Those who have previously used the iPad know that it is one of the greatest inventions of all time. To truly get the most out of your device, you should take some time to get to know the things that it is able to perform. Read on further if you would like to understand the iPad on a deeper level.
Are you sick of your iPad asking you to become part of a Wi-Fi network? Then go to settings and eliminate the possibility. There is a selection in the Settings menu to disable Wi-Fi messages. Choose that and this will no longer pop up.
Using your iPad to watch films, play music and play games can significantly shorten the life of the battery. You can change the brightness on your screen to do this. You probably won’t even miss using the brightest setting.
Do you use Google calender? Would you like to incorporate it into your iPad calender? In the Mail tab, go to contacts, then calenders. You will see an option that lets you Add An Account. Tap the Other option that comes up. Choose “CalDAV” as the account type and type in your Google credentials. Next, leave settings and open the calender. You should have everything you need now.
Folders are now supported by the iPad’s iOS. To create a folder, you will need to place and hold a finger on the app until it begins to jiggle. Once it is jiggling, drag your finger and app to another icon and release. The folder that is created will be named with the category of the applications that are inside it. You can rename the folder, if you like.
It’s essential that you know how to treat your iPad. Never leave your iPad in your car or in direct sunlight. Exposure to heat will damage your battery. Keeping your iPad away from water is rule number two. Buy a type of padded cover to add protection to the iPad.
VPN networks allow for access to remote servers. The network tab is where you can change anything related to VPN connections. You are going to be prompted for both your username and the address of the server. If you are not sure what the server address is, you should contact the person who administrate the VPN network.
Are you worried about possibly losing your iPad? Enter Settings and then look at iCloud. Type in you personal Apple ID code and make sure the “Find My iPad” function is turned on. If you ever have the misfortune of losing the iPad, then hop onto iCloud.com.
If your iPad freezes, perform a soft reset to reboot your device. Just hold the power and home button at the same time and for a few seconds to do this. Wait for your iPad to reboot. To force close an app, just hold down the home button until it closes.
Use the following trick to quickly mute your iPad. Just press and hold the “volume down” key for two seconds. You can pull this off faster than trying to fumble with the volume button each time you want to mute. When ready for original volume level, simply hold the button down again.
Is a noisy app driving you nuts? Here is how to mute volume quickly: Press and hold the volume button. Your sound will be turned off fast. If you need to mute often, you can set your lock button to mute, too.
You can block mature content if your child has an iPad. Just click on settings and turn on parental controls. You can block mature films and anything else that is labeled adult and/or has bad language.
It is not necessary to tap on the camera icon to view your gallery. Simply swipe your finger to the right to see the most recent video or photo. Swipe left in a continuous motion to see prior photos.
For frequently used apps, you can access them much faster. Simply click the home button two times to have them all appear. This trick will save you time, versus scrolling through separate screens to find what you are looking for.
If you are worried about anyone trying to get into your phone and seeing all of your private information, you can set your password to erase all data after so many failed attempts. If they don’t get it right, the iPad is factory fresh again.
If you’re having issues figuring out how to use your iPad, sign up to an online forum. There are many online sites that can help you become a pro in no time. Introduce yourself and check out the forum archives for an amazing amount of useful information that will fast-track your iPad abilities.
Open new webpages using a new tab to keep your current webpage open. When you’re in the Safari browser, tap the link and hold it until the menu for options appears. In this menu, you’ll be able to get links opened in new tabs.
Most people hold an iPad on its sides when they take a photo. Sadly, this leads to blurry photos. To get around this issue, use the orientation lock instead. This will make it easier for you to hit the shutter button when you go to take a picture. Once you’ve captured the photo, the image editor can be used to rotate your images or videos.
Control your iPad’s screen brightness to extend the device’s battery life. This is really important if you expect anything important such as a message or email. To do this, double-click the Home button, swipe to the left and adjust the slide with the sun icon.
Determine whether you wish your lock key to just lock tablet orientation or mute sounds. Earlier iPads aren’t able to do this. You have this option if you are using iOS 4.3 or above. Holding down your iPad’s volume-down button also mutes the device.
Your iPad can listen to all your iTunes music. If you aren’t eager to download songs from your existing iTunes account, there is another option. Simply enable “Home Sharing” in iTunes and on your iPad. Then go to your music, click More, then Shared. All you have left to do is enjoy the music.
