Your iPad can do many great things! Maybe you still have a lot to learn about it, and it’s high time to begin. It is very important that you learn as much as possible about its features if you want to get your money’s worth. Continue reading!
You need not press the camera roll icon to see a video or picture you take. Just do a one-finger swipe to see your photo or video. For earlier pictures, just swipe left instead.
If your iPad constantly asks you if you would like to join the Wi-Fi networks it detects, change this option. Look for an option called Ask To Join that is referring to networks. Pick that option, and you will not see notifications any longer.
If you fear someone might try to look at your device and read your data, it is possible to set a password so that all data will be deleted after a set number of incorrect attempts. If they don’t get it right, the iPad is factory fresh again.
There is no hard-copy manual for iPad, but if you want one, you can download it and print it. The Apple company is fond of minimalism, and they prefer consumers download manuals rather than print a hardcopy one out for every product that they sell.
The iPhone charger was NOT build for the iPad. The wattage on the two devices is different. Charging with an iPhone charger will take far more time. Use the original charger instead.
You can add Google Calendar to your calendar app by going to Mail/Contacts/Calendars. You will see an option that lets you Add An Account. Tap the Other option that comes up. Tap Add CallDAV Account and then enter your Google data. Then, exit the settings application and select your calendar application. Now, you should be ready.
The iPad lets you see 2 lines of an email before viewing it in full. You may want to be able to see more content. To do this, go to Settings>Mail. Then click on Contacts, then click Calendar and then finally select Preview Mail Options so that you can see more at one time.
If you misplaced your iPad, how would you find it easily? Just go to your iPad’s Settings and then click on iCloud. There, place in your ID. Look then to the bottom area of the page to turn on “Find My iPad.” That way, if you lose your iPad, you simply have to go to iCloud.com.
It can be really annoying to have your iPad chime every time you receive an email. It is possible to shut this sound off. Simply visit the Settings section and tap the General tab. Select the Sounds option from there. Turn off the chime or adjust the volume of it.
FaceTime is great for getting email and keeping contacts. By default, FaceTime on your iPad will include the email that you set the iPad up with, but you can add more. If there are several phone numbers or emails that you need FaceTime to know, set them up inside your iPad settings.
Taking screenshots is simple. Just hold the home and sleep button simultaneously. This will then take your screenshot, and it will save with your photos.
How do you avoid the frustration of an unknown hyperlink when browsing on your iPad? Although you cannot hover over the text to reveal its URL, you can touch and hold the text. Since you are unable to hover, you can just hold the word. This will reveal its URL.
Take advantage of the iPad’s brightness features to extend battery life. Using this option, your iPad can adjust its lighting to match the lighting where you are. This method is a great one for controlling your battery life with the screen brightness, which will increase the amount of time you can use your iPad whenever you aren’t charging it. Go to Settings and then Brightness & Wallpaper to change it.
An iPad is an amazing musical tool, but are you aware of the podcasts? These are short (or sometimes long) audio clips on a variety of topics. If you are bored by listening to music while you commute, podcasts may be a suitable alternative. Because of all the subjects that podcasts cover, you are certain to find something that interests you.
You can synch the pages of your iPad with iTunes and easily share your iPad documents with a Mac or PC. This can be done quick and efficiently to save time. You can even share PDF documents on the iPad.
There is more to the iTunes Store than music and apps! One great feature is iTunes U (the ‘U’ is for university). It contains podcasts that focus on a variety of professional topics and is perfect for the ride home.
Onine forums can be great if you have difficulty operating your iPad. Lots of websites focus on iPads and can help you learn how to use the device to its full advantage. Just say hi to get started.
Determine whether you wish your lock key to just lock tablet orientation or mute sounds. Earlier iPads lack this function. If you have not yet upgraded, you should download the iOS 4.3 version as soon as possible. Holding the volume-down button will mute your iPad.
There are ways that you can adjust the lock feature on your iPad. Be aware that if you have an early model iPad, you will not have this feature. You have this option if you are using iOS 4.3 or above. Using the volume button on the side works to mute the iPad, too.
Turn down the brightness for extended battery life. This can really help if you’re expecting important messages while traveling. Tap the Home button twice and select the icon that resembles a sun.
Differing environments mean variable need for brightness settings, which is exactly why Apple gives you the controls to adjust things. The bright screen may be reduced by tapping your Home button two times and swiping it until you find the setting for brightness. Then you can change the brightness to your taste.
Use tabs to multitask when surfing the Web. You can follow any link you want without leaving your current website. Holding the link, rather than tapping, brings up the options menu. Then, it is possible to visit your link though a totally new tab, which keeps the old one open too.
