Do you like to game? Are you a student at this moment in time? Do you have a hard job? Trying to shed pounds? Are you going to have a baby? Did you know that your iPad is able to assist you with those things and more? Apps are plentiful, but so are the iPad’s functions. Keep reading for some great tips on using your iPad.
Does it irritate you when you get an alert about your iPad detecting a wi-fi network? This feature can be turned off in your settings. Just go to the tab for Wi-Fi, and there is an option to turn off the prompt. It is the final option on that page.
Some people take time to adjust to typing on an iPad. There is, however, a speech dictation button on the iPad. Click the Home button two times and then touch the microphone. After you finish speaking, push that icon again, and what you’ve said will appear as text.
If you are getting irritated by the amount of times that you are being asked to join Wi-Fi networks, go into your settings and change it. There is an opportunity for you to turn this off. This will reduce the frustration that you face with your iPad.
Open new webpages using a new tab to keep your current webpage open. If you are using Safari, you can access this feature by tapping on a link and holding your finger there for a couple seconds till a menu of options appears. This pop-up menu offers you an option to view the new link on a new tab.
You need not press the camera roll icon to see a video or picture you take. Try swiping your finger to the right to see your video or picture. To view past pictures, swipe to the left.
It’s very important that you know what you’re doing when you’re taking care of your iPad. First of all, keep your iPad out of direct sunlight and don’t leave it locked inside your hot car. One problem that could result is a faulty or poorly working battery. Avoid placing it near liquids. You may also want to place a padded cover on top of it for even more protection.
You can set your iPad to preview five lines of a single email. Go to your mail settings under the general heading. You can adjust this to 5 lines. This should help you decide if you really need to read the entire email or not.
Are you tired of tapping the bookmark icon over and over so you can visit your favorite sites? You can stop this by permanently enabling the bookmark bar. Go to Settings, Safari, and then select Always Show Bookmarks Bar and turn it to On.
You view two lines by default when you see new emails. It is helpful sometimes to get a preview of the email contact. You can do this by choosing the mail icon in settings. First go to MAIL. Choose CONTACTS. Then go to CALENDARS. At this point, you can adjust preview mail options to get more lines.
Wouldn’t you like to track a lost iPad? Simply visit Settings and then iCloud. Then type your Apple ID. Choose the option to “Find my iPad.” Thus, if you lose the device, you just need to go to iCloud.com.
The iPad has a downloadable manual for those that want to know all of the information Apple has to provide. Instead of including a manual with their products, Apple prefers that you download one.
You can easily take a screenshot using your iPad. Just hold down the Home and Sleep buttons together. This will capture the image and save it with your other photos.
If you would rather not have Google as a default search engine, that can be changed. You can access this by selecting Safari from the settings menu and then hitting search engine. You have the choice of switching the search engine to something more user-friendly if you would like.
You can mute your sound quickly on your iPad. The original iPad didn’t have a specific mute button. With the iOS 4.3, you can now use the lock switch to mute the sound. Now all you have to do is press the volume-down key and hold it for a few seconds.
It is really easy to make a screenshot with an iPad. Hold Home and Sleep simultaneously. This takes the shot and places it with your other photos.
If you bought the iPad for your child and are concerned about them seeing mature content, you can change the settings to block that kind of content. Simply access the settings and make appropriate adjustments to mature and explicit content. You can block mature films and anything else that is labeled adult and/or has bad language.
Make sure that you set up all of your numbers and emails on your iPad. 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 you need FaceTime to recognize additional numbers or addresses, it is possible to use the “settings” area to accomplish that.
Make the most of tabs when you are on the Internet. You can follow any link you want without leaving your current website. Pressing and holding a link will open up a menu with options. Choose “open link in new tab” so that both the new page and previous page will remain open.
Isn’t it the worst when you don’t know where a hyperlink will take you? There is a way to get around this that’s simple. True, you can’t hover like on a regular computer, but you can touch and hold on the word. The hyperlink’s URL will be shown.
