You can do plenty of things with your iPad. When you’re picking up the iPad for the first time, it can be hard to figure it out. Use the simple tips and tricks described in this article to better grasp just how great of a device iPad can be!
Should your iPad freeze, you can reboot it by performing a soft reset. Hold both the home and power buttons to get your device to reload. The iPad will then reboot. If all you need is for an application to close, then hold down the home button. Keep it held for a second or two.
Adjust the settings in order to see more than just two lines from emails prior to opening them. Go to settings – mail – preview to change it. Changes this setting to display up to five lines. You are now able to read more of one email in the inbox, and you can skim over them more effectively.
Did you unintentionally open an application that makes a lot of noise? Press and hold the volume down feature until you get to mute. If you find you are in need of the mute function often, you can configure your iPad’s lock button to work as a full-time mute button.
A great way to keep pages open is to open new pages in a new tab. When in Safari, tap and hold a URL to see a popup menu. This pop-up menu offers you an option to view the new link on a new tab.
Even if you are in a rush, don’t make the mistake of charging your iPad with the charger for your iPhone. The wattage is different, causing a delay. It’ll take a long time for an iPhone charger to totally charge an iPad. You should use the charger that came with the iPad.
This a useful trick if you need to mute the sound of your iPad quickly. Hold the volume-down key for a couple of seconds. This is a lot quicker than going through the settings. Make sure you hold it again when you want the volume turned back down.
If you don’t want anyone to access your personal information, your iPad can be set to delete all data. Your phone will be wiped if there are 10 failed login attempts.
You can copy and paste easily. Just hold the text and choose Select. Select Copy, change to another app, and then select and hold again. A popup menu appears, from which you should choose ‘paste’. When you want to copy an entire paragraph, just give it four good taps.
Open new pages with tabs in order to keep them open. When you are in Safari, just tap and hold the link until a pop-up menu shows up. In this menu, you’ll be able to get links opened in new tabs.
It is very easy to switch between apps without wasting time going to the home screen. All you have to do is double click your home button, and they will appear instantly at the bottom of whatever screen you are on. Using this one little trick can save a lot of time instead of having to scroll through all of the screens to find something.
If you need to mute your iPad’s sound in a pinch, use this handy technique. Just hold down the volume button for two full seconds. This is a fast solution when you need the iPad to be silent for whatever reason. Hold it again when you want to turn the volume up.
The iPad has a clipboard for copying and pasting, just like a full-size computer. Tap the text you wish to copy, hold, then choose select to select the words you are interested in copying. Tap again when the text has been highlighted in yellow, and then choose copy. You are able to paste text by just tapping and then choosing Paste.
Because the iPad is not the cheapest gadget around, it’s important that you care for it properly. A lot of people buy iPad screen protectors. These are basically thin pieces of plastic that give your iPad’s screen protection. When cleaning your iPad’s screen, be sure to use a cloth that is soft and lint-free. You may lightly dampen the cloth with water to aid in the cleaning process. Don’t use things like window cleaners when you’re trying to wash your iPad off.
Most people use iTunes, but many are overlooking some great features. If you are interested in learning, try out the iPad’s iTunes U application. This area features education-related podcasts on a variety of subjects. Use them to increase your breadth of knowledge.
Isn’t it the worst when you don’t know where a hyperlink will take you? There’s a way to see the link’s URL. Just touch the word and hold it. This will mimic the hovering action that you would do on a computer. This shows its linked URL.
Choose the functionality you’d like for the lock switch, orientation lock or audio mute. The newer versions have this contemporary function added in. Running iOS 4.3+ will give you this option. Another option if you want to mute your device is to press and hold the volume down button.
An iPad is an amazing musical tool, but are you aware of the podcasts? Podcasts are radio programs that last anywhere from two minutes to two hours on any subject you’re interested in. If your radio stations aren’t playing any good music, then try some podcasts. There are so many topics that you’re sure to find one that you find interesting.
Double click the home button to see a list of apps that are currently running. This opens up a menu that shows all running apps. To switch to one of those apps, just tap its icon. This ensures that you never forget which apps you’re running and gives you an easy way to shut off apps you don’t need any longer.
