The iPad is a great piece of technology. But, you need proper information if you want to really take advantage of your iPad. Try these tips to get the most from your iPad.
The iPhone charger isn’t ideal for quickly charging your tablet. The iPad charger is a 10 watt charger. The iPhone charger is a 5 watt charger. It will take much longer to fully charge your iPad if you use the iPhone’s charger. This is why the charger that comes with the iPad is the best to use.
VPN networks are used to access remote servers. There is an icon in your iPad’s menu to activate a remote server through a VPN network. Just look under the network tab. As will all VPNs, you’ll need a username and address. Talk to the network admin if you need the information required.
If you are worried about anyone trying to get into your phone and seeing all of your private information, you can set your password to erase all data after so many failed attempts. Everything on your iPad will be deleted if there are 10 failed password attempts.
Keep an eye on the apps currently running on your device. Many different iPad applications can continue processing information in the background and do not disturb the user. To check what is running on the iPad, just double click the Home button. Everything that is open will be displayed in a bar located underneath all of your other information. When you are finished looking at it, swipe down to close the bar.
If you want to sync your Google and iPad calendars, go to Mail, Contact then Calendars. Select Add an Account and tap the Other one. Tap the Add CalDAV Account icon and put in your Google information. Next, leave the settings area and hit your calendar application. All that you need should be right there.
When you need to keep multiple pages open at the same time, display each new page as a new tab. Instead of tapping a link quickly, hold it until a menu appears. This menu gives you the option that will allow you to open a new link.
If you are getting irritated by the amount of times that you are being asked to join Wi-Fi networks, go into your settings and change it. Look for an option called Ask To Join that is referring to networks. Change this setting, and you’ll no longer be asked to join random Wi-Fi networks.
It is easy to quickly mute your iPad. As you might know, previous iPad versions did not have this capability. With the release of iOS 4.3, you have the option of locking the iPad orientation or have the sound muted. If you want to mute the sound, just hold down the volume-down button.
It is possible to expand the amount of preview text you get for emails. Go to the Settings, go to the section that says Mail and seek out the setting that says Preview. You can change this from 2 lines to 5 lines. This will allow you to see more, which will make it faster for you to skim through your emails.
There is a way to keep your kids safe as they surf on the iPad. There is an option in the settings that lets you block this kind of content. You can block mature films and anything else that is labeled adult and/or has bad language.
Even if you are in a rush, don’t make the mistake of charging your iPad with the charger for your iPhone. Your iPad requires higher wattage to charge than an iPod does. When you’re in a hurry, this will be a big deal. This is why the charger that comes with the iPad is the best to use.
Set up FaceTime with your phone numbers and emails. You can add as many emails as you wish. If there are several phone numbers or emails that you need FaceTime to know, set them up inside your iPad settings.
There is a way that you can safeguard your phone with a password for protection. Doing so will completely wipe your phone after 10 attempts.
Sync pages using iTunes to share documents with both a Mac and a PC. This can be done quick and efficiently to save time. This is actually the best way to access the PDFs stored on your iPad.
Open new pages with tabs in order to keep them open. When using Safari, simply tap on the link and hold it until you see a pop-over menu appear. A pop-up menu will appear. One of the options allows you to launch a new tab with that link.
iPads come with apps many don’t ever use. The catch is that not all of the pre-loaded apps can be deleted. Put the programs you don’t use elsewhere so you can make room for the ones you do use. This will allow you to focus on what you do use much more.
Make the most of tabs when you are on the Internet. You do not have to close a webpage when you click on a link that opens another. Rather than tap the link, push down on it and options will appear. Next, open up the link with a new tab. This will let you keep the page you are on and open a new one.
Need to quickly mute your iPad? Try this. Simply hold the volume down button for a couple of seconds. You can pull this off faster than trying to fumble with the volume button each time you want to mute. When you want to restore the volume, simply hold down the button again.
You can enjoy music through iTunes on the iPad. If you do not want to duplicate your songs, there is an alernative way to listen to them. Simply enable ‘Home Sharing’. Once this option is enabled, your iTunes library will show up under the Shared section of the music app on your iPad. Enjoy your favorite sounds!
It’s time to experience all of those fascinating applications for yourself. All you must do is to click Home twice, and they appear at the lower edge of the screen. That one trick saves you time so you don’t need to scroll through everything to find what you need.