Use your iPad to listen to iTunes. If you currently have iTunes on another device, such as your phone or an iPod, you do not have to download iTunes a second time to hear the same songs on your iPad. This can be done through enabling “Home Sharing.” Select your iPad Music icon, go to More and, finally, tap Shared. All you have left to do is enjoy the music.
If you often use the Internet, don’t forget the cloud functions your iPad offers. This is terrific for storing information without using hard drive space on your iPad. Use the cloud service as well as the device for storing important documents.
Are you sick of sore eyes from reading books on the iPad? You can fix this by lowering the brightness of your screen when you read. You can go to Settings to lower the brightness, or you can simply go to the eBook app and use the brightness slider.
Everyone has heard of the popular iTunes applications, but not everyone is aware of its vast capabilities. One such feature is iTunes U. The U stands for university. You are able to locate podcasts with educational themes on a variety of different subjects, which is great for growing your knowledge base.
Have you ever needed to take a snapshot of the screen? It’s much more easier than you think. Press Home followed by the sleep/wake button. You will see a flash, which means that you successfully took a screenshot. Screenshots are automatically save.
A bright screen drains your battery, so turn down the brightness. This makes great sense of you are traveling and are waiting on a critical message. On the Home page of your iPad, you can change the screen’s brightness by adjusting the setting that shows as a sun icon.
As time passes does it seem like your iPad gets slower and slower, especially when it comes to using apps and the internet? Start by getting rid of the data you do not use anymore to free some space. You can gain more space by saving your music and videos to the cloud server. This usually speeds things up quite a bit.
Make the most of tabs when you are on the Internet. You do not need to leave the site you’re on in order to go to a link. Hold the link so that the options menu appears. You can then choose to open a link in another tab, which allows you to keep the current page open.
It is simple to copy text on your iPad by just double-tapping on a keyword. Copying large sections of text, however, isn’t this simple. Tap your chosen editable text four times and you will have copied out the whole paragraph. You can also use this method for the web address bar.
In the Google Maps app, the Street View can be used. Do a search so a red pin appears on your map. If you press on the pin, and choose the person icon, the Street View will load.
Kids need to be protected from the Internet. Access your Settings menu, then choose General and Restrictions. Then, tap Enable Restrictions. Doing this can go a long way to keep your child safe while they are online. Adult content in videos, websites and shows will be restricted.
Does your iPad seem to be slowing down when loading up apps? Have you looked at everything you have put on the iPad and have gotten rid of things you’re no longer using? Use iCloud to clear out more space! This should free enough space for your apps to run properly.
Turn on the device’s Find My iPad option, which will help in the event your iPad is lost. This notifies you of the exact location of a lost or stolen iPad. While this probably seems like a pain, you will be thankful that you did this should you ever misplace it.
If children are going to be using your iPad, you can set parental controls. Go to “settings,” then “general” and then visit “restrictions.” When you get there, hit your “enable restrictions” button. This option restricts your children from viewing inappropriate content. Anything that isn’t age appropriate, such as certain shows, videos and websites will be off limits.
It is easy to take care of your iPad battery. Keep it away from excessive heat. Lower that screen brightness whenever you can. You can use airplane mode whenever you’re not online. Keeping Push disabled also helps. Instead, you can check calendars and email manually.
Back up personal information in case of loss or theft. If your information is truly private, you should turn on your iPad’s security system. This can be done under “password lock” from the general settings–10 wrong password guesses means a wipe.
If using Safari, hit the uppermost area of the window in order to return to a page’s beginning. Most people end up scrolling up, but that takes a lot of time. Just tap the title window! That’s quicker and lets you move faster.
If you have Apple TV, you are able to stream things from your iPad to that device. Check the Airplay icon to find out what is available for streaming. Simply tap it, and the content that you are looking at will show up on your television screen in just a few seconds, whether it is a video or a slideshow.
You now have a foundation of knowledge that you can build upon. You’ll never want to put your iPad down! It will soon become indispensable, and will replace your other devices, which you will now think obsolete, and the tricks here are going to help you make that happen.
Make it easier to go to a bookmarked page. Just keep your Bookmarks bar open constantly. You can do this by adjusting the setings in Safari. This cuts down on the number of clicks you have to execute to visit your favorite sites.