Anyone who has ever used an iPad knows what a powerful, yet intuitive and elegant device it is. A little time spent doing some research will teach you a lot about maximizing the use of your iPad. Keep reading for advice on how to make your iPad experience better.
You can now use folders on the iOS iPad. To create a folder, move an app and put it on top one. This will create a folder with both apps. You can change the name to better describe the apps within.
The iPad’s iOS supports folders now. To start, hold your finger over and app until it jiggles. Then drag the jiggling app onto another icon and let go. The result will be a folder containing both of your apps together. Also, you can rename the folder to increase your level of personalization.
Keep up with your spending on apps. When you have this device, it can be easy to pay a lot of money, just because it stores your payment details and you can easily click to buy. Keep close tabs on this, or you will surely regret it!
A soft reset is the perfect reboot for a frozen iPad. Hold down both the power and home buttons for a few seconds. Your device will then restart. To force close an app, just hold down the home button until it closes.
When accessing a remote server, your iPad uses a VPN network. The VPN feature on an iPad can be activated by entering the network section of the settings menu. You will be asked to provide a server address and a username. If you lack the server address, ask a network administrator.
Did you accidentally start an app that is noisy? Press and hold the button used to turn down the volume, and the device will mute automatically. The lock button can be turned into a mute button as well.
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.
Everyone should know how to best take care of their very valuable iPad. Keeping it away from the sun’s damaging rays is rule number one, and never leave it in a hot car. Heat degrades battery performance. Also, never put the iPad in a place in which liquids may damage it. You should buy a cover that is padded to provide further protection for the device.
Unless you have a lot of time to recharge your iPad, avoid using an iPhone charger. All iPhone chargers uses only 5 watts, while an iPad charger uses 10 watts. The iPhone charger will take much longer to fully charge your iPad. Instead, use the charging cables that came with your iPad.
It is possible to change your search engine from Google. Go to the Settings menu, choose Safari and then choose Search Engine. This lets you change to Yahoo or Bing.
When you get your iPad it is set to only show the first two lines of any given message in the preview mode. This can often help to see content before opening the email. Navigate to Settings and select Mail. Then click on Contacts, then click Calendar and then finally select Preview Mail Options so that you can see more at one time.
Since getting an iPad costs quit a bit of money, you’d be wise to take great care of it. You can use a clear cover to protect your screen. This thin protective sheet provides additional protection for the oil-resistant coating on the iPad’s screen. When cleaning an iPad screen. try using a very soft cloth that is barely dampened with water. Never clean your iPad with a glass cleaner or all purpose cleaner.
Access your Google calendar easily by adding it to your contacts on the mail tab. Then just Add An Account, choosing Other. Choose “CalDAV” as the account type and type in your Google credentials. Click the home button to exit the settings menu and enter your calendar application. You should all be there.
Do you dislike when you surf with your iPad and can’t tell what will happen with a hyperlink? There is a way to get around this that’s simple. Since hovering over a word isn’t possible, you’ll need to press and hold the hyperlinked word. A popup that shows the link’s URL will appear.
It’s essential that you know how to treat your iPad. Try to move your device out of the sun and heat, as this can cause burnout. The battery life can be cut short by exposure to heat. Keeping your iPad away from water is rule number two. Use a covering to prevent liquid from getting into your iPad.
Sync your pages with iTunes and share your documents with a PC or Mac. It is now easier than ever to share documents, and you can integrate your work with all types of computers through iTunes. This is actually the best way to access the PDFs stored on your iPad.
To copy and paste quickly on your iPad, tap the text and hold it down while choosing Select. Once you’ve done this, you’ll need to press ‘copy’, go to a different app, and press and hold again. Click Paste. For a whole paragraph, you will have to tap four times.
Most of the time, you will hold your device on the edges when you take photographs. Doing this will make the shutter button move, and you will be unsteady when you take the photograph. Try using the lock for orientation. That way, your shutter button is easily reachable. You can edit your image or videos after recording them.
