People in all age groups, and with diverse interests, are falling in love with iPads. Grownups can do their business chores, and children can play and learn. There are so many possibilities, it is almost impossible to describe them all! Read on to learn more about putting your iPad to use to your fullest advantage.
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. Doing this creates a folder, categorizing both apps. You can change the name to better describe the apps within.
A VPN lets you get access to remote servers. If you have a need to connect your iPad through a VPN connection, you need to enable the VPN feature available through Settings and Network. Next, you need to supply both username and server address. If you don’t know what the address is for the server, talk to the network administrator.
You can get to all of your active apps easily on your iPad. Press the Home button twice to view all of your current apps. Just click the app you wish to switch to, if you so desire. Make this bar disappear by making a downward swipe on your screen.
For manual lovers, you must download the manual in order to read it. It is easier for Apple to make it a download than to print a manual for every product.
Be aware of the amount you are spending to purchase apps for your iPad. It is very easy to spend a lot very quickly when you have your CC details stored. Keep close tabs on this, or you will surely regret it!
Shortcuts let you send messages quickly. You can finish up a sentence by tapping twice on the space bar to add a period and a space. You won’t have to add it yourself and the time you save can mean more messaging to family and friends.
VPN networks allow for access to remote servers. If you have a need to connect your iPad through a VPN connection, you need to enable the VPN feature available through Settings and Network. You are going to be prompted for both your username and the address of the server. If you are unaware of the server address, you must contact the network administrator.
To include Google calender events on the iPad, select Mail > Contacts > Calenders. Click on Add Account and choose the Other option. Use the Add CalDAV icon to input your information for Google. Click the home button to exit the settings menu and enter your calendar application. You should see what you need.
Is your iPad asking you permission to join wi-fi networks? By going into your settings, you can choose to turn off this feature. Choose the Wi-Fi tab, and the last option on the page can be turned off if you do not wish to be prompted anymore.
Your iPad is defaulted to show the first two lines of an email in preview. It might be desirable to view more before opening the email. Head to “settings” and hit “mail.” First go to MAIL. Choose CONTACTS. Then go to CALENDARS. At this point, you can adjust preview mail options to get more lines.
If you do not want Google used as your default search engine you can change that. If you prefer Safari, choose Safari from the Settings menu. You can use any search engine you like, such as Yahoo or Bing. You don’t have to use Google if you don’t wish.
Want to put in the Google Calender on the iPad calendar app? Simply navigate to Mail, Contacts, and calendars. Switch to Add An Account and then tap the Other button. Tap that you wish to Add CalDAV Account and then put in the information for Google. Click the home button to exit the settings menu and enter your calendar application. Now you should have everything you need there!
Considering your iPad is quite a big investment, you must care for it properly. Quite a few people find that screen protectors work well with their iPads. Although the screen protectors are made of plastic and are very thin, they can help protect the screen of your iPad. When cleaning your iPad’s screen, use soft cloths that are just barely damp. Never use a cleaning solution that you use around the house.
A good way to keep the pages from closing is to open other one in a new tab. While in Safari, hold the link and a pop-up menu appears. You can select the option to have another tab created with the new link content.
If you want to use the copy and paste feature on the iPad, you can click it and drag to select text. Then you will choose copy and go to another application, then press and hold again. Again, a menu will come up, this time tap “paste.” For an entire paragraph, you need to press four times.
Do you like Google as your search page? If not, you can change it pretty easily. Go to the Settings menu, choose Safari and then choose Search Engine. If you would rather use Yahoo or Bing, you can chose one of them instead.
Go to the apps that you need to use frequently! By double clicking the home button, the apps will come up immediately on the bottom of your device. This single trick is a great way to save time as opposed to needing to scroll through every screen.
If you need to mute an iPad, try this simple trick. Just hold the – volume button for a few seconds. This will allow you to get the job done fast and efficiently. If you want the volume to revert back to the original level, just hold down the button again.
Your can choose to have the lock key on your iPad either mute the volume or lock your iPad’s orientation. Remember that earlier iPads are not able to do that. You have this option if you are using iOS 4.3 or above. Another option if you want to mute your device is to press and hold the volume down button.
It’s now possible to quickly mute the iPad. When the iPad first came out, you couldn’t quickly mute it. Previously, you could use the lock switch to either mute the audio or lock the orientation. To quickly mute your iPad now, just press and hold the volume-down button.
