If used wisely, an iPad has the power to revolutionize how people do a wide range of things. But, that is not to say that users should not spend sufficient time educating themselves about its uses. Read the article that follows, and you will be prepared to optimize your use of this amazing machine.
You do not have to deal with the question asking you to join new Wi-Fi networks. An option that asks you if you want to join networks exists and it can be changed. Select that and you will no longer be bugged by all of the incoming invites.
The latest operating system, iOS, allows you to use folders on your iPad. Just tap an app and hold it until it wiggles, then drag it over the app you wish to pair it with. The result will be a folder containing both of your apps together. You can rename the folder whatever you want.
You don’t have to use the film roll icon to look at pictures. Simple swipe right with a single finger and you will see your video or photo. You can continue to swipe to the left to see earlier photos and videos.
You can access all apps that are running on your iPad. Double-clicking on the Home key shows all open apps at once. To navigate quickly to another running app, simply tap it. When you’re done, swipe the screen downwards to hide the bar.
If privacy is a big concern for you, you can set the iPad to erase its data if too many login attempts fail in a row. This will erase everything on your phone if someone has not figured out the code after 10 tries.
The email app will show you the first two lines of an email’s text unless you change this setting. If you would rather see more before you open it, there is an option. You can select mail from your settings. Open the mail tab in the settings app, then navigate to Contacts > Calendar. Once there, choose the number of lines to preview using the “preview mail” option.
Does your email notification drive you crazy? There is a way that you can eliminate this noise. Go to Settings then General. From this tab, choose Sounds. Here, you can turn off your New Mail sound or adjust its level.
The little beeps every time you get an email can be quite annoying. The great thing is that you do not have to be. Just go to Settings then General. From this tab, choose Sounds. Within that option, you can turn the sound off or adjust it to be less annoying and suit your needs better.
Access your Google calendar easily by adding it to your contacts on the mail tab. Choose Add An Account, then Other. Select the icon ‘Add CalDAV Account, and enter your Google information. Leave the settings menu and open the calendar app. This will get you the desired result that you are looking for.
Shortcuts are a simple way to get out messages. For instance, if you tap your space bar two times when you’re typing a sentence, both a space and a period will be added at the end of your sentence. This lets you avoid doing it manually and you can send many more messages to friends.
Do you get annoyed by the battery charge icon on your iPad’s screen? Turn it off, then! Click on Settings. Then click on General, and then Usage. Access the Usage menu and turn off the display for battery percentage.
There is now a quick and easy way to mute your iPad. When the iPad first came out, you couldn’t quickly mute it. On the iOS 4.3 you have the option of locking the iPad or muting the sound. Your iPad can now be quickly muted by holding the volume-down button down.
If you are a Google-phobe and want to use some other search engine as your primary search provider, it is possible to make this happen. In the settings app, navigate to Safari > Search Engine. From here, you can change your search engine preference to Yahoo, Bing, etc. if you wish.
It’s simple to copy some text and paste it elsewhere on the iPad. Tap on the text and hold to copy. Next choose select for the text you would like to copy. If the text has a yellow highlight, you’ve done it correctly. Choose “copy” to save the text to the clipboard. Tap again, hold and choose paste and your copied text will appear.
If you want to use the copy and paste feature on the iPad, you can click it and drag to select text. Then you will choose copy and go to another application, then press and hold again. A menu comes up and you can press paste. You can easily copy an entire paragraph in four simple taps.
The iPad has preloaded apps you might never use. Since these apps are part of the OS, they can’t be removed. Just group them in a folder and stick it on the last page of your apps. You can then focus on getting down to business.
There are many features that you will need to be aware of that iTunes offers. Within the store you can locate a subsection known as iTunes U which caters to university students. In this section, there are various educational audio podcasts on a variety of different subjects. You can learn nearly anything.
You can use the iPad’s lock key to orientate your screen or mute your volume. However, some of the older iPads will not have this option. If you are using iOS 4.3 or beyond, you have this ability. Pushing down on the reducing volume button will also activate the muting option.
There are ways that you can adjust the lock feature on your iPad. Only newer iPads allow for this choice. If you are running the operating system iOS at 4.3 or later, you can. The iPad can be muted by holding down the volume button.
