Making Your IPad Work For You: A Guide

Do you enjoy playing games? Are you a student? Do you work a lot? Are you in the process of losing weight? Are you having a baby? The iPad has apps for all of this and more! There is an app for just about anything you can think of, but the iPad isn’t just about apps. The following piece will give you helpful advice so you can use your iPad effectively and efficiently.

A soft reset is the perfect reboot for a frozen iPad. Simply press down on the home button and the power button at the same time. This will cause your device to restart. If you simply want to make an app close, depress the home button by itself for several seconds.

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. One of the ways you can extend the time your battery retains its charge is by adjusting the brightness of your screen. It is unlikely that you will prefer the brightest setting and the improvement will be worth it.

Did you accidentally launch an app that makes a lot of noise? Press and hold the button used to turn down the volume, and the device will mute automatically. If you find yourself needing to mute sound frequently, you may want to set up the orientation lock button to work as a muting control.

Keep up with your spending on apps. It is very easy to accidentally spend more than you intended on iTunes, for example. The app stores your credit information, so you can just buy, buy, buy with a single click! You should monitor the spending and limit the time to a strict deadline.

The email app will show you the first two lines of an email’s text unless you change this setting. It can be helpful to see more of the content prior to opening. Go to ‘mail’ under ’settings’. Open the mail tab in the settings app, then navigate to Contacts > Calendar. Once there, choose the number of lines to preview using the “preview mail” option.

You can change your setting so that you are no longer asked whether or not you are interested in joining a Wi-Fi network. There is a tab you can select to stop your iPad from asking you to join networks. Turn that off, and you won’t see invitations any more.

The iPad doesn’t come with a paper manual so it will need to be downloaded if you want to read it. Apple is not providing a manual with every product to encourage customers to download a manual rather than wasting paper.

Search Engine

If you do not want Google used as your default search engine you can change that. Go to the Settings menu, choose Safari and then choose Search Engine. Now you can choose Bing or Yahoo as your default search engine. You can always change it back the same way.

If you are a Google-phobe and want to use some other search engine as your primary search provider, it is possible to make this happen. Open the Settings menu, select Safari and then Search Engine. Then you can change your default search engine to one of the options provided.

Taking screenshots on your iPad is quick and simple. All you need to do is press the Home button and the Sleep button at the same time. These two buttons will save a screenshot of the devices current display and save it to a directory of your choosing.

Do you find it irritating that you have to constantly tap your bookmarks icon to view your favorite sites? It is possible to leave the bookmark bar up permanently. Go to Settings, Safari, Always Show the Bookmarks Bar, and select On.

There is a way to keep your kids safe as they surf on the iPad. Go to the menu for settings and set up filters for mature content. This lets you block any adult content you don’t want available.

You can now do a quick mute your iPad. The original iPad didn’t have a mute button. With the newer iOS, you can have the button on the side do this for you. To do a quick mute on your iPad now, press and hold down your volume-down button.

If you want to use the copy and paste feature on the iPad, you can click it and drag to select text. Next, tap ‘copy,’ switch to a different app, then tap again and hold down. Now you will have an option for paste. For an entire paragraph, you need to press four times.

If you don’t want your children accessing mature Internet sites, it is possible to block them. There is an option in the settings that lets you block this kind of content. It is possible to ban adult content such as films.

The iPad has great musical functions, but what about podcasts? They allow you to access a radio clip on just about anything you can think of. Podcasts are a great alternative to the standard radio hits and talk show drivel. You will be sure to find a topic of interest to you.

You can shortcut to your most used apps. Simply double click on the home button, and they’ll instantly appear in the lower portion of your screen. This single trick is a great way to save time as opposed to needing to scroll through every screen.

You can synch the pages of your iPad with iTunes and easily share your iPad documents with a Mac or PC. By sharing documents with iTunes, you can avoid the hassle and be able to share documents with all brands of computers. This is actually the best way to access the PDFs stored on your iPad.

When using the internet it is easy to do many things at one time. If you want to click on a link, don’t worry about the previous webpage closing. Just hold the link rather than tapping it. This will give you a menu of options. This menu will allow you to open a new tab and load the new page there. This allows you to save your place on the current page.

If you experience difficulties learning to use your iPad, you may want to consider a helpful online forum. There are many quality sites designed to help you learn all the features of your iPad and guide you as you explore different apps. You can ask questions or just peruse the archives for useful information. Chances are, your questions have already been answered.

