The iPad is an awesome machine. The iPad will allow you to type, play music, create art, or stay in touch with friends right out of the box. But, if you are not properly educated about it, you won’t be using it to your advantage. Read the following article for iPad tips that can help users learn about the iPad.
When you use the iPad to stream a lot of media content, such as watching movies or listening to music, you will notice that the battery does not last as long. One of the ways you can extend the time your battery retains its charge is by adjusting the brightness of your screen. You will probably find that you do not need to use the brightest possible setting to enjoy your iPad.
Your folders are now supported with iOS. To start, just tap and hold the tap on your desired application, wait for it to jiggle, then drag the app to a different icon and release. Doing so creates a folder containing both of these apps. You can change the name to better describe the apps within.
The iPad’s iOS supports folders now. Just tap an app and hold it until it wiggles, then drag it over the app you wish to pair it with. 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. You can rename the folder, if you like.
Don’t forget how many apps you are running at once. A good number of iPad apps are able to run seemingly in the background at the same time that you are otherwise engaged. If you aren’t sure what you have left open, push the home button twice. A bar will appear that shows all apps running on the system. To eliminate this feature, simply swipe down and you will be back to the normal setting.
It is easy to get to all the apps that are currently running on your iPad. To see the currently running apps, just tap the Home button twice and you can see them quite clearly. Tap an application icon to switch to that app. To get rid of the bar, you should take your finger and swipe it down towards the bottom of the screen.
Are you tired of tapping the bookmark icon over and over so you can visit your favorite sites? You can stop this by permanently enabling the bookmark bar. To turn on, go to the Safari settings and click Show Bookmarks Bar.
Did you accidentally start a noisy app? It is easy to mute the volume on the iPad. All you have to do is hold down the volume-down key until it turns off. If you need it often, you can set it up so your lock button can also work as a button mute the iPad.
If you are irritated by repeated request to join other Wi-Fi networks, get into your settings menu and change it. You’ll see the option about Joining Networks. Turn that setting off, and you will finally be rid of the constant notifications.
There is an interesting way that you can turn off the sound on your device. Just hold down the volume button for two full seconds. You can pull this off faster than trying to fumble with the volume button each time you want to mute. Hold the button once more and the volume will return to the former setting.
When you get your iPad it is set to only show the first two lines of any given message in the preview mode. In some cases, you may want to see more before you open it. Just visit SETTINGS and tap MAIL. Go to Mail, pick Contacts and then tap Calender. Then, preview mail options to change the lines.
Create FaceTime phone contacts, as well as emails. Your iPad’s FaceTime includes the email you used to set it up with by default; however, it’s possible to add more addresses. If there are several phone numbers or emails that you need FaceTime to know, set them up inside your iPad settings.
Shortcuts are a simple way to get out messages. For instance, tapping your space bar two times when you type a sentence can add a period with a space after it. That way, it will not be necessary to do it manually, and you will have additional time to transmit messages to people you know.
Do you hate not knowing exactly where hyperlinked words lead? This is easily remedied. Hovering isn’t an option, but if you hold the word down your problem is solved. Doing so shows you the URL.
There is finally a way to silence your iPad very quickly. Originally, you couldn’t do this with a button. As of iOS 4.3, there was a choice of having the lock switch lock the orientation of the iPad or mute the sound. If you want to mute the sound, just hold down the volume-down button.
You can listen to music on you iPad, and you can listen to podcasts, too. These are actually radio shows that last from a few minutes to a few hours. If you feel like you’re growing bored of music while commuting, check out some podcasts. Because of all the subjects that podcasts cover, you are certain to find something that interests you.
You can listen to music on your iPad, but are you aware you can also listen to podcasts? These are short (or sometimes long) audio clips on a variety of topics. If you ever want to listen to something else besides music while you are commuting, consider listening to podcasts. You are sure to find something that peaks your interest.
A lot of people know about the iTunes store, but they aren’t always well-versed on the features that are available. One such feature is iTunes U. The U stands for university. This section has educational podcasts about all types of professoinal subjects and can be a great way to increase your know-how.
A bright screen drains your battery, so turn down the brightness. This is really important if you expect anything important such as a message or email. To decrease your screen’s brightness, double tap the Home icon and look for the icon that looks like a sun.
By turning down the brightness, you increase battery life. This makes great sense of you are traveling and are waiting on a critical message. Just press Home twice and choose the “sun” icon.
Brightness can be altered depending on where you are. Just hit the Home button two times and swipe to the brightness adjuster. Then you can adjust things by hand to suit the environment.