The same light settings are not necessary when you are in different environments, which is why you are given the option to change that. You can dim your screen by pushing on the Home button two times and then swiping. You can then adjust the amount of brightness you have.
Light requirements change in different settings, and that’s why you can change the lighting wherever you are. You can dim your screen by pushing on the Home button two times and then swiping. Then you can adjust the brightness manually for your environment.
Lots of people hate having to see the percentage of their iPad’s battery charge. Fortunately, if you’re one of them, you can easily remove the indicator. All that has to be done is getting into your settings menu, tapping general, and usage after that. There, you’ll find an off button. If there’s a time when it’s smart to use it again, then simply return to adjust the slider.
Make sure that your notifications are managed. With multiple apps, you are sure to see lots of alerts and whatnot popping up all the time. You can manage this by navigating to Settings and then Notifications. You can determine which apps you want a notification for and which ones you aren’t worried as much about. That way, you only get alerts from apps that are important to you.
Notifications can be controlled. If you have various apps, you may always get alerted with various popups. You can adjust this setting by going into settings and then notifications. Doing so lets you remove the less useful notifications from your home screen. That helps you when you want to get alerted from something important.
Screenshots are quite simple to take with the help of an iPad. You need to tap the home button and the sleep/wake one. You will see the screen flash then you will hear a click. This tells you that the screen has been captured. The screenshot is automatically saved in your Photos.
You can show a PDF two ways. You can open it within iTunes and sync the file with your iPad, or you have the option of emailing it to yourself. Experiment with each method to determine which works for you.
There are two ways in which you can display a PDF. 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.
Has your iPad started to slow down and become a bit clunky when loading applications? Even after clearing out information that you no longer use or need, is it still taking longer than you would like it to when you are trying to get things done? You can acquire additional free space when you transfer pictures and other media files to the cloud. For a lot of iPad users, this can speed up the machine.
Do you get annoyed by all the Wi-Fi notifications? This is easily remedied. In Wi-Fi under settings, get rid of the feature that prompts you to add or join networks. It is really not problem if you later decide to choose a network to join. You still can; you just won’t be bothered by constant notifications.
Your Google maps has a feature that allows for street view. Search for a destination and look for a red pin to show up on the map. Tap that pin to select the white and red person icon, which will load Street View.
Backing up your iPad is a very important task. 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. Look for Password Lock in the Settings menu, and have it set to erase all data when your password is entered incorrectly 10 times.
There is a feature called “Find My iPad” that you should activate if you ever lose your iPad. This will find the exact location of your iPad in case you ever lose it. While this probably seems like a pain, you will be thankful that you did this should you ever misplace it.
If using Safari, hit the uppermost area of the window in order to return to a page’s beginning. While scrolling is possible, it is time consuming. It is much faster to tap the title window and be on your way.
If you have personal information stored on your iPad, it is important to make sure you have it backed up in case your iPad is lost or stolen. Also, make sure your iPad is set to erase all the information in case anyone tries to get into it. Go to Settings>Password Lock and change settings to erase all information when someone puts in the wrong password 10 times.
You’ve probably wanted to save an image using your iPad before. It is not hard at all. Just tap and hold on the image. This will give you the option to save it. You will have a copy on the iPad which can be retrieved at any time.
You can utilize several methods for managing the battery life of your iPad. Keep it away from heat. Keep the screen brightness level at a low setting. When you won’t be using the Internet, use airplane mode. Disabling Push notifications aids battery life quite a bit. You can check your calendar and email manually if need be.
If your television is an Apple, you can stream content from your iPad to view on it. You can choose to send specific programming right to your TV by tapping on any video or slideshow that has the Airplay icon.
Anyone who has picked up an iPad knows how amazing it is. You can maximize its potential by learning more about the things it can do. By trying out some of the tips you have found here, you can take advantage of the many great options available on your iPad and enjoy your device even more.
What is on your browser history? Private websites that you visited should not be seen by others. Your browser will automatically load the most recent page you visited; therefore, it’s a good idea to always navigate to another website after viewing a private one.