There is so much that you can do with an iPad that it can seem overwhelming. You’ve probably found a little bit out about it, but wish you could learn more. Between the games you can play, social media sites you can visit and online banking, there is not much you cannot do. Read on!
You can get access to remote servers by using VPN networks. To activate your iPad’s VPN feature, head to settings and click on network tab. A server address and username will be required to use this. If the server address is not something you personally know, contact your network administrator.
Be aware that your battery may be short-lived if you make use of your iPad for listening to music, playing games or streaming movies. By tweaking the brightness of your iPad screen, you can make the battery last longer. You may find you can enjoy your iPad without using the brightest setting possible.
Pay close attention to the apps that you run on your iPad. A lot of the apps on your iPad can run behind the scenes while you work on other things. Double-click the Home button if you want to find out what apps are currently running. A bar will appear that shows all apps running on the system. Click the home button once or do a downward one finger swipe to close the bar.
The iPad’s iOS supports folders now. 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. This action will make a folder that contains both apps named with whatever category the apps are. You can also rename the folder easily.
If you want to charge your iPad as quickly as possible, do not use an iPhone charger. The iPad requires a larger wattage requirement than the iPhone. It takes much longer to fully charge the iPad with a iPhone charger. You need to always use your iPad charger to charge it.
When your iPad freezes, you can reboot your device with a soft reset. Hold down both the power and home buttons for a few seconds. This will make the device restart. 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 have trouble hunting and pecking on smaller devices? A lot of people do not like typing on the iPad. If you have issues, use speech dictation instead. Simply depress your home button two times, and hit the small microphone icon. When you are finished you just hit the microphone again and the text will appear on the screen.
The iPad’s default setting shows two lines of every email prior to it being opened. It might be desirable to view more before opening the email. To do this, go to Settings>Mail. First go to MAIL. Choose CONTACTS. Then go to CALENDARS. At this point, you can adjust preview mail options to get more lines.
You may be annoyed by the chiming whenever you get an email. You can change this! Just go to Settings then General. Once you get there, select Sounds. Then you can change the volume or even turn off the sound for new mail.
If you are in the habit of reading the instruction manual for everything that you buy, you need to know that the iPad’s manual is only available via download. It is the Apple policy to provide minimal paper and give you the choice of downloading a manual or not.
iPad care is imperative. It should never be left in a hot car or in direct sunlight. Battery performance is degraded with intense heat. Additionally, never mix liquids and iPads, or else you risk damage. Buy a type of padded cover to add protection to the iPad.
Shortcuts are a simple way to get out messages. Just tap your space bar two times as you type a sentence, and a period and space will appear at the end. This lets you avoid doing it manually and you can send many more messages to friends.
Do you hate having to tap the bookmark icon in order to open your bookmarked sites? You can stop this by permanently enabling the bookmark bar. Access your Safari settings and turn on the option for always showing your bookmarks bar.
If you want to keep all your webpages open, use new tabs to do it. When you find a website in Safari, hold your finger on the link. A menu will appear. You will be given the choice to open the website of choice in an additional tab in the pop-up menu.
Since getting an iPad costs quit a bit of money, you’d be wise to take great care of it. Quite a few people find that screen protectors work well with their iPads. These thin, plastic sheets give your iPad’s screen extra protection. When you clean your iPad screen, use a little water on a soft cloth. Don’t use window or household cleaners on the iPad.
Podcasts are one of the most contemporary features of the iPad. You can find radio programs in varying lengths on just about any topic. These programs can be a great alternative to listening to music while you commute. You will definitely be able to find a subject that interests you.
You can shortcut to your most used apps. Just double click the “home” button, and you will see them all along the bottom of your current screen. This tip can save you lots of time because you don’t have to manually scroll through each screen.
Choose if you want your lock key to actually lock the device’s orientation or to mute its audio. Earlier version of the iPad didn’t have this feature. If your iPad comes with iOS 4.3 or a newer version, you will have this option. Another option if you want to mute your device is to press and hold the volume down button.
There is more to the iTunes Store than music and apps! One great feature is iTunes U. This application has podcasts that are education-related for many professional topics and can help you to learn more.
