The iPad is a revolutionary product; even Oprah agrees! If you are new to using an iPad, you may be a little intimidated by exactly how much it can do. Read on to find out some simple tips and tricks to make your iPad experience even better.
When you use your iPad for listening to music, playing games, or streaming movies, your battery life will be significantly decreased. You can change the brightness on your screen to do this. You will discover that the brightest settings are rarely necessary.
Should your iPad freeze, you can reboot it by performing a soft reset. Hold both the home and power buttons to get your device to reload. This will make the device restart. To fix a frozen app, simply hold the home button one or two seconds.
iPad’s iOS supports folders now. To utilize this feature, tap the app you want to until it begins to shake, then drag it where you want to drop it. You will then have a folder with both applications together, sporting the same of the application category. You can rename these folders.
There is a place where you can change the settings to look at more lines of preview text in your email Under Settings, navigate to Mail, and look for the Preview setting. Change the preview feature to increase the lines you see. You will now see more lines of the email while in the inbox.
Don’t use the iPhone charger for the iPad if you don’t have enough time. The iPad has a totally different wattage than the iPhone (10 watts compared to 5 watts). If you use that iPhone battery charger, it will be twice the time to charge. Use the charger that came with your iPad instead.
Do you want to get rid of the chime when you receive a new email? This can be turned off! Go to the settings and tap on general. You should then select the Sounds menu. Turn off the chime or adjust the volume of it.
If you have concerns about people accessing the private info on your iPad you can select settings that will delete all of your data after several failed password attempts. If they don’t get it right, the iPad is factory fresh again.
If you need Google Calendar to work with your iPad, get into your mail and then contacts followed by calendars. You need to go to the area that allows you to add an additional account, then hit Other. Tap that you wish to Add CalDAV Account and then put in the information for Google. Then you have to go from the settings app to the calendar app. All that you need should be right there.
When you get your iPad it is set to only show the first two lines of any given message in the preview mode. This can often help to see content before opening the email. Just access your Setting and the select Mail. Open the mail tab in the settings app, then navigate to Contacts > Calendar. Once there, choose the number of lines to preview using the “preview mail” option.
There is an interesting way that you can turn off the sound on your device. Hold the volume-down key for a couple of seconds. This is much quicker than trying to adjust the volume over and over again. When you want to restore the volume, simply hold down the button again.
If you are in the habit of reading the instruction manual for everything that you buy, you need to know that the iPad’s manual is only available via download. Apple has a minimalist approach towards their products.
You will find that iPads now have an easy way to be muted. There was no mute button available when the iPad was originally introduced. With the iOS 4.3, you can now use the lock switch to mute the sound. Hold down the volume-down button to mute your iPad.
By using shortcuts, sending messages is easy. You can add a full stop and a space by tapping on the space button twice. You can save time by doing these things automatically instead of manually, so that you can easily send messages to more of your friends.
As a parent, you can adjust the parental controls for your kids in the settings area. Under settings, you can limit how much mature content they can see. It is possible to block pornography, “R” rated movies and pages with bad words on them.
You should know what kind of care an iPad needs. First of all, keep your iPad out of direct sunlight and don’t leave it locked inside your hot car. This will decrease the performance of the battery. Avoid placing it near liquids. It is also wise to purchase a padded cover to provide added protection for your iPad.
Copying and pasting text the iPad is simple. Tap the text and hold down on it if you wish to copy it. A menu will pop up allowing you to select that sentence. All you have to do is tap it once and then copy. Then you simply tap and click Paste.
Take the time to set up your contacts in FaceTime. Facetime can then sync up the information that you input with your contact. Go to the settings area on your iPad and set up your FaceTime for numbers and emails.
Onine forums can be great if you have difficulty operating your iPad. There are quite a few sites out there that offer forums for iPads, and they will have people on them that may be able to help you. Sign up and talk to the member for information that will help you become an expert user.
If you are on the Internet constantly you can use the cloud storage for your iPad. This is the best way to store your information while saving space on the hard drive for the iPad. Make sure you store your most critical items on the cloud as well as the device.
