Everyone uses their iPads in different ways. Some people like to use it to create word documents using a keyboard. Use a joystick with it and you have a gaming system. There are apps available in which you can use it as a video conferencing system. These tips help bring out the best in your iPad.
Folders are now supported by the iPad’s iOS. Simply tap and hold the app. It will begin to make a wiggling motion, at which point you can drag and drop the icon onto another one. You will then have a folder with both applications together, sporting the same of the application category. Then, you can rename the folder.
If you want to stream content with your iPad, you will have to be aware of battery life. One of the ways you can extend the time your battery retains its charge is by adjusting the brightness of your screen. You may find you can enjoy your iPad without using the brightest setting possible.
Is there anything more annoying than accidentally launching a seriously noisy app? If you want to mute your iPad, press and hold your volume down button for a few seconds. If you find yourself needing a mute button often, you can set the screen lock button to work as a permanent mute button.
If you don’t have a lot of time, avoid using your iPhone charger in order to charge your iPad. The iPad charger is a 10 watt charger. The iPhone charger is a 5 watt charger. The iPhone charger will take much longer to fully charge your iPad. Charge your iPad with an iPad charger.
If your iPad freezes, perform a soft reset to reboot your device. A soft reset consists of simultaneously hitting the home and power buttons. This will make the device restart. To fix a frozen app, simply hold the home button one or two seconds.
If you store confidential data on your iPad, use the settings app to enable data wiping after a number of failed password entries. If a person hasn’t found your password after 10 attempts it will erase your data.
Keep track of the apps your are running. You can run many iPad’s apps in the back while you are doing other things. Double-click Home to see what’s currently running. Any applications running at the time will be shown at the screen’s bottom in a bar. Swipe in the down direction to hide the bar when you’ve finished.
A lot of people aren’t very good at typing on a tablet, even though it gets easier later. There is a button that allows you to do speech dictation. All you have to do is quickly double click the Home button and then select the image of a microphone. After you finish speaking, push that icon again, and what you’ve said will appear as text.
It is possible to preview more than a couple of lines of email by changing settings. Go to settings – mail – preview to change it. If you select five lines, you will be able to get a good idea of what your emails are about before you open them. This will give you a larger range to view when you are skimming.
If you do not want Google used as your default search engine you can change that. Simply navigate to Settings, Safari, and then Search Engine. You can use any search engine you like, such as Yahoo or Bing. You don’t have to use Google if you don’t wish.
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. By using this setting, all of your information will be erased after 10 failed password attempts.
Is clicking the Bookmarks button driving you nuts? You can permanently turn on your Bookmarks bar. In Settings, open Safari and select the option to always show the bookmarks bar. Simply turn it on.
Tablet typing isn’t simple. Fortunately, you can choose to have your iPad dictate what you say instead. Tap the home button two times and tap the microphone icon on the screen that appears. After you have finished dictating the words, hit the microphone button again to see how it came out in text form.
Are you worried about possibly losing your iPad? Simply select iCloud under Settings. Enter your Apple ID, and then scroll down to “Find My iPad.” Then activate it. This will allow you to find a lost iPad by going to iCloud.com.
The factory default iPad setting is set to preview only two written lines from each email prior to you selecting it. It can help to see more content before opening it. To do this, go to Settings>Mail. Choose Contacts>>Calendar, and then select the number of lines you’d like to preview for Mail.
Add extra email addresses and phone numbers to FaceTime. It defaults to the email you used when you set up the iPad. If you have other email accounts associated with FaceTime, change the information in the Settings.
The iPad has a clipboard for copying and pasting, just like a full-size computer. Tap on the text and hold to copy. Next choose select for the text you would like to copy. Tap again once your text is highlighted in yellow, and choose copy. You are able to paste text by just tapping and then choosing Paste.
To copy and paste quickly on your iPad, tap the text and hold it down while choosing Select. Once the text is selected, tap “copy”, and switch to the app you wish to paste to and hold down a tap again. Now you will have an option for paste. If you want to copy a large chunk of text, you’ll need to quad-tap to get the whole block.
Decide whether you want the lock key to lock the orientation of your tablet or mute the sound. Remember that earlier iPads are not able to do that. You have this option if you have iOS 4.3 or a higher version. Holding the volume-down button will mute your iPad.
