If used wisely, an iPad has the power to revolutionize how people do a wide range of things. The secret is putting in the time necessary to learn it’s power. Read these tips to use your iPad to full advantage. It is a great device that can be even greater.
You can now create folders with your iPad to store valuable information. To begin, tap and hold your finger on an app until it starts jiggling, drag that app on top of another icon, and then let it go. This will create a folder that holds both apps with a name that describes the category the apps fall under. If you don’t like the label, you can rename the folder.
You can bring up a list of every app currently running on your iPad. All you have to do is quickly double click your Home button. You can easily switch to a running app, by just tapping on it in the bar. Just swipe downward on your screen to remove this bar.
Did you accidentally start a noisy app? You can mute your volume quickly by pressing and holding on the volume down button until the sound is turned off. If you are using iOS 4.3 or later, it is possible to make the toggle switch near the volume control mute your iPad.
You can view the apps running on your iPad. Most of the time, an application can remain open while you surf the Internet or attend to other business. To check what is running on the iPad, just double click the Home button. You will see them in a bar located at the bottom. Click the home button once or do a downward one finger swipe to close the bar.
If you don’t have a lot of time, avoid using your iPhone charger in order to charge your iPad. The iPad requires a larger wattage requirement than the iPhone. The iPhone charger will take much longer to fully charge your iPad. It’s wise to only use the charger that came with the iPad.
If constant barrages of Wi-Fi notifications are making you crazy, make some adjustments in “settings.” You’ll see the option about Joining Networks. Choose that and you won’t be bothered with incoming invites.
If you are a person that needs to have a manual with whatever you buy, you need to download the iPad’s one should you need it. It is the Apple policy to provide minimal paper and give you the choice of downloading a manual or not.
It is possible to expand the amount of preview text you get for emails. In the mail section, you can adjust this with the preview setting. Switch this to show more text; perhaps five lines. This will allow you to see more of your message for quicker skimming.
You can access your Google Calendar in the Calendar app on the iPad by choosing, “Mail,” “Contacts,” and “Calendars” under the Settings menu. You will see an option that lets you Add An Account. Tap the Other option that comes up. Select “Add CalDAV” and enter the credentials you use for your Google account. You can then exit the settings and access the calender through the app. Now you should have everything you need there!
Open pages in new tabs in order to keep several open at the same time. In Safari, touch and hold the hyperlink until a menu pops up. This menu gives you the option that will allow you to open a new link.
If time is of the essence, avoid charging your iPad with an iPhone charger. The wattage required by the iPad is twice as much as that for the iPhone. Charging with an iPhone charger will take far more time. You need to always use your iPad charger to charge it.
Do you find the battery charge percentage a bit distracting on the screen of your iPad? Turn it off, then! Start by going to Settings. From here, click on Usage which is found under the General section. When you’re here, the battery percentage display can easily be turned off.
Shortcuts are a simple way to get out messages. One example is double tapping space to add a period. You won’t need to labor over your messages using this method.
You can change the default search engine if you are not fond of Google. In the settings app, navigate to Safari > Search Engine. You can now decide to use other search engines like Bing if you prefer.
It’s essential that you know how to treat your iPad. Never use your iPad in bright sunlight and do not leave it in your hot car. Also, your battery will be drained faster than usual. Also, your iPad should not be placed around liquids that can cause damage to it. It is also wise to purchase a padded cover to provide added protection for your iPad.
If you want to take a screenshot when using your tablet, it’s easy. Press the Home and Sleep buttons simultaneously. The iPad will take your screenshot and store it where it stores all your photos.
Is the battery icon distracting to you? This is easy to toggle off. Start off with your Settings menu. Once there, go to General and locate Usage. Under the Usage menu, you will be able to turn off the display.
Access your email and phone numbers by setting up FaceTime. The email you used to set up your iPad will be your default, but you can always add more. Go to the settings of your iPad and customize from there.
To easily copy and paste, all that you need to do is press and hold the text and choose Select. Next, tap ‘copy,’ switch to a different app, then tap again and hold down. This will cause a menu to pop up, displaying Paste. Tap it. In order to copy and paste an entire paragraph, four taps will be necessary.
Easily access running apps. Press the home button twice and a bar will appear with all the running apps. This can save you lots of time.
