You will get the most out of your iPad if you learn how to use it properly. You have to get to know the machine inside and out, and really learn how to work its magic. The information that follows is for the person who owns an iPad who wants to learn more about it.
If you’ve got a frozen iPad, do a soft reset which will reboot the device. Just hold the power and home button at the same time and for a few seconds to do this. This will make the device restart. If you want an application to shut down, hold your home button down for several seconds.
The latest operating system, iOS, allows you to use folders on your iPad. 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. When you do that, it creates a folder containing the two apps and labels them with an appropriate category. You can easily rename your folder.
Is a noisy app driving you nuts? You are able to mute volume right away by simply pressing and holding the – volume button until sound is off. If you need to mute often, you can set your lock button to mute, too.
Accessing the running apps is easy. All you have to do is quickly double click your Home button. If you want to bring up that app, just tap its icon on the bar. To remove the bar, swipe your screen downwards.
You can set your iPad to preview five lines of a single email. Go to the Settings, go to the section that says Mail and seek out the setting that says Preview. Increase the number of lines listed. This allows you to tailor how much you’ll see in the Mail app and lets you skim through your mail more efficiently.
When your iPad freezes, you can reboot your device with a soft reset. Hold down both the power and home buttons for a few seconds. The iPad will then reboot. If you wish for an app to be forcefully closed, hold your home button down for a couple of seconds.
Your password information can be protected by setting it to erase if someone enters it incorrectly a certain number of times. This feature erases everything recorded on your phone after someone has tried and failed 10 times.
In your inbox, you may want to see more than the first few lines. Go to your mail settings under the general heading. Change the setting to 5 lines. This allows you to tailor how much you’ll see in the Mail app and lets you skim through your mail more efficiently.
Using shortcuts makes it simpler to send messages. Pushing the space bar two times gives you a period at the end of a sentence. You can save time by doing these things automatically instead of manually, so that you can easily send messages to more of your friends.
Many people have trouble typing on tablets, although it certainly gets easier as time goes on. It is possible to have your iPad convert what you say into text. Click the Home button two times and then touch the microphone. When you finish talking, hit it again and you will see it as text.
If you want to mute the volume on the iPad, try this. Just hold down the volume down button for a couple seconds. This is a fast solution when you need the iPad to be silent for whatever reason. When you want to hear your device at a normal level again, just hold the volume down for the same amount of time.
You may be annoyed by the chiming whenever you get an email. You can change this! You can access your settings in the general area. Select “Sounds” under this tab. Turn off the chime or adjust the volume of it.
For frequently used apps, you can access them much faster. You simply have to quickly click the home button twice to bring up a list of running apps. This trick alone will save you lots of time.
It’s very important that you know what you’re doing when you’re taking care of your iPad. It should never be left in a hot car or in direct sunlight. Your battery will slowly start to hold less of a charge if it gets hot too much. Also, your iPad should not be placed around liquids that can cause damage to it. For extra protection, you may want to buy a padded cover.
Double clicking on the Home button lets you see and access all currently running apps. You’ll see all the apps which are open right now. Doing so lets you remember which apps are currently open.
When using the internet it is easy to do many things at one time. Following a link or opening another page doesn’t mean you have to exit your current page. Holding the link versus tapping it can bring up your options 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.
It is possible to shift away from using Google as the search engine, from which the iPad defaults. Access Safari and then Search Engine from the Settings menu. Then you can change your default search engine to one of the options provided.
Your iPad lets you change the brightness of your screen depending on where you are. You can change this setting by hitting Home twice, and going to Brightness. Then you can change the brightness to your taste.
If your children regularly use your iPad and you don’t want them exposed to pornography and violence, enable the parental controls. You can do so in the settings area. A quick button click will stop mature content from being viewed. It is possible to ban adult content such as films.
It is always wise to secure your iPad. Your iPad often contains sensitive information such as phone numbers, emails, and sometimes bank information, and you can never predict losing your iPad.
Want to get to your running apps quicker? Just double click the home button, and you’ll see them on the bottom of the screen. This can save you time when switching between apps because you don’t have to go back to the home screen and navigate to the app.
