So, you hope to soon own an iPad? It is a large decision that will affect you professionally and personally. To maximize your iPad use, here are some considerations for you. Read on to learn more.
You can get to all the running apps on your tablet. Double-click on Home, and you’ll see your running apps at the bottom of the screen. Simply tap on the app you want to view. To remove the bar, swipe your screen downwards.
If your iPad freezes, perform a soft reset to reboot your device. A soft reset consists of simultaneously hitting the home and power buttons. Your device will then restart. If you want to kill a running process, hold the main button for around 5 seconds.
A soft reset is the perfect reboot for a frozen iPad. Press the power and the home buttons together for a few seconds. This will restart your iPad. To force an app closed, hold down the home button around a few seconds.
Want your iPad to stop asking you to join networks? Go to Settings and then Wi-Fi and look for Ask to Join. Once set to no, you won’t be nagged again.
Make sure you check out your currently running apps. Many different iPad applications can continue processing information in the background and do not disturb the user. To see the things that your iPad is running, double click the Home button. The more you have running, the more battery you’ll use, so close those you don’t need. Swipe down in order to eliminate the bar after you finish.
If you want to charge your iPad quickly, avoid using an iPhone charger. The wattage required by the iPad is twice as much as that for the iPhone. If you use that iPhone battery charger, it will be twice the time to charge. Just use the original charger that was given with the iPad.
It is not necessary to tap on the camera icon to view your gallery. You can just swipe right with your finger, and you will see the last picture or video you took. Swipe toward the left and your previous pictures will appear.
The alert every time you have an incoming email can be very annoying. You can shut off that feature. Go to Settings then General. Then select Sounds. Within that option, you can turn the sound off or adjust it to be less annoying and suit your needs better.
If you want to browse a new web page without losing track of what you were browsing before, use the tabbed browsing feature. When using Safari, simply tap on the link and hold it until you see a pop-over menu appear. In this menu, you’ll be able to get links opened in new tabs.
Use shortcuts to make sending messages a breeze. Just tap your space bar two times as you type a sentence, and a period and space will appear at the end. Thus, you will not have to do it manually, and you will be able to send a greater number of messages.
iPad care is imperative. It should never be left in a hot car or in direct sunlight. This will decrease the performance of the battery. Also, never put the iPad in a place in which liquids may damage it. A padded cover will offer your iPad additional protection.
By using tabs to open websites, it’s easy to keep all the pages you need open. Instead of tapping a link quickly, hold it until a menu appears. Here, you can choose to open the link in a tab.
This a useful trick if you need to mute the sound of your iPad quickly. Simply hold down the ‘volume down’ button for two seconds. This is much quicker than trying to adjust the volume over and over again. Press it down when you want the volume to go back to normal.
Do you feel distracted by seeing the battery charge percent icon on your iPad screen? This can be turned off so that it does not bother you. Start out in the Settings menu. From here, click on Usage which is found under the General section. Here, you can turn off the battery percentage indicator if it bothers you.
Because iPads are not cheap, it makes sense to care for yours well. You can use a clear cover to protect your screen. This is plastic which adheres to the screen and protects it. When it’s time to clean the screen on your iPad, take a water dampened soft cloth and wipe it off. Never use a household cleaning product!
Do you despise surfing on an iPad and not being able to determine the location where the hyperlink will send you? The solution is really quite simple. This will tell you the URL and you make it easier for you to decide if you want to visit that site. The URL associated with the hyperlink will be displayed.
It is easy to quickly mute your iPad. Originally, you couldn’t do this with a button. On the iOS 4.3 you have the option of locking the iPad or muting the sound. All you have to do now is hold the volume down control to mute your iPad instantly.
FaceTime phone numbers and emails should be set up. Facetime can then sync up the information that you input with your contact. If you want to include additional emails or phone numbers for FaceTime, then set them up by navigating to your iPad’s settings.
The cloud function is great to use if you love to play around on the internet. This is a convenient method of storing information without using up valuable hard drive space. Make sure that important documents are stored on both your iPad and the cloud function.
A great resource for any question regarding your iPad is an online forum. There are dozens of websites dedicated to learning more about the iPad. Join a forum and go through the archives to find some useful information on different tips and tricks.
Do you download podcasts yet? These are short (or sometimes long) audio clips on a variety of topics. If you are tired of music during your commute, try out a few podcasts. It is almost inevitable that you will find something that you like.
