When you understand the iPad, you can finally truly use it. You need to comprehend its features, how they function and how they can be useful to you. The information that follows is for the person who owns an iPad who wants to learn more about it.
Battery life is typically shorter when using heavier applications like movies and games. Lowering the brightness of the screen can help keep your battery charge. You’ll probably see that you’re not going to need the brightest setting to see your screen.
iPads now support folders. Just tap an app and hold it until it wiggles, then drag it over the app you wish to pair it with. This will create a folder that holds both apps with a name that describes the category the apps fall under. You can rename these folders.
The iPad’s iOS supports folders now. To use, hold down your finger on the app you want until it moves, drag that app atop another icon, and finally, let it go. This will create a folder which holds the two apps. The name of the folder will represent the category of what the apps are. Then, you can rename the folder.
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. An option that asks you if you want to join networks exists and it can be changed. Pick that option, and you will not see notifications any longer.
It is possible to gain access to all apps that are currently running on your iPad. By double-clicking on your Home button, you will see every running app in a bar near the bottom of the screen. You can scroll through the applications or choose one of them. To remove the bar, swipe your screen downwards.
You don’t have to use the film roll icon to look at pictures. All you need to do is swipe your finger to the right. The picture or video you have just taken will appear. To look at your previous pictures, swipe your finger to the left.
When the iPad freezes up, do a soft reboot. You can do this by holding down the power button, while at the same time pressing the home button. Hold both down for a few seconds. The iPad will then reboot. If you need to close an app, press only the home button during a few seconds.
The factory setting for previewing an email shows you two lines before opening it. You may wish to view more of each message before you open it. You can do this by choosing the mail icon in settings. Under the mail menu, choose Contacts, and then Calender. Change the Preview options for mail to More Lines.
Did you accidentally launch an app that makes a lot of noise? The volume can quickly be muted by holding down the decrease volume button. If you need to mute often, you can set your lock button to mute, too.
Lots of people find tablet typing to be tough, though with time, they get more comfortable. It is possible to have your iPad convert what you say into text. Simply depress your home button two times, and hit the small microphone icon. When you finish talking, press the icon button again and you will see your words appear as text.
If you are a Google-phobe and want to use some other search engine as your primary search provider, it is possible to make this happen. Open the Settings menu, select Safari and then Search Engine. You can then change the default search engine if you desire to do so.
As an alternative to a bulky manual, you can download the manual onto your iPad. Apple is not providing a manual with every product to encourage customers to download a manual rather than wasting paper.
There is a safeguard to losing your iPad in place. Simply enter the Settings menu and access iCloud. There, place in your ID. Look then to the bottom area of the page to turn on “Find My iPad.” You will then be able to see where your iPad is on a map by visiting iCloud.com and logging in with your Apple ID.
Open new webpages using a new tab to keep your current webpage open. When using Safari, simply tap on the link and hold it until you see a pop-over menu appear. This menu gives you the option that will allow you to open a new link.
Make sure that you take care of your iPad at all times. Never leave an iPad locked in a sweltering car. The battery life can be cut short by exposure to heat. You also want to guarantee that your iPad does not come in contact with moisture as this could cause it to short circuit. You would be smart if you purchased a cover that will provide some extra padding for your iPad.
You can change the settings on your child’s iPad to block mature content, so you will not have to worry about them having access to unsuitable sites. In settings, you can adjust the level of mature content your child can see. You can block any material that has been labeled as having adult content and bad language.
Do you want to eliminate the battery charge level from your iPad screen? You can easily turn it off if you like. To turn off, simply enter the Settings menu. Select General and next locate Usage. Here, you can turn off the battery percentage indicator if it bothers you.
Your FaceTime phone numbers and emails should be set up. Your iPad default sets your FaceTime to include your initial email address, but you can set it up for more. If there are several phone numbers or emails that you need FaceTime to know, set them up inside your iPad settings.
Access your email and phone numbers by setting up FaceTime. You can add as many emails as you wish. If you find more emails or things like phone numbers that FaceTime should recognize, go to the settings on your iPad and set them up.
iCloud is an exceptional utility for iPad users who are always online. This is a convenient method of storing information without using up valuable hard drive space. Use the cloud service as well as the device for storing important documents.
