The iPad is so new that it can be hard to know all it does. Don’t fall into the habit of using it just for playing games. You can do lots of fun and useful things with an iPad. Read on to find some great advice to help you get started.
Should your iPad freeze, you can reboot it by performing a soft reset. Hold down both the power and home buttons for a few seconds. Your device will then restart. If you just want to force an app to close, hold down just the home button for a few seconds.
Remote servers need to be access using a VPN connection. You can use a VPC on your iPad by going to Settings, Network, and then turning on the VPN. You are going to be prompted for both your username and the address of the server. Speak with a member of the network administration team to assist if you cannot do this.
Did you accidentally launch a loud app? Mute the volume quick by pressing and then holding your volume down button. Do this until you can’t hear anything. If you use mute often, you can set the lock orientation key to act as your mute button.
Do you get irked each time you get a message from your iPad wanting to know if you want to join a new wifi network that it has just picked up? This feature can be turned off if you go to the settings. Press on Wi-Fi and turn off the last option to discontinue these prompts.
If you don’t want anyone to access your personal information, your iPad can be set to delete all data. All of your data will disappear if someone makes ten failed attempts to enter the password.
If you receive a lot of email, the notifications may drive you bonkers. You can shut off that feature. Go into your settings, then choose the general tab. Select Sounds below the General tab. Turn off the chime or adjust the volume of it.
Remain aware of the apps that are currently operational on your device. Sometimes, the current apps will not be visible in the foreground. If you would like to view the current apps that are running, double click the Home icon. These active apps will show up at the very bottom of your display in a bar. Swipe down in order to eliminate the bar after you finish.
Muting your iPad’s sound is actually pretty simple. Just hold down the volume button for two full seconds. This is far faster than changing the volume level all the time. Press it down when you want the volume to go back to normal.
You can easily see the video or picture you just took without clicking the camera roll. Just swipe the screen to the right and your content will appear. For earlier pictures, just swipe left instead.
An iPad is an expensive investment, so you need to take good care of it. You can use a clear cover to protect your screen. This is a thin plastic film that adheres to your screen and keeps it safe. Use a cloth that is designed for cleaning screens whenever you wipe off your iPad. Do not use chemical products to clean your iPad.
It can be irritating hearing a chime every time you get an email on your iPad. You can shut off that feature. First, go to your Settings and then General. Tap Sounds. Within that option, you can turn the sound off or adjust it to be less annoying and suit your needs better.
There is now an easy way to mute your iPad. There was no mute button available when the iPad was originally introduced. Now the lock switch can be used to mute the iPad. In order to quickly mute an iPad, simply hold the volume decrease button.
Go into FaceTime and manage your numbers and email addresses. The iPad, by default, includes the initial email you used for installation, but it is possible to add others. Go to the settings of your iPad and add the email addresses and phone numbers you want to see on FaceTime.
Want to put in the Google Calender on the iPad calendar app? Simply navigate to Mail, Contacts, and calendars. Hit Add An Account and hit Other. Tap the Add CalDAV Account icon and put in your Google information. Then you have to go from the settings app to the calendar app. You should now be all set.
There is an iTunes store on your iPad, and there is actually quite a bit to it. If you are interested in learning, try out the iPad’s iTunes U application. You are able to locate podcasts with educational themes on a variety of different subjects, which is great for growing your knowledge base.
You can change your search engine default easily. Simply visit “settings” and select “Safari” and then “search engine.” If you would rather use Yahoo or Bing, you can chose one of them instead.
Sync your pages with iTunes and share your documents with a PC or Mac. It’s so simple to share to your iPad now. Things are even more easy when you’re able to send PDF’s from any location you wish online.
Want to get to your running apps quicker? You simply have to quickly click the home button twice to bring up a list of running apps. This trick alone will save you lots of time.
Onine forums can be great if you have difficulty operating your iPad. There are a lot of great places you can go to so you can learn more about the iPad. Introduce yourself and search through the forums to see if you can find things that you didn’t know about before.
If you’re constantly online, don’t overlook the iPad’s cloud function. It allows you to put your data and information in a secure location without cluttering up your iPad. Ensure that your important documents are shored on your iPad and the cloud.
