Hasn’t everything already been said about iPads? Some view it as a useful tool, and other view it as simple amusement. If you are in either camp, you will soon find that it is both. Read the article below to find out how.
Accessing the running apps is easy. If you double-click on the Home button, it will show you all running apps in a bar on the bottom of your screen. Just click the app you wish to switch to, if you so desire. You should swipe the screen downwards in order to eliminate the bar.
Your folders are now supported with iOS. Start by putting your finger on the app. As it starts jiggling, you drag the app over another icon and then let go. Instantly they will both merge into a folder named after their categories. Pick any name you wish for this group.
A VPN lets you get access to remote servers. In order to connect to a VPN network through your iPad, navigate to Settings and select the Network tab. Then, select the VPN feature. A server address and username will be required to use this. If you aren’t sure about the address of the server, the network administrator can help you.
You can quickly get access to all the apps that are running on your iPad. If you click the Home button twice, you can see the running apps along the screen’s bottom. Tap an application icon to switch to that app. To make the bar disappear, simply swipe the screen downwards.
You don’t need to press the small camera icon that’s found near the bottom left of the screen to see videos or pictures you just took. You can just swipe right with your finger, and you will see the last picture or video you took. You can look at previous pictures by going left.
Typing on iPads is something that requires getting used to. A simple way to enter text is to use the speech dictation function. Just press home button two times and tap the little microphone you see. Once done talking, press it again and you’ll see what you said.
Lots of people say that typing on a tablet is difficult; however, this problem continues to improve. The iPad also has a button for speech dictation. Simply push home twice and a small microphone will pop up. Dictate your text and click the icon a second time when you are finished.
Does the battery percentage indicator drive you crazy? If, so you can turn it off. Begin by going to your iPad’s Settings. You will find Usage under General. Here, you can turn off the display for battery usage easily.
Take good care of your iPad and it will last longer. First of all, keep your iPad out of direct sunlight and don’t leave it locked inside your hot car. Battery performance is degraded with intense heat. Also, make sure that you do not put it any place where it will come in contact with liquids. You should buy a cover that is padded to provide further protection for the device.
If you want to use the copy and paste feature on the iPad, you can click it and drag to select text. Select Copy, change to another app, and then select and hold again. This will cause a menu to pop up, displaying Paste. Tap it. If you have a significant amount of sentences to copy, you may have to tap multiple times.
Do not dismiss the iPad’s cloud function if you are always connected online. In this way, you can store information and save iPad hard drive space. Be sure to store important documents on both the cloud and device.
Did you know that the iPad has the ability to cut and paste snippets of text? Hold down on your text if you want to copy it. After the text section is highlighted, tap again and choose to copy. Then tap again to paste your text.
The iPad is great for music, but are you aware of podcasts? These are actually radio shows that last from a few minutes to a few hours. If you are tired of music during your commute, try out a few podcasts. It is almost inevitable that you will find something that you like.
Everyone has heard of the popular iTunes applications, but not everyone is aware of its vast capabilities. One great feature is iTunes U. You are able to locate podcasts with educational themes on a variety of different subjects, which is great for growing your knowledge base.
iTunes lets you sync documents with your computer. It’s so simple to share to your iPad now. You can add even more ease by emailing documents and downloading them.
You can sync pages with iTunes to share documents with a Mac or PC. It’s easy to share your documents and being able to interact with virtually any computer through iTunes cannot be beaten. You can also email PDFs of documents to yourself to make things easier.
The iPad comes already loaded with applications you may not find useful. Since these apps are part of the OS, they can’t be removed. Simply put all these apps into one folder, and keep the folder away from where you will see it often. This frees up space so that you can easily access apps you actually use.
The iPad comes with a few apps that you’re probably not going to want to use. Some of these cannot be deleted. Instead, stick these unused apps into a folder together and move them to a location where they won’t bother you. This will your main page to only have the things you use often.
You should adapt the brightness settings to suit the environment you are in. Dim your screen by clicking the Home button two times and swiping. You can alter the brightness and save some battery life.
Manage notifications yourself. Having a large number of apps can result in numerous and constant alerts. Control these by going to Settings > Notifications. This allows you to disable alerts from apps where instant notification isn’t necessary. That helps you when you want to get alerted from something important.
Most people find it helpful to hold the iPad along its sides whenever they are taking pictures. If you do this, the shutter button will not be stable, and you might move as you snap your picture. Give the orientation lock a try. This allows the shutter button to easily be reached with your thumb. You can edit your image or videos after recording them.