If you want to access your documents on your PC or Mac, use iTunes to sync your iPad. It’s easy to share your documents and being able to interact with virtually any computer through iTunes cannot be beaten. Things become even easier as you are able to email your PDF’s across the Internet and download them on a remote system.
If you have music stored in the cloud on iTunes, you can listen to it on your iPad. If you have songs in an account on iTunes, there is an easy way to get to them on your iPad. Just go to iTunes and enable Home Sharing for your iPad. Then visit your chosen music app on your iPad, select More and follow that by selecting Shared. Enjoy your music!
Your can choose to have the lock key on your iPad either mute the volume or lock your iPad’s orientation. Be aware that if you have an early model iPad, you will not have this feature. Check to see what OS your iPad is running. If it is iOS 4.3 or a later version, you should be able to choose what the lock key does. Another way to shut off the sound quickly is to hold the volume down button for a couple seconds.
Many people find the battery charge percentage on their screen annoying. Thankfully, it is pretty easy to remove it from the screen. In general under settings, click on the usage function. Here, you can turn it off. Repeat the process to turn the icon back on.
Use your iPad to listen to music on iTunes. If you do not want to duplicate your songs, there is an alernative way to listen to them. This can be done through enabling “Home Sharing.” On your iPad, open the music application and click Shared. Enjoy!
Do your eyes get tired when you read books on your iPad? You may fix that by turning down the brightness of the screen as you read. 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.
Do you dislike using Google as a search engine on the iPad? You can use a different search engine. Find the Settings menu and the option is listed beneath the “Safari” subheading. Choose your new search engine from the list. Select Google, Bing or Yahoo as your new search engine.
Here are a couple of ways to display a PDF. Your PDF can either be inputted into iTunes and synced with your iPad, or you can just email the documents to yourself. You can give both methods a try and choose the one you prefer.
The calender doesn’t let you go from one calendar day to another by just swiping it. To look at a certain date, try using the navigation bar that is near the bottom of your screen. This is quick and easy as today’s date is blue.
Google Maps offers a Street View feature. First, perform a simple search so that the red pin will show on the map. When you tap down on the pin, you can then select the person icon that shows up, allowing for this viewing mode.
To move quickly from one app to another without returning to the home screen, click twice on the Home button. The apps that are running will appear. Then you’ll just select your app and click, and there you have it. To switch back to the previous app, just do the same thing again.
Does your iPad seem to be slowing down when loading up apps? Have you deleted useless apps and info without any increase in performance? You can gain more space by saving your music and videos to the cloud server. This trick may make your iPad as quick and smooth as it was when you first bought it.
Worried about screen scratches? The iPad is tough, but over time, screens inevitably suffer from those small scratches. It may be about time for a screen protector. It keeps your iPad clean, safe from scratches and working for many years to come.
There are a few easy ways to extend the life of your iPad’s battery. Avoid storing it in hot areas, like a car. Keep the brightness down. When you won’t be using the Internet, use airplane mode. Turn off Push. Simply check email manually.
Find My iPad is an indispensable feature on the iPad. This tells you the precise location of your iPad and gives you the option of deleting sensitive material contained on your device. It only takes a minute and it will be a lifesaver if your precious device ever becomes lost!
While using Safari, simply click the title window in order to return to the beginning of the page. Most people end up scrolling up, but that takes a lot of time. Simply tapping the title window is much quicker and allows you to move on that much faster.
Backing up your iPad is a very important task. Also, you can have your iPad to automatically erase all data if the device is stolen. This can be done under “password lock” from the general settings–10 wrong password guesses means a wipe.
If you use an Apple TV, try streaming content from your iPad 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.
Do you want to maintain your battery’s integrity. Be certain not to leave your iPad in the hot car! Also, reduce the brightness when you do not require it. If you have no need for internet access, enable airplane mode. Disabling Push notifications aids battery life quite a bit. Instead, you can check calendars and email manually.
Plugging your iPad into the back of your computer to charge works better than the front sometimes. Some USB ports are weak, particularly those located near the front of some machines. You may choose to use a USB wall outlet if the iPad still isn’t charging very fast.
No matter your goals, entertainment, communication, or work, the iPad helps with it all. You just have to know how to use it in the way you wish. Enjoy your gadget to the fullest by using what you have learned.
Sending podcasts to your family and friends is easy. If you want to share a podcast you are hearing, it is not necessary to stop hearing it to share with others. Just choose the email option it is playing. You’ll be able to choose who to send it to right then and there.