There is no denying that an iPad is an amazing tool. It allows you to type, record yourself, draw things, and basically whatever you want. However, if you don’t know how, you’ll never do all these things. Keep reading to get tips for iPad owners that want to get the most out of it.
Shortcuts are a great feature to install to save time and reduce stress. One example is double tapping space to add a period. That way, it will not be necessary to do it manually, and you will have additional time to transmit messages to people you know.
If you use your iPad all the time to watch movies, listen to music and play games, the battery is not going to last very long. By tweaking the brightness of your iPad screen, you can make the battery last longer. In most cases, there is no need to keep the maximum brightness level to read, surf the Internet or tinker with apps.
Does it seem like a pain to tap on the bookmarks icon every time you want to access your favorite websites? Well, you’re able to keep the bookmarks bar on forever if you want to rid yourself of this problem. Start with Settings, then choose Safari. You will see an option for always showing your bookmarks bar. Enable it to the On position.
Keep your bill under control by tracking the amount you spend on iPad apps. It’s very common for iPad users to run up large bills buying music and apps. So, it’s important to keep your eye on what you’re spending.
It is easy to get a screenshot of a page displayed on the iPad. To pull this off, just hold down both the “Home” and “Sleep” button simultaneously. This takes a screenshot and automatically saves it with your stored photos.
If you are tired of being prompted to join various Wi-Fi networks, change your settings. You can go to the tab to opt out of joining a network. This will reduce the frustration that you face with your iPad.
Establish FaceTime telephone numbers and email addresses. Your iPad default sets your FaceTime to include your initial email address, but you can set it up for more. Go to the settings area on your iPad and set up your FaceTime for numbers and emails.
You can copy and paste easily. Just hold the text and choose Select. Then you will choose copy and go to another application, then press and hold again. This will allow a menu to come up and then paste. When you want to copy an entire paragraph, just give it four good taps.
If you want to charge your iPad quickly, avoid using an iPhone charger. All iPhone chargers uses only 5 watts, while an iPad charger uses 10 watts. You will not be able to charge your iPad as quickly if you are using your iPhone charger. It’s wise to only use the charger that came with the iPad.
Are you afraid that the link you are about to click on in Safari is inappropriate? The solution is really quite simple. All you have to do is to touch and keep your finger on the word. Doing this will cause the URL to appear.
If you need Google Calendar to work with your iPad, get into your mail and then contacts followed by calendars. Select Add An Account. When prompted for the type, choose Other. Use the Add CalDAV icon to input your information for Google. Once done, click the calendar app. Now, you should be ready.
Do you know what podcasts are? Podcasts are radio programs that last anywhere from two minutes to two hours, and they can be on all sorts of topics. If the radio stations in your car are getting on your nerves, check out a podcast. You’ll always find something of interest.
Use FaceTime for phone numbers and emails. The default option is to use FaceTime with your primary email, but this can be changed. 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.
Everyone knows that the iTunes store exists, but not everyone knows about its features. One great feature is iTunes U. Educational podcasts are found here on many different topics.
To easily copy and paste, all that you need to do is press and hold the text and choose Select. Next, tap ‘copy,’ switch to a different app, then tap again and hold down. Click Paste. If you have a significant amount of sentences to copy, you may have to tap multiple times.
Adjust your brightness to save battery life. The current level of light in any room can be sensed by iPads, and they can adjust based on this. This is a good way to get more from your battery. You can turn auto brightness on and off by accessing your iPad’s settings area.
It’s time to experience all of those fascinating applications for yourself. Simply click the home button two times to have them all appear. This single trick is a great way to save time as opposed to needing to scroll through every screen.
Decide if you would would like the lock key act as a mute for the sound of your device or lock the orientation. This is a new feature on the newer iPads. If you are running the operating system iOS at 4.3 or later, you can. Holding the volume button will also give you the ability to eliminate sound from your iPad.
Lots of people know about the store for iTunes on the iPad, but don’t really know what all it offers. One of the most interesting is called iTunes U (for university). In this section, you will find a lot of educational presentations that are very helpful.
Some people don’t want to know how much charge remains in their iPad’s battery. Removing this can improve the appearance of your device. In general under settings, click on the usage function. You can turn the battery charge gauge off here. If, for whatever reason, you want to put it back on, follow the same steps.
