The iPad is a wonderful device that has many great features. You’ve probably found a little bit out about it, but wish you could learn more. Your iPad will soon replace your cell phone and your computer once you learn how to access social networks, play games and even manage your banking. Make sure you keep reading.
Remain aware of the apps that are currently operational on your device. Many different iPad applications can continue processing information in the background and do not disturb the user. Double clicking the Home button will let you know everything that is currently running. The apps currently running will appear in a bar at the bottom of your screen. Swipe downwards to make the bar disappear when you’ve finished.
It easy to access the currently running apps on your iPad. All you have to do is quickly double click your Home button. Tap an application icon to switch to that app. Swipe downwards to hide the bar again.
You don’t have to use the film roll icon to look at pictures. All you need to do is swipe your finger to the right. The picture or video you have just taken will appear. To view previous photos you have taken, just keep swiping to the left.
Stay aware of the amount of money you are paying for the iPad apps that you download. It is very easy to accidentally spend more than you intended on iTunes, for example. The app stores your credit information, so you can just buy, buy, buy with a single click! So it is very important to keep track of what you spend.
You can change your email settings to preview more of your email. Under Settings, navigate to Mail, and look for the Preview setting. The recommended setting for this is “5 lines.” Now you’ll be able to see every email that you have in your inbox, which really speeds things up.
Try a soft reset if your iPad is frozen. Hold down both the power and home buttons for a few seconds. Your device will then restart. To force close an app, just hold down the home button until it closes.
If you want your Google Calendar feature on the iPad, go into “mail” then “contacts” then “calendars.” Switch to Add An Account and then tap the Other button. Hit your “Add CalDAV” icon and add in the relevant Google information. Then, back out of that menu and choose the calendar app. You should have everything you need now.
There is no need to hit your small camera icon just to see something you just shot. Simply swipe your finger to the right to see the most recent video or photo. To view past pictures, swipe to the left.
If you want to keep current pages open, just open new ones in a different tab. In Safari, tap and hold that link until a menu pops up. Go to the pop up menu, and you can open new links.
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. Instead of including a manual with their products, Apple prefers that you download one.
Do you wish you could get to your bookmarked favorite sites quicker and easier? It is possible for your bookmark option to be permanent. Under the Safari menu in Settings, choose the On option next to Always Show Bookmark Bar.
If you want to keep current pages open, just open new ones in a different tab. When using Safari, simply tap on the link and hold it until you see a pop-over menu appear. This pop-up menu offers you an option to view the new link on a new tab.
If you want to copy text on your device, push on the wording that you want and hit Select. Once you’ve done this, you’ll need to press ‘copy’, go to a different app, and press and hold again. A menu will pop up and you should tap on paste. In order to paste an entire paragraph, you must tap four times.
It’s essential that you take good care of your iPad. For starters, be sure the iPad is never in direct sunlight. Also, don’t keep inside of a hot car. Your battery’s performance will be degraded by the heat. Additionally, moisture is something that you want to avoid. You would be smart if you purchased a cover that will provide some extra padding for your iPad.
It is easy to access running applications quickly. Click on your home button two times, and your apps will show up on your screen. This trick alone will save you lots of time.
Is clicking the Bookmarks button driving you nuts? All you need to do is turn on your bookmark bar. Access your Safari settings and turn on the option for always showing your bookmarks bar.
Everyone has heard of the popular iTunes applications, but not everyone is aware of its vast capabilities. iTunes U is the most interesting of these. This will give you podcasts that are educational in nature so that you can broaden your learning base.
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. There is an option in the settings that lets you block this kind of content. This blocks anything that is for a mature audience.
Think about if you want to lock your iPad’s orientation or turn off your sound with the lock key. Please note, early iPad versions don’t have this feature. If you are using iOS 4.3 or beyond, you have this ability. Using the volume button on the side works to mute the iPad, too.
Do you find it annoying when you’re surfing with your iPad and have no clue where hyper-linked words lead? There is a simple thing you can do. On your computer, all you have to do is put your mouse on the word and the URL will appear. On your iPad, just tap and hold onto the word. This will reveal its URL.
Make the most of tabs when you are on the Internet. You do not have to close a webpage when you click on a link that opens another. If you hold the link you want, rather than the usual tapping, you are going to get a menu with options. From here, you can opt to open the link in a new tab, allowing you to keep your current page as well as open the new one.
