You can do a lot of things with your iPad. Perhaps your are a novice, but now is the best time to begin learning. It is important to know how to use your iPad, including how to find applications and use them well. Read further.
iPad’s iOS supports folders now. 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. Doing this will create a new folder, and inside you will be able to access either app, and it will automatically be named by category. Then you rename the folder.
Do you feel annoyed when your iPad asks if you want to join a new wifi network that is has detected? You’re able to turn off this feature through the settings menu. Touch the tab for Wi-Fi, and you can turn off the prompt by changing the last option.
You can adjust your email settings to allow you to increase the number of lines displayed in preview. Go to Settings, Mail, and Preview. Changes this setting to display up to five lines. This will allow you to see more, which will make it faster for you to skim through your emails.
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 someone can’t figure out the password after 10 tries, all the data on your phone will be erased.
A soft reset is the perfect reboot for a frozen iPad. A soft reset consists of simultaneously hitting the home and power buttons. Wait until your iPad begins to restart. If you want an application to shut down, hold your home button down for several seconds.
Shortcuts let you send messages quickly. One example is double tapping space to add a period. You won’t need to labor over your messages using this method.
Wi-Fi notifications can quickly become irritating, so change them in the settings application. Look for an option called Ask To Join that is referring to networks. Choose it and you won’t have to worry about so many notification.
Do you wish it were easier to access your Internet bookmarks? Remedy this by having the bookmarks bar turned on permanently. Turn the Always Show Bookmark bar option on in your Settings menu.
There is no need to hit your small camera icon just to see something you just shot. Instead, you can use one finger to swipe to the right, and voila, there is your picture or video. You can look at previous pictures by going left.
Taking screenshots is simple. Just press your Home button as well as the Sleep button simultaneously. It will take the screenshot and save it with your pictures.
If you are a person that needs to have a manual with whatever you buy, you need to download the iPad’s one should you need it. Most Apple products come with downloadable manuals.
If you bought an iPad for a younger child and don’t want him or her to access certain things, make sure your settings are set to block mature content. Access the settings and set limits on the availability of mature content. This will block films that are labeled as ‘mature’ as well as bad language.
Open new pages with tabs in order to keep them open. If you are using Safari, you can access this feature by tapping on a link and holding your finger there for a couple seconds till a menu of options appears. You can select the option to have another tab created with the new link content.
If you are almost always connected to the internet in one way or another, then don’t overlook the cloud function of the iPad. It allows you to put your data and information in a secure location without cluttering up your iPad. Make sure that you save critical documents to both your iPad and the cloud.
Does the battery indicator on your iPad distract you? You can disable that. Begin by entering the menu for your Settings. Then find General and next go to Usage. Under this menu, you can easily switch off your battery percentage display.
Podcasts are one of the most contemporary features of the iPad. There are a variety of radio applications with shows as short as few minutes and others lasting up to a few hours. Podcasts are a great alternative to the standard radio hits and talk show drivel. You can surely find something you like.
It’s fairly easy to grab a quick screenshot on your iPad. Press the Home and Sleep buttons simultaneously. This will take a screenshot and save it with your other pictures.
There are many preloaded apps that you will probably never use. Sadly, many can’t be deleted. Create a folder for these apps and place it toward the bottom of your home screen. This helps keep them out of your way.
If you need to mute the audio on the iPad, do the following. Just depress the volume button for a couple of seconds. This is much quicker than trying to adjust the volume over and over again. Hold the button once more and the volume will return to the former setting.
When you’re snapping photographs, you may want to hold your iPad by its sides. Sadly, this leads to blurry photos. Try using the orientation lock. It ensures the shutter button is simple to reach. Once you’ve captured the photo, the image editor can be used to rotate your images or videos.
Take the time to set up your contacts in FaceTime. By default, FaceTime on your iPad will include the email that you set the iPad up with, but you can add more. Go to the settings area on your iPad and set up your FaceTime for numbers and emails.
To see every app that is current running, double click the home button. After doing that all of the apps that are running will pop-up on the bottom of your screen, and from there you just need to click the appropriate icon. Thus, you can’t forget which applications are running and can shut down the ones that are not being used.
