iPads let you do many things at once. There are so many uses, though, you probably do not know everything the iPad is capable of doing. Keep reading to prepare yourself for all this machine has to offer.
Stay aware of the amount of money you are paying for the iPad apps that you download. When you have an iPad, you can run up your iTune’s bill quickly because it contains your credit card information and it only takes a few clicks to buy an app. Make sure you monitor the amount of money you spend with your iPad.
Be aware that your battery may be short-lived if you make use of your iPad for listening to music, playing games or streaming movies. If you lessen the brightness of the screen, you can get more from your battery. Most of the day, you will not require your brightness on the highest setting.
Your iPad will charge slower if you are using your iPhone charger. All iPhone chargers uses only 5 watts, while an iPad charger uses 10 watts. It takes much longer to fully charge the iPad with a iPhone charger. Just use the original charger that was given with the iPad.
Your password information can be protected by setting it to erase if someone enters it incorrectly a certain number of times. Doing so will completely wipe your phone after 10 attempts.
You can access a remote server using a VPN. To activate your iPad’s VPN feature, head to settings and click on network tab. A server address and username will be required to use this. If you lack the server address, ask a network administrator.
Typing on a tablet can be difficult at first but gets easier over time. Fortunately, you can choose to have your iPad dictate what you say instead. Double click the home button and tap the microphone icon. Once you’ve finished with your message, tap the icon once more to have your words converted into text.
If you’ve ever been interrupted by your iPad at a bad time you likely want to know how to silence it quickly. You can mute your volume quickly by pressing and holding on the volume down button until the sound is turned off. Alternately, you could configure the button labeled LOCK ORIENTATION to use instead of the mute button.
You can make it much easier to send messages if you use shortcuts. Try pushing the space bar two times when you are writing something. A period and then a space will be added in. This will eliminate the need to manually do it and give you more time to send more messages to your friends.
If you don’t have a lot of time, avoid using your iPhone charger in order to charge your iPad. Your iPhone does not have the same wattage as the iPad and it can be detrimental to the health of your iPhone charger to do so. If you charge with your iPhone charger, it will take a lot longer to get a full iPad battery. Use the charger that comes with your iPad for best results.
You can access your Google Calendar in the Calendar app on the iPad by choosing, “Mail,” “Contacts,” and “Calendars” under the Settings menu. Then just Add An Account, choosing Other. Tap the Add CalDAV Account icon and put in your Google information. Once done, click the calendar app. Now you should have everything you need there!
Click Settings, Mail, Contacts and Calendars to add Google Calendar to your iPad. Select Add an Account and tap the Other one. Pick the CalDAV icon and enter your personal Google Calender information. Then, back out of your settings app and single-tap your calendar app. You should see what you need.
Do you find it irritating that you have to constantly tap your bookmarks icon to view your favorite sites? All you need to do is turn on your bookmark bar. Go to Settings, Safari, and then select Always Show Bookmarks Bar and turn it to On.
Are you tired of tapping the bookmark icon over and over so you can visit your favorite sites? Enable your bookmarks bar for permanent status, and you will never again have this issue. Select Settings, Safari, and choose the Always Show Bookmarks tab.
Screenshots are not hard to take on your iPad. Simply press and hold the sleep and home buttons simultaneously. It will take the screenshot and save it with your pictures.
There is now an easy way to mute your iPad. When iPads were first out, there weren’t any buttons on it specifically for mute. Now, you can mute the sound easily with very simple steps. On a current iPad, simply press the volume down button and hold it.
If you want to mute the volume on the iPad, try this. Just depress the volume button for a couple of seconds. Doing this is more efficient then pressing it multiple times. Hold the button once more and the volume will return to the former setting.
For frequently used apps, you can access them much faster. All you have to do is double click your home button, and they will appear instantly at the bottom of whatever screen you are on. This tip can save you lots of time because you don’t have to manually scroll through each screen.
Set up your FaceTime emails and phone numbers. When you set up FaceTime, it will remember the email you use to access iTunes, but additional emails can be added. If there are more emails or even phone numbers where you want FaceTime to recognize, you can set them up in the settings area of the iPad.
Do you dislike surfing the web on the iPad and aren’t sure where a word that’s hyperlinked will take you? You can fix this easily. This will tell you the URL and you make it easier for you to decide if you want to visit that site. This will reveal its URL.
Do you hate it when you are surfing on your iPad and you cannot tell where a hyperlinked word will lead you? Although you cannot hover over the text to reveal its URL, you can touch and hold the text. Since you’re not able to hover over words like on a computer, touching and holding the word will work. This action will show you the URL that the word will take you to.
