Your iPad is extremely useful, but perhaps you haven’t realized its full potential. You will become more comfortable with your iPad once you know more. By reading this article, you’ll learn how to properly use your iPad.
You can easily access all running apps on an iPad. Just push the Home button twice in succession to show an icon for each running app. It is easy to switch to an app by tapping it on the bar. When you no longer want to see it, swipe downwards to eliminate the bar from your screen.
Folders are available in today’s iOS. 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. Doing this will create a new folder, and inside you will be able to access either app, and it will automatically be named by category. If you would like to name the folder yourself, that can be done as well.
Did you accidentally launch a loud application? Press volume down for a few seconds to mute quickly. The lock orientation can also be configured to mute your device.
It isn’t necessary to click the camera in the bottom to see the picture. Simply swipe your finger to the right to see the most recent video or photo. Swipe toward the left and your previous pictures will appear.
Want a manual for your iPad? You’ll have to download it. The Apple company is fond of minimalism, and they prefer consumers download manuals rather than print a hardcopy one out for every product that they sell.
When your password is entered 10 times, your iPad erases – is this a function you’d like to turn on? If someone can’t figure out the password after 10 tries, all the data on your phone will be erased.
Open new webpages using a new tab to keep your current webpage open. While surfing using Safari, simply tap the link and hold it until a pop-up menu appears. This menu gives you the option that will allow you to open a new link.
You can access your Google Calendar in the Calendar app on the iPad by choosing, “Mail,” “Contacts,” and “Calendars” under the Settings menu. Then just Add An Account, choosing Other. Hit Add CalDAv Account and punch in all of your Google information. Next, leave the settings area and hit your calendar application. Now, all you need ought to be there!
Hate having to view your iPad’s battery charge percentage? If, so you can turn it off. Go to Settings. Locate the Usage setting under the General settings. Here, you can turn off the battery percentage indicator if it bothers you.
A great way to keep pages open is to open new pages in a new tab. While surfing using Safari, simply tap the link and hold it until a pop-up menu appears. A pop-up menu will appear. One of the options allows you to launch a new tab with that link.
If you lose the iPad, do you want to know how to find it? Just go to your iPad’s Settings and then click on iCloud. Add your unique Apple ID and select “Find My iPad” at the screen’s bottom. When you do this, you will simply need to go to iCloud.com to find your iPad if it goes missing.
Is clicking the Bookmarks button driving you nuts? You can eliminate this annoyance by turning the bookmarks bar on permanently. Search out Safari within the Settings menu. Change the Always Show Bookmarks to On and you’re done.
If your child will be using your iPad and you don’t want them seeing mature content, you can change your settings so these items become blocked. In settings, you can adjust the level of mature content your child can see. It is possible to block adult material.
Would you like the ability to locate your iPad should it go missing? In Settings, you will find an option that says iCloud. Type in you personal Apple ID code and make sure the “Find My iPad” function is turned on. Now if you lose your iPad, all you need to do to find it is go to iCloud.com.
Do you find it annoying when you’re surfing with your iPad and have no clue where hyper-linked words lead? There is an answer. Since you’re not able to hover over words like on a computer, touching and holding the word will work. The hyperlink’s URL will be shown.
If you bought an iPad for a younger child and don’t want him or her to access certain things, make sure your settings are set to block mature content. This can be done through the settings on your iPad. This blocks anything that is for a mature audience.
A double click on the iPad Home button will display all apps that are currently in use. That will give you a bar that includes all the running apps, and you can access them by pressing on the icon in the bar. This will help you to compartmentalize all of your applications.
If you want to copy text quickly, just press and hold the text to be copied. Next, choose copy and go into the field that you want the text. You can then paste. To do an entire paragraph, simply tap four times.
You might not believe that you have to do it, but giving your iPad security features is always a good idea. You might lose it and people will have access to everything from your emails to your bank information.
Do not dismiss the iPad’s cloud function if you are always connected online. Use the cloud to store things without taking up valuable space on the device itself. You can store your important documents both on your device and on the cloud.
Some people don’t want to know how much charge remains in their iPad’s battery. Fortunately, there is a way to easily remove this feature. Navigate to Settings, select General, and find Usage. Here you can disable it. If you decide you want it back at a later date, simply repeat the process.
