There isn’t anyone who doesn’t love the iPad. It is small enough to take with you wherever you go. You can use it to read, play games, do work and manage your life. There are hundreds of thousands of apps offering different functionality. Keep reading to get more out of your iPad.
If you want to stream movies, listen to music and play games on your iPad, consider that your battery life will be much shorter. Lowering the brightness of the screen can help keep your battery charge. You’ll likely notice that maximum brightness is not necessary to use your iPad.
Did you know that you can create folders on your iPad? To begin, tap and hold your finger on an app until it starts jiggling, drag that app on top of another icon, and then let it go. The folder that is created will be named with the category of the applications that are inside it. You can then rename this folder if you like.
Have you accidentally launched a noisy app? You can quickly mute the volume by pressing the volume-down button. If you find you are in need of the mute function often, you can configure your iPad’s lock button to work as a full-time mute button.
Try a soft reset if your iPad is frozen. To start, hold down your home and power buttons at the same time for several seconds. This will make the device restart. To force close an app, just hold down the home button until it closes.
Do you have trouble hunting and pecking on smaller devices? A lot of people do not like typing on the iPad. The iPad does offer a dictation feature, however. Push Home twice and then hit the microphone. Once you’ve finished with your message, tap the icon once more to have your words converted into text.
It’s very important that you know what you’re doing when you’re taking care of your iPad. Make sure it’s never in direct sunlight, or in very hot conditions. Battery performance is degraded with intense heat. Also, make sure that you do not put it any place where it will come in contact with liquids. Lastly, a protective cover is a great idea to keep your iPad safe from drops and bumps.
If you want to sync your Google and iPad calendars, go to Mail, Contact then Calendars. Then just Add An Account, choosing Other. Pick the CalDAV icon and enter your personal Google Calender information. Then, exit the settings application and select your calendar application. All that you need should be right there.
If you need to mute your iPad’s sound in a pinch, use this handy technique. Just hold the – volume button for a few seconds. This will allow you to get the job done fast and efficiently. When you want to restore the volume, simply hold down the button again.
Google does not have to be the only search engine you use. Go to the Settings menu, choose Safari and then choose Search Engine. You can use any search engine you like, such as Yahoo or Bing. You don’t have to use Google if you don’t wish.
You will find that iPads now have an easy way to be muted. When the iPad first came out, you couldn’t quickly mute it. The iOS 4.3 allowed its users to utilize the switch-lock. In order to quickly mute an iPad, simply hold the volume decrease button.
Would you like to locate your iPad if it is misplaced? Simply enter the Settings menu and access iCloud. Enter your Apple ID, and then scroll down to “Find My iPad.” Then activate it. Then you can visit iCloud.com to find your iPad.
An iPad is an amazing musical tool, but are you aware of the podcasts? You can find radio programs lasting from two minutes to two hours on any subject. If music is failing to hold your interest, see if podcasts are for you. Since podcasts encompass a wide variety of topics, you’re sure to find one which interests you.
The iPad is great for music, but are you aware of podcasts? There are a variety of radio applications with shows as short as few minutes and others lasting up to a few hours. If you are bored by listening to music while you commute, podcasts may be a suitable alternative. There are so many topics that you’re sure to find one that you find interesting.
It is possible to copy text and then paste it. Tap and hold text you want copied, and hit select to pick the sentence you desire. All you have to do is tap it once and then copy. To paste the text, tap, hold and choose Paste.
Everyone has heard of the popular iTunes applications, but not everyone is aware of its vast capabilities. One great feature is iTunes U. This section has educational podcasts about all types of professoinal subjects and can be a great way to increase your know-how.
iPads come with apps many don’t ever use. Since these apps are part of the OS, they can’t be removed. Drop them in a folder that is moved to a spot far away from your usual screen haunts. This helps keep them out of your way.
To get to all the apps that are running, simply double-click your Home button. You’ll see all the apps which are open right now. You can see what you have running, and close any you are not using to save on memory requirements.
Click Home twice to see which apps are currently in use. You will see a bar complete with all applications currently running, which can then be accessed by hitting the relevant icon. Never again will you forget about apps you’re running.