Do not dismiss the iPad’s cloud function if you are always connected online. You can use it to store documents, photos and other information to save on space on your iPad. Make sure you store your most critical items on the cloud as well as the device.
Tabs are a great multitasking tool. Following a link or opening another page doesn’t mean you have to exit your current page. 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.
Try to sync all of your pages with your iTunes and then you can share it with any operating system. It’s easy to share your documents and being able to interact with virtually any computer through iTunes cannot be beaten. In addition, you can send your PDF documents through email and download them via a remote system.
You can use iPad to listen to iTunes. If you have songs in your iTunes account and do not wish to download these again, there is an easy answer to this. Simply go to the Home Sharing tab in your iTunes, as well as your iPad. Next, go to the music app on your iPad and click “More. Then click on Shared. Enjoy!
The lock key can either lock orientation or mute the tablet. Please note, early iPad versions don’t have this feature. If you have not yet upgraded, you should download the iOS 4.3 version as soon as possible. You can also mute your iPad by pressing on the volume down button.
You will notice that the calendar option on the iPad does not permit swiping. Instead, select the date from the navigation bar. Today’s date will be colored blue and easily recognizable.
Your battery will last longer if you reduce the brightness of your screen. This is good to know if you need to save your battery because you are expecting an email. Decrease the brightness by double tapping the Home icon.
There are two ways you can view PDFs on the iPad. You can email the PDF to yourself or place it into iTunes. Either way works well, so try both and see which you prefer.
You do not have to do this if you are in a different place, this is why you can do it this way. Just hit the Home button two times and swipe to the brightness adjuster. This will allow you to manually adjust the brightness to fit your surroundings.
Copying text on an iPad is easy, as all you have to do is just double tap a given keyword. That said, copying large amounts of text this way can be a pain. Tap your editable, chosen text and that will copy the entire paragraph. This works for all forms of text.
Music through iTunes is great option to install on your iPad. If you currently have iTunes on another device, such as your phone or an iPod, you do not have to download iTunes a second time to hear the same songs on your iPad. This can be done through enabling “Home Sharing.” The last step is going to the shared area of your Music app to play them. All you have left to do is enjoy the music.
You should make sure, should you lose the iPad, you can use the “Find My iPad” app. You can find your iPad’s location from your home computer. Although this may seem silly, you will appreciate doing this step if your iPad is ever stolen.
Many people out there think that the battery charge screen display is annoying. The removal process is actually incredibly easy! All that has to be done is getting into your settings menu, tapping general, and usage after that. In this area of the menus, you can easily turn the icon On or Off instantly. Follow these steps if you later want to turn it back on.
Do you need to look at a PDF file on your iPad? If so, then email yourself the PDF files so that your iPad will open it via the iBooks function. Additionally, you can sync your PDFs and your iPad in the iTunes app.
Did you know you could take screenshots with your iPad? Just depress the HOME button followed by the SLEEP/WAKE button. You will then hear a click and see a small flash. That tells you the photo has been snapped. Screen captures are saved to your photo reel, and are treated just like any other picture so you can export and email them.
There are a few easy ways to extend the life of your iPad’s battery. Do not let it sit in a hot space, particularly in a car. Lower that screen brightness whenever you can. Airplane mode is perfect for times that don’t require Internet access. Keeping Push disabled also helps. Check calendars and email manually instead.
There are two simple methods for viewing a PDF on your iPad. 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. Use both methods so you can determine which one is best for you, or make use of both as you see fit.
If you are using the Safari web browser and want to return to the beginning of a page, just click the top of the title window. If you did not know this little trick, you likely spend a lot of energy scrolling through webpages. Tapping the window takes less time and speeds up productivity.
You may be full of awe and wonder the first time you use an iPad. If you think this is something you will use every day, do take the time to learn more about what it can do for you. If you apply the information above, the necessary skills for an enjoyable iPad experience are yours.
You should erase the history if you do not want anyone to see it. You would hate to start the browser only to reveal something you would not want others to see. This browser will load up whatever page you looked at last, so pick out a page that you won’t be ashamed to show someone else.