Your new iPad comes preloaded with a lot of apps that you might not wish to use. Many of these apps cannot be deleted. Simply put all these apps into one folder, and keep the folder away from where you will see it often. That allows you to concentrate on what you want.
You can control all of the notifications you receive. If tons of applications are on your device, you probably deal with lots of notifications. These can be changed under notifications, which is found in settings. You can use this to manage the different applications and turn off the alerts for those that aren’t needed. Then you only get useful notifications.
A screenshot is something that you can take on your iPad device. Press the Home button followed by the Sleep/Wake button. You will then hear a click and see a small flash. This means a screenshot is taken. Your screenshots are automatically saved and located in your Photos gallery.
It is natural to hold the sides of the iPad when taking a photo. Holding the sides will make the shutter button move and ruin your picture. Try using the orientation lock. This allows the shutter button to easily be reached with your thumb. Once you take the picture, utilize image editor for rotating your pictures or videos.
If you read books through your iPad, then your eyes will likely get tired, especially if the brightness setting is too bright. You can fix this by lowering the brightness of your screen when you read. 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.
To help extend your iPad’s battery life turn down the screen’s brightness. This can really help if you’re expecting important messages while traveling. To decrease your screen’s brightness, double tap the Home icon and look for the icon that looks like a sun.
There are two ways to view a PDF. Send it to yourself through email on your device or open it up in iTunes. Try both to see which is easier for you to use or use each method as you need.
Use your iPad’s security features wisely. It is impossible to know when you might lose an iPad accidentally or to theft.
To switch between apps as quickly as possible, click on Home two times. This will show all apps that are currently running. Then you just need to choose the app that you were looking for instead of scrolling through all the screen. To switch back to the previous app, just do the same thing again.
Become a part of the iPad community online. You can learn a great deal from people who use this tool in different ways. It is a great way for you to give back to the community too! Forums are a great way to solve iPad problems as well.
Have you ever thought about connecting an iPad to a TV so you can watch your favorite videos on a big screen? You can do so by using an adapter that you can purchase separately. You want either Apple’s VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter. Both will work out just fine.
If you need to access one of the apps that you have running, all you need to do is double-click on the Home button. They will then appear at the bottom of your screen. Tap your desired app, and there you go. To get back to the application you were using previously, you just repeat the process.
Just in case your iPad ever gets lost, you should turn on the feature called “Find My iPad.” This feature will locate your iPad and let you delete information as needed remotely. It may seem annoying now, however you will be grateful if the iPad is ever lost.
Are you interested in connecting the iPad to the TV so you can watch the content on a bigger screen? You can do so by using an adapter that you can purchase separately. A digital AV adapter will do the trick and so will an Apple VGA adapter. These devices will work perfectly.
Does the notifications to join a Wi-Fi network annoy you? You can stop this annoyance for good. In Wi-Fi under settings, get rid of the feature that prompts you to add or join networks. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that this means you can’t voluntarily join a network. This will only eliminate the notifications that you will get.
It isn’t necessary to use the built in iPad keyboard. It can be pretty hard to type on a small keyboard projected on your screen. Just buy a BlueTooth keyboard for use with iPad. These keyboards will make it feel like you are using a laptop keyboard.
Do you have problems scrolling when you’re searching the web? You can save quite a bit of time by just tapping the bar in the title area of the page, which sends you right back to the page’s top. This works with other applications as well.
Do you want to take quick screenshots? Doing so is actually quite simple. Press home and then press the sleep/wake button. You will see a flash, and the screenshot will have been taken. Your iPad conveniently saves all screen shots automatically.
Every iPad needs a screen protector. Screen protectors are just pieces of clear plastic used to protect the screen on your iPad. 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.
Double tap the word you’d like to copy, it’s as simple as that! It will be difficult to copy entire paragraphs this way, though. To do this, tap the text 4 times, on it should have copied the whole paragraph. You can also use this method for the web address bar.
Although the iPad is strong, try not to get water on it. Obviously, using it in the bathtub is off-limits, but you should also avoid using it in the rain or in extremely humid areas like a sauna. Doing so can quickly damage your tablet.
You should now know much more about using the iPad. This device is portable, powerful and full of resources. When you are using your iPad again, remember these tips.
There is more contemporary way for you to share photos with others. Don’t write up an email and attach the photo. Go to the photos, choose the one you wish to share, then click that arrow in the top-right corner, and select “email photo” for a simpler way to send it.