Tablets are hot. If you aren’t using iPad, you don’t know what you’re missing. There are quite a few ways to use your iPad and it doesn’t matter what you’re using it for. Check out this article to see some of the hidden tricks.
Is that app you just launched making too much noise? You can quickly turn the sound down by holding down the “vol -” button until it is muted. If you need a mute button, change your settings so your lock orientation button becomes a mute button.
When your iPad freezes, you can reboot your device with a soft reset. You can do this by holding down the power button, while at the same time pressing the home button. Hold both down for a few seconds. This will cause the device to restart. If you want to kill a running process, hold the main button for around 5 seconds.
It’s simple to turn off notifications about joining Wi-Fi networks. Look for the option which gives you the choice of joining networks. Turn that setting off, and you will finally be rid of the constant notifications.
You can view the apps running on your iPad. Some apps can continue to run simultaneously with other things on the iPad. If you want to know which apps are currently active, all you need to do quickly tap the home button two times in succession. You will see them in a bar located at the bottom. When you are finished, swipe down to make the bar disappear.
If privacy is a big concern for you, you can set the iPad to erase its data if too many login attempts fail in a row. This erases everything stored on the iPad if the password is entered incorrectly ten times.
You know your iPad has a tiny camera image in the bottom left of the screen, but you do not actually have to tap this to view the most recently taken video or picture. Just swipe your finger to the right to find the video or picture you just took. To view other photos you have stores, swipe toward the left side of the screen.
Do you find the battery charge percentage a bit distracting on the screen of your iPad? This can be turned off so that it does not bother you. Start out in the Settings menu. Then click on General, and then Usage. When you’re here, the battery percentage display can easily be turned off.
You should adjust your settings to preview more than a few lines of the emails you receive. Go to settings and then to mail, locate the preview setting. The recommended setting for this is “5 lines.” This will allow you to see more, which will make it faster for you to skim through your emails.
If you lose the iPad, do you want to know how to find it? Then you must go to iCloud, by going to Settings, then iCloud. Put in your Apple ID,and on the bottom of the screen where it says “Find My iPad,” turn it on. When you do this, you will simply need to go to iCloud.com to find your iPad if it goes missing.
It is a pain when you get an email and your iPad chimes every time. There is a way that you can eliminate this noise. Go to the Settings and select the General tab. Select Sounds. You will be able to turn the sound off here or adjust the volume.
You are now able to quickly mute your iPad. When the iPad originally came out, there wasn’t a dedicated mute button. With the advent of iOS 4.3, it became possible to mute the audio easily. To mute immediately, just depress the volume-down tool and hold.
Access your Google calendar easily by adding it to your contacts on the mail tab. You will see an option that lets you Add An Account. Tap the Other option that comes up. Then click “Add CalDAV” and use your Google log-in. Next, you exit the settings section in order to access the calendar app. Everything you need should be right there!
Your FaceTime phone numbers and emails should be set up. The email you used to set up your iPad will be your default, but you can always add more. If you need FaceTime to recognize additional numbers or addresses, it is possible to use the “settings” area to accomplish that.
When you need to keep multiple pages open at the same time, display each new page as a new tab. While browsing in Safari, hold down the link and a menu will pop up. Go to the pop up menu, and you can open new links.
iCloud is an exceptional utility for iPad users who are always online. This is great to store data without taking a lot of space on the hard drive of your iPad. Put anything that you think is important on your cloud, in addition to keeping it on your tablet.
Your iPad will come preloaded with apps that you may never use. However, it’s hard to delete some of these. Place them into a separate folder and move them so that it is far from where you spend your time. Place the apps you use the most where you will be able to access them quickly.
You can now quickly mute your iPad. The original iPads did not have a mute button. When the 4.3 came out they did add the ability to mute using the lock switch to silence the iPad. In order to quickly mute an iPad, simply hold the volume decrease button.
Turn down the brightness for extended battery life. This can help when you need to have as much battery life as possible. To reduce screen brightness simply double press on Home and then find the sun shaped icon.
If you bought the iPad for your child and are concerned about them seeing mature content, you can change the settings to block that kind of content. 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.”