You do not have to do this if you are in a different place, this is why you can do it this way. The screen can be made dimmer by pressing “Home” two times; swipe until you get to the settings for brightness. This will allow you to manually adjust the brightness to fit your surroundings.
Even if you think this is unnecessary, it is wise to add a security feature to your iPad. You might lose it and people will have access to everything from your emails to your bank information.
Get all of your iPad notifications under control. If you’re using many apps, you’ll be seeing many alerts. You can tame these apps using the notifications tab of the settings app. By controlling your notifications, you can avoid constant alerts. That helps you to be alerted by whatever is most important to you.
Did you know you could take screenshots with your iPad? Press Home and then Sleep/Wake. When the screenshot is taken, you will see a flash and hear a click. Your iPad has taken a picture of the screen. It is easy to view screenshots in the photo gallery after they have been saved.
You can easily take a screenshot with your iPad. Press your Home button and then the Sleep/Wake button. You will see a screen flash and hear a click. This indicates that a photo has been taken. It is easy to view screenshots in the photo gallery after they have been saved.
There are two methods to showing a PDF file. PDFs can be placed in iTunes and synced with the iPad, or they can be emailed to your own account. Either way works well, so try both and see which you prefer.
If you read books through your iPad, then your eyes will likely get tired, especially if the brightness setting is too bright. This can be fixed by lowering the screen’s brightness as you read. You can adjust your brightness settings yourself or use the slider to adjust brightness in your eBook app.
Tap on the home button twice to maneuver between apps. Then you’ll just select your app and click, and there you have it. To switch back to the previous app, just do the same thing again.
Are you aware that you don’t need to use the keyboard on your iPad? A tiny touch keyboard that is projected on your iPad’s screen can be tough to use. In this case, you can purchase a Bluetooth keyboard that connects to your iPad. This enables you type as easily as you do on a laptop.
Your iPad supports the Street View option of Google Maps. Start with a search and you will see a red pin. Once your red pin shows up, tap it and then tap the white and red person icon to load your Street View feature.
Have you seen a bit of lag in your iPad recently? Start by getting rid of the data you do not use anymore to free some space. You might try moving your pictures and media to the cloud. That should free up some space. This usually speeds things up quite a bit.
Have you ever needed to take a snapshot of the screen? It’s easier than you might think. Press down on the home button, and then also press down on sleep/wake. It will flash and the screenshot will be taken. Screen shots are saved automatically, which means that you need not be concerned about saving them later.
To copy text on your iPad, simply double tap a keyword. That being said, it’s difficult to copy an entire paragraph if you use this method. Tap the editable text you have chosen 4 times and the entire paragraph will be copied. This method can be used for addresses, paragraphs, and the URL bar.
Does your screen get scratched? You should protect your device if you notice it getting scratched. This will protect your iPad and it will not be scratched.
It is important to protect your children from inappropriate sites when they are surfing the web on your iPad. First visit your SETTINGS menu. Next, go to GENERAL. Then go to RESTRICTIONS. When you go under the restrictions tab, you should click on ‘enable. This option restricts your children from viewing inappropriate content. All adult programs, websites and videos are now blocked.
Are you annoyed by the Wi-Fi network box popping up on your iPad? You can easily turn this off. Visit settings and look for Wi-Fi. Go to the “ask to join network” area and turn it off. If at some point you decide to join up with a network, there is no need to worry. You can; however, you are not going to get a million notifications.
Think seriously of purchasing one of the external keyboards available for your iPad. If you plan on typing on your iPad a lot, you could save a lot of time by getting one of these keyboards. They connect to your iPad wirelessly or via Bluetooth. You’ll find they’re much easier to type on than the digital keyboard.
Does you iPad take longer to charge when it is plugged into your computer’s front USB port? Plug it into the rear instead. Not every USB is high-powered, and the ones in the front usually have lower power than the other ones. If you still have problems, you can purchase a USB adapter to be used with a standard wall socket.
Google calender can be placed into the Calendar application. This can be utilized by going to settings, mail, contacts and finally calendars. Hit the Add Account option and hit Other. Finally, click Add CalDAV Account to get the log-in information request to pop up.
You iPad can be a great tool, especially if you use the advice you have read here. Keep the tips you read here in mind, and share them with your friends to help them learn from you. Helping others with the knowledge you have also will help yourself.
The iPad has many outstanding features, and it is quite user-friendly. There is just one button and a screen to deal with. Play around with your iPad to get a general feel for the device. You will be surprised how intuitive it is.