So you like to play games? Are you in school this year? Are you a businessman? Are you losing weight? Pregnant? The iPad can be helpful in many situations such as these. There is an app for just about anything you can think of, but the iPad isn’t just about apps. This article will discuss some of the great benefits of owning an iPad.
If constant barrages of Wi-Fi notifications are making you crazy, make some adjustments in “settings.” An option that asks you if you want to join networks exists and it can be changed. This will reduce the frustration that you face with your iPad.
Does it irritate you when you get an alert about your iPad detecting a wi-fi network? You are able to get rid of this if you go into settings. If you don’t want further prompts, turn off the last option found on the page.
You don’t have to use the film roll icon to look at pictures. Instead, swipe right and your picture is there. To look at your previous pictures, swipe your finger to the left.
You can view the apps running on your iPad. The apps may be running while you are doing other things. To check what is running on the iPad, just double click the Home button. These active apps will show up at the very bottom of your display in a bar. Swipe down to get rid of the bar when you are done.
There is a place where you can change the settings to look at more lines of preview text in your email Go to Settings, Mail and find Preview. You can adjust this to 5 lines. This will allow you to see more of your message for quicker skimming.
If you are tired of being prompted to join various Wi-Fi networks, change your settings. You can go to the tab to opt out of joining a network. By choosing that option, you will never again be bothered by the invitations.
Apple iPad manuals only come in electronic form. Apple finds that this is the most efficient way for you to be guided.
Some people take time to adjust to typing on an iPad. The iPad actually has a speech recognition function. Push Home twice and then hit the microphone. Record yourself talking, tap the microphone button again and a transcription of your speech will appear.
By using tabs to open websites, it’s easy to keep all the pages you need open. In Safari, you can simply tap the link you want until a menu shows up. Go to the pop up menu, and you can open new links.
When you stay with iPad’s default settings, you will see the first two lines of every email prior to making your selection. You might want to see more than that. Navigate to Settings and select Mail. Then click on Contacts, then click Calendar and then finally select Preview Mail Options so that you can see more at one time.
Does the battery charge icon distract you on your iPad screen? It is easy to banish this totally useless information from your iPad’s screen. Start by going to the Settings. Go to General, then Usage. You can quickly turn on or off the battery display.
To get a copy of the user’s manual, download one for free. Apple doesn’t want to kill trees so they encourage the download option instead.
Tabs can help you browse more efficiently. For example, there are ways to keep a page you are viewing when you want to open a link. Rather than tap the link, push down on it and options will appear. Then just click on the Open in New Tab option, and the device will create a new page for you to view seperately from the one you are currently on.
Open new pages with tabs in order to keep them open. In Safari, tap and hold that link until a menu pops up. This menu gives you the option that will allow you to open a new link.
The settings for light aren’t really necessary depending on the environment, which is why they can be changed. You can change this setting by hitting Home twice, and going to Brightness. There, you can select options to match the brightness to the ambient light in your environment.
Hate having to view your iPad’s battery charge percentage? This is easy to toggle off. Start by going to the Settings. Then click on General, and then Usage. Here you can turn off the battery display.
You can use your iPad to listen to the iTunes music you have. There is a simple way to access your iTunes account without having to reinvent the wheel on your new device. Just select to enable something called “Home Sharing” on the iPad, as well as in iTunes. In your iPad’s music app, tap More, then Shared. This makes it simple to enjoy your favorite songs!
It is not necessary to click on your bookmarks icon to access your favorite websites from your iPad. All you need to do is turn on your bookmark bar. Select Settings, Safari, and choose the Always Show Bookmarks tab.
It is easy to obtain a screenshot from your iPad. Press your Home button and then the Sleep/Wake button. You will see a flash and hear a click. This means a photo has been taken. The screenshot is automatically saved in your Photos.
Do you find reading e-books on the iPad hurts your eyes? You can fix this by lowering the brightness of your screen when you read. You can access your brightness settings by going to the settings menu, or in the app itself.
If your child will be using your iPad and you don’t want them seeing mature content, you can change your settings so these items become blocked. To do this, just go into settings and find the mature content option. You have the option of blocking anything that is labeled as “adult.”