Make the most of tabs when you are on the Internet. You don’t have to leave the website you are currently on just because you want to follow a link. If you hold on the link, an options menu will appear. From here, you can opt to open the link in a new tab, allowing you to keep your current page as well as open the new one.
Easily access running apps. Double-click the Home button to have them immediately appear near the bottom of your screen. This is a good way to quickly access an app instead of scrolling on your screen to find the apps you need.
Accessing your iTunes library on your iPad is simple. There is a simple way to access your iTunes account without having to reinvent the wheel on your new device. Simply enable ‘Home Sharing’. Then visit your chosen music app on your iPad, select More and follow that by selecting Shared. Now you just have to listen!
You can listen to music on you iPad, and you can listen to podcasts, too. Podcasts are radio programs that last anywhere from two minutes to two hours, and they can be on all sorts of topics. Podcasts are a great alternative to the standard radio hits and talk show drivel. You will surely find many subjects which interest you.
There are two ways you can view PDFs on the iPad. Either place the PDF inside iTunes and sync it with the iPad, or send an email to yourself on your iPad. Do it both ways initially to identify which way is easier for you. You may find that both work well and that you use them in different circumstances.
By turning down the brightness, you increase battery life. This can give you the battery longevity that you require and need. To do this, double-click the Home button, swipe to the left and adjust the slide with the sun icon.
Double-clicking the home key will allow you to change open apps very quickly. Tap the icon of the app you need and you’ll be taken directly to that app. If you want to go back to the previous app, just repeat this process.
While it may seen unnecessary, you must place some kind of security feature on an iPad. You do not know when it may accidentally get lost, and it normally provides access to lots of secure data like phone numbers, addresses, emails and possibly bank information.
Using the Google Maps app, you will be able to make use of “Street View”. Search an address and a red pin will mark the location. Simply tap the pin and then choose the human icon to load up Street View.
Do you feel your eyes getting tired when reading books on the iPad? Reduce the brightness to ease the strain on your eyes. This can be done in the Settings app or in the e-book app itself.
Do you find you often want to take screenshots on your iPad? It is not that difficult at all. Push the home button and then push the button that puts your device to sleep. You may notice a flash; this is the screenshot being captured. All screen shots are automatically saved, so you don’t have to worry about saving them afterwards.
There is a choice for how you can view a PDF on the iPad. Your choices include an email containing the PDF or a second option of syncing your iPad with your iTunes after adding the PDF. Use both methods so you can determine which one is best for you, or make use of both as you see fit.
Is your iPad screen getting scratched? The iPad is tough, but over time, screens inevitably suffer from those small scratches. It may be about time for a screen protector. This not only saved the iPad from damage, but it also keeps you from developing small micro-scratches on your fingers.
Connecting your television to your iPad is getting the most out of your device. This can be done through a special adapter. Look for an Apple VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter. Each one works well.
Has your iPad started to slow down and become a bit clunky when loading applications? Have you gone through all of the information and data you have stored on your machine and deleted all that you aren’t using anymore, but your iPad is still slow? You can acquire additional free space when you transfer pictures and other media files to the cloud. The extra free space that you gain should help you to regain the speed that your iPad once had.
The keyboard on the iPad isn’t your only choice. Many people find the iPad’s on screen keyboard difficult to use. You can buy a Bluetooth keyboard and simply attach it to your tablet without a problem. This is of great use to professionals and students.
Back up personal information in case of loss or theft. You should also set your iPad to erase all data in case someone tries to break into it. Go to general settings and then click on Password Lock. This will erase data in the event that an incorrect password is entered more than 10 times.
Do you notice the screen scratching up? 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 can keep your screen protected from damage.
Make sure to look over your history before giving someone else your device. Private websites that you visited should not be seen by others. This browser automatically loads the last page you were on, so go to a tame page if you know you will be showing someone your iPad.
The advice you have just been given will really assist you when using the iPad. Just put these tips to use every day for maximum potential. Print the article or save it for reference in case you don’t remember some tips.
Share podcasts with your family and friends easily. You can just keep on listening and share simultaneously. To do this, all that you need to do is press on the Email button. You’ll have the opportunity to pick recipients and send it right away.