You have been interested in making better use of your iPad, but since its technology is so new, you sometimes run into difficulties. Don’t allow it to just become a machine you do a few things on. You can do a lot of great things on your iPad. Read on to find some great advice to help you get started.
Try to keep track of what apps you leave running when you are not using them. You can run many iPad’s apps in the back while you are doing other things. Click the Home button twice to see which are open right now. The lower bar will display the currently active apps and some brief information. Swipe down if you want to eliminate the bar after you are done looking.
If you find that your iPad is freezing, soft reset it to make the device reboot. Simply press down on the home button and the power button at the same time. Your device then restarts itself. If you want to kill a running process, hold the main button for around 5 seconds.
If you’re worried about people trying to access your data, you can fix your iPad to erase your data if there are a certain number of failed attempts. As long as the person that finds your iPad does not guess the code within 10 attempts your information will be safe.
There is no need to hit your small camera icon just to see something you just shot. Swipe to your right using a finger, and there is your video or picture. To view other photos you have stores, swipe toward the left side of the screen.
A lot of people aren’t very good at typing on a tablet, even though it gets easier later. There is a solution to this in the form of speech dictation on your iPad. Push your Home button two times and just tap on the tiny microphone you see. When you are done talking, push the icon again and your words will be shown as text.
When you receive a new email, your iPad’s default setting is for you to see two lines prior to opening it. You might want to see more than that. To change this, navigate to the mail tab of the settings menu. When you go to mail, pick contacts and then your calendar to get your preview mail options changed.
The iPhone charger isn’t ideal for quickly charging your tablet. The iPad requires a larger wattage requirement than the iPhone. You will not be able to charge your iPad as quickly if you are using your iPhone charger. Use the original charger instead.
If you would rather not have Google as a default search engine, that can be changed. Simply navigate to Settings, Safari, and then Search Engine. This give you the option of choosing Bing or Yahoo as your search engine, if you prefer them to Google.
To keep your personal data secure in case you are concerned about unauthorized access you can configure your password so that all data will be deleted after a specified number of unsuccessful tries. Your phone will be wiped if there are 10 failed login attempts.
Are you tired of tapping the bookmark icon over and over so you can visit your favorite sites? Remedy this by having the bookmarks bar turned on permanently. Search out Safari within the Settings menu. Change the Always Show Bookmarks to On and you’re done.
Your iPad’s default setting lets you see two lines of a new email prior to you selecting it. This can often help to see content before opening the email. To do this, go to Settings>Mail. Next tap on Contacts, then Calendar, and then change the options.
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 you want additional emails or phone number to be recognized by FaceTime, you can use the settings are of your iPad to add them.
You must know how to take care of your iPad properly. You should avoid exposing your iPad to direct sunlight and to high temperatures. One problem that could result is a faulty or poorly working battery. Also, make sure that you do not put it any place where it will come in contact with liquids. You should also get a quality padded cover to protect your iPad from shocks and dust.
How do you avoid the frustration of an unknown hyperlink when browsing on your iPad? You can easily solve this. Even though you are unable to hover over the link as you would with your computer, you are able to touch the word and hold it. This will reveal its URL.
The cloud function is great to use if you love to play around on the internet. Doing so can save your information without running out of HD space. Ensure that your important documents are shored on your iPad and the cloud.
If you are a Google-phobe and want to use some other search engine as your primary search provider, it is possible to make this happen. This can be done under Settings – Safari – Search Engine. Now you can choose Bing or Yahoo as your default search engine. You can always change it back the same way.
Use the auto brightness feature of your iPad. Using this option, your iPad can adjust its lighting to match the lighting where you are. 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. The settings area of your iPad has a control for this under Brightness and Wallpaper.
It is easy to get a screenshot of a page displayed on the iPad. Hold Home and Sleep simultaneously. This will capture the image and save it with your other photos.
Your iPad will come preloaded with apps that you may never use. That said, they can’t be removed, either. Make a folder to store all these useless apps out of the way. Then you have more screen space for useful apps.
