iPads are great for people of all ages. The iPad can perform most tasks that a full-size computer can, and some that it can’t. That said, if you really want to get the most out of your iPad you need to educate yourself. Read the following piece to obtain the best tips for properly using your device.
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 way to extend the life of your battery charge is to adjust the screen brightness. In most cases, there is no need to keep the maximum brightness level to read, surf the Internet or tinker with apps.
You can now create folders with your iPad’s iOS. Start by tapping and holding your finger on the app you desire. It will begin to jiggle. Then you can drag it onto another icon and release it. This will create a folder with both apps. Pick any name you wish for this group.
It is easy to access all of the running apps on your iPad. Double-clicking on the Home key shows all open apps at once. Tapping on an app in this bar will allow you to easily switch focus to that particular app. When you’re done, swipe the screen downwards to hide the bar.
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. 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.
Try a soft reset if your iPad is frozen. To do so, hold the power button and home button simultaneously for several seconds. Your device will then restart. If you wish for an app to be forcefully closed, hold your home button down for a couple of seconds.
You don’t need to press the small camera icon that’s found near the bottom left of the screen to see videos or pictures you just took. Swipe to your right using a finger, and there is your video or picture. After this, swipe left to see older content.
Tablet typing isn’t simple. There is a solution to this in the form of speech dictation on your iPad. 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.
Do you hate only being able to preview two lines of your new emails? If so, you can change this option. Go to Settings, Mail and find Preview. Change this setting to show however many lines you want. This saves you time by letting you skim your email at an accelerated rate.
Download the manual onto your iPad if you need it. Apple has a minimalist approach towards their products.
If you do not have a lot of time, you should never charge your iPad with your iPhone charger. The iPad uses 10 watts, while the iPhone uses 5 watts. If you use that iPhone battery charger, it will be twice the time to charge. You would be better off using the one that came with the iPad.
Getting a sound alert every time you receive an email can be very annoying. Were you aware that this feature can be disabled? Start by going to Setting and General. Select Sounds below the General tab. This should display all of your sound options, including the ability to mute or damped new email notifications.
Do you just hate knowing how much charge remains in your iPad battery? It is easy to banish this totally useless information from your iPad’s screen. Start by going to the Settings. Look under the General section to locate Usage. Here you can turn off the battery display.
If you misplaced your iPad, how would you find it easily? Go to your Settings and tap on iCloud. Then type your Apple ID. Choose the option to “Find my iPad.” This will allow you to find a lost iPad by going to iCloud.com.
If you want to mute the volume on the iPad, try this. Hold the volume-down key for a couple of seconds. That is easier than adjusting your volume time and again. Hold it down again when you are ready to return the volume to its original level.
It is possible to shift away from using Google as the search engine, from which the iPad defaults. You can access this by selecting Safari from the settings menu and then hitting search engine. This give you the option of choosing Bing or Yahoo as your search engine, if you prefer them to Google.
It’s now possible to quickly mute the iPad. The original iPad did not have a mute button. When the 4.3 came out they did add the ability to mute using the lock switch to silence the iPad. Holding down the volume button helps to mute your phone fast.
If you need to mute the audio on the iPad, do the following. Just hold down the volume button for two full seconds. This will allow you to get the job done fast and efficiently. Hold the button once more and the volume will return to the former setting.
If you bought the iPad for your child and are concerned about them seeing mature content, you can change the settings to block that kind of content. Just click on settings and turn on parental controls. This will block films that are labeled as ‘mature’ as well as bad language.
Take the time to set up your contacts in FaceTime. Your FaceTime will include the emails you saved into your iPad, but you should add more contacts. If you have more than one email or number, the settings section is where you want to go.
When you want to copy and then paste text, tap it and click Select. Then you will choose copy and go to another application, then press and hold again. A popup menu appears, from which you should choose ‘paste’. When you want to copy an entire paragraph, just give it four good taps.
If you often use the Internet, don’t forget the cloud functions your iPad offers. This is a great way to store information without taking up space on your iPad’s hard drive. Make sure you store your most critical items on the cloud as well as the device.
Do mystery hyperlinks on web pages annoy you when you use the iPad to browse the web? You can solve this problem on your iPad rather easily. Even though you are unable to hover over the link as you would with your computer, you are able to touch the word and hold it. This will show you the URL that the word links to.
