Top Tips For Using A New IPad

You have probably heard a lot about the iPad. For some people, an iPad is just for entertainment, while others see it as a critical office tool. If you think of it as a tool that you wish you could use better, the tips in this article can help you.

Do you feel annoyed when your iPad asks if you want to join a new wifi network that is has detected? This feature can be turned off in your settings. Go to the tab for Wi-Fi and turn off the last option if you wish to not have any more notifications.

Accessing the running apps is easy. Simply double-click the Home button. A bar near the bottom of the screen will indicate which apps are in use. Tap an application icon to switch to that app. To make the bar disappear, simply swipe the screen downwards.

Are you annoyed or distracted by the constant battery life percentage displayed on your iPad’s screen? It may be useful to know that they are easy to turn off. Begin by going to your iPad’s Settings. Then click Usage under the General Settings. Here, you can turn off the battery percentage indicator if it bothers you.

Does your iPad prompt you to join new wifi networks all the time? You can turn this feature off by going to your settings. Select that tab that says “Wi-Fi” and choose the option that is last on the page. This will stop you from getting prompts.

Are you tired of tapping your bookmarks icon when you want to get to your usual websites? You can easily do this by always showing the bookmarks bar. Enter the Settings menu, select Safari, and enable Always Show Bookmarks.

You can reboot your iPad when it freezes by doing a soft reset. Press the power and the home buttons together for a few seconds. You’ll see the screen go black and then a white apple will appear. If you would rather just close down the application that you are in, push down on the home button instead.

Taking a screenshot on an iPad is very simple. Hold Home and Sleep simultaneously. This will take the shot you want and place it with all of your other photos.

Have you ever mistakenly opened a noisy app? Mute your iPad by pushing the volume button down for a few seconds. If you find yourself needing to mute sound frequently, you may want to set up the orientation lock button to work as a muting control.

Go to the apps that you need to use frequently! Press the home button twice and a bar will appear with all the running apps. This trick may save a ton of time versus scrolling through several screens looking for something.

It can be really annoying to have your iPad chime every time you receive an email. You can turn this notification off. Just select your Settings button and then General after that. After selecting General, select Sounds. Turn off sounds for New Mail or reduce the volume.

It is possible to copy and paste words using your iPad. Press and hold the text and press Select. After the text section is highlighted, tap again and choose to copy. Then, tap and hold for a few seconds and choose Paste.

If you want to sync your Google and iPad calendars, go to Mail, Contact then Calendars. Select Add An Account. When prompted for the type, choose Other. Tap on the CalDAV Account and then just enter the information for Google. Next, leave the settings area and hit your calendar application. Now you should have everything you need there!

A lot of people know that their iPads have iTunes, but they do not know all that they can do with it. One great feature is iTunes U (the ‘U’ is for university). This application has podcasts that are education-related for many professional topics and can help you to learn more.

If you want to keep all your webpages open, use new tabs to do it. In Safari, you can simply tap the link you want until a menu shows up. This menu gives you the option that will allow you to open a new link.

iPads come with apps many don’t ever use. Some of these cannot be deleted. For convenience’s sake, move any of these apps out of your iPad’s main work area. That way, you can focus your attention on what you actually do use.

Would you like to have a way to locate your iPad in case you misplace it? Simply open Settings, then iCloud. Fill in your ID when prompted, which will log your system into the database. By doing this, if you ever misplace your iPad, you can go to to find it.

Taking pictures often means turning the iPad to the side. This will move the shutter button, which can wobble when shooting a photo. Instead, set the lock to freeze its orientation. This setting will place the shutter button in a place that you can easily reach with your thumb. You can edit your image or videos after recording them.

There is an interesting way that you can turn off the sound on your device. Just hold down the volume button for two full seconds. This is quicker than adjusting the volume repeatedly. When you want to restore the volume, simply hold down the button again.

Try controlling notifications. If you have some apps running, you will receive notifications all the time. Go to Settings, then Notifications. You can decide which apps you want to send alerts and which apps you do not. Then you only get useful notifications.

Mature Content

Swiping doesn’t work in the Calendar app. You will need to employ the navigation bar to get this done. If you are looking for the current date, it should always be blue.

If you have purchased an iPad for your child and are worried about them viewing mature content, change the settings so that this type of content is blocked. Go into the settings and limit the amount of mature content that is viewable. This blocks anything that is for a mature audience.