Online forums can help you master your iPad. There are many sites devoted to this popular device that can expedite the learning process and guide you to becoming an iPad whiz. You can ask questions or just peruse the archives for useful information. Chances are, your questions have already been answered.
You may be tempted to hold your iPad by its sides when you take pictures. This will cause the shutter to move slightly and could potentially rattle when attempting to snap a picture. Make use of the orientation lock. It ensures the shutter button is simple to reach. When done, turn the images with the image editor.
Most of the time, you will hold your device on the edges when you take photographs. This way, the shutter button might move, and there could be wobbling as you shoot the photo. You can always push the lock for the orientation. The orientation lock is right near your thumb, so it will be easy to reach. After you take a photo, use the image editor for rotating the image.
Join forums to talk about iPad capabilities. You will learn a lot from other users who have had their device for a while. You can also give others the benefit of your iPad experiences. This is a great place to go for your problems, as it serves as a wonderful support system.
Choose if you want your lock key to actually lock the device’s orientation or to mute its audio. Note that early versions of the iPad do not have this capability. As long as you are running iOS 4.3 or higher, you have the option. The volume decrease button is also a mute button.
Know that the calendar area doesn’t let you go from one date to another via swiping. Instead, select the date from the navigation bar. The date you are looking at now is highlighted in blue for easy reference.
A bright screen drains your battery, so turn down the brightness. This is really important when you are driving around town waiting on important information. Double touch the Home button and find the sun icon to reduce the level of light on your screen.
Here are a couple of ways to display a PDF. You can load the PDF in iTunes, which will allow you to sync it with your iPad, or you can use your iPad to send them to yourself via email. 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.
Multitask your web browsing experience using tabs. If you want to click on a link, don’t worry about the previous webpage closing. Try holding down on the link until a menu with several option automatically pops up. You can then choose to open a link in another tab, which allows you to keep the current page open.
Say you don’t want to leave your home screen, but you do want to move from app-to-app. All you have to do is double-click your Home button to see which apps are running. Choose the one you would like to go to and you will be there instantly. Do this again if you want to get back to where you originally were.
Music through iTunes is great option to install on your iPad. 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 select Home Sharing on both the iPad and within iTunes. Then, once in your Music app, click on More, then Shared. Everything is now set up for your listening pleasure.
You should turn on the iPad finding feature in case you lose your iPad. This feature allows you to locate your iPad and remotely delete all information stored on your iPad. It only takes a minute and it will be a lifesaver if your precious device ever becomes lost!
You can easily take a screenshot with your iPad. Press Home and then Sleep/Wake. You will see the screen flash then you will hear a click. This means the shot is done. Screenshots will be saved automatically in the Photos gallery, where they can be easily viewed or emailed.
Need to pull up PDF files through your iPad? Just send them to your email and open them on the iPad using iBooks. If you’re near a desktop computer, you can also sync PDFs with the iTunes app Book Tab and your IPad.
Speak with those who have the same device that you do online. These communities will help you learn strategies to get the most out of your iPad. This is a great chance, also, for you to talk about your own experiences.. If your iPad causes you trouble, forums can be great places to find answers.
The iPad can sync up with any Apple Television. Airplay lets you see what you can stream, so tap it and no matter if you’re looking at a video or a slideshow, it will show on your TV within seconds.
Show a PDF in one of two ways. You can open it within iTunes and sync the file with your iPad, or you have the option of emailing it to yourself. Try them both out to see which method is best for your needs.
You can pass podcasts on to your friends and family quite easily. You can even do it while you are still listening to the podcast. Just push “e-mail” during the podcast. You are going to then have the option to choose who you want to send it to.
You should now be able to effectively take care of business since you know how to use your iPad. It has amazing capabilities! Continue to learn all you can on this incredible device, and ensure you’re staying caught up on the trending items. There is always something new to find in the iPad ecosystem to keep you on the cutting edge.
Scrolling in Safari isn’t always the easiest. Tap the bar on the page top to jump up to the beginning of web pages. This saves you from having to scroll. You can do this in other apps that require scrolling too.