Learning Your Way Around Your IPad

Are you a fan of gaming online? Are you currently a student? Are you working hard? Are you trying to lose weight? Are you going to have a baby? Are you aware of the fact that your iPad can assist you in these activities and so much more? Everything has an app, but your iPad has uses that go way beyond apps. The article below will give you plenty of great advice.

Folders are now supported by the iPad’s iOS. You can start by holding down on your app until it jiggles, and then place it on top of a related app. This will create a folder which holds the two apps. The name of the folder will represent the category of what the apps are. You can easily rename your folder.

The iOS on the iPad now supports folders. To start, hold your finger over and app until it jiggles. Then drag the jiggling app onto another icon and let go. Instantly they will both merge into a folder named after their categories. You can rename the folder, if you like.

It is easy to access all of the running apps on your iPad. Double-clicking on your Home button will show all the running apps in the bar at your screen’s bottom. Just click the app you wish to switch to, if you so desire. Make this bar disappear by making a downward swipe on your screen.

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Pay attention to how much you spend on all those apps you buy. Because of the iPad’s convenient features, you can end up spending much more money than you like. The iPad saves your credit card information and you can click away without thinking. Hence, you should set a limit on how much to spend on them.

Be sure not to overdo your iPad app spending. Because your credit card is on file with the iTunes store, it is not hard to go overboard buying apps and then get a nasty credit card statement shock. So, always be aware of how much you are spending so that it doesn’t get out of control.

When the iPad freezes up, do a soft reboot. You can do this by holding down the power button, while at the same time pressing the home button. Hold both down for a few seconds. This will prompt your device to restart. If you need to close an app, press only the home button during a few seconds.

Did you accidentally launch a loud application? You can quickly mute the volume by pressing the volume-down button. If you need it often, you can set it up so your lock button can also work as a button mute the iPad.

You don’t have to tap the camera roll icon that’s in the bottom-left of your screen to see a video or photo you’ve just taken. Using your finger, swipe toward the right side, and you should see your video or picture. To view past pictures, swipe to the left.

There is no hard-copy manual for iPad, but if you want one, you can download it and print it. Apple is not providing a manual with every product to encourage customers to download a manual rather than wasting paper.

It is possible to expand the amount of preview text you get for emails. The Preview setting is Located under Mail in your general settings. Changes this setting to display up to five lines. You will now see more lines of the email while in the inbox.

It is not necessary to click on your bookmarks icon to access your favorite websites from your iPad. It is possible to leave the bookmark bar up permanently. This can be done in Settings, Safari, Always Show Bookmarks.

When you receive a new email, your iPad’s default setting is for you to see two lines prior to opening it. Sometimes, you may want to have a larger preview. Go to the Settings and then tap on Mail. Open the mail tab in the settings app, then navigate to Contacts > Calendar. Once there, choose the number of lines to preview using the “preview mail” option.

There is a feature that allows you to find a lost iPad. Visit Settings and then iCloud. Type your Apple ID in the space, and look for “Find My iPad” at the bottom of your screen, then turn it on. With this on, if you do lose the ipad, you can go to iCloud.com to find where it is located.

It is always best to read the manual of the products you buy, but the only way to get a manual for your iPad is to download it. Apple is all about minimalism and they would rather you download one than to include one with all of their products.

If you ever need to mute the sound on an iPad, you should try this tip. Hold the volume-down key for a couple of seconds. This can be a quick way to avoid having to adjust your volume multiple times. When ready for original volume level, simply hold the button down again.

You may be annoyed by the chiming whenever you get an email. Did you know you can turn off this annoying feature? Just go to Settings then General. Select the Sounds option from there. This should display all of your sound options, including the ability to mute or damped new email notifications.

If you’re constantly online, don’t overlook the iPad’s cloud function. Use the cloud to store things without taking up valuable space on the device itself. For especially important documents, save them on both your device and the cloud.

You need to be aware of how to properly take care of your iPad. First of all, keep your iPad out of direct sunlight and don’t leave it locked inside your hot car. Your battery’s performance will be degraded by the heat. Keep your iPad away from liquids so electronic components are not damaged. You may also want to place a padded cover on top of it for even more protection.

The iPad is great for music, but for podcasts too! You can find radio programs lasting from two minutes to two hours on any subject. If you are tired of music during your commute, try out a few podcasts. Because of all the subjects that podcasts cover, you are certain to find something that interests you.

Would you rather use something other than Google for a default search engine? Just click on Settings, then Safari and then Search Engine. From here, you can change your search engine preference to Yahoo, Bing, etc. if you wish.

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There is a feature that allows you to find a lost iPad. Go into your Settings menu and pick iCloud. Type in you personal Apple ID code and make sure the “Find My iPad” function is turned on. When your iPad disappears, you’ll be able to track it on iCloud.com.