Different environments don’t need similar light settings, which is why you’re able to change it. The screen can be made dimmer by pressing “Home” two times; swipe until you get to the settings for brightness. You can alter the brightness and save some battery life.
Many people’s eyes hurt when reading books on an iPad. To avoid this, you can reduce your screen’s brightness level. You can change the level of brightness in Settings, or you can simply do it within the iBooks application with the slider.
Some people are annoyed by the battery charge indicator that is always onscreen. Fortunately, this information can be hidden from view. To turn off, simply go into your General Settings and click Usage. Then you can toggle it on or off. The same procedure is required to return the icon at a later date.
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. Click on the app you want to switch to and you’ll be there in a snap. Do the same to go back to your original app.
Your calendar will not let you move from day-to-day with just a swipe. You will need to employ the navigation bar to get this done. Today will be highlighted so that you can see it better.
Do you notice that your screen is getting badly scratched? You need a screen protector! It will protect the iPad and stop your fingers from getting tiny cuts on them.
Connecting your television to your iPad is getting the most out of your device. This can be done through a special adapter. You can either get a VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter from an Apple store. Either of them work perfectly.
Have you found your iPad to be sluggish in navigation, and slower than it was in loading apps? Even when you delete unnecessarily stored data and information on your iPad, it is still too slow. If so, then your next step might need to be sending all of your pictures and music to the cloud. This assists many iPad owners in speeding up their navigational speed.
To copy text on your iPad, simply double tap a keyword. It can be difficult to copy an entire paragraph using that method. If you tap the text four times, the whole section is copied. You can also use this method for the web address bar.
Were you aware that the Google Maps app lets you use the feature “Street View?” Complete a search on the map and you will see a red pin appear. Tap the pin and a small icon will appear. Tap this icon and you will be able to access Street View.
Back up anything personal that you keep on your iPad in the event that you lose it or someone takes it. Also, you can have your iPad to automatically erase all data if the device is stolen. Beneath the “password lock” selection exists the setting which allows the device to erase all data in the event of 10 incorrect password attempts.
Do you want to take quick screenshots? Doing so is actually quite simple. Just use the sleep and home button at the same time. After a flash prompt, the screenshot will be saved and you can store it where you wish. It’ll save automatically, then you can find it in the Photos app.
Do you sometimes want to save a web image to your iPad? It is actually no problem to do. Just tap and hold on the image. You can then save the image. This saves a local copy of the image so you can retrieve it later, even if you’re offline.
Has your iPad started to slow down and become a bit clunky when loading applications? Even after clearing out information that you no longer use or need, is it still taking longer than you would like it to when you are trying to get things done? You may think about adding your data to the cloud so you can have more free space. This should free enough space for your apps to run properly.
Ensure you are regularly checking your iPad’s history prior to allowing others to handle your iPad. The last thing you need is to open the browser and display something you wanted to keep private. When you start a Safari session, the browser fetches the most recent page you were browsing, so go to the Disney site if you’re going to show grandma how your iPad works.
It is so simple to copy text when you are using the iPad; a simple double click of the word does it for you. However, it may be difficult copying an entire paragraph using that method. Four taps on the text will copy a whole paragraph for you. This not only works for paragraphs, but it also works for the URL bar and addresses.
PDFs are tricky on all devices, but they work great on the iPad. The iPad can view PDF’s and synch with your computer to transfer documents back and forth. This kind of convenient functionality is great for students, business people and home users.
Kids need to be protected from the Internet. Go to settings, then click on the option labeled restrictions. Next, you will tap ENABLE RESTRICTIONS. You can then block your children from seeing content they shouldn’t be seeing. Access to adult content in both websites and videos will be forbidden.
Do you get tired of having to scroll back to the top of a webpage when surfing using your iPad? Just click on the bar at the top to quickly go up to the top again. This works in some other programs, also.
There are many things you can do thanks to an iPad. It has even been made to be able to be used by people of all ages and abilities. If one is in your possession, make sure that you care for it, but also educate yourself about its full potential and possibilities. You won’t believe how many uses you will find for it in your life.
Google Calendar can be added to the iPad Calendar app. You have to set this up by clicking Settings, and then Mail, then Contacts and then Calendars. Try clicking to add your account, then press Other. Tap Add CalDAV Account then enter your Google data.