If you’ve got kids and you’re worried about what they can watch on your iPad, change the block controls on your device. Go into the settings and limit the amount of mature content that is viewable. This setting will allow you to block anything labeled adult.
To access all running apps, just double-click the Home button. That will give you a bar that includes all the running apps, and you can access them by pressing on the icon in the bar. This will allow you to easily keep track of which apps you have running, and close the ones that you aren’t using.
Most people know about accessing the iTunes store with their iPads, but they’re not aware of all the added features. One feature that many people don’t know about is called iTunes U (U = university). In this section, you will find a lot of educational presentations that are very helpful.
Tabs let you multitask while browsing the web. You no longer have to surf away from the page that you are currently looking at in order to follow a particular link somewhere else. Pressing and holding a link will open up a menu with options. In this options menu, you can choose to look at your desired link inside a different tab, so that your current and new pages are both up at the same time.
The auto-brightness setting can help your battery last longer between recharges. The iPad senses ambient lighting and makes necessary adjustments automatically. This method lets you manipulate how much battery power goes to screen illumination, which means you get to go longer between recharges. Select this option in the Settings menu under Brightness and Wallpaper.
Get all of your iPad notifications under control. Particularly, if your device is app-heavy, you probably get a lot of notifications throughout the day. You can tame these apps using the notifications tab of the settings app. This lets you choose which apps can alert you and which cannot. You can customize which alerts you will be shown using this feature, as well as how often alerts are shown.
Would you prefer not to use Google with your iPad? This can easily be accomplished in a just one step. Tap on Settings, then Safari and lastly, Search Engine. Choose your new search engine from the list. You can choose between Bing, Yahoo and Google.
It is possible to view a PDF in two ways. Either place the PDF inside iTunes and sync it with the iPad, or send an email to yourself on your iPad. Try both ways and see which ones works best for you.
Have you had a poor experience using the Google engine via your iPad? Just change it out for a different one. Just choose the search engine you want from your Safari settings. Find your search engine on the list and make the selection. You will be presented with the options of Google, Yahoo or Bing to use.
Do you have scratches on your 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 protects the iPad, but it also keeps your fingers from getting tiny cuts.
There are two ways to show a PDF. You can sync your iPad and iTunes by putting the PDF in iTunes, or you can simply email it to yourself. Try both ways and see which ones works best for you.
Do you get annoyed with multitudes of Wi-Fi network notifications? If so, there is a way to turn this off. Visit settings and look for Wi-Fi. Go to the “ask to join network” area and turn it off. If you would like to join networks later on, fear not. You will not get a lot of notifications if you do this, but you can still join networks whenever you want.
Do you want to snap a screenshot fast? Well, it’s really quite simple. Just press the HOME button. Next select the SLEEP/WAKE button. It will flash and the screenshot will be taken. All screen shots are automatically saved, so you don’t have to worry about saving them afterwards.
Backup your iPad. There are also settings which allow the iPad to delete all memory if someone attempts to crack the password. Go to your general settings, select “Password Lock” and look for the option that instructs the iPad to erase data.
Just in case your iPad ever gets lost, you should turn on the feature called “Find My iPad.” This feature allows you to determine your iPad’s current location and do a remote wipe of confidential information. This might seem to be troublesome to deal with, yet you are going to be thankful for this should you ever get separated from your iPad.
The volume buttons may not work. If this is happening, go to settings > general > sounds. Turn on the Change with Buttons option and your volume buttons will become usable. The volume slider is a nice way to get the exact volume you want.
Do you want to access PDF files with your iPad? You need to email yourself the files. That way the iPad will allow you to open them in iBooks. You can also sync your computer’s PDFs and your iPad. There is a tab for books on your iTunes app.
Enjoy streaming content from your iPad on your Apple TV. You can make anything appear on the TV in mere seconds, may it be a slideshow or video, by using the Airplay icon on the iPad.
With the tips from this post, you are now fully armed with knowledge on how an iPad can help you each and every day. Try some new features and extend the possibilities. When you learn all you can about it, you will see how great it really is.
It’s simple to share pod-casts with family members and friends. You can share the podcast at the same time as you’re listening to it. Just press the Email icon and send it away. You will get the chance to choose the receivers and you will be able to send it right away.