The auto brightness setting will help extend your iPad’s battery life. With auto brightness enabled your iPad automatically adjusts screen lighting depending on the lighting available in whatever room you’re in. This setting will extend the battery life of your iPad. You can find this in settings under the brightness and wallpaper option on your iPad.

Do your best to take care of your iPad so you do not have to replace this expensive device anytime soon. Get a screen protection if you plan on transporting your iPad. The screen is protected from damage by a thin film of plastic. Clean the screen only with a soft, damp cloth. Don’t use any special cleaners while cleaning your tablet.

You get to choose whether the lock key silences your iPad or freezes your screen’s orientation. Remember that earlier iPads are not able to do that. Typically, you will find all devices that run on iOS 4.3 and higher have this capability. Using the volume button on the side works to mute the iPad, too.

To copy/paste quickly, press and then hold text and simply choose Select. Select Copy, change to another app, and then select and hold again. You will then see the option to paste. Click on that. For an entire paragraph, you must tap four times.

By turning down the brightness, you increase battery life. If you use your iPad a lot and are unable to charge it for some time, this trick is especially beneficial. You can decrease the brightness by double tapping the Home button and looking for the sun icon.

Sync the pages you have with iTunes and you can share the documents you have stored on a Mac or PC. By sharing documents with iTunes, you can avoid the hassle and be able to share documents with all brands of computers. It is also quite easy to send your PDF’s over the Internet and then download them from a remote system.

Use your iPad to listen to music on iTunes. If you do not wish to reinstall everything from your iTunes account, there is a way to avoid that. On iTunes and the iPad, just enable “Home Sharing”. Then click More and Shared in your iPad’s music app. Now you just have to listen!

Double-click the Home button if you want access to all of the actively running apps. A little bar will pop up that gives you access to your apps. You can see what you have running, and close any you are not using to save on memory requirements.

Manage your notifications. Having many apps means you will receive alerts all the time. You can control these under Settings, and Notifications. You can save your iPad battery by deciding to turn off certain app alerts, while allowing alerts from others. That keeps alerts to only the most important notifications.

Multitask your web browsing experience using tabs. Using tabs allows you to follow links and visit other sites without closing what you are doing. Holding the link, rather than tapping, brings up the options menu. From this point, opt to open that link inside a new tab to remain on your current tab while the new one opens.

Join an online forum for iPad users. You will learn a lot from other users who have had their device for a while. You can also give others information about uses you have found for the iPad. You will also be able to find solutions to the technical issues you encounter with your iPad.

Your iPad makes the process of taking screenshots really easy. Press your Home button and then the Sleep/Wake button. You will see a flash, and then you will hear a click. This indicates that a photo has been taken. The screenshot is automatically saved in your Photos.

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You can display a PDF in either of two ways. You can load the PDF in iTunes, which will allow you to sync it with your iPad, or you can use your iPad to send them to yourself via email. Use both methods until you figure out which one you prefer. You may like both methods depending on what your needs are at the time.

Do you dislike Google search on your iPad? You may change it to another. Go to Settings, choose Safari, then choose Search Engine. Choose your new search engine from the list. You will be given an option to use Bing, Google or Yahoo.

Your iPad supports the Street View option of Google Maps. Do a search so a red pin appears on your map. Tap the pin and tap the icon that looks like a person. Street view will then open in the app.

Double-click your home button to see which the apps that are currently running. Simply click the app you need and presto! You’re there. Just repeat the process to switch back again.

Make sure your kids are safe when using your iPad online. Go to Settings, General, and then Restrictions. Whenever you discover the Restrictions option, select Enable Restrictions. This setting blocks content that is rated too mature for their age. The worst of content will not be accessible, including pornographic sites and other inappropriate mater.

Are you interested in using your iPad to access files in a PDF format? It must be sent via email so that the iPad can open it in iBooks. If you’re near a desktop computer, you can also sync PDFs with the iTunes app Book Tab and your IPad.

Make sure to check the history of your iPad before you try to show someone else how Safari works. In this way, you can avoid accidentally displaying things you would prefer to keep private. If you open Safari, it will automatically revert to your previous page, so change it if it’s of a personal nature.

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An iPad is a very user-friendly electronic device. Aside from the touch screen, there is basically one button. Explore your iPad on your own before you start looking up too many tips about it. It won’t be hard to figure out.

If in Safari, you can click the apex of the title window to return to the beginning of any page. Sometimes scrolling just takes too long. If you just touch the title window, it will get you to where you want to go much faster.

Everyone enjoys viewing material on their iPad at different levels of brightness, so get to know this feature to optimize its use. It is quite simple to change your brightness settings under options. You will find that this also conserves energy.

Now your iPad will truly start working for you. Your iPad will be with you at all times, whether it is telling you the weather or playing a song. Soon, you won’t be able to live without it.

Do you hate typing on your iPad? Use the iPad’s dictation option. On the keyboard you can tap the key that looks like a microphone, say what you want out loud, and then click it again. When you double click it, the words change to text, and you’re able to change any error you made.

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