An iPad serves different functions in different homes. If you connect a keyboard, it becomes a word processor. Use a joystick, and you have a great gaming platform. You can place an app on it to make it into a video conferencing device. The tips in this article can help you program your iPad to be everything you need and more.
Your folders are now supported with iOS. Start by putting your finger on the app. As it starts jiggling, you drag the app over another icon and then let go. Doing this creates a folder, categorizing both apps. You can rename the folder, if you like.
Do you get irked each time you get a message from your iPad wanting to know if you want to join a new wifi network that it has just picked up? This feature can be turned off if you go to the settings. You can easily turn this off in the Wi-Fi settings.
Watch what apps you have running. Some apps can continue to run simultaneously with other things on the iPad. To see what is currently running on your device, simply double click on the Home button. Any applications running at the time will be shown at the screen’s bottom in a bar. When you are finished, swipe down to make the bar disappear.
You do not need to tap the small camera roll icon found in the bottom left corner to look at a picture or video you have just taken. Using your finger, swipe toward the right side, and you should see your video or picture. Previous photos can be seen by swiping left.
By using shortcuts, sending messages is easy. One example is double tapping space to add a period. This can be a useful way of speeding up your messaging.
You can set your iPad to preview five lines of a single email. In the mail section, you can adjust this with the preview setting. Change this setting to show however many lines you want. It will be easier to go through your emails if you can eliminate the unimportant ones right away.
Are you tired of going through the bookmark icon to visit your favorite sites? Well you can turn on the bookmarks bar permanently and eliminate this problem. This can be done in Settings, Safari, Always Show Bookmarks.
If you have safety concerns should your iPad fall into the wrong hands, set the password to delete your personal data if someone enters the wrong password over and over. Doing this will erase all data on the iPad whenever a person attempts to input the passcode ten times.
Screenshots are not hard to take on your iPad. Click both the Sleep and Home buttons and you will get a nice picture of your screen. The screenshot will be taken, and you can look at it from the photo area of your iPad.
“Ding!” Does the chiming of your iPad whenever you receive another email drive you crazy? You can get rid of these alerts. Under the Settings menu, choose “General”. Tap Sounds. Now you can disable the mail sounds or fix the level.
Are you concerned about where the hyperlinks will take you when browsing the web? 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.
If you want to quickly mute your iPad, just follow this simple step. All you need to do is press and hold volume down for a couple of seconds. That’s faster than adjusting the volume repeatedly. Hold the button once more and the volume will return to the former setting.
You can paste and copy text using the iPad. You should tap on the sentence you need to copy, hold and tap on select in the menu that appears. If you tap once more, you will be presented with the option to copy. You are then able to paste by tapping, then holding and then selecting the paste option.
Create FaceTime phone contacts, as well as emails. Your iPad default sets your FaceTime to include your initial email address, but you can set it up for more. If you have other email accounts associated with FaceTime, change the information in the Settings.
There are many preloaded apps that you will probably never use. Many of these apps cannot be deleted. Put the programs you don’t use elsewhere so you can make room for the ones you do use. Then you have more screen space for useful apps.
The iPad is not only great for music, but it is great for podcasts too. You can find radio programs in varying lengths on just about any topic. If you do not want to listen to music anymore while commuting, try some podcasts. No matter what your interests are, you can bet there is someone making a podcast to suit you.
Turn down the brightness for extended battery life. This is good to know if you need to save your battery because you are expecting an email. In order to reduce the screen brightness, tap your Home icon twice and search for a sun icon.
There is more to the iTunes Store than music and apps! One of the most interesting is called iTunes U (for university). This feature includes some great educational podcasts.
You should use tabs to facilitate your browsing. You don’t have to leave the website you are currently on just because you want to follow a link. Hold the link and a list of options will appear. 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.
A great resource for any question regarding your iPad is an online forum. There is a multitude of websites that can help you quickly master the use of this product. Join a forum and go through the archives to find some useful information on different tips and tricks.
You do not have to do this if you are in a different place, this is why you can do it this way. If you tap your Home button two times, you can then swipe to get to the brightness setting. There, you can select options to match the brightness to the ambient light in your environment.
