Almost everyone is familiar with tablets, specifically iPads. If you aren’t using iPad, you don’t know what you’re missing. The iPad has something for everyone, from soccer moms to network admins. Use the advice offered below to help you get the most from your iPad experience.
When you use the iPad to stream a lot of media content, such as watching movies or listening to music, you will notice that the battery does not last as long. Lowering the brightness of the screen can help keep your battery charge. You can enjoy your iPad without requiring it to be on the brightest setting.
Are tired of having your iPad constantly ask you whether or not you wish to connect with detected WiFi network. This feature can be turned off under your settings. Go to the tab for Wi-Fi and turn off the last option if you wish to not have any more notifications.
Remote servers can be accessed with VPN networks. To make a VPN connection, go to Network and turn on the VPN feature. You will be asked to provide a server address and a username. If you are unsure about the address, talk to your network administrator.
If your iPad freezes, perform a soft reset to reboot your device. To do so, hold the power button and home button simultaneously for several seconds. This will make the device restart. When an app is stuck, you can hold the Home button and it should close.
Is there anything more annoying than accidentally launching a seriously noisy app? Here is how to mute volume quickly: Press and hold the volume button. Your sound will be turned off fast. If you need a mute button, change your settings so your lock orientation button becomes a mute button.
If you have safety concerns should your iPad fall into the wrong hands, set the password to delete your personal data if someone enters the wrong password over and over. This will help to delete all data after a certain amount of attempts.
Remain aware of the apps that are currently operational on your device. A lot of the apps on your iPad can run behind the scenes while you work on other things. To see what is currently running on your device, simply double click on the Home button. The currently running apps will appear on a bar. This will be located at the bottom. To make the bar disappear, swipe downward.
People often make mistakes when typing on tablets, which leads to interesting typos in the resulting messages. Fortunately, you can choose to have your iPad dictate what you say instead. Tap the home button two times and tap the microphone icon on the screen that appears. After you have finished dictating the words, hit the microphone button again to see how it came out in text form.
Would you like to see more than 2 lines of text when previewing an email? Visit “settings” followed by “mail” and find the “preview” setting. Increase the number of lines listed. You are now able to read more of one email in the inbox, and you can skim over them more effectively.
You view two lines by default when you see new emails. It can be helpful to see more of the content prior to opening. 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.
The iPad lets you see 2 lines of an email before viewing it in full. In some cases, you may want to see more before you open it. Navigate to Settings and select Mail. Next tap on Contacts, then Calendar, and then change the options.
If you want to sync your Google Calendar with the iPad’s native calendar app, open the settings menu and navigate to Mail > Contacts > Calendars. Choose Add An Account, then Other. Select Add CalDAV Account and then insert your Google credentials. Now leave the settings area and access the calendar app. All that you need should be right there.
Does your email notification drive you crazy? Were you aware that this feature can be disabled? Go to the settings and tap on general. Then select Sounds. This will allow you to adjust or turn off any notifications.
Open pages in new tabs in order to keep several open at the same time. In Safari, touch and hold the hyperlink until a menu pops up. In that pop-up menu, you may choose to open your new link inside a new tab.
Are you annoyed by the battery charge display? It can be easily turned off. To begin, open Settings. Go to General, then Usage. Here, you will be able to turn off the display of battery percentage.
The iPad can be instantly muted. The original iPad did not have a simple mute button. On the iOS 4.3 you have the option of locking the iPad or muting the sound. Hold down the volume-down button to mute your iPad.
If you misplaced your iPad, how would you find it easily? Go to your Settings and tap on iCloud. Put your Apple ID in, and where it says to “Find My iPad,” click the button to turn it on. Therefore, if you ever lose your device, you can visit iCloud.com to find it.
If you bought the iPad for your child and are concerned about them seeing mature content, you can change the settings to block that kind of content. In the settings menu, you can easily limit access to mature content. You can block anything you want from here.
Learn how to mute your iPad instantly. Use this helpful tip. Just hold down the volume button for two full seconds. This is far faster than changing the volume level all the time. When you want to hear your device at a normal level again, just hold the volume down for the same amount of time.
To copy/paste quickly, press and then hold text and simply choose Select. Now, all you have to do is tap on the copy link and then go into another application and hold it down again. You will see a menu appear that gives you the option to “paste.” For a whole paragraph, you will have to tap four times.
