiance.
Do you find reading e-books on the iPad hurts your eyes? Try dimming the screen. Access Brightness in the Settings, or use the slider in the iBook app to dim the level.
You cannot move from day-to-day by swiping on the calendar. You will need to employ the navigation bar to get this done. The date is always highlighted in blue.
Is Google’s search lacking for you? You can use a different search engine. Go to the menu for Settings, pick Safari and then Search Engine. Then choose the search engine of your choice. Select Google, Bing or Yahoo as your new search engine.
Are you aware that you don’t need to use the keyboard on your iPad? If you’re like many people, typing on a tiny keyboard is hard on your eyes and inefficient for your fingers. Any Bluetooth keyboard will work perfectly. This lets you type freely. similar to a laptop.
You should make sure you’re thinking about security when letting your children browse the Internet using your iPad. First visit your SETTINGS menu. Next, go to GENERAL. Then go to RESTRICTIONS. You can then get to where you can enable setting restrictions. This option restricts your children from viewing inappropriate content. Anything adult will be blocked.
Do constant Wi-Fi network notifications drive you crazy? You can stop this annoyance for good. You can go to settings, then turn the networks join feature off. It is not an issue, however, if joining another network is required. You can; however, you are not going to get a million notifications.
Find My iPad is an indispensable feature on the iPad. 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.
Regardless of what you believe the iPad can do for you, it is important to educate yourself on the device so that you are aware of all of its functions. This article just helps you with a little of what you can learn with the iPad. Keep gaining knowledge about it, and you’ll have it down quickly.
Have you ever wanted to save an image you saw while browsing the web with your iPad. It is very simple to do. You just need to tap on it and hold the tap. The iPad will ask you if you want to save it. You’ll have it available in your Photo app.