In order to extend your iPad’s battery life, turn on the auto-brightness feature. This feature senses the ambient light in the room and adjusts the backlight to suit your surroundings. This can help extend your battery life, increasing your production during the day. To do this, you just go to Settings and then choose Brightness and Wallpaper.
iPad mastery begins by joining helpful forums about this device on the Internet. There are quite a few sites out there that offer forums for iPads, and they will have people on them that may be able to help you. All you have to do is check some forums to find out more about the iPad.
When taking photos, you might hold the iPad on the sides. Your shutter button will move, and it could cause you to shake while taking the photo. Try using the lock for orientation. This feature will cause the button to remain within thumb’s reach. After you’ve snapped the picture, use the image editor and rotate the picture to your liking.
The lock key can either lock orientation or mute the tablet. Some early models of the iPad will not have this option. If your iPad comes with iOS 4.3 or a newer version, you will have this option. Holding the volume-down button will mute your iPad.
Turning down the brightness of the screen can extend the life of your iPad’s battery. 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-click the Home button if you want access to all of the actively running apps. This opens up a menu that shows all running apps. To switch to one of those apps, just tap its icon. Doing so lets you remember which apps are currently open.
You can use your iPad to take screenshots quickly and easily. Just press on Home and Sleep/Wake. You will see the screen flash then you will hear a click. It means that a 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.
You might think it’s not necessary to do this, but it’s great to have security on your iPad. Since iPads can hold secure information, it is worth making sure that information is safe in case you lose it.
Join one of the many online forums devoted to iPad fans and users. There is much to be learned from others who have been using the device much longer than you and perhaps in different ways. This lets you learn and share, too. Not only that, but if you have problems with the device, the forum can help you fix those problems.
Are you aware you can use the Google Maps’ Street View Feature? By searching, a red pin will show up on your map. Tap the pin and tap the icon that looks like a person. Street view will then open in the app.
Connecting your television to your iPad is getting the most out of your device. Purchasing a separate adapter will allow you to do this. You can use a VGA Apple adapter or also a digital AV adapter. Either works perfectly.
Is your screen becoming marred? The iPad is tough, but over time, screens inevitably suffer from those small scratches. It may be about time for a screen protector. It can keep your screen protected from damage.
There is a way to disable the keyboard if you do not want to use it. It can be difficult to type on the small keyboard of your iPad. Any Bluetooth keyboard can be connected wirelessly with no problem. This is of great use to professionals and students.
Would you like to get rid of the constant invitations from other Wi-Fi networks to join? You can actually disable them. Visit “settings” and then “Wi-Fi” and deactivate your “ask to join” option. It is not an issue, however, if joining another network is required. You will still be able to, but you won’t be pestered by never-ending notifications.
Do you want to take fast screenshots with your iPad? It is very simple. Just press “home” and then the “sleep/wake” button. You’ll see a flash, which indicates you’ve just taken a screenshot. All screen shots are automatically saved, so you don’t have to worry about saving them afterwards.
Does your iPad contain personal information? If so, then ensure that you backup your iPad in case you lose it or someone steals it. Also, make sure your iPad is set to erase all the information in case anyone tries to get into it. Navigate to General Settings and go to the Password Lock function. From here, you can set your iPad to dispose of all information whenever someone enters the wrong password ten times.
If you store important data on an iPad, then you need to have this data backed up. There are also settings which allow the iPad to delete all memory if someone attempts to crack the password. Look for Password Lock in the Settings menu, and have it set to erase all data when your password is entered incorrectly 10 times.
Battery life can be extended with some key changes. Keep it away from very hot locations, like sitting in a car in direct sunlight. Turn down your screen brightness when you can. Airplane mode is perfect for times that don’t require Internet access. You can also turn off Push email to lighten battery use. Simply check email manually.
If you use an Apple TV, try streaming content from your iPad to your TV. When something is able to be streamed, you will see an Airplay icon. Simply tap the icon and your content will be streamed to the television almost immediately.
For anyone who has used an iPad, there is no denying how incredible it truly is. But it is likely the iPad can do even more than you realize. Most people do not use the iPad to its full potential. By applying what you’ve learned from this article, you’ll be able to fully enjoy your iPad.
Make sure to look over your history before giving someone else your device. You don’t want people seeing personal, sensitive information. The browser always loads your last visited page, so be sure to go somewhere safe if someone else will be looking at the device.