Do you enjoy games? Are you a student? Do you have a hard job? Trying to drop unwanted pounds? Celebrating the addition of a new family member? The iPad has apps for all of this and more! There are apps for everything you can possibly imagine, but make sure that you know that your iPad can provide much more than just the apps. Keep reading for some great tips on using your iPad.
The latest operating system, iOS, allows you to use folders on your iPad. Simply tap and hold the app. It will begin to make a wiggling motion, at which point you can drag and drop the icon onto another one. This will create a folder with both apps. You can change the name to better describe the apps within.
You can now create folders with your iPad’s iOS. Start by tapping and holding your finger on the app you desire. It will begin to jiggle. Then you can drag it onto another icon and release it. As a result of this, you will be prompted to create a folder to store and categorize both apps. Also, you can rename the folder to increase your level of personalization.
If you want to sync your Google and iPad calendars, go to Mail, Contact then Calendars. Choose Other under Add An Account. Hit your “Add CalDAV” icon and add in the relevant Google information. You can then exit the settings and access the calender through the app. You should have everything you need now.
There is a way that you can check all the running applications that you have at a given time. Press the Home button twice to view all of your current apps. If you tap on a app in the bar, you can quickly switch to it. Swipe downwards to hide the bar again.
When surfing, use tabs. When you are in Safari, just tap and hold the link until a pop-up menu shows up. You can open your links in new tabs when the pop-up menu shows.
Stay aware of the amount of money you are paying for the iPad apps that you download. With all the exciting apps, and the easy way to buy them, it is easy to go overboard. You should monitor the spending and limit the time to a strict deadline.
You should know what kind of care an iPad needs. Firstly, you must keep the iPad away from the sun, and make sure it’s not locked in your car when it’s hot. Exposure to heat will damage your battery. Keep your iPad away from liquids so electronic components are not damaged. Use a covering to prevent liquid from getting into your iPad.
Keep track of the apps your are running. A lot of the apps on your iPad can run behind the scenes while you work on other things. If you aren’t sure what you have left open, push the home button twice. A bar shows up near the bottom of the screen that will list currently active apps. Swipe downwards to remove the bar from sight when you’re finished.
There is an easier way to open your favorite websites than tapping the bookmarks icon. You can permanently turn on your Bookmarks bar. Go to your Settings, tap on Safari and turn on the bookmark bar.
Would you like to see more than 2 lines of text when previewing an email? Go to settings – mail – preview to change it. The recommended setting for this is “5 lines.” This allows you to tailor how much you’ll see in the Mail app and lets you skim through your mail more efficiently.
Wouldn’t you like to track a lost iPad? Go to your Settings and tap on iCloud. Add your account’s Apple ID and turn on the app. If you ever lose the device, just go to iCloud.com.
On your email, you will notice that the default only allows for two visible lines. You might want to see more than that, though. Just click on Settings and then Mail. Choose Contacts>>Calendar, and then select the number of lines you’d like to preview for Mail.
Muting your iPad’s sound is actually pretty simple. Just depress the volume button for only 2 seconds. This is a fast way to silence the tablet. When you want to hear your device at a normal level again, just hold the volume down for the same amount of time.
You are able to send messages more effectively this way. All you have to do is tap on the space bar, and it will put a period and a space there. That removes the need for you to manually do this, and you have more time to message friends.
You can quickly mute the iPad. When iPads were first out, there weren’t any buttons on it specifically for mute. As of iOS 4.3, there was a choice of having the lock switch lock the orientation of the iPad or mute the sound. To quickly mute your iPad now, just press and hold the volume-down button.
Are you annoyed by the battery charge display? If you want to, you can just turn it off. Start out in the Settings menu. Locate the Usage setting under the General settings. Here, you will be able to turn off the display of battery percentage.
Establish FaceTime telephone numbers and email addresses. Your FaceTime will include the emails you saved into your iPad, but you should add more contacts. Just add them in the Settings app.
