It is extraordinary how much technology has had to offer in the past decade. It went from computers so large they filled a whole room, to mobile phones that have Internet access. Technology gets better every day. These tips can help you get the most from your iPad.
If constant barrages of Wi-Fi notifications are making you crazy, make some adjustments in “settings.” An option that asks you if you want to join networks exists and it can be changed. By choosing that option, you will never again be bothered by the invitations.
You can now create folders with your iPad to store valuable information. 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 action will make a folder that contains both apps named with whatever category the apps are. If you don’t like the label, you can rename the folder.
You can adjust your email settings to allow you to increase the number of lines displayed in preview. Go to the Settings, go to the section that says Mail and seek out the setting that says Preview. You can change this from 2 lines to 5 lines. This should help you decide if you really need to read the entire email or not.
Getting a sound alert every time you receive an email can be very annoying. The great thing is that you do not have to be. Find your Settings tab, then go to General. Select Sounds under the General heading. Here, you can turn off your New Mail sound or adjust its level.
You can use VPN to access a server remotely. To do this, go to Settings and choose the “Activate VPN” under the network tab. Then, you’ll need to put in a username and your server address. If you are unsure of your server address, contact your network administrator.
Open pages in new tabs. If you are using Safari, tap and hold down the link and wait until a menu pops up. This pop-up menu offers you an option to view the new link on a new tab.
The current applications should be something that you pay attention to at all times. A lot of the apps on your iPad can run behind the scenes while you work on other things. If you aren’t sure what you have left open, push the home button twice. Everything that is open will be displayed in a bar located underneath all of your other information. Swipe down in order to eliminate the bar after you finish.
Does the battery charge icon distract you on your iPad screen? It’s simple to turn it off. To begin, open the Settings menu. Select General and next locate Usage. In Usage, you are able to turn off the battery percentage icon.
Have you ever mistakenly opened a noisy app? If you want to mute your iPad, press and hold your volume down button for a few seconds. If you mute a lot, you may configure your lock button into a mute button.
It is not necessary to click on your bookmarks icon to access your favorite websites from your iPad. You can permanently turn on your Bookmarks bar. Turn the Always Show Bookmark bar option on in your Settings menu.
Want your iPad to stop asking you to join networks? You can go to the tab to opt out of joining a network. If you choose that option, you will not receive incoming invitations anymore.
Taking screenshots on an iPad is a cinch. You just have to hit the sleep and home buttons together. This will take a screenshot and save it with your other pictures.
There is no hard-copy manual for iPad, but if you want one, you can download it and print it. Apple doesn’t include manuals with their products in order to maintain a minimalistic image.
If you want to quickly mute your iPad, just follow this simple step. Hold the volume-down key for a couple of seconds. This is much quicker than trying to adjust the volume over and over again. Hold it again when you want to turn the volume up.
It’s simple to find the apps which are running. By double clicking the home button, the apps will come up immediately on the bottom of your device. This trick will save you time, versus scrolling through separate screens to find what you are looking for.
If you want to sync your Google Calendar with the iPad’s native calendar app, open the settings menu and navigate to Mail > Contacts > Calendars. Click on Add Account and choose the Other option. Tap the Add CalDAV Account icon and put in your Google information. Leave the settings menu and open the calendar app. You should now be set to go.
Almost everyone has heard of iTunes, but most people do not realize all the things they can do with it. One such feature is iTunes U. The U stands for university. You can find lots of podcasts that are meant to teach in this section.
Are you tired of tapping the bookmark icon over and over so you can visit your favorite sites? You can permanently turn on your Bookmarks bar. Enter the Settings menu, select Safari, and enable Always Show Bookmarks.
Use the auto brightness feature of your iPad. The iPad will automatically adjust its brightness depending on the room that you are in. The prevents you from draining your battery unnecessarily during high light conditions. It can make a big difference in battery life between recharges. This setting can be located in the section labeled “Brightness & Wallpaper”.
Want to know how to locate an iPad if it gets lost? If yes, go to the iCloud settings in the Settings area. Under the area labeled “Find My iPad,” enter your Apple ID and make sure the function is enabled. If you ever have the misfortune of losing the iPad, then hop onto iCloud.com.
You can share your files with a Mac or a PC by syncing your files with iTunes. By sharing documents with iTunes, you can avoid the hassle and be able to share documents with all brands of computers. You can send documents, such as PDFs, over the Internet to others. You can send work documents to your home PC, as well.
If you would like to take a screenshot while you are using your iPad, it is very easy to do. To pull this off, just hold down both the “Home” and “Sleep” button simultaneously. This takes a screenshot and automatically saves it with your stored photos.
