Steve Jobs was only exaggerating a little when he said that the iPad was a magical piece of technology. Knowledge will let you get all you can out of the iPad. Use the following tips the next time you turn your iPad on and you’ll feel like a total professional.
Accessing the running apps is easy. If you click the Home button twice, you can see the running apps along the screen’s bottom. Tap on any of these apps to access it. Just swipe downwards on the screen to remove it.
The iPad’s iOS supports folders now. You can start by holding down on your app until it jiggles, and then place it on top of a related app. This will create a folder with both apps. Pick any name you wish for this group.
Buying apps can be like buying drugs, so budget accordingly. Because your credit card is on file with the iTunes store, it is not hard to go overboard buying apps and then get a nasty credit card statement shock. So it is critical to keep track of what you spend.
Does your iPad continually ask you to join different networks? Just turn the notifications off! Select Wi-Fi and then turn the Ask option off.
Did you accidentally start an app that is noisy? You can quickly turn the sound down by holding down the “vol -” button until it is muted. If you use the mute button a lot, you can configure the lock orientation button to function as a mute button.
It’s simple to turn off notifications about joining Wi-Fi networks. Go to Settings and choose the Ask to Join Network option. Turn that off, and you won’t see invitations any more.
If you store confidential data on your iPad, use the settings app to enable data wiping after a number of failed password entries. This will erase everything on your phone if someone has not figured out the code after 10 tries.
Change your settings so that you can preview more than two lines of an email in your inbox. Go to the Mail menu under Settings and choose “Preview.” Change the setting to 5 lines. This will give you a larger range to view when you are skimming.
Lots of people say that typing on a tablet is difficult; however, this problem continues to improve. There is, however, a speech dictation button on the iPad. Simply push home twice and a small microphone will pop up. Record yourself talking, tap the microphone button again and a transcription of your speech will appear.
If you would like to include your Google Calender on your iPad’s calender app, go to mail, then contacts and then calenders. Select Add an Account, then tap Other. Hit your “Add CalDAV” icon and add in the relevant Google information. Then navigate out of settings and click on the calendar application. You should have everything you need now.
Default Search Engine
You can easily take screenshots while using your iPad. Simultaneously mash down the Home and Sleep buttons. That takes the shot and puts it with the rest of your pictures.
If you would rather not have Google as a default search engine, that can be changed. If you prefer Safari, choose Safari from the Settings menu. Then you can change your default search engine to one of the options provided.
Now you can quickly mute your iPad. Originally, the mute button was not on an iPad. With the release of iOS 4.3, you have the option of locking the iPad orientation or have the sound muted. In order to quickly mute an iPad, simply hold the volume decrease button.
You can easily take screenshots while using your iPad. Simply press the Sleep and Hold buttons simultaneously. Instantly, a screenshot will be taken and stored with the rest of your images.
When you are browsing a page on the iPad and you see a link, does it bother you that you do not know where the link leads you to? There is a simple fix to this problem. True, you can’t hover like on a regular computer, but you can touch and hold on the word. A popup that shows the link’s URL will appear.
Use the following trick to quickly mute your iPad. Hold the volume-down key for a couple of seconds. This is far faster than changing the volume level all the time. Hold it again to return your iPad’s sound back to its previous level.
The cloud function is great to use if you love to play around on the internet. It allows you to put your data and information in a secure location without cluttering up your iPad. Put anything that you think is important on your cloud, in addition to keeping it on your tablet.
If you’ve got kids and you’re worried about what they can watch on your iPad, change the block controls on your device. Access the settings and set limits on the availability of mature content. This setting will allow you to block anything labeled adult.
You are probably aware that your iPad is an excellent device for playing music, but what about podcasts? There are a variety of radio applications with shows as short as few minutes and others lasting up to a few hours. If you are tired of music during your commute, try out a few podcasts. There are many different stations and topics that you have to choose from.
Add extra email addresses and phone numbers to FaceTime. The default option is to use FaceTime with your primary email, but this can be changed. Go to the settings area on your iPad and set up your FaceTime for numbers and emails.
The iPad comes already loaded with applications you may not find useful. However, many of these can’t be deleted. Drop them in a folder that is moved to a spot far away from your usual screen haunts. You can then focus on getting down to business.
Visit your frequently used applications faster and with greater ease. You simply have to quickly click the home button twice to bring up a list of running apps. This tip can save you lots of time because you don’t have to manually scroll through each screen.
