People who have iPad experience are not at all surprised with the high ratings and wild popularity iPad enjoys. However, if you really wish to take advantage of its full potential, a bit of study can be useful. Keep reading for some useful advice on how to use your iPad efficiently.
The iOS on the iPad now supports folders. You can start by holding down on your app until it jiggles, and then place it on top of a related app. This will create a folder which holds the two apps. The name of the folder will represent the category of what the apps are. You can then rename this folder if you like.
Monitor how much you spend on iPad apps. It’s easy to rack up credit card bills with such engaging and entertaining applications that are just a click away. So it is critical to keep track of what you spend.
VPN networks allow for access to remote servers. You can enable this VPN connection by activating the VPN feature in the network settings. You will be able to put in a server address and then your user name. If you don’t know what the address is for the server, talk to the network administrator.
The iPad can use VPN networks for accessing servers in a remote location. In order to connect to a VPN network through your iPad, navigate to Settings and select the Network tab. Then, select the VPN feature. You are going to be prompted for both your username and the address of the server. Talk to the network admin if you need the information required.
Are you getting annoyed every time your iPad asks you if you would like to join a wifi network it detected? It is possible to disable this feature by accessing your settings. Open the Wi-Fi tab of the settings menu and choose the last item in the list that appears if you don’t wish to receive network prompts.
It is not necessary to tap on the camera icon to view your gallery. Swipe to your right using a finger, and there is your video or picture. To view photos you’ve taken in the past, continue swiping left.
It’s simple to turn off notifications about joining Wi-Fi networks. You will find an option that says to ask if you want to join networks. Change this setting, and you’ll no longer be asked to join random Wi-Fi networks.
In your inbox, you may want to see more than the first few lines. Visit “settings” followed by “mail” and find the “preview” setting. Change the setting to 5 lines. Now you’ll be able to see every email that you have in your inbox, which really speeds things up.
Avoid using an iPhone charger to charge your 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 with an iPhone charger will take far more time. You would be better off using the one that came with the iPad.
You need to be aware of how to properly take care of your iPad. For starters, be sure the iPad is never in direct sunlight. Also, don’t keep inside of a hot car. The heat will hurt your battery life. Don’t let it get wet either. It’s also a good idea to buy a cover that’s padded so your iPad is more protected.
Are you annoyed when your iPad audibly alerts you to every new email? Did you know you can turn off this annoying feature? Just select your Settings button and then General after that. Tap on the Sounds option. Then, select the option to turn the New Mail alert off or reduce the volume of the alert.
Are you being nagged by the battery charge notification? It may be useful to know that they are easy to turn off. Go to Settings. You will find Usage under General. Here, you can turn off the display for battery usage easily.
Using shortcuts can make sending messages easier. Just tap your space bar two times as you type a sentence, and a period and space will appear at the end. This automatic method will save you time so you can send your friends more messages.
You can change your search engine default easily. Access Safari and then Search Engine from the Settings menu. This lets you change to Yahoo or Bing.
You can quickly mute the iPad. In its first incarnation, the iPad lacked a specific mute button. The IOS 4.3 gave the choice of a lock switch to lock the iPad orientation or to mute the sound. Just hold the volume down button for a few seconds to mute.
It is possible to shift away from using Google as the search engine, from which the iPad defaults. You can access this by selecting Safari from the settings menu and then hitting search engine. In addition to Google, you have a choice of using Yahoo and Bing as your search engine.
If you almost always have Internet access, the cloud is very helpful. This helps to safeguard and store your information on the hard drive. It is important that you back up your most important documents by storing them on both your iPad device and cloud.
Is clicking the Bookmarks button driving you nuts? You can easily do this by always showing the bookmarks bar. Under the Safari menu in Settings, choose the On option next to Always Show Bookmark Bar.
The same light settings are not necessary when you are in different environments, which is why you are given the option to change that. You can find the brightness setting by double clicking the Home button. Then you can change the brightness to your taste.
You can quickly mute the iPad. The first iPads did not have a mute button on them. Prior to iOS 4.3 you had to use the lock switch to mute the sound or lock your iPad’s orientation. All you have to do now is hold the volume down control to mute your iPad instantly.
You can use your iPad to listen to the iTunes music you have. If you aren’t eager to download songs from your existing iTunes account, there is another option. All you have to do is enable Home Sharing, which will sync up your iPad. Next, go to the music app on your iPad and click “More. Then click on Shared. Then listen away!
You might not think much about the dangers of using the iPad, but you should set the security of your iPad adequately. You never know when you may accidentally lose it, and it generally has access to a lot of secure information like emails, phone numbers, addresses and possibly even bank information.