You can listen to your home iTunes library from your iPad. If you have an account on iTunes full of songs and don’t like the idea of spending the time it takes to re-download them, there is an easy way around it. Just go to iTunes and enable Home Sharing for your iPad. Next, visit the Music application on your device, hit More and then Shared. This will give you the ability to listen to all of your saved songs.
You can paste and copy text using the iPad. Tap the text you wish to copy, hold, then choose select to select the words you are interested in copying. Once the text is yellow, select copy. Next, just hold down in the text box and choose “paste.”
Read up on iPad forums. It’s possible to learn a lot from people who are using the iPad in many different kinds of ways. You can also give people pointers that they might not have picked up on their own. In the event that you experience trouble with you iPad, there will be many willing and able forum members waiting to assist you.
The auto-brightness setting can help your battery last longer between recharges. The current level of light in any room can be sensed by iPads, and they can adjust based on this. The prevents you from draining your battery unnecessarily during high light conditions. It can make a big difference in battery life between recharges. Find the setting under “Brightness & Wallpaper” in the settings area.
If you want to quickly move between apps without going back to the main screen, double-click the home button and your running apps will appear. Choose the app you need to go to by tapping on it. Go back to another the same way.
The iPad comes already loaded with applications you may not find useful. The catch is that not all of the pre-loaded apps can be deleted. Put the programs you don’t use elsewhere so you can make room for the ones you do use. This will declutter space on your screen and let you focus on the apps that you will use.
Do you want to use your iPad with your television? You can, you just need a separately purchased adapter. You want either Apple’s VGA adapter or a digital AV adapter. Either of these will do the job.
Make your screen less bright in order to extend the life of your iPad’s battery. This is really important when you are driving around town waiting on important information. On the Home page of your iPad, you can change the screen’s brightness by adjusting the setting that shows as a sun icon.
Are you aware that you can use the Google Maps app to see Street View? Search until you see a red pin on the map. Then, press the pin and choose the person icon so the Street View option loads.
Tabs let you multitask while browsing the web. You no longer have to surf away from the page that you are currently looking at in order to follow a particular link somewhere else. If you hold your finger down on the link, as opposed to tapping it, you’ll be presented with an option menu. From this point, opt to open that link inside a new tab to remain on your current tab while the new one opens.
It’s not always convenient to use the keyboard on your iPad, and you do not have to! If you’re like many people, typing on a tiny keyboard is hard on your eyes and inefficient for your fingers. It is possible to connect any Bluetooth keyboard to your iPad. Doing this allows you to type easily, just as you would when using a laptop.
Accessing your iTunes library on your iPad is simple. If you have songs stored on iTunes, you can play them right from the cloud. Simply select Home Sharing on both the iPad and within iTunes. Then go to your music, click More, then Shared. Enjoy!
There is a feature called “Find My iPad” that you should activate if you ever lose your iPad. This feature will locate your iPad and let you delete information as needed remotely. You will be incredibly grateful to have enabled this feature should your iPad ever become lost or stolen.
Some people are annoyed by the battery charge indicator that is always onscreen. Fortunately, this can be removed quite easily. Simply access Settings > General > Usage. This is the location to turn off the icon. However, if you want to turn this feature back on, perform the same steps again.
Would you like to read PDFs on your iPad? If so, then email yourself the PDF files so that your iPad will open it via the iBooks function. If you’re able to get to a computer, PDFs can be synced with the iPad by going to the iTunes app’s book tab.
If your volume buttons are unresponsive, go into settings and select General, then Sounds. If you have the settings for Change on you can use all of the buttons. There is also a volume slider here, which can be used to adjust the volume directly.
Are you getting crummy Google search results on your iPad? You can choose another search engine with a minimum of fuss. Just choose the search engine you want from your Safari settings. Then choose the search engine of your choice. You will be given an option to use Bing, Google or Yahoo.
Do you want to keep a picture you found online? This is simple to do. Just tap and hold it on the image. Next, you will get a “save” prompt. You’ll have it available in your Photo app.
The iPad is very versatile and can be useful for business and pleasure. You just learned here how to get the most out of your iPad. Take what you have learned here and make an informed purchase, and you’ll be enjoying your new iPad in no time!
Although the iPad is pretty resistant, you want to avoid using it around water. Using it in a bathtub is not recommended, but also avoid rain and humid places like a sauna. Water will certainly damage your iPad.