Listening to music on your iPad is great, but have you heard about podcasts? These are actually radio shows that last from a few minutes to a few hours. If your radio stations aren’t playing any good music, then try some podcasts. It is almost inevitable that you will find something that you like.
Turn on auto brightness to help with your battery life. The iPad senses ambient lighting and makes necessary adjustments automatically. This technique gives you longer battery life without the need to recharge so often. You can change it in “Brightness & Wallpaper” within the settings.
Lots of people know about the iTunes store, but some may not understand its full capability. One great feature is iTunes U (the ‘U’ is for university). In this section, there are plenty of podcasts of an educational nature for students and anyone who loves to learn.
In order to see every app that is running, just double-click the “home” button. You will then see a bar that has icons for each app that is running. Pressing an icon will allow you to access an app. That way, you don’t forget about apps you are currently running, and you can close down some you no longer need.
Most people find it helpful to hold the iPad along its sides whenever they are taking pictures. Your shutter button will move, and it could cause you to shake while taking the photo. Locking the orientation is a great solution for this common problem. Doing so keeps the button right by your thumb. After you snap your photo, use your editor feature to shift your images or videos.
Brightness can be altered depending on where you are. The screen can be made dimmer by pressing “Home” two times; swipe until you get to the settings for brightness. Then you can adjust the brightness manually for your environment.
If you have music stored in the cloud on iTunes, you can listen to it on your iPad. If you have songs in your iTunes account and do not wish to download these again, there is an easy answer to this. Simply go to the Home Sharing tab in your iTunes, as well as your iPad. Next, visit your existing music app on iPad. Click More followed by Shared. Enjoy your favorite sounds!
Even if you think this is unnecessary, it is wise to add a security feature to your iPad. What if someone steals it? Do you want them to have access to your email, contacts and banking information?
You might not think much about the dangers of using the iPad, but you should set the security of your iPad adequately. You do not know when it may accidentally get lost, and it normally provides access to lots of secure data like phone numbers, addresses, emails and possibly bank information.
When you use your iPad to read books, do your eyes tire easily? Reduce the brightness to ease the strain on your eyes. You can go to the setting for brightness and lower it in both the Settings and the application itself.
PDFs can be put on the iPad through two methods. Either place the PDF inside iTunes and sync it with the iPad, or send an email to yourself on your iPad. Use both methods so you can determine which one is best for you, or make use of both as you see fit.
Are you unhappy with the Google search engine on your iPad? You are able to switch it with something else. Tap on Settings, then Safari and lastly, Search Engine. You can now change your search engine. You can choose between Bing, Yahoo or Google.
Keep your children protected while they are browsing the Internet on an iPad. You can access the Setting menu; hit General and then Restrictions. When Restrictions is open, tap on Enable Restrictions. You can protect your kid from things they should not see. All adult content in shows, videos and websites will be inaccessible.
Did you ever consider connecting your iPad and television? If you wish to do this you will need to purchase a separate adapter. The AV digital adapter will do this, or you can also use the VGA Apple adapter. Each one works well.
Are you interesting in reading PDF files on the iPad? Just send such files to your own email address, and the iPad will display them in its iBooks function. You can also sync the files to your iPad by putting them into iTunes.
Have you noticed that your iPad doesn’t have the snappy navigation that it once had and that loading apps is not as speedy as it once was? If so, it’s a good idea to review all your stored information and delete some. If so, then transfer some of your pictures and media to the cloud so that you can have even more free space. This should free enough space for your apps to run properly.
Plugging your iPad into the back of your computer to charge works better than the front sometimes. The USB ports in the front often don’t provide the correct amount of power. If you are still having problems, get a USB adapter that plugs into a wall outlet.
If children are going to be using your iPad, you can set parental controls. Set the parental controls by going into the settings and choosing General > Restrictions. Whenever you discover the Restrictions option, select Enable Restrictions. This will protect your child from content that is beyond their age range. Anything that isn’t age appropriate, such as certain shows, videos and websites will be off limits.
Scrolling in Safari isn’t always the easiest. Just tap the bar at the top to save time, and you’ll go to the top without having to scroll up. This works in most apps.
These tips and tricks are going to help you use your iPad more efficiently. By implementing them into the way you use your iPad, you will realize how easy things can be. Print the article or save it for reference in case you don’t remember some tips.
A screen protector to use with your iPad is a wise purchase. That’s just a thin piece of plastic for the screen. One of these will reduce scratches, fingerprints and other damage to your iPad’s screen. That keeps the screen working for a long time to come.