For anyone who has ever owned an iPad, it’s no surprise that this device is one of the most technological devices of the past several years. Learn all you can so you can take advantage of all it has to offer. Keep reading for advice on how to make your iPad experience better.
It is easy to access all open apps. To see what you have running, just double-click the Home button. The apps will show up on the bar at the bottom of the screen. If you want to bring up that app, just tap its icon on the bar. To take the bar away, just do a downward swipe on your screen.
Don’t lose track of your iPad app spending. 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. Make sure you monitor how much you spend.
Did you accidentally start a noisy app? You can quickly mute the volume by pressing the volume-down button. The lock orientation can also be configured to mute your device.
Soft reset your iPad if it freezes. Simply press down on the home button and the power button at the same time. You’ll see the screen go black and then a white apple will appear. If you just want to force an app to close, hold down just the home button for a few seconds.
People often make mistakes when typing on tablets, which leads to interesting typos in the resulting messages. The iPad actually has a speech recognition function. Push your Home button two times and just tap on the tiny microphone you see. When you are finished you just hit the microphone again and the text will appear on the screen.
Your iPad is defaulted to show the first two lines of an email in preview. You might want to see more than that. You can select mail from your settings. Then choose Contacts, go to Calender, then pick the Preview option to increase the number of lines.
If you want to charge your iPad quickly, avoid using an iPhone charger. The wattage required by the iPad is twice as much as that for the iPhone. If you charge with your iPhone charger, it will take a lot longer to get a full iPad battery. You need to always use your iPad charger to charge it.
It can be irritating for your iPad to chime every time you get an email. You can shut off that feature. Just go to Settings then General. Select Sounds under the General heading. You may turn off the New Mail sound, or lower its volume.
Do you have trouble hunting and pecking on smaller devices? A lot of people do not like typing on the iPad. However, the iPad does have a button for speech dictation. Hit the home button before tapping on the small microphone. When you are finished you just hit the microphone again and the text will appear on the screen.
You can make it much easier to send messages if you use shortcuts. If you double tap the space bar, you’ll get a period followed by a space, for example. Doing this means you no longer need to do it manually every time.
You need to be aware of how to properly take care of your iPad. 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, keep your iPad away from liquids. Buy a type of padded cover to add protection to the iPad.
You can add Google Calendar to your calendar app by going to Mail/Contacts/Calendars. Choose Other under Add An Account. Choose Add CalDAV Account and enter your Google information. Now leave the settings area and access the calendar app. You should now be all set.
Do you want the option of finding your own iPad if you have lost it? You can go to iCloud from Settings. Put in your Apple ID,and on the bottom of the screen where it says “Find My iPad,” turn it on. This will allow you to find a lost iPad by going to iCloud.com.
Do you feel distracted by seeing the battery charge percent icon on your iPad screen? This can be simply turned off. First, you will want to locate the Settings option. Select General and then Usage. You can quickly turn on or off the battery display.
To quickly copy and paste on an iPad, tap and hold down the desired text and then pick select. Select Copy, change to another app, and then select and hold again. Click Paste. For a whole paragraph, you will have to tap four times.
Muting your iPad quickly and easily is easy. Simply hold down the ‘volume down’ button for two seconds. This is far faster than changing the volume level all the time. Hold it another time to get the volume level back to where it was.
You are probably aware that your iPad is an excellent device for playing music, but what about podcasts? You can find radio programs lasting from two minutes to two hours on any subject. If you ever want to listen to something else besides music while you are commuting, consider listening to podcasts. You are sure to find something that peaks your interest.
To copy and paste quickly on your iPad, try tapping and holding the text you want, then choosing Select. Now, all you have to do is tap on the copy link and then go into another application and hold it down again. You can then paste. If you want to copy and paste a paragraph, you will need to click the area four times.