The battery icon annoys many consumers and they quickly begin searching for a way to remove the nuisance. Luckily, it can easily be removed from your screen. In general under settings, click on the usage function. Here, you can turn it off. Follow the exact same sequence of steps should you ever wish to re-enable it.
You can listen to music on you iPad, and you can listen to podcasts, too. Podcasts are radio programs that may last only a few minutes or could run several hours, and they cover all kinds of subjects. Sometimes, a podcast can be a great variation to radio music. You’ll always find something of interest.
It’s simple to take a screenshot on your iPad. Press the Home button followed by the Sleep/Wake button. When the screenshot is taken, you will see a flash and hear a click. This lets you know that you’ve successfully taken the photo. If you need to find the screenshot later you just access your Photo gallery and look until you find it.
If you want to access your documents on your PC or Mac, use iTunes to sync your iPad. It is no longer hard to share share files; the ability to use iTunes to share files with any computer equipment has made this indispensable. You can also email PDFs of documents to yourself to make things easier.
Many people’s eyes hurt when reading books on an iPad. Your best bet is to adjust the brightness of the screen, especially if you plan to read for longer periods of time. You can either access the brightness level in your settings or lower the brightness directly in the eBook app by using the brightness slider.
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Do you dislike Google search on your iPad? You are able to switch it with something else. Go to Settings, choose Safari, then choose Search Engine. Then choose the search engine of your choice. Your choices will be Bing, Yahoo or Google.
Like most computers and electronics, the new iPad comes with pre-installed apps that are of no use to you. Many unwanted apps cannot be deleted. Make a folder to store all these useless apps out of the way. This frees up space so that you can easily access apps you actually use.
It is possible to view a PDF in two ways. PDFs can be placed in iTunes and synced with the iPad, or they can be emailed to your own account. Try out both methods to see which one is easier for you.
Is reading on your iPad hard on your eyes? Try dimming the screen. You can access your brightness settings by going to the settings menu, or in the app itself.
Try using street view on the Google Maps app. Type in an address to get a red pin on the map you are viewing. You should then tap on the pin and select the red and white icon of a person that appears and the Street View feature will load.
Is your iPad screen getting scratched? While iPad are quite durable, if you see scratches, you should place a screen protector on it. This avoids damage to both the iPad and your fingers.
Are you dissatisfied with using Google as the search engine on the iPad? Just change it out for a different one. Find the Settings menu and the option is listed beneath the “Safari” subheading. Choose your new search engine from the list. The initial choices include Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
Copying text on an iPad is easy, as all you have to do is just double tap a given keyword. Sometimes it’s hard to copy an entire paragraph with that technique. Tap the editable text you have chosen 4 times and the entire paragraph will be copied. This not only works for paragraphs, but it also works for the URL bar and addresses.
Were you aware that the Google Maps app lets you use the feature “Street View?” Search for an address. A red pin will appear on your map. Simply tap the pin and then choose the human icon to load up Street View.
Be sure to set your phone up so that its Find My iPad function is always running. This tells you the precise location of your iPad and gives you the option of deleting sensitive material contained on your device. It may seem annoying now, however you will be grateful if the iPad is ever lost.
It’s not always convenient to use the keyboard on your iPad, and you do not have to! It can be difficult to type on the small keyboard of your iPad. In this case, you can purchase a Bluetooth keyboard that connects to your iPad. This will enable you to type freely as you would with a laptop.
Have you used your iPad and wanted to save a photo from the web? It’s easy to do this. Simply touch the image and hold that position for a couple seconds. It will then give you the option to save. You will have a copy on the iPad which can be retrieved at any time.
Apply your new knowledge when you wish to expand the usefullness of your iPad. You will realize all the great things that an iPad can do. An iPad is more than just a nifty gadget; it is truly a useful tool.
Do you have an Apple TV along with an iPad? If so, you can stream iPad content to your television. Use the Airplay icon to put whatever is on your iPad onto your TV. This works for photos, slideshows and video.