You can use your iPad to take screenshots quickly and easily. You need to tap the home button and the sleep/wake one. You will see the screen flash then you will hear a click. This indicates that a photo has been taken. Your screenshots are automatically saved and located in your Photos gallery.
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. When you don’t want to listen to music, or wish to learn something, try a podcast instead. Since podcasts encompass a wide variety of topics, you’re sure to find one which interests you.
Is Google not your favorite search engine? Just change it out for a different one. Visit your Settings menu and choose Safari. Then select Search Engine. Here, you will find a list of search engines to choose from. You can use Bing or Yahoo if you don’t like Google.
There is a copy/paste option from the iPad. Hold down on your text if you want to copy it. Tap again when your text gets highlighted yellow, and then choose copy. Paste that text by just tapping, holding, and choosing Paste.
The calendar function does not allow you to navigate from one day to the next by swiping. Using the navigation bar, pick the date instead. You’ll notice that blue marks the current day.
If you want to take pictures with your iPad, you may think holding the sides is the best way to go about it. That could make your shutter button move, resulting in wobbling while taking the photo. Locking the orientation is a great solution for this common problem. Doing so keeps the button right by your thumb. After you’ve snapped the picture, use the image editor and rotate the picture to your liking.
Using the Google Maps app, you will be able to make use of “Street View”. Search for an address. A red pin will appear on your map. You should then tap on the pin and select the red and white icon of a person that appears and the Street View feature will load.
Make sure your iPad contains a security feature, even though you may think this is unnecessary. If you were to lose your iPad, all kinds of personal information would be in the hands of others.
Have you noticed that your screen is really scratched up? The iPad’s screen is resistant to damage, however, if you are starting to notice little scratches, it is time to apply a screen protector. This will help protect your iPad from serious damage in case you drop it, and it also prevents your fingers from making tiny cuts.
You can’t just change days by swiping in the calendar. Try using the navigation bar near the bottom of your screen to pick the date you wish to view. The day it currently is will be blue, so you should be able to find it easily.
Are you tired of being constantly bothered by notifications for joining a Wi-Fi network? You can turn this feature off. Under your Wi-Fi settings you can turn off the feature. It is really not problem if you later decide to choose a network to join. It’s still possible. All this means is that you won’t be pestered with notifications.
Show a PDF in one of two ways. You can load the PDF in iTunes, which will allow you to sync it with your iPad, or you can use your iPad to send them to yourself via email. Use both methods until you figure out which one you prefer. You may like both methods depending on what your needs are at the time.
If you need to change the volume on your iPad, go to the Settings function, General tab and the Sounds option. Select Change With Buttons and it will work again. A volume slider within the sound option also allows you to choose your volume range.
If you have multiple apps open and want to switch between them, double-tap the home button to open the task manager. Click on the app you want to switch to and you’ll be there in a snap. If you want to return to your previous app, simply do the same thing again.
Safari allows you to tap the bar at the top to return to the top of the page. Sometimes scrolling just takes too long. Simply tapping the title window is much quicker and allows you to move on that much faster.
Is your iPad getting a little slow? Have you deleted files and data that you no longer need, but your machine is still slow? You might want to try transferring media and pictures to the cloud to gain additional free space. This usually speeds things up quite a bit.
While surfing on your iPad, have you ever came across a picture that you’d like to save? It’s easy to do this. You just have to tap, then hold your finger right on the image. Then, you will be given the save image notification and have the ability to save it to your pictures. It will go into your pictures and you can see it there.
Ensure you are regularly checking your iPad’s history prior to allowing others to handle your iPad. Someone else could see something that you intended to be a surprise or wanted to keep private. The Safari browser will automatically load up whatever page you visited last, so be aware of this before giving your iPad to someone else.
To copy text on your iPad, double-tap a word. You can also copy an entire paragraph at once. Tap your editable, chosen text and that will copy the entire paragraph. This works well for addresses, paragraphs and the URL bar.
Locate your bookmarks more easily. You can simply keep the bar for bookmarks open. In your Safari settings, choose the option to always keep your bookmarks bar on. You can then avoid clicking on things and wasting your time.
iPads provide technology to anyone who can afford them. With so many features and applications, the possibilities of this device are nearly endless. Using this advice will have you soon reaping the advantages of the iPad.
You can plug your iPad into the wall with an outlet adapter, but that is not your only option. You can also plug it into your computer through the USB port. So, you can charge your iPad from your netbook or laptop at any time.