You are probably aware that your iPad is an excellent device for playing music, but what about podcasts? Podcasts are radio programs that last anywhere from two minutes to two hours, and they can be on all sorts of topics. These programs can be a great alternative to listening to music while you commute. You are sure to find something that peaks your interest.
There is a copy/paste option from the iPad. 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 can then paste your text by tapping, holding and selecting Paste.
Lots of people know about the store for iTunes on the iPad, but don’t really know what all it offers. iTunes U is the most interesting of these. In this section, you will find a lot of educational presentations that are very helpful.
There is an iTunes store on your iPad, and there is actually quite a bit to it. iTunes U is the most interesting of these. This will give you podcasts that are educational in nature so that you can broaden your learning base.
Your pages can be synced with iTunes to share documents with a Mac or PC. It is now easier than ever to share documents, and you can integrate your work with all types of computers through iTunes. You can even share PDF documents on the iPad.
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. This lets you keep an eye on what’s running on your iPad and close unneeded apps to free up RAM.
The iPad has preloaded apps you might never use. Many of these apps cannot be deleted. For convenience’s sake, move any of these apps out of your iPad’s main work area. Without these apps to clutter your screen, you can do more with your preferred apps.
Control your iPad’s screen brightness to extend the device’s battery life. This makes great sense of you are traveling and are waiting on a critical message. If you want the brightness lowered, look on the menu for the icon with a sun.
When you take photographs, you may grasp the sides of the iPad to hold it. Doing so will make the shutter button move around, causing wobbly pictures. You can always push the lock for the orientation. It ensures the shutter button is simple to reach. After you’ve snapped the picture, use the image editor and rotate the picture to your liking.
You might not think you have to but you should activate a extra security on the iPad. You might lose it and people will have access to everything from your emails to your bank information.
Tabs can help you browse more efficiently. Why depart from the webpage you are browsing just because you are clicking on a link? If you hold your finger down on the link, as opposed to tapping it, you’ll be presented with an option menu. Then just click on the Open in New Tab option, and the device will create a new page for you to view seperately from the one you are currently on.
Many people are annoyed by the on-screen indicator listing how much charge their battery holds. Removing this can improve the appearance of your device. Just enter your iPad settings, tap on the general option and then select usage. This is the place to remove the indicator from your screen. To revert this action, just go back to the same settings menu and move the slider to “on.”
There are two methods to showing a PDF file. You can sync your iPad and iTunes by putting the PDF in iTunes, or you can simply email it to yourself. Do both to see what works best for you, or you might change what you do depending on the situation.
Get notifications well in hand. With multiple apps, you are sure to see lots of alerts and whatnot popping up all the time. You can tame these apps using the notifications tab of the settings app. You can save your iPad battery by deciding to turn off certain app alerts, while allowing alerts from others. That way, you only get alerts from apps that are important to you.
Do you ever need a quick screenshot? It’s easier than you might think. Press the ‘Home’ and ‘sleep/wake’ button simultaneously. There will be a momentary flash and the screenshot will be visible. Your iPad conveniently saves all screen shots automatically.
Would you like to get more out of your iPad than Google can provide? Change it! Go to your Settings menu, select Safari, then Search Engine. Pick out a new engine for searching from the list that appears. You’ll get the option of choosing between Bing, Yahoo, and Google.
If you are using the Safari web browser and want to return to the beginning of a page, just click the top of the title window. Scrolling is just too much effort. Simply tapping the title window is much quicker and allows you to move on that much faster.
There is a choice for how you can view a PDF on the iPad. You can sync through iTunes, or send the file through email. Either way works well, so try both and see which you prefer.
Want to save an image you find online while surfing on your iPad? This is easy! You just have to tap, then hold your finger right on the image. This will then prompt you to save it. This saves a local copy of the image so you can retrieve it later, even if you’re offline.
Do you want to connect your TV and iPad? You can if you get the right adapter. You can either get a VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter from an Apple store. You can do this with both.
If your favorite part of the iPad experience is watching movies or video clips, it may be best to by a power cord with a longer reach. This allows you to watch for as long as you wish without draining the battery.
If you want to maximize your iPad’s potential, apply the information that you have learned here. You can find that new opportunities are available to you using an iPad and the information above.
Do not ever forget that you do not have to use the power to charge the iPad. You can also plug your iPad into a USB port. Charging from your laptop will deplete its battery, though.