The iPad has an extraordinary amount of uses, and there is not a doubt that it is a pretty amazing piece of technology. But, if you really want to get the most from your iPad, you will need some solid information and insider tricks. By following these tips, you will quickly become proficient.
You can now create folders with your iPad’s iOS. Just tap an app and hold it until it wiggles, then drag it over the app you wish to pair it with. This will create a folder that holds both apps with a name that describes the category the apps fall under. You can easily rename your folder.
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. Make sure you monitor the amount of money you spend with your iPad.
A VPN lets you get access to remote servers. If this is something that you need to do, just go to Settings, click Network, and then turn the VPN feature on. Then, you’ll need to put in a username and your server address. Speak with a member of the network administration team to assist if you cannot do this.
Do you get perturbed when your iPad wants you to go on the WiFi available? This feature can be turned off in your settings. If you don’t want to be prompted again, just select Wi-Fi and the final page option to turn it off.
Do you get irked each time you get a message from your iPad wanting to know if you want to join a new wifi network that it has just picked up? You’re able to turn off this feature through the settings menu. Open the Wi-Fi tab of the settings menu and choose the last item in the list that appears if you don’t wish to receive network prompts.
You can change your setting so that you are no longer asked whether or not you are interested in joining a Wi-Fi network. There is an opportunity for you to turn this off. Choose that and you’ll quit getting bothered by the invites that are incoming.
You can reboot your iPad when it freezes by doing a soft reset. To do so, hold the power button and home button simultaneously for several seconds. Doing this properly will restart the device. If you need to close an app, press only the home button during a few seconds.
There are alternatives to viewing pictures if you do not want to click on the camera roll icon. All you have to do is swipe the screen right and your video or picture will appear. You can look at previous pictures by going left.
You can change your setting so that you are no longer asked whether or not you are interested in joining a Wi-Fi network. There is a tab you can select to stop your iPad from asking you to join networks. Turn that off, and you won’t see invitations any more.
To get a copy of the user’s manual, download one for free. It is the Apple policy to provide minimal paper and give you the choice of downloading a manual or not.
Most tablet users do not enjoy typing on their device, even though they eventually get used to it. The iPad actually has a speech recognition function. To access this, hit the Home icon twice, then choose the small microphone in this menu. After you finish speaking, push the icon once more to see text.
Use shortcuts to make sending messages a breeze. If you double tap the space bar, you’ll get a period followed by a space, for example. That removes the need for you to manually do this, and you have more time to message friends.
The iPad’s default setting shows two lines of every email prior to it being opened. If you would rather see more before you open it, there is an option. Go to the Settings and then tap on Mail. Then click on Contacts, then click Calendar and then finally select Preview Mail Options so that you can see more at one time.
Set up your FaceTime emails and phone numbers. By default, FaceTime on your iPad will include the email that you set the iPad up with, but you can add more. If you want additional emails or phone number to be recognized by FaceTime, you can use the settings are of your iPad to add them.
If you want to sync your Google and iPad calendars, go to Mail, Contact then Calendars. Switch to Add An Account and then tap the Other button. Tap on the CalDAV Account and then just enter the information for Google. Then exit the settings appplication. Next, tap your calendar app. Your information should now be there!
It is easy to access running applications quickly. Just double click the “home” button, and you will see them all along the bottom of your current screen. The easy tip will save you quite a bit of time scrolling through pages and pages of apps trying to find the one you are looking for.
Does the battery charge icon distract you on your iPad screen? If you want, you have the power to turn that off. To turn off, simply enter the Settings menu. Go to your General settings and locate Usage. Under this menu, you can easily switch off your battery percentage display.
You can use the copy and paste feature on your iPad. Tap on the text and hold to copy. Next choose select for the text you would like to copy. Press again to highlight the text, and then press Copy. Simply tap, hold and select paste to apply the highlighted text.
You might never use all of the apps on your iPad. The catch is that not all of the pre-loaded apps can be deleted. 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. This will allow you to focus on what you do use much more.
You can change your search engine default easily. Visit your settings, pick “Safari,” and then open up “Search Engine.” You can use alternatives like Bing or Yahoo instead of Google.
Use tabs to do many different things in your browser at once. You need not leave the site you’re on because you wish to follow through to another link. Holding the link will bring you to the options menu. Then you can open it in a brand new tab, which will not cause your current page to close.