Multitask your web browsing experience using tabs. There is no need to abandon your current site simply to visit a link. If you hold your finger down on the link, as opposed to tapping it, you’ll be presented with an option menu. Then you can open it in a brand new tab, which will not cause your current page to close.
Use your iPad to listen to any music you have in your iTunes library. If you aren’t eager to download songs from your existing iTunes account, there is another option. Simply enable “Home Sharing” in iTunes and on your iPad. Then go to your music, click More, then Shared. Then enjoy your music!
Identical light or brightness settings are unnecessary in varied situations, so you can make changes to these yourself. Tap your home button two times and swipe several times until the brightness setting appears. Then you can change the brightness to your taste.
Lots of people get annoyed by the battery percentage icon. Fortunately, there is a way to easily remove this feature. Just enter your iPad settings, tap on the general option and then select usage. This is the place to remove the indicator from your screen. If you decide you want it back at a later date, simply repeat the process.
Many people would rather not have the percentage of battery charge displayed on their screen constantly. Luckily, it can easily be removed from your screen. Use the settings app and navigate to General > Usage. This is where it is possible to turn it off. You can adjust this on and off depending on your preference.
There is a choice for how you can view a PDF on the iPad. You can open it within iTunes and sync the file with your iPad, or you have the option of emailing it to yourself. Experiment with each method to determine which works for you.
Control all of the notifications you get. If you use lots of apps, it is likely that you’ll have to deal with lots of alerts and pop-ups. You can adjust this setting by going into settings and then notifications. This lets you choose which apps can alert you and which cannot. Doing this enables you to filter alerts so that you know that any alerts you do get are important.
Are you interested in connecting the iPad to the TV so you can watch the content on a bigger screen? There is an adapter available for purchase which can assist you in this. Just look for an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter. These will both work.
Use communities for people with iPads. You will learn a lot from other users who have had their device for a while. You can also share your own tips and ask some questions. In the event that you experience trouble with you iPad, there will be many willing and able forum members waiting to assist you.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to take a screenshot quickly? It’s much more easier than you think. Click Home, then Sleep/Wake. The screen will flash and your screenshot is ready! These shots save automatically, reducing your worry that you will lose them.
Would you prefer not to use Google with your iPad? This can easily be accomplished in a just one step. Go to your Settings menu, select Safari, then Search Engine. Pick out a new engine for searching from the list that appears. You will be given an option to use Bing, Google or Yahoo.
Do you find that your iPad is not as fast as it used to be and apps do not lead right away? Even when you delete unnecessarily stored data and information on your iPad, it is still too slow. If so, then transfer some of your pictures and media to the cloud so that you can have even more free space. This should free enough space for your apps to run properly.
Click Home twice to see all apps that are open. Then you just need to choose the app that you were looking for instead of scrolling through all the screen. To go back to the previous app, repeat the procedure.
Keep your kids safe when they use your tablet to go online. First visit your SETTINGS menu. Next, go to GENERAL. Then go to RESTRICTIONS. When you go under the restrictions tab, you should click on ‘enable. Your child will be unable to see anything that isn’t age appropriate. Adult websites, pictures, and videos will not show up.
Always back up your iPad to your computer in case you lose it or it gets stolen. If your information is truly private, you should turn on your iPad’s security system. Look for Password Lock in the Settings menu, and have it set to erase all data when your password is entered incorrectly 10 times.
Are you aware that you may use Street View in the Google Maps app? Search for a destination and look for a red pin to show up on the map. Tap the pin and choose the person icon to load the street view.
PDFs are difficult to view on any device, but the iPad works to make the process smoother. Not only is your iPad able to view the PDFs, you can sync the tablet with your computer and transfer between the two. Several target populations can use this functionality, including office drones, students and field techs.
No matter your goals, entertainment, communication, or work, the iPad helps with it all. You just have to know how to use it in the way you wish. Enjoy your gadget to the fullest by using what you have learned.
You can share podcasts with family or friends easily using your iPad. To share a podcast, you’re listening to takes seconds. Simply press the Email button while the podcast is playing. You are going to then have the option to choose who you want to send it to.