Do you hate it when you are surfing on your iPad and you cannot tell where a hyperlinked word will lead you? You can fix this easily. Since hovering over a word isn’t possible, you’ll need to press and hold the hyperlinked word. Then you will see the linked URL.
You can use your iPad to take screenshots quickly and easily. Press your Home button and then the Sleep/Wake button. You will then hear a click and see a small flash. It means that a photo has been taken. It is easy to view screenshots in the photo gallery after they have been saved.
If you often use the Internet, don’t forget the cloud functions your iPad offers. You can store extra information this way without it using up space in the iPad’s flash memory. Be sure to store important documents on both the cloud and device.
There are many online communities for iPad users. You can learn so much from others who already know how to use the device. This is also a good opportunity for you to share what you can do on it. If you run into issues with the iPad, these forums may help to solve your problems.
Do you wish to see PDF files on your iPad? Just send such files to your own email address, and the iPad will display them in its iBooks function. You can also sync your computer’s PDFs and your iPad. There is a tab for books on your iTunes app.
To access all running apps, just double-click the Home button. You will then see a bar that has icons for each app that is running. Pressing an icon will allow you to access an app. In this way, you will not forget about currently running apps. You will be able to shut them off when you don’t need them.
Backup your iPad. Also, make sure your iPad is set to erase all the information in case anyone tries to get 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.
To help extend your iPad’s battery life turn down the screen’s brightness. This is extremely helpful if you’re expecting a message or email of great importance and your battery is running low. In order to reduce the screen brightness, tap your Home icon twice and search for a sun icon.
You can move to the top of a page in Safari by tapping the title window. Sometimes scrolling just takes too long. Simply giving your title window a tap will allow you to go quite a bit faster.
Tabs can help you browse more efficiently. You do not need to leave the site you’re on in order to go to a link. Holding the link versus tapping it can bring up your options menu. 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.
Did you ever stumble across a picture you wanted to save to your iPad? It’s easy to do this. Simply tap the image, then hold it. This prompts you to save the image. It will go into your pictures and you can see it there.
One of the great things about your iPad is the ability to listen to music through iTunes. If you currently have iTunes on another device, such as your phone or an iPod, you do not have to download iTunes a second time to hear the same songs on your iPad. Instead, use the “Home Sharing” option on your iTunes account. Next, enter the Music app on your iPad, select More and then Shared. Now you can listen to your heart’s content.
Clear your history if you plan to let someone else use your Safari app. You don’t want to have them see something in the browser window you would have rather kept private. Remember that your browser will automatically go to your last visited page, so be careful to select the page you want to show others.
A screenshot is something that you can take on your iPad device. Tap the Home button, followed by your Sleep/Wake button. When the screenshot is taken, you will see a flash and hear a click. That means the photo worked. These screenshots are automatically saved within the photo gallery.
Think about buying a keyboard that’s external for use with your iPad. When you type a lot, be it in a texting app or word processing, this will make the job easier. Keyboards connect wirelessly to your iPad for the ultimate in typing convenience.
Show a PDF in one of two ways. PDFs can be placed in iTunes and synced with the iPad, or they can be emailed to your own account. Try them both out to see which method is best for your needs.
You can add the Google Calendar and everything you stored in it to your iPad. This can be done through the Contacts tab under “Mail” in settings. Choose Add An Account then press Other. Select Add CalDAV and enter your own Google information.
Buy a screen protector to protect your device. The screen protector basically is a bit of transparent plastic you place over the screen. This protects from all types of minor damage like dirt and scratches. This will preserve your iPad for many years of use.
Street View is available on the iPad’s Google Maps app. Search for a destination and look for a red pin to show up on the map. If you press on the pin, and choose the person icon, the Street View will load.
When using your iPad in different lighting settings, you can adjust its brightness. You are able to turn it up and down by going to the setting menu and choosing the option for brightness. This also conserves battery power and allows you to be more energy-conscious when using your iPad.
The world of the iPad is a good place to get away from life more easily. You should familiarize yourself with all the features the iPad provides. You can combine many of your technologies, and it’s time you got started doing just that.
The iPad Smart Cover is important. There are several functions built into this. Closing it puts your iPad in sleep mode, for example. Also, it works to add magnets onto your iPad’s side, which makes an ideal fit. You’re only going to spend about $40 on it, so be sure you get one.