The iPad is a spectacular gadget. You can use it to making recordings, draw and sing, amongst many other features. If you don’t know what the iPad offers, you’ll never take full advantage of it. Keep reading to get tips for iPad owners that want to get the most out of it.
A lot of people find it hard to type on tablets, but it gets easier the more you do it. The iPad actually has a speech recognition function. Just press home button two times and tap the little microphone you see. After you have finished dictating the words, hit the microphone button again to see how it came out in text form.
You can wipe out your iPad battery pretty quick if you use the device to game, play music or stream video content for long periods of time. Adjusting screen brightness can help to lengthen your battery life. It is unlikely that you will prefer the brightest setting and the improvement will be worth it.
Apple iPad manuals only come in electronic form. It is the Apple policy to provide minimal paper and give you the choice of downloading a manual or not.
Should your iPad freeze, you can reboot it by performing a soft reset. To do so, hold the power button and home button simultaneously for several seconds. This will cause the tablet to restart. Whenever you need to force the closure of an app, you can do so by holding down your device’s home button for several seconds.
The alert every time you have an incoming email can be very annoying. You can turn them off. Go into your settings, then choose the general tab. Select Sounds under the General heading. Turn off sounds for New Mail or reduce the volume.
Open pages in new tabs in order to keep several open at the same time. If you are in the Safari browser you can tap on it and then a menu will pops up. You will be given the choice to open the website of choice in an additional tab in the pop-up menu.
Did you accidentally launch a loud application? If you want to mute your iPad, press and hold your volume down button for a few seconds. If you find yourself needing a mute button often, you can set the screen lock button to work as a permanent mute button.
Does tapping the bookmark menu take too much time? Enable your bookmarks bar for permanent status, and you will never again have this issue. In Settings, open Safari and select the option to always show the bookmarks bar. Simply turn it on.
You can change your setting so that you are no longer asked whether or not you are interested in joining a Wi-Fi network. You’ll see the option about Joining Networks. Choose that and this will no longer pop up.
iPads are not cheap so be sure to care for it properly. A lot of people buy iPad screen protectors. The screen is protected from damage by a thin film of plastic. Whenever you clean the screen of your iPad, use a soft cloth that has been lightly dampened with water. Avoid using window cleaners or other types of cleaners to clean your iPad.
The email app will show you the first two lines of an email’s text unless you change this setting. You may want to have more text available to preview. Just visit SETTINGS and tap MAIL. Then choose Contacts, go to Calender, then pick the Preview option to increase the number of lines.
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. It is possible to ban adult content such as films.
You may be annoyed by the chiming whenever you get an email. It is possible to shut this sound off. Under the Settings menu, choose “General”. Then select Sounds. Find the New Mail sound and adjust it to your preference.
Access your email and phone numbers by setting up FaceTime. Your iPad default sets your FaceTime to include your initial email address, but you can set it up for more. If there are more emails or even phone numbers where you want FaceTime to recognize, you can set them up in the settings area of the iPad.
You are able to send messages more effectively this way. For instance, tapping your space bar two times when you type a sentence can add a period with a space after it. That way, it will not be necessary to do it manually, and you will have additional time to transmit messages to people you know.
There is an iTunes store on your iPad, and there is actually quite a bit to it. iTunes U is one of the best selections available. You are able to locate podcasts with educational themes on a variety of different subjects, which is great for growing your knowledge base.
If you want your battery to last longer, reduce your screen’s brightness level. Try this option if you are concerned about your battery life while waiting for an urgent email or message. To turn down screen brightness, try double-tapping your Home icon and looking for the sun icon.
You can add Google Calendar to your calendar app by going to Mail/Contacts/Calendars. You can then go to Add An Account and then Other. Choose Add CalDAV Account and enter your Google information. Once done, click the calendar app. You should see what you need.
Join an online forum for iPad users. The people in these communities may provide you with helpful information. You can also give others information about uses you have found for the iPad. If you’re having any problems using your iPad, you should be able to find solutions on one of these forums.
Screenshots are a great feature that the iPad offers. Simultaneously mash down the Home and Sleep buttons. This will take a screenshot and save it with your other pictures.
Do you dislike using Google as a search engine on the iPad? Simply try selecting a different search engine. From the Settings menu, choose Safari and then choose Search Engine. Here, you will find a list of search engines to choose from. Various search engines, such as Bing and Yahoo are available.
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. Access the settings menu and limit any mature content that they can view. You have the option of blocking anything that is labeled as “adult.”
