Technology Got You Down? Check Out These IPad Tips

You’ve bought your new iPad and are ready to dive in, but you may be struggling with some tasks since it’s new to you. It’s more than just a gaming system! Your iPad is capable of so much. Get going with the process of learning by reading this piece now.

Folders are available in today’s iOS. To create a folder, move an app and put it on top one. This will combine the applications that you have into a single folder. You can easily rename this folder.

The iOS on the iPad now supports folders. To utilize this feature, tap the app you want to until it begins to shake, then drag it where you want to drop it. Doing this creates a folder, categorizing both apps. Then, you can rename the folder.

Keep up with your spending on apps. When you own an iPad, it is incredibly easy to run up a large itunes bill due to the fact that itunes stores your credit card details and buying apps only involves a few clicks. You should monitor the spending and limit the time to a strict deadline.

Accessing the running apps is easy. Just double-click the Home button, and all the apps that are running will display at the bottom of the screen. Tapping on an app in this bar will allow you to easily switch focus to that particular app. Just swipe downward on your screen to remove this bar.

A soft reset is the perfect reboot for a frozen iPad. Simultaneously hold down the Power and Home buttons for several seconds. Doing this properly will restart the device. If you would rather just close down the application that you are in, push down on the home button instead.

If you’ve got a frozen iPad, do a soft reset which will reboot the device. Just hold the power and home button at the same time and for a few seconds to do this. This will cause the device to restart. To close an application, click the home button and hold it.

If constant barrages of Wi-Fi notifications are making you crazy, make some adjustments in “settings.” There is an option labeled Ask to Join Networks. Pick that option, and you will not see notifications any longer.

You do not need to tap the small camera roll icon found in the bottom left corner to look at a picture or video you have just taken. Just swipe your finger to the right to find the video or picture you just took. Simply wipe to the left in order to check out older pictures or videos.

It can be irritating for your iPad to chime every time you get an email. This can be turned off! Under general in settings, you can alter the sounds. Select Sounds below the General tab. You can shut off the new mail alert or reduce its level.

Do not use the charger for your iPhone on your iPad if you do not have a lot of time. The iPad has a totally different wattage than the iPhone (10 watts compared to 5 watts). The iPhone charger will take much longer to fully charge your iPad. Instead, just use the charger that came with the iPad.

You can add Google Calendar to your calendar app by going to Mail/Contacts/Calendars. You will see an option that lets you Add An Account. Tap the Other option that comes up. Tap on the CalDAV Account and then just enter the information for Google. Then navigate out of settings and click on the calendar application. Everything you need should be right there!

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There is a safeguard to losing your iPad in place. Simply open Settings, then iCloud. Add your account’s Apple ID and turn on the app. This way, if your iPad does get lost, all you have to do is visit

If you would like to include your Google Calender on your iPad’s calender app, go to mail, then contacts and then calenders. Select Add an Account and tap the Other one. Select Add CalDAV Account and then insert your Google credentials. You can then exit the settings and access the calender through the app. You should all be there.

Here’s a quick trick to mute your iPad sound. Simply hold down the ‘volume down’ button for two seconds. That’s faster than adjusting the volume repeatedly. When you want to restore the volume, simply hold down the button again.

It is not necessary to click on your bookmarks icon to access your favorite websites from your iPad. Well you can turn on the bookmarks bar permanently and eliminate this problem. Go to Settings, Safari, Always Show the Bookmarks Bar, and select On.

Set up phone numbers and emails for FaceTime. FaceTime will already have one of your email addresses in it (the one you used to register your device), but putting in more is a possibility. If there are more emails or even phone numbers where you want FaceTime to recognize, you can set them up in the settings area of the iPad.

Wouldn’t you like to track a lost iPad? Enter Settings and then look at iCloud. Locate ‘Find My iPad’ at the bottom of your screen and enter your Apple ID. When your iPad disappears, you’ll be able to track it on

You can listen to music on you iPad, and you can listen to podcasts, too. These are short (or sometimes long) audio clips on a variety of topics. Podcasts are a great alternative to the standard radio hits and talk show drivel. There are many different stations and topics that you have to choose from.

You can mute your sound quickly on your iPad. The original iPad did not have a mute button. Previously, you could use the lock switch to either mute the audio or lock the orientation. On a current iPad, simply press the volume down button and hold it.

Decide whether you want the lock key to lock the orientation of your tablet or mute the sound. The early iPad’s cannot perform this function. You have this option if you are using iOS 4.3 or above. Another way to shut off the sound quickly is to hold the volume down button for a couple seconds.

Easily access running apps. Press home twice and the bar will appear. This can save you lots of time.