If you lose the iPad, do you want to know how to find it? Go to your Settings and tap on iCloud. Then type your Apple ID. Choose the option to “Find my iPad.” When you do this, you will simply need to go to iCloud.com to find your iPad if it goes missing.
Join an online forum for iPad users. The people in these communities may provide you with helpful information. You can also give others information about uses you have found for the iPad. If you’re having any problems using your iPad, you should be able to find solutions on one of these forums.
The calender doesn’t let you go from one calendar day to another by just swiping it. Try using the navigation bar near the bottom of your screen to pick the date you wish to view. The date is the one that is spelled out in blue font.
You can change the settings on your child’s iPad to block mature content, so you will not have to worry about them having access to unsuitable sites. Go to settings and choose the setting that allows you to control mature content. You can restrict mature content, including anything that has nudity or bad language.
There are two ways you can view PDFs on the iPad. It is possible to sync PDFs to your iPad using the iTunes app. Also, you can send PDFs to your iPad’s email. Try both ways and see which ones works best for you.
Set up FaceTime with your phone numbers and emails. You can add as many emails as you wish. Go to the settings of your iPad and add the email addresses and phone numbers you want to see on FaceTime.
Your Google maps has a feature that allows for street view. Search for an address. A red pin will appear on your map. You should then tap on the pin and select the red and white icon of a person that appears and the Street View feature will load.
Most people find it helpful to hold the iPad along its sides whenever they are taking pictures. This will cause the shutter to move slightly and could potentially rattle when attempting to snap a picture. Consider setting the orientation lock. The shutter button will be easy to reach with your thumb. Snap the picture and use the editor afterwards to edit the media to your liking.
Do you notice that your screen is getting badly scratched? Although your iPad can sustain lots of damage, whenever you notice tiny scratches, then you should probably put on a screen protector. This gives your iPad some protection, but it also prevents miniature cuts on your fingers.
Adjusting the brightness of your screen can help you extend the life of your iPad’s battery. This can give you the battery longevity that you require and need. Decrease the brightness by double tapping the Home icon.
Be sure to set your phone up so that its Find My iPad function is always running. This tells you the precise location of your iPad and gives you the option of deleting sensitive material contained on your device. You might think it is a hassle, but it can help you recover a lost iPad.
One of the great things about your iPad is the ability to listen to music through iTunes. If you already have an iTunes account and songs in it, and don’t want to download them again, you have an easy solution. Simply go to the Home Sharing tab in your iTunes, as well as your iPad. Then click More and Shared in your iPad’s music app. Then enjoy your music!
Are your sound buttons not working? Check your sound settings in Settings, General, Sounds. Be certain to select Change With Buttons and click this setting to On. This will enable your volume buttons. There is also a volume slider here where you can fine-tune the volume.
Notifications can be controlled. If you’re using many apps, you’ll be seeing many alerts. Go to Settings/Notifications to control them. That way, you are able to manage the apps that alert you and disable app notifications for those you don’t really use. You can customize which alerts you will be shown using this feature, as well as how often alerts are shown.
Did you know that Google Calendar is able to be integrated with the Calendar app? This can be done through the Contacts tab under “Mail” in settings. Click to add an account and then press Other. Click on Add CalDAV Account before putting your Google log-in there.
Your iPad is easily capable of taking a screenshot. Press the two buttons on the top and bottom to accomplish this. The screen will flash and you’ll hear a click. This means you have taken a screenshot. The shot will appear in the Photos app where it can be emailed or viewed.
The main advantage of the iPad is that it is user-friendly. This is a single button, along with the touch screen. Play around with your iPad to get a general feel for the device. It’s actually quite intuitive.
If you need to read a PDF on your iPad, there are two ways to do it. Either place the PDF inside iTunes and sync it with the iPad, or send an email to yourself on your iPad. Try both methods and perhaps you could use iTunes to access PDFs at home and send emails to yourself when you cannot access your home computer.
You might need to use parental controls for your iPad if it is a family device. Go to General settings tab and select “enable restrictions” to ban access to mature content. Just remember that parental attention is still a good idea if your young ones use an iPad to get on the Internet.
The iPad has changed how we use technologies every day. It often seems as though an iPad is capable of anything. If you think the iPad is already useful, imagine what other things you can accomplish with it. The sky is the limit.
Don’t forget your tablet needs a power outlet for charging. You can charge your iPad with another device through a USB connection. So, you can charge your iPad from your netbook or laptop at any time.