Believe it or not, there is a lot that an iPad can do that many people do not know. Many feel that it highlights the direction of the future, although some think of it as just another piece of technology. Use the tricks and tips presented here to make the most of this valuable tool.
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. One way to extend the life of your battery charge is to adjust the screen brightness. You probably won’t even miss using the brightest setting.
If you want to utilize your iPad for processor-heavy tasks like gaming, watching videos or listening to music, you may get less usage time out of a battery charge. Your battery will last longer if you reduce the brightness of your screen. You’ll probably see that you’re not going to need the brightest setting to see your screen.
You can bring up a list of every app currently running on your iPad. Simply double-click the Home button. A bar near the bottom of the screen will indicate which apps are in use. To switch between apps, just tap the one you want to access. When you no longer want to see it, swipe downwards to eliminate the bar from your screen.
The iOS on the iPad now supports folders. To start, just tap and hold the tap on your desired application, wait for it to jiggle, then drag the app to a different icon and release. As a result of this, you will be prompted to create a folder to store and categorize both apps. You can also rename the folder easily.
You can access remote servers through a VPN network. 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. After configuration, it will request your screen-name and the address for the server. If you lack the server address, ask a network administrator.
You can get to all of your active apps easily on your iPad. Just push the Home button twice in succession to show an icon for each running app. Just click the app you wish to switch to, if you so desire. Just swipe downwards on the screen to remove it.
If you find that your iPad is freezing, soft reset it to make the device reboot. Press the power and the home buttons together for a few seconds. This will make the device restart. If all you need is for an application to close, then hold down the home button. Keep it held for a second or two.
If constant barrages of Wi-Fi notifications are making you crazy, make some adjustments in “settings.” You’ll see the option about Joining Networks. Choose that and you’ll quit getting bothered by the invites that are incoming.
You can view the apps running on your iPad. The apps may be running while you are doing other things. If you would like to view the current apps that are running, double click the Home icon. The more you have running, the more battery you’ll use, so close those you don’t need. Swipe your finger in a downward motion to close the window.
You can change your email settings to preview more of your email. Go to your settings, tap on mail and change the preview settings. Select the number of lines you’d like to see. This ensures you know what your emails say.
Access your Google calendar easily by adding it to your contacts on the mail tab. Then just Add An Account, choosing Other. Use the Add CalDAV icon to input your information for Google. Next, leave the settings area and hit your calendar application. All of the information from your Google Calendar should now be at your fingertips.
Don’t use the iPhone charger for the iPad if you don’t have enough time. The two devices both operate at different wattages – the iPhone at 5 watts and the iPad at 10 watts. And their chargers follow suit. If you use your iPhone charger for your iPad, it will take forever to charge. Use the charger that comes with your iPad for best results.
If you would rather not have Google as a default search engine, that can be changed. Just navigate to the Settings button, then you can switch it to Safari if you wish. This give you the option of choosing Bing or Yahoo as your search engine, if you prefer them to Google.
To keep your personal data secure in case you are concerned about unauthorized access you can configure your password so that all data will be deleted after a specified number of unsuccessful tries. If they don’t get it right, the iPad is factory fresh again.
Is it annoying to press the bookmarks icon each time you need to go to your favorite sites? You can easily do this by always showing the bookmarks bar. Under the Safari menu in Settings, choose the On option next to Always Show Bookmark Bar.
Using shortcuts makes it simpler to send messages. One shortcut is to double tap the space bar to enter a period and space after a sentence. This will make your typing much more efficient, allowing you to get more done and text more quickly.
Make sure that you set up all of your numbers and emails on your iPad. The email that was used to set up the iPad will be used by default on FaceTime, but it is possible to add others. If you have more than one email or number, the settings section is where you want to go.
Want to be able to find your iPad if you lose it? Simply enter the Settings menu and access iCloud. Fill in your ID when prompted, which will log your system into the database. With this on, if you do lose the ipad, you can go to iCloud.com to find where it is located.