If you need to read a PDF on your iPad, there are two ways to do it. PDFs can be placed in iTunes and synced with the iPad, or they can be emailed to your own account. After giving both these methods a try, you can pick the one that works for you anytime you want to show a PDF.

Do you hate it when you are surfing on your iPad and you cannot tell where a hyperlinked word will lead you? Although you cannot hover over the text to reveal its URL, you can touch and hold the text. You can’t hover over the hyperlinked words to discover the URL, but you can touch and hold on them. That will show you the URL from the hyperlink.

Did you want to hook up your iPad to the TV in order to use it more often? You can do so by using an adapter that you can purchase separately. You can either get a VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter from an Apple store. Each one works well.

Did you know that the iPad has the ability to cut and paste snippets of text? Tap the text and hold down on it if you wish to copy it. A menu will pop up allowing you to select that sentence. When the text appears highlighted in yellow, you can select copy. You are able to paste text by just tapping and then choosing Paste.

Would you like to quickly take a screenshot? It is easier than you may think it is. Press Home followed by the sleep/wake button. You’ll see a flash, hear a click and the screenshot will be taken. All screen shots are automatically saved, so you don’t have to worry about saving them afterwards.

Everyone knows that the iTunes store exists, but not everyone knows about its features. One interesting function is iTunes U. The U stands for university. In this section, there are various educational audio podcasts on a variety of different subjects. You can learn nearly anything.

When you are using an iPad, copying text to the clipboard is very simple. All you need to do is double-tap the text you want to copy. This method would be extremely time consuming for copying an entire paragraph. Instead, quadruple tap the text you’d like to copy and the whole paragraph will automatically be copied. You can also use this method for the web address bar.

Online forums can help you master your iPad. Many sites are devoted to the discussion of iPads, and using them can be of tremendous help. Introduce yourself and look through the forum archives to find useful information to fast-track your iPad talent.

iPads are a great tool for reading PDFs. One way is to view it in iBooks after emailing the files directly to your email. If you use the book tab that is in the iTunes app, you can sync your PDFs with the iPad.

Reduce the brightness of your screen in order to increase the battery life of your iPad. The device will automatically adjust the screen brightness depending on the environmental conditions, or you can turn it down manually. If you want the brightness lowered, look on the menu for the icon with a sun.

If you keep important personal data stored on your iPad, be sure you have a backup of that information stored on another drive. Also, there is a way to get the iPad to wipe itself clean if it detects a break in attempt. In the Settings menu, under Password Lock, choose to erase data after 10 failed attempts.

Brightness can be altered depending on where you are. If you want to dim your screen, tap the home home button a couple of times and swipe on the screen until the brightness setting appears. This lets you adjust your brightness for your surroundings.

Manage your iPad’s battery life in a few simple ways. Keep it away from very hot locations, like sitting in a car in direct sunlight. Keep the screen brightness level at a low setting. When you are not using the Internet, set it to airplane mode. It is also a good idea to turn off Push. You can check your calendar and email manually if need be.

When reading books with your iPad, do you find your eyes becoming tired? To avoid this, you can reduce your screen’s brightness level. You can change this in the Settings menu, or you can use the iBook app’s built-in brightness slider.

Be sure that you clear your browser’s history on your iPad before showing someone how Safari functions. If someone is looking at your iPad or using Safari, they can see anything if they go to your history. If you open Safari, it will automatically revert to your previous page, so change it if it’s of a personal nature.

There are two ways to show a PDF. You can open it within iTunes and sync the file with your iPad, or you have the option of emailing it to yourself. Do both to see what works best for you, or you might change what you do depending on the situation.

The iPad is incredibly user-friendly. It has only a few buttons and a touch screen. Try to play around with your iPad before reading up on it. This will help you learn all that the device has to offer.

Street View

A screen protector to use with your iPad is a wise purchase. This is a thin, clear sheet of plastic that goes on top of your screen. This keeps your screen protected. That keeps the screen working for a long time to come.

Are you aware that you may use Street View in the Google Maps app? Do a search so a red pin appears on your map. Once your red pin shows up, tap it and then tap the white and red person icon to load your Street View feature.

If you are always watching videos using your iPad, a power cord that’s longer may be something to look into. This allows you to watch for as long as you wish without draining the battery.

Each iPad owner uses their device in a different way. There is a lot of information out there about the iPad. The iPad isn’t that complex, so it you do a bit more research, you’ll be an expert relatively quickly.

Keep in mind that in order to charge an iPad, you don’t have to have an outlet. You can charge it with anything that has a USB plug-in. You can charge the iPad by using your other computer.