iPads let you do many things at once. But, learning all you can about its features is important. The following article contains tips to help you make the most of your iPad.
You can now create folders with your iPad to store valuable information. Put your finger on an app for several seconds and drag it into another. Your iPad will then create a folder with both apps. The folder will show the name representing the category associated with those apps. If you would like to name the folder yourself, that can be done as well.
When accessing a remote server, your iPad uses a VPN network. If you have a need to connect your iPad through a VPN connection, you need to enable the VPN feature available through Settings and Network. You will then be asked for a username and a server address. If you aren’t sure of your server address, contact the network administrator.
Make sure you check out your currently running apps. Lots of iPad applications can work in the background as you complete other tasks. To see what is currently running on your device, simply double click on the Home button. The apps currently running will appear in a bar at the bottom of your screen. Swipe down in order to eliminate the bar after you finish.
Soft resets can fix your iPad when it freezes. For a soft reset, you will need to simultaneously hold the home button and power button 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.
You can change your email settings to preview more of your email. Go to Settings, Mail and find Preview. Change the setting to 5 lines. You are now able to read more of one email in the inbox, and you can skim over them more effectively.
Don’t forget how many apps you are running at once. A good number of iPad apps are able to run seemingly in the background at the same time that you are otherwise engaged. To learn what is active on your iPad at any given time, give the Home button a double click. A bar with open and recently-used apps will appear at the bottom. Swipe down if you want to eliminate the bar after you are done looking.
To add your Google Calender to your Calender app, you’ll need to go into your Mail, elect Contacts, and then choose Calenders. You will see an option that lets you Add An Account. Tap the Other option that comes up. Tap that you wish to Add CalDAV Account and then put in the information for Google. Click the home button to exit the settings menu and enter your calendar application. There you have it!
If time is of the essence, avoid charging your iPad with an iPhone charger. This is because it has a different wattage than an iPad charger. Using an iPhone charger to fully charge an iPad battery will take quite a long time. Use the proper iPad charger.
Is the battery icon distracting to you? If you want to, you can turn it off easily. To begin, open Settings. Look under General to find Usage. Access the Usage menu and turn off the display for battery percentage.
Lots of people initially find it difficult to type on a tablet. The iPad also has a button for speech dictation. To access this, hit the Home icon twice, then choose the small microphone in this menu. Dictate your text and click the icon a second time when you are finished.
Do you not like having Google set as the default search engine? If so, there is a way for you to change this. Simply visit “settings” and select “Safari” and then “search engine.” In addition to Google, you have a choice of using Yahoo and Bing as your search engine.
“Ding!” Does the chiming of your iPad whenever you receive another email drive you crazy? You can turn this notification off. Go to the settings and tap on general. When you are in General, then go to Sounds. Then, select the option to turn the New Mail alert off or reduce the volume of the alert.
If you want to mute the volume on the iPad, try this. Simply hold the volume down button for a couple of seconds. This is easier than having to keep readjusting the volume. Press it down when you want the volume to go back to normal.
Shortcuts are a simple way to get out messages. For instance, when you tap the space bar two times, you will get a period and a space. This will eliminate the need to manually do it and give you more time to send more messages to your friends.
Taking care of that expensive new iPad is a very smart strategy. Screen protectors are often used on iPads. Applying one of these plastic sheets to your iPad will protect the screen from shocks and dust. When it’s time to clean the screen on your iPad, take a water dampened soft cloth and wipe it off. Refrain from using any household or window cleaners when cleaning your iPad.
If you want to sync your Google Calendar with the iPad’s native calendar app, open the settings menu and navigate to Mail > Contacts > Calendars. Click on Add Account and then Other. Tap Add CallDAV Account and then enter your Google data. Next, leave the settings area and hit your calendar application. You should now be all set.
You can block mature content on an iPad that was purchased for use by your child. In the settings menu, you can easily limit access to mature content. This setting will allow you to block anything labeled adult.
A great way to keep pages open is to open new pages in a new tab. In Safari, touch and hold the hyperlink until a menu pops up. In this menu, you’ll be able to get links opened in new tabs.
Are you on the Internet nearly all the time? Then take advantage of the iPad’s cloud functions. In this way, you can store information and save iPad hard drive space. Store documents that are important on both the iPad and the cloud.
Do you feel distracted by seeing the battery charge percent icon on your iPad screen? It may be useful to know that they are easy to turn off. To turn off, simply enter the Settings menu. Select General and then Usage. In this menu, you’re able to turn off the display of battery percentage.
Some people hold the iPad horizontally while taking photos. Doing this can cause the camera button to become difficult to reach and can hinder your ability to get the perfect shot. Use the orientation lock. When you do this, you will be able to access the shutter button easily with your thumb. Once you’ve taken the pictures, use an application like Photoshop to edit them.
