You’ve pulled the trigger and bought a new iPad. That is a major investment, and it can help you personally or in your business as well. To make the most of your iPad experience, there are some things you should understand first. This article discusses the iPad to help you make the best choice in your purchase.
Battery life is typically shorter when using heavier applications like movies and games. Adjusting the brightness is a great way to extend battery life. You may find you can enjoy your iPad without using the brightest setting possible.
iPad’s iOS supports folders now. Simply tap and hold the app. It will begin to make a wiggling motion, at which point you can drag and drop the icon onto another one. This will combine the applications that you have into a single folder. You can rename the folder, too.
Remote servers can be accessed by your iPad through VPN networks. If you want to establish a connection to a VPN with your iPad, locate the tab labeled Network and enable the VPN feature. Before establishing a VPN connection, you will need to provide credentials such as a username or server address. Connect with that network administrator if the server address is something you don’t know.
You can bring up a list of every app currently running on your iPad. Double-clicking on your Home button will show all the running apps in the bar at your screen’s bottom. You may switch to another running app, just by tapping that app in that bar. Swipe downward on the screen to make the bar disappear.
The iPad’s default setting shows two lines of every email prior to it being opened. In some cases, you may want to see more before you open it. Go to the Settings and then tap on Mail. When you go to mail, pick contacts and then your calendar to get your preview mail options changed.
Watch what apps you have running. A lot of the apps on your tablet can keep running while you work on other things. If you aren’t sure what you have left open, push the home button twice. The lower bar will display the currently active apps and some brief information. Swipe down in order to eliminate the bar after you finish.
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. Instead of including a manual with their products, Apple prefers that you download one.
Go to settings and change them to stop the constant barrage of Wi-Fi network questions. Look for an option called Ask To Join that is referring to networks. Choose that and you won’t be bothered with incoming invites.
If you would rather not have Google as a default search engine, that can be changed. If you prefer Safari, choose Safari from the Settings menu. From here, you can change your search engine preference to Yahoo, Bing, etc. if you wish.
There is an easier way to view the video or picture you have just taken besides the film icon in the bottom corner. Just do a one-finger swipe to see your photo or video. Previous photos can be seen by swiping left.
Do you hate having to tap the bookmark icon in order to open your bookmarked sites? Enable your bookmarks bar for permanent status, and you will never again have this issue. Access your Safari settings and turn on the option for always showing your bookmarks bar.
It is possible to preview more than a couple of lines of email by changing settings. Open the settings app, then choose “mail” on the left side. Next, tap on the “preview” setting. You can adjust this to 5 lines. This will allow you to see more of your message for quicker skimming.
iPads are expensive, so take good care of yours. Screen protectors are often used on iPads. This is a simple plastic cover that offers protection to the screen. Always use soft, damp cloths when cleaning iPad screens. Avoid using any cleaning products on your iPad’s screen.
Some people take time to adjust to typing on an iPad. The iPad actually has a speech recognition function. Press the home button of your iPad twice and select the microphone icon that appears. Record yourself talking, tap the microphone button again and a transcription of your speech will appear.
There is now an easy way to mute your iPad. Originally, the mute button was not on an iPad. All newer iPads now allow you to mute your iPad’s sound. Holding down the volume button helps to mute your phone fast.
The iPad doesn’t come with a paper manual so it will need to be downloaded if you want to read it. Most Apple products come with downloadable manuals.
You can set your iPad to block mature content if your child will be using it. You can do so in the settings area. A quick button click will stop mature content from being viewed. This can block anything that you would not want your child to see.
A good way to keep the pages from closing is to open other one in a new tab. If you are using Safari, tap and hold down the link and wait until a menu pops up. You can open your links in new tabs when the pop-up menu shows.
For frequently used apps, you can access them much faster. By double clicking the home button, the apps will come up immediately on the bottom of your device. The easy tip will save you quite a bit of time scrolling through pages and pages of apps trying to find the one you are looking for.
Does it seem like a pain to tap on the bookmarks icon every time you want to access your favorite websites? All you need to do is turn on your bookmark bar. Go to Settings, Safari, and then select Always Show Bookmarks Bar and turn it to On.
It is natural to hold the sides of the iPad when taking a photo. This makes your shutter button move, and you may start wobbling when trying to snap photos. Give use of the orientation lock a try. That way, your shutter button is easily reachable. When you have taken your shot, you can make use of the image editor for rotation of your images and/or videos.
Do you want the option of finding your own iPad if you have lost it? Then you must go to iCloud, by going to Settings, then iCloud. Under the area labeled “Find My iPad,” enter your Apple ID and make sure the function is enabled. Then you can visit iCloud.com to find your iPad.