Lots of folks get annoyed by the battery charge icon on the screen. The removal process is actually incredibly easy! In general under settings, click on the usage function. Here, you can turn it off. Repeat the process to turn the icon back on.
Getting an iPad security feature is more important than you may think. You do not know when it may accidentally get lost, and it normally provides access to lots of secure data like phone numbers, addresses, emails and possibly bank information.
Is the iPad default search engine leaving you dissatisfied? You may change it to another. To access this feature open your Settings menu, click Safari and then click Search Engine. You can now change your search engine. There are several search engine options including Bing, Google and Yahoo.
Partcipate in online communities of iPad users. This can give you a lot of valuable information on your device. You can also give people pointers that they might not have picked up on their own. If you ever have problems with your iPad, a special forum like this can help you address your problems.
Show a PDF in one of two ways. You can email the PDF to yourself or place it into iTunes. Try them both out to see which method is best for your needs.
Do you ever have the urge to snap a quick screenshot of your display? Doing so is actually quite simple. Hold down the home and sleep buttons together. You’ll see a flash, and there’s your screen shot. These shots save automatically, reducing your worry that you will lose them.
Were you aware that the Google Maps app lets you use the feature “Street View?” Type in an address to get a red pin on the map you are viewing. Tap the pin and choose the person icon to load the street view.
It is easy to copy text on the iPad since all you do is simply double tap any given keyword. That being said, it’s difficult to copy an entire paragraph if you use this method. Four taps on the text will copy a whole paragraph for you. This works well for addresses, paragraphs and the URL bar.
It isn’t necessary to use the built in iPad keyboard. That is a great thing for people who have trouble with it. Buy a inexpensive Bluetooth keyboard instead to connect to your iPad. Doing this allows you to type easily, just as you would when using a laptop.
Would you like to see PDFs on your iPad? You can do this by emailing the file to yourself and selecting to send the file to iBooks. When a computer is not nearby, you have the ability to sync so that you can get it later.
Do you want to snap a screenshot fast? Doing so is actually quite simple. Tap Home and then Sleep/Wake. You’ll see a flash, which indicates you’ve just taken a screenshot. Screenshots are automatically save.
If your iPad’s volume buttons aren’t responding, you must check Settings, General, and Sounds. Set the Change with Buttons to On and the buttons will work. The volume slider can also help you change your volume more precisely.
Do you have scratches on your screen? While your iPad can handle some damage, if small scratches are appearing, you might want to place a protective cover on it. It keeps your iPad clean, safe from scratches and working for many years to come.
Does the notifications to join a Wi-Fi network annoy you? This is easy to turn off. Go to your Settings menu, and turn off the setting that asks if you want to join networks. It is not an issue, however, if joining another network is required. You can still join a network whenever you want, you just no longer have to deal with annoying, constant notifications.
When browsing the web with Safari, click the title window to go back to the beginning of the page. Most people end up scrolling up, but that takes a lot of time. Pushing the title window isn’t difficult and lets you get more accomplished in a shorter period of time.
PDFs are something that have been improved with the iPad. One way is to view it in iBooks after emailing the files directly to your email. If you use the book tab that is in the iTunes app, you can sync your PDFs with the iPad.
Before showing another person how to use Safari, be sure to double-check your iPad history. You do not want to open up the browser and have it show something to others that you would much rather keep private. The Safari browser will automatically load up whatever page you visited last, so be aware of this before giving your iPad to someone else.
If in Safari, you can click the apex of the title window to return to the beginning of any page. Sometimes scrolling just takes too long. This is a good way to browse through a page before going back to the main menu of the site to find more information.
It is quite simple to share podcasts you enjoy with your family and friends. You don’t even have to stop the playback! Simply push in the Email button when you’re listening to the podcast. Your iPad will then show a screen where you can choose who to send it to and it will be quickly on its way.
If you own both an iPad and an Apple TV device, you can tether your iPad to your TV. You can make anything appear on the TV in mere seconds, may it be a slideshow or video, by using the Airplay icon on the iPad.
You may be full of awe and wonder the first time you use an iPad. If you are trying to incorporate an iPad into your life, it’s very helpful to spend some time understanding all that it can do. By using what you learned, you can take full advantage of all your iPad has to offer.
You should erase the history if you do not want anyone to see it. You should not open your browser and have it display some kind of compromising picture. Your browser will automatically load the most recent page you visited; therefore, it’s a good idea to always navigate to another website after viewing a private one.