The advancements we have seen in technology recently simply boggle the mind. In the last few decades, computers went from entire rooms to tiny cell phones. The iPad is no different, and the tips below will introduce you to the best this gadget can offer.
Do you get irritated when your iPad asks if you want to join new Wi-Fi networks? You can go to your settings and disable this feature. Press on Wi-Fi and turn off the last option to discontinue these prompts.
Watch the amount of money you are putting out for iPad applications. It is so simple to use your iTunes application that you can rack up a huge bill without realizing it. Make sure you monitor how much you spend.
Do you know what to do when your iPad freezes? It can be rebooted by using a soft reset. Hold both the home and power buttons to get your device to reload. This will restart your iPad. If all you need is for an application to close, then hold down the home button. Keep it held for a second or two.
Have you accidentally bumped an app that makes noise by accident? If you want to mute your iPad, press and hold your volume down button for a few seconds. 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.
Do you often accidentally open loud apps? You are able to mute volume right away by simply pressing and holding the – volume button until sound is off. If you use mute often, you can set your lock orientation button as a muting alternative.
If your iPad constantly asks you if you would like to join the Wi-Fi networks it detects, change this option. Go to Settings and then Wi-Fi and look for Ask to Join. Pick that option, and you will not see notifications any longer.
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 has a minimalist approach towards their products.
The little beeps every time you get an email can be quite annoying. It is possible to shut this sound off. You can access your settings in the general area. Select “Sounds” under this tab. Then you can change the volume or even turn off the sound for new mail.
You can make it much easier to send messages if you use shortcuts. For example, tapping the space bar twice when typing a sentence will add a period and a space. That way, it will not be necessary to do it manually, and you will have additional time to transmit messages to people you know.
Is the battery icon distracting to you? It is easy to turn off. Start by going to the Settings. Once there, go to General and locate Usage. Here you can turn off the battery display.
If you want to copy and paste text to the iPad’s clipboard, tap and hold on the target text. Then push “copy” and move over into a different app. Push the screen and hold down for a second. This will allow a menu to come up and then paste. If you have a significant amount of sentences to copy, you may have to tap multiple times.
Would you like to locate your iPad if it is misplaced? Simply 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.
Do you want to get to your most popular apps as fast as possible? Just double click the “home” button, and you will see them all along the bottom of your current screen. This little trick saves a ton of time, as you don’t have to scroll through screens to access something.
There is a way to keep your kids safe as they surf on the iPad. All you have to do is turn the parental control feature on through the settings menu. This blocks anything that is for a mature audience.
Do you ever find yourself browsing the web and wondering where a word that is hyperlinked will take you? There is a way to get around this that’s simple. You can’t hover over the hyperlinked words to discover the URL, but you can touch and hold on them. Then you will see the linked URL.
For frequently used apps, you can access them much faster. 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. This single trick is a great way to save time as opposed to needing to scroll through every screen.
Switch on your auto brightness in order to add battery life. The iPad knows when your room is bright or dark and will adjust accordingly. This ensures your battery stays charged for longer. You can change it in “Brightness & Wallpaper” within the settings.
A great resource for any question regarding your iPad is an online forum. Your question is bound to have been asked before on any number of forums. Become a member on one of these forums and ask any questions that you may have.
Do you want to mute your iPad’s sound or lock your tablet’s orientation? You do this by using the lock key. Earlier iPads lack this function. Check to see what OS your iPad is running. If it is iOS 4.3 or a later version, you should be able to choose what the lock key does. Another option if you want to mute your device is to press and hold the volume down button.
Do you want to mute your iPad’s sound or lock your tablet’s orientation? You do this by using the lock key. The early iPad’s cannot perform this function. If your iPad comes with iOS 4.3 or a newer version, you will have this option. Holding down the “volume down” key allows you to mute the iPad as well.
Control your iPad’s screen brightness to extend the device’s battery life. This is really important when you are driving around town waiting on important information. To accomplish this, hit the Home button twice and find the icon resembling a sun.
Make use of tabs to multitask Internet surfing. For example, there are ways to keep a page you are viewing when you want to open a link. Just hold the link rather than tapping it. This will give you a menu of options. Here, you can use a new tab for the link, so that your old one remains accessible too.
Double click the home button to see a list of apps that are currently running. You will see a bar complete with all applications currently running, which can then be accessed by hitting the relevant icon. Never again will you forget about apps you’re running.
