The iPad is the hot item that everyone is discussing. If you aren’t using iPad, you don’t know what you’re missing. Whatever your reason for having the iPad, it is very useful. Check out this article to see some of the hidden tricks.
You can now create folders with your iPad’s iOS. To start, hold your finger over and app until it jiggles. Then drag the jiggling app onto another icon and let go. The result will be a folder containing both of your apps together. You can easily rename this folder.
Many people have trouble typing on tablets, although it certainly gets easier as time goes on. The iPad also has a button for speech dictation. Push Home twice and then hit the microphone. Once you finish, hit that microphone once more and you will see in text what you have spoken aloud.
You can quickly get access to all the apps that are running on your iPad. Simply double-click the Home button. A bar near the bottom of the screen will indicate which apps are in use. It is easy to switch to an app by tapping it on the bar. To remove the bar, swipe your screen downwards.
Are you annoyed when your iPad audibly alerts you to every new email? This can be turned off! Start by going to Setting and General. Select the Sounds option from there. Then you can change the volume or even turn off the sound for new mail.
In your inbox, you may want to see more than the first few lines. The Preview setting is Located under Mail in your general settings. Change this to “5 lines.” This ensures you know what your emails say.
There is an easier way to open your favorite websites than tapping the bookmarks icon. You can easily do this by always showing the bookmarks bar. Under the Safari menu in Settings, choose the On option next to Always Show Bookmark Bar.
If you are concerned about someone seeing private information on your phone, you may set a password to erase the data after several failed attempts. Everything on your iPad will be deleted if there are 10 failed password attempts.
Muting your iPad’s sound is actually pretty simple. Simply hold the volume down button for a couple of seconds. Doing this is more efficient then pressing it multiple times. When you want the volume to go back up, hold it again.
The default setting on the iPad is to preview two lines of each new email before you select it. You might want to see more than that, though. To do this, go to Settings>Mail. Go to Mail, pick Contacts and then tap Calender. Then, preview mail options to change the lines.
Taking care of that expensive new iPad is a very smart strategy. Many people purchase screen protectors for their iPad. These are basically thin pieces of plastic that give your iPad’s screen protection. When you clean your iPad screen, use a little water on a soft cloth. Never use a household cleaning product!
You are able to send messages more easily when you use shortcuts. For instance, when you tap the space bar two times, you will get a period and a space. This can be a useful way of speeding up your messaging.
Use FaceTime for phone numbers and emails. FaceTime, by default, can include your iPad’s set up email, but you may add more. If you have more that you want set up, you can do it under settings.
This a useful trick if you need to mute the sound of your iPad quickly. Simply hold the volume down button for a couple of seconds. This will allow you to get the job done fast and efficiently. If you want the volume to revert back to the original level, just hold down the button again.
Most people know that they can use the iTunes store to buy apps, but they often don’t know about its less-often-used features. Within the store you can locate a subsection known as iTunes U which caters to university students. This section has educational podcasts about all types of professoinal subjects and can be a great way to increase your know-how.
There is now an easy way to mute your iPad. In its first incarnation, the iPad lacked a specific mute button. With the advent of iOS 4.3, it became possible to mute the audio easily. Your iPad can now be quickly muted by holding the volume-down button down.
If you’re constantly online, don’t overlook the iPad’s cloud function. This is a convenient method of storing information without using up valuable hard drive space. Important documents should be stored in both locations.
When you’re snapping photographs, you may want to hold your iPad by its sides. If you do this, the shutter button will not be stable, and you might move as you snap your picture. Give use of the orientation lock a try. That way, your shutter button is easily reachable. The photo can be rotated in image editor afterwards.
Decrease the screen brightness in order for the battery to last longer. When you’re using your iPad on the go, you should do this immediately. To accomplish this, hit the Home button twice and find the icon resembling a sun.
Your iPad is a great tool for listening to music. If you aren’t eager to download songs from your existing iTunes account, there is another option. Just go to iTunes and enable Home Sharing for your iPad. Next, visit the Music application on your device, hit More and then Shared. Everything is now set up for your listening pleasure.
Do you find your eyes straining when reading on your iPad? You may fix that by turning down the brightness of the screen as you read. You can find this under settings, which will allow you to make the screen lighter or darker.
