No matter how old you are, you are bound to enjoy playing with an iPad. Children love the gaming possibilities, while the grown-ups prefer to handle their business via its powerful applications. The possibilities are, truly, endless. Here you will learn about a few of the most often used features, and this information will help to make your tool more useful and versatile.
A soft reset is the perfect reboot for a frozen iPad. Just hold Home and Sleep at the same time for about a minute. Your device will then restart. Whenever you need to force the closure of an app, you can do so by holding down your device’s home button for several seconds.
VPN networks allow for access to remote servers. The networking tab will have all of the options needed to configure a VPN and establish a connection with your preferred network. The iPad then will ask for your server address and user name. If you don’t know what the server address is, contact the network administrator.
Don’t forget how many apps you are running at once. Many different iPad applications can continue processing information in the background and do not disturb the user. 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. Swipe your finger in a downward motion to close the window.
You can view the apps running on your iPad. A lot of the apps on your tablet can keep running while you work on other things. If you want to see what else is running on your iPad, just double-click the Home button. The apps you have running are going to show up near the screen’s bottom. When you are finished with this area, swipe down and the bar will be gone.
It isn’t necessary to click the camera in the bottom to see the picture. Swipe with one finger toward the right and your picture or your video will be displayed. For earlier pictures, just swipe left instead.
You can adjust the settings so you can see more than a couple of lines from the emails in your inbox. Go to Settings, Mail, and Preview. You can adjust this to 5 lines. You are now able to read more of one email in the inbox, and you can skim over them more effectively.
Change the settings in your inbox so you’re able to see more than a couple of lines in an email. Go to settings and then to mail, locate the preview setting. Change the preview feature to increase the lines you see. You are now able to read more of one email in the inbox, and you can skim over them more effectively.
If you want to prevent anyone from stealing your information stored in your iPad, you can change the settings to delete all information after many failed password attempts. If they don’t get it right, the iPad is factory fresh again.
You can access your Google Calendar in the Calendar app on the iPad by choosing, “Mail,” “Contacts,” and “Calendars” under the Settings menu. Go to Add An Account and tap Other. Select Add CalDAV Account and then insert your Google credentials. Next, leave settings and open the calender. You should now be set to go.
You should know what kind of care an iPad needs. Make sure it’s never in direct sunlight, or in very hot conditions. The battery will begin to degrade in extreme heat. Additionally, moisture is something that you want to avoid. Do yourself a favor, and buy a padded cover that will protect your precious device.
Do you hate having to tap the bookmark icon in order to open your bookmarked sites? Turn the Bookmarks Bar on instead! Enter the Settings menu, select Safari, and enable Always Show Bookmarks.
You will find that iPads now have an easy way to be muted. When the iPad originally came out, there wasn’t a dedicated mute button. With the iOS 4.3, you can now use the lock switch to mute the sound. Now, you can quickly mute your iPad by holding the “down” half of the volume button.
Muting your iPad’s sound is actually pretty simple. Just hold the “volume down” key for a few seconds. You can pull this off faster than trying to fumble with the volume button each time you want to mute. Hold it again when you want to turn the volume up.
Since an iPad is a significant investment, it is wise to provide proper care for it. Many people buy screen protectors for use with their iPads. Applying one of these plastic sheets to your iPad will protect the screen from shocks and dust. When you clean your iPad screen, use a little water on a soft cloth. Do not use window cleaners or other household products.
You can block mature content on an iPad that was purchased for use by your child. You can do so in the settings area. A quick button click will stop mature content from being viewed. You can block mature films and anything else that is labeled adult and/or has bad language.
Add extra email addresses and phone numbers to FaceTime. You can add as many emails as you wish. If you need FaceTime to recognize additional numbers or addresses, it is possible to use the “settings” area to accomplish that.
Make sure that you set up all of your numbers and emails on your iPad. The email that was used to set up the iPad will be used by default on FaceTime, but it is possible to add others. Just add them in the Settings app.
If you want to use the copy and paste feature on the iPad, you can click it and drag to select text. Then press copy, go to another application, then press and hold again. You can then paste. In order to copy and paste an entire paragraph, four taps will be necessary.
If you want to copy and paste text to the iPad’s clipboard, tap and hold on the target text. Then you will choose copy and go to another application, then press and hold again. Click Paste. In order to copy and paste an entire paragraph, four taps will be necessary.