The calendar function does not allow you to navigate from one day to the next by swiping. Try using the navigation bar near the bottom of your screen to pick the date you wish to view. The day you are on will be marked blue, so it is easy to find.
Make sure that you set up all of your numbers and emails on your iPad. By default, FaceTime on your iPad will include the email that you set the iPad up with, but you can add more. Just add them in the Settings app.
Is your screen getting scratched up? The iPad can withstand quite a lot of wear and tear, but a protector is a good purchase if you are seeing small scratches showing up on your screen. This gives your iPad some protection, but it also prevents miniature cuts on your fingers.
You may be tempted to hold your iPad by its sides when you take pictures. Doing this will make the shutter button move, which could cause you to move while attempting to take a picture. Use the orientation lock. The shutter button will be easier to access since it will be near your thumb. You can edit your image or videos after recording them.
Keep your kids safe when they use your tablet to go online. First visit your SETTINGS menu. Next, go to GENERAL. Then go to RESTRICTIONS. You can enable the restrictions here. You can then block your children from seeing content they shouldn’t be seeing. Adult websites, pictures, and videos will not show up.
Taking screenshots on an iPad is easy. Press down the Home button and then press the Sleep/Wake key. You will see a flash and hear a click. It means that a photo has been taken. The shot will appear in the Photos app where it can be emailed or viewed.
There are some easy techniques for handling the battery life of an iPad. Don’t let it get too hot. Also, reduce the brightness when you do not require it. Airplane mode is perfect for times that don’t require Internet access. It is also a good idea to turn off Push. You can manually check email instead.
Are you dissatisfied with using Google as the search engine on the iPad? You can switch it for another. Find the Settings menu and the option is listed beneath the “Safari” subheading. A list will display with the search engines that you can choose from. You’ll get the option of choosing between Bing, Yahoo, and Google.
The volume buttons may not work. If this is happening, go to settings > general > sounds. Turn Change with Buttons On if need be. The volume slider can also help you change your volume more precisely.
Have you ever thought about connecting an iPad to a TV so you can watch your favorite videos on a big screen? You are able to do this if you purchase a adapter. A digital AV adapter will do the trick and so will an Apple VGA adapter. Either of these will work.
Have you ever seen something on your iPad that you want to keep? Doing so is simple. You just need to tap on it and hold the tap. You’ll be asked if you want to save it. You’ll have it available in your Photo app.
Would you like to quickly take a screenshot? It is not hard to do. Press the ‘Home’ and ’sleep/wake’ button simultaneously. You will see a flash, and the screenshot will have been taken. The shot is saved already, so that’s it!
Viewing a PDF is hard enough on any system or computer, but the iPad actually works to make these documents even smoother through great applications. The iPad can easily view PDF files and share them. This can work well for students, workers, and businesses alike.
Do you want to turn off your Wi-Fi notifications? This is easy to turn off. Access Settings > Wi-Fi and toggle off the feature for “Ask to Join” referring to networks. If you still would like to join a certain network, put your fears at ease. It is still possible; annoying notifications just will not pop up.
Share podcasts with your family and friends. You can keep right on listening while you do it. While listening, just tap once on the Email button. You will have the chance to send it right there.
In Safari, in order to get back to the top of a page, just click at the beginning of the title window. Lots of people waste time scrolling back to the top. If you just tap, you will save a lot of time.
There is an easier way to locate your bookmarks. Turn on the Bookmarks bar. This can be done under Safari settings. This will help you visit your favorite sites without doing a lot of clicking.
If you have an Apple TV with an iPad, you can stream videos to your TV. The icon for Airplay will allow you to see what’s able to be shown. Just give it a tap and whatever is on the screen will show up on the television set.
You might want to buy an external keyboard that you can use with your iPad. It is possible for an external keyboard to save you lots of time if you plan to type on your iPad a great deal. These (often wireless) keyboards will be much easier than onscreen iPad keyboards.
Now you’ve got a foundation to build on. There are so many uses for your iPad, you will soon carry it with you all the time. You’ll realize how much your iPad helps you with your normal tasks, and how much the tips from this article improved your iPad experience.
Are you annoyed by the the way you have to scroll through a web page on your iPad? Save some time and tap the title bar at the top of the page to go to the top of the page. This tip works with other apps too.