Almost everyone is familiar with tablets, specifically iPads. If you are not an iPad owner yet, you have no idea what you are missing. The iPad is the most useful gadget out there. You can find out some great hidden tricks from this article.
It is easy to access all open apps. By double-clicking on your Home button, you will see every running app in a bar near the bottom of the screen. If you want to go to one of these apps, just click it on the bottom bar. To take the bar away, just do a downward swipe on your screen.
Your battery won’t last long if you’re using the iPad a lot. One way to extend the life of your battery charge is to adjust the screen brightness. You will probably find that you do not need to use the brightest possible setting to enjoy your iPad.
Does it irritate you when you get an alert about your iPad detecting a wi-fi network? You are able to get rid of this if you go into settings. Choose the Wi-Fi tab, and the last option on the page can be turned off if you do not wish to be prompted anymore.
VPN networks allow for access to remote servers. To do this, go to Settings and choose the “Activate VPN” under the network tab. You are going to be prompted for both your username and the address of the server. If you don’t know the address of the server, contact the network administrator.
Have you accidentally bumped an app that makes noise by accident? Press volume down for a few seconds to mute quickly. If you use the mute button a lot, you can configure the lock orientation button to function as a mute button.
Do you hate only being able to preview two lines of your new emails? If so, you can change this option. Go to your settings, tap on mail and change the preview settings. Changes this setting to display up to five lines. Now it is possible to preview more content from each message, making skimming quicker.
You can reboot your iPad when it freezes by doing a soft reset. For a soft reset, you will need to simultaneously hold the home button and power button for several seconds. Your device will then restart. If you simply want to make an app close, depress the home button by itself for several seconds.
Lots of people say that typing on a tablet is difficult; however, this problem continues to improve. If you have issues, use speech dictation instead. Tap the Home button two times, and then tap the Microphone button. After you finish speaking, push that icon again, and what you’ve said will appear as text.
Did you just launch a noisy app by mistake? Mute the volume quick by pressing and then holding your volume down button. Do this until you can’t hear anything. If you need it often, you can set it up so your lock button can also work as a button mute the iPad.
You are able to send messages more easily when you use shortcuts. One shortcut is to double tap the space bar to enter a period and space after a sentence. You won’t have to add it yourself and the time you save can mean more messaging to family and friends.
Are you interested in easily retrieving your iPad if it gets lost? Go to your Settings and tap on iCloud. Enter your Apple ID before turning on the Find My iPad feature. When your iPad disappears, you’ll be able to track it on iCloud.com.
Are you being nagged by the battery charge notification? It is easy to turn off. To turn off, simply enter the Settings menu. Select General and then Usage. You can quickly turn on or off the battery display.
To copy and paste quickly on your iPad, tap the text and hold it down while choosing Select. Now, tap on copy, switch to another app, then tap and hold down once more. You will then see the option to paste. Click on that. To select full paragraphs, you must tap a total of four times.
It’s now possible to quickly mute the iPad. There originally wasn’t a mute button on the first iPad. With the newer iOS, you can have the button on the side do this for you. To quickly mute your iPad now, just press and hold the volume-down button.
Lots of people know about the store for iTunes on the iPad, but don’t really know what all it offers. One of the more interesting is iTunes U, or iTunes University. This will give you podcasts that are educational in nature so that you can broaden your learning base.
The quickest way to paste and copy on the iPad is to tap and select the needed text and hold your finger on it for a few seconds. Once the text is selected, tap “copy”, and switch to the app you wish to paste to and hold down a tap again. You can then paste. If you want to copy and paste a complete paragraph, tap four times.
There is a quick way to access your apps that are running. Just double-tap the home button, and you will see them on the bottom of the screen. Rather than scrolling for apps, you’ll be able to find them instantly.
Some people hold the iPad horizontally while taking photos. Holding the sides will make the shutter button move and ruin your picture. Turn on the orientation lock. This setting will place the shutter button in a place that you can easily reach with your thumb. After you snap your photo, use your editor feature to shift your images or videos.
Isn’t it the worst when you don’t know where a hyperlink will take you? There is an easy way to solve this. Just touch the word and hold it. This will mimic the hovering action that you would do on a computer. This will show you the URL that the word links to.
Reduce the brightness on your device, which can kill your battery. This is especially beneficial if you are on the go and are expecting an important email or message. To do this, double-click the Home button, swipe to the left and adjust the slide with the sun icon.
You probably already use your iPad for music, but have you used it for podcasts? These are short (or sometimes long) audio clips on a variety of topics. If the radio stations in your car are getting on your nerves, check out a podcast. You are likely to find a subject that fascinates you.