Adjust your brightness to save battery life. The current level of light in any room can be sensed by iPads, and they can adjust based on this. This will control the power being drawn from the battery by the screen, and you’ll be able to use the iPad for longer periods before having to charge it. You can change it in “Brightness & Wallpaper” within the settings.
Do your eyes feel like they are straining when you read on the iPad? You can fix this by lowering the brightness of your screen when you read. Open the eBook app and use the sliding brightness control to dim the screen.
Your pages can be synced with iTunes to share documents with a Mac or PC. It’s easy to share your documents and being able to interact with virtually any computer through iTunes cannot be beaten. Things are even more easy when you’re able to send PDF’s from any location you wish online.
Have ever needed to take a screenshot? It is very simple. Press the ‘Home’ and ‘sleep/wake’ button simultaneously. When you see a flash, you will know that a screenshot was taken. You won’t have to bother with saving photos because this is done automatically.
A great resource for any question regarding your iPad is an online forum. Some of these forums give you advice that will have you becoming an iPad expert in no time. Join a forum and go through the archives to find some useful information on different tips and tricks.
You can easily copy text on your iPad. This method is a bit hard to use for an entire paragraph. Four taps on the text will copy a whole paragraph for you. You can use this in both the URL bar of Safari and other apps.
If your volume buttons aren’t working, go to the Settings menus, and choose General/Sounds. You must have the Change With Buttons function turned on in order for this to work. You may use your volume slider for fine-tuning your sound.
It is natural to hold the sides of the iPad when taking a photo. Doing this will make the shutter button move, and you will be unsteady when you take the photograph. Try using the orientation lock. The shutter button will be easier to access since it will be near your thumb. After taking the photo, just use image editor to rotate the videos or images afterward.
If using Safari, hit the uppermost area of the window in order to return to a page’s beginning. A lot of people scroll up manually but you can save time if you don’t do this. You can do things much faster if you tap on the window.
Do you want your lock key to stop your tablet screen from turning, or to mute the sound? Only newer iPads allow for this choice. You need to have iOS 4.3 or greater. You can also mute your iPad by pressing on the volume down button.
Have you ever seen something on your iPad that you want to keep? It’s easy to do this. Just tap it and hold. This prompts you to save the image. Doing so saves the image directly onto your iPad.
Clicking the home button twice shows you the current apps that you have open. This will open up a bar with all currently running apps and you can select each of them individually. Doing so lets you remember which apps are currently open.
Enjoy streaming content from your iPad on your Apple TV. You can tell what content can be streamed by the Airplay icon; if you touch it, it can display an image, slideshow, and even a video on your television.
Getting an iPad security feature is more important than you may think. It’s always possible that you could lose it, and your iPad typically contains lots of personal information, such as phone numbers, emails, and maybe even your bank information or social security number.
Make sure to check the history of your iPad before you try to show someone else how Safari works. It wouldn’t be good if someone opened your browser and saw something you’d rather have kept private. 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.
The iPad will allow PDF files to open smoothly. Not only is your iPad able to view the PDFs, you can sync the tablet with your computer and transfer between the two. Several target populations can use this functionality, including office drones, students and field techs.
Do you find your Ipad Google search app unsatisfactory? Just change it out for a different one. Under Settings, choose Safari, and then Search Engine. Then choose the search engine of your choice. Bing, Yahoo and Google are the choices which can be selected.
The iPad is one of the most convenient devices that money can buy. Essentially there only is one button in addition to its touch screen. Try figuring out some of the device on your own before studying a lot about it online. It won’t be hard to figure out.
There are two simple methods for viewing a PDF on your iPad. You can either put your PDF in iTunes and sync your iPad with it, or you can email them to yourself on iPad. Do it both ways initially to identify which way is easier for you. You may find that both work well and that you use them in different circumstances.
Transferring photos from your camera to your iPad does not require another machine. Just take out the SD card from your camera, and plug it right into your iPad’s SD-card reader. This treats the device as a mass-storage disk and is a perfect solution for working with pictures or documents without additional installations.
Now that you’ve read this article, you will be able to accomplish more with your iPad. Keep the tips you read here in mind, and share them with your friends to help them learn from you. The more you know, the more you can help others so you feel good, too.
Remember, you don’t need an outlet for charging your device. You can charge your iPad with another device through a USB connection. You can charge the iPad by using your other computer.