The iPad is very popular among every age group that there is. Kids can use it to help with homework or to play games, and adults can put it to use for just about everything. The possibilities are, truly, endless. Keep reading to find out what you can do with your iPad right now.
You can get to all the running apps on your tablet. Press the Home button twice and a bar with the running apps will appear. To switch between apps, just tap the one you want to access. In order to get rid of the bar, swipe downwards on the screen.
You may see significant shortening of your battery life if you frequently watch movies, listen to continuous music, or play a lot of games on your iPad. One way to extend the life of your battery charge is to adjust the screen brightness. You do not always need a very bright screen to use your iPad.
Try a soft reset if your iPad is frozen. Simply press down on the home button and the power button at the same time. You’ll see the screen go black and then a white apple will appear. If you wish for an app to be forcefully closed, hold your home button down for a couple of seconds.
It is easy to get to all the apps that are currently running on your iPad. All you have to do is quickly double click your Home button. If you want to go to one of these apps, just click it on the bottom bar. To remove the bar, swipe your screen downwards.
Remain aware of the apps that are currently operational on your device. A lot of iPad apps are designed to run as background processes. Double-click the Home button if you want to find out what apps are currently running. The apps you have running are going to show up near the screen’s bottom. Press the Home button again or swipe down to clear the bar.
Do you feel annoyed when your iPad asks if you want to join a new wifi network that is has detected? This feature can be turned off under your settings. You can easily turn this off in the Wi-Fi settings.
If you are getting irritated by the amount of times that you are being asked to join Wi-Fi networks, go into your settings and change it. You can go to the tab to opt out of joining a network. By choosing that option, you will never again be bothered by the invitations.
Change the settings in your inbox so you’re able to see more than a couple of lines in an email. Go to Settings/Mail/Preview. Reset the number so that it shows five lines at one time This ensures you know what your emails say.
There is a place where you can change the settings to look at more lines of preview text in your email Go to Settings, Mail, and Preview. Adjust this to show 5 lines. This will allow you to see more of your message for quicker skimming.
You can make it much easier to send messages if you use shortcuts. One shortcut is to double tap the space bar to enter a period and space after a sentence. This lets you avoid doing it manually and you can send many more messages to friends.
If you fear someone might try to look at your device and read your data, it is possible to set a password so that all data will be deleted after a set number of incorrect attempts. This will help to delete all data after a certain amount of attempts.
Many people have trouble typing on tablets, although it certainly gets easier as time goes on. Alternately, you can use the speech dictation feature of iPad. Just press home button two times and tap the little microphone you see. Once done talking, press it again and you’ll see what you said.
To add your Google Calender to your Calender app, you’ll need to go into your Mail, elect Contacts, and then choose Calenders. You select Other after tapping the Add An Account icon. Hit Add CalDAv Account and punch in all of your Google information. Then, get out of the settings app and tap the calender app. The calendar should now be updated.
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, following a minimalist approach, don’t include a user manual with their iPad.
Does the battery indicator on your iPad distract you? This can be simply turned off. First enter the Settings menu. Then click on General, and then Usage. Here, you will be able to turn off the display of battery percentage.
Hate having to view your iPad’s battery charge percentage? If so, then it’s possible to turn this off, and it’s quite simple. Start off with your Settings menu. From here, click on Usage which is found under the General section. In this menu, you are able to very simply turn off the display that shows your battery percentage.
Your iPad is not an inexpensive mobile device; therefore, you should take proper care of it. A lot of people get screen protectors. Applying one of these plastic sheets to your iPad will protect the screen from shocks and dust. Use a cloth that is designed for cleaning screens whenever you wipe off your iPad. Don’t use window cleaner or other household cleaning supplies.
If you want a search engine other than Google, you can have that. Just navigate to the Settings button, then you can switch it to Safari if you wish. Now you can choose Bing or Yahoo as your default search engine. You can always change it back the same way.
Does it seem like a pain to tap on the bookmarks icon every time you want to access your favorite websites? You can stop this by permanently enabling the bookmark bar. Select Settings, Safari, and choose the Always Show Bookmarks tab.
Set up your email addresses and phone numbers in FaceTime. When you set up FaceTime, it will remember the email you use to access iTunes, but additional emails can be added. If there are more emails or even phone numbers where you want FaceTime to recognize, you can set them up in the settings area of the iPad.
Would you like to locate your iPod if you misplace it? Enter Settings and then look at iCloud. Put in your Apple ID,and on the bottom of the screen where it says “Find My iPad,” turn it on. When your iPad disappears, you’ll be able to track it on iCloud.com.
