Anyone who has ever used an iPad knows what a powerful, yet intuitive and elegant device it is. You should definitely do a little research on you iPad and all it can offer. Keep reading for advice on how to make your iPad experience better.
You can easily access all running apps on an iPad. Double-clicking on the Home key shows all open apps at once. You are able to switch to whatever app you want, by pressing it on the bar. Just swipe your finger down to get rid of the bar.
When you use the iPad to stream a lot of media content, such as watching movies or listening to music, you will notice that the battery does not last as long. One way to extend the life of your battery charge is to adjust the screen brightness. In most cases, there is no need to keep the maximum brightness level to read, surf the Internet or tinker with apps.
Is your iPad asking you permission to join wi-fi networks? Go to settings and turn this off. Go to the tab for Wi-Fi and turn off the last option if you wish to not have any more notifications.
Do you get irritated when your iPad asks if you want to join new Wi-Fi networks? You’re able to turn off this feature through the settings menu. You can easily turn this off in the Wi-Fi settings.
A soft reset is the perfect reboot for a frozen iPad. To do so, hold the power button and home button simultaneously for several seconds. This will cause your device to restart. To force close an app, just hold down the home button until it closes.
Change the settings in your inbox so you’re able to see more than a couple of lines in an email. In the mail section, you can adjust this with the preview setting. The recommended setting for this is “5 lines.” It will be easier to go through your emails if you can eliminate the unimportant ones right away.
You can adjust the settings so you can see more than a couple of lines from the emails in your inbox. Open the settings app, then choose “mail” on the left side. Next, tap on the “preview” setting. Adjust this to show 5 lines. Now you’ll be able to see every email that you have in your inbox, which really speeds things up.
Typing on iPads is something that requires getting used to. You can dictate your speech through a button on your iPad. Press the home button of your iPad twice and select the microphone icon that appears. When you finish talking, press the icon button again and you will see your words appear as text.
Do not use the charger for your iPhone on your iPad if you do not have a lot of time. Your iPhone does not have the same wattage as the iPad and it can be detrimental to the health of your iPhone charger to do so. It takes much longer to fully charge the iPad with a iPhone charger. Just use the original charger that was given with the iPad.
The iPad lets you see 2 lines of an email before viewing it in full. You may want to be able to see more content. You can do this by choosing the mail icon in settings. Under Mail select Contacts, then Calender to change the Preview mail options for more lines.
If you have concerns about people accessing the private info on your iPad you can select settings that will delete all of your data after several failed password attempts. By using this setting, all of your information will be erased after 10 failed password attempts.
Click Settings, Mail, Contacts and Calendars to add Google Calendar to your iPad. Go to Add An Account and tap Other. Tap the Add CalDAV Account icon and put in your Google information. Once done, click the calendar app. You should now be all set.
If you are one of those people that like to read a manual when you buy a new toy, you can download one onto the iPad if you need it. It is the Apple policy to provide minimal paper and give you the choice of downloading a manual or not.
You should know what kind of care an iPad needs. Don’t keep it inside a locked car and make sure it’s not in direct sunlight. The heat will ruin the performance of your battery. Also, make sure that you do not put it any place where it will come in contact with liquids. Do yourself a favor, and buy a padded cover that will protect your precious device.
If you want to browse a new web page without losing track of what you were browsing before, use the tabbed browsing feature. When in Safari, tap and hold a URL to see a popup menu. This pop-up menu provides you with the opportunity to use a new tab to open an additional link.
Are you annoyed or distracted by the constant battery life percentage displayed on your iPad’s screen? This can be simply turned off. At the outset, access the Settings Menu. Select General and then Usage. This allows you to turn off the battery percentage notifications.
You can switch your search engine from Google, if you wish. Just navigate to the Settings button, then you can switch it to Safari if you wish. You can now decide to use other search engines like Bing if you prefer.
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 thin sheets of plastic provide extra protection for your iPad’s screen. Use a soft, damp cloth to clean your iPad’s screen. Do not use window cleaners or other household products.
You can copy and paste easily. Just hold the text and choose Select. If you move to another application, you can paste the desired text by tapping again. A pop-up menu will appear, from which you should tap ‘paste.’ In order to paste an entire paragraph, you must tap four times.
