iPads are dead simple devices. Download some apps and you’re good to go, right? This is true, for the most part, but you can turbocharge your iPad experience if you take the time to read some simple tips.
If you want to stream movies, listen to music and play games on your iPad, consider that your battery life will be much shorter. If you lessen the brightness of the screen, you can get more from your battery. You may find you can enjoy your iPad without using the brightest setting possible.
You can now create folders with your iPad to store valuable information. You can start by holding down on your app until it jiggles, and then place it on top of a related app. Doing this creates a folder, categorizing both apps. Pick any name you wish for this group.
Folders are now supported by the iPad’s iOS. You can start by holding down on your app until it jiggles, and then place it on top of a related app. Doing this creates a folder, categorizing both apps. Then, you can rename the folder.
Do you feel annoyed when your iPad asks if you want to join a new wifi network that is has detected? By going to settings, you may switch this feature off. Select that tab that says “Wi-Fi” and choose the option that is last on the page. This will stop you from getting prompts.
Remote servers can be accessed with VPN networks. There is an icon in your iPad’s menu to activate a remote server through a VPN network. Just look under the network tab. After configuration, it will request your screen-name and the address for the server. If you are not sure what the server address is, you should contact the person who administrate the VPN network.
Try to keep track of what apps you leave running when you are not using them. You’ll find they quickly build up in numbers. If you want to know which apps are currently active, all you need to do quickly tap the home button two times in succession. A bar will appear that shows all apps running on the system. When you are finished, swipe down to make the bar disappear.
You can do a soft reset in order to reboot a frozen iPad. Hold both the home and power buttons to get your device to reload. This will cause the tablet to restart. If you would rather just close down the application that you are in, push down on the home button instead.
Did you accidentally start a loud application? The volume can quickly be muted by holding down the decrease volume button. 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.
If your iPad constantly asks you if you would like to join the Wi-Fi networks it detects, change this option. There is a tab you can select to stop your iPad from asking you to join networks. By selecting that, you’ll no longer receive all of the invites.
If you receive a lot of email, the notifications may drive you bonkers. You can get rid of this feature, if you find it annoying. Find your Settings tab, then go to General. Tap Sounds. Choose to completely turn off the new mail chime or lower its volume.
Most tablet users do not enjoy typing on their device, even though they eventually get used to it. The iPad does offer a dictation feature, however. Depress the Home button two times, then touch the microphone icon. When you are done talking, push the icon again and your words will be shown as text.
If you want to sync your Google and iPad calendars, go to Mail, Contact then Calendars. You can then go to Add An Account and then Other. You will see an icon that says Add CalDAV Account. Tap this to enter your Google information. Then, back out of your settings app and single-tap your calendar app. You should see what you need.
Access your Google calendar easily by adding it to your contacts on the mail tab. Select Add an Account and tap the Other one. Then click “Add CalDAV” and use your Google log-in. Then navigate out of settings and click on the calendar application. You should have everything you need now.
Are you tired of going through the bookmark icon to visit your favorite sites? Remedy this by having the bookmarks bar turned on permanently. This can be done in Settings, Safari, Always Show Bookmarks.
If you need to mute the sound on an iPad, try this tip. Hold the volume down button during a few seconds. That works faster than continuing to adjust your volume. Hold it one more time to revert the volume.
Use the auto brightness feature of your iPad. Using this option, your iPad can adjust its lighting to match the lighting where you are. This ensures your battery stays charged for longer. Select this option in the Settings menu under Brightness and Wallpaper.
If your children regularly use your iPad and you don’t want them exposed to pornography and violence, enable the parental controls. Go to the menu for settings and set up filters for mature content. You can restrict mature films, bad language, and inappropriate content.
Holding your iPad on its sides when shooting photographs is comfortable for many. Your shutter button will move, and it could cause you to shake while taking the photo. Try using the orientation lock. This helps your thumb reach the shutter button easier. Once you are done, use the image editor on your pictures to rotate them.
Add extra email addresses and phone numbers to 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.