When you are browsing a page on the iPad and you see a link, does it bother you that you do not know where the link leads you to? There is an easy way to solve this. Even though you are unable to hover over the link as you would with your computer, you are able to touch the word and hold it. This will show you the URL that the word links to.
You are now able to quickly mute your iPad. The first iPads did not have a mute button on them. All newer iPads now allow you to mute your iPad’s sound. Now, in order to quickly mute your iPad, simply press the volume-down button and hold it there.
By turning down the brightness, you increase battery life. The device will automatically adjust the screen brightness depending on the environmental conditions, or you can turn it down manually. To turn down screen brightness, try double-tapping your Home icon and looking for the sun icon.
Podcasts are one of the most contemporary features of the iPad. Podcasts are short radio programs that can last anywhere from a few minute to a few hours, and are available on pretty much every imaginable topic. If music is failing to hold your interest, see if podcasts are for you. Since podcasts encompass a wide variety of topics, you’re sure to find one which interests you.
Tabs are a great multitasking tool. You do not have to close a webpage when you click on a link that opens another. Rather than tap the link, push down on it and options will appear. Select “Open Link in New Tab” and you’ll be able to go back whenever you wish.
A lot of iPad owners know that their device has an iTunes store, but might not be aware of everything that it has to offer. iTunes U is the most interesting of these. This area features education-related podcasts on a variety of subjects. Use them to increase your breadth of knowledge.
You might not think much about the dangers of using the iPad, but you should set the security of your iPad adequately. You do not know when it may accidentally get lost, and it normally provides access to lots of secure data like phone numbers, addresses, emails and possibly bank information.
A way to extend the battery life of your iPad is to lower the screen brightness. This is really important if you expect anything important such as a message or email. To turn down screen brightness, try double-tapping your Home icon and looking for the sun icon.
When you use your iPad to read books, do your eyes tire easily? This can be resolved by decreasing your screen’s brightness. Do this by accessing your settings and adjusting the brightness level, or use the eBook app to reduce the brightness by utilizing the dedicated slider.
Use tabs to multitask when you use the browser. There’s no reason to lose your place when web browsing just because you found an interesting link. Just hold the link rather than tapping it. This will give you a menu of options. In this options menu, you can choose to look at your desired link inside a different tab, so that your current and new pages are both up at the same time.
You may notice that you begin to grow tired after an extended period of reading on the iPad. You can make the screen less bright on your iPad. You can either access the brightness level in your settings or lower the brightness directly in the eBook app by using the brightness slider.
Do you dislike having Google as your iPad’s search engine? This can easily be accomplished in a just one step. Visit your Settings menu and choose Safari. Then select Search Engine. Pick another engine you’d prefer. Select Google, Bing or Yahoo as your new search engine.
Is connecting the iPad to the TV an option you have considered doing? You can if you get the right adapter. You will need to get an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter. Each one works well.
You cannot go from day-to-day in the calendar function by swiping. Using the navigation bar, pick the date instead. This is quick and easy as today’s date is blue.
It is easy to copy text on the iPad since all you do is simply double tap any given keyword. However, it may be difficult copying an entire paragraph using that method. Tap your editable, chosen text and that will copy the entire paragraph. This works for URL’s, addresses, and paragraphs.
Tap on the home button twice to maneuver between apps. Choose the icon of the specific app you want and click. Go back to another the same way.
If you find that the volume buttons on the side of your iPad aren’t doing anything, you’ll need to go to Settings, General and then Sounds. Select Change With Buttons and it will work again. You may use your volume slider for fine-tuning your sound.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to take a screenshot quickly? It is easier than you may think it is. Press home and then press the sleep/wake button. You may notice a flash; this is the screenshot being captured. These shots save automatically, reducing your worry that you will lose them.
Always check your iPad’s history before showing it off to others. You would hate to start the browser only to reveal something you would not want others to see. Safari will load the last page that was visited when opened. Keep this in mind, and choose which pages you visit accordingly.
Are you interested in using your iPad to access files in a PDF format? You have to send these files through email so your iPad can open it in iBooks. If you also use a computer, it is possible to sync up PDF files with the iPad if you just utilize the iTunes book tab.
Make sure to protect your iPad by buying a screen protector. This covers your screen from dirt and scratches. It is easy to install, and it will protect your iPad screen from fingerprints and scratches. Your iPad can now last for years with confidence.
Now that you have read this piece, you should be more aware of the amazing capabilities of the iPad. Utilize new features, and your possibilities are limitless. The more you know about this amazing device, the more you’ll use it.
To charge the battery on your iPad, you do not have to find a power outlet. You can charge it with anything that has a USB plug-in. This will enable you to charge your iPad using your computer.