You Can Do A Lot More Than You Think With Your IPad

You can do plenty of things with your iPad. The first time you use an iPad, you might have trouble understanding everything it can do for you. Put the following tips and advice about using your iPad to good use and discover just how unbelievable it truly is!

It is easy to access all open apps. By double-clicking on your Home button, you will see every running app in a bar near the bottom of the screen. You can easily switch to a running app, by just tapping on it in the bar. You should swipe the screen downwards in order to eliminate the bar.

You will be using VPN networks if you are trying to get in contact with remote servers. You can enable this VPN connection by activating the VPN feature in the network settings. When prompted, enter your server address and username. If you aren’t sure about the address of the server, the network administrator can help you.

You can do a soft reset in order to reboot a frozen iPad. Simultaneously hold down the Power and Home buttons for several seconds. Then the iPad will reset. Whenever you need to force the closure of an app, you can do so by holding down your device’s home button for several seconds.

Do you get irritated when your iPad asks if you want to join new Wi-Fi networks? You are able to get rid of this if you go into settings. Select “Wi-Fi” and then turn off the notification option if you want them to disappear.

You do not have to deal with the question asking you to join new Wi-Fi networks. The Ask/Join networks feature can be used to facilitate this. Choose it and you won’t have to worry about so many notification.

Should your iPad freeze, you can reboot it by performing a soft reset. Hold down both the power and home buttons for a few seconds. This will prompt your device to restart. If you would rather just close down the application that you are in, push down on the home button instead.

Do you want to preview more of your email? Go to settings – mail – preview to change it. You can adjust this to 5 lines. Now it is possible to preview more content from each message, making skimming quicker.

Watch what apps you have running. A good number of iPad apps are able to run seemingly in the background at the same time that you are otherwise engaged. To check what is running on the iPad, just double click the Home button. This will show you the current apps at the bottom. When you are finished, swipe down to make the bar disappear.

If you need to charge up in a hurry, do not use an iPhone charger on the iPad. Your iPad requires higher wattage to charge than an iPod does. It will take much longer to fully charge your iPad if you use the iPhone’s charger. Use the charger that came with your iPad instead.

If you are irritated by repeated request to join other Wi-Fi networks, get into your settings menu and change it. Opt out of the Ask To Join setting. Choose that and you’ll quit getting bothered by the invites that are incoming.

Do you have trouble hunting and pecking on smaller devices? A lot of people do not like typing on the iPad. Fortunately, you can choose to have your iPad dictate what you say instead. Click the Home button two times and then touch the microphone. When you are finished you just hit the microphone again and the text will appear on the screen.

If you want to review a photo or video you just shot, you do not have to select the camera icon on the bottom left of the screen. Just swipe your finger to the right to find the video or picture you just took. You can look at previous pictures by going left.

The iPad doesn’t come with a paper manual so it will need to be downloaded if you want to read it. Apple has a minimalist approach towards their products.

If you are concerned about someone seeing private information on your phone, you may set a password to erase the data after several failed attempts. If a person hasn’t found your password after 10 attempts it will erase your data.

To add your Google Calendar to your iPad calendar app, select Mail, Contacts and Calendars. Then just Add An Account, choosing Other. Choose “CalDAV” as the account type and type in your Google credentials. Then, get out of the settings app and tap the calender app. You should see what you need.

Your iPad is defaulted to show the first two lines of an email in preview. It is helpful sometimes to get a preview of the email contact. Just visit SETTINGS and tap MAIL. Under the mail menu, choose Contacts, and then Calender. Change the Preview options for mail to More Lines.

If you do not want Google used as your default search engine you can change that. You can access this by selecting Safari from the settings menu and then hitting search engine. This give you the option of choosing Bing or Yahoo as your search engine, if you prefer them to Google.

By using shortcuts, sending messages is easy. For instance, hitting your space bar two times as you type automatically inserts a period and a space. This will allow you to do it automatically, so you have more free time to speak with whoever you’re talking to.

It is easy to access running applications quickly. You simply have to quickly click the home button twice to bring up a list of running apps. That one trick saves you time so you don’t need to scroll through everything to find what you need.