Take control over all of your notifications. Having a large number of apps can result in numerous and constant alerts. Go to the settings and choose notifications. This allows you to turn off notifications that you aren’t interested in. That will help you be notified by whatever you find most important.
Everyone knows that the iTunes store exists, but not everyone knows about its features. One great feature is iTunes U (the ‘U’ is for university). It houses many educational podcasts on any topic you could possibly imagine.
Are you sick of sore eyes from reading books on the iPad? You can make the screen less bright on your iPad. You can change this in the Settings menu, or you can use the iBook app’s built-in brightness slider.
Some of the applications that come loaded on your iPad may be useless to you. Many unwanted apps cannot be deleted. Put these programs into a folder and move it to a location that is removed from where you typically spend your time. This frees up space so that you can easily access apps you actually use.
Want to see all your running apps? All you have to do is tap the Home button twice. This will allow you to see all of the running apps that you have. In this way, you will not forget about currently running apps. You will be able to shut them off when you don’t need them.
Are you unhappy with the Google search engine on your iPad? You can use a different search engine if you wish. To access this feature open your Settings menu, click Safari and then click Search Engine. You will see a list from which you can select a new default search engine. Various search engines, such as Bing and Yahoo are available.
Lots of people hate having to see the percentage of their iPad’s battery charge. But you can remove it! Go to settings, then go to general, and then usage. In this area of the menus, you can easily turn the icon On or Off instantly. If, for whatever reason, you want to put it back on, follow the same steps.
Want to navigate between your apps without having to navigate to the home screen? All you have to do is double-tap Home, and all running apps will pop up. Choose the one you would like to go to and you will be there instantly. Returning to previous apps is as simple as repeating what you just did.
Is Google not your favorite search engine? This can easily be accomplished in a just one step. Click on Settings, then Safari and finally Search Engine. From there, select the search engine you want to use. There are several search engine options including Bing, Google and Yahoo.
Have you ever needed to take a snapshot of the screen? It is really very easy to do. Just press and hold on Home and Sleep/Wake at the same time. It will flash and the screenshot will be taken. The shot is saved already, so that’s it!
Is your iPad’s screen constantly getting scratched? If so, use a screen protector. This not only saved the iPad from damage, but it also keeps you from developing small micro-scratches on your fingers.
There is a feature called “Find My iPad” that you should activate if you ever lose your iPad. This feature allows you to locate your iPad and remotely delete all information stored on your iPad. It only takes a minute and it will be a lifesaver if your precious device ever becomes lost!
Do you want to access PDF files with your iPad? You have to send these files through email so your iPad can open it in iBooks. If you can access a computer, you may sync PDF’s with the iPad by selecting the book tab in your iTunes app.
Do you want to turn off your Wi-Fi notifications? This is easy to turn off. Visit “settings” and then “Wi-Fi” and deactivate your “ask to join” option. If you would like to join networks later on, fear not. It is still possible; annoying notifications just will not pop up.
Always check your iPad’s history before showing it off to others. The last thing you need is to open the browser and display something you wanted to keep private. If you don’t want people seeing what you look at, be sure to clear your history.
If your side volume buttons aren’t changing your volume, you’ll have to go into Settings, General, and select Sounds. Ensure that the Change with Buttons setting is turned On. You can also use the volume slider here to fine-tune your volume.
If you discover that plugging your iPad into the front side of your computer does not charge it, then try plugging instead into the rear of the machine. All USB ports do not have the same amount of power, and those located on the front usually have lower power than others. If that does not work, get a power outlet USB adapter.
Did you ever stumble across a picture you wanted to save to your iPad? This is a breeze. You just have to tap, then hold your finger right on the image. This will then prompt you to save it. Choosing Yes will save it to your iPad for you to view whenever you like.
A long power cord is a helpful accessory if you like to watch videos on the iPad. This allows you to watch hours of video without draining the battery, and it leaves the battery charged so you are ready to take the iPad on the go.
If you have an Apple TV with an iPad, you can stream videos to your TV. Airplay lets you see what you can stream, so tap it and no matter if you’re looking at a video or a slideshow, it will show on your TV within seconds.
Don’t ignore how critical an iPad Smart Cover can be. There are many different uses for this tool. First, it automatically sleeps your iPad when you close the screen. Next, it connects through magnets and always sits perfectly on the device. The cost is only $39, so it is well worth it.
Use these tips to use the iPad more efficiently. Use them often, and getting around on your iPad will be a breeze. Keep these tips in mind and do more research to learn about other useful tricks.
When you first purchase an iPad, the factory settings set a signature that lets everyone know you are using this particular device. The factory set email signature states that is was sent from your iPad. It is quite easy to change to a customized signature that helps to set you apart from the norm. Visit “mail” in “settings,” select “contacts” followed by “calendar,” and then select “signature” to make your changes.