Your can choose to have the lock key on your iPad either mute the volume or lock your iPad’s orientation. Earlier iPads aren’t able to do this. If you are using iOS 4.3 or beyond, you have this ability. The iPad can be muted by holding down the volume button.
If you almost always have Internet access, the cloud is very helpful. In this way, you can store information and save iPad hard drive space. Make sure to keep important information on your device and iCloud as well.
You might not think you have to but you should activate a extra security on the iPad. What if someone steals it? Do you want them to have access to your email, contacts and banking information?
You get to choose whether the lock key silences your iPad or freezes your screen’s orientation. The newer versions have this contemporary function added in. Typically, you will find all devices that run on iOS 4.3 and higher have this capability. Another option if you want to mute your device is to press and hold the volume down button.
Make sure that your notifications are managed. Many apps have a habit of alerting you about every little thing. Control these by going to Settings > Notifications. This allows you to disable alerts from apps where instant notification isn’t necessary. Therefore, all your notifications will be the ones that are the most important.
Use tabs to multitask when you use the browser. Following a link or opening another page doesn’t mean you have to exit your current page. If you hold on the link, an options menu will appear. You can then choose to open a new tab to see the link so you do not have to close the page you are viewing.
Here are a couple of ways to display a PDF. You can sync your iPad and iTunes by putting the PDF in iTunes, or you can simply email it to yourself. 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.
Lots of people get annoyed by the battery percentage icon. Fortunately, it is a simple matter to remove it from your screen. In general under settings, click on the usage function. Here is where you can disable it. If, at a later time, you want to enable it again, follow the same procedure.
Did you know you can connect an iPad to your TV? You can if you get the right adapter. You can either get a VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter from an Apple store. You can do this with both.
You can’t go from day to day by simply swiping the calendar function. You can select the appropriate date using the navigation bar. This is quick and easy as today’s date is blue.
It’s not always convenient to use the keyboard on your iPad, and you do not have to! A tiny touch keyboard that is projected on your iPad’s screen can be tough to use. You can buy a Bluetooth keyboard and then use it with the iPad, easily. This lets you type as you would on any keyboard.
Try using street view on the Google Maps app. By searching, a red pin will show up on your map. Tap the pin, then choose the person icon. This loads Street View.
Have you wondered why your iPad is slowly getting a little bit slower when you’re trying to navigate with it? Is your iPad still slow, even though you have deleted everything that you are no longer using? You might want to try transferring media and pictures to the cloud to gain additional free space. In most cases, this makes the iPad as fast as it once was.
Are you finding scratches on your screen? The iPad is very durable, but use a screen protector if you notice any scratches or other damages. This not only protects the Ipad, but it protects the fingers from getting micro-cuts as well.
Just double-tap any text you want to copy on your iPad. It will be difficult to copy entire paragraphs this way, though. If you tap the text four times, the whole section is copied. This works for URL’s, addresses, and paragraphs.
You can double tap your chosen keyword, and it will be copied on your iPad. But, this is not the ideal method to use if you need to copy a large volume of text. Quadruple tap a block of text to copy the whole thing at once. This doesn’t just work for paragraphs, it works for the URL bar as well as addresses.
Just in case your iPad ever gets lost, you should turn on the feature called “Find My iPad.” This will show you the exact position of your iPad, and you will be able to remove any information from it, even if you don’t have it in your possession. While this probably seems like a pain, you will be thankful that you did this should you ever misplace it.
If children are going to be using your iPad, you can set parental controls. Go to Settings>General>Restrictions. You can enable the restrictions here. This option restricts your children from viewing inappropriate content. You should set restrictions for all adult type content.
The first time you use an iPad can be an inspiring experience. When you want to learn more, do some research online. Apply the tips you just read and you will find new uses for your iPad.
You can utilize several methods for managing the battery life of your iPad. Keep it out of hot environments, such as cars. Turn your brightness down. If you have no need for internet access, enable airplane mode. You can also turn off Push email to lighten battery use. Check calendars and email manually instead.