Most people hold an iPad on its sides when they take a photo. Doing this can cause the camera button to become difficult to reach and can hinder your ability to get the perfect shot. Give the orientation lock a try. This setting will place the shutter button in a place that you can easily reach with your thumb. The photo can be rotated in image editor afterwards.
Are you concerned about where the hyperlinks will take you when browsing the web? There’s a way to see the link’s URL. Even though you are unable to hover over the link as you would with your computer, you are able to touch the word and hold it. The hyperlink’s URL will be shown.
Lots of people get annoyed by the battery percentage icon. Fortunately, it is a simple matter to remove it from your screen. You just need to change your settings. Go to general, then usage. This is the location to turn off the icon. If, for whatever reason, you want to put it back on, follow the same steps.
If you sync with iTunes, you can share documents with a desktop or laptop computer. This ability is a godsend for many. Things become even easier as you are able to email your PDF’s across the Internet and download them on a remote system.
It’s simple to take a screenshot on your iPad. Tap the Home button, followed by your Sleep/Wake button. You will see the screen flash and here a click like a camera. This means it took a photo. This can be found under your saved pictures.
You can multitask on the web browser using tabs. For example, there are ways to keep a page you are viewing when you want to open a link. Hold the link so that the options menu appears. 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.
You can’t do day-to-day swiping in the calendar app. 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.
Every setting doesn’t necessitate the same lighting, so be sure to change it up. You can change this setting by hitting Home twice, and going to Brightness. You will then be able to adjust the brightness in function of the environment.
Did you know you could use the Street View feature on your Google Maps app? Search for an address. A red pin will appear on your map. Tap the pin and a small icon will appear. Tap this icon and you will be able to access Street View.
Manage your notifications. Whenever you have numerous apps, there are always notifications coming through, which can be very annoying. Control these by going to Settings > Notifications. Doing so lets you remove the less useful notifications from your home screen. Once you do this, only the most important apps will give notifications.
Are you finding scratches on your screen? The iPad is very durable, but use a screen protector if you notice any scratches or other damages. Not only does this protect the iPad, it also protects your fingers from micro-cuts.
You can use your iPad to take screenshots quickly and easily. You can do this by pressing the button that says sleep/wake after you have tapped the home button. There will be a flash on the screen and an audible click. Your photo has been taken. Screen captures are saved to your photo reel, and are treated just like any other picture so you can export and email them.
Make it easier to go to a bookmarked page. Make it so the Bookmarks bar is always open. You can do this by navigating to Safari settings and selecting the option to always have your bookmarks bar open. Thus, you are able to skip the excess clicks you used to require in order to stop at your favorite websites.
Pick up a Bluetooth keyboard and connect it to your iPad. When you type a lot, be it in a texting app or word processing, this will make the job easier. The keyboards typically connect wirelessly, and they are easier to use than the onscreen keyboard that your iPad comes with.
Are you dissatisfied with using Google as the search engine on the iPad? This can easily be accomplished in a just one step. Select Search Engine under the Safari tab of Settings. A list will display with the search engines that you can choose from. You can use Yahoo or Bing instead.
If you share your iPad among many family members, use the parental controls to keep small children from seeing objectionable content. Go to General settings tab and select “enable restrictions” to ban access to mature content. Nonetheless, you should supervise your children when they go online.
Swiping doesn’t work in the Calendar app. The way to get from one date to the next is by using the bar located below the main calendar screen. The day it currently is will be blue, so you should be able to find it easily.
You no longer need to send photos the old fashioned way. An email message and attachment are no longer necessary. Simply head to your pictures, select those you wish to share, hit the arrow at the top right corner, then select “email” to send with ease.
When using Safari, you can easily jump to the beginning of the page by clicking the top of the title window. A lot of people scroll up manually but you can save time if you don’t do this. Just tap the title bar instead, and you can get around more rapidly.
You can add a period when creating a document in a variety of text based apps, for example, Pages or Mail. If you double tap your space bar at the end of a sentence, you’ll create a period and a space. After you have double tapped it, a space and full stop are created. This helps you save a lot of time whenever you are typing out long documents.
The way that things are done these days are in great part affected by the invention of the iPad. Its extensive range of features has made it become a very versatile tool in almost any application. By heeding the advice in the article above, you will soon see that the possibilities of the iPad are nearly limitless.
Try dimming your iBooks screen for a more authentic reading experience. This can be done in the settings menu, but there is another options. Another way to adjust brightness is by using the iBooks app’s built-in brightness adjustor.