Easily find your running apps fast! Just double-tap the home button, and your running apps will instantly appear on the bottom of your screen. This can save you time when switching between apps because you don’t have to go back to the home screen and navigate to the app.
You cannot move from day-to-day by swiping on the calendar. Try using navigation so you can choose your date. The date you are looking at now is highlighted in blue for easy reference.
Your iPad is fabulous for playing music, but have you discovered podcasts? These radio programs cover a wide variety of topic and typically range from a couple of minutes to a couple of hours in length. If you feel like you’re growing bored of music while commuting, check out some podcasts. It is almost inevitable that you will find something that you like.
PDFs can be put on the iPad through two methods. You can sync through iTunes, or send the file through email. Try both methods and perhaps you could use iTunes to access PDFs at home and send emails to yourself when you cannot access your home computer.
It is possible to copy text and then paste it. Tap and hold on the text you want to copy and choose select so you choose the sentence you want to copy. Press again to highlight the text, and then press Copy. Paste that text by just tapping, holding, and choosing Paste.
Copying text on an iPad is easy, as all you have to do is just double tap a given keyword. You can also copy an entire paragraph at once. Tap your chosen editable text four times and you will have copied out the whole paragraph. You can also use this method for the web address bar.
You can easily change your brightness settings. You can dim the screen easily, just double tap the Home button, then swipe until you find the brightness setting. Doing so lets you change the brightness for the ambiance.
If you store important data on an iPad, then you need to have this data backed up. There are also settings which allow the iPad to delete all memory if someone attempts to crack the password. This can be done under “password lock” from the general settings–10 wrong password guesses means a wipe.
Use your iPad’s security features wisely. You don’t know when you could lose it by accident and someone could find it and access your bank information, addresses, phone numbers, emails, etc.
If you do not get any volume on your iPad all you have to do is go to the settings, and then sounds. Ensure that the Change with Buttons setting is turned On. Use the slider to set your preferred volume level.
Do your eyes feel like they are straining when you read on the iPad? Try dimming the screen. You can go to Settings to lower the brightness, or you can simply go to the eBook app and use the brightness slider.
While using Safari, simply click the title window in order to return to the beginning of the page. Most people spend their time slowly scrolling up, and it can take a while. It is much faster to tap the title window and be on your way.
If you want to quickly move between apps without going back to the main screen, double-click the home button and your running apps will appear. Then you’ll just select your app and click, and there you have it. You can find any open app using this feature.
Find the bookmarks on your iPad easier. Turn on the Bookmarks bar. Just do this in the Safari settings. You can then avoid clicking on things and wasting your time.
Look into external iPad keyboards. If you type a lot, you may enjoy the time-saving convenience a keyboard offers. They generally connect wirelessly with your iPad and you can find them affordably online, too.
Google Maps lets you view addresses using street view. Complete a search on the map and you will see a red pin appear. Once you do this, hit the pin and then the white and red icon. This will load your iPad’s Street View feature.
It’s possible to incorporate your existing Google Calendar into your iPad calendar app. It is accomplished by clicking on the Settings icon, followed by Mail, then click Contacts and finally, Calendars. First add an account, then select Other. Then press the Add CalDav Account option and enter the necessary Google credentials.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to take a screenshot quickly? It is easier than you may think it is. Press the Home button and then press your Sleep/Wake button. You’ll see a flash, hear a click and the screenshot will be taken. Every screen shot saves automatically, so you need not worry about then saving them.
Although the iPad is very strong, you shouldn’t get water on it. Using it in a bathtub is not recommended, but also avoid rain and humid places like a sauna. Water will certainly damage your iPad.
You can easily copy text on your iPad. But, this is not the ideal method to use if you need to copy a large volume of text. When you tap four times, you will cover the full range of the paragraph. This not only works for paragraphs, but it also works for the URL bar and addresses.
Dimming your screen while using iBooks app can make it feel more like a book. Just go to Settings and access Brightness. You may also use an alternate method. Another way to adjust brightness is by using the iBooks app’s built-in brightness adjustor.
Your first exposure to an iPad can leave you in awe. For anyone who would like this device to be part of their life on a daily basis, it is wise to spend some time learning its true potential. If you use these tips you will be able to get a headstart on the use of your iPad.
Remember to use the Smart Cover that comes with your iPad. It can do several different things. It automatically puts the iPad to sleep when closed. It also fits your iPad perfectly. The cover is a reasonable price to keep your iPad safe.