Are you concerned about where the hyperlinks will take you when browsing the web? You can fix this easily. True, you can’t hover like on a regular computer, but you can touch and hold on the word. The URL represented by the hyperlink will magically appear.
Go to the apps that you usually run easier and quicker. You simply have to quickly click the home button twice to bring up a list of running apps. This trick will save you time, versus scrolling through separate screens to find what you are looking for.
iPads are great for music, but are you familiar with podcasts? These are short (or sometimes long) audio clips on a variety of topics. If the radio stations in your car are getting on your nerves, check out a podcast. It is almost inevitable that you will find something that you like.
If you almost always have Internet access, the cloud is very helpful. You can store extra information this way without it using up space in the iPad’s flash memory. Make sure that important documents are stored on both your iPad and the cloud function.
You may be tempted to hold your iPad by its sides when you take pictures. Holding the sides will make the shutter button move and ruin your picture. Consider setting the orientation lock. That way, your shutter button is easily reachable. Once you are done, use the image editor on your pictures to rotate them.
Use tabs to multi-task your experience with web browsing. If you want to click on a link, don’t worry about the previous webpage closing. Try holding down on the link until a menu with several option automatically pops up. Next, open up the link with a new tab. This will let you keep the page you are on and open a new one.
If you have music stored in the cloud on iTunes, you can listen to it on your iPad. If you aren’t eager to download songs from your existing iTunes account, there is another option. Just use Home Sharing, enabled on the computer and the iPad. Then, you can go to the app you have for music, click More and then Shared. Start listening to your music!
Do you find your eyes straining when reading on your iPad? You can make the screen less bright on your iPad. You can go to the setting for brightness and lower it in both the Settings and the application itself.
Many people are annoyed by the on-screen indicator listing how much charge their battery holds. It can be hidden easily. Simply go into the Settings menu, tap on General, and look under Usage. In this area of the menus, you can easily turn the icon On or Off instantly. When you want it back, do the steps in reverse.
You have other options besides the on-screen keyboard. Sometimes you may find difficulty using the iPad keyboard. Hooking up a Bluetooth keyboard to your iPad is super easy. This lets you type as you would on any keyboard.
Have you been dissatisfied with Google searches using iPad? You can use a different search engine. Access the Settings, choose Safari and then Search Engine. This will show you a list of search engines to select from. There are several search engine options including Bing, Google and Yahoo.
Has your iPad slowed down in performance? Have you deleted all the useless data that is on your iPad, but it still isn’t running smoothly? You might try moving your pictures and media to the cloud. That should free up some space. Following this process, your iPad should speed up.
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. You can give both methods a try and choose the one you prefer.
It is simple to copy text on your iPad by just double-tapping on a keyword. Copying a paragraph won’t work well that way. Four taps on the text will copy a whole paragraph for you. In addition to paragraphs, this method works well for the URL bar and addresses.
Do you notice that your screen is getting badly scratched? An iPad can take some damage, but small scratches indicate that you might need a protector for it. This protects the iPad and your finger from possible micro-cuts.
Always keep your children’s safety in mind when using an iPad. Go to Settings>General>Restrictions. In the menu that appears, tap “enable restrictions.” Your child will be unable to see anything that isn’t age appropriate. Adult websites, pictures, and videos will not show up.
It’s pretty simple to copy text. You’ll need to double tap the keyword. Sometimes it’s hard to copy an entire paragraph with that technique. By tapping your text four times, you’ll be able to copy the entire paragraph. You can do this with paragraphs, long URLs and addresses.
Manage the life of the battery of your iPad. Avoid storing it in hot areas, like a car. Keep the screen brightness level at a low setting. When you are not using the Internet, set it to airplane mode. It is also a good idea to turn off Push. Check email manually.
Protect your children while they are using your iPad to browse the Internet. Go to Restrictions to adjust the parental settings which can be found under Settings and then General. When you are in the Restrictions area, hit the option that will allow you to 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 now understand your iPad better and know how to use some of the best features it offers. Check out some of these new features to extend your performance. The more you’re able to learn about the iPad and what all it can do, the better it will serve you.
Ensure you are regularly checking your iPad’s history prior to allowing others to handle your iPad. Private websites that you visited should not be seen by others. Safari will bring up the last page that you were on every time unless you change that setting.