A double click on the iPad Home button will display all apps that are currently in use. You’ll see all the apps which are open right now. Thus, you can’t forget which applications are running and can shut down the ones that are not being used.
If you are wanting to do a fast copy and paste, simply select and hold the text and tap the Select button. Once you’ve done this, you’ll need to press ‘copy’, go to a different app, and press and hold again. Now you will have an option for paste. You can also highlight a whole paragraph; tap it around four times.
Although you may deem it unnecessary, it is smart putting a safety feature on the iPad. You might lose it and people will have access to everything from your emails to your bank information.
The iPad has great musical functions, but what about podcasts? These are radio programs ranging from 2 minutes to 2 hours about any type of subject. If you are tired of music during your commute, try out a few podcasts. No matter what your interests are, you can bet there is someone making a podcast to suit you.
You can’t go from day to day by simply swiping the calendar function. Try using the navigation bar near the bottom of your screen to pick the date you wish to view. The day it currently is will be blue, so you should be able to find it easily.
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 allow “Home Sharing” on the iPad and iTunes. Then, once in your Music app, click on More, then Shared. Then listen away!
If you need to read a PDF on your iPad, there are two ways to do it. Either place the PDF inside iTunes and sync it with the iPad, or send an email to yourself on your iPad. Do it both ways initially to identify which way is easier for you. You may find that both work well and that you use them in different circumstances.
There are many options when it comes to keyboards for your iPad. Many people find the iPad’s on screen keyboard difficult to use. You can purchase any Bluetooth keyboard and hook it up to your iPad with no problem. They will make typing much easier.
Were you aware that the Google Maps app lets you use the feature “Street View?” Just enter a search first and look for the red pin. Once you do this, hit the pin and then the white and red icon. This will load your iPad’s Street View feature.
Has taking a fast screenshot been something you have ever needed to do? It is even easier than you imagine. Tap Home and then tap Sleep/Wake. A flash will appear, and you will have taken a screenshot. You screen shots are saved automatically, so you will not need to worry about making sure to save them afterwards.
Kids need to be protected from the Internet. Visit the Settings menu, then General, followed by Restrictions. When you are in the Restrictions area, hit the option that will allow you to enable restrictions. This is going to keep your kid from seeing any content that is registered or tagged as adult in nature. This restricts all adult content to keep your child safe.
Be sure to set your phone up so that its Find My iPad function is always running. It will allow you to track your iPad to wherever it is located and you can also delete whatever you want from a location that’s remote. If you ever need to use this app, it will become indispensable.
The iPad will allow PDF files to open smoothly. Not only is your iPad able to view the PDFs, you can sync the tablet with your computer and transfer between the two. Functionality like the above works well for businesses, students, and workers alike.
If you need to change the volume on your iPad, go to the Settings function, General tab and the Sounds option. Move the Change With Buttons slider to On to make them work. Additionally, you can find the volume slider option here.
Be sure to get a screen protectoor for your iPad as soon as you can. 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 small purchase will go a long way in keeping your iPad in mint condition.
Reading PDFs can be hard no matter the circumstance, but iPads make the process much easier. The iPad can easily view PDF files and share them. Functionality like that is great for workers, businesses and students.
There is no need for a a third device to transfer images from your digital camera to your iPad. You just need to take the camera’s SD card and place it into the iPad’s own reader. The iPad will treat your camera as a mass storage disk which allows you to work with your photos easily.
Easily share podcasts with friends and family. You can share a podcast that you’re currently listening to without having to stop it first. All you have to do is hit the Email key while it’s playing. Your iPad will then show a screen where you can choose who to send it to and it will be quickly on its way.
You might need to use parental controls for your iPad if it is a family device. In General under Settings, you will have to Enable Restrictions to have this done. You’ll still need to supervise your child while they browse the web.
Though they are simple to use, iPads can do far more than many people may realize. Put this article to use and learn more about the iPad’s capabilities. Understanding how to do things the right way can help your iPad be everything you want it to be.
A power outlet isn’t necessary to restore your tablet to full power. You can plug it into a USB capable device as well. This mean that while you’re on the go, you can recharge your iPad with your netbook or laptop.