If you listen to daytime talk TV, then you know that Oprah has declared the iPad to be a great invention. If you’re new to using it, you may feel overwhelmed with trying to figure out its features and everything it has to offer. The piece that follows includes great information regarding your iPad to help you maximize its potential.
You can easily access all running apps on an iPad. To see the currently running apps, just tap the Home button twice and you can see them quite clearly. It is easy to switch to an app by tapping it on the bar. To make the bar disappear, simply swipe the screen downwards.
Buying apps can be like buying drugs, so budget accordingly. When you have an iPad, you can run up your iTune’s bill quickly because it contains your credit card information and it only takes a few clicks to buy an app. So it is critical to keep track of what you spend.
Soft reset your iPad if it freezes. This is done by holding your power button and your home button down at the same time for a few seconds. Your device then restarts itself. To force close an app, just hold down the home button until it closes.
Sometimes you will get a frustrating wifi-network prompt during the day. By going to settings, you may switch this feature off. Select Wi-Fi and then turn the Ask option off.
Remain aware of the apps that are currently operational on your device. Many of the iPad’s apps can run in the background while you do other things. To see the things that your iPad is running, double click the Home button. A bar will appear that shows all apps running on the system. After you see what is running, close the bar by swiping downward.
Remain aware of the apps that are currently operational on your device. While you work on other things, some apps will continue running on your iPad in the background. Click the Home button twice to see which are open right now. These active apps will show up at the very bottom of your display in a bar. Swipe downwards to remove the bar from sight when you’re finished.
You can adjust your email settings to allow you to increase the number of lines displayed in preview. Go to your mail settings under the general heading. Switch this to show more text; perhaps five lines. This will allow you to see more of your message for quicker skimming.
The little beeps every time you get an email can be quite annoying. You can get rid of these alerts. Go to Settings then General. Once you get there, select Sounds. In this area, you will be able to adjust your sound settings for NEW MAIL.
Avoid using an iPhone charger to charge your iPad. The iPad has a totally different wattage than the iPhone (10 watts compared to 5 watts). If you use your iPhone charger for your iPad, it will take forever to charge. Use the original charger instead.
It is possible to easily change the default search engine from Google to your preferred search engine on your iPad. Just click on Settings, then Safari and then Search Engine. You have the choice of switching the search engine to something more user-friendly if you would like.
A lot of people find it difficult to type on tablets, but over time, it gets easier. You can utilize the speech recognition abilities of the device. Just press home button two times and tap the little microphone you see. When you finish talking, press the icon button again and you will see your words appear as text.
Do you wish you could get to your bookmarked favorite sites quicker and easier? You can permanently turn on your Bookmarks bar. Under the Safari menu in Settings, choose the On option next to Always Show Bookmark Bar.
Do you find it annoying to have to tap your bookmarks icon whenever you need to go to the websites you use the most? It is possible to leave the bookmark bar up permanently. Go to Settings, Safari, and then select Always Show Bookmarks Bar and turn it to On.
It’s simple to find the apps which are running. Just double-tap the home button, and you will see them on the bottom of the screen. Using this one little trick can save a lot of time instead of having to scroll through all of the screens to find something.
If you lose the iPad, do you want to know how to find it? Just go to your iPad’s Settings and then click on iCloud. Then type your Apple ID. Choose the option to “Find my iPad.” If you ever have the misfortune of losing the iPad, then hop onto iCloud.com.
Are you afraid that the link you are about to click on in Safari is inappropriate? There is an answer. All you have to do is to touch and keep your finger on the word. The URL represented by the hyperlink will magically appear.
If you ever need to mute the sound on an iPad, you should try this tip. All that you need to do is hold the lower volume button for about two seconds. This is quicker than adjusting the volume repeatedly. When you want the volume to go back up, hold it again.
Many people know their iPads have an iTune store, but are not aware of all its features. An interesting one is iTunes U (which is used for universities). This feature includes some great educational podcasts.
iTunes lets you sync documents with your computer. It’s easy to share your documents and being able to interact with virtually any computer through iTunes cannot be beaten. You’ll be able to email PDFs to other platforms for download.
If you want your battery to last longer, reduce your screen’s brightness level. Try this option if you are concerned about your battery life while waiting for an urgent email or message. You can decrease the brightness by double tapping the Home button and looking for the sun icon.
