What can anyone say about an iPad that has not been said before? Some think it’s a toy, while others think it’s a helpful tool for the future. If you are one of many who love it and want to use it to its full advantage, read on.
If you want to watch movies, listen to music, or play a game you have to make sure you are fully charged with your battery. Adjusting the brightness is a great way to extend battery life. There is no reason to have the screen at full brightness in any situation.
Did you accidentally start a loud application? To quickly mute the iPad’s volume, just hold down the volume button. If you are using iOS 4.3 or later, it is possible to make the toggle switch near the volume control mute your iPad.
You may need to reboot the iPad with a soft reset if it freezes. Press the power and the home buttons together for a few seconds. This will make the device restart. To close an application, click the home button and hold it.
You don’t need to click the camera icon on your screen to view your photos. Swipe to your right using a finger, and there is your video or picture. To view other photos you have stores, swipe toward the left side of the screen.
Most tablet users do not enjoy typing on their device, even though they eventually get used to it. It is possible to have your iPad convert what you say into text. Push your Home button two times and just tap on the tiny microphone you see. When you finish speaking, press that icon again and the words will show up as text.
If you are like most people, you receive many emails each day and do not need to be notified each time. It is possible to shut this sound off. Find your Settings tab, then go to General. You should then select the Sounds menu. Now you can disable the mail sounds or fix the level.
On your email, you will notice that the default only allows for two visible lines. It might be desirable to view more before opening the email. To change this, head to iPad Settings and press on Mail. Go to Mail, Contacts, and Calendar to adjust Preview Mail Options to add more lines.
You must know how to take care of your iPad properly. The first thing to keep in mind is that it should never be placed in direct sunlight or inside a place that is extremely hot. The heat will damage the battery. Don’t leave your iPad anywhere that it will encounter dampness or liquids. You may also want to place a padded cover on top of it for even more protection.
The little beeps every time you get an email can be quite annoying. You can get rid of this feature, if you find it annoying. Simply visit the Settings section and tap the General tab. Select “Sounds” under this tab. Here, you can turn off your New Mail sound or adjust its level.
Learn how to mute your iPad instantly. Use this helpful tip. Just hold the – volume button for a few seconds. This is a lot easier than constantly adjusting the volume controls. Make sure you hold it again when you want the volume turned back down.
Sending emails is easier when you use the shortcuts available. Pushing the space bar two times gives you a period at the end of a sentence. You won’t need to labor over your messages using this method.
Because the iPad is not the cheapest gadget around, it’s important that you care for it properly. Screen protectors for the iPad are quite popular. The screen is protected from damage by a thin film of plastic. To clean the screen, be sure to use a lightly water dampened, soft cloth. Do not use any harsh cleaning agents to clean your iPad.
You can add Google Calendar to your calendar app by going to Mail/Contacts/Calendars. Switch to Add An Account and then tap the Other button. Tap that you wish to Add CalDAV Account and then put in the information for Google. Next, you exit the settings section in order to access the calendar app. The calendar should now be updated.
Your FaceTime phone numbers and emails should be set up. FaceTime, by default, can include your iPad’s set up email, but you may add more. If you want additional emails or phone number to be recognized by FaceTime, you can use the settings are of your iPad to add them.
Is the battery percentage annoying or distracting you? You can disable that. First, you will want to locate the Settings option. Find Usage under the General tab. This allows you to turn off the battery percentage notifications.
Do you find it irritating that you have to constantly tap your bookmarks icon to view your favorite sites? You can easily do this by always showing the bookmarks bar. Just click on Settings, then Safari, then turn on Always Show the Bookmarks Bar.
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. There is an interesting feature of the iTunes store called iTunes U. In this section, you will find a lot of educational presentations that are very helpful.
Screenshots are not hard to take on your iPad. Just press the home and sleep buttons simultaneously. This takes a screenshot and automatically saves it with your stored photos.
Turn on auto brightness to help with your battery life. The iPad has a convenient feature to adjust the device’s brightness depending on the lighting conditions of the environment it is in. The prevents you from draining your battery unnecessarily during high light conditions. It can make a big difference in battery life between recharges. To do this, you just go to Settings and then choose Brightness and Wallpaper.