Your iPad is a great tool for listening to music. If you already have an iTunes account and songs in it, and don’t want to download them again, you have an easy solution. This can be done through enabling “Home Sharing.” Once this option is enabled, your iTunes library will show up under the Shared section of the music app on your iPad. Start listening to your music!
Do you dislike surfing the web on the iPad and aren’t sure where a word that’s hyperlinked will take you? You can solve this problem on your iPad rather easily. Since hovering over a word isn’t possible, you’ll need to press and hold the hyperlinked word. Doing this will cause the URL to appear.
The battery icon annoys many consumers and they quickly begin searching for a way to remove the nuisance. Luckily, it is easily removed. Simply go into the Settings menu, tap on General, and look under Usage. Here you can disable it. If there’s a time when it’s smart to use it again, then simply return to adjust the slider.
You can paste and copy text using the iPad. Tap the text you intend to copy and hold your finger down, then choose “select” from the popup menu that appears. If the text has a yellow highlight, you’ve done it correctly. Choose “copy” to save the text to the clipboard. You can paste, then, by pressing, then holding, and choosing “paste”.
Control your notifications. If you have a lot of apps, things are always alerting you and popping up. Go to the settings and choose notifications. Here you have the ability to manage the notifications allowed for each of your apps. Doing this enables you to filter alerts so that you know that any alerts you do get are important.
You can share documents between your iPad and PC or mac by using iTunes to sync your pages. It’s so simple to share to your iPad now. This is also easier since you can email PDF’s online and download them using a remote system.
There are many online forums for iPad users. You can learn so much from others who already know how to use the device. You can also give others information about uses you have found for the iPad. Should you ever run into issues with regard to your iPad, a forum such as this can assist you in resolving them.
Use tabs to multitask your browser. You do not have to close a webpage when you click on a link that opens another. Instead of tapping on a link, hold it and you will have access to a menu. Choose “open link in new tab” so that both the new page and previous page will remain open.
Do you want to connect your TV and iPad? You do need to buy an adapter, which is sold separately. The AV digital adapter will do this, or you can also use the VGA Apple adapter. Both are fine.
Most iPad users find the battery charge icon annoying. Fortunately, if you’re one of them, you can easily remove the indicator. Just go to settings, then click the general tab, and choose usage. Here, you can turn it off. Repeat the process to turn the icon back on.
There are options when it comes to keyboards for your iPad. It can get difficult to type on the small keyboard that’s projected on the screen. Hooking up a Bluetooth keyboard to your iPad is super easy. This is of great use to professionals and students.
See a PDF with two different methods. You can sync through iTunes, or send the file through email. After giving both these methods a try, you can pick the one that works for you anytime you want to show a PDF.
Have you ever wanted to take a quick screenshot before? It is not hard to do. Just press “home” and then the “sleep/wake” button. You will see a flash, which means that you successfully took a screenshot. Every screenshot is saved automatically, so you don’t need to save them yourself.
If you need to access one of the apps that you have running, all you need to do is double-click on the Home button. They will then appear at the bottom of your screen. Then, tap the app which you want to go to. Returning to previous apps is as simple as repeating what you just did.
Enable the feature entitled Find My iPad, which will allow you to retrieve a lost or misplaced unit. This will show you the exact position of your iPad, and you will be able to remove any information from it, even if you don’t have it in your possession. You will be incredibly grateful to have enabled this feature should your iPad ever become lost or stolen.
Do you want to turn off your Wi-Fi notifications? This is easily remedied. Go to Settings, Wi-Fi, and simply turn off the Ask to Join Networks feature. It is not an issue, however, if joining another network is required. This can easily be achieved, but you won’t have to deal with high numbers of notifications in the interim.
If your volume buttons seem unresponsive, you can reset them by visiting “sounds” under “general settings”. Be certain to select Change With Buttons and click this setting to On. This will enable your volume buttons. You may use your volume slider for fine-tuning your sound.
You may need to plug your tablet into the back, not the front, of your computer for charging to work. Not all USB ports provide the same levels of power, and frontside USB ports tend to have lower power priority than rear ports. If your iPad still isn’t charging, try purchasing an USB adapter for an outlet.
You can use your iPad for both personal pleasure and business needs. Learning a few things will make your iPad experience even better. Use these tips to make your iPad usage all the more enjoyable!
Though the iPad is tough, you should avoid getting it wet. Do not use it in humid areas such as your bathroom or a sauna, and keep it in a place where nothing will be spilled on it. Water will quickly damage it.