Is it annoying to press the bookmarks icon each time you need to go to your favorite sites? Well, you’re able to keep the bookmarks bar on forever if you want to rid yourself of this problem. Under the Safari menu in Settings, choose the On option next to Always Show Bookmark Bar.
Easily take screenshots with your iPad. You can do this by pressing the button that says sleep/wake after you have tapped the home button. You will see a flash and hear a click. This means it took a photo. These screenshots will be automatically saved in the gallery with all of your other photos, which makes it simple for them to be viewed abnd/or emailed.
Set up phone numbers and emails for FaceTime. The default option is to use FaceTime with your primary email, but this can be changed. If you have other email accounts associated with FaceTime, change the information in the Settings.
There are two methods to showing a PDF file. You can place a PDF inside of iTunes and then sync it up with your iPad or if your would like you could also email a PDF to your iPad. Try both to see which is easier for you to use or use each method as you need.
It’s time to experience all of those fascinating applications for yourself. Just double click the home button, and you’ll see them on the bottom of the screen. This is a good way to quickly access an app instead of scrolling on your screen to find the apps you need.
Would you like to quickly take a screenshot? Well, it’s really quite simple. Click Home, then Sleep/Wake. A brief flash will go off, and that’s your screenshot! You screen shots are saved automatically, so you will not need to worry about making sure to save them afterwards.
iPads come with a few apps preloaded. However, it’s hard to delete some of these. Make a folder to store all these useless apps out of the way. Then you have more screen space for useful apps.
Is your screen becoming marred? The iPad is tough, but over time, screens inevitably suffer from those small scratches. It may be about time for a screen protector. It keeps your iPad clean, safe from scratches and working for many years to come.
Think about if you want to lock your iPad’s orientation or turn off your sound with the lock key. Please note, early iPad versions don’t have this feature. Running iOS 4.3+ will give you this option. Another way to shut off the sound quickly is to hold the volume down button for a couple seconds.
Do you find that your iPad is not as fast as it used to be and apps do not lead right away? Is your iPad still slow, even though you have deleted everything that you are no longer using? You may consider moving photos and media to the cloud as a way to free up additional space. For a lot of users, the iPad becomes a lot faster and more smooth when they do this.
To see a list of running and recently-used apps, double click the home button. You will then see a bar that has icons for each app that is running. Pressing an icon will allow you to access an app. In this way, you will not forget about currently running apps. You will be able to shut them off when you don’t need them.
Be sure to set your phone up so that its Find My iPad function is always running. This will inform you as to where your missing iPad is currently located and allows you the opportunity to delete any personal information without being near the device. This may seem like a hassle, but you will be glad you did it if you ever lose it.
If you read books through your iPad, then your eyes will likely get tired, especially if the brightness setting is too bright. Simply adjust your screen brightness to address this issue. You can go to Settings to lower the brightness, or you can simply go to the eBook app and use the brightness slider.
Would you like to read PDFs on your iPad? You can do this by emailing the file to yourself and selecting to send the file to iBooks. If you’re able to get to a computer, PDFs can be synced with the iPad by going to the iTunes app’s book tab.
If your volume buttons are unresponsive, go into settings and select General, then Sounds. Turn on the Change with Buttons option and your volume buttons will become usable. You can slide the volume up and down this way.
Are you unhappy with the Google search engine on your iPad? You can use a different search engine if you wish. In settings, you can click on Safari and change your search engine. Look at the options, then simply select an alternate search engine. You will be presented with the options of Google, Yahoo or Bing to use.
When browsing the web with Safari, click the title window to go back to the beginning of the page. A lot of people scroll up manually but you can save time if you don’t do this. Pushing the title window isn’t difficult and lets you get more accomplished in a shorter period of time.
Have you ever tried hooking your iPad up to your television screen? It really isn’t that hard. This can be done with a separately available adapter. You want an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter. Either will do the job for you.
Have you used your iPad and found an online image that you wanted to save? Making this happen is not complicated. Simply tap the image and hold your finger for a couple seconds. It will then give you the option to save. You will have a copy on the iPad which can be retrieved at any time.
To copy text on your iPad is simple; you just need to double click any keyword. This method is a bit hard to use for an entire paragraph. If you want to copy the entire paragraph, tap the text four times. You can do this with paragraphs, long URLs and addresses.
If you are going to be sharing your iPad with others, be careful which pages you visit on Safari. You don’t want to have them see something in the browser window you would have rather kept private. If you open Safari, it will automatically revert to your previous page, so change it if it’s of a personal nature.
Most people will say that the iPad is an amazing creation. However, in order to utilize it, it’s vital that the iPad owner learns some knowledge on how to properly use it. You should now know how to do more on your iPad.
You may find your iPad doesn’t charge efficiently when connected with the front panel of your computer. In this case, switch to the back. The ports in front tend to have less capabilities than the ones in back. If this isn’t working for you, an outlet USB styled adapter can be bought.