Choose if you want your lock key to actually lock the device’s orientation or to mute its audio. Earlier iPads aren’t able to do this. The operating system must be at least iOS 4.3. Using the volume button on the side works to mute the iPad, too.
Use tabs to multitask when surfing the Web. You do not have to close a webpage when you click on a link that opens another. Just hold the link rather than tapping it. This will give you a menu of options. Within the options, you can arrange for the link to be opened in a new tab, and this means you don’t lose your current browsing page.
Double-click the Home button if you want access to all of the actively running apps. You’ll see all the apps which are open right now. Doing so lets you remember which apps are currently open.
Use your iPad to enjoy music purchased from iTunes. If you have iTunes, you don’t need to download the songs again with this solution. Just select to enable something called “Home Sharing” on the iPad, as well as in iTunes. Next, visit your existing music app on iPad. Click More followed by Shared. This makes it simple to enjoy your favorite songs!
Your iPad can listen to all your iTunes music. If you have songs in your iTunes account and do not wish to download these again, there is an easy answer to this. Simply enable “Home Sharing” in iTunes and on your iPad. Then go into your Music app on the iPad, click More, and click Shared. This will give you the ability to listen to all of your saved songs.
Most iPad users find the battery charge icon annoying. Fortunately, it is a simple matter to remove it from your screen. All that has to be done is getting into your settings menu, tapping general, and usage after that. Then you can toggle it on or off. If, for whatever reason, you want to put it back on, follow the same steps.
You might not think you have to but you should activate a extra security on the iPad. You could always misplace the device and someone could access all your information. You may have bank records and passwords you don’t want stolen. There are things you may not want people to see in your emails.
If you would like to toggle between multiple apps without returning to the main area, hit the home button twice and all of the apps you are running will appear. Choose the one you would like to go to and you will be there instantly. To go back to the previous app, repeat the procedure.
Most iPad users find the battery charge icon annoying. Fortunately, it is simple to remove. Just go to settings, then click the general tab, and choose usage. This is the location to turn off the icon. You can follow the same procedure if you want to turn the indicator back on.
If children are going to be using your iPad, you can set parental controls. Go to “settings,” then “general” and then visit “restrictions.” In the menu that appears, tap “enable restrictions.” Your child will be unable to see anything that isn’t age appropriate. Access to adult content in both websites and videos will be forbidden.
Has your iPad started to slow down and become a bit clunky when loading applications? Have you gone through all of the information and data you have stored on your machine and deleted all that you aren’t using anymore, but your iPad is still slow? You may think about adding your data to the cloud so you can have more free space. Following this process, your iPad should speed up.
It is easy to save web images from your iPad. There is a very easy way to accomplish this. Simply tap the image, then hold it. This will then prompt you to save it. You’ll have it available in your Photo app.
Make sure you enable your Find My iPad app in the event you ever lose it. This feature allows you to determine your iPad’s current location and do a remote wipe of confidential information. This may require setup, but is very beneficial to save your device.
Plugging your iPad into the back of your computer to charge works better than the front sometimes. USB ports differ in power output, and often front-panel USB ports are designed for low-power devices like keyboards and mice. Another option would be to purchase the outlet USB adapter if it still will not work.
Always back up your stored information in the event that your iPad gets lost or stolen. Also, set the option that wipes your iPad if someone tries to crack the password using brute force. Navigate to General Settings and go to the Password Lock function. From here, you can set your iPad to dispose of all information whenever someone enters the wrong password ten times.
Locate your bookmarks more easily. Keep the Bookmarks tab open at all times. Just do this in the Safari settings. Doing this spares you all the clicks you used to have to do to get around online.
Have you used your iPad and wanted to save a photo from the web? Making this happen is not complicated. Simply tap the image and hold your finger for a couple seconds. This prompts you to save the image. You can then easily access your image.
An external keyboard will make using your iPad much easier. If you plan on typing on your iPad a lot, you could save a lot of time by getting one of these keyboards. They are usually connected wirelessly and they’re simpler to use versus the iPad’s onscreen keyboard.
Now you can be a master at using your iPad. Use the tips, tricks and suggestions in this article to get the most out of your iPad. Be sure that you learn as much as possible so your can make the most out of your investment!
Although the iPad is pretty resistant, you want to avoid using it around water. Don’t use it in any humid locations, and never enter the bathtub with it. This will likely cause damage to the iPad.