In the hands of a skilled user, an iPad is a powerful, revolutionary device. But, that is not to say that users should not spend sufficient time educating themselves about its uses. This article helps you to optimize the iPad in your hands.
Is that app you just launched making too much noise? You can mute your volume quickly by pressing and holding on the volume down button until the sound is turned off. If you need a mute button, change your settings so your lock orientation button becomes a mute button.
You can get to all of your active apps easily on your iPad. Double-clicking on the Home key shows all open apps at once. Simply tap on the app you want to view. To get rid of this bar, swipe the screen in a downward direction.
If your iPad constantly asks you if you would like to join the Wi-Fi networks it detects, change this option. There is an option labeled Ask to Join Networks. This will reduce the frustration that you face with your iPad.
Have you accidentally bumped an app that makes noise by accident? Mute your iPad by pushing the volume button down for a few seconds. If you use mute often, you can set the lock orientation key to act as your mute button.
You can select to see more lines of preview text in your email. Go to mail in settings and then preview. The recommended setting for this is “5 lines.” You will now see more lines of the email while in the inbox.
“Ding!” Does the chiming of your iPad whenever you receive another email drive you crazy? You can turn them off. Start by going to Setting and General. Once you get there, select Sounds. Turn off the chime or adjust the volume of it.
The iPhone charger was NOT build for the iPad. Your iPhone does not have the same wattage as the iPad and it can be detrimental to the health of your iPhone charger to do so. Charging your iPad with an iPhone charger will end up taking nearly twice as long. You would be better off using the one that came with the iPad.
Shortcuts are a great feature to install to save time and reduce stress. One shortcut is to double tap the space bar to enter a period and space after a sentence. This will allow you to do it automatically, so you have more free time to speak with whoever you’re talking to.
Tablet typing isn’t simple. You can utilize the speech recognition abilities of the device. 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.
Just open new pages within a new tab to maintain the previous one. When you find a website in Safari, hold your finger on the link. A menu will appear. In that pop-up menu, you may choose to open your new link inside a new tab.
Do you want to get rid of the chime when you receive a new email? The great thing is that you do not have to be. To do so, go to Settings and General. Select the Sounds option from there. Turn off sounds for New Mail or reduce the volume.
Screenshots are not hard to take on your iPad. Just hold the home and sleep button simultaneously. Instantly, a screenshot will be taken and stored with the rest of your images.
If you need to mute the audio on the iPad, do the following. Just press and hold the volume button down for a few seconds. This saves a lot of time. When you want to hear your device at a normal level again, just hold the volume down for the same amount of time.
Access your email and phone numbers by setting up FaceTime. You can add as many emails as you wish. If you need FaceTime to recognize additional numbers or addresses, it is possible to use the “settings” area to accomplish that.
It’s now possible to quickly mute the iPad. Originally, you couldn’t do this with a button. Prior to iOS 4.3 you had to use the lock switch to mute the sound or lock your iPad’s orientation. To perform a fast mute, all that you need to do is press and hold the volume-down button.
To quickly copy and paste on an iPad, tap and hold down the desired text and then pick select. Now, pick copy and go to another application and tap while holding down again. You can then paste. If you want to copy and paste a paragraph, you will need to click the area four times.
If you have bought your child an iPad and are concerned that he or she may view mature content, simply block content of this sort by changing the settings. There is an option in the settings that lets you block this kind of content. You have the option of blocking anything that is labeled as “adult.”
When you are browsing a page on the iPad and you see a link, does it bother you that you do not know where the link leads you to? There is an answer. 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. Doing this will cause the URL to appear.
It’s a bummer not knowing where a hyperlinked phrase is going to take you when surfing the net with your iPad. Here’s an easy tip to solve this problem. You can’t hover over the hyperlinked words to discover the URL, but you can touch and hold on them. This reveals the hyper-linked URL.
There is more to the iTunes Store than music and apps! An interesting one is iTunes U (which is used for universities). You are able to locate podcasts with educational themes on a variety of different subjects, which is great for growing your knowledge base.
Keep multiple web pages open at the same time with tabs. There’s no reason to lose your place when web browsing just because you found an interesting link. Hold your link rather than tapping it to see a menu of options. Then you can follow the new link in a brand new tab, and the current page stays open too.