Copying and pasting text is easy on the iPad. Tap and hold text you want copied, and hit select to pick the sentence you desire. The text you want to copy will be highlighted in yellow, but you can change your selection. Choose copy once you are done. Simply tap, hold and select paste to apply the highlighted text.
You can use the copy and paste feature on your iPad. Press at the beginning of the text and choose Select. If you tap once more, you will be presented with the option to copy. Then you simply tap and click Paste.
Lots of people know about the iTunes store, but some may not understand its full capability. iTunes U is the most interesting of these. In this section, there are various educational audio podcasts on a variety of different subjects. You can learn nearly anything.
A forum is a great place to learn tips and tricks about the iPad. There are a number of sites dedicated to learning how to use iPads. Introduce yourself and check out the forum archives for an amazing amount of useful information that will fast-track your iPad abilities.
Apple is good about not loading your new iPad with a bunch of junk third-party apps. They do pre-load many of their own tools including music, maps, iTunes, and Newsstand. But, lots of them cannot be deleted. Make a folder to store all these useless apps out of the way. That way, you can concentrate on the things you find most useful.
Your first instinct when taking photos with an iPad is to hold it by its sides. This causes the shutter button to move, and you could wobble when you try to take the photo. Check out the orientation lock. This helps your thumb reach the shutter button easier. When you have taken your shot, you can make use of the image editor for rotation of your images and/or videos.
Listen to the music you bought on iTunes with the iPad. If you have iTunes, you don’t need to download the songs again with this solution. Select Home sharing in both your iPad and iTunes account. Select your iPad Music icon, go to More and, finally, tap Shared. Start listening to your music!
Use your iPad to listen to any music you have in your iTunes library. If you currently have iTunes on another device, such as your phone or an iPod, you do not have to download iTunes a second time to hear the same songs on your iPad. All you have to do is enable Home Sharing, which will sync up your iPad. Then go into your Music app on the iPad, click More, and click Shared. The next step is to enjoy your tunes!
Although you may deem it unnecessary, it is smart putting a safety feature on the iPad. Since iPads can hold secure information, it is worth making sure that information is safe in case you lose it.
Security is key to iPad safety. It’s always possible that you could lose it, and your iPad typically contains lots of personal information, such as phone numbers, emails, and maybe even your bank information or social security number.
You cannot switch from one day to another by switching on the calendar function. Select the date you want to see by using the navigation bar instead. The day you are on will be marked blue, so it is easy to find.
The calendar function does not allow you to navigate from one day to the next by swiping. Instead, select the date from the navigation bar. Today’s date will be colored blue and easily recognizable.
Have you thought about connecting your TV to your iPad? You can do so by using an adapter that you can purchase separately. The adapter is called a VGA adapter, and is made by Apple, or you can look for a digital AV adapter. Either one will work.
Connecting your television to your iPad is getting the most out of your device. You just need to buy an adapter to do so. A digital AV adapter will do the trick and so will an Apple VGA adapter. These will both work.
You can view the street with the Google Maps app. Search on it and a red pin will show up on your map. Tap the pin and tap the icon that looks like a person. Street view will then open in the app.
The iPad no longer includes the cool navigation and applications fail to load quickly. Have you cleared out old data and yet it’s not getting any faster? Start storing less important data or pictures on the cloud. In most cases, this makes the iPad as fast as it once was.
Is your iPad screen getting scratched? While the iPad can take quite a bit of damage, if you start to notice small scratches, then it may be time to put a protector on your device. This gives your iPad some protection, but it also prevents miniature cuts on your fingers.
If your children are using the iPad to surf the web, implement appropriate protection. First visit your SETTINGS menu. Next, go to GENERAL. Then go to RESTRICTIONS. When you are in the Restrictions area, hit the option that will allow you to enable restrictions. This will ensure your child cannot view unacceptable content. You should set restrictions for all adult type content.
People all over enjoy the iPad. However, the important thing to get the most from it is to learn all you can do about it. By paying close attention to the information found above, you stand ready to take full advantage of the amazing potential the iPad presents.
If your volume buttons aren’t working, go to the Settings menus, and choose General/Sounds. Ensure that Change With Buttons has been selected so they work. You may use the slider as well.