Differing environments mean variable need for brightness settings, which is exactly why Apple gives you the controls to adjust things. Tap your home button two times and swipe several times until the brightness setting appears. Doing so lets you change the brightness for the ambiance.

If you’re connected to the web all the time, then you’re probably going to enjoy the cloud function the iPad offers. You can use the cloud to store files and information so that you leave your iPad storage free and clear. It is important that you back up your most important documents by storing them on both your iPad device and cloud.

It is easy to obtain a screenshot from your iPad. Just push both the Home and Sleep button together. You will see the screen flash then you will hear a click. This lets you know that you’ve successfully taken the photo. Screenshots automatically go into your photo gallery.

To help extend your iPad’s battery life turn down the screen’s brightness. This is really important if you expect anything important such as a message or email. To turn down screen brightness, try double-tapping your Home icon and looking for the sun icon.

When you use your iPad to read books, do your eyes tire easily? Remedy this by adjusting the brightness level of the screen. This can be done in the Settings app or in the e-book app itself.

Your iPad is a great tool for listening to 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. Select your iPad Music icon, go to More and, finally, tap Shared. Now you can start listening.

Does the Google search on your iPad leave you dissatisfied? You are able to switch it with something else. From the Settings menu, choose Safari and then choose Search Engine. This will show you a list of search engines to select from. You can choose between Bing, Yahoo and Google.

Are you sick of sore eyes from reading books on the iPad? You may fix that by turning down the brightness of the screen as you read. To lower screen brightness, either go to iPad Settings or use the iBook app’s brightness control.

Have ever needed to take a screenshot? It is not that difficult at all. Press down on the home button, and then also press down on sleep/wake. You’ll see a flash, which indicates you’ve just taken a screenshot. Every screen shot will be saved automatically so you’re not going to have to think about saving it later.

Join an iPad forum online. It’s possible to learn a lot from people who are using the iPad in many different kinds of ways. Also, if you know any shortcuts, you can post them on these communities to help others. It is especially helpful for finding solutions to any problems you may have with your iPad.

Be sure to set up “Find My iPad” so that you can find the iPad if you misplace it. 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.

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Does your iPad contain personal information? If so, then ensure that you backup your iPad in case you lose it or someone steals it. The iPad also contains a feature allowing you to erase all personal data if an unauthorized user attempts to hack into it. Look for Password Lock in the Settings menu, and have it set to erase all data when your password is entered incorrectly 10 times.

Would you prefer not to use Google with your iPad? Simply try selecting a different search engine. Click on Settings, then Safari and finally Search Engine. Choose your new search engine from the list. You can choose between Bing, Yahoo and Google.

If you find that the volume buttons on the side of your iPad aren’t doing anything, you’ll need to go to Settings, General and then Sounds. Your Change with Buttons option must be On. The volume slider helps adjust your volume as well.

There are two ways to show a PDF. Send it to yourself through email on your device or open it up in iTunes. Give both methods a shot and see which one fits into your life bests. It may even be the case that using a combination of both methods works for you.

Ensure you are regularly checking your iPad’s history prior to allowing others to handle your iPad. You would hate for someone to see a website that you intended to remain private. If you don’t want people seeing what you look at, be sure to clear your history.

Did you ever consider connecting your iPad and television? You can if you get the right adapter. The adapter is called a VGA adapter, and is made by Apple, or you can look for a digital AV adapter. Either will do the job for you.

Are you aware you can simply add Google Calendar information on the Calendar app? This can be done through the Contacts tab under “Mail” in settings. Add an account by clicking, then tap on Other. Choose the Add CalDAV option, and then you can input your account information.

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It is easy to download photos from a camera onto the iPad. You just need to take the camera’s SD card and place it into the iPad’s own reader. This will turn your SD card into a storage disk, allowing you to work on your documents or pictures without having to install them.

Your iPad supports the Street View option of Google Maps. Do a search so a red pin appears on your map. Simply tap the pin and then choose the human icon to load up Street View.

Keep in mind that it is not necessary to access a power outlet in order to charge up your tablet. A USD input is the only thing that you will require. Therefore, you can be as mobile as possible and charge your device from your laptop.

Having read this article, you can now take full advantage of all that your iPad has to offer. It really is amazing how much the iPad can do. Keep learning more, and make sure you keep up with what is trending. There is always something new to find in the iPad ecosystem to keep you on the cutting edge.

Add a period when your are typing. Double tap the space bar when you finish a sentence. Double tapping the button will create a space and full stop. This “full stop” is an excellent shortcut that saves time and energy during long essays or documents.