Is Google’s search lacking for you? You can use a different search engine. Tap on Settings, then Safari and lastly, Search Engine. Then choose the search engine of your choice. There will be several options like Yahoo or Bing.
Make sure that your notifications are managed. Many apps have a habit of alerting you about every little thing. You can adjust this setting by going into settings and then notifications. This can help you manage the apps that alert you and turn off those which you do not need alerts from. Once you do this, only the most important apps will give notifications.
There is a way to disable the keyboard if you do not want to use it. Big fingers and that tiny keyboard don’t mix! It is possible to connect any Bluetooth keyboard to your iPad. This will enable you to type freely as you would with a laptop.
Your iPad is easily capable of taking a screenshot. Just press the home and sleep/wake buttons at the same time. The screen will flash and you will hear a click. That is how you know the picture was taken. If you need to find the screenshot later you just access your Photo gallery and look until you find it.
Do you find that your iPad is not as fast as it used to be and apps do not lead right away? 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? Free up some memory by moving photos and media files to cloud space. This usually speeds things up quite a bit.
Do you find reading e-books on the iPad hurts your eyes? This can be resolved by decreasing your screen’s brightness. Open the eBook app and use the sliding brightness control to dim the screen.
Important information stored on the iPad should always be backed up. In addition, it’s possible to set the iPad to eliminate all information when someone attempts to use it. This feature can be found under your general settings. Simply click Password Lock and turn it on. This feature will erase your data if a password is entered incorrectly ten times.
You cannot move from day-to-day by swiping on the calendar. Select the date you want to see by using the navigation bar instead. Blue marks the current day, which is easily noticeable.
PDFs are simple to see on the iPad. You can easily move PDFs and Word documents back and forth from the iPad to a computer, too. This is a great tool to carry your school project or your work with you all the time.
Street View Feature
The iPad lets you share podcasts easily. If you are listening to a podcast that you would like to share, you do not have to stop listening to it to share it. All you have to do is hit the Email key while it’s playing. You’ll have the opportunity to pick recipients and send it right away.
Did you know you could use the Street View feature on your Google Maps app? By searching, a red pin will show up on your map. You should then tap on the pin and select the red and white icon of a person that appears and the Street View feature will load.
There is an easy way to locate your bookmarks. Keep your Bookmarks bar open. In your Safari settings, choose the option to always keep your bookmarks bar on. This ensures you don’t have to click a million times to get anywhere.
Have you ever wanted to take a quick screenshot before? It’s simple! Press Home followed by the sleep/wake button. A flash will appear, and you will have taken a screenshot. It’ll save automatically, then you can find it in the Photos app.
Do you hate trying to scroll down as you surf online? Tapping the bar at the top of a page is much faster than having to scroll up. This tip will work with some other apps also.
Have you found your iPad to be sluggish in navigation, and slower than it was in loading apps? Have you cleared out old data and yet it’s not getting any faster? You can consider using cloud technology to store your media and photos to recoup more space. For a lot of users, the iPad becomes a lot faster and more smooth when they do this.
Google calendar can be synced to your iPad calendar. Go to your settings. From there, access the mail area and look for contacts. You should then see the calendars option. First add an account, then select Other. Click on Add CalDAV Account before putting your Google log-in there.
You can quickly download pictures off of your camera directly onto your iPad without needing a third machine. You just have to pull the SD card out of the camera and then plug it into the SD-card reader of the iPad. The iPad treats the card as a typical storage device. You can easily edit or work with your images then with no need for another app.
You can move to the top of a page in Safari by tapping the title window. Most people end up scrolling up, but that takes a lot of time. Tapping your title window helps speed things up.
Consider buying a power cord that is longer if you watch many videos on the iPad. You can then watch videos on your iPad if you are not outside.
Has saving an image been something you wish to do on the iPad? It is very easy to accomplish this. Just place your finger on the image and hold it there for a few seconds. Next, you will get a “save” prompt. Choosing Yes will save it to your iPad for you to view whenever you like.
If your children use your iPad, it’s possible to set parental controls on it. In General under Settings, you will have to Enable Restrictions to have this done. You’ll still need to supervise your child while they browse the web.
From huge computers to pocket-sized cellphones, our computing choices are vast and varied. The iPad is one such device which you must learn more about. The tips above are there to get you started, but there is so much more to learn.
When using your iPad to read books, you might want to dim the screen to create a different look. One way to do this is by accessing the settings menu bar and selecting Brightness, but there is another way. You can also use the setting in the iBooks app.