Taking pictures often means turning the iPad to the side. Doing this will make the shutter button move, which could cause you to move while attempting to take a picture. Try using the lock for orientation. This keeps your shutter button within an easier reach of a thumb. Once you take the picture, utilize image editor for rotating your pictures or videos.
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 can be made dimmer by pressing “Home” two times; swipe until you get to the settings for brightness. You can alter the brightness and save some battery life.
You can use your iPad to listen to the iTunes music you have. 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. Just select to enable something called “Home Sharing” on the iPad, as well as in iTunes. Once this option is enabled, your iTunes library will show up under the Shared section of the music app on your iPad. All you have left to do is enjoy the music.
Does the battery icon annoy you? It can be hidden easily. Navigate to Settings, select General, and find Usage. This is the location to turn off the icon. If you need to place it back, then just follow the steps again.
It is easy to obtain a screenshot from your iPad. Tap the Home button, followed by your Sleep/Wake button. You will see the screen flash and here a click like a camera. Your photo has been taken. If you need to find the screenshot later you just access your Photo gallery and look until you find it.
There is a choice for how you can view a PDF on the iPad. You can open it within iTunes and sync the file with your iPad, or you have the option of emailing it to yourself. Experiment with each method to determine which works for you.
There are many online communities for iPad users. You can learn so much from others who already know how to use the device. You can also give others the benefit of your iPad experiences. Any issues you may face can be discussed there, too.
Has your iPad slowed down in performance? Have you gone through all of the information and data you have stored on your machine and deleted all that you aren’t using anymore, but your iPad is still slow? Start storing less important data or pictures on the cloud. This final choice is almost always the solution that iPad users needed for a better running iPad.
You can’t do day-to-day swiping in the calendar app. Instead, make use of the navigation bar, which is located along the bottom, to choose your desired date. The day it currently is will be blue, so you should be able to find it easily.
You can double tap your chosen keyword, and it will be copied on your iPad. This method is a bit hard to use for an entire paragraph. If you tap the text four times, the whole section is copied. This works well for addresses, paragraphs and the URL bar.
There are two ways to view a PDF. Either place the PDF inside iTunes and sync it with the iPad, or send an email to yourself on your iPad. Do both to see what works best for you, or you might change what you do depending on the situation.
You should enable the Find My iPad feature in case it is ever lost. This feature will tell you just the specific location of your iPad, and you can even have the power of deleting sensitive personal information from another location. It may seem annoying now, however you will be grateful if the iPad is ever lost.
Are you aware you can use the Google Maps’ Street View Feature? Perform a search to make a red pin appear on the map. Click the pin and then the person and you’ll be in Street View.
Do you need to use your iPad to read PDF files? Simply send them to your email and then open them through iBooks. If you’re near a computer, then you can synch your PDf with the iPad by going to the iTunes app and choosing the book tab.
The keyboard on the iPad isn’t your only choice. After all, it’s fairly small and difficult to type on. Instead, give a Bluetooth keyboard a try. They will make typing much easier.
Always back up your iPad to your computer in case you lose it or it gets stolen. Also, there is a way to get the iPad to wipe itself clean if it detects a break in attempt. Go to “Password Lock” in settings and choose erase data.
You can double tap your chosen keyword, and it will be copied on your iPad. This method would be extremely time consuming for copying an entire paragraph. Tap your editable text 4 times, and you can copy the entire thing. This works for URL’s, addresses, and paragraphs.
If your side volume buttons aren’t changing your volume, you’ll have to go into Settings, General, and select Sounds. Move the Change With Buttons slider to On to make them work. You can also use the volume slider here to fine-tune your volume.
When you are browsing with Safari, the top of the title window can be clicked to go to the beginning of any page. A lot of people scroll up manually but you can save time if you don’t do this. Just tap your title window, which is quicker and lets you move much faster.
If you want to get back to the top of a webpage quickly while using Safari, simply tap the top of the page. A lot of people scroll up manually but you can save time if you don’t do this. Tapping your title window helps speed things up.
As you are now aware, there are many great features to the iPad. When you’re aware of how to properly use this device, you can more bang for your buck. Use a few or many of the ideas above to make certain you get the most from your iPad.
Make sure your browsing history is clean before you let someone else use your iPad. You would hate to start the browser only to reveal something you would not want others to see. If you don’t want people seeing what you look at, be sure to clear your history.