Most iPad users find the battery charge icon annoying. Removing this can improve the appearance of your device. Simply access Settings > General > Usage. You can turn off the indicator on this screen. If you later wish to replace it, visit the same places.
Are you dissatisfied with using Google as the search engine on the iPad? Just change it out for a different one. Click on Settings, then Safari and finally Search Engine. You will see a list from which you can select a new default search engine. You can choose between Bing, Yahoo and Google.
Did you want to hook up your iPad to the TV in order to use it more often? You can use an adapter that can be bought separately. You can either get a VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter from an Apple store. Each one works well.
Are you aware that you can use the Google Maps app to see Street View? Search and a red pin will show up on your map. Once your red pin shows up, tap it and then tap the white and red person icon to load your Street View feature.
Have ever needed to take a screenshot? It is even easier than you imagine. Tap Home and then tap Sleep/Wake. When a screenshot is taken, you will see a quick flash. Every screen shot saves automatically, so you need not worry about then saving them.
Are you aware that you do not need to use the keyboard on your iPad? After all, it’s fairly small and difficult to type on. Just buy a BlueTooth keyboard for use with iPad. This lets you type as you would on any keyboard.
You should enable the Find My iPad feature in case it is ever lost. Doing this will permit you to locate your iPad; it will also make it possible for you to remotely delete information stored on it. Although this may seem silly, you will appreciate doing this step if your iPad is ever stolen.
Have you noticed that your screen is really scratched up? The iPad can withstand quite a lot of wear and tear, but a protector is a good purchase if you are seeing small scratches showing up on your screen. It will protect the iPad and stop your fingers from getting tiny cuts on them.
Are you annoyed by the Wi-Fi network box popping up on your iPad? You can turn this off to get rid of this annoyance. Under your Wi-Fi settings you can turn off the feature. Do not worry if you would still like to join a particular network. You will still be able to, but you won’t be pestered by never-ending notifications.
If children are going to be using your iPad, you can set parental controls. You will locate Restrictions in the Settings menu in the General section. Enable the restrictions and you should be good to go. This will reduce the chances that your child will look at inappropriate material. Anything adult will be blocked.
If you need to change the volume on your iPad, go to the Settings function, General tab and the Sounds option. Select Change With Buttons and it will work again. Additionally, you can find the volume slider option here.
Do you get annoyed by constantly being asked if you want to join a Wi-Fi network? 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. The only difference is that you won’t be notified with each join.
Have you used your iPad and wanted to save a photo from the web? There is a very easy way to accomplish this. Just tap and hold it on the image. This prompts you to save the image. You can then easily access your image.
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. If you’re able to get to a computer, PDFs can be synced with the iPad by going to the iTunes app’s book tab.
Bookmarks are easier to locate when you are using your iPad. Simply always have the Bookmarks bar open. This can be done under Safari settings. This allows you to avoid doing all the clicking you had to do in the past simply to visit your favorite websites.
Get to the sounds under general settings if your side buttons aren’t performing their functions. Select Change With Buttons and it will work again. You can also use the volume slider here to fine-tune your volume.
Because they are so intuitive, iPads are terrific tools. The iPad only has one button and the screen. Prior to reading a lot about using your device, try to experiment and figure out some items by yourself. It is surprisingly intuitive.
Has saving an image been something you wish to do on the iPad? Doing so is simple. Just tap directly on the image and hold it for a second. Next, you will get a “save” prompt. You will have a copy on the iPad which can be retrieved at any time.
If you are an avid video watcher, purchase a cord to give you more flexibility. You can then watch videos on your iPad if you are not outside.
Ensure you are regularly checking your iPad’s history prior to allowing others to handle your iPad. There might be something on the browser that you would like to keep private. When you start a Safari session, the browser fetches the most recent page you were browsing, so go to the Disney site if you’re going to show grandma how your iPad works.
Since the iPad can be enjoyed by the entire family, if you have young children, you might want to take advantage of the parental controls. Go to Settings>Enable Restrictions, and your device will keep explicit and mature content restricted. Parental supervision is still always important when your child is online.
The information that you read above will definitely assist you in getting more out of your iPad. Choose your favorite tips and tricks, and apply them to your daily life. Do not forget to save this information, as it will probably take a while before it becomes second nature.
Don’t forget that you don’t need a power outlet to charge your tablet. You can also charge it from a USB device. You could charge it with your netbook or laptop when on the go.