Do you use Google calender? Would you like to incorporate it into your iPad calender? In the Mail tab, go to contacts, then calenders. You can then go to Add An Account and then Other. Tap that you wish to Add CalDAV Account and then put in the information for Google. Then navigate out of settings and click on the calendar application. Now, all you need ought to be there!

Do you ever find yourself browsing the web and wondering where a word that is hyperlinked will take you? There is an easy way to solve this. Since you’re not able to hover over words like on a computer, touching and holding the word will work. The hyperlink’s URL will be shown.

If you need to mute your iPad’s sound in a pinch, use this handy technique. All you need to do is to press and hold the button that decreases the iPad’s volume level. This saves a lot of time. Hold it again when you want to turn the volume up.

iOS comes with many apps that many people don’t use. Sadly, many can’t be deleted. If you find that there are several built-in apps that you aren’t using, create a folder to contain them. This will declutter space on your screen and let you focus on the apps that you will use.

If you’re connected to the web all the time, then you’re probably going to enjoy the cloud function the iPad offers. Use the cloud to store things without taking up valuable space on the device itself. Make sure your important documents are backed up on your device and the cloud.

Lots of people hate having to see the percentage of their iPad’s battery charge. Fortunately, this can be removed quite easily. All you need to do is go to settings, tap on general, and then usage. There, you’ll find an off button. Repeat the process to turn the icon back on.

You can listen to music on your iPad, but are you aware you can also listen to podcasts? You can find radio programs lasting from two minutes to two hours on any subject. These programs can be a great alternative to listening to music while you commute. You are sure to find any number of topics that interest you.

Are you dissatisfied with using Google as the search engine on the iPad? It’s easy to change to another search engine. Just choose the search engine you want from your Safari settings. Choose the search engine you want from the list of installed engines. Your choices will be Bing, Yahoo or Google.

If you want to access your documents on your PC or Mac, use iTunes to sync your iPad. It is no longer hard to share share files; the ability to use iTunes to share files with any computer equipment has made this indispensable. You can also email PDFs of documents to yourself to make things easier.

Try using street view on the Google Maps app. Complete a search on the map and you will see a red pin appear. If you press on the pin, and choose the person icon, the Street View will load.

Does the battery percentage irritate you? Thankfully, it is pretty easy to remove it from the screen. To turn off, simply go into your General Settings and click Usage. Here is where you can disable it. Follow the exact same sequence of steps should you ever wish to re-enable it.

Do you notice that your screen is getting badly scratched? While iPad are quite durable, if you see scratches, you should place a screen protector on it. This protects your iPad, because the last thing you want is your crystal-clear screen becoming marred with annoying scratches.

Get all of your iPad notifications under control. Whenever you have numerous apps, there are always notifications coming through, which can be very annoying. These can be changed under notifications, which is found in settings. This lets you choose which apps can alert you and which cannot. That helps you to be alerted by whatever is most important to you.

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. Copying large sections of text, however, isn’t this simple. Four taps on the text will copy a whole paragraph for you. This also works for URL addresses.

You have other options besides the on-screen keyboard. If you’re like many people, typing on a tiny keyboard is hard on your eyes and inefficient for your fingers. Any Bluetooth keyboard will work perfectly. This lets you type freely. similar to a laptop.

Always turn on Find My iPad in case you lose yours. This will find the exact location of your iPad in case you ever lose it. It sounds like a pain to set up, but it could be a godsend if you ever misplace your iPad.

Just in case your iPad ever gets lost, you should turn on the feature called “Find My iPad.” You can find your iPad’s location from your home computer. While it may seem troublesome, if you lose your iPad, you’ll be thankful that you took the time to do so.

Do you want your iPad to stop asking to join Wi-Fi networks? This is easily remedied. Visit settings and look for Wi-Fi. Go to the “ask to join network” area and turn it off. If at some point you decide to join up with a network, there is no need to worry. You can still join a network whenever you want, you just no longer have to deal with annoying, constant notifications.

As you can now see, the iPad can do many things to make your life easier. When you know what you’re doing, you’ll get so much out of this device. Use one or all of the tips here to make sure you use your iPad up to its potential.

There are a few easy ways to extend the life of your iPad’s battery. Do not leave it out in the heat. Turn the brightness of your screen down to the lowest comfortable setting. Use airplane mode when you do not need internet access. Disabling Push notifications can extend battery life, as well. Check calendars and email manually instead.