A great resource for any question regarding your iPad is an online forum. There are many sites devoted to this popular device that can expedite the learning process and guide you to becoming an iPad whiz. Introduce yourself and look through the forum archives to find useful information to fast-track your iPad talent.
Every setting doesn’t necessitate the same lighting, so be sure to change it up. If you tap your Home button two times, you can then swipe to get to the brightness setting. This setting will permit you to adjust the brightness of your screen.
Your battery will last longer if you reduce the brightness of your screen. This is very beneficial if you’re out and about and expecting a vital message or email. Decrease the brightness by double tapping the Home icon.
You can use iPad to listen to iTunes. If you have an account on iTunes full of songs and don’t like the idea of spending the time it takes to re-download them, there is an easy way around it. This can be done through enabling “Home Sharing.” In your iPad’s music app, tap More, then Shared. Enjoy!
The same light settings are not necessary when you are in different environments, which is why you are given the option to change that. The screen is naturally bright, but you can dim it through the brightness controls. You can find these settings by double clicking your Home button, then swiping through. You can alter the brightness and save some battery life.
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 day it currently is will be blue, so you should be able to find it easily.
You cannot navigate between days by swiping using the calendar function. To look at a certain date, try using the navigation bar that is near the bottom of your screen. You’ll notice that blue marks the current day.
Have you thought about hooking your iPad up to a television? There are a great many benefits to doing so. There is a separate adapter that allows you to connect the two devices. Either an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter can be used. Each one works well.
There is a way to disable the keyboard if you do not want to use it. Sometimes you may find difficulty using the iPad keyboard. If you find it difficult, you can simply purchase a Bluetooth enabled keyboard for your iPad. This is of great use to professionals and students.
Street View is available on the iPad’s Google Maps app. A search will make a red pin show up for your location on your map. If you press on the pin, and choose the person icon, the Street View will load.
Does the notifications to join a Wi-Fi network annoy you? This is easily remedied. Go into your wi-fi settings and turn the feature off. If you still want to join a network, don’t worry. The only difference is that you won’t be notified with each join.
Are you aware that you do not need to use the keyboard on your iPad? Typing on your iPad’s screen keypad can be frustrating. Hooking up a Bluetooth keyboard to your iPad is super easy. You will feel more like you’re using a laptop and be able to type more efficiently with the external keyboard.
Are you interesting in reading PDF files on the iPad? You can do this by emailing the file to yourself and selecting to send the file to iBooks. You can also sync the files to your iPad by putting them into iTunes.
Have ever needed to take a screenshot? This can be accomplished much easier than you might have believed. Press the Home button and then press your Sleep/Wake button. You’ll see a flash, which indicates you’ve just taken a screenshot. The screenshot will be saved automatically, so no hassle!
Always back up your iPad to your computer in case you lose it or it gets stolen. You should make sure that your tablet will erase everything if someone attempts to hack it. Look for Password Lock in the Settings menu, and have it set to erase all data when your password is entered incorrectly 10 times.
To copy text on your iPad, simply double tap a keyword. It will be difficult to copy entire paragraphs this way, though. Tap the text four times, you will copy the whole paragraph. In addition to paragraphs, this method works well for the URL bar and addresses.
Apple TV and the iPad get along like bread and butter. The Airplay icon lets you know what can be streamed, just tap it and whatever you’re viewing, be it a photographic slideshow or a video, will appear on your TV screen in seconds.
Are you annoyed by the Wi-Fi network box popping up on your iPad? If you answered “Yes!”, this can easily be rectified. Visit settings and look for Wi-Fi. Go to the “ask to join network” area and turn it off. Do not worry if you would still like to join a particular network. You can still join a network whenever you want, you just no longer have to deal with annoying, constant notifications.
This extra iPad information should help you get started using your iPad more effectively. As your knowledge grows, you will see its limitless uses. It will prove to be very useful and you won’t regret your purchase!
If you are attempting to charge your iPad using the USB dock, try plugging the dock into a USB port on the back of your computer if the one on the front panel is not working. Not every USB port will provide enough power, and most of the time the back ones run better. If you still have problems, you can purchase a USB adapter to be used with a standard wall socket.