Many people know their iPads have an iTune store, but are not aware of all its features. One great feature is iTunes U. You can find lots of podcasts that are meant to teach in this section.
You can change your search engine default easily. Simply visit “settings” and select “Safari” and then “search engine.” This lets you change to Yahoo or Bing.
You can go to a iPad forum to find out more about using your iPad. There is a multitude of websites that can help you quickly master the use of this product. Establish a presence and read old forum postings to gain lots of information and learn useful tips.
Do you hate having to tap the bookmark icon in order to open your bookmarked sites? You should activate the bookmark bar. In Settings, open Safari and select the option to always show the bookmarks bar. Simply turn it on.
When you’re snapping photographs, you may want to hold your iPad by its sides. Doing so will make the shutter button move around, causing wobbly pictures. Try using the orientation lock. Doing so keeps the button right by your thumb. After you snap the picture, edit the image with the editor and rotate the video or image at a later time.
If you need to mute the sound on an iPad, try this tip. All you need to do is to press and hold the button that decreases the iPad’s volume level. This is a lot easier than constantly adjusting the volume controls. Hold it again when you want to turn the volume up.
For many people, reading books on an iPad causes their eyes to become strained and tired. This is easily remedied by adjusting the brightness level to a lower setting. Open the eBook app and use the sliding brightness control to dim the screen.
Do your best to take care of your iPad so you do not have to replace this expensive device anytime soon. Lots of people buy iPad screen protectors. These are thin plastic and give heightened protection to the screen area of the iPad. However, it’s important that you clean your iPad’s screen with a soft, slightly damp cloth. Do not use any harsh cleaning agents to clean your iPad.
Tap on the home button twice to maneuver between apps. Choose the one you would like to go to and you will be there instantly. To get back to the application you were using previously, you just repeat the process.
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. Since you can’t hover over words like on a regular computer, you may touch and hold that word. This shows its linked URL.
Are you aware that you do not need to use the keyboard on your iPad? It can be pretty hard to type on a small keyboard projected on your screen. Bluetooth keyboards work great with the iPad. This will enable you to type freely as you would with a laptop.
If you are almost always connected to the internet in one way or another, then don’t overlook the cloud function of the iPad. This is great to store data without taking a lot of space on the hard drive of your iPad. Put anything that you think is important on your cloud, in addition to keeping it on your tablet.
There is a feature called “Find My iPad” that you should activate if you ever lose your 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. It sounds like a pain to set up, but it could be a godsend if you ever misplace your iPad.
Turn on auto brightness to help with your battery life. The iPad will automatically adjust its brightness depending on the room that you are in. This feature can go a long way when it comes to the amount of time that you get cordless use in a given day. This setting can be located in the section labeled “Brightness & Wallpaper”.
Have you ever seen something on your iPad that you want to keep? It is very simple to do. Tap where you want on the image and hold it. The iPad will ask you if you want to save it. You’ll have it available in your Photo app.
You should use tabs to facilitate your browsing. Following a link or opening another page doesn’t mean you have to exit your current page. Hold the link and a list of options will appear. Here, you can use a new tab for the link, so that your old one remains accessible too.
If you have Apple TV, you are able to stream things from your iPad to that device. There is an Airplay icon that tells you what you can stream. Tap on it, and allowable content will appear on the television screen.
While it may seen unnecessary, you must place some kind of security feature on an 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.
You may wish to purchase an external keyboard to use with your iPad. You can use this keyboard to type documents and emails in no time at all. A keyboard usually has a wireless connection, and they are more user friendly than the onscreen version available with your iPad.
There, now you have a knowledge base on which to grow from. Always keep it with you to find out all sorts of news and information. You’ll find you can’t live without it; it replaces a lot of obsolete tools you used to use. The tips you just read will help you throw away those old tools and use your iPad instead.
Did you know you can add your Google Calendar into the Calendar app? Just click “settings” followed by “mail” and then “contacts” followed by “calendars.” Press to add your account, and then click Other. Select Add CalDAV Account, then place your Google log-in credentials in there.