Set up your email addresses and phone numbers in FaceTime. The iPad, by default, includes the initial email you used for installation, but it is possible to add others. If you have multiple emails or numbers, each one can be recognized by FaceTime.
Do you dislike surfing the web on the iPad and aren’t sure where a word that’s hyperlinked will take you? Although you cannot hover over the text to reveal its URL, you can touch and hold the text. Since you can’t hover over words like on a regular computer, you may touch and hold that word. The URL associated with the hyperlink will be displayed.
Copy and pasting is another great feature that the iPad offers. Tap on the section of text that you want to reproduce and choose the select function. Tap the screen again, and you can select Copy. Tap again, hold and choose paste and your copied text will appear.
There is an iTunes store on your iPad, and there is actually quite a bit to it. An interesting one is iTunes U (which is used for universities). This will give you podcasts that are educational in nature so that you can broaden your learning base.
If you’re having trouble mastering your iPad, look for iPad forums online. There are sites available to help you learn about this popular device, and help you become an iPad whiz. Introduce yourself first, and then read the archived posts to learn a lot of helpful information.
Auto-brightness can help you keep your battery charged. Your iPad has the ability to sense room lighting and can adjust its lighting to better fit the situation. This method is a great one for controlling your battery life with the screen brightness, which will increase the amount of time you can use your iPad whenever you aren’t charging it. You can turn auto brightness on and off by accessing your iPad’s settings area.
Holding your iPad on its sides when shooting photographs is comfortable for many. This causes the shutter button to move, and you could wobble when you try to take the photo. Check out the orientation lock. Doing so keeps the button right by your thumb. Once you are done, use the image editor on your pictures to rotate them.
If you want to share pages with others or another device, sync them in iTunes. It is now easier than ever to share documents, and you can integrate your work with all types of computers through iTunes. You can email PDF’s and then download them to another computer.
Your iPad lets you change the brightness of your screen depending on where you are. You can dim the screen easily, just double tap the Home button, then swipe until you find the brightness setting. You will then be able to adjust the brightness in function of the environment.
Notifications can be controlled. If you have a lot of apps, things are always alerting you and popping up. You can tame these apps using the notifications tab of the settings app. This will allow you to easily manage the apps that alert you, and you can turn off the ones you don’t need. Doing this enables you to filter alerts so that you know that any alerts you do get are important.
Holding your iPad on its sides when shooting photographs is comfortable for many. If you do this, the shutter button will not be stable, and you might move as you snap your picture. Instead, set the lock to freeze its orientation. This helps your thumb reach the shutter button easier. After you snap your photo, use your editor feature to shift your images or videos.
You can display a PDF in either of two ways. You can email the PDF to yourself or place it into iTunes. Do both to see what works best for you, or you might change what you do depending on the situation.
Reduce the brightness on your device, which can kill your battery. This is very beneficial if you’re out and about and expecting a vital message or email. To do this, double-click the Home button, swipe to the left and adjust the slide with the sun icon.
Did you wish you could connect an iPad to your TV? You can do so by using an adapter that you can purchase separately. You can use a VGA Apple adapter or also a digital AV adapter. These devices will work perfectly.
Keep multiple web pages open at the same time with tabs. You don’t necessarily have to leave your current webpage to follow links. Holding the link will bring you to the options menu. Then you can follow the new link in a brand new tab, and the current page stays open too.
Does your iPad seem to be slowing down when loading up apps? 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? You can consider using cloud technology to store your media and photos to recoup more space. For a lot of iPad users, this can speed up the machine.
Accessing your iTunes library on your iPad is simple. You do not have to log in to your iTunes account and re-download every last song. Just enable the “Home Sharing” feature in your iTunes settings on your computer, in addition to your iPad. Then visit your chosen music app on your iPad, select More and follow that by selecting Shared. Enjoy!
To copy text on your iPad is simple; you just need to double click any keyword. Sometimes it’s hard to copy an entire paragraph with that technique. Tap your chosen editable text four times and you will have copied out the whole paragraph. This method can be used for addresses, paragraphs, and the URL bar.
The first time you use an iPad, you may be amazed by it. If you want to find out all it can do, you might want to take time to learn all about it. By using what you learned, you can take full advantage of all your iPad has to offer.
Clear your history if you plan to let someone else use your Safari app. Lord knows what the last thing you might have searched is! Safari loads the last visited site automatically, so visit a mild page before you show off your iPad to anyone.