You can paste and copy text using the iPad. Tap the text and hold down on it if you wish to copy it. A menu will pop up allowing you to select that sentence. When the text appears highlighted in yellow, you can select copy. Simply tap, hold and select paste to apply the highlighted text.
If you are doing photography with the iPad, watch out if you are holding it by the sides. If you do this, the shutter button will wobble naturally due to your body movements. To get around this issue, use the orientation lock instead. The shutter button will be easier to access since it will be near your thumb. Once you’ve taken the pictures, use an application like Photoshop to edit them.
Choose the functionality you’d like for the lock switch, orientation lock or audio mute. Earlier version of the iPad didn’t have this feature. If you are using iOS 4.3 or beyond, you have this ability. Holding the volume-down button will mute your iPad.
Do you want your lock key to stop your tablet screen from turning, or to mute the sound? Earlier version of the iPad didn’t have this feature. You need to have iOS 4.3 or greater. Holding down your iPad’s volume-down button also mutes the device.
Tabs can help you browse more efficiently. You don’t necessarily have to leave your current webpage to follow links. Hold your link rather than tapping it to see a menu of options. Select “Open Link in New Tab” and you’ll be able to go back whenever you wish.
To see a list of running and recently-used apps, double click the home button. This action with show you a bar of all of your running apps. To access them, all you have to do is press the icon. This will help you to compartmentalize all of your applications.
You can listen to your home iTunes library from your iPad. You don’t even have to download all your songs again. Simply enable “Home Sharing” in iTunes and on your iPad. In your iPad’s music app, tap More, then Shared. This makes it simple to enjoy your favorite songs!
If you have music stored in the cloud on iTunes, you can listen to it on your iPad. If you’re already a member of iTunes, and don’t wish to get your songs downloaded again, you will find that there’s an easy way to get to them. Use the “Home Sharing” mode on iTunes and your iPad. Then visit your chosen music app on your iPad, select More and follow that by selecting Shared. This makes it simple to enjoy your favorite songs!
Security is key to iPad safety. You could lose it accidentally at any time, and it stores a great deal of sensitive information, such as phone numbers, emails, addresses and maybe even bank account information.
Manage your notifications. Whenever you have numerous apps, there are always notifications coming through, which can be very annoying. Go to Settings, then Notifications. By controlling your notifications, you can avoid constant alerts. That keeps alerts to only the most important notifications.
Do you get tired eyes from reading books on your tablet? This is easily remedied by adjusting the brightness level to a lower setting. You can access your brightness settings by going to the settings menu, or in the app itself.
There are many online communities for iPad users. There is much you can learn from others who utilize this tool in various ways. Also, you can share some of the things that you learned about the iPad. Should you ever run into issues with regard to your iPad, a forum such as this can assist you in resolving them.
There are two ways to view a PDF. PDFs can be placed in iTunes and synced with the iPad, or they can be emailed to your own account. Use both methods so you can determine which one is best for you, or make use of both as you see fit.
Worried about screen scratches? While the iPad can take quite a bit of damage, if you start to notice small scratches, then it may be time to put a protector on your device. This protects the iPad, but it also keeps your fingers from getting tiny cuts.
Did you want to hook up your iPad to the TV in order to use it more often? If you wish to do this you will need to purchase a separate adapter. You want an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter. Both will work out just fine.
It is important to protect your children’s safety when they use an iPad to surf the web. Go to settings, then click on the option labeled restrictions. When you get there, hit your “enable restrictions” button. This will reduce the chances that your child will look at inappropriate material. Access to adult content in both websites and videos will be forbidden.
Street View is available on the iPad’s Google Maps app. Search and a red pin will show up on your map. Touch the pin and then chose the icon that looks like a person and you will have street view.
Now you can be a master at using your iPad. You will get the most use out of your new iPad if you know about all its features. Learn as much as possible about your iPad and you will become able to use your iPad for a lot more things.
You should turn on the iPad finding feature in case you lose your 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.