Some people don’t want to know how much charge remains in their iPad’s battery. Fortunately, this can be removed quite easily. Go to settings, then go to general, and then usage. This option will give you the ability to erase this percentage indicator. You can adjust this on and off depending on your preference.
You can enjoy music through iTunes on the iPad. 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. All you have to do is enable Home Sharing, which will sync up your iPad. Next, visit your existing music app on iPad. Click More followed by Shared. Now you just have to listen!
Are you sick of sore eyes from reading books on the iPad? You may fix that by turning down the brightness of the screen as you read. You can access the level of brightness in the settings or directly reduce the brightness on the eBook application by adjusting the slider for the brightness.
It is always wise to secure 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.
You can’t do day-to-day swiping in the calendar app. Instead, make use of the navigation bar, which is located along the bottom, to choose your desired date. This is quick and easy as today’s date is blue.
You can take control of your notifications. Sometimes, you’ll find alerts to be annoying. You can manage this by navigating to Settings and then Notifications. Doing so lets you remove the less useful notifications from your home screen. That helps you to be alerted by whatever is most important to you.
Tap the Home button twice to view your currently running apps. Simply tap the app that you’d like to switch to. Do the same thing when you want to go back to the one you were using previously.
Do you find your Ipad Google search app unsatisfactory? You are able to switch it with something else. Go to the menu for Settings, pick Safari and then Search Engine. Pick another search engine from that list. Various search engines, such as Bing and Yahoo are available.
You cannot move from day-to-day by swiping on the calendar. Using the navigation bar, pick the date instead. The date is always highlighted in blue.
In the Google Maps app, the Street View can be used. Search until you see a red pin on the map. Then, press the pin and choose the person icon so the Street View option loads.
You can show a PDF two ways. Your choices include an email containing the PDF or a second option of syncing your iPad with your iTunes after adding the PDF. Try both methods and perhaps you could use iTunes to access PDFs at home and send emails to yourself when you cannot access your home computer.
Do you want to take fast screenshots with your iPad? It is even easier than you imagine. Hold down the home and sleep buttons together. You may notice a flash; this is the screenshot being captured. The screenshot will be saved automatically, so no hassle!
There are many options when it comes to keyboards for your iPad. It can be hard typing on a tiny keyboard that is on a screen. Instead, give a Bluetooth keyboard a try. Doing this allows you to type easily, just as you would when using a laptop.
Do you have scratches on your screen? The iPad’s screen is resistant to damage, however, if you are starting to notice little scratches, it is time to apply a screen protector. This gives your iPad some protection, but it also prevents miniature cuts on your fingers.
Have you ever needed to take a snapshot of the screen? Well, it’s really quite simple. Click Home, then Sleep/Wake. A brief flash will go off, and that’s your screenshot! Screen shots are saved automatically, which means that you need not be concerned about saving them later.
The iPad no longer includes the cool navigation and applications fail to load quickly. Is your iPad still slow, even though you have deleted everything that you are no longer using? One way to free up even more space is to use Apple’s cloud storage service to store your data. For a lot of users, the iPad becomes a lot faster and more smooth when they do this.
Are you getting scratches on your screen? Although the iPad is pretty sturdy, if a lot of small scratches are beginning to become visible, you may want to add a protector to your device. It will protect the iPad and stop your fingers from getting tiny cuts on them.
If your children are using the iPad to surf the web, implement appropriate protection. Go to Settings>General>Restrictions. Whenever you discover the Restrictions option, select Enable Restrictions. This will protect your child from content that is beyond their age range. They will not have access to websites, videos or other items that are not age-appropriate.
You should turn on the iPad finding feature in case you lose your iPad. This feature allows you to determine your iPad’s current location and do a remote wipe of confidential information. Some people do not like the phone to track where there are, but this feature definitely has more benefits than negatives.
Be sure to set your phone up so that its Find My iPad function is always running. 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.
The iPad will allow PDF files to open smoothly. Not only can the iPad view these PDF’s, but you are able to sync your device with your home computer and transfer any documents from one to the other. Functionality like that is great for workers, businesses and students.
The iPad is a great life-organizing tool. If you learn how to use the iPad, it can be wonderful. Start by using the tips you just read, and give yourself enough time to become used to the many features of your iPad.
Easily share podcasts with friends and family. If you want to share a podcast you are hearing, it is not necessary to stop hearing it to share with others. Just press the Email icon and send it away. You’ll have the opportunity to pick recipients and send it right away.