It seems like everyone loves and wants an iPad. It is compact, which means you can carry it with you everywhere. It functions as an e-reader, gaming device and a scheduler, all in one. You will find that iPads have incredibly broad functionality. Keep reading to get more out of your iPad.
Are tired of having your iPad constantly ask you whether or not you wish to connect with detected WiFi network. This prompt can be totally eliminated by checking your device settings. Just go to the tab for Wi-Fi, and there is an option to turn off the prompt. It is the final option on that page.
The iPad’s iOS supports folders now. Start by putting your finger on the app. As it starts jiggling, you drag the app over another icon and then let go. Doing so creates a folder containing both of these apps. You can rename the folder whatever you want.
Should your iPad freeze, you can reboot it by performing a soft reset. A soft reset consists of simultaneously hitting the home and power buttons. The device will restart. Hold the home button down for several seconds to force-close an app.
Lots of people initially find it difficult to type on a tablet. That said, a button for speech dictation exists on your iPad. Simply depress your home button two times, and hit the small microphone icon. Record yourself talking, tap the microphone button again and a transcription of your speech will appear.
Know which apps are running on your iPad. You can run a lot of the apps on an iPad while you are doing other things. Double-click the Home button if you want to find out what apps are currently running. Any applications running at the time will be shown at the screen’s bottom in a bar. Swipe your finger in a downward motion to close the window.
Are you annoyed by how often your iPad asks you to connect to WiFi networks? You can stop this by going to settings. The Ask/Join networks feature can be used to facilitate this. If you choose that option, you will not receive incoming invitations anymore.
Want to put in the Google Calender on the iPad calendar app? Simply navigate to Mail, Contacts, and calendars. Click on Add Account and choose the Other option. Hit Add CalDAv Account and punch in all of your Google information. Now leave the settings area and access the calendar app. There you have it!
You can change your email settings to preview more of your email. Go to Settings, Mail and find Preview. Adjust this to show 5 lines. This saves you time by letting you skim your email at an accelerated rate.
It is possible to easily change the default search engine from Google to your preferred search engine on your iPad. Go to the Settings menu, choose Safari and then choose Search Engine. You can then change your default search engine to Yahoo or Bing.
If you want to charge your iPad quickly, avoid using an iPhone charger. The wattage required by the iPad is twice as much as that for the iPhone. Although you can charge your iPad with an iPhone charger, it generally takes longer. Use the original charger instead.
Hold down on your text if you want to copy and paste it. Next, tap ‘copy,’ switch to a different app, then tap again and hold down. A pop-up menu will appear, from which you should tap ‘paste.’ In order to paste an entire paragraph, you must tap four times.
If you don’t want anyone to access your personal information, your iPad can be set to delete all data. This will get rid of everything on the phone if someone cannot figure out the code 10 times in a row.
If you have near-constant Internet access, make use of the cloud features introduced in iOS 5. You can use it to store documents, photos and other information to save on space on your iPad. Ensure that your important documents are shored on your iPad and the cloud.
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 need to go to the area that allows you to add an additional account, then hit Other. Choose Add CalDAV Account and enter your Google information. Then, exit the settings application and select your calendar application. You should have everything you need now.
iPads come with apps many don’t ever use. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to remove these apps completely from the device. 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.
It’s essential that you know how to treat your iPad. Firstly, you must keep the iPad away from the sun, and make sure it’s not locked in your car when it’s hot. Also, your battery will be drained faster than usual. Also, be sure to avoid placing your iPad in places where its electronic components could be damaged by liquids. Lastly, a protective cover is a great idea to keep your iPad safe from drops and bumps.
Choose if you want your lock key to actually lock the device’s orientation or to mute its audio. Note that early versions of the iPad do not have this capability. You have this option if you are using iOS 4.3 or above. You are able to turn down the volume by holding in the button.
Do you find it annoying to have to access the bookmarks icon via tapping to navigate to your saved websites? Within the iPad you can, simply by enabling the bookmarks bar. This can be done in Settings, Safari, Always Show Bookmarks.
Turn down the brightness for extended battery life. This is good to know if you need to save your battery because you are expecting an email. To reduce screen brightness simply double press on Home and then find the sun shaped icon.
There is now a quick and easy way to mute your iPad. When iPads were first out, there weren’t any buttons on it specifically for mute. Prior to iOS 4.3 you had to use the lock switch to mute the sound or lock your iPad’s orientation. On a current iPad, simply press the volume down button and hold it.