Different environments don’t need similar light settings, which is why you’re able to change it. Dim your screen by clicking the Home button two times and swiping. Doing so lets you change the brightness for the ambiance.
Use the auto brightness feature of your iPad. Then, the iPad adjusts the lighting to its surroundings. This technique gives you longer battery life without the need to recharge so often. Go to Settings/Brightness and Wallpaper.
Most iPad users find the battery charge icon annoying. But you can remove it! Just enter your iPad settings, tap on the general option and then select usage. This is where it is possible to turn it off. Repeat the process to turn the icon back on.
It is possible to sync pages by using iTunes so that documents can be shared with Macs or PCs. It is now easier than ever to share documents, and you can integrate your work with all types of computers through iTunes. This is also easier since you can email PDF’s online and download them using a remote system.
Have you been dissatisfied with Google searches using iPad? You may change it to another. In settings, you can click on Safari and change your search engine. Pick another engine you’d prefer. You can choose between Bing, Yahoo or Google.
Many people would rather not have the percentage of battery charge displayed on their screen constantly. Fortunately, there is a way to easily remove this feature. Go to settings, then go to general, and then usage. It is here that you can turn this feature off. If, for whatever reason, you want to put it back on, follow the same steps.
If you need to read a PDF on your iPad, there are two ways to do it. You can place a PDF inside of iTunes and then sync it up with your iPad or if your would like you could also email a PDF to your iPad. You can give both methods a try and choose the one you prefer.
You cannot move from day-to-day by swiping on the calendar. It requires that you use the navigation icons that are near the bottom to get to the date you need. The date you are looking at now is highlighted in blue for easy reference.
Do you find you often want to take screenshots on your iPad? Well, it’s really quite simple. Just press the HOME button. Next select the SLEEP/WAKE button. You will see a flash, which means that you successfully took a screenshot. These shots save automatically, reducing your worry that you will lose them.
Are you aware that you can use the Google Maps app to see Street View? Type in an address to get a red pin on the map you are viewing. Just tap the pin, the person icon, and then you will be in street view.
Is your iPad acting sluggish? Have you deleted any unused data and apps without making any headway on the speed problem? If so, then transfer some of your pictures and media to the cloud so that you can have even more free space. This gets your iPad back up to speed.
Have you wondered how you can take a screenshot? Doing so is actually quite simple. Tap Home and then tap Sleep/Wake. There will be a flash, and your sceenshot is taken. You won’t have to bother with saving photos because this is done automatically.
If your iPad has personal information saved, make sure that it is backed up just in case it is stolen or lost. There are also settings which allow the iPad to delete all memory if someone attempts to crack the password. Go under “Password Lock” under the general settings and set it to erase data when a wrong password in entered 10 times.
Is your iPad getting slower, causing your apps to not load as fast? Have you deleted all the useless data that is on your iPad, but it still isn’t running smoothly? You might want to try transferring media and pictures to the cloud to gain additional free space. This gets your iPad back up to speed.
Battery life can be extended with some key changes. Avoid very hot places like cars. Turn your brightness down. Utilize airplane mode if you don’t require the internet. Turn off Push. Additionally, you can do things manually, which can achieve the same effect.
If your iPad contains valuable personal information, be sure to back this information up in case of theft. The iPad also contains a feature allowing you to erase all personal data if an unauthorized user attempts to hack into it. Under the “Password Lock” feature, select the general settings tab, and click to delete information if an incorrect password is entered into your device 10 times.
If in Safari, you can click the apex of the title window to return to the beginning of any page. Most people end up scrolling up, but that takes a lot of time. Simply giving your title window a tap will allow you to go quite a bit faster.
You can stream content on your Apple TV directly from your iPad. Airplay icons will allow you to look at what you are playing, if you click on it you will see it on the TV.
Have you ever wanted to save an image you saw while browsing the web with your iPad. This is a breeze. Just place your finger on the image and hold it there for a few seconds. A “save image” prompt will appear. This will lock in a picture of your image in your archives for future reference.
Since you now are more informed on how to used the iPad, you can start using it more effectively. The more your practice these tips for yourself, the more familiar you will get with them. You will surely be happy to have this handy little gem.
It is easy to stream all kinds of things using your iPad and Apple TV. There is an Airplay icon that will allow content to immediately appear on your Apple TV.