Your new iPad comes preloaded with a lot of apps that you might not wish to use. Since these apps are part of the OS, they can’t be removed. One way to get them out of your hair is to create a new page of apps and put all of the preloaded apps you don’t use into a folder on that page. That way, you can focus your attention on what you actually do use.
If you want to copy text quickly, just press and hold the text to be copied. Next, tap ‘copy,’ switch to a different app, then tap again and hold down. You will then see the option to paste. Click on that. To do this with a whole paragraph, you’ll need to press four times.
When taking photos, you might hold the iPad on the sides. Sadly, this leads to blurry photos. Give the orientation lock a try. You can then put the button to push near your thumb. When you have taken your shot, you can make use of the image editor for rotation of your images and/or videos.
Use tabs to multitask. Following a link or opening another page doesn’t mean you have to exit your current page. Hold your link rather than tapping it to see a menu of options. Then you can follow the new link in a brand new tab, and the current page stays open too.
You can multitask on the web browser using tabs. Following a link or opening another page doesn’t mean you have to exit your current page. If you hold your finger down on the link, as opposed to tapping it, you’ll be presented with an option menu. Next, open up the link with a new tab. This will let you keep the page you are on and open a new one.
Brightness can be altered depending on where you are. Tap your home button two times and swipe several times until the brightness setting appears. This setting will permit you to adjust the brightness of your screen.
When you use your iPad to read books, do your eyes tire easily? To remedy this, dim the screen’s brightness while you read. You can go to the setting for brightness and lower it in both the Settings and the application itself.
Use your iPad to enjoy music purchased from iTunes. You don’t even have to download all your songs again. Simply enable “Home Sharing” in iTunes and on your iPad. Next, go to the music app on your iPad and click “More. Then click on Shared. Everything is now set up for your listening pleasure.
There are many online communities for iPad users. There is lots to learn from experienced users of the device. This is a excellent time to share your knowledge of the iPad. These forums are also great for peer-to-peer tech support.
It is always wise to secure your iPad. You might lose it and people will have access to everything from your emails to your bank information.
You cannot go from day-to-day in the calendar function by swiping. The way to get from one date to the next is by using the bar located below the main calendar screen. The current date will be blue, allowing you to easily notice it.
Many people find the battery charge percentage on their screen annoying. Luckily, it can easily be removed from your screen. Navigate to Settings, select General, and find Usage. This is the location to turn off the icon. Do the reverse to turn it right back on.
Has taking a fast screenshot been something you have ever needed to do? Well, it’s really quite simple. Just use the sleep and home button at the same time. You may notice a flash; this is the screenshot being captured. Every screen shot saves automatically, so you need not worry about then saving them.
Control your notifications. Particularly, if your device is app-heavy, you probably get a lot of notifications throughout the day. To manage all of these alerts, just go to Notifications, which is located in Settings. That way, you are able to manage the apps that alert you and disable app notifications for those you don’t really use. That will help you be notified by whatever you find most important.
Just double-tap any text you want to copy on your iPad. Double tapping just selects one word, and you’d need to drag the little dots to select more words. Tap the text four times, you will copy the whole paragraph. That works for addresses, paragraphs and the URL bar.
Tap the Home button twice to view your currently running apps. Then click the application you want to use. To get back to where you were earlier you just do the same thing again.
Are you interesting in reading PDF files on the iPad? Just send them to your email and open them on the iPad using iBooks. You can also sync your computer’s PDFs and your iPad. There is a tab for books on your iTunes app.
Just in case your iPad ever gets lost, you should turn on the feature called “Find My iPad.” It shows you exactly where you can find your iPad. Although this may seem silly, you will appreciate doing this step if your iPad is ever stolen.
The iPad can sync up with any Apple Television. On your iPad you will see the Airplay icon. This icon informs you of what can be shown on your television. To view, simply tap the icon and it will be displayed on your TV.
Are you interested in using your iPad to access files in a PDF format? You need to send the PDF files to your email address so your iPad displays the open in iBooks function. You can add the files to iTunes in order to sync with your iPad.
You want to buy an external keyboard for your iPad. When you type a lot, be it in a texting app or word processing, this will make the job easier. External keyboards usually connect wirelessly with Bluetooth, and make typing much faster than the software keyboard the iPad typically uses.
There are millions of technology choices that we can make today. Choosing the iPad also means you need to continually update your own knowledge. Keep reading articles like this one to learn all you can.
Do you find it tedious to scroll when browsing the Internet on your iPad? To save a bit of time, you can tap the bar at the top of the page. You will move to the top which will avoid scrolling. This can be used for other apps also.