Tabs can help you browse more efficiently. You can follow any link you want without leaving your current website. Hold your link rather than tapping it to see a menu of options. From here, you can opt to open the link in a new tab, allowing you to keep your current page as well as open the new one.
You can set your iPad to block mature content if your child will be using it. All you have to do is turn the parental control feature on through the settings menu. It is possible to block adult material.
Use your iPad to enjoy music purchased from iTunes. You don’t even have to download all your songs again. Select Home sharing in both your iPad and iTunes account. Select your iPad Music icon, go to More and, finally, tap Shared. All you have left to do is enjoy the music.
You can use your iPad to listen to the iTunes music you have. If you do not wish to reinstall everything from your iTunes account, there is a way to avoid that. Simply select Home Sharing on both the iPad and within iTunes. Then visit your chosen music app on your iPad, select More and follow that by selecting Shared. The next step is to enjoy your tunes!
There are options when it comes to keyboards for your iPad. A tiny touch keyboard that is projected on your iPad’s screen can be tough to use. Instead, give a Bluetooth keyboard a try. These keyboards will make it feel like you are using a laptop keyboard.
You can control notifications. Whenever you have numerous apps, there are always notifications coming through, which can be very annoying. You can control them by accessing Notifications in the Settings menu. Doing so lets you remove the less useful notifications from your home screen. This allows you to use the system to your advantage.
Are you having problems with a scratches screen? The iPad is tough, but over time, screens inevitably suffer from those small scratches. It may be about time for a screen protector. This gives your iPad some protection, but it also prevents miniature cuts on your fingers.
It is very easy to capture a screenshot on your iPad. Press your Home button and then the Sleep/Wake button. This will yield a flash, which will mean that you took a picture. That means the photo worked. You can view your automatically saved screenshots in your gallery. You can also e mail them from this location.
Has your iPad started to slow down and become a bit clunky when loading applications? Start by getting rid of the data you do not use anymore to free some space. One way to free up even more space is to use Apple’s cloud storage service to store your data. Following this process, your iPad should speed up.
Is reading on your iPad hard on your eyes? Simply adjust your screen brightness to address this issue. You can do this in the Settings menu or, more simply, by double-clicking the Home button and swiping to the left to get to the brightness slider.
It is important to protect your children from inappropriate sites when they are surfing the web on your iPad. Go to your Settings menu, open up General, then Restrictions. Enable the restrictions and you should be good to go. You can then block your children from seeing content they shouldn’t be seeing. Adult content in videos, websites and shows will be restricted.
To switch between apps as quickly as possible, click on Home two times. This will show all apps that are currently running. Simply tap the application that you want to open up. To go back to the previous app, repeat the procedure.
Did you know you can connect an iPad to your TV? This can be done through a special adapter. The AV digital adapter will do this, or you can also use the VGA Apple adapter. Either will do the job for you.
Do you want the ability to read PDF files on your iPad? You will have to send whatever PDF files you have to your email and open it in iBooks. If you can access a computer, you may sync PDF’s with the iPad by selecting the book tab in your iTunes app.
Are you getting scratches on your screen? An iPad can take some damage, but small scratches indicate that you might need a protector for it. This not only saved the iPad from damage, but it also keeps you from developing small micro-scratches on your fingers.
When you are browsing with Safari, the top of the title window can be clicked to go to the beginning of any page. A lot of people scroll up manually but you can save time if you don’t do this. Remember this tip so that you do not waste any time you could use doing something more interesting than scrolling.
Is your iPad getting a little slow? Perhaps you have set about deleting unnecessary data, but have yet to see your iPad regain its past speed. Think about putting pictures and media in iCloud to free up more space. In most cases, this makes the iPad as fast as it once was.
While surfing on your iPad, have you ever came across a picture that you’d like to save? It’s easy to do this. The only thing you need to do is give it a tap and hold it down. This will then prompt you to save it. Choosing Yes will save it to your iPad for you to view whenever you like.
If you also have Apple TV, you may stream the iPad content on your TV. The Airplay icon lets you know what can be streamed, just tap it and whatever you’re viewing, be it a photographic slideshow or a video, will appear on your TV screen in seconds.
Now that you have read this article, you know that there are many benefits to owning an iPad. This is able to be used by everyone in the family. You should take advantage of all it has to offer. The difference in your life will be great.
If you find your iPad isn’t charging when plugged into the front of your computer, try plugging it into the back. You may not be aware that USB ports can have different power capabilities. The ones in the back tend to be higher powered. If you still have problems, you can purchase a USB adapter to be used with a standard wall socket.