If you’re having trouble mastering your iPad, look for iPad forums online. Most any question that you may have has probably been asked and answered by someone before on a forum. Introduce yourself and search through the forums to see if you can find things that you didn’t know about before.
When you are browsing a page on the iPad and you see a link, does it bother you that you do not know where the link leads you to? There is an answer. You can’t hover, but you can tap and hold the link. A popup that shows the link’s URL will appear.
To see every app that is current running, double click the home button. That allows you to access a bar containing all running apps. You can see what you have running, and close any you are not using to save on memory requirements.
Double clicking on the Home button lets you see and access all currently running apps. This will allow you to see all of the running apps that you have. This lets you keep an eye on what’s running on your iPad and close unneeded apps to free up RAM.
You might think it’s not necessary to do this, but it’s great to have security on your iPad. If you happen to lose it, you wouldn’t want those with nefarious intentions having access to your personal information. So, take the necessary precautions to keep your info safe.
Tabs can help you browse more efficiently. There’s no reason to lose your place when web browsing just because you found an interesting link. Instead of tapping on a link, hold it and you will have access to a menu. Then just click on the Open in New Tab option, and the device will create a new page for you to view seperately from the one you are currently on.
You can use your iPad to take screenshots quickly and easily. Press Home and Sleep together. The screen will flash and you will hear a click. This means it took a photo. These screenshots are automatically saved within the photo gallery.
Identical light or brightness settings are unnecessary in varied situations, so you can make changes to these yourself. The bright screen may be reduced by tapping your Home button two times and swiping it until you find the setting for brightness. You can alter the brightness and save some battery life.
Double-clicking the home key will allow you to change open apps very quickly. Simply click the app you need and presto! You’re there. To go back to the previous app, do it again.
Make sure that your notifications are managed. If you use lots of apps, it is likely that you’ll have to deal with lots of alerts and pop-ups. You can control them by accessing Notifications in the Settings menu. You can decide which apps you want to send alerts and which apps you do not. This allows you to use the system to your advantage.
It isn’t necessary to use the built in iPad keyboard. The small keyboard on an iPad can be difficult to type on. Hooking up a Bluetooth keyboard to your iPad is super easy. This will enable you to type freely as you would with a laptop.
Do you find that your eyes start to hurt while you’re trying to read using the iPad? To remedy this, dim the screen’s brightness while you read. Open the eBook app and use the sliding brightness control to dim the screen.
Have you had the desire to take a screenshot? This can be accomplished much easier than you might have believed. Click Home, then Sleep/Wake. This will cause a flash, indicating that your picture has been taken. All screen shots are automatically saved, so you don’t have to worry about saving them afterwards.
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.
Try using street view on the Google Maps app. Search for a destination and look for a red pin to show up on the map. Click the pin and then the person and you’ll be in Street View.
If you need to change the volume on your iPad, go to the Settings function, General tab and the Sounds option. Turn on the Change with Buttons option and your volume buttons will become usable. You can use the slider to change the volume, too.
Don’t limit yourself to the iPad’s touch-sensitive keyboard. It’s hard to type with a small keyboard on the screen. A better option is to buy a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard, which can be used with your iPad easily. This allows you to type the same way that you would while using a laptop.
If you watch a lot of iPad videos, you will need a long power cord. That way you are able to watch videos while your device charges and save the battery for times you aren’t in your house.
If you store important data on an iPad, then you need to have this data backed up. If you’d like to take a further precaution, you can have your iPad automatically wipe its memory if a thief tries to break in. This can be done under “password lock” from the general settings–10 wrong password guesses means a wipe.
You do not have to use a wall outlet when you need to charge your iPad. Additionally, any USB including device can charge it. This means you can use the charge from your laptop or netbook in order to juice up your iPad while you are on the go.
Anyone who has picked up an iPad knows how amazing it is. Your best bet is learning some about the abilities of the iPad and what capacity it has to serve you well. By using the tips in this article, you’ll be able to get the full potential of what your iPad can do.
Try dimming your iBooks screen for a more authentic reading experience. This can be done under settings and brightness. But that is not the only option. The iBooks app has it’s own brightness adjustor built in that you can access more quickly.