Your iPad can listen to all your iTunes music. There is an easy solution for syncing up all your iTunes songs quickly. All you have to do is enable Home Sharing, which will sync up your iPad. Select your iPad Music icon, go to More and, finally, tap Shared. Then enjoy your music!

Taking pictures often means turning the iPad to the side. Doing this will make the shutter button move, which could cause you to move while attempting to take a picture. You can always push the lock for the orientation. The shutter button will be easy to reach with your thumb. You can edit your image or videos after recording them.

Make sure your iPad contains a security feature, even though you may think this is unnecessary. 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.

Want to see all your running apps? All you have to do is tap the Home button twice. This bar shows all running apps and they can be accessed by pressing the icon in that bar. You can see what you have running, and close any you are not using to save on memory requirements.

When you use your iPad to read books, do your eyes tire easily? You can fix this by lowering the brightness of your screen when you read. You can access your brightness settings by going to the settings menu, or in the app itself.

Many people are annoyed by the on-screen indicator listing how much charge their battery holds. Fortunately, it is a simple matter to remove it from your screen. Just go to settings, then click the general tab, and choose usage. This option will give you the ability to erase this percentage indicator. You can adjust this on and off depending on your preference.

There are several options for search engines on your iPad. Change it! Go to your Settings menu, select Safari, then Search Engine. Pick out a new engine for searching from the list that appears. You can use Yahoo or Bing instead.

When you use your iPad to read books, do your eyes tire easily? You can fix this by lowering the brightness of your screen when you read. You can go to Settings to lower the brightness, or you can simply go to the eBook app and use the brightness slider.

There are options when it comes to keyboards for your iPad. Typing on your iPad’s screen keypad can be frustrating. A better option is to buy a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard, which can be used with your iPad easily. This lets you type freely. similar to a laptop.

You can’t just change days by swiping in the calendar. Using the navigation bar, pick the date instead. Today will be highlighted so that you can see it better.

Do you want to take a shot of your screen? It is far simpler than you may have imagined. Press the home button and the sleep button simultaneously to grab the shot. A brief flash will go off, and that’s your screenshot! These shots save automatically, reducing your worry that you will lose them.

Do you want to connect your TV and iPad? Purchasing a separate adapter will allow you to do this. A digital AV adapter will do the trick and so will an Apple VGA adapter. Each one works well.

Are you having problems with a scratches screen? You should protect your device if you notice it getting scratched. This not only protects the Ipad, but it protects the fingers from getting micro-cuts as well.

As time passes does it seem like your iPad gets slower and slower, especially when it comes to using apps and the internet? Even after clearing out information that you no longer use or need, is it still taking longer than you would like it to when you are trying to get things done? You may think about adding your data to the cloud so you can have more free space. This trick may make your iPad as quick and smooth as it was when you first bought it.

Is your iPad getting a little slow? Have you deleted files and data that you no longer need, but your machine is still slow? Perhaps you should transfer your pictures and media to the cloud and gain some additional free space. In most cases, this makes the iPad as fast as it once was.

When you are using an iPad, copying text to the clipboard is very simple. All you need to do is double-tap the text you want to copy. It will be difficult to copy entire paragraphs this way, though. If you want to copy the entire paragraph, tap the text four times. You can do this with paragraphs, long URLs and addresses.

Have you ever lost an important item and felt terrible? Well, you don’t have to worry about this with your iPad thanks to its “Find My iPad” option. This will inform you as to where your missing iPad is currently located and allows you the opportunity to delete any personal information without being near the device. Some people do not like the phone to track where there are, but this feature definitely has more benefits than negatives.

Need to pull up PDF files through your iPad? To do so, you must email yourself the PDF files so that the iPad can open them in iBooks. You can add the files to iTunes in order to sync with your iPad.

There, you should now know a great deal more about using your iPad more effectively. You won’t want to be without your iPad, and you’ll use it for so many things. You’ll find you can’t live without it; it replaces a lot of obsolete tools you used to use. The tips you just read will help you throw away those old tools and use your iPad instead.

Have you had the experience of seeing an image on the screen of your iPad and wishing you could keep it? It will not cause you any headaches to do this. The only thing you need to do is give it a tap and hold it down. This will then prompt you to save it. It keeps a copy on the iPad that is easy to access when you want.

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