You may be tempted to hold your iPad by its sides when you take pictures. This causes the shutter button to move, and you could wobble when you try to take the photo. Use the orientation lock. This allows the shutter button to easily be reached with your thumb. If you find that the picture came out with the wrong orientation, you can then fix it using your image editor.
Copying and pasting text is easy on the iPad. You should tap on the sentence you need to copy, hold and tap on select in the menu that appears. Press again to highlight the text, and then press Copy. You can now paste in the text if you just tap, hold and select “paste.”
To view running apps, simply double click the home button. This will allow you to see all of the running apps that you have. Never again will you forget about apps you’re running.
Lots of people know about the iTunes store, but some may not understand its full capability. An interesting one is iTunes U (which is used for universities). You are able to locate podcasts with educational themes on a variety of different subjects, which is great for growing your knowledge base.
Use tabs to multitask when surfing the Web. Following a link or opening another page doesn’t mean you have to exit your current page. Rather than tap the link, push down on it and options will appear. This way you can open the new page in a separate tab.
Onine forums can be great if you have difficulty operating your iPad. There are a number of sites dedicated to learning how to use iPads. If you don’t feel comfortable submitting a question right away, browse the archives and eventually introduce yourself and get in on the conversations.
You can listen to your home iTunes library from your iPad. You do not have to log in to your iTunes account and re-download every last song. On iTunes and the iPad, just enable “Home Sharing”. Next, visit your existing music app on iPad. Click More followed by Shared. This will give you the ability to listen to all of your saved songs.
When you’re snapping photographs, you may want to hold your iPad by its sides. Sadly, this leads to blurry photos. Try using the lock for orientation. This will make it easier for you to hit the shutter button when you go to take a picture. Snap the picture and use the editor afterwards to edit the media to your liking.
It’s easy to take a screenshot using your iPad. You need to tap the home button and the sleep/wake one. You will see a screen flash and hear a click. This indicates that a photo has been taken. The screenshot is automatically saved in your Photos.
Even if you think this is unnecessary, it is wise to add a security feature to your iPad. You could lose it accidentally at any time, and it stores a great deal of sensitive information, such as phone numbers, emails, addresses and maybe even bank account information.
Have you ever tried hooking your iPad up to your television screen? It really isn’t that hard. If you wish to do this you will need to purchase a separate adapter. The adapter is called a VGA adapter, and is made by Apple, or you can look for a digital AV adapter. Both will work out just fine.
The calender doesn’t let you go from one calendar day to another by just swiping it. You should instead use the navigation bar located at the bottom of the screen to select the date you want to see. The date is the one that is spelled out in blue font.
Are you noticing an increasing number of scratches on your screen? You should protect your device if you notice it getting scratched. Not only does this protect the iPad, it also protects your fingers from micro-cuts.
There are two methods to showing a PDF file. It is possible to sync PDFs to your iPad using the iTunes app. Also, you can send PDFs to your iPad’s email. You can give both methods a try and choose the one you prefer.
When you browse the Internet with Safari, tap the top of your window to go back to the top of the page. Lots of people waste time scrolling back to the top. Tapping is simple, quick and actually works in a variety of different apps.
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. You want an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter. You can do this with both.
Enjoy streaming content from your iPad on your Apple TV. Airplay lets you see what you can stream, so tap it and no matter if you’re looking at a video or a slideshow, it will show on your TV within seconds.
The iPad no longer includes the cool navigation and applications fail to load quickly. Have you looked at everything you have put on the iPad and have gotten rid of things you’re no longer using? You can consider using cloud technology to store your media and photos to recoup more space. Many users find that putting their data in the cloud in this way drastically speeds up their devices.
Prior to showing someone how to use Safari, take a look at the history on your iPad. In this way, you can avoid accidentally displaying things you would prefer to keep private. When you start a Safari session, the browser fetches the most recent page you were browsing, so go to the Disney site if you’re going to show grandma how your iPad works.
Now that you know a bit more about the workings of your new iPad, you are all set to start exploring this amazing piece of technology. Truly, iPad can do just about anything. Continue to learn all you can on this incredible device, and ensure you’re staying caught up on the trending items. New applications are released daily, so you’ll always have uses for your iPad.
You can add Google Calendar to the app for the Calendar. It is accomplished by clicking on the Settings icon, followed by Mail, then click Contacts and finally, Calendars. Add an account by clicking, then tap on Other. Select Add CalDAV Account, and enter your login info for Google.