The function for the calendar won’t let you go from day to day by just swiping. It requires that you use the navigation icons that are near the bottom to get to the date you need. The current date will be blue, allowing you to easily notice it.
Do you dislike when you surf with your iPad and can’t tell what will happen with a hyperlink? You can fix this easily. You can’t hover, but you can tap and hold the link. Doing so shows you the URL.
Do you want to connect your TV and iPad? If you wish to do this you will need to purchase a separate adapter. Look for an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter. Both are fine.
The cloud function is very useful for people who are constantly onilne. This is a convenient method of storing information without using up valuable hard drive space. Store your content on the device and iCloud if it is very important to you.
Worried about screen scratches? The iPad is tough, but over time, screens inevitably suffer from those small scratches. It may be about time for a screen protector. This avoids damage to both the iPad and your fingers.
There is more to the iTunes Store than music and apps! One of the most interesting is called iTunes U (for university). This will give you podcasts that are educational in nature so that you can broaden your learning base.
Find My iPad is an indispensable feature on the iPad. This feature allows you to determine your iPad’s current location and do a remote wipe of confidential information. You will be incredibly grateful to have enabled this feature should your iPad ever become lost or stolen.
Your can choose to have the lock key on your iPad either mute the volume or lock your iPad’s orientation. Remember that earlier iPads are not able to do that. If you are running the operating system iOS at 4.3 or later, you can. Holding the volume button will also give you the ability to eliminate sound from your iPad.
Have you used your iPad and wanted to save a photo from the web? Making this happen is not complicated. The only thing you need to do is give it a tap and hold it down. Then, you will be given the save image notification and have the ability to save it to your pictures. A copy of it will be stored on your iPad and you can access it whenever you like.
To help extend your iPad’s battery life turn down the screen’s brightness. The device will automatically adjust the screen brightness depending on the environmental conditions, or you can turn it down manually. To change the brightness, just double tap your Home button and touch the icon shaped like the sun.
The iPad can sync up with any Apple Television. 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 can enjoy music through iTunes on the iPad. If you do not wish to reinstall everything from your iTunes account, there is a way to avoid that. This can be done through enabling “Home Sharing.” Next, visit the Music application on your device, hit More and then Shared. This will give you the ability to listen to all of your saved songs.
Podcasts can be shared with others without any difficulty. You don’t even have to stop the playback! You can select the email button as you’re still playing the podcast. Your iPad will then show a screen where you can choose who to send it to and it will be quickly on its way.
Do you find your eyes straining when reading on your iPad? Reduce the brightness to ease the strain on your eyes. Do this by accessing your settings and adjusting the brightness level, or use the eBook app to reduce the brightness by utilizing the dedicated slider.
You may wish to purchase an external keyboard to use with your iPad. If you type a lot on the iPad, whether documents or email, an external keyboard may save tons of time. These keyboards are wireless, easy to transport and will help you type more efficiently than the virtual keyboard of your iPad.
Swiping doesn’t work in the Calendar app. You can select the appropriate date using the navigation bar. The current day is marked in blue and should be easy to notice.
Make sure to protect your iPad by buying a screen protector. Screen protectors are usually transparent plastic pieces that covers your iPad screen. This keeps your screen protected. This can give your iPad a great look for many years.
Are you annoyed by the Wi-Fi network box popping up on your iPad? You can stop this annoyance for good. You can turn off this feature by accessing the Wi-Fi settings. You will still be able to hop on a network if you desire. This will only eliminate the notifications that you will get.
Don’t ignore how critical an iPad Smart Cover can be. There are several functions built into this. It automatically puts the iPad to sleep when closed. It also attaches to the magnets already inside the iPad. The cost of the cover is just $39, so be sure to get one.
You can stream content on your Apple TV directly from your iPad. There is an Airplay icon that tells you what you can stream. Tap on it, and allowable content will appear on the television screen.
The default email signature is found in factory settings. This is a bit lame, but many people don’t bother to change it. You can very easily change it and make it much more personal. Simply go to Mail, then select Contacts, then select Calendar and then select Signature.
Using the information you have learned here, your iPad can be a much more useful tool in your daily life. Remember and share each of these tips that you learned. The more informed you are, the easier it will be to help out others so everyone benefits.
Tired of typing? Try the dictation feature instead. Find the microphone symbol, tap it, say what you want, then tap the microphone icon once more. When you click on it again you can turn the words that you said into text and edit them.