You probably already use your iPad for music, but have you used it for podcasts? There are a variety of radio applications with shows as short as few minutes and others lasting up to a few hours. If the radio stations in your car are getting on your nerves, check out a podcast. You will be sure to find a topic of interest to you.
You will find that iPads now have an easy way to be muted. The original iPads did not have a mute button. Once iOS 4.3 came out, there was an option added where your lock switch can mute the sound. Holding down the volume button helps to mute your phone fast.
It is easy to copy/paste text section when working on your iPad. Simply hold down the text that you intend to copy. Once the text is yellow, select copy. To paste the text, tap the screen, holding your finger down until option to paste appears. Tap on ‘paste’ and your text should appear!
Taking screenshots on an iPad is easy. Just press the home and sleep/wake buttons at the same time. You will hear a click and see a flash on your screen. That tells you the photo has been snapped. If you need to find the screenshot later you just access your Photo gallery and look until you find it.
The auto-brightness setting can help your battery last longer between recharges. Your iPad can sense the lighting in the room you are in and adjust its own lighting to best fit the need. This is a great way to control the amount of battery being used with screen brightness, extending your iPad sessions without plugging in. You can find this in settings under the brightness and wallpaper option on your iPad.
If you read books through your iPad, then your eyes will likely get tired, especially if the brightness setting is too bright. Simply adjust your screen brightness to address this issue. You can change the level of brightness in Settings, or you can simply do it within the iBooks application with the slider.
Sync pages using iTunes to share documents with both a Mac and a PC. It’s so simple to share to your iPad now. This is also easier since you can email PDF’s online and download them using a remote system.
You cannot switch from one day to another by switching on the calendar function. You will need to employ the navigation bar to get this done. The date you are looking at now is highlighted in blue for easy reference.
Decide if you would would like the lock key act as a mute for the sound of your device or lock the orientation. If you had an older iPad model, you likely know that this is a new feature. Running iOS 4.3+ will give you this option. Another option if you want to mute your device is to press and hold the volume down button.
Did you know you can connect an iPad to your TV? You do need to buy an adapter, which is sold separately. Seek out a digital AV or an Apple VGA adapter. Either one will work.
Do you find reading e-books on the iPad hurts your eyes? This is easily remedied by adjusting the brightness level to a lower setting. 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.
You can use the Google Maps app in order to utilize Street View. Search and a red pin will show up on your map. Tap that pin to select the white and red person icon, which will load Street View.
The calender doesn’t let you go from one calendar day to another by just swiping it. Instead, try out the navigation bar on the lower end of the screen in order to choose the date. The present date is rendered in blue, and easily noticeable.
Would you like to get rid of the constant invitations from other Wi-Fi networks to join? You can turn this off to get rid of this annoyance. Tap settings, Wi-Fi, and then turn off the feature that asks you to join networks. If you still would like to join a certain network, put your fears at ease. You can still join a network whenever you want, you just no longer have to deal with annoying, constant notifications.
Click Home twice to see all apps that are open. Then click the application you want to use. If you want to return to your previous app, simply do the same thing again.
There are a few easy ways to extend the life of your iPad’s battery. Do not leave it out in the heat. Keep the brightness down. If you’re not using the Internet, use airplane mode. You can also turn off Push email to lighten battery use. Instead, check email and other features manually.
Are you interested in connecting the iPad to the TV so you can watch the content on a bigger screen? You can, you just need a separately purchased adapter. A digital AV adapter will do the trick and so will an Apple VGA adapter. Either of these will work.
You can locate bookmarks more easily. Leave it open all the time! This is done by visiting Safari’s settings and selecting the option of keeping your bookmark bar on. By doing this, you can take away all of the clicking you’d have to do to get where you wanted to be online.
Whether you think that your iPad was created for business or pleasure does not matter, as it is really both if you want it to be. This is just the start of what you can do with and learn about your iPad. Keep doing more research and playing with your iPad until you become familiar with all the features.
Look into external iPad keyboards. If you need to type a lot while on your iPad, an external keyboard will save lots of time when you need to type documents or emails. They are usually connected wirelessly and they’re simpler to use versus the iPad’s onscreen keyboard.