When reading books with your iPad, do you find your eyes becoming tired? You can fix this by lowering the brightness of your screen when you read. Open the eBook app and use the sliding brightness control to dim the screen.
Use your iPad to listen to iTunes. If you have an account on iTunes full of songs and don’t like the idea of spending the time it takes to re-download them, there is an easy way around it. Simply enable ‘Home Sharing’. Then go into your Music app on the iPad, click More, and click Shared. Then enjoy your music!
The function for the calendar won’t let you go from day to day by just swiping. Instead, select the date from the navigation bar. The current day is marked in blue and should be easy to notice.
You might not think much about the dangers of using the iPad, but you should set the security of your iPad adequately. It is impossible to know when you might lose an iPad accidentally or to theft.
Here are a couple of ways to display a PDF. Send it to yourself through email on your device or open it up in iTunes. Try both ways to see which way makes sense to you, or you can switch back and forth between each method as it suits you.
A lot of folks think the battery percentage gauge is a very annoying feature on an iPad. Fortunately, this information can be hidden from view. To turn off, simply go into your General Settings and click Usage. You can turn the battery charge gauge off here. Repeat the process to turn the icon back on.
Street View is available on the iPad’s Google Maps app. Search an address and a red pin will mark the location. Tap that pin to select the white and red person icon, which will load Street View.
You can easily take a screenshot with your iPad. Press Home and then Sleep/Wake. A click will sound and a flash will appear. That tells you the photo has been snapped. The shot will appear in the Photos app where it can be emailed or viewed.
As time passes does it seem like your iPad gets slower and slower, especially when it comes to using apps and the internet? Perhaps you have set about deleting unnecessary data, but have yet to see your iPad regain its past speed. Use iCloud to clear out more space! In most cases, this makes the iPad as fast as it once was.
Do you find your eyes straining when reading on your iPad? Remedy this by adjusting the brightness level of the screen. You can access your brightness settings by going to the settings menu, or in the app itself.
Protect your children if they use your iPad to access the Internet. Click Settings, General and then Restrictions. Within the Restrictions setting, you can turn on the Enable Restrictions choice with a tap. This setting blocks content that is rated too mature for their age. This can include websites, online shows and videos that are adult in nature.
To go to your recently-used and running apps, double-click on the home button to open a row of apps at the bottom of your screen. Choose the one you would like to go to and you will be there instantly. To switch back to the previous app, just do the same thing again.
You should turn on the iPad finding feature in case you lose your iPad. By enabling this feature, you can track your iPad if it is lost and wipe the memory remotely if it is stolen. This may be kind of a hassle, but it’s something you’ll be happy for if the iPad gets lost.
If your volume buttons aren’t working, go to the Settings menus, and choose General/Sounds. Set the Change with Buttons to On and the buttons will work. You can slide the volume up and down this way.
Street View is available on the iPad’s Google Maps app. Start with a search and you will see a red pin. Touch the pin and then chose the icon that looks like a person and you will have street view.
In Safari, click on the top of the title page to bring you back up to the top of the site. Generally, people will scroll to the top, but this is time consuming. If you just tap, you will save a lot of time.
Have you noticed that your screen is really scratched up? You need a screen protector! This protects the iPad and your finger from possible micro-cuts.
It is easy to stream all kinds of things using your iPad and 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.
Make sure your kids are safe when using your iPad online. Set the parental controls by going into the settings and choosing General > Restrictions. Select Enable Restrictions by giving it a tap. This keeps your children safe. This restricts all adult content to keep your child safe.
You might want to buy an external keyboard that you can use with your iPad. If you plan on typing a lot with your iPad, such as tons of emails or long documents, the keyboard will save you a lot of time. External keyboards usually connect wirelessly with Bluetooth, and make typing much faster than the software keyboard the iPad typically uses.
Even if you believe an iPad is merely a gamer’s tool, you should know that it is far more than that. This article is only a tiny portion of information about your iPad’s usability. Keep up with newly released tips, and you will enjoy your iPad experience to the fullest.
Since the iPad can be enjoyed by the entire family, if you have young children, you might want to take advantage of the parental controls. Go into Settings, then General, and turn on Enable Restrictions. However, don’t assume that your children can have unsupervised access to the Internet simply because you have enabled this option.