If you want to share pages with others or another device, sync them in iTunes. You can trade pages back and forth through iTunes. This makes sharing convenient and iTunes works with almost any brand on the market. You can add even more ease by emailing documents and downloading them.
The settings for light aren’t really necessary depending on the environment, which is why they can be changed. Just hit the Home button two times and swipe to the brightness adjuster. This allows you to control your brightness level.
To see a list of running and recently-used apps, double click the home button. After doing that all of the apps that are running will pop-up on the bottom of your screen, and from there you just need to click the appropriate icon. This will allow you to easily keep track of which apps you have running, and close the ones that you aren’t using.
Many people would rather not have the percentage of battery charge displayed on their screen constantly. Thankfully, it is pretty easy to remove it from the screen. Simply go into the Settings menu, tap on General, and look under Usage. You can turn off the indicator on this screen. If, for whatever reason, you want to put it back on, follow the same steps.
Is reading on your iPad hard on your eyes? You can make the screen less bright on your iPad. The brightness adjustment can be made through the Settings menu or via the iBook application using a graphical slider.
Get notifications well in hand. With multiple apps, you are sure to see lots of alerts and whatnot popping up all the time. You can remedy this by choosing Settings and then Notifications. This allows you to turn off notifications that you aren’t interested in. Therefore, all your notifications will be the ones that are the most important.
Do you want to connect your TV and iPad? You can use an adapter that can be bought separately. A digital AV adapter will do the trick and so will an Apple VGA adapter. Either one will work.
There are two ways to show a PDF. Your choices include an email containing the PDF or a second option of syncing your iPad with your iTunes after adding the PDF. Give both methods a shot and see which one fits into your life bests. It may even be the case that using a combination of both methods works for you.
Have you noticed that your iPad doesn’t have the snappy navigation that it once had and that loading apps is not as speedy as it once was? Even after clearing out information that you no longer use or need, is it still taking longer than you would like it to when you are trying to get things done? Use iCloud to clear out more space! In most cases, this makes the iPad as fast as it once was.
Are you interested in connecting the iPad to the TV so you can watch the content on a bigger screen? You just need to buy an adapter to do so. There are two types – VGA or digital AV. Both are fine.
Enable the feature entitled Find My iPad, which will allow you to retrieve a lost or misplaced unit. It will allow you to track your iPad to wherever it is located and you can also delete whatever you want from a location that’s remote. It only takes a minute and it will be a lifesaver if your precious device ever becomes lost!
Are your sound buttons not working? Check your sound settings in Settings, General, Sounds. Turn on the Change with Buttons option and your volume buttons will become usable. You may use the slider as well.
Put parental controls in place on your iPad. Set the parental controls by going into the settings and choosing General > Restrictions. When Restrictions is open, tap on Enable Restrictions. This will protect your child from content that is beyond their age range. They will not have access to websites, videos or other items that are not age-appropriate.
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. This is a good way to browse through a page before going back to the main menu of the site to find more information.
Do you hate seeing constant notifications for connecting to a Wi-Fi network? You can turn off this option. Go into your wi-fi settings and turn the feature off. Do not fret if you are interested in joining a network. It is still possible, but you will not have to see notifications popping up at all times.
If you own both an iPad and an Apple TV device, you can tether your iPad to your TV. When something is able to be streamed, you will see an Airplay icon. Simply tap the icon and your content will be streamed to the television almost immediately.
If your side volume buttons aren’t changing your volume, you’ll have to go into Settings, General, and select Sounds. Ensure that the Change with Buttons setting is turned On. The volume slider can also help you change your volume more precisely.
You should erase the history if you do not want anyone to see it. Someone else could see something that you intended to be a surprise or wanted to keep 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.
Most people will say that the iPad is an amazing creation. You can get even more from your iPad if you just read a little more. This information will provide you with what you need for your iPad.
If your iPad is not charging when you plug it in the front of a computer, try to plug it in the back. Not all USB powers provide high power, and those on the front of a computer tend to be lower powered than the rest. If your iPad still isn’t charging, try purchasing an USB adapter for an outlet.