Do your best to take care of your iPad so you do not have to replace this expensive device anytime soon. Install a screen protector. These are thin plastic and give heightened protection to the screen area of the iPad. When cleaning an iPad screen. try using a very soft cloth that is barely dampened with water. Never use a household cleaning product!
When taking photos, you might hold the iPad on the sides. If you do this, the shutter button will wobble naturally due to your body movements. You can always push the lock for the orientation. The orientation lock is right near your thumb, so it will be easy to reach. After taking the photo, just use image editor to rotate the videos or images afterward.
It’s time to experience all of those fascinating applications for yourself. Just double-tap the home button, and you will see them on the bottom of the screen. This trick will save you time, versus scrolling through separate screens to find what you are looking for.
There are ways that you can adjust the lock feature on your iPad. Please note, early iPad versions don’t have this feature. You have this option if you have iOS 4.3 or a higher version. Holding down your iPad’s volume-down button also mutes the device.
If you often use the Internet, don’t forget the cloud functions your iPad offers. Doing so can save your information without running out of HD space. Make sure you save your documents on the cloud, as well as the device.
Your iPad lets you change the brightness of your screen depending on where you are. The normal screen brightness can be lowered if you double click the Home button and then swipe the brightness setting. You will then be able to adjust the brightness in function of the environment.
The iPad has a clipboard for copying and pasting, just like a full-size computer. Select the text you wish to copy after tapping the screen. If the text has a yellow highlight, you’ve done it correctly. Choose “copy” to save the text to the clipboard. Then you simply tap and click Paste.
Use tabs to do many different things in your browser at once. You need not leave the site you’re on because you wish to follow through to another link. Hold the link so that the options menu appears. Select “Open Link in New Tab” and you’ll be able to go back whenever you wish.
Do you dislike using Google as a search engine on the iPad? Simply try selecting a different search engine. Access the Settings, choose Safari and then Search Engine. You will have a list of search engines to choose from. Your choices will be Bing, Yahoo or Google.
It is easy to obtain a screenshot from your iPad. Just depress the home button and next hit your sleep/wake key. This will yield a flash, which will mean that you took a picture. Your photo has been taken. Screenshots are automatically saved, and you can find them in the gallery of Photos. There, you can view them or email them.
Are you aware that you may use Street View in the Google Maps app? Perform a search to make a red pin appear on the map. Tap the pin and a small icon will appear. Tap this icon and you will be able to access Street View.
Many people’s eyes hurt when reading books on an iPad. You may fix that by turning down the brightness of the screen as you read. You can adjust your brightness settings yourself or use the slider to adjust brightness in your eBook app.
Did you know that you don’t have to use your iPad’s keyboard? It can get difficult to type on the small keyboard that’s projected on the screen. It is possible to connect any Bluetooth keyboard to your iPad. This enables you type as easily as you do on a laptop.
You will notice that the calendar option on the iPad does not permit swiping. Instead, try out the navigation bar on the lower end of the screen in order to choose the date. The day is in blue, and you can notice it easily.
Do you ever have the urge to snap a quick screenshot of your display? It’s actually really quite simple. Press the ‘Home’ and ‘sleep/wake’ button simultaneously. When a screenshot is taken, you will see a quick flash. It’ll save automatically, then you can find it in the Photos app.
Show a PDF in one 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. Do both to see what works best for you, or you might change what you do depending on the situation.
If you keep personal data in your tablet, it is critical you back it up for if you lose the tablet or someone steals it. If you’d like to take a further precaution, you can have your iPad automatically wipe its memory if a thief tries to break in. 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.
Have you ever thought about connecting an iPad to a TV so you can watch your favorite videos on a big screen? You can if you get the right adapter. Either an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter can be used. Either of them work perfectly.
From a game system to lifestyle tool, the iPad really does it all. This article is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to learning about iPad usability. Keep gaining knowledge about it, and you’ll have it down quickly.
When you’re using Safari, click the very top of your title window to jump back to the start of any page. This saves a good deal of time over scrolling up. One quick tap, and you’re back to the top of the page.